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

Enter Today for Sand Lake’s 12 Days of Christmas 

Dec. 13: The 12 Days of Christmas Kick Off Celebration starts on Saturday, December 13th. Enter today for the Cookie Contest, Quilt Show, Out House Races and the Vintage Snowmobile Show. For more information visit www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com. To enter the snowmobile show contact Ron Knapp at the West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library, 616-636-7232. #47p

 

Holiday Pie Sale

Nov. 22: Please join us for the annual Tri-County 4H Holiday Pie Sale! Saturday, November 22nd from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Pecan or Pumpkin. At the Tractor Supply Company on the corner of 17 Mile and White Creek. Also visit our Christmas Bake Sale, December 20th at Tractor Supply Company from 9 am to 2:30 pm. Proceeds benefit the Tri-County Country 4H Club. #47p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Nov. 25: 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. #47

 

5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot

Nov. 27: The 5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot, benefit for North Kent Community Services will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 9:30 am. Meet at the Rotary Pavillion, Squire Street, downtown Rockford. Walk/Run the White Pine Trail to 12 Mile Rd. (choose your own distance and pace). Work off the calories BEFORE your feast plus help provide for folks needing food. Please bring a donation of nonperishable foods or paper products for NKCS. Cash also accepted. Hot beverages and a light snack will be provided after the Trot. Door prizes! Hosted by the Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church. #47,48p

 

Help Promote Literacy

Dec. 2: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, December 2nd for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 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) to register. #48

 

Free Will and Trust Workshop

Dec. 6: At this workshop you will learn about the ten mistakes made in estate planning. Including how to avoid probate court, unintended disinheritance, unnecessary estate taxes and more. Featuring guest speaker, Greg Hamilton of Hamilton and Associates, PLLC. Saturday, December 6th at 10 am at Alpha and Omega Coffee Shop in Cedar Springs. Coffee, juice and donuts will be provided. Due to limited space, preregistration is required by December 4th. Please contact Angela Schalow at 616-696-8255 or angela@conflittiagency.com. #48p

 

Homes for the Holiday Tour

Dec. 6: The Friends of the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library is holding their Homes for the Holiday Tour on December 6th from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Advance tickets may be purchased at the Library or at Kindel & Company. Advance tickets are $10, on the day of the event $12. Ticket price includes refreshments at the library after 2 pm. Follow the Snowflake Signs. Homes on the tour are; Jerry and Brenda Gartszke, Poisson Family, Susan Sunden, Brenda Tumosa and Jessie Vogel and Bob Visser. #47

 

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Seats and Feet Drive

 

 

Help North Kent Community Services deliver a memorable Christmas to children and teens in northern Kent county by donating socks (all sizes), underwear (all sizes), pajamas (sizes 0-3 months to adult XXL), hats and gloves (all sizes) and personal care items (toilet paper, soap, deodorant, etc…).

Items can be dropped off at Alpha Omega Coffee, Cedar Springs City Hall, Family Cuts N More, Kin of Hope, Cedar Chest, Cedar Springs Library, Geek Worx, Take 2 or at any business with a Seats and Feet Drive sign in the window!

Donations will also be collected by the Christmas Tree at the Chamber’s Come Mingle with Kris Kringle Event in downtown Cedar Springs on Saturday, December 6 from 1:00 to 6:00pm.

Please contact Patricia Troost at (616) 635-1196 or patriciatroost43@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to help.

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God will provide

 

 

A young woman brought home her fiance to meet her parents. After dinner, her mother tells her father to find out about the young man.  So the father invites the fiance to his study for a drink.

“So what are your plans?” the father asks the young man.
“I’m going to be a Bible scholar.” he replies.

“A Bible scholar. Hmmm,” the father says. “Admirable, but what will you do to provide a nice house for my daughter to live in, as she’s accustomed to?”

“I will study,” the young man replies, “and God will provide for us.”

“And how will you buy her a beautiful engagement ring, such as she deserves?” asks the father.

“I will concentrate on my studies,” the young man replies, “and God will provide for us.”

“And children?” asks the father. “How will you support children?”

“Don’t worry, sir, God will provide,” replies the fiance.

The conversation proceeds like this, and each time the father questions, the young idealist insists that God will provide.

Later, the mother asks, “How did it go, Honey?”

The father answers, “He has no job and no plans, but the good news is he thinks I’m God.”

