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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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Free Outdoor Movie

Sept. 18: En Gedi is offering a FREE outdoor movie after the home football game on Friday, September 18th. In case of bad weather the movie will be showing in the High School Auditorium. All community members, students, and friends are invited to see this highly acclaimed movie titled “Remember the Titans,” rated PG. It is a true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Bring your own chair or a blanket to set in the end-zone of the field. #36,37p

Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 19: The 13th Annual  Howard City Harvest Festival will be held on September 19th. For locations and more information go online to website: www.howardcity.org. #36,37p

4-H Harvest Hoedown Membership Drive

Sept. 19: The First Annual 4-H Harvest Hoedown Membership Drive will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 4 to 7 pm at Morley Park in Cedar Springs. This western themed event will have harvest themed activities and games for the entire family to enjoy! Activities include a petting zoo, obstacle course, inflatables, music, pumpkin chunkin and much more! This event is free to the community! This event is to promote the 4-H clubs of our community and to share with our friends and neighbors what 4-H has to offer your children. 4-H members learn about animals and agriculture, shooting sports, snowshoeing, robotics, ice fishing, woodworking, photography, geo-cashing, astronomy and the list goes on! Parents may enroll your children ages 5 – 19 years at this event. Donations of non-perishable items will be collected for Helping Hands food pantry in Howard City as a community project. If you have any questions please contact the Montcalm County 4-H office or Animal Junction 4-H club (Cindy) at 616-696-2604. #37

Roast Beef Dinner

Sept. 20: 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, September 21st, 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! #37

Dinner at the Legion

Sept. 21: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, September 21st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, 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. #37

Parent & Child Yoga

Sept. 22: Yoga Instructor, Wellness Coach and Healthy Mama Mentor Amber Kilpatrick will be hosting  a special Parent & Child Yoga session, perfect for young children. Come learn about yoga and try a few poses. Please bring your own yoga mat if possible. Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #37

Awana at Huggard Bible

Sept. 23: Awana Clubs from ages 3 years to 6th Grade will start this year on September 23rd from 6:30 to 8 pm at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake. Calling all youth! Youth Group starts on September 23rd for 7th to 12th grades at the same time as Awana. For more information call 616-636-5561. “Approved workmen are not ashamed” 2 Timothy 2:15. #36,37p

KDL Lab: Robot Rumble

Sept. 23: Get ready for a hands-on creative experience! Learn the basics of coding, challenge your friends to an obstacle course race, or just hand out and play with an assortment of amazing robots. For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #37

Red Flannel Queen Pageant – Ticket Sales

Sept. 26: Tickets are now available for pre-sale for the Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Pageant, held on Saturday, September 26th. Stop by the Red Flannel Festival Office, on Main Street, or the Cedar Springs Library, during open hours. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children under 18. Cost is $13 at the door. Also, if you’d like to make a donation to the Queen Scholarship Fund, please send your donation, payable to Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Fund, PO Box 43, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Any donation of $100 or more received prior to the pageant will receive two complimentary tickets in our royal donor section. #37p

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

Bramble Ramble at MCC

Sept. 26: Montcalm Community College’s Bramble Ramble 5K trail run and 1-mile walk is September 26th at 9 am on the college’s Sidney campus. Early registration by September 18th is $20 per person and includes a swag bag. Registration after September 18 is on-site the day of the race and is $25 per person. Visit www.montcalm.edu/nature-trails for an entry form. For more information email cherylm@montcalmedu or naturetrails@montcalm.edu. #37

Red Pine Run 5k

Oct. 11: A cross country style 5k on the trails of Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Groomed trails with the best 5k scenery in west Michigan! Divisions for all ages, walkers, VIP (disabled, wheelchair, assisted) stroller/cart pusher. Sunday, October 11th at 2:30 pm. Entry fees: $10 regular registration (through Sept. 19). $15 late registration (Sept. 20 – Oct. 9). $20 Race Day registration on October 11th. For more information or to register call 616-675-3158 or info@howardchristensen.org. #37

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Programs Starting at CSA Parks & Rec

Cedar Springs Parks and Recreation programs are starting soon. Available programs include; Rocket Volleyball (5th & 6th grade), Hawks Hoops (girls 3rd – 6th grade), Babysitting Certification Corse, Toddler Dance (ages 2-4), Elementary Dance (ages 5-8), Men’s and co-ed open Basketball. Five week session programs include; Gentle Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Zumba, WERQ, Body Boot Camp, Youth Yoga and Mom & Tot Dance Fitness.. A Chicago Bus Trip on Saturday, November 14th. Community Luncheons every 3rd Thursday of the month. Find details on our website www.csaparksandrec.com or   call 616-696-7320. #36

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 11,12: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 11 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 12, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 12 from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $9.50. #35,36p

