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AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebos 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. #40

 

Winter Coat Drive

Oct. 1-31: Sand Lake Tri County Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 4467 cordially invites you in helping us “Warm our Community One Coat at a Time”. From October 1st through October 31st donation boxes will be located at Tri County Eagles, Sand Lake Elementary School, and local churches. You can donate gently used or new coats, hats, gloves , scarves and boots. These items will be given to students attending Sand Lake Elementary and their families who are in need. For more information and other donation locations call Linn Rapson 616-240-3871 or Cindy Karafa 616-696-2604. #40

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Oct. 5: Come see great local talent perform on stage at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Saturday, October 5th, right after the Red Flannel Parade at about 4:30 pm. Tickets are only $3 per person. #39,40p

 

The Springs Red Flannel Bounce Bash

Oct. 5: Question: What’s red, sails through the air, and has a smile a mile wide? Answer: Your kids at The Springs Red Flannel Bounce Bash! The Springs Church will have five different bounce houses set up in their parking lot at 135 N. Grant Street, for kids of all ages, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Red Flannel Day. And that’s not all—there will be free food as well. Free inflatables plus free food = free fun! So get your bounce on and head over to The Springs! For more info call 696-2970. #40

 

Casino Trip

Oct. 5: A trip to the Soaring Eagle Casino is planned for Saturday, October 12th. The cost is $30 per person, with $10 to play and $5 towards your meal.RSVP and pre-pay by October 5th. Pick up at 10 am and drop off at 6 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, in Sand Lake. Call Julie, 616-636-5668 or Linda, 616-636-5342. Proceeds go to the church. #40p

 

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 7: Come join us for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm, October 7 thru November 25 at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell 616-696-1246. #39,40p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 7: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef dinner on Monday, October 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be onions, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #40

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Oct. 10, 24: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month for an evening meal. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #40

 

Band Books @ the Library: Music Makers

Oct. 10: Connect with musical happiness by making you very own instrument out of provided materials! Make tambourines, maracas, harmonicas and more using household materials. For all ages. Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 pm, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #40

 

Babysitting Certification Class

Oct. 11: A babysitting certification class will be held on Friday, October 11th from 2 – 5 pm at Cedar View Elementary. You will learn about the basics of CPR, rescue breathing, what are appropriate foods for children from the instructors from Spectrum Health Lifestyles of Greenville. This class will help babysitters learn about safety for children, safety for themselves, and do some roll playing of various situations. Great for nursery workers, big brothers/sisters, as well as the average babysitter. Must be in at least 4th grade to attend. Cost is $35 and registration deadline is October 4th. Contact CSAPR at 616-696-7320 or online at www.csaparksandrec.com to register. #39,40

 

Zumba Class – Cedar Springs Library Fund Raiser

Oct. 12: Saturday, October 12th at 9:30 am, Monica Sanders will be hosting a Zumba class at the CS Middle School for $10. All funds go towards the Cedar Springs Public Library Fund. #40,41p

 

Spencer Township KDL Branch Birthday Party

Oct. 12: Sign an enormous 15th birthday card, enjoy some treats, create some decorations and then head down to the giant book sale. Saturday, October 12, 9:30 am. 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #40

 

Owl Walk – Howling

Oct. 12: Listening to the hooting owls has to be one of life’s special pleasures. Learning more about Michigan’s owls give 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, October 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $5. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #40

 

Hope Community Church Fall Craft & Vendor Expo

Oct. 12: Great variety of craft items and vendors from allergy-friendly baked goods, homemade chocolates, beautiful jewelry of all kinds, crochet/knit goods of all kinds and name brand product booths (go to www.hoperockford.org for a complete listing). A petting zoo will be there! We’re so excited to invite you to this event – great way to start your holiday shopping and have fun in the process. Watch the website for updates. For more info contact judygistinger@yahoo.com or marykmcg@hotmail.com. #40,41p

 

Todd & Brad Reed: A Photographic Michigan Tribute

Oct. 14: Fall in love with Michigan all over again! This father/son duo will present a slideshow of the Pure Michigan photographs, share stories of their travels and talk about how they use cameras to connect with both nature and people. Monday, October 14th at 6:30 pm. Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #40

 

Cedar Springs Community Players Fall Production

Oct. 17-19: “What is Susan’s Secret?” by Michael Parker and Susan Parker. The Cider Mill Inn is an old, rustic and somewhat run down country inn owned by an endearing couple. At first they appear to be bordering on senility but we quickly learn that they are clever con artists, preying on their unsuspecting guests. All performances will be the Kent Theatre starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 pre-sale. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Main Street Restaurant, Cedar Springs Public Library or by calling 616-901-1646. “What is Susan’s Secret?” is presented by special permission with Samuel French, Inc. #40,41p

 

Rotary Cow Plop Returns

Oct. 26: The 3rd Annual Cedar Springs Rotary Cow Plop raffle is coming on Saturday, October 26th on the land next to White Creek Lumber. Tickets are assigned to each square at noon, and if the cow plops on the square where your ticket is placed, you may be a winner. There are three prizes, $1,000, $350 and $150. You don’t need to be present to win, but come and join the fun. The event begins at 9 am and the winner will be announced after the noon drawing. Tickets may be purchased from any Cedar Springs Rotarian. For more information, you can join the group on Facebook at Cedar Springs Rotary Club. #40

