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Mobile Medical Center at Alpha Family Center

May 1: Tuesday May 1st  Positive Options from Holland will bring their Mobile Medical Center over to Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. They will be available on Tuesdays from 11 am – 4 pm to perform free ultrasounds for our clients. We are excited about how this new partnership will serve our community. For more information go to www.alphafamilycentercs.org or Like us on Facebook to stay connected with AFC. #16,17b

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 1,8,15,22,29: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #17

National Day of Prayer at Hillcrest

May 3: Thursday, May 3rd is National Day of Prayer.  See www.nationaldayofprayer.org for national details. Locally Hillcrest Community Church of God will be open 1-7:30 pm for anyone wanting to pray for a few minutes or a few hours.  We are located at 5994 18 Mile Road, Cedar Springs. Phone 616.696.9333. #17

Mom 2 Mom Sale

May 5: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake, Rockford, is hosting a Mom 2 Mom Sale on Saturday, May 5th from 9 am to 2 pm. Free Admission. For more information please call 616-866-4298 or courtlandmom2mom@gmail.com. #17,18p

Spring Into the Past Tour

May 5: Spring Into the Past tour of small museums of the Tri-River Historical Museum Network Saturday, May 5 from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 6 from noon to 5 pm. Local participants are the Cedar Springs Museum, Rockford Area Museum, Oakfield (township) Museum, and the West Michigan Railroad Historical Society in Sparta, as well as several museums in Greenville. See commoncorners.com for list and info on museums. #17

Fairy Festival at HCNC

May 5: Fairy Princesses and Princes! Come one, come all, to Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Second Annual Fairy Festival! May 5th from 1 to 4 pm. This year’s festival promises to be bigger, better and weather permitting, outside! Join us for a Fairy party, spritely crafts, and of course an enchanted walk in the woods. See if you can spot our Fairy homes while out on your adventure! Please dress in your Fairy best and remember to invite your other magical friends! Members $3/Non-members $5. HCNC Interpretive Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Pre-registration is requested, www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #17

Preschool Open House

May 7: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool will be hosting an Open House May 7th from 6-7 pm. Classes for three and four year old preschool classes are forming for the 2018-2019 school year. Come and meet Ms. Sharon, tour the facility, and enjoy some refreshments. 180 South Third street, Sand Lake. Call (616)636-8457 for any questions. #17,18b

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Community Night!

Apr. 19: Don’t forget to join us at the Cedar Springs High School for the 32d Annual Community Night on Thursday, April 19th, 6-8:30pm. Explore what local businesses, service organizations and churches have going on. The school’s Industrial Arts will have a special exhibition and the auditorium will host the Grand Little Band from Grand Rapids for a half hour show followed by a Zumba performance by students from Dance Fitness with Monica. Food and drink will be available from the Music Boosters. #16

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Apr. 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, April 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, the Old Time 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! #16b

Ready to Read Michigan: I Got the Rhythm

Apr. 24: Get ready to groove with Ready to Read Michigan’s 2018 pick, I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Marrison! Featuring musical and rhythmic stories, activities and crafts. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, April 24th at 10:30 am, Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch 88 Eighth St. #16

DIY Painted Mugs

Apr. 24: Pre-registration is required. The Mud Room is bringing their studio back to the library. Grab a friend, paint a mug and cheers. Tuesday, April 24th 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org. #16

Fish Fry at East Nelson UMC Rescheduled

Apr. 25: East Nelson Church rescheduled their Annual Fish Fry. It will be on Wednesday, April 25th from 5 to 7 pm. Menu includes: Fish, Tater Tots, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and homemade desserts. Everyone is welcome! 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. #16

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Apr. 25:  Pine Grove Senior Café 2018 is set to begin. Our friends age 60 and more are welcome to just walk in. Taste of Italia is the fare we will prepare. Please come join us we simply love to share. The when is 12 Noon this April 25th, here at our corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. is where you’ll find the place to come sit. #16

Help Promote Literacy

Apr. 27: 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 Friday, April 27th 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. #16

Morel Hunt at HCNC

Apr. 28: Let’s see how many of these tasty morel mushrooms we can find! We will be going off trail – this is why a guide is best! Saturday, April 28th from 2 to 4 pm. Members $3, non-members $5. Guided Morel Hunting ONLY on Howard Christensen Nature Center Property, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. Pre-registration requested, www.howardchristensen.org. #16

