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Auditions for Fall Production
Sept. 2: Actors del Arte’ Ensemble will be presenting the fantasy, adventure, mythology, “Way of the Wolf.” Auditions will be held September 2nd from 6 – 8:30 pm at the Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Rd., Rockford. Looking for men, women and teens to fill roles. The show is set for November at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs. For details call 616-874-5264. #35

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale
Sept. 5,6: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 5 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 6, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 6th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $8.95. #35,36p

Hope Community Church Yard Sale
Sept. 5,6: Hope Community Church Yard Sale, 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, MI September 5th (Friday) from 9 to 5 pm and September 6th (Saturday) from 9 to1 pm. There will be a really good variety of clean merchandise available at this sale.  Stop on by! For info call Judy at 616-340-2820. #35,36b

Mystery Dinner Theatre
Sept. 6: The Springs Church will present a mystery dinner theatre to support a mission trip to Columbia on September 6th from 6 to 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant (corner of Grant and Oak, Cedar Springs) Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm or by calling: Sally Nulph at 616-696-8974. Childcare is available during the activities for $5 per child (pizza and activities provided). Please purchase tickets prior to September 3rd. #35

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Montcalm County
Sept. 6: Montcalm County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be on September 6th at the Greenville Area Community Center, 900 East Kent Rd. Registration is at 9 am with a ceremony at 10 am and the walk will begin at 10:15 am. The walk is 1-1/2 miles long. Although there is no registration fee, we need participants to raise funds. Please help us reach our goal of over $17,500.  Contact alz.org/walk or 616-459-7567. #35

Lakeview annual Alumni Banquet
Sept. 7: All Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2014 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The cost is $13 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 30 by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaquays, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral, MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2938. Come join the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the work to out-of-town classmates. #35p

One Book Discussion in Howard City
Sept. 8: A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes, is September 8 at 1:30 pm at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library in Howard City. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call989-328-2111. Ext. 334 for more information. #35

MCC’s Philharmonic Orchestra Seeks Musicians
Sept. 8: Rehearsals for Montcalm Community College’s Philharmonic Orchestra begin September 8 and are from 7 to 9 pm on Mondays through October 27 in the Greenville Middle School Band Room The cost is $15 per person, which is payable at the first session or by registering online at www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment. The orchestra will perform “Music of the Seas” with MCC’s Alumni & Friends Choir on November 2 at 3 pm in the gymnasium in the Activities Building in Sidney. Contact Philharmonic Director Jeff Ayres at ayresj@greenville.k12.mi.us or 616-894-1071 or MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Valerie VanderMark at valv@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1218 for more information. #35

Register Now For Free Hunter Education
Sept. 9: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. September 9th from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 11th from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 13th from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #35,35p

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts
Sept. 10,17: 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 4th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesdays September 10 & 17 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #35,36p

Free Movie Night
Sept. 12: An En Gedi 5th Quarter Special Event will include an outdoor movie of the Princess Bride (PG). This is for high school students as well as all the community members on Friday, September 12 immediately following the first home football game or approximately 9 pm. Presented on the north end of the football stadium. Bad weather location is the high school auditorium. Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions (popcorn, candy, coffee and drinks) will remain open during the movie. Everyone will be admitted free after the 3rd quarter of the football game. Check us out at Facebook or www.EnGediYouthCenter.com. #35,36p

Tri County 50th Class Reunion
Sept. 12: A reunion for the class of 1964 will be held on September 13 at the Edgar Farm located at 11681 W. Howard City-Edmore R. on M-46 between Amble and Lakeview. A lunch/brunch will be served at 1 pm. Make your reservation by contacting Janet Howe Boezwinkle by August 30th. Call 616-696-2252 or email djboezwinkle@aol.com. #35

Heaven Is For Real presented.
Sept. 13,14: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is showing the movie Heaven is for Real in our fellowship hall. This movie is based on a true story. Bring a friend and join us for any of the following showings. Saturday, September 13th at 3 or 7 pm or Sunday, September 14th at 3 pm. We are located at 140 S. Main Street. Admission and popcorn are free. Soda and bottled water will be available for purchase. #35-37p

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School Supplies Needed

Aug: Curves of Cedar Springs is collecting backpack and school supplies for kids in need that will be distributed to our local schools. Drop off times are Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 11 am and Monday  – Thursday, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Contact Christine Holman at 616-696-1689 for more information. #34

 

Annual 2nd Best Sale

Aug. 22,23: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 22 from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, August 23 from 9 am to 2 pm. It is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECS) in support of parish activities. There is something for everyone: clothes, books, toys, housewares, sporting goods, furniture, electronics, craft supplies, jewelry, etc. Many vintage items. Everything is prices to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33,34p

 

Open House for Prayer

Aug. 25: Our church is having an Open House for Prayer, whereas folks are invited to come to the Old Chapel for whatever amount of time they may choose on Monday, August 25 from 7 to 8 pm to Pray for the Nation of Israel. Address: C. S. Christian Church, located on the campus of Creative Technologies Academy, 340 W. Pine Street. Confidential prayer requests may be submitted to Pastor Ryan Black at: pastor.ryanblack@cedarspringschristianchurch.org. Bible emphasis this month: the book of Revelations. #34

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Aug. 26: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #34

