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Christmas Services at SCWC

Dec. 22: The Solon Center Wesleyan Church invites all to come this Sunday, December 22nd and celebrate in our worship services the day Joy came into the world? The church offers two worship services at 9:30 am and at 11:15 am. The church will also hold a Candlelight Christmas Eve Service on December 24th at 6 pm. The church is located on Algoma Avenue just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come and be blessed! #51p

 

Choir Cantata at CS UMC

Dec. 22: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church’s Adult Choir will present the cantata “All is Well” by Michael Barrett and David Angerman during our 9 am worship on Sunday, December 22nd. This cantata blends traditional carols with contemporary Christian selections including “Here I Am to Worship” and “Breath of Heaven” as well as the title song “All is Well.” Come and hear the Good News of this season through beautiful music and powerful words that remind us of God’s great gift – Jesus Christ. Supervised nursery care is provided. #51b

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 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 Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #46

 

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Home-made Holiday Baked Goods

Dec. 14: Home-made Holiday Baked Goods Sale – Saturday, December 14 from 9 am to 2 pm at Tractor Supply Company in Cedar Springs. Hosted by the Tri County 4-H Club. Stop in to shop for wonderfully gift-boxed goodies, that make perfect gifts! Or, keep them to enjoy for yourself!. #50

 

Children’s Christmas program at Cedar Springs UMC

Dec. 15: Come and hear the Good News on Sunday, December 15 at 10:30 a.m. in our sanctuary. Our Christian Education classes will share why “Christmas Counts,” and our Kids’ Choirs present a musical called “The Reluctant Innkeeper.” As we focus on the greatest gift of all – Jesus Christ – prepare your heart and be strengthened and encouraged in this season! #50

 

Blue Christmas Service at Cedar Springs UMC

Dec. 17: This is a service of hope and healing for those who have a difficult time during the holiday season. Life circumstances like the death of a loved one, divorce, strained family relationships, unemployment, and illness can make it difficult to be joyful. This is a time to claim our feelings before God and remind ourselves that Jesus is Emmanuel – “God is with us.” Join us on Tuesday, December 17 at 7:00 p.m. in our sanctuary. Childcare is provided. #50

 

Preschoolers “Snakes Alive” at HCNC

Dec. 17: Check out Mr. Lickety (HCNC’s live snake), can he hear us? How does he smell? Do we shed our skin like the snake does? What does Mr. Lickety eat? Pizza? What are the five things your parent might say that Mr. Lickety always does? Children will make a snake from clay to take home! Rain or Shine,Please dress for the weather. Ages 3 – 6 years old. Tuesday, December 17 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Donation of $4 per child. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #50

 

Christmas Concert at The Springs Church

Dec. 20: The Springs Church Worship Team is hosting a Christmas Concert at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street, at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, December 20. You will hear some of your favorite, fun Christmas songs and experience some great entertainment for the whole family. Let us help get you in the Christmas spirit! All proceeds will go to the church’s Bless The Children ministries to help kids in our community with clothing and other needs. Tickets are $3 a person or $10 a family. For more information please call the church office at 696-2970. Don’t miss out on this wonderful Christmas event!

 

Gingerbread Lane

Dec. 21: Stroll down Gingerbread Lane and enjoy tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For all ages. Saturday, December 21 at 10:30 am at Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-636-4251. #50

 

Kent County Teen Film Festival

Jan. 17: Lights! Camera! Action! All Kent County teens grades 6 – 12 are invited to enter the Kent County Teen Film Festival. Deadline for submission is Friday, January 17. Selected films will be screened Saturday, February 22, 10:30 am at Celebration! Cinema North, 2121 Celebration Dr. NE. Check www.kdl.org/teens for more information. #50

 

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AA Meetings at Rebo’s House 

Rebo’s House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #49

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Dec. 5, 19: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, December 5 & December 19. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #49

 

Spencer Township Senior Christmas Potluck

Dec. 7: There will be a Senior Christmas Potluck Dinner at Spencer Township, 14960 Meddler, Gowen, on December 7 from 1 to 3 pm. Bring a dish to pass. Meat, potatoes, rolls and coffee provided. #48,49p

 

Annual Cookie Walk at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

Dec. 7:  The St. Peter’s Lutheran Ladies Guild is having their annual cookie walk on Saturday, December 7th from 9 am until all the cookies are gone! 310 E. Division, Rockford. #49

 

