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Evergreen Workshop

Nov. 15: The Greenville Garden Club will host a hands on workshop on making evergreen wreaths, swags, and more for their Wednesday, November 20th meeting starting at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 East Kent Rd., Greenville. President Joyce Kebless will conduct the workshop and provide materials. Non-members will be charged a small materials fee, and must RSVP to Joyce at 616-754-9759 by Friday, Nov. 15th. #46

 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Bazaar 

Nov. 16: Accomplish your Christmas shopping at our annual craft bazaar. Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. Lots of vendors (our largest bazaar in many years). Delicious, fresh baked cookies and bars, numerous booths of hand crafted items and jewelry, and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee, and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. #44-46p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 18: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, November 18th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #46p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 19: 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

 

Senior Lunch

Nov. 20: We’ve come to our Season Finale. Ma n Pa are closing the Cafe for the winter. Saving the best for last, Ma’s serving up her super-duper pork loin with veggie and … Ya never know, Ma may even toss in a salad and desert. Ya’ll age 60 n older are just gonna hafta come to our corner of M-82 and Beech at noon the 20th to find out. See ya’ll there! #46

 

Benefit Fundraiser

Nov. 23: A benefit fundraiser will be held for L. Arlene Rieckman (Wilson) on Saturday, November 23 at the Moose Lodge, 5649 S. Greenville Rd. Arlene has stage 4 lung cancer. Dinner is $10 from 5 to 7 pm and there will be a 50/50 raffle, auctions, food music and dancing. Please com help raise some funds while having fun! #46

 

Treat and Craft Sale

Nov. 23: Pioneer CRC is having a treat and craft sale on November 23 at Solon Township Hall on Algoma from 11 am to 4 pm. There will be Christmas candies and breads, as well as other fun Christmas treats. There will also be crafts, homemade blankets and other items for sale. The proceeds will be going for our new church building on the corner of Algoma and 17 Mile Rd. #46

 

Natural Ornaments & Pinecone Wreaths for the Holidays

Nov. 24: Come to Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, to create a selection of holiday ornaments made from natural and collected materials used to bring a bit of the outdoors into your home this season. This class is best suited for adults and older teens. Wreaths have always been a favorite decoration of many as they’ve been a traditional symbol of the holidays for years. Sunday, November 24 from 10 to 12 pm. A donation of $10 is appreciated. All creations can go home with you. You can bring things from home to add special memories. Call 616-675-3158 for more info. #46

 

 

 

 

 

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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. #45

 

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 9: Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale, Saturday, November 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. United Methodist Ed. Building, corner of 6th and Maple Streets, Sand Lake. Popular brands, antique, vintage and collectibles, crafts, miscellaneous items and quality used clothes. #45

 

Rummage Sale at East Nelson UMC

Nov. 9: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., is hosting a rummage sale on Saturday, November 9 from 8 am to 4 pm. Bargains Galore! Something for everyone; furniture, appliances, clothing, housewares, etc. Snacks and lunch available. Fundraiser for church youth group’s 2014 mission trip. #45

 

Fall Craft Show at Coral

Nov. 9: The Coral fire Auxiliary is having their annual Fall Craft Show this Saturday, November 9th from 9 am to 2 pm, at the Coral Community Center, 4662 N. Bailey Rd. #45

 

Veteran’s Day Flag Ceremony at Metron

Nov. 11: As we honor those who served this country, Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffrey, invites the community to join us for a flag ceremony presented by members of the American Legion Post 287, Prayer presented by Pastor Tom Holloway, and music provided by the Cedar Springs High School Band, on Veteran’s Day, November 11 at 2 pm. Everyone is welcome to stay immediately following the ceremony for refreshments. #45

 

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Nov. 13: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. is having their monthly dinner on Wednesday, October 16th from 5 to 7 pm. Everyone is welcome! The cost is a free will donation. The menu is turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, carrots, salad and several homemade desserts. See you there!

