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Preschool Enrollment

Aug. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, has openings for 3 & 4 year olds in their preschool program. For more information call 616-636-8458. #33,34p

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. #34

Free Food and Free Movie

Aug. 28: On Friday, August 28th at 6 pm, Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd., NE, Rockford will have free food for those in need. Public is welcome. A free movie will be shown at 4 pm and 6 pm. Free popcorn! Music! Fellowship!. #34

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 31: Michigan Blood will be conducting a blood drive on Monday, August 31st at the high school cafeteria from 2 to 7 pm. New donators are welcome. Preregister at www.miblood.org and use the code CSHS to schedule a time so there is no waiting. Everyone is welcome to come and donate. #34

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 1: 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. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #34

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Sept. 1,8,15,22,29: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #34

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 2,9,16,24: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 3rd. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 2, 9 and 16, Thursday September 24 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #34

Play Grow Read with Katie L.

Sept. 8: Elephant stories, songs, crafts and games with Katie L. Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. For children 6 and under.  #34

Registration for Prince & Princess

Sept. 12: Attention parents of Kindergarten children! Any child in the Cedar Springs School District (at any school or homeschooled) can register for the Red Flannel Prince and Princess contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for registration forms. Registration is Saturday, September 12 from 9 am until noon at the RFF Office, 18 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Due to Labor Day being later this year, there is ONLY ONE registration period! #34-37p

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Sept 15: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. September 15th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 17th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 19th, from 8 am-4:00 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #34,35p

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Preschool Enrollment
Aug. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, has openings for 3 & 4 year olds in their preschool program. For more information call 616-636-8458. #33,34p

Homecoming/Prom Dress and Yard Sale
Aug. 20,21: The Class of 2016 is hosting a homecoming/prom dress and yard sale on August 20,21 from 9 am – 8 pm at the Middle School to help raise funds for their senior all night party. Items so are include: twin bed/mattress, bikes, clothing, household items and hockey equipment. #33
Senior Lunch
Aug. 26: After a chilly beginning we’re squeezing out every bit of Summer Party Picnics we can find. Come one, come all, join us on our virtual blankie on the sand for a Beach Party featuring Cold Sammiches, Mac Salad, Jello and Blueberry Pie. We’re extending the invitation to those age 60 (perhaps a little more), to waltz thru our door. Follow our trail of sand at noon the 26th of August to our Beach on Beech and M-82. Pine Grove Community Church. #33

Life at Ody Brook Nature Sanctuary
Aug. 26: The Greenville Garden Club presents “Life at Ody Brook Nature Sanctuary” on Wednesday, August 26 at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd. Greenville. Speaker Ranger Steve Mueller has devoted his life to research, education and is an environmental education consultant. Ranger Steve is an exciting, highly knowledgable and charismatic speaker. Join us for a lecture and slide program. The public is invited. #33

Annual 2nd Best Sale
Aug. 28,29: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 28th from 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday, August 29th from 9 am – 2 pm. There will be a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8 – 9 am, after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECW) in support of parish activities. We have something for everyone and everything is priced to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post & Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33

Help Promote Literacy
Sept. 2: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Wednesday September 2nd for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 10 am and 2 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #33

Youth Soccer Challenge
Sept. 5: Calling all kids! The Sand Lake Knights of Columbus will be hosting a competitive soccer event on Saturday, September 5th from 9 am to 10 am, at the Sand Lake Soccer Fields. All community youth are welcome to compete in this free opportunity to test their skills at a penalty kick competition. Each participant will be given 15 penalty kicks and points will be awarded depending on the area of the scoring zones through which the ball passes. All boys and girls age 9 to 14 (as of Sept. 1) are eligible to participate. Registration begins at 8:30 am at the fields. Written parental consent is required. For more information, about this event or the Knights of Columbus, contact Frank Sylvester, Soccer Challenge Chair, at 616-636-8151. #33

