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Mroning Buzz- 5 things to know for July 8

Posted at 10:44 AM, Jul 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-08 10:44:07-04

1. Tonight you have another chance to win big! The Mega Millions Jackpot is at $540 million.

That means there's a cash payout of $380 million.

The previous drawing was on Tuesday, the 34th drawing in a row without a winner.

The current jackpot is the seventh biggest of all time, including Powerball and Mega Millions Prizes. Tonight's drawing is at 11 p.m.

2. The Rockford Peaches take to the ballpark as another installment of Movies in the Park is happening tonight in downtown Grand Rapids.

The beloved baseball movie, “A League of Their Own,” will be shown on a giant inflatable screen starting at dusk in Ah-Nab-Awen Park.

The park fills up fast, so get there early. Don't forget to bring your own blankets, chairs, and beer and wine too as long as you're 21 and up. Tonight's movie will include Spanish subtitles.

After tonight, there are only 3 more events.

3. A local community is getting a big financial boost to renovate their civic center.

The Holland based furniture company Haworth Incorporated is donating $1 million dollars. That’s $500 thousand in cash, and $500 thousand worth of products to the city.

Crews are planning to start work on the civic center this fall, and reopen it in two years. Some of the updates will include a year-round farmers market, a renovated gym, and new offices.

4. The Lowell Riverwalk Festival is officially underway.

This is the 22nd annual event along the Riverwalk.

It started Thursday, with a pig roast and live music.

The concerts will continue tonight starting at 5 p.m. with pontoon rides, "grilling and chilling" on Avery Street, and live music from the Kari Lynch Band.

It runs until Saturday, when there will be a classic car cruise and fireworks.

5. If your dog needs a bath, then you'll want to head out to the world's largest dog wash this weekend.

It's happening this Sunday, at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park.

It'll be going on during the Whitecaps' "Dog Days" game, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

In addition to the dog washes, there will also be grooming, doggy bag giveaways, and dog contests including longest ears, dog/owner lookalike, and best dog trick.

It costs $10 per dog, and the money will go toward the children's cancer and grief program at Gilda’s Club.   Afterwards, those wanting to bring their dogs into the game can buy a ticket and enjoy the game with their pet. First pitch is at 1 p.m.