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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Mar. 12: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, March 12th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). The message and music will be shared by the group, Gospel Jamboree. 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! #10p

Michigan Reads: Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum

Mar. 15,16: Celebrate the 2017 Michigan Reads book, Bubble Gum, Bubble Gum by Lisa Wheeler, with crafts and activities. For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, March 15th at 10 am and Thursday, March 16th at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #10

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Mar. 18: The Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday, March 18th from 7 – 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. Adults $8 and Family $25. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice, coffee. All you can eat. The last planned date is April 16th. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #10

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Mar. 21: 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, March 21st, from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, March 23rd  from 6-9pm,  Saturday, March 25th, from 8 am-4 pm. Class size limited to 50 students. #9,10p

MCC hosts its annual Chicago trip

Mar. 25: Montcalm Community College offers a March 25th bus trip to Chicago. Registration for MCC students is $24.20, which includes a $2.20 service fee, and it is $45.30 for non-students, which includes a $3.30 service fee. The ticket covers the cost of transportation, and participants must pay for their food and for their entry fees to attractions. Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the trip. Available attractions include the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science & Industry and Shedd Aquarium. The bus leaves MCC’s Sidney campus at 6:45 a.m., picks up passengers at the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and returns to MCC at 10:30 p.m. To register, visit www.eventbrite.com/e/chicago-trip-tickets-28891469162. The deadline to register is March 23rd at noon. Children ages 12 to 17 may attend with an adult. Children younger than 12 are not permitted to attend. For more information, email karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-2111, Ext. 334. #10

HCNC Spring Break Camp

Apr.3-7: We’re looking forward to another week of Spring Break Camp at Howard Christensen Nature Center! Each day will have a new theme while we cover team building, archery, animals from water and land, and a whole lot of fun games! April 3rd – 7th from 10 am to 2 pm. Pack a lunch (except for Friday’s Pizza Party), dress for the weather and don’t miss out! $40 per student, Members $30. Register online at www.HowardChristensen.org today! The center is located at 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #10

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Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

Mar. 4: A Spaghetti Dinner Benefit for the Hammer family will be held on Saturday, March 4th at the Cedar Springs American Legion, 91 First St., Cedar Springs from 4 to 8 pm. Adults $7, Kids $5, 4 and under $2. The Hammer family lost their home and possessions to fire. Dinner includes Spaghetti, bread stick, salad & dessert. 50/30/20 raffle, gift card box, and live auction at 7 pm. Please come out and help support this family. Everyone is welcome!. #9p

Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 6: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, March 6th , from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #9p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Mar. 7,14,21,28: 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. #9

Mixing Magic at KDL

Mar. 8,9: Mixing Magic! A World of Color, Optics and Light. Explore how we see our world by mixing color and playing with light. Discover magical illusions and other natural phenomena such as rainbows! For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, March 8th at 10 am and Thursday, March 9th at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #9

Let’s Get Growing at HCNC

Mar. 10: Let’s Get Growing – indoor seed starting will be held at Howard Christensen Nature Center on Friday, March 10th from 6 to 7:30 pm. A donation of $8 per person (members $4) includes pots, soil and seeds! Join seasoned gardeners in learning how to begin your garden early indoors. A great way to save money by avoiding costly plants at the nursery each spring, and a wonderful way to dictate an earlier harvest. Make your garden the envy of the neighborhood while feeding your family. Beans, peppers, tomatoes, pickles, squash and more. HCNC is located at 16160 Red Pine Drive., Kent City. Sign up online at www.HowardChristensen.org today! #9

Rotary Life Leadership Conference and Scholarships

Mar. 17: The Cedar Springs Rotary Club is now accepting interest forms to attend a leadership conference for high school sophomores and juniors in Tustin, Michigan June 14th thru 17th. The conference fee is covered by the Cedar Springs Rotary Club. Students learn about leadership styles and identify strengths and weaknesses of those styles. Small group discussions include an understanding of various political, cultural, ethnic, gender, and religious groups. Two $1,000 scholarships will then be awarded based on Interviews, Applications, Presentations and Essays submitted by the students chosen for the conference. Interest Forms are available in the Cedar Springs High School Academic office, CTA Counselor’s office, Independent Bank or White Creek Lumber with a response deadline of Friday, March 17th @ 5:00 pm. #9

