Business Expo at Celebration

Need a way to get information out about your business? How about new business strategies to help your company grow? The Business Expo at Celebration Cinema South on November 6th is a great opportunity to exhibit your product or service, have lunch, and hear a special speaker for only $50! Dante Villarreal from the Small Business Development Center will be the speaker at this years event discussing Strategy Implementation and Increasing Profits. The registration deadline is Thursday, October 30th at 5 pm.

Kentwood’s Annual Trunk or Treat

Date: Saturday, October 25
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Veteran’s Memorial Park/Kentwood Activities Center
Cost: FREE

Trick-or-Treat at the Grand Rapids Children’s Museum

The Grand Rapids Children’s Museum is hosting a special trick-or-treat event on Thursday, October 30 from 5-8 pm! Children and Parents alike are encouraged to wear their costumes and trick-or-treat throughout the museum, create spooky art projects, and so much more! Admission is only $1.50. For more information, contact Adrienne Brown at 616-235-4726 or visit

CHOO CHOO! The Train is Coming

Fascinating history is sitting in everyone’s backyard, why don’t we learn more about it? On Thursday, October 23rd join Michigan-native, and director of the Illinois Railway Museum, Norm Krentel as he details the history of the interurban Railway between Grand Rapids and Holland. Krentel will be sharing his knowledge and photos of the Railway. The presentation will be held at Kent District Library Wyoming Branch at 3350 Michael Ave. SW, Wyoming MI 49509. We hope to see you there!

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October 20th, 2014 by Samantha Vanderberg

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