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Metro Way 5k Family Fun Run August 1

Metro Way 5k Family Fun Run August 1

WYOMING, Mich.—The Metro Way 5k Family Fun Run  returns for a fourth year Thursday, August 1.

The event is meant to encourage all family members to live active, healthy lives.  The event will take place at Metro Health, located at 5900 Byron Center Ave. in Wyoming.

Children who participate in the free kids races all get an award for finishing.  Starting at 6:30 p.m., children ages 3-5 can take part in the 50-yard dash, a 100-yard dash is available for children ages 6-9 and kids between 10 and 14 years old can take part in a quarter-mile dash.

Proceeds from the Metro Way 5k Family Fun Run will go toward Metro Health's free and low-cost community health programs and screenings. For more information to register for the adult race or how to volunteer, call (616) 252-7341.

'Stuff the Bus' challenge to help 3,000 students

'Stuff the Bus' challenge to help 3,000 students

The “Stuff the Bus” community challenge is back.

 Now through August 9, Hand2Hand Ministries and the Student Advancement Foundation will be collecting school supplies and personal items for children.  The donations will be distributed to about 3,000 middle school students in the Grand Rapids, Kentwood, Wyoming, Godfrey Lee, Jenison and Hudsonville school districts.

 “Soap, Socks and Supplies” is the theme for this fourth annual campaign. Donations can be dropped off Fifth Third Bank locations throughout metro Grand Rapids.  Financial donations are also being accepted.

 "Each year Fifth Third supplies the backpacks for the students, and we look forward to working together with the community to fill them," said Scott Stenstrom of Fifth Third Bank.

Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out August 15

Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out August 15

WYOMING, Mich.-- Stop in at Al and Bob's Sports for a meet and greet, refreshments and possible prizes during the Lady Bow-hunters' Night Out Thursday, August 15, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Many female hunting companies will be there answering questions and helping out with any of those bow hunting issues.  

Al and Bob's Sports is located at 3100 S. Division Ave. in My Town Wyoming.

Kent County accepting household hazardous waste

Kent County accepting household hazardous waste

Kent County will be accepting household hazardous waste from residents Saturday, July 20. 

Residents with proper ID can drop off items from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 5068 Breton Rd. SE, Kentwood.  The county will also accept drop-off items at the following times and locations:

  • August 10: 2908 Ten Mile Rd. in Rockford
  • August 24: 1500 Scribner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids
  • September 7: 5068 Breton Rd. SE, Kentwood
  • September 21: 2350 Ivanrest SW, Grandville
  • October 12: 2908 Ten Mile Rd. in Rockford
  • October 26: 1500 Scribner Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

Chemicals including weed killers, bug sprays, antifreeze, gasoline, oil-based paint, wood preservatives, paint thinner, pool chemicals, deck cleaners, fluorescent light bulbs, mercury thermometers and thermostats will all be accepted.  Latex paint, medical waste, prescription drugs, ammunition and fireworks are prohibited.

Cool off with free Hot Kroc Movie Night July 19

Cool off with free Hot Kroc Movie Night July 19

WYOMING, Mich.—Cool off for free Friday, July 19 during Hot Kroc Movie Night at The Salvation Army Kroc Center.

This family-friendly event will feature a giant outdoor water slide, a reptile show presented by Grand Rapids Public Schools, live Christian hip hop music, $1 snacks and a free indoor viewing of “Wreck-It Ralph.”  Outdoor activities begin at 5 p.m.; the movie showing will begin at 7 p.m.

For more information, visit The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Center homepage.

Wyoming Kid 2 Kid Sale returns July 20

Wyoming Kid 2 Kid Sale returns July 20

WYOMING, Mich.—Wyoming’s Kid 2 Kid Sale returns for its fifth year Saturday, July 20.

A spokeswoman for the Wyoming Parks and Recreation Department says children have reserved more than 25 tables to sell toys, games, movies, books, sporting equipment and crafts. 

The Kid 2 Kid Sale runs from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the Wyoming Senior Center, located at 2380 DeHoop Ave. SW.  Admission is free.  For more information, call (616) 893-8363.

Reunited by books: Share your story and possibly win $25

Reunited by books: Share your story and possibly win $25

How has the Kent District Library helped unite your family?

Share your story with KDL by 5 p.m. Monday, July 22 and you could win a $25 gift card to Schuler Books & Music.  To enter, fill out this form.  Your experience may also be shared on KDL’s Share Your Story page.

All people who submit a story will be entered in a drawing for the gift card.  

Kent District Library has 18 branches throughout West Michigan, including in My Towns Alpine Township, Cascade Township, Comstock Park, East Grand Rapids, Grandville, Kentwood, Lowell,  Plainfield Township, Rockford, Walker and Wyoming.