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet
Sept. 13: Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2015 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 13th. The cost is $15 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 28th by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaqauys, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Come join in the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the word to out-of-town classmates. #32,33p

 

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Roast Beef Dinner

Aug. 16: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday August 16th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #32p

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 17: The American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef and onions dinner on Monday, August 17th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be baked beans, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #32p

TOPS weight loss support group

Aug. 18: 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. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #32

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 18: There will be a Michigan Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 18th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 7 pm. Attempt to donate and you could win a $100 Meijer Gift Card. Also, last chance to get a grilled hot dog served up by the Cedar Springs Women’s Club. The need for blood never takes a vacation but blood donors do. Please help out at this high-need time. #32

Rummage Sale to Benefit Adoption

Aug. 20-21:Huge Multi-family Indoor Rummage Sale at Grace EFC on the corner of Northland Drive and 13 Mile Rd. Thursday & Friday, August 20 & 21 from 8 am to 6 pm. All proceeds help fund a local family’s international adoption process. 616-696-0471 for details. #32

Annual 2nd Best Sale

Aug. 28,29: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 28th from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, August 29th from 9 am to 2 pm. There will be a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8 to 9 am, after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECW) in support of parish activities. We have something for everyone and everything priced to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #32

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet

Sept. 13: Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2015 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 13th. The cost is $15 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 28th by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaqauys, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Come join in the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the word to out-of-town classmates. #32p

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Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug 11: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. August 11th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. August 13th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. August 15th, from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #30,31p

Help Promote Literacy

Aug. 11: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday August 11th for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 2 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #31

Summer Rummage Sale

Aug. 12,13: A Summer Rummage Sale sponsored by the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will be held August 12th from 9 am to 7 pm and August 13th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church fellowship hall at the corner of Church and Main St. #30,31

Kid’s Klub at East Nelson UMC

Aug. 13: Kid’s Klub for kids 4 to 12 will start on Thursday, August 13th from  6 – 8 pm at East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. Vacation Bible School doesn’t have to end. We are having it every week! Come and join us for a Bible Adventure with games, crafts, music and snacks. #31

Rocket Cheer Camp

Aug. 15: We have our last rocket cheer camp for this season on Saturday, August 15th from 9 am to noon at Red Hawk Elementary in the gym. Cost is $25 and camp is for grades 3rd thru 8th . Sign up by downloading a registration form at www.cedarspirngsyouthcheerleading.com or directly at the door the day of. Any questions, call April Pierson at 616-723-2049 or Ann Olszewski at 616-799-2370. #31

Keeler Brass Picnic

Aug. 18: The Fourth Annual Keeler Brass Picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 18th at 11 am. Potluck dinner – Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Salisbury Park on W. Lake St., Sand Lake. Please spread the word to others. If it rains the potluck will be held in the church across from the park. #31p

Give Blood in Honor of Zander

Aug. 21: Be somebody who gives in honor of Zander. Give blood on Friday, August 21st from 2 to 7 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. – in the Gym. Appointments preferred – 866-MIBLOOD or https://donate.miblood.org & sponsor code 23872. On June 12th , 9 month old Zander was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. You can follow Zander’s progress on Facebook at Zander’s Journey. Feel free to post words of encouragement or advice.  #31

Pierson School Reunion

Aug. 22: Pierson School Alumni are invited to a reunion on Saturday, August 22nd from 9 am to 12 noon at Pierson Bible Church, 101 Grand, Pierson. A donation towards coffee and doughnuts is appreciated. For more information email Fran at sherm8523@comcast.net. #31

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 2: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 3rd. Come in and show us what you’ve got. Tryouts on Wednesdays September 2, 9 & 16 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #31

