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Fish Fry

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

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan 27: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #3

 

Help Promote Literacy

Feb. 3: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, February 3rd for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #3

 

Make a Valentine

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

 

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Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jan. 17: The Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday on January 17th from 7 – 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. Adults $7, Seniors $6, Family $20, under 12 free. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice, coffee. All you can eat. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #2

 

Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

Jan. 17: Join us for a free movie! Saturday, January 17th at 3 and 7 pm and Sunday, January 18th at 3 pm the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church will be showing “When the Game Stands Tall”. Inspired by the extraordinary true story of high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur and his De La Salle Spartans. Rated PG. Free popcorn and drinks. #1,2p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 20: 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. #2

 

Michigan Blood Drive

Jan. 20: There will be a blood drive on Tuesday, January 20th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, in Cedar Springs, from 12 noon – 7 pm. Donation usually takes less than an hour and it benefits three people! Attempt to donate and you could win 4 lower level tickets to the Detroit Red Wings vs the Winnepeg Jets on Saturday, February 14. Plus $50 gas card. #2

 

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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. #1

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 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 cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #1

Cedar Springs Music Boosters Fundraiser

Jan. 17: FireKeepers Casino bus trip is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th. The bus leave Cedar Springs High School at 12:30 pm and returns about 9 pm. The cost is $40 which includes the round trip, $20 in play and $5 in food credit. Fun on the Bus includes 50/50 drawings, raffles and games! Adults only, must be at least 21 years old. Only 56 seats available and coolers will be permitted. For tickets or questions call or email Angela Swinehart 253-985-7135 or swinehart1031@msn.com. All proceeds are used to support the Cedar Springs Bands. #1p

The Pirate’s Life for Me

Jan. 17: Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Saturday, January 17 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #1

Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

Jan. 17: Join us for a free movie! Saturday, January 17th at 3 and 7 pm and Sunday, January 18th at 3 pm the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church will be showing “When the Game Stands Tall”. Inspired by the extraordinary true story of high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur and his De La Salle Spartans. Rated PG. Free popcorn and drinks. #1,2p

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TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 6: Start the New Year off right with TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly), 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. #50

 

M*A*S*H* Auditions

Jan. 6,7: The Rogue River Community Theatre group is holding auditions for the play “M*A*S*H*” on January 6 and 7 at 6:30 pm at North Rockford Middle School Auditorium. Performance dates at March 19-21. Large adult cast, all experience levels welcome. Also looking for non-acting support roles. For more information go to www.rrctc.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rrctc. #51-53p

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 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. #53

 

Mush! at Spencer KDL

Jan. 8: Tun-Dra Kennels owners will talk about sled dogs, mushing equipment and the Iditarod. Families can meet the dogs and watch a demonstration outside, weather permitting. For all ages. Thursday, January 8th at 6 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #53

 

Michigan’s Owls: Who’s Watching Who

Jan. 10: Listening to the hooting of owls has to be one of life’s most special pleasures. Join naturalist and expert Greg Swanson as he introduces you to owl biology during an indoor presentation. Then we will all head outdoors in search of these elusive nocturnal wonders that Greg has the ability to actually call in. Includes refreshments. Saturday, January 10 from 6 to 8 pm. Donation of $5 person or $15 for family of four or more. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #53

 

Volunteers Needed for Cleanup

Jan 10: The Community Building Development Team (CBDT) is seeking volunteers to help clean up brush and trees along the White Pine Trail located at the TD Johnson property at the West End of Maple Street. The property was recently purchased by CS Manufacturing which is planning to donate a portion of the property to the CBDT for the future development of a Community Center. Pizza is being donated through the Cedar Springs Brewing Company by Little Caesars of Cedar Springs. Chainsaws and people to stack brush and wood are needed. Wood resulting from the cleanup will be free to the public. The cleanup is planned for January 10 at 9am. Please contact Nick Andres at 616-893-4338 with questions. We look forward to your support in cleaning up the area and furthering the improvement efforts for the community by the CBDT. #53

 

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TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 30: 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. #52

 

Countdown to Happy “Noon” Year!

