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Hometown Happenings

Spring 2012 soccer registration
Oct 22: American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Don’t miss registration for the Spring 12 season at Boomer Park – 13440 Ritchie Avenue south of 17 Mile Road, 9am to 1pm. Complete the Pre-Registration Application online and use the registration Express Lane when you arrive. See details at our website: www.ayso902.org. The registration fee is $50 per child. Families registering 3 or more players will receive a discount of $5 per player. Registering players from age 4 to 14. (Players must be at least 4 years old by their first practice.) First time players must show a Birth Certificate for age verification. #42

Art for Africa
Oct. 22: This Saturday! October 22, 2-5pm at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street, Cedar Springs. Art for Africa is a free art workshop where your children, K-5th grade, will learn fun new art techniques and create their own masterpieces that will be sold at our upcoming Art Show on Nov. 12 to help Free Methodist Missions in Africa & beyond. This is a very hands-on way for your children to help others in need. For more info please contact Abby Briggs ~ 616.788.0468.

Cedar Springs United Methodist Celebrates 145 Years
Oct 23: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is celebrating their 145th Anniversary on Sunday, October 23 with a special program and ice cream social at 3:00 p.m. The church is located at 140 S. Main St. Everyone is welcome to come.

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.

Pine Grove Community Church Senior lunch
Oct. 26: The frost is on the pumpkin, the fodder’s in the sock. Ma’s busy in the kitchen fillin that ol soup pot. She’s choppin this and stirrin that creating a tasty bounty, for all the Seniors in the county. So if you’re age 60 or perhaps even more, we invite you please to pass through our door. The 26th of October the hour is Noon, on the corner of M-82 and Beech, we hope to see you soon.

Harvest party at Solon Center Wesleyan Church
Oct. 26: Families are invited to attend our annual Harvest Party on Wednesday, October 26th from 6:30 to 8:00pm. There will be bounce houses, games, activities, snacks & candy! Pumpkin carving contest. Bring your carved pumpkin. Prizes will be awarded. Kids wear your costumes, but nothing scary please. The church is located @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. All welcome! #42

Fashion show/jewelry party Grace Full Elegance on a budget
Oct 28: The Womens ministry of Solon Center Wesleyan Church invites you to enjoy a Free fashion show on Friday, October 28th @ 7pm. Grace Full Elegance will demonstrate how to dress stylishly yet still saving $$. The items will be offered at silent auction and Premier jewelry will also be available to be purchased. All proceeds will go toward the advancement of ministry to women. There will also be snacks & door prizes. Call the church at 616-696-3229 to reserve a spot for yourself and all your friends. The church is located at 15671 Algoma avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. #42

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) at KDL
Oct. 29: Bring the entire family to celebrate Day of the Dead with traditional Mexican crafts, music, and activities. For all ages. Saturday, October 29, 1:30pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson township branch Kent District Library at 88 Eighth St, Sand Lake. #42

Oct. 29: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church is hosting Trunk-or-Treat on 10/29/11, the Saturday evening prior to Halloween, from 6pm to 8pm for members of our community. Costumed children will trick-or-treat from automobile trunks which are parked in our lot, followed by free refreshments of hot dogs, chips & pop served around the bonfire. Bring your lawn chairs, or sit on folding chairs from inside the church. In case of rain, everything gets moved inside (except for the fire of course!). Call the church for more info 866-4298, 10300 Myers Lake Ave, Rockford. #42

5th annual halloween party
Oct: 29: Rockford American Legion Post 102 is hosting a benefit for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans Saturday, October 29th. Open to public, must be 21. Cash bar, food and costume contest. Tickets in advance $15 ($20 day of) Available at Rockford American Legion Lounge 330 Rockford Park Dr. (on the corner of Northland Dr & Rockford Park Dr) Doors open at 7pm. Live music by “Mustang” starts at 8pm. #42

Night-owl walk
Oct. 29: Celebration of Halloween, walk along a two mile guided night hike along a trail lit only by jack-o-lanterns. Listen to nature’s sounds of the night like, the Barn Owl – a nocturnal blood-curdling scream – screeching, possibly a bullfrog, and mony other night sounds. Saturday, October 29, 8-10pm. #42

Family harvest celebration
Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp will be holding its annual Family Harvest Celebration on Monday, October 31st. Come anytime between 6pm – 8pm to check out the decorated cabins and enjoy a night out with the family. This is a Free family event that includes wagon rides, puppets, games, cider, treats and a trip through treat town for some candy. Pine Ridge is located just 5 miles east of town on 17 Mile Rd. Call 616-696-8675 for more information. #42,43

Trunk or treat at The Springs
Oct 31: when kids are out trick-or-treating in Cedar Springs, they can swing by The Springs Church for Trunk-or-Treat from 6-8pm. There will be a puppet show, donuts & cider, carnival games, a 20’ giant slide, decorated trunks & lots & lots of candy! It will be fun for the whole family in a safe, well-lit environment for kids. The church is located at 135 N. Grant St., in Cedar Springs. #42

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