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Food for Thought Event on November 2

Food for Thought Event on November 2

The community is invited for the enjoyment of Mexican cuisine to benefit the Sparta Education Foundation.

This Foodie event is an opportunity to meet & greet incredible teachers, aides & administrators of the Sparta Public Schools System, while enjoying favorite Mexican dishes where all tips will be donated to the Sparta Education Foundation.

Halloween Carnival on Saturday

Halloween Carnival on Saturday

Community families are invited to a fun experience on Halloween this Saturday, October 31 in Sparta!

From 11am – 1pm on Saturday, the Sparta Fire Department will showcase kid’s games, arts & crafts, along with Trick or Treat goodies. Don’t forget to wear your spooky or sweet character costume for a whole lot of entertaining fun.

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

Pumpkin Carving / Lit Trails Walk

If your family likes carving pumpkins and hiking lit pumpkin trails, Kent City is the place to be.

Registered guests are welcome on Friday, October 30th from 5:00pm – 8:30pm to the Howard Christian Nature Center located at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City. Pumpkin carving takes place from 5-6:30pm and guided pumpkin lit hikes are scheduled promptly for 7:00pm & 7:45pm.

Crafts on the Ridge

Crafts on the Ridge

This crafty event on the Ridge, offers one of a kind gift ideas for the upcoming holidays!

Fall is upon us & it’s that time of year again to make plans to check out the creations of talented crafters. Besides the many craft booths, there will also be baked goods galore & concession. 

Visit Mamrelund Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Road in Kent City, Michigan on Saturday, October 24 from 9:00am-2:00pm for this fun event.

Call: (616)887-8873 or visit www.mamrelund.weebly.com for more information.

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

Kent Harvest Trails through the Month of October

October is upon us and it’s that favorite time of year to experience the incredible flavors of fall. There are 20 farms throughout Kent County participating and it’s a great family opportunity to visit these farms & farm markets.

At The Barn - 8183 Herrington Avenue NE, Belmont, MI

Blok Orchard - 6365 4 Mile Road NE, Ada, MI

Bos Greenhouse & Farm- 1674 Spaulding Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI

Ed Dunneback & Girls Farm - 3025 6 Mile Road NW, Grand Rapids, MI

Military Wall Of Honor at Coopersville High School

Military Wall Of Honor at Coopersville High School

Warren Warber, a recently retired teacher from Coopersville High School, has started a project of remembrance. Warren was the industrial arts teacher for many, many years at the school. Although he was never able to enter any of the military branches because of a broken back, he  wants to have members of the military who graduated from Coopersville,  remembered on a wall near the high school’s west entrance where students getting on and off the buses each day are made aware of the sacrifices of war.

The Coopersville Rotary along with several other veterans groups are working with Mr. Warber on this project. The wall has been erected and now it is just a matter of people submitting their photo and military records to be posted on the wall. Several veterans from World War II have already sent their information along. Information and photos should be sent to: Wall of Honor, Coopersville Area Public Schools, 198 East St., Coopersville, MI. 49404

Celtic Festival in Sparta on Saturday, August 8th

Celtic Festival in Sparta on Saturday, August 8th

Whether you are Irish or not, Sparta, MI is the place to be on Saturday, August 8th for their Celtic Festival. The party begins at 10:45am at Rogers Park with the blessing of the Bagpipes!

The Festival will feature 5 Irish Bands, one of them being Pet in the Creel with Toby Bresnahan, five Dance Troupes, Celtic Food & Craft Vendors and a children’s area from noon until 5pm. At 9pm, Paddy’s Road takes the stage to close the festival.

Rogers Park is located at 75 N. Union St. Events will also take place at Balyeat Park, located at 208 Olmstead St.