Bramble Ramble at MCC

Sept. 26: Montcalm Community College’s Bramble Ramble 5K trail run and 1 mile walk is Saturday, September 26th at 9 am on the college’s Sidney campus. Early registration by September 18th is $20 per person and includes a swag bag. Registration after September 18th is on-site the day of the race and is $25 per person. Visit www.montcalm.edu/nature-trails for an entry form. For more information, email cherylm@montcalm.edu or naturetrails@montcalm.edu. #31

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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. #30

BBQ Dinner for HCNC

July 31: Come join Howard Christensen Nature Center on Friday, July 31st, at the Cellar Brewing Company, 500 E. Division St., Sparta for a smoked BBQ dinner with all the fixins served from 5:30 pm until gone. Family friendly. Proceeds to benefit HCNC. #30

Greenville Fly-In, Drive-In, Walk-In Lions Club Breakfast

Aug. 1: Help support the Young Eagles Program by coming to the Greenville Fly-In, Drive-In, Walk-In Lions Club “Big” Breakfast on Saturday, August 1st from 7:30 am to 11 am at the Greenville Municipal Airport (6D6), 10593 Southwest Greenville Rd., Greenville. Hearty homemade breakfast. Menu includes breakfast burrito, sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage, hash browns, fruit, coffee, juice and doughnuts. Adults $6, Children ages 6-12 $4, ages 6 and under -free. Static display by Greenville Area Motorcycle and Corvette Clubs. Hosted by Greenville Area Aviation Association. Several door prizes! Free aviation toy for all ages 5-12 years of age! #30p

Friends of Skinner Field open house 

Aug. 2: The Friends of Skinner Field is an organization dedicated to the renovation and preservation of Skinner Field.  We will be holding an open house at the field on Sunday, August 2nd from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  We will have carnival games, concessions, and an adult corn hole tournament (registration begins at 12:00 pm).  Join us for food, fun and games.  Let us show you all the things that make Skinner Field the great place it is and share with you the many ways we would like to update the facility. #30

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 3: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, August 3rd, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, salad, veggies, rolls, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #30p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Aug. 4,11,18,25: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #30

VBS at Huggard Bible

Aug. 3-5: Come join us for VBS and learn about God’s Word. August 3rd – 5th from 6:30 to 8 pm at Huggard Bible of Sand Lake. For ages 3 to the end of 6th grade. For more info call the church at 616-636-5561. #28-30p

Metron’s Annual Family Fun Day

Aug. 7: Metron of Cedar Springs located at 400 Jeffrey would like to invite the community to their Annual Family Fun Day on August 7, 2015, from 4pm to 7pm. Activities for the day include: bounce house, games for the children, live musical entertainment, food/drinks and fun for all. Hope to see you August 7. #30

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug 11: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. August 11th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. August 13th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. August 15th, from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #30,31p

Golf For Kids

Aug. 11: The 15th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters is on Tuesday, August 11th at Candlestone Golf Resort. This is a 4 man scramble, shotgun start with registration at 9 am and starting at 10 am. There will be raffles and contests, new and traditional games. The cost for this event is $90/golfer or $360/team which includes 18 holes, golf cart, lunch, dinner and various awards. Dinner guests are welcome at $25 each. Please pre-register by August 7th by calling 989-463-3434 or email us at kids@bbbsgm.org. #30

Summer Rummage Sale

Aug. 12,13: A Summer Rummage Sale sponsored by the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will be held August 12th from 9 am to 7 pm and August 13th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church fellowship hall at the corner of Church and Main St. #30,31

Quilt Fundraiser for Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL

Aug. 15: The Nelson Township/ Sand Lake Friends of the Library are sponsoring a drawing for a “Bouquet of Violets” queen size hand-made quilt. Donations for a ticket are $10. Only 300 tickets are available. Tickets are available at the library. Drawing will be held on August 15th at 4 pm. Need not be present to win. Proceeds will go to the Sand Lake Summer Safari and the Orphan Train Program this fall. For information call 877-243-2466. #29,30p

