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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.

Ugly Sweater 5K Walk/Run Returns

Ugly Sweater 5K Walk/Run Returns

Be a part of this fun 3rd Annual fun 5K to benefit The Adopt a Family & Food Pantry at Mamrelund Lutheran Church!

Register today to put one foot in front of the other at this Ugly Sweater Walk/Run on Saturday, November 28. Registration starts at 8:30am with the Race commencing at 9:30am, Sharp at the Mamrelund Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City.

Turkey Trot Returns November 26

Turkey Trot Returns November 26

For the 5th year the annual Turkey Trot is a go in Sparta to benefit the Sparta Rugby Club.

The community is invited to take part or watch this 5K Thanksgiving Day event. Registration takes place at 8am with the race commencing at the Sparta Civic Center located 75 N. Union Street at 9am.

Craft Day for Deer Hunter Widows

Craft Day for Deer Hunter Widows

A perfect craft day is offered for women this Saturday, November 21.

Howard Christian Nature Center invites hunter widows the chance to pass the time away with an opportunity to use their talent to create upcoming holiday mementos’ to take home.

Natural ornaments & Wreaths for the holidays are the craft activities offered at Camp Lily’s on 20 Mile Road on Saturday, November 21 from 11am-1pm. Register soon to attend this crafty experience!

A donation of $10 is encourage, which includes supplies.

Visit www.howardchristensen.org to register.    

Holiday Craft Show & Bazaar Returns

Holiday Craft Show & Bazaar Returns

With the change of the seasons & the upcoming holidays quickly approaching, a favorite past time is around the corner.

Holy Family Parish located at 425 S. State Street in Sparta invites the public to their annual Craft Show & Bazaar to visit 34 craft booths for one-of-a-kind gift ideas or for your own collection. There will be handmade crafts - like ornaments, jewelry, wood, quilts and more, along with baked goods, raffles & door prizes.

Holiday Pie Making

Holiday Pie Making

Register soon to join this make, take and bake class, offered by Chef Dave. Learn the technique of creating holiday pies & other baked good to take home and freeze for the holidays.

This exciting Pie Making opportunity takes place on Thursday, November 12 from 6pm-8pm at Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW in Kent City.

Hunters Chili Dinner & “Stuck in a Rut” Presentation

Hunters Chili Dinner & “Stuck in a Rut” Presentation

Register soon to enjoy the some comforting Chili & the chance to learn basic biology details of Michigan’s favorite mammal, the white tailed deer from presenter, David Kieft.

This presentation & Chili Dinner takes place on Thursday, November 5, 6-8pm at Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW in Kent City. Chili is served at 6pm and the presentation follows at 7pm.

A $5.00 donation is encouraged for the Chili dinner & $5.00 donation for the presentation, or $8.00 for both.

Register at www.lilysfrogpad.com.