AUGUST 30, 2006

Hi everybody!
This weekend is a Holiday, of course we already know that. The public Schools in Michigan are not allowed to go back into service until after Labor Day to encourage tourism, the large market chains and retail stores are forced to have large storewide sales and every body and their brother are going to be Bar-b-que-ing, heading to the beach for one last romp, or getting together with friends to hang out. However there are a few things going on so…..

Here is the word on the Street for August 30, 2006

This week marks the last Days of Eye Candy Gallery in Eastown Thursday is the Last day and there will be Live music form 5-7 PM, and of course everything is on Sale… the shop is located next to Smitty’s at 1479 Lake Drive SE in Eastown.

This week on Thursday night at the DAAC Triforce is playing with “pardon me, but your teeth are in my Neck”, Blonde girls, and Spouse Killer.

Opening Friday September 1st is a show featuring (exclusively) Michael Pfleghaar’s work including Paintings Drawings and Ceramics at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center. The show opens this weekend, but the actual opening reception is not until September 6th from 6-7:30 PM. So put the date on your calendar……

On Friday night at the DAAC there is a performance at 8 with Positive reinforcement, Blank Stare, Hit Me back, Fuck this, and Rick Johnson Rock N Roll Machine.

Vertigo Music is always doing something great to support the community. This Saturday, all day, they will be helping to fundraise $$ for the Avenue for the Arts Business District. For each CD sold they will donate $1 to the Avenue for the Arts Promotions Committee. Items that qualify are: any vinyl lp-new or used greater than $1.99 and any compact disc-new or used priced $2.99 or higher. SO if you have been waiting to buy the newest release from your favorite band SATURDAY is the day. Please help support the Avenue for the Arts so we can continue to provide community events and grow our business district.

On Sunday September 3 the DAAC is hosting The offbeats, Stuck Lucky, and the Carry-ons. I think I haven’t told you where the DAAC is lately… 115 S. Division…

Cool. Local. Stuff.
G-rad is expanding to fulfill an need in the community that we have longtime felt, it is LAMB. I would explain it but then you might not check it out so here is the web Address.

The Hispanic Festival happens on the 9th and they are still looking for more Hispanic Artists to participate. If you are interested contact Emily Aleman at 616 742 0221

I ran across something from the Progressive Women’s Alliance that I thought was really interesting, it is a list of all of the 2007 vacancies for public committees in Grand Rapids. You have to get Appointed however you can fill out a resume form found on the Counties website at or get one sent at 632 7580 the deadline is September 15th, Please contact the Candidate Committee at for further information or assistance in
applying. the following is a list of public committees with seats to be filled.

- Aeronautics Board
- Agricultural Preservation Board (2 openings: one 'agricultural interest' and
one 'conservation representative')
- Area Agency on Aging of Region VIII - Advisory Council
- Area Agency on Aging of Region VIII - Board of Directors
- Community Corrections Advisory Board
- Community Health Advisory Committee (two physician openings)
- Community Mental Health Authority Board (term beginning April 1, 2007) County
Building Authority
- Friend of the Court Advisory Committee (2 openings: one advocate for children
and one family law attorney)
- Grand Rapids-Kent County Convention/Arena Authority
- Housing Commission
- John Ball Zoo Advisory Board
- Kent County Family & Children's Coordinating Council (two private agency
- Kent District Library Board (one opening for citizens who live in Region 1 -
Nelson, Oakfield, Spencer, and Tyrone Township; and one opening for Region 5 -
Ada, Cascade, and Grand Rapids Township and the City of East Grand Rapids)
- Kent Hospital Finance Authority
- Millennium Park Architectural Advisory Review Board (one opening from the
business community)
- Millennium Park Community Committee (one opening each for citizens who live in
the City of Grand Rapids, Grandville, Wyoming, and Walker; and one greater
county representative)
- Officers' Compensation Commission
- Road Commission (two openings)

Laura Armenta’s Dance Studio over on Wealthy is offering some fall classes and unfortunately I forgot to include them last week , however my choice picks were Belly Dancing basic classes are held on Sundays between 5-6 PM and Monday 6:20-7:20 Intermediate is Tuesday 6:20-7:20 and Advanced Wednesday 5:30-6:45.
Also she is offering a Latin Groove Club beginning in October. If you are still interested in taking a class, or want to get into the Groove, call Laura at 616-235- yoga Studio or visit

Question of the week??
What type of public artwork do you like? What would you like to see more of in Grand Rapids? I am asking because we are getting to the point were we will be developing new projects for the coming year and I would like to know what people are into…… so Drop me an email at,, or Also of course WOTS is online at or you can go to G-rad and then access it through projects….

Thanks for reading all the way to the bottom….
Yours truly,

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