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10 Things to Do this Weekend: April 21-23

Weekend of April 14-16, 2017It’s Earth Day on Saturday, April 22nd. The weather forecast looks nice…get outside and enjoy it. Here are 10 things you can do around West Michigan this weekend — both inside and out!

Some activities include the kids, while others are more for the adults.

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Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI 49321
Friday, April 21st, 2017 – 6:35 pm
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 4:00 pm
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 – 1:00 pm

The West Michigan Whitecaps play at home this weekend. They host the Lake County Captains. $1 will go a long way this weekend… On Friday, they will offer a $1 small Pepsi and $1 junior hot dogs. On Saturday you can get a Little Caesars Pizza Slice for $1. And on Sunday, it’s Helen DeVos Childrens Hospital Family Day and you can get lawn seats for $1.



Van Andel Arena, 130 Fulton St W, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Friday, April 21st, 2017 – 7:00 pm
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 – 4:00 pm

The Grand Rapids Griffins will face the Milwaukee Admirals in the best-of-five Central Division Semifinals. The first two games are at the Van Andel Arena this weekend.



Meet at St. James Parking Lot, 750 1st St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 8:30 am-4:00 pm

John Ball Zoo presents the 9th Annual Westside Community Cleanup. Celebrate Earth Day by making the neighborhood a cleaner and friendlier place! Free for all ages! Food, live music and raffle prizes! Pre-Register for the event at:



HSB, Inc., 5625 Burlingame Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 9:00 am- 4:00 pm

Shop over 140 tables of garage sale goods all under one roof. The sale will be in the HSB gym and will feature overflow rooms throughout the facility! The HSB Bookstore will be open the day of the sale with a special ‘one-day-only’ deal! No parking fees, no admission fees, delicious concessions, and family-friendly! Hubbert’s Kettle Corn will also be on-site selling their kettle corn!



Grand Rapids Art Museum, 101 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Celebrate Earth Day at the world’s first LEED® Gold-certified art museum! Learn how the art museum is a model of conservation and sustainability in the heart of Grand Rapids with a behind the scenes tour, then head down to GRAM Studio with family or friends to create one-of-a-kind works of art. Visit them for FREE on April 22, and participate in a variety of activities celebrating our great green-and-blue planet.



The Blue Bridge, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 2:00 pm-7:00 pm

The inaugural Cider Week GR concludes with the first of its kind hard cider festival on the Blue Bridge in downtown Grand Rapids, hosted by Michigan Cider Association. The festival will feature cider makers from around Michigan. Attendees will also enjoying a line-up of local music and pizza provided by Standard Pizza Co. will be available for purchase. General Admission Tickets are $25.



Rivertown Sports, 2605 Sanford Ave SW, Grandville, MI 49418
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 5:00 pm-10:00 pm

The Grand Raggidy Roller Derby are proud to be one of only 30 founding member leagues of the Women’s Flat Track Derby Association since its inception in 2005. It’s a double header…Grand Raggidy Roller Derby have invited to the track Maine Roller Derby from Portland, ME and Illiana Derby Dames from Lynwood, IL. This evening is all about our furry friends! Come sporting your best orange outfit and get ready for some games! Many nonprofits in Animal Welfare and Rescue will be in attendance with information on available pets for adoption, services offered, programs, events and tons of educational information. Tickets to the event are $12 in advance or $15 at the door. Click here for ticket information.



Berlin Raceway 2060 Berlin Fair Drive, Marne, MI 49435
Saturday, April 22nd, 2017 – 6:30 pm

Berlin Raceway’s 2017 season will open with the 6th Annual Icebreaker featuring the Zeeland Farm Service Super Late Models, Model Coverall Modified, Coors Light Sportsman, Midwest Compacts, and Mini Wedges.



Calder Plaza, Grand Rapids MI
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 – 8:00 am

This one is for the ladies…grab your girlfriends, mothers, sisters, cousins, grandmas, aunts, or co-workers. Whether you are looking to complete your first 5k, 10k or half marathon or are looking to set a personal record, this event is for you! Take the first step toward better fitness and be part of something incredible – the Gazelle Girl community! The 10k is sold out, but there is still room to sign up in the 5k or half marathon!



Waddell Field, 8638 Byron Center Ave, Byron Center, MI 49315
Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 – 11:30 am-9 pm

BC LAX is having their first annual BC Lacrosse Fight Cancer Game on Sunday. All proceeds from the day will go to help off set medical costs for Dylan Bussa, an 11th grade lacrosse player at BCPS that is battling cancer, as well as a donation made to cancer research. A free clinic for all Byron Center residents grades 3rd-8th from 12:00 Noon-1:30 pm will be hosted by MSU LAX coaches and players. All you need is a stick. The Byron Center JV will play Kentwood at 2:00 pm. The Byron Center Varsity will play Holland at 4:00 pm. MSU will play WMU at 7:00 pm. From 2:00 pm-6:00 pm a free mini carnival will take place. Admission for the entire day is $5. BC LAX is selling tee-shirts for $10 in honor of Dylan. Wear your tee-shirt and get in free. You can purchase tee-shirts at the game or buy them early by going to the office of any BCPS school and fill out the tee-shirt order form.


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