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Rummage Sale for Relay for Life

Mar. 28: The Cedar Steppers will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Cedar Springs Middle School. All proceeds will be donated to Rockford  Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. We are also looking for more donations for the sale. We will accept good, clean items such as clothing, household items, toys etc. You may drop off your donations at Cedar Springs Middle Schools on Friday, March 27th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please keep us in mind when you are doing your spring cleaning and donating your used items. The sale is for a great cause and your donations will help “celebrate more birthdays”! All items left after our sale will be donated to local charities. Thank you so much for your support of our Relay Team! #11,12p

Celebrate Spring with Butterflies

Mar. 31: Spread your wings, show your colors and help create a seasonal banner to decorate the library. For all ages. Tuesday, March 31st at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KLD Branch, 88 Eighth St. #12

Good Friday Walk and Remember

Apr. 3: Come to Sand Lake and walk with us Friday, April 3rd beginning at noon at Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church and progressing to the Church of the Full Gospel, Resurrection Lutheran Church and ending at Sand Lake United Methodist Church. We will meet and listen to the stories of characters from the Bible that were involved in the Crucifixion of Jesus. Families and youth are encouraged to join us. Sponsored by Sand Lake Village Churches. #12,13p

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Solon Center Wesleyan

Apr. 4: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, an Easter Egg hunt, and a special Easter presentation. Two bicycles will be given away as grand prizes. For more information go to: scwchurch.org or call the church office at 616-696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #11-13p

Easter Egg Hunt with Brunch

Apr. 4: Howard Christiansen Nature Center will hold it’s 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt with Brunch on Saturday, April 4th. Brunch will be served from 10 am to 2 pm. $5 per person or $20 per family of 4 or more and includes Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt begins promptly at 2 pm for all ages. Easter Egg Hunting is only $1 per egg hunter. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #12

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Apr. 7: 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. April 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. April 9th from 6-9pm, and Sat. April 11th from 8 am-4 pm and Tues. April 14th from 6-9 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #12,13p

Help Promote Literacy

Apr. 7: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, April 7th 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. #12

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Apr. 7,14,21,28: 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. #12

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 16: Come to the 29th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. There will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts Department. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 16 from 6  to 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs High School (off East Muskegon east of Main St.) Presented by the Community Action Network in cooperation with the Cedar Springs Public Schools Fine Arts Department. Proceeds will be given to community organizations. #12-14p

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Annual En Gedi Auction

Mar. 20: The annual En Gedi auction is scheduled for Friday, March 20 starting promptly at 6 pm in the High School Cafeteria. En Gedi is a Christ-centered organization focused on providing safe and fun opportunities for the youth of Cedar Springs and building family. The auction is the one and only fund raiser which allows for a free after school youth center serving 6-8th graders, 5th quarter events for high school students, and various community activities for families. There will be gourmet appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks provided. This year’s auction will have a wide variety of items you can bid on to include food, lodging, and entertainment certificates, MSU athletic tickets, gas grill, furniture, household decorating and cooking items, and much more!! CS Manufacturing will match all money earned at this auction. The event is open to adults for a $10 donation. Come learn more about a local mission and how you can help to support the young people in our community. Questions call Sue Wolfe 696-2246.  #10,11p

Quilt Show at the CS Public Library

Mar. 21: The Friends of the Cedar Springs Public Library would like to welcome the public to come to our annual Quilt Show.  The event will be on March 21 from 10am-4pm with a $2 admission fee. It will be held at the C.S. Middle School with vendors and quilt supplies. There is also a raffle for a quilt made by Louise King named Pieces of Baltimore.  Raffle tickets sell for $1 each or 6 for $5.  You can purchase raffle tickets and see the quilt at the public library.  There will also be a silent auction hosted by Women’s Life, who are accepting donations. #11

CS 1995 State Wrestling Championship Reunion

Mar. 21: What a season to remember! It was Spring of 1995 when Cedar’s wrestling team traveled to Battle Creek and brought home the State Trophy! It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years already. So, lets celebrate it again and travel down memory lane. Join the 1995 wrestling team, coaches, parents and all other supporters on Saturday, March 21st at 6 pm in the High School cafeteria for a time of meet and greet. Other past wrestlers/parents/fans are also welcome! At 7 pm we will move into the auditorium to spend some time capturing some of the best pictures and lots of fond memories that we all experienced during that exciting season. We invite those who would like to, to share their “Story Behind the Story” at that time. For more information, contact Lonnie Armstrong at 616-984-6033 or Brandon Wood at 616-916-9751. You can also join our Facebook page – Cedar Springs 1995 Wrestling State Championship Team.  Hope to see lots of you there! #10,11p

