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Eco-friendly ways to celebrate Valentine's Day Maneras ecológicas de celebrar Día de San Valentín

Daughters Friends and Social Relationships Hijas: Amigos y relaciones sociales

COMMUNITY PROGRAMS • HEALTH • EDUCATION • SPORTS • FINANCES • LOCAL EVENTS & MORE


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Volumen 1 | Issue 4 Grand Rapids, MI 49504 Po. Box 9283 Phone: 616.228.8802 Director

Edgar García Director of Marketing

John Mendoza Graphic Designer

Ervin Palacios Writers

Erika Elizalde Rommy Cabral

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Alejandra Valverde Distribution

Eliaz Gonzalez Contributors

Carla Martinez Daniel Alabaci Shirley Solis - 305MOM Joaquin Barbara Jerry Blanton Locals Events Submit calendar items to

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Daughters: Friends and Social Relationships

Eco-friendly ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

From the idea to the action: 5x5 Night

On the Cover Mia Garcia, Claudia Duimstra and Aniya Obande Foto | Photo: Roli Mancera

Shelley Irwin host, and producer of the WGVU Morning Show

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Hijas: Amigos y relaciones sociales

arece haber diferencias de género fundamentales entre la forma en que las niñas y los niños se perciben a sí mismos y se relacionan con el mundo a su alrededor. Comparados con los varones, es mucho más probable que las niñas relacionen sus identidades personales con sus amistades, que son principalmente con otras niñas. Su concepto de sí mismas está organizado alrededor de poder formar y mantener estas relaciones. Mucho más que los varones, las niñas aprecian y parecen necesitar tener conexiones con otras personas. Debido a esta tendencia, las niñas generalmente se consideran exitosas cuando son afectuosas y responsables. Las niñas también tienden a hablar sobre y analizar sus amistades mucho más que los hombres. En nuestra cultura, las niñas han sido educadas para intimar en lo que conocemos cara a cara, y por lo tanto, se inclinan a tener interacciones basadas en la conversación con sus amigas. Estas conversaciones tienen la finalidad de crear y mantener las relaciones. Sí, los hombres hablan entre sí, pero sus interacciones tienden a ser de tipo "intimidad lado a lado", organizada alrededor de una actividad (jugar con un tractor o un juego de video) o un interés similar.

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Más que los niños, las niñas suelen tener una "mejor amiga" o dos, aunque tales amigas especiales pueden cambiar con frecuencia. Compartirán sus secretos con y escribirán notas confidenciales a su mejor amiga. Las niñas suelen tomarse de las manos, abrazarse y coordinar ocasiones sociales solo para estar juntas, no porque haya una actividad específica planificada. Es posible que su hija de once o doce años comente sobre sus relaciones en la mesa a la hora de la comida, mientras que es menos común que los varones se expresen de esta forma. Las niñas también están más inclinadas a verse emocionalmente afectadas cuando una amistad se rompe o cuando se mudan lejos de su mejor amiga. La tendencia natural hacia las amistades segregadas por sexo en la etapa intermedia de la infancia tiene una consecuencia desafortunada. Limita las oportunidades de las chicas y los chicos de conocerse y apreciarse antes de que la atracción sexual de la pubertad los una. Idealmente, las niñas necesitan niños como amigos (y viceversa) si quieren tener buenas relaciones como adolescentes y buenos matrimonios como adultos. Debe fomentar y ofrecer oportunidades para que su hija en edad escolar juegue con niños. Sin embargo, lo más seguro es que se encuentre con algo de resistencia. Las niñas de esta edad simplemente prefieren jugar con niñas, y los niños con niños.

