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This week’s happenings

GriefShare at Cedar Springs UMC
Jan. 8: GriefShare recovery seminar and support group meets at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church in Cedar Springs beginning on Sun. Jan. 8 from 3:30 – 5 pm in the Parlor (upstairs from the south entrance). The church is located at 140 S. Main St. in Cedar Springs (on the corner of Church and Main). GriefShare features nationally recognized experts on grief and recovery topics. For more information, call the church office at 616-696-1140.  #1

Hoot – Whoo – Who: Michigan’s Owls
Jan. 8: Listening to the hooting of owls has to be one of life’s most special pleasures. Learning more about Michigan’s owls gives those calls even more meaning. Join naturalist Greg Swanson as he introduces you to owl biology and a number of live owls during an indoor presentation. Then head outdoors in search of these elusive nocturnal wonders. Cost: $6/ person or $10/ family. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr. Kent City. If interested simply email cperski@lilysfrogpad.com.   #1

Serious Snowshoe
Jan. 8: Are you serious about getting in shape this winter? Don’t want to do it by yourself? Showshoeing is a great cardiovascular workout. Start with an indoor program on a variety of different topics, then suit up and hit the trails for a bout of invigorating exercise. Best suited for teens and adults. If snow conditions are not adequate, a vigorous hike will be substituted. Cost: $5/ session or $20 for the entire series. Jan. 8, 22, Feb. 5, 19, Mar. 4 from Noon to 3 pm. Includes snowshoe rental. . Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr. Kent City. If interested simply email cperski@lilysfrogpad.com.   #1

TOPS weight loss support group
Jan. 10: 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. In case of inclemeent weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Sporings schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #1

First Aid for Children
Jan. 10: This program teaches children how to stay calm and how to act in an emergency situation. Participants will learn how to get help and what to do until help arrives. Basic first aid and rescue breathing skills and what to do in case of a fire will be introduced. Program fee: $6.50. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr. Kent City. If interested simply email cperski@lilysfrogpad.com.   #1

Alphabet Safari
Jan. 10: Take a trip on the wild side and hunt for your favorite letters – safari style! This virtual journey to the savannah and jungle will let you experience the alphabet in a new and exciting way through interactive and creative activities. For ages 6 and under. Tues. Jan. 10 at 10:30 am at the KDL Branch Library in Sand Lake, 88 Eighth St.. #1

Country Music every Wednesday
Jan11: Come join your friends and listen to your favorite country music at the Burger King on 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, every Wednesday morning from 8:30 am until 10:30 am. Featuring the Mill Creek Band.  #1

Cedar Springs Book Club
Jan. 16:  Come join the Cedar Springs Book Club for a good time and some interesting conversation. The featured book for Monday Jan. 16 will be “Seven Wings and the Bleeding Twin Flowers” by local author Tammy Francisco. The book club starts at 7 pm at the CS Library and as a fund raiser, munchies will be available for a donation as well as tea, hot chocolate and specialty coffee.  The book takes place in Cedar Springs and is available on amazon.com for 99¢ for ebook to Kindle, and 99¢ from Barnes & Noble to the Nook.  If possible, RSVP for a count for refreshments, 616-696-1910. #1

Roast Beef Dinner
Jan. 18: Wednesday, January 18, the East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., will be serving a roast beef dinner with mashed potatoes, carrots, and homemade desserts from 5 to7 pm. This dinner will benefit the East Nelson United Methodist Church Youth. The cost of the meal is by donation. Come join us! If you have any questions, please contact the church at 616-696-0661. #1,2p

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