Annual Church Garage Sale

Mar. 21: Rockford Reformed Church, located at 4890 – 11 Mile Rd., is holding their annual Church Garage Sale from 9 am to 3 pm. Proceeds will go towards the youth ministries summer trips. For more information, call Deb Coon at 616-866-4829. #11

Courtland  Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Mar. 21: The Courtland Township Fire Department, 7480 – 14 Mile Rd., is having a Pancake Breakfast on March 21st from 8 am to 11 am. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice or milk. Adults $7, Children 4 to 12 years $4, 3 years and under free.  Proceeds to benefit Courtland Fire Department. #11

Kent City Community Carnival

Mar. 21: The 64th annual Kent City Community Carnival will be held on Saturday, March 21st from 5:30 to 9 pm. Admission is 50¢ per person. Games, prizes, food and lots of raffle prizes! If you never came before, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good! Dr. Seuss. MI License #R29238. #11

TOPS weight loss support group

Mar. 24: 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. #11

Spring Rummage Sale

Mar. 25,26: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will be holding our annual rummage sale in the fellowship hall of United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Church Streets. Wednesday, March 25th from 9 am to 7 pm and Thursday, March 26th from 9 am to 2 pm. #10,11p

Awesome Owls

Mar. 26th: You don’t want to miss this special program as Blandford Nature Center joins Howard Christensen Nature Center on Thursday March 26th from 6 to 8 pm, for a first ever, one of a kind, owl presentation provided by Blandford. Meet real live owls up close! The second half of the evening we will take what we learn to Owl’s Roost Forest and call in some live wild owls. This is an evening you are sure to remember forever! $5 donation per person. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #11

Rummage Sale for Relay for Life

Mar. 28: The Cedar Steppers will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Cedar Springs Middle School. All proceeds will be donated to Rockford  Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. We are also looking for more donations for the sale. We will accept good, clean items such as clothing, household items, toys etc. You may drop off your donations at Cedar Springs Middle Schools on Friday, March 27th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please keep us in mind when you are doing your spring cleaning and donating your used items. The sale is for a great cause and your donations will help “celebrate more birthdays”! All items left after our sale will be donated to local charities. Thank you so much for your support of our Relay Team! #11,12p

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Solon Center Wesleyan

Apr. 4: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, an Easter Egg hunt, and a special Easter presentation. Two bicycles will be given away as grand prizes. For more information go to: scwchurch.org or call the church office at 616-696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #11-13p

Free Money Management Classes

Apr. 8,15: Free “Money Smart Money Management” classes are April 8 and 15 from 6 to 9 pm in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technologies and Learning Center on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. To register contact Lisa Gardner at 989-328-1231 or lisar@montcalm.edu. #11

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Free Nutrition Classes

Mar. 12: Free Nutrition Classes beginning March 12th at 11 am at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. “Eat Healthy, Be Active”. This class is presented thru the Michigan State University Extension. This will be a 6 week course. Please call the church office to register. 616-696-3229. #9,10p

Vendor/Garage Sale

Mar. 14: St. John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd. (just west of Meijer) is hosting a vendor/garage sale on Saturday, March 14th from 9 am to 1 pm. Come shop and support Sparta Relay for Life! There will be a mix of garage sale items and vendors. For more information please contact Molly Schmid: 616-262-2230 or mollyschmid@outlook.com. #10

St. Patrick’s Festival

Mar. 15: The second annual Saint Patrick’s Festival will be held 4 pm Sunday, March 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 South Main Street. Admission is free and includes a traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner or a Chicken Nugget with Mac and Cheese dinner. Enjoy dinner with traditional and inspirational Irish music. You may even catch a glimpse of The Saint Himself. Contributions for outreach are accepted. Free tickets are required to insure a seat and may be ordered at The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Saint John Paul II Church, The Barn, Copies Plus or Take 2 Game Shop. #9,10p

Roast Beef Dinner

Mar. 15: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park D. 330 Rockford Park Dr. will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday March 15th and every 3rd Sunday of each month thereafter. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at adults $9, kids 4 to 12 $7 and under 4 years free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #10

Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 16: On March 16th the American Legion will host a dinner with Meatloaf. Adults $9 and $4 children. Dinner on April 6th will be and Pork Chops and April 20th will be Swiss Steak. We have to go boxes. American Legion Post 287, 80 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. #10

Michigan Blood Drive

Mar. 17: Michigan Blood Drive, March 17th from 2 – 7 pm, sponsored by the Solon Center Wesleyan Church Outreach Team. Anyone who attempts to give blood will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Meijer Gift Card. Appointments are appreciated, however, walk-ins are welcome! Located at 15671 Algoma Ave. 616-696-3229. Be a Hero, Give Blood! #9,10p

Blood Drive at CS United Methodist

Mar. 17: Michigan Blood will be having a Blood Drive on March 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Remember the new starting time of 12:30 pm. The Drive will be open until 7 pm. Count your blessings on St. Patrick’s Day an donate for someone in need. Your donation will help three people. #10

East Nelson UMC Dinner

Mar. 18: East Nelson United Methodist Church’s monthly dinner will be Wednesday, March 18th. Ham, corned beef, potatoes, carrots, rolls, homemade desserts! Serving between 5 -7 pm. Hope to see you there. 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. #10

Community Luncheon featuring Trout’s Unlimited

Mar. 19: Come to the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library’s community room on March 19 for a community luncheon. Come and learn from Trout’s Unlimited about water clean-up that affects the Cedar Creek. Cost is $7 and reservations are due by Tuesday, March 17th by calling 696-7320. Lunch is served at 11:30am and followed by the speaker. #10b

Annual En Gedi Auction

Mar. 20: The annual En Gedi auction is scheduled for Friday, March 20 starting promptly at 6 pm in the High School Cafeteria. En Gedi is a Christ-centered organization focused on providing safe and fun opportunities for the youth of Cedar Springs and building family. The auction is the one and only fund raiser which allows for a free after school youth center serving 6-8th graders, 5th quarter events for high school students, and various community activities for families. There will be gourmet appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks provided. This year’s auction will have a wide variety of items you can bid on to include food, lodging, and entertainment certificates, MSU athletic tickets, gas grill, furniture, household decorating and cooking items, and much more! CS Manufacturing will match all money earned at the auction. The event is open to adults for a $10 donation. Come learn more about a local mission and how you can help to support the young people in our community. Questions call Sue Wolfe 696-2246.  #10,11

CS 1995 State Wrestling Championship Reunion

Mar. 21: What a season to remember! It was Spring of 1995 when Cedar’s wrestling team traveled to Battle Creek and brought home the State Trophy! It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years already. So, lets celebrate it again and travel down memory lane. Join the 1995 wrestling team, coaches, parents and all other supporters on Saturday, March 21st at 6 pm in the High School cafeteria for a time of meet and greet. Other past wrestlers/parents/fans are also welcome! At 7 pm we will move into the auditorium to spend some time capturing some of the best pictures and lots of fond memories that we all experienced during that exciting season. We invite those who would like to, to share their “Story Behind the Story” at that time. For more information, contact Lonnie Armstrong at 616-984-6033 or Brandon Wood at 616-916-9751. You can also join our Facebook page – Cedar Springs 1995 Wrestling State Championship Team.  Hope to see lots of you there! #10-11p

Jr. Firefighters Night

Mar. 21: Come meet some of your local fire department, see the trucks and learn about fire safety to earn your Jr. Firefighters badge. Experience what it’s like to wear the gear, hold the hose and feel the heat! Weather permitting we may even get to watch the firefighters in action. Saturday, March 21st from 2 to 5 pm. $5 donation per child. This event is solely dependent upon fire department availability. Fire or rescue calls may cancel the event. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #10

Mom2Mom Sale

Mar. 21: Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake will be hosting a Mom2Mom Sale on Saturday, March 21st from 9 am to 1 pm. Who knows, you may find that perfect item for your child, grandchild, nieces or nephews. Please contact Nicole at 616-291-1930, nicolebrinley@yahoo.com or on Facebook at Resurrection Lutheran Church-Sand Lake and preschool, with any questions you may have. #10

Springs Rummage Sale

Mar. 25,26: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will be holding our annual rummage sale in the fellowship hall of United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Church Streets. Wednesday, March 25th from 9 am to 7 pm and Thursday, March 26th from 9 am to 2 pm. #10,11p

