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Candlelight Snowshoe Walk

Feb. 14: Date changed from Feb. 8. Enjoy this tour-guided excursion through the nature center’s scenic trails. Hot refreshments will be served and all snowshoe equipment will be provided. Hike through candlelit trails, stopping at our Campfire to hear romantic stories around the campfire at Camp Lily’s location. This is for all ages so rekindle that love in the candlelit walk. Maybe the moon will shine. How romantic! Friday, February 14 from 7 to 10:30 pm. Donation of $5 per person/ $15/family of 4 or more. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #7

 

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Feb. 15: The Cedar Springs Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of the  month thru April. Come to the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located on the corner of Main & Church Streets on Saturday, February 15th from 7 am to 11 am, for an all-you-can-eat breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, juice and coffee. Adults $6, seniors $5, Family $20, under 12 free. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #7

 

Valentine’s Dance and Vegas Night

Feb. 15: the Tri County Eagles of Sand Lake are hosting a Valentine’s Dance and Vegas Night on Saturday, February 15th from 6 pm to midnight. There are dinner specials, a 50/50 drawing and gift basket drawing. The band “Chapter 4” will perform from 8 pm to midnight. Open to the public. License #M85331. #6,7p

 

Get out “Leave No Family Inside”: Snowshoeing for Beginners

Feb. 16: What a better way to get out and enjoy our Michigan winters than to experience it on snowshoes. Join Cindy Perski as she guides you through the process of learning how to snowshoe (it’s so easy!) A guided hike around the nature center property will give you some practice with the new footgear and a chance to learn about our winter world. Best suited for ages 10-100 years old. Sunday February 16th from 10:30 to 12:30 pm. Donation of $6 person/ $10 family (4 or more).Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #7

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 18: 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. #7

 

East Nelson UMC Monthly Dinner

Feb. 19: East Nelson United Methodist Church is hosting their monthly dinner on Wednesday, February 19 from 5 – 7 pm. There will be baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, relish trays and homemade desserts. 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. #7

 

Healing with Green Smoothies

Feb. 24: Presenter Linda Carrington demonstrates using natural plant oils with natural green smoothies to help target health challenges such as weight loss, allergies, infections, inflammation, cravings, blood sugar problems and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited.  Monday Feb. 24th at 6:30 pm. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. 616-636-4251. #7

 

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AA Meetings at Rebos 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. #6

 

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

 

Family Sledding and Winter Fun Day

Feb. 8: 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, February 8th from 1 to 4 pm. 8415 – 17 Mile Rd. #6

 

Sand Lake Winterfest

Feb. 8: The Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce presents the 4th Annual Winterfest. Saturday, February 8th. Events include a Snow Maze at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, Outhouse Races are at 1 pm near the VFW and a Pinewood Derby and Hot Wheel races at 2:30 pm at the VFW. The Resurrection Lutheran Church has lots of events for children. Every one is welcome! #6

 

Bake Sale and Winter Fun at Sand Lake UMC

Feb. 8: Have a great family fun day at Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple, on Saturday, February 8th from 10 am to 1 pm. Bake sale, children’s games and crafts, raffle and walk the snow maze. #6

 

Cedar Springs Garden Club

Feb. 11: The Cedar Springs Garden Club will meet on Tuesday, February 11 at 8:30 am at the Cedar Cafe on Main St. in Cedar Springs. We are alternating between breakfast and evening meetings this year. We would love to have you join us for either or both meetings. #6

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 11: 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. #6

 

Help Promote Literacy

Feb. 11: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Tuesday, February 11 for prospective volunteer tutors to find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. At lease 6,000 adults cannot speak or understand English well. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. Please call us at 616-459-5151(ext. 10) to register. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 204, Grand Rapids. #6

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Feb. 13,27: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, February 13th & February 27th. 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. #6

 