A Christmas Night of Worship

Dec. 8: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents: A Christmas  Night of Worship.. coffee, candies, carols, and praise. The Sunday evening, December 8th at  6 pm. Delicious desserts and great coffee will be served during the concert. Come join us for a great night of celebrating Christmas. The church is located on Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #49p

 

Holiday Make & Take at HCNC

Dec. 8: You will not want you 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. Sunday December 8 from 9 am to 11 am. Donation of $6 per child. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #49

 

Lion’s Tigers and Mostly Bears at HCNC

Dec. 10: Have your child bring their favorite stuffed teddy bear to this fun day! Where are all the bears? We will examine HCNC bears; does he sleep in a bed? Does he sleep with Mama Bear? Where does he go when it snows? Ages 3 – 6 years old. Tuesday December 10 from 10:30 to 12 noon. Donation of $4 per child. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #49

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 10: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #49

 

Sand Lake Christmas Craft & Variety Sale

Dec. 14: There will be a Craft and Variety Sale on December 14th from 9 am to 5 pm at Home Town Pizza, 46 W. Lake, Sand Lake. #48,49p

 

Make a gingerbread house

Dec. 14: Calling all Kids to decorate a Gingerbread House at the Cedar Springs Public Library. Sign up for one of three sessions: 10 a.m., 11 a.m., or 12 p.m. All ages welcome, preschoolers must have parent present. Stop by the library to register or call 616-696-1910. #49

 

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Sand Lake Christmas

Dec. 1-13: The Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring Sand Lake Christmas Starting Sunday December 1st at Salisbury Park with a Christmas Concert and Carols by Resurrection Lutheran Preschool at 6:30 pm and Tree Lighting at 7 pm. Monday, December 2nd, “Adopt at Family” for Christmas Giving Trees in local businesses, sponsored by the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL, Friday and Saturday, December 6 and 7 there will be an Indoor Live Nativity at Sand Lake United Methodist. December 13th will be Kick off of 12 Days of Christmas in Sand Lake. #48

 

Dinner at the Legion

Dec. 2: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a meatloaf dinner on Monday, November 18th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. Special price for dinner $8, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #48p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 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 Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #48

 

Preschoolers “Dark in the Planetarium”

Dec. 3: Learning about the stars, moon, sun and possibly snowflakes. Children will learn the sun is hot, and the snow is cold. They will be told how humankind wants to visit the moon or other planets far, far away,and we will be exploring our earth of planets, trees, and animals. Rain or shine, please dress for the weather. 10:30 to 12 pm. Donation of $4 per child. Ages 3 – 6. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. #48

 

Mommy’s Day Out – “You deserve a Break”

Dec. 5: Every Thursday through the Winter (Feb. 2014). Cheaper than daycare and more fun. We will make crafts (they take home), take walks, play with gentle animals, and learn of new things each week. Please bring your child’s lunch. Mom can go shopping, get your hair done, take a long nap and do not for Christmas preparation! Provision can be made for earlier or later drop off or pickup. 10 am to 3 pm. $20 per child, per day ($15 ea. for two children of the same family.) Limited to 10 children – please reserve ahead. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. #48

Christmas Fund Distribution

Dec. 6: Due to the generosity of the late Evelyn Cossin, there are limited funds available to assist families in need for Christmas. The funds are available only to families living in the Cedar Springs city limits. Please send or bring letters requesting assistance to: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., PO Box K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, C/O Janet Avery. All letters should include some brief summary of your need for assistance. Letters must be submitted and post marked and received NO later than, Friday, December 6th. If awarded assistance, a letter will be sent informing you of your pick up time at Cedar Springs UMC. #48

 

Annual Holiday Bazaar and Santa Day

Dec. 7: Old School Community Center, Annual Holiday Bazaar and Santa Day, on Saturday, December 7th, 142 N. Main St. in Casnovia. Craft show 7 am – 2 pm. All you can eat Lions Club Breakfast 7 am – 10 am. Cookie decorating for the kids. Santa visits 10 am til noon. Free horse drawn wagon rides 10 am till noon. BBQ lunch served at noon. Come shop and enjoy the fun. For more information call Linda at 616-675-7729. #48

 

Spencer Township Senior Christmas Potluck

Dec. 7: There will be a Senior Christmas Potluck Dinner at Spencer Township, 14960 Meddler, Gowen, on December 7 from 1 to 3 pm. Bring a dish to pass. Meat, potatoes, rolls and coffee provided. #48,49p

 

Sand Lake Christmas Craft & Variety Sale

Dec. 14: There will be a Craft and Variety Sale on December 14th from 9 am to 5 pm at Home Town Pizza, 46 W. Lake, Sand Lake. #48,49p

