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Church Rummage Sale

Apr. 18-19: Resurrection Lutheran Church at 180 Northland Dr., Sand Lake is having a rummage sale on Thursday and Friday, April 18 & 19 from 9 am to 5 pm. Furniture, clothing, toys and more. #15,16p


Artist’s Reception

Apr. 20: Please join us from 4 – 7 pm on Saturday, April 20th at a reception honoring Alice Norton Powell and her 86 years of creativity and spirit. Come visit with Alice and enjoy this special evening exhibiting many of her works of art. This free event will take place at ‘The Studio’ located at 90 N. Main St. in Cedar Springs. #15,16p


Craft and Vendor Expo

Apr. 20: Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake, Rockford is hosting a Craft and Vendor Expo on Saturday March 20th from 9 am to 3 pm. Many vendors and crafters with products, hand made crafts and jewelry. Free petting zoo, and bake sale. #15,16p


Shipshewana Indiana Bus Trip 

Apr. 20: Your tour includes: a thresher meal at an actual Amish home, a large brown bag filled with at least 5 local and authentic items from the local area vendors, and a chance to visit local shops. Fully escorted with a knowledgeable tour guide that will fill you in on the history and customs of the Amish. Transportation via Deluxe Motor Coach. Cost is $125 per person and can be paid online at https://client.pointandpay.net/web/CedarSpringsAreaParksandRecreationMI for a small handling fee or in person or via the mail to the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation office, 204 E. Muskegon, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. More information is available by calling Monday – Wednesday from 8:30 am to 3 pm at 616-696-7320. Deadline is April 20th. #15,16p


Celebrate Earth Day with HCNC

Apr. 21: Come celebrate Earth Day at Howard Christensen Nature Center on Sunday, April 21 9am-12pm, donation $3.00 per person. Event will feature exhibits, displays and activities aimed at educating Kent County about protecting our environment. Bring the whole family and join in the activities: water activities, planting of seedlings/flowers and a walk through our Organic Garden, showing the straw bale usage, and what is planted. HCNC is located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW, Kent City, (616) 675-3158. #16


Garden Fun Storytime

Apr. 24: Celebrate the excitement of spring with garden-themed stories, crafts and activities! For ages 6 and younger.  Wednesday, April 24, 10:00am at Tyrone Township Branch, 43 S. Main St., Kent City. #16


Pine Grove Senior Lunch 

Apr. 24: Cock yer head and take a listen, there’s something happenin in the kitchen. Hark! I hear what we’ve been missin, it’s Senior Lunch 2013 shinny new and glistenin. Some old faithful and some brand new – say what, are we referring to you? The menu varies each time anew, some meatloaf or casserole or maybe a stew or two. The time and place have not changed for ease on your calendar to be arranged. For those at least age 60 this invite is complete. You know where it is we’ve saved you a seat. At 12 noon, April 24th at M-82 and Beech, our doors are wide open – please come forth to Pine Grove Community Church. #16


FREE All Weather Alert Radios – Metron Cares

Apr. 24: FREE All Weather Alert Radios available at Metron of Cedar Springs courtesy of the Homeland Security Coalition. Qualifications: Member of Kent County Adult Community, Utilizes an Aid – hearing or vision (for example hearing aid or glasses), One per household. Wednesday, April 24, LIMITED TIME OFFER, 2-4pm, while supplies last.  Location: Metron of Cedar Springs, 400 Jeffrey, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Any Questions Call:  Billie Vanderlaan, Community Relations Coordinator, 616-204-2615. #16


Mini-Garden – Preschoolers

Apr. 24: Introduce your little one to the wonders of nature at Howard Christensen Nature Center on Wednesday, April 24 12:30-2:30pm, donation $5.00 per child, parents free. Preschoolers will be transplanting already-thriving seedlings into pots filled with potting soil. Children will take home their accomplishments. HCNC is located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW, Kent City, (616) 675-3158. #16


Free meal at OLC Family Center

Apr. 25: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month for an evening meal. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #16


Arbor Day at HCNC

Apr. 27: Join Howard Christensen Nature Center this Arbor Day, Saturday, April 27 as we plant 100 new trees at HCNC. Volunteer Day – FREE. HCNC is located at 16190 Red Pine Dr. NW, Kent City, (616) 675-3158. #16


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