“Make My Belly Full”
On Feb. 24 from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., 15 percent of all food purchases at the Big Rapids Big Boy will be donated to My Sister’s Keeper to help assist the prevention of child abuse. A flyer must be presented at the time of purchase. Flyers can be obtained from any member of My Sister’s Keeper or a printable version can be obtained by emailing email@example.com. For more information, contact Shauni Harris at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 313-850-5151.
Poetry Reading by Helen Degen Cohen
Award-winning poet and writer Helen Degen Cohen will be holding a reading from her various manuscripts and collected works on Feb. 25 at Pepper’s Deli and Café from 7 to 9 p.m. Cohen is the recipient of a National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship in Poetry and other various awards. For more information, contact Scott Cohen at email@example.com or call ext. 2484.
2010 Law Enforcement Torch Run Polar Plunge
Special Olympics Michigan Area 5 and Law Enforcement Torch Run present the Polar Plunge on Feb. 27 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chippewa Lake. Money raised supports year-round sports training and competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. Entry fee is $50 and contributions can be brought to the registration site at East Bay General Store at Chippewa Lake. For more information, contact Pat Rosales at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 231-867-5713.
Connecting Generations Through Gardening
On Feb. 27 join Big Rapids native, horticulturist and landscape architect Merry Kim Meyers who will present a hands-on workshop for anyone interested in flowers and plants. The workshop will include several innovative “green” activities. The event will take place at 2 p.m. at the Big Rapids City Hall. For more information, contact Scott Cohen at email@example.com or call ext. 2484.
Minneapolis Guitar Quartet with Flamenco Dancer Colette Illarde
The Minneapolis Guitar Quartet (MGQ) with Flamenco Dancer Colette Illarde will be performing on Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. The MGQ has been one of the world’s leading guitar ensembles since 1986. Illarde’s choreography includes Spanish regional and folk dancing, classical ballet, and flamenco. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. For more information, contact Williams Auditorium at firstname.lastname@example.org or call ext. 5600.
“South Africa: Healing the Wounds of Racism”
As part of the Global Initiative, the 2010 Women’s History Month featured speaker is Naomi Tutu. She will be speaking on March 2 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. She will talk about her experience growing up as a black female in apartheid South Africa. For more information, contact Michael Wade at email@example.com or call ext. 2617.
The Ferris Chapter of the Young Americans for Liberty is holding a screening of the documentary, “Indoctrinate U” in the Whitney Auditorium Feb. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. to discuss affirmative action and the diversity of ideas on college campuses. For more information, contact Zach Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.