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Yard Sale Fundraiser

Aug. 2,3: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool’s fundraiser Yard Sale, 48 West Lake St., Sand Lake is Thursday, August 2nd & Friday, August 3rd from 9 am – 5 pm. **Now enrolling 3 & 4 year olds for our 2018/2019 school year.** #30

Sand Lake Community Picnic

Aug. 5: The Sand Lake Community Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 5th from 1 to 3 pm at Salisbury Park on Lake St. Come join us for this free event that includes food, games, music and fun for all. Lets take a day and mingle with our neighbors and have some fun. Back to School supplies for the kids will also be passed out during the picnic. Can’t wait too see you all there. #30

VBS at Huggard Bible Church

Aug. 5-8: Please come join us for Vacation Bible School for ages 3 thru end of 6th Grade starting Sunday evening August 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm and going thru Wednesday, August 8th. Time Lab: Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future. Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, 616-636-5561. #30,31b

Draw some AWESOME!

Aug. 6: Comic Book Illustrating with Wade Gugino. Participants will do a very simple single-page graphic novel/comic book type layout. We’ll draw together, learning layout, character development, proportion, expression, gesture, action, shot choice and light and dark. We will draw with pencil, but teens will leave with a template to ink the drawing in at home later. Paper and pencils provided. Monday, August 6, 2:00 pm, Nelson Township /Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #30

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 7: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday, August 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 9th from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 11th from 8 am-3:30 pm. #29,30b

You Want Me to Read What? @ HCNC

Aug. 16: Introducing Think Spell Write: a reading program for students who are still struggling to read and write fluently despite having had reading instruction. Think Spell Write can be used with upper elementary through high school students, adults and English Language learners. It is a user friendly program designed for educators and other professionals who wish to teach struggling readers and is based on extensive, effective and successful implementation of the program with struggling readers of various ages. Join us August 16, from 9 am to 2 pm, for a one day in-service on this new reading program presented by the author: Ellen M. Murray, M.Ed. Fee is $40 which includes lunch. Printed materials for Think Spell Write will be available for purchase. Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Camp Lily’s Retreat Center, 530 – 20 Mile Rd., Kent City. Register at www.howardchristensen.org. #30

Vietnam Veterans Thank You Dinner

Aug. 17: Vietnam Veterans are invited to the 4th Annual Vietnam Veterans Thank You Dinner hosted by the Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The dinner will be held Friday, August 17, from 5-7 pm at the Boat and Canoe Club, 401 North Park St NE, Grand Rapids, 49525. Vietnam Veterans and their spouses are free; all other guests are $5. No RSVP needed. DAR is a commemorative partner with the The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress, to “thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.” For more info about our Grand Rapids-area DAR chapter, visit our website at www.sophiedemarsaccampauchapter.org. #30

Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: The Class of 1973 Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 7 pm. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP required. Call Gail Armstrong for more information. 616-799-2410. #30

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Rummage Sale

July 21: Cedar Springs Bands will be holding a rummage sale at the High School August 1st – 3rd (times pending). If you would like to donate your gently used items, date and drop off times are: July 21, 23, and 24th from 10 am to 2 pm. At the back of the High School by the band room. Please Contract LeeAnne Whilden (616-304-1545) for additional times.*All profits made during the rummage sale will go to Cedar Springs Music Boosters.* #29

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

July 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, July 22nd at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, Patty Ann and The North Country Band, who will share their message through their musical talents. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #29b

Archeology Workshop @ HCNC

July 24-26: Uncover artifacts from Howard Christensen Nature Center’s past. July 24-26 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost $20 members, $24 nonmembers. Minimum age: 9 years old. Lead by Interpretive Instructor, Karen Fiebig, this workshop will require hard work. Please bring gloves, a trowel, a shovel, an old paint brush, lunch and bottled water – all labeled with your name. The number of participants will be determined by the number of adults available to supervise younger participants. May be a first come, first serve event, so please register. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine, Kent City. 616-675-3158, info@howardchristensen.org, www.howardchristensen.org. #28,29p

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church 

July 25: The Pine Grove Senior Café presents Grandma’s Table.  She’s serving Baked Barbecued Chicken and for dessert her special Something with Blueberries.  Ya know there’s a strong possibility she’ll set a veggie, a salad or relish plate down in front of ya.  For all those age 60 and over we’re offering you a seat at Grandma’s Table at Noon the 25th of  July.  In case you forgot where Grandma’s Table is, it’s right over here on the northwest corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. #29

Kooombah Rain Sticks @ KDL!

