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Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Book Sale

Oct. 30-Nov. 1: The Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch is holding a book sale on Thursday, October 30 from 10 am to 7 pm, Friday, October 31 from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, November 1 from 10 am to 2 pm (bag sale for $3. Special priced items will be half off). The sale will be held in the Community Room of the Library at 88 Eighth St, Sand Lake. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. #44

Cedar Springs Spooktacular

Oct. 31:  The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses and churches in Cedar Springs are sponsoring the annual Main Street Halloween Spooktacular on Friday, October 31. Some of the free events include: spooky storytelling and crafts at the Cedar Springs Public Library, 4:30 p.m.; a haunted school house at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum in Morley Park 5-7 p.m.; a Kids Carnival, hosted by Calvary Assembly of God 5-7 p.m.; Trick-or-Treating at local businesses between 5-7pm; and Trunk or Treat at The Springs Church from 6 to 8 p.m. #44

Trunk or Treat at The Springs

Oct. 31: Creative costumes—check. Oodles of goodies—check. Lots of giggles and loads of fun—doublecheck! You’ll experience it all at The Springs Church at Trunk or Treat on Halloween night from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of candy for the taking, carnival games, a giant slide, and refreshments. It will be fun for the whole family, and a safe, well-lit environment for kids. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs. #44

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is having a Free family event including hayride, games, puppet show, cider, donuts and a trip through “Treat Town.” Please bring a bag for collecting treats. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Friday, October 31 from 6 to 8 pm at Pine Ridge Bible Camp, 8415 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Please call 616-696-8675 with questions. #43,44p

Trick or Treat Trail Walk at HCNC

Oct. 31: The Howard Christensen Nature Center will host a Trick or Treat Trail Walk on Friday, October 31 from 3 to 5 pm. A $1 donation is suggested but not required to offset costs. Bring your little ones all dressed up to find some goodies in the woods along one of our trails. Conveniently timed to allow for children to return to their neighborhoods for trick or treating and other Halloween events. Howard Christensen Nature Center is located at 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #43,44p

Halloween Open House

Oct. 31: Courtland Fire Department is holding their annual Halloween Open House located at station #2 at 9535 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford. They will have donuts, cider and candy for all kids of all ages from 5 – 8 pm on Friday, October 31st.

Variety Sale – Sand Lake Lions Club

Nov. 1: The Sand Lake Lions Club is hosting a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 1 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church’s Education building. Questions? Call 616-636-5425. #43,44p

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 3: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, November 3rd, 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. #44p

Ski Swap and Equipment Sale Fundraiser

Nov 7-9: The West Michigan Ski Patrols 43rd annual ski/snowboard swap and equipment sale will take place November 7, 8 and 9 at Cannonsburg Ski area located at 6800 Cannonsburg Rd., Belmont. There will be thousands of new and gently used equipment, clothes and accessories for all winter activities available on a first come first serve basis. Don’t miss your chance to take advantage of these hugely discounted prices! Friday, November 7 from 10 am to 9 pm, Saturday, November 8 from 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday, November 9 from 11 am to 2 pm.  The fundraiser benefits the non-profit ski patrols of West Michigan including the Cannonsburg Ski Patrol, Pando Ski Patrol and the West Michigan Nordic Ski Patrol to purchase first aid supplies and life saving equipment to evacuate injured guests. Ski Patrols do not charge for emergency care, are volunteers, and have no funding from county or community.  #44

Hawks Hoops Girls Rocket Basketball for 3rd-6th Grades

Nov. 8: Practice start on Saturday, November 8th at Cedar Springs High School. Pre-registration is highly encouraged via online payment, mail or dropping off at Hilltop or attending the parent meeting at 6 pm on November 3rd at Hilltop Administration Building. Registration forms are online at www.csaparksandrec.com as well as at Hilltop. Any questions can be directed to the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation department at 616-696-7320 or by emailing director@csaparksandrec.com. #44,45b

Craft Show at Coral

Nov. 8: Come to our fall Craft Show at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral on Saturday, November 8th from 9 am to 2 pm. Sub sandwich lunches will be available to purchase. Proceeds go to Coral Fire Auxiliary. Come and join the fun! #44

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Auction

Nov. 8: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is holding their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 8th at the Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St., Cedar Springs. The theme this year is “Unwrap the Joy!” Items include Walt Disney Park Hopper Passes, getaway, golf . photography packages, sports and arts passes and many gift certificates Registration begins at 5:30 pm followed by a large silent auction; the evening ends with a live auction. The auction is an adult only event. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8657. #44

