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Holiday Craft and Vendor Show

Dec. 10: Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. will host their show on Saturday, December 10th from 9 am to 2 pm. Please check out our Facebook event for all the details and contact information or call Hillcrest at 616-696-9333 and leave a message. #48,49p

Newaygo Community Christmas Concert

Dec. 11: The Newaygo Community Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 6 pm at the Grant Fine Arts Center, 331 E. State Rd., Grant. Come an enjoy the sounds of the Christmas Season. Admission is FREE. #48,49p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Dec.11: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, December 11th  at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). The message and music will be shared by the group Acoustic Christmas Music. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #49

Cookie Walk

North Kent Presbyterian Church will host its 20th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk Saturday morning, December 17th from 9:00 am until gone. Still only $7.00/box or 3 boxes/$20.00…Public VERY welcome! Choose your own selection from more than 25 varieties of delicious homemade Christmas cookies. The church is located at 6175 Kuttshill Drive NE, Rockford (1 block west of Wolverine Blvd., north of Rogue River,  just north of Blythefield Country Club.) Come early for a great selection! Cookies make great gifts for neighbors, teachers, mail carriers, and friends, too! Our church cook book will also be available for sale. For further information contact our church office at 616-866-2230 Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. #49,50p

Gingerbread Lane

Dec, 17,22: Stroll down Gingerbread Lane and enjoy tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited, 616-784-2007. For Families with Children. Saturday, December 17, 10:30 a.m., Nelson Twp. /Sand Lake KDL, 88 Eighth St. and Thursday, December 22, 6:30 p.m., Spencer Twp. KDL, 14960 Meddler Ave. Gowen. #49

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Annual Cookie Walk

Dec. 3: St. Peter’s Ladies Guild’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 3rd at 310 E. Division in Rockford from 9 am until the cookies are gone. We will have the traditional favorites plus some new delicious delights. They will be sold by the pound and you pick the combination. Stop in and pick up some cookies for the holidays. Proceeds help our Mission Projects throughout the year. #47,48p

Craft Show

Dec. 3: Resurrection Lutheran in Sand Lake, 180 Northland Drive, will be hosting a Craft Show on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 am to 2 pm. 30 vendors – food – raffle – book sale. #48p

Vendor and Craft Show

Dec. 3,4: The Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive, is hosting a Craft and Vendor Show on December 2nd from 5 to 9 pm and December 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch will be available for purchase. #47,48p

Chalk Artist and Ventriloquist

Dec. 4: Chalk for Christ artist and ventriloquist, Rod Snow will present an entertainment show the whole family can enjoy, Sunday, December 4th at 4 pm in the sanctuary of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Please join us for an afternoon of fun! There is no charge for this event. #47,48p

Dinner at the Legion

Dec. 5: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, December 5th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be baked chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #48p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Dec. 6,13,20,27: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #48

Drive-in Movie at KDL in Spencer

Dec. 7,8: What could be better than decorating you own “car” to sit in while eating popcorn and enjoying Mo Willem’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Please bring a sturdy box that your child can sit in. We’ll have craft supplies on hand to rev-up your child’s “car.” Come early to decorate your car and reserve your “parking space” for the film. Wednesday, December 7th at 10 am and Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm. Spencer Township Library, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org. #48

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play

Dec. 8-10: The Cedar Springs Community Players is presenting “It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play” on December 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. The play is inspired by the 1946 Frank Capra movie. From humble beginnings the movie has become an enduring American holiday favorite. Advance tickets are $10 at the Cedar Springs Library or $12 at the door and $8 for kids. #48

Holiday Craft and Vendor Show

Dec. 10: Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. will host their show on Saturday, December 10th from 9 am to 2 pm. Please check out our Facebook event for all the details and contact information or call Hillcrest at 616-696-9333 and leave a message. #48,49p

