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The Foreigner opens at the Kent

Oct. 13-15: The Foreigner, a two-act comedy, written by Larry Shue, will open on the Kent Theatre stage on Thursday, October 13th and run through Saturday, October 15th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the CS Public Library, from any cast member or by calling 616-307-9473 for $10 for adults 18 and over and $8 for students 17 and under. Tickets are also available at the door for $12 for adults 18 and over and $8 for students 17 and under before each performance. #40,41p

Sand Lake UMC Annual Rummage Sale

Oct. 13-15: Rummage Sale – October 13 & 14 from 9am- 5pm and October 15 from 9am – noon at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Sand Lake. #41

New Life UMC Craft Sale

Oct. 14,15: The folks at New Life United Methodist Church are having their Annual Craft Sale. 6584 (M-46) Howard City – Edmore Rd., in Six Lakes. Friday, October 14th from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, October 15th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Cafe will be open. Shop early, unique gifts for all occasions. #41

Fall Festival Harvest & Pig Roast

Oct. 15: Pilgrim Bible Church is hosting a Fall Festival & Pig Roast on Saturday, October 15th from 2 to 5 pm. We are located at 361 Pine Street across from Creative Technology Academy. We will be meeting in the Sicard Center, the large building on the north end of the property. This is a free event and everyone is welcome. Join us for kid’s games, food, fun, hay rides, and friendship. We welcome the opportunity to meet new friends, renew old acquaintances and have a great time. Bring your family and come help us celebrate the harvest season together. If you have any questions please call Pastor Mike Shiery at 616-696-1020. #41p

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 17: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Roast Beef & Onions dinner on Monday, October 17th, 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.  #41

Blood Drive

Oct. 18: Michigan Blood Drive on October 18th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. Each pint collected has the potential of saving and/or extending 3 people’s lives right here in Michigan Communities. The Blood Center thanks all the people that attempt to donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #41

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Oct. 19: On Wednesday, October 19th East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, will be serving a Salisbury Steak dinner from 5 to 7 pm. Steak & gravy, red potatoes, veggies, relish tray, rolls and homemade desserts! Donations will go to local missions. #41

Flu Shot and Community Luncheon

Oct. 20: Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation will host its monthly community luncheon at 11:30am on Thursday Oct. 20th at the Courtland Twp. Hall. Meijer will be there doing flu shots and answering questions. Lunch is provided for $8. Please bring a photo id and insurance card. Reservations are required by Tuesday Oct. 18th by calling 696-7320. #41

Alogoma Christian School Auction 

Oct. 22: Everyone welcome – Algoma Christian School Auction! Join us on Saturday, October 22nd for a delicious pulled pork dinner buffet, farmers market, and silent auction at 4:30 pm. Live auction beginning at 6 pm. Hundreds of items up for bid! Child care available (ages 4 to 5th grade). #41

Auditions announced for upcoming Christmas play

Oct. 24,25: Auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Show” adapted by Joe Landry will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 25, at the CS United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Needed are youngsters 12 and up; and women and men of all ages. The play will be performed on the Kent Theatre stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Rehearsals will start on Oct. 27 and be held at the CS United Methodist Church. Actors should plan to attend three nights a week until the production moves into the Kent two weeks prior to opening night, then it will be four or more nights a week.  If you have questions, please call 616-307-9473.  #40,41

Fall Festival @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Oct. 26: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 26th. Registration begins at 6:30 pm. Fall fun for families with children 5th grade and under. Enjoy games, prizes, snacks, candy & lots of fun. Kids wear your costumes and bring a friend! The church is located @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. All welcome! #41,42

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Tackle the Cure at Cedar Springs

Oct. 7: The 5th annual Cancer Awareness Cedar Springs Pink Game is Friday, October 7th at Red Hawk Stadium. Pink game T-Shirts available for purchase at the High School main office. Cost is $10 for size youth-adult xl and $12 for 2x. Honor package also available before the game, goodie bag, t-shirt, and a memory walk with athlete onto the field. For more information please call the High School main office at 616-696-1200. #39,40p

Solon Market Bootacular

Oct. 8: Saturday, October 8th at Solon Market, 15185 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs. Games from 10 am until 11 am with a costume contest beginning at 11:15 am. Games, refreshments, treats and your Market Family! Market runs from 9 am until 1 pm. 616-696-1848 for more information. #40p

