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Hometown Happenings 1-13-22

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Jan. 13,20,27: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Mobile Food Pantry

Jan. 17: The Mobile Food Pantry will be in Cedar Springs on Monday, January 17th. Free food and everyone is welcomed! Drive thru registration begins at 4:30 pm. At 5:00 pm, cars will drive up by the tables and food boxes will be loaded in their vehicles. The location has changed to The Cedar Springs Fire Station, 38 N. Second St., Cedar Springs. #2

Blood Drive in Cedar Springs

Jan. 18: The Cedar Springs Public Library will be hosting a blood drive in their Community Room next Tuesday, January 18th with appointments available from 12:30-7pm. To sign up for an appointment, please call 1-866-642-5663 or visit versiti.org/MI. Be the difference in your community and help save 3 lives in little as one hour! #2

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 18,25: 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. #51-20

Sand Lake Museum Open

Jan. 25: The Sand Lake Salisbuy Park Museum will be open Tuesday, January 25th from noon to 7 pm. The museum is open the fourth Tuesday of every month. #2

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Hometown Happenings 1-6-2022

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Let It Snow at KDL

Jan.3-Mar. 31: We are pleased to present Let It Snow for adults and teens. Our winter reading program returns with a collectible mug for completers. Read a minimum of six books between January 3 and March 31 to receive the 2022 Let It Snow ceramic mug. Participants who finish an additional four titles are entered into a drawing to win an iPad, an experience or other prizes. Participate online at kdl.org/snow or pick up a printed form at any KDL branch. #1

Family Storytime at KDL

Jan. 4-Feb. 23: For young children ages 0-5. Read and sing together as a family. Enjoy stories, music, movement and rhymes that develop early literacy skills. Tuesdays from January 4 – February 22, at 10:30am, Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. Wednesdays January 5 – February 23 at 10 am, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. #1

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Jan. 6,13,20,27: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

BUNCO is Back!

Jan. 7:   BUNCO is back at the Rockford Masonic Lodge, 1430 Northland Drive NE (across from Bell Furniture) on the first Friday of the month, January 7th. Doors open and light refreshments at 6 pm, and play begins at 6:30. $5.00 donation to play. You may bring your own snack if you wish or one to share. Join us for lots of fun, fellowship, prizes and a 50/50 raffle each night. Sponsored by Rockford Order of the Eastern Star – Bring a friend, everyone welcome! Questions? Call: Janet 616-784-5372. Proceeds will go either to a local food pantry or Paws with a Cause. #1

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 11,18,25: 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. #51-20

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Hometown Happenings 12-30-21

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theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Dec. 30: theTable will not be having dinner the week of December 30th. We will be back every week in the new year! See you all January 6th. Be safe and stay healthy!! #tfnb

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 4,11,18,25: 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. #51-20

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Hometown Happenings 12-23-21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Dec. 23,30: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

An Outdoor Christmas Experience

Dec. 23: Come and experience Christmas Outdoors at Frost Creek! There will be a live nativity with a petting zoo of camels, sheep, goats and donkeys, games and activities for the kids, hot chocolate, a tree lighting, and bonfire barrels for warmth. The evening begins Thursday, December 23rd at 6:30 pm with the tree lighting at 7 pm. Frost Creek Church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs (just north of 19 Mile Rd.) #49-51

Winter Break Day Camp at HCNC

Dec. 28-30: Howard Christensen Nature Center is hosting a Winter Day Camp December 28 – 30 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost is $10 per day. Bring your lunch and dress for the outdoors! 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158, www.howardchistensen.org. #50,51

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Dec. 28: 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. #51-20

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Hometown Happenings – 12/16/21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Dec. 16,23,30: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

An Outdoor Christmas Experience

Dec. 23: Come and experience Christmas Outdoors at Frost Creek! There will be a live nativity with a petting zoo of camels, sheep, goats and donkeys, games and activities for the kids, hot chocolate, a tree lighting, and bonfire barrels for warmth. The evening begins Thursday, December 23rd at 6:30 pm with the tree lighting at 7 pm. Frost Creek Church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs (just north of 19 Mile Rd.) #49,50

