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Free Photos with Santa

Dec. 18: Free pictures with Santa will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, December 18th at Sand Lake Thrifty Treasures, on Lake Street. #51p

 

Old Fashioned Christmas

Dec. 19: Would you like to enjoy an old fashioned Christmas program with quaint, charming, twinkling lights this Friday evening at 7 pm? The Cedar Springs Christian Church, located in the chapel on Creative Technologies’ campus, invites you to attend! Light refreshments will be served afterwords. It will be a joyful time to celebrate the Reason for this Season! Wishing all, “A Very Merry Christmas!” For more information contact number 616-696-1160. #51

 

Free Family Pictures

Dec. 19: Free Family Pictures as part of Sand Lake’s 12 Days of Christmas will be held at Sand Lake Thrifty Treasures, 53 Lake Street, on Friday, December 19th, beginning at 1 pm. #51p

 

Holiday Bake Sale

Dec. 20: Please join us for the annual Tri-County 4H Holiday Bake Sale! Saturday, December 20th, from 9 am to 2:30 pm at Tractor Supply Company in Cedar Springs. #50,51p

 

Sand Lake Village Church’s Progressive Advent

Dec. 21,24: The Sand Lake Village Churches Progressive Advent continues on Sunday, December 21st at the Church of the Full Gospel with “The Uniqueness of Jesus” at 11 am and on Wednesday, December 24th there will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Resurrection Lutheran. Please join us. #51p

 

The Wonderful WaterColorBot

Dec. 23: Watch with amazement while an image you create by our robot using watercolors, paper and a paintbrush. For all ages. Tuesday, December 23 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch. 88 Eighth St. #51

 

M*A*S*H* Auditions

Jan. 6,7: The Rogue River Community Theatre group is holding auditions for the play “M*A*S*H*” on January 6 and 7 at 6:30 pm at North Rockford Middle School Auditorium. Performance dates at March 19-21. Large adult cast, all experience levels welcome. Also looking for non-acting support roles. For more information go to www.rrctc.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rrctc. #51-53p

 

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Christmas Fund Distribution

Dec. 12: Due to the generosity of the late Evelyn Cossin, there are limited funds available again this year to assist some families in need for Christmas. The funds are available only to families living in the Cedar Springs city limits. Please send or bring letters requesting assistance to: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., PO Box K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, C/O Janet Avery. All letters should include some brief summary of your need for assistance. Letters must be submitted and post marked and received NO later than Friday, December 12th. Please note: If awarded some assistance, we will send you a letter informing you of your pick up times of 10 am – noon and 7 – 8 pm on Monday, December 22nd at Cedar Springs UMC. All letters received will receive some notification of acceptance or denial of assistance. #49,50p

 

Make edible Christmas tree, ornament at library

Dec. 13: Make an edible Christmas tree with frosting and great candy decorations this Saturday, December 13. RSVP for sessions starting at 10am, 11am and 12pm. Great for kids preschool and up!  Also make a Christmas tree decoration for as long as supplies last!  RSVP by calling 616-696-1910 or stop by and sign up at 43 W. Cherry Street during open hours. Visit our website for more information: cedarspringslibrary.llcoop.org

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 16: 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. #50

 

Michigan Blood Drive

Dec. 16: Tuesday, December 16th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12 to 7 pm. Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be donating homemade cookies. Attempt to donate and you could win a $250 shopping spree. In the Spirit of Giving this Christmas, what better gift than the gift of life. For each unit you give, it will benefit three peoples’ life! It only costs you an hour of your time. #50

 

Winter Snow Party

Dec. 18: Celebrate winter wonderland indoors with crafts, games and activities! For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, December 18h at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #50

 

Gingerbread Lake at KDL

Dec. 20: Stroll down Gingerbread Lake and enjoy tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration is required and participation spots are limited. For all ages. Saturday, December 20th at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #50

 

Holiday Bake Sale

Dec. 20: Please join us for the annual Tri-County 4H Holiday Bake Sale! Saturday, December 20th, from 9 am to 2:30 pm at Tractor Supply Company in Cedar Springs. #50,51p

 

Holiday Potluck at HCNC

Dec. 20: On Saturday, December 20th at 6 pm to about 8 pm Howard Christensen Nature Center will host a Holiday Potluck. Bring a dish to pass – HCNC will provide turkey and ham. Bring your whole family! Everyone and anyone is invited. This year there will be an “Ugly Christmas Shirt Contest” with prizes. There will also be games. A White Elephant Gift Exchange will be held. The gift needs to be wrapped, marked “Male or Female or Either”, do not put your name (This is a secret!). 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #50

 

Snowshoeing at HCNC

Dec. 21: Learn to Snowshoe. You and our loved ones can enjoy snowshoeing together on our scenic trails with a snowshoe guide, snow permitting. Build a team, employee party, and join the festive fun. Sunday, December 21 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Donation of $5 per person, snowshoes included. Howard Christensen Nature Center 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #50

