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Lunch and Fun for Seniors

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

Live Indoor Nativity

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

Annual Cookie Walk

Dec. 5: St. Peter’s Ladies Guild’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 5th at 310 E. Division in Rockford from 9 am until the cookies are gone. The cookies are sold by the pound and you pick the combination. This is the perfect time to pick up cookies for the holidays. Proceeds help our Mission Projects throughout the year. #47,48p

Craft Show at Resurrection Lutheran Church

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

Make & Take Ornaments

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

Annual Holiday Bazaar

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

Dinner at the Legion

Dec. 7: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday December 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. This will be the last dinner until March 7, 2016. #48

The Reindeer Are Coming!

Dec. 10: Traveling all the way from the North Pole (via Rooftop Landing Reindeer Farms), live reindeer will be visiting the library. Dress warmly and don’t forget the camera! For all ages. Thursday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #48

“American Graffiti” fundraiser for CS Library

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

Decorate an Edible Christmas Tree

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

Santa at Courtland Fire Department

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

Holiday Make & Take at HCNC

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

Last Chance for Bricks at The Kent

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

CS All Night Party Night with the Griffins

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

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Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot

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

Free Christmas Card Class

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

Advent by Candlelight

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

Sand Lake Tree Lighting

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

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Dec. 1,8,15,22,29: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #47

Super Why at KDL

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

Live Indoor Nativity

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

Annual Cookie Walk

Dec. 5: St. Peter’s Ladies Guild’s Annual Cookie Walk will be Saturday, December 5th at 310 E. Division in Rockford from 9 am until the cookies are gone. The cookies are sold by the pound and you pick the combination. This is the perfect time to pick up cookies for the holidays. Proceeds help our Mission Projects throughout the year. #47,48p

Craft Show at Resurrection Lutheran

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

Holiday Marketplace

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

Wild Game Dinner

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

CS All Night Party Night with the Griffins

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

Winter Break Day Camp

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

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Totally 80’s, Totally Murder

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

15th Annual Holiday Bazaar

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

Tri County Country 4H Club Pie Sale

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

Mock Hunger Games

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

Community Thanksgiving Service

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

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Nov. 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church starting Sunday, November 22nd at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd. The message will be shared by Gordy Wadds from Ovid, Michigan, nationally recognized quarter horse trainer, who has an amazing testimony to share. The music provided by the group, Two Outlaws and a Good Guy, from Midland Michigan, who will also share the words of Jesus Christ. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s work and music. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. #46

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 24: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #46

Intro to Soap-Making

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

Wish Tree at Metron

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

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Deer Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

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

Annual Fall Craft/Vendor Expo

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

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 14: Do your Christmas shopping! Saturday, November 14th from 9 am to 3 pm. 50 vendors, delicious baked goods, 100’s of hand crafted items, jewelry, refurbished furniture and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone! Rolls & coffee and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come early, stay late! #43-45p

Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest Event

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

Roast Beef Dinner

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

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 16: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef and onions dinner on Monday, November 16th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #45

Blood Drive

Nov. 17: Michigan Blood Drive on November 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. The Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be furnishing homemade cookies. The last drive collected 25 pints which has the potential of saving and/ or extending 75 people’s lives right here in Michigan Communities. Help us collect 30 pints! The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #45

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

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

KDL Lab: Take It Apart 

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

Senior Citizen Pot Luck

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

Totally 80’s, Totally Murder

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

15th Annual Holiday Bazaar

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

Natural Ornaments & Wreaths for the Holidays

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

Fun with Grandkids: DIY Spa

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

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Fall Book Sale

Nov. 5-7: Friends of the Nelson Township/Sand Lake Library presents the Fall Book Sale on Thursday, November 5 and Friday, November 6th from 10 am to 7 pm and Saturday, November 7th from 10 am to 2 pm. The book sale is at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake. #44

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

Nov. 5-7: Spies, murder, love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreate a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. Presented by the Rogue River Community Theater Company on November 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 pm with a special 2 pm Saturday matinee at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students. #43,44p

