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This is a group for anyone in their 20s, 30s and 40s interested in socializing and making new friends. Let's hang out, explore Grand Rapids, and have fun! Expect brewery events, book club, wine tasting, volunteer opportunities, trivia, dinner, outdoor events including physical activities, festivals, tubing in the summer, sledding in the winter. We're always open to suggestions on new events too. Join the group, and RSVP to your first event. If you need more details or have questions, send us a quick message. We can't wait to meet you!

Upcoming events (5+)

Better Off Read GR discusses: "Educated" by Tara Westover

Schuler Books and Music

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. Then, Tara began to educate herself. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. At A Glance 334 pages 4.49 Goodreads rating Non-Fiction > Memoir Publication Date: February 20, 2018 Notes: Please note that we are meeting on April 28th due to Easter occurring on our regular date. We will also be meeting in the cafe of Schuler’s to accommodate this change.

Adulting 101: Organizing and Decluttering

Grand Rapids Public Library

We all have emotional attachment to our stuff. It’s time for a change when it starts getting in the way of living life to the fullest. There’s no one size fits all for getting organized, but there are easy and achievable methods to get us more comfortable in our spaces. Come learn organizing tips and strategies for a simpler life. https://www.grpl.org/event/adulting-101-organizing-and-decluttering/

"Blind Date with a Book" Wrapped Book Swap & Lunch

Grand Rapids Brewing Co

Better Off Read GR (https://betteroffreadgr.wordpress.com/) invites you to participate in a Wrapped Present Book Swap! Come out to meet new people and get a free book! Bring a wrapped book to exchange and get an exciting new one in return. Familiar with "Blind Date with a Book?" (If not, Google it, and we'll pretend you always knew). Same concept! Three easy steps to participate: 1. Purchase one book (new or like new condition, please) and wrap it. 2. Write the following on the wrapping paper (or a note attached to the wrapping paper) -genre of book -its Goodreads.com score -brief summary or a couple characteristics (just enough to give an idea of what it's about without revealing what the book is) 3. Show up ready to swap! We'll put all of the books on the table, and you'll choose one you want based on the information written on the wrapping paper. Worried that you won't find something you like/haven't read already? Your Better Off Read cohosts James W. and Jordan F. will have at least TEN extra books from various genres; see the picture on our website for ideas! https://betteroffreadgr.wordpress.com/2019/04/16/may-5th-event-blind-date-with-a-book-wrapped-book-swap/ **Parking: Street parking is free on Sundays. If you don't mind a bit of a walk, the Pearl Ionia parking garage will be $7**

Trivia and Dinner at Cheer's!

Cheer's Restaurant

Michigan Team Trivia - Come out, meet people, and have fun! Cheers will reserve a table for our group. Any winnings from the previous week will be used to buy appetizers for the tables. Please make sure to update your RSVP before the day of trivia so we can give them an appropriate head count. If you can't make it, please change your RSVP to free up a spot for someone on the waiting list. Trivia starts on the dot at 7:00, please arrive around 6:45 to get settled before we begin.

Past events (701)

Adulting 101: How Much Home Can You Afford?

Grand Rapids Public Library

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