 

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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. #49

 

Wish Tree at Metron

Dec. 4: Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffrey, would like to announce that our facility will be displaying a Wish Tree from now until Christmas. Family and community members are welcome to choose an ornament from the tree which will outline  specific Christmas gift items for our residents. Gift items are to be at the facility no later than December 17th. If you should have any questions, please contact Nick Wahl, Life Enrichment Director at 616-696-0170. #49

 

Live Indoor Nativity

Dec. 5: A live indoor Nativity will be held at Sand Lake United Methodist Church on Friday, December 5th from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 6th from 1 to 3 pm. Come stroll the streets of Bethlehem and see the miracle of Christmas unfold. This is your first stop in our Village Churches Progressive Advent. All are welcome.  #49

 

Rockford Community Holiday Concert

Dec. 7: Enjoy the delightful sounds of the season as the Rockford Community Band, Choir and Orchestra present their annual holiday concert. Sunday, December 7th from 3 to 5 pm at the Rockford High School Auditorium, 4100 Kroes St. NE, Rockford MI 49341. They will be playing all of your seasonal favorites and snacks will be served during intermission. Come be a part of a Rockford tradition! Admission is free but donations are welcome. #49

 

Christmas Fund Distribution

Dec. 12: Due to the generosity of the late Evelyn Cossin, there are limited funds available again this year to assist some families in need for Christmas. The funds are available only to families living in the Cedar Springs city limits. Please send or bring letters requesting assistance to: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., PO Box K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, C/O Janet Avery. All letters should include some brief summary of your need for assistance. Letters must be submitted and post marked and received NO later than Friday, December 12th. Please note: If awarded some assistance, we will send you a letter informing you of your pick up times of 10 am – noon and 7 – 8 pm on Monday, December 22nd at Cedar Springs UMC. All letters received will receive some notification of acceptance or denial of assistance. #49,50p

 

12 Days of Christmas in Sand Lake

Dec. 13: The 12 Days of Christmas in Sand Lake kicks off on Saturday, December 13th from 10 am to 4 pm. Fun for everyone and special savings all around town. Santa at the Library, Kids Games & Crafts, Cookie Contest, Outhouse Races, Quilt Show & Raffle, Ugly Sweater Contest, Vintage Snowmobile Show, Soup/Chili Luncheon, and Community Caroling. There is still time to enter the contests. For more information see our ad on page 8 or visit www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com #49

 

Craft Sale

Dec. 6: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, is having a craft sale on December 6th from 9 am to 3 pm. #48,49p

 

A Christmas Night of Worship

Dec. 7: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents: A Christmas Night of Worship… Coffee, Candles, Carols and Praise. Sunday, evening, December 7th at 6 pm. World class desserts and coffee will be served during the concert. The church is located on Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come join us for a great night of celebrating Christmas. All welcome! www.scwchurch.org. #48,49p

 

Visit Santa at Courtland Fire Department

Dec. 13: The Courtland Fire Department will be having Santa come to visit on December 13th from 1 to 4 pm for all ages. He will be located at 7480 – 14 Mile Rd. We will be serving punch and cookies to all to visit. #49

 

Holiday Cookie Walk

Dec. 13: The North Kent Presbyterian Church’s annual Holiday Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, December 13 from 9 am to 12 noon. $7 per box. You pick. Come early for the best selection. North Kent Presbyterian Church 6175 Kuttshill Drive, Rockford, MI. Phone 616-866-2230. $49

 

Holiday Card Making

Dec. 13: “Holiday Card Making” meets on December 13th from 9 am to noon in the Stanley and Blanche Ashe Technology and Learning Center on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. The cost is $19. Advance registration is required. Visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment for course details or to register online or email community@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Greenville Campus at 616-754-7706 for more information. #49

 

CPR Course or Refresher at MCC

Dec. 16,17: “CPR Health Care Provider – Refresher” meets on December 16 from 1 to 5 pm on MCC’s Sidney campus. The cost is $45. “CPR Full Course” meets on December 17 from 8 am to 5 pm in Sidney. The cost is $65. Advance registration is required. Visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment for course details or to register online or email community@montcalm.edu for more information. #49

 

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Enter to Win Cash for Christmas

Sand Lake Christmas Scavenger Hunt and Christmas Cookie Contest will award cash prizes. $50 to the Scavenger Hunt Drawing winners and $25 each for the Best Christmas Cookie in 3 categories: Drop, Bar, Rolled and Overall Best Christmas Cookie. For more information visit www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com. #48p

 

