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Yard Sale Fundraiser for Mission Trip

Oct. 10: The Springs Church will be having a yard sale on Saturday, October 10, from 9 am – 5 pm to raise money for construction materials for an upcoming mission trip to Colombia. The sale will be held in the church’s parking lot at 135 N. Grant St. in Cedar Springs. Donations of clean and gently used items for the sale would be greatly appreciated. Items can be dropped off at The Springs Church through October 8th, during office hours, Monday – Thursday 9 am – 4 pm. For more info about The Springs Church and the missions yard sale, please visit our website at www.thespringschurch.info. #39,40b

TOPS weight loss support group

Oct. 13: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #40

Community Luncheon/Flu Shots

Oct. 15: Come to Courtland Township Hall and enjoy a catered lunch at 11:30 am for just $7 and get your flu shot from Meijer afterwards. Please bring your insurance information and they can bill. Reservations are required by calling Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation at 616-696-7320 by the end of the day Monday, October 12th. #39,40b

Teddy Bear Clinic

Oct. 13: Bring your teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal friend to the library for a quick check-up. Learn ways to keep them healthy and happy and get a clean bill of health! In partnership with the American Heart Association, Midwest Affiliate and Spectrum Health. For families. Tuesday, October 13th at 10:30 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #40

KDL Lab: 3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Oct. 14: Make your drawings come to life with our 3Doodler! Create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For all ages. Wednesday, October 14th at 6:30 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #40

Harvest Dinner at Sheridan VFW

Oct. 15: An all-you-can-eat harvest dinner to benefit Montcalm Heritage Village is October 15th from 5 to 6:30 pm at the Lester J. Sitts VFW Post 5065 in Sheridan. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 – 12 and children 4 and younger eat for free. Tickets are available at the door and families are welcome. The menu includes beef stew, coleslaw, corn bread, dessert and beverage. A bake sale also will be available. For more information, contact Karen Maxfield at karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or 989-328-2111, Ext. 334. #40

Craft & Vendor Show

Oct. 17: The Oakfield Baptist Church, 11128 – 14 Mile Rd, Rockford, is hosting a Craft & Vendor show on October 17 from 10 am to 3 pm. For more information email Cristen at: sten686@yahoo.com. #40p

Chicago Bus Trip

Nov. 14: You can go to Chicago and enjoy a day of shopping, museums, a show, etc. The chartered bus will bring you downtown and pick you up, but you can enjoy the day as you please. The bus will leave CSPS at 7 am and keep you comfortable with Wi-Fi access without the stress of traffic and parking! The bus will leave Chi Town at 6 pm Central/ 7 pm Eastern. Cost is just $45 and space is limited. You can access registration forms online at www.csaparksandrec.com or call Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation at 616-696-7320 Monday – Wednesday before 2:30 pm. #40-41p

CSHS Class of 1990 Reunion

Oct. 24: The Cedar Springs High School Class of 1990 25 year class reunion will be held on October 24th at Whitefish Lake Golf Course and Grill/ 19th Hole, Loon’s Nest (lower level), 2241 N. Bass Lake Rd., Pierson. Social hour 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm and buffet dinner at 6:30 pm. The cost is $30 per person. RSVP by October 10th. Questions call Deana at 616-292-8428 or Jenny at 616-914-3642. #40

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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. #38

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 24: Last chance to be a part of the Red Flannel Talent Show. We are looking for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 3rd. Come in and show us what you got. Last tryout on  Thursday September 24 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len Allington by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #38

Craft & Home Business Show

Sept. 26: St. Peters Lutheran Church Craft & Home Business Show will be Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 3 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford, Michigan. A variety of craft and home business items offered for sale. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Ladies Guild. Public Welcome – Admission free. #37,38p

Greeting Card Party

Sept. 26: Calling ages 6 to adult to the Cedar Springs Library for a greeting card party! Make a Harvest Greeting Card or a Halloween Greeting Card on September 26th from 10:15 am – 11:15 am or 11:30 am – 12:30 pm. Stop by to reserve a spot during one of these sessions or call the Library at 616-696-1910 today! #38

