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Fundraising Auction for Pine Ridge Bible Camp

Nov. 17: Silent & Live Fundraising Auction for Pine Ridge Bible Camp, Saturday, November 17th at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria. Registration starts at 5:30 pm. Silent Auction begins at 6:00 pm. Appetizers and desserts will be provided. This is an adult only event. We currently have donations, homemade items and gift baskets from many businesses and organizations. #45,46

Courtland Oakfield UMC Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 17: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 & 13 Mile Rd.), will hold its 18th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 17th from 9 am – 3 pm. Over 40 crafters, Grandma’s attic, bake sale, silent auction, cookies by the pound, lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. #45,46b

Michigan Blood Drive

Nov. 20: Tuesday, November 20th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/99604. Don’t forget that homemade cookies will be provided by the Cedar Springs Women’s Club. #46

Help Promote Literacy

Nov. 21,30: The need is urgent! The Literacy Center of West Michigan is offering an informational meeting on Wednesday, November 21st at 10 am and Friday, November 30th at 2 pm for prospective volunteer tutors. It will last one hour. It provides potential volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the Literacy Center and the role of a volunteer tutor. No experience necessary! We provide our volunteers with all the training they need to be successful tutors for our adult learners. 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. #46

Thanksgiving Dinner For All!

Nov. 22: We will be serving a full dinner on Thanksgiving at The Springs Church. We will eat at 1:00 at the corner of Oak & Grant Streets. The football game will be on and we would love to have you join us! #46,47b

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 24: The Sand Lake Lions Club will host a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 24th 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. #46

Sand Lake Tree Lighting and Caroling

Nov. 25: The Village Churches and Sand Lake Chamber invites you to come out on Sunday Nov 25th from 5:30-6:00 pm for a Caroling and Tree Lighting at the SE Corner of the Park. Special Music by Resurrection Lutheran Preschool. Come early for Children’s Games and Face Painting and Hot Dog Fund Raiser at Mary Queen of Apostles Hall beginning at 4:30 pm.  Hot Dog Fund Raiser will be 4:30-7:30 pm. Proceeds go to United Methodist Hall Repair. #46,47b

Hot Dog Fund Raiser

Nov 25:  4:30-7:30 pm. At Mary Queen of Apostles Hall.  Proceeds go to United Methodist Hall Repair. #46,47b

Live Indoor Nativity – Our Free Gift to You

Nov. 30: Friday Nov 30th  6:00-8:00 pm & Saturday Dec 1st  1:00-3:00 pm. Shepherds watching, Angels singing, Wise men searching and the Christ child. Live animals will greet you. Enjoy the refreshments & Stay as long as you like at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church. #46,47b

Christmas Card Making Class

Nov. 30: Christmas Card Making Class will be held on Friday, November 30th from 9am-Noon at the Cedar Springs Public Schools Administration . Participants will create up to 20 cards using stamp, punches, embellishments and more. These are a great way to send special notes over the holidays or attach with gifts. The course is $35 and includes most supplies. Please bring you own adhesive stickers and scissors. Registration deadline is November 19th and can be done through Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation. Forms are online at www.csaparksandrec.com or at their office in the CSPS Hilltop Building. #45,46b

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Get a Free Meal at the Table

Nov. 8: the Table, a ministry of The Springs Church, will serve a free meal every Thursday, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. for anyone in the community who would like to come. The church is located at the corner of Oak and Grant Streets, in Cedar Springs. For more info, please call 696-2970. #45

Attention Cedar Football Fans

Nov. 9: Come support your Red Hawk football team as they compete in the Regional Championship game THIS FRIDAY at Grand Haven High School, 7 pm Kick-off. The game will be played at Grand Haven High School, but your Hawks will be playing top ranked and undefeated Muskegon. We need your support. There is a blackout theme for the game, everyone come out in black and support your Hawks. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased on Thursday and Friday in the athletic office until 3 pm. For more information follow Cedar springs Athletic Boosters on facebook, or Twitter @cedar_athletics. #45