Rotary Life Leadership Conference and Scholarships

Mar. 27: the Cedar Springs Rotary Club is now accepting interest forms to attend a leadership conference for high school juniors and seniors in Tustin, Michigan June 17th thru the 20th. The conference fee along with transportation to and from the conference are covered by Rotary. Students learn about leadership styles and identify strengths and weaknesses of those styles. Small group discussions include an understanding of various political, cultural, ethnic, gender, and religious groups. Two $1000 scholarships will then be awarded based on interviews, applications, presentations and essays submitted by the students chosen for the conference. Interest Forms are available in the Cedar Springs High School Councilor’s office, CTA Councilor’s office, Independent Bank or White Creek Lumber with a response deadline of Friday, March 27th at 5 pm. #10

 

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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. #9

Fish Fry at the Legion

Mar. 6: Now serving Alaskan Pollock! The American Legion in Cedar Springs on the corner of Main and Beech Streets, is hosting a fish fry on Friday, March 6th from 5 to 7 pm. Fish fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, coffee, punch and dessert. $8 per person, all you can eat. #9

Snowmobile Museum Show & Swap

Mar. 7: The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library is holding a Show & Swap on the museum grounds. Saturday, March 7th from 9 am to 4 pm. All sleds welcome! Trophies for 10 classes, food and raffles. Sled Raffle in honor of board member Bob Shively. 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs, 616-636-7232. #9p

Languages of Love

Mar. 10: Rescheduled from Feb. 24th. Anne King, Teach & Motivation Consultant is the featured speaker. There are five basic love languages – five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved. Learn to identify your language, the language of your family members and how to best relate to your child. Tuesday, March 10th at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium from 6:30 to 8 pm. Sessions are open to parents, students and community members. #9

Free Nutrition Classes

Mar. 12: Free Nutrition Classes beginning March 12th at 11 am at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. “Eat Healthy, Be Active.” This class is presented thru the Michigan State University Extension. This will be a 6 week course. Please call the church office to register. 616-696-3229. #9,10p

KDL Lab: Get Revved Up

Mar. 12: Interested in cars? Want to learn how an engine works? Create your own rubber band car, help us build an engine model and even design you won style of car or truck. For all ages. Thursday, March 12th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #9

St. Patrick’s Festival

Mar. 15: The second annual Saint Patrick’s Festival will be held 4 pm Sunday, March 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 South Main Street. Admission is free and includes a traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner or a Chicken Nugget with Mac and Cheese dinner. Enjoy dinner with traditional and inspirational Irish music. You may even catch a glimpse of The Saint Himself. Contributions for outreach are accepted. Free tickets are required to ensure a seat and may be ordered at The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Saint John Paul II Church, The Barn, Copies Plus or Take 2 Game Shop. #9,10p

St. Patty’s Scavenger Hunt

Mar. 15: Celebrate the Holiday with a “Nature Scavenger Hunt.” There will be prizes. Fun for all ages. Hidden things will be in our center and outdoors, so rain or shine come find that pot of gold! For all ages. Sunday, March 15th from 2:30 – 4 pm. Donation of $5 per person. See our website for details. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. www.lilysfrogpad.com. #9

Michigan Blood Drive

Mar. 17: Michigan Blood Drive, March 17th from 2 – 7 pm, sponsored by the Solon Center Wesleyan Church Outreach Team. Anyone who attempts to give blood will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Meijer Gift Card. Appointments are appreciated, however, walk-ins are welcome! Located at 15671 Algoma Ave. 616-696-3229. Be a Hero, Give Blood! #9,10p

CS 1995 State Wrestling Championship Reunion

Mar. 21: What a season to remember! Cedar’s wrestling team traveled to Battle Creek and brought home the State Trophy! It’s been 20 years already. So, lets celebrate it again and travel down memory lane. Join the 1995 wrestling team, coaches, parents and all other supporters on Saturday, March 21st at 6 pm in the High School cafeteria for a time of refreshments and fellowship. At 7 pm we will move to the gymnasium to spend some time capturing some of the best pictures and lots of fond memories that we all experienced during that exciting season. For more information, contact Gail Armstron at 616-984-6033 or Brandon Wood at 616-916-9751. Hope to see lots of you there! #9

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Cedar Springs Community Players Winter Production

