Out + About: February 2020

Celebrate the cold at World of Winter Festival with outdoor activities and promotions in downtown Grand Rapids. Courtesy Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

­­­To list your event, send calendar information to Grand Rapids Magazine, c/o Calendar Editor, 401 Hall St. SW, Suite 331, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, fax (616) 459-4800, caleditor@geminipub.com. High-resolution photos welcomed. To meet publishing deadlines, information must be received two months prior to monthly magazine issue by the first of the month.

Through Feb. 16 – World of Winter Festival:
Monthlong winter festival with outdoor events, music and promotions at local businesses and restaurants, including Paint the Park, snow yoga, black history walking tours, silent disco, human hungry hippos on ice tournament and Valent-ICE, with more than 50 ice sculptures in downtown Grand Rapids. Also, interactive light installation Prismatica at 555 Monroe Ave. NW. downtowngr.org

Special Events
Stage & Film
Lectures & Workshops

Special Events

Through Feb. 2 – Michigan International Auto Show: Hundreds of sedans, trucks, vans, hybrids, SUVs and sport cars. 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $12 adults, $5 ages 6-14. showspan.com/mas

Through Feb. 23 – Ice Skating at Rosa Parks Circle: Outdoor ice skating in downtown Grand Rapids. Open daily, weather permitting; see website for times. 135 Monroe Center NW. $3 adults, $1 age 17 and younger; skate rental free. facebook.com/rosaparksskating

Feb. 1 – Muskegon Snowfest: Annual winter celebration includes cornhole, snow volleyball, chili cook-off, kids activities and evening pub crawl. Begins 9 a.m. Western Avenue between Third and Fourth streets. jcimuskegon.org/snowfest

Feb. 1 – Polar Plunge: Special Olympics Michigan fundraiser with volunteers plunging into icy water. 1 p.m. Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Drive NE, Comstock Park. $75. somi.org

Feb. 2 – First Friday Gallery Hop: Participating galleries, shops and eateries stay open 6-9 p.m., presented by Avenue for the Arts. South Division Avenue between Fulton and Cherry streets. avenueforthearts.com

Feb. 7 – Grown Up Play Date: Grand Rapids Children’s Museum fundraiser, “Carnival,” includes games, music, street food and adult beverages. 7-11 p.m. 11 Sheldon Ave. NE. $50. grcm.org

Feb. 8 – Love, Wine and Chocolate: Wine tasting and chocolate. Noon-4 p.m. Robinette’s Apple Haus and Winery, 3142 Four Mile Road NE. $10; includes souvenir wine glass. robinettes.com

Feb. 8 – Meijer Gardens Winter Family Day: Outdoor activities, interactive naturalist walk, ice sculptures, art projects and hot chocolate. Free with admission: $14.50 adults, $11 seniors and students, $7 kids 5-13, $4 kids 3-4. 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. meijergardens.org

Feb. 8 – Rockford Chocolate Stroll: Eighth annual downtown stroll collecting chocolates and unscrambling a festive phrase. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Downtown Rockford. $10 or $30/4. rockfordmichamber.com

Feb. 8-19 – Celebration of the Arts: A Juried Sacred Art Show: Hosted by First United Methodist Church. Feb. 9, 12-13, gallery walk-throughs. Feb. 9, Worship with Antiphon Brass and concert mass with Carl Wiltse. Feb. 16, Worship with Girls Choral Academy and Grand Rapids Women’s Chorus, and Music of Japan for organ, marimba and taiko drum. See website for gallery hours. 227 E. Fulton St. Free. thecelebrationofthearts.com

Feb. 14-16 – West Michigan Golf Show: Info about equipment, courses and resorts; retail displays; Treetops Resort $25,000 Par 3 Challenge; free swing lessons. 2-9 p.m. Fri., 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sun. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $12 adults, ages 14 and under free. showspan.com/wmg

Feb. 15 – Founders Firkin Freezeout: Seventh annual outdoor event with more than 40 firkins, food, live ice carving and more. All ages. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Founders Brewing Co., 235 Grandville Ave. SW. Free. foundersbrewing.com

Feb. 15 – Plaiderday Chili Crawl: Zeeland hosts chili cook-off between 10 downtown businesses with sales and specials. 2-5 p.m. Downtown Zeeland. $20. feelthezeel.com