Red Flannel Open Golf Tournament

Sept. 26,27: Whitefish Lake Golf & Grill is hosting the First Annual Red Flannel Open this weekend, Sept. 26-27, which will benefit the Red Flannel Queen’s Scholarship Foundation. The event is a two-day, four-man, 2X2 scramble. The tournament is flighted for all skill levels, offering a unique, fun, and competitive format. The tournament cost is $80 per player. There will be cash prizes for the tournament winners and opportunities to win other great prizes for putting, long drive and hole contests, including Whitefish Lake Golf Memberships and a FOX Ford hole-in-one, Ford Fusion, two-year lease on Sunday’s round. Call the Pro-shop (616-636-5260) to enter your team today. Let’s have fun while supporting the community. #38

Free Excel Computer Class

Sept. 29: The Cedar Springs Library is holding a Beginning Excel Computer Class for FREE on Tues., September 29 at 11 am. Please RSVP by calling 616-696-1910. The Cedar Springs Library is located at 43 W. Cherry St., Cedar Springs.

Senior Lunch 

Sept. 30: Dear Senior Friends age 60 or more.  Summer has slipped through our fingers as Fall sneaks in to takes its place.  These winds of change blew in a menu of Chicken Divan served with Banana Muffins a Salad and Jello with a dessert made with Apples.  Beware those winds may change before the meal is served.  The where and when has not changed.  At Noon the 30th of September, ride the breeze to Pine Grove Community Church at M-82 and Beech. #38

Strange, Spooky, 

Wicked Michigan

Sept. 30: Explore the mysterious side of Michigan with author and researcher Amberrose Hammond. Delve into Michigan’s ghostly lore, haunted history, forgotten criminals and strange places. Audio and video clips from investigations into the unknown will send a chill down your spine and deliver a few laughs between the goosebumps! Wednesday, September 30 at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #38

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Oct. 6,13,20,27: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #38

Help Promote Literacy

Oct.6: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday October 6th at 2 pm for prospective volunteer tutors. Persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors can find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. There will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register.

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Free Outdoor Movie

Sept. 18: En Gedi is offering a FREE outdoor movie after the home football game on Friday, September 18th. In case of bad weather the movie will be showing in the High School Auditorium. All community members, students, and friends are invited to see this highly acclaimed movie titled “Remember the Titans,” rated PG. It is a true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Bring your own chair or a blanket to set in the end-zone of the field. #36,37p

Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 19: The 13th Annual  Howard City Harvest Festival will be held on September 19th. For locations and more information go online to website: www.howardcity.org. #36,37p

4-H Harvest Hoedown Membership Drive

Sept. 19: The First Annual 4-H Harvest Hoedown Membership Drive will be held on Saturday, September 19th from 4 to 7 pm at Morley Park in Cedar Springs. This western themed event will have harvest themed activities and games for the entire family to enjoy! Activities include a petting zoo, obstacle course, inflatables, music, pumpkin chunkin and much more! This event is free to the community! This event is to promote the 4-H clubs of our community and to share with our friends and neighbors what 4-H has to offer your children. 4-H members learn about animals and agriculture, shooting sports, snowshoeing, robotics, ice fishing, woodworking, photography, geo-cashing, astronomy and the list goes on! Parents may enroll your children ages 5 – 19 years at this event. Donations of non-perishable items will be collected for Helping Hands food pantry in Howard City as a community project. If you have any questions please contact the Montcalm County 4-H office or Animal Junction 4-H club (Cindy) at 616-696-2604. #37

Roast Beef Dinner

Sept. 20: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday, September 21st, and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #37

Dinner at the Legion

Sept. 21: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, September 21st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #37

Parent & Child Yoga

Sept. 22: Yoga Instructor, Wellness Coach and Healthy Mama Mentor Amber Kilpatrick will be hosting  a special Parent & Child Yoga session, perfect for young children. Come learn about yoga and try a few poses. Please bring your own yoga mat if possible. Tuesday, September 22 at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #37

Awana at Huggard Bible

Sept. 23: Awana Clubs from ages 3 years to 6th Grade will start this year on September 23rd from 6:30 to 8 pm at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake. Calling all youth! Youth Group starts on September 23rd for 7th to 12th grades at the same time as Awana. For more information call 616-636-5561. “Approved workmen are not ashamed” 2 Timothy 2:15. #36,37p