Feb. 26: On February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 2pm at the historic Kent Theater. “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances.” We are teaming up with Cedar Springs High School and Creative Technologies Academy to bring you an evening of one-act plays. Each play will be a glimpse into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne will be presented by Creative Technologies Academy. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School . “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet will be presented by the Cedar Springs Players. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under) and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets may be purchased at the door (adults $12, students $8). For more information, visit our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Community Players) or our website (CedarSpringsCommunityPlayers.org). #7,8p

Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 2,16: Dinners are about to start again on March 2nd. It will be Baked Chicken and on the 16th will be Meatloaf. Adults $9 and $4 children. We have to go boxes. American Legion Post 287, 80 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. #8

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Mar. 3,10,17.24: 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. #8

Let’s Get Growing at HCNC

Mar. 3: Join seasoned gardeners in learning how to begin your garden early indoors. A great way to save money by avoiding costly plants at the nursery each spring and a wonderful way to even dictate an earlier harvest. Make your garden the envy of the neighborhood while feeding your family. Beans, peppers, tomatoes, pickles, squash and more! Donation of $8 includes pots, soil and seeds. Tuesday, March 3rd from 6 to 7:30 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #8

Creative Canvas Painting at KDL

Mar. 5, 9: Release you inner artist with the guidance of instructors from Wine and Canvas (sans wine). All supplies will be provided and no previous experience or talent is needed to create a masterpiece in our fun and relaxing environment. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, March 5 at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. Monday, March 9 at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #8

Travel to Chicago with MCC

Mar. 21: Montcalm Community College offers a March 21 bus trip to Chicago. The cost is $40 for non-students and registration begins March 1. The fee covers the cost of transportation, and participants must pay for their food and for their entry fees to attractions. Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the trip. Adult admission is $18 for the Field Museum of Natural History and $15 for students with a student ID and senior citizens; $8 for Shedd Aquarium; $12 for the Adler Planetarium and $10 for senior citizens; $23 for adults and $17 for students with a student ID and senior citizens at the Art Institute of Chicago; and $18 for adults and $17 for senior citizens at the Museum of Science & Industry. The bus leaves MCC in Sidney at 6:45 a.m., picks up passengers at the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and returns to MCC at 10:30 p.m. To register online visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment, call (616) 754-7706 or 1-877-328-2111, ext. 610. Checks, cash and major credit cards are accepted, and payment is due at registration. #8

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Resurrection Celebration ‘15

Feb. 22: It’s coming back! If you loved it last year and want to be a part of it this year, now’s your opportunity! If you love to act or sing with a focus on Jesus, this is for you! If you want to help backstage, this is for you too! Practices for this play will begin on February 22 from 2-4p.m. at The Springs Church. Only 5 Sundays of rehearsals. Dress rehearsals will be in the evenings the week of March 23. March 27 eve and 28 afternoon and eve performances. Questions? Contact Cherryl Rosenberger 616-862-3109 or Jan Malmo 616-260-1692. Check us out on facebook – Resurrection Celebration. #7

Languages of Love

Feb. 24: Anne King, Teacher & Motivation Consultant is the featured speaker. There are five basic love languages – five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved. Learn to identify your language, the language of your family members and how to best relate to your child. Tuesday, February 24th at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium from 6:30 – 8 pm. Sessions are open to parents, students and community members. #7

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Feb. 25: East Nelson UMC, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE will have a dinner on Wednesday, February 25th. The menu includes: Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and relished, homemade desserts. The dinner will be served from 5-7 pm. Everyone is welcome. Donations for your meal appreciated! #7

Cedar Springs Community Players Winter Production

Feb. 26: On February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 2pm at the historic Kent Theater. “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances.” We are teaming up with Cedar Springs High School and Creative Technologies Academy to bring you an evening of one-act plays. Each play will be a glimpse into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne will be presented by Creative Technologies Academy. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School . “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet will be presented by the Cedar Springs Players. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under) and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets may be purchased at the door (adults $12, students $8). For more information, visit our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Community Players) or our website cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #7,8p

The Wonderful 

WaterColorBot

Feb. 26: Watch with amazement while an image you create is recreated by our robot using watercolors, paper and a paintbrush. For all ages. Thursday, February 26th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #7

Snowfall Friday at HCNC

Feb. 27: Come on out for a great way to enjoy the winter, escape the cabin fever blues and learn new ways to enjoy SNOW! We’ll have snowball targets, snow angel contests, snowman building and more. Prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in each category! Hot cocoa, coffee for the parents and other refreshments. Have a sled or skates? Bring them along and enjoy a day on Tadpole Pond all frozen over. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #7

