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Christmas Lite Show Returns

Christmas Lite Show Returns

It’s that time again! Christmas lights at the highest level in West Michigan!

Fifth Third Ballpark located at 4500 West River Drive in Comstock Park is the place to visit during the holiday season. Treat your family to the best magical light show around from November 22 – December 31. Two miles of stunning Christmas lights are sure to take your breath away and an exciting experience for your family.

Shows run from 5:30pm until 9:30pm, every night, even on the holidays.

Get tickets on-line today. Visit www.CHRISTMASLITESHOW.com for tickets.

Holiday Pie Making

Holiday Pie Making

Howard Christian Nature Center invites the public to take part in a fun creative experience on Monday!

HCNC will provide everything needed to make the pies with your enjoyment of putting them together. Three different pies to bake or freeze will be yours to take home. Bring a cooler or tote to take home your creations.

Howard Christian Nature Center is located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. Kent City, Michigan 49330

Cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members.

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

Kent Harvest Trails

Kent Harvest Trails

Fourteen farms are participating in this fun fall adventure for families to experience!

Each farm offers its unique experience from corn mazes, pumpkin patches, hayrides, harvested home-grown fruits & vegetables and so much more. Families won’t want to miss all the excitement of this colorful season!

Visit www.kentharvesttrails.org for the list of participating farms.

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Come Bark in the Dark in the Park with Humane Society of West Michigan

Is there anything more enjoyable than seeing a dog walking or running in the park – tongue hanging out without a care in the world? How about hundreds of dogs (and owners) in Halloween costumes at the park? That’s what participants in Humane Society of West Michigan’s (HSWM) 5th Annual Bark in the Dark extravaganza at Riverside Park will witness on Saturday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. 

Hosted by HSWM, Bark in the Dark is an annual fundraising 5K & 1 Mile fun run/walk supporting animals awaiting their forever families. This fun-filled event, perfect for the whole family – but especially those furry family members – will feature a photo booth, face painting, and balloon animals before the run/walk from 5:00pm – 6:30pm. The run/walk begins at 6:30pm and will be followed by music, complimentary snacks, and a beer tent!

Fall Harvest Festival on September 8 & 9

Fall Harvest Festival on September 8 & 9

The town of Kent City is showing its joyous colors at the end of this week for a Fall Harvest extravaganza.

Bring the family to the American Legion on Friday, September 8 from 5-8pm for a delicious Fish Fry to start off the festivities. Saturday, September 9 to kick off the day, stop by the Kent City High School for a delightful pancake breakfast, starting at 7am-10am sponsored by the Casnovia / Kent City Lions Club

There is so much to experience with a Community Yard Sale from 8am to dusk, a Car, Truck & Bike Show beginning at 12:30pm, Arts & Craft Show, a Fall Parade, Kids Street Fair, a Pedal Tractor Pull, a Spaghetti Dinner and so much more that your family will not want to miss.

Last but not least, enjoy the beautiful display of fireworks around dusk at the Kent City High School Football Field.

Visit: www.facebook.com/events/111225022888707 for details.

Dinner & Concert Tonight

Dinner & Concert Tonight

Roger’s Park explodes with musical entertainment and great eats, tonight, while relaxing under the stars!

The 50/60’s Sea Cruiser’s will light up Rogers Park beginning at 6:30pm and Peace Lutheran Church will be offering a Beef & Pork Dinner along with mashed potatoes & gravy, cowboy baked beans, green beans, roll & butter, beverages and ice cream sundaes. Cost is $10 for Adults, $5 for Kids 4-10 years of age.

Visit: www.spartachamber.com for a schedule and any last minute changes.

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

Humane Society of West Michigan Launches “Always Ask” Campaign

As more people take their dogs outside to enjoy the summer weather, Humane Society of West Michigan (HSWM) is launching its “Always Ask” campaign, sharing safety advice for interacting with dogs. More warm and sunny days means more dogs on the streets, and HSWM believes it’s important that the community knows how to approach dogs to protect themselves and the animals.

“The goal of this campaign is to make a habit of respecting the animal’s needs over our own,” said Trudy Jeffers, Executive Director at HSWM. “Animals, especially dogs, have boundaries just like humans and simply need their space. They will let you know if they don’t want to interact by giving basic cues.”

HSWM provides the following tips when meeting a dog: