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A musical theatre inspired singalong for kids 5 and under and their caregivers. Broadway Babies gives caregivers the opportunity to expose their children to music by participating in an interactive class. This class will be virtual with the goal to meet outside over the summer. 

Please know that there is no right or wrong way for how your child is meant to behave or act during this class. If they want to sit and watch, they can sit and watch. If they want to get up and dance, join them! If they want to eat, sleep, screech, or anything else... that is okay, too. When they are present they are still able to absorb the music, listen to new words and rhythms, and allow their senses to begin to appreciate music. 

Parents, do not worry about what you look or sound like. Our children learn from watching us and you will be muted, so please sing along!


Instructor Bio: Jacqui has enjoyed sharing her love of musical theatre and performing with hundreds of students across West Michigan. She attended Grand Valley State University and earned her undergrad degrees in Elementary Education, English, & Theatre. During that time, she spent a semester studying theatre at Kingston University in London, England in 2013. She returned to England in 2015 to earn her Master’s degree in Theatre for Young Audiences from Bath Spa University. Between degrees, she spent a year working as a Cast Member at The Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, Florida.


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Use the best Virtual Reality programs to explore space in a fun way! You can re-live mankind's greatest journey to the moon (Apollo 11), go for a spacewalk, or control the arm on the International Space Station. At the end of the class, you can battle Space Pirates, too, for a little fun. Best designed for Adults & Seniors.

Instructor Bio: Greg Wander began studying virtual reality intensely in an effort to start a family business where he could work alongside his two sons. In July 2019, his goal was realized when Amped Reality, his family’s virtual reality experience center, opened on 28th Street just west of Woodland Mall. “For me, the most precious times in my life are spending time doing things and making memories with my friends and family, and I love the fact that our virtual reality center will provide that to others,” says Greg. “I have personally been amazed by virtual reality technology as it has allowed me to fly in a British bomber during the end of WWII; to see the solar system from a different perspective and walk on the moon; and even to be transformed into a wizard! I have seen so many people laugh and be amazed by the experience - it has really been rewarding for me!" Virtual reality technology can help people learn faster, understand each other and the world around us better, save money, improve safety, and bring joy and amazement to people.

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Use the best Virtual Reality programs to explore space in a fun way! You can re-live mankind's greatest journey to the moon, Apollo 11, or just explore space or space related topics, like SPACEX. At the end of the class, you can battle Space Pirates, too, for a little fun. This class is best designed for kids ages 10-17.

Instructor Bio: Greg Wander began studying virtual reality intensely in an effort to start a family business where he could work alongside his two sons. In July 2019, his goal was realized when Amped Reality, his family’s virtual reality experience center, opened on 28th Street just west of Woodland Mall. “For me, the most precious times in my life are spending time doing things and making memories with my friends and family, and I love the fact that our virtual reality center will provide that to others,” says Greg. “I have personally been amazed by virtual reality technology as it has allowed me to fly in a British bomber during the end of WWII; to see the solar system from a different perspective and walk on the moon; and even to be transformed into a wizard! I have seen so many people laugh and be amazed by the experience - it has really been rewarding for me!" Virtual reality technology can help people learn faster, understand each other and the world around us better, save money, improve safety, and bring joy and amazement to people.

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Join us for one of our MANY outdoor walks around the City of Grand Rapids!

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Miles and Miles and Miles of Murals Walking Tour: A Three Part Series! Each of the three tours is a different route!
All Parts will meet in the lobby of the JW Marriott

Who says art museums must be inside, enclosed with 4 walls, a ceiling and floor? Swirling all about us in Grand Rapids, in each of our city neighborhoods, vibrant and intriguing artwork is appearing outside on sides of buildings, underneath highway overpasses, on retaining walls, street surfaces and utility boxes. These are murals, street art, wall art, painted by artists that celebrate beauty, or calls to action, and tributes to heroes. The murals transform otherwise unnoticeable, or worse, blighted spaces into must-see, energizing attractions. Viewing these murals is a study in local history, community activism and sheer expressions of creativity… art all the time.
Part Three: Tuesday, March 23 (12:00 – 1:30pm) #1454-W21C


GROWING GRAND RAPIDS…A Series of Architectural Walking Tours -Each of the four tours is a different route!
All Parts will meet in the lobby of the JW Marriott.
Humans invent cities. We create streets and we construct buildings. Whether the structures are historic, brand new, a combination of both, or a glimpse into our future, they provide a creative portrayal of our collective story of our “place”, our built environment. No one architectural style is more important than another…they are all invaluable pages in our city’s scrapbook. Each building tells a story as we physically move through time. Part One and Part Two includes buildings prior to Urban Renewal and Part Three is the 1960’s forward and into our architectural future. There are other architectural jewels somewhere in between super old and “not yet”. Part Four is an attempt to fill in the cracks…to connect the dots in our mind’s streetscape.
Part One: Wednesday, April 14 (6:00 -7:30pm) #1454-S21A
Part Two: Wednesday, April 28 (6:00 -7:30pm) #1454-S21B
Part Three: Wednesday, May 12 (6:00 -7:30pm) #1454-S21C
Part Four: Wednesday, May 26 (6:00 -7:30pm) #1454-S21D

Early East Grand Rapids Walking Tour
This area was first settled in the early 1830’s when the Reed family arrived from New York state.  By the 1870’s, the Reeds Lake area was a popular summertime day trip destination for the people of Grand Rapids and surrounding areas who made the long journey to spend the day picnicking, boating, swimming, spending a leisurely day at the lake and to escape the heat of the city.  Perhaps you remember Ramona Park, Rose’s Bathing Beach, and the Grand Rapids Yacht Club? Enjoy tales of the past and learn what’s happening today in this charming city of just 10,000 people that was named recently as the third best place to live in Michigan.
MEETING LOCATION: Parking Lot at D&W Fresh Market, 2181 Wealthy St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
Wednesday, June 16 (6:00 – 7:30pm) $25 #1454-U21A

The Bloody Fifth Ward Walking tour
Imagine in the 1850’s, Plainfield Avenue as a bumpy, dusty or muddy dirt road, connecting rural farmland to the city of Grand Rapids.  It grew into a central business district of its own, with a spunky personality.  Serving as the gateway into Grand Rapids from the north, the Creston neighborhood today is still a vibrant, growing, thriving, artsy, energetic place to call home or work or play.  From its early days as the Bloody Fifth Ward to today - there’s a lot of stories of the people and places in this, the largest of the 32 neighborhood associations in Grand Rapids.
MEETING LOCATION: parking lot behind Stones Throw Furniture store, 1428 Plainfield Ave NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49505.
Wednesday, July 14 (6:00 – 7:30pm) $25 #1454-U21B

Remembering Rix Walking Tour
The story of this delightfully charming place we call Ada, actually began well before Rix arrived in 1821.  Learn about the indigenous peoples, the importance of the rivers, and the arrival of the fur traders.  Then, as we stroll, you’ll hear how Ada and Ada Township grew from a rural, agrarian community into today’s thriving business center, supporting 13,000 residents.  We will explore the recently renovated village of Ada with its new public amphitheater and riverfront park, as well as a mix of “just opened" retail, restaurants and residential options.
MEETING LOCATION: The Parking lot in front of the Ada Fresh Market, 444 Ada Dr SE, Ada, MI 49301.
Wednesday, August 11 (6:00 – 7:30pm) $25 #1454-U21C

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Join Rockford Seniors Unlimited for a Brown Bag Tour of Indiana Amish Country.  Call 863-6322 to register, hurry while spots are still available!

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The Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair at Rockford High School is a juried show with proceeds benefitting the Rockford Seniors Unlimited program. The show is always held the 2nd Saturday of November from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm - FREE ADMISSION! We have over 125 booths and our show is very well-attended. Come start your holiday shopping! To apply for a booth space, please contact Kris at 863-6322. Booth fee is $95. Booth size is 6x12

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Pool passes are good for both the Rockford High School and North Rockford Community Pools, Open and lap Swimming.

Current Dates: Tuesday, February 2 - Wednesday, March 31 @ Rockford High School ONLY (530am - 7am)

Please call the RHS Pool Office for additional information regarding protocol at: 616-863-6042

Pool Pass: Individual - $70   |   Family - $100   |   Senior - $40
Pool Fees: $1.00/Student & Senior Citizens (60 years & up)  |  $2.00/Adults   |    $10.00/Family maximum  

COVID-19 Update: If you have purchased a pool pass in the last calendar year, your card will automatically be renewed for an additional year on the date that our pool opens again for lap swim.

Passes are valid starting on the purchase date and until the end of the purchase month the following year (Ex: If you purchase your pool pass on 5/13/2020, it will be valid until 5/31/2021).

Passes can be obtained by contacting Rockford Community Services at 863-6322.

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Child must be 4 by September 1, 2021. Our Community Education preschool has earned a 4-Star rating through Great Start to Quality, a governing organization that has established high program standards of quality for early childhood programs in Michigan. This program helps children develop the ability to work and play together in an enjoyable group setting that utilizes a developmentally appropriate kindergarten readiness curriculum. Students are exposed to and practice social and cognitive skills with a focus on environmental topics.

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Child must be 4 by September 1, 2021 .Our Community Education preschool has earned a 4-Star rating through Great Start to Quality, a governing organization that has established high program standards of quality for early childhood programs in Michigan. This program helps children develop the ability to work and play together in an enjoyable group setting that utilizes a developmentally appropriate kindergarten readiness curriculum. Students are exposed to and practice social and cognitive skills with a focus on environmental topics.

click here to view 2334 - 3 Yr. Old Tues./Thurs. 8:15 am Community ED details

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Child must be 3 by September 1, 2021 .Our Community Education preschool has earned a 4-Star rating through Great Start to Quality, a governing organization that has established high program standards of quality for early childhood programs in Michigan.   This program helps children develop the ability to work and play together in an enjoyable group setting that utilizes a developmentally appropriate kindergarten readiness curriculum. Students are exposed to and practice social and cognitive skills with a focus on environmental topics.