3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Feb. 28: Make your drawings come to life with our 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, February 28th at 2:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #7

Wild Game Dinner

Feb. 28: Pierson Bible Church, 101 Grand St. (behind the Pierson Post Office) is hosting a wild game dinner. Every one is welcome! Saturday, February 28th at 6 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Bring your favorite wild game dish ready to eat or come early and prepare you dish in our kitchen. There will be door prizes. Special speaker: Chuck Richardson. If you had an unlucky hunting or fishing season this past year, you’re still in luck because we’ll have plenty of food for everyone. #7

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Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

Feb. 14: “The Song,” Free Movie, Free Popcorn, Free Drinks. At the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Saturday February 14th at 7:00 PM one showing only. Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander says,“I want to encourage you to grab your spouse and go check out THE SONG. It is an incredible movie. Korie and I watched it — and we loved it. So do yourself a favor and go see it.” “Ladies, I’m gonna tell you what you need to do,” echoed Duck Dynasty star Miss Kay Robertson. “Grab your husbands, your boyfriends, girls — whoever it takes — and go see THE SONG You will love it, and they will too. It’ll be worth it!” The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Main and Church. #5,6p

Adoptive Family Meeting

Feb. 16: The Cedar Springs Area Adoptive Family Group will meet on February 16th from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Any adoptive family in the area is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Deidra Artecki at 616-458-7945. #6

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 17: 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. #6

Blood Drive

Feb. 17: Michigan Blood will have a blood drive at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Springs on Tuesday, February 17th. Note the TIME CHANGE: The drive begins at 12:30 pm and ends at 7 pm. After Sharing your heart on Valentine’s Day, share your blood the next Tuesday. #6

CS Senior All Night Fundraiser

Feb. 20: The Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party Committee and Cedar Rock Sports Plex are hosting a fundraiser on February 20 from 9 to 11:30 pm. $8 per person ($2 skate rental). Come join in the fun! All ages are welcome. Ice skating and soccer. Cedar Rock Sports Plex 4758 Cornfield Drive, Cedar Springs. #5,6p

Cabin Fever Family Movie Night

Feb. 22: Join friends and family at Camp Lily’s for an evening of fun watching a family friendly movie. Check our website or call the office to find out what movie we will be screening. Sunday February 22nd from 6 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $3/ person or $10/family of four or more. Donation covers the cost of popcorn and beverages that will be provided. Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #6

Cedar Springs Community Players Winter Production

Feb. 26: On February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 2pm at the historic Kent Theater. “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances.” We are teaming up with Cedar Springs High School and Creative Technologies Academy to bring you an evening of one-act plays. Each play will be a glimpse into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne will be presented by Creative Technologies Academy. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School . “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet will be presented by the Cedar Springs Players. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under) and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets may be purchased at the door (adults $12, students $8). For more information, visit our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Community Players) or our website (CedarSpringsCommunityPlayers.org). #7,8p

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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. #5

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 10: 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. #5

Help Promote Literacy

Feb. 12: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Thursday, February 12th 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. #5

Valentine Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Feb. 13: East Nelson United Methodist Church Youth Group is having a fund raising romantic Valentine Dinner on Friday, February 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A single ticket is $12 and a double ticket is $20. The menu is: Lasagna, regular, chicken Alfredo or vegetarian, tossed or Caesar salad, garlic bread, apple crisp with ice cream and caramel sauce, warm brownies with ice cream and hot fudge. Please join us at East Nelson UMC Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church at 616-696-0661. #5

Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

Feb. 14: “The Song,” Free Movie, Free Popcorn, Free Drinks. At the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Saturday February 14th at 7:00 PM one showing only. Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander says,“I want to encourage you to grab your spouse and go check out THE SONG. It is an incredible movie. Korie and I watched it — and we loved it. So do yourself a favor and go see it.” “Ladies, I’m gonna tell you what you need to do,” echoed Duck Dynasty star Miss Kay Robertson. “Grab your husbands, your boyfriends, girls — whoever it takes — and go see THE SONG You will love it, and they will too. It’ll be worth it!” The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Main and Church. #5,6p