Fall Festival at Cedar Springs UMC

Nov. 7: A Fall Festival Sale will be hosted by the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Church and Main Streets in Cedar Springs on Saturday, November 7 from 9 am to 2 pm. Booths are: Gifts from Grandma’s Attic, Mix Match Cookie Patch & Bakery, Jewelry Booth, Toy Booth, Crafts, and a new and used Book Booth. All proceeds go to missions. Sponsored by the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women. #43,44p

Benefit Dinner for John De Kraker

Nov. 7: A benefit dinner and auction for John De Kraker will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 4 to 7 pm at Solon Center Wesleyan Church at 15671 Algoma Ave. NE, Cedar Springs. John is attempting to receive a liver transplant and has been incurring heavy medical bills in the process. Let’s see if we can help John and his family with the costs! The evening includes baked goods for sale, silent auction, donation jar and spaghetti dinner. The cost is $7 in advance or $9 at the door, 12 and under are $2 in advance and at the door. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Juliann at 616-560-8847. #43,44p

Variety Sale – Sand Lake Lions Club

Nov. 7: The Sand Lake Lions Club is hosting a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 7th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church’s Education building at Sixth and Maple. For more information call Karen at 616-636-5425 or Kandy at 616-347-6122. #43,44p

Silent & Live Auction

Nov. 7: A Silent & Live Auction for Pine Ridge Bible Camp will be held on Saturday, November 7th. Come experience the Wonder of Christmas at Cedar Springs High School. Registration starts at 5:30 pm, Auction begins at 6:30 pm. We will have gourmet appetizers and desserts. This is an adult only event, no child care will be provided. We currently have donations from Disney Theme Parks, 3 Trek Bikes, The Shack, Crystal Mountain Condo with Golf Package, Guided Pheasant Hunt, Event Tickets, Homemade items, Gift Baskets and much more. #44p

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Nov. 9: We would like to officially invite you to our Youth Group Fundraiser as they host a Spaghetti Dinner on November 9th from 6 to 8 pm. Suggested donation is $10 a person and $25 per family. All proceeds go towards the youth and their mission trip in February to go to Colima, Mexico to help an orphanage there. The address is 1480 Indian Lakes Rd., NE Sparta, MI 49345. A RSVP is NOT needed, just come out and enjoy a meal and bless our youth. Questions, call Pastor Craig Carter @ 616-550-6398. #44

Free Movie at the Kent Theatre

Nov. 10-12: The box office hit movie titled “Woodlawn,” recently released and based on a true story about a small town football team, will be shown at Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs on Tuesday, November 10; Wednesday, November 11, and Thursday, November 12 with all showings to begin at 7 pm. The first 500 total people will be admitted free, compliments of En Gedi, Cedar Springs Ministerial Association, and Bliss-Witters and Pike Funeral Home. Part of En Gedi’s mission is to “build up families in our community” along with providing a free after school youth center for students in grades 6-8th. Once the 500 free admittance has occurred, the usual $3/per person fee will be instated. Simply show up at the theatre for the free tickets. “This is a great family movie that addresses both race and faith. You won’t want to miss!!”, says En Gedi Youth Center Director, Craig Owens. #44

Veteran’s Day Ceremony at Metron

Nov. 11: As we honor those who served this country, Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffrey, invites the community to join us for our annual flag ceremony presented by members of the American Legion Post 287. Opening prayer will be presented by Pastor Steven Lindeman, and music provided by the Cedar Springs High School Band, on Veteran’s Day, November 11 at 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to stay immediately following the ceremony for refreshments and musical entertainment. #44

Holiday Pie Making

Nov. 12: Join Chef Dave for another exciting make, take and bake class where we’ll be making holiday pies and other baked goods that you can take home and freeze for the holidays (or bake and eat before the family comes home). Thursday, November 12 from 6 to 8 pm at Howard Christiansen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. $15 per person includes 3 pies of your choice to make and take. #44

Deer Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

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

Annual Fall Craft/Vendor Expo

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

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 14: Do your Christmas shopping! Saturday, November 14th from 9 am to 3 pm. 50 vendors, delicious baked goods, 100’s of hand crafted items, jewelry, refurbished furniture and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone! Rolls & coffee and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come early, stay late! #43-45p

Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest Event

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

Kent County Teen Festival: Filmmaking 101

Nov. 14: Working in groups, students (grades 6-12) will discover the basics of camera work, lighting, sound and editing. Students will spend the day working under the guidance of two instructors, progressing through the entire process of creating a video from start to screening. Of course, there will be a pizza break as well! Pre-registration is required. Saturday, November 14 at 11 am at the East Grand Rapids KDL Branch, for more information please visit www.kdl.org or call 616-784-2007. #44

Boomer Social Club: Avoid the Scam

Nov. 16: Some deals seem too good to be real, and many of them are! Get tips from the Kent County Sheriff’s department on how to avoid getting scammed through the mail or online. While senior citizens are especially encouraged to attend, this program is recommended for all adults. Monday, November 16th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #44

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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. #43

2nd Chance School Rummage Sale

Oct. 31: 2nd Chance School will be having a rummage sale at the school building at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (on the corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd.) Saturday, October 31st from 8 am to 2 pm. Donations of goods for the rummage sale are welcome. Please contact us to arrange for drop off of items for the sale. Questions or drop arrangements, call 616-293-2150. #42,43p

Trunk or Treat at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Oct. 31: The early bird gets the (Gummy) worm on Saturday, October 31st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake NE, Rockford. Safe, friendly and fun. We’ll also be serving a free hot dog supper. #42,43p

Halloween Hospitality Center

Oct. 31: Warm up station at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs, on Saturday, October 31st, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Serving hot chocolate and popcorn. Everyone is welcome to join us. #42,43p

Trunk or Treat at The Springs

Oct. 31: Creative costumes – check. Oodles of goodies – check. Lots of giggles and loads of fun – doublecheck! You’ll experience it all at The Springs Church at Trunk or Treat on Halloween night from 6 to 8 pm. There will be lots of candy for the taking, carnival games, a giant slide, and refreshments. It will be fun for the whole family, and a safe, well-lit environment for the kids. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs. #43

Monster Mash Bash

Oct. 31: The Rockford American Legion Post #102 presents: Monster Mash Bash with live music by Trilogy on Saturday, October 31st. Doors open at 6:30 pm. There will be a costume contest, prizes, 50/50 raffle, hors d’oevres, cash bar. Costumes are NOT required. Open to the public 21 and up. Advance tickets on sale at the Legion Lounge for $15 or reserve tickets with credit card by calling 616-866-2001. $20 at the door. 330 Rockford Park Dr. NE, Rockford (between 11 and 12 Mile off Northland Drive).   Proceeds to benefit the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. #43

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 2: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, November 2nd, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #43

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 3: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #43

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Nov. 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. #43

Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play

Nov. 5-7: Spies, murder, love and other trademarks of Alfred Hitchcock come to life in the style of a 1940s radio broadcast of the master of suspense’s earlier films. With The Lodger, Sabotage and The 39 Steps, “Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play” is a triple feature, complete with vintage commercials, that recreate a daring train chase, a serial killer’s ominous presence, and a devastating explosion through the magic of live sound effects and musical underscoring. Presented by the Rogue River Community Theater Company on November 5, 6 and 7 at 7:30 pm with a special 2 pm Saturday matinee at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students. #43,44p

Hunter’s Chili Dinner

Nov. 5: Howard Chirstensen Nature Center will present “Stuck in a Rut” and a chili dinner on Thursday, November 5th from 6 to 8:30 pm. Chili is served at 6 pm and the presentation at 7 pm. After filling up on Chili, join presenter David Kieft to learn basic biology details of Michigan’s favorite mammal: the white-tailed deer. Learn what really happens during the rut from the deer’s point of view.  The presentation will end with a class on scoring so be sure to bring in your own “rack” to score. Donation of $5 for the Chili Dinner and $5 for the Presentation or $8 for both. 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #43

Ski Patrol Ski & Board Swap

Nov 6-8: West Michigan II Ski Patrols are hosting the largest ski and snowboard swap in Michigan. The 44th annual sale is set for November 6-8 at Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Rd. Hours: November 6 from 10 am to 8 pm, November 7 from 10 am to 6 pm and November 8 from 11 am to 2 pm. The commissions earned from the sale will be used to purchase first-aid supplies and life-saving equipment used to evacuate injured guests in the event of an accident or emergency. The all-volunteer ski patrols do not receive any governmental funding. Don’t miss your chance to sell or buy from the terrific selection of new and gently used skis, snowboards, accessories and apparel for all winter activities and all season sports equipment. #43