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

Aug. 27: “Dinosaurs come back” – Discover the world of Dinosaurs and other ancient history – children will go out looking for archeology finds, breaking open rocks to see what we can see. At the end of the day, we will bury our own plaster mode(s) in hopes of others someday discovering our history.  Rain or Shine. Bring a lunch, dress for the outdoors (no flip-flops or crocs) $8 per child per day. Parents are not required, however are encouraged to come along free of charge. Ages: 5 -15 years. All classes are from 10 am to 2 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #34

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Aug. 27: EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! Pine Grove Senior Cafe presents ham, smashed taters and carrots all yummy no doubt. All readers age 60 or more, if you think so too; you know what to do. Come one come all as you have before, Wednesday the 27th of August at noon walk through our door. The location for this feast to be found is the corner of M-82 and the Avenue of Beech. #34

 

Worship in the Park

Aug. 27: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents Worship in the Park. Come join the fun at Salisbury Park in Sand Lake on Wednesday evening, August 27th. Free food will be offered at 6:30 pm followed by worship music from the band Gained Access. There will be inflatables for the kids and fun, fun, fun. Grab your picnic gear, a lawn chair, and enjoy the festivities. Everyone is welcome! #34p

Herbal Tea and Treats

Aug. 27: The Greenville Garden Club will meet on Wednesday August 27 at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. Speaker Connie Hanson of Grand Shire Herb Farms will share her favorite recipes for tea party sweets and savories and ideas for theme teas. Learn how to make a different herbal tea blend for each month of the year. Bring your favorite teacup and enjoy. Open to the public. Please join us. #34

Beyblade Battles at KDL

Aug. 30: Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and areanas, or train and compete using the library’s equipment. Saturday, August 30 at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #34

 

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2nd Chance Rummage Sale

Aug. 16: On Saturday, August 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. will host a rummage sale. Proceeds to benefit 2nd Chance, a school for troubled teens who deserve a second chance. #33p

 

Garage Sale for Missions

Aug. 16: This Saturday,  August 16 from 9 am to 5 pm. The Springs Church, located on the corner of Oak and Grant Streets, is hosting a sale to benefit a Girl’s Home in Bogota, Columbia. Funds will be used to purchase building materials for the home. #33

 

Auditions for October Play 

Aug. 16 & 18: The Cedar Springs Community Players are seeking 5 adult females and 2 adult males for their Fall production of the comedy “Blythe Spirit,” written by Noel Coward and directed by Peter Huschilt. Show dates are October 23-25 at the historic Kent Theatre. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 10 am to noon and on Monday, August 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on Main Street in Cedar Springs. See our website at www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org for more info. #32,33p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 18: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Roast Beef & Onions dinner on Monday, August 18th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, onions, veggies, salad, dessert, rolls 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. #33p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Aug. 19: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #33

 

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 19: Be somebody who get a cool T-shirt and free hot dogs by just attempting to give blood.  The donor site is at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12 to 7 pm, on Tuesday, August 19. #33

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

Aug. 20: “Super Hero’s” Dress up or just wear the hat of your super hero – Fireman? Military? Superman? Spiderman? Let the imagination run and be a hero for just a day. The children will have the day to act out hero and save the nature world!  Rain or Shine. Bring a lunch, dress for the outdoors (no flip-flops or crocs) $8 per child per day. Parents are not required, however are encouraged to come along free of charge. Ages: 5 -15 years. All classes are from 10 am to 2 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #33

 

Annual 2nd Best Sale

Aug. 22,23: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 22 from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, August 23 from 9 am to 2 pm. It is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECW) in support of parish activities. There is something for everyone: clothes, books, toys, housewares, sporting goods, furniture, electronics, craft supplies, jewelry, etc. Many vintage items. Everything is prices to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33,34p

 

CSHS Class of 1970 to 1979 Picnic

Aug. 24: Cedar Springs Alumni from graduating years 1970 to 1979 (or whenever!) is invited to the Cedar Springs Class of 1970 to 1979 Picnic on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Noon til dusk at Long Lake Park, west side, open pavilion. Bring a dish to pass, hotdogs and buns, something to drink, your place settings, and yearbook. Name tags will be provided in case you forget who you are. For more information contact Janie Combs Merlington, Cindy A McMillan, or Jennifer Haney Brown on facebook. #33

 

Annual Alumni Banquet

Sept. 7: All Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2014 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The cost is $13 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 30 by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaquays, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral, MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2938. Come join the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the word to out-of-town classmates. #33p

 

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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. #32

 

3rd Annual Community Celebration DayAug. 9: The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce would like to come to downtown Cedar Springs on Saturday, August 9 from 10 am to 5 pm for their 3rd Annual Community Celebration Day – Business Sidewalk Sale Expo. Join us for some great deals, food, activities and entertainment. All of Main Street from Muskegon St. to Maple St. For more information call 855-6CSACOC (627-2262). #31,32p

 

Family Safety Day

Aug. 9: Courtland Fire Department is holding a family safety day on August 9th from 11 am to 2 pm at 7480 – 14 Mile Rd., Rockford. The fire trucks and station will be open for touring. Michigan State Police and Kent County Sheriff will both be having cars there. We will have an ambulance from Rockford Ambulance available for tours. There will be water activities plus we will have lots of prizes. There will be hot dogs, chips, and a drink for a low price of $3 per person. Come out an support your local fire department. #32

 

Blessing of the Animals

Aug. 10: Join us on Sunday, August 10th at 10 am for Blessing of the Animals. Courtland- Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE. All animals welcome! #32

 

5th Annual Free Community Picnic

Aug. 10: Come join us for the 5th annual Free Community Picnic on Sunday, August 10 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm at Salisbury Park in town, Sand Lake. Free lunch, live band, games, bounce house and school supplies. All free. Hosted by Sand Lake area churches, Resurrection Lutheran, Mary Queen of Apostles, Sand Lake United Methodist and Ensley Methodist. Free and open to the public. #32

 

Foraging: Wild Plants for Food and Medicine

Aug. 11: Join herbalist and forager Lisa Rose Starner to learn about local plants and “weeds” that can be used for food and herbal medicine. Monday, August 11 at 6:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #32

 

VBS at Resurrection Lutheran

Aug. 11-15: “Gold Rush” VBS starts on August 11 thru August 15th. Free dinner served at 5:30 pm every night followed by an exciting and energetic evening mining for the truest Gold Rock. We welcome any and all children pre-K – 5th grade. Please have your children bring in non-perishable food items as we are also hosting a competitive and rewarding food drive all week long. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake.

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 12: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. August 12 from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. August 14 from 6-9pm, and Sat. August 16 from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #31,32p

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Aug. 12: Join us for dinner everyTuesday. 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. #32

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

Aug. 13: “Buggy about Bugs” Six legged creatures among us, let us find them! Study them! Grab a net and a plastic container and we will be off to the prairie and the woods to see what 6-legged creatures live here at HCNC. We will look for eggs and larvae while learning about insects’ life cycles, find predators and prey and catch and release a bug or two. No log shall be left unturned in this insect adventure. At the end of the day, we will recycle our insects into fish food at our lake Chrishaven. Rain or Shine. Bring a lunch, dress for the outdoors (no flip-flops or crocs) $8 per child per day. Parents are not required, however are encouraged to come along free of charge. Ages: 5 -15 years. All classes are from 10 am to 2 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #32

 

Rummage Sale at CS UMC

Aug. 13-14: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women are having a rummage sale in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Hours are 9 am to 7 pm on Wednesday, August 13th, and 9 am to 2 pm on Thursday, August 14th. #31,32p

 

The Art and Science of Canning

Aug. 14: Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. Thursday, August 14 at 6:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #32

 

Container Garden Show and Display

Aug. 14-16: The Greenville Garden Club invites you to enter your favorite plant/flower/edible container arrangement for display at the Flat River Community Library. All ages… Kids can use their toys, trucks, etc. to create cool planters. Open to the public. Winners selected by people’s choice voting. Children’s division – 5-12 yrs, Teen division – 13-17 yrs, and adults. The display will be open Thursday, 10 am to 8 pm, Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 3 pm. Entries to be brought to the Library between 11 am and 7 pm on Thursday. Public voting will take place on Friday, August 15. Registration for entries no later than Monday August 11. Late entries will be accepted on a space available basis. Call 616-754-9759 for registration form info. $32

 

Pierson School Reunion

Aug. 16: Pierson School Alumni are invited to a reunion on August 16th from 9 am to 12 noon at Pierson Bible Church in Pierson Michigan. Contact Francine Sherman for more information, 616-550-4547. #32

 

Rocket Cheer Camp

Aug. 16: Sign up not for Cedar Springs Rocket Cheer Camp! Grades 3rd thru 8th grade – everyone welcome. Camp will be Saturday, August 16th from 9 am to 12:30 pm at Red Hawk Elementary in the gym. Go to www.cedarspringsyouthcheerleading.com and download registration forms and mail them in. We will take registrations at the door however, you will not be guaranteed a camp T-shirt. Please register by August 10th to make sure we have enough time to get shirts ordered. If you have any questions please contact April Pierson at 616-723-2049 or Anne Olszewski at 616-799-2370. #32

 

Auditions for October Play 

Aug. 16 & 18: The Cedar Springs Community Players are seeking 5 adult females and 2 adult males for their Fall production of the comedy “Blythe Spirit,” written by Noel Coward and directed by Peter Huschilt. Show dates are October 23-25 at the historic Kent Theatre. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 10 am to noon and on Monday, August 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on Main Street in Cedar Springs. See our website at www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org for more info. #32,33p

 

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Cedar Springs Youth Football

July 31, Aug. 2: Cedar Springs Youth Football, Thursday, July 31 from 6 – 8 pm at Skinner Field and Saturday, August 2nd are the final days of Football Sign-ups. During day camp, stop on in and get your child signed up for Rocket/ Middle school football. We will be there from 10 am – 2 pm. Prep Sports will be on site from 12 – 2 pm. You can also sign up at Take Two Game shop. #31

 

Family Fun Day at Metron

Aug. 1: Metron of Cedar Springs, 400 Jeffrey St., is having their Family Fun Day this Friday, August 1, from 4 – 6 pm. There will be food, games, entertainment and drawings. You are welcome to come and visit with us. Hope to see you Friday. #31

 

Solon Market is Going to the Dogs

Aug. 2: Solon Market is hosting its second annual Dog Daze of Summer Pet Expo featuring Trooper Cardeanas and his canine team (demo at 10 am), their Popular Pet Show for children and their pets, Humane Society of West Michigan, C-Snip and many other related businesses. It all happens this Saturday, August 2 beginning at 10 am. Please pre-register with Vicky at 616-696-4227 for the Popular Pet Show. Free entry – no door fee – voting will be by popular vote and through donations to the Humane Society. Prizes for each entry! Come support this worthy cause! Free picture with your pet via Solon Market’s Facebook page. Meet and greet some of our area rescue dogs and hear their stories. Pet Expo runs from 10 am to 1 pm. Market hours are from 8 am to 1 pm. 15185 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs. #31

 

VBS at The Springs Church

Aug. 3-7: “Weird Animals”  – God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures…including you! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd – nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. At Weird Animals Vacation Bible School kids ages 4 years to 6th grade will enter an epic adventure that will empower them to stand strong. Pre-registration is encouraged by downloading a registration form at www.thespringschurch.info and dropping it off at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant St. in Cedar Springs. Also, be sure to check us out on Sundays this summer at 10:30 am. For more info please contact the church office at 616-696-2970.  #30,31p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 4: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, August 4th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, 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. #31p

VBS at St. John Paul II

Aug. 4-6: Come join us for a three day tour of SonTreasure Island, where kids discover God’s love! Monday – Wednesday morning, August 4 – 6 from 9 am to 12:15 pm. All children, pre-school through fifth grade are welcome! St. John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd. in Cedar Springs. Registration forms are online at jp2cedarsprings.org or call the parish office at 616-696-3904.  #31

Help Promote Literacy

Aug. 5: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, August 5 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 locat4ed at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #31

Fun at Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL

Aug. 5&9: “Out of This World Party”: Join us for galactic games, stellar stories and alien activities. Come dressed as an astronaut or space creature and enjoy the fun! For all ages. Tuesday, August 5 at 10:30 am. “Pet Show”: Is your pet a star? Every critter’s a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry, scaly or feathered friend. All acts must pre-register. Visit the library for more details. For all ages. Tuesday, August 5 at 1:30 pm. “Touch a Truck” Are you wild about trucks? Get up close! Some of our municipal vehicles including fire trucks, police cars, front loaders and more will be stopping at the library, along with the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat and other crafts. For all ages. Saturday, August 9 at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch. 88 Eighth St. Sand Lake. 616-636-4251.#31

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

Aug. 6: “Nature Art/Crafts: Calling all children artist and children nature lovers. Nature has inspired many famous artists – is your child next? Spend the dat creating art pieces and crafts, finding great  art in the outdoors. Creating ‘works of art’ that reflect what each child has seen, with paint, leaves and more! We will be creating a peronal nature panorama per child. Rain or Shine. Bring a lunch, dress for the outdoors (no flip-flops or crocs) $8 per child per day. Parents are not required, however are encouraged to come along free of charge. Ages: 5 -15 years. All classes are from 10 am to 2 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #31

 

Cedar Springs Community Player’s Summer Production

Aug. 7-9: On August 7, 8 and 9 at the historic Kent Theatre; all performances will be at 7:30 pm. “Seek Immediate Medical Attention” was written and directed my local playwright, David Schmuker. The play is a comedy, set in a medical office with the action revolving around a lovesick receptionist and a doctor who suffers from migraines. Add to the mix a sexy physician’s assistant and a set of wacky patients, and you have a prescription for zany antics and belly laughs. Tickets are available at the Main Street Restaurant and the Cedar Springs Public Library for $10 for adults and $8 for children age 17 and younger. Tickets available at the box office before each performance: $12 for adults and $8 for children. For more information please call David at 616-551-7143 or go to www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #30,31p

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Aug. 7 & 21: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, August 7 and August 21. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #31

West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

Aug. 9: The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library will host a monthly Motorsport Swap on the 2nd Saturday of every month until Fall. All motorcycles, go karts, snowmobiles, mini bikes etc. are welcomed. Starts at 9 am to 4 pm. $10 to swap. Coffee, drinks and some food provided for a donation. 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs. Museum is located west of Meijer on 17 Mile Rd. For more info contact Ron Knapp 616-636-7232. #31p

 

3rd Annual Community Celebration Day

Aug. 9: The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce would like you to come to downtown Cedar Springs on Saturday, August 9 from 10 am to 5 pm for their 3rd Annual Community Celebration Day – Business Sidewalk Sale Expo. Join us for some great deals, food, activities and entertainment. All of Main Street from Muskegon St. to Maple St. For more information call 855-6CSACOC (627-2262). #31,32p

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 12: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. August 12 from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. August 14 from 6-9pm, and Sat. August 16 from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #31,32p

 

Rummage Sale at CS UMC

Aug. 13-14: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women are having a rummage sale in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Hours are 9 am to 7 pm on Wednesday, August 13th, and 9 am to 2 pm on Thursday, August 14th. #31,32p

 

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet

Sept. 7: All Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2014 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The cost is $13 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 30 by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaquays, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral, MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2938. Come join the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the work to out-of-town classmates. #31

 

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Electronic Recycling in Greenville

Electronics recycling is available on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. A Comrenew trailer is located in the southeast corner of the parking lot. Visit www.comprenew.org/items for a list of recyclable items. Light bulbs and large appliances are not accepted. #30

 

Fun at Spencer Township KDL

July 22-31: “Rockets are a Blast!” Learn all about building and launching model rockets from Matt Johnson, of the local SMASH rocketry association and National Association of Rocketry. Participants will collaborate on a rocket build and learn about upcoming launch opportunities in the area. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited, 616-984-5680. For ages 6 and older. Tuesday, July 22 at 4 pm. “Out of This World Party” – Join us for galactic games, stellar stories and alien activities. Come dressed as an astronaut or space creature and enjoy the fun! For all ages. July 29 at 4 pm. “DIY Tie-Dye for Teens” – Bring a white or light colored T-shirt to this program and try a new way of tie die – with permanent markers. All other materials will be provided to help you create a one-of-a-kind shirt to wear. Thursday, July 31 at 4 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #30

 

Fun at Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL

July 28,29: “Nuts & Bolts: Jewelry from Hardware” – Create one-of-a-kind, edgy, indie jewelry. Make a keychain, necklace, bracelet or earrings from unexpected materials. For teens, grades 6-12. Monday, July 28 at 1:30 pm. “The Science of Us with the World’s Coolest Nerd” -  Miss Cari’s interactive science demonstrations on the five senses will have children laughing and learning about how they are a walking piece of science. For all ages. July 29 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #30

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

July 30: “Trees & Plants”: Discover what it takes to make an organic garden. What can grow in Michigan and what is good eating in nature. Children will find native plants tat are edible and part of the animals buffet dinner daily/nightly. Children will make their own garden pots and take home to watch their plants grow with instructions from one our Naturalist. Children will also learn to identify poisonous plants. (Children will not be permitted to eat outdoor plants). Rain or Shine. Bring a lunch, dress for the outdoors (no flip-flops or crocs) $8 per child per day. Parents are not required, however are encouraged to come along free of charge. Ages: 5 -15 years. All classes are from 10 am to 2 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #30

 

CS Public Library Celebration Carnival

July 30: The Celebration Carnival will be held on Wednesday, July 30 from 2 to 4 pm at Morley Park in Cedar Springs. Games, snacks, prizes, fun inflatables, water slide, Double K Petting Zoo, activities and books with author Amanda Litz & illustrator Christy Beckwith. #30

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

July 30: All ‘round town the Town Crier spreads the news: Hear Ye! Hear Ye! All ye citizens age 60 or more! Wednesday the 30th of July, Pine Grove Senior Cafe presents its famous Blue Plate Special. Chicken on the bone, corn and mashed taters with dessert to follow. All citizens and guests are requested at noon to take their seats in the location to be found on the corner of M-82 and the Avenue of Beech. #30

 

Used Book Sale

July 31-Aug. 2: A book sale featuring a large selection on gently used books (no manuals, magazines or old encyclopedias), is July 31 – August 2 during Heritage Festival on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. Hours are 10 am to 4 pm on July 31 and 9 am to 5 pm for August 1 and 2. Visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival for more information about Montcalm Heritage Festival. #30

 

A Walk Through the Garden

Aug. 2: Members of the Greenville Garden Club invite you to a garden tour. Saturday, August 2, 10 am to 2 pm. Free – Rain or Shine! There are 5 different garden locations for your enjoyment; A Fairy and Herb garden and container garden, peaceful water gardens, new shade garden (this is a garden in progress), city garden, and vintage garden. Chat with the knowledgable gardeners, share and collect information, enjoy nature’s beauty. Come see how it’s done…be inspired. Start the tour at the Sassafras Herb Garden, 11880 Sandy Bottom Rd., Greenville or Bunnies and Boutiques, 3524 Derby Rd., Sidney to pick up a map and register to win a beautiful door prize. For more info call 616-754-9759. #30

 

VBS at The Springs Church

Aug. 3-7: “Weird Animals”  – God filled the world with a lot of crazy creatures…including you! When kids feel weird, different, or even lost in a crowd – nothing compares to the extraordinary love of Jesus. At Weird Animals Vacation Bible School kids ages 4 years to 6th grade will enter an epic adventure that will empower them to stand strong. Pre-registration is encouraged by downloading a registration form at www.thespringschurch.info and dropping it off at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant St. in Cedar Springs. Also, be sure to check us out on Sundays this summer at 10:30 am. For more info please contact the church office at 616-696-2970.  #30,31p

 

Cedar Springs Community Player’s Summer Production

Aug. 7-9: On August 7, 8 and 9 at the historic Kent Theatre; all performances will be at 7:30 pm. “Seek Immediate Medical Attention” was written and directed by local playwright, David Schmuker. The play is a comedy, set in a medical office with the action revolving around a lovesick receptionist and a doctor who suffers from migraines. Add to the mix a sexy physician’s assistant and a set of wacky patients, and you have a prescription for zany antics and belly laughs. Tickets are available at the Main Street Restaurant and the Cedar Springs Public Library for $10 for adults and $8 for children age 17 and younger. Tickets available at the box office before each performance: $12 for adults and $8 for children. For more information please call David at 616-551-7143 or go to www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #30,31p

 

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MCC Summer Camps

July & Aug: Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer camps for youths is available now. Youths can focus on fine arts, language, culture, agriculture, writing, engineering, science and radio communication. Camps include: “Fine Arts Camp: Fairy Tales,” July 21-25 from 8:30 am to 4 pm daily in MCC in Sidney. The cost is $90. “Camp Aloha” August 4-7 from 9 am to 12 noon daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $55. “Spanish Camp,” August 4-7 from 9 am to 1 pm daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $55. “Pull Back Frenzy,” August 11 – 14 from 9 am to noon at MCC in Greenville or August 18-22 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm in Ionia. The cost is $129. “Dreamworld,” August 11 – 13 from 12:30 to 3:30 pm at MCC in Greenville or August 18 – 22 from 9 am to noon in Ionia. The cost is $129. Visit www.montcalm.edu/camps for more information. #29