Feb. 15-March 15 – Beer Month GR: Collaborative celebration with local breweries and restaurants offering dishes paired with beer or created with beer, plus Winter Beer Festival (see below) and other events. beermonthgr.com

Feb. 19-23 – Grand Rapids Boat Show: Powerboats, pontoons, ski boats, deck boats, runabouts, canoes, kayaks and other family-fun boats, plus brokers, marinas and boating services. 2-9 p.m. Wed., noon-9 p.m. Thu-Fri., 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sun. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $12 adults, $5 ages 6-14. showspan.com/grb

Feb. 22 – GRCC Giants Awards & Banquet: Grand Rapids Community College salutes African-American individuals and organizations for their contributions to the community; benefits Milo Brown Memorial Scholarship Fund. 6 p.m. J.W. Marriott, 235 Louis St. NW. $100. grcc.edu/odei

Feb. 22 – Mardi Gras Kidney Ball: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan hosts masquerade ball with cocktails, dinner, entertainment and auctions. 6 p.m. Thousand Oaks Country Club, 4100 Thousand Oaks Drive NE. nkfm.org/events/mardi-gras-kidney-ball

Feb. 22 – Winter Beer Festival: Fifteenth annual event celebrates Michigan’s craft beer industry with more than 150 participating breweries and 1,000 beers. 1-6 p.m. Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 W. River Drive NE, Comstock Park. mibeer.com/winter-festival

Feb. 27-29 – Michigan Landlord & Real Estate Investor Conference & Expo: National speakers, breakout sessions and exhibits. DeVos Place, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. Free; registration online. rpoaonline.org

Feb. 28 – Great Wine and Food Symposium: Four hundred international beers and wines, gourmet food, live music; presented by WGVU. Ages 21 and up. 7:30-10 p.m. Grand Rapids Public Museum, 272 Pearl St. NW. $60. wgvu.org/community/events/great-wine-food-symposium

Feb. 29 – Coopersville Chili Cook-Off: Chili cook-off, live music, silent auction, 50/50 raffle. 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Coopersville Farm Museum, 375 Main St. Free admission, samples two for $1 or 12 for $5. coopersvillefarmmuseum.org

Feb. 29 – Founders Leap Year Party: Celebration of leap year with musical guests Lyrics Born and lespecial. 7 p.m. Founders Brewing Co., 235 Grandville Ave. SW. $10. foundersbrewing.com

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Through March 8 – Learn to Luge Weekends: Muskegon Winter Sports Complex offers luge classes for people age 8 and up. 2½-hour sessions Fri.-Sun. $49-$55. 462 Scenic Drive, Muskegon. msports.org

Feb. – Grand Rapids Drive: National Basketball Association G League team, primary affiliate of the Detroit Pistons. Home games: Feb. 5 vs. Capital City Go-Go. Feb. 11 vs. Westchester Knicks. Feb. 13 vs. Canton Charge. Feb. 19 vs. Wisconsin Herd. Feb. 21 vs. Northern Arizona Suns. Feb. 25 vs. Windy City Bulls. Feb. 29 vs. Lakeland Magic. 7 p.m. DeltaPlex, 2500 Turner Ave. NW. $5-$30. grandrapids.gleague.nba.com

Feb. – Grand Rapids Griffins: Grand Rapids’ American Hockey League team, primary affiliate of the Detroit Red Wings. Home games: Feb. 8-9 vs. Texas Stars. Feb. 14 vs. Cleveland Monsters. Feb. 22-23 vs. San Antonio Rampage. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $19-$40. griffinshockey.com

Feb. 1 – Groundhog Marathon: Eighth annual full marathon (six loops of approx. 4.4 miles on certified course) and half-marathon (three loops). 8 a.m. Millennium Park, 1400 Maynard Ave. SW. $93 half-marathon, $103 full. groundhogmarathon.com

Feb. 1 – Professional Bull Riders: Pendleton Whiskey Velocity Tour. 7 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $15-$175. vanandelarena.com

Feb. 2 – Winter Try-Athlon: Luge, speedskating and cross-country skiing instruction for all ages and levels. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, 462 Scenic Drive, Muskegon. msports.org

Feb. 8 – Valentine’s Dash 5K: Race on trails and roads in Kentwood; also, Valentine-themed costume contest. 11 a.m. Kentwood Library, 4950 Breton Road SE. $25-$35. runsignup.com/race/mi/kentwood/valentinesdash

