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Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jan. 16: The Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday on January 16th from 7 – 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. Adults $8 and Family $25. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice, coffee. All you can eat. Other planned dates are February 20th, March 19th and April 16th. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #2

Roast Beef Dinner

Jan. 17: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday, January 17th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #1,2p

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 19: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. 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

Michigan Blood Drive:

Jan. 19: Michigan Blood Drive: Tuesday, January 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 12:30 pm- 7:00 pm. Make a New Year’s Resolution: Donate every 2 months for 2016. You would have the potential to help 18 people! #2

Community Supported Agriculture

Jan. 19: Learn how you can fill your table with fresh, local, organic produce that’s good for the body and good for the earth. Tuesday, January 19th at 7 pm at Courtland-Oakfield UMC, 10295 Myers Lake, NE. #2

KDL Lab: Mad Scientist

Jan. 23: Pull on a lob coat and get ready to think like a mad scientist. Create a plush Franken-Beanie creature to take home, create slimy bugs in the Creepy Crawlers Oven and plan your next mad scientist creation with a Franken-creature collage! For ages 6 and older. Saturday, January 23rd at 10:30 am. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. 616-636-4251. #2

Women’s Day Retreat

Feb. 6: Need to get away from it all? A day away just for women will be held at the beautiful Loon’s Nest Banquet Center at Whitefish Lake on Saturday, February 6th from 9 am – 4 pm. Registration is at 8:30 am. The event called “G.R.O.W. – the Godly Rise of Women” is designed to encourage growth in women’s relationships, not only with God, but with spouses, family and personal friendships as well. Tickets are $35 which includes a delicious lunch, all day snacks and beverages, guest speaker Gail Ramesh the originator or the retreat ministry called Unveiled, and materials for special (hands on) breakout sessions. The day is sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. Tickets can be purchased at online at: https://scwchurch.cloverdonations.com/grow-registration/ or call the church office at 616-696-3229. The Loon’s Nest is located at 2241 Bass Lake Rd., Pierson. All women welcome! #2,3p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Jan. 10: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church starting Sunday, January 10th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd. The message will be shared by Joel Oosting from Cedar Springs, Michigan, Kent County Juvenile Probation Officer, who has an amazing testimony to share. The music will be provided by the Pryer Times, Mary and Faith Pryer, from Newago, Michigan, who will also share the words of Jesus Christ through their 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. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. #1

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 12: 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

Michigan Blood Drive

Jan. 12: Be somebody who shares. Give Blood! Tuesday, January 12th from 3 to 7 pm at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs. Attempt to donate and you could win a $100 Meijer Gift Card! Now is a great time to give blood. Patients in Michigan hospitals need blood 24/7/365. Appointments preferred. Questions? Contact Kathy Mabie at 616-696-3229. #1

Star Wars: KDL Awakens the Force

Jan. 16: Families can experience crafts and games related to Star Wars, practice Jedi training and see if they have the FORCE within. For all ages. Saturday, January 16th at 10:30 am. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #1

Roast Beef Dinner

Jan. 17: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday, January 17th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #1,2p

Creative Canvas Painting

Jan. 18: Release your inner artist by creating a unique and beautiful painting with the guidance of instructors from Wine and Canvas (sans wine). All supplies will be provided and no previous experience is needed to create a masterpiece in our fun and relaxing environment. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. Monday, January 18th at 6 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #1

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Start your New Year with TOPS

Jan. 5: Keep your New Year’s resolutions with TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly). TOPS is 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

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 5,12,19,26: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #52

P.A.T.H. For Diabetes Workshop

Jan. 7: Personal Action Toward Health (P.A.T.H.) for Diabetes is a six week workshop designed to provide skills and tools to help you improve your health and manage your symptoms. Thru PATH for Diabetes you will learn to deal with the challenges of not feeling well, effectively talk to healthcare providers and family members, increase your energy, stay independent, and set goals. This is a FREE class, held once a week for six weeks beginning January 7 from 9am-11:30am at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. Cedar Springs, MI 49319.  To register, or for questions please contact  Christi Demitz, MSU Extension, 616.632.7881, demitzch@anr.msu.edu. #51,52p

