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AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebos House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #14

 

Dinner at the Legion

Apr. 7: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, April 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #14p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 8: 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. #14

 

Free Easter Egg Hunt at HCNC

Apr. 12: Bring your children to our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 12 pm. Rain or shine! Age Groups: 3 and under; 4 to 7 years; and 8-11 year. Hunt starts PROMPTLY at 10 am for the 3 and under, 11 am for the 4-7 year olds and 11:30 am for the 8 – 11 year olds. Bring a basket or we will have extras. We have over 1,500 eggs this year! Please meet in the Interpretive Center. Event takes place in our Prairie (just north of the Interpretive Center beyond the parking lot). Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #14,15

 

Discover and Create Board Games

Apr. 12: Explore a variety of simple international board games and get inspired to create your own. For ages 6 and older, Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #14

 

Springs Craft Show

Apr. 12: Come to your spring Craft Show at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral. Saturday, April 12th from 9 am to 2 pm. Come and join in the fun. Sub sandwich lunches will be available. Proceeds to benefit Coral Fire Auxiliary. #14

 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Apr. 19: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, candy, prizes, snacks and a special Easter presentation. Two bicycles will be given away as grand prizes. For more information go to: scwchurch.org or call the church office at 696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #14-16p

 

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 17: Come to the 28th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. New to the event this year will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts. We are very excited to have them as an addition and believe it will be an exciting evening. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 17 from 6  to 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs High School (off East Muskegon east of Main St.) Presented by the Community Action Network in cooperation with the Cedar Springs Public Schools Fine Arts Department. #14-16f

 

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Free meal at OLC Family Center

Apr. 3,17: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, April 3rd & April 17th. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford.  #13

 

Giant Book Sale

Apr. 3-5: The Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library Book sale will be held April 3-5 at the Sand Lak VFW Hall. There are 50 tables of books, CD’s, magazines and more at great prices. Thursday, April 3 from 10 am to 7 pm, Friday, April 4 from 10 am to 7 pm, and Saturday, April 5 from 10 am to 2 pm. There will be a $2 bag sale on Saturday. #13

 

Tom Plunkard: Beyond Magic – Show and Workshop

Apr. 9: Prepare to be astounded! Stick around after the show for a short workshop on how to perform some of his tricks. For all ages. Wednesday, April 9 at 6:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #13

 

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En Gedi Auction Fundraiser

Mar. 21:”Come Be Refreshed” on Friday, March 21 at the CS High School. Doors open at 6 pm. En Gedi is a local mission serving our Cedar Springs Community. This is sure to be a fun night for all. A wide variety of items to be auctioned including athletic event passes, a private air plane ride, various sports memorabilia, autographed baseballs from Al Kalin, Tori Hunter, and Max Scherzer, autographed jersey from Max Scherzer, grills, televisions, ton of wood pellets, leather recliner, tools, entertaining, lodging, and dining certificates, and much more. This once-a-year fundraiser benefits the after-school youth centers for 6th – 12th graders at Red Hawk Elementary School. Delicious appetizers will be served while you carouse the silent auction items. The live auction will feature larger items and begin around 7:00 pm. Take your chance at the money machine, dices, or treasure chest. All funds earned will be matched by CS Manufacturing. Tickets are $10 each and available at Take Two, Alpha Omega Coffee and Games, and Perry’s Place all located on Main Street or e-mail SueQ@hughes.net. Also, still accepting donations for the auction to include products, services, or Sponsor-A-Student donations. #9-12p

 

Fish Fry at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Mar. 21: Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church is hosting a Fish Fry on Friday, March 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Battered fried fish, baked potato or fresh-cut french fries, cole slaw, coffee, punch and dessert. 3 piece $8.50, 2 piece $6.50, 1 piece $4.50. Eat in or carry out. The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE, just south of M-57. More info at coumc.com. #11,12p

 

Free Tickets to The LEGO Movie

Mar. 21,22: Join us to celebrate the 75th Diamond Anniversary Festival! Red Flannel Town weekend at the historic Kent Theatre Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22. The first 50 tickets on those nights at the 9 pm show… get in free… compliments of the Red Flannel Festival for The LEGO Movie! Get there a little early for lots of free Festival giveaways. Meet the Red Flannel Queen and Court on Saturday at 8:30 pm in the lobby! #12

 

Pancake Breakfast for Courtland Township Fire Dept.