Feb. 14-16 – Winter Games 2020: Seventh annual Meijer State Games of Michigan winter event hosts all ages and abilities competing in 20 Olympic-type games at multiple venues, indoors and out. stategamesofmichigan.com

Feb. 22 – Freeze Fest Disc Golf Tournament: Best shot doubles tournament; benefits Kentwood Parks & Rec Youth Programs. 9 a.m. Jaycee Park, 1088 Gentian Drive SE. $40/team plus canned food donation. kentwood.us/freezefest

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Stage & Film

Through Feb. 8 – “Mary Jane”: Actors’ Theatre presents the story of a single mother caring for her sick child. 8 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 3 p.m. Feb. 2. Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE. $28 adults, $24 seniors and students. actorstheatregrandrapids.org

Through Feb. 9 – “Hamilton”: Broadway Grand Rapids presents the musical about founding father Alexander Hamilton who was George Washington’s right-hand man during the Revolutionary War. Times vary; see website. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $129-$399. broadwaygrandrapids.com

Feb. 1 – Comedy Night with Michael Jr.: In the Moment Comedy Tour. 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Christ Chapel, Cornerstone University, 1001 East Beltline Ave. NE. $30-$60. newcreationspm.org/comedy-night

Feb. 6 – “Toxic Avenger”: Movie screening and conversation with director Lloyd Kaufman, Troma Films. All ages. 8 p.m. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. $35-$50. grcmc.org

Feb. 6-8 – “Shorts!”: Calvin Theatre Company and the Communication Department present an evening of one-acts with the theme “Create, Unite, Renew: Dwelling Together.” 7:30 p.m. Lab Theatre, Spoelhof Center, Calvin University, 3201 Burton St. SE. calvin.edu

Feb. 7-16 – “Working”: Presented by Grand Valley Opera Theatre. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Louis Armstrong Theatre, Haas Center for Performing Arts, 10749 S. Campus Drive, Allendale. $17 adults, $15 seniors, $7 students. gvsu.edu/theatre/2018-2019-season-186.htm

Feb. 7-March 5 – Oscar-Nominated Short Films: UICA presents the year’s most anticipated short films in live action, animation and documentary categories. UICA, 2 W. Fulton St. uica.org/movies

Feb. 8, 22, 29 – River City Improv: Comedy improv team performs unscripted skits using audience suggestions. 7:33 p.m. Feb. 8 and 22 at Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. $14 adults, $8 students. Feb. 29 at Studio Park, 123 Ionia Ave. SW. $15. rivercityimprov.com

Feb. 14 – Pop Scholars: Four-person comedy team performs improv show. 8 p.m. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. $14. popscholars.com

Feb. 14-16 – “Eternal Desire”: GR Ballet presents performances from “Romeo & Juliet,” “Wild Sweet Love” and two world premieres by artistic director James Sofranko. 7:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. Peter Martin Wege Theatre, 341 Ellsworth Ave. SW. $30 and up. grballet.com

Feb. 14-29 – “Our Town”: Muskegon Civic Theatre presents the universal story of small town America. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Beardsley Theater, 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. $26.50. muskegoncivictheatre.org

Feb. 19-23 – “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change”: Aquinas College Theatre presents a series of vignettes focusing on love and relationships. 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2:30 p.m. Sun. 1703 Robinson Road SE. $6-$12. aquinas.edu

Feb. 20-March 7 – “Father Brown”: Master Arts Theatre presents the story of a Scotland Yard detective teaming up with a priest to catch a notorious thief. 7:30 p.m. Thu.-Fri., 2 and 7:30 p.m. Sat. 75 77th St. SW. $17 adults, $15 seniors and students. masterarts.org

Feb. 22 – Hope College’s Great Performance Series: Los Angeles Theatre Works present “Seven.” 7:30 p.m. Knickerbocker Theatre, 86 East Eighth St., Holland. $23 adults, $17 seniors, $6 kids 18 and under. hope.edu

Feb. 27-March 1 – Disney on Ice: “Celebrate Memories!”: Ice skating production of Disney stories, with appearances by princesses, Toy Story characters and Moana. 7 p.m. Thu.-Fri.; 11 a.m., 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sat. and Sun. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $15-$80. vanandelarena.com