KDL Lab: Robot Rumble

Sept. 23: Get ready for a hands-on creative experience! Learn the basics of coding, challenge your friends to an obstacle course race, or just hand out and play with an assortment of amazing robots. For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, September 23 at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #37

Red Flannel Queen Pageant – Ticket Sales

Sept. 26: Tickets are now available for pre-sale for the Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Pageant, held on Saturday, September 26th. Stop by the Red Flannel Festival Office, on Main Street, or the Cedar Springs Library, during open hours. Tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children under 18. Cost is $13 at the door. Also, if you’d like to make a donation to the Queen Scholarship Fund, please send your donation, payable to Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Fund, PO Box 43, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Any donation of $100 or more received prior to the pageant will receive two complimentary tickets in our royal donor section. #37p

Craft & Home Business Show

Sept. 26: St. Peters Lutheran Church Craft & Home Business Show will be Saturday, September 26th from 9 am to 3 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford, Michigan. A variety of craft and home business items offered for sale. Sponsored by St. Peter’s Ladies Guild. Public Welcome – Admission free. #37,38p

Bramble Ramble at MCC

Sept. 26: Montcalm Community College’s Bramble Ramble 5K trail run and 1-mile walk is September 26th at 9 am on the college’s Sidney campus. Early registration by September 18th is $20 per person and includes a swag bag. Registration after September 18 is on-site the day of the race and is $25 per person. Visit www.montcalm.edu/nature-trails for an entry form. For more information email cherylm@montcalmedu or naturetrails@montcalm.edu. #37

Red Pine Run 5k

Oct. 11: A cross country style 5k on the trails of Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Groomed trails with the best 5k scenery in west Michigan! Divisions for all ages, walkers, VIP (disabled, wheelchair, assisted) stroller/cart pusher. Sunday, October 11th at 2:30 pm. Entry fees: $10 regular registration (through Sept. 19). $15 late registration (Sept. 20 – Oct. 9). $20 Race Day registration on October 11th. For more information or to register call 616-675-3158 or info@howardchristensen.org. #37

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Programs Starting at CSA Parks & Rec

Cedar Springs Parks and Recreation programs are starting soon. Available programs include; Rocket Volleyball (5th & 6th grade), Hawks Hoops (girls 3rd – 6th grade), Babysitting Certification Corse, Toddler Dance (ages 2-4), Elementary Dance (ages 5-8), Men’s and co-ed open Basketball. Five week session programs include; Gentle Yoga, Tae Kwon Do, Zumba, WERQ, Body Boot Camp, Youth Yoga and Mom & Tot Dance Fitness.. A Chicago Bus Trip on Saturday, November 14th. Community Luncheons every 3rd Thursday of the month. Find details on our website www.csaparksandrec.com or   call 616-696-7320. #36

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 11,12: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 11 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 12, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 12 from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $9.50. #35,36p

Registration for Prince & Princess

Sept. 12: Attention parents of Kindergarten children! Any child in the Cedar Springs School District (at any school or homeschooled) can register for the Red Flannel Prince and Princess contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for registration forms. Registration is Saturday, September 12 from 9 am until noon at the RFF Office, 18 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Due to Labor Day being later this year, there is ONLY ONE registration period! #34-36p

2015 Fun Fall Kick-off

Sept. 12: Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. is hosting the 2015 Fun Fall Kick-off on Saturday, September 12th from noon to 4 pm. Come, bring a chair. Enjoy the outdoors! Live band, “Gained Access”! Inflatable games for kids, strong man feats of strength, ministry booths and giveaways. Free food! Free day of fun for the whole family! #35,36p

Greenville Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale

Sept. 12: The Greenville Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 9 am to 2 pm under the tent – rain or shine. Plant this fall for your spring garden. A wide variety of plants, bulbs, and shrubs. Baked goods from our member’s kitchens. Master Gardeners on hand to answer your gardening questions. Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. #35,36p