5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot

Nov. 27: The 5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot, benefit for North Kent Community Services will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 9:30 am. Meet at the Rotary Pavillion, Squire Street, downtown Rockford. Walk/Run the White Pine Trail to 12 Mile Rd. (choose your own distance and pace). Work off the calories BEFORE your feast plus help provide for folks needing food. Please bring a donation of nonperishable foods or paper products for NKCS. Cash also accepted. Hot beverages and a light snack will be provided after the Trot. Door prizes! Hosted by the Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church. #47,48p

 

Sand Lake Tree Lighting and Concert

Nov. 30: Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas performed by Resurrection Lutheran Preschool. Help us light our tree in Salisbury Park, Sand Lake. #48p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Dec. 1: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, December 1st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #48p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 2: 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. #48

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Dec. 2,9,16,23,30: 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. #48

 

Sand Lake Village Churches Progressive Advent

Dec. 5,6,14,21,24: Visit each of our churches on your journey to Christmas. “Live Indoor Nativity” at United Methodist Church, “Journey to Bethlehem” with Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Christmas program, “The Uniqueness of Jesus” at Church of the Full Gospel, and “Christmas Eve Candlelight Service” with Resurrection Lutheran church. See our ad on page 5 for times and locations. #48

 

Museum Open December 6th

Dec. 6: The Museum will be open after the lighting of the Christmas tree on Main St., Cedar Springs, the 6th of December for a candlelight tour of the museum and school house, from 5 to 7 pm. Inside the museum we have an antique sleigh set up in front of a wintery scene backdrop. Families are welcome to take pictures of their children in the old sleigh. This will be a great photo op for families! #48

 

Holiday Make & Take

Dec. 6: You will not want your kids to miss this one! We will help our child create a gift from their heart that can be cherished and passed down to their children for generations. They will make unique gifts and wrap them up with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your children’s holiday shopping is done. This event is more appropiate for K – 5th graders. A cherished gift from your child’s heart, what could be better! Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to 12:30 pm. A donation of $6 per child includes supplies. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #48

 

Craft Sale

Dec. 6: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, is having a craft sale on December 6th from 9 am to 3 pm. $48,49p

 

Casnovia Bazaar

Dec. 6: Old School Community Center, Annual Holiday Bazaar and Santa Day, on Saturday, December 6th, 142 N. Main St., Casnovia. Craft Show 8 am to 2 pm. All you can eat Lions Club breakfast 8 am to 11 am. Cookie decorating for the kids. Santa visits 11 am to 1 pm. Free horse drawn wagon rides 11 am to 1 pm. BBQ lunch served at noon. Come shop and enjoy the fun. For more information call Kelly at 616-675-9648. #48

 

A Christmas Night of Worship

Dec. 7: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents: A Christmas Night of Worship… Coffee, Candles, Carols and Praise. Sunday, evening, December 7th at 6 pm. World class desserts and coffee will be served during the concert. The church is located on Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come join us for a great night of celebrating Christmas. All welcome! www.scwchurch.org. #48,49p

 

Winter Snow Party

Dec. 10: Celebrate winter wonderland indoors with crafts, games and activities! For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #48

 

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Enter Today for Sand Lake’s 12 Days of Christmas 

Dec. 13: The 12 Days of Christmas Kick Off Celebration starts on Saturday, December 13th. Enter today for the Cookie Contest, Quilt Show, Out House Races and the Vintage Snowmobile Show. For more information visit www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com. To enter the snowmobile show contact Ron Knapp at the West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library, 616-636-7232. #47p

 

Holiday Pie Sale

Nov. 22: Please join us for the annual Tri-County 4H Holiday Pie Sale! Saturday, November 22nd from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Pecan or Pumpkin. At the Tractor Supply Company on the corner of 17 Mile and White Creek. Also visit our Christmas Bake Sale, December 20th at Tractor Supply Company from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the Tri-County Country 4H Club. #47p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 25: 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. #47

 

5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot

Nov. 27: The 5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot, benefit for North Kent Community Services will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 9:30 am. Meet at the Rotary Pavillion, Squire Street, downtown Rockford. Walk/Run the White Pine Trail to 12 Mile Rd. (choose your own distance and pace). Work off the calories BEFORE your feast plus help provide for folks needing food. Please bring a donation of nonperishable foods or paper products for NKCS. Cash also accepted. Hot beverages and a light snack will be provided after the Trot. Door prizes! Hosted by the Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church. #47,48p

 

Help Promote Literacy

Dec. 2: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, December 2nd for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 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) to register. #48

 

Free Will and Trust Workshop

Dec. 6: At this workshop you will learn about the ten mistakes made in estate planning. Including how to avoid probate court, unintended disinheritance, unnecessary estate taxes and more. Featuring guest speaker, Greg Hamilton of Hamilton and Associates, PLLC. Saturday, December 6th at 10 am at Alpha and Omega Coffee Shop in Cedar Springs. Coffee, juice and donuts will be provided. Due to limited space, preregistration is required by December 4th. Please contact Angela Schalow at 616-696-8255 or angela@conflittiagency.com. #48p

