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Things to do 10/30-11/1

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By Gary Manier – Collegiate Staff

Award-winning author Bruce Jenvey will be at Barnes & Noble in the RiverTown Crossings Mall at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct 30. Jenvey is a Michigan native and is well known for his “Cabbottown Witch” book series. The free event will include book signing where his books will be available for purchase.

The Stark Turn Players will be performing “Halloween, The Musical Parody” at the Dog Story Theater, 7 Jefferson Ave SE, from 8 p.m.-10 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31. and from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov 1. The performance features an original script adapted from the 1978 film by John Carpenter. There will be a costume party with prizes after the show on Saturday, Oct 31. Admission is $8 for students and tickets can be purchased here.

The Saturday Experience is a coffee roasting event hosted by the Grand Rapids Coffee Roasters, located at 1111 Godfrey Ave SW, Suite S-530. Tasting runs from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. every Saturday. This is an open house style event that gives patrons the option to try up to three free coffee samples and the opportunity to provide feedback to GRCR. While samples are free, custom roast specials require a minimum two pound purchase and cost $24-$26 depending on the blends. Gourmet flavored coffees come in a two pound bag and cost $27. There will be tables and chairs set out for guests and bringing your own mug is encouraged.

Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov 1. Set your clocks back and enjoy an extra hour of sleep.

Molly Ringwald will be at the Forest Hills Fine Arts Center, 600 Forest Hill Ave SE at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov 1. This is a 30th anniversary screening of “The Breakfast Club”. After the film there will be an interactive Q&A and there are a limited number of VIP tickets which include a meet and greet. Individual ticket prices are $29, $39 and $49 depending on seat choice. The VIP tickets are $80. Tickets can be purchased in person at the FHFAC Box Office or online through  Ticketmaster.