A medida que las niñas superan la etapa intermedia de la infancia y se acercan a la adolescencia, tienden a mostrarse poco entusiastas a tomar riesgos en las relaciones por el miedo de que otros se disgusten. Es posible que se abstengan de hacer valer sus derechos y atribuirse el crédito por sus logros. Puede que eviten criticar o estar en desacuerdo con otros, o hacer públicos sus gustos, deseos y necesidades. Posiblemente les cueste decir no a alguien con quien tienen una relación importante. Cuando las niñas tienen conflictos, suelen evitar la confrontación directa y, en cambio, toman represalias al intentar dañar las amistades o el estado social de la otra niña. Las niñas maduran emocionalmente más pronto que los niños. En los años previos a la adolescencia, para ellas es más fácil expresar sus emociones verbalmente, y su autoestima tiende a ser sólida y resistente. Pueden ser muy vanidosas: seguras, aventureras, seguras y confiadas de su capacidad de hacer cosas valiosas en el mundo. Desde su punto de vista joven, todo es posible. La mayoría de los padres reconoce que es igual de importante que las niñas sean físicamente activas y estén en forma, como los niños. Afortunadamente, ahora las niñas en edad escolar tienen más oportunidades de participar en deportes organizados -desde softball hasta fútbol y gimnasia- que las que sus madres y abuelas tuvieron.


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Daughters:

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Friends and Social Relationships

here seem to be fundamental gender differences between the way girls and boys perceive themselves and relate to the world around them. Compared with boys, girls are far more likely to have their personal identities tied to their friendships, which are primarily with other girls. Their sense of self is organized around being able to make and maintain these relationships. Much more than boys, girls appreciate and seem to need connections to other people. Because of this tendency, girls generally judge themselves as successful when they are caring and responsible. Girls also tend to talk about and assess their friendships much more than boys do. In our culture, girls are raised to relate in so-called face-to-face intimacy, and thus are inclined to have conversationally based interactions with their girlfriends. These conversations are intended to create and maintain relationships. Yes, boys talk to one another, but their interactions tend to be "side-by-side intimacy," organized around an activity (playing with a tractor or a video game) or similar interest. More than boys, girls are likely to have a "best friend" or two, although those special friends may change frequently. They will share their secrets with and write confidential notes to their best friend. Girls often hold hands, give hugs to each other, and arrange social occasions just to be together, not because a particular activity is planned. Your eleven- or twelve-year-old daughter may discuss her relationships at the dinner table, while boys are less likely to talk in this way. Girls are also more inclined to become emotionally dis-

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tressed when a friendship breaks up or when they move away from their best friend. The natural tendency toward gender-segregated friendships in the middle years has an unfortunate consequence. It limits the opportunities for girls and boys to get to know and appreciate one another before the sexual attraction of puberty places them together. Ideally, girls need boys as friends (and vice versa) if they are to have good relationships as teenagers and good marriages as adults. You should encourage and provide opportunities for your school-age daughter to play with boys. However, you are likely to meet with some resistance. Girls of this age simply prefer to play with girls, and boys with boys. As girls move through their middle years and approach adolescence, they tend to be reluctant to take risks in relationships for fear of displeasing others. They may refrain from asserting themselves and taking credit for their accomplishments. They may avoid criticizing or disagreeing with others, or to make their likes, wants, and needs known. They may have trouble saying no to someone with whom they have an important relationship. When girls have conflicts, they often avoid direct confrontation, and rather retaliate by attempting to damage the other girl's friendships or social status. School-age girls have some advantages over the boys in the classroom. In general, girls seem able to pay attention longer than boys. Verbal skills also tend to mature earlier in girls. Traditionally, girls perform better in English and as well or better than boys in mathematics through about the fifth and sixth

grades. But on the brink of adolescence, and during the teenage years, the top-performing girls often begin doing less well in math than they once did. By the time your middle-years daughter reaches high school, the top performing math students in her class will disproportionately be boys. Girls mature emotionally earlier than boys. In the middle years, they find it easy to express their emotions verbally, and their selfesteem tends to be strong and re-

silient. They may be full of themselves—confident, adventurous, secure, and certain of their ability to do valuable things in the world. From their youthful point of view, anything is possible. Most parents recognize that it's just as important for girls to be physically active and fit as boys. Fortunately, today's school-age girls have more chances to participate in organized sports—from softball to soccer to gymnastics— than their mothers and grandmothers ever did.