Mar. 22: A pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 8 to 11 am at the Countland Township Fire Department, 7480 – 14 Mile Rd. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice or milk. $7 Adults, $4 children 4 – 12 years, 3 and under are free. $20 Family special (2 adults, 2 children). Proceeds to benefit the Courtland Fire Department. #11,12p

 

Rummage Sale at Cedar Springs UMC

Mar. 26,27: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women are having a rummage sale in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. on Wednesday, March 26th from 9 am to 7 pm and March 27th from 9 am to 2 pm. #11,12p

 

Greenville Garden Club Meeting

Mar. 26: On Wednesday, March 26th at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 Kent Rd., Greenville, the topic of the meeting is “Fairy Gardens.” Discover fairy neighborhoods, villages and even art colonies. Speaker Melinda Maher will explain how these delightful, tiny gardens are built using natural materials and a pinch of creativity. Open to the public. #12

 

Cedar Springs Community Players Spring Production

Mar. 27-29: “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin. This musical comedy follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent who are putting on a fundraiser to get enough money to bury the sisters who were accidentally poisoned by tainted soup served by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). They need to raise money before the health department discovers their secret. Performances will be run at the historic Kent Theatre on March 27 – 29 starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door; $12 pre-sale; $10 is under 18. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Main Street Restaurant in Cedar Springs, the Cedar Springs Public Library or by calling 616-263-9363. “Nunsense” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Visit us at www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #11,12p

 

Beyblades at Sand Lake KDL

Mar. 29: Test your skids and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library’s equipment. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. Sand Lake. #12

 

Liscombe Cancer Benefit

Mar. 30: A spaghetti dinner benefit for Sue Liscombe will be held at Harvard Tavern, 12607 Harvard Ave. NE, on Sunday, March 30th at 1 pm. There will be an auction at 3 pm, 50-50 raffle and two half hogs raffle. Dinner is at 1 pm with an $8 donation, kids 10 and under are $4. Following the auction music will be provided by Cross Creek and Kronick Payne. For more information call Kim at 616-901-9193. #12

 

Toastmasters Club Meeting

Apr. 1 & 15: At each meeting members gain self confidence, learn leadership skills and make every word count! Guests warmly welcomed. We meet at North Rockford Middle School, 397 E. Division @ Wolverine Blvd. Follow the signs to the Faculty Lounge. Toastmasters – Where Leaders are Made! For more information, call Sue at 616-866-3509 or visit www.nkctm.org. #12

 

Call for Help at HCNC

Apr. 26: Call for help: If you know of a group that would like to help/ volunteer for April 26th, 10 am to 1 pm for Arbor Day, please send them our way. Arbor Day would make a great way to give back to your community! Get the employees out and help us plant 500 trees! We need about 40 – 50 volunteers, great opportunity for boy scouts, girl scouts, families, schoolchildren, grandma/ grandpa, singles, date day, group of employees, homeschoolers, Rotary Clubs, government bodies (townships), Foundations and more. The Nature Center Belongs to the community, please show your support! Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #12

 

 

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Mom 2 Mom Sale at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Mar. 15: Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE, Rockford is hosting a Mom 2 Mom Sale on Saturday, March 15th from 9 am to 1 pm. No entrance Fee! New and gently used kids clothes, toys, books, baby gear, etc. Free snacks available and free childcare available while you shop! Questions? 616-866-4298. #11

 

Annual Church Garage Sale

Mar. 15: On Saturday, March 15th from 9 am to 3 pm The Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Rd., Rockford will hold their annual huge sale to support their youth ministries. Money raised from this sale will go toward summer mission trips. For more information, call Deb Coon at 616-866-4829. #11p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 17: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef and onions dinner on Monday, March 17th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #11p

 

A Celebration of Saint Patrick’s Life

Mar. 17: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church invites you to join us on Saint Patrick’s Day for a dinner theater and celebration of Saint Patrick’s Life. You will be part of a TV stage audience at WOMG 3-17. Don’t miss the airing of  Name That Song with Joseph O Kelly, Nicole and Molly – This was Your Life by Scott Phillips with guest Saint Patrick and a WOMG TV Special, Celtic Songs of Inspiration. Free Tickets are required to assure a seat. They are available at: Alpha Omega Coffee and Games 32 S Main,  Blessed John Paul II Parish 3110, 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S Main, Copies Plus 111 S Main, Story’s Fresh Meats And Deli 11761 Northland Drive and Take 2 Game Shop 18 S Main. Air Time is 6:30 PM Monday March 17 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Join us for this stage presentation and a meal of Corn Beef and Cabbage or Chix Nuggets and Mac for the Children. Deserts and beverages are included with both meals. #10,11p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Mar. 18: 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 canceled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #11