Visit Santa at Courtland Fire Department

Dec. 10: Santa will be visiting the Courtland Fire Department on Saturday, December 10th from 1 to 4 pm. The Fire Department is located at 7480 – 14 Mile Rd. just east of Myers Lake Rd. Punch and cookies will be served. #48

Newaygo Community Christmas Concert

Dec. 11: The Newaygo Community Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 6 pm at the Grant Fine Arts Center, 331 E. State Rd., Grant. Come an enjoy the sounds of the Christmas Season. Admission is FREE. #48,49p

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Holiday Market

Nov. 26: The Tri County Music Boosters is hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, November 26th at Tri County High School, 21338 Kendaville Rd., Howard City, from 10 am to 4 pm. Over 30 of your favorite vendors will be on hand offering specials for the holiday season on their unique items! Why fight the crowds in the malls when everything you could want can be found right here! Admission is only $2.00 and includes a raffle ticket of over two dozen fantastic door prizes. #47p

Sand Lake Tree Lighting & Carols

Nov. 27: There will be a Tree Lighting and carols in Sand Lake at Salisbury Park on Sunday, November 27th at 5:30 pm. Meet at the tree on the southeast corner of the park. Special music from Resurrection Lutheran Church Preschoolers. #46,47p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Nov. 27: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, November 27th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). The message and music will be shared by the group Riding for the Brand. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #47

Indoor Live Nativity

Dec. 2,3: Sand Lake United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall is transformed into the city of Bethlehem for an indoor live Nativity on Friday, December 2nd from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 1 to 3 pm. See the baby in the manger and listen to the angels sing. Our free gift to you this Christmas. #46,47p

Annual Cookie Walk

Dec. 3: St. Peter’s Ladies Guild’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 3rd at 310 E. Division in Rockford from 9 am until the cookies are gone. The cookies are sold by the pound and you pick the combination. This is the perfect time to pick up cookies for the holidays. Proceeds help our Mission Projects throughout the year. #47,48p

Vendor and Craft Show

Dec. 3,4: The Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive, is hosting a Craft and Vendor Show on December 2nd from 5 to 9 pm and December 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch will be available for purchase. #47,48p

Holiday Marketplace

Dec. 3: Get a good start on your Holiday Shopping at the Greenville Area Senior Citizen Center, 715 S. Baldwin, Greenville, during their Holiday Marketplace event, taking place on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm. Choose from a nice selection of quilts, crafts, dolls, holiday décor, gift items and baked goods, along with unique gift options from outside vendors. Entrance and free parking is in rear of building. Holiday Marketplace is part of a citywide holiday celebration. #47

Chalk Artist and Ventriloquist

Dec. 4: Chalk for Christ artist and ventriloquist, Rod Snow will present an entertainment show the whole family can enjoy, Sunday, December 4th at 4 pm in the sanctuary of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Please join us for an afternoon of fun! There is no charge for this event. #47,48p

Help Promote Literacy

Dec. 5,16,20,28: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled  information sessions for prospective volunteer tutors. These sessions last one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training. Sessions are Monday, December 5th at 10 am, Friday, December 16th at 2 pm, Tuesday, December 20th at 6 pm and Wednesday, December 28th at 10 am. 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 Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #47

HCNC Holiday Party

Dec. 9: The Howard Christensen Nature Center staff, board and volunteers would like to invite you (everyone) to our annual holiday party at the Center! Unlike the previous years potluck style dinner, this one will have a light faire provided with samplings of cider, wine, juice and pop! No need to bring anything, however HCNC always appreciates holiday donations. Mingle with those who make this place happen and get to know us a little more! FREE to all, but donations are appreciated. The center is located at 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158, www.HowardChristensen.org. #47

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16th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 19: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church is hosting its 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar on November 19th from 9 am to 3 pm. 35+ crafters, Grandma’s Attic, Bake Sale, Cookies by the Pound. Lunch served from 11 am to 2 pm. The Bazaar is free! Come enjoy! The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Rd, Rockford (between 12 and 13 Mile Rd.) For more information call Dawna 616-866-0648. #45,46p

