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Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 7,8: 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 7th from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 8th, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 8th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. $10.00. Funds raised will go to national and international missions. #35,36b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Sept. 9: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, September 9th 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 Old Time Gospel Singers will share their message and their 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 616-293-2150. See you there! #36b

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 11: 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. #36

AWANA Starts at Huggard Bible

Sept. 12: Calling all Awana Clubbers from ages 3 years old to 6th grade! Awana Clubs (Cubbies & Sparks) T.N.T. starts on September 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Because to God kids matter! Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, 616-636-5561. #35,36b

Rogue River Watershed Meeting

Sept. 12: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invites all interested citizens, who live in and care about, the Rogue River Watershed, to attend our monthly board meetings. The next meeting will be on  Wednesday, September 12th starting at 9:30 AM, at Cannon Township Hall, 6878 Belding Road, Rockford, 49341. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, go to our website: Rogueriverwp.org or our Facebook page at Rogue River Watershed Partners. #36

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Sept. 19: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on Saturday, October 6th. Meeting on Wednesday September 19th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Rehearsal will be held on October 3rd at 7 pm. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on the meeting day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #36

Women’s Community Event

Sept. 21: The women’s ministries of Crossfire Ministries and Solon Center Wesleyan Church join forces to present Robyn Dykstra, National Christian Women’s speaker on Friday evening, September 21st @ 7 pm. Doors open @ 6:30 pm. Robyn is a captivating speaker and best-selling author and over the years has helped thousands of women on their Journey to trust God and follow Jesus. Surprisingly funny and refreshing, Robyn is a Humorous Speech Champion and hilarious storyteller. Along with Robyn, lite refreshments, awesome worship music and door prizes will be presented. Tickets are available for just $10 online @ http://www.scwchurch.org/ministries/adult or call 616-696-3229 ext 1. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! The event will be held at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Rd. #36,37b

Odyssey of the Mind

Sept. 25: Cedar Springs Odyssey of the Mind will host a “hands on” approach for sampling the program. Interested parents and students are invited to “step in” to the world of Odyssey, to try it out and get ALL those questions answered! Please plan to participate with your student and learn about the program in the process (free session). Red Hawk Middle School LGI room (follow signs to upstairs room) – September 25th, 6:30 – 8 pm sharp. This is for students and parents K-12th grade. Questions? Odysseyofthemind.com (national website), Miodyssey.com (we are region 2) local website, Linda Blackmore at region13mi@gmail.com. #36

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God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Sept. 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. #35

Community Health Class – Bullying

Sept. 5: Wednesday, September 5, 2-3pm – Metron and the Cedar Springs Library partner to bring you a monthly series of Community Health classes. This month features “Bullying.” Bullying happens beyond the school yard. Professionals explore the topic broadly and offer resources and avenues to address this challenge. #35

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 7,8: 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 7th from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 8th, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 8th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. $10.00. Funds raised will go to national and international missions. #35,36b

BUNCO at Rockford Masonic Lodge

Sept. 7: BUNCO!!! – Join us Friday, September 7th at 6:00 P.M. at the Rockford Masonic Lodge, 1430 Northland Drive (near 12 Mile Rd).  Bring a snack to share and $5 to play.  Prizes, 50-50 drawing, friends and fun.  We collect boxed and canned food items for the local food pantry.  Games will be held the first Friday of the month through the year.  Sponsored by the Rockford Chapter of Eastern Star. #35

AWANA Starts at Huggard Bible

Sept. 12: Calling all Awana Clubbers from ages 3 years old to 6th grade! Awana Clubs (Cubbies & Sparks) T.N.T. starts on September 12th from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. Because to God kids matter! Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, 616-636-5561. #35,36b

Red Pine Run at HCNC

Oct. 13: Walk or run our cross-country style 5K or 2.5K with the best scenery in West Michigan! Everyone registered by October 5th will receive a free T-shirt. Refreshments provided post-race. Door prizes. Saturday, October 13th at 2 pm. $25 nonmembers/ $20 members. Create a team of 4 people and receive $3 off per entry. HCNC is dog friendly so bring your 4-legged friend to run with you. Register online or by calling the office. Staff will contact you for T-shirt information. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #35

