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TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 28: 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. #4

 

Winter Family Fun Day at HCNC

Feb. 1: Be a proud Michigander get out and enjoy winter. Here is your chance to come out and play in the snow with us. Children’s games, free snowshoe walk with your family, snowman or snow animal building contest, hula hoop contest, bubble blowing (if temp is below 32), make a snow glove, use our water filled bottles of color to create snow art in our open prairie. Then warm up with a bowl of chili or some s’mores around the campfire at Camp Lily’s location. Saturday, February 1 from12 noon to 3 pm. Donation of $6/person or $15 family. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #4

 

Springs Soccer Registration

Feb. 4&6: Springs 2014 Soccer Registration for American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6 at Burger King Restaurant, 4065 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs from 6 – 8 pm. Fee for the Spring Session is $60 per child with a $5 discount per child for families registering 3 or more players. Players must be at least 4 years of age by March 24, 2014. First time players – please bring Birth Certificate for age verification. Please complete online application at www.eayso.org – print two copies and take advantage of our Express Lane! These will be the final registration dates for the Spring Season. Please tell you friends and neighbors. If you have questions please contact us through the link on our website: www.ayso902.org. #4-6p

 

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Looking for Seniors to Play Euchre

Jan. 20: Got some free time on Mondays and love to play Euchre? We are looking for seniors to join us on Monday nights at 6 pm at Mildred Houting Leisure Acres’, 35 E. Maple, Sand Lake, community room for a game of Euchre. For more information call 616-255-2039. #3

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 21: 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! 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. #3

 

The Art of  Marriage Video Conference

Jan. 21,22: Maranatha Bible Church will host The Art of Marriage Video Conference. This 6 session series is designed to help couples understand what God’s Word says about how to have a marriage that honors Him, enjoys each other, and invests in generations to come. February 21 & 22. Friday from 7 to 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm. Presented by Family Life. Cost is $40/couple, $20/singles. Register at our website: www.mbcmi.org or www.eventbrite.com or call our office at 616-784-5905. #3

 

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Snowshoe Fun at HCNC

Jan. 12: What a better way to get out and enjoy our Michigan winters than to experience it on snowshoes at the Howard Christensen Nature Center. Beginners can join Kare Greenup as she guides you through the process of leaning to snowshoe (it is so easy!) and then take a slow guided hike. Best suited for ages 15 – 100! Donation of $6 per person or $10 for a family of 4 or more. Serious Snowshoe Sundays are January 12 & 19, Feb. 2, 9 & 16 from Noon to 3 pm. Are you serious about getting in shape this winter? Snowshoeing is a great cardiovascular workout. Start with an indoor warm-up program, then suit up and hit the trails for a bout of invigorating exercise. Best suited for teens and adults. Bring your own shoes or borrow ours, included in the price. Donation of $5 session or $20 for the entire series (5 weeks). If snow conditions are not adequate, a vigorous hike will substitute walk. Located at 16190 Red Pine Dr NW, Kent City, MI 49330. #2

 

Start the New Year right with TOPS

Jan. 14: 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. #2

Beyblade Battles at KDL

Jan. 18: Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or trail and comptete using the library’s equipment. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, January 18 at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #2

 

Auditions for Spring Musical “Nunsense”

Jan 20-21: Auditions for Cedar Springs Community Players spring musical “Nunsense” by Dan Groggins, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21 from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Roles for 5 women are available and all require solos and group singing. Auditions will involve reading from the script with others and bringing to auditions a prepared one minute song to sing for vocal evaluation. Tech positions are also available. The show, directed by Sue Harrison, will be presented on March 27, 28 and 29 at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs at 7:30 pm. For more information call Sue at 616-696-0456. Also see www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #1,2p

 

Quilt Show at the Cedar Springs UMC

Jan. 25: We had so much fun last year we had to do it again! A Quilt Show benefit for the Cedar Springs Library will be held on Saturday, January 25th from 10 am – 4 pm. Admission is only $2 per person (under 12 free) and you get to vote for your favorite quilt! Prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Quilters will need to bring quilts in on Friday January 24th between 1 & 6 pm or on Saturday, January 25 before 9:30 am. Fees are $10 for the first quilt and $5 for each additional quilt. If you need more information call the Cedar Springs Library at 696-1910 or Louise King at 696-1376. Come and enjoy the show to benefit our Library! #2

 

