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Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

Christmas Fund Distribution

Dec. 12: Due to the generosity of the late Evelyn Cossin, there are limited funds available again this year to assist some families in need for Christmas. The funds are available only to families living in the Cedar Springs city limits. Please send or bring letters requesting assistance to: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St., PO Box K, Cedar Springs, MI 49319, C/O Janet Avery. All letters should include some brief summary of your need for assistance. Letters must be submitted and post marked and received NO later than Friday, December 12th. Please note: If awarded some assistance, we will send you a letter informing you of your pick up times of 10 am – noon and 7 – 8 pm on Monday, December 22nd at Cedar Springs UMC. All letters received will receive some notification of acceptance or denial of assistance. #49,50p


Make edible Christmas tree, ornament at library

Dec. 13: Make an edible Christmas tree with frosting and great candy decorations this Saturday, December 13. RSVP for sessions starting at 10am, 11am and 12pm. Great for kids preschool and up!  Also make a Christmas tree decoration for as long as supplies last!  RSVP by calling 616-696-1910 or stop by and sign up at 43 W. Cherry Street during open hours. Visit our website for more information: cedarspringslibrary.llcoop.org


TOPS weight loss support group

Dec. 16: 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. #50


Michigan Blood Drive

Dec. 16: Tuesday, December 16th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12 to 7 pm. Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be donating homemade cookies. Attempt to donate and you could win a $250 shopping spree. In the Spirit of Giving this Christmas, what better gift than the gift of life. For each unit you give, it will benefit three peoples’ life! It only costs you an hour of your time. #50


Winter Snow Party

Dec. 18: Celebrate winter wonderland indoors with crafts, games and activities! For ages 6 and younger. Wednesday, December 18h at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #50


Gingerbread Lake at KDL

Dec. 20: Stroll down Gingerbread Lake and enjoy tasty gingerbread stories. Each child will make a simple gingerbread house. Pre-registration is required and participation spots are limited. For all ages. Saturday, December 20th at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #50


Holiday Bake Sale

Dec. 20: Please join us for the annual Tri-County 4H Holiday Bake Sale! Saturday, December 20th, from 9 am to 2:30 pm at Tractor Supply Company in Cedar Springs. #50,51p


Holiday Potluck at HCNC

Dec. 20: On Saturday, December 20th at 6 pm to about 8 pm Howard Christensen Nature Center will host a Holiday Potluck. Bring a dish to pass – HCNC will provide turkey and ham. Bring your whole family! Everyone and anyone is invited. This year there will be an “Ugly Christmas Shirt Contest” with prizes. There will also be games. A White Elephant Gift Exchange will be held. The gift needs to be wrapped, marked “Male or Female or Either”, do not put your name (This is a secret!). 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #50


Snowshoeing at HCNC

Dec. 21: Learn to Snowshoe. You and our loved ones can enjoy snowshoeing together on our scenic trails with a snowshoe guide, snow permitting. Build a team, employee party, and join the festive fun. Sunday, December 21 from 10:30 am to 12 pm. Donation of $5 per person, snowshoes included. Howard Christensen Nature Center 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #50


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