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theTable at The Springs Church

Nov.14,21,28: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 28th at 1 pm. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Nov.14,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Tree of Hope for North Kent Connect

Nov. 14,20,21,25,26: There will be a Tree of Hope as part of North Kent Connect’s Holiday Drive located at H&R Block Cedar Springs. Please stop in the office, 14111 White Creek Ave., Nov. 14, 20, 21, 25, 26 and Dec. 4th from 10 am to 5 pm to select an item tag to purchase needed items for area families. All unwrapped purchases must be returned to the H&R Block office by close on Dec. 5th. Please call 616-696-3702 for questions or information. #46,47p

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 16: Sand Lake Lions Club’s Variety Sale will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Education Building, 65 Maple St. Lunch available. Get a FREE AC1 screening for Diabetes from 9 am to 2:30 pm. #45,46b

Courtland Oakfield UMC Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 16: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 & 13 Mile Rd.), will hold its 19th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am – 3 pm. Over 40 crafters, Grandma’s attic, bake sale, silent auction, cookies by the pound, lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. #45,46b

KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

Nov. 16: No heavy lifting required for these robots. Cubelets are robot blocks that connect together to create quirky little robots. Come and explore these bots to see what cool tricks and moves you can make the bots do by combining different cubes. Saturday, November 16, 10:30 to 11:30 am – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth Street. #45,46p

Michigan Blood Drive

Nov. 19: Tuesday, November 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S. Main Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103968. Members of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club have supplied homemade cookies to enjoy after your blood donation! #46

Dinner at East Nelson Church

Nov. 20: Celebrate an early Thanksgiving at East Nelson Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE on Wednesday, November 20th from 5 to 7 pm. The menu will be roast turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, squash, green beans, corn, buns, a relish tray and GREAT homemade desserts! #46

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Church  

Nov. 20: Turkey, turkey, turkey. Turkey here, turkey there it’s turkey everywhere. Dear Senior Café friends age 60 or more, come help us close out the 2019 season when we will serve….  Beef Roast and Mashed Taters and you never know when a Relish Plate may appear. We do however, reserve the right to stick a bit to tradition with Pumpkin Something for Desert. Senior Café 2019 Finale opens Wednesday November 20th at Noon in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of Beech & M-82. #46

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Nov. 21: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam session hosted by the Gitchel’s on Thursday, November 21st from 6:30 to 9 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). Join us for an evening of playing or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School. Jam sessions are tentatively planned every other week. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. 3 jam room available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #46,47b

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Fundraiser

Nov. 23: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites the public to their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St. Registration begins at 5:30 pm followed by a large silent auction. The evening ends with a live auction. All adults welcome. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8675 or visit our Facebook Event Page: Pine Ridge Live & Silent Auction. #45-47b

Benefit for Ron Paige Sr.

Nov. 23: Please come and join us on November 23rd at the VFW in Sand Lake at 1 pm for a benefit to help offset unexpected living and medical costs for Ron and his wife while he fights a rare form of Sarcoma (bone cancer). Taco Bar, salad and dessert, bake sale and 50/50 raffle. Donation at the door. Ron has touched so many lives with his generosity so let’s help return that generosity to help suppliment the family. If you would like to help by donating or provide baked goods for the bake sale, please text/call Ronny Paige Jr. at 616-788-5606. #46,47p

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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.

Adult Education Classes

Nov. 7,14,21: Learn more, earn more, make your Grandma proud! If you always wanted to get your High School Diploma or GED, now is the time. Sparta Adult Education is pleased to be partnering with Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs to offer free adult education enrollment and classes every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. Most of the classwork can be done online, with the support of a certified teacher. All classes are free and open to anyone 18 and older. GED test vouchers are also provided free. Come anytime during class time to enroll to the Alpha Family Center, 6 N. First St., Cedar Springs. For more information contact Anne Heyt by email at anne.heyt@spartaschools.org or call 616-292-4842. #44,45p

theTable at The Springs Church

Nov.7,14,21: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Nov.7,14,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

