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Special Study in December at Cedar Springs UMC
Dec. 2: Christmas is not your birthday! This is a provocative statement in light of our consumer-driven culture, and a deep truth that we need to reclaim. We’ll begin a series called “A Different Kind of Christmas” that will challenge us as we prepare our hearts for the coming of Jesus, Emmanuel. Join us for worship at 9:00 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. along with a special Christian Education class at 10:15 a.m. May we each have a renewed appreciation of the Gift we have been given, Jesus Christ! #48,49b
Metron of Cedar Springs Coat Drive
Dec. 6: Metron of Cedar Springs, 400 Jeffrey, will be holding a coat drive now through Dec. 20th. All coats will be given to the North Kent Service Center. If you have any questions concerning the coat drive, please contact Billie Vanderlaan, Community Relations Coordinator at 616-204-2615. #49
Christmas Flea Market
Dec. 8: Come join us at Renner-Lobker VFW Post 3306, 1001 S. Ensley, Howard City, on Saturday December 8 for our Christmas Flea Market. Garage Sale, Yard Sale and Craft items. For more information call Dee Becker at 231-937-5504. #48,49p
Christmas with Santa
Dec. 8: Santa will be at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library from 10 a.m. to Noon a.m. on Saturday, December 8. Visit with Santa and enjoy crafts and treats. Gifts aplenty for the first 200 children! Prize drawings will be held. For all ages.
Local Author, Shirley Neff at Cedar Springs Library
Dec. 8: Local Children’s Author, Shirley Neff, will be selling and signing her new book, “The Reluctant Swan,” based on a true story out at White Creek Estates. She will be at the Cedar Springs Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 am to 1:30 pm, during the library’s Gingerbread House decorating party. Books are half price at $10.00. #49
3rd – 6th Grade Boys Rocket Basketball
Dec. 8: Does your son want to become a basketball star? Get them started with this program that begins on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Cedar View Elementary. Times and prices range depending on grade. Please find registration forms online at www.csaparksandrec.com or stop by CS Public Schools District Office and register in person. For more information you can call the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Office Monday – Wednesday, 8:30 am – 3 pm at 616-696-7320. #38,49p
A Christmas Night of Worship
Dec. 9: Solon Center Wesleyan Church is presenting a Christmas Night of Worship. Coffee, Candles, Carols and Praise. This Sunday evening, December 9th at 6 pm. Desserts and coffee will be served during the concert. The church is located on Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come join us for a great night of celebrating Christmas. All welcome! #49p
Drop-In Craft Time
Dec. 12: Drop in at the library from some creative fun with this self-directed, holiday themed activity. Wednesday, December 12 and 26 at 6:30 pm. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL, 88 Eighth St. #49
Potluck Appreciation Dinner for ALL
Dec. 14: FREE! Christmas Party – Appreciation Party for those who love the nature center. Friday, December 14th from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Good Times – Bring the whole family. Everyone welcomed. Bring a dish to pass. We will have a white elephant gift exchange (call for details). Trivia Game (HCNC History). Gift for all. Please register you food item so we do not have too many duplicates. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #49
Indoor Live Nativity
Dec. 15: There will be an indoor live Nativity at Sand Lake United Methodist Church at 65 W. Maple St. on Saturday December 15 from 5:50 to 8 pm. #49,50p
Children’s Make and Take!
Dec. 15: What could be better than a gift from your child’s hearts? Let you child make a gift for you! Your child will make a unique gift(s), possibly an assortment of Pom-Pom Christmas Trees – Glue Snowman’s Christmas Ornaments and more. Our team of volunteers will help your child wrap your secret gift. Saturday, Dec. 15 from 9 am to 11 am. Donation of $12 a child. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Pre-registration is NOT required, however registering is greatly appreciated. 616-675-3158. #49