Winter Break Day Camp at HCNC

Dec. 28-30: Howard Christensen Nature Center is hosting a Winter Day Camp December 28 – 30 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost is $10 per day. Bring your lunch and dress for the outdoors! 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158, www.howardchistensen.org. #50,51p

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Hometown Happenings 12-9-21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Dec. 8,16,23: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Wreath Making Kits at HCNC

Dec 10-19: Wreath making kits will be available at the Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Interpretive Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4 pm starting November 26th. Purchase a handmade grapevine wreath to take home and deocorate – add a bag of trimmings to your order. We’ll have a variety of ribbons, natural trimmings and holiday ornaments to choose from. Wreath – $10 nonmembers, $5 members. Wreath and Trimings – $20 nonmembers, $15 members. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #49

Christmas Bake Sale 

Dec. 10: A Christmas Bake Sale by the Sand Lake United Methodist women will be held at Independent Bank on Friday, December 10th from 9 am to 5 pm. Homemade treats and Prize Raffle. #47-49

Sand Lake Christmas Party and Santa Visit

Dec. 11: Bring your cameras to the Sand Lake Christmas Party at the former VFW Hall on Saturday, December 11th from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Santa will be there with goodie bags. Large prize drawing, crafts and cookie decorating. Free carrage rides. #47-49

Kids’ Craft Day at HCNC

Dec. 11: Bring the little ones for an afternoon of fun crafting gifts for their family and friends. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, on Saturday, December 11th at 1 pm. $5 for nonmembers, $3 for members. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #48,49

Raffle Fundraiser for the Kent Theatre

Dec. 11,12: The Kent Theatre will be having a raffle on Saturday, December 11 and on Sunday, December 12 during the Christmas Shows. The raffle is $1.00 per entry and the prize is at least one ticket to the Andy Gross Show on Saturday, December 18 at 7:00 pm. Andy is an internet sensation as a comic, ventriquist, and magician. Contact Len Allington, 231-750-2337, len@laphoto.com for your raffle tickets #49

FREE MOVIE! 

Dec. 15: Free movie on Wednesday, December 15th at 6 pm. The inspirational movie is based on the true life of legendary football player Kurt Warner and his wife Brenda. This is a premier early showing for the first 200 entering NorthStar Cinema located at 11699 – 14 Mile Road, Rockford. Doors open at 5:30. This is provided by En Gedi a local mission supported by local businesses, churches, and individuals. #49

An Outdoor Christmas Experience

Dec. 23: Come and experience Christmas Outdoors at Frost Creek! There will be a live nativity with a petting zoo of camels, sheep, goats and donkeys, games and activities for the kids, hot chocolate, a tree lighting, and bonfire barrels for warmth. The evening begins Thursday, December 23rd at 6:30 pm with the tree lighting at 7 pm. Frost Creek Church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs (just north of 19 Mile Rd.) #49

One Act Play Festival

Jan. 3: Attention Playwights! The Cedar Springs Community Players are hosting a One Act Play Festival in the spring of 2022! Original one-act plays in PDF format need to be sent by January 3, 2022, to cscommunityplayers@gmail.com with “One Act Play Submission” in the subject line. For more details go to http://cedarspringscommunityplayers.org/. #49

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Hometown Happenings 12-2-21

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theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Dec. 2,8,16: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

BUNCO at Rockford Masonic Lodge

Dec. 3: BUNCO is back! First Friday, December 3rd. Sponsored by Rockford Order of the Eastern Star – everyone welcome!  6 pm at the Rockford Masonic Lodge, 1430 Northland Drive NE (across from Bell Furniture). $5.00 donation to play. You may bring your own snack if you wish. Join us for lots of fun, fellowship, prizes and a 50/50 raffle each night. Questions? Call: Janet 616-784-5372. Proceeds to charitible programs in the area and across the state. #48