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Mar. 18: 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 Tues. March 18 from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. March 20 from 6-9pm, Sat. March 22 from 8 am-4:30 pm and Tuesday, March 25 from 6-9pm. #10,11p

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Mar. 18: 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! Join us for dinner each Tuesday starting March 18th. Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Blessed John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #11

 

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Mar. 19: East Nelson United Methodist Church is hosting a dinner on Wednesday, March 19th from 5 to 7 pm. Come enjoy corned beef and ham, cabbage, carrots, and 7 layer salad. #11

 

En Gedi Auction Fundraiser

Mar. 21:”Come Be Refreshed” on Friday, March 21 at the CS High School. Doors open at 6 pm. En Gedi is a local mission serving our Cedar Springs Community. This is sure to be a fun night for all. A wide variety of items to be auctioned including athletic event passes, a private air plane ride, various sports memorabilia, autographed baseballs from Al Kalin, Tori Hunter, and Max Scherzer, autographed jersey from Max Scherzer, grills, televisions, ton of wood pellets, leather recliner, tools, entertaining, lodging, and dining certificates, and much more. This once-a-year fundraiser benefits the after-school youth centers for 6th – 12th graders at Red Hawk Elementary School. Delicious appetizers will be served while you carouse the silent auction items. The live auction will feature larger items and begin around 7:00 pm. Take your chance at the money machine, dices, or treasure chest. All funds earned will be matched by CS Manufacturing. Tickets are $10 each and available at Take Two, Alpha Omega Coffee and Games, and Perry’s Place all located on Main Street or e-mail SueQ@hughes.net. Also, still accepting donations for the auction to include products, services, or Sponsor-A-Student donations. #9-12p

 

Fish Fry at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Mar. 21: Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church is hosting a Fish Fry on Friday, March 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Battered fried fish, baked potato or fresh-cut french fries, cole slaw, coffee, punch and dessert. 3 piece $8.50, 2 piece $6.50, 1 piece $4.50. Eat in or carry out. The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE, just south of M-57. More info at coumc.com. #11,12p

 

Mark Your Calendar – Annual Spring Bazaar

Mar. 22: Mamrelund Community Center’s Annual Springs Bazaar is March 22 from 9 am to 2 pm. $1 admission, children 12 and under admitted for free. Concessions, Bake Sale, and over 30 Vendors. Barrier free building and convenient parking. Located at 4085 Lutheran Church Rd. in Kent City. For more info visit www.Mamrelund.weebly.com #10,11p

 

Pancake Breakfast for Courtland Township Fire Dept.

Mar. 22: A pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 8 to 11 am at the Courtland Township Fire Department, 7480 – 14 Mile Rd. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice or milk. $7 Adults, $4 children 4 – 12 years, 3 and under are free. $20 Family special (2 adults, 2 children). Proceeds to benefit the Courtland Fire Department. #11,12p

 

Rummage Sale at Cedar Springs UMC

Mar. 26,27: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women are having a rummage sale in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. on Wednesday, March 26th from 9 am to 7 pm and March 27th from 9 am to 2 pm. #11,12p

 

Cedar Springs Community Players Spring Production

Mar. 27-29: “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin. This musical comedy follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent who are putting on a fundraiser to get enough money to bury the sisters who were accidentally poisoned by tainted soup served by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). They need to raise money before the health department discovers their secret. Performances will be run at the historic Kent Theatre on March 27 – 29 starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door; $12 pre-sale; $10 is under 18. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Main Street Restaurant in Cedar Springs, the Cedar Springs Public Library or by calling 616-263-9363. “Nunsense” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Visit us at www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #11,12p

 

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AA Meetings at Rebos House 

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

 

Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser at HCNC

Mar. 8: Imagine buttered pancakes, smothered in warm maple syrup, hot sausage, orange juice & coffee. Our pancakes will only be made from the finest of ingredients (Bisquick, eggs and whole milk). Please help us in keeping Howard Christensen Nature Center a wonderful, flourishing, Nature Center. Help support our Community Nature Center and get your belly filled up – all you can eat (no take outs). 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #10