July 25: Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! For school-age children. Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm at Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #29

Help Promote Literacy

July 25: The need is urgent! The Literacy Center of West Michigan is offering an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 25th at 10 am for prospective volunteer tutors. It will last one hour. It provides potential volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the Literacy Center and the role of a volunteer tutor. No experience necessary! We provide our volunteers with all the training they need to be successful tutors for our adult learners. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #29

Senior Stroll at HCNC

July 27: Join Senior Naturalist, Joyce Hosmer, the last Friday of the Month for leisurely walk through the woods at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Joyce will lead you along our quiet trails while pointing out the plants and wildlife that inhabit our little piece of the planet. Friday, July 27th from 1 – 3 pm. If it rains, we will reschedule for the next Friday. Cost: Members $3.00, nonmembers $5. Refreshments provided. Limited to 25 people. Call to register 616-675-3158 or visit our website: www.howardchristensen.org. 16190 Red Pine Rd., Kent City. #29

Ensley Crime Watch 5K & Picnic

July 28: The Ensley Crime Watch Annual 5K and Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 28th at Baptist Lake Park, 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. All ages are welcome to join the fun! Pre-registration forms for the 5K race and details of our annual event is available on line at http://ensleytownship.org/crime watch.htm. Race: Saturday, July 28th begins at 9 am (registration the day of the race at 8:30 am) Picnic: Saturday, July 28th begins at 11:30 am. Firemen grill hotdogs and additional items on the menu are chips, cookies, homemade pies, coffee, pop and more. There is a small fee for the food. Special guests include the Sand Lake fire department (trucks and equipment), Newaygo County Sheriff (K9 team, SWAT vehicles, Marine Patrol and Dive team), kids bounce house. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and nearly $1,000 in prizes that was donated by local businesses and individuals will be raffled off. The afternoon concludes with candidates running for local office available for a meet and greet. All proceeds for the events will help the Sand Lake Fire Department purchase life saving rescue equipment. #28,29p

Touch a Truck

July 28: A close up look at big trucks! There will be an assortment of awesome vehicles on hand to explore, plus the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am to noon, Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #29

Team Building at HCNC

July 30-Aug. 3: Team Building Summer Camp. What makes a team, a team? What makes one team more successful than another? Campers will focus on what it takes to build a successful team as well as how to be a team player with an emphasis on communication, trust, teamwork, cooperation and a whole lot of team games. July 30 to August 3 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost $40 for the week. Can’t make to whole camp? Daily fee $10. Howard Christensen Nature Center. Call to register 616-675-3158 or visit our website: www.howardchristensen.org. 16190 Red Pine Rd., Kent City. #29

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 7: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday, August 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 9th from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 11th from 8 am-3:30 pm. #29,30b

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Garage & Bake Sale Benefit

July 13-14: Algoma Baptist Church, 10515 Grange Ave., Rockford, is hosting a Garage and Bake Sale Benefit for North Kent Connect on Friday, July 13th from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, July 14th from 9 am – 3 pm. Older vintage tools, knick knacks, garden tools, clothing, books, golf clubs, exercise equipment, glassware, musical instruments, fishing lures, music boxes, toys, miscellaneous items too numerous to mention. #28p

