Calendar

Calendar

Events

February 14, 2017 6:30 pm

Seeds of a Love Song

Join singer and musician Josh Rose as he shares his knowledge of the world of songwriting.

Cost

  • Members $55
  • Non-Members $60
February 18, 2017 10:00 am

Animal Adventures: Surviving in the Wild

Have fun exploring the survival techniques of an owl, a ball python, a chinchilla and silkie chickens. 

Ages

3 and older

Cost

  • Members $5
  • Non-Members $7
Feb
18
10:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Beginning Bonsai

Full Class

Gain hands-on experience pruning and wiring a 'Golden Gate' ficus.

Instructor

Steve Jetzer

Cost

  • Members $65
  • Non-Members $73
February 21, 2017 10:30 am

Cozy Tales for Chilly Days

Preschool Story Time (Best for 2-5)

February 21, 2017 6:30 pm

Geek Chic: The Evolution of Comics

How have comic books grown into a billion-dollar industry dominating film, television and pop culture? 

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $50
Feb
25
9:00 am 12:00 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Portrait Photography

Full Class

Bring out the best in your family and friends with tips from a professional photographer.

Instructor

Dianne Carroll Burdick

Cost

  • Members $40
  • Non-Members $48
Feb
25
10:00 am 2:00 pm

Ai Weiwei at Meijer Gardens: Natural State

Scouts will practice their critical thinking skills as they explore the art of Ai Weiwei, internationally renowned Chinese artist and activist.  Troops will search for selected works of art in the galleries, conservatories, and public areas and will look carefully at each piece, photograph some, and think about the important ideas they convey.  Adults will receive insightful “did you know” facts for each stop that will help stimulate conversation and understanding of the artworks. Big ideas such as empathy, free speech, value, and freedom will be explored.

This event is a natural tie-in to “World Thinking Day,” a day of international friendship that focuses on issues that affect girls and young women.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and understand the power of art and ideas in a landmark exhibition featuring one of the most acclaimed artists in the world today!

As an added bonus, scouts will also enjoy hundreds of tropical butterflies as they visit Ai Weiwei’s pieces in the Tropical Conservatory.
Allow about two hours for your visit and reserve a check-in time between 10 am and noon.  The $6 per scout cost includes all materials and admission; a patch is not included.

Register early—check-in times fill quickly! A credit card is required to secure your reservation. Register by phone by calling Rebecca Hofmann at (616) 977-7683 or Julie Francke at (616) 975-3145.
The registration deadline is February 20th (5 days before the event).
Don’t delay—numbers can be adjusted up until the registration deadline.  There are no refunds after February 20th.

February 28, 2017 10:30 am

Cozy Tales for Chilly Days

Preschool Story Time (Best for 2-5)

Feb
28
4:00 pm 5:30 pm
Classes & Camps: Adult

Orchid Success

Full Class

Whether you received an orchid as a gift or purchased one at our Orchid Show or from a store, you’ll learn what to do to keep it alive and blooming.

Instructor

Wendy Pektunus

Cost

  • Members $25
  • Non-Members $33
February 28, 2017 6:30 pm

Geek Chic: The Evolution of Comics

How have comic books grown into a billion-dollar industry dominating film, television and pop culture? 

Cost

  • Members $45
  • Non-Members $50