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Halloween/Harvest Festival Listing

For all the area Harvest Festivals, Halloween Parties, or Trunk or Treat stops click here for our Halloween/Harvest Happenings. #42

“War of the Worlds” at the Kent Theatre

Oct. 20,21: The Cedar Springs Community Players will provide a reenactment of Orson Welles’ “War of the Worlds” October 20 at 7:30 p.m. and October 21 at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs. The radio production first aired October 30, 1938 and caused a nation-wide panic as radio listeners never realized that what they were listening to was part of a radio production aimed at taking listeners away from the popular Edgar Bergen and Charley McCarthy radio show on another station.  They, instead, believed the eye witness accounts and newscasters they were hearing describing an invasion of Martians was underway. Millions of Americans took to the streets, armed with guns ready to protect their loved ones from the marauding aliens. Nine Community Players will be taking the stage in various roles reenacting the production.  Tickets are available at the door and sell for $10.00 for adults and $6.00 for student 18 years of age and under. #42p

Carnival Bingo

Oct. 21: The 3rd Saturday of each month until December 16th from 10 am to 2 pm, we will be having Carnival Bingo. Come join the fun, and help North Kent Senior Citizens Association raise money to help pay for their roof. It’s only 25 cents per card to play a game of bingo! Food and popcorn available. So come join us at 44 N. Park St., Cedar Springs and have a great time! Any questions you can contact Sue at 616-443-6468. #41,42p

Plants from Community Garden

Oct. 21: The Cedar Springs Garden Club is renovating the Community Flower Garden at Cherry and First Street on October 21st. You may come and take your pick of the perennial plants for a donation to the Club for next year’s shrubs and plants. Bring pots or bags. Time is from 10 am to 2 pm, open house style. For more information call Sandy, 616-696-8660. #42p

Sand Lake UMC Rummage Sale

Oct. 21: The Sand Lake United Methodist will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, October 21st from 9 am – 5 pm. One Day Event! Fill a bag for $1.00. Lots of merchandise. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St., Sand Lake. #42p

Craft Show in Coral

Oct. 21: The Coral Fire Department is sponsoring a Craft Show on Saturday, October 21st from 9 am – 2 pm at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral. For more information call 231-414-4219. #42p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Oct. 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, October 22nd at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and Ministry will be shared by the musically gifted Gitchel family who will share their musical talent and gospel lessons. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #42p

Algoma Christian School Auction

Oct. 28: Algoma Christian School, 14471 Sparta Ave., Kent City, is hosting their annual auction on Saturday, October 28th. The Silent Auction will begin at 4:30 pm and the Live at 6 pm. A pulled pork dinner will be served. For more information please check out our website at www.algomachristian.net. #42,43p

Dave Ramsey’s Smart Money Live-Stream Event

Nov. 7: What if all your money questions could be answered in just one night, and all that was required of you was to attend a live stream webinar with a desire to learn? The Smart Money Live-Stream Experience will give you the proven plan for dumping debt and building wealth in seven steps. You’ll get a clear vision for your family’s financial future while learning to work together and communicate more effectively with your spouse. Join Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze for this free, one-night-only event that will change the trajectory of your life forever! Nov. 7, 8:00 p.m. Gowen Bible Church – Meddler Campus, 16415 Meddler Ave., Sand Lake, MI 49343 616-984-2525. Register at www.gowenbible.org. #42,43p

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From the Pulpit: Rev. Chadrick Brown

 

Honesty

Do you remember when you and your friend would climb on one of those old seesaws? I don’t think playgrounds have them anymore because someone deemed them too dangerous, but if you ever watched two kids get on one, the same thing happens every single time. They giggle as one goes high into the sky and the other plops onto the ground. Then, with a hard push, the one at the bottom goes up, sending the other down. Up and down, up and down. Then, inevitably at some point, the two riders decide to balance on the seesaw. They tap the ground with the tips of their toes, trying to see if they can get the seesaw to stay parallel. What they have just achieved is balance.

Adults often feel like life is a constant ride on a seesaw and there is very little balance going on. We try to stop feeling like we are always going up and down by attempting to create balance among the parts of our various responsibilities. We usually discover, however, that achieving balance in life is as difficult as it is for two children to balance on a seesaw. That balancing act does not stay for very long.