CS Youth Football League Fundraiser

July 14: The Cedar Springs Youth Football League (CSYFL) will be holding an all age fundraising event on Saturday, July 14th from 10 am to 2 pm at Skinner Field, 90 Cedar St. Tickets are two for $1.00. Tickets  will be used for all events except concessions and spirit wear (cash & credit accepted). It will feature a dunk take, kids games, bake sale, succulent plant sale (cash only), can drive, gift basket raffles, spirit wear and concessions. Can Drive drop off Friday, July 13 at Family Farm & Home 8 am – 8 pm, Saturday, July 14 at Skinner Field 8 am – 4 pm, and Sunday, July 15 at Family Farm & Home 8 am – 8pm. All proceeds will go to CSYFL. #28

VBS @ Resurrection Lutheran Church

July 16-20: Join us as we discover Jesus from eternity past to eternity future with Time Lab Vacation Bible School at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake. July 16-20 from 6 to 8 pm. Ages 4 years old to entering 6th grade. For registration information, please email churchresurrection@yahoo.com or call 616-636-5502. #27,28b

Michigan Blood Drive

July 17: Michigan Blood will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, July 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. The Drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. HOT DOG DAYS! A member of the Cedar Springs Women Club will be grilling hot dogs for all who attempt to donate. More importantly, each donation has the potential to save three lives. Come have lunch/supper with us and help a neighbor in Michigan. #28

Wild About Books & Animals?

July 17: Are you wild about books AND wild about animals? Then you want to come to the Cedar Springs Library Community Room on Tuesday, July 17 from 1 -2 pm for an exciting look at live animals from different countries and diverse ecosystems. This program is up-close, hands-on, safe and FUN! #28

Alohorma! Unlock Your Harry Potter Drawing Skills

July 18: Corinne Roberts, local illustration artist, is back with a family friendly, Harry Potter drawing session. Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to attend and assist their children. For school-age children. Wednesday, July 18, 6:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #28

Archeology Workshop @ HCNC

July 24-26: Uncover artifacts from Howard Christensen Nature Center’s past. July 24-26 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost $20 members, $24 nonmembers. Minimum age: 9 years old. Lead by Interpretive Instructor, Karen Fiebig, this workshop will require hard work. Please bring gloves, a trowel, a shovel, an old paint brush, lunch and bottled water – all labeled with your name. The number of participants will be determined by the number of adults available to supervise younger participants. May be a first come, first serve event, so please register. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine, Kent City. 616-675-3158, info@howardchristensen.org, www.howardchristensen.org. #28,29p

Ensley Crime Watch 5K & Picnic

July 28: The Ensley Crime Watch Annual 5K and Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 28th at Baptist Lake Park, 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. All ages are welcome to join the fun! Pre-registration forms for the 5K race and details of our annual event is available on line at http://ensleytownship.org/crime watch.htm. Race: Saturday, July 28th begins at 9 am (registration the day of the race at 8:30 am) Picnic: Saturday, July 28th begins at 11:30 am. Firemen grill hotdogs and additional items on the menu are chips, cookies, homemade pies, coffee, pop and more. There is a small fee for the food. Special guests include the Sand Lake fire department (trucks and equipment), Newaygo County Sheriff (K9 team, SWAT vehicles, Marine Patrol and Dive team), kids bounce house. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and nearly $1,000 in prizes donated by local businesses and individuals that will be raffled off. The afternoon concludes with candidates running for local office available for a meet and greet. All proceeds for the events will help the Sand Lake Fire Department purchase life saving rescue equipment. #28,29p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

July 8: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, July 8th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, the Traditional Country and Gospel Singers who will share their message through their musical talents. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #27b

VBS at East Nelson UMC

July 11-15: Vacation Bible School at East Nelson Church,9024 – 18 Mile Rd, Cedar Springs. “Abundance Orchard”. Where faith grows and hungry people are fed. Wednesday, July 11, Thursday, July 12 and Friday July 13 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Saturday, July 14 from 9 am to 3 pm. There will be a luncheon on Saturday at 1 pm for everyone followed by games for all. The final VBS event will be our program during worship at 9:30 am on July 15. We hope your kids can come! #27

