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Weekend of May 2nd



Here are a few events you might want to check out.

Beauty & the Beast, Peter Martin Wege Theatre
Friday, May 2 – Sunday May 4
Performed by Grand Rapids Ballet Junior Company. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors, and $12 for children.
Tulip Time, Holland
Friday, May 2 – Saturday, May 10
Celebrating everything Dutch! Carnival opens at 5 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Tulip Time Run is at 8 a.m. on Saturday. Fireworks at Kollen Park at dusk.
LAUP Fiesta 2014, Civic Center, Holland
Friday, May 2 & Saturday, May 3
The Latin American United for Progress Fiesta features Latino entertainment, a carnival, exhibitors, and food! Free admission!
Farmers Markets
Saturday, May 3
Opening day of the summer season for Fulton Street Farmers Market and the Outdoor Market at Downtown Market Grand Rapids.
Earth, Wind & Tired 5K and Beach Cleanup Day, Muskegon Winter Sports Complex
Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5K race, family forest trail hike, and after party including refreshments and live music. Entry through day of event is $40. Family/team rate of four for $160.00.
Fun on the Farm, Wittenbach/Wege Agriscience and Environmental Education, Lowell
Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. – Noon
Get up close and personal with several barnyard friends. Presented by Lowell High School FFA chapter. Free!
Outdoor Drop-In Fitness Series, Salvation Army Kroc Center
Saturday, May 3, 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Free yoga class for all fitness levels. Bring your own towel or mat and water bottle. Ages 12 and up. No registration required.
Koetsier’s Kids Klub – Koetsier’s Greenhouse, Grand Rapids
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – Noon
Kid’s gardening activities. This week’s theme is chalk painting and plant seeds for kid’s garden. Free!
Party for the Planet, John Ball Zoo, Grand Rapids
Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
A fun day celebrating Earth and wildlife! See organizations that focus on conservation and green practices. Participate in science experiments, games, crafts, and special animal activities. Bring a donation and get $1 off your zoo admission!
Spring into the Past Tour of West Michigan Small Museums
Saturday, May 3 - Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
25 museums of the Tri-River Historical Museum Network will be open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Located in Barry, Ionia, Kent and Montcalm counties, each uniquely displays the heritage of its local community in a historic church, school, depot, meeting hall or house. For a list or brochure of participating museums, call (616) 874-6271.
Aarrgghh in the Park, Pocket Park, Holland
Saturday, May 3, 12:30 p.m.
Bring your young scalawags for a time of pirate fun, games, and photo ops with a crew of pirate scoundrels. $5 per family donation encouraged. Proceeds benefit Bethany Christian Services. Pirate stage show at 3 p.m. Advance purchase required; tickets are non-refundable.
Museums Free 4 All, Grand Rapids
Sunday, May 4, Noon – 5 p.m.
Free admission to the Grand Rapids Art Museum, Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Grand Rapids Public Museum, and Grand Rapids Children’s Museum. Get a “passport” at any of the museums or at the Amway tent at the GRAM’s Wege Plaza and get it stamped at each museum. Then show your passport for prizes at the Amway tent. Free shuttle rides to and from all museums from noon to 6 p.m.

Don’t forget to watch “Maranda Where You Live,” now on weeknights at 7pm on WOTV 4 Women.

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