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VALENTINE'S DAY

Maneras ecológicas de celebrar

Día de San Valentín

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l día de San Valentín es el segundo día de dar regalos después de la temporada navideña. Aunque este día dedicado al amor y el intercambio de regalos puede ser un derroche, eso no significa que aquellos con una mentalidad hacia lo verde y simple deban ignorar este día por completo. De hecho, hay muchas diferentes formas de celebrar el Día de San Valentín siempre manteniendo la conservación en mente. • Mina de abeja: Dar a un ser querido de regalo un frasco de miel de abeja con una nota de amor que dice “bee mine”. • Saludos inteligentes: Al elegir tarjetas de felicitación, seleccione las impresas en papel reciclado utilizando tintas naturales. De lo contrario, crea tus propias tarjetas en papel o digitales. Si vas hacer tu propia tarjeta de papel, asegúrese de hacerlo con un material reutilizable que puede ser reutilizado una vez que el Día de San Valentín haya pasado. • Compre un regalo de artesano. Los regalos no tienen que ser artículos producidos

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en las fábricas. Busca regalos hechos a mano diseñados por artesanos locales que no necesitan combustible para entregar sus creaciones en todo el mundo. O busca regalos que ayudan a apoyar una causa, como la artesanía hecha por los pueblos indígenas para apoyar su vida independiente. • Comida hecha en casa: Prepara una comida en casa para esa persona especial. Una vez que sepas su platillo favorito, asegúrate de usar ingredientes locales y orgánicos. • Regala un masaje. Los masajes pueden ayudar a aliviar el estrés y el dolor. Debido a que el masaje es un servicio más que un producto, no habrá ningún desperdicio residual. Otros regalos de servicio incluyen manicura / pedicura, tratamientos de spa y servicios de peluquería. • Adopta un animal. Trabaja con un albergue local para adoptar una mascota o hablar con un grupo de conservación sobre dar apoyo financiero a un animal. Para los que son amantes de los animales pueden encontrar esto para ser el regalo ideal.

• Ofrece plantas vivas. Las flores ciertamente se ven hermosas, pero pueden requerir muchos recursos para plantar, cortar y transportar. Esto es especialmente cierto para las flores no nativas, fuera de temporada. Las plantas en maceta pueden vivir indefinidamente siempre y cuando se cuiden adecuadamente. • Compra chocolate Fair Trade®. Asegúrese de que el chocolate u otros regalos que se compran están en línea con las políticas de comercio justo. Los productos Fair Trade Certified® se hacen con respecto a las personas y al planeta. Se emplean estándares sociales, ambientales y económicos rigurosos para promover condiciones de trabajo seguras y saludables, proteger el medio ambiente, permitir la transparencia y capacitar a las comunidades para construir negocios fuertes y prósperos. La celebración del día de San Valentín se puede disfrutar de una manera ecológica, y puede hacer que ese día tan especial se vuelva aun mas significativo para las parejas eco-conscientes.