Silent & Live Auction

Nov. 19: Silent & Live Auction for Pine Ridge Bible Camp, Saturday, November 19th.  Come experience the Gift of Love, at Cedar Springs High School. Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Auction begins at 6:30 pm.  We will have gourmet appetizers and desserts. This is an adult only event, no child care will be provided.  We currently have donations from Disney Theme Parks, Trek Bikes, The Shack, Guided Pheasant Hunt, Event Tickets, Homemade Items, Gift Baskets & much more. #46p

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 21: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Meatloaf dinner on Monday,  November 21st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #46

Michigan Blood Drive

Nov. 22: Michigan Blood Drive on November 22nd at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. The Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be furnishing homemade cookies as a special Thank You. Help make this a special way to pay it forward during the Thanksgiving week. The Blood Center thanks all the people that attempt to donate. #46

Sand Lake Tree Lighting & Carols

Nov. 27: There will be a Tree Lighting and carols in Sand Lake at Salisbury Park on Sunday, November 27th at 5:30 pm. Meet at the tree on the southeast corner of the park. Special music from Resurrection Lutheran Church Preschoolers. #46,47p

Indoor Live Nativity

Dec. 2,3: Sand Lake United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall is transformed into the city of Bethlehem for an indoor live Nativity on Friday, December 2nd from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 1 to 3 pm. See the baby in the manger and listen to the angels sing. Our free gift to you this Christmas. #46,47p

Holiday Home Tour

Dec. 3: The Friends of the Timothy C. Houenstein Reynolds Township Library will host a Holiday Home Tour on December 3rd from 1 to 5 pm. Advanced tickets are $10 and $12 the day of the event. Tickets are available at the Library in Howard City. #46

16th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 19: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church is hosting its 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar on November 19th from 9 am to 3 pm. 35+ crafters, Grandma’s Attic, Bake Sale, Cookies by the Pound. Lunch served from 11 am to 2 pm. The Bazaar is free! Come enjoy! The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Rd, Rockford (between 12 and 13 Mile Rd.) For more information call Dawna 616-866-0648. #45,46p

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Fall Festival at Cedar Springs UMC

Nov. 5: The annual Fall Festival will be on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am to 2 pm at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Springs. Booths will include: Cookie Patch, Jewelry, Grandma’s Attic, Book Nook, Toys and Home Made Crafts. The church is located at 140 S. Main St. All are welcome. Celebrate the season with us. #43,44

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 5: The Sand Lake Lions Club will host a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church ED building. Located on the corner of 6th and Maple Streets. Antiques/Vintage collectibles and crafts, quality used clothing, miscellaneous items. #43,44

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 7: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, November 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, roll, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #44p

Turkey Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Nov. 9: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., NE, Cedar Springs will have our annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, November 9th from 5 to 7 pm. The menu includes turkey, potatoes, gravy, squash, relishes, rolls and homemade desserts. Donation only. Public welcome! #44

Huge Book Sale

Nov. 11,12: The Friends of the Cedar Springs Library will be having their Red Flannel Day make-up sale on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at the Cedar Springs Senior Center at the corner of Park and Elm Streets. Friday the hours are from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am unto 5 pm. All books are 25¢ each or $1 per bag! Come and take advantage of these fantastic prices! #44

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 12: Do your Christmas shopping! Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 3 pm. 50 vendors, delicious fresh baked goods, 100’s of hand crafted items, jewelry and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone! Rolls & coffee and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come early, stay late! #44,45p

Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

Nov. 12: The American Legion Post’s Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a Widow’s Weekend Bazaar on Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 3 pm. Craft items, bake sale, even some garage sale things. Plus the lunch kitchen is open. Come join us for all the fun and support our community. #44,45p

Craft Show

Nov. 12: Come to our fall Craft Show at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral. Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 2 pm. Come and join in the fun! Sub sandwich lunches will be available. Presented by the Maple Valley Fire Department – Coral Auxiliary. #44,45p