 

Homes for the Holiday Tour

Dec. 6: The Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library is holding their Homes for the Holiday Tour on December 6th from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Library or at Kindel & Company. Advance tickets are $10, on the day of the event $12. Ticket price includes refreshments at the library after 2 pm. Follow the Snowflake Signs. Homes on the tour are; Jerry and Brenda Gartszke, Poisson Family, Susan Sunden, Brenda Tumosa and Jessie Vogel and Bob Visser. #47

 

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Santa Claus Girls of Kent County

Nov.: Christmas gifts for kids in need. Call between 9:30 am and 2 pm for Christmas for kids in need up to age 12. 616-957-7325. #46

 

Huge Book Sale for CS Library

Nov. 13,14: The Cedar Springs Public Library is having a Huge Book Sale at the Cedarfield Community’s Clubhouse, across from Meijer. Books galore – Thursday, from 10 am to 7 pm and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm at the Friends Fundraising Sale! For more information call the Library at 616-696-1910. #46

 

Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest Event

Nov. 15: If you knew you could do something as easy as buying a handmade piece of jewelry or other item to help women and children rescued from the sex trade, would you? You will have that chance on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Springs Church from 5-7 p.m., at the Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest event. The event is put on by Women at Risk International, a humanitarian organization based in Grand Rapids, Mich. They have safe houses all over the world where they’ve rescued women and children out of sex trafficking and empower them to earn an income by making products to sell. Judy Wolter will speak about the program, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. All proceeds go to women at risk. For more info call Wendy at 616-460-1989. #45,46p

 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: Do your Christmas shopping at our largest craft bazaar ever! Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 3 pm. 60+ vendors at 2 locations ½ mile apart. Delicious fresh baked goods, hand crafted items, and jewelry. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee and a lunch counter are also available. Two locations: Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd, and the Solon Township Hall, ½ mile south of the church (15685 Algoma Ave.). #44-46p

 

Fall Festival

Nov. 15: Saturday, November 15th the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women (140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs) are having their Fall Festival. Our booths will include Grandma’s Attic, Book Nook, Jewelry and a cookie patch. Come shop with us. You never know what kind of treasure you will find. #45,46b

 

Elvis Impersonator at Tri County Eagles

Nov. 15: Elvis Impersonator will be in the building! Tri County Eagles in Sand Lake on Saturday, November 15th at 7 pm. Dress in your best 60’s outfit! Special prize for the best 60’s costume. Dinner specials, door prizes, and 50/50 raffle. #45,46p

 

Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: The 14th annual Holiday Bazaar at Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, November 15 from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 and 13 Mile) Many crafters, Grandma’s Attic, bake sale, cookies by the pound. Lunch is available from 11 am to 2 pm. For more info call Karen at 616-363-1510. #46

 

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 17: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Meatloaf dinner on Monday, November 17th , from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #46p

 

Michigan Blood Drive

Nov. 18: Donate blood on Tuesday, November 18th at the Cedar Springs Untied Methodist Church from 12 pm to 7 pm. Attempt to donate and you could win a $250 shopping spree! Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be donating homemade cookies. Best reason to donate? Help save someone’s life. Come help – on the true spirit of Thanksgiving. #46

 

Cat and Dog Tales

Nov. 19: On Wednesday, November 19th at 7 pm the Greenville Garden Club meeting, 900 Kent Rd., will feature “Holidays, Poisonous Plants and Holiday Stress Issues for Pets.” Representatives of the Montcalm County Animal Shelter and a local veterinarian will talk about how holiday activities and some holiday plants can affect your pets, and how to anticipate and avoid problems. #46

 

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Kent Theatre

Nov. 20-22: The Rogue River Community Theatre Company presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs on November 20, 21, and 22 with showtimes at 7:30 pm each night and a matinee at 2 pm on the 22nd. This is a family-friendly show for audiences of all ages. Admission is adults $10 and students $5. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only. For more information go to www.facebook.com/rrctc or www.rrctc.org. #46

 

Herbal Holiday Gifts

Nov. 20: Learn a variety of ways to herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen, 877-243-2466. #46

 

Natural Ornaments & Pinecone Wreaths

Nov. 22: Create a selection of holiday ornaments made from natural and collected materials used to bring a bit of the outdoors into your home this season. This class is best suited for adults and older teens. Wreaths have always been a favorite decoration of many as they’ve been a traditional symbol of the holidays for years. Saturday, November 22nd from 10 am to 12 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Donation of $10 per person (includes supplies). All creations go home with you. Wreath forms included in supplies, along with ribbons, pinecones, glues, glitter, and so much more! Take home a lifetime traditional memory. #46

 

3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Nov. 22: Have you ever wished your drawing could come to life? Now they can! With the use of the 3Doodler, create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-636-4251. #46

 