 

 

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Cedar Springs Class of 2003 Reunion

Sept. 27: The Class of 2003 will be celebrating its 10 year class reunion on Friday, October 4 at 7 pm at McFadden’s in Grand Rapids. The cost is $25 per person and must be received by September 27. Check out our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Class of 2003) or contact Anita Niemi with questions: 616-889-1041 or anita.niemi23@gamil.com. #37,38,39p

 

CS Women’s Club Hosts Huge Indoor Yard Sale

Sept. 28: Attention shoppers, buyers, customers, and bargain hunters of all ages! The Cedar Springs Women’s Club will hold their annual “Indoor” Yard Sale on Saturday, September 28 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Church Streets in Cedar Springs. Just follow the signs to the entrance. Hundreds of household items, small appliances, books paintings, holiday items and pieces of furniture will be waiting for just the right bargain hunter to take them home. All items must go! Sorry no clothing, shoes or person care items. Check you calendars for Sat. Sept. 28th from 9 am to 3 pm and come shop indoors regardless of the weather. #38,39p

 

“Ring the Bell” at Victory Baptist

Sept. 28: A smooth-talking sports agent gets stranded in a small town while trying to recruit a high school basketball star, and finds the faith of the locals having an unexpected effect on his cynical outlook of the world in this uplifting religious drama. Featuring Casting Crowns, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Mark Hall. Join Victory Baptist Church at 16415 Meddler Ave, Sand Lake on Saturday, September 28 at 5 pm to enjoy this movie and fresh, hot pizza. Free. Call 616-984-2525 with questions. #39

 

Fall Craft Fair

Sept. 28: Rockford Springs Community Church is having their Fall Craft Fair on Saturday, September 28th from 9 am to 3 pm. Hand crafted items and unique gifts. Start you shopping early. 5815 – 14 Mile Rd., about 2.5 miles east of US-131 (exit 101). #39

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Oct. 4: Come see great local talent perform on stage at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Saturday, October 5th, right after the Red Flannel Parade at about 4:30 pm. Tickets are only $3 per person. #39,40p

 

Green Flying High Kite Day

Oct. 6: Howard Christensen Nature Center will help you make a homemade kite or bring an already made kite and then we will fly high in the sky! Sunday, October 6th from 2 to 4 pm. Donation of $4.00. Family fun for all! #39

 

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 7: Come join us for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm, October 7 thru November 25 at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell 616-696-1246. #39,40p

 

MCC Hosts College Day

Oct. 8: High school students and adults considering attending college can gather information from more than 40 colleges, universities and the military during the 23rd annual College Day on Tuesday, October 8 at Montcalm Community College, in the Activities Building gym, Sydney. Between 9 and 10:30 am, attendees can discuss courses of study, costs and other college information with college and military representatives. Admission is free. Visit www.montcalm.edu/collegeday2013 or contact MCC Recruitment Specialist Ryan Wilson at ryan.wilson@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1245 for more information. #39

 

Babysitting Certification Class

Oct. 11: A babysitting certification class will be held on Friday, October 11th from 2 – 5 pm at Cedar View Elementary. You will learn about the basics of CPR, rescue breathing, what are appropriate foods for children from the instructors from Spectrum Health Lifestyles of Greenville. This class will help babysitters learn about safety for children, safety for themselves, and do some roll playing of various situations. Great for nursery workers, big brothers/sisters, as well as the average babysitter. Must be in at least 4th grade to attend. Cost is $35 and registration deadline is October 4th. Contact CSAPR at 616-696-7320 or online at www.csaparksandrec.com to register. #39,40

 

Write Michigan Short Story Workshop

Oct.12: Got a super story idea, but don’t know where to start? Dreaming of being the Write Michigan Short Story Contest winner? Local author-illustrator Ryan Hipp teaches teens secret tricks to writing dynamic, compelling and downright awesome short stories. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For teens grades 6 – 12. Saturday, October 12 at 11 am at the Sand Lake KDL branch, 88 Eighth St. #39

 

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Bake Sale at Pioneer Christian

Sept. 14: Pioneer Christian Reformed Church is having a bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 14th from 10 am to 2 pm. Cookies, breads, jerky, jam and all kinds of homemade goodies. The location is the SE corner of Algoma and 17 Mile Rd. Proceeds to go to the Pioneer CRC Future Church Building. #37b

 

Solon Township Fire Department Dinner

Sept. 14: The Solon Township Fire department is having a fundraising dinner on September 14th from 2 to 6 pm at the Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs. $5 per person includes 1 giant smoked hot dog, chips, potato salad and drink. #36,37p

 

Community Luncheon Series Kicks off September 19

Sept. 16: The third year of luncheons sponsored by the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation will be held again on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our first is Thursday, September 19 at Algoma Township Hall at 11:30 am. Cost is $7 for a catered lunch and a speaker. The speaker is from Home Acres Ceramics in downtown Cedar Springs and she will bring a craft for all to complete. Please join us and rsvp to 616-696-7320 by Monday, September 16 at 5 pm. #36,37p

 

