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Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

Cedar Springs Community Players Winter Production

Feb. 26: On February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 2pm at the historic Kent Theater. “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances.” We are teaming up with Cedar Springs High School and Creative Technologies Academy to bring you an evening of one-act plays. Each play will be a glimpse into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne will be presented by Creative Technologies Academy. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School . “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet will be presented by the Cedar Springs Players. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under) and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets may be purchased at the door (adults $12, students $8). For more information, visit our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Community Players) or our website (CedarSpringsCommunityPlayers.org). #7,8p

Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 2,16: Dinners are about to start again on March 2nd. It will be Baked Chicken and on the 16th will be Meatloaf. Adults $9 and $4 children. We have to go boxes. American Legion Post 287, 80 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. #8

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Mar. 3,10,17.24: 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. #8

Let’s Get Growing at HCNC

Mar. 3: Join seasoned gardeners in learning how to begin your garden early indoors. A great way to save money by avoiding costly plants at the nursery each spring and a wonderful way to even dictate an earlier harvest. Make your garden the envy of the neighborhood while feeding your family. Beans, peppers, tomatoes, pickles, squash and more! Donation of $8 includes pots, soil and seeds. Tuesday, March 3rd from 6 to 7:30 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #8

Creative Canvas Painting at KDL

Mar. 5, 9: Release you inner artist with the guidance of instructors from Wine and Canvas (sans wine). All supplies will be provided and no previous experience or talent is needed to create a masterpiece in our fun and relaxing environment. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, March 5 at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. Monday, March 9 at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #8

Travel to Chicago with MCC

Mar. 21: Montcalm Community College offers a March 21 bus trip to Chicago. The cost is $40 for non-students and registration begins March 1. The fee covers the cost of transportation, and participants must pay for their food and for their entry fees to attractions. Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the trip. Adult admission is $18 for the Field Museum of Natural History and $15 for students with a student ID and senior citizens; $8 for Shedd Aquarium; $12 for the Adler Planetarium and $10 for senior citizens; $23 for adults and $17 for students with a student ID and senior citizens at the Art Institute of Chicago; and $18 for adults and $17 for senior citizens at the Museum of Science & Industry. The bus leaves MCC in Sidney at 6:45 a.m., picks up passengers at the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and returns to MCC at 10:30 p.m. To register online visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment, call (616) 754-7706 or 1-877-328-2111, ext. 610. Checks, cash and major credit cards are accepted, and payment is due at registration. #8

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Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

Resurrection Celebration ‘15

Feb. 22: It’s coming back! If you loved it last year and want to be a part of it this year, now’s your opportunity! If you love to act or sing with a focus on Jesus, this is for you! If you want to help backstage, this is for you too! Practices for this play will begin on February 22 from 2-4p.m. at The Springs Church. Only 5 Sundays of rehearsals. Dress rehearsals will be in the evenings the week of March 23. March 27 eve and 28 afternoon and eve performances. Questions? Contact Cherryl Rosenberger 616-862-3109 or Jan Malmo 616-260-1692. Check us out on facebook – Resurrection Celebration. #7

Languages of Love

Feb. 24: Anne King, Teacher & Motivation Consultant is the featured speaker. There are five basic love languages – five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved. Learn to identify your language, the language of your family members and how to best relate to your child. Tuesday, February 24th at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium from 6:30 – 8 pm. Sessions are open to parents, students and community members. #7

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Feb. 25: East Nelson UMC, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE will have a dinner on Wednesday, February 25th. The menu includes: Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and relished, homemade desserts. The dinner will be served from 5-7 pm. Everyone is welcome. Donations for your meal appreciated! #7

Cedar Springs Community Players Winter Production

Feb. 26: On February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 2pm at the historic Kent Theater. “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances.” We are teaming up with Cedar Springs High School and Creative Technologies Academy to bring you an evening of one-act plays. Each play will be a glimpse into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne will be presented by Creative Technologies Academy. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School . “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet will be presented by the Cedar Springs Players. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under) and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets may be purchased at the door (adults $12, students $8). For more information, visit our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Community Players) or our website cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #7,8p

The Wonderful 

WaterColorBot

Feb. 26: Watch with amazement while an image you create is recreated by our robot using watercolors, paper and a paintbrush. For all ages. Thursday, February 26th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #7

Snowfall Friday at HCNC

Feb. 27: Come on out for a great way to enjoy the winter, escape the cabin fever blues and learn new ways to enjoy SNOW! We’ll have snowball targets, snow angel contests, snowman building and more. Prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in each category! Hot cocoa, coffee for the parents and other refreshments. Have a sled or skates? Bring them along and enjoy a day on Tadpole Pond all frozen over. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #7