Actors del Arte Readers Theatre at CS Library

Sept. 14: Join the Actors del Arte Readers Theatre at the Cedar Springs Library on Monday, September 14th at 7 pm as they read portions of Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird,” a must read before celebrating Lee’s new novel just out, “Go Set a Watchman,” 55 years later! Soup, finger foods, desserts provided before and after the show. #36

AYSO/CASSA Night

Sept. 14: AYSO/CASSA Night is Monday, September 14th at 6:45 pm against Sparta at Red Hawk Stadium. Players wearing their soccer jersey will get in free to the game. Come out and support the Cedar Springs High School Soccer Team! #36

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 15: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #36

Michigan Blood Drive

Sept. 15: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on September 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 7 pm. Most of us know someone who has needed blood – maybe you or I will need it in the future. Come help keep the blood supply at a safe level. #36

KDL Lab: Snap Circuits: Fun with Simple Electronics

Sept. 16: Create simple electronics with Snap Circuits! Learn the ins and outs of electricity with interactive, kid-friendly circuit boards. Create a lie detector, strobe lights, a color organ and many more projects! For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #36

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 17,24: 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 3rd. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September Thursday September 17 and 24 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

Free Outdoor Movie

Sept. 18: En Gedi is offering a FREE outdoor movie after the home football game on Friday, September 18th. In case of bad weather the movie will be showing in the High School Auditorium. All community members, students, and friends are invited to see this highly acclaimed movie titled “Remember the Titans,” rated PG. It is a true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. Bring your own chair or a blanket to set in the end-zone of the field. #36,37p

Flat River Community Players presents “The Dixie Swim Club”

Sept. 18,19: The Greenville Flat River Community Players present a benefit performance of “The Dixie Swim Club,” a Jones, Hope & Wooten comedy at 7:30 pm on Friday, September 18 at 7:30 pm and Saturday, September 19 at 2 pm at the Greenville Area Community Center. Tickets are $13 adults and $11 students and senior citizens. Reserve tickets with VISA or MasterCard at www.ShowClix.com or by calling 888-71-TICKETS (8425387). Tickets will also be available at the door and at the GACC. Proceeds for the show will go to benefit Spectrum Health Cancer Center at United Memorial Hospital. #36

Fun with Grandkids: Let’s Play

Sept. 19: Nostalgic gaming for ages 6 to 96. Experience games of yesteryear in this program designed for grandparents, grandkids and appreciators of old-fashioned fun. Enjoy nostalgic games like Checkers, Shooting Marbles, Jacks, Old Maid and Pick-Up Sticks. You may even get to shout “Bingo!” Best enjoyed by kids ages 6 and up and their parents and/or grandparents. Saturday, September 19, 10:30 am – Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eight St., Sand Lake. #36

Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 19: The 13th Annual  Howard City Harvest Festival will be held on September 19th. For locations and more information go online to website: www.howardcity.org. #36,37p

KDL Uncorked: Winemaking 101

Sept. 21: Join wine aficionado Steve Siciliano, owner of Siciliano’s Market, as he talks about the ins and outs of making wine at home. Learn about the basic equipment and procedures needed for making wine from concentrated kits, as well as with fresh fruits and vegetables. For adults. Monday, September 21, 6:00 PM – Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #36

Awana at Huggard Bible

Sept. 23: Awana Clubs from ages 3 years to 6th Grade will start this year on September 23rd from 6:30 to 8 pm at Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake. Calling all youth! Youth Group starts on September 23rd for 7th to 12th grades at the same time as Awana. For more information call 616-636-5561. “Approved workmen are not ashamed” 2 Timothy 2:15. #36,37p

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Youth Soccer Challenge

Sept. 5: Calling all kids! The Sand Lake Knights of Columbus will be hosting a competitive soccer event on Saturday, September 5th from 9 am to 10 am, at the Sand Lake Soccer Fields. All community youth are welcome to compete in this free opportunity to test their skills at a penalty kick competition. Each participant will be given 15 penalty kicks and points will be awarded depending on the area of the scoring zones through which the ball passes. All boys and girls age 9 to 14 (as of Sept. 1) are eligible to participate. Registration begins at 8:30 am at the fields. Written parental consent is required. For more information, about this event or the Knights of Columbus, contact Frank Sylvester, Soccer Challenge Chair, at 616-636-8151. #35