Mom2Mom Sale

Oct. 8: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 S. Third St. in Sand Lake is holding a Mom2Mom Sale on Saturday, October 8th from 9 am to 2 pm. Stop out and shop the many booths of gently used and new kids toys, shoes, clothes, books and so much more! For more information please contact Nichole at 616-263-9662. #40

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Oct. 9: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI
(corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Message and the music will shared. 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! #40p

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 10: Come join in for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm. October 10th  thru November 28th at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell, 616-696-1246. #39,40p

The Foreigner opens at the Kent

Oct. 13-15: The Foreigner, a two-act comedy, written by Larry Shue, will open on the Kent Theatre stage on Thursday, October 13th and run through Saturday, October 15th. Doors open at 7 p.m. and performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased from the CS Public Library, from any cast member or by calling 616-307-9473 for $10 for adults 18 and over and $8 for students 17 and under. Tickets are also available at the door for $12 for adults 18 and over and $8 for students 17 and under before each performance. #40,41p

Jubal Brass in Concert

Oct. 16: Jubal Brass will perform a free concert at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church at 4 pm on Sunday, October 16th as part of this church’s Sesquicentennial Celebration. Jubal Brass is a 19-member brass choir that plays a variety of liturgical music ranging from the Baroque to contemporary. Come join us for an uplifting concert. If you have never experienced the power of a brass choir, don’t miss this opportunity. A reception will follow in the fellowship hall. For more information, call Tom Noreen at 696-5186. #40

Halloween Pumpkin Carving & Walk

Oct. 21: Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, is hosting a Halloween Pumpkin Carving and Trail Walk on Friday, October 21st from 6 to 8:30 pm. $8 per person beginning with pumpkin carving followed by a pumpkin lit trail walk. 6 pm to 7:30 to carve pumpkins. Trail walk begins promptly at 7:45 pm and again at 8:15 pm. Includes pumpkins and everything you need to carve them. Including donuts, cider and coffee! Open to all ages, pre-registration required to be guaranteed a pumpkin. Pre-registration online at www.HowardChristensen.org. For more information call 616-675-3158. #40

Auditions announced for upcoming Christmas play

Oct. 24,25: Auditions for “It’s a Wonderful Life, A Live Radio Show” adapted by Joe Landry will be held on Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 24 and 25, at the CS United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Needed are youngsters 12 and up; and women and men of all ages. The play will be performed on the Kent Theatre stage on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, Dec. 8, 9 and 10. Rehearsals will start on Oct. 27 and be held at the CS United Methodist Church. Actors should plan to attend three nights a week until the production moves into the Kent two weeks prior to opening night, then it will be four or more nights a week.  If you have questions, please call 616-307-9473.  #40,41

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Help Promote Literacy

Oct. 3,1318,26: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled  information sessions for prospective volunteer tutors. These sessions last one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training. Sessions are Monday, October 3rd at 10 am, Thursday, October 13th at 2 pm, Tuesday, October 18th at 6 pm and Wednesday, October 26th at 10 am. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #39

Cedar Springs Youth Soccer Night

Oct. 4: Cedar Springs Youth Soccer Night #Brickerstrong Game is Tuesday, October 4th at the Cedar Springs Red Hawk Stadium. JV game begins at 5 pm and Varsity at 6:45 pm. Players wearing their soccer jersey get in free. We’ll have face painting, giveaways, raffles, prizes, and half time presentation. Come out and celebrate Youth Cancer Awareness Night in support of Brison Ricker, CS High School Varsity Soccer Player. #39

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Oct. 4,11,18,25: 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. #39

AWANA Program Kicks Off –

Oct. 5: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church will kick off its AWANA program on Wednesday, October 5th from 6:30- 8 PM. AWANA is an action packed program running from October through March for children ages 3 years through 5th grade. It’s where kids learn God’s Word and have fun doing it! Go to www.scwchurch.com to register or come a few minutes early the first night. Student Ministries (6th-12th) and adults will also meet. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Questions? Call 696-3229. All welcome! #38,39p

