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Friday February 15th 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
LaughFest Central Move-In GVSU Hospitality (morning shift) Time 9:30 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

GVSU Hospitality Students help move in to LaughFest Central. 2 Shifts, 9:30AM-12:30PM and 12:30-3:30PM. Up to 5 students per shift.

Info & Registration
Sit and Be Fit- NW GR Time 10:00 AM Join Noreen Duba for this gentle and energizing exercise class. Info & Registration
Gentle Yoga - NW GR Time 11:15 AM Join certified yoga instructors for a gentle and relaxing yoga class. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
LaughFest Central Move-In GVSU Hospitality (afternoon shift) Time 12:30 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

GVSU Hospitality Students help move in to LaughFest Central. 2 Shifts, 9:30AM-12:30PM and 12:30-3:30PM. Up to 5 students per shift.

Info & Registration
Saturday February 16th 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Cancer - New Member Meeting - 3rd Sat - NW GR Time 10:00 AM A committed group for those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Info & Registration
New Member Brunch- 3rd Sat- NW GR Time 11:30 AM Are you new to Gilda’s Club? Come for a brunch and meet other new members. Info & Registration
Paint the Park GVSU Hospitality Time 12:00 PM Location Rosa Parks Circle

GVSU Hospitality Students Lead the Volunteer Efforts at the Paint the Park Event. 2 students needed 12:00-2:00PM.

Info & Registration
Sunday February 17th 2019
Grounds & Gardening Volunteers Time 8:00 AM Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Valent-ICE / Human Hungry Hippos Time 11:00 AM Location Rosa Parks Circle

GVSU Hospitality Students Lead the Volunteer Efforts at the Valent-ICE / Human Hungry Hippos Event. 5 students needed 11:00AM-3:00PM.

Info & Registration
Monday February 18th 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Knit Wits- NW GR Time 9:30 AM Join the knitters for a fun social time together. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
United Methodist Community House 3rd Monday (Outreach) Time 10:00 AM Educational and Supportive session dealing with loss due to a cancer diagnosis or grief experience located at United Methodist Community House on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday's, 10-11am. Info & Registration
Reed City Wheatlake Spectrum- Cancer Support Group (Outreach) Time 1:00 PM Location Wheatlake Spectrum Health Cancer Center Cancer Support Group offered at Metro Hospital. Info & Registration
Reed City Wheatlake Spectrum- Family & Friends Support Group (Outreach) Time 1:00 PM Location Wheatlake Spectrum Cancer Center Family & Friends Support Group at Metro Hospital Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Tai Chi - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Game Room Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. This class will be taught by Dr. Glenda Quarnstrom. Beginners are welcome Info & Registration
Ukulele Fun: Monday Tune Up - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Join Bryan Whittemore, musician and fun guy, and learn to play the ukulele. Info & Registration
Supper Together - Mon- NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Brain Cancer- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A drop-in time for those impacted by** brain cancer to learn and share together. Info & Registration
Cancer New Member Meeting - 3rd Mon- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A drop-in time for those diagnosed with cancer. Info & Registration
Grief As a Spiritual Teacher: Four Week Series - NW GR Time 6:00 PM This workshop will explore, honor and respect universal themes across different cultures and faith traditions. We will look at grief, death, and dying from a new perspective as our spiritual teacher Info & Registration
Grief- Adult Support Group- NW GR-Mon PM Time 6:00 PM A committed group for adults who have experienced a death of an adult family member or friend. Info & Registration
Living with Grief Series - NW GR - Mon Time 6:00 PM Join us for this grief series for people impacted by grief. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions and you may begin on any week. Info & Registration
Multiple Myeloma- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A drop in group for those impacted by** Multiple Myeloma. Info & Registration
Noogie Nights- NW GR (Mondays) Time 6:00 PM Kids, come for a time of activity and play in Noogieland! For kids in 4th grade and under. Info & Registration
Tuesday February 19th 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Noogie Days - Tuesdays (daytime) - New Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Art Open Instruction - NW GR Time 10:00 AM Join artist and instructor, Pat Klein, for a class of art-making and open instruction. During this time, we welcome seasoned or new artists to work on your own projects and learn from each other. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Grief - Adult Support Group - NW GR Time 10:00 AM A committed group for adults who have experienced a death of an adult family member or friend. Info & Registration
Grief- What's Next for Me? (Tues am)- NW GR Time 10:00 AM This group is for members who have participated in a grief group and are now looking at new growth. We meet each Tuesday from 10-11:30am. Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Cardmaking - LW Time 2:30 PM Join us in making handmade cards together! Info & Registration
Desk Volunteer - LW Time 3:00 PM Lowell volunteer desk receptionist Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Traumatic Grief Group Time 3:30 PM This is a closed group for those who have been invited by staff to attend. We ask that you attend all four sessions and the first session on September 4 will begin at 3:30 for orientation. This group is for those who have experienced a traumatic death; and once completed will move on to evening grief groups. Please plan to stay for supper at 5:30 pm. Three groups will take place: Kids, Teens and Adults. Please check with staff for more information. Info & Registration
Zumba-Tues - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Community Room Zumba is a dance fitness program which is designed to make exercise fun. For ages 13 and up! Info & Registration
Chitchat Readers Book Club - LW Time 4:15 PM Come and discuss a book and enjoy social time with friends. Books may be available to borrow at the parlor desk. Info & Registration
Book Club- LW Time 4:30 PM Join Kathy Mieras for a relaxing and cozy book club. Pick up your book to borrow at the parlor desk. Info & Registration
Pop Up Shop #1 - Celebration Cinema North Time 4:30 PM Location Celebration Cinema North

