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Rummage Sale at Resurrection Lutheran Church

Sept. 25,26: A giant rummage sale will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake on September 25 & 26 from 9 am to 5 pm. #38,39p

Huge Indoor Yard Sale

Sept. 27: Attention shoppers, buyers, and customers of all ages! The Cedar Springs Women’s Club will hold their annual “Indoor” Yard Sale on Saturday, September 27 from 9 am to 2:30 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S. Main on the corner of Main and Church Streets in Cedar Springs. Just follow the signs to the entrance! It’s a great way to get a head start on your Christmas shopping! All items must go!! Sorry, no clothing, shoes or personal care items. Cone to shop indoors regardless of the weather. #38,39p

 

MCC Hosts College Day

Oct. 2: High School students and adults considering attending college can gather information from more than 40 colleges, universities, and the military during the 24th annual College Day on October 2 at Montcalm Community College in Sidney. Between 9 and 11 am, attendees can discuss courses of study, costs and other college information with college and military representatives. Admission is free. Visit www.montcalm.edu/collegeday2014 or contact MCC Director of Recruitment, Enrollment & Outreach Ryan Wilson at ryan.wilson@moncalm.edu or 989-328-1245 for more information. #39

 

Help Promote Literacy

Oct. 2: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Thursday, October for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is locat4ed at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #39

 

Red Flannel Food at CS UMC

Oct. 4: Red Flannel Food, eat at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Saturday, October 4th from 10 am till 4 pm. Hot dogs, pulled beef BBQ, chips, Nacho chips, fruit and hot and cold drinks, all reasonably priced. Proceeds are used for camp scholarships and other Men’s Group missions. #39,40p

 

Red Flannel Marching Band Invitational

Oct. 4: This year marks the 54th year of continuous operation for the Red Flannel Marching Band Invitational. Performing at the Invitational this year at 17 bands from all over West Michigan and beyond. The Invitational begins on Saturday, October 4 at 8 am with Opening Ceremonies and concludes at 1:45 with an awards ceremony. The Red Flannel Marching Band Invitational is held at Red Hawk Stadium at Cedar Springs High School. Spectator admission to the Invitational is $5 for seniors and students and $7 for all others. We hope you will join us on this very special day of marching and music! #39,40p

 

Library Book Sale

Oct. 4: Love books of every kind? Shop the bargains at the Friends of the Cedar Springs Library Book Sale, Red Flannel Day, Oct. 4, 10am-5pm across the street from the Kent Theatre. #39

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Oct. 4: Come see great local talent perform on stage at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Saturday, October 4th, right after the Red Flannel Parade at about 4:30 pm. Tickets are  only $3.00. #39,40

 

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 6: Come join us for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm, October 6 thru November 24 at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell 616-696-1246. #39,40p

 

Hope Community Church Fall Craft & Vendor Expo

Oct. 11: The best of your favorites plus a mix of exciting new crafters! Unique glassware – recycled artful items, glass blocks – really cool things for in and outdoors; wood items, toys, huge assortment of crochet/knit/sewn items from necklaces to totes to doll clothes and accessories. There will be many popular vendors there representing products we all know and love! Saturday, October 11 from 10 am to 3 pm. 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford (just north of Belding Road). For more information call Judy 616-340-2820 or judygistinger@yahoo.com. #39,40p

 

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Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 20: Come join the fun at the 12th Annual Howard City Harvest Festival. Locations at Ensley Park, Emory St., Ensley Rd. and Edgerton St. An entire day packed full of events the whole family can enjoy! For more information see our web site www.howardcity.org. #37,38p

30+ Year CSHS Class Reunion

Sept. 20: On Saturday, September 20th, the Cedar Springs High School’s 30+ Year (1984+) Class Reunion will be held at Northern Trails Bar & Grill, Newaygo from 6 pm to 2 am. For more information see www.cedarspringsclassreunion.com. #38p

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 23: 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 Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #38

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Sept. 24: O Boy! We’re having Meatloaf with Mac n Cheese. The veggie if you please, well it ain’t peas. If you’re age 60 or perhaps even older, we invite you to gather all your friends that matter. Then come on down the 24th of September here just as you remember to the Pine Grove Senior Cafe, where you will find the best meatloaf around. Our tables will abound with tasty delights so set your sights on the corner of M-82 and Beech and aim to be here for the meal at Noon. #38

 

Rummage Sale at Resurrection Lutheran Church

Sept. 25,26: A giant rummage sale will be held at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake on September 25 & 26 from 9 am to 5 pm. #38,39p