Feb. 27-March 8 – “The Accomplices”: Jewish Theatre Grand Rapids tells the true story of a small group of activists rescuing Jews from the Nazis. 8 p.m. Thu. and Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. Spectrum Theater, 160 Fountain St. NE. $28 adults, $25 seniors, $10 students. jtgr.org

Feb. 28-March 22 – “Matilda The Musical”: Grand Rapids Civic Theatre presents Roald Dahl’s story of a precocious young girl who lives in a world of imagination. 7:30 p.m. Wed.-Sat., 2 p.m. Sun. 30 N. Division Ave. $17-$33. grct.org

Feb. 29 – Teen Film Festival: Screening and awards for films submitted by Kent County teens in grades 6-12. 10:30 a.m. Celebration Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Drive NE. Free. kdl.org/teenfilmfestival

Feb. 29-March 1 – “Peter and the Wolf”: CARE Ballet presents a one-hour performance for kids. 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. East Grand Rapids PAC, 2211 Lake Drive SE. $15 adults, $10 students. careballet.org

Feb. 29-March 1 – “Who Am I? A Butterfly Ballet”: GR Ballet’s Junior Company presents the story of a newly emerged butterfly. 10 a.m. and noon Sat., noon and 2:30 p.m. Sun. Meijer Gardens, 1000 East Beltline Ave. NE. $8, $5 members. meijergardens.org

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Feb. – Listening Room Concerts: Feb. 9, Vintage Parlor Orchestra. Feb. 13, John Doe, Kristin Hersch and Grant-Lee Phillips. Feb. 15, The Sweet Water Warblers. Feb. 21, Christopher Paul Stelling. Feb. 22, Cheryl Wheeler. Feb. 23, Songtellers Stories and Songs: Episode 4. Feb. 27, Fatoumata Diawara. Feb. 28, The Crane Wives. Times vary. Studio Park, 123 Ionia Ave. SW. listeningroomgr.com

Feb. – LowellArts House Concerts: Feb. 1, The Adams Family. Feb. 9, Roger MacNaughton and Friends. Feb. 15, Josh Rose and the Founding Fathers. Feb. 29, Chain of Lakes. 7 p.m.; except 4 p.m. Feb. 9. 223 W. Main St., Lowell. $10-$16. lowellartsmi.org

Feb. – Park Theatre Tribute Concerts: Feb. 1, Red Hot Chili Peppers. Feb. 8, Madonna/Lady Gaga. Feb. 15, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. Feb. 22, Ozzy Osbourne. 8 p.m. Park Theatre, 248 S. River Ave., Holland. $18-$25. parktheatreholland.org

Feb. – SCMC Folk Series: St. Cecilia Music Center hosts acoustic folk concerts. Feb. 6, The Infamous Stringdusters. Feb. 19, Rosanne Cash. Feb. 25, Chris Thile. Feb. 27, Raul Midon. 7:30 p.m. 24 Ransom Ave. NE. $25-$55. scmc-online.org

Feb. 8 – John Proulx Trio: Vocal jazz music concert with pianist John Proulx. 7:30 p.m. The Block, 360 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. $25-$35, $10 students. theblockwestmichigan.org

Feb. 8, 15 – GRFA Acoustic Saturday Night Concerts: Grand River Folk Arts concerts. Feb. 8, Peter Bardolph and Friends. Feb. 15, The Willeys GR Original Band. 7 p.m. Wealthy Theatre Annex, 1110 Wealthy St. SE. $15 adults, $12 seniors and students, $10 members, $5 kids under 12.

Feb. 9, 23 – Hempy Keyboard Series: Piano concerts presented by Saugatuck Center for the Arts. Feb. 9, Haysun Kang. Feb. 23, Jason Stoll. 2 p.m. 400 Culver St., Saugatuck. $15 adults, kids 18 and under free. sc4a.org

Feb. 11 – The Lumineers: Folk-rock band concert. 7 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $36 and up. vanandelarena.com

Feb. 12 – Post Malone: Rapper performs Runaway Tour. 8 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $99 and up. vanandelarena.com

Feb. 14 – Grand Rapids Symphonic Band Concert: “Music From the Heart.” 7:30 p.m. Grandville High School PAC, 4700 Canal Ave. SW. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $7 students, $40 family. grsymphonicband.org

Feb. 14-15 – Schubert’s “Great”: GR Symphony classical concert includes Schubert’s Ninth Symphony and music by Brahms and Andrew Normal. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org