 

Dinner at the Legion

July 21: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Swiss Steak dinner on Monday, July 21, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, 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. #29p

Open House for Prayer

July 21: Come to an Open House for Prayer every Monday night from 7 to 8 pm. July 21 focus: Finances. Ps. 107:28-29. Let us pray for your needs. The Cedar Springs Christian Church, 340 W. Pine Street. Follow driveway down the hill of Creative Technologies Academy (no affiliation) for a sweet time of prayer. #29

Worship in the Park

July 23: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents Worship in the Park. Come join the fun at Morley Park in Cedar Springs on Wednesday evening, July 23rd. A free picnic style meal will be served at 6:30 pm followed by worship music from our praise band. There will be inflatables for the kids and lots of fun, fun, fun! Grab a lawn chair and enjoy the music and festivities. Everyone is welcome. #29

Wild Wednesday at HCNC

July 23: “Reptiles & Amphibians” Hunt down a frog or two, possibly a snake. With this class you can get dirty and touch the outside world. Our Naturalist will lead children on an outdoor excursion in finding where amphibians and reptiles live, what the eat and their worlds. Children use nets to capture living creatures and discover greater knowledge with hands on teaching. Wednesday, July 23 from 10 am to 2 pm. Bring a lunch and dress for the outdoors (no flip flops or crocs) Rain or shine. Ages 5 – 15. $8 per child. Parents are not required, however are encouraged to come along free of charge. Howard Christiansen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. #29

The Terrible Misgivings of Dr. Frankenmuth

July 23: Frankenmuth had a terrible childhood, never went to the library, never got to check out any books, never got to see any great programs. So, like many Mad Scientists he has spent his life with an axe to grind; but his was against the most innocent: Books and Libraries. See what he mixes up to get revenge. Wednesday, July 23 at 2 pm. Cedar Springs Middle School. Presented by the Cedar Springs Public Library. 616-696-1910. #29

Skinner Field Flea Market

July 25: Come one, come all! On Friday, July 25th from 4 to 7 pm we welcome the public to come shop for crafts, home-made goods, Origami-Owl, and more. All proceeds will benefit “The Friends of Skinner Field Committee” in efforts to refurbish Skinner Field. Follow on Facebook at, Skinner Field Flea-Market. #29

Stormy the Magician

July 26: Stormy the Magician Presents the Magic of Science. Go on an entertaining adventure into the magic of science and the science of magic. For all ages. Saturday, July 26th at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #29

VBS at Cedar Springs UMC

July 28-31: Come join us at the “Workshop of Wonders”. Imagine and Build with God. Monday through Thursday evenings, July 18 – 30 from 6 to 8 pm. All children from pre-school through sixth grade are warmly welcome. Cedar Springs Untied Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Cedar Springs. Call 616-696-1140 for additional information or to pre-register. #29

Great Dads Seminar

Aug. 2: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church would like to invite all dads, past, present and future to attend a Great Dads Seminar on August 2 from 8:30 am until noon. Learn the basics of being a great dad and fellowship with fellow fathers. Get registration forms and information from the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, call 616-696-1140or email Tom Noreen@aol.com. #29

 

 

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God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

July 8: 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. #28

 

Fall 2014 Soccer Registration

July 8, 10:Tuesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6 -8pm:– American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) – Beginning this year, all registrations must be completed online. New and returning players need to complete the application online at www.eayso.org. Individual player fees are $65 for fall only, or $110 if you are paying now for fall and spring seasons. Families registering 3 or more players will receive a $5 discount per player, per season. Players must be 4 years of age by 8/26/2014. First time players must show a Birth Certificate for age verification. Credit card payments are now accepted online. Our staff will be available at Burger King on 17 Mile Rd. in Cedar Springs Tuesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 10 from 6 to 8 pm. to accept cash or check payments, verify age of new players. Computers will be available for families to access the online registration if needed. Visit our website for additional information – www.ayso902.org – Teams are filling up so get registered NOW for Membership Year 2014!  #26-28p

 

Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club 

July 12,13: The Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club is hosting a 3 Gun Shoot on July 12 and 13 from 9 am to 3 pm. Participants shoot 10 rounds of trap, two rounds at each station, using a shotgun; five rounds each at 50 and 100 yard targets, using a rifle; then 10 rounds at 50 yards on the pistol range. Open to the public. The club is located at 7463 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. #28

 

Archeology in Israel

July 14: The Cedar Springs Public Library presents: Archeology in Israel. Dr. DeWayne Coxon, Curator of Biblical Tamar Park and Cedar Springs resident, raised funds and volunteers to assist Israel in digging up this 3,000 year old city over the past two decades. Slides, actual artifacts and personal stories. Monday July 14th from 7 to 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs Middle School. Pre-register at 616-696-1910 or ced@llcoop.org. #28

 

Baffling Bill the Magician

July 15: POOF! In a brilliant flash, Baffling Bill the magician arrives to amaze with illusion, comedy, audience participation, and Gus the Bunny to celebrate summer reading. For all ages. Baffling Bill the  Magician will be at Spencer Township KDL Branch on Tuesday, July 15, 4:00 pm. 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #28

 

Zumba-a-thon Fund Raiser

July 16: We hare having a Zumba-a-thon to help raise funds for the High School Cheer program to attend camp and pay for gymnastics instruction for their season. Everyone in the community is invited! Wednesday, July 16th at 7 pm at the Red Hawk Elementary Gym. Tickets are $10. They are on sale now (see a High School Cheerleader) and we will take walk in’s at the door. 100% of the profits go to the girls and the program. #27,28p

 

Hula Hoops! 

