Events

Bernie Sanders Rally Draws 7,600+ to Calder Plaza in Grand Rapids

The Crowd A sizable and energetic crowd gathered in Calder Plaza on Sunday afternoon for a “Get Out the Vote” event to rally with 2020 presidential democrat candidate Bernie Sanders. The crowd in the packed plaza looked a lot like Bernie’s support might be expected to based on turnouts around the country in 2016 and the 2020 race thus far:

Calvin University Short Film Showcase

Calvin University will be hosting the bi-annual showcase of films produced by the university media department on Monday, December 9. The event is open and free to the public in the Covenant Fine Arts Center with refreshments to follow. This year’s themed attire for the event is “the Oscars,” so attendees are encouraged to dress their absolute best. The showcase

This Week in Michigan:

With Thanksgiving nearly upon us, here are a few quick reminders of fun to be had around the state this week! Sports Monday – Virginia Tech at Michigan State Men’s Basketball (5pm)Wednesday – Michigan at Eastern Michigan Women’s Basketball (2pm)Thursday – Chicago Bears at Detroit Lions (12:30pm)Friday & Saturday – MHSAA Football State Finals at Ford FieldSaturday – Olivet College

The 100th Birthday of the Grand Rapids Santa Parade

There will be several reasons to celebrate during the Art Van Christmas parade this weekend, other than Santa’s early visit to Grand Rapids. This parade serves as a kickoff to the holiday season, and it happens to be the parade’s 100th birthday. The parade started in 1919 as the Wurzburg’s Santa Clause Parade on Campau Square. Its main goal was

Santa Claus’ Early Visit to Grand Rapids

There is simply no better way to kick off the 2019 holiday season than the annual Grand Rapids Santa Parade. This year’s parade will mark the 100th year in a row that Santa Claus has come to town the Saturday before Thanksgiving and greeted the glittering eyes & bright smiles of children from Grand Rapids and beyond. The “real” Santa

“Trent Speaks” Coming to GR

Trent Podskalan is a motivational speaker from Grand Rapids and the founder of the podcast “Trent Speaks”.  He has had a passion for people and hearing their stories since senior year of high school when he became involved in a program called Peer Assisted Listeners (PALS). Since creating his podcast in February of 2018, Podskalan has had people on there

Tebow Talk at Calvin University

During his hour visit at Calvin University, ESPN commentator and New York Times bestselling author Tim Tebow spoke little about his time as a professional athlete and more about his path and upbringing. He talked about the difficulties in making decisions and choosing God’s will and way, how he questioned his choices once he made them. “Adversity may take your

Grand Rapids’ Upcoming Visitor: Tim Tebow

Photo: BRYAN SODERLIND NFL quarterback and devoted Christian Tim Tebow will be making a visit to Calvin University’s campus on Thursday, October 24. Tebow will serve as the keynote speaker for the Second Global Congress on Sport and Christianity conference, which is being co-sponsored by Calvin University and Hope College.  While maintaining his spotlight in professional athletics, Tebow also started

Celtic Festival Comes to Sparta

If you are looking for fun this weekend or something unique for the family, look no further than this weekend’s Sparta Celtic Festival in Rogers Park. This marks the festival’s 10th Anniversary and is sure to be fun for people of all ages. Events kick off tonight at 5pm for Founder’s Night with music by Lee Mulder, traditional Irish dance