15th Annual Holiday Bazaar – Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Nov.8,9: Now a 2-day event! Get your Christmas shopping started/completed at this great holiday bazaar! Shop Friday, November 8th from 11am-7pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm with 40 craft vendors to serve your shopping needs. A lunch counter is available, and in addition all proceeds from a bake sale will go to missions. Enjoy some delicious goodies and in doing so you’re giving to a great cause. There will be homemade pies, breads, cookies, fudge, etc. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Come early, stay late! #43-45b

Bethel Bazaar

Nov. 9: Come browse the crafters, card corner, country store, baked goods and enjoy lunch. Saturday, November 9th from 9 am to 2 pm at Bethel Lutheran Church, ¼ mile east of Northland on M-46, Howard City. #45p

FX Family Experience

Nov. 9: Honor: Letting someone know you see how valuable they really are. Saturday, November 9th. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Open to the public. All are welcome! Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream. At 5:30 enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. FREE event. City Church Rockford, 3233 – 10 Mile Rd. 616-866-3377, citychurchrockford.org/fx. #45p

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 16: Sand Lake Lions Club’s Variety Sale will be held on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Education Building, 65 Maple St. Lunch available. Get a FREE AC1 screening for Diabetes from 9 am to 2:30 pm. #45,46b

Courtland Oakfield UMC Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 16: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 & 13 Mile Rd.), will hold its 19th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am – 3 pm. Over 40 crafters, Grandma’s attic, bake sale, silent auction, cookies by the pound, lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. #45,46b

KDL Lab Experience: Cubelets, Robots in Disguise

Nov. 16: No heavy lifting required for these robots. Cubelets are robot blocks that connect together to create quirky little robots. Come and explore these bots to see what cool tricks and moves you can make the bots do by combining different cubes. Saturday, November 16, 10:30 to 11:30 am – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth Street. #45,46p

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Fundraiser

Nov. 23: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites the public to their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 23rd at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St. Registration begins at 5:30 pm followed by a large silent auction. The evening ends with a live auction. All adults welcome. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8675 or visit our Facebook Event Page: Pine Ridge Live & Silent Auction. #45-47b

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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.

Monster Mayhem Fundraiser

Oct. 31: The Creative Technologies Academy Class of 2020 and The Cedar Springs Library presents Monster Mayhem! The Maze of 100 frights! October 31st from 5 ot 9 pm at the Cedar Springs Library. The profits from this fundraiser will go towards the CTA seniors class trip. $2 per person or $10 for groups of 5 or more. It is recommended for ages 8+, it’s spooky, but not gory. For questions call (616) 325-5570. #44

Adult Education Classes

Oct. 31,Nov. 7,14,21: Learn more, earn more, make your Grandma proud! If you always wanted to get your High School Diploma or GED, now is the time. Sparta Adult Education is pleased to be partnering with Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs to offer free adult education enrollment and classes every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. Most of the classwork can be done online, with the support of a certified teacher. All classes are free and open to anyone 18 and older. GED test vouchers are also provided free. Come anytime during class time to enroll to the Alpha Family Center, 6 N. First St., Cedar Springs. For more information contact Anne Heyt by email at anne.heyt@spartaschools.org or call 616-292-4842. #44,45p

Fall Craft Bazaar at Howard City VFW

Nov. 2: The Howard City VFW will be holding their Fall Craft Bazaar on Sat., Nov. 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Post Home located at 1001 S. Ensley (better known as old 131 or Federal Hwy) in Howard City. We have lots of vendors eager to show you their items and help you get a little early Christmas shopping done. Our kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch for a nominal fee and we will have door prizes, a raffle, lots of smiles and fun and hope to see you there. All proceeds go to the VFW for their projects benefiting veterans and their families, our local schools and the community. #42-44p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Nov. 5,12,19,26: 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. #44

theTable at The Springs Church

Nov.7,14,21: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us!  There will be no dinner on Halloween night. #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Nov.7,14,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam hosted by The Gitchel’s

Nov. 7: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam session hosted by the Gitchel’s on Thursday, November 7th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and to support 2nd Chance School. Jam sessions are tentatively being planned every other week. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #43,44b

