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Go Snowshoeing on MCC’s Nature Trails

Feb. 8-22: Join Montcalm Community College Instructor Cheryl Meyer for snowshoeing on Thursdays Feb. 8-22 from 2 to 3 p.m. on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails. Any ability level is welcome, and the instructor can provide tips to help you get started. Bring your own snowshoes. If there is no snow, there will be hiking or running instead. Please meet at the Recreation Desk in the Activities Building on MCC’s Sidney campus. For more information, email Meyer at cherylm@montcalm.edu. #6

Velzy Park’s Spaghetti Dinner

Feb. 9: Velzy Park’s 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner has been set for Friday, February 9th at Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Ave. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00. Enjoy Live Music by Monique’s Quality Entertainment, Dessert Auction, 50/50 Raffle with your community members. Tickets, $10/person or $18/couple, can be purchased at the Township Hall. #5,6b

Power Weekend at Hillcrest Community Church

Feb. 9-11: If you would like to feel the powerful presence of God, then you need to attend Power Weekend. Power Weekend is an annual event held every February at Hillcrest Community Church in Cedar Springs. Rex Webb, Pastor of Alma House of Prayer is an anointed powerhouse and will be leading focused prayer at the February 9, 10 and 11th event. Shelby Kerkes and Frank will be leading spirit led worship. Please join us for the power weekend, you will not be disappointed when you come with great expectation of meeting Him there! Friday, February 9th from 7 – 9 pm, Saturday, February 10th from 9 am to 2 pm (light lunch provided) and Sunday, February 11th at 10 am. #6

CS Library Used Book Sale

Feb. 10: Used book sale hosted by the Cedar Springs Friends of the Library will take place on Saturday, February 10th from 9 am to 5 pm. The event will be held in the Community Room in the Cedar Springs Public Library. Hardcover books are 50 cents each and paperbacks are 25 cents each. Any questions call the CS Library at 616-696-1910.  #5,6p

Annual Moms Market Sale

Feb. 10: Come Sip and Shop! Annual Moms Market Sale at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. Cedar Springs. Saturday, February 10th from 9 am to 2 pm. #5,6b

Free Childcare Available @ CS UMC

Feb. 10: Enjoy a date with your sweetie and we will take care of the kids! Certified childcare provided @ Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Saturday, February 10th from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Pizza and activities for the kids to do. Limited Registration:  Contact CSUMC office @ 616-696-1140. #5,6b

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Feb. 10: The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday February 10th at 5:30 pm (dinner at 6:30 pm). Come to enjoy some good food, music, dancing and fellowship. Donation  $20 single and $35 per couple. St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information please call Len Kogut 276-591-8224 or John Falicki 231-357-2998. #5,6p

Cabin Fever Dinner Dance

Feb. 10: The American Legion of Rockford, 330 Rockford Park, is hosting a Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 10th . Dinner from 6 – 7 pm and the dance from 7 – 11 pm. Cost is $20 per person dinner/dance and $15 per person dance only. Call 616-866-2001 for more information about tickets. #5,6p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Feb. 11: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church, Bonfire and Hot Dog Roast on Sunday, February 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). We will be having a bonfire and hot dog roast along with a message and a lot of fellowship. We will be roasting hot dogs outside or will bring them in for those who prefer to not be outside. 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! #6

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 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 Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #6

Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Feb. 13,14: Play some anti-Valentines games and feast on food. For teens. Tuesday, February 13th at 6:30 pm, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. Wednesday, February 14th at 6:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #6

Ice Cream Social Fundraiser

Feb. 20: Getting a late start but picking up speed is the Cedar Springs 6th grade Red Hawk Robotics Team. This is the first year for the program at this level in Cedar Springs. The program is guided by First with students participating at the First Tech Challenge level: this seasons challenge being First Relic Recovery. Our students have completed the physical construction of the robot and are working on the electrical system as well as the programming aspects. If you would like to see our robot please stop by our Ice Cream Social being held February 20th from 3:30 to 8 pm in the High School Cafeteria. Students are raising money for a new laptop and to help continue the program next year. #6,7p

