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Hometown Happenings

“Sonrise National Parks” VBS at East Nelson UMC
July 26-29: East Nelson UM Church will be turning our church into “Sonrise National Parks VBS.” Registration is at 6 pm on Thursday, July 26 with programming from 6:30 to 9 pm both Thursday and Friday. Saturday programming will start at 9 am with a luncheon severed to everyone at 1 pm. Final presentation of the VBS program will be able to come and share in “Sonrise at National Parks.” #30

Anime Program at Spencer Township KDL
Aug. 2: Join expert Mark Ritzema as he shows movies and television shows on the big screen that highlight anime, a style of animation that originated in Japan and is characterized by colorful graphics. After each showing there will be a short discussion of culture references and general items that do not translate easily to Western audiences. For teens grades 6-12. Thursday, August 2, 3 pm at Spencer Township Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #30

Heritage Festival at Montcalm Community College
Aug. 2-4: A variety of historical activities and displays are available during the 26th annual Heritage Festival Aug. 2-4 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. The three day celebration features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. The festival runs from 10 am to 4 pm, Aug. 2 and 9 am – 5 pm, Aug.3-4. A pancake breakfast will be from 7-10 am, Aug. 4 in MCC’s Activities building, cost is $6. Ragtime and boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne will perform at MCC’s Barn Theater on Aug. 3 at 7 pm. Tickets are $10. Visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival for more information about all events. #30

Rummage Sale at the American Legion
Aug. 4: Rain or shine there will be a rummage sale at the Cedar Springs American Legion, 80 S. Main St., on Aug. 4 from 9 am to 3 pm. Sponsored by Glen Hill Unit 287 Auxiliary. Looking for that special something? Maybe you will find it here! For more info call 616-570-2830. #30

Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch Annual Picnic
Aug. 4: The Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch is offering an old-fashioned summer picnic for the whole family to enjoy. This year’s event will be held at the Montcalm Township Hall Complex located on M-91 in Turk Lake on Saturday, Aug. 4 from noon until 3 pm. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy free hot dogs, chips, and ice cream, plus lots of fun and entertainment. If you have any questions, please contact Dawn Miles at 616-788-8602. #30

Operation Overboard VBS
Aug. 6: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church invites kids (4 years old up to 6th grade) to OPERATION OVERBOARD Vacation Bible School. Kids will go deep into God’s Word, exploring Bible stories of people who revealed deep faith by knowing how to: Depend on God, Dare to care, Claim Jesus, Choose to follow, Change the world. The adventure begins Monday, August 6 and ends Thursday, August 9 from 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. at Cedar Springs UMC at 140 S. Main St. (corner of Church St. and Main St.). Each day includes a Bible story in music, art projects, games, and a snack. To be a part of OPERATION OVERBOARD, call the church office at 616-696-1140. We hope to see you there! 30,31p

Pet Show at KDL
Aug. 7: Is your dog a star? Can your cat do cool tricks? Or do you just want to show off how smart, cute or funny your pet is? All acts must pre-register. Tuesday, Aug. 7 at 10:30 am. Stop in the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township Library, 88 Eighth St. for details. For all Ages. #30

Attention Parents of the Class of 2013
Aug. 9: We have started our Senior All Night Party planing meetings. For first-time senior parents, this event is planned, organized, staffed and funded by the parents of the Class of 2013 and our business sponsors, so the more volunteers we have the better. The next SANP meeting will be held on Thursday, Aug. 9 at 6:30 pm at the Crazy Horse on 14 Mile Rd. If you are interested in finding our how you can help, please plan on attending this meeting. We hope to see you there. #30,31p

“SKY VBS” at Hillcrest Community Church of God
Aug. 13-17: The Hillcrest Community Church of God, 4994 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, is hosting SKY a vacation bible school program for kids from three to twelve years old. The program runs from August 13 through 17, 6:30 to 8:30 pm each day. If interested or for more information, call 616-696-9333. #30,31p

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