Blood Drive at St. Peter’s Lutheran

Oct. 5: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is holding a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 5th from 3 to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall at 310 E. Division St. in Rockford. You can make an appointment online at www.MIBlood.org. Babysitting available. We need all Types!! #39

Tackle the Cure at Cedar Springs

Oct. 7: The 5th annual Cancer Awareness Cedar Springs Pink Game is Friday, October 7th at Red Hawk Stadium. Pink game T-Shirts available for purchase at the High School main office. Cost is $10 for size youth-adult xl and $12 for 2x. Honor package also available before the game, goodie bag, t-shirt, and a memory walk with athlete onto the field. For more information please call the High School main office at 616-696-1200. #39,40p

Free! Mom-to-Mom Sale

Oct.8: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake, Rockford is hosting a Free Mom-to-Mom Sale. Gently used baby and kids items. Saturday, October 8th from 10 am to 2 pm. No admission fee. #39

Fiddlers Jamboree

Oct. 8: The Original Michigan Fiddlers Association announces a Fiddlers Jamboree on Saturday, October 8th at the Coral Community Building, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral, Michigan 49322. Bring your fiddle or other non-electric instrument, join in the fun! Jamboree: 1 to 4 pm, fiddlers perform. Open microphone from 4 to 5:15 pm. Round and Square dances begin at 5:30 pm. Free admission! Donations welcome at the door. Lunch and dinner being served. Need more information? Contact Jean Kain, 616-984-2206. #39

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 10: Come join in for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm. October 10th  thru November 28th at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell, 616-696-1246. #39,40p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Sept. 25: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church Sunday, September 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI  (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Message and the music will shared by the group, ALIVE. This is an outstanding gospel group, who will share an awesome message and their amazing musical talents. 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 293-2150. SEE YOU THERE! #38

Take off pounds sensibly

Sept.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. #38

Red Flannel Talent Show Performers

Sept. 28: If you missed the Red Flannel Talent Show tryouts on September 14th it is not too late! A Dress Rehearsal will be held on Wednesday, September 28th at 7 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Please come fully prepared with music and costume. Contact Len at 231-750-2337. The Red Flannel Talent Show will be held on Red Flannel Day, October 1st at about 4:30 pm (right after the parade). Tickets to the show are $3.00 each. #38

Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club’s Fun 3 Gun Shoot

Oct. 2: Fun 3 Gun Shoot, 9am-1pm at Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Open to the public. Shooting: pistol, rifle, shotgun. $10 per person, Lewis pay out at the end of the event. For any questions call 616-696-3711. #38p

AWANA Program Kicks Off

Oct. 5: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church will kick off its AWANA program on Wednesday, October 5th from 6:30- 8 pm. AWANA is an action packed program running from October through March for children ages 3 years through 5th grade. It’s where kids learn God’s Word and have fun doing it! Go to www.scwchurch.com to register or come a few minutes early the first night. Student Ministries (6th-12th) and adults will also meet. There’s something for everyone! The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Questions? Call 696-3229. All welcome! #38,39p

St.Peter’s Lutheran Blood Drive

Oct. 5: St.Peter’s Lutheran Church is holding a Blood Drive on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall at 310 East Division Street in Rockford. You can make an appointment online at www.MIBlood.org. Babysitting available. We need all Types. #38,39p

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Rummage Sale at Resurrection Lutheran Church

Sept. 15,16: A rummage sale will be held on September 15th and 16th from 9 am to 5 pm at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake. Clothes, fishing supplies, shoes and boots. Proceeds to benefit the Ladies Guild projects. #37

Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 17: Howard City will hold its 14th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 17th. For more information please check out the event schedule online at www.howardcity.org. #36,37p

Red Flannel Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

Sept. 17: A Red Flannel wine & craft beer tasting will be held on Saturday, September 17th from 6-9pm at the Whitefish Lake Golf and Grill, 2241 Bass Lake Rd., Pierson, MI. Local craft beer and wine tasting includes a delicious dinner with beer and/or wine samples. Only $40 per person. Buy the tickets at the Red Flannel Offices, 18 S. Main St. There will also be a Silent Auction to benefits the RFF Queen’s Scholarship Fund. #36,37b