Model Airplane Show in Cedar

July 11: The Cedar Springs Public Library and the Wolverine Skyhawks Model Aviation Club invite you to come on out to their Landing Strip at 13540 West Street in town, for a fantastic airshow on Wednesday, July 11 from 6 pm to dark! Bring your whole family, your lawn chair or blanket and enjoy watching model airplanes of all shapes and sizes swoop and dance…it’s truly thrilling. Every school age student will get a raffle ticket for a chance to win a model airplane with lessons, $100 value. The Skyhawks are providing hotdogs, chips and a drink on a donation basis. Check the Skyhawks out at www.wolverineskyhawks.com. #27

Rockin’ with Pete the Cat @ KDL

July 11: We are super excited about our Pete the Cat Storytime. It’s going to be groovy! We’ll read Pete the Cat stories, enjoy making some Pete-inspired crafts and sing and dance to silly songs. As Pete says, “It’s all good.” Wednesday, July 11, 10:00 am, Spencer Township Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #27

Algoma Township Historical Society Annual Picnic

July 14: Saturday, July 14, 2018 – 12:00 Noon @ Chalmers Park on the corner of Pine Island Dr. and Fonger St. Picnic opens at 12:00 Noon / Eat promptly at 12:30 pm. Please bring a hot dish to pass, salad or dessert, and own table service. Coffee and punch will be provided.  The public is invited. #27

Dot Mandala Painting Workshop @ KDL

July 14: Pre-registration required. Create and take home a dot mandala painted rock or artist board. Learn how to paint in color tints and patterns. You will apply dots using special tools, and learn to layer paint dots for a 3D effect. For adults. Saturday, July 14, 1:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-784-2007 or visit www.kdl.org for more information. #27

VBS @ Resurrection Lutheran Church

July 16-20: Join us as we discover Jesus from eternity past to eternity future with Time Lab Vacation Bible School at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Drive, Sand Lake. July 16-20 from 6 to 8 pm. Ages 4 years old to entering 6th grade. For registration information, please email churchresurrection@yahoo.com or call 616-636-5502. #27,28b

The Fallen Heros Golf Outing

July 21: 9th Annual The Fallen Heros Golf Outing on Saturday, July 21 at 2 pm. $70 per person includes golf w/cart and steak dinner. Hole in one contest, 50/50 raffle and other contests and prizes. Contact North Kent Golf Club, 616-866-2659, Alicia Brown 616-862-1463 or Stevie Brown 616-648-4013 for more information. Monies raised will be donated to the Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Springs. #27

VBS @ Hillcrest Community Church of God

July 23-27: Vacation Bible School – Ocean Commotion will be held at Hillcrest Community Church of God on July 23-27 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. PLUS – Sunday is VBS Sunday. 5994 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. #27

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KDL Red, White & Blue Book Sale

June 30, July 2, 3: The Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch is hosting a book sale on Saturday, June 30 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, July 2, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, July 3, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Great deals on books, magazines, movies, music and more. Located in the Library program room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. Volunteers needed – call Ann at 616-636-5174. #25,26p

Free Kidsight Vision Screening

July 2: The Sand Lake Lions Club in cooperation with the Kent District Library will be offering a free vision screening on July 2nd (Kiddie Day of Sand Lake’s July 4th Celebration) at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch from 10 am to 2 pm. This is a free service offered through the District 11E1 Lions. It is offered to everyone from 18 months up, but the main focus is preschool and young aged children. The only requirement is that the child must be accompanied by an adult who must sign consent forms etc. There is NO charge, but donations are appreciated. See details in our Health Section on page 10. #26

TOPS weight loss support group

July 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.  Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #26

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

July 3,10,17,24,31: 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. #26

Rogue River Watershed Meeting

July 11: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invites all interested citizens, who live in and care about, the Rogue River Watershed, to attend our monthly board meetings. The next meeting will be on July 11, starting at 9:30 a.m., at Cannon Township Hall, 6878 Belding Road, Rockford, 49341. For more information, go to our website: Rogueriverwp.org or our Facebook page at Rogue River Watershed Partners. #26