MCC’s Alumni & Friends Choir Rehearsals

Feb. 22: Rehearsals for Montcalm Community College’s Alumni & Friends Choir begin Feb. 22. This is a community and student non-audition choir that welcomes everyone, high school age and above, who has an interest in singing in a choral group. Rehearsals are on Thursdays from Feb. 22 through April 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room M211 in the Morford Building on the college’s Sidney campus. The cost is $15 per person. The spring 2018 “Out of This World” concert with MCC’s Philharmonic Orchestra is April 22 at 5 p.m. on MCC’s Sidney campus. Admission to the concert is free. For a link to register, visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment. #6

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God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Feb. 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. #5

Velzy Park’s Spaghetti Dinner

Feb. 9: Velzy Park’s 3rd Annual Spaghetti Dinner has been set for Friday, February 9th at Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Ave. Doors open at 5:30 with dinner at 6:00. Enjoy Live Music by Monique’s Quality Entertainment, Dessert Auction, 50/50 Raffle with your community members. Tickets, $10/person or $18/couple, can be purchased at the Township Hall. #5,6b

CS Library Used Book Sale

Feb. 10: Used book sale hosted by the Cedar Springs Friends of the Library will take place on Saturday, February 10th from 9 am to 5 pm. The event will be held in the Community Room in the Cedar Springs Public Library. Hardcover books are 50 cents each and paperbacks are 25 cents each. Any questions call the CS Library at 616-696-1910.  #5,6p

Annual Moms Market Sale

Feb. 10: Come Sip and Shop! Annual Moms Market Sale at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. Cedar Springs. Saturday, February 10th from 9 am to 2 pm. #5,6b

Free Childcare Available @ CSUMC

Feb. 10: Enjoy a date with your sweetie and we will take care of the kids! Certified childcare provided @ Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Saturday, February 10th from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. Pizza and activities for the kids to do. Limited Registration:  Contact CSUMC office @ 616-696-1140. #5,6b

Valentine’s Dinner Dance

Feb. 10: The Knights of Columbus is hosting a Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday February 10th at 5:30 pm (dinner at 6:30 pm). Come to enjoy some good food, music, dancing and fellowship. Donation  $20 single and $35 per couple. St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information please call Len Kogut 276-591-8224 or John Falicki 231-357-2998. #5,6p

Cabin Fever Dinner Dance

Feb. 10: The American Legion of Rockford, 330 Rockford Park, is hosting a Dinner Dance on Saturday, February 10th . Dinner from 6 – 7 pm and the dance from 7 – 11 pm. Cost is $20 per person dinner/dance and $15 per person dance only. Call 616-866-2001 for more information about tickets. #5,6p

Heart to Heart Craft Party

Feb. 10, 13: Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with snacks and crafts. Saturday, February 10 at 11:00 am, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14969 Meddler Ave, Gowen and on Tuesday, February 13 at 10:30 am, Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eight St. #5

Cedar Springs Women’s Scholarship Available

Mar. 15: The Cedar Springs Women’s Club awards an annual $1000 scholarship to a female of any age, who resides in the Cedar Springs Public School District. The recipient may be considering any type of skill training or degree program. This Scholarship is awarded by June 1st of each year at the direction of the membership of the CS Women’s Club, based on recommendations of the scholarship selection committee. All awards are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion or national origin. Applications may be obtained at the Cedar Springs Public Library or at the counseling offices at Cedar Springs High School or Creative Technology Academy or by calling 616-696-0090 or 616-696-0456. Applications must be mailed to the Scholarship Committee at PO Box 182, Cedar Springs, MI 49319 and must be postmarked by March 15, 2018. #5

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Jan 28: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, January 28th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, North Country Band, who will share their musical talent. 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! #4

The Family Experience

Feb. 3: Join us for a family fun event full of games, ice cream, skits that teach and lots of laughter! Oh, and did we mention that this is completely FREE for everyone! Check us out on Facebook “FX-The Family Experience”@rockfordres. Resurrection Life Church, 3233 – 10 Mile Rd., Saturday, February 3rd from 3:30 to 5:30 pm. #4

Make your own Valentine Cards

Feb. 5: Make your own valentine cards and other items on February 5th with Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation. Classes are $20 and include the supplies to make the card other than adhesives. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 2nd and can be done online at www.csaparksandrec.com or at the office in CSPS Hilltop Monday-Wednesday. For more information visit the website or call 696-7320. #3,4

The Art of Papermaking

Feb. 6: Back by popular demand! Create unique handcrafted paper with artistic flair and style. Learn techniques to create decorative sheets of paper using various fibers and pulp, a mold and a deckle. Pre-registration required. For adults. Tuesday, February 6th at 6 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. Visit www.kdl.org for more information, 616-784-2007. #4