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Nov. 14: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd 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. #45

 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Bazaar 

Nov. 16: Accomplish your Christmas shopping at our annual craft bazaar. Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. Lots of vendors (our largest bazaar in many years). Delicious, fresh baked cookies and bars, numerous booths of hand crafted items and jewelry, and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee, and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. #44-46p

 

Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

Nov. 16: The American Legion Auxiliary is having a Widow’s Weekend Bazaar on November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. Sponsored by Glen Hill Unit 287 Auxiliary . Looking for that special something? Maybe you will find it here! There will be garage sale merchandise, arts & crafts, bake sale, etc. #45

 

13th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 16: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church will hold it’s annual Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. 10295 Myers lake Ave., Rockford, between 12 Mile and 13 Mile Rd. Many crafters, Grandma’s Attic, bake sale, Cookies by the pound. Lunch from 11 an to 2 pm. For more info call Dawna at 616-866-0648. #45

 

 

 

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Trunk or Treat inside at The Springs

Oct. 31: Creative costumes—check. Oodles of goodies—check. Lots of giggles and loads of fun—doublecheck! You’ll experience it all at The Springs Church at Trunk or Treat on Halloween night from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be lots of candy for the taking, carnival games, hot chocolate, cider and donuts. It will be fun for the whole family. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs.

 

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites you to join us at the annual Family Harvest Celebration on October 31st from 6 – 8pm. This FREE event includes candy, games, gospel magician, wagon rides, cider, treats and lot of fun decorations. It is a fun night for the whole family. Cider and Treats will be served in our new dining hall so this is a great chance to see the new building and connect with friends. www.pineridgecamp.com. #42,43,44

 

Annual Fall Festival at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church

Nov. 2: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Women’s Group is having their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 2nd from 9AM to 2PM. Come start your Christmas shopping with us. We will have crafts, gently used jewelry, books, toys, knick knacks, Christmas decorations along with cookies. Proceeds are going to the CS United Methodist Women’s missions. #42,43,44b

 

GriefShare Seminar

Nov. 3: GriefShare “Surviving the Holidays” seminar will be offered at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church (140 S. Main) on Sunday, November 3 beginning at 3 pm in our Parlor (upstairs from the south side entrance). This seminar is designed to help those who have lost a loved one through death during the holiday season. We hope that you can join us for this encouraging time. For more information, call the church office at 616-696-1140. #44

 

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 4: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a swiss steak dinner on Monday, October 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #44

 

Food Drive at Metron

Nov. 4-18: Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffery, will be hosting a food drive November 4 through November 18. All donated food items will be given to area church food pantries located in the Cedar Springs area. If you should have any questions concerning the food drive, please contact Billie Vanderlaan, Community Relations Coordinator at 616-204-2615. #44

 

Fundraiser for CS Fire Truck

Nov. 6: Join the Cedar Springs Firefighters from 5 to 8 p.m. in a fundraiser dinner on November 6 to refurbish the 1929 Model AA Fire Engine. Call the fire station at 696-1221 and leave a message requesting location and ticket prices. #44

 

Full Moon: Stuck in a Rut

Nov. 7: Learn basic biology details of Michigan’s favorite mammal: the white-tailed deer. Learn what really happens during the rut from the deer’s point of view. Thursday, November 7 from 7 to 8:30 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. $5 donation. www.lilysfrogpad.com. #44

 

CPR Certification Class

Nov. 8: A class will be held on Friday Nov 8 from 2-5pm for those 12 years and older. It is taught by Spectrum Health United Lifestyles.Cost is $40 and pre-registration is mandatory. For more information call the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Office at 696-7320 or log onto www.csaparksandrec.com and check out the enrichment programs. #43,44

 

Pine Ridge Bible Camp Auction Fundraiser

Nov. 9: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is holding their annual Silent and Live Auction Fundraiser on Saturday, November 9 at Cedar Springs High School Cafeteria, 204 E. Muskegon St. Registration begins at 5:30 followed by a large silent auction; the evening ends with a live auction. For more information, please call Pine Ridge Bible Camp at 616-696-8675. #44

 

Annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites Sale

Nov. 9: Holy Spirit Episcopal is holding its annual Cookie Walk and Christmas Delites sale on Saturday, November 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 1200 Post Drive in Belmont, at the corner of Post and Pine Island Drive, just west of the Belmont exit off US131. We’ll have a cookie walk, baked goods, crafts, Santa’s Attic, and a silent auction featuring several items, including a beautiful queen sized Double Irish Chain quilt and 2 shams made by our parishioners. Fund support various church activities. #44

 

Holiday Bazaar at Bethel Lutheran Church

Nov. 9: Bethel Lutheran Church will host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday November 9 from 9 am to 2 pm. Located on M-46, just east of Old 131 (Federal Road). Local crafters, bake sale, card corner, Christmas decorations, drawings for quilt and craft items. Breakfast and lunch will be served. Free child care for shoppers. This is an excellent time to start your Christmas shopping and have a fun filled day. #44

 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Bazaar 

Nov. 16: Accomplish your Christmas shopping at our annual craft bazaar. Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 3 pm. Lots of vendors (our largest bazaar in many years). Delicious, fresh baked cookies and bars, numerous booths of hand crafted items and jewelry, and many other vendors. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee, and a lunch counter are also available. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. #44-46p

 

 

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Flu Shot Clinic

Oct. 28: Courtland-Oakfield UMC, 10295 Myers Lake NE, will be hosting a flu shot clinic through Porter Hills Home Care on Monday, October 28 from 4:30 – 6 pm. Accepted insurance plans are: traditional Medicare, Medicare+Blue, Blue Care Network, Priority Health, and Aetna Medicare. Please bring your insurance card. If your insurance does not cover this service, there is a cash fee of $28 due at time of service. #42,43p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Oct. 29: 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. #43

 

Awesome Autumn Adventure

Oct. 29: Celebrate the season with autumn crafts, pumpkin decorating, games and bountiful farmyard fun! Please bring your own pumpkin. Tuesday, October 29, 10:30am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library located at 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. Visit www.kdl.org or call 616-784-2001 for more information. #43

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Oct. 30: The frost is on the pumpkin, the fodder’s in the shock. The Hamburg Stroganoff’s a simmerin, to be served steamin hot. For our friends in the area who’ve reached age 60, and including those who live far and wide. This meal we’re planning is for you; please come sit by our side. O answer your question of where to find this feast, it’s at Noon October 30, on the northwest corner of M-82 and the Avenue of Beech. #43

 

Fall Festival – The Great Tomb Raid

Oct. 30: The Solon Center Wesleyan church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30 to 8 pm. For families with children 5th grade and under. Discover Jesus’ power and enjoy candy, snacks & fun through this archaeological based festival. There will be Great Tomb Raid games, digs and artifacts, an Israel Bones Excavation station and a Tomb Raiders Cafe. A prize will be awarded for the best Indiana Jones look alike, so kids wear your costumes. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. See you at the dig! #42,43p

 

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp invites you to join us at the annual Family Harvest Celebration on October 31st from 6 – 8pm. This FREE event includes candy, games, gospel magician, wagon rides, cider, treats and lot of fun decorations. It is a fun night for the whole family. Cider and Treats will be served in our new dining hall so this is a great chance to see the new building and connect with friends. www.pineridgecamp.com. #42,43p?

 

Annual Fall Festival at  Cedar Springs UMC

Nov. 2: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church Women’s Group is having their annual Fall Festival on Saturday, November 2nd from 9AM to 2PM. Come start your Christmas shopping with us. We will have crafts, gently used jewelry, books, toys, knick knacks, Christmas decorations along with cookies. Proceeds are going to the CS United Methodist Women’s missions. #42,43b

 