Pre-Festival Pop Up Shop at Celebration Cinema North. Info Table, festival guides, LaughFest merchandise sales.

Info & Registration
Drop-in Meditation Class - NW GR Time 4:45 PM Welcome to all interested in incorporating the benefits of meditation into their day. Faclitated by rotating program staff. Info & Registration
Cancer- New Member Meeting - LW Time 5:00 PM Introductory meeting for those who wish to join the cancer support program. Info & Registration
Grief - New Member Meeting - LW Time 5:00 PM Location Clubhouse Come to the Clubhouse to learn about our adult grief support program. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
Supper Together- Tues - NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Supper Together - LW Time 5:30 PM Location Lowell Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Adult Cancer Support Group- LW Time 6:00 PM Location Lowell A committed group in Lowell for those diagnosed with cancer. Info & Registration
Adult Grief Substance Related Death Support Group- NW GR - Monthly Time 6:00 PM Location Grand Rapids A monthly drop-in group led by Heather O'Brien, Bereavement Counselor from Emmanuel Hospice. A safe and supportive environment for adults to express and share feelings related to the loss of a loved one. Info & Registration
Adult Grief Support Group- LW Time 6:00 PM Location Lowell A committed group for adults who have experienced the death of a family meber or friend. Joins the Adult Cancer Support Group on the first Tuesday of the month. Info & Registration
Kids Talk- LW Time 6:00 PM A group for children in 1st-4th grade on a cancer or grief journey. Incorporates curriculum based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
LF Photo Team Training Time 6:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids LaughFest Photo Team Training. Required for all Photo Team Volunteers. Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Cancer Support Group (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Cancer Support Group offered at Metro Hospital. Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Family & Friends Support Group (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Location Metro Hospital Family & Friends Support Group at Metro Hospital Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Supper Together (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Supper Together offered at Metro Hospital for members before going into Cancer or Family and Friends Support Group offered at Metro Hospital. Info & Registration
Noogie Nights - Tuesday evenings - new Time 6:00 PM Info & Registration
Noogieland - LW Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- LW Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Wednesday February 20th 2019
Noogieland Daytime - Wednesday Time 12:00 AM Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Opening Sponsor Party Phone Calls GVSU Hospitality Time 3:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

GVSU Hospitality Students help make phone calls to sponsors in advance of the Opening Sponsor Party. 3 students needed.

Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Tai Chi - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Game Room Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. This class will be taught by Dr. Glenda Quarnstrom. Beginners are welcome Info & Registration
Who Am I Now? - NW GR Time 4:00 PM We will be using art, music, journaling, spiritual reflection and mindfulness tools. Info & Registration
Grief - Children's Program Orientation - Wed - NW GR Time 4:30 PM Join one of these informational meetins to learn about the Children's Grief Program. This is for children who have experienced the death of a family member or friend due to any type of death. Info & Registration
Supper Together - Wed - NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Grief - Family and Friends Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Info & Registration
Grief- Kids Grieve, Too Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for children in 1st-4th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Grief- Noogieland Plus- NW GR Time 6:00 PM Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a grief journey. Info & Registration
Grief- Parent Support Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for parents who have experienced the death of a child age 0-18. Info & Registration
Grief- Spouse (Children at Home) Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse and have children living at home. Info & Registration
Grief- Teen Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for teens in 9th-12th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities and discussion. Info & Registration
Grief- Tween Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for tweens in 5th-8th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Grief- Young Adult Support Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced a death of a family member or friend and are post high school-age 30. Info & Registration
LF Transportation Team Training Time 6:00 PM Location Sharpe LaughFest Transportation Team Training. This training session is required for all Transportation Team volunteers. Info & Registration
Thursday February 21st 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Quilting and Stitching for Kids Sake - GR NW Time 9:00 AM Location Arts and Crafts Room This workshop is for new and veteran quilters and stitchers. Work on your own project or assist in helping make pillowcases for the Children at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest RF) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Pure Stretch - NW GR Time 11:00 AM Soft music and gentle stretches focus on flexibility and range of motion in a comfortable environment. Info & Registration
Gilda's Book Ends Time 1:00 PM Come and discuss a book and enjoy social time with friends. Books may be available to borrow at the parlor desk. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest RF) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Christian Cancer Support Group-NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Rosanna's Room A cancer support group for all “seekers”. Join us for this Christian based group where we will share in our journeys together. Info & Registration
Children's Cancer Program Orientation - NW GR Time 4:45 PM Come to the Clubhouse for this time for youth and their adults to learn about our family cancer support program. Prior to attending this meeting, adults should please attend a New Member Meeting. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
Supper Together - Thurs- NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Cancer Support Group - NW GR-Thurs PM Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those diagnosed with cancer. Info & Registration
Family and Friends Group - NW GR- Thurs PM Time 6:00 PM Location Emily's Room A committed group for those supporting a family member on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Kids Talk Group - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Emily's Room A committed group for children in 1str-4th grade on a cancer journey. Incorporates curriculum based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Noogieland Plus - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Noogieland Plus - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Friday February 22nd 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest RF) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Sit and Be Fit- NW GR Time 10:00 AM Join Noreen Duba for this gentle and energizing exercise class. Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest RF) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Saturday February 23rd 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
LF Light/Camera/Audio Team Training Time 10:00 AM Location Aria Show Technology Services