Cookie Walk at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

Nov. 10: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is holding its annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites sale on Saturday, November 10 from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE in Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island drives, just off Exit 95 of US 131). Featuring our “world-famous” Cookie Walk–come early for the best selection! We’ll also have Baked Goods, Crafts, Santa’s Attic and a Silent Auction. The Christmas Delites sale is sponsored by Holy Spirit’s Episcopal Church Women group (ECW), and funds our support for various church activities, such as kitchen supplies, funeral refreshments, the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, the Explore & Soar Reading Club, and more. More information can be found on the church’s website: www.holyspiritbelmont.org. #44,45b

Veteran’s Day in Sparta

Nov. 10: The Sparta Township Historical Commission is presenting  “A Thank You from Sparta School Staff, Students and Alumni” in Sparta on Saturday, November 10th. The Sparta High School doors open at 1 pm. Sparta Alumni Ted Badgerow will MC, with Sparta High School Principal Matt Spencer, Paul Owens and Kevin Shuneson, Music by the Sparta High Jazz Band under the direction of Jim Walsh, Sparta Alumni and retired Staff Larry Carter and Sparta Alumni Quartet, Sparta Township Supervisor and Sparta Alumni Dale Berman and his “Hot” Sax. Please join the Sparta American Legion and many other Sparta area organizations and individuals in honoring our Vets.  Several Sparta restaurants and clubs will be serving FREE dinner to all Veterans starting after our event! #44,45p

Holiday Marketplace in Greenville

Nov. 10: Start your Holiday Shopping at the Greenville Area Senior Citizen Center, 715 S. Baldwin, Greenville, during their Holiday Marketplace event, taking place on Saturday, November 10th, from 9am – 3pm.  Handmade crafts from various vendors, homemade baked goods, and Christmas décor and gifts will be available.  Entrance and free parking is in rear of building.  Order a homemade deep dish apple pie for $10 available for pick-up just prior to Thanksgiving Day.  Proceeds from this sale go to fund the Senior Citizen, a 501©3 not-for-profit organization that benefits senior citizens from Greenville and the surrounding area. #44,45p

Feature Film Debut at 2nd Chance

Nov. 11: 2nd Chance School will be featuring the film “A Second Chance”, an unforgettable story about friends, failures, families, forgiveness and faith for FREE. It will debut on Sunday, November 11th at 6 pm at 2nc Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call 616-293-2150. 2nd Chance Corporation School for troubled teens is in the building stage and will admit students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin.  #45

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 13: 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 canceled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #45

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Church

Nov. 14: Gobble, gobble, gobble, it’s the last Senior Lunch of the year.  The cook’s are perusin the pantry figurin what to serve with Turkey Breast.  Will it be over biscuits, a casserole, or thick slices along side mashed taters both slathered with gravy next to a tasty veggie piled high?  Gotcha guessin now … eh?  All our friends aged 60 and those aged even more, come on by the 14h at Noon here on our corner of M-82 & Beech to find out the answer. #45

Rogue River Watershed Meeting

Nov. 14: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invites all interested citizens, who live in and care about, the Rogue River Watershed, to attend our monthly board meetings. The next meeting will be on November 14th, starting at 9:30 am, at Cannon Township Hall, 6878 Belding Road, Rockford, 49341. For more information, go to our website: Rogueriverwp.org or our Facebook page at Rogue River Watershed Partners. #40

Fundraising Auction for Pine Ridge Bible Camp

Nov. 17: Silent & Live Fundraising Auction for Pine Ridge Bible Camp, Saturday, November 17th at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria. Registration starts at 5:30 pm. Silent Auction begins at 6:00 pm. Appetizers and desserts will be provided. This is an adult only event. We currently have donations, homemade items and gift baskets from many businesses and organizations. #45