The Life Reimagined Checkup

Nov. 17: Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. But it is never too late to make a change and discover your ‘what’s next?’ moment. Join us for a free Life Reimagined Checkup (a program of AARP) where you can reflect on your goals and aspirations, discover your personal strengths and get inspired to take the next step forward in life. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, so take it. The Life Reimagined Checkup is a free 2 hour workshop and open to anyone the community. Pre-registration required, please visit https://aarp.cvent.com/lr101016 to register. Thursday, November 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #44

 

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Halloween Extreme at the CS Historical Museum

Oct. 29: Don’t miss Halloween Extreme at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum in Morley Park on Saturday, October 29th from 5 to 7 pm. This special evening is for teens and adults, a little scary for the little ones but loads of fun for our older visitors. #43p

Cedar Springs Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 31:  The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses and churches in Cedar Springs are sponsoring the annual Cedar Springs Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 31. Some of the free events include trick or treating from 4:30-7 p.m. at area businesses and City Hall, with maps available at the Library; The Cedar Springs Historical Museum will be having their Haunted School House from 5- 7 p.m.; Apple Cider from the Kent County Traffic Squad and Candy by the Cedar Springs Fire Department at the Fire barn (Maple Street); The Springs Church Trunk or Treating from 6-8 p.m; warm up at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church with hot chocolate and treats. #43

Halloween Hospitality Center

Oct. 31: Warm up and rest station at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs on Monday, October 31st from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Serving hot chocolate, popcorn and treats. Hope to see you then. #42,43p

Haunted School House 

Oct. 31: On Halloween night be sure to visit the Haunted School House in Morley Park. This Spooktacular event will be open from 5 to 7 pm. Our volunteers Marie and Nolon Patin along with Phil Mann will transform the one room school next to the museum into a fun and spooky place at visit. This event is suitable for all ages. #43

Trunk or Treat at Hillcrest

Oct. 31: Monday, October 31st: It’s Trunk or Treat fun time! Come check out our crazy trunks from 6 – 8 pm at Hillcrest Community Church of God located at 5994 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Don’t miss out on the safe family fun! #43

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Nov. 1,8,15,22,29: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #43

Seuss on STEAM at KDL

Nov. 2,3: Kids are never too young to be introduced to basic scientific principles, especially when it involves fun activities based on their favorite Dr. Seuss books. For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, November 2, 10 a.m. and Thursday, November 3, 6:30 p.m., Spencer Twp. KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #43

Fall Festival at Cedar Springs UMC

Nov. 5: The annual Fall Festival will be on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am to 2 pm at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Springs. Booths will include: Cookie Patch, Jewelry, Grandma’s Attic, Book Nook, Toys and Home Made Crafts. The church is located at 140 S. Main St. All are welcome. Celebrate the season with us. #43,44

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 5: The Sand Lake Lions Club will host a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church ED building. Located on the corner of 6th and Maple Streets. Antiques/Vintage collectibles and crafts, quality used clothing, miscellaneous items. #43,44

HCNC Holiday Make and Take

Nov. 12: Nothing Says Happy holidays like a homemade gift from a youngster. Bring your kiddos to Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City on Saturday, November 12 from 10 am to 1 pm to make holiday gifts, ornaments and other crafts that can become gifts from the heart and the pride of your child! Drop off your child (5 and over) for a few hours while you shop for them and they become some of Santa’s greatest Elves. $8 per child, $5 for members. HCNC requests pre-registration to all events. Pre-registration online allows us to ensure enough supplies for all attendees. 616-675-3158.  #43

HCNC Wreath Making

Nov. 12: Come on back and make this years wreath from natural supplies. While they may not last as long as an artificial wreath, they are sure to fill your home with that aromatic sense of the holidays and add even more beauty because you made it! Have kids? This is a great time for them to join other “elves” in the Make and Take at the same time! Saturday, November 12 from 10 am to 1 pm. $10 per person, $5 for members.  Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. HCNC requests pre-registration to all events. Pre-registration online allows us to ensure enough supplies for all attendees. 616-675-3158.  #43