Dec. 31: We’re giving kids an exciting way to ring in 2015 with a countdown, noisemakers, goodies and fun – at an hour that won’t keep them up past their bedtimes. For all ages. Wednesday, December 31st at 11:30 am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #52

 

Think Outside the Cage at HCNC

Jan. 3: Come bird count with us, name the species. Catherine Karsen will lead you on a Bird Count, a small hike in search of our feathered friends. Many recognize this special day as “National Bird Day”. Listen to the beautiful songs the birds sing. Decorate trees with bird feeding/feeders. Pine cone feeders and “wreaths” shaped covered with peanut butter and birdseed, that will be made in our Interpretive Center. Saturday, January 3rd from 10 am to 12 pm. Donation of $4 per person or $10 for family of four or more. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #52

 

M*A*S*H* Auditions

Jan. 6,7: The Rogue River Community Theatre group is holding auditions for the play “M*A*S*H*” on January 6 and 7 at 6:30 pm at North Rockford Middle School Auditorium. Performance dates at March 19-21. Large adult cast, all experience levels welcome. Also looking for non-acting support roles. For more information go to www.rrctc.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rrctc. #51-53p

 

Help Promote Literacy

Jan. 7: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Wednesday, January 7th for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #52

 

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Free Photos with Santa

Dec. 18: Free pictures with Santa will be held from 5 to 7 pm on Thursday, December 18th at Sand Lake Thrifty Treasures, on Lake Street. #51p

 

Old Fashioned Christmas

Dec. 19: Would you like to enjoy an old fashioned Christmas program with quaint, charming, twinkling lights this Friday evening at 7 pm? The Cedar Springs Christian Church, located in the chapel on Creative Technologies’ campus, invites you to attend! Light refreshments will be served afterwords. It will be a joyful time to celebrate the Reason for this Season! Wishing all, “A Very Merry Christmas!” For more information contact number 616-696-1160. #51

 

Free Family Pictures

Dec. 19: Free Family Pictures as part of Sand Lake’s 12 Days of Christmas will be held at Sand Lake Thrifty Treasures, 53 Lake Street, on Friday, December 19th, beginning at 1 pm. #51p

 

Holiday Bake Sale

Dec. 20: Please join us for the annual Tri-County 4H Holiday Bake Sale! Saturday, December 20th, from 9 am to 2:30 pm at Tractor Supply Company in Cedar Springs. #50,51p

 

Sand Lake Village Church’s Progressive Advent

Dec. 21,24: The Sand Lake Village Churches Progressive Advent continues on Sunday, December 21st at the Church of the Full Gospel with “The Uniqueness of Jesus” at 11 am and on Wednesday, December 24th there will be a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at Resurrection Lutheran. Please join us. #51p

 

The Wonderful WaterColorBot

Dec. 23: Watch with amazement while an image you create by our robot using watercolors, paper and a paintbrush. For all ages. Tuesday, December 23 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch. 88 Eighth St. #51

 

M*A*S*H* Auditions

Jan. 6,7: The Rogue River Community Theatre group is holding auditions for the play “M*A*S*H*” on January 6 and 7 at 6:30 pm at North Rockford Middle School Auditorium. Performance dates at March 19-21. Large adult cast, all experience levels welcome. Also looking for non-acting support roles. For more information go to www.rrctc.org or visit us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/rrctc. #51-53p

 

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Christmas Fund Distribution

Dec. 12: Due to the generosity of the late Evelyn Cossin, there are limited funds available again this year to assist some families in need for Christmas. The funds are available only to families living in the Cedar Springs city limits. Please send or bring letters requesting assistance to: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., PO Box K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, C/O Janet Avery. All letters should include some brief summary of your need for assistance. Letters must be submitted and post marked and received NO later than Friday, December 12th. Please note: If awarded some assistance, we will send you a letter informing you of your pick up times of 10 am – noon and 7 – 8 pm on Monday, December 22nd at Cedar Springs UMC. All letters received will receive some notification of acceptance or denial of assistance. #49,50p

 

