1. Take in the arts starting on Saturday, because the Grand Rapids Art Museum is reopening its doors.
The museum plans to be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, but times vary.
Guests are encouraged to reserve advance timed tickets online and will receive a 10 percent discount for doing so. The museum says it will not resume normal programming upon reopening in accordance with social distancing but may offer select programs that can be done at a safe, contactless distance.
The GRAM is also thanking the generous support of Meijer. Guests are invited to enjoy free admission to the museum on Meijer Free Tuesday and Thursday nights.
2. A new outdoor lifestyle store is opening this weekend in the Ada Business District. Beyond by Bill and Paul's opens on Saturday at 10 a.m.
They're located right off Settler's Drive near Fulton and Ada.
The store is currently accepting applications for part-time associates. You can check out their selection, and hours of operation by heading to beyondofada.com.
3. How's a free wedding reception and a mini-moon sound? Due to the pandemic's damper on things, DeVos Place in Grand Rapids just announced a contest for affected couples, giving them a chance to win a free wedding reception and a mini-moon.
The winning couple will get to celebrate with a reception on the patio of DeVos Place, which can accommodate up to 80 guests. Then for their mini-moon, a free one-night stay at the Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, a $100 gift card to use at any of the restaurants inside the Amway, and a basket full of local goodies.
Couples who are interested can enter by submitting their wedding photo and providing some basic details. Just go to devosplace.org.
4. Barbie for President! Mattel just unveiled a new 2020 campaign line of dolls. There's a candidate, a campaign manager, fundraiser, and a voter.
Along with the new brand of dolls, Mattel is teaming up with "She Should Run," a nonprofit that supports women running for office.
Both organizations say their goal is to inspire and educate future leaders.
5. The winner of the Wipeout of the Year Award has been decided.
The World Surf League recently announced American surfer Keala Kennelly had won the not-so-prestigious award.
The Hawaii native wiped out spectacularly earlier this year during an attempt to ride "Jaws," an infamous wave in the Pacific Ocean near Maui.