15th Annual Holiday Bazaar – Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Nov.8,9: Now a 2-day event! Get your Christmas shopping started/completed at this great holiday bazaar! Shop Friday, November 8th from 11am-7pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm with 40 craft vendors to serve your shopping needs. A lunch counter is available, and in addition all proceeds from a bake sale will go to missions. Enjoy some delicious goodies and in doing so you’re giving to a great cause. There will be homemade pies, breads, cookies, fudge, etc. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Come early, stay late! #43-45b

Cookie Walk & Bake Sale at Holy Spirit Episcopal

Nov. 9: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is holding its annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites sale on Saturday, November 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE in Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island drives, just off Exit 95 of US 131). Admission is free! Featuring our “world-famous” Cookie Walk, we’ll also have Baked Goods, Crafts, and a Silent Auction. Proceeds support church activities, such as kitchen supplies, funeral refreshments, the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, the Explore & Soar Reading Club, and more. More information can be found on the church’s website: www.holyspiritbelmont.org. #44

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Oct. 24, Nov. 7,14: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us!  There will be no dinner on Halloween night. #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Oct. 24,31, Nov. 7,14: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

KDL Lab Experience: Cardboard Creations

Oct. 26: Our Make do construction tool kit will help you create, experiment and learn as you build your very own cardboard masterpieces — the possibilities are endless! Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am to 11:30 am – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake Branch, 88 8th Street. #42,43p

Halloween Hospitality Center at CS UMC

Oct. 31: Warm up and rest station at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Cedar Springs. We will be in the fellowship hall October 31st serving hot chocolate, popcorn and treats from 4:30-6:30 pm. We hope to see you there. #42p

Fall Craft Bazaar at Howard City VFW

Nov. 2: The Howard City VFW will be holding their Fall Craft Bazaar on Sat., Nov. 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Post Home located at 1001 S. Ensley (better known as old 131 or Federal Hwy) in Howard City. We have lots of vendors eager to show you their items and help you get a little early Christmas shopping done. Our kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch for a nominal fee and we will have door prizes, a raffle, lots of smiles and fun and hope to see you there. All proceeds go to the VFW for their projects benefiting veterans and their families, our local schools and the community. #42-44p

Bazaar at Faith Lutheran Church

Nov. 2: Faith Lutheran Church in Sidney invites you to their Annual Fall Bazaar at 2957 S. Grow Rd. (corner of Grow and Sidney Rds. About 5 miles east of M-91). Call 989-328-6833 if you get lost. The bazaar will be held on Saturday, November 2nd from 9:30 am – 2 pm. There will be lunch, cookies by the pound, quilts and crafts. Bring your friends and have a good time with us! #43

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam hosted by The Gitchel’s

Nov. 7: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam session hosted by the Gitchel’s on Thursday, November 7th from 6:30 to 9:00 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and to support 2nd Chance School. Jam sessions are tentatively being planned every other week. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #43,44b

15th Annual Holiday Bazaar – Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Nov. 8,9: Now a 2-day event! Get your Christmas shopping started/completed at this great holiday bazaar! Shop Friday, November 8th from 11am-7pm and Saturday from 9am-3pm with 40 craft vendors to serve your shopping needs. A lunch counter is available, and in addition all proceeds from a bake sale will go to missions. Enjoy some delicious goodies and in doing so you’re giving to a great cause. There will be homemade pies, breads, cookies, fudge, etc. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Come early, stay late! #43-45b

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theTable at The Springs Church

Oct.17,24: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us!  There will be no dinner on Halloween night. #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Oct.17.24.31: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Senior Fitness Classes