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Turkeys for Local Food Pantries

Nov. 21: Curves of Cedar Springs will be collecting turkeys for those unable to purchase their own for Thanksgiving. Donated turkeys will be given to local food pantries for disbursement prior to Thanksgiving. Last day to drop off is Tuesday, November 26th. Drop off times are between 7 and 11 am and again 4 to 7 pm. Please contact Christine or Judy at 616-696-1689. #47

 

Treat and Craft Sale

Nov. 23: Pioneer CRC is having a treat and craft sale on November 23 at Solon Township Hall on Algoma from 11 am to 3 pm. There will be Christmas candies and breads, as well as other fun Christmas treats. There will also be crafts, homemade blankets and other items for sale. The proceeds will be going for our new church building on the corner of Algoma and 17 Mile Rd. #47

 

Natural Ornaments & Pinecone Wreaths for the Holidays

Nov. 24: 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. This class is best suited for adults and older teens. Wreaths have always been a favorite decoration of many as they’ve been a traditional symbol of the holidays for years. Sunday, November 24 from 10 to 12 pm. A donation of $10 is appreciated. All creations can go home with you. You can bring things from home to add special memories. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City 616-675-3158 #47

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 26: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #47

 

Preschoolers “Oh Deer”

Nov. 26: All little fawns… are invited to join Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, in the stories of the wild white tailed deer. “Our Little Deer”, we look at the little baby fawns and then ask “Are they pesky?”,  “Are they beautiful like you?” Then we play the deer game outdoors, we will also go a seeking signs of deer tracks in our woods. Rain or shine, please dress for the weather. Tuesday, November 26 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Donation of $4 per child. Ages: 3 – 6 years. 616-675-3158. #47

 

Free Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 28: The Tri County Eagles Club in Sand Lake will have a free Thanksgiving Dinner from 1 to 4 pm on Thursday, November 28th. A dish to pass would be appreciated. #47

 

Community Christmas Concert

Dec. 1: There will be a community Christmas concert at the Old School Community Center in Casnovia on Sunday, December 1 at 7 pm. Come spend the evening with us! Special music and refreshments. Questions call Barb at 616-675-7465 or the Village Office at 616-675-4780. #47

 

Christmas Tour of Homes

Dec. 7: The Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library is offering a tour of five homes on December 7 from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Advance tickets are $10 and $12 on the day of the event. Tickets are available at the Library or Kindel & Company. Ticket price includes one Christmas ornament, a reception following the tour at the library from 4:30 to 5:30 pm and door prize drawings (do not need to be present). #47

 

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Evergreen Workshop

Nov. 15: The Greenville Garden Club will host a hands on workshop on making evergreen wreaths, swags, and more for their Wednesday, November 20th meeting starting at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 East Kent Rd., Greenville. President Joyce Kebless will conduct the workshop and provide materials. Non-members will be charged a small materials fee, and must RSVP to Joyce at 616-754-9759 by Friday, Nov. 15th. #46

 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Bazaar 

Nov. 16: Accomplish your Christmas shopping at our annual craft bazaar. Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. Lots of vendors (our largest bazaar in many years). Delicious, fresh baked cookies and bars, numerous booths of hand crafted items and jewelry, and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee, and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. #44-46p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 18: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, November 18th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #46p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 19: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #46

 

Senior Lunch

Nov. 20: We’ve come to our Season Finale. Ma n Pa are closing the Cafe for the winter. Saving the best for last, Ma’s serving up her super-duper pork loin with veggie and … Ya never know, Ma may even toss in a salad and desert. Ya’ll age 60 n older are just gonna hafta come to our corner of M-82 and Beech at noon the 20th to find out. See ya’ll there! #46

 

Benefit Fundraiser

Nov. 23: A benefit fundraiser will be held for L. Arlene Rieckman (Wilson) on Saturday, November 23 at the Moose Lodge, 5649 S. Greenville Rd. Arlene has stage 4 lung cancer. Dinner is $10 from 5 to 7 pm and there will be a 50/50 raffle, auctions, food music and dancing. Please com help raise some funds while having fun! #46

 

Treat and Craft Sale

Nov. 23: Pioneer CRC is having a treat and craft sale on November 23 at Solon Township Hall on Algoma from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be Christmas candies and breads, as well as other fun Christmas treats. There will also be crafts, homemade blankets and other items for sale. The proceeds will be going for our new church building on the corner of Algoma and 17 Mile Rd. #46