 

CSHS wrestlers host can drive

Sept. 6: Cedar Springs High School wrestlers will be hosting a can drive at the Cedar Springs Meijer Sunday, September 6th. All donations will be donated from the wrestlers to the kobayashi family’s gofundme account to help with expenses after the loss of there son Evan! Drop cans off 6-8 pm. #35


TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 8: 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. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #35

 

KDL Lab: Design Like Da Vinci

Sept. 9: Channel your inner creator as you try several Leonardo Da Vinci inspired projects. Try to reconstruct his wooden bridge, or build your own catapult and compare yours against Leonardo’s. Every great inventor needs to keep their secrets safe so try your hand at mirror writing. Harvest your creativity onto paper or just copy some of his inventions with our light up tracing pads. For ages 6 and older. Wednesday, September 9, 6:30 PM – Nelson Township/Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St. #35

 

Open Sesame: The Story of Seeds

Sept. 10: Join us for a screening of the film Open Sesame: the Story of Seeds by filmmaker Sean Kaminsky followed by a discussion facilitated by NoGMO4Mich. As essential to life as water and air, seeds have been a shared resource throughout most of human history, but the future of seed sharing may be in peril. A KDL Seed Library program. For adults. Thursday, September 10 at 6 pm – Spencer Township Library, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #35

 

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 11,12: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 11 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 12, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 12 from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $9.50. #35,36p

 

Registration for Prince & Princess

Sept. 12: Attention parents of Kindergarten children! Any child in the Cedar Springs School District (at any school or homeschooled) can register for the Red Flannel Prince and Princess contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for registration forms. Registration is Saturday, September 12 from 9 am until noon at the RFF Office, 18 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Due to Labor Day being later this year, there is ONLY ONE registration period! #34-37p

 

2015 Fun Fall Kick-off

Sept. 12: Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. is hosting the 2015 Fun Fall Kick-off on Saturday, September 12th from noon to 4 pm. Come, bring a chair. Enjoy the outdoors! Live band, “Gained Access”! Inflatable games for kids, strong man feats of strength, ministry booths and giveaways. Free food! Free day of fun for the whole family! #35,36p

 

Greenville Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale

Sept. 12: The Greenville Garden Club Plant and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, September 12th from 9 am to 2 pm under the tent – rain or shine. Plant this fall for your spring garden. A wide variety of plants, bulbs, and shrubs. Baked goods from our member’s kitchens. Master Gardeners on hand to answer your gardening questions. Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd., Greenville. #35,36p

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Sept 15: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. September 15th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 17th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 19th, from 8 am-4:00 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #34,35p

 

MCC Offers Trip to Stratford

Oct. 2: Montcalm Community College offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford, Ontario, Canada, on Oct. 2, to see Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Student registration is available now and the cost is $30. Non-students may register for the trip beginning Sept. 5, and the cost is $65. Anyone planning to participate in this trip must be age 12 or older, and have an enhanced driver’s license, United States Passport or Passport Card that is valid through October 2015. To register, visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment or call (616) 754-7706. For more information about the trip, contact MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1218, MCC Visual Arts Coordinator Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1248, or MCC Language Arts Instructor Joel Brouwer at joelb@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1267. Student costs are partially underwritten by the MCC Foundation and the Student Activities Fund. #35

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Preschool Enrollment

Aug. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, has openings for 3 & 4 year olds in their preschool program. For more information call 616-636-8458. #33,34p

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. #34

Free Food and Free Movie

Aug. 28: On Friday, August 28th at 6 pm, Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd., NE, Rockford will have free food for those in need. Public is welcome. A free movie will be shown at 4 pm and 6 pm. Free popcorn! Music! Fellowship!. #34

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 31: Michigan Blood will be conducting a blood drive on Monday, August 31st at the high school cafeteria from 2 to 7 pm. New donators are welcome. Preregister at www.miblood.org and use the code CSHS to schedule a time so there is no waiting. Everyone is welcome to come and donate. #34

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 1: 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. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #34

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Sept. 1,8,15,22,29: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #34

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 2,9,16,24: 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 3rd. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 2, 9 and 16, Thursday September 24 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. #34

Play Grow Read with Katie L.

