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Benefit Fundraiser for Rowdy

Jan. 14: A Hotdog/Chili benefit luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 11 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church. Free will offering. Proceeds will be used towards medical expenses for Pastor Darryl’s leader dog Rowdy. Sponsored by Sand Lake, South Ensley UM Churches and Sand Lake Lions Club. #2p

Blood Drive

January 17: Michigan Blood Drive on January 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. What better New Year Resolution than to give the gift of life. That would just cost you about one hour of your time every other month. Your donation has the potential to improve/save three people’s lives. The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #2

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jan. 21: The Cedar Springs Lions Club will host an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, January 21st from 7 am to 11 am at the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. $8 per person, family of 4 is $25. #2

Cabin Fever Cupcakes

Jan. 24: Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to think “summer” and sport their beachiest resort wear while decorating summery cupcakes. Judges will give awards for the best summer-themed cupcake and for cupcake decorating skills. (No bikinis, must wear shoes, and be sure to top your outfit off with a coat and boots to make your way over!) Pre-registration is required 616-784-2007. Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. Please visit www.kdl.org for more information. #2

Comedy improv at the Kent Theatre

Jan. 25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to announce its first annual comedy “Improv Night at the Kent” debuting on Wednesday, January 25th. Doors will open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7 pm. Local talent will take to the stage to entertain their audience for 90 minutes. Cost is only $5 at the door. It’s not The Second City, but in the same fashion, it should be an evening of grins and giggles as performers quickly create characters and dialog in the spur of a moment! #2,3p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Jan. 8: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, January 8th 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 the group, The Traditional County and Gospel Singers, with Larry and Deb Eadie and fellow musicians. 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! #1

Keep your weight loss resolution

Jan. 10: It’s that time of year… if you’ve made a New Year Resolution to drop some weight or to live a healthier life style, come check out what TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) can do for you. TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women that meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #1

Science Rocks!

Jan. 14: Explore earth science with hands-on activities. Become a detective and learn the skills geologists use to identify rocks. Take a journey through the rock cycle as if you were a rock yourself. Experiment with how meteorites create craters and use the magnetic force of the Earth to see who can make the longest magnetic chain. Create a piece of “rock-ing” art to take home, too. Saturday, January 14th at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL, 88 Eighth St. #1

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God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 3,10,17,24,31: 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. #52

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 3: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #52

Straw Building Bonanza

Jan. 7: With this unstructured building time, kids can build 2D and 3D geometric creations, vehicles, forts, or whatever! We’ll provide all the materials, kids bring their imagination and curiosity. Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m. at Nelson Twp. /Sand Lake KDL, 88 Eighth St.
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Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or call MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp (989) 328-1270. #52

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Cookie Walk

Dec. 17: North Kent Presbyterian Church will host its 20th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk Saturday morning, December 17th from 9:00 am until gone. Still only $7.00/box or 3 boxes/$20.00…Public VERY welcome! Choose your own selection from more than 25 varieties of delicious homemade Christmas cookies. The church is located at 6175 Kuttshill Drive NE, Rockford (1 block west of Wolverine Blvd., north of Rogue River,  just north of Blythefield Country Club.) Come early for a great selection! Cookies make great gifts for neighbors, teachers, mail carriers, and friends, too! Our church cook book will also be available for sale. For further information contact our church office at 616-866-2230 Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. #49,50p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church Program and Potluck 

Dec. 18: Please join 2nd Chance for our Cowboy Christmas Program and Potluck Sunday, December 18, 2016. Potluck will be at 6:00 pm and Christmas Program and Music at 7:00 pm. At 2nd Chance School, 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, Michigan (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Bring a dish to pass. Table service and drinks will be provided. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month . THERE WILL NOT BE COWBOY CHURCH ON CHRISTMAS DAY. 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 293-2150. See you there! #50p

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 20: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #50

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Holiday Craft and Vendor Show

Dec. 10: Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. will host their show on Saturday, December 10th from 9 am to 2 pm. Please check out our Facebook event for all the details and contact information or call Hillcrest at 616-696-9333 and leave a message. #48,49p

