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Cheap Eats!

Friday and Saturday find relief from the elements at the Metro Cruise Rest Area at the 28th Street Showplace located at Michael and 28th Street on the back side of Wyoming Village Mall. Enjoy live music, $5 combo meals of a sandwich choice (burgers, hot dogs, Polish dogs), chips and a soda. Take a break in air conditioned comfort at the Metro Cruise Rest Area! ADMISSION IS FREE!

10th Annual Metro Cruise This Weekend!
1956 Corvette at 2013 Metro Cruise

1956 Corvette at 2013 Metro Cruise

The 10th annual Metro Cruise comes to town this Friday, August 22nd and Saturday, August 23rd! This is a great opportunity to see some of the most beautiful classic cars in the country right in our own backyard. Rogers Plaza will be the base for Metro Cruise, but anywhere on 28th Street is a great place to put down a lawn chair and watch these cars cruise by. Whether you are a car lover or not, this is fun for the whole family! For more information go to www.28thstreetmetrocruise.com.

Help Tornado Victims

If you want to help: The Red Cross and Salvation Army are both accepting donations to provide assistance to those impacted by Sunday’s tornado. You can donate online or call the Red Cross at 616.456.8661or the Salvation Army at 616.742.9198.

http://www.redcross.org/mi/grand-rapids
http://sawmni.org/

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WKTV Community Television & Media and the Wyoming-Kentwood Chamber of Commerce are celebrating the 10 th year of Metro Cruise with production of a prestigious red carpet event entitled “Metro Cruise—The Concourse!”

On Friday night starting at 8pm, in the parking lot at the old Klingman’s building across from Rogers Plaza, twenty- five foot tall red drapes will part to reveal rare, one–of –a kind vehicles as they roll down a 100 foot long red carpet before a live audience and hosted by David Knisley from SPEED Television and Kim Carson from WLAV FM. [Read More]

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A Look Back at the Kelloggsville Neighborhood Block Party
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August 18th, 2014 by Cindy Bouma

Although rain showers threatened, it didn’t rain on the more than 750 people whom attended the 6th annual block party for the Kelloggsville area. The event took place on August 5 on the lawn of Kelloggsville School. [Read More and see pictures]

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Actor’s Theatre launches its ‘Second Space Series’ with tempOdyssey
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August 15th, 2014 by Chris Carnevale

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Art Cruise 2014 sure to be a huge hit!
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Wyoming / Kentwood

G.R. Civic Theatre

30 N Division Ave Grand Rapids, MI 49503

wktv.org

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