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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!

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Free Night at the GRAM + 1/2 Price Sushi

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Let's meet up for free admission night at the GRAM. You don't need an art degree to determine what you like and why--so let's talk about what we see together. Afterward, we can grab sushi and drinks across the street. GRAM is pleased to announce an exhibition of recent large-scale sculpture by renowned artist and designer Maya Lin. Created in recycled silver, steel pins, and common building materials, Lin conceives these sculptures with the use of charting, mapping, and scientific research to determine each work’s ultimate design, layout, and structure.

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.

Better Off Read GR discusses: "Stiff" by Mary Roach

Schuler Books and Music

Stiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science’s boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. In this fascinating account, Mary Roach visits the good deeds of cadavers over the centuries and tells the engrossing story of our bodies when we are no longer with them. She places each chapter’s content into a historical context by discussing the history of the method of using a cadaver she is about to witness. At A Glance 303 pages 4.06 Goodreads rating Non-Fiction > Science Publication Date: 2003 Notes: We are meeting on June 13th due to Father’s Day. We have the Studio reserved, but we may get booted for an author discussion if one gets scheduled. We will know on June 1st if we have been moved to the cafe, and will update this accordingly. For more information, view our website: betteroffreadgr.wordpress.com

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.

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