Auditions for Actors del Arte

Feb. 8: Actors del Arte Ensemble will be holding auditions and casting calls for the upcoming show “Saw Dust and Magic” a comedy/drama about the early circus life of the 1900’s. Casting call runs through February 8th. Looking for all ages, men women, teens and children. Interested parties please contact the director Patricia Rose at 616-874-5264. #4

Valentine’s Snowshoeing at HCNC

Feb. 10: Bundle up this February for a candle lit snow shoe walk! You will make your way on a guided walk to our bonfire, where you will enjoy refreshments and S’mores, before heading back out on your walk. If the snow decides not to show, this will be a trail walk. Remember to get goodies for your sweetheart at our bake sale. All ages welcome. Snow shoe equipment provided. Saturday, February 10th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Final walk leaves promptly at 8 pm. Non-members $5/ members $3. Pre-registration requested, www.howardchristensen.org. 616-675-3158, Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #4

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Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jan. 20: The Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 24 and Apr. 21 from 7 – 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. $5 per person, children under 10 eat free. Pancakes, eggs,  sausage links, coffee and juice. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #2,3b

Dave Ramsey – Financial Peace University

Jan. 21: What if you could always buy what you need interest-free? What if you could actually keep a percentage of your paycheck? Guess what? You CAN! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money. If you’re interested in learning how to better manage your money, we’d like you to join us at Gowen Bible Church – Meddler Campus (16415 Meddler Ave., Sand Lake). Classes run every Sunday evening, Jan. 21 through Mar. 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. You can register online at www.daveramsey.com. Contact Leslie Wood at leslie@lawood.net or 989-287-0167 for more info. #2,3b

Cabin Fever Cupcakes @ KDL

Jan. 23: Is it summer yet? Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to sport their beachiest resort wear (no bikinis, must wear shoes) and decorate a summer themed cupcake. Be sure to top your outfit off with a coat and boots to make your way over! *Pre-registration required, 616-784-2007. Tuesday, January 23, 6:30 pm, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. Visit www.kdl.org for more information. #3

A Day at the Beach!

Jan. 24,25: Forget about the cold, snowy winter and enjoy a day at the beach! Bring your beach towel and join us in beachy reads, sandy activities and fun in the sun games! For children and families. Wednesday, January 24, 10:00 am and Thursday, January 25, 6:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. Visit www.kdl.org for more information. #3

Snow Shoe Saturdays at HCNC

Feb. 3,17,24: If you have never snow shoed before come on out and learn how. This can be as long  or as short of a walk you like. We are all here to learn. Saturday, February 3, 17 & 24th. Walks leave at 1 pm. Members FREE, non-members $5/$8 if snow shoes needed. You can rent our snow shoes ($4), ice skates ($2) and cross country skis ($6), seven days a week! Pre-registration requested, www.howardchristensen.org. 616-675-3158, Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #3

Make your own Valentine Cards

Feb. 5: Make your own valentine cards and other items on February 5th with Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation. Classes are $20 and include the supplies to make the card other than adhesives. Pre-registration is required by Friday, February 2nd and can be done online at www.csaparksandrec.com or at the office in CSPS Hilltop Monday-Wednesday. For more information visit the website or call 696-7320. #3,4

Audition Notice

Feb. 5,7: On Monday, February 5 and Wednesday, February 7 the Flat River Community Players will hold auditions for “Wait Until Dark” by Frederick Knott at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville. Director Larry Moss is looking to cast 1-3 women and 4-6 men, all adults and 1 girl age 8-12 for the cast. Five performances are scheduled for April 13, 14, 15, 20 & 21. Any questions please call 616-754-8207. #3

Blood Drive

Feb. 8: Be a hero, give blood! Thursday, February 8th from 3 to 7 pm at Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Rd. Rockford MI 49341. To schedule an appointment, contact Julie at 616-443-1925. Walk-ins are welcome and encouraged. Anyone who attempts to donate will be entered in a drawing to win a 2 night stay in a family suite with water park passes at Great Wolf Lodge! #3

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Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser

Jan. 12: Help support Makhella’s Service Dog journey. Kayla has recently been diagnosed with a muscle deficiency in her eyes leaving her with low vision and near legally blind which causes difficulty in simple activities of daily living. Along with Kayla’s cognitive impairment from a tragic birth causes her to struggle with daily activities. As a vibrant 20 year old, Kayla is trying to be as independent as possible in her journey through adulthood. Doctors and Therapist both have suggested a Service Dog. So her journey begins… please support her journey by coming to Big Boy of Cedar Springs for an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner fundraiser on Friday, January 12, 5pm to 8pm. $12 per adult, $10 per child. Call 616-263-7025 for more info. #2

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Jan. 14:  2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church Sunday, January 14th at 6:00 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Music and Ministry will be shared by the group, Stroll Over Heaven, who will share their musical talent and the gospel. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church is held 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 293-2150. See you there! #2b

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jan. 20: The Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, Feb. 17, Mar. 24 and Apr. 21 from 7 – 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. $5 per person, children under 10 eat free. Pancakes, eggs,  sausage links, coffee and juice. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #2,3b

Dave Ramsey – Financial Peace University

Jan. 21: What if you could always buy what you need interest-free? What if you could actually keep a percentage of your paycheck? Guess what? You CAN! With Dave Ramsey’s class Financial Peace University, you CAN take control of your money. If you’re interested in learning how to better manage your money, we’d like you to join us at Gowen Bible Church – Meddler Campus (16415 Meddler Ave., Sand Lake). Classes run every Sunday evening, Jan. 21 through Mar. 18, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. You can register online at www.daveramsey.com. Contact Leslie Wood at leslie@lawood.net or 989-287-0167 for more info. #2,3b

Owl Walk at HCNC

Jan. 26: “Twit twoo” It’s time for our yearly Owl Walk! Local naturalist and expert Greg Swanson is back to introduce you to owl biology! Greg will start with an indoor presentation, then we will all head outdoors to see if we can observe these perfect predators. Maybe one will even stop to say ‘hello’ as you listen to Greg call for them. Friday, January 26th from 6 pm to 8 pm. This is a 12 year old and up event. Please flashlights ONLY AS NEEDED. Please no rowdiness or loud noises – we are in their habitat to listen, learn and explore. Free child care with crafts will be provided for children 11 and under. Non-members $5 per person or $15 per family of 4+, members $3 per person or $10 per family of 4+. Pre-registration requested, www.howardchristensen.org. 616-675-3158, Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #2 

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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

Jan. 6: There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner at Mary Queen of Apostles Church, located at One Maple St. in Sand Lake on January 6th at 6:30 pm to help raise funds for Susan Brockschmidt and Partners in Compassionate Care, a non-profit organization that helps the South Sudan people with medical care, food and medicine. Susan will be going to South Sudan on a voluntary unpaid medical mission to help teach the physician there how to take x-rays. She will be leaving on January 24th and return on February 10th and has a lot of travel expenses. She is also raising funds for much needed medical equipment. Hope to see you at the dinner. Or you can donate to the go fund me account: www.gofundme.com/south-sudan-medical-mission. Thank you for your support. #1

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 9: Need help keeping your New Year’s Resolution? Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #1

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Countdown to “Happy Noon” Year!

Dec. 30: We’re giving kids an exciting way to ring in 2018 with a countdown, noisemakers, crafts and fun – at an hour that won’t keep them up way past their bedtimes. Saturday, December 30th at 11:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #52

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 2,9,16,23,30: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #52

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 2: Need help keeping your New Year’s Resolution? Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #52

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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Christmas Services at St. John Paul II

Dec. 24: On December 24, the Vigil Mass of Christmas will be celebrated at St. John Paul II Parish (3110 17 Mile Rd in Cedar Springs) at 5 pm and Mass During the Night will be celebrated at 10 pm. On December 25, the Nativity of the Lord Mass During the Day will be celebrated at 10 am. #51

Christmas Services at Mary Queen of Apostles

Dec. 24: On December 24, the Vigil Mass of Christmas will be celebrated at Mary Queen of Apostles (One Maple St. in Sand Lake) at 7pm. On December 25, the Nativity of the Lord Mass at Dawn will be celebrated at 8am. #51

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 26: Need help getting through the holiday season? Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #51

Branch Life-Sized Oregon Trail

Dec. 27: Escape the winter weather with an exciting trip along the Oregon Trail, modeled after the classic computer game! Grab your friends and prepare to face capsized wagons, dysentery, broken wheels and more as you attempt to reach Willamette Valley. For teens. Wednesday, December 27th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #51

Countdown to “Happy Noon” Year!