 

Cedar Springs Garden Club Meeting

Mar. 11: The Cedar Springs Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, March 11 at 7 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant St. Please use the south side entrance. A tutorial on making glass sculptures will be presented. Everyone is welcome. #10

 

Cedar Springs Band Auction

Mar. 13: The 2014 Cedar Springs Band Auction will be held on Saturday, March 15 at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 each and pre-sale only. Includes dinner and entertainment provided by Cedar Springs High School and Middle School Jazz Bands. Tickets are on sale in the High School Office and High School Bank Room until March 13th. Please note that no tickets will be sold at the door. Must have ticket to enter. For more information and tickets, call 616-696-1200. #10

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Mar. 13,27: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, March 13th & March 27th. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #10

 

CS Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Mar. 15: The Cedar Springs Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, March 15th from 7-11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Church St. Adults are $7, Seniors $6, Family $10, and under 12 are free. All you can eat – pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, potatoes, juice and coffee. Proceeds assist sight conservation. #10

 

Cosplay Costume Workshop

Mar. 15: Meet up with other fans and begin designing your cosplay look. Supplies and equipment will be provided to help you rock the runway at JAFAX or the KDL Anime Festival. For teens grades 6-12. Saturday, March 15 at 1:30 pm. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St.

 

“MCC’s Drama Class Performs “Aesop’s Fables Redux”

Mar. 15: Montcalm Community College’s drama class presents “Aesop’s Fables Redux,” a comedy by Susan Pennington, on March 15 at 2 pm and March 16 at 2 and 4 pm in the Barn Theater on MCC’s Sidney campus. Admission is free. Contact MCC Visual Arts Coordinator Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1248 for more information. #10

 

Stuart Leitch to Perform at First Congregational Church of Christ

Mar. 16: Stuart Leitch, pianist/organist at First Congregational Church of Christ in Rockford will be holding a special Lenten concert on Sunday, March 16th at 4 pm. The music “Musica Callada” by Frederick Mompou; 28 brief mysterious pieces inspired by writings of St. John of the Cross. The style is a unique blend of impressionism, minimalism, and Catalan folk music. The church is located at 192 E. Bridge St. in Rockford. A free will offering is encouraged and refreshments will be served. #10

 

A Celebration of Saint Patrick’s Life

Mar. 17: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church invites you to join us on Saint Patrick’s Day for a dinner theater and celebration of Saint Patrick’s Life. You will be part of a TV stage audience at WOMG 3-17. Don’t miss the airing of  Name That Song with Joseph O Kelly, Nicole and Molly – This was Your Life by Scott Phillips with guest Saint Patrick and a WOMG TV Special, Celtic Songs of Inspiration. Free Tickets are required to assure a seat. They are available at: Alpha Omega Coffee and Games 32 S Main,  Blessed John Paul II Parish 3110, 17 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S Main, Copies Plus 111 S Main, Story’s Fresh Meats And Deli 11761 Northland Drive and Take 2 Game Shop 18 S Main. Air Time is 6:30 PM Monday March 17 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Join us for this stage presentation and a meal of Corn Beef and Cabbage or Chix Nuggets and Mac for the children. Desserts and beverages are included with both meals. #10,11p

 

Register Now for Free Hunter Education

Mar. 18: 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 Tues. March 18 from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. March 20 from 6-9pm, Sat. March 22 from 8 am-4:30 pm and Tuesday, March 25 from 6-9pm. #10,11p

 

En Gedi Auction Fundraiser

Mar. 21:”Come Be Refreshed” on Friday, March 21 at the CS High School. Doors open at 6 pm. En Gedi is a local mission serving our Cedar Springs Community. A wide variety of items to be auctioned including athletic event passes, a private air plane ride, various sports memorabilia, autographed baseballs from Al Kaline, Torii Hunter, and Max Scherzer, autographed jersey from Max Scherzer, grills, televisions, ton of wood pellets, leather recliner, tools, entertaining, lodging, and dining certificates, and much more. This fundraiser benefits the after-school youth centers for 6th-12th graders at Red Hawk Elementary School. Appetizers will be served. The live auction will begin around 7:00 pm. Take your chance at the money machine, dice, or treasure chest. All funds earned will be matched by CS Manufacturing. Tickets are $10 each and available at Take Two, Alpha Omega Coffee and Games, and Perry’s Place all located on Main Street or e-mail SueQ@hughes.net. Also, still accepting donations for the auction to include products, services, or Sponsor-A-Student donations. #9-12p