But maybe trying to make life’s seesaw sit unmoving and parallel is not the ultimate goal. Instead, maybe the goal is to allow for “a time for everything.” All the parts of your life are important and deserve your time. The best way to find a sense of balance is to purposefully make time for everything, and when you’re there, be completely present, focused, and involved.

Life is always about priorities. And when you know your priorities, you can make time for them and be able to find time for everything. For instance, here are my priorities: My God, my wife, my kids and my job. I have learned that if I am not right with God, I will not be right with my wife or with my kids, and I really won’t be able to do my job. This has nothing to do with me being a minister either. So that is why He is priority number one. Daily being with Him is the first thing I do. And spending time in His church every Sunday is a must if I am going to maintain proper balance. My next priority is my wife. If I am not OK with her, then the balance of life is off kilter as well. I cannot be the best Dad that I can be, if I don’t make my relationship with my wife a priority. So, I spend time with her; care for her; love her.

I could keep going but you get the picture. I don’t think our lives are as unbalanced as we think they are. The problem is we have lost our sense of priority.

So, my friends, I want to encourage you today to prioritize your life and then you can find some balance. But staying balanced is not always the goal; being faithful to your priorities is. Life is indeed like a seesaw, so why not let out a giggle and enjoy the ride?

Rev. Rev. Chadrick Brown

Solon Center Wesleyan Church

15671 Algoma Ave NE, Cedar Springs 

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Wine and Watercolor at HCNC

Sept. 30: Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, is hosting Wine and Watercolor on Saturday, September 30th. Meet our resident artist Tracey, as she takes you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece! Joined by Kare, our Sommelier, you are sure to have an enjoyable evening, full of laughter. You don’t drink? No problem! Come along for our reduced price and learn to paint with us. Pre-registration deadline is September 29th. This is an adult only event. Members and Non Drinkers: $20. Non Members: $35. Please pre-register online at www.HowardChristensen.org. 616-675-3158. #39

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 2: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, October 2nd from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, stuffing & gravy, veggies, salad, roll, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #39

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Oct. 2,10,17,24,31: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #39

Help Promote Literacy

Oct. 3,12,18,27: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled  information sessions for prospective volunteer tutors. These sessions last one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training. Sessions are Tuesday, October 3rd at 10 am, Thursday, October 12th at 6 pm, Wednesday, October 18th at 10 am and Friday, October 27th at 2 pm. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #39

Cedar Springs High School Class of 1977 Reunion

Oct. 6: The 40th class reunion of the C.S.H.S. Class of 1977 will be held on October 6th. This is a casual get together at the Long Lake Park pavilion, 5 miles West of 131 on 17 Mile Road (M-46) from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Bring a dish to pass if you’d like but not required and B.Y.O.B. Please get the word out to our classmates! #38,39p

Book Sale at CS Library

Oct. 6,7: The Friends of the Library will be holding at Book Sale at the Cedar Springs Community Library, 107 N. Main St. on Friday, October 6th from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, October 7th from 10 am – 5 pm. 616-696-1910. #38,39p

Fiddlers Jamboree

Oct. 7: The Original Michigan Fiddlers Association is putting on a Fiddlers Jamboree on Saturday, October 7th at the Coral Community Center located at 4662 Bailey Rd. Open to the public and FREE of charge. Donations welcome at the door. Anyone who plays an acoustic instrument and desires to join in is welcome to play back-up, fiddle at the microphone, or jam with other musicians. Fiddlers performing at the microphone all afternoon from 1-4 pm, open microphone from 4-5:30 pm, during the dinner hour, square and round dancing begins at 5:30 pm. Food and refreshments will be available. Need more information? Contact Jean Kain 616-984-2206. #39

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 9: Come join in for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm. October 9th  thru December 4th at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell, 616-696-1246. #39,40p

Fairy Festival at HCNC

Oct. 14: Fairy Princesses and Princes! Come one come all, to our Fairy Festival on Saturday, October 14th from 10 am to 2 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Join us for a tea party, spritely crafts and, of course, an enchanted walk in the woods. See if you can spot our Fairy homes while on your adventure! Please dress in your Fairy best, and remember to invite your other magical friends. $5 non-members/ $3 for members. Please pre-register online at www.HowardChristensen.org. #39