Thankful for You Day

Nov. 22: KDL is wrapping up nearly two years of our Happiness Project with a major celebration of the folks who most make us happy – our customers! Help us celebrate YOU with treats, fun, entertainment and surprises during each of our 18 branch celebrations. For all ages. Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch, 88 Eighth St. #46

 

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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. #45

Hawks Hoops Girls Rocket Basketball for 3rd-6th Grades

Nov. 8: Practice start on Saturday, November 8th at Cedar Springs High School. Pre-registration is highly encouraged via online payment, mail or dropping off at Hilltop or attending the parent meeting at 6 pm on November 3rd at Hilltop Administration Building. Registration forms are online at www.csaparksandrec.com as well as at Hilltop. Any questions can be directed to the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation department at 616-696-7320 or by emailing director@csaparksandrec.com. #44,45b

 

Free Movie at CS United Methodist Church

Nov. 8,9: Come enjoy this great free movie event featuring “It’s a Wonderful Life.” One of those ageless movies that improves with age. Saturday, November 8th at 3 and 7 pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S. Main St. Free popcorn and punch! Coming soon: “The Game Stands Tall.” #44,45p

 

Marty Miller Concert

Nov. 9: Come on out and meet Marty and his wife, Janet, and enjoy a musical concert of acoustic, encouraging, original songs… mixed with an easy blend of well-known songs and worship music. Let the Father’s Spirit use the music and lyrics to open your hearts to a deeper walk with Jesus, and to step a little beyond our comfort zones into an opportunity to grow and give praise! Join us at Ensley Baptist Church, 7077 120th St., Sand Lake (near the corner of Cypress and 120th) on Sunday, November 9th at 6 pm. #45

 

Veteran’s Day at Metron

Nov. 11: As we honor those who served this country, Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffery, invites the community to join us for a flag ceremony presented by members of the American Legion Post 287. Opening prayer will be presented by Pastor Steven Lindeman, and music provided by the Cedar Springs High School Band, on Veteran’s Day, November 11 at 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to stay immediately following the ceremony for refreshments. Deb Eadie, pianist, will provide additonal music following the ceremony. #45

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Nov. 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. #45

 

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Nov. 12: East Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting a dinner on Wednesday, November 12 from 5 to 7 pm. The menu is: Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls, relishes  and desserts. Everyone is welcome! #45

 

Sensational Senses!

No. 13: See, hear, smell, touch, taste! Come join us as we explore the world through our five senses! For ages 6 and younger. Thursday, November 13th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #45

 

Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest Event

Nov. 15: If you knew you could do something as easy as buying a handmade piece of jewelry or other item to help women and children rescued from the sex trade, would you? You will have that chance on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Springs Church from 5-7 p.m., at the Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest event. The event is put on by Women at Risk International, a humanitarian organization based in Grand Rapids. They have safe houses all over the world where they’ve rescued women and children out of sex trafficking and empower them to earn an income by making products to sell. Judy Wolter will speak about the program, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. All proceeds go to women at risk. For more info call Wendy at 616-460-1989. #45,46p

Solon Center Wesleyan Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: Do your Christmas shopping at our largest craft bazaar ever! Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 3 pm. 60+ vendors at 2 locations ½ mile apart. Delicious fresh baked goods, hand crafted items, and jewelry. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee and a lunch counter are also available. Two locations: Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd, and the Solon Township Hall, ½ mile south of the church (15685 Algoma Ave.). #44-46p

 

Fall Festival

Nov. 15: Saturday, November 15th the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women (140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs) are having their Fall Festival. Our booths will include Grandma’s Attic, Book Nook, Jewelry and a cookie patch. Come shop with us. You never know what kind of treasure you will find. #45,46b

 

Elvis Impersonator at Tri County Eagles

Nov. 15: Elvis Impersonator will be in the building! Tri County Eagles in Sand Lake on Saturday, November 15th at 7 pm. Dress in your best 60’s outfit! Special prize for the best 60’s costume. Dinner specials, door prizes, and 50/50 raffle. #45,46p

 

Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: Bethel Lutheran Church will host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 2 pm. The church is located on M-46, just east of Old 131 (Federal Rd.). #45

 

Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

Nov. 15: The American Legion Auxiliary is having their Widow’s Weekend Bazaar on November 15 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Cedar Springs American Legion Post. Along with garage sale items and arts and crafts items, we will also have a bake sale. #45

 

Online Safety for Youth

Nov. 18: Kent School Services Parent Education Series will be held on Tuesday, November 18th at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium from 6:30 – 8 pm. Nic Bottomley, LMSW, ASOTP Therapist Family Division 17th Circuit Court will give an overview of the ongoing media revolution and the risks our youth face online. We will discuss what parents can do to help keep their children safe. Target audience (6-12). Open to parents, students and community members. #45

 

 

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Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Book Sale