Oct.17,22,24,28,30: One out of three older adults fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of emergency department admissions. Falls can be a significant obstacle to healthy aging. There’s good news, too: physical activity has proven to help prevent falls. Senior Neighbors is pleased to be partnering with Cedar Springs Public Schools in offering a new fitness class in Cedar Springs! Open to anyone age 60 or older, these classes will focus on endurance, flexibility, strengthening, balance, and having fun. Classes began Tuesday, September 10th and will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the board room at the Cedar Springs Public Schools hilltop building. Come when you can, do what you can do! Pre-registration is not required. These classes are available through the Kent County Senior Millage- donations are accepted, or use your Silver&Fit benefit! Call Julie Lake, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 616-233-0283 for more information. #33-42p

Rummage Sale Clearance at SL UMC

Oct. 17: Rummage Sale Clearance. Thursday and Friday October 17 & 18th 9 am-5 pm Free will offering.. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 Maple Street. #42

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Oct. 20: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, October 20th  at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and Ministry will be shared by the musically gifted Gitchel family who will share their musical talent and gospel lessons. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be once a month for the fall. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #42b

KDL Lab Experience: Cardboard 

Creations

Oct. 26: Our Makedo construction toolkit will help you create, experiment and learn as you build your very own cardboard masterpieces — the possibilities are endless!
Saturday, October 26, 10:30 am to 11:30 am – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake Branch, 88 8th Street. #42,43p

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove 

Community Church

Oct. 30:  Pine Grove Senior Café Presents A Taste of Italia. All Signors, Signoras and Signorinas age 60 and older, come to our humble table(s) and dine with us. Mamma Mia! Its Meatballs & Sauce, perhaps a veggie, bread & salad now as for Dessert it will be Blueberry Crisp.  And you never know when a Relish Plate may appear.  Senior Café Italia opens Wednesday October 30th at Noon in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of Beech & M-82. #42

Fall Craft Bazaar at Howard City VFW

Nov. 2: The Howard City VFW will be holding their Fall Craft Bazaar on Sat., Nov. 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Post Home located at 1001 S. Ensley (better known as old 131 or Federal Hwy) in Howard City. We have lots of vendors eager to show you their items and help you get a little early Christmas shopping done. Our kitchen will be open for breakfast and lunch for a nominal fee and we will have door prizes, a raffle, lots of smiles and fun and hope to see you there. All proceeds go to the VFW for their projects benefiting veterans and their families, our local schools and the community. #42-44p

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Halloween and Harvest Happenings

Check out some of the fun, fall activities going on in our area in the days leading up to Halloween night.

Fall Fest

Oct. 19: 10:30 a.m., Nelson Twp./Sand Lake Branch of Kent District Library
88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. Celebrate the season with Autumn crafts, games and process art activities that focus more on the process and less on the final product.

Free Harvest Party

Oct. 19: Cedar Creek Community Church, 2969 14 Mile RD NE, will be hosting a free Harvest Party on Saturday October 19, from 5:00 to 7:30 p.m. Free food, hayrides, bounce house, games and great fellowship. Open to everyone. 

Pumpkin carving and spooky walk at Nature Center

Oct. 25: Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr. Kent City, MI 49330. 6 p.m. $5 Non-Members/ $3 Members. Nothing says Halloween like pumpkin carving and a spooky trail walk! Price includes a pumpkin and everything you need to carve it. Carving Starts at 6 p.m. Walks will leave when it gets dark. This event is open to kids of all ages (even the grown up ones). Donuts, cider, and coffee provided. We can only guarantee pumpkins for those that preregister! Go here to register: https://www.howardchristensen.org/product/10-26-pumpkin-carving-and-spooky-walk/

Kids Club

Oct. 26: from 11-noon at the Spencer Township Branch of Kent District Library, 14960 Meddler Ave NE, Gowen, MI 49326. For grades K-5. It’s a special time for fun, interactive programs just for school aged kids!  Join our KDL Kids Club program for autumn-themed crafts, games and other activities. This Saturday’s focus is leaf chromatography and fall crafts.

Pumpkin giveaway

Oct. 26: from 2-6 p.m. at Morley Park, 70 Cedar Street, in Cedar Springs. The 2019 Pumpkin Giveaway, hosted by the Green Family & Friends and the Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, is for kids of all ages. There will be a costume contest, carnival games, prizes, face painting, cupcakes, and 500 pumpkins to give away! For more information, check out the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/776811189437193/. 

