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West Michigan events celebrate 34th anniversary of Americans with Disabilities Act

The  Caravan for Disability Freedom and Justice 2024 will stop in Muskegon and Kalamazoo to celebrate the 34th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. 

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MiLEAP fund provides essential equipment, upgrades for child care facilities

Quality child care is necessary, but not always available or affordable. The MiLEAP Caring for MI Future: Facilities Improvement Fund has launched a $59 million fund to provide new and expanding home-based and center-based facilities across the state.   

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The healing power of horsesHorses partner with people at this innovative center in Fennville

Horses partner with people at the Red Horse Center in Fennville to provide transformative ways to heal and grow using a trauma-informed approach.  

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Gentex celebrates milestones by connecting with community

Gentex is celebrating a pair of milestones this summer with community events that include street performers, a block party, and fireworks.

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Salsa dance on the beach as part of Music Moves Us

As part of Music Moves Us, the Salserines will give a free salsa lesson on the beach at Holland State Park on Wednesday, Aug. 7, from 7-8 p.m.

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Take a free hip hop lesson as part of Music Moves Us

As part of Music Moves Us, I AM Dance, a new part of I AM Academy, is offering a free hip hop lesson on Thursday, Aug. 8, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown Holland’s GDK park during the Street Performer Series. 

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Take a free swing dance lesson as part of Music Moves Us

As part of HSO Presents Music Moves Us, Wilson Dance Studio is offering a free swing dance lesson on Friday, Aug. 9, from 5:30-6:00 p.m. in Kollen Park before Big Band Lakeshore performs as part of the Summer Concert Series. 

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DNSWM launches #DWord Campaign during Disability Pride Month

Disability Network Southwest Michigan (DNSWM) has launched the #DWord campaign, aiming to reshape cultural perceptions of the word "disability."

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Take a free yoga class with a ‘sound bath’ as part of Music Moves Us

As part of HSO Presents Music Moves Us, Rebecca Wierks and Jasmine Jelsema are teaming up to offer a free yoga lesson with a “sound bath” at Tunnel Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 10-11 a.m.

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How public health collaborations with hospitals benefit Michigan's communities

Yours, Mine and Ours — Public Health spoke with Lauren LaPine, Michigan Health and Hospital Association senior director of legislative and public policy about how various public health agencies and programs collaborate with hospitals across the state.  

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