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Red Flannel Festival applications on-line

Now: Red Flannel Festival applications on-line for all events at www.redflannelfestival.org or call 616-696-2662. Chili Cook Off, Arts & Crafts, Grand Parade, Marketplace and many more! Hurry! Register today! #36,37

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 20: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weight loss goals! Exercise 8-8:30am (optional), weigh-ins from 8:30am – 9am and the meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information.

Annual Fall Rummage Sale

Sept. 15-16: Resurrection Lutheran Church is hosting their Annual Fall Rummage Sale on Thursday & Friday, Sept. 15-16 from 9am to 5pm at the church located at 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake. #36,37p

Katie L.’s Big Top Birthday

Sept. 17: Kent District Library turns 75 this year! Let’s wish Katie L., our elephant friend, a huge Happy Birthday! Join us at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township library on Saturday Sept. 17 at 1:30pm for birthday crafts, activities and treats. The library is located at 88 Eight St., Sand Lake. For more info call 616-784-2007.

Benefit Auction, BBQ chicken dinner, hog roast and bake goods

Sept. 17: A benefit auction, BBQ chicken dinner, hog roast and bake goods event will be held on Saturday, September 17 in Greenville to benefit the Lakeview Amish Community to pay for hospital bills. All items are 100% donated and all proceeds go for medical expenses. Auction starts at 11am, dinner starts at 10am. Located at Eli E. Miller Jr. Farm, 7234 Pakes Rd. (4 miles north of Greenville). All you can eat, pay with donation. Raffle drawing: quilt, cedar chest, and hickory rocker. #37p

National Back to Church

Sunday Sept. 18: The Springs Church is participating in a national movement that seeks to reach people who once attended church, but don’t any more. We invite you to rediscover church. Give it another try at The Springs September 18th! Services are held at 9:15 & 11 AM. #36,37

Local author to speak at library about daughter’s murder

Sept. 20: A young mother. A missing child. A cold-blooded killer. Cedar Springs resident L.C. “Tim” Timmerman tells the tale of his daughter Rachel’s 1997 murder and infant granddaughter’s disappearance in the book The Color of Night. He is giving a talk and having a book signing on Tuesday, September 20, at the Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library, 117 W. Williams St., in Howard City at 6:30 p.m. Books will be available for purchase. #37

Make a nature journal

Sept. 22: Create a special journal for your observations of the world around you at the Spencer Township Library on Thursday, September 22 at 6pm. Pages, samples, binding materials, and lots of ideas will be available at this drop-in program. Spencer Township Library is located at 4960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. Call 616-784-2007 for more info. #37

Red Flannel Queen Pageant

Sept. 24: Red Flannel Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant, Sat., Sept. 24 at CS High School Auditorium. Tickets on sale NOW at the CS Public Library! Be sure to donate to the Queen Scholarship Fund at PO Box 43, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 to help reach our goal of $10,000 in scholarships for the Red Flannel Queen and her Court! #36,37

51st annual Red Flannel Marching Band Contest

Oct. 1: The Cedar Springs Music Boosters invite you to attend the 51st annual Red Flannel Marching Band Contest to be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 9am-2pm at Red Hawk Stadium. This contest is held in conjunction with our city’s annual Red Flannel Celebration. The Red Flannel Grand Parade begins at 3pm and all visiting marching bands are invited to stay after the competition to march in the parade. Come and support your Cedar Springs Marching Band. #37

CSHS Class of 1981 30th Class Reunion

Oct. 1: Saturday, October 1st, at Cannonsburg Ski Lodge after we enjoy Red Flannel Day Festivities. Go to CSHS on Facebook or contact Marie (Ringler) Covey at cshs1981@hotmail.com. You Don’t Want To Miss IT!

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