 

Natural Ornaments & Pinecone Wreaths for the Holidays

Nov. 24: Come to Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, to 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. This class is best suited for adults and older teens. Wreaths have always been a favorite decoration of many as they’ve been a traditional symbol of the holidays for years. Sunday, November 24 from 10 to 12 pm. A donation of $10 is appreciated. All creations can go home with you. You can bring things from home to add special memories. Call 616-675-3158 for more info. #46

 

 

 

 

 

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AA Meetings at Rebo’s House 

Rebo’s House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #45

 

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 9: Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale, Saturday, November 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. United Methodist Ed. Building, corner of 6th and Maple Streets, Sand Lake. Popular brands, antique, vintage and collectibles, crafts, miscellaneous items and quality used clothes. #45

 

Rummage Sale at East Nelson UMC

Nov. 9: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., is hosting a rummage sale on Saturday, November 9 from 8 am to 4 pm. Bargains Galore! Something for everyone; furniture, appliances, clothing, housewares, etc. Snacks and lunch available. Fundraiser for church youth group’s 2014 mission trip. #45

 

Fall Craft Show at Coral

Nov. 9: The Coral fire Auxiliary is having their annual Fall Craft Show this Saturday, November 9th from 9 am to 2 pm, at the Coral Community Center, 4662 N. Bailey Rd. #45

 

Veteran’s Day Flag 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 a flag ceremony presented by members of the American Legion Post 287, Prayer presented by Pastor Tom Holloway, 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. #45

 

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Nov. 13: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. is having their monthly dinner on Wednesday, October 16th from 5 to 7 pm. Everyone is welcome! The cost is a free will donation. The menu is turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, carrots, salad and several homemade desserts. See you there!

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Nov. 14: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd Thursday each month for an evening meal. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #45

 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Bazaar 

Nov. 16: Accomplish your Christmas shopping at our annual craft bazaar. Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. Lots of vendors (our largest bazaar in many years). Delicious, fresh baked cookies and bars, numerous booths of hand crafted items and jewelry, and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee, and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. #44-46p

 

Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

Nov. 16: The American Legion Auxiliary is having a Widow’s Weekend Bazaar on November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. Sponsored by Glen Hill Unit 287 Auxiliary . Looking for that special something? Maybe you will find it here! There will be garage sale merchandise, arts & crafts, bake sale, etc. #45

 

13th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 16: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church will hold it’s annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. 10295 Myers lake Ave., Rockford, between 12 Mile and 13 Mile Rd. Many crafters, Grandma’s Attic, bake sale, Cookies by the pound. Lunch from 11 an to 2 pm. For more info call Dawna at 616-866-0648. #45

 

 

 

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Trunk or Treat inside 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 p.m. There will be lots of candy for the taking, carnival games, hot chocolate, cider and donuts. It will be fun for the whole family. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs.

 

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites you to join us at the annual Family Harvest Celebration on October 31st from 6 – 8pm. This FREE event includes candy, games, gospel magician, wagon rides, cider, treats and lot of fun decorations. It is a fun night for the whole family. Cider and Treats will be served in our new dining hall so this is a great chance to see the new building and connect with friends. www.pineridgecamp.com. #42,43,44

 

Annual Fall Festival at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church

Nov. 2: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Women’s Group is having their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 2nd from 9AM to 2PM. Come start your Christmas shopping with us. We will have crafts, gently used jewelry, books, toys, knick knacks, Christmas decorations along with cookies. Proceeds are going to the CS United Methodist Women’s missions. #42,43,44b

 

GriefShare Seminar

Nov. 3: GriefShare “Surviving the Holidays” seminar will be offered at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church (140 S. Main) on Sunday, November 3 beginning at 3 pm in our Parlor (upstairs from the south side entrance). This seminar is designed to help those who have lost a loved one through death during the holiday season. We hope that you can join us for this encouraging time. For more information, call the church office at 616-696-1140. #44

 

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 4: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a swiss steak dinner on Monday, October 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #44

 

Food Drive at Metron

Nov. 4-18: Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffery, will be hosting a food drive November 4 through November 18. All donated food items will be given to area church food pantries located in the Cedar Springs area. If you should have any questions concerning the food drive, please contact Billie Vanderlaan, Community Relations Coordinator at 616-204-2615. #44

 

Fundraiser for CS Fire Truck

Nov. 6: Join the Cedar Springs Firefighters from 5 to 8 p.m. in a fundraiser dinner on November 6 to refurbish the 1929 Model AA Fire Engine. Call the fire station at 696-1221 and leave a message requesting location and ticket prices. #44