Sept. 8: Elephant stories, songs, crafts and games with Katie L. Tuesday, September 8 at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. For children 6 and under.  #34

Registration for Prince & Princess

Sept. 12: Attention parents of Kindergarten children! Any child in the Cedar Springs School District (at any school or homeschooled) can register for the Red Flannel Prince and Princess contest! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for registration forms. Registration is Saturday, September 12 from 9 am until noon at the RFF Office, 18 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Due to Labor Day being later this year, there is ONLY ONE registration period! #34-37p

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Sept 15: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. September 15th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 17th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 19th, from 8 am-4:00 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #34,35p

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Preschool Enrollment
Aug. Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, has openings for 3 & 4 year olds in their preschool program. For more information call 616-636-8458. #33,34p

Homecoming/Prom Dress and Yard Sale
Aug. 20,21: The Class of 2016 is hosting a homecoming/prom dress and yard sale on August 20,21 from 9 am – 8 pm at the Middle School to help raise funds for their senior all night party. Items so are include: twin bed/mattress, bikes, clothing, household items and hockey equipment. #33
Senior Lunch
Aug. 26: After a chilly beginning we’re squeezing out every bit of Summer Party Picnics we can find. Come one, come all, join us on our virtual blankie on the sand for a Beach Party featuring Cold Sammiches, Mac Salad, Jello and Blueberry Pie. We’re extending the invitation to those age 60 (perhaps a little more), to waltz thru our door. Follow our trail of sand at noon the 26th of August to our Beach on Beech and M-82. Pine Grove Community Church. #33

Life at Ody Brook Nature Sanctuary
Aug. 26: The Greenville Garden Club presents “Life at Ody Brook Nature Sanctuary” on Wednesday, August 26 at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent Rd. Greenville. Speaker Ranger Steve Mueller has devoted his life to research, education and is an environmental education consultant. Ranger Steve is an exciting, highly knowledgable and charismatic speaker. Join us for a lecture and slide program. The public is invited. #33

Annual 2nd Best Sale
Aug. 28,29: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 28th from 9 am – 4 pm and Saturday, August 29th from 9 am – 2 pm. There will be a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8 – 9 am, after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECW) in support of parish activities. We have something for everyone and everything is priced to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post & Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33

Help Promote Literacy
Sept. 2: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Wednesday September 2nd for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 10 am and 2 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #33

Youth Soccer Challenge
Sept. 5: Calling all kids! The Sand Lake Knights of Columbus will be hosting a competitive soccer event on Saturday, September 5th from 9 am to 10 am, at the Sand Lake Soccer Fields. All community youth are welcome to compete in this free opportunity to test their skills at a penalty kick competition. Each participant will be given 15 penalty kicks and points will be awarded depending on the area of the scoring zones through which the ball passes. All boys and girls age 9 to 14 (as of Sept. 1) are eligible to participate. Registration begins at 8:30 am at the fields. Written parental consent is required. For more information, about this event or the Knights of Columbus, contact Frank Sylvester, Soccer Challenge Chair, at 616-636-8151. #33

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet
Sept. 13: Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2015 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 13th. The cost is $15 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 28th by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaqauys, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Come join in the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the word to out-of-town classmates. #32,33p

 

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Roast Beef Dinner

Aug. 16: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday August 16th and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #32p

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 17: The American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef and onions dinner on Monday, August 17th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be baked beans, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, rolls, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #32p

TOPS weight loss support group

Aug. 18: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #32

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 18: There will be a Michigan Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 18th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 7 pm. Attempt to donate and you could win a $100 Meijer Gift Card. Also, last chance to get a grilled hot dog served up by the Cedar Springs Women’s Club. The need for blood never takes a vacation but blood donors do. Please help out at this high-need time. #32

Rummage Sale to Benefit Adoption

Aug. 20-21:Huge Multi-family Indoor Rummage Sale at Grace EFC on the corner of Northland Drive and 13 Mile Rd. Thursday & Friday, August 20 & 21 from 8 am to 6 pm. All proceeds help fund a local family’s international adoption process. 616-696-0471 for details. #32