Garage/Prom Dress Sale

Aug. 19-21: The Class of 2016 parents will be hosting a garage sale/homecoming and prom dress sale on August 19, 20 and 21st from 9 am – 8 pm. We are looking for donations of gently used formal dresses and other items to sell in order to raise funds for the senior all night party. If you are able to help please contact Teresa, 616-293-0380, or Patti, 616-881-9579 and we would be happy to make arrangements to pick up your donations. Make a note to come out to the middle school in August and look at all the dresses and other items we have for sale. #30

MCC’s Golf Outing is Aug. 28

Aug. 28: Montcalm Community College’s second annual Golf Outing is Aug. 28 at Brookside Golf Course in Gowen. Registration and a networking breakfast are from 8 to 8:45 a.m., followed by a welcome and event program from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Tee time is at 9:30 a.m. Lunch also is provided. Registration is due Aug. 14 and is $50 per person or $200 per four-person team, which includes breakfast and lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart and prizes. If you don’t have a team and you still want to golf, you may sign up as an individual and be added to a team. To attend only the lunch is $10. All proceeds from the golf outing will go toward the purchase of updated training equipment for education. To register, go to www.montcalm.edu/golfouting. For more information, contact Ryan Wilson at (989) 328-1245 or ryan.wilson@montcalm.edu. #30b

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Joel Stone Memorial Golf Outing

July 26: The Joel Stone Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Sunday July 26th at Cedar Chase Golf Club, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd. It is a 4 man scramble with a 2 pm shotgun start. Contact Tom Cargill at 616-299-1392 for more information or if you can’t play and would like to sponsor a hole. Proceeds benefit the Cedar Springs High School Joel Stone Scholarship. #28,29p

Nature’s Superheroes

July 28: Nature has its own cast of Superheroes! Learn how plants and animals use their superpowers to preserve our super environment. Explore through hands-on activities, games and animal observations with Nature on the Go! For families. Tuesday, July 28th at 4 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #29

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

July 29: The cook books have been studied, the selection has been made.  The kitchen’s warming up; soon the aroma of Baked Chicken, Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Blueberry Muffins will infiltrate your stuffins.  Are your taste buds beginning to dance?  We’re extending the invitation to those age 60 (perhaps a little more), to waltz thru our door.  Follow the aroma at Noon the 29th of July to our corner of M-82 and Beech. #29

The Porters in Concert

July 29: Come swing and dance to the toe-tappin’ sounds of The Porters, a four-piece band that will captivate and entertain even the youngest audience. For families. Wednesday, July 29th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #29

Model Airplane Airshow

July 29: Do you love airshows? How about model airplanes? The Wolverine Skyhawks join up with the Cedar Springs Library to put on a fantastic AIRSHOW out at their Landing Strip at 13540 West Street here in Cedar Springs on Wed., July 29 at 6pm. All summer readers up to 12th grade will get a ticket for a chance to win a model airplane! Grab a chair and join your friends for a great time! #29

Heritage Festival in Sidney

July 30-Aug. 1: The 29th annual Heritage Festival is July 30th through August 1st at Montcalm Heritage Village on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. The three day celebration features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. Visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival for more information about the Montcalm Heritage Festival. #29

17th Annual Shoot for Life

Aug. 1: Shoot for Life is a Sporting Clays Tournament to benefit Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs on Saturday, August 1st from 9 am to 3 pm. Your $50 entry fee per person includes: A tax-deductible donation to Alpha, a 50-target round of clays, a catered lunch, and 2 boxes of shotgun shells. If you bring your own shells, there will be an extra $12-15 to Alpha! Lewis Class scoring means anyone can win a trophy! Trophies for: 1st, 2nd, 3rd place in 3 Open divisions, a Ladies’ Champion, and an 18-and-under Youth Champion. Please pre-register! For registrations, questions, directions, donations etc., please contact the Haymarsh Hunt Club, 11959 Jefferson Rd., Morley, MI 49336, 989-352-7050 or email tim@haymarsh.com. Station sponsorships and volunteers are welcomed and appreciated! #29