2018 Class Reunion of 1973

Aug. 18: SAVE THE DATE for Saturday, August 18, 2018 for the Class of 1973 Reunion. More info in Spring. Look for Facebook page soon. #39,40p

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Mom-to-Mom Sale

Sept. 23: Join us on September 23, 2017 from 9am to 4pm at Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church for our Mom-to-Mom Sale. Gently used baby items. Bring your friends and just shop! Free • Prizes • Snacks. #37,38p

5K Run/Walk at MCC

Sept. 23: Montcalm Community College’s third annual Bramble Ramble 5k trail run and walk is Saturday, September 23rd at 9 am on the college’s Sidney campus. The course is a mix of flat, wide trails and narrow, wooded hills; pavement; and open fields. Parking is available at the Barn Theatre and in the college’s parking lots. The race starts and ends behind MCC’s Barn Theatre. Awards will be given to overall male and female, as well as age group winners. Registration on the day of the race is from 7:30 to 8:45 am and is $25 per person or $40 for a family. All proceeds benefit MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails for improvement, community outreach and education. For more information visit www.montcalm.edu/nature-trails or email naturetrails@montcalm.edu. #38

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Sept. 24: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, September 24th  at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and Ministry will be shared by the gospel group called “Just Out”, which includes Cliff Johnson, Claudia Long and Pat Decker. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #38b

Auditions for Flat River Community Players

Sept. 25, Oct. 2: The Flat River Community Players will hold auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life” at 7 pm on Monday, September 25th and Monday, October 2nd at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville. Performances are scheduled for December 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16 at the Greenville Area Community Center. Questions? Call the FRCP at 616-754-8207. Visit the Player’s website: www.frcplayers.org. #38

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 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. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for

more information. #38

Solon Center Wesleyan Church AWANA Kicks Off

Sept. 27: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church will kick off its AWANA Clubs program on Wednesday, September 27 from 6-8 PM. AWANA is an action-packed program for children ages 3 years through 5th grade, from September 27, 2017 through March 28, 2018.  It’s where kids learn God’s Word and have fun doing it! Registration begins at 5:45 PM or you may preregister www.scwchurch.org. Student Ministry Discipleship  (6th-12th) and Adults Small Groups will also meet. There’s something for everyone! The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Road.  Questions? Call 616- 696-3229.  All welcome! #37,38p

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Sept. 27: Dear Senior Friends age 60 or more. Summer has slipped through our fingers and Fall sneaks in to takes its place.  These winds of change blew in a menu of Potato Soup served with Muffins you’d swear were Carmel Apples. Other tasty delights as yet have not blown in. But beware those winds of menu may change before the meal is served. The where and when has not changed. At Noon the 27th of September, ride that breeze to the corner M-82 and Beech. #38

Lumbering History of Michigan

Sept. 30: On Saturday, September 30th, Tom Noreen will present a program about the Lumbering History of Michigan and the local area at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum in Morley Park, 60 Cedar St., Cedar Springs. Included will be a demonstration of old lumbering and wood working tools with hands on use of some of them by the audience. The program, beginning at 1 pm will run about an hour. Seating is limited, so come early! #38

Red Flannel Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant – “Rockin Round the Clock” 

Sept. 30: Join us Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium for our 73rd Red Flannel Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant! (Note time difference.) Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets available now at the Cedar Springs Library during open hours. Tickets also available at the door prior to the pageant. 50’s attire welcome! #37,38p

Cedar Springs High School Class of 1977 Reunion

Oct. 6: The 40th class reunion of the C.S.H.S. Class of 1977 will be held on October 6th. This is a casual get together at the Long Lake Park pavilion, 5 miles West of 131 on 17 Mile Road (M-46) from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Bring a dish to pass if you’d like but not required and B.Y.O.B. Please get the word out to our classmates! #38,39p

Book Sale at CS Library

Oct. 6,7: The Friends of the Library will be holding at Book Sale at the Cedar Springs Community Library, 107 N. Main St. on Friday, October 6th from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, October 7th from 10 am – 5 pm. 616-696-1910. #38,39p