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Fun and Film

Nov. 21: Join KDL at Celebration Cinema North in the Wave Room for the ultimate Harry Potter experience! Wear your favorite Hogwarts costume, hang out with other fans and try your hand at wizard crafts. After the party, head downstairs for a 7 p.m. private showing of “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.” Seats in the theater are limited. Purchase tickets in advance any KDL location or online at www.kdl.org. Tickets are $15 per person and include pop and popcorn. For teens grades 6-12. Monday, November 21, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. #43

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The Foreigner opens at the Kent

Oct. 13-15: The Foreigner, a two-act comedy, written by Larry Shue, will open on the Kent Theatre stage on Thursday, October 13th and run through Saturday, October 15th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the CS Public Library, from any cast member or by calling 616-307-9473 for $10 for adults 18 and over and $8 for students 17 and under. Tickets are also available at the door for $12 for adults 18 and over and $8 for students 17 and under before each performance. #40,41p

Sand Lake UMC Annual Rummage Sale

Oct. 13-15: Rummage Sale – October 13 & 14 from 9am- 5pm and October 15 from 9am – noon at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Sand Lake. #41

New Life UMC Craft Sale

Oct. 14,15: The folks at New Life United Methodist Church are having their Annual Craft Sale. 6584 (M-46) Howard City – Edmore Rd., in Six Lakes. Friday, October 14th from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, October 15th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Cafe will be open. Shop early, unique gifts for all occasions. #41

Fall Festival Harvest & Pig Roast

Oct. 15: Pilgrim Bible Church is hosting a Fall Festival & Pig Roast on Saturday, October 15th from 2 to 5 pm. We are located at 361 Pine Street across from Creative Technology Academy. We will be meeting in the Sicard Center, the large building on the north end of the property. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Join us for kid’s games, food, fun, hay rides, and friendship. We welcome the opportunity to meet new friends, renew old acquaintances and have a great time. Bring your family and come help us celebrate the harvest season together. If you have any questions please call Pastor Mike Shiery at 616-696-1020. #41p

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 17: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Roast Beef & Onions dinner on Monday, October 17th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #41

Blood Drive

Oct. 18: Michigan Blood Drive on October 18th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. Each pint collected has the potential of saving and/or extending 3 people’s lives right here in Michigan Communities. The Blood Center thanks all the people that attempt to donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #41

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Oct. 19: On Wednesday, October 19th East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, will be serving a Salisbury Steak dinner from 5 to 7 pm. Steak & gravy, red potatoes, veggies, relish tray, rolls and homemade desserts! Donations will go to local missions. #41

Flu Shot and Community Luncheon

Oct. 20: Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation will host its monthly community luncheon at 11:30am on Thursday Oct. 20th at the Courtland Twp. Hall. Meijer will be there doing flu shots and answering questions. Lunch is provided for $8. Please bring a photo id and insurance card. Reservations are required by Tuesday Oct. 18th by calling 696-7320. #41

Alogoma Christian School Auction 

Oct. 22: Everyone welcome – Algoma Christian School Auction! Join us on Saturday, October 22nd for a delicious pulled pork dinner buffet, farmers market, and silent auction at 4:30 pm. Live auction beginning at 6 pm. Hundreds of items up for bid! Child care available (ages 4 to 5th grade). #41

Auditions announced for upcoming Christmas play

Oct. 24,25: Auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Show” adapted by Joe Landry will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 25, at the CS United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Needed are youngsters 12 and up; and women and men of all ages. The play will be performed on the Kent Theatre stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Rehearsals will start on Oct. 27 and be held at the CS United Methodist Church. Actors should plan to attend three nights a week until the production moves into the Kent two weeks prior to opening night, then it will be four or more nights a week.  If you have questions, please call 616-307-9473.  #40,41