Fall Festival at Cedar Springs UMC

Nov. 7: A Fall Festival Sale will be hosted by the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Church and Main Streets in Cedar Springs on Saturday, November 7 from 9 am to 2 pm. Booths are: Gifts from Grandma’s Attic, Mix Match Cookie Patch & Bakery, Jewelry Booth, Toy Booth, Crafts, and a new and used Book Booth. All proceeds go to missions. Sponsored by the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women. #43,44p

Variety Sale – Sand Lake Lions Club

Nov. 7: The Sand Lake Lions Club is hosting a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 7th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church’s Education building at Sixth and Maple. For more information call Karen at 616-636-5425 or Kandy at 616-347-6122. #43,44p

Benefit Dinner for John De Kraker

Nov. 7: A benefit dinner and auction for John De Kraker will be held on Saturday, November 7th from 4 to 7 pm at Solon Center Wesleyan Church at 15671 Algoma Ave. NE, Cedar Springs. John is attempting to receive a liver transplant and has been incurring heavy medical bills in the process. Let’s see if we can help John and his family with the costs! The evening includes baked goods for sale, silent auction, donation jar and spaghetti dinner. The cost is $7 in advance or $9 at the door, 12 and under are $2 in advance and at the door. Tickets can be purchased by contacting Juliann at 616-560-8847. #43

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 14: Do your Christmas shopping! Saturday, November 14th from 9 am to 3 pm. 50 vendors, delicious baked goods, 100’s of hand crafted items, jewelry, refurbished furniture and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone! Rolls & coffee and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come early, stay late! #43-45p

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Enormous Sale for Mission Trip

Oct. 22-24: The Youth Group of North Kent Community Church is holding a huge indoor sale on October 22 & 23 from 9 am to 6 pm and October 24 from 9 am to 12 noon. Many wonderful items! Books for all ages, dishes, serving pieces, kitchen items, Tupperware, knick knacks, furniture, music, clothing, bikes. Too many items to list! Everything must go! All donations help fund the Youth Mission trip to Colima, Mexico in February, 2016 where they will minister to the children at the Hogar DeAmor Orphanage. NKCC is located at 1480 Indian Lakes Rd, Sparta, between Algoma and Pine Island Dr. #41,42p

Mom2Mom Sale

Oct. 22: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool is hosting a mom2mom sale on October 24th from 9 am – 1 pm. Numerous vendor booths will be set up selling their gently used children’s items, along with a bake sale table. 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake. #42

Fall Festival @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Oct. 28: The Solon Center Wesleyan church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Families with children 5th grade and under come and enjoy games & prizes, a petting zoo from Double K Farm (weather permitting), an obstacle course, and candy, candy, candy! Kids wear your costumes! The church is located @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. All welcome! #41,42p

Greenville Garden Club Meeting

Oct. 28: Join the Greenville Garden Club Wednesday, October 28th at 7:00 pm for guest speaker Rick Sandtveit, Pres. of Trendwell Antrim, Inc. which owns and operates over 400 natural gas wells.  The basics of how oil and gas wells are discovered, explored, drilled and fracked.  If you are concerned about our environment and how our natural energy supplies are procured,  join us at the Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. #42

KDL Lab: Mad Scientist

Oct. 28: Pull on a lab coat and get ready to think like a mad scientist. Create a plush Franken-Beanie creature to take home, create slimy bugs in the Creepy Crawlers Oven and plan your next mad scientist creation with a Franken-creature collage! For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, October 28th at 6:30 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

Spark in the Dark Party

Oct. 28: There will be a Spark in the Dark Party at Rockford Reformed Church on Wednesday, October 28th from 6 – 8 pm. Everyone is invited for an evening of games, food, prizes, candy and more! Costumes welcome! Party takes place in the Rockford Reformed Church gym: 4800 – 11 Mile Rd. NE, Rockford. Phone: 616-866-2308. Email: connections.rrc@gmail.com. You can also view the info online at www.rockfordreformedchurch.org/spark-in-the-dark/. #42

