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​Create a piece of stamped Jewelry for mothers Day.

Instructor | Alicia from Simple Sisters Handmade.


Join Alicia from Simple Sisters Handmade to make a special, handcrafted Mother’s Day gift for yourself or someone you love.

You’ll learn the basics of metal stamping as you hand stamp initials onto pendants of your choice and string them onto a high quality sterling silver chain.

Included in the class are access to all tools needed, practice pieces, three small pewter pendants, and a sterling silver chain. Additional pendants can be added for $5 each.

After you register, you’ll be contacted for your preference of pendant shapes and quantities, as well as chain length. This is to ensure ample supplies the evening of the workshop.

Class size is limited to 10 participants. Cost is $35

Those who come will receive a discount on their shopping that night if they choose to browse the store after they craft. We practice social Distancing and Face masks are required.

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​- Hand Crafted Gift made by you

- Snacks

- Refreshments

- Special discount on shopping after the event. Only Valid during that time.

Ben & Jerry’s: A Business Built on Putting People First

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This event will stream with English captions. For closed captioning in Spanish: go to Streamer.Center and log in with username: spanishcc, password: icecream

About this event

Ben & Jerry’s has become one of the most recognizable brands in the food industry. As the leading brand of packaged super-premium ice cream, Ben & Jerry’s has scaled because of its goal to positively impact the lives of people all over the world.

From the first day in operation, Ben & Jerry’s has implemented policies and made purchasing decisions in order to address community inequities and these values have strengthened alongside the growth of the company.

In this dialogue, Milinda Ysasi, Grand Rapids City Commissioner and President of The Source will speak with Dave Rapaport, Global Social Mission Officer, about the role of business in addressing social inequities, dismantling systems of oppression, and fostering initiatives that create economic opportunity.

Rapaport joined Ben & Jerry’s in 2017 and has been a mission-driven activist for more than 30 years in the business, non-profit and government sectors. In his role, he is tasked with upholding the company’s commitment as a certified B Corp to being a force for good. Through the day-to-day impacts of their operations and value chain, using their influence to promote racial equity, and participating in campaigns to activate social change, Ben & Jerry’s is creating an economy that puts people first.

Continue the conversation at 4:00pm with the People First Economy team! A zoom link will be sent after you register. This event will only be available in English.

Scholarship applications available!

Ben & Jerry’s: Un negocio construido para poner a la Gente Primero

People First Economy da la bienvenida a Dave Rapaport, Oficial de Misión Social Global de Ben & Jerry’s.

Ben & Jerry’s se ha convertido en una de las marcas más reconocidas de la industria alimentaria. Como marca líder de helados super premium empaquetados, Ben & Jerry’s ha escalado gracias a su objetivo de impactar positivamente en la vida de personas alrededor del mundo.

Desde el primer día de operaciones, Ben & Jerry’s ha implementado políticas y tomado decisiones de compra con el fin de abordar las desigualdades de la comunidad y estos valores se han fortalecido junto con el crecimiento de la empresa.

En este diálogo, Milinda Ysasi, Comisionada de la Ciudad de Grand Rapids y presidenta de The Source, hablará con Rapaport sobre el papel de las empresas a la hora de abordar las desigualdades sociales y los sistemas que crean barreras para que todos los miembros de una comunidad prosperen.

Rapaport se unió a Ben & Jerry’s en 2017 y ha sido un activista impulsado por la causa durante más de 30 años en los sectores empresariales, sin ánimo de lucro y gubernamentales. En su puesto, tiene la tarea de mantener el compromiso de la empresa como B Corp certificada para ser una fuerza del bien. A través de los impactos diarios de sus operaciones y cadena de valores, utilizando su influencia para promover la equidad racial, y participando en campañas para activar el cambio social, Ben & Jerry’s está creando una economía que pone a las gente primero.

¡Las aplicaciones para las becas están disponibles!

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Fulton Street Farmers Market Artisan Market

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For 16 years, the Fulton Street Artisans Market has been a marketplace for Michigan artists & makers to come together, sell their goods, and share their passions with each other and the local Grand Rapids community.

Founded by the artists back in 2005, the mission of the Artisans Market was to give local community members an opportunity to not only buy handmade goods & artwork, but to interact and learn about the creative processes involved. It also serves as a hub for West Michigan artists to network & build relationships with other talented & passionate people.

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GRPL Celebrating 150 Years

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To celebrate our 150 year, we’ve printed a limited-edition library card!

Sign-up for a library card between January and December 2021 to receive this commemorative card. Current card-holders who would like our limited edition library card can request a replacement card through our online form.

Replacement cards are $1.00.

Ever wonder what your librarian reads when they are off the desk? In celebration of our 150 year, we are sharing 150 books selected by our staff.

Public libraries have a special place in people’s hearts. From childhood memories to transformational experiences, each story is unique. In celebration of our 150 anniversary, we want to hear your GRPL story! Share your memories through our online submission form and attach photographs, videos, and/or drawings.

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Register - Volunteer - Donate

The early September weekend allows for mild weather and a final opportunity to qualify for the Boston Marathon. Boston qualifying hopefuls can make the cut only one day before registration opens.

Every race finisher receives a commemorative race medal. Those completing all 3 race distances in separate years earn the coveted Trifecta Medal.

Start Time: 7:30am EDT

End Time: 2:00pm EDT

Price: $90.00 Race Fee

Registration: Price increases to $100.00 after February 28, 2021 at 11:59pm EST

Register and find more details at https://runsignup.com/Race/MI/Holland/2017HollandHavenMarathon.

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Leadership Development Webinar Series

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Register to join these complimentary, 60-minute live webinars delivered by our subject matter experts, and authors in leadership development.

Learn more and Register: https://www.organizationaltalent.com/webinar-series

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Send a Postcard from Experience Grand Rapids

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Just choose the card design you like, write a personalized message and provide addresses for you and your recipient. Experience Grand Rapids will take care of the printing and postage – you can focus on finding great things to do for your loved one’s visit. (You might want to start with our incomparable attractions, craft beverages, outdoor recreation and family fun activities.)

Strengthen your bonds with family and friends, show off your hometown, even inspire others to move here to join you – it all starts with a visit!

Learn more

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Virtual Coffee Hour - June

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Join us for coffee (or tea or juice or any other beverage)! Local First will share our updates and check-in with you. We want to know how your business is doing and how we can support you. These events are designed to be casual and engaging. We have fun, we laugh, and we also talk about struggles and frustrations. We want your voice at the table!

Please RSVP for the Zoom link.

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Virtual Coffee Hour - May

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Join us for coffee (or tea or juice or any other beverage)! Local First will share our updates and check-in with you. We want to know how your business is doing and how we can support you. These events are designed to be casual and engaging. We have fun, we laugh, and we also talk about struggles and frustrations. We want your voice at the table!

Please RSVP for the Zoom link.

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Well House Vaccination Clinic with Cherry Health

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Well House in partnership with Cherry Health, will be hosting a vaccine clinic on Thursday, April 22nd. This clinic is by appointment only. If interested, please contact Tony Moore at tony@wellhousegr.org or (616) 245-3910 x105.

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