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Kicking Off the New School Year in Style!

  • Pavilion at Cascade Township Park 3810 Thornapple River Drive Southeast Grand Rapids, MI, 49546 United States (map)

It’s time to celebrate the start of an exciting new school year at MBA! Come join us for our second annual potluck picnic together with our fourth annual Fun Run on September 16, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Pavilion at Cascade Township Park, 3810 Thornapple River Dr, S.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49546. We hope you will join us to celebrate the new school year, welcome new students and their families, spend time with families you know, and participate in the Fourth Annual Fun Run. While we would love to see everyone participate in the Fun Run, please know that you do not have to run (or walk) to come enjoy the picnic and comradery.

In addition to the Fun Run, we will also have fun and games for all including last year’s popular hula hoop and jump rope contests. New this year, we will also have Tug of War, 3 legged races, and a craft or two. And, for the young (and young at heart), the Pavilion is just a few steps away from some great playground equipment. Also close by are some beautiful new basketball courts. If you have a basketball and would like to play and share, please bring it!

Please plan to bring a potluck dish to share. This is a family style event. Please RSVP to to let us know you will be coming. There will be a limited number of outlets at the park for crock pot use. If you will be bringing one, let us know.
Registration for the Fun Run will start at 4:45 pm and we will run (or walk if you prefer) the one mile path around the park at 5:00 pm. The money raised during this event will go to pay for new costumes and costume repairs that are needed for our annual Nutcracker choreographed by Artistic Director, Mr. Nikoloz Makhateli. MBA students, their parents, grandparents, and friends can participate in the Fun Run.
Registration for the Fun Run is $15.00 and each participant should have their own Sponsor Sheet (click here). There is also a sample Sponsor letter (click here) which you can modify or send as is to potential sponsors.  For each $20.00 a runner raises, their name will be entered into the raffle drawing for prizes which will include private lessons!