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Hometown Happenings

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

Santa Claus Girls of Kent County

Nov.: Christmas gifts for kids in need. Call between 9:30 am and 2 pm for Christmas for kids in need up to age 12. 616-957-7325. #46

 

Huge Book Sale for CS Library

Nov. 13,14: The Cedar Springs Public Library is having a Huge Book Sale at the Cedarfield Community’s Clubhouse, across from Meijer. Books galore – Thursday, from 10 am to 7 pm and Friday from 10 am to 5 pm at the Friends Fundraising Sale! For more information call the Library at 616-696-1910. #46

 

Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest Event

Nov. 15: If you knew you could do something as easy as buying a handmade piece of jewelry or other item to help women and children rescued from the sex trade, would you? You will have that chance on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Springs Church from 5-7 p.m., at the Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest event. The event is put on by Women at Risk International, a humanitarian organization based in Grand Rapids, Mich. They have safe houses all over the world where they’ve rescued women and children out of sex trafficking and empower them to earn an income by making products to sell. Judy Wolter will speak about the program, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. All proceeds go to women at risk. For more info call Wendy at 616-460-1989. #45,46p

 

Solon Center Wesleyan Church Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: Do your Christmas shopping at our largest craft bazaar ever! Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 3 pm. 60+ vendors at 2 locations ½ mile apart. Delicious fresh baked goods, hand crafted items, and jewelry. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee and a lunch counter are also available. Two locations: Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd, and the Solon Township Hall, ½ mile south of the church (15685 Algoma Ave.). #44-46p

 

Fall Festival

Nov. 15: Saturday, November 15th the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women (140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs) are having their Fall Festival. Our booths will include Grandma’s Attic, Book Nook, Jewelry and a cookie patch. Come shop with us. You never know what kind of treasure you will find. #45,46b

 

Elvis Impersonator at Tri County Eagles

Nov. 15: Elvis Impersonator will be in the building! Tri County Eagles in Sand Lake on Saturday, November 15th at 7 pm. Dress in your best 60’s outfit! Special prize for the best 60’s costume. Dinner specials, door prizes, and 50/50 raffle. #45,46p

 

Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: The 14th annual Holiday Bazaar at Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, November 15 from 9 am to 3 pm. The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Ave., Rockford (between 12 and 13 Mile) Many crafters, Grandma’s Attic, bake sale, cookies by the pound. Lunch is available from 11 am to 2 pm. For more info call Karen at 616-363-1510. #46

 

Dinner at the Legion

Nov. 17: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Meatloaf dinner on Monday, November 17th , from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #46p

 

Michigan Blood Drive

Nov. 18: Donate blood on Tuesday, November 18th at the Cedar Springs Untied Methodist Church from 12 pm to 7 pm. Attempt to donate and you could win a $250 shopping spree! Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be donating homemade cookies. Best reason to donate? Help save someone’s life. Come help – on the true spirit of Thanksgiving. #46

 

Cat and Dog Tales

Nov. 19: On Wednesday, November 19th at 7 pm the Greenville Garden Club meeting, 900 Kent Rd., will feature “Holidays, Poisonous Plants and Holiday Stress Issues for Pets.” Representatives of the Montcalm County Animal Shelter and a local veterinarian will talk about how holiday activities and some holiday plants can affect your pets, and how to anticipate and avoid problems. #46

 

“The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Kent Theatre

Nov. 20-22: The Rogue River Community Theatre Company presents “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs on November 20, 21, and 22 with showtimes at 7:30 pm each night and a matinee at 2 pm on the 22nd. This is a family-friendly show for audiences of all ages. Admission is adults $10 and students $5. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only. For more information go to www.facebook.com/rrctc or www.rrctc.org. #46

 

Herbal Holiday Gifts

Nov. 20: Learn a variety of ways to herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. For adults. Thursday, November 20th at 6:30 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen, 877-243-2466. #46

 

Natural Ornaments & Pinecone Wreaths

Nov. 22: 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. Saturday, November 22nd from 10 am to 12 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Donation of $10 per person (includes supplies). All creations go home with you. Wreath forms included in supplies, along with ribbons, pinecones, glues, glitter, and so much more! Take home a lifetime traditional memory. #46

 

3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Nov. 22: Have you ever wished your drawing could come to life? Now they can! With the use of the 3Doodler, create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-636-4251. #46

 