Trunk or Treat at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Oct. 26: Trunk or Treat outside weather permitting. Inside if it’s cold and rainy. Saturday, October 26, from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake NE, Rockford. Safe, friendly and fun. We’ll also be serving a free hot dog supper.

Trunk or Treat

Oct. 26: East Nelson Church, 9024-18 Mile NE will be having Trunk or Treat on Saturday, October 26 from 5-7 p.m.

Teen Zone: Halloween Party

Oct. 29: 3;30-4:30 p.m., Tyrone Township Branch of Kent District Library, 43 S Main St, Kent City, MI 49330. Teens in grades 6-12, come celebrate Halloween at the Library on Tuesday, October 29, from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Enter the costume contest, snack on spooky treats and play fun games ahead of the holiday.

Family Storytime

Oct. 30: from 10-11 a.m. at the Spencer Township Branch of Kent District Library, 14960 Meddler Ave NE, Gowen, MI 49326. For children 0 to 6 years old with a parent or caregiver. Dress up in a costume this week and read and sing together as a family. Enjoy autumn and Halloween stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. 

Trick or treating in downtown Cedar Springs

Oct. 31: Businesses on and just off Main Street will be open for trick or treating on October 31 from 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Local businesses will be handing out candy and there will be police on duty to assist with crossing Main Street. Residential trick or treating is from 5-8 p.m.

Halloween Hospitality Center 

October 31: Warm up and rest station at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Cedar Springs. We will be in the fellowship hall Oct. 31 serving hot chocolate, popcorn & treats from 4:30-6:30 pm. We hope to see you there.

Teen Zone

Oct. 31: from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Spencer Township Branch of Kent District Library, 14960 Meddler Ave NE, Gowen, MI 49326. For tweens and teens.

Wear your costume for teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library!  Stop by for Halloween activities, games, food and more! 

Trunk or Treat at The Springs Church

Oct. 31: Join us for our annual Trunk or Treat at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street, from 6-8 p.m. on Halloween night. Our aim is to provide a safe and fun alternative to Halloween for people of all ages. Everyone is welcome! 

Trick or treat at Metron

Oct. 31: Metron of Cedar Springs, 400 Jeffrey Street, Cedar Springs, will be open for community treating from 6-8 p.m. Just come to the main entrance. Also accepting donations of candy. If donating, please drop off by October 30.

No trunks, just treats at Resurrection Lutheran

Oct. 31:Stop in to Resurrection Lutheran on Thursday, October 31, from 6-8 p.m. There you will find No Trunks, Just Treats! The church is located at 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake from 6-8 p.m.

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Hometown Happenings

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.

Family Storytime and Rhyme Time at KDL

Tues. & Fri.: Family Storytime, every Tuesday at 10:30 am – Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Rhyme Time: Music & Movement, every Friday at 10:30 am – Move and groove together with action rhymes, songs, games and hands-on musical activities that will help children develop motor, listening and literacy skills. Kent District Library – Nelson Twp/Sand Lake, 88 – 8th St, Sand Lake, (616) 784-2007, www.kdl.org. #40

theTable at The Springs Church

Oct.3,10,17,24,31: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Oct.3,10,17.24.31: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Senior Fitness Classes

Oct.3,8,10: One out of three older adults fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of emergency department admissions. Falls can be a significant obstacle to healthy aging. There’s good news, too: physical activity has proven to help prevent falls. Senior Neighbors is pleased to be partnering with Cedar Springs Public Schools in offering a new fitness class in Cedar Springs! Open to anyone age 60 or older, these classes will focus on endurance, flexibility, strengthening, balance, and having fun. Classes began Tuesday, September 10th and will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the board room at the Cedar Springs Public Schools hilltop building. Come when you can, do what you can do! Pre-registration is not required. These classes are available through the Kent County Senior Millage- donations are accepted, or use your Silver&Fit benefit! Call Julie Lake, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 616-233-0283 for more information. #33-42p