Write Michigan Short Story Workshop for Teens

Nov. 8: Delve into the world of creative writing by exploring different techniques and short story ideas. This workshop offers the opportunity to share your work with other aspiring writers. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens Grades 6-12. Saturday, November, 8th at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #44

Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites Sale

Nov. 8: The Holy Episcopal Church is holding its annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites sale on Saturday, November 8th from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE in Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island drives). Featuring our “world-famous” Cookie Walk – come early for the best selection- and baked goods, crafts and Santa’s Attic. Back by popular demand is a Silent Auction featuring a large variety of tickets, gift cards, and new merchandise. More information can be found on the church’s website: www.holyspiritbelmont.org. #44

Free Movie at CS United Methodist Church

Nov. 8,9: Come enjoy this great free movie event featuring “It’s a Wonderful Life.” One of those ageless movies that improves with age. Saturday, November 8th at 3 and 7 pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S. Main St. Free popcorn and punch! Coming soon: “The Game Stands Tall.” #44

A Day to Remember: Holocaust Survivor

Nov. 10: Please join the Sparta Senior Center for: A Day to Remember: With Holocaust Survivor Martin Lowenberg on Monday, November 10th at 12:15 pm. As a child in Nazi Germany, Marin Lowenberg was deported to five different concentration camps and lost 28 family members, including his parents and siblings. Hear his remarkable story of survival during this free event at the Sparta Senior Center, 100 Ida Red. Public Welcome! #44

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: Do your Christmas shopping at our largest craft bazaar ever! Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 3 pm. 60+ vendors at 2 locations ½ mile apart. Delicious fresh baked goods, hand crafted items, and jewelry. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee and a lunch counter are also available. Two locations: Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd, and the Solon Township Hall, ½ mile south of the church (15685 Algoma Ave.). #44-46p

 

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“Blithe Spirit” Opens at the Kent

Oct. 23-25: Cedar Springs Community Players presents, “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward. When socialite and novelist Charles Condomine decides that he needs background for a novel he’s writing about the occult, he decides to entertain a medium in order to observe her in action. Expecting to expose Madam Arcati as a fraud, he is profoundly shocked to discover that she does, indeed, have a way to speak with the dead. A surprise twist leads to an unexpected conclusion and will have you laughing all the way to the final curtain. “Blithe Spirit” is being directed by Peter Huschilt. All performances are the the Kent Theatre located in downtown Cedar Springs and begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library, Main Street Restaurant, or by calling Jon at 616-263-9363. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Student tickets under age 18 are $8. #43

Pumpkin Walk and Carving

Oct. 25: Pumpkin carving and trail walk at Howard Christensen Nature Center. $8 per person (includes one pumpkin). The evening begins at 5 pm at the Red Pine Center with pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. After carving and judging, the pumpkins will be lit and laid out along a trail where a pumpkin lit trail walk will take place. Event lasts until approximately 8:30 pm. 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42,43p

 

Flu Shot Clinic

Oct. 27: Courtland Oakfield UMC is hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, October 27 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE. Bring your traditional Medicare, Medicare+Blue, Blue Care Network, Priority Heath or Aetna Medicare insurance card. #43

 

Fall Festival

Oct. 29: Fall Festival for all ages at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. For families with children 5th grade and under. Games, prizes, snacks, boy and girl door prizes and candy, candy candy! The church is located just north of 19 Mile Rd. #43

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Oct. 29: The frost is on the pumpkin, the fodder’s in the shock. Our cooks are in the kitchen busy fillin that ol stock pot. They’re choppin this and stirrin that creating a tasty bounty for all the Seniors in the county. So if you’re age 60 or perhaps even more, we invite you please, to pass through our door. The 29th of October, the hour is Noon, on the corner of M-82 and Beech, we hope to see you soon. #43

 

“Nightmare on Cherry Street”

Oct. 30: Calling all 4th to 6th graders! You are officially invited to come to our “Nightmare on Cherry Street” party at the Cedar Springs Library! The fun, games, and food will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 30 and go until 7:30 pm! Registration is required, so come into the library to sign up or call 616-696-1910. #43

 

Halloween Hospitality Center

Oct. 31: Warm up station at the Cedar Springs UM Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs on Friday, October 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Serving hot chocolate and popcorn. Everyone is welcome to join us. Sponsored by CSUM Church. #43

 

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is having a Free family event including hayride, games, puppet show, cider, donuts and a trip through “Treat Town.” Please bring a bag for collecting treats. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Friday, October 31 from 6 to 8 pm at Pine Ridge Bible Camp, 8415 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Please call 616-696-8675 with questions. #43,44p

