A Societal and Artful Paradigm: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise


A Societal and Artful Paradigm: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise

January 30, 2016, 2:00 PM-3:00 PM

A Societal and Artful Paradigm: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise
Saturday, January 30, 2016
2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join us as Sally Main, curator of the exhibition Women, Art and Social Change: The Newcomb Pottery Enterprise, presents insights into the lives of Newcomb’s artists and the difficult economic and social circumstances they experienced in the post-Civil War South. Her lecture will examine the innovative ways Newcomb College advanced women’s education and opened them to the possibility of self-reliance through creativity. The lecture begins at 2:00 pm, with docent-led tours for members afterward.



6th annual WinterWest rescheduled-

The 6th annual WinterWest event, presented by Friends of Grand Rapids Parks, has been rescheduled, from January 29-31, 2016 to February 12-14, 2016 due to unseasonably warm weather conditions forecast for the originally scheduled dates. The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic has also been rescheduled for the weekend of February 12-14.

WinterWest is an event that encourages people and families to get out and enjoy winter in Grand Rapids parks. The full event schedule for the new dates will be posted online on the WinterWest and Friends of Grand Rapids Parks Facebook pages in the coming days. The weekend will still feature the popular Kids’ Crazy Cardboard Sled Race, among other activities.

Friends of Grand Rapids Parks

For more event information:  http://www.friendsofgrparks.org/event/winter-west-2015/

The Road Through Paris: Where Do We Go from Here?

The Duncan Littlefair Great Speakers andthe Citizens Climate Lobby Present:

 The Road Through Paris: Where Do We Go from Here?

With George Heartwell




7:00 pm February 23, 2016

Fountain Street Church

24 Fountain Street NE,

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

George Heartwell has recently completed twelve years as Grand Rapids’ Mayor.  During his tenure the city made significant advances in environmental protection with special attention to energy efficiency and renewable energy, water quality and both non-motorized transportation and public transit.  Early in his tenure Heartwell saw the threat of climate change for his community and began working both to mitigate climate impacts and to create a city infrastructure that will be resilient to those impacts.

In 2013 he attended COP19 in Warsaw and this past December he was in Paris for COP21.  Heartwell will discuss the agreement reached in Paris and what it means for our future.  The support of US leadership was essential to the achievements in Paris; the support of our country’s citizens is essential to the success of the Agreement’s implementation and improvement.  Absent that support, it is at high risk of failure.

Heartwell will speak of the actions that we citizens can take to help ensure that what has been accomplished there is but the beginning of a worldwide, robust, transformative response to the climate change that puts our very existence at risk.  We all need to be part of the solution.