Ugly Sweater Cupcake Wars

Jan 13: Cupcake Wars are BACK! This time with a holiday twist. Teens are encourages to wear their ugliest (most unique) holiday sweater and decorate a holiday themed cupcake. Judges will give awards for the ugliest (most unique) sweater and cupcake decorating skills. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6 – 12. Wednesday, January 13th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. 616-636-4251. #52

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TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 29: 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. #51


P.A.T.H. For Diabetes Workshop

Jan. 7: Personal Action Toward Health (P.A.T.H.) for Diabetes is a six week workshop designed to provide skills and tools to help you improve your health and manage your symptoms. Thru PATH for Diabetes you will learn to deal with the challenges of not feeling well, effectively talk to healthcare providers and family members, increase your energy, stay independent, and set goals. This is a FREE class, held once a week for six weeks beginning January 7 from 9am-11:30am at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. Cedar Springs, MI 49319.  To register, or for questions please contact  Christi Demitz, MSU Extension, 616.632.7881, demitzch@anr.msu.edu. #51,52p

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Free Nutritional Options for Wellness

N.O.W. (Nutritional Options for Wellness) program held at Solon Center Wesleyan Church Food Pantry. Teaching disease self-management and healthy habits to those in need. Partnering with Access of West Michigan, we offer healthy food and nutrition education classes to low-income individuals who suffer from one of the following diseases: Cardiovascular, Diabetes, COPD, Renal Disease, Celiac Disease. Talk to your doctor today for referral into the program. For general questions, please call Nancy at Access of West Michigan, 616-774-2175 ext. 109. #49,50p

Lunch and Fun for Seniors

Attention Seniors! Come join us at the North Kent Senior Citizen’s Association at 44 N. Park St. in Cedar Springs on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Join the fun of eating lunch and playing Bingo or games. Hope to see you there! Contact info – 616-443-6463. #50p

Christmas Bake Sale

Dec. 19: The Tri County Country 4H Club Christmas Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, December 19th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Tractor Supply Co. in Cedar Springs. Packaged for holiday gift giving. #49.50p

Roast Beef Dinner

Dec. 20: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday December 20th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #49,50p

Ugly Sweater Cupcake Wars

Dec. 22: Cupcake wars are BACK! This time with a holiday twist. Teens are encouraged to wear their ugliest (most unique) holiday sweater and decorate a holiday-themed cupcake. Judges will give awards for the ugliest (most unique) sweater and for cupcake decorating skills. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For teens grades 6-12. Tuesday, December 22nd at 5 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen, 616-984-5680. #50

KDL Lab: Snap Circuits: Fun with Simple Electronics

Dec. 23: Create simple electronics with Snap Circuits! Learn the ins and outs of electricity with interactive, kid-friendly circuit boards. Create a lie detector, strobe lights, a color organ and many more projects! For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, December 23rd at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-636-4251. #50

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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.


Free Nutritional Options for Wellness

N.O.W. (Nutritional Options for Wellness) program held at Solon Center Wesleyan Church Food Pantry. Teaching disease self-management and healthy habits to those in need. Partnering with Access of West Michigan, we offer healthy food and nutrition education classes to low-income individuals who suffer from one of the following diseases: Cardiovascular, Diabetes, COPD, Renal Disease, Celiac Disease. Talk to your doctor today for referral into the program. For general questions, please call Nancy at Access of West Michigan, 616-774-2175 ext. 109. #49,50p