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Concert at Velzy Park

Aug. 23: Mark your calendars!! Join us for a live Concert in the Park by local talent, Rhythm Masters, including steel guitar, bass cello, fiddle and guitar on August 23rd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Velzy Park, 15185 Algoma Avenue NE. The concert is free! – donations to Velzy Park’s matching grant campaign gladly accepted. Bring your lawn chairs – if it rains, concert will be inside. Hope to see you there! #33,34b

Holy Spirit’s Second Best Sale

Aug. 24,25: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual Second Best Sale is Friday, August 24 from 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday, August 25 from 9 am – 2 pm. There is a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8-9 am; after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by 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). #33,34b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Aug. 26: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, August 26th  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 Gitchel Family will share their message and their 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 616-293-2150. See you there! #34b

TOPS weight loss support group

Aug. 28: 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 Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #34

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Aug. 29: Pine Grove Senior Café Presents A Taste of Italia.  All Signors, Signoras and Signorinas age 60 and older, come to our humble table(s) and dine with us.  Mamma Mia!  Its the Chef’s Feast of marvelous Italian Meatballs over Rice, Orange-cranberry Muffins, a veggie and of course desert.  And you never know when a Garden Salad or a Relish Plate may appear.  Senior Café Italia opens Wednesday August 29th at Noon right here on the North West corner of Beech & M-82. #34

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Alice in Wonderland Jr. at the Kent Theatre

Aug. 17-19: The Cedar Springs Community Players will perform Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR through arrangement with Music Theatre International at the Kent Theatre August 17 and 18 at 7 pm and August 19 at 2 pm. This production of Alice’s “madcap adventures” is perfect for the whole family. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids and may be purchased at the door. #32,33b

Keeler Brass Picnic

Aug. 21: The 7th Annual Keeler Brass Picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 21st at 11 am. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Please bring a dish to pass. #32,33p

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 21: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on August 21st. 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 grilling hot dogs for all those who attempt to donate. Chips and a drink will be included. With people being on vacation and Labor Day traffic coming up, there is a high need of donors at this time. Each donation has the potential to save 3 Michigan lives and it takes only a hour of your time. The Michigan Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #33

Keepers of the Faith @ East Nelson UMC

Aug. 22: East Nelson Church presents internationally known touring group, “Keepers of the Faith” on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The concert if free – Love offering will be taken. East Nelson Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. 616-696-0681. #32,33p

Concert at Velzy Park

Aug. 23: Mark your calendars!! Join us for a live Concert in the Park by local talent, Rhythm Masters, including steel guitar, bass cello, fiddle and guitar on August 23rd from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at Velzy Park, 15185 Algoma Avenue NE. The concert is free! – donations to Velzy Park’s matching grant campaign gladly accepted. Bring your lawn chairs – if it rains, concert will be inside. Hope to see you there! #33,34b

Holy Spirit’s Second Best Sale

Aug. 24,25: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual Second Best Sale is Friday, August 24 from 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday, August 25 from 9 am – 2 pm. There is a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8-9 am; after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by 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). #33,34b

Auditions for Jane Eyre

Sept. 4,6: Actors del Arte Ensemble of West Michigan will be having Auditions with Casting Calls throughout September. for “Jane Eyre” (dramatic retelling of a much loved Classic). September 4th and Sept 6th (6-8pm). Looking for actors all ages (Adults-Children). Rockford Reformed Church in Rockford. Shows set for November at The Kent Theatre. Info (616) 874-5264. #33

Senior All Night Events

The CLASS OF 2019 Cedar Springs Senior All Night Party Committee would like to invite you to some really fun upcoming events.  These events are fundraisers to give this years graduating seniors a great night with their classmates to finish their High school career in a fun safe way.  Gather up your friends and family and enjoy some fun while supporting the class of 2019. More details to come on these upcoming events: “Tee it Up” 4 person golf scramble at North Kent Golf Course, come see if you can win a Ford Escape with your hole in one shot ~ Oct. 7th . “Glow Bowl” at Sparta Lanes ~ Oct. 12th  “Slots and Shops.” Coach bus trip to Michigan City (Blue Chip Casino and Lighthouse Place Outlets) ~ Nov. 10th. Look for these events on Facebook or contact: CSSANP19@gmail.com for more information. #33

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Artists, Authors & YOU! At CS Library