Pumpkin/Carving Trail Walk

Oct. 30: Howard Christian Nature Center is hosting a Pumpkin /Carving Lit Trail Walk on October 30. $8 per person Pumpkin/Carving & Pumpkin lit trail hike from 5 to 8:30 pm. Carve pumpkins from 5 to 6:30 pm and 7 & 7:45 pm pumpkin lit walks with a guide. Hike departures are promptly at the above times only. Includes pumpkins. Open to all ages. A great date night for you and your loved ones! Donuts, cider and coffee provided. Howard Christian Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42

2nd Chance School Rummage Sale

Oct. 31: 2nd Chance School will be having a rummage sale at the school building at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (on the corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd.) Saturday, October 31st from 8 am to 2 pm. Donations of goods for the rummage sale are welcome. Please contact us to arrange for drop off of items for the sale. Questions or drop arrangements, call 616-293-2150. #42,43p

Trick or Treat Trail Walk

Oct. 31: Bring the kiddos on out to HCNC to wander the trails in search of scavenger hunt items and goodies. Return to the Interpretive Center with your filled sheet and get a goodie bag to start the candy collection. October 31st from 2 to 4 pm. $1.00 donation. Conveniently scheduled to allow time to return to your neighborhoods for traditional Halloween activities. Howard Christian Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42

Trunk or Treat at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Oct. 31: The early bird gets the (Gummy) worm on Saturday, October 31st from 4:30 to 6:30 pm at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake NE, Rockford. Safe, friendly and fun. We’ll also be serving a free hot dog supper. #42,43p

Halloween Hospitality Center

Oct. 31: Warm up station at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs, on Saturday, October 31st, from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Serving hot chocolate and popcorn. Everyone is welcome to join us. #42,43p

Awesome Autumn Adventure

Oct. 31: Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, pumpkin decorating, games and bountiful farmyard fun! Please bring your own pumpkin. For all ages. Saturday, October 31st at 10:30 am. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

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Rummage Sale

Oct. 16-18: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St., Sand Lake, will be hosting a rummage sale on Thursday and Friday, October 16 – 17 from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, October 18th from 9 am to 12 noon. #41

Harvest Festival

Oct. 17: Cedar Creek Community Church, 2969 – 14 Mile Rd., Sparta, 616-866-9829, will be hosting a FREE Harvest Party on Saturday, October 17th starting at 5 pm. There will be hayrides (straw), pumpkin bowling, bounce houses, cake walk and games for all ages, soup, hot dogs and popcorn. Lots of fun and fellowship. All are welcome to this free and fun event. #41

Roast Beef Dinner

Oct. 18: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday, October 18th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #41

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 19: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Swiss steak dinner on Monday, October 19th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be baked beans, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #41p

Michigan Blood Drive

Oct. 20: On Tuesday, October 20th at the Cedar Spring United Methodist Church will host a Michigan Blood Drive from 12:30 pm to 7 pm. Average time of donation is one hour from the time you register until you walk out the door. Please consider giving the Gift of Life! #41

The Boomer Social Club

Oct. 21: Gather for a fun mixer with your peers of people “who remember when….” Test your knowledge, play Bingo, relive the 50’s and 60’s with trivia and even speed date if you are so inclined! A variety of stations with activities and refreshments will be available of an open house style social gathering for the Baby Boomer generation! Wednesday, October 21st at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #41

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Oct. 21: On Wednesday, October 21st East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, will host a Swiss Steak dinner with red potatoes, green beans and corn, salad, beets, rolls, and homemade desserts. The dinner will be served from 5-7 pm. Everyone is welcome. Donations for your meal appreciated! #41

KDL Lab: littleBits Learn and Invent with Electronics

Oct. 21: Explore, tinker and innovate with littleBits, the ultimate electronic building tool. Circuit modules snap together to help you build your ultimate electronic innovation. Create a music synthesizer, a robot or even a Mars Rover! Great learn-by-doing activity for kids who may be interested in a future in engineering and robotics. For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, October 21st at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #41

MCC hosts College Day on Oct. 22

Oct. 22: High school students and adults considering attending college can gather information from more that 40 colleges, universities and the military during the 25th annual College Day on October 22nd at Montcalm Community College in Sidney. Between 9 am and noon, attendees can discuss courses of study, costs and other college information with college and military representatives. A transfer fair for current MCC students is from noon to 1:30 pm. Admission is free. Visit www.montcalm.edu or contact MCC Director of Recruitment, Enrollment & Outreach Ryan Wilson at ryan.wilson@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1245 for more information. #41