“American Graffiti” fundraiser for CS Library

Dec. 11: The Kent Theatre is hosting a movie as a fundraising event for the new Cedar Springs Library on Friday, December 11th at 7 pm. For this event we will be showing the George Lucas film “American Graffiti”. This classic “coming of age” film about life in the early 1960s stars Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Wolfman Jack and many, many more. Come join us at the Kent Theatre for a fun and nostalgia filled evening and raise money for a great cause! Tickets are $5 each and 100% of the money raised will go to the new library. #48, 49p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Dec. 13: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church starting Sunday, December 13th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd. The message will be shared by Bob “Toad” Cook, from Big Rapids, Michigan, retired Professional Rodeo Barrelman, who has an amazing testimony to share. The music will be provided by Ron Lynnes, from White Cloud, Michigan. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. There will be no service on December 27th so you can celebrate the Christmas weekend with your family. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. #49

Michigan Blood Drive

Dec. 15: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, December 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 7 pm. What a better Christmas gift than to give someone a blood donation. Each unit donated has the potential to help three people. The cost to you is an hour of your time. Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be providing homemade cookies. #49

Christmas Fund Distribution

Dec. 16: Due to the generosity of the late Evelyn Cossin, there are limited funds available again this year to assist some families in need for Christmas. The funds are available only to families living in the Cedar Springs city limits. Please send or bring letters requesting assistance to: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., PO Box K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, C/O – Janet Avery. All letters should include some brief summary of your need for assistance. Letters must be received NO LATER THAN, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 16th. **Note: If awarded some assistance, we will send you a letter informing you of your pick up times of 10am –noon and 7pm – 8pm on Wednesday, December 23rd at Cedar Springs UMC. All letters received will receive some notification of acceptance or denial of assistance. #49

Gingerbread Lane at Two KDL Branches 

Dec. 17,19: 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. For all ages.

Thursday, December 17th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen, 616-984-5680 and Saturday, December 19th at 10:30 am the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. 161-636-4251. #49

HCNC Holiday Social

Dec. 18: Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, will provide wine, punch and hors d’oeuvres on Friday, December 18th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Bring your whole family! Everyone is invited! Games for the kids, Directors annual report and a time to socialize with the staff and other supporters of HCNC. Questions, call 616-675-3158. #49

Christmas Bake Sale

Dec. 19: The Tri County Country 4H Club Christmas Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, December 19th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Tractor Supply Co. in Cedar Springs. Packaged for holiday gift giving. #49.50p

Roast Beef Dinner

Dec. 20: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday December 20th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #49,50p

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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.


Lunch and Fun for Seniors

Attention Seniors! Come join us at the North Kent Senior Citizen’s Association at 44 N. Park St. in Cedar Springs on Mondays and Thursdays from 11 am – 1:30 pm. Join the fun of eating lunch and playing Bingo or games. Hope to see you there! Contact info – 616-443-6463. #48

Live Indoor Nativity

Dec. 4,5: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St., will present a Live Indoor Nativity on Friday, December 4 from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 5 from 1 to 3 pm. Experience the gift! $47,48p

Annual Cookie Walk

Dec. 5: St. Peter’s Ladies Guild’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 5th 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

Craft Show at Resurrection Lutheran Church

Dec. 5: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake will be holding a Craft Show on Saturday, December 5th from 9 am to 2 pm, 30 vendors, bake sale and raffles. Great food! See you there. White elephant. #47,48p

Make & Take Ornaments

Dec. 5: The Cedar Springs Library invites YOU to make 2 Ornaments on Saturday, December 5 between 10am and 1pm; one to take home and one for the Community Christmas Tree in town. At 3pm come to the Tree Decorating Party on Main Street, across from City Hall. Cedar Springs Cheerleaders will be at the tree to help you and to share hot cocoa and good fun. #48

Annual Holiday Bazaar

Dec. 5: Old School Community Center Annual Holiday Bazaar and Santa Day on Saturday, December 5, 142 N Main Street in Casnovia.  Craft Show 8 am – 2 pm, all you can Eat Lions Club Breakfast 8 – 11 am. Cookie decorating for the kids. Santa visits from 10 am till Noon.  Free horse drawn wagon rides 10 am – Noon.   Lunch served  from  11 am till 1 pm.  Come shop and enjoy the fun.  For further information call Kelly at 616-914-9648. #48

Dinner at the Legion

Dec. 7: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday December 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, 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. This will be the last dinner until March 7, 2016. #48

The Reindeer Are Coming!