Mobile Medical Center at Alpha Family Center

May 1: Tuesday May 1st  Positive Options from Holland will bring their Mobile Medical Center over to Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. They will be available on Tuesdays from 11 am – 4 pm to perform free ultrasounds for our clients. We are excited about how this new partnership will serve our community. For more information go to www.alphafamilycentercs.org or Like us on Facebook to stay connected with AFC. #16,17b

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Friends of the CS Library Quilt Show

Apr. 14: Cedar Springs Friends of the Library will hold its 6th annual quilt show on April 14 at the Cedar Springs Middle School from 10 am-4pm. Admission is $2 per person. Quilt registrations still being accepted. For more information, see CedarSpringsLibrary.org, call the library @ 616-696-1910 or Kaye @ 616-490-2493. All proceeds go towards the Cedar Springs Public Library. #14,15p

Mobile Food Pantry

Apr. 14: Red Pine Bible Church is once again sponsoring a mobile food pantry through Feeding America of West Michigan. The date is Saturday, April 14th and will be held in the church parking lot at 17195 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, MI 49330. Starting time is 10 am. #15

Auditions for Flat River Community Players

Apr. 16,17: The Flat River Community Players will hold auditions for “Urinetown the Musical” at 7:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, April 16 & 17 at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville. Director Tim Addis and Music Director Val VanderMark are looking for a mixed cast of all ages, 12 and older. Come with a prepared song and bring sheet music or your own playing device; an accompanist will be provided but an audio player will not. No a capella singing for auditions. Five performances are scheduled for June 29, 30, July 1, 6 & 7 2018. #15

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 17: 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. #15

Michigan Blood Drive

Apr. 17: Michigan Blood will have a Blood Drive Tuesday, April 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. The Drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Attempt to donate and be entered for a chance to win a 2 night stay in a Family Suite with water park passes compliments of Great Wolfe Lodge. For each unit of blood collected, potentially three lives can be affected.  #15

Fish Fry at East Nelson UMC

Apr. 18: East Nelson Church Annual Fish Fry will be on Wednesday, April 18th from 5 to 7 pm. Menu includes: Fish, Tater Tots, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and homemade desserts. Everyone is welcome! 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. #15

Hunter Safety at HCNC

Apr. 24: Join Deputy Scott Cook for 3 days of class to receive your hunters safety certificate at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Tuesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 26th from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday, April 28th from 10 am to 2 pm. Classes are $5.00 and limited by the MDNR to 50 students. Online students MUST register for the field day as this is included in the state required class capacity. 616-675-3158, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, www.howardchristensen.org. #15

CS Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: CS class of 1973 reunion to be held Saturday, August 18, 2018. Place: Shots Restaurant & Bar on West River Dr. Time: 7pm. Taco bar, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks & dessert for $15 each. (Cash bar available). Call or text Gail Armstrong @ 616-799-2410 for address to RSVP or for more information. Find more info on Facebook: Cedar Springs Class of 1973. #15

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Apr. 8: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, April 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 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! #14b

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 10: 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

Flat River Com. Players Present “Wait Until Dark”

Apr. 13-21: Flat River Community Players present the drama “Wait Until Dark” at 7:30 pm on April 13, 14, 20 & 21, and at 2 pm on April 15, at the Greenville Area Community Center. Tickets are $13 adults and $11 students 18 and younger & senior citizens 60 and over. Reserve tickets with VISA or MasterCard at www.ShowClix.com, or by clicking the ShowClix link on the Player’s website www.frcp.org, or by calling 888-71-Tickets (8425387). Tickets will also be available at the door. #14

Team Puzzle Contest

Apr. 14: There will be a Puzzle Contest on Saturday, April 14th at Cedar Springs Middle School, 2-3 pm, as part of the Cedar Springs Friends of the Library Quilt Show. Admission is $2 per person for the show. Bring your team of up to 4 people and try to be the first to put a 500 piece puzzle together. Proceeds of the quilt show go to the Cedar Springs Public Library. For more information, call Kaye @ 616-490-2493. #13,14p

Friends of the CS Library Quilt Show

Apr. 14: Cedar Springs Friends of the Library will hold its 6th annual quilt show on April 14 at the Cedar Springs Middle School from 10 am-4pm. Admission is $2 per person. Quilt registrations still being accepted. For more information, see CedarSpringsLibrary.org, call the library @ 616-696-1910 or Kaye @ 616-490-2493. All proceeds go towards the Cedar Springs Public Library. #14,15p

