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American Legion Garage – Bake Sale

June 14: The American Legion Auxiliary is having a Garage Sale/Bake Sale on Saturday, June 14 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Post, located at 80 S. Main St. in Cedar Springs. For more information please call 616-570-2830. #24


Tween Spa Fun

June 14: The Cedar Springs Public Library is hosting Spa Fun Day at the CS Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Saturday, June 14 from 1:30 – 3 pm. Enjoy some spa treatments and make your own! Limit of 20 people. Pre-register at the library or call 616-696-1910. #24


Open House for Prayer

June 16: Open House for Prayer every Monday night 7:00 to 8:00 P.M. June 16 Prayer Focus: Healing! Everyone is invited. The Cedar Springs Christian Church, 340 W. Pine Street. Follow driveway down the hill of Creative Technologies Academy (no affiliation) for a sweet time of prayer. #24


CASSA Soccer Try-Outs

June 16-18: Come to Boomer Park 13440 Ritchie Ave., Cedar Springs to try-out for CASSA Soccer from 6 – 8:30 pm on Monday, June 16 (U9-U12 Boys only), Tuesday, June 17 (U9-U12 Girls only) and Wednesday, June 18 (U13-19 Girls & U13-14 Boys) Players need shin guards, cleats, soccer ball & plenty of water. Please bring a copy of your child’s birth certificate if never played in GVSA. For further information, please visit www.cassasoccer.com. #24


Dinner at the Legion

June 16: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Roast Beef and Onions dinner on Monday, June 16th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #24


God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

June 16: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Blessed John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #24


TOPS weight loss support group

June 17: 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 weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #24


Thinking About Home Education?

June 17: Are you thinking about Home educating your children? Are you looking for a Home School support group? We would love to meet you and answer any questions you may have. Please join us for an informational meeting about our home school group; Oakfield Home Education Alliance, meeting in the North Kent County area on Mondays thru the school year. We look forward to seeing you on June 17 at 7 pm at the Oakfield Learning Center, located at 11128 – 14 Mile Rd., Rockford. For more information please go to http://ohea.wordpress.com/ #24


Fizz! Boom! Fun!

June 18: Join Michigan State University students as they stir up some science fun. Caution! You might explode with laughter! Wednesday, June 18 at 2 pm at the Cedar Springs Middle School (the corner of 16 Mile and Northland Dr.). Presented by the Cedar Springs Public Library. #24


Minute to Win It at KDL

June 19: Pit your skills against the clock and against your peers. Set a personal record or challenge a friend. Prizes for all! Thursday, June 19 at 4 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #24


Book Buddies at KDL

June 21: Ever want to read to a princess, race car driver or a dinosaur? Now you can! Come check out a Book Buddy from the library and spend 10 minutes reading your favorite book together! There will be lots of special characters to choose from and each one is excited to hear you read. This is a special partnership between United Way, The Grand Rapids Public Library and Kent District Library. For families. Saturday, June 21 at 1 pm. Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #24


MCC’s Camp WOWme

June 23-27: Writers will learn how to improve their skills during Montcalm Community College’s Camp WOWme – The World of Writing: Multimedia Enhances. Teens who love to write are invited to attend this week long day camp. They will write to different prompts, learn how to avoid getting writer’s block and practice how to convert their written work into amazing multimedia pieces. The camp is offered twice this summer. The first session is June 23 – 27 from 8 am to 4pm on MCC’s Greenville campus and the second camp is July 14-18 from 8 am to 4 pm on MCC’s Sidney campus. Kresta Train and Shannon Powell are the camp co-directors. It is open to youths in grades 7 through 12. The cost is $90. Advance registration is required. Visit www.montcalm.edu/campus for more information or to register, or call 616-754-7706 or 989-328-2111, ext. 610. #24


Hug a Bug! Bugs for Preschoolers

June 24: Let’s get BUGGY! Insect containers, nets and a bug-finding attitude will be at Howard Christensen Nature Center. To the woods, prairies and more to see what 6-legged creatures live here at HCNC. We will look for eggs and larvae, and inspect the lifecycle of insects. This is a hands on day, come dressed to get dirty, dress appropriately. Tuesday, June 24 from 12:30 to 2 pm. Donation of $4.50 per child – Parents free. Sign up as there is a limit of 25. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #24


The Fallen Heros Golf Outing

July 26: The 5th Annual The Fallen Heros Golf Outing will be held on Saturday, July 26th at 2 pm at the North Kent Golf Club. Grand Prize is a fishing trip for 4. Hole in One contest, 50/50 raffle, other contests with prizes for all! $70 per person includes golf w/cart and steak dinner. Contact North Kent Golf Club 616-866-2659, Alicia Brown 616-862-1463 or Stevie Brown 616-648-4013. Monies raised will be donated to the Fallen Heros & Veterans Memorial Park in Cedar Springs for addition of Vietnam Memorial. #24,25p


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