This training meeting is intended for all Light/Camera/Audio Team volunteers. Topics include: stage set-up/tear-down, lighting, sound/audio, and logistics.

Note that Aria is at a new location.


Info & Registration
LF Volunteer Make-up Training - Option 1 Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Optional Training for volunteers looking to make up training for canceled sessions due to weather, for volunteers unable to make other team training sessions, for getting questions answered, help with navigating the Portal and with shift sign-ups, etc. This training will be informal, drop in any time between 10:00-11:30AM.

If you need additional training, register to attend either Make-up Training Option 1 on Saturday, Feb. 23rd (10AM at Gilda's Club) or Option 2 on Monday, Feb. 25th (6PM at Celebration Cinemas North in the Herndrik Room).

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest Sat.) Time 12:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Sunday February 24th 2019
Grounds & Gardening Volunteers Time 8:00 AM Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest Sun.) Time 12:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Monday February 25th 2019
Blood Drive - Grand Rapids Time 7:00 AM Location Main Donor Center - Grand Rapids

LaughFest is partnering with BCN & MI Blood again this year for blood drives. This drive will be held at the Grand Rapids Donor Center (1036 Fuller NE) from 7:00AM-6:00PM.

Volunteers will staff the event in two shifts through the day (7:00AM-12:30PM and 12:00-6:00PM).

Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Knit Wits- NW GR Time 9:30 AM Join the knitters for a fun social time together. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Watercolors- NW GR Time 1:00 PM Join Chris Woomer for this wonderful watercolor instruction class. Info & Registration
American House Time 2:00 PM Location 2619 Kalamazoo SE This is a community support group. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Tai Chi - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Game Room Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. This class will be taught by Dr. Glenda Quarnstrom. Beginners are welcome Info & Registration
Ukulele Fun: Monday Tune Up - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Join Bryan Whittemore, musician and fun guy, and learn to play the ukulele. Info & Registration
Supper Together - Mon- NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
African Americans Living w/ Loss- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A drop-in time for African Americans on a grief journey to learn and share together. Info & Registration
Grief As a Spiritual Teacher: Four Week Series - NW GR Time 6:00 PM This workshop will explore, honor and respect universal themes across different cultures and faith traditions. We will look at grief, death, and dying from a new perspective as our spiritual teacher Info & Registration
Grief- Adult Support Group- NW GR-Mon PM Time 6:00 PM A committed group for adults who have experienced a death of an adult family member or friend. Info & Registration
LF Volunteer Make-up Training - Option 2 Time 6:00 PM Location Celebration Cinema North

Optional Training for volunteers looking to make up training for canceled sessions due to weather, for volunteers unable to make other team training sessions, for getting questions answered, help with navigating the Portal and with shift sign-ups, etc. This training will be informal, drop in any time between 6:00-7:30PM.

If you need additional training, register to attend either Make-up Training Option 1 on Saturday, Feb. 23rd (10AM at Gilda's Club) or Option 2 on Monday, Feb. 25th (6PM at Celebration Cinemas North in the Herndrik Room).

Info & Registration
Living with Grief Series - NW GR - Mon Time 6:00 PM Join us for this grief series for people impacted by grief. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions and you may begin on any week. Info & Registration
Noogie Nights- NW GR (Mondays) Time 6:00 PM Kids, come for a time of activity and play in Noogieland! For kids in 4th grade and under. Info & Registration
Social Dance Lessons - NW GR Time 7:30 PM Make new friends and enjoy a little exercise! Come and join us to learn the Blue Rose, Texas, Waltz, line dance and more. Info & Registration
Tuesday February 26th 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Noogie Days - Tuesdays (daytime) - New Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Art Open Instruction - NW GR Time 10:00 AM Join artist and instructor, Pat Klein, for a class of art-making and open instruction. During this time, we welcome seasoned or new artists to work on your own projects and learn from each other. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Grief - Adult Support Group - NW GR Time 10:00 AM A committed group for adults who have experienced a death of an adult family member or friend. Info & Registration
Grief- What's Next for Me? (Tues am)- NW GR Time 10:00 AM This group is for members who have participated in a grief group and are now looking at new growth. We meet each Tuesday from 10-11:30am. Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Opening Sponsor Party GVSU Hospitality - Set-up Shift Time 12:00 PM Location Vander Mill

GVSU Hospitality Students help set up for Opening Sponsor Party - Private Event. Need 5 students.