Travel to Stratford with MCC on Oct. 4

Sept. 16: Montcalm Community College offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford Ontario, Canada on October 4 to see Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice”. Non-students may register for the trip starting on September 16, and the cost is $65. Anyone planning to participate in this trip must have an enhanced driver’s license, United States Passport or Passport Card valid through October 2013. Visit http://portal.sliderocket.com/BMWBP/MMCStratford2013 or email valv@montcalm.edu, cjohnson@montcalm.edu, or joelb@montcalm.edu for more information. #37

 

Dinner at the Legion

Sept. 16: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, September 16th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #33p

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 16: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 5th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Monday September 16 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #37,38b

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 17: 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. #37

 

Humane Society Mobile Adoption Program

Sept. 17: Staff from the Humane Society of West Michigan will bring animals that are available for adoption to the Spencer Township KDL branch on Tuesday, September, 17th at 6 pm. 14960 Meddler Ave. #37

 

Monthly Meal at East Nelson UMC

Sept. 18: East Nelson UMC at 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE in Cedar Springs is starting their monthly meals on Wednesday, September 18 from 5 to 7 pm. The menu is meatloaf, boiled red potatoes, corn, salad and many homemade desserts. Open to the public with a good will donation. #37

 

An Evening of Harmony

Sept. 20: Enjoy and evening of harmony with “Majestyx”, (one of the top 40 Barbershop Quartets in the world) on Friday, September 20th at 6 pm. Songs include Happy Together, Friends Like Me, Mona Lisa and A Rainy Night in Rio. Join us at the Tri County Eagles, 32 W. Lake St., Sand Lake. A free will offering is appreciated. #37,38p

 

1971 CSHS Class Reunion

Sept. 20: Class of 1971 – a 60th Birthday Party and Class Reunion will be held on Saturday, September 28 at Long Lake Pavilion from 4 – 10 pm. Please RSVP to Sue Wolfe at SueQ@hughes.net or 616-696-2246 no later than September 20. #37

 

Pancake Breakfast and Auction at HCNC

Sept. 21: On Saturday, September 21 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm Howard Christensen Nature Center is hosting a pancake breakfast and silent auction. Breakfast for $5.00 comes with pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee or tea. The silent auction will include antiques, household items, and much more. All bids must be placed by 1 pm. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #37

 

Benefit for Ronda Smith

Sept. 21: A Spaghetti dinner benefit is being held for Ronda Smith on Saturday, September 21 from 4 to 8 pm, Cedarfield Community Building, 3592 – 17 Mile Rd. $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for kids (4-12) and 3 and under are free. Dinner also includes garlic toast, salad, dessert and drink. Other activities are 50/50 raffle, bake sale, silent auction and door prizes. Ronda was diagnosed with cancer on July 5th, has had surgery and is facing six months of chemotherapy followed by radiation treatment. Proceeds are to help with treatment costs. Monetary donations may be made at Independent Bank, Ronda Smith Benefit Account (ending in #2131). For more information call Kerri Smith 616-255-2411, facebook #teamronda, or email teamronda@gmail.com. #37,38p

 

Wayne & Willie perform at Tri County Eagles

Sept. 21: Come and enjoy songs people remember with Wayne & Willy at the Tri County Eagles, 32 W. Lake St., Sand Lake on Saturday, September 21 starting at 6 pm. A rib eye steak dinner will be served from 3 to 8 pm for $13.75. The proceeds go to Military Support Programs and Networks, a Michigan State Aerie President’s Charity. #37,28p

 

Cedar Springs Class of 2003 Reunion

Sept. 27: The Class of 2003 will be celebrating its 10 year class reunion on Friday, October 4 at 7 pm at McFadden’s in Grand Rapids. The cost is $25 per person and must be received by September 27. Check out our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Class of 2003) or contact Anita Niemi with questions: 616-889-1041 or anita.niemi23@gamil.com. #37,38,39p

 

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AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebos 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. #36

 

Red Flannel Prince & Princess Registration

Sept. 7: The Red Flannel committee is inviting your child to participate in this year’s Red Flannel Festival Prince and Princess contest. The contest is open to all area kindergarten students. Registration is Saturday, September 7th from 9 am  – 12 pm at the Red Flannel Office located at 21 Maple St., Cedar Springs. The contest will be held on Wednesday, September 25th, at the Kent Theatre, located on Main St., downtown Cedar Springs. #36

 

Annual Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 7: Chicken BBQ at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake, Rockford. Saturday, September 7 from 4 to 7 pm. $7.95 for a half chicken and fixin’s. Dine in or Carry Out. Bake and rummage sale on Friday, September 6 from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, September 7 from 9 am to 7 pm. #35,36p

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 9: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 5th. Come in and show us what you’ve got. Tryouts on Monday September 9 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #36

 

All Aboard! Connect with PBS’ Dinosaur Train

Sept. 12: A special story time featuring favorite characters from “Dinosaur Train.” Enjoy stories, crafts, and activities! For ages 6 and younger. Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 pm. Spencer Township KDL branch, 14960 Meddler. #36

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Sept. 12, 26: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month for an evening meal. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #36

 

Solon Township Fire Department Dinner

Sept. 14: The Solon Township Fire department is having a fundraising dinner on September 14th from 2 to 6 pm at the Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs. $5 per person includes 1 giant smoked hot dog, chips, potato salad and drink. #36,37p

 

Annual Fall Plant Sale

Sept. 14: This popular sale features a wide range of plants, shrubs, dried materials, and bulbs from the gardens of our members and from contributing businesses. Crafts and garden related items will also be available. Open to the public. Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd. Greenville. #36

