Race Day 2009
Friday July 24th from 6pm to 8pm
Holland Market Place at 8th/Pine
Officer Rob Brewer @ 616-355-1707
We are going to have a static display of various race cars with their drivers and our goal is to educate the public on safety belt use. The idea is that people, especially kids, like race cars and once they see all the safety equipment associated with these race cars they will also see that using their safety belts is smart. The kids will have an opportunity to see the cars up close and even sit in some of them. There will be stock cars, drag cars, and other racing vehicles that will be participating as well as area Police, Fire, and EMS units. Along with several local racers there will be the "Rescue 1 Fire Safety for Kids" race car and the Allegan County Sheriffs Department "Beat the Heat" race car. Our hope is to not only convince the "non-restraint" users to buckle up but to also commend the people that are using their safety restraints. There will be some safety related handout material also available. The OHSP "Seatbelt Convincer" will also be at the event for people to experience.

Meijer Charity Classic
July 13th
Join FOX 17 Sports' Tim Doty and a host of LPGA players for a day of fun and exciting golf…all for a good cause! It's the Meijer Charity Classic, Monday, July 13th at the Grand Rapids Elks, home of the Highlands Golf Club. Proceeds benefit Gilda's Club Grand Rapids.

GR Symphony: Celebrate America
July 10th
Your Grand Rapids Symphony's Chase Picnic Pops kicks off July 9 and 10 with a salute to American music. Hear patriotic songs, tunes from "Wicked" and "West Side Story," Motown hits, John Williams movie music and much more.

GR Symphony: 50's Dance Party
July 16th
Don't miss the official tribute to Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper. Experience hit songs from the 50s era:That'll Be The Day, Peggy Sue, Oh, Boy, Rave on, La Bamba, Chantilly Lace and many more.

GR Symphony: Classical Fireworks
July 24th
The best fireworks show of the summer tops off this annual favorite. Hear classics you know and love including Gershwin's An American in Paris, music from the movie Journey to the Center of the Earth, Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and more.

GR Symphony: Music of Billy Joel
July 30th