Trick or Treat Trail Walk at HCNC

Oct. 31: The Howard Christensen Nature Center will host a Trick or Treat Trail Walk on Friday, October 31 from 3 to 5 pm. A $1 donation is suggested but not required to offset costs. Bring your little ones all dressed up to find some goodies in the woods along one of our trails. Conveniently timed to allow for children to return to their neighborhoods for trick or treating and other Halloween events. Howard Christensen Nature Center is located at 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #43,44p

“Break Every Chain” Tent Revival

Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Today is a new day! Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. Get ready to break free! Spirit-led tent revival. October 31 from 5 to 8 pm, Harvest Festival. November 1 at 2 pm, Spanish Service with Rev. Sal Lopez, November 1 at 6 pm, Youth Praise and Worship with Rev. Nathaniel Bryan and November 2 at 2 pm, “Get Ready & Break Free” with Pastor D.N. Bryan. Solid Rock Worship Center, 11862 Shaner Ave., Cedar Springs, 616-696-1900. #43

 

Variety Sale – Sand Lake Lions Club

Nov. 1: The Sand Lake Lions Club is hosting a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 1 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church’s Education building. Questions? Call 616-636-5425. #43,44p

 

Sparta Senior Bash Ladies Expo

Nov. 1: Come join us on Saturday, November 1st from 9 am to 3 pm for the Sparta Senior Bash Ladies Expo. Peace Lutheran Church, 1225 – 12 Mile Rd. NW, Sparta. #43

 

MCC Presents “Music of the Seas”

Nov. 2: Montcalm Community College’s Alumni & Friends Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra present their fall concert, “Music of the Seas,” on November 2nd at 3 pm in the gymnasium in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free. #43

 

CS Music Boosters Wreath Fundraiser

Nov. 3: The Cedar Springs Music Boosters Wreath Fundraiser. Get a 24 inch Wreath decorated with pinecones, red holly berries and a red velvet bow for  only $20.00. All orders must be received with payment (checks made payable to CSMB) by November 3rd. To order, please contact Angela Swinehart swinehart1031@msn.com or 253-985-7135. All proceeds will go towards the Band Students’ Florida Trip and to build student accounts. #43

 

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Rummage Sale

Oct. 16-18: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 Maple St., is hosting a Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, from 9 am to 5 pm and October 18, from 9 am to 12 noon. #42

 

Garage Sale for CSHS Wrestlers

Oct. 16-18: A garage sale for the Cedar Springs High School Wrestlers will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 16, 17 & 18 from 9 am to ?, at 4266 Ives Farm Lane, Cedar Springs, off White Creek Ave., north of Russell Rd. Furniture, household, clothes. All proceeds to support the CSHS Wrestlers upcoming trip to State. #42

 

Craft and Home Business Sale

Oct. 18: St. Peter’s Lutheran Ladies Guild is sponsoring their Craft and Home Business Sale on Saturday, October 18th. Stop in at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 East Division St., Rockford between 9 am and 3 pm. Public is welcome. Free Admission. #42

 

Hayrides at Pioneer Church.

Oct. 18: Join us for hayrides, hotdogs and cider this Saturday starting at 6 pm at Pioneer Church. A wagon will travel along our 1 mile path located at the corner of Algoma and 17 Mile Rd. Follow the two track up the hill or enter from the Algoma Ave. driveway. Any questions, visit our website: www.pioneercrc.org or give us a call at 616-696-9120. #42

 

Free Movie! “God’s Not Dead”

Oct. 18,19: A very powerful movie, with great explanations and scientific research. Free admission, free popcorn, free lemonade and reasonable soft drinks. Showing at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, Saturday October 18th at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday October 19 at 3 pm. #41,42p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 20: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, October 20th, 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. #42p

Sensational Senses!

Oct. 21: See, hear, smell, touch, taste! Come join us as we explore the world through our five senses! For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, October 21 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

Spectacular Pumpkins and Gourds

Oct. 22: The Greenville Garden Club presents: Spectacular Pumpkins and Gourds on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm. The feature speaker is Julie Glover, a member of the Michigan Gourd Society and the Gourd Society of America. She will share techniques for carving, painting and preparing gourds. Public is welcome. Greenville Area Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. For more information call 616-754-9163. #42

Free Money Management Classes

Oct. 22: “Plan your Financial Future” classes are Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 9 pm in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. Registration is free by calling 616-754-7706. #42

MCC’s Haunted Indoor Forest

Oct. 24,25: Montcalm Community College’s Art Club hosts it Haunted Indoor Forest from 6 to 8 pm on October 24 and 25 in the Instruction North Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A $2 donation is suggested for admission. #42

Pumpkin Walk and Carving

Oct. 25: Pumpkin carving and trail walk at Howard Christensen Nature Center. $8 per person (includes one pumpkin). The evening begins at 5 pm at the Red Pine Center with pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. After carving and judging, the pumpkins will be lit and laid out along a trail where a pumpkin lit trail walk will take place. Event lasts until approximately 8:30 pm. 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42,43