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Mar. 21: 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, March 21st, from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, March 23rd  from 6-9pm,  Saturday, March 25th, from 8 am-4 pm. Class size limited to 50 students. #9,10p

Youth Theatre Workshop

Mar. 25, Apr. 29: The Cedar Springs Community Players will be putting on two theatre workshops for youth ages 8-18 on March 25th and April 29th. Sign up information and more details on www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #9

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Blood Drive

Feb. 21: Be someone who CARES and SHARES. Donating blood will take no more than an hour of your time and it could save/prolong someone’s life. The Michigan Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, February 21st at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate. The NEED is great. #7

Free Mexican Dinner

Feb. 22: Join us for a special FREE Mexican Dinner at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located on the corner of Church and Main St. Sponsored by the UMC Men’s Group. #6,7p

Movie Benefit for Ricker Family

Feb. 22: A special showing for the movie Miracles from Heaven will be held on Wednesday, February 22 at 4 and 7 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, as a benefit to the Ricker family. Tickets are $3.00. A donation jar will be available for those wishing to donate extra to the family for medical expenses. Sponsored by the Cedar Springs FFA. #7

Straw Building Bonanza at KDL

Feb. 23: With this unstructured building time, kids can build 2D and 3D geometric creations, vehicles, forts or whatever! We’ll provide all the materials, kids bring their imagination and curiosity. Thursday, February 23 at 6:30 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #7

Mom’s Market @ Solon Center Wesleyan 

Feb. 25: You are invited to our Mom’s Market Sale Event, Saturday, February 25th, from 9:00 am -2:00 pm. This isn’t a sale strictly for moms, but for all women, all ages. There are 45 booths filled with a variety of products, such as gently used children clothes and toys, handmade baby blankets, ponchos and jewelry of all sorts.  There’s even a Massage Therapist offering 10 minute head and facial massages for just $5! Come shop and have lunch too! Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Road. #7,8p

AYSO Soccer Registration

Feb. 21,25: AYSO Region 902 Soccer Registration is now thru February 25th at www.eayso.org. We will be holding a registration event Tuesday, February 21st and Thursday, February 25th from 6 – 7:30 pm in the Red Hawk Elementary lobby. Cost is $65 per player or $60 per player for families with 3 or more players. Players must be 4 years of age prior to April 10, 2017 to play in the spring season. #7,8p

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Pray and Move Mountains at Hillcrest

Feb. 10,11: Life is full of opportunities and here is a prime opportunity to learn about prayer and what the Bible has to say about moving mountains. On Friday, February 10th from 6-8 pm and Saturday, February 11th from 9 am to 2 pm (light lunch provided). Pastor Rex Webb will be teaching on prayer at Hillcrest Community Church, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, visit hillcrestcommunitychurch.blogspot.com. #6

Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser for Velzy Park

Feb. 11: Grab your sweetie and join us for our second annual Valentine Spaghetti Dinner/Dessert Auction at Solon Township office, 15185 Algoma Ave. this Saturday, February 11th.  Tickets are $10 each or 2 for $18. Doors open at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:00 pm and dessert auction to follow. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Tickets can be purchased by calling 616-696-4227 or 616-696-1848 or at the door. All proceeds go towards the construction of the Park. Desserts can be donated as well. We’ll save you a seat! #6p

Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents Fight Night! 

Feb. 12: Come on February 12th for a live simulcast by Drs. Les & Leslie Parrott, from 7-9:30 pm. It’s a fun event filled with humor, fresh insight, and new strategies for your relationship. Fight Night; How to Fight Fair is a great date night and a game-changer for every relationship; newlyweds, “oldyweds,” seriously dating, engaged couples, anyone wanting to make a good relationship great. It’s free, and childcare is provided! To RSVP, please call the church office @ 616-696-3229. For more on Fight Night go to www.scwchurch.com. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Road. #6p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church & Potluck

Feb. 12: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church and Potluck on Sunday, February 12th. Potluck will be at 5 pm and Cowboy Church at 6 pm. 2nd Chance will supply ham, table service and drinks. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music will be shared by the Pryer Times, Mary Pryer and Faith Pryer sharing their music and message. 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! #6p

Cookies & Crafts at the Library

Feb. 14: Come join us on Tuesday, February 14th for Cookies and Crafts at the Cedar Springs Public Library, 43 W. Cherry. Come and go as you please all day! Grab a cookie and make a bookmark, while browsing for books. #6

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Feb. 15: East Nelson United Methodist Church Ham Dinner will be Wednesday, February 15th from 5 to 7 pm. All are welcome for ham, potatoes, beets, carrots, cabbage, relish tray, rolls and homemade desserts. East Nelson is located at 9024 – 18 Mile NE. Come an enjoy the fellowship and good food. Free will donations. #6

Science Rocks!