Dec. 30: We’re giving kids an exciting way to ring in 2018 with a countdown, noisemakers, crafts and fun – at an hour that won’t keep them up way past their bedtimes. Saturday, December 30th at 11:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #51

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. #51

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2nd Chance Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Dec. 14-17: Support 2nd Chance School by purchasing a beautiful fresh Christmas Tree. Christmas trees will be available for sale, Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 1-8 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm, at 2nd Chance School, 810 17 Mile Road  Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road, 4 miles west of 131). We have scotch pine, blue spruce, black hills spruce, and balsam fir. Sizes are 3’ – 10’ tall. There are also a few 24” Frasier Fir decorated wreaths for sale. Support 2nd Chance by purchasing a Christmas tree. 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. #50b

Cookie Walk

Dec. 16: North Kent Presbyterian Church will host its 20th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk Saturday morning, December 16th from 9:00 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

Michigan Blood Drive

Dec. 19: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on December 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Members of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be providing homemade cookies. In this season of giving, this is a gift that does not cost you anything but an hour of your time. Your donation has the potential to save three lives in Michigan. The Michigan Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #50

 

HCNC’s Winter Day Camp 

Dec. 27-29: Get rid of winter break boredom. Experience the wonder of nature, as we explore the subnivean world. Camps will include hikes (with snowshoes if weather cooperates!), crafts, games, animal info, and Native American studies including archery.Wednesday will be dedicated to exploring the world of animals in their habitats. Thursday will include winter games and crafts galore. Friday will explore survival fun in the winter conditions. Come hang out with Miss Jen, and turn your winter weather “blahs” into snowing spectacular “wohoos”! December 27th, 28th and 29th from 10 am to 2 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. Member cost is $8 per child/per day or $20 for all 3 days ($20 must be paid the first day). Non-member cost is $10 per child/per day or $25 for all 3 days ($25 must be paid the first day). #50

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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. #49

Velzy Park Fundraiser

Dec. 7: Finish your Christmas shopping with appetizing gifts in useful containers, and help raise funds for Velzy Park at the same time! You are invited to enjoy this opportunity with a demonstration of unique gift giving ideas on Thursday, December 7th at 7:00pm at the Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Avenue, Cedar Springs. #48,49b

2nd Chance Christmas Tree Fundraiser

Dec. 7-10: Support 2nd Chance School by purchasing a beautiful fresh Christmas Tree. Christmas trees will be available for sale, Thursday and Friday 4-8 pm, Saturday 1-8 pm, Sunday noon-5 pm, at 2nd Chance School, 810 17 Mile Road Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road, 4 miles west of 131).  We have scotch pine, blue spruce, black hills spruce, and balsam fir. Sizes are 3’ – 10’ tall. There are also a few 24” Frasier Fir decorated wreaths for sale. Support 2nd Chance by purchasing a Christmas tree. 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. #48,49b

Christmas Concert and Dance Extravaganza

Dec. 9,10: Join an annual Christmas tradition of watching local talent perform at Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs! Saturday, December 9th  will be the Christmas Concert from 3 to 5 pm. Bring the whole family for a fun night out listening to holiday songs.  On December 10th the Annual Dance Extravaganza will start at 3 pm. Enjoy an evening of watching an amazing dance concert featuring 3 local dance schools.  Admission is only $3 per person for either event. Check out the Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce’s Facebook for more information and performance lineup. #48,49b

Adore…A Musical Celebration

Dec. 10: Join Solon Center Wesleyan Church for a special morning full of a variety of Christmas music including performances by the worship team, the children of the church, and a special Christmas ensemble. The service will be held @ 10 am on Sunday, December 10th. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. For questions please call 616-696-3229 or find us on the web @ www.scwchurch.org. #48,49b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church and Christmas Potluck

Dec. 10: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, December 10th. A Christmas Potluck will be at 5:00 pm and Cowboy Church following at 6:00 pm which will be a Christmas Hymn Sing with familiar Christmas songs everyone can join in and sing along with. It will take place at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month . There will NOT be Cowboy Church on Sunday, December 24th, Christmas Eve. 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! #49

Ready for Reindeer!

Dec. 14: Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Dress warmly and don’t forget the camera! Thursday, December 14 at 6:30 pm, Spencer Township Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #49

Cookie Walk

Dec. 16: North Kent Presbyterian Church will host its 20th Annual Christmas Cookie Walk Saturday morning, December 16th from 9:00 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

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