Greenville Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale

Sept. 17: The Greenville Garden Club’s annual plant, shrub and bake sale is on Saturday, September 17th from 10 am to 2 pm at the East Pavilion of the Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. Fall is a great time to plant your spring garden. You’ll find a wide selection of perennials and shrubs from the gardens of members and businesses. Delicious baked goods from member’s ovens. Master Gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Rain or shine, plan to attend. #37

Golf Outing – To benefit the Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Fund

Sept. 18: Attention Golfers! Join us for an 18-hole, 4-person golf scramble at Whitefish Lake Golf Club on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016, with a 9:00 a.m. shot-gun start, to benefit the Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Fund. Cost is $65 per person ($260 per team). Lunch and prizes included. Call WhiteFish Lake Golf Club at (616)636-5260 today to reserve your spot! #37b

Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University

Sept. 18: This changes everything! Your money. Your story. Your life. Learn God’s ways of handling money with Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Learn how to get out of debt and live like never before. The average turnaround is $8,000 in just the first three months! Even though the first class meets Sunday, September 18th, it’s not too late to sign up. We will help you catch up! Classes meet each Sunday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Gowen Bible Church – Meddler Campus, 16415 Meddler Ave, Sand Lake for a total of nine sessions. Childcare is available. Register online at daveramsey.com/findaclass. Call 616-984-2525 or 616-366-3980 with questions. #37

Dinner at the Legion

Sept. 19: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Meatloaf dinner on Monday, September 19th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #37p

Take off pounds sensibly

Sept.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. #36

Blood Drive at CS UMC

Sept. 20: The Michigan Blood Drive will be Tuesday, September 20th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Last month we collected 37 units which has an impact of saving 111 Michigan and Cedar Springs Area friends. The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs Blood Drive. #37

Red Flannel Queen Pageant – ticket sales!

Sept. 24: Tickets are now available for pre-sale for the Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Pageant, held on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. Stop by the Red Flannel Festival Office, on Main Street, or the Cedar Springs Library, during open hours. Pre-sale Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for students 18 and younger. Cost is $13 at the door. If you’d like to make a donation to the Queen Scholarship Fund, please send your donation, payable to Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Fund, PO Box 43, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Any donation of $100 or more received prior to the pageant will receive two complimentary tickets in our royal donor section. #37b

HCNC Red Pine Run

Oct. 9: Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, will be holding the Red Pine Run 5k on Sunday, October 9th at 2:30 pm. Walk or run this cross country style 5k with the best scenery in West Michigan. Post race refreshments will be provided and all participants registered by October 2nd will receive a T-shirt. Registration before October 8th is $20 and the day of the race is $25. Seniors, Youth and Differently Abled racers are $10 until October 8th. Opportunity drawings with lots of prizes and medals for the top 3 in each category. Register online at www.HowardChristensen.org or by calling the office, 616-675-3158. Staff will contact you for shirt and division information. #37

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Red Flannel Prince and Princess Registration

ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN PARENTS!! Register your kindergarten boy or girl for the RED FLANNEL PRINCE AND PRINCESS Contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org to download a packet of information, pick one up at Kindergarten Roundup or call the Red Flannel Office at 616-696-2662. All students in the Cedar Springs School District (CTA, Algoma Chirstian, Home School) are eligible!! #33-36b

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 9,10: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 9th from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 10th, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 10th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $10.00. All proceeds go toward community programs in 2017. #35,36p

Car Bash – Michigan vs Michigan State

Sept. 10: Join us for a Car Bash – Michigan vs Michigan State and Solon Market Giveaways Saturday, September 10th to benefit Velsy Park. Market runs from 9 am until 1 pm and the Car Bash runs from 10 am until 12 pm. Support your team! No open toed shoes please. Rain or shine. Questions? 616-696-1848 or check out the event on Facebook/Solon Market. #36b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Sept. 11: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, September 11th  at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). The message and music will be shared by the duet of Maxine Vader and Leon Seiter. 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. See you there! #36

Take off pounds sensibly

Sept.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. #36

Help Promote Literacy

Sept. 15,23,28: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled  information sessions for prospective volunteer tutors. These sessions last one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training. Sessions are Thursday September 15th at 10 am, Friday September 23rd at 2 pm and Wednesday September 28th at 6 pm. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #36

Red Flannel Wine & Craft Beer Tasting

Sept. 17: A Red Flannel wine & craft beer tasting will be held on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 6-9pm at the Whitefish Lake Golf and Grill, 2241 Bass Lake Rd., Pierson, MI. Local craft beer and wine tasting includes a delicious dinner with beer and/or wine samples. Only $40 per person. Buy tickets at the Red Flannel Offices, 18 S. Main St. There will also be a Silent Auction to benefit the RFF Queen’s Scholarship Fund. #36,37b

Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 17: Howard City will hold its 14th Annual Harvest Festival on Saturday, September 17th. For more information please check out the event schedule online at www.howardcity.org. #36b

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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.