Enormous Sale for Mission Trip

Oct. 22-24: The Youth Group of North Kent Community Church is holding a huge indoor sale on October 22 & 23 from 9 am to 6 pm and October 24 from 9 am to 12 noon. Many wonderful items! Books for all ages, dishes, serving pieces, kitchen items, Tupperware, knick knacks, furniture, music, clothing, bikes. Too many items to list! Everything must go! All donations help fund the Youth Mission trip to Colima, Mexico in February, 2016 where they will minister to the children at the Hogar DeAmor Orphanage. NKCC is located at 1480 Indian Lakes Rd, Sparta, between Algoma and Pine Island Dr. #41

Trunk or Treat at East Nelson UMC

Oct. 24: Trunk or Treat will be form 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, October 24th at East Nelson UMC, 9024 –  18 Mile Rd. NE. Come and set up a trunk or bring your family to Trunk or Treat. Then come inside and warm up with hot chocolate and a sloppy joe or a hot dog and snacks. We will have games and prizes, as well as activities. This is a family event and all are welcome. #41

Algoma Christian School Auction & Dinner

Oct. 24: You’re invited to attend the Algoma Christian School Auction & Dinner on Saturday, October 24th! A farmers market, silent auction, and dinner buffet will kick off the evening at 4:30 pm with a live auction to begin promptly at 6 pm. Hundreds of items up for bid and purchase, gift certificates, produce, vacation packages, gift baskets, baked goods, handmade items, and much much more! For more information find us online @ algomachristian.net or like us on Facebook #41

Fall Festival @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Oct. 28: The Solon Center Wesleyan church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 28th from 6:30 – 8:00 PM.  Families with children 5th grade and under come and enjoy games & prizes, a petting zoo from Double K Farm (weather permitting), an obstacle course, and candy, candy, candy!  Kids wear your costumes!   The church is located @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd.  All welcome! #41.42p

Chicago Bus Trip

Nov. 14: You can go to Chicago and enjoy a day of shopping, museums, a show, etc. The chartered bus will bring you downtown and pick you up, but you can enjoy the day as you please. The bus will leave CSPS at 7 am and keep you comfortable with Wi-Fi access without the stress of traffic and parking! The bus will leave Chi Town at 6 pm Central/ 7 pm Eastern. Cost is just $45 and space is limited. You can access registration forms online at www.csaparksandrec.com or call Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation at 616-696-7320 Monday – Wednesday before 2:30 pm. #40-41p

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Yard Sale Fundraiser for Mission Trip

Oct. 10: The Springs Church will be having a yard sale on Saturday, October 10, from 9 am – 5 pm to raise money for construction materials for an upcoming mission trip to Colombia. The sale will be held in the church’s parking lot at 135 N. Grant St. in Cedar Springs. Donations of clean and gently used items for the sale would be greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at The Springs Church through October 8th, during office hours, Monday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm. For more info about The Springs Church and the missions yard sale, please visit our website at www.thespringschurch.info. #39,40b

TOPS weight loss support group

Oct. 13: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #40

Community Luncheon/Flu Shots

Oct. 15: Come to Courtland Township Hall and enjoy a catered lunch at 11:30 am for just $7 and get your flu shot from Meijer afterwards. Please bring your insurance information and they can bill. Reservations are required by calling Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation at 616-696-7320 by the end of the day Monday, October 12th. #39,40b

Teddy Bear Clinic

Oct. 13: Bring your teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal friend to the library for a quick check-up. Learn ways to keep them healthy and happy and get a clean bill of health! In partnership with the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate and Spectrum Health. For families. Tuesday, October 13th at 10:30 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #40

KDL Lab: 3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Oct. 14: Make your drawings come to life with our 3Doodler! Create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For all ages. Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #40

Harvest Dinner at Sheridan VFW

Oct. 15: An all-you-can-eat harvest dinner to benefit Montcalm Heritage Village is October 15th from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 – 12 and children 4 and younger eat for free. Tickets are available at the door and families are welcome. The menu includes beef stew, coleslaw, corn bread, dessert and beverage. A bake sale also will be available. For more information, contact Karen Maxfield at karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or 989-328-2111, Ext. 334. #40