Newaygo Community Christmas Concert

Dec. 11: The Newaygo Community Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 6 pm at the Grant Fine Arts Center, 331 E. State Rd., Grant. Come an enjoy the sounds of the Christmas Season. Admission is FREE. #48,49p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Dec.11: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, December 11th  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 the group Acoustic Christmas Music. 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! #49

Cookie Walk

North Kent Presbyterian Church will host its 20th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk Saturday morning, December 17th from 9:00 am until gone. Still only $7.00/box or 3 boxes/$20.00…Public VERY welcome! Choose your own selection from more than 25 varieties of delicious homemade Christmas cookies. The church is located at 6175 Kuttshill Drive NE, Rockford (1 block west of Wolverine Blvd., north of Rogue River,  just north of Blythefield Country Club.) Come early for a great selection! Cookies make great gifts for neighbors, teachers, mail carriers, and friends, too! Our church cook book will also be available for sale. For further information contact our church office at 616-866-2230 Tuesday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. #49,50p

Gingerbread Lane

Dec, 17,22: Stroll down Gingerbread Lane and enjoy tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited, 616-784-2007. For Families with Children. Saturday, December 17, 10:30 a.m., Nelson Twp. /Sand Lake KDL, 88 Eighth St. and Thursday, December 22, 6:30 p.m., Spencer Twp. KDL, 14960 Meddler Ave. Gowen. #49

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Annual Cookie Walk

Dec. 3: St. Peter’s Ladies Guild’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 3rd at 310 E. Division in Rockford from 9 am until the cookies are gone. We will have the traditional favorites plus some new delicious delights. They will be sold by the pound and you pick the combination. Stop in and pick up some cookies for the holidays. Proceeds help our Mission Projects throughout the year. #47,48p

Craft Show

Dec. 3: Resurrection Lutheran in Sand Lake, 180 Northland Drive, will be hosting a Craft Show on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 am to 2 pm. 30 vendors – food – raffle – book sale. #48p

Vendor and Craft Show

Dec. 3,4: The Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive, is hosting a Craft and Vendor Show on December 2nd from 5 to 9 pm and December 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch will be available for purchase. #47,48p

Chalk Artist and Ventriloquist

Dec. 4: Chalk for Christ artist and ventriloquist, Rod Snow will present an entertainment show the whole family can enjoy, Sunday, December 4th at 4 pm in the sanctuary of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Please join us for an afternoon of fun! There is no charge for this event. #47,48p

Dinner at the Legion

Dec. 5: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, December 5th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be baked chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #48p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Dec. 6,13,20,27: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #48

Drive-in Movie at KDL in Spencer

Dec. 7,8: What could be better than decorating you own “car” to sit in while eating popcorn and enjoying Mo Willem’s Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Please bring a sturdy box that your child can sit in. We’ll have craft supplies on hand to rev-up your child’s “car.” Come early to decorate your car and reserve your “parking space” for the film. Wednesday, December 7th at 10 am and Thursday, December 8th at 6:30 pm. Spencer Township Library, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org. #48

It’s a Wonderful Life Radio Play

Dec. 8-10: The Cedar Springs Community Players is presenting “It’s a Wonderful Life – A Live Radio Play” on December 8, 9 and 10 at 7:30 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. The play is inspired by the 1946 Frank Capra movie. From humble beginnings the movie has become an enduring American holiday favorite. Advance tickets are $10 at the Cedar Springs Library or $12 at the door and $8 for kids. #48

Holiday Craft and Vendor Show

Dec. 10: Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. will host their show on Saturday, December 10th from 9 am to 2 pm. Please check out our Facebook event for all the details and contact information or call Hillcrest at 616-696-9333 and leave a message. #48,49p

Visit Santa at Courtland Fire Department

Dec. 10: Santa will be visiting the Courtland Fire Department on Saturday, December 10th from 1 to 4 pm. The Fire Department is located at 7480 – 14 Mile Rd. just east of Myers Lake Rd. Punch and cookies will be served. #48

Newaygo Community Christmas Concert

Dec. 11: The Newaygo Community Christmas Concert will be held on Sunday, December 11th at 6 pm at the Grant Fine Arts Center, 331 E. State Rd., Grant. Come an enjoy the sounds of the Christmas Season. Admission is FREE. #48,49p