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Dave Ramsey – Financial Peace University

Sept 14: What if you could always buy what you need interest-free? What if you could actually keep a percentage of your paycheck? Guess what? You CAN! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money. If you’re interested in learning how to better manage your money, we’d like you to join us at Gowen Bible Church – Meddler Campus (16415 Meddler Ave., Sand Lake). Classes run every Thursday evening, Sept. 14 through Nov. 9, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. You can register online at www.daveramsey.com. Contact Leslie Wood at leslie@lawood.net or 989-287-0167 for more info. #37

Dinner at the Legion

Sept. 18: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Meatloaf dinner on Monday, September 18th , from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies, salad, roll, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #37

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 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 Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #37

Michigan Blood Drive

Sept. 19: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on September 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. Now that Fall has settled in and the Summer rush is over, be sure to schedule an hour to donate blood. One hour of your time has the potential to save 3 lives in Michigan. The Michigan Blood Center thanks all the people that donate. #37

Social Media 101 CSACoC Mixer

Sept. 21: Join the Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce on September 21 at the historic Kent Theatre (8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs) from 7pm to 9pm to mingle with other business owners/community leaders and hear Matt Muscat (Treadstone Mortgage) explain the ins and outs/dos and don’ts of using social media to help grow your business or organization. Evening agenda: 7pm – Welcome, tour, and brief history of the historic Kent Theatre, 7:20pm – Matt Muscat Social Medial 101 presentation, 8:20pm – Business Networking. This event is limited to the first 295 seats. Please RSVP to csacocsecretary@gmail.com. #37p

Mom-to-Mom Sale

Sept. 23: Join us on September 23, 2017 from 9am to 4pm at Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church for our Mom-to-Mom Sale. Gently used baby items. Bring your friends and just shop! Free • Prizes • Snacks. #37,38p

Mobile Food Pantry

Sept 23: Mobile Food Pantry at Red Pine Bible Church, 17195 Red Pine Dr, Kent City, Mi 49330 through Feeding America West MI. Saturday, September 23rd, 2017, 1:00pm, registration starts at 12:30 pm. Contact person: Jerry Miller – phone # (616) 262-5769. #37

Solon Center Wesleyan Church 

AWANA Kicks Off

Sept. 27: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church will kick off its AWANA Clubs program on Wednesday, September 27 from 6 -8 PM.  AWANA is an action-packed program for children ages 3 years through 5th grade , from September 27, 2017 through March 28,2018.  It’s where kids learn God’s Word and have fun doing it!   Registration begins at 5:45 PM or you may preregister www.scwchurch.org.  Student Ministry Discipleship  (6th-12th) and Adults Small Groups will also meet.  There’s something for everyone!  The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Road.  Questions?  Call 616- 696-3229.  All welcome! #37,38p

Red Flannel Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant “Rockin’ Round the Clock”

Sept. 30: Join us Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium for our 73rd Red Flannel Festival Queen Scholarship Pageant! (Note time difference.) Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for students. Tickets available now at the Cedar Springs Library during open hours. Tickets also available at the door prior to the pageant. 50’s attire welcome!! #37,38p

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Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 8,9: 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 8th from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 9th, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 9th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. $10.00. All proceeds go toward community programs in 2018. #35,36b

Rockford American Legion Picnic

Sept. 10: American Legion Post #120 in Rockford will hold its 10th Anniversary Picnic on Sunday, September 10th from 12 noon to 6 pm. Public Welcome! Chicken Dinner, Adults $6.00, kids $2.00. Games, horseshoe tournament, music and prizes. #35,36p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Sept. 10: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, September 10th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). The music and ministry will be shared by The Old Time Gospel Singers music group.  Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #36b

Kidzone & GriefShare at Hillcrest Community Church

Sept. 13: On Wednesday, September 13th Hillcrest Community Church, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd., will host two events. Kidzone returns to the church at 6-7:30 pm for ages 4 to 5th grade and GriefShare, a nationally recognized program for people grieving the death of a family member or friend. The next session begins on Wednesday, September 13th, 6-7:30 pm. Please contact Tammi for more information. 616-914-7081. #36

