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B.O.B.’s Brewery Tree Beer Feature Event

March 2, 2017 | B.O.B's Brewery | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join FGRP and the Beer City Brewers Guild for a tree beer feature event at Downtown Grand Rapids’ oldest craft brewery B.O.B.’s Brewery!

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Book Signing and Q&A with author Jill Jonnes

March 8, 2017 | Books & Mortar | 12:30 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join FGRP at Books & Mortar for a book signing and Q&A from author Jill Jonnes.

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Urban Forest Project’s Guest Lecture Series: Jill Jonnes Presents

March 8, 2017 | Grand Rapids Public Library (Main Branch) | 7:00 PM

Join FGRP and the Grand Rapids Public Library for a guest lecture from historian, tree lover, and author Jill Jonnes.

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PAL Parks & People class

March 14, 2017 | Mulick Elementary School | 6:00 PM | Parks Alive Leaders

Join us for our first PAL class of the spring featuring guest teacher Kate Meyer!

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Citizen Forester: Pruning and Maintenance Class

March 16, 2017 | Grand Rapids Christian Elementary School | 6:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join us for our Citizen Forester: Tree Pruning and Maintenance class and outdoor field session on Thursday, March 16th, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Grand Rapids Christian Schools building.

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East Hills Winter Series – Nature in Winter

March 18, 2017 | Cherry Park | 1:00 PM | Urban Forest Project Event

Join FGRP, Blandford Nature Center, and the East Hills Council of Neighbors for some family fun tree and bird focused activities.

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PAL Park Planning class

April 11, 2017 | GMB Architecture + Engineering | 6:30 PM | Parks Alive Leaders

Learn all about park design in this free Parks Alive Leaders class! The class is taught by local landscape architect Matt Heidloff and the building is LED certified and offers an exciting glimpse into the world of park design!

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PAL Green Thumb class

May 18, 2017 | Lincoln Park | 6:00 PM | Parks Alive Leaders

Join FGRP for its spring Green Thumb class and learn all about proper gardening techniques, plant types, and park beautification efforts in Grand Rapids in this free Parks Alive Leaders class.

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PAL & CF Branching Out Class

June 6, 2017 | Baxter Community Center | 6:00 PM | Parks Alive Leaders,Urban Forest Project Event

Join us on June 6th, 2017 from 6-8pm for Friends of Grand Rapids Parks’ class on advocacy!

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