Aug. 11: Artists, Authors & YOU!, a continually-changing art exhibit sponsored by the Cedar Springs Public Library, will be reviewing potential entries on Saturday, August 11th at 10:30 am for its next quarterly installation.  If you’re an artist who’s interested in participating in the program, or you own a piece of art you’d like to share with the community, please visit the library for your Request to Participate form and instructions about the August 11th meeting. #31,32p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Aug. 12: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, August 12th 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). Ron Lynnes and Company will share their message and their 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 616-293-2150. See you there! #32b

Alice in Wonderland Jr. at the Kent Theatre

Aug. 17-19: The Cedar Springs Community Players will perform Disney’s Alice in Wonderland JR through arrangement with Music Theatre International at the Kent Theatre August 17 and 18 at 7 pm and August 19 at 2 pm. This production of Alice’s “madcap adventures” is perfect for the whole family. Tickets are $12 for adults, $5 for kids and may be purchased at the door. #32,33b

Keeler Brass Picnic

Aug. 21: The 7th Annual Keeler Brass Picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 21st at 11 am. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Please bring a dish to pass. #32,33p

Keepers of the Faith @ East Nelson UMC

Aug. 22: East Nelson Church presents internationally known touring group, “Keepers of the Faith” on Wednesday, August 22nd at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The concert is free – Love offering will be taken. East Nelson Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. 616-696-0661. #32,33p

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CS Music Boosters Rummage Sale

Aug. 2-3: The Cedar Springs Music Boosters is doing a rummage sale with gently used items on Thursday & Friday from 10 am to 2 pm in the main hall for the High School. 100% of the profits go to the Cedar Springs Music Boosters. #31

Benefit Garage Sale

Aug. 3,4: A benefit garage sale will be held at 141 S. Main St., Cedar Springs on Friday and Saturday, August 3 & 4 from 9 am to 5 pm. All proceeds to benefit Dan Truesdale as he recovers from having surgery for Parkinson’s disease. Please pray for Dan as he has his surgery the morning of August 8th and for his recovery. #31

VBS at Huggard Bible Church

Aug. 5-8: Please come join us for Vacation Bible School for ages 3 thru end of 6th Grade starting Sunday evening August 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm and going thru Wednesday, August 8th. Time Lab: Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future. Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, 616-636-5561. #30,31b

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Aug.7,14,21,28: 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. #31

Rogue River Watershed Meeting

Aug. 8: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invites all interested citizens, who live in and care about, the Rogue River Watershed, to attend our monthly board meetings. The next meeting will be on August 8, starting at 9:30 AM, at Cannon Township Hall, 6878 Belding Road, Rockford, 49341. For more information, go to our website: Rogueriverwp.org or our Facebook page at Rogue River Watershed Partners. #31

Artists, Authors & YOU! At CS Library

Aug. 11: Artists, Authors & YOU!, a continually-changing art exhibit sponsored by the Cedar Springs Public Library, will be reviewing potential entries on Saturday, August 11th at 10:30 am for its next quarterly installation.  If you’re an artist who’s interested in participating in the program, or you own a piece of art you’d like to share with the community, please visit the library for your Request to Participate form and instructions about the August 11th meeting. #31,32p

Auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Aug. 23,24: Cedar Springs Community Players announce auditions for the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring on Wednesday and Thursday August 23-24 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. The cast includes 3 women and 11 men. Auditions are open to anyone who likes to act, and positions for backstage workers and other technical areas are also available. Contact Director Sue Harrison at 696-0456 for more information. #31

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Yard Sale Fundraiser

Aug. 2,3: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool’s fundraiser Yard Sale, 48 West Lake St., Sand Lake is Thursday, August 2nd & Friday, August 3rd from 9 am – 5 pm. **Now enrolling 3 & 4 year olds for our 2018/2019 school year.** #30

Sand Lake Community Picnic

Aug. 5: The Sand Lake Community Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 5th from 1 to 3 pm at Salisbury Park on Lake St. Come join us for this free event that includes food, games, music and fun for all. Lets take a day and mingle with our neighbors and have some fun. Back to School supplies for the kids will also be passed out during the picnic. Can’t wait too see you all there. #30

VBS at Huggard Bible Church

Aug. 5-8: Please come join us for Vacation Bible School for ages 3 thru end of 6th Grade starting Sunday evening August 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm and going thru Wednesday, August 8th. Time Lab: Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future. Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, 616-636-5561. #30,31b

Draw some AWESOME!

