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Hometown Happenings

Annual Fall Rummage Sale

Sept. 20-21: Our annual fall rummages sale at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake is Thurs. & Fri. Sept. 20 & 21 from 9 am to 5 pm. Lots of new items. #37,38p


The Great Gumshoe

Sept. 22: Join author Amanda Litz at the Cedar Springs Public Library on Saturday, September 22, from 1 to 3 p.m., for a release party for her latest book, “The Great Gumshoe: The Case of the Missing Bear.” There will be games, activities, prizes, raffle drawings and more! Fun for the whole family! Rain location at The Springs Church, at the corner of Oak and First Streets. Call the Cedar Springs Library for more info at 696-1910. #38


West Michigan snowmobile museum swap meet

Sept. 22: This Saturday, September 22, the West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library is hosting a Swap Meet to run concurrent with the Solon Township Farmers/Craft and Flea Market at 15185 Algoma Ave, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. They will be raffling items from local merchants such as gas cards, oil changes, etc. Proceeds go to help the new snowmobile museum. Questions? 616-636-7232. #38


Senior Lunch

Sept. 26: All ‘round town taste buds are a dancin’ and mouth’s a waterin’ in anticipation of a meal worth waitin’ for all year. Ma’s serving up her super-duper Meatloaf. Now mention of further fixins, all push out of mind with dreams of Meatloaf. Ya’ll age 60 n older, if ya feel the same way. Yer just gonna hafta come to our corner of M-82 and Beech at noon the 26th to make those dreams come true. See ya’ll there!! #38


White Elephant and Craft Sale

Sept. 29: The Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be having their annual sale on Sat. Sept. 29th. The sale will be held at the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs, in the multipurpose room. Many gently used housewares, decorating items and crafts in addition to dip mixes from Amos and Maude will be available for purchase. The sale hours will be from 9 am to 3 pm. All proceeds from this sale will be used for annual donations to community such as the Women’s Club Scholarship Fund, the Food Pantry, as well as many other organizations in Cedar Springs. #38,39p


Out of This World Party

Sept. 29: Join us for some galactic games, stellar stories and alien activities. Come dressed as an astronaut or space creature and enjoy the fun! For all ages. Saturday Sept. 29, 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #38


Annual Fall Bird Expo

Sept. 29: The Great Lakes Avicultural Society is holding it’s 36th Annual Fall Bird Fair and Expo on Saturday, Sept. 29 from 10 am to 4 pm at Rivertown Sports, 2605 Sanford Ave. SW, Grandville. There will be educational displays, bake sale and photo contest. Vendors will be selling birds and supplies. Admissions is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors 60+, and children 12 and under are free with a paid admission. Call 616-842-8064 for more information. #38


Auditions for Christmas Musical

Oct. 1-2: The Cedar Springs Theatre Association is pleased to announce that its fourth annual Christmas production will be “Bah Humbug! Scrooge’s Christmas Carol.” Auditions will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 1 and 2 at the Kent Theatre, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Twenty-four roles are available for people between the ages of 10 and up and include such characters as Ebenezer Scrooge, the ghost Jacob Marley, Bob Cratchit and his family, the ghosts of Christmas Past and Present, as well as many townspeople and street urchins. Be prepared to read from script and sing. Performances will be Dec. 6 -9 at the Kent which is located in downtown Cedar Springs. If you have any questions, please call Terri at 696-0949 and leave message. #38-39p


Fall Family Campout! Rain or Shine

Oct. 5-6: Enjoy a night of nature on the grounds of the Nature Center. You supply the tent and sleeping bag; we will supply the nature (and indoor bathrooms). Join us for a weenie roast, and then explore our moonlit trails with a naturalist in search of owls and other night creatures. Cap off the evening with S’mores by the fire. Limited to 10 families. Oct. 5th & 6th, 3 pm – 11 am the next day, dinner and breakfast included. Registration required. Each tent must include a minimum of one adult. Pancakes in the morning. Donation: $20 per person or $45 for a family of four or more. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #38


Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 8: Come join us for worship & fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm, October 8 thru Nov. 26 at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell 616-696-1246. #38,39p

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