3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Feb. 28: Make your drawings come to life with our 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. Saturday, February 28th at 2:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #7

Wild Game Dinner

Feb. 28: Pierson Bible Church, 101 Grand St. (behind the Pierson Post Office) is hosting a wild game dinner. Every one is welcome! Saturday, February 28th at 6 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Bring your favorite wild game dish ready to eat or come early and prepare you dish in our kitchen. There will be door prizes. Special speaker: Chuck Richardson. If you had an unlucky hunting or fishing season this past year, you’re still in luck because we’ll have plenty of food for everyone. #7

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Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

Feb. 14: “The Song,” Free Movie, Free Popcorn, Free Drinks. At the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Saturday February 14th at 7:00 PM one showing only. Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander says,“I want to encourage you to grab your spouse and go check out THE SONG. It is an incredible movie. Korie and I watched it — and we loved it. So do yourself a favor and go see it.” “Ladies, I’m gonna tell you what you need to do,” echoed Duck Dynasty star Miss Kay Robertson. “Grab your husbands, your boyfriends, girls — whoever it takes — and go see THE SONG You will love it, and they will too. It’ll be worth it!” The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Main and Church. #5,6p

Adoptive Family Meeting

Feb. 16: The Cedar Springs Area Adoptive Family Group will meet on February 16th from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Any adoptive family in the area is welcome to attend. Please RSVP to Deidra Artecki at 616-458-7945. #6

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 17: 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. #6

Blood Drive

Feb. 17: Michigan Blood will have a blood drive at the United Methodist Church in Cedar Springs on Tuesday, February 17th. Note the TIME CHANGE: The drive begins at 12:30 pm and ends at 7 pm. After Sharing your heart on Valentine’s Day, share your blood the next Tuesday. #6

CS Senior All Night Fundraiser

Feb. 20: The Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party Committee and Cedar Rock Sports Plex are hosting a fundraiser on February 20 from 9 to 11:30 pm. $8 per person ($2 skate rental). Come join in the fun! All ages are welcome. Ice skating and soccer. Cedar Rock Sports Plex 4758 Cornfield Drive, Cedar Springs. #5,6p

Cabin Fever Family Movie Night

Feb. 22: Join friends and family at Camp Lily’s for an evening of fun watching a family friendly movie. Check our website or call the office to find out what movie we will be screening. Sunday February 22nd from 6 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $3/ person or $10/family of four or more. Donation covers the cost of popcorn and beverages that will be provided. Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #6

Cedar Springs Community Players Winter Production

Feb. 26: On February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 2pm at the historic Kent Theater. “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances.” We are teaming up with Cedar Springs High School and Creative Technologies Academy to bring you an evening of one-act plays. Each play will be a glimpse into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne will be presented by Creative Technologies Academy. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School . “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet will be presented by the Cedar Springs Players. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under) and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets may be purchased at the door (adults $12, students $8). For more information, visit our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Community Players) or our website (CedarSpringsCommunityPlayers.org). #7,8p

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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. #5

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 10: 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. #5

Help Promote Literacy

Feb. 12: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Thursday, February 12th for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #5

Valentine Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Feb. 13: East Nelson United Methodist Church Youth Group is having a fund raising romantic Valentine Dinner on Friday, February 13 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. A single ticket is $12 and a double ticket is $20. The menu is: Lasagna, regular, chicken Alfredo or vegetarian, tossed or Caesar salad, garlic bread, apple crisp with ice cream and caramel sauce, warm brownies with ice cream and hot fudge. Please join us at East Nelson UMC Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. Tickets can be purchased by calling the church at 616-696-0661. #5

Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

Feb. 14: “The Song,” Free Movie, Free Popcorn, Free Drinks. At the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Saturday February 14th at 7:00 PM one showing only. Willie Robertson, CEO of Duck Commander says,“I want to encourage you to grab your spouse and go check out THE SONG. It is an incredible movie. Korie and I watched it — and we loved it. So do yourself a favor and go see it.” “Ladies, I’m gonna tell you what you need to do,” echoed Duck Dynasty star Miss Kay Robertson. “Grab your husbands, your boyfriends, girls — whoever it takes — and go see THE SONG You will love it, and they will too. It’ll be worth it!” The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is located on the corner of Main and Church. #5,6p