Make edible Christmas tree, ornament at library

Dec. 13: Make an edible Christmas tree with frosting and great candy decorations this Saturday, December 13. RSVP for sessions starting at 10am, 11am and 12pm. Great for kids preschool and up!  Also make a Christmas tree decoration for as long as supplies last!  RSVP by calling 616-696-1910 or stop by and sign up at 43 W. Cherry Street during open hours. Visit our website for more information: cedarspringslibrary.llcoop.org

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 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. #50

 

Michigan Blood Drive

Dec. 16: Tuesday, December 16th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12 to 7 pm. Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be donating homemade cookies. Attempt to donate and you could win a $250 shopping spree. In the Spirit of Giving this Christmas, what better gift than the gift of life. For each unit you give, it will benefit three peoples’ life! It only costs you an hour of your time. #50

 

Winter Snow Party

Dec. 18: Celebrate winter wonderland indoors with crafts, games and activities! For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, December 18h at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #50

 

Gingerbread Lake at KDL

Dec. 20: Stroll down Gingerbread Lake and enjoy tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration is required and participation spots are limited. For all ages. Saturday, December 20th at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #50

 

Holiday Bake Sale

Dec. 20: Please join us for the annual Tri-County 4H Holiday Bake Sale! Saturday, December 20th, from 9 am to 2:30 pm at Tractor Supply Company in Cedar Springs. #50,51p

 

Holiday Potluck at HCNC

Dec. 20: On Saturday, December 20th at 6 pm to about 8 pm Howard Christensen Nature Center will host a Holiday Potluck. Bring a dish to pass – HCNC will provide turkey and ham. Bring your whole family! Everyone and anyone is invited. This year there will be an “Ugly Christmas Shirt Contest” with prizes. There will also be games. A White Elephant Gift Exchange will be held. The gift needs to be wrapped, marked “Male or Female or Either”, do not put your name (This is a secret!). 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #50

 

Snowshoeing at HCNC

Dec. 21: Learn to Snowshoe. You and our loved ones can enjoy snowshoeing together on our scenic trails with a snowshoe guide, snow permitting. Build a team, employee party, and join the festive fun. Sunday, December 21 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Donation of $5 per person, snowshoes included. Howard Christensen Nature Center 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #50

 

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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. #49

 

Wish Tree at Metron

Dec. 4: Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffrey, would like to announce that our facility will be displaying a Wish Tree from now until Christmas. Family and community members are welcome to choose an ornament from the tree which will outline  specific Christmas gift items for our residents. Gift items are to be at the facility no later than December 17th. If you should have any questions, please contact Nick Wahl, Life Enrichment Director at 616-696-0170. #49

 

Live Indoor Nativity

Dec. 5: A live indoor Nativity will be held at Sand Lake United Methodist Church on Friday, December 5th from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 6th from 1 to 3 pm. Come stroll the streets of Bethlehem and see the miracle of Christmas unfold. This is your first stop in our Village Churches Progressive Advent. All are welcome.  #49

 

Rockford Community Holiday Concert

Dec. 7: Enjoy the delightful sounds of the season as the Rockford Community Band, Choir and Orchestra present their annual holiday concert. Sunday, December 7th from 3 to 5 pm at the Rockford High School Auditorium, 4100 Kroes St. NE, Rockford MI 49341. They will be playing all of your seasonal favorites and snacks will be served during intermission. Come be a part of a Rockford tradition! Admission is free but donations are welcome. #49

 

Christmas Fund Distribution

Dec. 12: Due to the generosity of the late Evelyn Cossin, there are limited funds available again this year to assist some families in need for Christmas. The funds are available only to families living in the Cedar Springs city limits. Please send or bring letters requesting assistance to: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., PO Box K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, C/O Janet Avery. All letters should include some brief summary of your need for assistance. Letters must be submitted and post marked and received NO later than Friday, December 12th. Please note: If awarded some assistance, we will send you a letter informing you of your pick up times of 10 am – noon and 7 – 8 pm on Monday, December 22nd at Cedar Springs UMC. All letters received will receive some notification of acceptance or denial of assistance. #49,50p

 