Dec. 10: 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! For all ages. Thursday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #48

“American Graffiti” fundraiser for CS Library

Dec. 11: The Kent Theatre is hosting a movie as a fundraising event for the new Cedar Springs Library on Friday, December 11th at 7 pm. For this event we will be showing the George Lucas film “American Graffiti”. This classic “coming of age” film about life in the early 1960s stars Ron Howard, Harrison Ford, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy Williams, Wolfman Jack and many, many more. Come join us at the Kent Theatre for a fun and nostalgia filled evening and raise money for a great cause! Tickets are $5 each and 100% of the money raised will go to the new library. #48, 49p

Decorate an Edible Christmas Tree

Dec. 12: Want to decorate a Christmas Tree and then eat it? Come to the Cedar Springs Library on December 12th to create your very own Edible Christmas Tree! An assortment of candy and fun awaits you! Pick a Session and reserve your space today! Session 1 – 10am, Session II – 11am, Session III – 12pm Stop by or call 616-696-1910 to sign up! #48

Santa at Courtland Fire Department

Dec. 12: Santa will be at Courtland Fire Department located at 7450 – 14 Mile Rd., Rockford, 49341. Santa will be available Saturday, December 12th from 1 pm to 4 pm. We will also have cookies, punch and candy canes for everyone. #48

Holiday Make & Take at HCNC

Dec. 12: You will not want your kids to miss this one! We will help your child create a gift from their heart that can be cherished and passed down to their children for generations. They will make unique gifts and wrap them up with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your children’s holiday shopping is done. This event is most appropriate for K – 5th graders. A cherished gift from your child’s heart, what could be better! Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, on Saturday, December 12th from 10 am to 12:30 pm. Donation of $6 per child includes supplies. #48

Last Chance for Bricks at The Kent

Dec. 15: The Kent Theatre is extending this last chance for you to have a brick engraved on the south side of the building. Through the years bricks have been ordered to honor, in memorial, in celebration or just for the fun of it. The Cedar Springs Theatre Association, a 501c3 non-profit organization, would like to get this last set of bricks engraved before winter sets in for the season, so they are offering a normal $50 brick for $40 until December 15th. You can have 3 lines with 11 characters, spaces or punctuation on each line. To order a brick you can mail your order and check to CSTA, PO Box 237K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, call Len Allington at 231-750-2337 or email events@kenttheatre.org. Proceeds go to construction projects such as the back stage areas and restroom. #48

CS All Night Party Night with the Griffins

Dec. 19: Join the Griffins and Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party at the Griffins LEGO Night game for a night of fun and entertainment on Saturday, December 19th at 7 pm at Van Andel Arena. Members of the Senior All Night Party will be selling Throw for Dough pucks on the concourse until the middle of the 2nd period. Tickets are $15 in the Upper Level and proceeds support the Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party. Tickets must be ordered by December 8th. For questions, please contact Lindsay Wolfarth – lwolfarth23@gmail.com – 616-255-4055. #47,48p

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Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

Nov. 26: Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church invites you to stretch your legs Thanksgiving morning before tucking them under the dinner table. Gather at the Rotary Pavilion in downtown Rockford, Nov. 26th at 9:30 am; walk the White Pine Trail (or run if you must) as far as 12 Mile and back; then enjoy a cookie and hot beverage before heading on your way. Bring a non-perishable food item donation for the North Kent Community Services food pantry and put your name in a drawing for a fresh, home-baked pie. #47