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alentine's Day is second only to the holiday season with regard to gift giving. Although this day devoted to love and exchanging gifts can be wasteful, that does not mean those with a mind toward green and simple living should ignore the holiday altogether. In fact, there are plenty of different ways to celebrate Valentine's Day with conservation in mind. • Bee mine: Give a loved one the gift of a jar of raw honey from a nearby bee farm with a pun-themed love note that says "bee mine." • Smart greetings: When choosing greeting cards, select those printed on recycled paper using all-natural inks. Otherwise, create your own paper or digital greetings. If making your own paper greeting, be sure to make it with a reusable material that can be repurposed once Valentine's Day has come and gone. • Purchase an artisan gift. Gifts don't have to be mass-produced items made in factories. Looks for handmade gifts designed by local artisans who don't need fuel to deliver their creations around the world. Or look to gifts that help support a cause, such as crafts made by indigenous people to support their independent living. • Homemade meal: Take to cooking a meal at home for your valentine. Once you settle on his or her favorite foods, be sure to source out local, organic and free-range ingredients. • Give the gift of a massage. Massages can help relieve stress and pain. Because massage is a service rather than a product, there will be no residual waste. Other service gifts include manicure/pedicures, spa treatments and hair salon services. • Adopt an animal. Work with a local kennel to adopt a pet or speak with a favorite conservation group about financially supporting an animal. Sweethearts who are animal lovers may find this to be the ideal gift. • Offer living plants. Cut flowers certainly look beautiful, but they may require many re-

sources for planting, cutting and transporting. That's especially true for non-native, outof-season flowers. Potted plants can live indefinitely as long as they are cared for properly. • Purchase Fair Trade® chocolate. Make sure the chocolate or other gifts being purchased are in line with fair trade policies. Fair Trade Certified® products are made with respect to people and planet. Rigorous social,

environmental and economic standards are employed to promote safe, healthy working conditions, protect the environment, enable transparency, and empower communities to build strong, thriving businesses. Valentine's Day celebrations can be enjoyed in an eco-friendly way that can make this special day even more meaningful to ecoconscious couples.

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COMUNIDAD

De la idea a la acción:

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5x5 Night

ué pasaría si en un evento de una noche, le cuentas tu idea de u negocio a un grupo de personas, incluidas unos jueces y deciden que quieren ayudarte a hacerla realidad? Eso es lo que sucede en las Noches 5x5. Creadas en el año 2011 fue realmente en el 2012 cuando se creó Start Garden que tomó fuerza. De esta forma, cada semana había una inversión de $5,000 para la idea más innovadora y con más futuro según el propio criterio de los jueces. Es recién en el año 2015, en donde se cambió su nombre y comenzó entonces a llamarse Noches de Cinco por Cinco. La premisa es muy fácil: con unas reglas muy sencillas, cada persona tiene que suscribir una idea. Una vez que sea seleccionado tendrá cinco minutos y la posibilidad de utilizar cinco diapositivas para comentar su idea al público y a los jueces. De cada noche, se elige la idea más votada que pasará a formar parte de la próxima Noche Cinco por Cinco. Cuando todos los jueces hayan oído todas las ideas, se dará el premio de $5,000 para llevarla a cabo. Pero lo realmente interesante de este programa, es que hay espacio para ideas hispanas. Hace poco tiempo a través de Jorge González, de la Cámara

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Hispánica de West Michigan, se lanzó un concurso de Noche 5x5 completamente en español que tenía traducción al inglés en simultáneo. Esto ha marcado un precedente y durante el año 2017, los responsables de Noches de 5x5 tienen la intención de crear un evento único en español para que personas interesadas en crear negocios para hispanoamericanos puedan presentar sus ideas y lograr materializarlas. En Febrero del 2017, estarán por LINC en la esquina de Madison y Hall En Abril en la zona de Downtown Market, por lo que el programa Noches 5x5 vive viajando permitiendo así que personas de distintos lugares puedan inscribirse y aspirar a ser conocidos y a crear sus propios negocios. Si tienes una idea interesante, te recomendamos que estés atento a las novedades y a los deadline de suscripción de ideas durante el 2017 en la propia web del evento en www.5x5night.com La premisa más importante para sus organizadores es mantener el espíritu empresarial y ayudar a todos los empresarios a desarrollarse y lograr así construir una mejor comunidad. ¿Tienes una idea interesante? ¡En 5x5 Night te están esperando!


