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Trees & Plants

Oct. 7: Mighty oaks from little acorns grow. All participants will be looking for both as they learn what trees need to grow. Participants will use their senses to explore and discover similarities and differences in the leaves, bark, branches and seeds of the trees of HCNC woods. What does it take to make thrive? Participants will compare the various ways plants compete for their basic needs as well as learn about cycles that make up many parts of how plants work. They will hike to see plants outdoors and take home their own plant from a cutting. Sunday Oct. 7 from 2 to 4 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #40


Take it Apart!

Oct. 13: Like to tinker? Are you curious about how things work or what is inside? Old telephones, keyboards, and other gadgets will be provided for children to take apart and explore. Spark your child’s interest in what makes things tick! For all ages. Saturday, Oct. 13 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL, 88 Eighth St. Sand Lake. #40


Paper Drive for CS Cub Scouts Pack 3222

Oct. 13: The Cedar Springs Cub Scouts Pack 3222 is currently having a paper drive. We will have a semi trailer in the parking lot just to the south of KC’s Kones, on Main St., until the beginning of December. We will gladly accept all of your newspapers and phoone books. We are unable to accept magazines, cardboard or trash. Cub Scouts will be at the trailer from 9 am unto 2 pm to help unload papers from vehicles. This event has been organized by Scott DiPiazza, our Webelo I leader. If you have any questions avout the paper drive please call Scott at 616-240-0279. A pickup day is scheduled for October 13. Please text your address and phone number to Scott at the phone number above. #40


Swiss Steak Dinner

Oct. 17: The East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 18 Mile Rd., will be serving swiss steak, mashed potatoes, squash, salad and apple crisp for dessert from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m on Wednesday, October 17th. The cost of the meal is by donation. Come join us for a delicious meal. If you should have any questions, please contact the church at 616/696-0661. #40,41p


The Dixie Swim Club

Oct 18,19,20: The Cedar Springs Community Players will present the The Dixie Swim Club, a Jones, Hope and Wooten comedy, on October 18, 19, 20, 2012 at the Kent Theatre at 7:30 PM. The show, directed by Sue Harrison, involves five Southern women, who were members of a college swim team. They meet each year to have fun and reminisce about family, relationships, their jobs, the importance of friendships, and even have some surprises thrown in. Presale tickets are $10 and are available at the Cedar Springs Library, from cast members, or by calling (616)-263-9363 or (616) 696-0456. Tickets at the door on performance nights are $12. Grab several friends and enjoy a night of hilarious comedy and fun. #40-42pd


Casino Bus Trip Fundraiser

Nov. 17: If hunting isn’t your “game”, you might want to gamble your way to fame! The CSHS Senior All Night Party committee is planning a fundraiser with a trip to Soaring Eagle Casino on Nov. 17th. The cost is $40 per person and will leave at 10 am and return aroung 6 pm. You will receive $20 in game play as well as a $5 food voucher. There will be raffles and auctions on the bus as well as a “goodies” for sale. Contact Angie Taylor at 616-460-2499 or BJ Towers at 616-894-3346 to sign up for the trip. Must be 21 years old to participate. #39,40p


Digital Photography Class

Oct. 13: The Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation is offering a digital photography class with Misty Minna. Saturdays Oct. 13 – Nov. 17 (no class on Nov. 10) from 9 – 10:30 am and costs $60. The deadline for registration is Oct. 10th. To register call 616-696-7320 or stop in at the CSPS District Office (Hilltop Building). #40

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