Huge Indoor Yard Sale

Sept. 27: Attention shoppers, buyers, and customers of all ages! The Cedar Springs Women’s Club will hold their annual “Indoor” Yard Sale on Saturday, September 27 from 9 am to 2:30 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S. Main on the corner of Main and Church Streets in Cedar Springs. Just follow the signs to the entrance! It’s a great way to get a head start on your Christmas shopping! All items must go!! Sorry, no clothing, shoes or personal care items. Come to shop indoors regardless of the weather. #38,39p

BBQ For Bristol

Sept. 28: Please join us in our effort to help support Bristol and her parents. Born with a heart defect, Bristol has struggled since birth. She and her parents need help now. Join us on September 28th at Long Lake County Park between Cedar Springs and Kent City off 17 Mile Rd. Boat launch side for those familiar with the park. The fun starts at noon. We will have games, horseshoe tournaments, music and food, It will be a great time. $10 suggested donation per person. If you enjoy playing any non-amplified instruments, please bring them along to join in the JAM. If you have any questions or wish to make a donation or offer help, please contact Jeff by text at 616-337-1015. #38

 

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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. #37

 

Electronics Recycling in Greenville 

Electronics recycling is available on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus at 1325 Yellow Jacket. A Comprenew trailer is located in the southeast corner of the parking lot. Visit www.comprenew.org/items for a list of recyclable items. Light bulbs and large appliances are not accepted. #37

 

Heaven Is For Real presented

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

 

Awana Kick Off Sunday and Potluck

Sept. 14: Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake will kick off their Awana program on Sunday September 14th at 9:30 am. The service will surround the kids. 10:45 Sunday School. The Commander will lead the Hour and let you know about things concerning Awana. The lunch is at 11:30 with place settings and meat provided. Bring a dish or two to pass. There will be a table set up for early registration. Awana is for 3 years old to 6th grade and starts on September 17th at 6:30 pm. #36,37p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Sept. 15: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, September 15th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #37p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 16: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #34

 

Michigan Reads Celebration

Sept. 16: Celebrate the 2014 Michigan Reads book, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander, with crafts and activities. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, September 16th at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #37

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Sept.16,23,30: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #37

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 17: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 4th. Come in and show us what you’ve got. Our 2nd Tryout is on Wednesday September 17th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #37b

 

AWANA at First Baptist Church

Sept. 17: AWANA resumes at First Baptist Church in Cedar Springs on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:55 pm. For preschoolers through the sixth grade. This unique ministry reaches and teaches children the Word of God through game, handbook and council times. Those in preschool (Cubbies), K-2 grades (Sparks), and 3-6 grades (TNT) will learn and have fun at the same time. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 616-696-1630. #37

 

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Sept. 17: East Nelson United Methodist Church at 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE will be starting their monthly dinners again on September 17 from 5to 7 pm. Pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, rolls and many wonderful desserts are on the menu. Please join us. #37

 

Community Luncheon

Sept. 18: The Community Luncheon’s featured speaker is from the US Postal System to talk about identity theft and mail fraud. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 11:30 am at Algoma Township Hall. The cost is $7 and includes a catered lunch. RSVPs must be made by Tuesday, September 16 at noon by calling Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation at 616-696-7320. #37b

 

“The History of Grand Rapids”

Sept. 18: The Grand Rapids Public Library will present “The History of Grand Rapids” at the Sparta Senior Center on Thursday, September 18 at 10 am. The Senior Center is located at 100 Ida Red, Sparta. The public is welcome. #37

 

Red Hot Faith at Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Sept. 19: All women of the community are invited to attend “Red Hot Faith”, an event just for women on Friday, September 19th @ 6 pm. Guest speaker Cindy Bultema the author of the Bible study “Red Hot Faith” will be with us as we enjoy a Mexican Fiesta, have fun with a photo booth, chat with friends and be inspired by Cindy to live a life of “Red Hot Faith”. Please call the church office for free tickets and directions @ 616-696-3229. A free will offering will be taken. #37p

 

30+ Year CSHS Class Reunion

Sept. 20: On Saturday, September 20th, the Cedar Springs High School’s 30+ Year (1984+) Class Reunion will be held at Northern Trails Bar & Grill, Newaygo from 6 pm to 2 am. For more information see www.cedarspringsclassreunion.com. #36,37p

 

Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 20: Come join the fun at the 12th Annual Howard City Harvest Festival. Locations at Ensley Park, Emory St., Ensley Rd. and Enderton St. An entire day packed full of events the whole family can enjoy! For more information see our web site www.howardcity.org. #37,38p