The Art of Marriage Workshop

Jan. 31: Family Life presents The Art of Marriage at Pine Ridge Bible Camp, 8415 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, on Friday, January 31st from 7 – 9:30 pm and Saturday, February 1st from 9 am – 4 pm. The cost is $37.50 per participant and registration deadline is January 17th. Email kevin.grifhorst@pineridgecamp.com or call 616-696-8675. Includes, continental breakfast Saturday at 8:30 am, lunch and one workbook per participant. #2

 

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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. #1

 

Snowshoe Trails Open and Rentals Available

Seven days a week (when conditions permit) from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm, Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City has trails available. Families with young children can try out our smaller shoes for age four and older, or bring a sled to pull your toddlers. You can cross country ski or snowshoe with your own skis/snowshoes for free. Snowshoe rentals are $3.75 a person all day. Call ahead for weekend snowshoe rentals, 616-675-3158. #1

 

Start the New Year right with TOPS

Jan. 7: 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. #1f

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Jan. 9 & 30: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, January 9th & January 30th. 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. #1

 

Life-Sized Candied Land

Jan. 9: Everyone’s invited to play a giant version of a favorite childhood board gave. Follow the colored squares as you walk across the gumdrop bridge and voyage through the candy cane forest… but don’t get stuck on a licorice spot! For all ages. Thursday, January 9th at 6:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #1

 

Michigan’s Owls: Leave No Family Inside

Jan. 11: Listening to the hooting of owls has to one of life’s most special pleasures. Learning more about Michigan’s owls gives those calls even more meaning. Join naturalist Greg Swanson as he introduces you to owl biology and a number of taxidermy owls during an indoor presentation then head outdoors in search of these elusive nocturnal wonders. Saturday, Jan 11 from 6 – 8 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Donation of $5/person or $15/family of four or more. #1

 

Family Sledding and Winter Fun Day

Jan. 11: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is planning an awesome fun filled day for the entire family. Sledding, broom hockey, snowman building competitions, ice skating, and more are all part of the day. Please bring your own sleds, ice skates, and decorations for your snowman. Concessions will be available in the dining hall. Saturday, January 11th from 1 to 4 pm. 8415 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. #1

 

Auditions for Spring Musical “Nunsense”

Jan 20-21: Auditions for Cedar Springs Community Players spring musical “Nunsense” by Dan Groggins, will be held on Monday and Tuesday, January 20-21 from 6:30 – 8 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Roles for 5 women are available and all require solos and group singing. Auditions will involve reading from the script with others and brings to auditions a prepared one minute song to sing for vocal evaluation. Tech positions are also available. The show, directed by Sue Harrison, will be presented on March 27, 28 and 29 at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs at 7:30 pm. For more information call Sue at 616-696-0456. Also see www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #1,2p

 

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Choir Cantata at Cedar Springs UMC

Dec. 29: CSUMC Adult Choir will present the cantata “All is Well” by Michael Barrett and David Angerman during our 10:00 a.m. worship on Sunday, December 29. 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. #52

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 31: 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. #52

 

Fancy Nancy Soiree (that’s fancy for party!)

Dec. 31: Come dressed in your fanciest regalia and baubles (clothes and jewelry) as we celebrate the magnificent Fancy Nancy Storytime, complete with glamorous crafts and tasty surprises. For all ages. Tuesday, December 31st at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #52

 

Family Building Bricks Party

Jan. 2: Design, build and bond. Bring the whole family together and create a towering monument using the library’s building bricks. The best part? No big mess to clean up! For all ages. Thursday, January 2 at 5 pm, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #52

 

Think Outside the Cage “National Bird Day”

Jan. 4: Come bird count with us, name the species. Catherine Karsen will lead you on a Bird Count, a small hike in search of our feathered friends. Many recognize this special day as “National Bird Day” Listen to the beautiful songs the birds sing. Decorate trees with bird feeders; Pine cone feeders and “wreaths” shaped covered with peanut butter and birdseed, that will be made in our Interpretive Center. We will have Free Birding Kit for the first 20 signups from Cornell University. Saturday, January 4 from 1 to 3 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #52

 

Life-Sized Candied Land

Jan. 4: Everyone’s invited to play a giant version of a favorite childhood board gave. Follow the colored squares as you walk across the gumdrop bridge and voyage through the candy cane forest… but don’t get stuck on a licorice spot! For all ages. Saturday, January 4th at 10:30 am, Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #52

 

 

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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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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