Candlelight Snowshoe Walk

Feb. 14: Enjoy this tour-guided excursion through Howard Christensen Nature Center’s scenic trails. Snowshoe equipment provided. A two-mile hike through candlelit trails. We will also stop after one mile for valentines stories around the campfire at Camp Lily’s location. If there isn’t enough snow we will still have the candlelit trail walk. Be prepared to “Love Games” Saturday, February 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $10 per person includes hot chocolate, coffee and a light refreshment. All ages welcome! The $10 per person includes one movie ticket per person to complete your date night to be used at your convenience. Must be pre-registered to qualify for movie tickets. Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #5

Heart to Heart Craft Party

Feb. 14: Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with snacks and crafts. For all ages. Saturday, February 14th at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #5

Roast Beef Dinner

Feb. 15: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park D. 330 Rockford Park Dr. will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday February 15th and every 3rd Sunday of each month thereafter. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably price at adults $9, kids 4 to 12 $7 and under 4 years free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #5

CS Senior All Night Fundraiser

Feb. 20: The Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party Committee and Cedar Rock Sports Plex are hosting a fundraiser on February 20 from 9 to 11:30 pm. $8 per person ($2 skate rental). Come join in the fun! All ages are welcome. Ice skating and soccer. Cedar Rock Sports Plex 4758 Cornfield Drive, Cedar Springs. #5,6p

Whitetails Unlimited Banquet

Mar. 21: Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the 8th Annual Cedar Springs Banquet on Saturday, March 21, at the American Legion, 91 N. 1st Street, Cedar Springs. This special event will feature a buffet dinner, auction and prizes with a wide variety of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, artwork and collectibles only available at WTU events. The social hour begins at 5 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 each, $25 for a spouse, or $25 for juniors 15 and under. Ticket order deadline is March 14th and tickets will not be sold at the door. To order tickets call Brian Egan at 616-291-5335, WTU Headquarters at 800-274-5475 or online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. #5

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Ice Skating at HCNC

NOW: Ice skating is available on Tadpole Pond during business hours for $1 skate rentals. No registration is required, folks can simply show up, fill out the form and skate! We check the ice daily and will have it clearly posted if/when it is unsafe for skating. People may bring their own skates, at their own risk, but we ask for a donation to help cover the costs of maintaining the “rink”. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. Hours: closed Monday, Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm, Friday, 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 pm.  #4

Help decorate CS Library with Valentines

Feb. 2: Starting February 2, help decorate the Cedar Springs Library for the month of February. Bring in a homemade Valentine decoration and receive a box of Valentine cards (28-34 in a box) while supplies last. The library is located at 43 W. Cherry Street, Cedar Springs. #4

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Feb. 3,10,17,24: 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. #4

Beauty and the Beast

Feb. 5-8: Cedar Springs High School is proudly presenting Beauty and the Beast for their winter musical. Evening shows are on February 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00pm, with matinees on February 7 and 8 at 1:00pm in the high school auditorium.

Tickets are $10, and can be bought from any cast member, the high school main office, or online at http://www.hprodcshs.com. Tickets can be bought at the door if they are still available on the night of the show. #4.

Winter Family Fun Day at HCNC

Feb. 7: Be a proud Michigander, get our and enjoy winter. Here is your chance to come out and play in the snow with us. Children’s games, longest ball (golf) snowshoe walks (free) with your family, snowman or snow animal building contest, try doing the hula hoop contest (going the longest), bubble-blowing (watch them freeze if below 32), make a homemade snow glove, use our water filled bottles of color to create your own snow art in our open prairie. Then warm up with a bowl of chilli or some s’mores by the outdoor campfire. And yes cookies! Saturday, February 7th from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Donation of $6/ person or $20 for family. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #4

 

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Fish Fry

Jan. 23: The American Legion in Cedar Springs on the corner of Main and Beech Streets, is hosting a fish fry on Friday, January 23rd from 5 to 7 pm. Fish, fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, coffee, punch and dessert. $8 per person, all you can eat. #3

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan 27: 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. #3

 

Help Promote Literacy

Feb. 3: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, February 3rd 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. #3

 

Make a Valentine

Feb. 7: Free Fabulous Valentine Fun – Create and make the sweetest card to give to a loved one at the Cedar Springs Public Library on February 7th. Two sessions available: 11 am – 12 pm or 12 pm to 1 pm. Call 616-696-1910 or stop by and sign up at 43 W. Cherry Street. Good for all ages! #3

 

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