July 16: Join Audria Larsen from Audacious Hoops as she hula hoop dances. You man even get to try it out! This Cedar Springs Public Library program will be held at 2 pm at the Cedar Springs Middle School on Wednesday, July 16. #28

 

Bust That Myth!

July 17: Can soda pop really clean a gross penny? Can you separate two intertwined phone books? Can you make your own bouncy ball? Test out these myths and more to determine whether they are confirmed or busted! For teens grades 6 – 12. Thursday, July 17, 4:00 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #28

 

Elementary Volleyball Camps

July 17,18: Elementary Volleyball Camps are being held July 17 and 18 at the Cedar Springs Middle School. 1St – 3rd Graders, 4:30 – 6 pm & 9 – 10:30 am. Cost is $30. 4th – 6th Graders 4:30 – 7:30 pm & 9 am – noon. Cost is $50. Register with Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation at www.csaparksandrec.com. #28p

 

Open Air Breakfast with Aebleskivers

July 18: Considered the official kick-off of the annual Danish Festival, the Open Air Breakfast will be held from 7 to 11 am, July 18, at the corner of Cass and Lafayette streets in Greenville. The Open Air Breakfast invites the public to an outdoor treat of eggs, casserole, sausage, fruit, drinks and of course aebleskivers, which are pancake-like balls of dough cooked in a special aebleskiver pan, a Danish breakfast tradition. Cost is $5 per adult and $3 for children ages 11 and younger. Aebleskivers can be purchased to go during the Open Air Breakfast. #28

 

The Art and Science of Canning

July 19: Join Annette McBride as she explains the science behind canning fruits and vegetables at home and demonstrates how to get started with basic canning. For adults. Saturday, July 19, 1:30 PM – Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch, 88 Eighth St. #28

 

 

 

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Sand Lake Parade Participants

July 1: The Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce is taking registrations for the 4th of July Parade. If interested you can go to www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com for an entry form or call Karen at 616-636-5425 or Michelle at 616-799-2110. Deadline is July 1st. #26

 

TOPS weight loss support group

July 1: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #26

 

Kids and Teens Craft Show

July 2: Arts and crafts for sale by local kids and teens. Stop in the library to register as a seller or just come to shop. You’re sure to find some great bargains. For all ages. Wednesday, July 2 at 1 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #26

 

Bingo at the Sand Lake VFW

July 3-5: The Sand Lake VFW Post #7912 is celebrating the 4th of July with Carnival Bingo. Thursday, July 3, Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 from 2 to 9 pm. Refreshments available. #26,27p

 

DIY Tie-Dye for Teens

July 7: Bring a white or light colored T-shirt to this program and try a new way of tie-die – with permanent markers. All other materials will be provided to help you create a one-of-a-kind shirt to wear. Monday, July 7 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #26

 

Dinner at the Legion

July 7: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, July 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, 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. #26p

 

Fall 2014 Soccer Registration

July 8, 10:Tuesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 10, 2014, 6 -8pm:– American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) – Beginning this year, all registrations must be completed online. New and returning players need to complete the application online at www.eayso.org. Individual player fees are $65 for fall only, or $110 if you are paying now for fall and spring seasons. Families registering 3 or more players will receive a $5 discount per player, per season. Players must be 4 years of age by 8/26/2014. First time players must show a Birth Certificate for age verification. Credit card payments are now accepted online. Our staff will be available at Burger King on 17 Mile Rd. in Cedar Springs Tuesday, July 8 and Thursday, July 10 from 6 to 8 pm. to accept cash or check payments, verify age of new players. Computers will be available for families to access the online registration if needed. Visit our website for additional information – www.ayso902.org – Teams are filling up so get registered NOW for Membership Year 2014!  #26-28p

 

2nd Chance Golf Tournament

July 12: The 2nd annual 2nd Chance Golf Tournament will be held on July12th at Cedar Chase Gold Course, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. This is a 4 person scramble with a shotgun start at 10 am with hot dogs at the turn and a dinner immediately following play. There will be raffles, door prizes, and other challenges. A Golf Clinic will be at 9 am. $75 per person. For more information or to register call Mark Laws, 616-263-7562 or email markdlaws@hotmail.com. Proceeds will benefit 2nd Chance, a faith based school,whose mission is to offer a learning experience in an agricultural setting for troubled teens who will be sent to the school through the court systems and is funded by grants and donations.  #25-27p

 

Secret Garden Tour

July 12: The Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library would like you to join them on a Secret Garden Tour of five area gardens on Saturday, July 12th (rain date, July 19th). There are three gardens in Howard City, one in Sand Lake and one in Coral. Tickets are $10. for information and to purchase tickets contact TCH Reynolds Township Library, 231-937-5575 or Kindel & Company, 231-937-9090. #26

 

 

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VBS at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

June 23: Set sail for the VBS Gangway to Galilee Adventure at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 E. Division, Rockford. Join us June 23-26 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Ages 3 years to 5th grade. #25