Courtland Oakfield UMC Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 17: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 & 13 Mile Rd.), will hold its 18th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 17th from 9 am – 3 pm. Over 40 crafters, Grandma’s attic, bake sale, silent auction, cookies by the pound, lunch from 11 am to 2 pm. #45,46b

Christmas Card Making Class

Nov. 30: Christmas Card Making Class will be held on Friday, November 30th from 9am-Noon at the Cedar Springs Public Schools Administration. Participants will create up to 20 cards using stamp, punches, embellishments and more. These are a great way to send special notes over the holidays or attach with gifts. The course is $35 and includes most supplies. Please bring you own adhesive stickers and scissors. Registration deadline is November 19th and can be done through Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation. Forms are online at www.csaparksandrec.com or at their office in the CSPS Hilltop Building. #45,46b

Jingle Bell Run

Dec. 1: Gather up your family, friends, and co-workers and enjoy ringing in the holidays at the Jingle Bell Run, an untimed 1 mile fun run/walk on Dec. 1st. Participants under 5 are free, ages 5-10 $5, ages 11 and up $10. Registration starts at 9 am between Hilltop and Red Hawk Elementary. Run starts at 9:30 am. Jingle bells will be provided by the Senior All Night Party committee. Runners/walkers are encouraged to dress in their holiday attire and ugly holiday sweaters for a 1 mile route beginning at the CS Schools District Offices, meander through the downtown side streets, and end at the CS Springs Church parking lot. Whether you are as fast as Santa’s reindeer, or more of a “I’d rather eat Santa’s cookies” participant, we’d love to welcome all ages and abilities to join us to fill the streets with holiday sounds and cheer. You could even win the most festive or ugliest holiday sweater contests. Register by Monday, November 26 by mailing form and payment to CSHS, attn: SANP (204 E. Muskegon, CS 49319), or contact cssanp19@gmail.com. All funds raised support the CS Senior All Night Party, a safe and fun night for the Class of 2019 to celebrate their accomplishments after graduation. #45

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KISS End of the Road tour coming to Grand Rapids

Photo by Jen Rosenstein

After an epic and storied 45 year career that launched an era of rock n roll legends, KISS announced that they will launch their final tour ever in 2019, appropriately named END OF THE ROAD. The initial announcement was made a month ago on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, which sent the internet into overdrive with fans hoping their city would get one final KISS show. The band has announced the first set of dates and cities in North America, produced by Live Nation. International markets were also announced simultaneously. The tour will stop at SMG-managed Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales.

Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place and Van Andel Arena box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. A purchase limit of eight (8) tickets will apply to every order. See Ticketmaster.com for all pricing and availability.

KISS Meet & Greet Experiences will be available beginning Tuesday, October 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time through kissonline.com. KISS Army fan club presales will begin Wednesday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. local time also through kissonline.com. Citi is the official presale credit card for the End of the Road World Tour. As such, Citi card members will have access to purchase U.S. presale tickets beginning Wednesday, October 31 at 12:00 p.m. local time until Thursday, November 1 at 10:00 p.m. local time through Citi’s Private Pass program. For complete presale details visit citiprivatepass.com. 

The venue presale will run on Thursday, November 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The presale will be offered online at Ticketmaster.com only while supplies last. To receive the presale code, be sure to sign up to the Van Andel Arena e-mail list at VanAndelArena.com by Tuesday, October 30. 

Known for their trademark larger-than-life blistering performances, KISS has proven for decades why they are hands down the most iconic live show in rock n roll. The Rock & Roll Hall of Famers who have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide have said this tour is devoted to the millions of KISS Army fans.

“All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years. This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in…Unapologetic and Unstoppable,” said KISS. 