VBS at Huggard Bible

Aug. 3-5: Come join us for VBS and learn about God’s Word. August 3rd – 5th from 6:30 to 8 pm at Huggard Bible of Sand Lake. For ages 3 to the end of 6th grade. For more info call the church at 616-636-5561. #28-30p

Quilt Fundraiser for Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL

Aug. 15: The Nelson Township/ Sand Lake Friends of the Library are sponsoring a drawing for a “Bouquet of Violets” queen size hand-made quilt. Donations for a ticket are $10. Only 300 tickets are available. Tickets are available at the library. Drawing will be held on August 15th at 4 pm. Need not be present to win. Proceeds will go to the Sand Lake Summer Safari and the Orphan Train Program this fall. For information call 877-243-2466. #29,30p

Kent Theatre Golf Fundraiser

Aug. 15: The Cedar Springs Theatre Association presents the 15th Annual Kent Theatre Golf Fundraiser on Saturday, August 15th, at The Falls at Barber Creek, 16030 Barber Creek Rd., Kent City. All 18 (new nine) holes will be open for play for this event! $10,000 Hole-In-One Contest, Hit the Boat, raffle and other contests. Sign-up at 1 pm with a shotgun start at 2 pm. $240 for a team of 4 which includes golf cart, Texas style beef brisket/ smoked turkey dinner. Register before August 1st for $60 each. Entry fees are non-refundable. Rain or shine. For more information call Len Allington at 231-750-2337 or email Len@laphoto.com.  Proceeds go to renovations of the Kent Theatre. #29

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Free Concert in Morley Park

July 16: Music starts at 7 pm and features the fun Caribbean style from Don Middlebrook. He will play from 7 to 9 pm with a break for door prizes at 8 pm. All individuals 18 and older will be eligible for a $50 gift card drawing at 9 pm from Independent Bank. The concert is put on by Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation and Display Pack. Concessions will be available for purchase. For more info on this concert and others log on to www.csaparksandrec.com. #28

NFL: Pass Punt Kick Competition

July 25: Friends of Skinner Field presents: NFL Pass Punt Kick Competition on Saturday, July 25th from 10 am to 2 pm. Free for all Boys/Girls ages 6-15. Sign ups on Tuesday/ Thursday: July 16, 21 & 23 at Skinner Field Concessions from 6-8 pm and Saturday, July 25 from 9:30 – 10:30 pm. Find us on Facebook for more information, Info@Skinner Field. Questions, please call April Victorson, 616-890-5869. #28

Roast Beef Dinner

July 19: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday July 19 and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably price at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #28p

Dinner at the Legion

July 20: American Legion Post 287, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a meat loaf dinner on Monday, July 20th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, baked beans, salad, rolls, veggies, drink and desserts. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #26

Blood Drive

July 21: Did you know? Summer is a high-need time for blood. Please help us keep the blood supply up! Be somebody that saves lives. And, one of the ladies from the Cedar Springs Women’s Club will grill a hot dog for you. Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Tuesday, July 21st from 12:30 to 7 pm. #28

Jibber Jams

July 21: This engaging and interactive performance features imaginative original songs, audience inspired improvisation and the universal language of jibberish! For families. Tuesday, July 21st at 10:30 am, at the Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #28

VBS at East Nelson UMC

July 22-25: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., NE, Cedar Springs will be having Vacation Bible School on July 22 – July 25th. “Savannah Safari” will be a fun adventure for all kids age 4 – 12. Call 616-696-0661 to get a registration form or come on Wednesday, July 22 at 6 pm to register and start the adventure! There will be a potluck on Saturday at 1 pm to wrap up the program. #25