Free Christmas Card Class

Nov. 28: Join the FREE Christmas Card Class at the CS Library, Saturday, November 28th. Kits to make 3 classy cards for those special people in your life. Age-appropriate kits for children, as well. Must be at least 6. Sessions start at 10:15 and 11:30 am. Space is limited so reserve a place today! By phone: 616-696-1910 or by email: ced@llcoop.org. #47

Advent by Candlelight

Nov. 29: Advent by Candlelight for ladies of all ages. The theme is Mary Christmas. Sunday, November 29th from 6 to 8 pm at Mary Queen of Apostles Parish Center in Sand Lake. Bring an hors’ devour or a dessert to share. Please RSVP 616-636-5671. #47

Sand Lake Tree Lighting

Nov. 29: Sand Lake’s Tree Lighting celebration will be held on Sunday, November 29th at 5:30 pm. Come enjoy the Lutheran Preschool concert and carols. Everyone welcome! #47

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Dec. 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. #47

Super Why at KDL

Dec. 1: Join us for stories, music, crafts and activities during this special Storytime celebrating the PBS characters of Super Why. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, December 1st at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township Library, 14960 Meddler, Gowen, 616-984-5680. #47

Live Indoor Nativity

Dec. 4,5: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St., will present a Live Indoor Nativity on Friday, December 4 from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 5 from 1 to 3 pm. Experience the gift! $47,48p

Annual Cookie Walk

Dec. 5: St. Peter’s Ladies Guild’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 5th 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

Craft Show at Resurrection Lutheran

Dec. 5: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake will be holding a Craft Show on Saturday, December 5th from 9 am to 2 pm, 30 vendors, bake sale and raffles. Great food! See you there. White elephant. #47,48p

Holiday Marketplace

Dec. 5: Get a good start on your Holiday Shopping at the Greenville Area Senior Citizen Center, 715 S. Baldwin, Greenville, during their Holiday Marketplace, taking place on Saturday, December 5th from 9 am to 3 pm. Dolls, marionettes, crafts, quilts and baked goods, crocheted little girl aprons, doll clothes, toy trains, Shep Shapiro carved apple heads, holiday décor, and much more. Free parking and entrance is in rear of building. This event is part of a citywide holiday celebration. #47

Wild Game Dinner

Dec. 5: The Kent City American Legion Post 123, 14111 Ball Creek Ave., Kent City, is holding a Wild Game Dinner on Saturday, December 5th starting at 5 pm with hors d’oeuvres, supper at 6 pm. Cost is $10.00. Various items will be raffled, including a Mossberg Patriot SSL with scope and 50/50s. Need not be present to win. Come enjoy good food and support the Legion. The public is welcome. License #R34380. #47

CS All Night Party Night with the Griffins

Dec. 19: Join the Griffins and Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party at the Griffins LEGO Night game on Saturday, December 19th at 7 pm at Van Andel Arena. Members of the Senior All Night Party will be selling Throw for Dough pucks on the concourse until the middle of the 2nd period. Tickets are $15 in the Upper Level and proceeds support the Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party. Tickets must be ordered by December 8th. For questions, please contact Lindsay Wolfarth – lwolfarth23@gmail.com – 616-255-4055. #47,48p

Winter Break Day Camp

Dec. 21-23 & 28-31: Send the Kids to day camp at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, during the Holiday Break. Program runs the duration of the two week break (no camp on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day). Multiple curriculums will be covered from crafts to animal interactions and showshoeing and ice skating (weather permitting). Make gifts and Christmas decorations, enjoy the fireplace and hot cocoa! $55 per child 5 and over (all 7 days of the program). Bring a sack lunch (cocoa will be provided). Register online www.HowardChristensen.org or call the office 616-675-3158. All camps require 9 students minimum to be held. #47

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Totally 80’s, Totally Murder