Feb. 16: Explore earth science with hands-on activities. Become a detective and learn the skills geologists use to identify rocks. Take a journey through the rock cycle as if you were a rock yourself. Experiment with how meteorites create craters and use the magnetic force of the Earth to see who can make the longest magnetic chain. Create a piece of “rock-ing” art to take home, too. Thursday, February 16th at 6:30 p.m., Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #6

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Feb. 20: The Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday on February 20th  from 7 – 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. Adults $8 and Family $25. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice, coffee. All you can eat. Other planned dates are March 19th and April 16th. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #6

Free Mexican Dinner

Feb. 22: Join us for a special FREE Mexican Dinner at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on Wednesday, February 22nd at 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located on the corner of Church and Main St. Sponsored by the UMC Men’s Group. #6,7p

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God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Feb. 7,14,21,28: 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. #5

Help Promote Literacy

Feb. 8,13,24,: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled  information sessions for prospective volunteer tutors. These sessions last one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training. Sessions are Wednesday, February 8th, at 10 am, Monday, February 13th, at 6 pm, and Friday, February 24th at 2 pm. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. 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. #5

Heart to Heart Craft Party

Feb. 11,14: Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with snacks and crafts. For children and families. Saturday, February 11th at 11 am to 12:30 pm and  Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL, 14960 Meddler Ave. Gowen. Tuesday, February 14, 10:30 am, at Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #5

Cedar Springs Community Players Auditions

Feb. 13,14: Auditions announced for upcoming CSCP production “Zombies, Werewolves and Aliens – Oh my!” It’s not Halloween, but the Cedar Springs Community Players are looking for actors who are ready to put their best monster foot forward and audition for their upcoming Sci-Fi/Fantasy one-act comedies. Needed are actors aged 15-60+ to portray zombies, cowboys, werewolves and aliens, along with some southern-fried, red-neck country folk. Auditions will be held at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th  from 6:30 to 8 pm each night. Production dates are March 24-26 at the Kent Theatre. Please check out our website cedarspringscommunityplayers.org for all the information! #4,5p

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TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 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 Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #4

Cedar Springs Community Players Auditions

Feb. 13,14: Auditions announced for upcoming CSCP production “Zombies, Werewolves and Aliens – Oh my!” It’s not Halloween, but the Cedar Springs Community Players are looking for actors who are ready to put their best monster foot forward and audition for their upcoming Sci-Fi/Fantasy one-act comedies. Needed are actors aged 15-60+ to portray zombies, cowboys, werewolves and aliens, along with some southern-fried, red-neck country folk. Auditions will be held at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on Monday, February 13th and Tuesday, February 14th  from 6:30 to 8 pm each night. Production dates are March 24-26 at the Kent Theatre. Please check out our website cedarspringscommunityplayers.org for all the information! #4,5p

Audition Notice – Flat River Community Players

Feb. 20, 21: The Flat River Community Players will hold auditions for the comedy “Sex Please, We’re 60” at 7:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, February 20 and 21, at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville. Director Deb Dieckman is looking to cast 4 women and 2 men, all of mature ages (not necessarily in their 60’s) for the cast. Five performances are scheduled for April 21-23 and 28 &29. The first rehearsal, read-through, is planned for Friday February 24th. Interested auditioners with questions should contact Deb at dadieckman@gmail.com #4

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Jan. 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, January 22nd at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). The message and music will be shared by the Gitchel family with Joann Gitchel sharing a message. 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! #3

Comedy improv at the Kent Theatre in January

Jan. 25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to announce its first annual comedy “Improv Night at the Kent” debuting on Wednesday, January 25th. Doors will open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7 pm. Local talent will take to the stage to entertain their audience for 90 minutes. Cost is only $5 at the door. It’s not The Second City, but in the same fashion, it should be an evening of grins and giggles as performers quickly create characters and dialog in the spur of a moment! #2,3p