Craft & Vendor Show

Oct. 17: The Oakfield Baptist Church, 11128 – 14 Mile Rd, Rockford, is hosting a Craft & Vendor show on October 17 from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information email Cristen at: sten686@yahoo.com. #40p

Chicago Bus Trip

Nov. 14: You can go to Chicago and enjoy a day of shopping, museums, a show, etc. The chartered bus will bring you downtown and pick you up, but you can enjoy the day as you please. The bus will leave CSPS at 7 am and keep you comfortable with Wi-Fi access without the stress of traffic and parking! The bus will leave Chi Town at 6 pm Central/ 7 pm Eastern. Cost is just $45 and space is limited. You can access registration forms online at www.csaparksandrec.com or call Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation at 616-696-7320 Monday – Wednesday before 2:30 pm. #40-41p

CSHS Class of 1990 Reunion

Oct. 24: The Cedar Springs High School Class of 1990 25 year class reunion will be held on October 24th at Whitefish Lake Golf Course and Grill/ 19th Hole, Loon’s Nest (lower level), 2241 N. Bass Lake Rd., Pierson. Social hour 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and buffet dinner at 6:30 pm. The cost is $30 per person. RSVP by October 10th. Questions call Deana at 616-292-8428 or Jenny at 616-914-3642. #40

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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. #38

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 24: Last chance to be a part of the Red Flannel Talent Show. We are looking for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 3rd. Come in and show us what you got. Last tryout on  Thursday September 24 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len Allington by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #38

Craft & Home Business Show

Sept. 26: St. Peters Lutheran Church Craft & Home Business Show will be Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 3 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford, Michigan. A variety of craft and home business items offered for sale. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Ladies Guild. Public Welcome – Admission free. #37,38p

Greeting Card Party

Sept. 26: Calling ages 6 to adult to the Cedar Springs Library for a greeting card party! Make a Harvest Greeting Card or a Halloween Greeting Card on September 26th from 10:15 am – 11:15 am or 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Stop by to reserve a spot during one of these sessions or call the Library at 616-696-1910 today! #38

Red Flannel Open Golf Tournament

Sept. 26,27: Whitefish Lake Golf & Grill is hosting the First Annual Red Flannel Open this weekend, Sept. 26-27, which will benefit the Red Flannel Queen’s Scholarship Foundation. The event is a two-day, four-man, 2X2 scramble. The tournament is flighted for all skill levels, offering a unique, fun, and competitive format. The tournament cost is $80 per player. There will be cash prizes for the tournament winners and opportunities to win other great prizes for putting, long drive and hole contests, including Whitefish Lake Golf Memberships and a FOX Ford hole-in-one, Ford Fusion, two-year lease on Sunday’s round. Call the Pro-shop (616-636-5260) to enter your team today. Let’s have fun while supporting the community. #38

Free Excel Computer Class

Sept. 29: The Cedar Springs Library is holding a Beginning Excel Computer Class for FREE on Tues., September 29 at 11 am. Please RSVP by calling 616-696-1910. The Cedar Springs Library is located at 43 W. Cherry St., Cedar Springs.

Senior Lunch 

Sept. 30: Dear Senior Friends age 60 or more.  Summer has slipped through our fingers as Fall sneaks in to takes its place.  These winds of change blew in a menu of Chicken Divan served with Banana Muffins a Salad and Jello with a dessert made with Apples.  Beware those winds may change before the meal is served.  The where and when has not changed.  At Noon the 30th of September, ride the breeze to Pine Grove Community Church at M-82 and Beech. #38

Strange, Spooky, 

Wicked Michigan

Sept. 30: Explore the mysterious side of Michigan with author and researcher Amberrose Hammond. Delve into Michigan’s ghostly lore, haunted history, forgotten criminals and strange places. Audio and video clips from investigations into the unknown will send a chill down your spine and deliver a few laughs between the goosebumps! Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #38

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Oct. 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. #38

Help Promote Literacy

Oct.6: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday October 6th at 2 pm for prospective volunteer tutors. Persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors can find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. There will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. 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. The Center 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.

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