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God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Nov. 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. #44

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting

Nov.6,20: 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month @ 7pm to 8:45pm. Each meeting is an opportunity to improve our communication and leadership skills. We improve our communication by sharing our stories in prepared presentations. We build our leadership skills by serving in meeting roles and planning events. Visit our friendly, supportive, social environment. Find us on Facebook! Meet us at Meet-UP! Better yet, attend our meeting at Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Road, Rockford, west entrance. Share the FUN!! For info, call Sue at 616-481-9840 or visit our website http://www.nkctm.org. You’re Always Among Friends At Toastmasters — Where Leaders Are Made!! #44

Free Community Health Program

Nov. 7: Join the Cedar Springs Library and Metron as they partner to bring FREE, Monthly Community Health Programs at the Library. Wednesday, November 7, 6pm-7pm – get ready for the holidays with a Stress & Time Management Workshop! Most appropriate for more adults and mature youth. #44

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 10: Do your Christmas shopping at Solon Center Wesleyan Church 14th Annual Holiday Bazaar. Saturday, November 10th from 9 am – 3 pm. 50 vendors, delicious fresh baked goods, 45 booths with 100’s of hand-crafted items, jewelry, and so much more! There’s something for everyone! Rolls & coffee and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Come early, stay late! #43,44b

Cookie Walk at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church

Nov. 10: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is holding its annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites sale on Saturday, November 10 from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE in Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island drives, just off Exit 95 of US 131). Featuring our “world-famous” Cookie Walk–come early for the best selection! We’ll also have Baked Goods, Crafts, Santa’s Attic and a Silent Auction. The Christmas Delites sale is sponsored by Holy Spirit’s Episcopal Church Women group (ECW), and funds our support for various church activities, such as kitchen supplies, funeral refreshments, the Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry, the Explore & Soar Reading Club, and more. More information can be found on the church’s website: www.holyspiritbelmont.org. #44,45b

Veteran’s Day in Sparta

Nov. 10: The Sparta Township Historical Commission is presenting  “A Thank You from Sparta School Staff, Students and Alumni” in Sparta on Saturday, November 10th. The Sparta High School doors open at 1 pm. Sparta Alumni Ted Badgerow will MC, with Sparta High School Principal Matt Spencer, Paul Owens and Kevin Shuneson, Music by the Sparta High Jazz Band under the direction of Jim Walsh, Sparta Alumni and retired Staff Larry Carter and Sparta Alumni Quartet, Sparta Township Supervisor and Sparta Alumni Dale Berman and his “Hot” Sax. Please join the Sparta American Legion and many other Sparta area organizations and individuals in honoring our Vets.  Several Sparta restaurants and clubs will be serving FREE dinner to all Veterans starting after our event! #44,45p

Holiday Marketplace in Greenville

Nov. 10: Start your Holiday Shopping at the Greenville Area Senior Citizen Center, 715 S. Baldwin, Greenville, during their Holiday Marketplace event, taking place on Saturday, November 10th, from 9am – 3pm.  Handmade crafts from various vendors, homemade baked goods, and Christmas décor and gifts will be available.  Entrance and free parking is in rear of building.  Order a homemade deep dish apple pie for $10 available for pick-up just prior to Thanksgiving Day.  Proceeds from this sale go to fund the Senior Citizen, a 501©3 not-for-profit organization that benefits senior citizens from Greenville and the surrounding area. #44,45p

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Benefit for Steve Austin Family

Oct. 27: Steve Austin served our community in multiple sports as a ref, umpire, coach, mentor and above all our friend! A benefit will be held on Saturday, October 27th at Skinner Field (behind Morley Park) in Cedar Springs. Games throughout the Day – 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm and 8:30pm. Donation at the Gate – $5/Family or $2/Individual – Your donation will get you a raffle ticket that will go into a drawing for a Detroit Lions Helmet. We will announce the winning ticket at Half Time of the last game and post on our Facebook Page. No need to be present to win. 50/50 Raffles at each game, announcing winners at each half time. Concessions and Spirit Wear will be open! All proceeds from concessions will be donated to the Austin Family. We are looking for volunteers to help throughout the day, sign up genius link https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0f4daea822a0f85-steve/24854862. #42,43p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Oct. 28: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, October 28th 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). Stanwood Free Methodist Chruch Praise Band will share their message and their 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 616-293-2150. See you there! #43