KD aLe: Cedar Springs Brewery Tour

Jan. 25: Taste their traditional German style beer while touring the facility. Enjoy a discounted tasting flight following the tour of the brewery. Wednesday, January 25th  at 6:30 p.m., Cedar Spring Brewing Company, 95 N. Main, Cedar Springs. Please visit www.kdl.org for more information. #3

Take a “Winter Owl Walk” at MCC

Jan. 28: Montcalm Community College’s Nature Trails Committee offers a Winter Owl Walk on January 28th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Participants will learn about owl habitat and behavior from Instructor Cheryl Meyer, then walk on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails looking and listening for owls. Please dress appropriately for the weather, including boots or snowshoes. The group will meet in room A138 in the Stanley P. Ash Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free. #3

Actors del Arte Ensemble Auditions

Jan. 31: Actors del Arte Ensemble (Rockford) are taking auditions for “The Waif” (story of Little Orphan Annie) on Tuesday, January 31st and Thursday, February 2nd fro 6 – 8 pm at Rockford Reformed Church, 11 Mile Rd., Rockford. Looking for men, women, teens, children (all ages). Call 616-874-5264 for details. #3

Velzy Park’s Valentine Dinner

Feb. 11: Velzy Park’s 2nd Annual Valentine Dinner is planned for February 11th  at the Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Avenue, Cedar Springs. This year’s event includes a spaghetti dinner, dessert auction, and 50/50 raffle. Pianist Courtney King will entertain and accept song requests. Tickets are $10 per person, or two for $18 and can be purchased from any committee member or at the Solon Township Hall. Call 616-696-1718 with any questions. Thank you for your support! #3

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Benefit Fundraiser for Rowdy

Jan. 14: A Hotdog/Chili benefit luncheon will be held on Saturday, December 14th from 11 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church. Free will offering. Proceeds will be used towards medical expenses for Pastor Darryl’s leader dog Rowdy. Sponsored by Sand Lake, South Ensley UM Churches and Sand Lake Lions Club. #2p

Blood Drive

January 17: Michigan Blood Drive on January 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. What better New Year Resolution than to give the gift of life. That would just cost you about one hour of your time every other month. Your donation has the potential to improve/save three people’s lives. The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #2

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jan. 21: The Cedar Springs Lions Club will host an All You Can Eat Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, January 21st from 7 am to 11 am at the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. $8 per person, family of 4 is $25. #2

Cabin Fever Cupcakes

Jan. 24: Fight Cabin Fever with cupcakes! Teens are encouraged to think “summer” and sport their beachiest resort wear while decorating summery cupcakes. Judges will give awards for the best summer-themed cupcake and for cupcake decorating skills. (No bikinis, must wear shoes, and be sure to top your outfit off with a coat and boots to make your way over!) Pre-registration is required 616-784-2007. Tuesday, January 24th at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. Please visit www.kdl.org for more information. #2

Comedy improv at the Kent Theatre

Jan. 25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to announce its first annual comedy “Improv Night at the Kent” debuting on Wednesday, January 25th. Doors will open at 6:30 and the show begins at 7 pm. Local talent will take to the stage to entertain their audience for 90 minutes. Cost is only $5 at the door. It’s not The Second City, but in the same fashion, it should be an evening of grins and giggles as performers quickly create characters and dialog in the spur of a moment! #2,3p

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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Jan. 8: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, January 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). The message and music will be shared by the group, The Traditional County and Gospel Singers, with Larry and Deb Eadie and fellow musicians. 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! #1

Keep your weight loss resolution

Jan. 10: It’s that time of year… if you’ve made a New Year Resolution to drop some weight or to live a healthier life style, come check out what TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly) can do for you. TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women that 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 Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #1

Science Rocks!

Jan. 14: Explore earth science with hands-on activities. Become a detective and learn the skills geologists use to identify rocks. Take a journey through the rock cycle as if you were a rock yourself. Experiment with how meteorites create craters and use the magnetic force of the Earth to see who can make the longest magnetic chain. Create a piece of “rock-ing” art to take home, too. Saturday, January 14th at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL, 88 Eighth St. #1

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God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 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. #52

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 3: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #52

Straw Building Bonanza

Jan. 7: With this unstructured building time, kids can build 2D and 3D geometric creations, vehicles, forts, or whatever! We’ll provide all the materials, kids bring their imagination and curiosity. Saturday, January 7, 10:30 a.m. at Nelson Twp. /Sand Lake KDL, 88 Eighth St.
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Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or call MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp (989) 328-1270. #52

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