Oct. 30-Nov. 1: The Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch is holding a book sale on Thursday, October 30 from 10 am to 7 pm, Friday, October 31 from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, November 1 from 10 am to 2 pm (bag sale for $3. Special priced items will be half off). The sale will be held in the Community Room of the Library at 88 Eighth St, Sand Lake. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. #44

Cedar Springs Spooktacular

Oct. 31:  The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses and churches in Cedar Springs are sponsoring the annual Main Street Halloween Spooktacular on Friday, October 31. Some of the free events include: spooky storytelling and crafts at the Cedar Springs Public Library, 4:30 p.m.; a haunted school house at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum in Morley Park 5-7 p.m.; a Kids Carnival, hosted by Calvary Assembly of God 5-7 p.m.; Trick-or-Treating at local businesses between 5-7pm; and Trunk or Treat at The Springs Church from 6 to 8 p.m. #44

Trunk or Treat at The Springs

Oct. 31: Creative costumes—check. Oodles of goodies—check. Lots of giggles and loads of fun—doublecheck! You’ll experience it all at The Springs Church at Trunk or Treat on Halloween night from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of candy for the taking, carnival games, a giant slide, and refreshments. It will be fun for the whole family, and a safe, well-lit environment for kids. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs. #44

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is having a Free family event including hayride, games, puppet show, cider, donuts and a trip through “Treat Town.” Please bring a bag for collecting treats. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Friday, October 31 from 6 to 8 pm at Pine Ridge Bible Camp, 8415 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Please call 616-696-8675 with questions. #43,44p

Trick or Treat Trail Walk at HCNC

Oct. 31: The Howard Christensen Nature Center will host a Trick or Treat Trail Walk on Friday, October 31 from 3 to 5 pm. A $1 donation is suggested but not required to offset costs. Bring your little ones all dressed up to find some goodies in the woods along one of our trails. Conveniently timed to allow for children to return to their neighborhoods for trick or treating and other Halloween events. Howard Christensen Nature Center is located at 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #43,44p

Halloween Open House

Oct. 31: Courtland Fire Department is holding their annual Halloween Open House located at station #2 at 9535 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. They will have donuts, cider and candy for all kids of all ages from 5 – 8 pm on Friday, October 31st.

Variety Sale – Sand Lake Lions Club

Nov. 1: The Sand Lake Lions Club is hosting a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 1 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church’s Education building. Questions? Call 616-636-5425. #43,44p

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 3: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, November 3rd, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #44p

Ski Swap and Equipment Sale Fundraiser

Nov 7-9: The West Michigan Ski Patrols 43rd annual ski/snowboard swap and equipment sale will take place November 7, 8 and 9 at Cannonsburg Ski area located at 6800 Cannonsburg Rd., Belmont. There will be thousands of new and gently used equipment, clothes and accessories for all winter activities available on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these hugely discounted prices! Friday, November 7 from 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday, November 8 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, November 9 from 11 am to 2 pm.  The fundraiser benefits the non-profit ski patrols of West Michigan including the Cannonsburg Ski Patrol, Pando Ski Patrol and the West Michigan Nordic Ski Patrol to purchase first aid supplies and life saving equipment to evacuate injured guests. Ski Patrols do not charge for emergency care, are volunteers, and have no funding from county or community.  #44

Hawks Hoops Girls Rocket Basketball for 3rd-6th Grades

Nov. 8: Practice start on Saturday, November 8th at Cedar Springs High School. Pre-registration is highly encouraged via online payment, mail or dropping off at Hilltop or attending the parent meeting at 6 pm on November 3rd at Hilltop Administration Building. Registration forms are online at www.csaparksandrec.com as well as at Hilltop. Any questions can be directed to the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation department at 616-696-7320 or by emailing director@csaparksandrec.com. #44,45b

Craft Show at Coral

Nov. 8: Come to our fall Craft Show at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral on Saturday, November 8th from 9 am to 2 pm. Sub sandwich lunches will be available to purchase. Proceeds go to Coral Fire Auxiliary. Come and join the fun! #44

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Auction

Nov. 8: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is holding their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 8th at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St., Cedar Springs. The theme this year is “Unwrap the Joy!” Items include Walt Disney Park Hopper Passes, getaway, golf . photography packages, sports and arts passes and many gift certificates Registration begins at 5:30 pm followed by a large silent auction; the evening ends with a live auction. The auction is an adult only event. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8657. #44

Write Michigan Short Story Workshop for Teens

Nov. 8: Delve into the world of creative writing by exploring different techniques and short story ideas. This workshop offers the opportunity to share your work with other aspiring writers. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens Grades 6-12. Saturday, November, 8th at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #44

Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites Sale

Nov. 8: The Holy Episcopal Church is holding its annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites sale on Saturday, November 8th from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE in Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island drives). Featuring our “world-famous” Cookie Walk – come early for the best selection- and baked goods, crafts and Santa’s Attic. Back by popular demand is a Silent Auction featuring a large variety of tickets, gift cards, and new merchandise. More information can be found on the church’s website: www.holyspiritbelmont.org. #44