Beyblades at KDL

Feb. 15: Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library’s equipment. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, February 15 at 10:30 am at Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch. 88 Eighth St. #6

 

First Snowshoe Race at HCNC

Feb. 15: The 2 mile route is located on Natures Habitat (trail). Trail will be groomed and as flat as possible. Saturday, February 15th at 10:30 am. Donation of $15 per person. Entry fees are non refundable. Race fees include refreshments, a chili lunch (crackers, drink and cookies), and cash prizes to the top three finishers. 1st place $100, 2nd place $50 and 3rd place $25. Registration opens at 8:30 am. Or you may send an email to cperski@lilysfrogpad.com and send your payment to HCNC – Box 42, Kent City, MI 49330. #6

 

Valentine’s Dance and Vegas Night

Feb. 15: the Tri County Eagles of Sand Lake are hosting a Valentine’s Dance and Vegas Night on Saturday, February 15th from 6 pm to midnight. There are dinner specials, a 50/50 drawing and gift basket drawing. The band “Chapter 4” will perform from 8 pm to midnight. Open to the public. License #M85331. #6,7p

 

Whitetails Unlimited Fundraising Event

Mar. 8: Whitetails Unlimited is sponsoring the 7th Annual Cedar Springs Banquet on Saturday, March 15, at the American Legion, 91 N. First St., Cedar Springs. This special event will feature a buffet dinner, auction, and prizes with a wide array of products for hunting enthusiasts. Proceeds will go toward projects that uphold WTU’s mission. The social hour begins at 5 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $35 each, $25 for a spouse, or juniors 15 and under. Ticket order deadline is March 8th and tickets will not be sold at the door. For tickets call Brian Eagan 616-291-5335 or WTU National Headquarters at 800-274-5471 or go online at www.whitetailsunlimited.com. #6

 

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Actors del Arte Auditions

Feb. 3: Actors del Arte Ensemble of Western Michigan is having auditions for a Shakespearean Comedy “Ragnil’s Folly” Monday, February 3rd at Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 – 11 Mile Rd. in Rockford from 6 to 8:30 pm. Looking for teens (16-18), adult men and women. For details 616-874-5264. #5

 

Green Acres HeArt Prize

Feb. 3: Green Acres HeArt Prize will be held February 12 – 15 from 10 am to 4 pm. 1601 Winter Creek Court, Greenville. No charge to enter or attend but donations will be accepted for the Alzheimer’s Association. Art entry deadline is Monday, February 3. Anyone interested is entering their artwork please contact Sue or James at 616-754-8850 or visit Green Acres Greenville. #5

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 4: 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

 

Preschoolers Happy Birthday “Howie”

Feb. 4: Come Celebrate Howie’s birthday party; Who doesn’t love a party; we are keeping the memory of the individual that HCNC is all about “Howard Christensen”. We will have cake, ice cream, birthday games and so much fun. Games will be pin the tail on the White Tailed Deer, Find and Insect, Sing along with Froggy our mascot, indoor mock turtle race and other fun games. Tuesday, February 4 from 1 to 2:30 pm. Free for children and their guardians. Please give a gift of food for the animals (sun flower seeds, pig food, goat oats, turtle worms, bunny food) or a cash gift donation in Howard’s memory. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #5

 

Spring Soccer Registration

Feb. 4&6: Spring 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

 

Candlelight Snowshoe Walk

Feb. 8: Enjoy this tour-guided excursion through the nature center’s scenic trails. Hot refreshments will be served and all snowshoe equipment will be provided. A two-mile hike through candlelit trails. We will also stop after one mile for romantic stories around the campfire at Camp Lily’s location. This is for all ages so rekindle that love in the candlelit walk. Maybe the moon will shine. Saturday, February 8 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $5 per person/ $15/family of 4 or more. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #5

 

Heart to Heart Craft Party!

Feb. 11: Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with snacks and crafts. For all ages. Tuesday, February 11 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St. #5

 

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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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Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

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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