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Desk Volunteer - LW Time 3:00 PM Lowell volunteer desk receptionist Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Traumatic Grief Group Time 3:30 PM This is a closed group for those who have been invited by staff to attend. We ask that you attend all four sessions and the first session on September 4 will begin at 3:30 for orientation. This group is for those who have experienced a traumatic death; and once completed will move on to evening grief groups. Please plan to stay for supper at 5:30 pm. Three groups will take place: Kids, Teens and Adults. Please check with staff for more information. Info & Registration
Opening Sponsor Party GVSU Hospitality - Event Shift & Teardown Time 4:00 PM Location Vander Mill

GVSU Hospitality Students help at Opening Sponsor Party - Private Event. Need 10 students.

Info & Registration
Zumba-Tues - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Community Room Zumba is a dance fitness program which is designed to make exercise fun. For ages 13 and up! Info & Registration
Drop-in Meditation Class - NW GR Time 4:45 PM Welcome to all interested in incorporating the benefits of meditation into their day. Faclitated by rotating program staff. Info & Registration
Cancer- New Member Meeting - LW Time 5:00 PM Introductory meeting for those who wish to join the cancer support program. Info & Registration
Grief - New Member Meeting - LW Time 5:00 PM Location Clubhouse Come to the Clubhouse to learn about our adult grief support program. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
Supper Together- Tues - NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Supper Together - LW Time 5:30 PM Location Lowell Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Adult Cancer Support Group- LW Time 6:00 PM Location Lowell A committed group in Lowell for those diagnosed with cancer. Info & Registration
Adult Grief Support Group- LW Time 6:00 PM Location Lowell A committed group for adults who have experienced the death of a family meber or friend. Joins the Adult Cancer Support Group on the first Tuesday of the month. Info & Registration
Breast Cancer Support Group -4th Tues PM- NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Rosanna's Room A drop-in time for those diagnosed with breast cancer. Info & Registration
Kids Talk- LW Time 6:00 PM A group for children in 1st-4th grade on a cancer or grief journey. Incorporates curriculum based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Cancer Support Group (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Cancer Support Group offered at Metro Hospital. Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Family & Friends Support Group (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Location Metro Hospital Family & Friends Support Group at Metro Hospital Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Supper Together (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Supper Together offered at Metro Hospital for members before going into Cancer or Family and Friends Support Group offered at Metro Hospital. Info & Registration
Noogie Nights - Tuesday evenings - new Time 6:00 PM Info & Registration
Noogieland - LW Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Opening Sponsor Party Time 6:00 PM Location Vander Mill

Opening Sponsor Party - Private Event.

Hand-selected volunteers.

Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- LW Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Wednesday February 27th 2019
Noogieland Daytime - Wednesday Time 12:00 AM Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Look Good, Feel Better- NW GR - (am) Time 9:30 AM This program, presented by the American Cancer Society, is to help women in treatment for cancer with appearance-related side-effects. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Tai Chi - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Game Room Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. This class will be taught by Dr. Glenda Quarnstrom. Beginners are welcome Info & Registration
Who Am I Now? - NW GR Time 4:00 PM We will be using art, music, journaling, spiritual reflection and mindfulness tools. Info & Registration
Grief - Children's Program Orientation - Wed - NW GR Time 4:30 PM Join one of these informational meetins to learn about the Children's Grief Program. This is for children who have experienced the death of a family member or friend due to any type of death. Info & Registration
Supper Together - Wed - NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Grief - Family and Friends Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Info & Registration
Grief- Kids Grieve, Too Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for children in 1st-4th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Grief- Noogieland Plus- NW GR Time 6:00 PM Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a grief journey. Info & Registration
Grief- Parent Support Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for parents who have experienced the death of a child age 0-18. Info & Registration
Grief- Spouse (Children at Home) Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse and have children living at home. Info & Registration
Grief- Teen Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for teens in 9th-12th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities and discussion. Info & Registration
Grief- Tween Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for tweens in 5th-8th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Grief- Young Adult Support Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced a death of a family member or friend and are post high school-age 30. Info & Registration
Healing Touch - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Learn about a method of working with the body's energy to help deal with pain and stress. This workshop is facilitated by Suzan Corbett, certified Healing Touch nurse. Info & Registration
Thursday February 28th 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Quilting and Stitching for Kids Sake - GR NW Time 9:00 AM Location Arts and Crafts Room This workshop is for new and veteran quilters and stitchers. Work on your own project or assist in helping make pillowcases for the Children at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Info & Registration
Cancer- New Member Meeting- Thurs 10:00 am - GR NW Time 10:00 AM Introductory meeting for those who wish to join the cancer support program. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest RF) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Cancer- New Member Meeting- 4th Thurs 11:00 am - GR NW Time 11:00 AM Introductory meeting for those who wish to join the cancer support program. Info & Registration
Pure Stretch - NW GR Time 11:00 AM Soft music and gentle stretches focus on flexibility and range of motion in a comfortable environment. Info & Registration
Blood Drive - Grandville Time 12:00 PM Location Donor Center - Grandville

LaughFest is partnering with BCN & MI Blood again this year for blood drives. This drive will take place at the Grandville Donor Center (3140 Wilson SW, Grandville).