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Holiday Market

Nov. 26: The Tri County Music Boosters is hosting a Holiday Market on Saturday, November 26th at Tri County High School, 21338 Kendaville Rd., Howard City, from 10 am to 4 pm. Over 30 of your favorite vendors will be on hand offering specials for the holiday season on their unique items! Why fight the crowds in the malls when everything you could want can be found right here! Admission is only $2.00 and includes a raffle ticket of over two dozen fantastic door prizes. #47p

Sand Lake Tree Lighting & Carols

Nov. 27: There will be a Tree Lighting and carols in Sand Lake at Salisbury Park on Sunday, November 27th at 5:30 pm. Meet at the tree on the southeast corner of the park. Special music from Resurrection Lutheran Church Preschoolers. #46,47p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Nov. 27: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, November 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). The message and music will be shared by the group Riding for the Brand. 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! #47

Indoor Live Nativity

Dec. 2,3: Sand Lake United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall is transformed into the city of Bethlehem for an indoor live Nativity on Friday, December 2nd from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 1 to 3 pm. See the baby in the manger and listen to the angels sing. Our free gift to you this Christmas. #46,47p

Annual Cookie Walk

Dec. 3: St. Peter’s Ladies Guild’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 3rd at 310 E. Division in Rockford from 9 am until the cookies are gone. The cookies are sold by the pound and you pick the combination. This is the perfect time to pick up cookies for the holidays. Proceeds help our Mission Projects throughout the year. #47,48p

Vendor and Craft Show

Dec. 3,4: The Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive, is hosting a Craft and Vendor Show on December 2nd from 5 to 9 pm and December 3rd from 9 am to 4 pm. Lunch will be available for purchase. #47,48p

Holiday Marketplace

Dec. 3: Get a good start on your Holiday Shopping at the Greenville Area Senior Citizen Center, 715 S. Baldwin, Greenville, during their Holiday Marketplace event, taking place on Saturday, December 3rd from 9 am to 3 pm. Choose from a nice selection of quilts, crafts, dolls, holiday décor, gift items and baked goods, along with unique gift options from outside vendors. Entrance and free parking is in rear of building. Holiday Marketplace is part of a citywide holiday celebration. #47

Chalk Artist and Ventriloquist

Dec. 4: Chalk for Christ artist and ventriloquist, Rod Snow will present an entertainment show the whole family can enjoy, Sunday, December 4th at 4 pm in the sanctuary of the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Please join us for an afternoon of fun! There is no charge for this event. #47,48p

Help Promote Literacy

Dec. 5,16,20,28: 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 Monday, December 5th at 10 am, Friday, December 16th at 2 pm, Tuesday, December 20th at 6 pm and Wednesday, December 28th 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. #47

HCNC Holiday Party

Dec. 9: The Howard Christensen Nature Center staff, board and volunteers would like to invite you (everyone) to our annual holiday party at the Center! Unlike the previous years potluck style dinner, this one will have a light faire provided with samplings of cider, wine, juice and pop! No need to bring anything, however HCNC always appreciates holiday donations. Mingle with those who make this place happen and get to know us a little more! FREE to all, but donations are appreciated. The center is located at 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158, www.HowardChristensen.org. #47

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16th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 19: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church is hosting its 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar on November 19th from 9 am to 3 pm. 35+ crafters, Grandma’s Attic, Bake Sale, Cookies by the Pound. Lunch served from 11 am to 2 pm. The Bazaar is free! Come enjoy! The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Rd, Rockford (between 12 and 13 Mile Rd.) For more information call Dawna 616-866-0648. #45,46p

Silent & Live Auction

Nov. 19: Silent & Live Auction for Pine Ridge Bible Camp, Saturday, November 19th.  Come experience the Gift of Love, at Cedar Springs High School. Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Auction begins at 6:30 pm.  We will have gourmet appetizers and desserts. This is an adult only event, no child care will be provided.  We currently have donations from Disney Theme Parks, Trek Bikes, The Shack, Guided Pheasant Hunt, Event Tickets, Homemade Items, Gift Baskets & much more. #46p