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Oct. 31: Dear Senior Friends age 60 or more.  Summer has slipped through our fingers as Fall blows in to takes its place.  These winds of change have blown in a bounty of menu choices of which our cooks have yet to decide which to turn into a tasty delight.  Other tasty delights are yet to be blown in.  Those winds of menu may change a time or two before the meal is served.  The where and when the winds have not changed.  At Noon the 31st October, ride that breeze to the corner M-82 and Beech. #43

East Nelson Annual Turkey Dinner

Nov. 7: East Nelson United Methodist Church will have their annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, November 7th from 5 to 7 pm at the church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, squash, green bean casserole, rolls, relish tray and homemade desserts. Everyone welcome! #43

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 10: Do your Christmas shopping at Solon Center Wesleyan Church 14th Annual Holiday Bazaar. Saturday, November 10th from 9 am – 3 pm. 50 vendors, delicious fresh baked goods, 45 booths with 100’s of hand-crafted items, jewelry, and so much more! There’s something for everyone! Rolls & coffee and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Come early, stay late! #43,44b

Pie Making at HCNC

Nov. 10: Join us for another enjoyable Holiday Pie Making event at Howard Christensen Nature Center! We provide all the fresh ingredients, including handmade dough. You will have three different pies to take home and bake (or freeze for later). We do suggest bringing a cooler or tote to transport your pies home. Event will be held at Camp Lily’s at 530 20 Mile Rd. Saturday, November   10th from 1 to 4 pm. Nonmembers $25/ members $20. Preregistration required. Limited to 30 participants. Online at www.HowardChristensen.org, or call 616-675-3158. #43

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CS Community Players presents “Arsenic & Old Lace”

Oct. 18-20: “Arsenic & Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring will be presented by the Cedar Springs Community Players on October 18, 19, 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent Theatre. Adult presale Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library. Pricing at the theatre is $12 for adults. Students under 18 are $8.00. #41,42b

Lions Club Informational Breakfast

Oct. 20: The Sand Lake Lions Club is holding a free informational breakfast at the Sand Lake United Methodist Chruch Education Building (corner of 6th and Maple Streets) in the Village of Sand Lake on Saturday, October 20th from 8:30 – 10:30 am. It is possible to get to the church even during the road construction on Lake Street. Several District officers will be there to give very brief presentations and answer questions you may have about the largest service organization which has just under 1.5 million memebers. We would apprecaite it if you would call either 616-636-5425 or 616-347-6122 with an RSVP. #42

Huge Book Sale at Spencer Township KDL

Oct. 20,21: Huge book sale at Spencer Township Library. 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. Saturday, October 20 from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, October 21 from 10 am to 2 pm. Great Deals!. #41,42p

Fall Fest at KDL

Oct. 23,30: Celebrate the season with Autumn crafts, games and process art activities that focus on the process and less on the final product. Tuesday, October 23rd at 6:30 pm, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen and on Tuesday, October 30th at 10:30 am, Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

Help Promote Literacy

Oct. 26: The need is urgent! The Literacy Center of West Michigan is offering an informational meeting on Friday, October 26th  at 10 am for prospective volunteer tutors. It will last one hour. It provides potential volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the Literacy Center and the role of a volunteer tutor. No experience necessary! We provide our volunteers with all the training they need to be successful tutors for our adult learners. 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. #42

Benefit for Steve Austin Family

Oct. 27: Steve Austin served our community in multiple sports as a ref, umpire, coach, mentor and above all our friend! A benefit will be held on Saturday, October 27th at Skinner Field (behind Morley Park) in Cedar Springs. Games throughout the Day – 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm, 5:30pm, 7pm and 8:30pm. Donation at the Gate – $5/Family or $2/Individual – Your donation will get you a raffle ticket that will go into a drawing for a Detroit Lions Helmet. We will announce the winning ticket at Half Time of the last game and post on our Facebook Page. No need to be present to win. 50/50 Raffles at each game, announcing winners at each half time. Concessions and Spirit Wear will be open! All proceeds from concessions will be donated to the Austin Family. We are looking for volunteers to help throughout the day, sign up genius link https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/20f0f4daea822a0f85-steve/24854862. #42,43p