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5X5 NIGHT | GRAND RAPIDS | On The Scene

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hat would happen if at a onenight event, you tell your idea of a business to a group of people, including a selected group of judges who they decide that they want to help you financially to make this a reality? That's what happens in the Start Garden’s 5x5 Night competition. This competition originally ran for one year in 2011, but it was stopped in 2012 “to make room for� Start Garden, which was making $5,000 investments every week into startup ideas. We ran 5x5 Night for a year in 2011, then stopped in 2012 to make room for Start Garden, We believe there needs be a very accessible funding source (or funding sources) for people to take action with their ideas. When Start Garden stopped making those $5,000 investments in 2015, 5x5 Night was brought back. The premise of the 5x5 competition is very easy: interested individuals and future entrepreneurs submit an idea for a 16 | Febrero 2017 | Vive Michigan

Por Erika Elizalde

business, which is then reviewed by a committee, which eventually selects five to pitch at the monthly competition. The five individuals selected will have five minutes to pitch their idea, using five slides to support it, to the public and to a team of five judges selected by Start Garden. After all five ideas have been presented, the five judges vote on the one they feel has the best potential to succeed. The selected individual receives $5,000 to invest in their business idea. The Start Garden team realizes that the entrepreneur community of Grand Rapids is not limited to one language or one ethnicity, and that there is an opportunity to engage Hispanic entrepreneurs from the community. Early in 2016 the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of West Michigan held a 5x5 Night competition completely in Spanish with simultaneous English translation. This immediately inspired Start Garden to do one; their thinking was that anyone in the hispanic community was interested in pitching an idea in Spanish - because they felt more comfortable

doing so - because they felt would resonate deeply with a predominantly Hispanic audience and judges, the 5x5 Night competition should be made available to that entrepreneur. This set an important precedent and plans for 2017 include another 5x5 Night in Spanish. In February 2017, the 5x5 Night competition will return to LINC (corner of Madison and Hall in Grand Rapids) and In April in the Downtown Market. The idea of intentionally moving the competition into different communities and venues brings out new entrepreneurs Start Garden has not met, and provides the opportunity to a larger, diverse group to participate. Anyone interested in learning more and getting involved, and maybe pitching an idea, can visit www.5x5night.com for all the details, including requirements, submission deadlines and event dates. Start Garden organizers aim to continue supporting entrepreneurship in the community as a way to build a better community. Do you have an interesting idea? 5x5 Night is waiting for you!


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La historia de la presentadora y productora de WGVU Morning Show

uvimos la oportunidad de entrevistar a la presentadora y productora del programa de radio WGVU Morning Show, un programa que está en el aire desde hace unos 20 años y que tiene a Shelley como presentadora desde el año 2001. Producir y ser la imagen de un programa tan popular como WGVU Morning Show no es una tarea fácil pero Shelley se muestra muy entusiasta con la idea de poder ser comunicadora en la comunidad de Michigan compartiendo con todos sus oyentes las historias de sus distintos invitados así como también todas las actividades que suceden en la zona oeste de Michigan. Regularmente, Shelley entrevista a unos 25 invitados los cuales son de distintas áreas desde economistas, hasta organizadores de eventos locales, aventureros, entre otros. Para Shelley es muy importante mantenerse activa en todo momento teniendo hasta siete entrevistas en un lapso de dos horas de programa. Generalmente sus invitados son contactados al menos una semana antes del evento o actividad con el fin de ayudarlos con la publicidad y promoción para que logren así tener mayor recaudaciones o asistencia de público. Michigan es una comunidad muy importante en la vida de Shelley quien ha vivido durante 20 años aquí. Su hermano vive en Birmingham, Michigan y actualmente dos de sus sobrinos asisten a las Universidad de Grand Rapids, por lo que Michigan significa mucho en la vida de Shelley, donde se siente como en casa y en familia. Pero la unión de Shelley con Michigan no sólo es a través de su programa de 18 | Febrero 2017 | Vive Michigan