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 21: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Meatloaf dinner on Monday,  November 21st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be meatloaf, mashed potatoes & gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #46

Michigan Blood Drive

Nov. 22: Michigan Blood Drive on November 22nd at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. The Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be furnishing homemade cookies as a special Thank You. Help make this a special way to pay it forward during the Thanksgiving week. The Blood Center thanks all the people that attempt to donate. #46

Sand Lake Tree Lighting & Carols

Nov. 27: There will be a Tree Lighting and carols in Sand Lake at Salisbury Park on Sunday, November 27th at 5:30 pm. Meet at the tree on the southeast corner of the park. Special music from Resurrection Lutheran Church Preschoolers. #46,47p

Indoor Live Nativity

Dec. 2,3: Sand Lake United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall is transformed into the city of Bethlehem for an indoor live Nativity on Friday, December 2nd from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 3rd from 1 to 3 pm. See the baby in the manger and listen to the angels sing. Our free gift to you this Christmas. #46,47p

Holiday Home Tour

Dec. 3: The Friends of the Timothy C. Houenstein Reynolds Township Library will host a Holiday Home Tour on December 3rd from 1 to 5 pm. Advanced tickets are $10 and $12 the day of the event. Tickets are available at the Library in Howard City. #46

16th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 19: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church is hosting its 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar on November 19th from 9 am to 3 pm. 35+ crafters, Grandma’s Attic, Bake Sale, Cookies by the Pound. Lunch served from 11 am to 2 pm. The Bazaar is free! Come enjoy! The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Rd, Rockford (between 12 and 13 Mile Rd.) For more information call Dawna 616-866-0648. #45,46p

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Fall Festival at Cedar Springs UMC

Nov. 5: The annual Fall Festival will be on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am to 2 pm at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Springs. Booths will include: Cookie Patch, Jewelry, Grandma’s Attic, Book Nook, Toys and Home Made Crafts. The church is located at 140 S. Main St. All are welcome. Celebrate the season with us. #43,44

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 5: The Sand Lake Lions Club will host a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church ED building. Located on the corner of 6th and Maple Streets. Antiques/Vintage collectibles and crafts, quality used clothing, miscellaneous items. #43,44

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 7: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, November 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, roll, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #44p

Turkey Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Nov. 9: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., NE, Cedar Springs will have our annual Turkey Dinner on Wednesday, November 9th from 5 to 7 pm. The menu includes turkey, potatoes, gravy, squash, relishes, rolls and homemade desserts. Donation only. Public welcome! #44

Huge Book Sale

Nov. 11,12: The Friends of the Cedar Springs Library will be having their Red Flannel Day make-up sale on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 at the Cedar Springs Senior Center at the corner of Park and Elm Streets. Friday the hours are from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday from 10 am unto 5 pm. All books are 25¢ each or $1 per bag! Come and take advantage of these fantastic prices! #44

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 12: Do your Christmas shopping! Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 3 pm. 50 vendors, delicious fresh baked goods, 100’s of hand crafted items, jewelry and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone! Rolls & coffee and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come early, stay late! #44,45p

Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

Nov. 12: The American Legion Post’s Ladies Auxiliary is sponsoring a Widow’s Weekend Bazaar on Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 3 pm. Craft items, bake sale, even some garage sale things. Plus the lunch kitchen is open. Come join us for all the fun and support our community. #44,45p

Craft Show

Nov. 12: Come to our fall Craft Show at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral. Saturday, November 12th from 9 am to 2 pm. Come and join in the fun! Sub sandwich lunches will be available. Presented by the Maple Valley Fire Department – Coral Auxiliary. #44,45p

The Life Reimagined Checkup

Nov. 17: Sometimes life takes you in unexpected directions. But it is never too late to make a change and discover your ‘what’s next?’ moment. Join us for a free Life Reimagined Checkup (a program of AARP) where you can reflect on your goals and aspirations, discover your personal strengths and get inspired to take the next step forward in life. This is the moment you’ve been waiting for, so take it. The Life Reimagined Checkup is a free 2 hour workshop and open to anyone the community. Pre-registration required, please visit https://aarp.cvent.com/lr101016 to register. Thursday, November 17, 5:30–7:30 p.m., Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #44

 