Red Flannel Prince and Princess Registration

ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN PARENTS!! Register your kindergarten boy or girl for the RED FLANNEL PRINCE AND PRINCESS Contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org to download a packet of information, pick one up at Kindergarten Roundup or call the Red Flannel Office at 616-696-2662. All students in the Cedar Springs School District (CTA, Algoma Chirstian, Home School) are eligible!! #33-36b

SHINE Weight loss support group

Sept. 6&20: Meeting the first and third Tuesday of every month, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The meetings are held locally in Pamela Cooke’s home. Each meeting will have a different topic. There is no weigh in, fees or dues. No buying of any pills, powders or pre-packaged foods. You are accountable to yourself. This is an open support group to anyone facing struggles with weight loss.
Contact 616-745-7000 for more info Or find us on Facebook: SHINE Weight loss support group. #35p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Sept. 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. #35

Actors del Arte Ensemble of Rockford Auditions

Sept. 8,13: This is our 14th Season of theatrical productions. We are holding Auditions for: “A Cautionary Tale” (Once upon a time re-visited) Fairy Tales as you have never seen them before. Needed Adult men and women and Teens (12-17). September 8th and 13th from 6-8 pm at the  Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Rd., Rockford. Contact (616) 874-5264 for details. #35

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 9,10: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 9th from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 10th, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 10th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $10.00. All proceeds go toward community programs in 2017. #35,36p

The Road Home Tour

Sept. 15: The Road Home Tour featuring Jason Crabb and Natasha Owens is coming September 15. Located at: 9530 N Federal Rd., Howard City, MI 49329. Doors open 6 pm, concert begins at 7 pm. $20 (online), $25 (day of), $50 (VIP), for tickets, visit: itickets.com/events/365663. Presented & hosted by: Crossroads Worship Center. #35,36p

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Red Flannel Prince and Princess Registration

ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN PARENTS!! Register your kindergarten boy or girl for the RED FLANNEL PRINCE AND PRINCESS Contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org to download a packet of information, pick one up at Kindergarten Roundup or call the Red Flannel Office at 616-696-2662. All students in the Cedar Springs School District (CTA, Algoma Chirstian, Home School) are eligible!! #33-36b

Tent Revival in Morley Park

Aug. 28: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church celebrates 150 years with a Tent Revival in Morley Park at 4 pm on Sunday, August 28th. Jolene DeHeere speaks on being Radically Committed. Music by Deb Eadie. Hotdogs, chips and water to follow. Bring your own chair and a Joyful Heart! Questions call 616-696-1140. #33,34b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Aug. 28: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, August 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). The message and music will be shared by The Old Gospel Singers with Lenny and Dorothy Massey. 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. See you there! #34p

Take off pounds sensibly

Aug. 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. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #34

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Aug. 31: All Signors, Signoras and Signorinas age 60 and older, we welcome you to A Taste of Italia the 31st of August.  Mamma Mia!  We’re leaning towards a Meaty Pasta with Sauce and Cheese, Bread/Rolls with Garlic, a Veggie or not.  And then for Desert…well there lies a mystery.  And then you never know when a Relish Plate may appear.  Senior Café Italia opens at Noon in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of Beech & M-82. #34

Youth Soccer Challenge

Sept. 3: Calling all kids! The Sand Lake Knights of Columbus will be hosting a competitive soccer event on Saturday, September 3rd at 9 am at the Sand Lake Soccer Fields. All community youth are welcome to compete in the free opportunity to test their skills at a penalty kick competition. Each participant will be given 15 penalty kicks and points will be awarded depending on the area of the scoring zones through which the ball passes. All boys and girls up to age 17 (as of Sept. 1) are eligible to participate. Competition is divided into four age brackets and the top scoring girl and boy of each bracket will be awarded. All contestants will be recognized for their participation Registration begins at 8:30 am at the fields. Written parental consent is required. For more information about this event or the Knights of Columbus, contact Frank Sylvester, Soccer Challenge Chair, at 616-636-8151. #34

Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Canvas & Wine

Sept. 7: The Cedar Springs Lion’s Club will present Canvas and Wine with local artist Andra Lucas. Oh it’s that kind of pARTy! Wednesday, September 7th at 6 pm at Cedar Chase Golf Club, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. $50 includes canvas, paint supplies and a glass of wine. $45 for those under 21. Limited seating. RSVP by August 30th. Text or call Brynadette Powell 616-835-2624 or Dawn DeVreugd 616-240-0857 or register online www.ohitsthatkindofparty.com Funds raised from this event will go to Million Penny Mission to purchase equipment for the Cedar Springs Library. #33,34p

MCC Offers Trip to Stratford

Oct. 14: Montcalm Community College offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 14, to see Shakespeare’s As You Like It. Non-students may register for the trip starting September 1st, and the cost is $65. Anyone planning to participate in this trip must be age 12 or older, and have an enhanced driver’s license, United States Passport or Passport Card that is valid through October 2016. Participants ages 12 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, visit www.montcalm.edu/events/stratford-trip-2/ to download an application, call (989) 328-2204, or visit the Business Office at the Sidney or Greenville campus. There is a limited number of tickets, and registration is first come, first served. For more information about the trip, contact MCC Visual Arts Coordinator Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1248 or MCC Dean of Instruction and Student Development Gary Hauck at garyh@montcalm.edu. #34

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Register for the Red Flannel Prince & Princess Contest

ATTENTION KINDERGARTEN PARENTS! Register your kindergarten boy or girl for the RED FLANNEL PRINCE AND PRINCESS Contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org to download a packet of information, pick one up at Kindergarten Roundup or call the Red Flannel Office at 616-696-2662. All students in the Cedar Springs School District (CTA, Algoma Christian, Home School) are eligible! #33-36p

Resurrection Lutheran Preschool Open House

Aug. 23: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool Open House/Orientation will be held on Tuesday, August 23rd. Any and all families interested in enrolling their 3 or 4 year old in our preschool program for the 2016/17 school year please join us at 7 pm. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. #33p

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 23: Michigan Blood Drive will be held at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm-7:00 pm on Tuesday August 23rd. This is your last chance to have a hot dog grilled by one of the ladies from the Cedar Springs Women’s Club. Chips and a drink will also be offered. Last month we collected 35 units of blood which has the potential to benefit 105 people! The Blood Center thanks all the people who attempt to donate. #33

Greenville Garden Club

Aug. 24: On Wednesday, August 24th the Greenville Garden Club meeting at 7 pm will feature speaker Tony Wernette. Tony is a MAEAP technician with the Mecosta County Conservation District, working to help develop and implement economically feasible, effective, environmentally sound pollution prevention practices. Learn the roles that horticulture and agriculture play in our state’s water quality, as well as how gardeners and greenhouse growers can be more conscious of their water use and input management practices. The public is invited. Greenville Area Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. #33

Annual 2nd Best Sale

Aug. 26,27: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 26th from 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday, August 27th  from 9 am – 2 pm. There will be a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8-9 am; after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by the Episcopal Church Women (ECW) in support of parish activities. We have something for everyone and everything is priced to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post & Pine Island, 1/4 mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33

Tent Revival in Morley Park

Aug. 28: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church celebrates 150 years with a Tent Revival in Morley Park at 4 pm on Sunday, August 28th. Jolene DeHeere speaks on being Radically Committed. Music by Deb Eadie. Hotdogs, chips and water to follow. Bring your own chair and a Joyful Heart! Questions call 616-696-1140. #33,34b

Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Canvas & Wine

Sept. 7: The Cedar Springs Lion’s Club will present Canvas and Wine with local artist Andra Lucas. Oh it’s that kind of pARTy! Wednesday, September 7th at 6 pm at Cedar Chase Golf Club, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. $50 includes canvas, paint supplies and a glass of wine. $45 for those under 21. Limited seating. RSVP by August 30th. Text or call Brynadette Powell 616-835-2624 or Dawn DeVreugd 616-240-0857 or register online www.ohitsthatkindofparty.com Funds raised from this event will go to Million Penny Mission to purchase equipment for the Cedar Springs Library. #33,34p