Annual Fall Bazaar at Faith Lutheran

Nov. 2: Faith Lutheran Church in Sidney is hosting their Annual Fall Bazaar at 2957 S. Grow Rd., corner of Grow & Sidney Rd. (about 4 miles west of M-66 on Sidney Rd. to Grow Rd. or about 5 miles east of M-91 on Sidney Rd. to Grow Rd.) on Saturday, Nov. 2, 2013 from 9:30AM to 1:30PM. Lunch: Aebleskivers (Danish Pancakes), hot beefs & hot pork sandwiches & hot dogs, homemade soups, pies & desserts, beverages. Also available: cookies (homemade) by the pound, quilts, crafts, and more. Bring your friends and have a good time! #43

 

CPR Certification Class

Nov. 8: A class will be held on Friday Nov 8 from 2-5pm for those 12 years and older. It is taught by Spectrum Health United Lifestyles.Cost is $40 and pre-registration is mandatory. For more information call the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Office at 696-7320 or log onto www.csaparksandrec.com and check out the enrichment programs. #43,44

 

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“100 Views of Greenville” Art Show

Oct. 17-31: The “100 Views of Greenville” Art Show is now through Oct. 31 at the Bill Braman Family Center for Education on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. The show features pieces by members of the Montcalm Area Art Association. Hours are Mondays through Thursdays from 8 am to 8 pm. Fridays from 8 am to 3 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to noon. Admission is free. #42

 

Spring 2014 Soccer Registration

Oct. 12, 19: Registration for Springs Soccer is Saturday, October 12 and October 19 – American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Boomer Park – 13440 Ritchie Avenue just south of 17 Mile Road. – fees are $60 per player for the spring season. Families registering 3 or more players will receive a $5 discount per player. First time players must show a Birth Certificate for age verification. Registration is now open at www.eayso.org for Membership Year 2013! Complete the online portion and bring a printed copy of the registration form along with payment to one of the events. Please note – fees will be increased following the October 19th registration event. For additional information contact us through our website at www.ayso902.org. #41,42p

 

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

Oct. 17-19: Sand Lake United Methodist Church will host a rummage sale on October 17 & 18 from 9 am to 5 pm, and Oct. 19 from 9 am to 12 pm. Lots of great stuff! #41,42p

 

Craft/Home Business Show

Oct. 19: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 E. Division, Rockford will host a craft and home business show on Saturday, October 19th from 9 am to 3 pm. Public welcome and free admission. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild. #41,42p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 21: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, October 7th, 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. #42p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Oct. 22: 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. #42

 

Rain Barrel Workshops

Oct. 23: The Rockford Brewing Company will be hosting rain barrel workshops this fall to help protect the Rogue River. Trout Unlimited, as part the the Rogue River Home Rivers Initiative, was awarded $5,000 from the Rockford Area Community Endowment fund to hold these rain barrel workshops. Trout Unlimited is partnering with the West Michigan Environmental Action Council to conduct these workshops, which will be held on October 23 and 30, and November 6 at 6:30 pm at the Rockford Brewing Company. #42

 

Greenville Garden Club Meeting

Oct. 23: The Greenville Garden Club is presenting a free, open to the public program on the timely subject of green cleaning at their meeting on Wednesday, October 23 at the Greenville Community Center beginning promptly at 7 pm. Guest speaker and herbal cleaning specialist Jeannie Hawkins will explain how to use herbal formulas for safer, effective cleaning. #42

 

Beyblades at the Library

Oct. 26: 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, October 26th at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

 

Pumpkin/Carving Lit Trails Walk

Oct. 26: Pumpkin/Carving & Pumpkin lit trail hike. $8 per person, including pumpkin to take home. 5 to 6:30 for carving and from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for the pumpkin lit walk on Saturday, October 26th at Howard Christensen Nature Center 16290 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Open to all ages. #42

 

Flu Shot Clinic

Oct. 28: Courtland-Oakfield UMC, 10295 Myers Lake NE, will be hosting a flu shot clinic through Porter Hills Home Care on Monday, October 28 from 4:30 – 6 pm. Accepted insurance plans are: traditional Medicare, Medicare+Blue, Blue Care Network, Priority Health, and Aetna Medicare. Please bring your insurance card. If your insurance does not cover this service, there is a cash fee of $28 due at time of service. #42,43p

 