 

Dennis Anderson Memorial Open

Sept. 20: The 1st Annual Dennis Anderson Memorial Open, a 4 person scramble, will be held on Saturday, September 20th at Cedar Chase Golf Course in Cedar Springs. Tee-off is at 10 am with registration at 9 am. $220 per team ($55 per person), includes awards, prizes, dog & chips at turn plus an authentic Fajita Bar to be held after the outing at the beverage tent. A scholarship to be awarded to one lucky high school student chosen from Cedar Springs, Lakeview, Rockford, Tri County or Newaygo. Sign up today! Call 231-937-7056, Sign up your team today! Team sheets available at Latitudes & Steelheads in Howard City. #37

 

Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction

Sept. 21: Howard Christensen Nature Center will hold a Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction on Sunday, September 21 from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Donation of $5/person or $17/families of four or more.  Pancakes made with the finest of ingredients, sausage, o.j., coffee or tea. Antique items, household items, and much more. All bids must be placed by 1 pm and taken with you the day of the auction. 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #37

 

Herbal Holiday Gifts

Sept. 22: Learn a variety of ways to use the herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. Monday September 22 at 6:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-636-4251. #37

 

CSPS Class of ‘64 Reunion

Oct. 4: CSPS Class of ‘64 will hold its 50th Reunion on October 4th at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club. Social time will begin after the Red Flannel Parade. RSVPs should be sent to Joyce Hansen by September 12 at jkhansen@surfmagnus.com or 4171 Indian Lakes Rd., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Please reply even if not attending with updated information and a picture if you can so we can include your information in the class booklet. Contact Joyce Hansen for more information. #36,37p

 

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Read-to-Ride Red Flannel Day

Sept.: Calling all K-8th graders to Read-to-Ride great Carnival Rides. Read 3 or 6 hours to earn one or two FREE coupons for Elliott’s Rides during Red Flannel Days. Reading logs at cedarspringslibrary.org or at the library. Cash your log in anytime before Red Flannel Day or on Red Flannel Day between 10 am and 2 pm at the Friends of the Library giant book sale on Main Street across from the Kent Theatre. #36

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

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

 

Hope Community Church Yard Sale

Sept. 5,6: Hope Community Church Yard Sale, 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, MI September 5th (Friday) from 9 to 5 pm and September 6th (Saturday) from 9 to 1 pm. There will be a really good variety of clean merchandise available at this sale. Stop on by! For info call Judy at 616-340-2820. #35,36b

 

Registration for Red Flannel Prince & Princess

Sept. 6: Attention all Cedar Springs area kindergarteners! Registration for the 2015 Prince & Princess Pageant is this Saturday, September 6th from 9 am to noon at the Red Flannel office, located at 18 S. Main St. #36

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Sept. 9: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. September 9th from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 11th from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 13th from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #35,36b

Get Hooked on Scouting

Sept. 9: Come join in the fun and adventure and get Hooked on Scouting! The boy and a parent need to be present to complete registration. We have two great Packs serving the Cedar Springs Schools. Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 pm at Beach Elementary School. For more information on the Cub Scout Packs, please contact: Pack 3220 – Melissa at 616-520-7023 or mcvicker melissa@yahoo.com or Pack 3222 – Chrysti at 616-225-7139 or cvavon@live.com. #36

 

Preschool Storytime at the CS Library

Sept. 10: Preschool Storytime every Wednesday from 10:15 to 11:15 am, starting September 10th at the Cedar Springs Public Library, 43 W. Cherry St. Please join us with your preschoolers. They will LOVE the stories, music and crafts! #36

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 10,17: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 4th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesdays September 10 & 17 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #35,36b

 

AYSO/CASSA Night at Red Hawk Stadium

Sept. 11: AYSO/CASSA Night is Thursday, September 11th at the Cedar Springs Red Hawk Stadium. JV game begins at 5 pm and Varsity at 6:45 pm. Players wearing their soccer jersey will get in free to the game. Come out and support our Cedar Springs High School Boys Soccer Team. #36

 

3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Sept. 11: Have you ever wished your drawings could come to life? Now they can! With the use of the 3Doodler, create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Thursday, September 11 at the Spencer Township KDL branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. Gowen. 616-984-5680. #36

Free Movie Night

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

Flat River Community Players present “On Golden Pond”

