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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+)

BY OMG (Bring Your Own Martini Glass)

Union Square Condos


Martini party! Bring your own martini glass (or for $5 we’ll give you one to use and take home!). Choose from a variety of martinis (savory and sweet) while enjoying light appetizers. Cost per person is $15 and includes 3 martinis and food. One of your hosts, will be making the drinks and you can take home a copy of your favorite recipe(s). We’ll have a fun time, make new friends while we hang out and drink martinis! Feel free to bring a guest/friend as well. All attendees must be age 21 or over. If you have any questions, please let us know! See you Saturday!

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.

View "Annihilation" at Wealthy Theatre (Better Off Read GR)

Join Better Off Read GR on August 6th in a trip to the movies for a viewing of Alex Garlands’s film adaptation of “Annihilation” by Jeff VanderMeer. A biologist signs up for a dangerous, secret expedition into a mysterious zone where the laws of nature don’t apply. Starring: Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez, Tessa Thompson, Tuva Novotny and Oscar Isaac. Event Details Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 Showtime 7:00PM: We will meet inside the lobby 20 minutes prior to showtime. Purchase your ticket ahead of time and skip the main line–go straight to will call! Wealthy Theatre, 1130 Wealthy St SE Grand Rapids, MI 49506 There is parking available in the lot behind the theatre https://grcmc.org/theatre/node/35247/meanwhile-movie-annihilation

Better Off Read GR discusses: "Fahrenheit 451" by Ray Bradbury

Schuler Books and Music

“It was a pleasure to burn.” In a world where television rules and literature is on the brink of extinction, firemen start fires rather than put them out. Guy Montag’s job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities–the printed book–along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never questions the destruction and ruin his actions produce, returning each day to his bland life and wife, Mildred, who spends all day with her television family. But then he meets an eccentric young neighbor, Clarisse, who introduces him to a past where people did not live in fear and to a present where one sees the world through the ideas in books instead of the mindless chatter of television. When Mildred attempts suicide and Clarisse suddenly disappears, Montag begins to question everything he has ever known. At A Glance 194 pages 3.98 Goodreads rating Science Fiction > Dystopian Publication Date: 1953 Event Details August 18th,[masked]:00 PM EDT Schuler Books and Music,[masked]th St SE, Grand Rapids MI We will meet in the studio directly at the back of Schuler’s, no purchase necessary Better Off Read GR members receive a 20% discount on our picks when purchased from the Book Club table at Schuler’s Books.

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