Fall Festival @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Oct. 26: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 26th. Registration begins at 6:30 pm. Fall fun for families with children 5th grade and under. Enjoy games, prizes, snacks, candy & lots of fun. Kids wear your costumes and bring a friend! The church is located @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. All welcome! #41,42

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Tackle the Cure at Cedar Springs

Oct. 7: The 5th annual Cancer Awareness Cedar Springs Pink Game is Friday, October 7th at Red Hawk Stadium. Pink game T-Shirts available for purchase at the High School main office. Cost is $10 for size youth-adult xl and $12 for 2x. Honor package also available before the game, goodie bag, t-shirt, and a memory walk with athlete onto the field. For more information please call the High School main office at 616-696-1200. #39,40p

Solon Market Bootacular

Oct. 8: Saturday, October 8th at Solon Market, 15185 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs. Games from 10 am until 11 am with a costume contest beginning at 11:15 am. Games, refreshments, treats and your Market Family! Market runs from 9 am until 1 pm. 616-696-1848 for more information. #40p

Mom2Mom Sale

Oct. 8: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 S. Third St. in Sand Lake is holding a Mom2Mom Sale on Saturday, October 8th from 9 am to 2 pm. Stop out and shop the many booths of gently used and new kids toys, shoes, clothes, books and so much more! For more information please contact Nichole at 616-263-9662. #40

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Oct. 9: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI
(corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Message and the music will shared. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each Service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #40p

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 10: Come join in for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm. October 10th  thru November 28th at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell, 616-696-1246. #39,40p

The Foreigner opens at the Kent

Oct. 13-15: The Foreigner, a two-act comedy, written by Larry Shue, will open on the Kent Theatre stage on Thursday, October 13th and run through Saturday, October 15th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the CS Public Library, from any cast member or by calling 616-307-9473 for $10 for adults 18 and over and $8 for students 17 and under. Tickets are also available at the door for $12 for adults 18 and over and $8 for students 17 and under before each performance. #40,41p

Jubal Brass in Concert

Oct. 16: Jubal Brass will perform a free concert at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church at 4 pm on Sunday, October 16th as part of this church’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. Jubal Brass is a 19-member brass choir that plays a variety of liturgical music ranging from the Baroque to contemporary. Come join us for an uplifting concert. If you have never experienced the power of a brass choir, don’t miss this opportunity. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Tom Noreen at 696-5186. #40

Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Walk

Oct. 21: Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, is hosting a Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Trail Walk on Friday, October 21st from 6 to 8:30 pm. $8 per person beginning with pumpkin carving followed by a pumpkin lit trail walk. 6 pm to 7:30 to carve pumpkins. Trail walk begins promptly at 7:45 pm and again at 8:15 pm. Includes pumpkins and everything you need to carve them. Including donuts, cider and coffee! Open to all ages, pre-registration required to be guaranteed a pumpkin. Pre-registration online at www.HowardChristensen.org. For more information call 616-675-3158. #40

Auditions announced for upcoming Christmas play

Oct. 24,25: Auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Show” adapted by Joe Landry will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 25, at the CS United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Needed are youngsters 12 and up; and women and men of all ages. The play will be performed on the Kent Theatre stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Rehearsals will start on Oct. 27 and be held at the CS United Methodist Church. Actors should plan to attend three nights a week until the production moves into the Kent two weeks prior to opening night, then it will be four or more nights a week.  If you have questions, please call 616-307-9473.  #40,41

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Help Promote Literacy

Oct. 3,1318,26: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled  information sessions for prospective volunteer tutors. These sessions last one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training. Sessions are Monday, October 3rd at 10 am, Thursday, October 13th at 2 pm, Tuesday, October 18th at 6 pm and Wednesday, October 26th at 10 am. 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 Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #39