 

Pancake Breakfast & Auction Fundraiser

Sept. 14: Everyone is invited to support Have Mercy on Saturday, September 14 by spending a great time with your friends and neighbors eating a good breakfast and getting great items at the auction. 8 – 11 am, in conjunction with the Mercy Run at Klackle Orchards, 14 Mile Rd., $6 for adults and $4 for children 17 and under. The auction starts after the race and includes items for runners and non-runners. For more details, visit www.mercyrun.org. Funds raised will be used to provide emergency shelter to homeless families this winter. #36

 

Community Luncheon Series Kicks off September 19

Sept. 16: The third year of luncheons sponsored by the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation will be held again on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Our first is Thursday, September 19 at Algoma Township Hall at 11:30 am. Cost is $7 for a catered lunch and a speaker. The speaker is from Home Acres Ceramics in downtown Cedar Springs and she will bring a craft for all to complete. Please join us and rsvp to 616-696-7320 by Monday, September 16 at 5 pm. #36,37p

 

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Annual Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 7: Chicken BBQ at Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake, Rockford. Saturday, September 7 from 4 to 7 pm. $7.95 for a half chicken and fixin’s. Dine in or Carry Out. Bake and rummage sale on Friday, September 6 from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, September 7 from 9 am to 7 pm. #35,36p

 

“Let’s Make a Deal” Yard Sale at MCC

Sept. 7: Montcalm Community College hosts its “Let’s Make a Deal” yard sale on Saturday, September 7 from 8 am to 4 pm in the gymnasium, located on the college’s Sidney campus. A variety of surplus office items as well as gently used personal items donated by employees will be sold. All prices will be negotiated the day of the sale. Proceeds to benefit MCC Foundation scholarships and other college activities. #35

 

Mercy Run 2013

Sept. 14: Everyone is invited to participate in the Mercy Run 2013, a 5K and 10K run, at Klackle Orchards on Saturday, September 14th at 9 am. Have Mercy raise funds to support homeless families. For more information, to register for the run, or make donations please visit the website at www.mercyrun.org. #35

 

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Auditions for CS Community Players fall production

Aug. 21,22: Auditions for the Cedar Springs Community Player’s fall production “What is Susan’s Secret?” will be held on August 21st and 22nd at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 6 to 7:30 pm. Needed are 7 male and 7 female actors and actresses ages 20 – 75. Rehearsals are every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to  9 pm. We also need volunteers to work backstage, build and paint the set, run the lights and sound. Lots of fun for everyone! Performance dates are October 17 – 19 at the historic Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs. If you’re interested but unable   to attend auditions or have questions, call Laura B. at 616-901-1646. Also check out www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #33,34p

 

2014 Red Flannel Festival Planning

Aug. 26: Visionaries and historians needed! If you are creative, the Red Flannel Festival needs you! Please join us at the Festival building at 21 E. Maple Street on Monday, Aug. 26 at 7 pm for meeting to plan the 2014 Festival! It’s our 75th Diamond Anniversary and we are beginning the planning today! Please consider joining us for these brainstorming sessions on what special anniversary events we can hold! Please RSVP to President@redflannelfestival.org. #32-34p

 

Pastie lunch at Trufant Community Center

Aug. 22: Every Thursday from August 22 to mid September a pastie lunch will be served from 9:30 am to 1 pm at the Trufant Community Center (DBS Hall). Hot original Cornish Pastie, homemade coleslaw & drink for $6 or just a pastie for $4.50. All proceeds go toward a new roof on the Trufant Masons & Eastern Stars Lodge building. Flea market is on Thursday also. #34

 

Free Popcorn & Movie at Victory Baptist

Aug. 23: “How Big Is God?” Join Victory Baptist Church on Friday, August 23 for a free popcorn and a movie event as Louie Giglio examines a scientific look at God in every part of the universe. Doors open at 6:30 pm, movie starts at 7 pm. The church is located at 16415 Meddler Ave., Sand Lake – just two miles north of Tow’s Country Store. For more information or questions, please call 616-984-2525. #34

 

Senior Lunch

Aug. 28: Ma’s been yodeling back n forth with the cousins from the Alps country. They’ve convinced her to serve up a big batch of their favorite Swiss Steak. Now I didn’t hear the entire chorus so for the rest of the menu…. Well ya’ll age 60 and older, stop on by The Senior Cafe in our Family Life Center at Noon, Wednesday the 28th of August. The final yodel ringing through the hills echoes M-82 and Beech, you’ll find a seat. #34

 

Herbs and Flowers of Early America

Aug. 28: Advanced Master Gardner Connie Hanson will share her insight about plants and land use in colonial America. Wednesday, August 28 at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. Sponsored by the Greenville Garden Club. Open the the public. #34

 

2nd Chance Golf Tournament

Sept. 28: The 1st annual 2nd Chance Golf Tournament will be held on September 2th at Cedar Chase Gold Course, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. This is a 4 person scramble with a shotgun start at 10 am with hot dogs at the turn and a dinner immediately following play. There will be raffles, door prizes, and other challenges. $75 per person. Proceeds will benefit 2nd Chance, a faith based school, whose mission is to offer a leaning experience in an agricultural setting for troubled teens who will be sent to the school through the court systems and is funded by grants and donations. For more information or to register call Ron Silverman 616-293-2150. #34