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

June 24: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, June 24th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, Stroll Over Heaven, who will share their message through their musical talents. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #25b

TOPS weight loss support group

June 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. #15

Kooombah Rain Sticks at KDL

June 28: Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! For ages 6 and older. Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #25

KDL Red, White & Blue Book Sale

June 30, July 2, 3: The Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch is hosting a book sale on Saturday, June 30 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, July 2, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, July 3, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Great deals on books, magazines, movies, music and more. Located in the Library program room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. #25,26p

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Michigan Blood Drive

June 19: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on June 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. What a great Father’s Day gift: donate in your Dad’s honor – or memory – to celebrate the gift of life. No cost, just one hour of your time. Each donation has the potential to save 3 Michigan lives. The Blood Center thanks all the people that attempt to donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #24

A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

June 20: Tom Plunkard’s entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic. Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #24

Help Promote Literacy

June 22: The need is urgent! The Literacy Center of West Michigan is offering an informational meeting on Friday, June 22nd at 10 am for prospective volunteer tutors. It will last one hour. It provides potential volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the Literacy Center and the role of a volunteer tutor. No experience necessary! We provide our volunteers with all the training they need to be successful tutors for our adult learners. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #24

Gears of Nerf at KDL

June 25: Let loose the Gears of Nerf. You and your team are given 30 minutes to build a free standing structure that will protect your medic. Nerf blasters are provided, please do not bring your own. For teens. Monday, June 25th at 2:00 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #24

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Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

June 10: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, June 10th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, The North Country Band, who will share their talents through their music. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #23

Free Movie at the Kent Theatre

June 11,12: FREE movie at Kent Theatre, Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm. The Christ-centered movie “I Can Only Imagine” is based on a true story from the lead singer in MercyMe. Come and enjoy and bring all your friends! This is an En Gedi sponsored family event. #23

Auditions for Alice in Wonderland Jr.

June 12,13:Auditions for Alice In Wonderland, Jr., June 12 & 13 at 7:00 pm at the Cedar Springs Methodist Church. Ages 8-18. Show dates are August 17, 18 and 19th. Please visit our website at cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #23

Day of the Dog at HCNC

June 16: Due to an outpouring of support from sponsors and donors, we are able to offer this event free to the community. So come out with your four-legged friend and check our a wide variety of dog-centric businesses before taking a guided walk through the woods. Lots of free goodies. T-shirts will be available for sale on site. Preregistration requested. Howard Christensen Nature Center,  Interpretive Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #23

Pop ‘n’ Paint: The Remix at KDL

June 21: We will paint and etch rockin’ art onto recycled CDs. Two discs provided. You may bring up to two additional discs. Preregistration required. Visit www.kdl.org, 616-784-2007. Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #23

CS Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: The Cedar Springs High School Class Reunion for 1973 will be held on Saturday, August 18th. Send $15 per person, check or money order as your RSVP to: Gail Armstron, 16913 Penny Ave., Sand Lake, MI 49343, or call 616-799-2410 for more information. #23

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Classic Car Hop

June 1: Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd. (about 2.5 miles east of US131) will host a Classic Car Hop on Friday, June 1st (Rain date is June 8), from 5:30 – 7:30. Cruise on over! Load up the family truck, van & grocery getter with your family friends and neighbors! Join us for great food and fellowship while you check out some cool classic cars, street rods and antique autos. Free will donations. Proceeds to benefit RSCC Youth Group trip to the RYS Convention in July. For for information call 616-696-3656. #21,22p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

June 5,12,19,26: 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. #22

Alohomora! Unlock Your Harry Potter Drawing Skills

June 7: Corinne Roberts, local illustration artist, is back with a family friendly, Harry Potter drawing session. For ages 6 and older. Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to attend and assist their children. Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm, Spencer Township Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #22

