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January 20, 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 and neighborhood associations to encourage outdoor park engagement during the chilly winter months. The event is family friendly and includes ice skating, snowshoeing, sled races, snowman building contest, fat tire biking, nature walk and food trucks.  The 2018 WinterWest takes place at two different parks this winter.  Join us on Jan. 20th at Richmond Park and…

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Tree Beer Release Party at Harmony Hall

February 15, 2018 | 5:30 PM

WWW.BREWERSGROVE.COM This season’s Tree Beer will officially kick-off on Thursday, February 15th, 2018 at Harmony Hall and it will run through March 15th, 2018 or while supplies last. The Brewers Grove project started in 2013 when local brewers asked Friends of GR Parks (FGRP) how they could celebrate being named Beer City USA by giving back to our City’s parks and public spaces. The idea was seeded to create tree-themed beers that would be offered for a limited time during…

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Citizen Forester: Pruning and Maintenance Class

February 15, 2018 | 6:00 PM

Join us for our Tree Pruning and Maintenance class. Participants will learn the basics of continuing the maintenance of their trees including: basic tree biology, pruning techniques, various tools, mulching, timing of maintenance, and other resources. We have a guest speaker this class, Geoffrey Kempter, who literally wrote the book on pruning and maintenance! This class satisfies the tree maintenance and pruning requirements for the FGRP Citizen Forester program. This class will take place on in conjunction with the Tree…

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