The Gathering at Calvary Baptist Church

Sept. 17: The Gathering, a young-adults group (18-29) of Calvary Baptist Church, would like to announce a series that starts Sunday, September 17th: “What’s Next: Navigating Adulthood”. The Gathering is open to young adults from any church, and those not connected to a church at all. 5:45 pm at 130 N. Luray, Greenville (Mid-Town Campus) Check us out on Facebook: @thegathering18to29. Questions? joshua@calvarygreenville.org. #36

Wine and Water Colors RESCHEDULED

Sept. 20: This event has been rescheduled from September 9th to the 20th. Meet our resident artist Tracey, as she takes you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece! Joined by Kare our Sommelier, you are sure to have an enjoyable evening, full of laughter. Saturday, September 20th from 6 to 8 pm. $35 per person, $20 for members. This is an adult only event. Location to be determined. Pre-registration requested www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #36

Red Pine Run

Oct. 8: Howard Christensen Nature Center will host the Red Pine Run on Sunday, October 8th at 2 pm.  $25 or create at team of 4 people and receive $3 off per entry/ members $20. Walk or run our cross-country style 5k, with the best scenery in West Michigan! Everyone registered by October 1st will receive a free T-shirt. Refreshments provided post-race. Drawings with prizes, and medals to the top three in each category. Register online, or by calling the office. Staff will contact you for division, and T-shirt information. 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, www.HowardChristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #36

y, September 10th from 12 noon to 6 pm. Public Welcome! Chicken Dinner, Adults $6.00, kids $2.00. Games, horseshoe tournament, music and prizes. #35

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Cancer Benefit Sale for Emma Orr

Aug. 31: A Cancer Benefit Sale will be held August 31st to September 4th from 9 am – 6 pm at 3373 Egner, Cedar Springs. 9 year old Emma of Cedar Springs is battling neuroblastoma.100 percent of the proceeds will go to Emma and her family. For questions or to drop off donations for the yard sale please contact Nicole at 616-263-9662 or Robin at 616-696-2798. #35

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Sept. 5,12,19,26: 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. #35

Actors del Arte Ensemble Auditions

Sept. 5,7,12: Actors del Arte Ensemble of West Michigan will be holding auditions for a Hoot’n & Holler’n Comedy “Welcome to Chicken Scratch.” Sept 5th and 7th and Sept 12th (6-8pm) at Rockford Reformed Church 11 Mile Rd., Rockford. Looking for Adults,Teens and Children. Info 616-874-5264. #35

Help Promote Literacy

Sept. 5,12,14,29: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled  information sessions for prospective volunteer tutors. These sessions last one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training. Sessions are Tuesday, September 5th at 6 pm, Tuesday, September 12th at 2 pm, Thursday, September 14th at 6 pm and Friday, September 29th at 10 am. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #35

Food & Faith Free Family Picnic

Sept. 6: You are invited to a Food & Faith Family Picnic at CS United Methodist Church on Wednesday, September 6th at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. FREE family event. Food, games, prizes, for all ages. Contact Sally at 616-788-8225 or office@cedarspringsumc.org. Bring a dish to pass if you wish. #34,35b

Rickerstrong Fundraiser Soccer Game

Sept. 7: A fundraiser Soccer game with Cedar Springs vs Greenville will be held at Cedar Springs High School, 204 E. Muskegon, on Thursday, September 7th. There will also be an aluminum can drive, T-shirt sale and 50/50 raffle. All proceeds go to help the Ricker boys fight their battle with cancer. Read their story on facebook @ Team Rickerstrong. #35

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 8,9: 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 8th from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 9th, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 9th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. $10.00. All proceeds go toward community programs in 2018. #35,36b

A Different Kind of Selfie at KDL

Sept. 9: Creating Self-Portraits Using Mixed Media. Anyone can create art and what better subject than your own beautiful face! Using a variety of unique materials and a canvas, create your own version of yourself to show the world. For ages 6 and older. September 9th at 1:30 pm at Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #35

10th Anniversary Picnic

Sept. 10: American Legion Post #120 in Rockford will hold its 10th Anniversary Picnic on Sunday, September 10th from 12 noon to 6 pm. Public Welcome! Chicken Dinner, Adults $6.00, kids $2.00. Games, horseshoe tournament, music and prizes. #35