Thankful for You Day

Nov. 22: KDL is wrapping up nearly two years of our Happiness Project with a major celebration of the folks who most make us happy – our customers! Help us celebrate YOU with treats, fun, entertainment and surprises during each of our 18 branch celebrations. For all ages. Saturday, November 22 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch, 88 Eighth St. #46

 

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The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

ENT-SleepyHollowThe Rogue River Community Theatre Company presents The Legend of Sleepy Hollow at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs on November 20, 21, and 22 with show times at 7:30 pm each night and a matinee at 2:00 on the 22nd. This is a family-friendly show for audiences of all ages. Admission is adults $10 and students $5. Tickets are available at the door. Cash or check only.

For more information go to www.facebook.com/rrctc or www.rrctc.org.

 

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Yard sale anger

 

 

A woman was taking her time browsing through everything at a friend’s yard sale. As she picked up a blue vase and studied it, she said to her friend, “My husband is going to be really mad I stopped at your yard sale.”

“I’m sure he’ll understand when you tell him about all the bargains you found,” her friend replied.

“Normally, yes,” she said. “But he just broke his leg, and he’s waiting for me to take him to the hospital to have it set.”

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Hometown Happenings

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

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. #45

Hawks Hoops Girls Rocket Basketball for 3rd-6th Grades

Nov. 8: Practice start on Saturday, November 8th at Cedar Springs High School. Pre-registration is highly encouraged via online payment, mail or dropping off at Hilltop or attending the parent meeting at 6 pm on November 3rd at Hilltop Administration Building. Registration forms are online at www.csaparksandrec.com as well as at Hilltop. Any questions can be directed to the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation department at 616-696-7320 or by emailing director@csaparksandrec.com. #44,45b

 

Free Movie at CS United Methodist Church

Nov. 8,9: Come enjoy this great free movie event featuring “It’s a Wonderful Life.” One of those ageless movies that improves with age. Saturday, November 8th at 3 and 7 pm and Sunday, November 9th at 3 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church 140 S. Main St. Free popcorn and punch! Coming soon: “The Game Stands Tall.” #44,45p

 

Marty Miller Concert

Nov. 9: Come on out and meet Marty and his wife, Janet, and enjoy a musical concert of acoustic, encouraging, original songs… mixed with an easy blend of well-known songs and worship music. Let the Father’s Spirit use the music and lyrics to open your hearts to a deeper walk with Jesus, and to step a little beyond our comfort zones into an opportunity to grow and give praise! Join us at Ensley Baptist Church, 7077 120th St., Sand Lake (near the corner of Cypress and 120th) on Sunday, November 9th at 6 pm. #45

 

Veteran’s Day at Metron

Nov. 11: As we honor those who served this country, Metron of Cedar Springs, located at 400 Jeffery, invites the community to join us for a flag ceremony presented by members of the American Legion Post 287. Opening prayer will be presented by Pastor Steven Lindeman, 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. Deb Eadie, pianist, will provide additonal music following the ceremony. #45

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Nov. 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. #45

 

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Nov. 12: East Nelson United Methodist Church will be hosting a dinner on Wednesday, November 12 from 5 to 7 pm. The menu is: Turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, rolls, relishes  and desserts. Everyone is welcome! #45

 

Sensational Senses!

No. 13: See, hear, smell, touch, taste! Come join us as we explore the world through our five senses! For ages 6 and younger. Thursday, November 13th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #45

 

Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest Event

Nov. 15: If you knew you could do something as easy as buying a handmade piece of jewelry or other item to help women and children rescued from the sex trade, would you? You will have that chance on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Springs Church from 5-7 p.m., at the Deer Hunter’s Widow War Chest event. The event is put on by Women at Risk International, a humanitarian organization based in Grand Rapids. They have safe houses all over the world where they’ve rescued women and children out of sex trafficking and empower them to earn an income by making products to sell. Judy Wolter will speak about the program, and refreshments will be provided. Admission is free. All proceeds go to women at risk. For more info call Wendy at 616-460-1989. #45,46p

Solon Center Wesleyan Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: Do your Christmas shopping at our largest craft bazaar ever! Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 3 pm. 60+ vendors at 2 locations ½ mile apart. Delicious fresh baked goods, hand crafted items, and jewelry. There’s definitely something for everyone. Rolls and coffee and a lunch counter are also available. Two locations: Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd, and the Solon Township Hall, ½ mile south of the church (15685 Algoma Ave.). #44-46p