Sand Lake HS Alumni Banquet

June 9: The 126th (1892-2018) Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 9th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Social hour at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The cost of the meal is $13.00. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Please RSVP by June 2 by calling your reservation in to Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #20-22p

Community Flag Day Observance at KDL

June 9: Join the local Cub Scout Troop and members of the American Legion in honoring our nation’s flag, followed by refreshments in the community room. Saturday, June 9, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #22

Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

MCC hosts Cranbrook Institute of Science bus trip

June 15: Join Montcalm Community College’s Lifelong Learners on a one-day trip to the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michigan’s Museum of Natural History, in Bloomfield Hills on June 15. Buses leave MCC’s Greenville campus for MCC’s Sidney campus at 8 a.m., depart from MCC’s Sidney campus at 8:30 a.m., and return to MCC’s Sidney campus at 7:30 p.m. and MCC’s Greenville campus at 8 p.m. Tickets are $11.53 per person. The ticket covers the cost of transportation and a lunch, but if you have any special dietary needs, you may want to bring or plan to purchase your own lunch. Visit www.montcalm.edu/cranbrook-trip for more information and a link to register online. The registration deadline is June 13 at noon. Children ages 12 to 17 may attend with an adult. Children younger than 12 are not permitted to attend. Participants will have time to visit several attractions during the trip, including the “Rome: Age of the Caesars” exhibit, the observatory, the planetarium (featuring “Sidney Skies”) and the Erb Family Science Garden. The tours also will cover a wide variety of educational disciplines as well as exciting and diverse ways to experience the information provided. For more information, email karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1065. #22

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Original Play at the Kent Theatre

May 25,26: Cedar Springs Players presents “Murder on the American Express” and original play by Scott Phillips. May 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., May 20 at 3:00 pm at the Kent Theatre. #20,21

CS Historical Society’s Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 27: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 18th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 27th, at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years’ veterans will be Alfred Sliter, Civil War; Samuel Armstrong, Spanish/Philippine American War; Russell VanDore, World War I; Mark Wheeler, World War II; Don Miles, Korean War; Carl Straub, Vietnam War. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist at the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 and return there for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentations in the museum. #20,21b

FREE Movie at Kent Theatre

May 29,30: En Gedi will present a FREE movie at the Kent Theatre, God’s Not Dead 2, on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th both at 6:30 pm. The Christ-centered movie tells a story about high school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) who is asked a question about Jesus in class, her response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom and the public square once and for all. God’s Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action. #20,21b

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

May 30: Pine Grove Senior Café would be honored for All Seniors age 60 and over to come celebrate our Veterans both those who are still here with us and those who have given the utmost; those who live on in our memory.  We would be honored to share a meal and memories with you as our guest.  We ask our guests who are Veterans to wear your colors.  Guests who wish to display memorabilia may do so.  At Noon Wednesday May the 30th in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of M-82 & Beech. #21

Reader’s Theatre at CS Library

May 31: Join the FUN with Actors del Arte Ensemble for their FREE popular Reader’s Theatre, Thursday, May 31st at 7 pm to be held in the Cedar Springs Library’s Community Room. The Actors will, present “Blade Runner” by Phillip Dick, based on his 1968 book, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” a work of science fiction. Two of his other books were made into major motion pictures. #21

Classic Car Hop

June 1: Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd. (about 2.5 miles east of US131) will host a Classic Car Hop on Friday, June 1st (Rain date is June 8), from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Cruise on over! Load up the family truck, van & grocery getter with your family friends and neighbors! Join us for great food and fellowship while you check out some cool classic cars, street rods and antique autos. Free will donations. Proceeds to benefit RSCC Youth Group trip to the RYS Convention in July. For more information call 616-696-3656. #21,22p

Sand Lake HS Alumni Banquet

June 9: The 126th  (1892-2018) Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 9th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Social hour at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The cost of the meal is $13.00. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Please RSVP by June 2 by calling your reservation in to Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #20-22p

Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

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