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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.

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