Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter coming to GR

This March 24, 2014 file photo shows former President Jimmy Carter during an interview in New York.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn will soon visit Grand Rapids.

The pair will be in town for a book signing and lecture as part of Grand Rapids Community College’s Diversity Lecture Series, according to the college’s website.

The tickets-only event is set for Sept. 22.

A $28 ticket will get attendees a copy of President Carter’s newest book, entry to the 3:45 p.m. book signing at the Calkins Science Center, and reserved seating for his 5 p.m. lecture at the Gerald R. Ford Fieldhouse.

People who want a ticket for the book signing should call 616.234.3908. People wishing for a ticket to the lecture only should call 616.234.3390.

Carter is the nation’s 39th president and human right activist. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002. Rosalynn Carter is an advocate for a number of health causes and human rights.

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