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Halloween Extreme at the CS Historical Museum

Oct. 29: Don’t miss Halloween Extreme at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum in Morley Park on Saturday, October 29th from 5 to 7 pm. This special evening is for teens and adults, a little scary for the little ones but loads of fun for our older visitors. #43p

Cedar Springs Halloween Spooktacular

Oct. 31:  The Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce, businesses and churches in Cedar Springs are sponsoring the annual Cedar Springs Halloween Spooktacular on Saturday, October 31. Some of the free events include trick or treating from 4:30-7 p.m. at area businesses and City Hall, with maps available at the Library; The Cedar Springs Historical Museum will be having their Haunted School House from 5- 7 p.m.; Apple Cider from the Kent County Traffic Squad and Candy by the Cedar Springs Fire Department at the Fire barn (Maple Street); The Springs Church Trunk or Treating from 6-8 p.m; warm up at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church with hot chocolate and treats. #43

Halloween Hospitality Center

Oct. 31: Warm up and rest station at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs on Monday, October 31st from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Serving hot chocolate, popcorn and treats. Hope to see you then. #42,43p

Haunted School House 

Oct. 31: On Halloween night be sure to visit the Haunted School House in Morley Park. This Spooktacular event will be open from 5 to 7 pm. Our volunteers Marie and Nolon Patin along with Phil Mann will transform the one room school next to the museum into a fun and spooky place at visit. This event is suitable for all ages. #43

Trunk or Treat at Hillcrest

Oct. 31: Monday, October 31st: It’s Trunk or Treat fun time! Come check out our crazy trunks from 6 – 8 pm at Hillcrest Community Church of God located at 5994 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Don’t miss out on the safe family fun! #43

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Nov. 1,8,15,22,29: 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. #43

Seuss on STEAM at KDL

Nov. 2,3: Kids are never too young to be introduced to basic scientific principles, especially when it involves fun activities based on their favorite Dr. Seuss books. For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, November 2, 10 a.m. and Thursday, November 3, 6:30 p.m., Spencer Twp. KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #43

Fall Festival at Cedar Springs UMC

Nov. 5: The annual Fall Festival will be on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am to 2 pm at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Springs. Booths will include: Cookie Patch, Jewelry, Grandma’s Attic, Book Nook, Toys and Home Made Crafts. The church is located at 140 S. Main St. All are welcome. Celebrate the season with us. #43,44

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 5: The Sand Lake Lions Club will host a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 5th from 9 am – 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church ED building. Located on the corner of 6th and Maple Streets. Antiques/Vintage collectibles and crafts, quality used clothing, miscellaneous items. #43,44

HCNC Holiday Make and Take

Nov. 12: Nothing Says Happy holidays like a homemade gift from a youngster. Bring your kiddos to Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City on Saturday, November 12 from 10 am to 1 pm to make holiday gifts, ornaments and other crafts that can become gifts from the heart and the pride of your child! Drop off your child (5 and over) for a few hours while you shop for them and they become some of Santa’s greatest Elves. $8 per child, $5 for members. HCNC requests pre-registration to all events. Pre-registration online allows us to ensure enough supplies for all attendees. 616-675-3158.  #43

HCNC Wreath Making

Nov. 12: Come on back and make this years wreath from natural supplies. While they may not last as long as an artificial wreath, they are sure to fill your home with that aromatic sense of the holidays and add even more beauty because you made it! Have kids? This is a great time for them to join other “elves” in the Make and Take at the same time! Saturday, November 12 from 10 am to 1 pm. $10 per person, $5 for members.  Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. HCNC requests pre-registration to all events. Pre-registration online allows us to ensure enough supplies for all attendees. 616-675-3158.  #43

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Fun and Film

Nov. 21: Join KDL at Celebration Cinema North in the Wave Room for the ultimate Harry Potter experience! Wear your favorite Hogwarts costume, hang out with other fans and try your hand at wizard crafts. After the party, head downstairs for a 7 p.m. private showing of “Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.” Seats in the theater are limited. Purchase tickets in advance any KDL location or online at www.kdl.org. Tickets are $15 per person and include pop and popcorn. For teens grades 6-12. Monday, November 21, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. #43

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