Family Pumpkin Carving
Oct. 25,27: Want to make the coolest pumpkin ever! Funniest? Scariest? Most glamorous? Here is your chance! Bring your pumpkin to the library fore ideas, samples, tools, craft supplies and easy clean-up. Adult participation is required. For all ages. Thurs. Oct. 25, 6:30 pm, at the Spencer Township KDL branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen and Sat. Oct. 27, 1:30 pm, at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake.
Oct. 26: Solon Center Wesleyan Church is hosting a Harvest Party on Friday, October 26, 6-8pm. Kids wear your costumes. Games, prizes, bounce houses, and candy! Everyone is welcome! 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road.
Oct. 27: Halloween Festival for all ages at East Nelson UM Church, 9024 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs on Saturday, October 27 from 6-9 p.m. Games, snacks, haunted house, costume contest! Trunk or treat in the parking lot. Car trunks packed with treats for the young ones. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the party! Sponsored by the C.I.A. (Christians in Action-Youth Ministry)
Pumpkin lit Walk & Carving
Oct. 27: Enjoy pumpkin lit trails – we will carve pumpkins at 5 pm, put them on the trails at 6:30 and then take the walk through pumpkin lit trails at 7 pm; admiring all newly carved pumpkins. End the night with hot chocolate and brownies. Sat. Oct. 27 from 5 pm to 8:30 pm. $5 person. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Pre-registration is NOT required, however registering is greatly appreciated. 616-675-3158.
Nightmare on Cherry Street
Oct. 29: Calling all 4th to 6th graders to be SCARED at the Cedar Springs Library’s annual “Nightmare on Cherry Street,” Mon. Oct. 29 from 6:30 to 8 pm. Treats provided. Please RSVP by calling the library at 616-696-1910.
Oct. 30: Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, pumpkin decorating, games and bountiful fun! Please bring your own pumpkin to decorate. For all ages. Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 10:30 am, Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #43
Family Harvest Celebration
Oct. 30: Pine Ridge Bible Camp will be holding its annual Family Harvest Celebration on Tuesday, October 30. Come anytime between 6pm-8pm to check out the decorated cabins and enjoy a night out with the family. This is a free family event that includes wagon rides, puppets, games, gospel magician and a trip through treat town for some candy. Pine Ridge is located just 5 miles east of town on 17 Mile Rd. Call 616-696-8675 for more information.
Oct. 31: The Cedar Springs Library invites all PreK children to a Halloween/Harvest Party with the animals at the Double K Farm on 5815 – 18 Mile Rd. from 10:15 to 11 am. Come and enjoy stories, treats and a craft! The animals invite you to join them in wearing a costume, if you like!
Cedar Springs Spooktacular
Oct. 31: The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses and churches in Cedar Springs are sponsoring the annual Main Street Halloween Spooktacular on Wednesday, October 31. Lots of fun going on! To enter the costume contest, post a photo of your child’s costume on the Chamber’s facebook page: www.facebook.com/CedarSpringsAreaChamberOfCommercecsacoc by Oct. 31, and they must check in so they can receive their prize at the library. Storytime at the library begins at 4:30pm. People can pick up their maps of participating businesses, as well as check in for the costume contest, at the library. Trick-or-treating will be from 5pm to 7pm. There will be hot dogs for sale next to the Cedar Pub. There will be a carnival by the Calvary Assembly of God next to D&J nails. The Springs Church, at the corner of Maple and First, will be holding Trunk-or-Treat from 6pm-8pm.
Traffic Squad/Fire Department
Oct. 31: The Kent County Sheriff Department Traffic Squad will be providing cider, donuts and candy at the Cedar Springs Fire Department on Maple Street from 5:30 to 7:30 while supplies last. Chief Marty Fraser will have the fire building open and staffed during this time period.
Trunk or Treat at The Springs
Oct. 31: When kids are out trick-or-treating in Cedar Springs, they can swing by The Springs Church for Trunk-or-Treat from 6-8 p.m. There will be lots of candy for the taking, games, a giant slide and a petting zoo! For the adults there will be hot chocolate, cider and donuts. It will be fun for the whole family, and a safe, well-lit environment for kids. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs.
Courtland-Oakfield UMC Trunk ‘r Treat:
Oct. 31: Whether pirate, zombie, princess, or other, you’re invited to go trunk to trunk and fill your goodie bag at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake NE, Halloween, Oct. 31, from 6:00-8:00pm. Indoors we’ll be serving hot dogs and chips (while they last) along with other kids’ games and activities. Safe, friendly, fun!
Sand Lake Fire Department
Oct. 31: The Sand Lake Fireman’s Association will host their annual Halloween festivities at the fire station at 2 Maple Street in Sand Lake. Call 636-8854 for more info.
Pioneer Club Carnival
Oct. 31: Everyone is welcome to the Pioneer Clubs Carnival on October 31 from 6-8pm at Rockford Reformed Church (4890 Eleven Mile Road NE – corner of 11 Mile and the Beltline). There will be pizza, games, prizes, candy, and a special guest – juggler and street performer Will O! Costumes welcome! Invite your family, friends, and neighbors!