Cedar Springs Youth Soccer Night

Oct. 4: Cedar Springs Youth Soccer Night #Brickerstrong Game is Tuesday, October 4th at the Cedar Springs Red Hawk Stadium. JV game begins at 5 pm and Varsity at 6:45 pm. Players wearing their soccer jersey get in free. We’ll have face painting, giveaways, raffles, prizes, and half time presentation. Come out and celebrate Youth Cancer Awareness Night in support of Brison Ricker, CS High School Varsity Soccer Player. #39

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Oct. 4,11,18,25: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #39

AWANA Program Kicks Off –

Oct. 5: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church will kick off its AWANA program on Wednesday, October 5th from 6:30- 8 PM. AWANA is an action packed program running from October through March for children ages 3 years through 5th grade. It’s where kids learn God’s Word and have fun doing it! Go to www.scwchurch.com to register or come a few minutes early the first night. Student Ministries (6th-12th) and adults will also meet. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Questions? Call 696-3229. All welcome! #38,39p

Blood Drive at St. Peter’s Lutheran

Oct. 5: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is holding a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 5th from 3 to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall at 310 E. Division St. in Rockford. You can make an appointment online at www.MIBlood.org. Babysitting available. We need all Types!! #39

Tackle the Cure at Cedar Springs

Oct. 7: The 5th annual Cancer Awareness Cedar Springs Pink Game is Friday, October 7th at Red Hawk Stadium. Pink game T-Shirts available for purchase at the High School main office. Cost is $10 for size youth-adult xl and $12 for 2x. Honor package also available before the game, goodie bag, t-shirt, and a memory walk with athlete onto the field. For more information please call the High School main office at 616-696-1200. #39,40p

Free! Mom-to-Mom Sale

Oct.8: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake, Rockford is hosting a Free Mom-to-Mom Sale. Gently used baby and kids items. Saturday, October 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. No admission fee. #39

Fiddlers Jamboree

Oct. 8: The Original Michigan Fiddlers Association announces a Fiddlers Jamboree on Saturday, October 8th at the Coral Community Building, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral, Michigan 49322. Bring your fiddle or other non-electric instrument, join in the fun! Jamboree: 1 to 4 pm, fiddlers perform. Open microphone from 4 to 5:15 pm. Round and Square dances begin at 5:30 pm. Free admission! Donations welcome at the door. Lunch and dinner being served. Need more information? Contact Jean Kain, 616-984-2206. #39

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 10: Come join in for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm. October 10th  thru November 28th at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell, 616-696-1246. #39,40p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Sept. 25: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI  (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Message and the music will shared by the group, ALIVE. This is an outstanding gospel group, who will share an awesome message and their amazing musical talents. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each Service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 293-2150. SEE YOU THERE! #38

Take off pounds sensibly

Sept.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. #38

Red Flannel Talent Show Performers

Sept. 28: If you missed the Red Flannel Talent Show tryouts on September 14th it is not too late! A Dress Rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 7 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Please come fully prepared with music and costume. Contact Len at 231-750-2337. The Red Flannel Talent Show will be held on Red Flannel Day, October 1st at about 4:30 pm (right after the parade). Tickets to the show are $3.00 each. #38

Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club’s Fun 3 Gun Shoot

Oct. 2: Fun 3 Gun Shoot, 9am-1pm at Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Open to the public. Shooting: pistol, rifle, shotgun. $10 per person, Lewis pay out at the end of the event. For any questions call 616-696-3711. #38p

AWANA Program Kicks Off

Oct. 5: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church will kick off its AWANA program on Wednesday, October 5th from 6:30- 8 pm. AWANA is an action packed program running from October through March for children ages 3 years through 5th grade. It’s where kids learn God’s Word and have fun doing it! Go to www.scwchurch.com to register or come a few minutes early the first night. Student Ministries (6th-12th) and adults will also meet. There’s something for everyone! The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Questions? Call 696-3229. All welcome! #38,39p

St.Peter’s Lutheran Blood Drive

Oct. 5: St.Peter’s Lutheran Church is holding a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall at 310 East Division Street in Rockford. You can make an appointment online at www.MIBlood.org. Babysitting available. We need all Types. #38,39p

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