Joel Stone Memorial Golf Outing

July 26: The Joel Stone Memorial Golf Outing will be held on Sunday July 26th at Cedar Chase Golf Club, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd. It is a 4 man scramble with a 2 pm shotgun start. Contact Tom Cargill at 616-299-1392 for more information or if you can’t play and would like to sponsor a hole. Proceeds benefit the Cedar Springs High School Joel Stone Scholarship. #28,29p

Saving Seeds From Your Backyard Garden

July 27: Save money by reusing your heirloom seeds year after year. Get the latest hands-on tips and tricks for harvesting and saving seeds from Rachelle Bostwick of Earthkeeper Farm. For adults. Monday, July 27th at 6:30pm at the Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #28

VBS at Huggard Bible

Aug. 3-5: Come join us for VBS and learn about God’s Word. August 3rd – 5th from 6:30 to 8 pm at Huggard Bible of Sand Lake. For ages 3 to the end of 6th grade. For more info call the church at 616-636-5561. #28-30p

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Cupcake Wars

July 13: Experience all the drama of the TV show in live action. Compete for prizes by decorating a gourmet cupcake and plate with KDL’s own version of “Cupcake Wars!” Our panel of experts will crown the victor of KDL’s Cupcake Wars, but everyone wins when there’s cupcakes to eat! Monday, July 13th at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #27

TOPS weight loss support group

July 14: 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 Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #27

Jibber Jams

July 14: This engaging and interactive performance features imaginative original songs, audience inspired improvisation and the universal language of jibberish! For families. Tuesday, July 14th at 4 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #27

4th Wall Theatre

July 14: Theatre is for everybody! No matter your age or ability, let’s get moving, exploring and learning. For families. Tuesday, July 14th at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #27

VBS at Hillcrest Community Church

July 14-18: “Put on Your Armor of God” Vacation Bible School July 14th to July 18th from 6 to 8 pm. Hillcrest Community Church, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, 616-696-9333. #27

Learn about astronomy at MCC

July 15: Explore the night sky with MCC instructors Heather Wesp and Don Adkison on  Wednesday, July 15 from 9 to 11 p.m. on the college’s Sidney campus, 2800 College Drive. You’ll view constellations and the moon through high-power binoculars mounted on tripods while learning about the most common summer constellations. Other topics may include the moon, meteors, and/or comets. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring a blanket and a flashlight. The cost is $10 per person or $30 per family. Visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment for course details or to register online, or call (616) 754-7706. #27

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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. #26

Dinner at the Legion

July 6: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, July 6th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, stuffing, salad, rolls, drink and desserts. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #26

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

July 7: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #26

Hooper Heroes

July 7: Grab your magical lasso and learn how to hoop! Audacious Hoops will teach you basic hooping techniques for both fun and fitness. For families. Tuesday, July 7th at 4 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #26

Super Science

July 7: The World’s Coolest Nerd returns to delve into the SCIENCE behind all things super. Join us for hands-on fun that will unlock the scientific secrets behind the cape. For ages 6 and older. (This program is not recommended for children under age 6.) Tuesday, July 7th at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch 88 Eighth St. #26

Flag and Rocket Football Signups

July 7-30: Stop by Skinner Field between 6 and 8 pm on any of the following dates and sign up your football players! Last chance for Flag football is July 7th. Cost is $25 for ages 4-7. Rocket Football Signup dates are: July 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30. Cost is $65 for grades 2nd thru 8th. You may also sign up during business hours at Take Two Game Stop at 43 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. For more information, practice/training dates and sign up sheets go to www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.ask?url-cedarspringsyouthfootball or www.facebook.com/cedarspringsyouthfootball. #26

Secret Garden Tour

July 11: The Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library will present their 4th annual Secret Garden Tour on Saturday, July 11th from 10 am – 4 pm (rain date July 18th). Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 the day of the tour. For more information and to purchase tickets call TCH Reynolds Township Library – 231-937-5575 or Kindel & Company – 231-937-9090. #26