Fall Festival – The Great Tomb Raid

Oct. 30: The Solon Center Wesleyan church presents its annual Fall Festival on Wednesday, October 30th from 6:30 to 8 pm. For families with children 5th grade and under. Discover Jesus’ power and enjoy candy, snacks & fun through this archaeological based festival. There will be Great Tomb Raid games, digs and artifacts, an Israel Bones Excavation station and a Tomb Raiders Cafe. A prize will be awarded for the best Indiana Jones look alike, so kids wear your costumes. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. See you at the dig! #42,43p

 

 

 

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Used Book Sale

Oct. 10-12: The Timothy C. Houenstein Reynolds Township Library, 117 W. Williams, Howard City, will be having a used book sale October 10th, 11th, and 12th, in the Library Community Room. Thursday, 10 am to 7 pm, Friday, 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday, 10 am to 1 pm. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. #41

 

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

 

Hope Community Church Fall Craft & Vendor Expo

Oct. 12: 10am-3pm at 7000 Myers Lake 1/4 mile north of Belding Rd. 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

 

Spring 2014 Soccer Registration

Oct. 12, 19: Registration for Springs Soccer is Saturday, October 12 and October 19 – American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Boomer Park – 13440 Ritchie Avenue just south of 17 Mile Road. – fees are $60 per player for the spring season. Families registering 3 or more players will receive a $5 discount per player. First time players must show a Birth Certificate for age verification. Registration is now open at www.eayso.org for Membership Year 2013! Complete the online portion and bring a printed copy of the registration form along with payment to one of the events. Please note – fees will be increased following the October 19th registration event. For additional information contact us through our website at www.ayso902.org. #41,42p

 

Coat Drive at Metron

Oct. 13-27: Metron of Cedar Springs located at 400 Jeffery, will be accepting gently used coats at their facility, October 13th through October 27th. All coats donated will be given to the North Kent Service Center in Rockford. #41

 

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Oct. 16: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. is having their monthly dinner on Wednesday, October 16th from 5 to 7 pm. Everyone is welcome! The menu is roast pork, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, Waldorf salad and several homemade desserts. See you there! #41

 

CSA Parks & Rec Community Luncheon

Oct. 17: The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation community luncheon is at Courtland Twp Hall on Thursday, October 17 at 11:30 am. Cost us $7 for a catered lunch and a speaker. The speaker is from MW Memory Care and lunch is Swiss steak. Please join us and rsvp to 616-696-7320 by Monday, Oct. 14 at 5 pm. #41p

 

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

 

Family Pumpkin Carving

Oct. 17: Want to make the coolest pumpkin ever? Funniest? Scariest? Most glamorous? Here is your chance! Bring you pumpkin to the library for ideas, samples, tools, craft supplies and easy clean-up. Adult participation is required. For all ages. Spencer Township KDL branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen, Thursday, September 17th at 6:30 pm. #41

 

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

Oct. 17-19: Sand Lake United Methodist Church will host a rummage sale on October 17 & 18 from 9 am to 5 pm, and Oct. 19 from 9 am to 12 pm. Lots of great stuff! #41,42p

 

Craft/Home Business Show

Oct. 19: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 E. Division, Rockford will host a craft and home business show on Saturday, October 19th from 9 am to 3 pm. Public welcome and free admission. Sponsored by the Ladies Guild. #41,42p

 

Algoma Township Historical Society Meeting

Oct. 19: The October Quarterly Meeting will be held on Saturday, October 19th at 2 pm at the Algoma Township Hall located at 10531 Algoma Ave., Rockford. The speaker will be Beverly Haskins Reyner, former teacher at the one-room school house Gougeburg. Se is presenting her newly published book on her teaching at the one-room country school. Some of the former Gougeburg school students will share their memories. For anyone who attending any of the schools in Algoma Township; Algoma Central, Block, Chalmers, Edgerton, Foxville, Gougeburg, Hull or Morningstar, we are looking for those memories and pictures. The public is welcome to attend and refreshments will be served. #41

 

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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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