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radio sino que es una atleta activa que participa en diversos triatlones, carreras de motocicletas y navegación. Todo esto muestra claramente que el deporte es una parte fundamental en la vida de Shelley, quien ha llegado a estar en Campeonatos Mundiales de Triatlón. Su rutina incluye la práctica de deporte durante 6 días a la semana. Ese tiempo de práctica considera que es su “tiempo feliz” y lo que la hace estar enfocada a diario. Con un programa de radio tan activo como WGVU Morning Show, son muchas las personalidades que Shelley a entrevistado durante los últimos años. Cuando le preguntamos sobre los que más recordaba o los más destacado no dudó un segundo en mencionar a mentores de NPR como Diane Rehm y Terri Gross o algunas

estrellas de su infancia como Brady Bunch y The Waltons. También tuvo la oportunidad de entrevistar al vicepresidente Al Gore y cantantes como CArole King y Wynton Marsalis. Durante el año 2016, ésta gran presentadora y productora radial recibió el Premio de la Cámara de Comercio de Athena. El 2017 encuentra a Shelley no sólo como presentadora y anfitriona de WGVU Morning Show sino también con los espacios de Family Health Matters, Kalamazoo Lively Arts y el nuevo lanzamiento digital de Art Unfiltered. Sin lugar a dudas, hablar de Shelley es hablar de tenacidad, constancia y compromiso con el trabajo algo que nos demuestra cada vez que la escuchamos al sintonizar alguno de sus programas de radio. ¡Gracias Shelley por inspirarnos!


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host, and producer of the WGVU Morning Show

e had the opportunity of interviewing the host and producer of the radio program, the “WGVU Morning Show,” a program that has been on air for 20 years. Shelley Irwin has been the host since 2001. To produce and be the face of a program as popular as “WGVU Morning Show” is not an easy task, but Shelley does it enthusiastically. She is able to be the communicator in the community of Michigan, sharing with all her listeners the stories of her different guests as well as all the activities happening in West Michigan. Regularly, Shelley interviews around 25 guests which come from different areas, from economists to local event planners, adventurous people, and more. For Shelley, it's very important to maintain a busy schedule, which often means having up to seven interviews in a two-hour program. Generally, her guests are scheduled a week ahead of time with the goal of helping them and their organizations with

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whatever publicity and promotion they may need to have a successful program or event. Michigan is a very important community in Shelley's life who has lived here for 20 years. Her brother lives in Birmingham, Michigan and currently her nephews attend Grand Rapids Community College. This is why Michigan means a lot in her life - a place where she feels at home and among family members. But Shelley's connection to, and love for, Michigan is not only through her radio program; she is an active athlete who participates in various triathlons, motorcycle racing and even sailing the the state. Being athletically active is a key part of Shelley's life, who has also participated in World Triathlon Championships. Her routine includes being physically active six days a week, and she considers this time her “happy time,” and allows her to focus daily. With a radio program as active as the “WGVU Morning Show,” there are many personalities that Shelley has interviewed over

the past few years. When we asked her about the most memorable and interesting ones, she did not hesitate for a second and mentioned NPR mentors like Diane Rehm and Terri Gross, as well as some childhood stars, like members of the “Brady Bunch” and “The Waltons.” She also had the opportunity to interview Vice President Al Gore and singers Carole King and Wynton Marsalis. In 2016, this great host and radio producer received the prestigious Athena Award from the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce. In addition to being the host of “WGVU Morning Show,” Shelley also hosts “Family Health Matters,” “Kalamazoo Lively Arts” and the new digital show, “Art Unfiltered.” Without a doubt, talking about Shelley is talking about tenacity, constancy, and commitment to her work, something that she demonstrates every time anyone listens to any one of her programs. Thank you Shelley for inspiring us! Vive Michigan | February 2017 | 19