AYSO Fall Soccer Registration

July 14: Registration is open through July 14th. All players must be registered online at www.eayso.org. Registration fee is $65/player, $60/player for 3 or more from the same family. First time players need to provide a birth certificate for age verification. Players must be 4 by August 31, 2015. There will be a registration event for those having trouble online at Burger King in Cedar Springs on Tuesday, July 14th from 6 to 8 pm. For more information see our website: www.ayso902.org. #26

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Kent Theatre Volunteer Sign-up

June 24,26: June 24th and June 26th from 10 am to 12 pm and from 1:30 pm to 3 pm in the Kent Theatre lobby. Volunteers are needed for the concessions area. We are usually open Friday thru Sunday, with occasional weekdays for plays and special events. We will consider groups and families but volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Work shifts vary from 4 hours to 10 hours on any given day. Volunteer hours can count as community service hours. Contact Mary Balon at 616-696-3168 or e-mail events@kenttheatre.org. #24,25p

Metron of Cedar Springs Open House

June 25: Metron of Cedar Springs is excited to announce our facility is hosting an Open House on Thursday, June 25th from 4 pm to 6 pm. Come and learn about the latest innovations in Cardiac Rehabilitation and our Ortho Rehabilitation programs. Please contact Cheryl Dreyer to RSVP, Cheryldreyer@metronihs.com to attend our Open House. Refreshments will be served, tours and door prizes will be provided. If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact Billie Vanderlaan at billie.vanderlaan@metronihs.com, or via phone 616-204-2615. #24,25p

Doctor Who Party for Teens

June 29: No Silence in this Library – we’re here to celebrate Doctor Who. Come together with fellow Whovians to engage in crafts, games and goodies. Allons-y! Monday, June 29th at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #25

Artists Wanted

June 30: The Red Flannel Art Review is entering its third year and is once again seeking artists to compete for cash prizes. Local businesses will be graciously providing space for artists to display their work. Please visit www.redflannelfestival.org for details and registration; the deadline to sign up is June 30th! #24,25p

Every Day Hero

June 30: Calling all grades 3 -6 to the Cedar Springs Library out on the lawn (inside if raining) from 11 am to 12 pm to join Every Day Hero … our very own Sgt. Jason Kelly of the Kent County Sheriff’s Department as he demonstrates some of the equipment that he used for his job every day. The police cruiser and radio will be on site for instruction for the curious. #25

PATH Diabetics Class at Solon Center Wesleyan

July 2: PATH Diabetics Class starting July 2nd at 9 am at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs. FREE class for anyone with diabetes. Two trained leaders guide workshops. It doesn’t matter how long you have had diabetes or how well or how poorly you think you are doing with your diabetes. The workshop covers many things about diabetes, but what you will really learn are ways to help take care of your health. In a workshop you will learn techniques to move more easily, take charge of your health, be more independent and communicate better with your health care team. You will learn to make weekly action plans that help you stay on track with your diabetes care. You and the other workshop participants will help each other learn to solve problems managing diabetes. #24,25p

Help Promote Literacy

July 6: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Monday, July 6 for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 2:00 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #25

Sweet! Cake Decorating for Teens

July 6&9: Learn some tips and tricks for decorating cakes, cookies and other sweet treats. Hands-on fun included Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. Monday, July 6th, at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-636-4251 and on July 9th, at 4 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen, 616-984-5680. #25

“Zeemo the Great”

July 8: The Cedar Springs Library invites you to the Cedar Springs Middle School on Wednesday, July 8th at 2 pm to join “Zeemo the GREAT” as her performs Way Cool tricks for the curious… yo yos, magnets, juggling, electrifying, shocking, engaging! Audience participation.

DIY Spa

July 8: Make a variety of spa products from simple ingredients that you can take home, such as sugar and oatmeal scrubs, fizzy bath bombs and silky body lotion. Pre-registration is required. For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, July 8th at 6:30 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. 616-636-4251. #25

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