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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 Rebo’s House 

Rebo’s 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. #1


Snowshoe Trails Open and Rentals Available

Seven days a week (when conditions permit) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City has trails available. Families with young children can try out our smaller shoes for age four and older, or bring a sled to pull your toddlers. You can cross country ski or snowshoe with your own skis/snowshoes for free. Snowshoe rentals are $3.75 a person all day. Call ahead for weekend snowshoe rentals, 616-675-3158. #1


Start the New Year right with TOPS

Jan. 7: 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 weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #1f


Free meal at OLC Family Center

Jan. 9 & 30: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, January 9th & January 30th. 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. #1


Life-Sized Candied Land

Jan. 9: Everyone’s invited to play a giant version of a favorite childhood board gave. Follow the colored squares as you walk across the gumdrop bridge and voyage through the candy cane forest… but don’t get stuck on a licorice spot! For all ages. Thursday, January 9th at 6:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #1


Michigan’s Owls: Leave No Family Inside

Jan. 11: Listening to the hooting of owls has to one of life’s most special pleasures. Learning more about Michigan’s owls gives 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, Jan 11 from 6 – 8 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Donation of $5/person or $15/family of four or more. #1


Family Sledding and Winter Fun Day

Jan. 11: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is planning an awesome fun filled day for the entire family. Sledding, broom hockey, snowman building competitions, ice skating, and more are all part of the day. Please bring your own sleds, ice skates, and decorations for your snowman. Concessions will be available in the dining hall. Saturday, January 11th from 1 to 4 pm. 8415 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. #1


Auditions for Spring Musical “Nunsense”

Jan 20-21: Auditions for Cedar Springs Community Players spring musical “Nunsense” by Dan Groggins, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21 from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Roles for 5 women are available and all require solos and group singing. Auditions will involve reading from the script with others and brings to auditions a prepared one minute song to sing for vocal evaluation. Tech positions are also available. The show, directed by Sue Harrison, will be presented on March 27, 28 and 29 at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs at 7:30 pm. For more information call Sue at 616-696-0456. Also see www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #1,2p


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