Volunteers will staff the event in one shift, 12:00-6:00PM

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest RF) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Christian Cancer Support Group-NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Rosanna's Room A cancer support group for all “seekers”. Join us for this Christian based group where we will share in our journeys together. Info & Registration
Children's Cancer Program Orientation - NW GR Time 4:45 PM Come to the Clubhouse for this time for youth and their adults to learn about our family cancer support program. Prior to attending this meeting, adults should please attend a New Member Meeting. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
Supper Together - Thurs- NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Cancer Support Group - NW GR-Thurs PM Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those diagnosed with cancer. Info & Registration
Dorothy's Chocolate Factory- 4th Thurs NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Kitchen Join Dorothy and the gang for a time of baking and fun! Info & Registration
Family and Friends Group - NW GR- Thurs PM Time 6:00 PM Location Emily's Room A committed group for those supporting a family member on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Kids Talk Group - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Emily's Room A committed group for children in 1str-4th grade on a cancer journey. Incorporates curriculum based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Noogieland Plus - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Noogieland Plus - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Reiki - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Game Room Reiki is a healing technique based on the principle of channeling energy by means of touxh, and it can benefit you by activating the natural healing processes of the body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
LF All-Volunteer Pre-Festival Kickoff Time 6:30 PM Location Celebration Cinema North Meeting for All Volunteers before the festival! Get last minute instructions and updates, touch base with your fellow volunteers, attend a fun volunteer-only event, get ahold of merchandise before the general public, receive your volunteer t-shirt. Info & Registration
Friday March 1st 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Merchandise Room Move-in GVSU Hospitality Time 9:30 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

GVSU Hospitality Students help set up merchandise room and reset trailer. Need 5 students.

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest RF) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Sit and Be Fit- NW GR Time 10:00 AM Join Noreen Duba for this gentle and energizing exercise class. Info & Registration
Gentle Yoga - NW GR Time 11:15 AM Join certified yoga instructors for a gentle and relaxing yoga class. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest RF) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Pop Up Shop #2 - Celebration Cinema North Time 4:30 PM Location Celebration Cinema North

Pre-Festival Pop Up Shop at Celebration Cinema North. Info Table, festival guides, LaughFest merchandise sales.