Aug. 6: Comic Book Illustrating with Wade Gugino. Participants will do a very simple single-page graphic novel/comic book type layout. We’ll draw together, learning layout, character development, proportion, expression, gesture, action, shot choice and light and dark. We will draw with pencil, but teens will leave with a template to ink the drawing in at home later. Paper and pencils provided. Monday, August 6, 2:00 pm, Nelson Township /Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #30

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 7: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday, August 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 9th from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 11th from 8 am-3:30 pm. #29,30b

You Want Me to Read What? @ HCNC

Aug. 16: Introducing Think Spell Write: a reading program for students who are still struggling to read and write fluently despite having had reading instruction. Think Spell Write can be used with upper elementary through high school students, adults and English Language learners. It is a user friendly program designed for educators and other professionals who wish to teach struggling readers and is based on extensive, effective and successful implementation of the program with struggling readers of various ages. Join us August 16, from 9 am to 2 pm, for a one day in-service on this new reading program presented by the author: Ellen M. Murray, M.Ed. Fee is $40 which includes lunch. Printed materials for Think Spell Write will be available for purchase. Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Camp Lily’s Retreat Center, 530 – 20 Mile Rd., Kent City. Register at www.howardchristensen.org. #30

Vietnam Veterans Thank You Dinner

Aug. 17: Vietnam Veterans are invited to the 4th Annual Vietnam Veterans Thank You Dinner hosted by the Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The dinner will be held Friday, August 17, from 5-7 pm at the Boat and Canoe Club, 401 North Park St NE, Grand Rapids, 49525. Vietnam Veterans and their spouses are free; all other guests are $5. No RSVP needed. DAR is a commemorative partner with the The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress, to “thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.” For more info about our Grand Rapids-area DAR chapter, visit our website at www.sophiedemarsaccampauchapter.org. #30

Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: The Class of 1973 Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 7 pm. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP required. Call Gail Armstrong for more information. 616-799-2410. #30

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Donations needed for CS Bands

Rummage Sale

July 21: Cedar Springs Bands will be holding a rummage sale at the High School August 1st – 3rd (times pending). If you would like to donate your gently used items, date and drop off times are: July 21, 23, and 24th from 10 am to 2 pm. At the back of the High School by the band room. Please Contract LeeAnne Whilden (616-304-1545) for additional times.*All profits made during the rummage sale will go to Cedar Springs Music Boosters.* #29

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

July 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, July 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). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, Patty Ann and The North Country Band, who will share their message through their 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 616-293-2150. See you there! #29b

Archeology Workshop @ HCNC

July 24-26: Uncover artifacts from Howard Christensen Nature Center’s past. July 24-26 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost $20 members, $24 nonmembers. Minimum age: 9 years old. Lead by Interpretive Instructor, Karen Fiebig, this workshop will require hard work. Please bring gloves, a trowel, a shovel, an old paint brush, lunch and bottled water – all labeled with your name. The number of participants will be determined by the number of adults available to supervise younger participants. May be a first come, first serve event, so please register. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine, Kent City. 616-675-3158, info@howardchristensen.org, www.howardchristensen.org. #28,29p

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church 

July 25: The Pine Grove Senior Café presents Grandma’s Table.  She’s serving Baked Barbecued Chicken and for dessert her special Something with Blueberries.  Ya know there’s a strong possibility she’ll set a veggie, a salad or relish plate down in front of ya.  For all those age 60 and over we’re offering you a seat at Grandma’s Table at Noon the 25th of  July.  In case you forgot where Grandma’s Table is, it’s right over here on the northwest corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. #29

Kooombah Rain Sticks @ KDL!

July 25: Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! For school-age children. Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm at Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #29

Help Promote Literacy

July 25: The need is urgent! The Literacy Center of West Michigan is offering an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 25th at 10 am for prospective volunteer tutors. It will last one hour. It provides potential volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the Literacy Center and the role of a volunteer tutor. No experience necessary! We provide our volunteers with all the training they need to be successful tutors for our adult learners. 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. #29

Senior Stroll at HCNC

July 27: Join Senior Naturalist, Joyce Hosmer, the last Friday of the Month for leisurely walk through the woods at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Joyce will lead you along our quiet trails while pointing out the plants and wildlife that inhabit our little piece of the planet. Friday, July 27th from 1 – 3 pm. If it rains, we will reschedule for the next Friday. Cost: Members $3.00, nonmembers $5. Refreshments provided. Limited to 25 people. Call to register 616-675-3158 or visit our website: www.howardchristensen.org. 16190 Red Pine Rd., Kent City. #29