Feb. 14, 28 – Alley Door Club: Jazz, blues and folk in downtown Muskegon. Feb. 14, Westside Soul Surfers. Feb. 28, That Beatles Thing. 7 p.m. Frauenthal Theater, 425 W. Western Ave., Muskegon. $10. frauenthal.org

Feb. 15 – Luke Combs: Country singer performs What You See Is What You Get Tour. 7 p.m. Van Andel Arena, 130 W. Fulton St. $99 and up. vanandelarena.com

Feb. 17 – Monday Night Jazz Gumbo: Monthly West Michigan Jazz Society concert with Benje Daneman and the Kanola Band. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Casino Club, 3260 Salerno Drive NE. $15, $10 members. wmichjazz.org

Feb. 18 – Drew and Ellie Holcomb: Folk singers perform The You and Me Tour. 8 p.m. Calvin University Covenant Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE. $25. calvin.edu

Feb. 20 – Kentwood Winter Concert Series: Serita’s Black Rose performs funk, rock, blues and neo-soul concert. 6:30-8 p.m. Kentwood Library, 4950 Breton Road SE. Free. kentwood.us

Feb. 21-22 – “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” in Concert: GR Symphony’s Symphonic Boom concert includes the live score performed while the classic movie plays on the big screen. 7:30 p.m. Fri., 2 p.m. Sat. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org

Feb. 23 – Sacred Sounds of St. Mark’s: Ensemble Rebel performs concert of Baroque music on period instruments. 5 p.m. St. Mark’s Episcopal, 134 N. Division Ave. Free. stmarksgr.org

Feb. 23 – Underground Concert Series: Saxophonist Diego Rivera. 3 p.m. LaFontsee Galleries, 833 Lake Drive SE. $20-$25 adults, $10 students, kids 12 and under free. lafontsee.us

Feb. 27 – GRCC International Guitar Series: Classical guitarist Raphael Feuillatre. 7 p.m. Albert P. Smith Music Center, Linn Maxwell Keller Recital Hall, 142 Ransom Ave. $15 adults, $10 seniors and students. grcc.edu/music/internationalguitarseries

Feb. 28 – Kent Philharmonic Orchestra: Concert celebrating Beethoven. 7:30 p.m. St. Cecilia Music Center, 28 Ransom Ave. NE. $12 adults, $6 seniors and students. kentphilgr.org

Feb. 29 – Symphony with Soul featuring Terence Blanchard: GR Symphony performs with jazz trumpeter Blanchard and The E-Collective. 8 p.m. DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Ave. NW. $18-$90. grsymphony.org

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Lectures & Workshops

Feb. – Downtown Market Cooking Classes: Feb. 13-15, That’s Amore: A Romantic Evening in Italy. Feb. 21, Rustic French Cooking. Feb. 22, Slow Your Roll: Beginner Sushi. 435 Ionia Ave. SW. downtownmarketgr.com

Feb. – FLPC Art Workshops: Feb. 17-18, “Great Finishes and Acrylics” by Kathleen Mooney. Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell. lifeprocesscenter.org

Feb. – Grand Rapids Public Libraries: Adults: book clubs, computer/technology instruction. Kids: LEGO Block Party, Mindstorm Saturdays, book clubs, Pajama Time!, story times. grpl.org

Feb. – Johnson Center Workshops: Feb. 4, Grantwriting for Success. Feb. 6, Designing Metrics for Program Evaluation. Feb. 11, Nonprofit Executive Coaching. Feb. 20, Proposal Analysis in Grantmaking. Johnson Center for Philanthropy, 201 Front Ave. SW. Free. johnsoncenter.org

Feb. – Kent District Libraries: Adults: Black History Month: From the Hood to Under the Hood: Black Comic Book Superheroes, KDaLe Tours, Monday Night Mixers, Sunday Afternoon Live concerts, Early Childhood Essentials, Apple Users Group, book sales, book discussions, computer/technology instruction. Kids: Heart to Heart Craft Party, Hop on Leap Day, Paint a Canvas, Battle of the Books: Buzzer Practice, Pokémon Club, Teen Zone, book clubs, story times. kdl.org

Through Feb. 1 – Calvin Symposium on Worship: Worship planners, pastors, musicians, artists, scholars and worshippers in dialogue, hosted by the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship and Center for Excellence in Preaching at Calvin University and Calvin Theological Seminary. $270, $30/students. worship.calvin.edu/symposium