Annual 2nd Best Sale

Aug. 28,29: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 28th from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, August 29th from 9 am to 2 pm. There will be a $5 “Early Bird Admission” charge on Friday only from 8 to 9 am, after 9 am admission is free! The sale is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECW) in support of parish activities. We have something for everyone and everything priced to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #32

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet

Sept. 13: Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2015 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 13th. The cost is $15 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 28th by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaqauys, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Come join in the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the word to out-of-town classmates. #32p

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Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug 11: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. August 11th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. August 13th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. August 15th, from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #30,31p

Help Promote Literacy

Aug. 11: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday August 11th for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 2 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #31

Summer Rummage Sale

Aug. 12,13: A Summer Rummage Sale sponsored by the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will be held August 12th from 9 am to 7 pm and August 13th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church fellowship hall at the corner of Church and Main St. #30,31

Kid’s Klub at East Nelson UMC

Aug. 13: Kid’s Klub for kids 4 to 12 will start on Thursday, August 13th from  6 – 8 pm at East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. Vacation Bible School doesn’t have to end. We are having it every week! Come and join us for a Bible Adventure with games, crafts, music and snacks. #31

Rocket Cheer Camp

Aug. 15: We have our last rocket cheer camp for this season on Saturday, August 15th from 9 am to noon at Red Hawk Elementary in the gym. Cost is $25 and camp is for grades 3rd thru 8th . Sign up by downloading a registration form at www.cedarspirngsyouthcheerleading.com or directly at the door the day of. Any questions, call April Pierson at 616-723-2049 or Ann Olszewski at 616-799-2370. #31

Keeler Brass Picnic

Aug. 18: The Fourth Annual Keeler Brass Picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 18th at 11 am. Potluck dinner – Bring a dish to pass and your own table service. Salisbury Park on W. Lake St., Sand Lake. Please spread the word to others. If it rains the potluck will be held in the church across from the park. #31p

Give Blood in Honor of Zander

Aug. 21: Be somebody who gives in honor of Zander. Give blood on Friday, August 21st from 2 to 7 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. – in the Gym. Appointments preferred – 866-MIBLOOD or https://donate.miblood.org & sponsor code 23872. On June 12th , 9 month old Zander was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia, and he is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment. You can follow Zander’s progress on Facebook at Zander’s Journey. Feel free to post words of encouragement or advice.  #31

Pierson School Reunion

Aug. 22: Pierson School Alumni are invited to a reunion on Saturday, August 22nd from 9 am to 12 noon at Pierson Bible Church, 101 Grand, Pierson. A donation towards coffee and doughnuts is appreciated. For more information email Fran at sherm8523@comcast.net. #31

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 2: 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 3rd. Come in and show us what you’ve got. Tryouts on Wednesdays September 2, 9 & 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. #31

Bramble Ramble at MCC

Sept. 26: Montcalm Community College’s Bramble Ramble 5K trail run and 1 mile walk is Saturday, September 26th at 9 am on the college’s Sidney campus. Early registration by September 18th is $20 per person and includes a swag bag. Registration after September 18th is on-site the day of the race and is $25 per person. Visit www.montcalm.edu/nature-trails for an entry form. For more information, email cherylm@montcalm.edu or naturetrails@montcalm.edu. #31

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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. #30

BBQ Dinner for HCNC

July 31: Come join Howard Christensen Nature Center on Friday, July 31st, at the Cellar Brewing Company, 500 E. Division St., Sparta for a smoked BBQ dinner with all the fixins served from 5:30 pm until gone. Family friendly. Proceeds to benefit HCNC. #30

Greenville Fly-In, Drive-In, Walk-In Lions Club Breakfast

Aug. 1: Help support the Young Eagles Program by coming to the Greenville Fly-In, Drive-In, Walk-In Lions Club “Big” Breakfast on Saturday, August 1st from 7:30 am to 11 am at the Greenville Municipal Airport (6D6), 10593 Southwest Greenville Rd., Greenville. Hearty homemade breakfast. Menu includes breakfast burrito, sausage gravy and biscuits, sausage, hash browns, fruit, coffee, juice and doughnuts. Adults $6, Children ages 6-12 $4, ages 6 and under -free. Static display by Greenville Area Motorcycle and Corvette Clubs. Hosted by Greenville Area Aviation Association. Several door prizes! Free aviation toy for all ages 5-12 years of age! #30p