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Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

Oct. 11-13: Sand Lake United Methodist Church will be hosting a Rummage Sale on Oct 11th & 12th from 9 am – 5 pm and on Oct 13th from 9 am to 2 pm. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Sand Lake. #40,41b

Faith Fiddles and Fun Festival

Oct. 13:  2nd Chance will be hosting Faith, Fiddles and Fun Festival fundraiser on Saturday, October 13 from 4 pm until done. There will be a chili cook off, bucket auction, door prizes, food and music by Traditional Country and Gospel Band, Pryer Times and Riding for the Brand. 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. The fundraiser is to build the barn and open the doors. For more information, call 616-916-3018 or 616-293-2150. The 2nd Chance Corporation School for troubled teens admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. #38-41b

Fundraiser for Dennis “Whitey” White

Oct 13th: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Dennis “Whitey” White at the Cedar Springs American Legion, 80 S. Main St, from 4 to 9 pm. Dennis is in need of a liver transplant due to liver cancer. He is a life long resident of Cedar Springs, working at Great Day for over 20 years. Cost is $10/over 12, $5/12 and under or $25/family (3 or more). We will have a silent auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffles. We have multiple donations from businesses from Cedar Springs, Kent City, Sparta and surrounding areas. We hope to see you there. #40,41p

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting

Oct. 16: 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month @ 7pm to 8:45pm. Each meeting is an opportunity to improve our communication and leadership skills. We improve our communication by sharing our stories in prepared presentations. We build our leadership skills by serving in meeting roles and planning events. Visit our friendly, supportive, social environment. Find us on Facebook! Meet us at Meet-UP! Better yet, attend our meeting at Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Road, Rockford, west entrance. Share the FUN!! For info, call Sue at 616-481-9840 or visit our website http://www.nkctm.org. You’re Always Among Friends At Toastmasters — Where Leaders Are Made!! #41

Don’t Let the Pigeon Attend this Program!

Oct. 17,18: Celebrate the works of author Mo Willems, creator of the award-winning Pigeon series, Elephant and Piggie and much more! Featuring crafts, books and activities all about your favorite Mo characters. Just make sure the Pigeon doesn’t get in! Wednesday, October 17th at 10:00 am and Thursday, October 18th at 6:30 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. Gowen. #41

CS Community Players presents “Arsenic & Old Lace”

Oct. 18-20: “Arsenic & Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring will be presented by the Cedar Springs Community Players on October 18, 19, 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. at the Kent Theatre. Adult presale Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library. Pricing at the theatre is $12 for adults. Students under 18 are $8.00. #41,42b

Huge Book Sale at Spencer Township KDL

Oct. 20,21: Huge book sale at Spencer Township Library. 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. Saturday, October 20 from 9 am to 3 pm and Sunday, October 21 from 10 am to 2 pm. Great Deals!. #41,42p

Pumpkin Carving and Spooky Walk at HCNC

Oct. 26: Nothing says Halloween like pumpkin carving and a spooky walk! Join us at Howard Christensen Nature Center for a thrilling and ghoulish night! Friday, October 26th from 6 to 8 pm. $5 for nonmembers/ $3 for members. Price includes a pumpkin and everything you need to carve it. Carving starts at 6 pm. Walks will leave promptly at 7 and 7:30 pm. Pre-registration is requested as it allows us to ensure enough supplies of all. Online at www.howardchristensen.org or call 616-675-3158. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #41

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Rogue River Watershed Meeting

Oct. 10: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invites all interested citizens, who live in and care about, the Rogue River Watershed, to attend our monthly board meetings. The next meeting will be on October 10th, starting at 9:30 AM, at Cannon Township Hall, 6878 Belding Road, Rockford, 49341. For more information, go to our website: Rogueriverwp.org or our Facebook page at Rogue River Watershed Partners. #40