Ensley Crime Watch 5K & Picnic

July 28: The Ensley Crime Watch Annual 5K and Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 28th at Baptist Lake Park, 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. All ages are welcome to join the fun! Pre-registration forms for the 5K race and details of our annual event is available on line at http://ensleytownship.org/crime watch.htm. Race: Saturday, July 28th begins at 9 am (registration the day of the race at 8:30 am) Picnic: Saturday, July 28th begins at 11:30 am. Firemen grill hotdogs and additional items on the menu are chips, cookies, homemade pies, coffee, pop and more. There is a small fee for the food. Special guests include the Sand Lake fire department (trucks and equipment), Newaygo County Sheriff (K9 team, SWAT vehicles, Marine Patrol and Dive team), kids bounce house. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and nearly $1,000 in prizes that was donated by local businesses and individuals will be raffled off. The afternoon concludes with candidates running for local office available for a meet and greet. All proceeds for the events will help the Sand Lake Fire Department purchase life saving rescue equipment. #28,29p

Touch a Truck

July 28: A close up look at big trucks! There will be an assortment of awesome vehicles on hand to explore, plus the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am to noon, Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #29

Team Building at HCNC

July 30-Aug. 3: Team Building Summer Camp. What makes a team, a team? What makes one team more successful than another? Campers will focus on what it takes to build a successful team as well as how to be a team player with an emphasis on communication, trust, teamwork, cooperation and a whole lot of team games. July 30 to August 3 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost $40 for the week. Can’t make to whole camp? Daily fee $10. Howard Christensen Nature Center. Call to register 616-675-3158 or visit our website: www.howardchristensen.org. 16190 Red Pine Rd., Kent City. #29

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 7: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday, August 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 9th from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 11th from 8 am-3:30 pm. #29,30b

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Garage & Bake Sale Benefit

July 13-14: Algoma Baptist Church, 10515 Grange Ave., Rockford, is hosting a Garage and Bake Sale Benefit for North Kent Connect on Friday, July 13th from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, July 14th from 9 am – 3 pm. Older vintage tools, knick knacks, garden tools, clothing, books, golf clubs, exercise equipment, glassware, musical instruments, fishing lures, music boxes, toys, miscellaneous items too numerous to mention. #28p

CS Youth Football League Fundraiser

July 14: The Cedar Springs Youth Football League (CSYFL) will be holding an all age fundraising event on Saturday, July 14th from 10 am to 2 pm at Skinner Field, 90 Cedar St. Tickets are two for $1.00. Tickets  will be used for all events except concessions and spirit wear (cash & credit accepted). It will feature a dunk take, kids games, bake sale, succulent plant sale (cash only), can drive, gift basket raffles, spirit wear and concessions. Can Drive drop off Friday, July 13 at Family Farm & Home 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday, July 14 at Skinner Field 8 am – 4 pm, and Sunday, July 15 at Family Farm & Home 8 am – 8pm. All proceeds will go to CSYFL. #28

VBS @ Resurrection Lutheran Church

July 16-20: Join us as we discover Jesus from eternity past to eternity future with Time Lab Vacation Bible School at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake. July 16-20 from 6 to 8 pm. Ages 4 years old to entering 6th grade. For registration information, please email churchresurrection@yahoo.com or call 616-636-5502. #27,28b

Michigan Blood Drive

July 17: Michigan Blood will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. The Drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. HOT DOG DAYS! A member of the Cedar Springs Women Club will be grilling hot dogs for all who attempt to donate. More importantly, each donation has the potential to save three lives. Come have lunch/supper with us and help a neighbor in Michigan. #28

Wild About Books & Animals?

July 17: Are you wild about books AND wild about animals? Then you want to come to the Cedar Springs Library Community Room on Tuesday, July 17 from 1 -2 pm for an exciting look at live animals from different countries and diverse ecosystems. This program is up-close, hands-on, safe and FUN! #28

Alohorma! Unlock Your Harry Potter Drawing Skills

July 18: Corinne Roberts, local illustration artist, is back with a family friendly, Harry Potter drawing session. Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to attend and assist their children. For school-age children. Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #28