 

Full Moon: Stuck in a Rut

Nov. 7: 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. Thursday, November 7 from 7 to 8:30 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. $5 donation. www.lilysfrogpad.com. #44

 

CPR Certification Class

Nov. 8: A class will be held on Friday Nov 8 from 2-5pm for those 12 years and older. It is taught by Spectrum Health United Lifestyles.Cost is $40 and pre-registration is mandatory. For more information call the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Office at 696-7320 or log onto www.csaparksandrec.com and check out the enrichment programs. #43,44

 

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Auction Fundraiser

Nov. 9: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is holding their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 9 at Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St. Registration begins at 5:30 followed by a large silent auction; the evening ends with a live auction. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8675. #44

 

Annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites Sale

Nov. 9: Holy Spirit Episcopal is holding its annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites sale on Saturday, November 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 1200 Post Drive in Belmont, at the corner of Post and Pine Island Drive, just west of the Belmont exit off US131. We’ll have a cookie walk, baked goods, crafts, Santa’s Attic, and a silent auction featuring several items, including a beautiful queen sized Double Irish Chain quilt and 2 shams made by our parishioners. Fund support various church activities. #44

 

Holiday Bazaar at Bethel Lutheran Church

Nov. 9: Bethel Lutheran Church will host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 9 from 9 am to 2 pm. Located on M-46, just east of Old 131 (Federal Road). Local crafters, bake sale, card corner, Christmas decorations, drawings for quilt and craft items. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Free child care for shoppers. This is an excellent time to start your Christmas shopping and have a fun filled day. #44

 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Bazaar 

Nov. 16: Accomplish your Christmas shopping at our annual craft bazaar. Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. Lots of vendors (our largest bazaar in many years). Delicious, fresh baked cookies and bars, numerous booths of hand crafted items and jewelry, and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee, and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. #44-46p

 

 

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Flu Shot Clinic

Oct. 28: Courtland-Oakfield UMC, 10295 Myers Lake NE, will be hosting a flu shot clinic through Porter Hills Home Care on Monday, October 28 from 4:30 – 6 pm. Accepted insurance plans are: traditional Medicare, Medicare+Blue, Blue Care Network, Priority Health, and Aetna Medicare. Please bring your insurance card. If your insurance does not cover this service, there is a cash fee of $28 due at time of service. #42,43p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Oct. 29: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #43

 

Awesome Autumn Adventure

Oct. 29: Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, pumpkin decorating, games and bountiful farmyard fun! Please bring your own pumpkin. Tuesday, October 29, 10:30am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library located at 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. Visit www.kdl.org or call 616-784-2001 for more information. #43

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Oct. 30: The frost is on the pumpkin, the fodder’s in the shock. The Hamburg Stroganoff’s a simmerin, to be served steamin hot. For our friends in the area who’ve reached age 60, and including those who live far and wide. This meal we’re planning is for you; please come sit by our side. O answer your question of where to find this feast, it’s at Noon October 30, on the northwest corner of M-82 and the Avenue of Beech. #43

 

Fall Festival – The Great Tomb Raid

Oct. 30: The Solon Center Wesleyan church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30 to 8 pm. For families with children 5th grade and under. Discover Jesus’ power and enjoy candy, snacks & fun through this archaeological based festival. There will be Great Tomb Raid games, digs and artifacts, an Israel Bones Excavation station and a Tomb Raiders Cafe. A prize will be awarded for the best Indiana Jones look alike, so kids wear your costumes. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. See you at the dig! #42,43p

 

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites you to join us at the annual Family Harvest Celebration on October 31st from 6 – 8pm. This FREE event includes candy, games, gospel magician, wagon rides, cider, treats and lot of fun decorations. It is a fun night for the whole family. Cider and Treats will be served in our new dining hall so this is a great chance to see the new building and connect with friends. www.pineridgecamp.com. #42,43p?