Info & Registration
Saturday March 2nd 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
New Member Brunch - 1st Sat- NW GR Time 11:30 AM Are you new to Gilda's Club? Come for a brunch and meet other new members. Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest Sat.) Time 12:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Sunday March 3rd 2019
Grounds & Gardening Volunteers Time 8:00 AM Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest Sun.) Time 12:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Monday March 4th 2019
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Knit Wits- NW GR Time 9:30 AM Join the knitters for a fun social time together. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Midday Time 12:30 PM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Lung Cancer Support Group - NW GR Time 3:00 PM A committed support group for those diagnosed with lung cancer. Come to share and support each other. Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Tai Chi - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Game Room Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. This class will be taught by Dr. Glenda Quarnstrom. Beginners are welcome Info & Registration
Ukulele Fun: Monday Tune Up - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Join Bryan Whittemore, musician and fun guy, and learn to play the ukulele. Info & Registration
Supper Together - Mon- NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Grief As a Spiritual Teacher: Four Week Series - NW GR Time 6:00 PM This workshop will explore, honor and respect universal themes across different cultures and faith traditions. We will look at grief, death, and dying from a new perspective as our spiritual teacher Info & Registration
Grief- Adult Support Group- NW GR-Mon PM Time 6:00 PM A committed group for adults who have experienced a death of an adult family member or friend. Info & Registration
Living with Grief Series - NW GR - Mon Time 6:00 PM Join us for this grief series for people impacted by grief. Participants are encouraged to attend all sessions and you may begin on any week. Info & Registration
Mentor Connection Time 6:00 PM Mentor or Mentee connection completed. Info & Registration
Mentor Orientation Time 6:00 PM Orientation meeting for those interested in mentoring members through their cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Noogie Nights- NW GR (Mondays) Time 6:00 PM Kids, come for a time of activity and play in Noogieland! For kids in 4th grade and under. Info & Registration
Sister to Sister Support Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A monthly support group for women of color. This month’s meeting will be offsite, please contact the Clubhouse for more details. Info & Registration
Tuesday March 5th 2019
Transportation Availability - Morning Time 8:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Noogie Days - Tuesdays (daytime) - New Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Art Open Instruction - NW GR Time 10:00 AM Join artist and instructor, Pat Klein, for a class of art-making and open instruction. During this time, we welcome seasoned or new artists to work on your own projects and learn from each other. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Grief - Adult Support Group - NW GR Time 10:00 AM A committed group for adults who have experienced a death of an adult family member or friend. Info & Registration
Grief- What's Next for Me? (Tues am)- NW GR Time 10:00 AM This group is for members who have participated in a grief group and are now looking at new growth. We meet each Tuesday from 10-11:30am. Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Midday Time 12:00 PM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Desk Volunteer - LW Time 3:00 PM Lowell volunteer desk receptionist Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Traumatic Grief Group Time 3:30 PM This is a closed group for those who have been invited by staff to attend. We ask that you attend all four sessions and the first session on September 4 will begin at 3:30 for orientation. This group is for those who have experienced a traumatic death; and once completed will move on to evening grief groups. Please plan to stay for supper at 5:30 pm. Three groups will take place: Kids, Teens and Adults. Please check with staff for more information. Info & Registration
Zumba-Tues - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Community Room Zumba is a dance fitness program which is designed to make exercise fun. For ages 13 and up! Info & Registration
Drop-in Meditation Class - NW GR Time 4:45 PM Welcome to all interested in incorporating the benefits of meditation into their day. Faclitated by rotating program staff. Info & Registration
Cancer- New Member Meeting - LW Time 5:00 PM Introductory meeting for those who wish to join the cancer support program. Info & Registration
Grief - New Member Meeting - LW Time 5:00 PM Location Clubhouse Come to the Clubhouse to learn about our adult grief support program. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
Supper Together- Tues - NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Supper Together - LW Time 5:30 PM Location Lowell Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Breast Cancer Group - LW Time 6:00 PM A monthly support group for those diagnosed with breast cancer to learn and share together. We will meet the first Tuesday of every month. Info & Registration
Colorectal & Related Cancers Support Group - NW GR Time 6:00 PM A peer to peer discussion group supporting individuals and families touched by any stage of colorectal cancer and related hereditary risk syndromes. Info & Registration
Combined Support Group - LW Time 6:00 PM Location Lowell Performing Arts Center Info & Registration
Kids Talk- LW Time 6:00 PM A group for children in 1st-4th grade on a cancer or grief journey. Incorporates curriculum based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Cancer Support Group (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Cancer Support Group offered at Metro Hospital. Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Family & Friends Support Group (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Location Metro Hospital Family & Friends Support Group at Metro Hospital Info & Registration
Metro Hospital- TUES- Supper Together (Outreach) - Copy Time 6:00 PM Supper Together offered at Metro Hospital for members before going into Cancer or Family and Friends Support Group offered at Metro Hospital. Info & Registration
Noogie Nights - Tuesday evenings - new Time 6:00 PM Info & Registration
Noogieland - LW Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Prostate Survivors Board Meeting- NW GR Time 6:00 PM Prostate Survivors Board Meeting Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- LW Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Prostate Cancer Group- 1st Tues- NW GR Time 7:00 PM Join others impacted by prostate cancer to learn and share together. Info & Registration
Wednesday March 6th 2019
Noogieland Daytime - Wednesday Time 12:00 AM Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - On Call Time 2:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Morning Time 8:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (pre-fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift pre-fest MTW) Time 10:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Midday Time 12:00 PM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (pre-fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
LaughFest Central (Afternoon Shift - pre-fest MTW) Time 2:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Tai Chi - NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Game Room Tai Chi is a slow-motion, moving meditative exercise for relaxation, health and self-defense. This class will be taught by Dr. Glenda Quarnstrom. Beginners are welcome Info & Registration
Who Am I Now? - NW GR Time 4:00 PM We will be using art, music, journaling, spiritual reflection and mindfulness tools. Info & Registration
Grief - Children's Program Orientation - Wed - NW GR Time 4:30 PM Join one of these informational meetins to learn about the Children's Grief Program. This is for children who have experienced the death of a family member or friend due to any type of death. Info & Registration
Supper Together - Wed - NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Grief - Family and Friends Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced the death of a family member or friend. Info & Registration
Grief- Kids Grieve, Too Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for children in 1st-4th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Grief- Noogieland Plus- NW GR Time 6:00 PM Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a grief journey. Info & Registration
Grief- Parent Support Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for parents who have experienced the death of a child age 0-18. Info & Registration
Grief- Spouse (Children at Home) Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced the death of a spouse and have children living at home. Info & Registration
Grief- Teen Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for teens in 9th-12th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities and discussion. Info & Registration
Grief- Tween Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for tweens in 5th-8th grade on a grief journey. Incorporates curriculum-based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Grief- Young Adult Support Group- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those who have experienced a death of a family member or friend and are post high school-age 30. Info & Registration
Laughter Bingo Time 6:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Tickets: Not Required, Seating: GA, Guidelines: FF Info & Registration
Thursday March 7th 2019
Transportation Availability - On Call Time 2:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Morning Time 8:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Transportation Trailer Time 8:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET Transportation Trailer *LEADS ONLY* Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Merchandise Room - Morning Time 9:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Work in the merchandise room at Gilda’s Club, helping to sort, pack, and inventory merchandise & other items to be distributed to LaughFest events!

