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Tally-Ho! Puppet Festival Returns!

Tally-Ho! Puppet Festival Returns!

For the third year, the Sparta Chamber invites all ages to check out this Puppet Festival fun!

Visit Sparta Civic Center located at 75 N Union Street on Saturday, March 11 from 10:30am – 2:00pm for creative storytelling in a unique way. The family can enjoy the “World of Puppets” by Professor Jason Yancey, Advertureland Puppets, History of Vocal Illusion by David Fowler and The Village Puppeteers in “Lost Storyland” plus puppet making activities between shows.

Cost is $5.00 per person or $15 per family. Puppets, ventriloquist figures, books and more will also be available for purchase.

Call: (616)887-2454 or visit www.spartachamber.com for more information.

Candlelight Snowshoeing on Valentines Day

Candlelight Snowshoeing on Valentines Day

Make plans to spend time with your significant other on Valentine’s Day!

Howard Christiansen Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive in Kent City is offering three Candlelight Snowshoe guided excursion through their scenic trails on Valentine’s Day. You can choose 6:30pm, 7:30pm or 9:00pm.

The excursion includes snowshoe and is a one mile hike through candle lit trails with the chance to warm up by the fire and enjoy a cup of hot chocolate. It’s a romantic evening you won’t want to miss.

Member Cost: $8.00 per couple and Non-members are $15.00 per couple.

Call: (616)675-3158 for more information or visit www.howardchristiansen.org to book tickets.

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Event

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Event

*15% of all Pizza Sales and $2 of every shirt sold from Women Hunt Too will be donated to Breast Cancer Awareness during this event.
*Dawn Freeland from Women Hunt Too will be there from 11am - 2pm for a meet and greet. 
*Italian Pizza Buffet 11am til 1pm
*Breast Cancer Awareness Tee Shirts an

Apple Fest Celebration on September 24

Apple Fest Celebration on September 24

The community is invited to downtown Sparta, as it comes alive on Saturday during the Michigan Apple Fest.

There is all day fun for everyone, beginning with the delicious Apple Pancake breakfast from 8am – 10am. Then from 10am – 8pm this Apple Fest features a Kids Carnival, Petting Zoo, Hands on Apple Art, an Artisan Craft Market, along with your vote matters with Cider Tasting through 6pm.

Don’t forget the Comedy Show, fun competitions like the Couch Race at 4pm, the Sling Shot Contest at 5:30pm and the Apple Pie Eating Contest at 6pm. Families can relax and enjoy neighborhood conversation during the Apple Dessert Social at 5:30pm

Call: (616)887-2454 or visit www.michiganapplefest.com for more information.

Sand Sculpture Contest

Sand Sculpture Contest

The Grand Haven, Spring Lake & Ferrysburg Chamber of Commerce invite residents & visitors to take part in this sand art building activity this Saturday.

After 2 hours of sand creating, individuals, teams & families will be judged and awarded prizes on their unique presentation.

Get your sand sculpture plans & tools in order.The Grand Haven City Beach is the place to be from 8:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday, August 13.

Go on-line to www.visitgrandhaven.com for more information.

Sparta Celtic Festival Returns

Sparta Celtic Festival Returns

Roger’s Park comes alive with Celtic heritage festivities this Saturday!

For the Seventh year, this free family-friendly festival is always on the second Saturday in August and offers music and dancing on three stages. Guests can encounter Scottish clans, historical encampments, Highland games, a beer tent, carnival rides and more.

Visit Roger’s Park located along North Union Avenue, north of Division in Sparta, Michigan on Friday, August 12 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm &/or Saturday, August 13 from 11:00am – 10:00pm.

Call: (616)887-2454 or visit www.spartacelticfest.org for more information.

Tuesday Books on the Run through August 15

Tuesday Books on the Run through August 15

Community families having trouble getting to the library can now put their minds at ease.

The volunteer staff of Sparta Area Schools, the Sparta Education Foundation, the Watch D.O.G.S & the community are benefiting those who do not have access or time go to the library.

The Books on the Run mobile reading unit will make six stops across the district on Tuesdays now through August 15 from 5:45am – 8:55am. Like an Ice Cream truck, the brightly painted mobile Books on the Run truck will move forward with the Sound of Music, but delivering hundreds of books, free of charge.

They will visit on June 28, July 5 & 19, and August 2 & 16.