 

Annual Fall Festival at  Cedar Springs UMC

Nov. 2: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Women’s Group is having their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 2nd from 9AM to 2PM. Come start your Christmas shopping with us. We will have crafts, gently used jewelry, books, toys, knick knacks, Christmas decorations along with cookies. Proceeds are going to the CS United Methodist Women’s missions. #42,43b

 

Annual Fall Bazaar at Faith Lutheran

Nov. 2: Faith Lutheran Church in Sidney is hosting their Annual Fall Bazaar at 2957 S. Grow Rd., corner of Grow & Sidney Rd. (about 4 miles west of M-66 on Sidney Rd. to Grow Rd. or about 5 miles east of M-91 on Sidney Rd. to Grow Rd.) on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 from 9:30AM to 1:30PM. Lunch: Aebleskivers (Danish Pancakes), hot beefs & hot pork sandwiches & hot dogs, homemade soups, pies & desserts, beverages. Also available: cookies (homemade) by the pound, quilts, crafts, and more. Bring your friends and have a good time! #43

 

CPR Certification Class

Nov. 8: A class will be held on Friday Nov 8 from 2-5pm for those 12 years and older. It is taught by Spectrum Health United Lifestyles.Cost is $40 and pre-registration is mandatory. For more information call the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Office at 696-7320 or log onto www.csaparksandrec.com and check out the enrichment programs. #43,44

 

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“100 Views of Greenville” Art Show

Oct. 17-31: The “100 Views of Greenville” Art Show is now through Oct. 31 at the Bill Braman Family Center for Education on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. The show features pieces by members of the Montcalm Area Art Association. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm. Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to noon. Admission is free. #42

 

Spring 2014 Soccer Registration

Oct. 12, 19: Registration for Springs Soccer is Saturday, October 12 and October 19 – American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Boomer Park – 13440 Ritchie Avenue just south of 17 Mile Road. – fees are $60 per player for the spring season. Families registering 3 or more players will receive a $5 discount per player. First time players must show a Birth Certificate for age verification. Registration is now open at www.eayso.org for Membership Year 2013! Complete the online portion and bring a printed copy of the registration form along with payment to one of the events. Please note – fees will be increased following the October 19th registration event. For additional information contact us through our website at www.ayso902.org. #41,42p

 

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

Oct. 17-19: Sand Lake United Methodist Church will host a rummage sale on October 17 & 18 from 9 am to 5 pm, and Oct. 19 from 9 am to 12 pm. Lots of great stuff! #41,42p

 

Craft/Home Business Show

Oct. 19: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 E. Division, Rockford will host a craft and home business show on Saturday, October 19th from 9 am to 3 pm. Public welcome and free admission. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild. #41,42p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 21: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, October 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #42p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Oct. 22: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #42

 

Rain Barrel Workshops

Oct. 23: The Rockford Brewing Company will be hosting rain barrel workshops this fall to help protect the Rogue River. Trout Unlimited, as part the the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative, was awarded $5,000 from the Rockford Area Community Endowment fund to hold these rain barrel workshops. Trout Unlimited is partnering with the West Michigan Environmental Action Council to conduct these workshops, which will be held on October 23 and 30, and November 6 at 6:30 pm at the Rockford Brewing Company. #42

 

Greenville Garden Club Meeting

Oct. 23: The Greenville Garden Club is presenting a free, open to the public program on the timely subject of green cleaning at their meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at the Greenville Community Center beginning promptly at 7 pm. Guest speaker and herbal cleaning specialist Jeannie Hawkins will explain how to use herbal formulas for safer, effective cleaning. #42

 

Beyblades at the Library

Oct. 26: Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library’s equipment. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, October 26th at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

 

Pumpkin/Carving Lit Trails Walk

Oct. 26: Pumpkin/Carving & Pumpkin lit trail hike. $8 per person, including pumpkin to take home. 5 to 6:30 for carving and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for the pumpkin lit walk on Saturday, October 26th at Howard Christensen Nature Center 16290 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Open to all ages. #42

 

Flu Shot Clinic

Oct. 28: Courtland-Oakfield UMC, 10295 Myers Lake NE, will be hosting a flu shot clinic through Porter Hills Home Care on Monday, October 28 from 4:30 – 6 pm. Accepted insurance plans are: traditional Medicare, Medicare+Blue, Blue Care Network, Priority Health, and Aetna Medicare. Please bring your insurance card. If your insurance does not cover this service, there is a cash fee of $28 due at time of service. #42,43p

 

Fall Festival – The Great Tomb Raid

Oct. 30: The Solon Center Wesleyan church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30 to 8 pm. For families with children 5th grade and under. Discover Jesus’ power and enjoy candy, snacks & fun through this archaeological based festival. There will be Great Tomb Raid games, digs and artifacts, an Israel Bones Excavation station and a Tomb Raiders Cafe. A prize will be awarded for the best Indiana Jones look alike, so kids wear your costumes. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. See you at the dig! #42,43p

 

 

 

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