Live Indoor Nativity

Dec. 3,4: Live animals will greet you. Come inside to see and talk to: Shepherds, Soldiers, Town Merchants, Angels, Wise men, Mary, Joseph and see the Christ Child. Enjoy refreshments and stay a while. Friday, December 3rd from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 4th from 1 to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church (6th and Maple St.). #47,48

Craft and Vendor Sale at Resurrection Church

Dec. 4: Christmas Craft, Vendor and Library Book Sale at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 S. 3rd St. (Northland Drive) in Sand Lake will be held on Saturday, December 4th from 9 am to 2 pm. #47,48 

Cookie Walk at St. Peter’s

Dec. 4: St. Peter’s Lutheran Ladies Guild is hosting their annual Cookie Walk on Saturady, December 4th. The church is located at 310 East Division in Rockford. It begins at 9:00 am and ends when the cookies are gone. Cookies are sold by the pound and you select from many holiday favorites. Stop-in and check a little holiday baking off your busy list! The Guild donates proceeds to various charities. 

Wreath Making Kits at HCNC

Dec 3-19: Wreath making kits will be available at the Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Interpretive Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4 pm starting November 26th. Purchase a handmade grapevine wreath to take home and deocorate – add a bag of trimmings to your order. We’ll have a variety of ribbons, natural trimmings and holiday ornaments to choose from. Wreath – $10 nonmembers, $5 members. Wreath and Trimings – $20 nonmembers, $15 members. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #48

Christmas Bake Sale 

Dec. 10: A Christmas Bake Sale by the Sand Lake United Methodist women will be held at Independent Bank on Friday, December 10th from 9 am to 5 pm. Homemade treats and Prize Raffle. #47-49

Sand Lake Christmas Party and Santa Visit

Dec. 11: Bring your cameras to the Sand Lake Christmas Party at the former VFW Hall on Saturday, December 11th from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Santa will be there with goodie bags. Large prize drawing, crafts and cookie decorating. Free carrage rides. #47-49

Kids’ Craft Day at HCNC

Dec. 11: Bring the little ones for an afternoon of fun crafting gifts for their family and friends. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, on Saturday, December 11th at 1 pm. $5 for nonmembers, $3 for members. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #48,49

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Hometown Happenings 11-24-21

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.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Nov. 25, Dec. 2: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. Please note that Thanksgiving Day’s meal will be served at 12.30 pm. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Advent Concert at CS United Methodist Church

Nov. 28: Advent is the time of anticipation of Christ’s birth. Please join us as we span this time from Eden to the Manger of Bethlehem. Appropriate for young and old. The concert will be at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S Main Street Cedar Springs MI. Doors open at 3:30 pm and the Concert begins at 4:00 pm. Mark this on your calendar for Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. For the protection of our friends face masks are required. #46,47

Sand Lake Community Tree Lighting

Nov. 28: Don’t miss the Sand Lake Community Tree Lighting and Caroling at Salisbury Park on Sunday, Nov. 28th beginning at 6 pm. Southeast corner of the park (5th and Lake St.) Bring your bells to help ring in the Season! #47

Craft and Vendor Sale at Resurrection Church

Dec. 4: Christmas Craft, Vendor and Library Book Sale at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 S. 3rd St. (Northland Drive) in Sand Lake will be held on Saturday, December 4th from 9 am to 2 pm. #47,48 

Live Indoor Nativity

Dec. 3,4: Live animals will greet you. Come inside to see and talk to: Shepherds, Soldiers, Town Merchants, Angels, Wise men, Mary, Joseph and see the Christ Child. Enjoy refreshments and stay a while. Friday, December 3rd from 6 to 8 pm and Saturday, December 4th from 1 to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church (6th and Maple St.). #47,48

Christmas Bake Sale 

Dec. 10: A Christmas Bake Sale by the Sand Lake United Methodist women will be held at Independent Bank on Friday, December 10th from 9 am to 5 pm. Homemade treats and Prize Raffle. #47-49