 

Save the Date – Annual Spring Bazaar

Mar. 22: Mamrelund Community Center’s Annual Springs Bazaar is March 22 from 9 am to 2 pm. $1 admission, children 12 and under admitted for free. Concessions, Bake Sale, and over 30 Vendors. Barrier free building and convenient parking. #10,11p

 

Travel to Chicago with MCC

Mar. 22: Montcalm Community College offers a March 22 bus trip to Chicago. Registration is under way and the cost for a non student is $40. The fee covers the cost of transportation and participants must pay for their food and entry fees to attractions. Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the trip. Adult admission is $8 for Shedd Aquarium; $12 for the Adler Planetarium and $10 for senior citizens; $23 for adults, $17 for students with a student ID and senior citizens at the Art Institute of Chicago; and $18 for adults and $17 for senior citizens at the Museum of Science & Industry. The bus leaves MCC at 6:45 am, picks up passengers at the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:15 am and returns to MCC at 10:30 pm. To register online visit www.montclam.edu/careerdevelopment, call 616-754-7706 or 1-877-328-211, ext. 610. Checks, cash and major credit cards are accepted and payment is due at registration. #10

 

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Star Gazing at HCNC

Mar. 1: Do you have in interest in Astronomy? This class will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens and show you how to see objects in the night. The class covers information about the earth, moon, planets and stars – from making a scale model of our systems to understanding the difference between stars. Instruction is given in viewing the night sky using binoculars and natural sight. Following the workshop, we will go outside to view the stars. Basics will be given on how to use (provided) binoculars to see the planets and stars. Saturday, March 1 from 1 to 9 pm. $5 donation per person, $15/ family of four or more. Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #9

 

Festival of the Sleds

Mar. 1: The West Michigan Snowmobile  Museum and Library is holding a snowmobile show and swap meet on Saturday, March 1st from 10 am to 3 pm at 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs. “Festival of the Sleds” will celebrate snowmobiles – old and new, have about 100 snowmobiles on display and enjoy old and new friends. Everyone is welcome. #9

 

Benefit for Clinton Bresnahan and Lynn Marion

Mar. 2: Please come join us at The Harvard Bar for a benefit on Sunday, March 2nd. This benefit is for Clinton Bresnahan and Lynn Marion, who lost everything to a house fire. There will be a spaghetti dinner for $8 a plate, a luck of the draw dart tournament (sign up begins at noon, first tournament around 2 pm), and a bake sale and auction by IMC Motorcycle club. Donations may be dropped off at The Harvard Bar all week, through the day of the benefit,including all donations for the auction. #9

 

Help Promote Literacy

Mar. 3: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Monday, March 3 for prospective volunteer tutors to find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. At least 6,000 adults cannot speak or understand English well. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. Please call us at 616-459-5151(ext. 10) to register. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 204, Grand Rapids. #9

There’s a Mouse in the House

Mar. 4: What could be more exciting that a mouse in your house? Celebrate all things “mousy” with stories, crafts, rhymes, fingerplays and puppets. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, March 4 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #9

 

Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 9: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, March 3rd, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #9p

 

En Gedi Auction Fundraiser

Mar. 21: “Come Be Refreshed” on Friday, March 21 at the CS High School. Doors open at 6 pm. This is sure to be a fun night for all. A wide variety of items to be auctioned including athletic events, tools, entertaining and dining certificates, lodging, shopping, musical items and much more. This once-a-year fundraiser benefits the after-school youth centers for 6th – 12th graders at Red Hawk and the High School. Delicious appetizers will be served while you carouse the silent auction items. The live auction will feature larger items and begin around 7 pm. Tickets are $10 each and available at Take Two, Alpha Omega Coffee and Games, and Perry’s Place, all located on Main Street or email SueQ@hughes.net. #9-12p

 

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Crew needed for Resurrection Celebration

Feb. 23: Resurrection Celebration, a community production celebrating the good news of the Easter story, is back for 2014 and in need of volunteers. We would love to have you join us! There are many positions to fill, including stage parts, singers, back stage help, costumes, and many other areas. We have just the spot for you! Join us at our first meeting on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. at the Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street. You know the Easter story, now come live it! For more information, contact Cherryl Rosenberger at cherrylbear@hotmail.com. #8