Essential Oils 101

Apr. 18: Pre-registration is required. Learn how to use therapeutic essential oils for your health and well-being. Our Essential Oils 101 class will be led by Dr. Lindsey Westerhof, a pharmacist with experience using and teaching others about natural medicines and plant-based products for health, beauty, green cleaning and more. You will learn what essentials oils are, how to use them safely and effectively, and have the chance to try some of the oils and make a product to take home for free! For Adults on Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St. 616-784-2007. Visit www.kdl.org for more information. #14

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Services at Rockford Springs Community Church

Mar. 29, Apr. 1: You are invited to Easter Services at Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd., Rockford. Maundy Thursday Service on March 29th at 7 pm and Easter Worship on April 1st at 9:30 am. #13p

Good Friday “Walk to Remember”

Mar. 30: Good Friday “Walk to Remember” noon – 1:30 pm. Walk begins at Resurrection Lutheran with stops at the Church of the Full Gospel and Mary Queen of Apostles and ends at Sand Lake United Methodist Church. Refreshment after the walk. Transportation provided for those not able to walk. #12,13p

Easter Egg-Stravaganza @ Solon Center Wesleyan

Mar. 31: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, March 31st at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church featuring a Special Needs Egg Hunt. There’ll be hot dogs, candy, face painting & 4,000 Easter eggs for egg hunts for all children up to 10 years. On display will be Solon Township fire and rescue trucks, a Michigan State Police cruiser & Kent County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, and an authentic race car with driver Austin Hull. Registration begins at 11 am, and egg hunts begin at Noon. There will also be drawings and prizes, such as Easter baskets, a trip to Altitude Trampoline Park, and bicycles donated by Meijer will be given as grand prizes! For more information go to: www.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 families welcome! #12,13b

“Gospel Message” at Hillcrest Community Church

Mar. 31,Apr.1: Are you curious? Are you looking for a safe environment for your children to learn about Jesus? Are you looking for a place to call home? Then come on down to Hillcrest Community Church and experience the “Gospel Message!” There will be two services, Saturday, March 31 at 6 pm and Sunday, April 1st at 10 am. We invite you and a guest to come, taste and see that the Lord is good and to welcome you home. Hillcrest Community Church, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd.l, Cedar Springs. #13

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Apr. 3,10,17,24: 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. #13

Team Puzzle Contest

Apr. 14: There will be a Puzzle Contest on Saturday, April 14th at Cedar Springs Middle School, 2-3 pm, as part of the Cedar Springs Friends of the Library Quilt Show. Admission is $2 per person for the show. Bring your team of up to 4 people and try to be the first to put a 500 piece puzzle together. Proceeds of the quilt show go to the Cedar Springs Public Library. For more information, call Kaye @ 616-490-2493. #13,14p

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Senior Center Starting in Sand Lake

Mar. 23,30: On Friday afternoons from 1 to 3 pm, we are starting a Senior Center. It is held at the Nelson Township Library in Sand Lake. Every Senior is welcome. We have available games, trivia, puzzles and other activities for Seniors. We have the coffee on and plenty of conversation. Come and join us ! #12

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Mar. 25: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, March 25th 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 Michelle Emmory and Katie Schmidt with a special message from Joan Gitchel. 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! #12b

TOPS weight loss support group

Mar. 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 Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #12

Sand Lake Village Churches

Mar. 30: Good Friday “Walk to Remember” noon – 1:30 pm. Walk begins at Resurrection Lutheran with stops at the Church of the Full Gospel and Mary Queen of Apostles and ends at Sand Lake United Methodist Church. Refreshment after the walk. Transportation provided for those not able to walk. #12,13b

Easter Egg-Stravaganza @ Solon Center Wesleyan

Mar. 31: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, March 31st at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church featuring a Special Needs Egg Hunt. There’ll be hot dogs, candy, face painting & 4,000 Easter eggs for egg hunts for all children up to 10 years. On display will be Solon Township fire and rescue trucks, a Michigan State Police cruiser & Kent County Sheriff’s K-9 unit, and an authentic race car with driver Austin Hull. Registration begins at 11 am, and egg hunts begin at Noon. There will also be drawings and prizes, such as Easter baskets, a trip to Altitude Trampoline Park, and bicycles donated by Meijer will be given as grand prizes! For more information go to: www.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 families welcome! #12,13b