BLACK & WHITE: SWAN LAKE

MICHIGAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW

By Alejandra Valverde

February 2, 2017 - February 5, 2017 11 am- 9:30 pm Price Per Person: Adult – $10 | Children (6-14) – $4 | 5 & Under – Free Discover What Drives You! This is the greatest annual opportunity to view your “next new car!” Car manufacturers from around the world will bring their finest traveling displays with new vehicles – including sedans, vans, SUV’s, trucks, hybrids and sports cars. DeVos Place 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids. More Information: www.showspan.com/

DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD PRESENTED BY WGVU

February 7, 2017, 6:00 PM Won’t you be our neighbor? The legacy of the beloved “Mister Rogers” lives on with the hit television series, Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood, from The Fred Rogers Company and airing daily on PBS Kids. Now, Daniel and all of his friends are hopping aboard Trolley to delight live audiences with Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Live! DeVos Performance Hall 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. More Information: https://devosperformancehall.com/schedule 20 | Febrero 2017 | Vive Michigan

VALENT-ICE 2017

February 9, 2017 - February 14, 2017 Valent-ICE is a winter ice festival celebrating why we choose to live in Michiganbecause the ice and snow can be pretty spectacular! Some cities have found ways to capture the energy and beauty that the cold can bring. For the past three years, Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) has organized a gallery of ice sculptures throughout the Downtown with The Food Network’s Ice Guru Randy Finch.Location: Downtown Grand Rapids More Information: Phone: (616) 719-4610 http://downtowngr.org/

WEST MICHIGAN GOLF SHOW

February 10, 2017 - February 12, 2017 2-9 pm For over 25 years, West Michigan has started their golf season off right with the West Michigan Golf Show. With the area’s top equipment dealers, courses and resorts, you can plan your entire summer of golf, and even tee off for the first time of the season, all inside DeVos Place. ShowSpan Inc. Venue: DeVos Place 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. More Information: Phone: 616-447-2860 https://www.showspan.com/WMG/www.gr ballet.com

February 10, 2017 - February 12, 2017 The return of Mario Radacovsky’s (Beethoven, Bolero) Black & White: Swan Lake is not to be missed. Hailed by Mlive.com as “an artistic accomplishment of the highest order”, Mario adopts a contemporary approach to this classic tale you know and love, full of romance, Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, and cruel deception. Thrilling, daring and totally original, Mario Radacovsky’s production transforms one of ballet’s best-loved stories into a stylish, witty, poignant, contemporary tale – creating a provocative and powerful Swan Lake of our tim. Grand Rapids Ballet Venue: Peter Martin Wege Theatre 341 Ellsworth SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. www.grballet.com

PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS: REAL TIME PAIN RELIEF VELOCITY TOUR

February 11, 2017 | 7:00pm The Professional Bull Riders Velocity Tour is the top expansion series of the PBR, featuring some of the best athletes of the sport going head to head with the fiercest bulls in the country. The PBR Velocity Tour will bring all the high-energy sound, lighting, special effects and edge of your seat action that fans have come to expect from the world leader in the sport of bull riding. Van Andel Arena 130 W. Fulton St., Grand Rapids, MI 49503. More Information: Phone: 616.742.6600 https://vanandelarena.com/schedule/professional-b ull-riders-real-time-pain-relief-velocity-tour

BEER MONTH GR

February 15, 2017 - March 15, 2017 Savor the Craft during a month- long celebration of Grand Rapid’s exceptional craft beer scene. Highlights include Cool Brews. Hot Eats, the 12th Annual Winter Beer Festival, Founder's Brewing Company KBS Week (dates TBA) and plenty of beer dinners and tap takeovers at Grand Rapids craft breweries. Location: Grand Rapids. More Information: www.experiencegr.com/beermonth/


