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Rummage Sale
Oct. 13-15: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church is having a Rummage Sale on Oct. 13 and 14 from 9 am – 5 pm and Oct. 15 from 9 am – 12 pm. Saturday fill a bag for $1. Lots of bargains and treasures.  #41p

“You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” presented at the Kent
Oct. 14-16:  You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a musical by Clark Gesner and based on the comic strip “Peanuts” by Charles Schulz, will be presented by the Cedar Springs Community Players at the Kent Theatre on October 14 – 15 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 16 at 3:00 PM. Tickets for children 12 and under are $8.  Presale adult tickets are $12 and are available from cast members, at Cedar Springs Library and Chase Bank.  Adult tickets at the door are $15.  Children attending the show may have the chance to win a “Peanuts” character stuffed toy!  Mark your calendars for this family fun show!!  #41p

Breakfast with the Moose on Bikes
Oct. 16: Sunday, Oct. 16, 9am until 11am: Breakfast with the MOB, aka, Moose On Bikes. $5.00  All you can eat breakfast presented by the MOB to benefit local children and charities. Sparta Moose Lodge #50, 11510 Division N., Sparta, MI 49345 (616) 890-8789. #41

Roast Beef Dinner at Rockford VFW
Oct. 16: The Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars, 4195 13 Mile Rd., will host a roast beef dinner every third Sunday of the month. Adults $8, Children $3.50. The best dinner in town! Prepared by our chef Fred Chambers. Take outs and deliveries are available. For deliveries call 616-866-2675 by 11:30 the day of the dinner. www.rockford vfw post3946.org.  #41

Travel For Nearly Free Through Southern Europe
Oct. 17: Monday, October 17th at 6:30pm in the CS High School Auditorium you can experience Paris and Cannes in France, Barcelona, Spain, Athens, Greece, Croatia, Istanbul and more through a Virtual Travel Adventure. The seating begins at 6pm and the adventure begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are only $10 for a great tour and can be purchased at the door. Students that come with a paid adult are only $5. There is an intermission featuring snacks as well. This is the first of four travels and if you would like a pass to all four, it is only $25. These adventures are brought to the community by the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department located at 204 E. Muskegon on the 3rd floor of the Hilltop Administration Building.   For more information, please check www.csaparksandrec.com or call 696-7320.  #41

Cedar Springs Odyssey of the Mind Meeting
Oct. 17: The meeting is to provide information and answer any questions parents or students may have about Odyssey of the Mind (OM).  The meeting will be held at Cedar View Elementary School in the Media center on October 17th at 7PM.  The program is an excellent opportunity to see your child grow and develop team building skills.  The students meet once a week right after school for about an hour from November until April.   The program is growing and we need coaches and volunteers so if you would like to help please plan on attending.  If you are unable to attend and would still like to help contact Keith Sawade  696-4887.  Mark your calendars for the Region #13 tournament in Greenville on March 24, 2012.  Check out the website http://www.miodyssey.net/index.html

TOPS weight loss support group
Oct. 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 weight loss goals! Exercise 8-8:30am (optional), weigh-ins from 8:30am – 9am and the meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. tfnf

North Kent Toastmasters Club
Oct. 18: North Kent Toastmasters Club Teaches Confidence to Communicate, Persuade and Lead. Open House: These are the attributes of leaders, and not all leaders are born with talent. They learn it, and so can you. More than ever Toastmaster clubs are prepared to equip success-oriented people with the practical communication and leadership skills necessary to improve their confidence and achieve their goals. Whether you’re a college student, stay-at-home mom, small business owner or CEO, we invite you to join North Kent Toastmasters Club – where leaders are made. The Open House is Oct. 18 at 7pm, at Prudential Preferred Realtors, 502 Northland Dr NE next to OLC Church at 11 Mile Rd, Rockford.  For directions call Sue 616-866-3509 or club website www.nkctm.org.  #41

Luncheon For Retirees
Oct. 20: Thursday, October 20th at 11:30am at the Courtland Township Hall on 14 Mile Road there will be a catered lunch for only $5 per person. The lunch is followed by a presentation by Sandy Waite, director of the North Kent Community Services. Come and have fellowship with your neighbors and enjoy a great meal and presentation as well. Reservations are required by Tuesday, October 18th at noon by calling the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department at 696-7320.  #41

Red Pine 5K Walk, Run & Relay
Oct. 23: Another new fund-raiser is the first Red Pine 5K Walk, Run & Relay on Sunday, October 23. “Outdoor lovers” of all ages and abilities are invited to enjoy running or walking the flat, scenic double loop through the nature center on well-marked trails. The race begins at 2:00 p.m. with refreshments and an award presentation afterwards. For participants 19 years old and older, the registration fee is $25, and for participants 18 years and younger it is $20. Registration forms and details are available on the website at www.lilysfrogpad.com, and late registration is from noon to 1:30 p.m. on race day.  #41

Utah’s Red Rock Canyonlands
Oct: 26: Howard Christensen Nature Center and Cedar Springs United Methodist Church will host a free program entitled “A Wilderness Icon: America’s Red Rock Canyonlands” on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:45 p.m. at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church (104 S. Main Street).  The speaker will be Clayton Daughenbaugh, conservation organizer with the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance and Chairperson of the Sierra Club’s National Wildlands and Wilderness Committee. Daughenbaugh will address the topic of faith and the land while promoting the national campaign to protect America’s Red Rock wilderness. For more info contact Ranger Steve (Mueller) at 616-696-1753 or email at odybrook@chartermi.net. #41

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