Sand Lake Christmas Party and Santa Visit

Dec. 11: Bring your cameras to the Sand Lake Christmas Party at the former VFW Hall on Saturday, December 11th from 9:30 to 11:30 am. Santa will be there with goodie bags. Large prize drawing, crafts and cookie decorating. Free carrage rides. #47-49

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Hometown Happenings – 11.18.21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Nov. 18,25: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. Please note that Thanksgiving Day’s meal will be served at 12.30 pm. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Holiday Events at the CS Library

Nov. 20: Celebrate the start of Christmas at the Cedar Springs Public Library, at the corner of Main and Maple Street from 9 am to 1 pm. Get some early Christmas Shopping done at the Holiday Craft show. Bring the kids for Children’s Storytime with Ms. Melissa at 9:30, 10:30 and 11:30 am. There will be singing songs, dancing, reading a story and making a fun GRINCH craft. Look for the Polar Express Open House on Saturday, December 4th from 9 am to 12 pm. #46

Fundraiser for Salisbury Park Basketball Court

Nov. 20: Fundraiser for newer and bigger basketball court for Sand Lake Salisbury Park. Saturday, November 20th from 9 am to 1 pm. Craft show/bake sale. 1 to 3 pm Porter Maberry-dunk champion of the United States. Taco Bar (by donation) and Silent Auction 3 to 7 pm. Hosted by the Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce #44-46

Wreath Making Kits at HCNC

Nov. 26-Dec.19: Wreath making kits will be available at the Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Interpretive Center on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12 – 4 pm starting November 26th. Purchase a handmade grapevine wreath to take home and deocorate – add a bag of trimmings to your order. We’ll have a variety of ribbons, natural trimmings and holiday ornaments to choose from. Wreath – $10 nonmembers, $5 members. Wreath and Trimings – $20 nonmembers, $15 members. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #46

Advent Concert at CS United Methodist Church

Nov. 28: Advent is the time of anticipation of Christ’s birth. Please join us as we span this time from Eden to the Manger of Bethlehem. Appropriate for young and old. The concert will be at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S Main Street Cedar Springs MI. Doors open at 3:30 pm and the Concert begins at 4:00 pm. Mark this on your calendar for Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021. For the protection of our friends face masks are required. #46,47

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Hometown Happenings 11.11.21

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.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Nov. 11,18: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Annual Bazaar at Frost Creek Church CANCELED

Nov. 12,13: With deep regret our 16th Annual Holiday Bazaar/Craft Show at Frost Creek Church has been CANCELED.  It was scheduled Friday, November 12th and Saturday, November 13th. We look forward to seeing all of you next year. #45

Sand Lake Lions Club Variety Sale

Nov. 13: Sand Lake Lions Club Annual Variety Sale will be held on Saturday, November 13th from 9 am to 3 pm at the Ed Building of the Sand Lake United Methodist Church. #44,45

Pie Making at HCNC

Nov. 18: Howard Christensen Nature Center is hosting Holiday Pie Making on Thursday, November 18th at 7 pm. We provide the fresh ingredients, including handmade dough. You will have three different pies to take home and bake (or freeze for later). We suggest bringing a cooler or tote to transport your pies home. $25 for nonmembers and $20 for members. Preregistration is required. Limited to 20 participants. The event will be held at Camp Lily’s at 530 – 20 Mile Rd. Call 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org, info@howardchristensen.org. #44,45

Fundraiser for Salisbury Park Basketball Court

Nov. 20: Fundraiser for newer and bigger basketball court for Sand Lake Salisbury Park. Saturday, November 20th from 9 am to 1 pm. Craft show/bake sale. 1 to 3 pm Porter Maberry-dunk champion of the United States. Taco Bar (by donation) and Silent Auction 3 to 7 pm. Hosted by the Sand Lake Chamber of Commerce #44-46

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