Registration for Prince & Princess

Sept. 12: Attention parents of Kindergarten children! Any child in the Cedar Springs School District (at any school or homeschooled) can register for the Red Flannel Prince and Princess contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for registration forms. Registration is Saturday, September 12 from 9 am until noon at the RFF Office, 18 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Due to Labor Day being later this year, there is ONLY ONE registration period! #34-36p

2015 Fun Fall Kick-off

Sept. 12: Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. is hosting the 2015 Fun Fall Kick-off on Saturday, September 12th from noon to 4 pm. Come, bring a chair. Enjoy the outdoors! Live band, “Gained Access”! Inflatable games for kids, strong man feats of strength, ministry booths and giveaways. Free food! Free day of fun for the whole family! #35,36p

Greenville Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale

Sept. 12: The Greenville Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 9 am to 2 pm under the tent – rain or shine. Plant this fall for your spring garden. A wide variety of plants, bulbs, and shrubs. Baked goods from our member’s kitchens. Master Gardeners on hand to answer your gardening questions. Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. #35,36p

Actors del Arte Readers Theatre at CS Library

Sept. 14: Join the Actors del Arte Readers Theatre at the Cedar Springs Library on Monday, September 14th at 7 pm as they read portions of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a must read before celebrating Lee’s new novel just out, “Go Set a Watchman,” 55 years later! Soup, finger foods, desserts provided before and after the show. #36

AYSO/CASSA Night

Sept. 14: AYSO/CASSA Night is Monday, September 14th at 6:45 pm against Sparta at Red Hawk Stadium. Players wearing their soccer jersey will get in free to the game. Come out and support the Cedar Springs High School Soccer Team! #36

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 15: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #36

Michigan Blood Drive

Sept. 15: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on September 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 7 pm. Most of us know someone who has needed blood – maybe you or I will need it in the future. Come help keep the blood supply at a safe level. #36

KDL Lab: Snap Circuits: Fun with Simple Electronics

Sept. 16: Create simple electronics with Snap Circuits! Learn the ins and outs of electricity with interactive, kid-friendly circuit boards. Create a lie detector, strobe lights, a color organ and many more projects! For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #36

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 17,24: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 3rd. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September Thursday September 17 and 24 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #36

Free Outdoor Movie

Sept. 18: En Gedi is offering a FREE outdoor movie after the home football game on Friday, September 18th. In case of bad weather the movie will be showing in the High School Auditorium. All community members, students, and friends are invited to see this highly acclaimed movie titled “Remember the Titans,” rated PG. It is a true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Bring your own chair or a blanket to set in the end-zone of the field. #36,37p

Flat River Community Players presents “The Dixie Swim Club”

Sept. 18,19: The Greenville Flat River Community Players present a benefit performance of “The Dixie Swim Club,” a Jones, Hope & Wooten comedy at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, September 19 at 2 pm at the Greenville Area Community Center. Tickets are $13 adults and $11 students and senior citizens. Reserve tickets with VISA or MasterCard at www.ShowClix.com or by calling 888-71-TICKETS (8425387). Tickets will also be available at the door and at the GACC. Proceeds for the show will go to benefit Spectrum Health Cancer Center at United Memorial Hospital. #36

Fun with Grandkids: Let’s Play

Sept. 19: Nostalgic gaming for ages 6 to 96. Experience games of yesteryear in this program designed for grandparents, grandkids and appreciators of old-fashioned fun. Enjoy nostalgic games like Checkers, Shooting Marbles, Jacks, Old Maid and Pick-Up Sticks. You may even get to shout “Bingo!” Best enjoyed by kids ages 6 and up and their parents and/or grandparents. Saturday, September 19, 10:30 am – Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eight St., Sand Lake. #36

Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 19: The 13th Annual  Howard City Harvest Festival will be held on September 19th. For locations and more information go online to website: www.howardcity.org. #36,37p

KDL Uncorked: Winemaking 101

Sept. 21: Join wine aficionado Steve Siciliano, owner of Siciliano’s Market, as he talks about the ins and outs of making wine at home. Learn about the basic equipment and procedures needed for making wine from concentrated kits, as well as with fresh fruits and vegetables. For adults. Monday, September 21, 6:00 PM – Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #36

Awana at Huggard Bible

Sept. 23: Awana Clubs from ages 3 years to 6th Grade will start this year on September 23rd from 6:30 to 8 pm at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake. Calling all youth! Youth Group starts on September 23rd for 7th to 12th grades at the same time as Awana. For more information call 616-636-5561. “Approved workmen are not ashamed” 2 Timothy 2:15. #36,37p

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Youth Soccer Challenge

Sept. 5: Calling all kids! The Sand Lake Knights of Columbus will be hosting a competitive soccer event on Saturday, September 5th from 9 am to 10 am, at the Sand Lake Soccer Fields. All community youth are welcome to compete in this free opportunity to test their skills at a penalty kick competition. Each participant will be given 15 penalty kicks and points will be awarded depending on the area of the scoring zones through which the ball passes. All boys and girls age 9 to 14 (as of Sept. 1) are eligible to participate. Registration begins at 8:30 am at the fields. Written parental consent is required. For more information, about this event or the Knights of Columbus, contact Frank Sylvester, Soccer Challenge Chair, at 616-636-8151. #35