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 25: 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. #8

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Candlelight Snowshoe Walk

Feb. 14: Date changed from Feb. 8. Enjoy this tour-guided excursion through the nature center’s scenic trails. Hot refreshments will be served and all snowshoe equipment will be provided. Hike through candlelit trails, stopping at our Campfire to hear romantic stories around the campfire at Camp Lily’s location. This is for all ages so rekindle that love in the candlelit walk. Maybe the moon will shine. How romantic! Friday, February 14 from 7 to 10:30 pm. Donation of $5 per person/ $15/family of 4 or more. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #7

 

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Feb. 15: The Cedar Springs Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the  month thru April. Come to the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located on the corner of Main & Church Streets on Saturday, February 15th from 7 am to 11 am, for an all-you-can-eat breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. Adults $6, seniors $5, Family $20, under 12 free. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #7

 

Valentine’s Dance and Vegas Night

Feb. 15: the Tri County Eagles of Sand Lake are hosting a Valentine’s Dance and Vegas Night on Saturday, February 15th from 6 pm to midnight. There are dinner specials, a 50/50 drawing and gift basket drawing. The band “Chapter 4” will perform from 8 pm to midnight. Open to the public. License #M85331. #6,7p

 

Get out “Leave No Family Inside”: Snowshoeing for Beginners

Feb. 16: What a better way to get out and enjoy our Michigan winters than to experience it on snowshoes. Join Cindy Perski as she guides you through the process of learning how to snowshoe (it’s so easy!) A guided hike around the nature center property will give you some practice with the new footgear and a chance to learn about our winter world. Best suited for ages 10-100 years old. Sunday February 16th from 10:30 to 12:30 pm. Donation of $6 person/ $10 family (4 or more).Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #7

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 18: 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. #7

 

East Nelson UMC Monthly Dinner

Feb. 19: East Nelson United Methodist Church is hosting their monthly dinner on Wednesday, February 19 from 5 – 7 pm. There will be baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, relish trays and homemade desserts. 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. #7

 

Healing with Green Smoothies

Feb. 24: Presenter Linda Carrington demonstrates using natural plant oils with natural green smoothies to help target health challenges such as weight loss, allergies, infections, inflammation, cravings, blood sugar problems and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited.  Monday Feb. 24th at 6:30 pm. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. 616-636-4251. #7

 

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AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebo’s House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #6

 

Springs Soccer Registration

Feb. 4&6: Springs 2014 Soccer Registration for American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6 at Burger King Restaurant, 4065 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs from 6 – 8 pm. Fee for the Spring Session is $60 per child with a $5 discount per child for families registering 3 or more players. Players must be at least 4 years of age by March 24, 2014. First time players – please bring Birth Certificate for age verification. Please complete online application at www.eayso.org – print two copies and take advantage of our Express Lane! These will be the final registration dates for the Spring Season. Please tell you friends and neighbors. If you have questions please contact us through the link on our website: www.ayso902.org. #4-6p

 

Family Sledding and Winter Fun Day

Feb. 8: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is planning an awesome, fun filled day for the entire family. Sledding, broom hockey, snowman building competitions, ice skating, and more are all part of the day. Please bring your own sleds, ice skates, and decorations for your snowman. Concessions will be available in the dining hall. Saturday, February 8th from 1 to 4 pm. 8415 – 17 Mile Rd. #6

 

Sand Lake Winterfest

Feb. 8: The Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce presents the 4th Annual Winterfest. Saturday, February 8th. Events include a Snow Maze at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, Outhouse Races are at 1 pm near the VFW and a Pinewood Derby and Hot Wheel races at 2:30 pm at the VFW. The Resurrection Lutheran Church has lots of events for children. Every one is welcome! #6

 

Bake Sale and Winter Fun at Sand Lake UMC

Feb. 8: Have a great family fun day at Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple, on Saturday, February 8th from 10 am to 1 pm. Bake sale, children’s games and crafts, raffle and walk the snow maze. #6

 

Cedar Springs Garden Club

Feb. 11: The Cedar Springs Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, February 11 at 8:30 am at the Cedar Cafe on Main St. in Cedar Springs. We are alternating between breakfast and evening meetings this year. We would love to have you join us for either or both meetings. #6

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 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. #6

 

Help Promote Literacy

Feb. 11: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Tuesday, February 11 for prospective volunteer tutors to find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. At lease 6,000 adults cannot speak or understand English well. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. Please call us at 616-459-5151(ext. 10) to register. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 204, Grand Rapids. #6

