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Tree ID Class

July 28, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Classes

If you want to learn how to identify local trees and their unique characteristics, attend our Tree ID Class. In this class, we review the basics of tree identification and practice our skills outside. We specifically focus on understanding tree terminology, and provide participants with resources to continue learning individually. Stay tuned for class location and sign-up! If you have questions, email becky@friendsofgrparks.org. — This course is one of four required to obtain FGRP’s Neighborhood Forester Certification but is also…

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Movies in the Park: Roosevelt

July 31, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages. Schedule for each event: 7:00 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:00 pm – Movie starts! (Moana) The Movies in the Park series is generously supported…

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Movies in the Park: Plaster Creek

August 7, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages. Schedule for each event: 7:00 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:00 pm – Movie starts! (Raya and the Last Dragon) The Movies in the Park…

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Neighborhood Forester Tree Planting Class

August 11, 2021 | 6:00 PM | Classes

Learn how to give young trees their best chance through our virtual Tree Planting Class! The class will be hosted on Zoom, so be sure to register in order to receive the webinar link. In this class, we will discuss evaluating potential locations, selecting an appropriate tree species, and taking care of newly planted trees. This course is one of four required to obtain Friends’ Neighborhood Forester Certification but is also open to all members of the community. There is…

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Green Gala

August 12, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Our signature fundraising event, Green Gala, is back! Save the Date: August 12, so you can join us for a night of delicious treats and great entertainment at the beautiful Ah-Nab-Awen Park. GET YOUR TICKETS HERE! GREEN GALA HELPS ACHIEVE OUR GOALS Green Gala is a one-of-a-kind fundraiser advancing the work of Friends of Grand Rapids Parks to protect, enhance, and expand our city’s parks, public spaces, and urban forest. It helps achieve our key goals: Create volunteer and stewardship…

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Movies in the Park: Highland

August 21, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Special Event

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks is excited to bring Movies in the Park, the free, family-friendly summer series, back to five neighborhood parks this summer! Feel free to bring along lawn chairs, blankets and snacks, but please no alcoholic beverages. Schedule for each event: 7:00 pm – Community partners will be providing yard games, music, dance, entertainment, as well as recreational activities for all ages 9:00 pm – Movie starts! (Wonder Woman: 1984) The Movies in the Park series is…

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