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Events Near Gowen MI

Eastern Ottawa Young Life 5K

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 8:15am
Hudsonville, MI
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Mountaineer Pi Run

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 9:00am
Zion Christian School
Byron Center, MI
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Fulton Street Farmers Market

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 10:00am
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Grand Rapids, MI
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Grand Central Market

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 10:00am
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Grand Rapids, MI
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Audubon Woods Stewardship Workday

Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 at 10:00am
Florence Maxwell Audubon Woods
Mount Pleasant, MI
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Lowell Ducks Unlimited Dinner

Lowell Ducks Unlimited Dinner
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019
Quail Ridge Golf Club
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Ducks Unlimited - Clinton County

Ducks Unlimited - Clinton County
Friday, Apr 26, 2019
Smith Hall - Clinton County Fairgrounds 810 W Sickles St
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Shepherd Maple Syrup Festival 5K And 10K

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019
Shepherd High School
Shepherd, MI
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Hurt the Dirt Trail Races

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 8:00am
Luton Park
Rockford, MI
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Purple Community 5K

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 8:00am
Mary Free Bed YMCA
Grand Rapids, MI
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NRA Basics of Personal Protection Outside The Home Course

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 8:00am
Fowler's Home On The Range
Hersey, MI
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Calvin 5K Spring Classic

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 8:30am
Calvin College
Grand Rapids, MI
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Superhero 5K Run, Walk, Or Fly

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 9:30am
St. Johns City Park
Saint Johns, MI
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Achilles 5K

Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 at 3:00pm
Schmohz Brewing Co
Grand Rapids, MI
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