 

Wheelin’ for a Cure

Sept. 14: On September 14th Two Trackers 4WD Club will be hosting a fund raiser event for Special Days Camp. Special Days is a camp for children with cancer. There will be a full day of activities, including a Virtual Scavenger Hunt route through the Allegan State Forest, breakfast, lunch, games, door prizes, raffles, and snacks. Everyone is invited. A vehicle capable of traveling state forest roads is suggested. Registration is $20 for adult driver, $10 for adult passengers, $5 for children 6-18, children 5 and under are free. Online pre-registration is available until August 28th  at twotrackerswheelinforacure.eventbright.com and includes a free T-shirt for the driver. Register at the event from 8 to 9 am at the Moose Lodge of Dorr, 4204 – 20th St. More information is available at www.twotrackers.org/wheelin-for-a-cure or Shari French at 269-760-1187, Bill Sherwood at 616-498-0616. #34

 

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National Model Aviation Day

Aug. 17: Wolverine Skyhawks Model Club AMA #1514 invite you to support a great cause (Wounded Warrior Project) and enjoy a fun day of RC Model Aircraft flying on Saturday, August 17 10am-4pm at the Cedar Springs field, 13540 West Street. Free admission to the Public. Spectators are welcome. All types of powered aircraft. Pilots from all over west Michigan will be flying a variety of  RC Aircraft. All proceeds will be donated to the nonprofit organization Wounded Warrior Project which provides programs and services for injured veterans and their families. #32,33p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 19: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Swiss steak dinner on Monday, August 19th , from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, baked beans, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking, take out is available. 616-696-9160. #33p

 

Second Annual Keeler Brass Picnic

Aug. 20: The second annual Keeler Brass picnic will be held on August 20th at Gordon Park, 17298 Northland Dr. NE at 11 am. Bring a dish to pass and table service. For more information call 616-636-5342 or 616-696-0146. #33p

 

Auditions for CS Community Players

Aug. 21,22: Auditions for the Cedar Springs Community Player’s fall production “What is Susan’s Secret?” will be held on August 21 and 22 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 6 to 7:30 pm. Needed are 7 male and 7 female actors and actresses ages 20 – 75. Rehearsals are every Monday, Wednesday and Thursday from 6:30 to  9 pm. We also need volunteers to work backstage, build and paint the set, run the lights and sound. Performance dates are October 17 – 19 at the historic Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs. If you’re interested but unable to attend auditions or have questions, call Laura B. at 616-901-1646. Also check out www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #33,34p

 

Annual 2nd Best Sale

Aug. 23,24: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 23 from 9am–4pm and Saturday, August 24 from 9am–2pm. It is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECW) in support of parish activities. There is something for everyone; clothes, books, toys, housewares, sporting goods, furniture, electronics, craft supplies, jewelry etc. Everything is priced to move! The church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33

 

2014 Red Flannel Festival 75th Diamond Anniversary Planning

Aug. 26: Visionaries and historians needed! If you are creative, the Red Flannel Festival needs you! Please join us at the Festival building at 21 E. Maple Street on Monday, Aug. 26 at 7pm for meeting to plan the 2014 Festival, our 75th Diamond Anniversary! Please consider joining us for these brainstorming sessions on what special anniversary events we can hold! Please RSVP to President@redflannelfestival.org. #32-34p

 

Cedar Springs Class of 1978 Reunion

Sept. 7: The Cedar Springs Class of 1978 Reunion will be held on Saturday September 7, 2013 at Whitefish Lake Golf Course The Loon’s Nest. Admission to the event is $25 per person. There will be a cash bar. Make checks payable to Class of 1978 and mail to Bonnie (Haney) Engebretsen 8431 Je-Ne-Be Drive NE Rockford, MI 49341. You can “like” us on Facebook at “Cedar Springs Class of 1978.” Email questions to Dawn Johnson at idontno08@yahoo.com. #32,33p

 

Tri-County Alumni Reunion

Sept. 21: Tri-County Alumni Reunion for Classes 1963 – 1975 will be Saturday, September 21 at the Sand Lake VFW. Dinner at 6pm, $20.00 per person, Social Hour Only 7-10pm $5.00 per person, Doors open at 5pm. Appetizers 5-6pm. Please RSVP by September 7 to:
Gail Bergman Prentice, 3872 Wiersma, Cedar Springs, MI  49319. Make checks payable to:  TCHS Alumni Reunion. If questions, contact Gail at:  gmprentice@gmail.com  or by phone at:  616-696-1960. Also please spread the word to any classmates that you may have contact with.  We do not have addresses for everyone, but would not want to leave anyone out.  Please reply as soon as possible.  #32,33p

 

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Cedar Springs Garden Club meeting

Aug. 13: The Cedar Springs Garden Club will meet Tuesday August 13 at 7pm at the Community Garden (corner of First & Cherry Streets), no meeting if it rains. #32

 

Rummage sale

Aug 14 & 15: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women are having a rummage sale in the Fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 9-7 and Thursday, Aug 15th from 9-2. Fill a paper bag with goodies on Thursday for $3. #32

 

Cedar Springs Community Players present:

Aug. 15-18: “A Night at the Wax Museum.” The hysterical meets the historical in this comic spoof about the wackiest wax museum you ever hope to visit! Performances will be held at the historic Kent Theatre on Aug. 15-17 starting at 7:30 p.m. and a 3 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Aug. 18. Tickets are $12 at the door; $10 pre-sale; $8 for children 12 and under and seniors 65+. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library, Alpha Omega Coffee & Games or you can call 616-696-0949 to reserve tickets at the door. For more details go to www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #31,32p

 

Family Fun Day at Metron

Aug. 16: Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffrey, would like to invite the community to our Annual Family Fun Day on August 16 from 4 to 7 pm. Activities for the day include: Bounce House, Games for the Children, Live Entertainment, Antique Car Show, and Free Fingerprinting for children. Hope to see you August 16. #32

 

Dog Days of Summer

Aug. 17: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Donation $8.50. Looking for a way to make summer more fun for your lovable dog? Here is an event just for them. Dog baths, free dog treats, frisbee contest, ugliest and best looking dog contest, dog grooming advice, ticks, fleas, itching things, dog brushes, myths, Vets, dog obstacle course, dog walks, picnic lunch with your dog. All dogs must be leashed. For More Information: visit our website www.lilysfrogpad.com. 16190 Red Pine Drive Kent City, MI 49345 (616) 675-3158. #32

 

National Model Aviation Day

Aug. 17: Wolverine Skyhawks Model Club AMA #1514 invite you to support a great cause (Wounded Warrior Project) and enjoy a fun day of RC Model Aircraft flying on Saturday, August 17 10am-4pm at the Wolverine Skyhawks Field, 13540 West Street, Cedar Springs. All types of powered fixed wing aircraft are welcome. Merchant Raffles! Prizes! Buddy Box Fights! Paintball Shoot! Chicken Cookout! Participant Fees: Landing $10, Lunch $5. Pilots must be current AMA members, registration requested, register by August 15. Contact Eric Pipenger 616-666-FLY1 (3591) or eric@wolverineskyhawks.com. #32,33p

Wild Wednesdays “Nature Art/Crafts”

Aug. 21: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Nature Art/Crafts: Calling all children artists and children nature lovers. Spend the day creating art pieces and crafts finding great art in the outdoors. Creating ‘works of art’ that reflect what each child has seen, with paint, leaves, and more! Ages: 5 – 15 years old. Dress children in “play clothing” long sleeves they can roll-up and pants/jeans. Bring child’s backpack for carrying things through woods. Please bring a snack and drink. $8 per child. (Parents always welcomed and encouraged to come along free of charge).  For More Information: visit our website www.lilysfrogpad.com. 16190 Red Pine Drive Kent City, MI 49345 (616) 675-3158. #32

 

2014 Red Flannel Festival 75th Diamond Anniversary Planning

Aug. 26: Visionaries and historians needed! If you are creative, the Red Flannel Festival needs you! Please join us at the Festival building at 21 E. Maple Street on Monday, Aug. 26 at 7 pm for meeting to plan the 2014 Festival! It’s our 75th Diamond Anniversary and we are beginning the planning today! Please consider joining us for these brainstorming sessions on what special anniversary events we can hold! Please RSVP to President@redflannelfestival.org. #32

 

Cedar Springs Class of 1978 Reunion

Sept. 7: The Cedar Springs Class of 1978 Reunion will be held on Saturday September 7, 2013 at Whitefish Lake Golf Course The Loon’s Nest. Admission to the event is $25 per person. There will be a cash bar. Make checks payable to Class of 1978 and mail to Bonnie (Haney) Engebretsen 8431 Je-Ne-Be Drive NE Rockford, MI 49341. You can “like” us on Facebook at “Cedar Springs Class of 1978”. Email questions to Dawn Johnson at idontno08@yahoo.com. #32p

 

Tri-County Alumni Reunion

Sept. 21: Tri-County Alumni Reunion for Classes 1963 – 1975 will be Saturday, September 21, 2013 at the Sand Lake VFW. Dinner at 6 PM – $20.00 per person, Social Hour Only 7-10 PM – $5.00 per person, Doors open at 5 PM – Appetizers 5-6 PM. Please RSVP by September 7, 2013 to:
Gail Bergman Prentice, 3872 Wiersma, Cedar Springs, MI  49319. Make checks payable to:  TCHS Alumni Reunion. If questions, contact Gail at:  gmprentice@gmail.com  or by phone at:  616-696-1960. Also please spread the word to any classmates that you may have contact with.  We do not have addresses for everyone, but would not want to leave anyone out.  Please reply as soon as possible.  #32

 

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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. #31

 

Dog Show at Solon Market 

Aug. 3: Solon Market, at 15185 Algoma Avenue, is hosting a dog show this Saturday, August 3, to kick off their Dog Daze of Summer! The popular pet show for kids and their pets begins at 11:30 and entrants must be there by 11:20. Dogs must be properly leashed. There is no entry fee or door fee. Children will be vying to collect the most money (via votes) to benefit the Humane Society. There will also be a popular vote. Everyone wins! Come and show your support for this worthy cause! Please pre-register at 696-4227. While the show’s focus is on dogs, it is not exclusively for dogs. Please consider how your pet might respond to dogs for its own safety and comfort. #31

 

Blessing of the Animals

Aug. 4: Blessing of the Animals Outdoor Service, Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church is Sunday, August 4 at 10 am. 10295 Myers Lake NE. Please note: Rescheduled due to unfavorable weather on July 28th.