Archeology Workshop @ HCNC

July 24-26: Uncover artifacts from Howard Christensen Nature Center’s past. July 24-26 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost $20 members, $24 nonmembers. Minimum age: 9 years old. Lead by Interpretive Instructor, Karen Fiebig, this workshop will require hard work. Please bring gloves, a trowel, a shovel, an old paint brush, lunch and bottled water – all labeled with your name. The number of participants will be determined by the number of adults available to supervise younger participants. May be a first come, first serve event, so please register. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine, Kent City. 616-675-3158, info@howardchristensen.org, www.howardchristensen.org. #28,29p

Ensley Crime Watch 5K & Picnic

July 28: The Ensley Crime Watch Annual 5K and Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 28th at Baptist Lake Park, 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. All ages are welcome to join the fun! Pre-registration forms for the 5K race and details of our annual event is available on line at http://ensleytownship.org/crime watch.htm. Race: Saturday, July 28th begins at 9 am (registration the day of the race at 8:30 am) Picnic: Saturday, July 28th begins at 11:30 am. Firemen grill hotdogs and additional items on the menu are chips, cookies, homemade pies, coffee, pop and more. There is a small fee for the food. Special guests include the Sand Lake fire department (trucks and equipment), Newaygo County Sheriff (K9 team, SWAT vehicles, Marine Patrol and Dive team), kids bounce house. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and nearly $1,000 in prizes donated by local businesses and individuals that will be raffled off. The afternoon concludes with candidates running for local office available for a meet and greet. All proceeds for the events will help the Sand Lake Fire Department purchase life saving rescue equipment. #28,29p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

July 8: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, July 8th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, the Traditional Country and Gospel Singers who will share their message through their 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 616-293-2150. See you there! #27b

VBS at East Nelson UMC

July 11-15: Vacation Bible School at East Nelson Church,9024 – 18 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs. “Abundance Orchard”. Where faith grows and hungry people are fed. Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12 and Friday July 13 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Saturday, July 14 from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be a luncheon on Saturday at 1 pm for everyone followed by games for all. The final VBS event will be our program during worship at 9:30 am on July 15. We hope your kids can come! #27

Model Airplane Show in Cedar

July 11: The Cedar Springs Public Library and the Wolverine Skyhawks Model Aviation Club invite you to come on out to their Landing Strip at 13540 West Street in town, for a fantastic airshow on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 pm to dark! Bring your whole family, your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy watching model airplanes of all shapes and sizes swoop and dance…it’s truly thrilling. Every school age student will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a model airplane with lessons, $100 value. The Skyhawks are providing hotdogs, chips and a drink on a donation basis. Check the Skyhawks out at www.wolverineskyhawks.com. #27

Rockin’ with Pete the Cat @ KDL

July 11: We are super excited about our Pete the Cat Storytime. It’s going to be groovy! We’ll read Pete the Cat stories, enjoy making some Pete-inspired crafts and sing and dance to silly songs. As Pete says, “It’s all good.” Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 am, Spencer Township Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #27

Algoma Township Historical Society Annual Picnic

July 14: Saturday, July 14, 2018 – 12:00 Noon @ Chalmers Park on the corner of Pine Island Dr. and Fonger St. Picnic opens at 12:00 Noon / Eat promptly at 12:30 pm. Please bring a hot dish to pass, salad or dessert, and own table service. Coffee and punch will be provided.  The public is invited. #27

Dot Mandala Painting Workshop @ KDL

July 14: Pre-registration required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns. You will apply dots using special tools, and learn to layer paint dots for a 3D effect. For adults. Saturday, July 14, 1:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org for more information. #27

VBS @ Resurrection Lutheran Church

July 16-20: Join us as we discover Jesus from eternity past to eternity future with Time Lab Vacation Bible School at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake. July 16-20 from 6 to 8 pm. Ages 4 years old to entering 6th grade. For registration information, please email churchresurrection@yahoo.com or call 616-636-5502. #27,28b

The Fallen Heros Golf Outing

July 21: 9th Annual The Fallen Heros Golf Outing on Saturday, July 21 at 2 pm. $70 per person includes golf w/cart and steak dinner. Hole in one contest, 50/50 raffle and other contests and prizes. Contact North Kent Golf Club, 616-866-2659, Alicia Brown 616-862-1463 or Stevie Brown 616-648-4013 for more information. Monies raised will be donated to the Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Springs. #27

VBS @ Hillcrest Community Church of God

July 23-27: Vacation Bible School – Ocean Commotion will be held at Hillcrest Community Church of God on July 23-27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. PLUS – Sunday is VBS Sunday. 5994 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. #27

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