12 Days of Christmas in Sand Lake

Dec. 13: The 12 Days of Christmas in Sand Lake kicks off on Saturday, December 13th from 10 am to 4 pm. Fun for everyone and special savings all around town. Santa at the Library, Kids Games & Crafts, Cookie Contest, Outhouse Races, Quilt Show & Raffle, Ugly Sweater Contest, Vintage Snowmobile Show, Soup/Chili Luncheon, and Community Caroling. There is still time to enter the contests. For more information see our ad on page 8 or visit www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com #49

 

Craft Sale

Dec. 6: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, is having a craft sale on December 6th from 9 am to 3 pm. #48,49p

 

A Christmas Night of Worship

Dec. 7: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents: A Christmas Night of Worship… Coffee, Candles, Carols and Praise. Sunday, evening, December 7th at 6 pm. World class desserts and coffee will be served during the concert. The church is located on Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come join us for a great night of celebrating Christmas. All welcome! www.scwchurch.org. #48,49p

 

Visit Santa at Courtland Fire Department

Dec. 13: The Courtland Fire Department will be having Santa come to visit on December 13th from 1 to 4 pm for all ages. He will be located at 7480 – 14 Mile Rd. We will be serving punch and cookies to all to visit. #49

 

Holiday Cookie Walk

Dec. 13: The North Kent Presbyterian Church’s annual Holiday Cookie Walk will be held on Saturday, December 13 from 9 am to 12 noon. $7 per box. You pick. Come early for the best selection. North Kent Presbyterian Church 6175 Kuttshill Drive, Rockford, MI. Phone 616-866-2230. $49

 

Holiday Card Making

Dec. 13: “Holiday Card Making” meets on December 13th from 9 am to noon in the Stanley and Blanche Ashe Technology and Learning Center on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. The cost is $19. Advance registration is required. Visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment for course details or to register online or email community@montcalm.edu or call MCC’s Greenville Campus at 616-754-7706 for more information. #49

 

CPR Course or Refresher at MCC

Dec. 16,17: “CPR Health Care Provider – Refresher” meets on December 16 from 1 to 5 pm on MCC’s Sidney campus. The cost is $45. “CPR Full Course” meets on December 17 from 8 am to 5 pm in Sidney. The cost is $65. Advance registration is required. Visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment for course details or to register online or email community@montcalm.edu for more information. #49

 

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Enter to Win Cash for Christmas

Sand Lake Christmas Scavenger Hunt and Christmas Cookie Contest will award cash prizes. $50 to the Scavenger Hunt Drawing winners and $25 each for the Best Christmas Cookie in 3 categories: Drop, Bar, Rolled and Overall Best Christmas Cookie. For more information visit www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com. #48p

 

5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot

Nov. 27: The 5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot, benefit for North Kent Community Services will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 9:30 am. Meet at the Rotary Pavillion, Squire Street, downtown Rockford. Walk/Run the White Pine Trail to 12 Mile Rd. (choose your own distance and pace). Work off the calories BEFORE your feast plus help provide for folks needing food. Please bring a donation of nonperishable foods or paper products for NKCS. Cash also accepted. Hot beverages and a light snack will be provided after the Trot. Door prizes! Hosted by the Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church. #47,48p

 

Sand Lake Tree Lighting and Concert

Nov. 30: Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas performed by Resurrection Lutheran Preschool. Help us light our tree in Salisbury Park, Sand Lake. #48p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Dec. 1: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, December 1st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #48p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 2: 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. #48

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Dec. 2,9,16,23,30: 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. #48

 

Sand Lake Village Churches Progressive Advent

Dec. 5,6,14,21,24: Visit each of our churches on your journey to Christmas. “Live Indoor Nativity” at United Methodist Church, “Journey to Bethlehem” with Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Christmas program, “The Uniqueness of Jesus” at Church of the Full Gospel, and “Christmas Eve Candlelight Service” with Resurrection Lutheran church. See our ad on page 5 for times and locations. #48

 

Museum Open December 6th

Dec. 6: The Museum will be open after the lighting of the Christmas tree on Main St., Cedar Springs, the 6th of December for a candlelight tour of the museum and school house, from 5 to 7 pm. Inside the museum we have an antique sleigh set up in front of a wintery scene backdrop. Families are welcome to take pictures of their children in the old sleigh. This will be a great photo op for families! #48