 

Kent County Youth Fair

Aug. 5-10: Have a great time at the Kent County Youth fair starting August 5 thru August 10. Enjoy carnival rides, animal judging, exhibits and entertainment! Something special every day. (See the center pages of the July 25th Post for details.)  Hours are 8 am to 11 pm. Most barns will close at 10 pm. Parking is $6 per day. Parking on Saturday, August 10 from 9 am to Noon is $1 with a donation of 3 or more non-perishable food items. Admission is free. Kent County Fair Grounds in Lowell. Visit www.kcfg.org for up to date scheduling information. #31

 

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 5: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, August 5th , from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking, take out is available. 616-696-9160. #31

 

Preserving the Harvest

Aug. 5: Greenville Garden Club will be hosting a program entitled Preserving the Harvest at the Flat River Community Library in Greenville on Monday, August 5 at 6:30 pm. The program will cover making your own herbal tea bags, syrups, herbal rubs, and vinegars, and provide information on the different methods of drying and freezing herbs. The program is free and open to the public. The Flat River Library is located at 200 W. Judd Street. #31

 

Stars soccer camp

Aug. 5-7: Stars soccer camp is now offered by Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation and will be offered August 5-7 at Boomer Park fields. The CS high school coaches and athletes will be putting on the camp for ages 5-13. Times and prices vary: ages 5-8 is 5:30-7pm for $35 by July 29 or $40 after, ages 9-13 is from 5:30-8pm for $55 by July 29 or $60 after. Forms are at Hilltop or online at csaparksandrec.com. Please call 696-7320 with questions. #30,31b

 

Everywhere Fun Fair VBS at Cedar Springs UMC

Aug. 5-8: CSUMC invites kids (ages 4 years old – 6th grade) to step right up at Everywhere Fun Fair Where God’s World Comes Together. Explore and experience God’s welcoming love at Vacation Bible School! The fun begins on Monday, August 5 and ends Thursday, August 8 from 6 – 8pm at CS United Methodist Church (140 S. Main St.) The fun fair includes interactive Bible fund and great music, cool crafts, global games, awesome snacks, and more. To be a part of all the excitement, call the church at 616-696-1140 to register. #30,31b

 

Register Now for Free Hunter Education

Aug. 6: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday August 6 from 6-9pm, Thursday, August 8 from 6-9pm, Saturday, August 10 from 8am-4:30pm. #30,31b

 

Panhandle National Night Out

Aug. 6: On Tuesday, August 6, the Panhandle National Night Out will join the rest of our country in recognizing and celebrating the relationship enjoyed between communities and law enforcement agencies. This special event will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm during the regularly scheduled “Music in the Park” in Howard City. The Howard City Police and Fire Departments, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Montcalm Neighborhood Watch will be present to offer information pertaining to crime prevention, drug awareness, and assistance in creating a safer neighborhood. Free food, door prizes and great music performed by the Blue Water Ramblers will be provided. #31

 

Adam Mellema, Storyteller Extraordinaire!

Aug. 6: Effervescent storyteller Adam Mellema is digging into Spencer with a menu of tasty summer stories! Adam’s zany style and love for books inspires whole families to read unto school bells ring again. Tuesday, August 6 at 4 pm at the Spencer Township KDL branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. #31

 

Pet Show at Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL

Aug. 6: Is your pet a star? Every critter’s a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry friend. All acts must pre-register. Visit the library for more details. Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30 am. #31

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Aug. 8,22: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month for an evening meal. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #31

 

Eyeglass Drive at Community Celebration Day

Aug. 10: The Cedar Springs Lions club is holding an eyeglass drive on August 10th as part of the Community Celebration Day. Drop you used glasses off at the Lions Club booth from 9 am to 5 pm. The Lions Club will donate $1 to Cub Scout Troop 3222 for every pair collected – up to $500! #31

 

Wild Wednesdays Trees & Plants

Aug. 14: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Trees & Plants: Discover what it  takes to make an organic garden. What you can grow in Michigan and what is good eating in nature. Children will find native plants that are edible and part of the animals buffet dinner daily/nightly. Children will make their own garden pots and take home to watch their plants grow with instructions from one of our Naturalist. Ages: 5 – 15 years old. Bring Bag Lunch, Dress for the outdoors, $8 per child. (Parents always welcomed and encouraged to come along free of charge). Rain or Shine. For More Information: visit our website www.lilysfrogpad.com. 16190 Red Pine Drive Kent City, MI 49345 (616) 675-3158. #30

 

Cedar Springs Community Players present:

Aug. 15-18: “A Night at the Wax Museum.” The hysterical meets the historical in this comic spoof about the wackiest wax museum you ever hope to visit! Performances will be held at the historic Kent Theatre on Aug. 15-17 starting at 7:30 p.m. and a 3 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Aug. 18. Tickets are $12 at the door; $10 pre-sale; $8 for children 12 and under and seniors 65+. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library, Alpha Omega Coffee & Games or you can call 616-696-0949 to reserve tickets at the door. For more details go to www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #31,32p

 

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Our Earth: Dig It!

