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Upcoming Events

BBQ & Beautify Series: Ken-O-Sha Park

June 28, 2016 | Ken-O-Sha Elementary School | 5:00 PM

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invites you to join us for an evening of free food, community conversation, and a park improvement project at Ken-O-Sha Park.

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Movies In The Park: July 8

July 8, 2016 | Ah-Nab-Awen Park | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Join Downtown Grand Rapids Inc for the third movie of the summer A League of Their Own! Entertainment starts at 7pm, the movie starts at sunset, and this event is free for all!

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BBQ & Beautify Series: Sigsbee Park

July 12, 2016 | Sigsbee Park | 5:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invites you to join us for an evening of free food, community conversation, and a park improvement project at Sigsbee Park.

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Citizen Forester & PAL class: Branching Out

July 20, 2016 | Cook Library Center | 6:00 PM | Parks Alive Leaders,Urban Forest Project Event

Join Daria and Rachel for the combined Citizen Forester and Parks Alive Leaders class Branching Out: Becoming a Park and Tree Champion on July 20th at 6pm!

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Movies In The Park: July 22

July 22, 2016 | Ah-Nab-Awen Park | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Join Downtown Grand Rapids Inc for the fourth movie of the summer The Mask of Zorro! Entertainment starts at 7pm, the movie starts at sunset, and this event is free for all!

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BBQ & Beautify Series: Richmond Park

July 26, 2016 | Richmond Park | 5:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks invites you to join us for an evening of free food, community conversation, and a park improvement project at Richmond Park.

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Movies In The Park: August 5

August 5, 2016 | Ah-Nab-Awen Park | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Join Downtown Grand Rapids Inc for the fifth movie of the summer Edward Scissorhands! Entertainment starts at 7pm, the movie starts at sunset, and this event is free for all!

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Citizen Forester: Tree ID Class

August 9, 2016 | Blandford Nature Center | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join us for an opportunity to learn to identify that tree in your backyard by coming to the Citizen Forester Tree ID class on August 9th from 6-8:15pm!

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BBQ & Beautify Series: Joe Taylor Park

August 16, 2016 | Joe Taylor Park | 5:00 PM | Special Event

Join Friends of Grand Rapids Parks for a free community BBQ and park improvement project at Joe Taylor Park on August 16th at 5pm!

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Movies In The Park: August 19

August 19, 2016 | Ah-Nab-Awen Park | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Join Downtown Grand Rapids Inc for the last two movies of the summer, a voters’ choice movie and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off! Entertainment starts at 7pm, the movie starts at sunset, and this event is free for all!

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