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Free St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner & Music

Mar. 17: Dress in your green and join us for a great evening of food music and fun as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Saturday, March 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. All are welcome! #10,11b

Annual Church Garage Sale

Mar. 17: Rockford Reformed Church located at 4890 – 11 Mile Rd., Rockford is having their annual Church Garage Sale from 9 am to 2 pm. Proceeds will go toward the youth ministries summer trips. For more information, call Deb 616-884-5058. #11,12p

Michigan Blood Drive

Mar. 20: Michigan Blood will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, March 20th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. The Drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Attempt to donate and be entered for a chance to win a 2 Night Stay in a Family Suite with water park passes compliments of Great Wolf Lodge. When you donate, you potentially help 3 lives of someone in Michigan. #11

TOPS weight loss support group

Mar. 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 Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #11

Courtland Fire Dept. Pancake Breakfast

Mar. 24: Courtland Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 24th from 8 am to 11 am at 7480 – 14 Mile Rd., Rockford. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage and hash browns. Coffee, juice and milk. Adults $7, Kids ages 4-12 $4. Ages 3 and under free. #11

Current Events Discussion

Mar. 26: The Cedar Springs Methodist Church is initiating a current events discussion at the Cedar Springs Brewery on March 26 and April 9 starting at 7 pm. Our goal is to provide a time of fellowship, faith and food (if you want) in a relaxed atmosphere. If there is interest, we will continue the series every other week and adjust times to best fit schedules. The discussion topic is taken from a subscription service called the Wired Word. We will not know the topic until the Thursday before the meeting. If you would be interested in coming or would like more information, email Tom Noreen at TomNoreen@aol.com. A copy of the article will be emailed to you as soon as it is available. #11

Easter Egg Hunt at HCNC

Mar. 31: The Easter Bunny is back at Howard Christensen Nature Center this Easter! Saturday, March 31st. The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 1 pm. Nonmembers $1/ Members FREE. Bake Sale and refreshments provided. Come out early and see what goodies we have available at our bake sale! 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #11

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AYSO Soccer Registration

Mar. 10: AYSO Soccer Registration is open! $75 per player, financial assistance is available. Birth years 2014-1999. VIP (Special Needs Soccer) for all ages! $60 per player. No age limit. Register at www.ayso902.org. Deadline to register is March 10th. Questions email to aysoregion902@gmail.com. #8-10p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Mar. 11: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, March 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). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, Pryer Times, Mary and Faith Pryer, 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! #10b

Cedar Springs Garden Club

Mar. 12: If you enjoy gardening or would like to learn more about it, come and find out how you can be a part of our group. One of the projects the Garden Club is currently working on is to help beautify the city of Cedar Springs by creating a new garden across from the Post Office. If you would like to learn more about it and or how you could help, please plan to attend. We meet the 2nd Monday of the month at the Cedar Springs Library at 7 pm. Upcoming meetings are March 12, April 9, and May 14. Call Pat 616-893-7305 or Sandra 616-696-8660 if you have any questions. #10p

Audition for May Play

Mar. 13,14: The Cedar Springs Community Players are holding auditions for Murder on the American Express, an original play by Scott Phillips, on March 13 and 14 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs Public Library, 107 N. Main, Cedar Springs, MI. Rehearsals for the play will begin April 9 (M-Th) with performances on May 18, 19, 20, 25, 26. The cast consists of 7 adult men and 3 adult women. #10

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Mar. 14: East Nelson Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs, will be having a Ham Dinner on Wednesday, March 14th from 5 to 7 pm. Menu includes ham, red skin potatoes, cabbage, carrots, rolls, relishes and homemade desserts. Everyone welcome! #10

Free St. Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner & Music

Mar. 17: Dress in your green and join us for a great evening of food music and fun as we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Saturday, March 17th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. All are welcome! #10,11b

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Mar. 20: 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, March 20th, from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, March 22nd from 6-9pm,  Saturday, March 24th , from 8 am-4 pm. #9,10b