Info & Registration
Quilting and Stitching for Kids Sake - GR NW Time 9:00 AM Location Arts and Crafts Room This workshop is for new and veteran quilters and stitchers. Work on your own project or assist in helping make pillowcases for the Children at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Morning (during fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift during fest Thurs-Sat.) Time 11:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Pure Stretch - NW GR Time 11:00 AM Soft music and gentle stretches focus on flexibility and range of motion in a comfortable environment. Info & Registration
Creston Bewery: Pack the Pub for LaughFest! Time 12:00 PM Location Creston Brewery - Taproom

Pack the Pub for LaughFest! Join us for a free, family-friendly event at Creston Brewery.

Guideline: FAMTickets:  FREESeating:  GA.

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Afternoon Shift during fest Thurs-Sat.) Time 12:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Merchandise Room - Afternoon Time 12:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Work in the merchandise room at Gilda’s Club, helping to sort, pack, and inventory merchandise & other items to be distributed to LaughFest events!

Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Midday Time 12:00 PM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (during fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Meal Teams Time 3:30 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Meal Assist Shifts, M-R from 4:00-7:00PM, weekly

Info & Registration
Christian Cancer Support Group-NW GR Time 4:00 PM Location Rosanna's Room A cancer support group for all “seekers”. Join us for this Christian based group where we will share in our journeys together. Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Night Time 4:30 PM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Children's Cancer Program Orientation - NW GR Time 4:45 PM Come to the Clubhouse for this time for youth and their adults to learn about our family cancer support program. Prior to attending this meeting, adults should please attend a New Member Meeting. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Evening (during fest) Time 5:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Evening Shift during fest) Time 5:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Supper Together - Thurs- NW GR Time 5:15 PM Location Community Room Come enjoy a delicious dinner together before groups begin at 6 pm. Info & Registration
Cancer Support Group - NW GR-Thurs PM Time 6:00 PM A committed group for those diagnosed with cancer. Info & Registration
Family and Friends Group - NW GR- Thurs PM Time 6:00 PM Location Emily's Room A committed group for those supporting a family member on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Kids Talk Group - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Emily's Room A committed group for children in 1str-4th grade on a cancer journey. Incorporates curriculum based activities, discussion and playtime. Info & Registration
Noogieland Plus - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Noogieland Plus - NW GR Time 6:00 PM Location Noogieland Discussion and structured playtime for children in kindergarten or younger on a cancer journey. Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Teen and Tween Talk- NW GR Time 6:00 PM A group for youth in middle school or high school on a cancer or grief journey. Info & Registration
Clean Comedy Showcase I (with Dinner) & Showcase II (both shows) Time 7:00 PM Location The BOB - 3rd Floor (both rooms - Dr. Grin's & Catering)

Showcase I with dinner is in the 3rd Floor Catering Room. 7PM

Showcase II is in Dr. Grin's. 7PM

This assignment is for BOTH shows.

Guideline: Clean Adult Laughs;  Tickets: $20-35;  Seating: GA

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LaughFest Stand-up Showcase - Vander Mill (Both Shows) Time 7:00 PM Location Vander Mill
See a showcase of some of the best comedic talent from all across the country! See Showcase I or Showcase II, or grab tickets to see all 8 seriously funny comics!
 
Guidelines: RRR; Tickets: Not Required; Seating: GA
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Friday March 8th 2019
Transportation Availability - On Call Time 2:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

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Transportation Availability - Morning Time 8:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

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Transportation Trailer Time 8:00 AM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET Transportation Trailer *LEADS ONLY* Info & Registration
1:1 Cancer Support Time 9:00 AM Info & Registration
Merchandise Room - Morning Time 9:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Work in the merchandise room at Gilda’s Club, helping to sort, pack, and inventory merchandise & other items to be distributed to LaughFest events!

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What's Funny About That? (Gilda's Club Grand Rapids) - Clubhouse Decorating Time 9:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

    GVSU Hospitality students help decorate Gilda's Club in advance of the What's Funny About That? event. 9:00AM-12:00PM. Up to 10 students needed. (Students on Spring Break, open to anyone with availability).