 

CSHS wrestlers host can drive

Sept. 6: Cedar Springs High School wrestlers will be hosting a can drive at the Cedar Springs Meijer Sunday, September 6th. All donations will be donated from the wrestlers to the kobayashi family’s gofundme account to help with expenses after the loss of there son Evan! Drop cans off 6-8 pm. #35


TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 8: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #35

 

KDL Lab: Design Like Da Vinci

Sept. 9: Channel your inner creator as you try several Leonardo Da Vinci inspired projects. Try to reconstruct his wooden bridge, or build your own catapult and compare yours against Leonardo’s. Every great inventor needs to keep their secrets safe so try your hand at mirror writing. Harvest your creativity onto paper or just copy some of his inventions with our light up tracing pads. For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 PM – Nelson Township/Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St. #35

 

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Sept. 10: Join us for a screening of the film Open Sesame: the Story of Seeds by filmmaker Sean Kaminsky followed by a discussion facilitated by NoGMO4Mich. As essential to life as water and air, seeds have been a shared resource throughout most of human history, but the future of seed sharing may be in peril. A KDL Seed Library program. For adults. Thursday, September 10 at 6 pm – Spencer Township Library, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #35

 

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 11,12: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 11 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 12, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 12 from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $9.50. #35,36p

 

Registration for Prince & Princess

Sept. 12: Attention parents of Kindergarten children! Any child in the Cedar Springs School District (at any school or homeschooled) can register for the Red Flannel Prince and Princess contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for registration forms. Registration is Saturday, September 12 from 9 am until noon at the RFF Office, 18 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Due to Labor Day being later this year, there is ONLY ONE registration period! #34-37p

 

2015 Fun Fall Kick-off

Sept. 12: Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. is hosting the 2015 Fun Fall Kick-off on Saturday, September 12th from noon to 4 pm. Come, bring a chair. Enjoy the outdoors! Live band, “Gained Access”! Inflatable games for kids, strong man feats of strength, ministry booths and giveaways. Free food! Free day of fun for the whole family! #35,36p

 

Greenville Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale

Sept. 12: The Greenville Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 9 am to 2 pm under the tent – rain or shine. Plant this fall for your spring garden. A wide variety of plants, bulbs, and shrubs. Baked goods from our member’s kitchens. Master Gardeners on hand to answer your gardening questions. Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. #35,36p

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Sept 15: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. September 15th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 17th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 19th, from 8 am-4:00 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #34,35p

 

MCC Offers Trip to Stratford

Oct. 2: Montcalm Community College offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 2, to see Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Student registration is available now and the cost is $30. Non-students may register for the trip beginning Sept. 5, and the cost is $65. Anyone planning to participate in this trip must be age 12 or older, and have an enhanced driver’s license, United States Passport or Passport Card that is valid through October 2015. To register, visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment or call (616) 754-7706. For more information about the trip, contact MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1218, MCC Visual Arts Coordinator Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1248, or MCC Language Arts Instructor Joel Brouwer at joelb@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1267. Student costs are partially underwritten by the MCC Foundation and the Student Activities Fund. #35

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Preschool Enrollment

Aug. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, has openings for 3 & 4 year olds in their preschool program. For more information call 616-636-8458. #33,34p

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. #34

Free Food and Free Movie

Aug. 28: On Friday, August 28th at 6 pm, Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd., NE, Rockford will have free food for those in need. Public is welcome. A free movie will be shown at 4 pm and 6 pm. Free popcorn! Music! Fellowship!. #34

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 31: Michigan Blood will be conducting a blood drive on Monday, August 31st at the high school cafeteria from 2 to 7 pm. New donators are welcome. Preregister at www.miblood.org and use the code CSHS to schedule a time so there is no waiting. Everyone is welcome to come and donate. #34

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 1: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #34

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Sept. 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. #34

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 2,9,16,24: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 3rd. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 2, 9 and 16, Thursday September 24 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #34

Play Grow Read with Katie L.

Sept. 8: Elephant stories, songs, crafts and games with Katie L. Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. For children 6 and under.  #34

Registration for Prince & Princess

Sept. 12: Attention parents of Kindergarten children! Any child in the Cedar Springs School District (at any school or homeschooled) can register for the Red Flannel Prince and Princess contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for registration forms. Registration is Saturday, September 12 from 9 am until noon at the RFF Office, 18 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Due to Labor Day being later this year, there is ONLY ONE registration period! #34-37p

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Sept 15: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. September 15th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 17th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 19th, from 8 am-4:00 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #34,35p

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