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Family Fun Day at Metron

Aug. 5: Metron of Cedar Springs located at 400 Jeffrey, Cedar Springs, would like to invite the community to our Annual Family Fun Day on Friday, August 5th from 4 to 6 pm. Activities for the day include: Bounce House, Games for the children, Live Musical Entertainment, food/drinks and fun for all. Hope to see you August 5th! #31

Free Lake Effect Concert

Aug. 7: Free Lake Effect Concert featuring the band “Round Brown Suitcase” will be held on Sunday, August 7th from 12 to 3:30 pm (band starts at 12:30 pm). The concert will be held at Bostwick Lake UCC Church, 7979 Belding Rd. NE, Rockford. Donations and food sales will benefit Pause with a Cause. Contact Lisa Atchison, 616-634-6459 with any questions. #30,31p

Take off pounds sensibly

Aug. 9: 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. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #31

Rummage Sale at CS UMC

Aug. 10,11: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will hold a rummage sale in the fellowship hall on the corner of Main and Church Streets. August 10, Wednesday, from 9 am to 7 pm and August 11, Thursday, from 9 am to 2 pm. There will be a bag sale on Thursday. Proceeds go toward their mission projects. #30,31p

My Choice..My Health Diabetes Prevention Program

Aug. 15: This program will help you take steps to prevent type 2 diabetes. You’ll learn about healthier eating habits, ways to be more physically active and other behavior changes over the course of 16 weekly one-hour sessions. The group will continue meeting monthly, completing a full year. My Choice..My Health Program will be held at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs starting Monday, August 15th from 5:30 to 6:30 pm. To register, visit www.nkfm.org/dpp or call the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan at 616-458-9520. #31,32p

Creating Local Herbal Remedies

Aug. 15: Join local plant enthusiast Rachel Potter for a discussion and demonstration of how to gather and use medicinal plants to make salves, teas, tinctures and other natural remedies that nourish and heal the body and keep it healthy year round. This workshop will teach you to nurture yourself with what is growing all around us. For adults. Monday, August 15th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #31

DIY Tie Dye for Teens

Aug. 16: Bring a white or light colored t-shirt to this program and try a new way of tie dye – with permanent markers! All other materials will be provided to help you create a one-of-a-kind shirt to wear. Tuesday, August 16th at 4 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #31

Auditions for CSCP Production of “The Foreigner”

Aug 22,23: The Cedar Springs Community Players are pleased to announce auditions for its upcoming production of “The Foreigner” by Larry Shue. This comedy has won two Obie Awards and two Outer Critics Circle Awards as Best New American Play and Best Off-Broadway Production. Auditions will be held at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on Monday and Tuesday Aug. 22 and 23 between 6:30 -8 p.m. Needed are: 4 adult males, 1 teen male; 2 adult women, and 4 non-speaking extras, can be either male or female. Production dates are October 13, 14 and 15 at the Kent Theatre. Please like our FB page and to see details! #31,32p

Tri-County High School Annual Gathering

Sept. 10: The Tri-County HS annual gathering for 1963 – 1975 will be held on September 10th at the Sand Lake VFW. Appetizers and dinner from 5 to 7 pm with RSVP and $20 due by August 27th. Lou Fisk, 616-263-9054 or gfisk01@charter.net.  Social hour is from 7 to 10 pm.  Social hour only is $5 at the door. #31,32p

MCC Offers Trip to Art Prize

Sept. 30: Experience ArtPrize September 30th in Grand Rapids with Montcalm Community College. Buses depart from the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on MCC’s Greenville campus at 8:30 am and from MCC’s Sidney campus at 9 am. Buses will arrive at the Grand Rapids Art Museum (GRAM) at 10 am and depart at 5 pm. The trip is free to all who register. Admission to the GRAM is $4 per person. Anyone planning to participate in this trip must be age 12 or older; participants between 12 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. To register, email the registration form located at www.montcalm.edu/events/artprize-trip/ to karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or call 989-328-2111, Ext. 334, by September 15th. #31

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