Spring Break Camp at HCNC

Apr. 2-6: Who’s ready to have some learning fun as the Howard Christensen Nature Center preview is’s summer camp line-up in the spring? April 2-6 from 10 am to 2 pm. Campers will explore, explore, explore with this five-day extravaganza of nature, crafts, games and more. Monday will be all about team games and some capture the flag fun. Tuesday’s focus will center on archery and Native American crafts and games. Wednesday campers will focus their attention on animals and their habitats. Thursday is science experiment day and then, of course, survival skill Friday. Join Miss Jen in the outside world of Howard Christensen Nature Center this spring break! Cost is $40/week. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. Pre-registration requested, www.howardchristensen.org. #9,10p

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FX Peace

Mar. 3: Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Saturday, March 3rd at 3:30 pm at Rockford Res., 3233 – 10 Mile Rd., Rockford. Games, face painting, laser tag, ice cream. Remember the night – take a family picture in our FX photo booth. Then at 4:30 enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. The FX team will teach a new character trait every month, that you can take and reinforce at home. Open to the public. All are welcome! 616-866-3377, rockfordres.org/fx. #8,9p

TOPS weight loss support group

Mar. 6: 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. #9

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Mar. 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. #9

AYSO Soccer Registration

Mar. 10: AYSO Soccer Registration is open! $75 per player, financial assistance is available. Birth years 2014-1999. VIP (Special Needs Soccer) for all ages! $60 per player. No age limit. Register at www.ayso902.org. Deadline to register is March 10th. Questions email to aysoregion902@gmail.com. #8-10p

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Mar. 20: 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, March 20th, from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, March 22nd from 6-9pm,  Saturday, March 24th , from 8 am-4 pm. #9,10b

Spring Break Camp at HCNC

Apr. 2-6: Who’s ready to have some learning fun as the Howard Christensen Nature Center preview is’s summer camp line-up in the spring? April 2-6 from 10 am to 2 pm. Campers will explore, explore, explore with this five-day extravaganza of nature, crafts, games and more. Monday will be all about team games and some capture the flag fun. Tuesday’s focus will center on archery and Native American crafts and games. Wednesday campers will focus their attention on animals and their habitats. Thursday is science experiment day and then, of course, survival skill Friday. Join Miss Jen in the outside world of Howard Christensen Nature Center this spring break! Cost is $40/week. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. Pre-registration requested, www.howardchristensen.org. #9,10p

CSHS Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: Save the Date! The Cedar Springs High School Class of 1973 will hold their reunion on Saturday, August 18th. More information TBA as details get finalized. #8,9p

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American Legion Dinners End

After serving Monday night dinners at the American Legion Post in Cedar Springs for over 15 years, the Auxiliary has decided not to continue them. These dinners were often called “Mary’s Dinners.” Mary Goller Kilts loved to serve these dinners to her community. She and her workers made this a fun time with delicious food. Sadly at her passing and the aging of servers, these dinners have come to an end. Thank you to all of our friends who were there to support us and made these dinners so much fun. Thank you to our community. #8 

Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please email naturetrails@montcalm.edu.#8

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Feb. 25: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, February 25th 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 the the group Heart and Soul, who will share the 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! #8b

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 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 Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #8

FX Peace

Mar. 3: Proving you care more about each other than winning an argument. Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Saturday, March 3rd at 3:30 pm at Rockford Res., 3233 – 10 Mile Rd., Rockford. Games, face painting, laser tag, ice cream. Remember the night – take a family picture in our FX photo booth. Then at 4:30 enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. The FX team will teach a new character trait every month, that you can take and reinforce at home. Open to the public. All are welcome! 616-866-3377, rockfordres.org/fx. #8

Lucky Treasure Hunt at HCNC

Mar. 10: Do you think you could find treasure hidden on our property? Try your luck before St. Patrick’s Day! Follow the clues hidden here at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, to find the Pot of Gold! Saturday, March 10th from 1 to 3 pm. All ages welcome. Nonmembers $5/Members $3. Please preregister to ensure we have enough supplies. If there is no preregistration the event may be canceled, www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #8

AYSO Soccer Registration

Mar. 10: AYSO Soccer Registration is open! $75 per player, financial assistance is available. Birth years 2014-1999. VIP (Special Needs Soccer) for all ages! $60 per player. No age limit. Register at www.ayso902.org. Deadline to register is March 10th. Questions email to aysoregion902@gmail.com. #8-10p

CSHS Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: Save the Date! The Cedar Springs High School Class of 1973 will hold their reunion on Saturday, August 18th. More information TBA as details get finalized. #8,9p

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