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Auditions for the play Harvey

Aug. 24,25: Auditions for the Cedar Springs Community Players production of Harvey will be held 6:30 p.m. August 24 and 25 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located in downtown Cedar Springs. The play Harvey is a comedy, written by American playwright Mary Chase in 1944. It received the Pulitzer Prize for drama and was most notably adapted for film in the 1950 production starring Jimmy Stewart. The production calls for a cast of 12-13 and will be directed by Peter Huschilt.  Performances will be held October 20, 21 and 22 at the Kent Theatre. #34

Annual Second Best Sale

Aug. 25,26: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual Second Best Sale is Friday, August 25 from 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday, August 26 from 9 am – 2 pm. There is a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8-9 am; after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) in support of parish activities. We have something for everyone, and everything is priced to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post & Pine Island, 1/4 mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33,34b

CS Marching Band Car Wash

Aug. 26: On Saturday, August 26th, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Cedar Springs Public Schools Marching Band will be having a car wash fundraiser. It will happen in front of Family Farm and Home. Your support and donations help to cover the cost of trips, uniforms, and other necessities. Come see us at the car wash. We’ll put the shine in your day. #34

Special Speaker at Crossfire Church

Aug. 27: Crossfire Church, 4780 Cornfield Dr., Cedar Springs invites the community of North Kent County to hear Kamal Saleem, former Muslin terrorist, share his journey from his Muslim foundation to becoming a follower of Christ. Sunday, August 27th  at 6:00 p.m. A freewill offering will be taken for Koome Ministries at the close of the service. Children’s ministries will not be provided. #34p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Aug. 27: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, August 27th  at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and Ministry will be shared by Ron Lynnes and Company, including Pat Decker and Mike Hubert.  Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #34b

Improv Night at the Kent

Aug. 30: Fans of Improv need look no further than the Kent Theatre as the Cedar Springs Community Players hold Improv Night at 7 pm on Wednesday, August 30th on the stage of the Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs. The Players held its first Improv Night in February and are excited to offer another night of comedy on August 30th. Tickets are available at the door for $5.00. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there! #33,34b

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church 

Aug. 30: The Pine Grove Senior Café presents Grandma’s Table.  She’s serving Baked Chicken with Roasted Potatoes, Corn Muffins and her special Cinnamon Streusel Cake.  Ya know there’s a strong possibility she’ll set a veggie, salad or relish plate down in front of ya.  For all those age 60 and over we’re offering you a seat at Grandma’s Table at Noon the 30th of August.  In case you forgot where Grandma’s Table is, it’s right over here on the Northwest corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. #34

CSUMC August Rummage Sale

Aug. 30,31: Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will holding our annual rummage sale in the fellowship hall of United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Church Streets. Wednesday, August 30th, 9 am to 7 pm & Thursday, August 31st, 9 am to 2 pm. There will be a $3.00/bag sale all day Thursday on clothing and linens. #33,34b

Free Labor Day Airshow

Sept. 4: The Wolverine Skyhawks invite the community to join us for a free airshow on Labor Day, Monday, September 4th from 10 am – 4 pm at the club’s flying site, 13540 West St. Cedar Springs. This is our 5th annual celebration of National Model Aviation Day. Pilots will be demonstrating their skills flying Remote Controlled aircraft of all types, Helicopters, Drones, Electric, Gas, Nitro planes and even turbine jets. Admission is free. Food and pop available for purchase. Bring the family and your lawn chairs. #34

Food & Faith Free Family Picnic

Sept. 6: You are invited to a Food & Faith Family Picnic at CS United Methodist Church on Saturday, September 6th at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. FREE family event. Food, games, prizes, for all ages. Contact Sally at 616-788-8225 or office@cedarspringsumc.org. Bring a dish to pass if you wish. #34,35b

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 13,20,28: 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 7th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 13th and 20th, Thursday September 28th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Dress rehearsal will be Thursday, October 5th. 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. #33,34p

