Wednesday, April 11, 2012

West Michigan Mom’s Sale Moves to DeVos Place and Adds Parenting Expo

The Midwest’s largest Mom-2-Mom Sale just keeps growing, and this spring the organizers are adding a Parenting Expo. The GR8 Parenting Event and the West Michigan Mom’s Sale will be held on Saturday, May 19, at DeVos Place. The West Michigan Mom’s Sale runs from 9am-3pm and the GR8 Parenting Event runs from 9am-5pm.

The GR8 Parenting Event will feature local businesses and non-profits that relate to family life. Free classes will also be offered all day long, including “Rethinking ADHD” and “Baby’s First Real Foods”. All classes will be offered by experts in the community. You may view available
classes and register to attend classes on the GR8 Parenting Event’s website, Space is limited.

The West Michigan Mom’s Sale will offer over 250 booths filled with gently used children’s clothing (newborn-16), maternity wear, nursery furniture, baby gear, toys, and so much more, all at garage sale prices.

Admission is free for both events. Families with strollers are welcome. There will be activities for children, including inflatables, a butterfly tent, a reptile show hosted by Boulder Ridge Wild Animal Park and puppet shows.

For more information or to register as a vendor at one of the events, visit or

The GR8 Parenting Event is sponsored by Gerber and Meijer.

Gospel Musical “I Need A Man” Cancels Several Dates Including Grand Rapids

T. Rose Entertainment has announced that Michael Matthews' Gospel Stage Play, I Need A Man, has cancelled their performance scheduled for Tuesday, April 24 at DeVos Performance Hall.

“After reviewing the current ticket sales for the Grand Rapids performance; Matthews Productions and the National Tour Directors of I Need A Man, stage play have decided to cancel the April 24 performance date,” they announced.

“T. Rose Entertainment appreciates everyone who auditioned; and showed support for the upcoming performance. Unfortunately, the sales and support was not progressing at a satisfactory level for the tours' National Directors.”

The Toledo, Saginaw and Cleveland shows have also been cancelled.

The production had held an open audition several weeks ago for community members to partake in one of I Need A Man’s scenes, something the play did in all of its receiving cities.