Free Movie at CS United Methodist Church

Nov. 8,9: Come enjoy this great free movie event featuring “It’s a Wonderful Life.” One of those ageless movies that improves with age. Saturday, November 8th at 3 and 7 pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S. Main St. Free popcorn and punch! Coming soon: “The Game Stands Tall.” #44

A Day to Remember: Holocaust Survivor

Nov. 10: Please join the Sparta Senior Center for: A Day to Remember: With Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg on Monday, November 10th at 12:15 pm. As a child in Nazi Germany, Marin Lowenberg was deported to five different concentration camps and lost 28 family members, including his parents and siblings. Hear his remarkable story of survival during this free event at the Sparta Senior Center, 100 Ida Red. Public Welcome! #44

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: Do your Christmas shopping at our largest craft bazaar ever! Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 3 pm. 60+ vendors at 2 locations ½ mile apart. Delicious fresh baked goods, hand crafted items, and jewelry. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee and a lunch counter are also available. Two locations: Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd, and the Solon Township Hall, ½ mile south of the church (15685 Algoma Ave.). #44-46p

 

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“Blithe Spirit” Opens at the Kent

Oct. 23-25: Cedar Springs Community Players presents, “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward. When socialite and novelist Charles Condomine decides that he needs background for a novel he’s writing about the occult, he decides to entertain a medium in order to observe her in action. Expecting to expose Madam Arcati as a fraud, he is profoundly shocked to discover that she does, indeed, have a way to speak with the dead. A surprise twist leads to an unexpected conclusion and will have you laughing all the way to the final curtain. “Blithe Spirit” is being directed by Peter Huschilt. All performances are the the Kent Theatre located in downtown Cedar Springs and begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library, Main Street Restaurant, or by calling Jon at 616-263-9363. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Student tickets under age 18 are $8. #43

Pumpkin Walk and Carving

Oct. 25: Pumpkin carving and trail walk at Howard Christensen Nature Center. $8 per person (includes one pumpkin). The evening begins at 5 pm at the Red Pine Center with pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. After carving and judging, the pumpkins will be lit and laid out along a trail where a pumpkin lit trail walk will take place. Event lasts until approximately 8:30 pm. 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42,43p

 

Flu Shot Clinic

Oct. 27: Courtland Oakfield UMC is hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, October 27 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE. Bring your traditional Medicare, Medicare+Blue, Blue Care Network, Priority Heath or Aetna Medicare insurance card. #43

 

Fall Festival

Oct. 29: Fall Festival for all ages at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. For families with children 5th grade and under. Games, prizes, snacks, boy and girl door prizes and candy, candy candy! The church is located just north of 19 Mile Rd. #43

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Oct. 29: The frost is on the pumpkin, the fodder’s in the shock. Our cooks are in the kitchen busy fillin that ol stock pot. They’re choppin this and stirrin that creating a tasty bounty for all the Seniors in the county. So if you’re age 60 or perhaps even more, we invite you please, to pass through our door. The 29th of October, the hour is Noon, on the corner of M-82 and Beech, we hope to see you soon. #43

 

“Nightmare on Cherry Street”

Oct. 30: Calling all 4th to 6th graders! You are officially invited to come to our “Nightmare on Cherry Street” party at the Cedar Springs Library! The fun, games, and food will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 30 and go until 7:30 pm! Registration is required, so come into the library to sign up or call 616-696-1910. #43

 

Halloween Hospitality Center

Oct. 31: Warm up station at the Cedar Springs UM Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs on Friday, October 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Serving hot chocolate and popcorn. Everyone is welcome to join us. Sponsored by CSUM Church. #43

 

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is having a Free family event including hayride, games, puppet show, cider, donuts and a trip through “Treat Town.” Please bring a bag for collecting treats. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Friday, October 31 from 6 to 8 pm at Pine Ridge Bible Camp, 8415 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Please call 616-696-8675 with questions. #43,44p

Trick or Treat Trail Walk at HCNC

Oct. 31: The Howard Christensen Nature Center will host a Trick or Treat Trail Walk on Friday, October 31 from 3 to 5 pm. A $1 donation is suggested but not required to offset costs. Bring your little ones all dressed up to find some goodies in the woods along one of our trails. Conveniently timed to allow for children to return to their neighborhoods for trick or treating and other Halloween events. Howard Christensen Nature Center is located at 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #43,44p

“Break Every Chain” Tent Revival

Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Today is a new day! Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. Get ready to break free! Spirit-led tent revival. October 31 from 5 to 8 pm, Harvest Festival. November 1 at 2 pm, Spanish Service with Rev. Sal Lopez, November 1 at 6 pm, Youth Praise and Worship with Rev. Nathaniel Bryan and November 2 at 2 pm, “Get Ready & Break Free” with Pastor D.N. Bryan. Solid Rock Worship Center, 11862 Shaner Ave., Cedar Springs, 616-696-1900. #43