Nov. 20: Get ready for a Rockin’ Radical Night of Mystery! Resurrection Lutheran Church/Preschool and The Murder Mystery Company presents: “Totally 80’s! Totally Murder! 180 S. Third St., Sand Lake on Friday, November 20th at 6 pm. Tickets are $25 per person, nonrefundable. Dinner: Salad, lasagna, spaghetti, chicken tetrazzini and dessert. For tickets call Nancy at 231-629-2346 or Julie at 616-636-5668. #45,46p

15th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 21: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 and 13 Mile), is hosting their 15th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 21st from 9 am to 3 pm. Many crafters, Grandma’s Attic, Bake Sale, Cookies by the pound, lunch: 11 am to 2 pm. For more info: call Dawna at 616-866-0648. #45,46p

Tri County Country 4H Club Pie Sale

Nov. 21: On Saturday, November 21st from 9 am to 2 pm at Tractor Supply Co., corner of White Creek and 17 Mile, the Tri County Country 4H Club will have a Holiday Pie Sale. $10 for pecan, $8 for apple, pumpkin and more. #46

Mock Hunger Games

Nov. 21: The Cedar Springs 1st Annual Mock Hunger Games will be held at the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, on Saturday, November 21st from 3 to 4 pm. Volunteer as a tribute to our modified dodge ball event for a chance to win a $10 gift card to NorthStar Cinema. Sign up for the reaping, train for the games, woo the sponsors, and enter the arena. Last teen standing wins! Will you volunteer as tribute? May the odds be ever in your favor. #46

Community Thanksgiving Service

Nov. 22: Join us for this service of Song and Testimonies. The Community Thanksgiving Service will be held Sunday, November 22 at 6 pm at the Cedarfield Community Center located next to Meijer, 3592 – 17 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. Brought to you by the Cedar Springs Ministerial Association. #46

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Nov. 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church starting Sunday, November 22nd at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd. The message will be shared by Gordy Wadds from Ovid, Michigan, nationally recognized quarter horse trainer, who has an amazing testimony to share. The music provided by the group, Two Outlaws and a Good Guy, from Midland Michigan, who will also share the words of Jesus Christ. 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 work and music. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. #46

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 24: 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. #46

Intro to Soap-Making

Dec. 3: Learn the centuries-old method of making traditional soap (a.k.a. cold process) from an experienced soaper. Class time runs 1.5 hours and you will leave with a soap bar that you mixed, colored and scented. Gloves, apron and goggles will be provided. Please wear closed-toe shoes, an old long-sleeved shirt and pants (or a log skirt) to protect your skin. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Thursday, December 3 at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen, 616-984-5680. #46

Wish Tree at Metron

Dec. 18: Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffery, would like to announce that our facility will be displaying a Wish Tree from now until Christmas. Family and community members are welcome to choose an ornament from the tree which will outline specific Christmas gift items for our residents. Gift items are to be at the facility no later than December 18th. If you should have any questions, please contact Steven Nordwick, Life Enrichment Director at 616-696-0170. #46

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Deer Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

Nov. 14: The American Legion Auxiliary is having their annual Deer Widow’s Weekend Bazaar on Saturday, November 14th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Cedar Springs American Legion, 80 S. Main Street in Cedar Springs. Along with garage sale items and arts and crafts items, we will also have a bake sale. #44,45p

Annual Fall Craft/Vendor Expo

Nov. 14: The 2nd Annual Fall Craft/Vendor Expo sponsored by Blue Star Mothers/ MI 188 will be held on Saturday, November 14th from 10 am to 2:30 pm at the Ray I. Booth American Legion Hall, 1320 W. Washington (M57), Greenville, MI. Many Crafters with knit/ crocheted items, glasswear, jewelry, yard deco, etc. Vendors selling your favorite products, and some you’ve never heard of. Silent Auction! Must be present to win. Admission is free, but please bring a bag of candy that we will use send to our deployed troops. #44,45p