Royal Story Time at the CS Library

Oct. 4: Inviting all preschoolers to the Cedar Springs Library to meet our new Red Flannel Queen, Bella Mosqueda and her Court for a Royal Story Time, Friday, October 4, from 11:15 am to noon. Make your very own Royal Crown, take a picture with our Royal Princesses as we celebrate 80 years as The Red Flannel Town USA! #40

Used Book Sale at CS Public Library

Oct. 4,5: Cedar Springs Friends of the Library invite you to a  Used Book Sale on Friday, October 4 from 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday, October 5 from 9 am – 3 pm. Held at the Community Room in the CS Public Library. Hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are 25¢. DVD’s and Books on tape also $1. All proceeds supplement the Library’s programs and special needs. #39,40p

Cedar Springs UMC Mens’ Group Red Flannel Food

Oct. 5: Eat at The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S Main, Saturday October 5th from 10 am till 4 pm. Hot Dogs, Pulled Beef BBQ, Chips, Chili, Nacho Chips, Fruit and Hot and Cold Drinks, all reasonably priced.  Proceeds are used for camp scholarships and other Men’s Group missions. #40

Rotary Grilled Chicken Dinners

Oct. 5: Join the Cedar Springs Rotary Club for their annual grilled chicken fundraiser at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets. $10 gets you 1/2 of a grilled chicken, cole slaw, potato salad, a roll, and a drink. Serving from 11 am to 5 pm. Proceeds go to fund Red Flannel Queen and Life Leadership Scholarships. #40

Huge Book Sale at Spencer Twp. KDL

Oct. 5,6: Spencer Township Library, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen, will be holding a huge book sale on Saturday, October 5th from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, October 6th fro 11 am to 1 pm. All types of books! Paperback and hardcover. Large selection of children’s, mystery, teens and fiction. #39,40p

Mom2Mom Sale at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Oct. 5: Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford will be hosting a Mom2Mom Sale & Halloween CostumeExchange on Saturday, October 5th from 9 am to 3 pm. Bring in your old costumes and find new ones! At least 50 costumes currently available. For more information contact Janet at 616-874-8220 or email courtlandmom2mom@gmail.com. #39,40p

2nd Chance Fundraiser – Riding for the Brand

Oct. 5: 2nd Chance is having a fundraiser and will enjoy the music of Riding for the Brand, a family of musicians who play traditional cowboy and gospel music. They will also be sharing some cowboy poetry and cowboy lifestyle stories. Saturday, October 5 at 5:30 pm at 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Included in the evening will be a bucket auction, door prizes, music and food. Come join us for this fundraiser after the Red Flannel Parade, a perfect way to end the day. For questions call 616-293-2150. #39,40

First Baptist Church Celebrates its 160th Year

Oct. 6: First Baptist Church of Cedar Springs is celebrating its 160th year as a member of this community. On Sunday, October 6th former pastor Rev. Jim Howard will be speaking at the 11 am service. Though we are thankful for our history, we are focusing on the future – eager to have a positive impact on our neighborhood. We are currently partnering with West Cannon Baptist Church of Rockford in am attempt to revitalize our ministry. If we can be of any help, please let us know. #40

Christmas Acoustical Instrumental Group

Oct. 7: Please join us for fun and fellowship through Christmas Music. Every Monday evenings in the sanctuary of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S Main Street. We will be meeting October 7 thru December 2 at 7:00 pm. All instruments welcome! Sheet music is furnished for all woodwinds and strings at many playing levels. For information, call Keith Caldwell at 616-696-1246. #39,40b

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

Oct. 10-12: Sand Lake United Methodist Rummage Sale will be held on Thursday, October 10th from 9 am to 5 pm, Friday, October 11th from 9 am to 7 pm and Saturday, October 12th from 9 am to 1 pm. 65 Maple Street, Sand Lake. #40,41p

Second Best Sale at East Nelson Church

Oct. 10,11: East Nelson Church, 9024-18 Mile Rd.NE will be having our Second Best Sale on Thursday, October 10th from 9 am to 7 pm and Friday, October 11th  from 9 am to 4 pm. Come for the second-hand ‘treasures’ you’re sure to find! #40