 

Variety Sale – Sand Lake Lions Club

Nov. 1: The Sand Lake Lions Club is hosting a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 1 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church’s Education building. Questions? Call 616-636-5425. #43,44p

 

Sparta Senior Bash Ladies Expo

Nov. 1: Come join us on Saturday, November 1st from 9 am to 3 pm for the Sparta Senior Bash Ladies Expo. Peace Lutheran Church, 1225 – 12 Mile Rd. NW, Sparta. #43

 

MCC Presents “Music of the Seas”

Nov. 2: Montcalm Community College’s Alumni & Friends Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra present their fall concert, “Music of the Seas,” on November 2nd at 3 pm in the gymnasium in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free. #43

 

CS Music Boosters Wreath Fundraiser

Nov. 3: The Cedar Springs Music Boosters Wreath Fundraiser. Get a 24 inch Wreath decorated with pinecones, red holly berries and a red velvet bow for  only $20.00. All orders must be received with payment (checks made payable to CSMB) by November 3rd. To order, please contact Angela Swinehart swinehart1031@msn.com or 253-985-7135. All proceeds will go towards the Band Students’ Florida Trip and to build student accounts. #43

 

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Rummage Sale

Oct. 16-18: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 Maple St., is hosting a Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, from 9 am to 5 pm and October 18, from 9 am to 12 noon. #42

 

Garage Sale for CSHS Wrestlers

Oct. 16-18: A garage sale for the Cedar Springs High School Wrestlers will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 16, 17 & 18 from 9 am to ?, at 4266 Ives Farm Lane, Cedar Springs, off White Creek Ave., north of Russell Rd. Furniture, household, clothes. All proceeds to support the CSHS Wrestlers upcoming trip to State. #42

 

Craft and Home Business Sale

Oct. 18: St. Peter’s Lutheran Ladies Guild is sponsoring their Craft and Home Business Sale on Saturday, October 18th. Stop in at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 East Division St., Rockford between 9 am and 3 pm. Public is welcome. Free Admission. #42

 

Hayrides at Pioneer Church.

Oct. 18: Join us for hayrides, hotdogs and cider this Saturday starting at 6 pm at Pioneer Church. A wagon will travel along our 1 mile path located at the corner of Algoma and 17 Mile Rd. Follow the two track up the hill or enter from the Algoma Ave. driveway. Any questions, visit our website: www.pioneercrc.org or give us a call at 616-696-9120. #42

 

Free Movie! “God’s Not Dead”

Oct. 18,19: A very powerful movie, with great explanations and scientific research. Free admission, free popcorn, free lemonade and reasonable soft drinks. Showing at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, Saturday October 18th at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday October 19 at 3 pm. #41,42p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 20: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, October 20th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #42p

Sensational Senses!

Oct. 21: See, hear, smell, touch, taste! Come join us as we explore the world through our five senses! For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, October 21 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

Spectacular Pumpkins and Gourds

Oct. 22: The Greenville Garden Club presents: Spectacular Pumpkins and Gourds on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm. The feature speaker is Julie Glover, a member of the Michigan Gourd Society and the Gourd Society of America. She will share techniques for carving, painting and preparing gourds. Public is welcome. Greenville Area Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. For more information call 616-754-9163. #42

Free Money Management Classes

Oct. 22: “Plan your Financial Future” classes are Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 9 pm in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. Registration is free by calling 616-754-7706. #42

MCC’s Haunted Indoor Forest

Oct. 24,25: Montcalm Community College’s Art Club hosts it Haunted Indoor Forest from 6 to 8 pm on October 24 and 25 in the Instruction North Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A $2 donation is suggested for admission. #42

Pumpkin Walk and Carving

Oct. 25: Pumpkin carving and trail walk at Howard Christensen Nature Center. $8 per person (includes one pumpkin). The evening begins at 5 pm at the Red Pine Center with pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. After carving and judging, the pumpkins will be lit and laid out along a trail where a pumpkin lit trail walk will take place. Event lasts until approximately 8:30 pm. 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42,43

 

Harvest Brains at KDL

Oct. 25: Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth Street. For teens, grades 6-12. #42

Exotic Pet Bird Fair and Expo

Oct. 25: The Great Lakes Avicultural Society’s 38th Annual Exotic Pet Bird Fair and Expo will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 4 pm at the 28th Street Showplace, 1256 28th St. SW Wyoming, Michigan. This is the largest bird fair in west Michigan and features birds for sale, toys, cages, food and other supplies. There will also be raffles, a bake sale, and educational displays about companion birds and their proper care. NO birds may be brought in by the general public. For more info: 616-361-0140 or email mawtiel@aol.com. #42

 

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