CJ DeVries from GRNow.com shares her top five weekend events.

1. WHEELS & WAFFLES - Saturday, March 4 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Why couldn’t the bike stand on its own? Because it was wheelie tired! (ok .. i’ts been a long winter)

Come join us for more bad bike puns and waffles while we are schooled in the art of building wheels by one of GR’s best wheel builders!

Our special guest, hailing from the land of Velocity and The Wheel Department, will bestow upon us some of his infinite wheel wisdom. Starting with a pile of spokes, a hub, and a hoop he will guide us along our journey to “true” wheel Nirvana.

Walk away with your very own Velocity wheel* and be the envy of all your bike nerd friends.

*Front wheels only. Opportunity for 4 wheel builds. $150 for materials. Contact our shop manager at morgan@thespokefolks.org for more information.

If you’re interested in learning about wheels but not up for building one yet, general admission is $15 (cash or credit).

For more information, click here.

2. GLOW YOGA WITH LAUGHFEST - Sunday, March 5 from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Get your glow on for a good cause and experience a one-of-a-kind yoga class at the JW Marriott Grand Rapids! Don’t bring a mat, (we’ve got that covered!), but do wear white or neon colors which work best under the black lights. If you don’t have any of that, you can buy something at the event from the Lolë pop up shop! We’ll add some glow paint, but if you like a challenge, best overall glow getup, can win a certificate for overnight stay at the JW!

Tickets are $45 and include energizing refreshments, body paint, new yoga mat from Lolë Grand Rapids (which you’ll use for the class and get to keep!), an unforgettable yoga class, and a complimentary drink!

Body painting begins at 5 pm, with stylists from the JW Marriott spa and LaughFest volunteers on hand to help you get your glow on.

Refreshments from the JW’s signature “Revive” Wellness Break will be available, including: Make-Your-Own Yogurt and House-Made Granola Parfaits, Sliced Fruit, Salad Kabobs, Vegetable Crudites, Hummus and Pita Chips, a Juice Bar, and Infused Water.

The yoga class, led by Michele Fife, begins at 6 pm in the International Ballroom. Get their early to find your special gift from Lolë! After you detox, feel free to “retox” as well – one complimentary drink is included in your ticket purchase, and you are invited to enjoy more beer, wine, and cocktails as we select prize winners!

A portion of the proceeds with be donation to Gilda’s Club Grand Rapids, an organization that supports those going through a cancer or grief journey.

For more information, click here.

3. DISNEY ON ICE PRESENTS DARE TO DREAM - Thursday, March 2 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.| $15

Nothing can stop a princess from a courageous adventure when Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream skates into Grand Rapids. Join your hosts Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse as they share the heroic stories from four of your favorite Disney princesses. Including Rapunzel, Snow White, Cinderella and Tiana. Times vary, visit website for details.

For more information, click here.

4. WEST MICHIGAN HOME & GARDEN SHOW AT DEVOS PLACE - Friday, March 3 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.| $10.00

West Michigan’s premier Home & Garden Show fills DeVos Place with all of your home and garden dreams. Featuring home products and services, remodeling, and interior design, situated between huge sprawling gardens, landscaping, and retail garden centers. Spring is in the air! Four seminar stages packed with experts and the Garden and Art Market with accessories and décor to bring a little Spring home with you.

For more information, click here.

5. 20TH ANNUAL “BID FOR BACHELORS & BACHELORETTES” 2017 - Saturday, March 4 from 5:30 p.m. to Sunday, March 5 @ 1 a.m.

We are excited to announce the 20th Annual “Bid for Bachelors & Bachelorettes” is taking place on March 4, 2017 at the beautiful JW Marriott in downtown Grand Rapids. 15 bachelors and 16 bachelorettes have put together amazing date packages for you to bid on. Doors open: 5:30 p.m., Bidding begins: 7 p.m., Silent Auction: 5:30 pm from 9 p.m.

Tickets are on sale now. Go to http://www.evening.org to purchase tickets or tables!

Just a reminder – this event is for everyone, not just singles! Couples can bid on date packages, groups can bid. It is all to raise money for Friends & Families of Cystic Fibrosis.

For more information, click here.