THE SOUND OF MUSIC THE 72ND ANNUAL GRAND RAPIDS BOAT SHOW

February 15, 2017 - February 19, 2017 A West Michigan tradition! In Our 72nd year, the Grand Rapids Boat Show is launching into an era where we will be showing our broadest array of power boats ever… almost 5 acres of them, especially for the Great Lakes! The array of Motor Yachts, Cruisers, Runabouts, Fishing Boats, and Ski and Wakeboard Inboards is exceptional. Pontoon Boats continue to excel in new designs, features and cruising abilities. As we see technology advancing around us at fast speeds, we see advancements in boats – hull designs, power systems and the creature comforts. All summer long you marvel at the new boats you see on the water. ShowSpan Inc. DeVos Place 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. www.showspan.com/ GRB/home/dates-times-admission/

February 21, 2017 - February 26, 2017 THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history. Host: Broadway Grand Rapids Venue: DeVos Performance Hall303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. More Information: www.broadwaygrandrapids.com/thesound-of-musicwww.grballet.com

12TH ANNUAL WINTER BEER FESTIVAL

February 24, 2017 - February 25, 2017 The 2017 Winter Beer Festival featured more than 100 Michigan breweries and approximately 1000 different craft beers. Guests enjoyed fine music from local bands and other fun entertainment to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of this popular event. A selection of tasty food was available for purchase at the festival. Fifth Third Ballpark 4500 West River Road NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321 More Information: www.experiencegr.com/event/12thannual-winter-beer-festival/44333/

GRAND RAPIDS SYMPHONY'S THE BAROQUE COFFEE CONCERT

February 24, 2017 This one-hour Friday morning concert features selections from the February 24 Respighi, Handel & Fireworks GREAT ERAS concert. Free pre-concert reception with coffee and pastries begins at 9 AM. 24 Ransom Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

COOL BREWS. HOT EATS.

February 15-19, 2017 Grand Rapids is Beer City, USA and that's due in large part to our 60+ craft breweries within 60 minutes of downtown Grand Rapids - and new ones are popping up all the time! We also pride ourselves on being a true foodie destination, and were recently named the Best Food City in Michigan.During Cool Brews Hot Eats, experience the best of both worlds with food and beer pairing specials at many participating restaurant locations. Offered for an entire month in 2017 (February 15-March 15), there is more time than ever to enjoy Cool Brews Hot Eats! Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

WINTER GAMES 2016

February 17, 2017 - February 19, 2017 The signature event of the West Michigan Sports Commission, the Meijer State Games of Michigan is a multi-sport, Olympic-style event that welcomes athletes regardless of age or ability. The Games embody the values of participation, sportsmanship and healthy living among residents of the state of Michigan. The philosophy of the Meijer State Games of Michigan is that everyone participates regardless of age or ability; everyone is welcome and everyone plays. The Meijer State Games of Michigan is truly a grassroots organization that relies on the dedication of thousands of volunteers and the support of corporate partners. Meijer State Games of Michigan – Winter (Feb) Cannonsburg Ski Area 6800 Cannonsburg Road NE, Cannonsburg, MI 49317 www.stategamesofmichigan.com/wintergamesinformation#.WIJUCPl942x

THE CLASSIC ROCK SHOW

February 10, 2017 - February 12, 2017 'The Classic Rock Show' hits north America for the first time in Spring 2017 to deliver a brand new show, the 'A-Z of Rock'. Anthem after anthem, riff after riff, power chord after power chord – 'The Classic Rock Show' takes you on a musical journey through two and a half hours of foot-stomping fun, culminating in a show-stopping guitar duel that is definitely not to be missed. Venue: DeVos Performance Hall 303 Monroe Ave. NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503. More Information: www.devosperformancehall.com/schedule/classic-rock-show

AI WEIWEI AT MEIJER GARDENS: NATURAL STATE

February 1, 2017 - March 18, 2017 Don't miss this landmark exhibition from Ai Weiwei, one of the definitive cultural voices of the 21st century. In his first-ever exhibition in a botanic garden and sculpture park, the artist will utilize many aspects of our building, including the galleries, conservatories and public spaces. This exhibition has been organized by the artist and Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park with the support of Lisson Gallery. 1000 East Beltline Ave., NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. www.meijergardens.org

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