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Feb. 13,27: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, February 13th & February 27th. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #6

 

Beyblades at KDL

Feb. 15: Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library’s equipment. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, February 15 at 10:30 am at Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch. 88 Eighth St. #6

 

First Snowshoe Race at HCNC

Feb. 15: The 2 mile route is located on Natures Habitat (trail). Trail will be groomed and as flat as possible. Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am. Donation of $15 per person. Entry fees are non refundable. Race fees include refreshments, a chili lunch (crackers, drink and cookies), and cash prizes to the top three finishers. 1st place $100, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25. Registration opens at 8:30 am. Or you may send an email to cperski@lilysfrogpad.com and send your payment to HCNC – Box 42, Kent City, MI 49330. #6

 

Valentine’s Dance and Vegas Night

Feb. 15: the Tri County Eagles of Sand Lake are hosting a Valentine’s Dance and Vegas Night on Saturday, February 15th from 6 pm to midnight. There are dinner specials, a 50/50 drawing and gift basket drawing. The band “Chapter 4” will perform from 8 pm to midnight. Open to the public. License #M85331. #6,7p

 

Whitetails Unlimited Fundraising Event

Mar. 8: Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the 7th Annual Cedar Springs Banquet on Saturday, March 15, at the American Legion, 91 N. First St., Cedar Springs. This special event will feature a buffet dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products for hunting enthusiasts. Proceeds will go toward projects that uphold WTU’s mission. The social hour begins at 5 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 each, $25 for a spouse, or juniors 15 and under. Ticket order deadline is March 8th and tickets will not be sold at the door. For tickets call Brian Eagan 616-291-5335 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471 or go online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. #6

 

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Actors del Arte Auditions

Feb. 3: Actors del Arte Ensemble of Western Michigan is having auditions for a Shakespearean Comedy “Ragnil’s Folly” Monday, February 3rd at Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 – 11 Mile Rd. in Rockford from 6 to 8:30 pm. Looking for teens (16-18), adult men and women. For details 616-874-5264. #5

 

Green Acres HeArt Prize

Feb. 3: Green Acres HeArt Prize will be held February 12 – 15 from 10 am to 4 pm. 1601 Winter Creek Court, Greenville. No charge to enter or attend but donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association. Art entry deadline is Monday, February 3. Anyone interested is entering their artwork please contact Sue or James at 616-754-8850 or visit Green Acres Greenville. #5

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 4: 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. #4

 

Preschoolers Happy Birthday “Howie”

Feb. 4: Come Celebrate Howie’s birthday party; Who doesn’t love a party; we are keeping the memory of the individual that HCNC is all about “Howard Christensen”. We will have cake, ice cream, birthday games and so much fun. Games will be pin the tail on the White Tailed Deer, Find and Insect, Sing along with Froggy our mascot, indoor mock turtle race and other fun games. Tuesday, February 4 from 1 to 2:30 pm. Free for children and their guardians. Please give a gift of food for the animals (sun flower seeds, pig food, goat oats, turtle worms, bunny food) or a cash gift donation in Howard’s memory. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #5

 

Spring Soccer Registration

Feb. 4&6: Spring 2014 Soccer Registration for American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6 at Burger King Restaurant, 4065 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs from 6 – 8 pm. Fee for the Spring Session is $60 per child with a $5 discount per child for families registering 3 or more players. Players must be at least 4 years of age by March 24, 2014. First time players – please bring Birth Certificate for age verification. Please complete online application at www.eayso.org – print two copies and take advantage of our Express Lane! These will be the final registration dates for the Spring Season. Please tell you friends and neighbors. If you have questions please contact us through the link on our website: www.ayso902.org. #4-6p

 

Candlelight Snowshoe Walk

Feb. 8: Enjoy this tour-guided excursion through the nature center’s scenic trails. Hot refreshments will be served and all snowshoe equipment will be provided. A two-mile hike through candlelit trails. We will also stop after one mile for romantic stories around the campfire at Camp Lily’s location. This is for all ages so rekindle that love in the candlelit walk. Maybe the moon will shine. Saturday, February 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $5 per person/ $15/family of 4 or more. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #5

 

Heart to Heart Craft Party!

Feb. 11: Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with snacks and crafts. For all ages. Tuesday, February 11 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St. #5

 

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