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Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.


AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebos House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #40


Winter Coat Drive

Oct. 1-31: Sand Lake Tri County Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 4467 cordially invites you in helping us “Warm our Community One Coat at a Time”. From October 1st through October 31st donation boxes will be located at Tri County Eagles, Sand Lake Elementary School, and local churches. You can donate gently used or new coats, hats, gloves , scarves and boots. These items will be given to students attending Sand Lake Elementary and their families who are in need. For more information and other donation locations call Linn Rapson 616-240-3871 or Cindy Karafa 616-696-2604. #40


Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Oct. 5: Come see great local talent perform on stage at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Saturday, October 5th, right after the Red Flannel Parade at about 4:30 pm. Tickets are only $3 per person. #39,40p


The Springs Red Flannel Bounce Bash

Oct. 5: Question: What’s red, sails through the air, and has a smile a mile wide? Answer: Your kids at The Springs Red Flannel Bounce Bash! The Springs Church will have five different bounce houses set up in their parking lot at 135 N. Grant Street, for kids of all ages, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Red Flannel Day. And that’s not all—there will be free food as well. Free inflatables plus free food = free fun! So get your bounce on and head over to The Springs! For more info call 696-2970. #40


Casino Trip

Oct. 5: A trip to the Soaring Eagle Casino is planned for Saturday, October 12th. The cost is $30 per person, with $10 to play and $5 towards your meal.RSVP and pre-pay by October 5th. Pick up at 10 am and drop off at 6 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, in Sand Lake. Call Julie, 616-636-5668 or Linda, 616-636-5342. Proceeds go to the church. #40p


Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 7: Come join us for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm, October 7 thru November 25 at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell 616-696-1246. #39,40p


Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 7: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef dinner on Monday, October 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be onions, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #40


Free meal at OLC Family Center

Oct. 10, 24: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month for an evening meal. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #40


Band Books @ the Library: Music Makers

Oct. 10: Connect with musical happiness by making you very own instrument out of provided materials! Make tambourines, maracas, harmonicas and more using household materials. For all ages. Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 pm, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #40


Babysitting Certification Class

Oct. 11: A babysitting certification class will be held on Friday, October 11th from 2 – 5 pm at Cedar View Elementary. You will learn about the basics of CPR, rescue breathing, what are appropriate foods for children from the instructors from Spectrum Health Lifestyles of Greenville. This class will help babysitters learn about safety for children, safety for themselves, and do some roll playing of various situations. Great for nursery workers, big brothers/sisters, as well as the average babysitter. Must be in at least 4th grade to attend. Cost is $35 and registration deadline is October 4th. Contact CSAPR at 616-696-7320 or online at www.csaparksandrec.com to register. #39,40


Zumba Class – Cedar Springs Library Fund Raiser

Oct. 12: Saturday, October 12th at 9:30 am, Monica Sanders will be hosting a Zumba class at the CS Middle School for $10. All funds go towards the Cedar Springs Public Library Fund. #40,41p


Spencer Township KDL Branch Birthday Party

Oct. 12: Sign an enormous 15th birthday card, enjoy some treats, create some decorations and then head down to the giant book sale. Saturday, October 12, 9:30 am. 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #40


Owl Walk – Howling

Oct. 12: Listening to the hooting owls has to be one of life’s special pleasures. Learning more about Michigan’s owls give those calls even more meaning. Join naturalist Greg Swanson as he introduces you to owl biology and a number of taxidermy owls during an indoor presentation then head outdoors in search of these elusive nocturnal wonders. Saturday, October 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $5. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #40


Hope Community Church Fall Craft & Vendor Expo

Oct. 12: Great variety of craft items and vendors from allergy-friendly baked goods, homemade chocolates, beautiful jewelry of all kinds, crochet/knit goods of all kinds and name brand product booths (go to www.hoperockford.org for a complete listing). A petting zoo will be there! We’re so excited to invite you to this event – great way to start your holiday shopping and have fun in the process. Watch the website for updates. For more info contact judygistinger@yahoo.com or marykmcg@hotmail.com. #40,41p


Todd & Brad Reed: A Photographic Michigan Tribute

Oct. 14: Fall in love with Michigan all over again! This father/son duo will present a slideshow of the Pure Michigan photographs, share stories of their travels and talk about how they use cameras to connect with both nature and people. Monday, October 14th at 6:30 pm. Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #40


Cedar Springs Community Players Fall Production

Oct. 17-19: “What is Susan’s Secret?” by Michael Parker and Susan Parker. The Cider Mill Inn is an old, rustic and somewhat run down country inn owned by an endearing couple. At first they appear to be bordering on senility but we quickly learn that they are clever con artists, preying on their unsuspecting guests. All performances will be the Kent Theatre starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 pre-sale. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Main Street Restaurant, Cedar Springs Public Library or by calling 616-901-1646. “What is Susan’s Secret?” is presented by special permission with Samuel French, Inc. #40,41p


Rotary Cow Plop Returns

Oct. 26: The 3rd Annual Cedar Springs Rotary Cow Plop raffle is coming on Saturday, October 26th on the land next to White Creek Lumber. Tickets are assigned to each square at noon, and if the cow plops on the square where your ticket is placed, you may be a winner. There are three prizes, $1,000, $350 and $150. You don’t need to be present to win, but come and join the fun. The event begins at 9 am and the winner will be announced after the noon drawing. Tickets may be purchased from any Cedar Springs Rotarian. For more information, you can join the group on Facebook at Cedar Springs Rotary Club. #40



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