Sept. 12-20: Greenville’s Flat River Community Players present the Ernest Thompson play, “On Golden Pond,” at 7:30 pm on September 12, 13, 19 and 20 and at 2 pm on September 14, at the Greenville Area Community Center. Tickets are $13 adults and $11 students and senior citizens. Reserve tickets with VISA or MasterCard at www.ShowClix.com, or by clicking on the ShowClix link on the Player’s website www.frcp.org, or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS (8425387). Tickets will also be available at the door. #36

West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

Sept. 13: The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library will host a monthly Motorsport Swap on the 2nd Saturday of every month until Fall. All motorcycles, go karts, snowmobiles, mini bikes etc. are welcomed. Starts at 9 am to 4 pm. $10 to swap. Coffee, drinks and some food provided for a donation. 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs. Museum is located west of Meijer on 17 Mile Rd. For more info contact Ron Knapp 616-636-7232. #36p

Heaven Is For Real presented.

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

 

Greenville Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Sept. 13: The Greenville Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, September 13 from 9 am to 2 pm. New location: Greenville Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 1325 W. Washington. Fall is a great time to plant your spring garden. Perennials, shrubs, bulbs, dried materials, garden related items and crafts will be on sale. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Rain or shine, plan to attend. #36

Awana Kick Off Sunday and Potluck

Sept. 14: Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake will kick off their Awana program on Sunday September 14th at 9:30 am. The service will surround the kids. 10:45 Sunday School. The Commander will lead the Hour and let you know about things concerning Awana. The lunch is at 11:30 with place settings and meat provided. Bring a dish or two to pass. There will be a table set up for early registration. Awana is for 3 years old to 6th grade and starts on September 17th at 6:30 pm. #36

30+ Year CSHS Class Reunion

Sept. 20: On Saturday, September 20th, the Cedar Springs High School’s 30+ Year (1984+) Class Reunion will be held at Northern Trails Bar & Grill, Newaygo from 6 pm to 2 am. For more information see www.cedarspringsclassreunion.com. #36,37p

CSPS Class of ‘64 Reunion

Oct. 4: CSPS Class of ‘64 will hold its 50th Reunion on October 4th at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club. Social time will begin after the Red Flannel Parade. RSVPs should be sent to Joyce Hansen by September 12 at jkhansen@surfmagnus.com or 4171 Indian Lakes Rd., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Please reply even if not attending with updated information and a picture if you can so we can include your information in the class booklet. Contact Joyce Hansen for more information. #36,37p

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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School Supplies Needed

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

 

Annual 2nd Best Sale

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

 

Open House for Prayer

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

 

TOPS weight loss support group

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

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

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

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

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

 

Worship in the Park

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

Herbal Tea and Treats

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

Beyblade Battles at KDL

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

 

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2nd Chance Rummage Sale

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

 

Garage Sale for Missions

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

 

Auditions for October Play 

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

 

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 18: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Roast Beef & Onions dinner on Monday, August 18th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, onions, veggies, salad, dessert, rolls and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #33p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

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

 

Michigan Blood Drive

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

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

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

 

Annual 2nd Best Sale

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

 

CSHS Class of 1970 to 1979 Picnic

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

 

Annual Alumni Banquet

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

 

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AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebos House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #32

 

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

 

Family Safety Day

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

 

Blessing of the Animals

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

 

5th Annual Free Community Picnic

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

 

Foraging: Wild Plants for Food and Medicine

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

 

VBS at Resurrection Lutheran

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

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

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

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Aug. 12: Join us for dinner everyTuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #32

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

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

 

Rummage Sale at CS UMC

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

 

The Art and Science of Canning

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

 

Container Garden Show and Display

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

 

Pierson School Reunion

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

 

Rocket Cheer Camp

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

 

Auditions for October Play 

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

 

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Cedar Springs Youth Football

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

 

Family Fun Day at Metron

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

 

Solon Market is Going to the Dogs

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

 

VBS at The Springs Church

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

 

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 4: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, August 4th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #31p

VBS at St. John Paul II

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

Help Promote Literacy

Aug. 5: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, August 5 for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is locat4ed at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #31

Fun at Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL

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

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

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

 

Cedar Springs Community Player’s Summer Production

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

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

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

West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

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

 

3rd Annual Community Celebration Day

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

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

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

 

Rummage Sale at CS UMC

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

 

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet

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

 

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Electronic Recycling in Greenville

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

 

Fun at Spencer Township KDL

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

 

Fun at Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL

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

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

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

 

CS Public Library Celebration Carnival

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

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

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

 

Used Book Sale

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

 

A Walk Through the Garden

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

 

VBS at The Springs Church

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

 

Cedar Springs Community Player’s Summer Production

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

 

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