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 14: Do your Christmas shopping! Saturday, November 14th from 9 am to 3 pm. 50 vendors, delicious baked goods, 100’s of hand crafted items, jewelry, refurbished furniture 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 Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come early, stay late! #43-45p

Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest Event

Nov. 14: If you knew you could do something as easy as buying a handmade piece of jewelry or other item to help women and children rescued from the sex trade, would you? You will have that chance on Saturday, November 14th, at the Springs Church from 5-8 p.m., at the Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest event. The event is put on by Women at Risk International, a humanitarian organization based in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They have safe houses all over the world where they’ve rescued women and children out of sex trafficking and empower them to earn an income by making products to sell. Judy Wolter will speak about the program, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. All proceeds go to women at risk. For more info call Wendy at 616-460-1989. #44,45p

Roast Beef Dinner

Nov. 15: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday, November 15th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #45p

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 16: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef and onions dinner on Monday, November 16th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, 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. #45

Blood Drive

Nov. 17: Michigan Blood Drive on November 17th 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. The last drive collected 25 pints which has the potential of saving and/ or extending 75 people’s lives right here in Michigan Communities. Help us collect 30 pints! The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #45

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Nov. 18: Dear Senior Friends age 60 or more.  Tis the end of our season, you know the reason.  The Snow Birds fly south while Jack Frost blows cold blustery winds from his mouth.  With two holidays in the offing we’ve combined them in our offering.  There’ll be Turkey and potatoes. O Yes!  And the rest will be a guess.  Please, come join us on this week’s early date; it’s the 18th’ we can hardly wait. Where is the place to take your seat?  Well that’s right here on our corner of M-82 and Beech. #45

KDL Lab: Take It Apart 

Nov. 18: For kids who are curious about how things work or what is inside, we offer the chance to encourage interest in what makes things tick, without upsetting parents! Old telephones, keyboards and other gadgets will be provided for children to take apart and explore. For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, November 18th at 6:30 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #45

Senior Citizen Pot Luck

Nov. 19: Come join us at the North Kent Senior Citizens Association’s Pot Luck on Thursday, November 19th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm at 44 N. Park St., Cedar Springs. Soup & Salad Potluck Bingo. Just bring a dish to pass and $1 for playing Bingo. We look forward to seeing you! Questions? Call 616-443-6468. #45

Totally 80’s, Totally Murder

Nov. 20: Get ready for a Rockin’ Radical Night of Mystery! Resurrection Lutheran Church/Preschool and The Murder Mystery Company presents: “Totally 80’s! Totally Murder! 180 S. Third St., Sand Lake on Friday, November 20th at 6 pm. Tickets are $25 per person, nonrefundable. Dinner: Salad, lasagna, spaghetti, chicken tetrazzini and dessert. For tickets call Nancy at 231-629-2346 or Julie at 616-636-5668. #45,46p

15th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 21: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 and 13 Mile), is hosting their 15th Annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 21st from 9 am to 3 pm. Many crafters, Grandma’s Attic, Bake Sale, Cookies by the pound, lunch: 11 am to 2 pm. For more info: call Dawna at 616-866-0648. #45,46p

Natural Ornaments & Wreaths for the Holidays

Nov. 21: Create a selection of holiday ornaments made from natural and collected materials used to bring a bit of the outdoors into your home this season. Wreaths have been a favorite for years. Saturday, November 21 from 11 am to 1 pm. Donation of $10 includes supplies. Held at Camp Lily’s on 20 Mile Rd., Kent City. Perfect craft day for hunter’s widows. Take home a memory of a lifetime traditional memories. 616-675-3158. #45

Fun with Grandkids: DIY Spa

Nov. 21: Create everything you need for your own intergenerational spa day! Make your own pampering products – foot scrub, bath salts, body glitter and lip balm – to take home! Pre-registration is required. For kids ages 6 to 96. Saturday, November 21 at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #45

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