Fundraiser for Algoma Christian School

Oct. 12: Algoma Christian School will hold their annual fundraising auction on Saturday, October 12th. The auction will be at Algoma Christian School, 14471 Sparta Ave.NW Kent City. The doors will open at 4:30 pm for the Silent auction and the Live at 6:00 pm. A free will offering buffet will be served from 5-7 pm. Come shop for gift items, gift cards and more. For more information visit algomachristian.net and click on the “Auction” tab. #40,41p

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Hometown Happenings

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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Sept. 26, Oct.3: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Sept. 26, Oct.3: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Healthy Tomorrows Program at Alpha Family Center

Sept. 26: Alpha Family Center has a new partnership with Christian Healthcare Centers and their Healthy Tomorrows program. This is a program that will provide prenatal, maternity care and well child care for mothers and children. We are planning on an Meet and Greet event on Thursday September 26 at Alpha from 4-6 pm for the community. #38,39b

Senior Fitness Classes

Oct.1,3: One out of three older adults fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of emergency department admissions. Falls can be a significant obstacle to healthy aging. There’s good news, too: physical activity has proven to help prevent falls. Senior Neighbors is pleased to be partnering with Cedar Springs Public Schools in offering a new fitness class in Cedar Springs! Open to anyone age 60 or older, these classes will focus on endurance, flexibility, strengthening, balance, and having fun. Classes began Tuesday, September 10th and will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the board room at the Cedar Springs Public Schools hilltop building. Come when you can, do what you can do! Pre-registration is not required. These classes are available through the Kent County Senior Millage- donations are accepted, or use your Silver&Fit benefit! Call Julie Lake, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 616-233-0283 for more information. #33-42p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Oct. 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. #39

Quilt & Crafts at the Cedar Springs Library 

Oct.2,9,16,23,30: Bring your fiber-based projects and work along with your friends. Lots of fun! Everyone welcome! Every Wednesday from 10 am-6 pm at the Cedar Springs Library, 107 N. Main St. #39

Used Book Sale at CS Public Library

Oct. 4,5: Cedar Springs Friends of the Library invite you to a  Used Book Sale on Friday, October 4 from 10 am – 6 pm and Saturday, October 5 from 9 am – 3 pm. Held at the Community Room in the CS Public Library. Hardcovers are $1 and paperbacks are 25¢. DVD’s and Books on tape also $1. All proceeds supplement the Library’s programs and special needs. #39,40p

Huge Book Sale at Spencer Twp. KDL

Oct. 5,6: Spencer Township Library, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen, will be holding a huge book sale on Saturday, October 5th from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, October 6th from 11 am to 1 pm. All types of books! Paperback and hardcover. Large selection of children’s, mystery, teens and fiction. #39,40p

Mom2Mom Sale at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Oct. 5: Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford will be hosting a Mom2Mom Sale & Halloween CostumeExchange on Saturday, October 5th from 9 am to 3 pm. Bring in your old costumes and find new ones! At least 50 costumes currently available. For more information contact Janet at 616-874-8220 or email courtlandmom2mom@gmail.com. #39,40p

2nd Chance Fundraiser – Riding for the Brand

Oct. 5: 2nd Chance is having a fundraiser and will enjoy the music of Riding for the Brand, a family of muscians who play traditional cowboy and gospel music. They will also be sharing some cowboy poetry and cowboy lifestyle stories. Saturday, October 5 at 5:30 pm at 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Included in the evening will be a bucket auction, door prizes, music and food. Come join us for this fundraiser after the Red Flannel Parade, a perfect way to end the day. For questions call 616-293-2150. #39,40

Christmas Acoustical Instrumental Group

Oct. 7: Please join us for fun and fellowship through Christmas Music. Every Monday evenings in the sanctuary of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S Main Street. We will be meeting October 7 thru December 2 at 7:00 pm. All instruments welcome! Sheet music is furnished for all woodwinds and strings at many playing levels. For information, call Keith Caldwell at 616-696-1246. #39,40b