Friends of Skinner Field open house 

Aug. 2: The Friends of Skinner Field is an organization dedicated to the renovation and preservation of Skinner Field.  We will be holding an open house at the field on Sunday, August 2nd from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  We will have carnival games, concessions, and an adult corn hole tournament (registration begins at 12:00 pm).  Join us for food, fun and games.  Let us show you all the things that make Skinner Field the great place it is and share with you the many ways we would like to update the facility. #30

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 3: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, August 3rd, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, salad, veggies, rolls, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #30p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Aug. 4,11,18,25: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #30

VBS at Huggard Bible

Aug. 3-5: Come join us for VBS and learn about God’s Word. August 3rd – 5th from 6:30 to 8 pm at Huggard Bible of Sand Lake. For ages 3 to the end of 6th grade. For more info call the church at 616-636-5561. #28-30p

Metron’s Annual Family Fun Day

Aug. 7: Metron of Cedar Springs located at 400 Jeffrey would like to invite the community to their Annual Family Fun Day on August 7, 2015, from 4pm to 7pm. Activities for the day include: bounce house, games for the children, live musical entertainment, food/drinks and fun for all. Hope to see you August 7. #30

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug 11: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. August 11th, from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. August 13th, from 6-9pm, and Sat. August 15th, from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #30,31p

Golf For Kids

Aug. 11: The 15th Annual Golf Outing Fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters is on Tuesday, August 11th at Candlestone Golf Resort. This is a 4 man scramble, shotgun start with registration at 9 am and starting at 10 am. There will be raffles and contests, new and traditional games. The cost for this event is $90/golfer or $360/team which includes 18 holes, golf cart, lunch, dinner and various awards. Dinner guests are welcome at $25 each. Please pre-register by August 7th by calling 989-463-3434 or email us at kids@bbbsgm.org. #30

Summer Rummage Sale

Aug. 12,13: A Summer Rummage Sale sponsored by the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will be held August 12th from 9 am to 7 pm and August 13th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church fellowship hall at the corner of Church and Main St. #30,31

Quilt Fundraiser for Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL

Aug. 15: The Nelson Township/ Sand Lake Friends of the Library are sponsoring a drawing for a “Bouquet of Violets” queen size hand-made quilt. Donations for a ticket are $10. Only 300 tickets are available. Tickets are available at the library. Drawing will be held on August 15th at 4 pm. Need not be present to win. Proceeds will go to the Sand Lake Summer Safari and the Orphan Train Program this fall. For information call 877-243-2466. #29,30p

Garage/Prom Dress Sale

Aug. 19-21: The Class of 2016 parents will be hosting a garage sale/homecoming and prom dress sale on August 19, 20 and 21st from 9 am – 8 pm. We are looking for donations of gently used formal dresses and other items to sell in order to raise funds for the senior all night party. If you are able to help please contact Teresa, 616-293-0380, or Patti, 616-881-9579 and we would be happy to make arrangements to pick up your donations. Make a note to come out to the middle school in August and look at all the dresses and other items we have for sale. #30

MCC’s Golf Outing is Aug. 28

Aug. 28: Montcalm Community College’s second annual Golf Outing is Aug. 28 at Brookside Golf Course in Gowen. Registration and a networking breakfast are from 8 to 8:45 a.m., followed by a welcome and event program from 8:45 to 9:30 a.m. Tee time is at 9:30 a.m. Lunch also is provided. Registration is due Aug. 14 and is $50 per person or $200 per four-person team, which includes breakfast and lunch, 18 holes of golf with a cart and prizes. If you don’t have a team and you still want to golf, you may sign up as an individual and be added to a team. To attend only the lunch is $10. All proceeds from the golf outing will go toward the purchase of updated training equipment for education. To register, go to www.montcalm.edu/golfouting. For more information, contact Ryan Wilson at (989) 328-1245 or ryan.wilson@montcalm.edu. #30b

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