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Free Outdoor Family Concert

Aug. 19: The Community Building Development Team is hosting a Free Outdoor Family Concert on Saturday, August 19th from 3 to 7 pm. It will be held in the “Heart of Cedar Springs” (park near the new Library). Two bands will be performing: Barn Cats and Whiskey Bound. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy! #31-33p

Open Mic at the CS Library

Aug. 19: You are invited to join local and regional writers in a night of reading original prose and poetry from 6 pm to 8 pm at the new Library in Cedar Springs, 107 N. Main Street. Readers will be initially scheduled for 5 minutes, but may be allowed more time depending on turnout. For more information on reading, email event master of ceremonies Ken at kdn13@hotmail.com. You may reach the Library at 616-901-7173. Feel free just to come to listen. Families welcome! #33

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 21: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, August 21st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, roll, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #33p

Annual Second Best Sale

Aug. 25,26: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual Second Best Sale is Friday, August 25 from 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday, August 26 from 9 am – 2 pm. There is a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8-9 am; after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) in support of parish activities. We have something for everyone, and everything is priced to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post & Pine Island, 1/4 mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33,34b

HCNC Benefit Auction

Aug. 27: Come join us at Howard Christensen Nature Center on August 27th for our Benefit Auction! Not only are we auctioning off items we no longer have use for, but we will have food, drinks, and other items for sale! Browsing will start at 1:30 pm, with the auction kicking off at 3 pm. Don’t miss out! If you have any questions or gently used items to donate to the auction, please let us know before the date of the event. 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #33

Improv Night at the Kent

Aug. 30: Fans of Improv need look no further than the Kent Theatre as the Cedar Springs Community Players hold Improv Night at 7 pm on Wednesday, August 30th on the stage of the Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs. The Players held its first Improv Night in February and are excited to offer another night of comedy on August 30th. Tickets are available at the door for $5.00. Doors will open at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there! #33,34b

CSUMC August Rummage Sale

Aug. 30,31: Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will holding our annual rummage sale in the fellowship hall of United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Church Streets. Wednesday, August 30th, 9 am to 7 pm & Thursday, August 31st, 9 am to 2 pm. There will be a $3.00/bag sale all day Thursday on clothing and linens. #33,34b

Wine and Water Colors

Sept. 9: Meet our resident artist Tracey, as she takes you through the steps of creating your own masterpiece! Joined by Kare our Sommelier, you are sure to have an enjoyable evening, full of laughter. Saturday, September 9th from 6 to 9 pm. $35 per person, $20 for members. This is an adult only event. Location to be determined. Pre-registration requested www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #33

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 13,20,28: 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 7th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 13th and 20th, Thursday September 28th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Dress rehearsal will be Thursday, October 5th. 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. #33,34p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Aug. 13: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, August 13th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). The message and music will be shared by North Country Band. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #32b

6th Annual Keeler Brass Picnic

Aug. 15: The 6th annual Keeler Brass picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St., Sand Lake at 11 am. Please bring a dish to pass. #31,32p

Michigan Blood Drive

August 15: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on August 15th at the Cedar Springs Methodist Church from 12:00 pm until 7:00 pm. Members of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be grilling hot dogs for all who attempt to donate. Chips and a drink will be included. Blood supplies have been down. It only takes an hour to help save 3 people’s life. The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #32

Lyons School Reunion

Aug. 18: The Lyons School Reunion will be held on Friday, August 18th at Library Park on Meddler Ave., Gowen. Just south of the Library. The time is 6 pm. Call Dave Jensen for more details. 616-696-9632. #31,32p

Waterslide Day at CS Library

Aug. 18: Join us for a fun time splashing down the waterslide and bouncing in the bounce houses! Cedar Springs Community Library on Friday, August 18th from 11 am to 1 pm. Wear clothes that you can get wet and a towel to dry off. Parents, feel free to bring a blanket or chair to keep you comfy. There will be popsicles, but you may bring your own food and drinks. NO storytime that day. #32

Free Outdoor Family Concert

Aug. 19: The Community Building Development Team is hosting a Free Outdoor Family Concert on Saturday, August 19th from 3 to 7 pm. It will be held in the “Heart of Cedar Springs” (park near the new Library). Two bands will be performing: Barn Cats and Whiskey Bound. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy! #31-33p

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