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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.

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.

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