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Hometown Happenings

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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Sept. 19,26: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Sept. 19,26: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Praise in the Park

Sept. 22: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church invites you to the gazebo in Salisbury Park, Sand Lake, for a night of music and praise. Sunday, September 22nd at 6 pm. Bring a lawnchair and enjoy the music. #38

Senior Fitness Classes

Sept. 24,26: One out of three older adults fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of emergency department admissions. Falls can be a significant obstacle to healthy aging. There’s good news, too: physical activity has proven to help prevent falls. Senior Neighbors is pleased to be partnering with Cedar Springs Public Schools in offering a new fitness class in Cedar Springs! Open to anyone age 60 or older, these classes will focus on endurance, flexibility, strengthening, balance, and having fun. Classes began Tuesday, September 10th and will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the board room at the Cedar Springs Public Schools hilltop building. Come when you can, do what you can do! Pre-registration is not required. These classes are available through the Kent County Senior Millage- donations are accepted, or use your Silver&Fit benefit! Call Julie Lake, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 616-233-0283 for more information. #33-42p

Healthy Tomorrows Program at Alpha Family Center

Sept. 26: Alpha Family Center has a new partnership with Christian Healthcare Centers and their Healthy Tomorrows program. This is a program that will provide prenatal, maternity care and well child care for mothers and children. We are planning on an Meet and Greet event on Thursday September 26 at Alpha from 4-6 pm for the community. #38

Volley for the Cure

Sept. 30: The CSHS Lady Redhawks Volleyball Program will be raising money for cancer research! Join us for a fantastically fun evening as our Lady Redhawks go up against Forest Hills Northern. Monday, September 30th from 5 to 9 pm at Cedar Springs High School, 204 E. Muskegon St. There will be a silent auction and a 50/50 raffle! Lots of great gifts to win when you bid and donate. You can purchase t-shirts with the logo Volley For a Cure. Because several of our families have battled or continues to fight thru cancer all proceeds will go to the Van Andel Institute specific to cancer research. #38

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Hometown Happenings

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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Sept. 12,19,26: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Sept. 12,19,26: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Concert at Velzy Park

Sept. 12: Velzy Park concerts continue Thursday, September 12th featuring Country Strings, who we signed up after Roger Tawney played a couple of numbers at our June concert. Join us from 7 to 9 pm in the Solon Township Community Room – all are welcome! Information about Park events can be found at www.facebook.com/SolonPark. #37

Senior Fitness Classes

Sept. 17,19: One out of three older adults fall each year and these falls are the leading cause of emergency department admissions. Falls can be a significant obstacle to healthy aging. There’s good news, too: physical activity has proven to help prevent falls. Senior Neighbors is pleased to be partnering with Cedar Springs Public Schools in offering a new fitness class in Cedar Springs! Open to anyone age 60 or older, these classes will focus on endurance, flexibility, strengthening, balance, and having fun. Classes began Tuesday, September 10th and will be offered each Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 am in the board room at the Cedar Springs Public Schools hilltop building. Come when you can, do what you can do! Pre-registration is not required. These classes are available through the Kent County Senior Millage- donations are accepted, or use your Silver&Fit benefit! Call Julie Lake, Health and Wellness Coordinator at 616-233-0283 for more information. #33-42p

Michigan Blood Drive

Sept. 17: This month’s Michigan Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, September 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S. Main Cedar Springs. The drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103966. A patient could be forced to pass up a lifesaving organ, if compatible blood is not available to support the transplant. #37

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 18,21: 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 5th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 18th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, September 21st at 11 am at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Dress rehearsal on October 1st at 7 pm. 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. #36,37p

Bring Birds and Bees to Your Garden

Sept. 24: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invite you to a presentation by Amy Heilman, native plant enthusiast, landscape designer, and frequent presentor, who will give an illustrated talk about “Bringing the Birds and Bees Back to your Garden.” This Tuesday Talk is at the Rockford Community Cabin, 220 N. Monroe, from 6:30 to 7:45 pm. All are welcome, no charge!

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