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Gilda's Club Office - Morning (during fest) Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

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Laughter Yoga Time 10:00 AM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

The word yoga means unity and harmony. In Laughter Yoga, laughter is the means to bring unity and harmony to mind, body and spirit. No equipment or special clothing is required to laugh. Participating in Laughter Yoga can provide the same benefits of aerobic activity without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise. Anyone, regardless of alternative abilities, age, weight, height, etc. can benefit from this experience. Bring someone with you…hey, bring many someone with you. We’re looking forward to laughing with you! Guideline: FAM/LRX; Tickets: Not Required; Seating: GEN

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Sit and Be Fit- NW GR Time 10:00 AM Join Noreen Duba for this gentle and energizing exercise class. Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Morning Shift during fest Thurs-Sat.) Time 11:00 AM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Gentle Yoga - NW GR Time 11:15 AM Join certified yoga instructors for a gentle and relaxing yoga class. Please register in advance. Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Afternoon Shift during fest Thurs-Sat.) Time 12:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Merchandise Room - Afternoon Time 12:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Work in the merchandise room at Gilda’s Club, helping to sort, pack, and inventory merchandise & other items to be distributed to LaughFest events!

Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Midday Time 12:00 PM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Afternoon (during fest) Time 2:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Transportation Availability - Night Time 4:30 PM Location TRANSPORTATION FLEET

Transportation Volunteers- please expect to be at Gilda's Club (or out driving) for this full shift. From here, the Transportation Leads will select and assign you to a specific assignment. There may be down times, so bring a book and your flexibility!

Info & Registration
Gilda's Club Office - Evening (during fest) Time 5:00 PM Location Gilda's Club Grand Rapids

Gilda's Club Grand Rapids Office- volunteers needed to support the LaughFest staff with projects, phone calls, and more!

Info & Registration
Laughfest Central (Evening Shift during fest) Time 5:00 PM Location Water's Building Suite 106

LaughFest Central Office will be a hang-out spot that is open to the public as an informational center, sales of LaughFest merchandise and ticket, and much more! Volunteers are needed to help in a variety of ways at this hot-spot!

Info & Registration
Clean Comedy Showcase I (with Dinner) & II (all shows) Time 6:00 PM Location The BOB - 3rd Floor (both rooms - Dr. Grin's & Catering)

Showcase I with dinner is in the 3rd Floor Catering Room. 6PM. Showcase I with no meal is in Dr. Grin's. 9:30PM

Showcase II has a 7PM show in Dr. Grin's and a 9:30PM show in Catering Room.

This assignment is for ALL SHOWS.

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LaughFest Stand-Up Showcase @ LINC (TWO Shows) Time 6:00 PM Location LINC

Two shows: 6pm & 8pm

 
Guidelines: RRR; Tickets: Free; Seating: GA
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Comedian Ricco & Friends II Time 7:00 PM Location GRAAMA  Guidelines: RRR; Seating: GEN; Tickets: FREE Info & Registration
Ctl Alt Deflect & MSW3k Time 7:00 PM Location The Comedy Project “Ctl Alt Deflect” is a Second City-style comedy revue, featuring sketch and improv comedy. This no-holds-barred look at the world showcases some of today’s funniest comedic voices performing cutting edge satire. 7:00PM RRR; $15.00; GA In the style of Riff Trax and Mystery Science Theater, MSW3k breathes new life into Murder, She Wrote episodes with live commentary and interactive segments. 9:30PM RRR; $10.00; GA Info & Registration
LaughFest Stand-up Showcase @ Golden Age (Two Shows) Time 7:00 PM Location Golden Age at Creston Brewery
7:00PM - LaughFest Stand-up Showcase
9:00PM - LaughFest Stand-up Showcase -
 
See a showcase of some of the best comedic talent from all across the country!
 
Guidelines: RRR; Tickets: FREE  Seating: GA
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LaughFest Stand-up Showcase @ Vander Mill Time 7:00 PM Location Vander Mill
See a showcase of some of the best comedic talent from all across the country! See Showcase I or Showcase II, or grab tickets to see all 8 seriously funny comics!
 
Guidelines: RRR; Tickets: Required; Seating: GA
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Matt Bellassai (The Pyramid Scheme - Both Shows) Time 7:00 PM Location The Pyramid Scheme Matt Bellassai is a comedian, writer and social media personality. He is the current host of the weekly show, To Be Honest, on Facebook boasting over half a million followers. Matt recently wrapped his sold-out, nationwide comedy tour, The Drunk and Alone Tour, which featured shows in 20 cities. The tour sold more than 7,500 tickets with most venues adding multiple shows due to increased demand. This past year, Matt won the fan-voted People’s Choice Award for “Social Media Star” and attended the American Music Awards as their official social media correspondent, covering both the carpet and live show. For the 2017 SAG Awards, Time, Inc. tapped him to be their official correspondent on the red carpet at the show, providing his hilarious covering for INSTANT, People and EW. Guidelines: RRR; Seating: GA; Tickets: $25.00

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Pop Scholars (Wealthy Theatre) Time 8:00 PM Location Wealthy Theatre

Pop Scholars is a 4-person improv team that’s fast-paced and edge-of-your-seat hilarious. They’ve been doing improvisational comedy since 2009 and are celebrating their 10th year.  Revue Magazine calls them, “Relevant and Intelligent.”  Grand Rapids Press deems them “Smart, risk-taking comedy that invites the