 

Harvest Brains at KDL

Oct. 25: Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth Street. For teens, grades 6-12. #42

Exotic Pet Bird Fair and Expo

Oct. 25: The Great Lakes Avicultural Society’s 38th Annual Exotic Pet Bird Fair and Expo will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 4 pm at the 28th Street Showplace, 1256 28th St. SW Wyoming, Michigan. This is the largest bird fair in west Michigan and features birds for sale, toys, cages, food and other supplies. There will also be raffles, a bake sale, and educational displays about companion birds and their proper care. NO birds may be brought in by the general public. For more info: 616-361-0140 or email mawtiel@aol.com. #42

 

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Children’s Blessing of the Pets

Oct. 12: A children’s Blessing of the Pets will be held in the fellowship hall at The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main, on Sunday, October 12th at 2 pm for children grade 6 and under. Medals for all. Please bring an adult and provide restraint for your pet. We would love to meet you and your pet. For more information contact Keith at 616-696-1246. #40,41p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Oct. 14: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #38

 

Community Food Truck

Oct. 16: We will be having a Community Food Truck coming in to serve 100+ families food to take home. Thursday, October 16th starting at 4 pm. The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant, Cedar Springs. First come, first served. All people that are food deficient will be accepted. No income or other guidelines. If you need a little help show up! #41

 

Elvis Meets Tom Jones Tribute

Oct. 18: Elvis meets Tom Jones Tribute Performance by the International Award Winning Irv Cass! Saturday, October 18th at 7 pm at the Rockford American Legion – 330 Rockford Park Dr., Rockford. Doors open at 6 pm. Reserved VIP seats $15 – General admission $10. Call 616-866-2001 for more information and/or to purchase tickets. #41

 

Free Movie! “God’s Not Dead”

Oct. 18,19: A very powerful movie, with great explanations and scientific research. Free admission, free popcorn, free lemonade and reasonable soft drinks. Showing at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, Saturday October 18th at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday October 19 at 3 pm. #41,42p

 

Y do You Hate Me?

Oct. 21: The Kent School Services Network is presenting “Y do You Hate Me?” (Anti-Bullying) with speaker Jeff Veley, President – Where Are You Going Productions. Jeff is a former troubled teen turned award-winning youth speaker with a powerful message for students, parents and educators. He engages diverse audiences through illusions, clean comedy, and speaking on topics like bulling and healthy relationships. Tuesday, October 21 at 6:30 pm at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium. Open to parents, students and community members. #41

 

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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. #40

 

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

 

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

 

CSPS Class of 1964 Reunion

Oct. 4: The CSPS Class of 1964 is holding its 50 year reunion on Saturday, October 4.  Social time will start after the parade at the Cedar Springs Rod and Gun Club on 18 Mile Road.  The cost is $25.00 per person.  You are welcome to make a late reservation.  Contact Joyce Hansen at 696-2173 or jkhansen@surfmagnus.com. For further information or to make a reservation. #40p

 

The Springs Red Flannel Bounce Bash

Oct. 4: Question: What’s red, sails through the air, and has a smile a mile wide? Answer: Your kids at The Springs Red Flannel Bounce Bash! The Springs Church will have five different bounce houses set up in their parking lot at 135 N. Grant Street, for kids of all ages, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Red Flannel Day. And that’s not all—there will be free food as well. Free inflatables plus free food = free fun! So get your bounce on and head over to The Springs! For more info call 696-2970.

 

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

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 6: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Swiss Steak dinner on Monday, October 6th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, bakes beans, 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. #40p

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Oct. 7,14,21,28: 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. #40

 

Blood Drive at St. Peters Lutheran Church

Oct. 9: St. Peters Lutheran Church is having a blood drive on Thursday, October 9 from 2 pm to 7 pm at St. Peters Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 310 East Division in Rockford. We need all Types! #40

 

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

 

Thankful for You Day

Oct. 11: KDL is wrapping up nearly two years of Happiness Project with a major celebration of the folks who most make us happy – our customers! Help us celebrate YOU with treats, fun, entertainment and surprises during  our branch celebration. Saturday, October 11 at 9:30 am at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #40

 

Children’s Blessing of the Pets

Oct. 12: A children’s Blessing of the Pets will be held in the fellowship hall at The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main, on Sunday, October 12th at 2 pm for children grade 6 and under. Medals for all. Please bring an adult and provide restraint for your pet. We would love to meet you and your pet. For more information contact Keith at 616-696-1246. #40,41p

 

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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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