 

Fall Festival

Nov. 15: Saturday, November 15th the Cedar Springs United Methodist Women (140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs) are having their Fall Festival. Our booths will include Grandma’s Attic, Book Nook, Jewelry and a cookie patch. Come shop with us. You never know what kind of treasure you will find. #45,46b

 

Elvis Impersonator at Tri County Eagles

Nov. 15: Elvis Impersonator will be in the building! Tri County Eagles in Sand Lake on Saturday, November 15th at 7 pm. Dress in your best 60’s outfit! Special prize for the best 60’s costume. Dinner specials, door prizes, and 50/50 raffle. #45,46p

 

Holiday Bazaar

Nov. 15: Bethel Lutheran Church will host a Holiday Bazaar on Saturday, November 15th from 9 am to 2 pm. The church is located on M-46, just east of Old 131 (Federal Rd.). #45

 

Widow’s Weekend Bazaar

Nov. 15: The American Legion Auxiliary is having their Widow’s Weekend Bazaar on November 15 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Cedar Springs American Legion Post. Along with garage sale items and arts and crafts items, we will also have a bake sale. #45

 

Online Safety for Youth

Nov. 18: Kent School Services Parent Education Series will be held on Tuesday, November 18th at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium from 6:30 – 8 pm. Nic Bottomley, LMSW, ASOTP Therapist Family Division 17th Circuit Court will give an overview of the ongoing media revolution and the risks our youth face online. We will discuss what parents can do to help keep their children safe. Target audience (6-12). Open to parents, students and community members. #45

 

 

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Way of the wolf

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November 7-8 at The Kent Theatre

Actors del Arte Ensemble of West Michigan will be presenting “Way of The Wolf,” at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main, in Cedar Springs, on November 7 and 8.

If you like fantasy/adventure, this is the story for you. It is similar to “Lord of The Rings” by J.R.R. Tolkien. You will be rooting for the heroes who have vowed to save the Kingdom of Vasilki from corruption. It’s a show for the whole family and a great way to start the holiday season.

Showtimes are Friday, November 7 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, November 8, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets at the door. Adults are $10, students $4, and seniors $8.

For more details call 874-5264.

 

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Fall back: be alert for pedestrians and bicyclists

 

Time change this weekend

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reminds motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians that it will be getting darker one hour earlier with the end of daylight saving time at 2 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2. It will be important for motorists to be aware of pedestrians and bicyclists on the drive home, as they will be much less visible. Pedestrians and bicyclists should wear bright, reflective clothing in order to be seen more easily.

“Driving becomes more challenging for motorists during the first week of the time change, especially in school zones” said State Transportation Director Kirk T. Steudle. “Drivers need to pay close attention and eliminate distractions while driving, and pedestrians and bicyclists should take every precaution to make themselves as visible as possible. We want everyone to make it home every night.”

The University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI) says that pedestrians are more at risk of serious injury from a motor vehicle crash in the weeks following the return to standard time. The most dangerous time is the first hour after darkness.

According to the National Highway Traffic Administration, 4,743 pedestrians died in traffic crashes in 2012, while an estimated 76,000 were injured (with 14,000 of those injured being children 15 and younger). The majority of pedestrian fatalities (70 percent) occur during dark conditions between 6 p.m. and 5:59 a.m.

Motorists are reminded that bicyclists are permitted to ride on most roadways in Michigan. Bicyclists are reminded that, as legal roadway users, they are required to obey all traffic laws, signs, and signals.

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Pick a hymn

One Sunday a pastor told his congregation that the church needed some extra money and asked the people to prayerfully consider giving a little extra in the offering plate. He said that whoever gave the most would be able to pick out three hymns.

The offering plates were passed, then brought to the front and placed on the altar. The pastor was about to pray over them when he glanced down and noticed that someone had placed a $1,000 bill in the offering! He was so excited that he immediately shared his joy with the congregation and said he’d like to personally thank the person who placed the money in the plate.
A sweet little old lady sitting in the back shyly raised her hand. The pastor asked her to come to the front. When she did, he told her how wonderful it was that she gave so much and asked her to pick out three hymns.
Her eyes brightened and a big grin spread across her face as she looked out over the congregation. She then pointed to the three most handsome men in the pews and said, “I’ll take him and him and him.”

 

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