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

Oct. 11-13: Sand Lake United Methodist Church will be hosting a Rummage Sale on Oct 11th & 12th from 9 am – 5 pm and on Oct 13th from 9 am to 2 pm. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Sand Lake. #40,41b

Faith Fiddles and Fun Festival

Oct. 13:  2nd Chance will be hosting Faith, Fiddles and Fun Festival fundraiser on Saturday, October 13 from 4 pm until done. There will be a chili cook off, bucket auction, door prizes, food and music by Traditional Country and Gospel Band, Pryer Times and Riding for the Brand. 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. The fundraiser is to build the barn and open the doors. For more information, call 616-916-3018 or 616-293-2150. The 2nd Chance Corporation School for troubled teens admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. #38-41b

Fundraiser for Dennis “Whitey” White

Oct 13: Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Dennis “Whitey” White at the Cedar Springs American Legion, 80 S. Main St, from 4 to 9 pm. Dennis is in need of a liver transplant due to liver cancer. He is a life long resident of Cedar Springs, working at Great Day for over 20 years. Cost is $10/over 12, $5/12 and under or $25/family (3 or more). We will have a silent auction, bake sale and 50/50 raffles. We have multiple donations from businesses from Cedar Springs, Kent City, Sparta and surrounding areas. We hope to see you there. #40,41p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Sept. 23: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, September 23rd  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). Terry Winwright accompanied by Traditional Country and Gospel Singers will share their message and their 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 616-293-2150. See you there! #38b

Crown Financial Class at Hillcrest

Sept. 26: Wednesday, September 26th at 6 pm Introduction to FREE 6 week Crown Financial class (workbook is recommended). Come check out the introduction and then join us in the 6 week class at Hillcrest Community Church, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Just 2 miles or 4 minutes from downtown Cedar Springs. #38

2nd Best Sale at East Nelson UMC

Sept. 27,28: East Nelson United Methodist Church is hosting a 2nd Best Sale on Thursday, September  27th from 9 am to 7 pm and Friday, September 28th from 9 am to 4 pm. This fundraiser is to fund a Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. Save the dates to come and find some great deals! NO clothing. #37,38b

Pre-Festival Bazaar

Sept. 29: The American Legion Auxiliary is having a Pre-Festival Bazaar on September 29th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Cedar Springs American Legion, 80 S. Main St. in Cedar Springs. Along with garage sale items, arts and crafts items, we ill also have a bake sale. #38

Blood Drive at Bella Vista

Oct. 4: Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Road, Rockford will be hosting a Blood Drive on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. To schedule an appointment, call Julie @ 616-443-1925. Walk-ins also welcome! #38

CS Library Book Sale

Oct. 5,6: The Cedar Springs Friends of the Library is having a used book sale in the Community Room at the CS Library on Friday, October 5 and Saturday, October 6 from 10 am to 3 pm. Hardcover books are $.50 and paperbacks are $.25 each. All proceeds go toward supplementing the Library’s programs and special needs. #38,39p

Fundraising Auction at Algoma Christian

Oct. 13: Algoma Christian School will hold their annual fundraising auction on Saturday, October 13th. The auction will be at Algoma Christian School 14471 Sparta Ave. Kent City. The Silent auction begins at 4:30 and the Live at 6:00. A pulled pork dinner will be served. More information is available at algomachristian.net. #38,39

Faith Fiddles and Fun Festival

Oct. 13:  2nd Chance will be hosting Faith, Fiddles and Fun Festival fundraiser on Saturday, October 13 from 4 pm until done. There will be a chili cook off, bucket auction, door prizes, food and music by Traditional Country and Gospel Band, Pryer Times and Riding for the Brand. 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. The fundraiser is to build the barn and open the doors. For more information, call 616-916-3018 or 616-293-2150. The 2nd Chance Corporation School for troubled teens admits students of any race, color and national or ethnic origin. #38-41b

