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Enter to Win Cash for Christmas

Sand Lake Christmas Scavenger Hunt and Christmas Cookie Contest will award cash prizes. $50 to the Scavenger Hunt Drawing winners and $25 each for the Best Christmas Cookie in 3 categories: Drop, Bar, Rolled and Overall Best Christmas Cookie. For more information visit www.sandlakechamberofcommerce.com. #48p


5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot

Nov. 27: The 5th Annual Rockford Turkey Trot, benefit for North Kent Community Services will be held on Thursday, November 27th at 9:30 am. Meet at the Rotary Pavillion, Squire Street, downtown Rockford. Walk/Run the White Pine Trail to 12 Mile Rd. (choose your own distance and pace). Work off the calories BEFORE your feast plus help provide for folks needing food. Please bring a donation of nonperishable foods or paper products for NKCS. Cash also accepted. Hot beverages and a light snack will be provided after the Trot. Door prizes! Hosted by the Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church. #47,48p


Sand Lake Tree Lighting and Concert

Nov. 30: Enjoy the sights and sounds of Christmas performed by Resurrection Lutheran Preschool. Help us light our tree in Salisbury Park, Sand Lake. #48p


Dinner at the Legion

Dec. 1: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, December 1st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #48p


TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 2: 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. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #48


God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Dec. 2,9,16,23,30: 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 St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #48


Sand Lake Village Churches Progressive Advent

Dec. 5,6,14,21,24: Visit each of our churches on your journey to Christmas. “Live Indoor Nativity” at United Methodist Church, “Journey to Bethlehem” with Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church, Christmas program, “The Uniqueness of Jesus” at Church of the Full Gospel, and “Christmas Eve Candlelight Service” with Resurrection Lutheran church. See our ad on page 5 for times and locations. #48


Museum Open December 6th

Dec. 6: The Museum will be open after the lighting of the Christmas tree on Main St., Cedar Springs, the 6th of December for a candlelight tour of the museum and school house, from 5 to 7 pm. Inside the museum we have an antique sleigh set up in front of a wintery scene backdrop. Families are welcome to take pictures of their children in the old sleigh. This will be a great photo op for families! #48


Holiday Make & Take

Dec. 6: You will not want your kids to miss this one! We will help our child create a gift from their heart that can be cherished and passed down to their children for generations. They will make unique gifts and wrap them up with the assistance of our volunteer team. Voila! Your children’s holiday shopping is done. This event is more appropiate for K – 5th graders. A cherished gift from your child’s heart, what could be better! Saturday, December 6th from 10 am to 12:30 pm. A donation of $6 per child includes supplies. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #48


Craft Sale

Dec. 6: Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake, is having a craft sale on December 6th from 9 am to 3 pm. $48,49p


Casnovia Bazaar

Dec. 6: Old School Community Center, Annual Holiday Bazaar and Santa Day, on Saturday, December 6th, 142 N. Main St., Casnovia. Craft Show 8 am to 2 pm. All you can eat Lions Club breakfast 8 am to 11 am. Cookie decorating for the kids. Santa visits 11 am to 1 pm. Free horse drawn wagon rides 11 am to 1 pm. BBQ lunch served at noon. Come shop and enjoy the fun. For more information call Kelly at 616-675-9648. #48


A Christmas Night of Worship

Dec. 7: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents: A Christmas Night of Worship… Coffee, Candles, Carols and Praise. Sunday, evening, December 7th at 6 pm. World class desserts and coffee will be served during the concert. The church is located on Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. Come join us for a great night of celebrating Christmas. All welcome! www.scwchurch.org. #48,49p


Winter Snow Party

Dec. 10: Celebrate winter wonderland indoors with crafts, games and activities! For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #48


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