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Hometown Happenings

Model “T” Nuts Club Meeting

Jan. 12: The first meeting of the Model “T” Nuts Club will be Saturday, January 12, 9:30am, at Herman’s Boy in Rockford. #2


Lakeside Girls AAU Tryouts

Jan. 13: Lakeside Girls AAU will conduct area tryouts of 4-6th grade girls. Sunday, January 13 at Grand Rapids Union from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. Go to www.lakesidehoops.org or call coach Slater 616-918-3745. #2


Understanding How Poverty Affects Children

Jan. 14: Parents, mentors, teachers and school personnel, come to a pertinent presentation by Dr. Roger Sellon, Staff Child Psychologist at Kids Hope USA. The topic is understanding how poverty affects children and learning. Monday, January 14 at 7pm. East Nelson UM Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs. #2


Roast Beef Dinner

Jan. 16: The East Nelson United Methodist Church will be serving a Roast Beef Dinner with mashed potatoes, carrots, and homemade desserts on Wednesday, January 16 from 5 to 7pm. 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


Family Storytime

Jan. 17: Share books, stories, rhyme, music and movement as a family; develop early literacy skills and encourage a love of reading. Thursdays, January 17 – February 28 at 6:30pm. Spencer Township KDL, 14960 Meddler Ave. #2


2013 Red Flannel Festival

Jan. 18: The 2013 Red Flannel Festival Board is ready to begin planning this year’s Festival! Are you interested in volunteering or receiving additional information? Do you have a nomination for the 2013 Grand Marshal? All Grand Marshal’s have exceptional community service and direct volunteerism with the 74 year old Festival! Please email president@redflannelfestival.org for a detailed application by Jan. 18! #2,3p


The New Health Care Law & You

Jan. 18: Stay on top of your health! Get the facts on what the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is all about and what it means for you. Presented by Lisa Ross, consumer outreach coordinator for the State of Michigan. Friday, January 18 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL, 88 Eighth St. Sand Lake. #2


Art Show at Howard City’s VFW Hall

Jan. 19: An art show featuring two local artisits will be held at the Howard City VFW Hall on January 19th from 9am-3pm. Wade Mansel, a talented artist who paints wild life on moose horns he gets from Canada. His paintings are perfect, the best in his field. Roy Bills paints country music stars on the backs of full size guitars and also paints Indians and western themes. There will also be a Euchre tournament between 9am and 3pm. #1,2p


Family Fun Day

Jan. 20: Snow Golf (longest ball), Snake Shove, Snowshoeing, Scavenger Hunt, Children’s Activities. All games and fun take place in our Prairie – North of Interpretive Center. Chili, crackers, coffee, hot chocolate and brownies will be eaten in the Interpretive Center. Sunday January 20 from 12 noon to 3pm. Donation $6/person or $20 for family (four or more). Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Pre-registration is NOT required, however registering is greatly appreciated. 616-675-3158. #2

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