Candlelight Snowshoe Walk

Feb. 14: Enjoy this tour-guided excursion through Howard Christensen Nature Center’s scenic trails. Snowshoe equipment provided. A two-mile hike through candlelit trails. We will also stop after one mile for valentines stories around the campfire at Camp Lily’s location. If there isn’t enough snow we will still have the candlelit trail walk. Be prepared to “Love Games” Saturday, February 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $10 per person includes hot chocolate, coffee and a light refreshment. All ages welcome! The $10 per person includes one movie ticket per person to complete your date night to be used at your convenience. Must be pre-registered to qualify for movie tickets. Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #5

Heart to Heart Craft Party

Feb. 14: Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with snacks and crafts. For all ages. Saturday, February 14th at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #5

Roast Beef Dinner

Feb. 15: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park D. 330 Rockford Park Dr. will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday February 15th and every 3rd Sunday of each month thereafter. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably price at adults $9, kids 4 to 12 $7 and under 4 years free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #5

CS Senior All Night Fundraiser

Feb. 20: The Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party Committee and Cedar Rock Sports Plex are hosting a fundraiser on February 20 from 9 to 11:30 pm. $8 per person ($2 skate rental). Come join in the fun! All ages are welcome. Ice skating and soccer. Cedar Rock Sports Plex 4758 Cornfield Drive, Cedar Springs. #5,6p

Whitetails Unlimited Banquet

Mar. 21: Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the 8th Annual Cedar Springs Banquet on Saturday, March 21, at the American Legion, 91 N. 1st Street, Cedar Springs. This special event will feature a buffet dinner, auction and prizes with a wide variety of products such as firearms, outfitter packages, hunting and outdoor-related equipment, artwork and collectibles only available at WTU events. The social hour begins at 5 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 each, $25 for a spouse, or $25 for juniors 15 and under. Ticket order deadline is March 14th and tickets will not be sold at the door. To order tickets call Brian Egan at 616-291-5335, WTU Headquarters at 800-274-5475 or online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. #5

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Ice Skating at HCNC

NOW: Ice skating is available on Tadpole Pond during business hours for $1 skate rentals. No registration is required, folks can simply show up, fill out the form and skate! We check the ice daily and will have it clearly posted if/when it is unsafe for skating. People may bring their own skates, at their own risk, but we ask for a donation to help cover the costs of maintaining the “rink”. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. Hours: closed Monday, Tuesday – Thursday, 9 am to 5 pm, Friday, 9 am to 1 pm, Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 4 pm.  #4

Help decorate CS Library with Valentines

Feb. 2: Starting February 2, help decorate the Cedar Springs Library for the month of February. Bring in a homemade Valentine decoration and receive a box of Valentine cards (28-34 in a box) while supplies last. The library is located at 43 W. Cherry Street, Cedar Springs. #4

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Feb. 3,10,17,24: 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. #4

Beauty and the Beast

Feb. 5-8: Cedar Springs High School is proudly presenting Beauty and the Beast for their winter musical. Evening shows are on February 5, 6, and 7 at 7:00pm, with matinees on February 7 and 8 at 1:00pm in the high school auditorium.

Tickets are $10, and can be bought from any cast member, the high school main office, or online at http://www.hprodcshs.com. Tickets can be bought at the door if they are still available on the night of the show. #4.

Winter Family Fun Day at HCNC

Feb. 7: Be a proud Michigander, get our and enjoy winter. Here is your chance to come out and play in the snow with us. Children’s games, longest ball (golf) snowshoe walks (free) with your family, snowman or snow animal building contest, try doing the hula hoop contest (going the longest), bubble-blowing (watch them freeze if below 32), make a homemade snow glove, use our water filled bottles of color to create your own snow art in our open prairie. Then warm up with a bowl of chilli or some s’mores by the outdoor campfire. And yes cookies! Saturday, February 7th from 10:30 am to 1 pm. Donation of $6/ person or $20 for family. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #4

 

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Fish Fry

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

 

TOPS weight loss support group

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

 

Help Promote Literacy

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

 

Make a Valentine

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

 

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Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

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

 

Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

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

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 20: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #2

 

Michigan Blood Drive

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

 

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AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebos House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #1

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 13: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #1

Cedar Springs Music Boosters Fundraiser

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

The Pirate’s Life for Me

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

Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

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

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TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 6: Start the New Year off right with TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #50

 

M*A*S*H* Auditions

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

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 6,13,20,27: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #53

 

Mush! at Spencer KDL

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

 

Michigan’s Owls: Who’s Watching Who

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

 

Volunteers Needed for Cleanup

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

 

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TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 30: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #52

 

Countdown to Happy “Noon” Year!

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

 

Think Outside the Cage at HCNC

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

 

M*A*S*H* Auditions

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

 

Help Promote Literacy

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

 

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