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Cardboard Sled Workshop

December 15, 2018 | 10:00 AM | Special Event,Workshops

Do you need help making your sled for the crazy cardboard sled race?  Join The National Science Institute, formerly The Geek Group, as they continue their partnership and support of WinterWest.  The National Science Institute will host a cardboard sled making workshop.  They will have cardboard available bring your own paint and special decals and create your cardboard sled for WinterWest.  Register here for the workshop. When:  Saturday, December 15th Time: 10:00 am – 1:00 pm Where: 902 Leonard St…

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Winter Tree ID

December 18, 2018 | 5:30 PM

Join us for an opportunity to learn to identify that tree in your backyard, no matter the season. We’ll go over basic tenets of tree identification with guest speaker Lee Mueller. Specific attention will be given to developing an understanding of the terminology and definitions of various tree-identification related terms. A couple of different resources will be explored to help you identify trees, and we will lend our focus towards tricks and tips for identifying trees in the winter. A…

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December 22, 2018 | 10:00 AM | Community Event,Special Event

WinterWest is a winter fun series that are free events in collaboration with the City of Grand Rapids Parks and Rec Department, Friends of Grand Rapids Parks and West Grand Neighborhood Organization to encourage outdoor park engagement during the chilly winter months.   Join us on Saturday, December 22nd from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. The popular youth and adult crazy cardboard sled races return! Bring your family and friends and enjoy hot chocolate, kid activities, snowman and snow fort…

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