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Treat your Valentine to a special night of food, local brews, games, music, play and FUN...all to benefit the Grand Rapids Children's Museum! Join us for the Grown Up Play Date Friday, February 12, 2016, a night of museum fun for adults only! Play a round of laser tag, participate in the building wide scavenger hunt, create works of art, make a giant bubble, build with Legos, and more, while enjoying grown-up pizza options from local restaurants and brews, wines, and ciders from West Michigan! Just $30 per person and all proceeds go to help GRCM programs and exhibits. Tickets available at www.grcm.eventbrite.com or by calling 616-235-4726.

Just in: some bright news for those suffering from sunlight deprivation and the winter blahs. With hundreds of exhibits, the 28th West Michigan Golf Show is returning to DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids on February 12-14. Here's a sampling of what makes it the season's "must attend" happening for golfers and wannabes alike:

West Michigan Woman's event line up is here! Mark your calendars and get ready to wine down, pint out, get wiggy and scramble. When you attend, you'll find that our events aren't like any other professional women's events. Why? Because our events are less formal and we're not afraid to have fun. It's this casual comfortable atmosphere that has helped our events experience compelling growth (61% attendance growth in 2015) and provided an excellent return to our sponsors.

What are your retirement dreams? Everyone needs a plan, a roadmap to reach their life goals. Women especially need a plan, as we statistically live longer than men. It is NOT too late to improve your future lifestyle.

CKO Kickboxing, one of the fastest-growing fitness franchises in the nation, is slated to open their first Midwest location at 616 Lofts on Monroe in early January 2016. President of CKO Grand Rapids, Shelby Reno brings over 20 years of fitness expertise and group exercise know-how to the brand. The kickboxing studio will feature 60 6-foot-tall "heavy" bags to support one-hour group kickboxing and high intensity interval training classes – nearly 40 sessions each week. A Kids' Kick class is on the schedule for late Saturday mornings to give kids an outlet to unleash their high energy while improving agility and building confidence.

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