July 30: Join the Kalamazoo Nature Center as we dig deep into the world beneath our feet. Meet earthworms and roly-poly pill bugs and their soil neighbors and discover how they survive. We’ll dig deeper into what makes soil and how it is different from dirt, and we’ll find some deeply buried treasures. Tuesday, July 30th at 1:30pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St.. #30

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

July 31: Fellas, didja miss yer chance ta take yer gal ta the “Brat Picnic” last year? Now’s yer 2nd chance! Take your gal and a few of your best friends, pile in the ol’ Packard and head on over ta the Pine Grove Senior Grill for Brats on the Barbee. Just letting all those age 60 and those aged even more, we’re throwing our annual “Brat Picnic” at noon the 31st of July. Come n get ‘em, brats hot off the grill can be found on the northwest corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. #30

 

Summer Reading Program Celebration Carnival

July 31: The Cedar Springs Public Library invites you to the Summer Reading Program Celebration Carnival at Morley Park in Cedar Springs on Wednesday, July 31 from 2-4pm. Come join us for games, snacks, prizes, fun inflatables, water slides and Double K Petting Zoo. Special activities and children’s books for sale. Special appearance from local children’s book author Amanda Litz and illustrator Christy Beckwith. #30

 

Trash & Treasure Sale

Aug. 1-3: Our TNT Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Sand Lake /Nelson Township Library, is held in conjunction with the town-wide garage sales. Thursday, August 1 from 9am – 5pm. Friday, August 2 from 9am – 5pm and Saturday, August 3, from 9am – 2pm. 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #30

 

Beneath the Surface: Marble Magnets 

Aug. 1: Create a set of magnets for yourself or a friend. What lies beneath the surface is for you to decide — they’re easy and fun to make! Thursday, August 1, 4 pm at the Spencer Township Branch of KDL, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #30

 

Heritage Festival is Aug. 1-3

Aug. 1-3: A variety of historical activities and displays is available during the 27th annual Montcalm Heritage Festival Aug. 1-3 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. The three-day celebration features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. The festival runs from 10am to 4pm Aug. 1 and 9am to 5pm Aug. 2-3. Visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival for more information about Montcalm Heritage Festival. #30

 

Senior Stroll

Aug. 2: Starting on August 2nd through the fall join us at Howard Christensen Nature Center for a stroll every Friday from 2-4pm. Coffee and refreshments provided. Donation of $4.50. For More Information: visit our website www.lilysfrogpad.com. 16190 Red Pine Drive Kent City, MI 49345 (616) 675-3158. #30

 

Car Show in Downtown Greenville

Aug. 3: On Saturday, August 3, over 200 cars will fill the streets in downtown Greenville for the annual Greenville Car Show. Automotive enthusiasts are invited to come out and enjoy an evening of cool cars, music, awards, 50/50 raffle, prizes and everything else that encompasses car culture. The show is 6 – 8:30pm. This year’s event will feature a “Pit Stop” area that includes games and activities for  families. Proceeds from the event go to the Greenville Area Chamber to support community programs/events. #30

 

Stars soccer camp

Aug. 5-7: Stars soccer camp is now offered by Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation and will be offered August 5-7 at Boomer Park fields. The CS high school coaches and athletes will be putting on the camp for ages 5-13. Times and prices vary: ages 5-8 is 5:30-7pm for $35 by July 29 or $40 after, ages 9-13 is from 5:30-8pm for $55 by July 29 or $60 after. Forms are at Hilltop or online at csaparksandrec.com. Please call 696-7320 with questions. #30,31b

 

Everywhere Fun Fair VBS at Cedar Springs UMC

Aug. 5-8: CSUMC invites kids (ages 4 years old – 6th grade) to step right up at Everywhere Fun Fair Where God’s World Comes Together. Explore and experience God’s welcoming love at Vacation Bible School! The fun begins on Monday, August 5 and ends Thursday, August 8 from 6 – 8pm at CS United Methodist Church (140 S. Main St.) The fun fair includes interactive Bible fun and great music, cool crafts, global games, awesome snacks, and more. To be a part of all the excitement, call the church at 616-696-1140 to register. #30,31b

 

Register Now for Free Hunter Education

Aug. 6: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday August 6 from 6-9pm, Thursday, August 8 from 6-9pm, Saturday, August 10 from 8am-4:30pm. #30,31b

 

Wild Wednesdays Reptiles & Amphibians

Aug. 7: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Hunt down a frog or possibly a snake – this class you can get dirty and touch the outside world. Our Naturalist will lead children on an outdoor excursion in finding where amphibians and reptiles live, what they eat and their worlds. Children will use nets to capture living creatures and discover greater knowledge with hands on teaching. Ages: 5 – 15 years old. Bring Bag Lunch, Dress for the outdoors, $8 per child. (Parents always welcomed and encouraged to come along free of charge). Rain or Shine. For More Information: visit our website www.lilysfrogpad.com. 16190 Red Pine Drive Kent City, MI 49345 (616) 675-3158. #30

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet

Aug. 31: Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2013 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The cost is $12 per person with open house at 11am and dinner served at 1pm. Reservation must be made prior to August 31, 2013 by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: June Miller, Treasurer, 237 4th Street, Trufant, MI 49347, 616-984-2396. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2983. Come join in the fun and please spread the word to out-of-town classmates. #30

 

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