 

Holiday Make & Take

Dec. 6: You will not want your kids to miss this one! We will help our child create a gift from their heart that can be cherished and passed down to their children for generations. They will make unique gifts and wrap them up with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your children’s holiday shopping is done. This event is more appropiate for K – 5th graders. A cherished gift from your child’s heart, what could be better! Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to 12:30 pm. A donation of $6 per child includes supplies. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #48

 

Craft Sale

Dec. 6: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, is having a craft sale on December 6th from 9 am to 3 pm. $48,49p

 

Casnovia Bazaar

Dec. 6: Old School Community Center, Annual Holiday Bazaar and Santa Day, on Saturday, December 6th, 142 N. Main St., Casnovia. Craft Show 8 am to 2 pm. All you can eat Lions Club breakfast 8 am to 11 am. Cookie decorating for the kids. Santa visits 11 am to 1 pm. Free horse drawn wagon rides 11 am to 1 pm. BBQ lunch served at noon. Come shop and enjoy the fun. For more information call Kelly at 616-675-9648. #48

 

A Christmas Night of Worship

Dec. 7: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents: A Christmas Night of Worship… Coffee, Candles, Carols and Praise. Sunday, evening, December 7th at 6 pm. World class desserts and coffee will be served during the concert. The church is located on Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come join us for a great night of celebrating Christmas. All welcome! www.scwchurch.org. #48,49p

 

Winter Snow Party

Dec. 10: Celebrate winter wonderland indoors with crafts, games and activities! For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #48

 

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Enter Today for Sand Lake’s 12 Days of Christmas 

Dec. 13: The 12 Days of Christmas Kick Off Celebration starts on Saturday, December 13th. Enter today for the Cookie Contest, Quilt Show, Out House Races and the Vintage Snowmobile Show. For more information visit www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com. To enter the snowmobile show contact Ron Knapp at the West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library, 616-636-7232. #47p

 

Holiday Pie Sale

Nov. 22: Please join us for the annual Tri-County 4H Holiday Pie Sale! Saturday, November 22nd from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Pecan or Pumpkin. At the Tractor Supply Company on the corner of 17 Mile and White Creek. Also visit our Christmas Bake Sale, December 20th at Tractor Supply Company from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the Tri-County Country 4H Club. #47p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 25: 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. #47

 

5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot

Nov. 27: The 5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot, benefit for North Kent Community Services will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 9:30 am. Meet at the Rotary Pavillion, Squire Street, downtown Rockford. Walk/Run the White Pine Trail to 12 Mile Rd. (choose your own distance and pace). Work off the calories BEFORE your feast plus help provide for folks needing food. Please bring a donation of nonperishable foods or paper products for NKCS. Cash also accepted. Hot beverages and a light snack will be provided after the Trot. Door prizes! Hosted by the Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church. #47,48p

 

Help Promote Literacy

Dec. 2: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, December 2nd for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #48

 

Free Will and Trust Workshop

Dec. 6: At this workshop you will learn about the ten mistakes made in estate planning. Including how to avoid probate court, unintended disinheritance, unnecessary estate taxes and more. Featuring guest speaker, Greg Hamilton of Hamilton and Associates, PLLC. Saturday, December 6th at 10 am at Alpha and Omega Coffee Shop in Cedar Springs. Coffee, juice and donuts will be provided. Due to limited space, preregistration is required by December 4th. Please contact Angela Schalow at 616-696-8255 or angela@conflittiagency.com. #48p

 

Homes for the Holiday Tour

Dec. 6: The Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library is holding their Homes for the Holiday Tour on December 6th from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Library or at Kindel & Company. Advance tickets are $10, on the day of the event $12. Ticket price includes refreshments at the library after 2 pm. Follow the Snowflake Signs. Homes on the tour are; Jerry and Brenda Gartszke, Poisson Family, Susan Sunden, Brenda Tumosa and Jessie Vogel and Bob Visser. #47

 

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