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Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

Free Fishing Weekend Coming Up

For the Valentine’s weekend, it’s a free fishing weekend for residents and out of state visitors.

All fishing license fees are waived for two days in Michigan, February 13 & 14 from 6:00am – 10:00pm. This allows fishing enthusiasts to enjoy the chance to catch all types of fish on both inland and Great Lakes’ waters during their respective open season. Just remember that all regulations still apply.

Call: (517)284-5839 or email walters@michigan.gov for more information. Visit www.michigan.gov for details.

Sweets for Sweeties

Sweets for Sweeties

Volunteers & Howard Christian Nature Center staff will delight participants with the creation of some sweet confections for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day.

Women are invited to register for this fun filled “Moms Night Out” evening on Thursday, February 11 from 6:30pm – 8:30pm. Child Care is $5.00 per child & Free for HCNC members at HCNC but reserved in advance.Cost for Mom's Night Out is $20 per person.

HCNC is located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW in Kent City.

Visit www.lilysfrogpad.com to register or more information.

Pink in the Rink Charity Hockey tourney benefits Gilda's Club

Pink in the Rink Charity Hockey tourney benefits Gilda's Club

The 5th annual Pink in the Rink tournament is February 5th and 6th at Griffs Ice House in Grand Rapids with proceeds benefiting Gilda's Club.  Tourney host is the combined hockey team of Comstock Park/Northview/Sparta who will play in Pink jerseys featuring names of cancer fighters chosen by each player.  Friday at 545pm, will feature a Pre-game family recognition ceremony for the Slot family.  Kim Slot was a teacher at Northview Schools who lost her battle with cancer in September of 2015. Kim Slot was also the widow of fallen Walker Police officer Trevor Slot.   Multiple fundraisers will take place over the weekend including 50/50 raffles, and silent auctions to help "Stick it to Cancer"!   Here is a list of games:  

Going on now through March Dekes and Dangles Pond Hockey Tournament

Going on now through March Dekes and Dangles Pond Hockey Tournament

The Dekes & Dangles Pond Hockey Invitational was established in January 2016, and will feature multiple tournaments over the course of the winter months. These tournaments will be 3 vs 3, no goalie, double elimination. Our goal with this event is to make it a winter staple for all those that enjoy hockey, but also enjoy the outdoors. This tournament is played on a 85' x 50' rink, with different brackets playing on specific weekends. The event is held at For the Kidz Gymnastics in Wyoming, Michigan located at 1391 Gezon Parkway, Gezon Pkwy SW, Wyoming, MI 49509.

Available Brackets: A Bracket, B+ Bracket, B Bracket, C Bracket, COED Bracket, Women's Bracket, 30+ Bracket & 40+ Bracket

Serious Snowshoe Sunday

Serious Snowshoe Sunday

Snowshoeing, a great cardiovascular workout is back on Sundays for the next 6 weeks.

The staff at Howard Christian Nature Center at 16191 Red Pine Dr. in Kent City, Michigan invites teens & adults to participate in these snowshoe sessions from 1-3pm this Sunday & the coming five Sundays. These adventures begin with an indoor warm-up program followed by suiting up to hit the trails for some vigorous exercise.

Child Care is available at ALL HCNC events for only $5.00 per child but must be reserved in advance. (Child care will be cancelled, if no registered children.)

Cost is $8/session or $25 for the 6 weeks of sessions. Bring your own snow shoes, $5 or rent from HCNC, $8.

Call: (616)675-3158 or visit www.howardchristensen.org for more information.

Live Nativity

Live Nativity

Admission is free to witness the recreation of the nativity scene on that special day about a special child.

On December 21- 24, the public has the opportunity to experience an incredible moment in time that originally took place in Bethlehem. The shelter, the manger, the animals, the holy family, all brought to life with the help of ordinary parishioners.