Feb. 2 – GVSU Masterclass: Pianist EunAe Lee. 4 p.m. Sherman Van Solkema Hall, Haas Center for Performing Arts, 10749 S. Campus Drive, Allendale. gvsu.edu

Feb. 3 – GVSU Writers Series: Reading and book signing by authors Caitlin Horrocks and Beth Peterson. 6-7:30 p.m. Pew Library, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale. gvsu.edu

Feb. 4 – Hope College Visiting Writing Series: Author TBD. 3:30-4:30 p.m. Martha Miller Center, 257 Columbia Ave., Holland. hope.edu

Feb. 5 – Make Your Own Damn Movie: Masterclass with director/producer Lloyd Kaufman, Troma Films. All ages. 5:30 p.m. Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St. SE. $60. grcmc.org

Feb. 7 – Balletmore Open Audition: Audition for “Alice in Wonderland.” 5-7 p.m. 2335 Burton St. SE. Production date: May 9. balletmore.com

Feb. 7 – Contra Dance: Grand River Folk Arts Society hosts instruction and dancing. 7 p.m. 701 Fifth St. NW. $10 adults, $8 members, $6 students, $20 family.

Feb. 8, 15, 27 – Ada Township Parks Programs: Feb. 8, Winter Skills Day for youth 9-12. Feb. 15, Hiking Yoga and Cacao Workshop. Feb. 27, Amazing Owls. Roselle Park, 1010 Grand River Drive, Ada. adamichigan.org/events/2020/february

Feb. 9 – GRAM Adult Workshop: Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts “Layered Landscape Dioramas.” 12:30-3:30 p.m. 101 Monroe Center NW. $35. artmuseumgr.org

Feb. 11 – Bake Bread with Your Valentine: Cooking class with Sister Colleen Ann Nagle. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Franciscan Life Process Center, 11650 Downes St. NE, Lowell. $35. lifeprocesscenter.org

Feb. 11 – Home School Information Nights: Information and Q&A about home schooling, including curriculum options, classes and socialization. 6-8 p.m. Home School Building, 5625 Burlingame Ave. SW, Wyoming. $15/family. mihsb.org/homeschoolinfonights

Feb. 12 – Passport to Adventure: Calvin University presents travel film series: “China: Beyond the Great Wall” by Karin Muller. 7 p.m. Calvin University Fine Arts Center, 1795 Knollcrest Circle SE. $6 adults, $3 students. calvin.edu/academics/call/travel-film-series

Feb. 13 – Aquinas College Contemporary Writers Series: Author Jay Baron Nicorvo. 7:30 p.m. Wege Ballroom, Aquinas College, 1703 Robinson Road SE. aquinas.edu/contemporary-writers-series

Feb. 14-17 – Great Backyard Bird Count: Birders of all skill levels count birds for a minimum of 15 minutes in local areas and submit info via eBird app. gbbc.birdcount.org

Feb. 15 – Flat River Gallery Art Class: Artist Ralph Nunzi presents “pleinAire [indoor abstractions].” 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 219 W. Main St., Lowell. $125. flatrivergalleryandframing.com

Feb. 15 – GRAM Saturday Studio Session: Grand Rapids Art Museum hosts “Resin Casting.” 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 101 Monroe Center NW. $35. artmuseumgr.org

Feb. 22 – Winter Warm Up Workshop: Hands-on classes and learning sessions for local handbell choirs and individual ringers. Time TBD. St. Robert of Newminster Parish, 6477 Ada Drive SE, Ada. $37-$42. embellishhandbells.com/wordpress

Feb. 28 – Art and Science of Aging Conference: Fifteenth annual GVSU conference with theme “Rx for Healthy Aging.” 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Richard M. DeVos Center, 401 W. Fulton St. $45, $35 seniors and students. gvsu.edu/gerontology

Feb. 29 – Birding Field Day: Searches for birds such as hawks, owls, ducks and woodpeckers at various locations such as Stu Visser Trails, Holland State Park, Black Lake Boardwalk, Pigeon River Access, and 128th Avenue and Bingham Street. Registration required. 9 a.m.-noon. Holland State Park, 2398 Ottawa Beach Road, Holland. bit.ly/BirdingFieldDay

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