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Yule Run, I’ll Walk Returns

Yule Run, I’ll Walk Returns

Register your family soon for this 5th annual family oriented event. This fun activity gives participants the opportunity to “preview” the Christmas Lite Show at Fifth Third Ballpark located at 4500 W. River Drive in Comstock Park before it is open to the general public on November 26th.

This 5K takes place on Saturday, November 22 at 7:00pm, where the course will reveal approximately 1 million lights with over forty fun creations with animated capabilities.

 Visit www.YuleRun5k.com to Register.

Grand Rapids Public Schools Presents We Are GR School Choice Expo

Grand Rapids Public Schools Presents We Are GR School Choice Expo

Grand Rapids Public Schools We Are GR School Choice Expo

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Fundraiser for Crash’s Landing & Big Sid Sanctuary

Make a difference on Wednesday, October 22 for the precious cats of Crash's Landing by visiting one of 14 different Pizza Hut’s.

Print the flier from Crash Landing & Sid’s Sanctuary web site. Present the filier to one of 14 Pizza Hut locations from 11am – 11pm for Dine-in, Carry-out or Delivery to get 20% of your bill donated to Crash’s Landing and Sanctuary for their assistance with stray cats.

Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars

Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars

As promised, I am posting a recipe for some of the most delicious bars I have ever had. I play dominos once a month with a group of gals; we meet for lunch at each others' homes and then play for the afternoon and end with dessert and coffee and this is the dessert my friend Sandy Gensen served this past Wednesday.

She said it took some work but it sure was well worth it according to all who ate them. I hope all of you will try it as well. We have such an abundance of apples here in Michigan, so take advantage as they are coming off the trees.

Carmel Apple Cheesecake Bars

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened

1/2 cup sugar, plus 2 tablespoons, divided

2 large eggs

3rd Annual Lace up for Kids Run & Free Health & Wellness Expo

3rd Annual Lace up for Kids Run & Free Health & Wellness Expo

The community is invited to 5th/3rd Ballpark located at 4500 West River Drive in Comstock Park, Michigan 49321 on Saturday, October 4 to visit participating local businesses at the Health & Wellness Expo starting at 8:00am.

The 5K Run begins at 9:00am with the Health Expo continuing after the race.

This special race will benefit Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Foundation, making a difference in the lives of children & families.

Visit www.laceup4kids.org for more information.

Time for a Corn Maze Walk

Time for a Corn Maze Walk

It's time to get out into the fields at Schwallier's Country Basket, located at 1185  9 Mile Rd. NW in Sparta, MI. For additional information call 616-785-9896.

The store has fresh donuts and cider along with other goodies. People can pick apples and pumpkins and there are pets around for kids to enjoy along with the adults. They also have hay rides, so there is something for everyone. What a wonderful time of year!

 

Extended Days & Hours at Alpine Township Library

Extended Days & Hours at Alpine Township Library

The Kent District Library is increasing hours for Alpine Township, Caledonia Township & Spencer Township branches for a total of 35 hours per week for all three branches. The Alpine Township Library will be open on Thursdays, along with an additional hour on Friday’s beginning on Monday, September 29.

The new open hours schedule is:

Mondays: 12:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesdays: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Wednesdays: 12:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursdays: 9:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Fridays: 12:00 – 5:00 PM, Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM & Sundays: Closed.

Visit www.kdl.org for more information.