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Hometown Happenings

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2013 Jazz Along the White Pine

Mar. 15: The Tri County High School Jazz Band will present it’s annual dinner and auction on Friday, March 15 at the high school. Dinner is catered and entertainment will be presented by the jazz band and special guests, including vocalist Todd Zamarrippa. Tickets are limited and going fast, but may still be available. Please contact band director Howard Wilson at Tri County High School, 231-937-4338 x 436. #11p


Founders Day Weekend

Mar. 15-18: The Cedar Springs Founders Day Weekend March 15th through the 18th. Come celebrate with music, dancing, craft demonstrations and more. For a full list of event activities please see our ad on page 16. For more information call 616-773-5126. #10,11p


Annual Church Garage Sale

Mar. 16: The annual church garage sale to support Rockford Reformed Church Youth Ministries will be held Saturday, March 16 from 9am to 3pm. Money raised from this sale will go towards supporting the summer mission trips. The church is located at 4890 Eleven Mile Rd., Rockford. Any questions, please call Deb Coon, 616-866-4829. #11p


Roast Beef Dinner

March 17: The Rockford Veterans of Foreign Wars at 4195 – 13 Mile Rd. is hosting a roast beef dinner on the third Sunday of the month, March 17th. Adults $9, children $4.50. The best dinner in town! Take outs and deliveries are available. For deliveries cal 616-866-2675 by 11:30 the day of the dinner. #11


St. Patty’s Scavenger Hunt

Mar. 17: Celebrate the Holiday with a Nature Scavenger Hunt. There will be prizes and fun for all ages. Hidden things will be in our center and outdoors, so rain or shine come find that pot of gold! Sunday, March 17, 10:30am – 2:30pm. Donation of $5 per person. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #11


Michigan Wildlife Mystery

Mar. 18: Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, located at the corner of Church and Main, invites everyone to join us for a Wildlife Mystery program on Monday, March 18 at 6:30pm. Solve a Michigan wildlife mystery with the use of clues. After examining clues, each person can suggest species identification thoughts. When the species is revealed, Ranger Steve will show image details about the life, family members and ecology. Sponsored by Howard Christensen Nature Center. Who’s invited? You, your family, friends, and all interested in nature’s mysteries. #11


Lost on the Lady Elgin

Mar. 18: Valerie van Heest, award-wining author and member of the Women Diver’s Hall of Fame, discusses the Lake Michigan sinking of the Lady Elgin in 1860. Monday, March 18, at 6:30 pm. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #11


Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 18: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef dinner on Monday, March 18, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be onions, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking, take out is available. 616-696-9160. #9


Register Now for Free Hunter Education

Mar. 19: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. March 19 from 6 – 9 pm, Thurs. March 21 from 6 – 9pm Sat. March 23 from 8:00am – 4:30pm, and Tues. March 26 from 6 – 9 pm. #10,11p


Corned Beef and Ham Dinner

Mar. 20: The East Nelson United Methodist Church will be serving Corned Beef and Ham with boiled red potatoes, carrots, cabbage and homemade desserts on Wednesday, March 20 from 5 – 7pm. The cost of the meal is by donation. Come join us!! If you have any questions, please contact the church at 616-696-0661. #10,11p


Gleaner Grand Arbor Educational Seminar

Mar. 21: Grand Arbor will hold a Free Seminar on the needs of Life Insurance/ ID theft from 7 – 8 pm on Thursday, March 21 at Sparta Church of the Nazarene, 665 – 13 Mile Rd. Sparta. Light refreshments. For more information call Gary Mills, 616-990-1034. #11,12p


Luncheon for Retirees

Mar. 21: Luncheon for Retirees will be at Sand Lake Library on Thursday, March 21st at 11:30am

Come join your fellow CS area residents for a great lunch, just $7 per person. Reservations are due to the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department by Tuesday March 19th at noon to 696-7320. #11


2013 Cedar Springs Band Auction

Mar. 23: Join us for great entertainment by the Cedar Springs High School and Middle School Jazz Bands and dinner with your choice of chicken or salisbury steak with oven-roasted potatoes, vegetable, salad, rolls and dessert. Saturday, March 23 at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 available now through March 20 in the Cedar Springs High School Office. Seats are limited! For more information call 616-696-1200. #11


Annual Spring Bazaar

Mar. 23: Mamrelund Church’s Annual Spring Bazaar is on Saturday, March 23 from 9 am to 2 pm. There will be over 35 vendors, concessions & bake sale. Barrier free building. Lots of convenient parking. $1 admission. Mamrelund Lutheran Church, 4085 Lutheran Church Rd., Kent City (on Fruit Ridge between 14 and 15 Mile Rd). #11,12p


Let’s Find a Robin Migration

Mar. 24: Join bird enthusiast Catherine Carson and take a walk through our bird-filled arboretum, where fellow birders may come see beautiful Robins of the spring. Sunday, March 24th from 1 to 2:30 pm. HCNC will supply you with binoculars and bird count sheets, and coffee/doughnuts. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Pre-registration is NOT required, however registering is greatly appreciated. 616-675-3158. #11



Mar. 25: You are invited to a Luau hosted by the Red Hat Lovers of the Classics on Saturday April 6th from 9:30 to 4pm at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. Join us for a fun-filled day packed with laughter, dance, food, 50/50 raffle & door prizes. Not a Red or Pink Hatter? No problem! Be one for the day! NO tickets sold at the door. $30 per person if paid on or by March 25th. To register contact Gigi, 616-696-4703 or email Gigi.rh77@yahoo.com. Open to the public. Ladies, Red Hat attire or Hawaiian; Gentlemen, Hawaiian Shirt or red tie. #11

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