 

Fun at Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL

June 24-28: Let’s Explore Geodes! Join geologist Steve Tchozeski to learn about the mysteries of geodes and a hands-on chance to explore what is inside. Participants will select a geode to take home with them! For ages 6 and older. Tuesday, June 24 at 1:30 pm. DIY Spa Products for Teens. Create everything you need for your own spa day! Make your own papering products like foot scrub, bath salts and body glitter and take some home. Wednesday, June 25 at 1:30 pm. Radical Reptiles. Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators, and turtles. For all ages. Saturday, June 28th at 10:30 pm.  Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL, 88 Eighth St. #25

 

Fun at Spencer Township KDL Branch

June 24,25: Let’s Explore Geodes! Join geologist Steve Tchozeski to learn about the mysteries of geodes and a hands-on chance to explore what is inside. Participants will select a geode to take home with them! For ages 6 and older. Tuesday, June 24 at 4:00 pm. Kent County Teen Film Festival 2014 Encore! Due to popular demand, KDL is proud to offer another screening of the 2014 KCTFF! If you missed it the first time or just want to relive the awesomeness, here is your chance. Plus, learn how you can enter the 2015 Festival. While you are here enjoy some pizza from local pizzerias. For grades 6-12. Thursday, June 26 at 4 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. Gowen. #25

 

Snap! CS Public Library

June 25: Crichlow Alligator Sanctuary is a Reptile Rescue Zoo; a place where all reptiles and amphibians find a safe haven and proper care needed to live out their lives safely and securely. The goal of the Sanctuary is to continue to create a hands-on and up-close opportunity for people to observe the animals. Wednesday, June 25 at 2 pm at the Cedar Springs Middle School on the corner of 16 Mile and Northland Dr. #25

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove

June 25: Fellas take your gal and a few of your best friends, pile in the ol’ Packard and come on over to the Pine Grove Senior Grill and check out the new menu for this year’s Picnic. Burgers hot off the grill with sides of Tater Salad, Baked Beans, and Watermelon. For all those age 60 and over we’re throwing our annual “Grill Picnic” at noon the 25th of June. Come ‘n get ‘em. Burgers hot off the grill can be found on the Northwest corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. #25

 

Greenville Garden Club

June 25: The Greenville Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, June 25th at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. Speaker Donna Koledo will education us on the different types of ferns found in yards and woods, how best to grow them, and the ways they can enhance your garden. Soil requirements and exposure will be discussed. Donna is a flour design judge and accredited Master judge. Open to the public. Please join us. #25

 

VBS at East Nelson UMC

June 26: Let His ‘Kingdom Rock’ at East Nelson United Methodist Church Vacation Bible School on June 26 – 29. Ages 4 to 12 will have a great time! Please call 616-696-0661 for more information. We’d love to have you join us. 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. #25

 

Craft Brewing Renaissance

June 26: The Cedar Springs Public Library presents: Craft Brewing Renaissance – How Did We Get Here? New C.S. Brewing  owner, David Ringler, explains how the modern craft brewing industry started and what it means. With degrees in History & Brewing Science, Dave is a German – trained brewer with 20 years experience in both Germany and Michigan. Thursday, June 26th from 7 – 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs Middle School. Pre-register for this program at 696-1910 or ced@llcoop.org. #25

 

Game-aggedon!

June 28: Teens, do you have competitive spirit? Come to the Cedar Springs Public Library, on West Cherry St. and have a Blast! Many fun games and prizes! Bring a friend. Saturday, June 28 from 1:30 to 2:30 pm. #25

 

Oakfield Pioneer Day

June 28: Oakfield Pioneer Day will be held Saturday, June 28th at the Oakfield Township Hall on M-57. A pancake breakfast from 8 to 11 am will be served up by Chris Cakes of Michigan, noted for their flying pancakes. $5/ person for all you can eat pancakes, sausage, orange drink and coffee. #25

 

Blood Drive at TSC

June 29: Michigan Blood is hosting a blood drive in the bus at Tractor Supply Company on Sunday, June 29th. The drive runs from 2-5 pm. Everyone that registers to donate will receive a $10 gift card. If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, please email Grace at gbrunett@miblood.org or call 616-233-8509. #25

 

2nd Chance Golf Tournament

July 12: The 2nd annual 2nd Chance Golf Tournament will be held on July12th at Cedar Chase Gold Course, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. This is a 4 person scramble with a shotgun start at 10 am with hot dogs at the turn and a dinner immediately following play. There will be raffles, door prizes, and other challenges. A Golf Clinic will be at 9 am. $75 per person. For more information or to register call Ron Silverman 616-293-2150. Proceeds will benefit 2nd Chance, a faith based school,whose mission is to offer a learning experience in an agricultural setting for troubled teens who will be sent to the school through the court systems and is funded by grants and donations.  #25,26p

 

The Fallen Heros Golf Outing

July 26: The 5th Annual The Fallen Heros Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 2 pm at the North Kent Golf Club. Grand Prize is a fishing trip for 4. Hole in One contest, 50/50 raffle, other contests with prizes for all! $70 per person includes golf w/cart and steak dinner. Contact North Kent Golf Club 616-866-2659, Alicia Brown 616-862-1463 or Stevie Brown 616-648-4013. Monies raised will be donated to the Fallen Heros & Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Springs for addition of Vietnam Memorial. #24,25p

 

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