Volunteers for Rogue River Watershed

Volunteer(s) needed: to provide general guidance/mentorship for our 501c3 non-profit organization. Become part of an organization that works to protect, preserve, and promote the Rogue River and its watershed. E-mail jessie.schulte@macd.org to learn more. #38

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Rogue River Cleanup

Sept. 15: Volunteers needed! Help local partners clean up the Rogue River and join us for an after party at Rockford Brewing. Saturday, September 15th from 8 am to noon. 7800 Childsdale Ave. NE, Rockford. Waders or water shoes required. #37

Michigan Blood Drive

Sept. 18: Michigan Blood will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 18th at the United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main St. Cedar Springs, MI 49319. The drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/99602 When you donate, you can help up to 3 lives! #37

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Sept. 19: 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 Saturday, October 6th. Meeting on Wednesday September 19th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Rehearsal will be held on October 3rd at 7 pm. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on the meeting day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #37

Women’s Community Event

Sept. 21: The women’s ministries of Crossfire Ministries and Solon Center Wesleyan Church join forces to present Robyn Dykstra, National Christian Women’s speaker on Friday evening, September 21st @ 7 pm. Doors open @ 6:30 pm. Robyn is a captivating speaker and best-selling author and over the years has helped thousands of women on their Journey to trust God and follow Jesus. Surprisingly funny and refreshing, Robyn is a Humorous Speech Champion and hilarious storyteller. Along with Robyn, lite refreshments, awesome worship music and door prizes will be presented. Tickets are available for just $10 online @ http://www.scwchurch.org/ministries/adult or call 616-696-3229 ext 1. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! The event will be held at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Rd. #36,37b

Low Income Vaccine Clinic

Sept. 24: The Humane Society is hosting a Low Income Vaccine Clinic at North Kent Connect, 10075 Northland Drive, Rockford (near the corner of 12 Mile & Northland) on Monday, September 24th. Registration 2 – 4:30 pm. We reserve the right to limit entrance based on attendance. Low income status must be provided by one of the following: Bridge Card with annual letter of qualification (within 12 months), Medicaid or Medical Assistance card with letter of qualification, Social Security Disability or Retirement letter of qualification, Unemployment statement, 2 recent pay statements (within 30 days) less than 200% Federal Poverty Level. Vaccines for dogs and cats (rabies, distemper, flea prevention, etc.) will cost $10 each with a microchip for $20. For questions or concerns please contact Julie Townsend at jtownsend@hswestmi.org. #37

2nd Best Sale at East Nelson UMC

Sept. 27,28: East Nelson United Methodist Church is hosting a 2nd Best Sale on Thursday, September  27th from 9 am to 7 pm and Friday, September 28th from 9 am to 4 pm. This fundraiser is to fund a Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. Save the dates to come and find some great deals! NO clothing. #37,38b

Scarecrow & Gourd Craft Day at HCNC

Sept. 29: Fall is here! Celebrate with us be making a scarecrow for the porch. Or paint a birdhouse gourd and enjoy your bird watching at home. Most everything you need to craft will be provided, including refreshments. Just bring an outfit and hat for your scarecrow. We look forward to seeing you! Saturday, September 29th from 1 to 4 pm. $5 nonmembers/ $3 members. Register online or by calling the office. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #37

Senior All Night Party Events

Oct. 7,12: The Class of 2019 Senior All Night Party have some upcoming event fundraisers. “Tee it up” Golf outing, Oct 7th, North Kent Golf Course.  Get your team registered now and try to win a hole in one Ford Escape and many other prizes/raffles, lunch included. “Glow Bowl” Oct 12th, Sparta Lanes.  Adults only, register for a fun night out, with many prizes/raffles here too.  Including an approx. 6-8’ planted for you Norway Spruce. Contact: cssanp19@gmail.com for registration forms, teams are filling up quickly. #37

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