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The 411 in the 616: Bushels of Fun This Week

Who’s ready for bushels of fun this week? After a rainy, cold weekend I tried my best to stay busy shopping for Fall items at The Found Cottage, checking out Sonder Eatery, shopping the Hearth & Hand line at Target and working out at MVP. With the sun shining this week there are a ton of great events happening throughout West Michigan and some awesome local links. Scroll down for this week’s 411 in the 616 and I hope you have a wonderful week!

Thanksgiving LetterboardEvents:


Join March of Dimes for their Signature Chefs Auction at DeVos Place on Monday, November 6 at 5 PM for some signature dishes from local chefs.

Looking for a place to watch Monday Night Football? Head to Jonny B’z on Monday, November 6 from 9-11 PM for $1 wings and $3 craft beers while watching football.


Enjoy some painting & tasting at Sandy Point Beach House with Brush GR on Tuesday, November 7 from 6-8 PM!

If you love Founders Beer don’t miss this Founders Beer dinner at Amore Trattoria Italiana on Tuesday, November 7 at 6:30 PM.


Cheers to Cocktail Week starting today November 8 through the 19th! Check out Experience Grand Rapids for a list of restaurants and bars participating.

Congrats to Gravity Taphouse Grille celebrating 3 years on Wednesday, November 8 from 11 AM – 11 PM with speciality release beers and confetti donuts.

Head to DENYM on Wednesday, November 8 for a sip ‘n learn with Urban You from 5:30-8 PM. Learn more about the difference between Botox and fillers while enjoying some tasty drinks, treats and shopping.

Plan a date night at Reserve for their Marcarini Barolo Wine Dinner on Wednesday, November 8 from 6:30-9:30 PM.

Sonder Eatery HudsonvilleThursday:

If you love hard cider don’t miss the Late Harvest Cider Dinner at 7 Monks Taproom on Thursday, November 9 from 3 PM – 12 AM.

Make your way to Ada Village for Brats & Bonfires with music from Mid-Life Crisis on Thursday, November 9 from 6-9 PM.

Stock your cellar for the holidays with some wine tasting at FireRock Grille on Thursday, November 9 from 6:30-8:30 PM.


With the chilly weather don’t miss Comfort Food Friday at the Downtown Market on Friday, November 10 from 9 AM – 7 PM delicious food like mac & cheese and smoked meatloaf!

Get in the holiday spirit with Holidazzle 2017 at Fruit Basket – Flowerland along with 616 Balloons, Keyboard World, Art of the Table, and Women’s LifeStyle Magazine on Friday, November 10 from 6-9 PM.

Check out PAWS to Celebrate at Frederik Meijer Gardens on Friday, November 10 from 6:30-9 PM.

If you’re interested in photography don’t miss this Beginning Photography Workshop with Ghost Code Studios at Lantern Coffee Bar and Lounge on Friday, November 10 from 6:30-8 PM.


Head to The Pallet Jar for a Very Rustic Christmas Craft Show on Saturday, November 11 from 7 AM – 3 PM.

Get ready for Christmas at Reinspired Treasures Christmas reveal open house on Saturday, November 11 from 10 AM – 5 PM.

Cheers to Dime & Regal on their Wealthy Street grand re-opening on Saturday, November 11 from 11 AM – 7 PM with sway bags, hourly giveaways, raffle and online giveaways.

Learn modern lettering from 6.25 Paper Studio at Grand Rapids Public Library on Saturday, November 11 from 1-2:30 PM.


Grab your girlfriends and head to Gazelle Sports for Ladies Night Out on Sunday, November 12 from 5:30-8 PM for some delicious drinks, yummy snacks and some shopping.

For some amazing food don’t miss this pop-up dinner with Grove and Principle Food & Drink on Sunday, November 12 from 5:30-10 PM.

The Found Cottage HudsonvilleLocal Links:

I love these 6 Fall weekend getaways in Michigan from October June.

If it’s your birthday soon don’t miss out on these birthday discounts that Tall Blonde Roast found.

I need more comfy sweaters in my wardrobe and these picks from Blonde Bedhead are perfect.

My Latest Obsessions This Week:

The kale salad from Sonder Eatery

Shopping for home decor at The Found Cottage

The cedar plank steelhead from Bonefish Grill

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