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Sign up NOW for Sand Lake July 4th Grand Parade
NOW: Sign up now to participate in the Sand Lake July 4th Grand Parade! Go to http://sandlakechamberofcommerce.com for an entry form or call Karen 616-636-5425 or Michelle 616-799-2110. #25-26
June 21-22: East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., will have a rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 from 8 am to 4 pm. Furniture, appliances, collectibles, clothing and more! Lunch and refreshments available. Proceeds go to the Youth Group’s annual mission trip. #25p
Strawberry Festival at South Ensley UMC
June 22: There will be a Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 22 from 5 to 7 pm at South Ensley United Methodist Church located on the corner of 136th St. and Cypress Ave. Come and enjoy good food and of course, Strawberry Shortcake. Sponsored by the UMW Group. #25
June 25: Meet some critters that live underground and call the sweet soil of Michigan home. You’ll see live turtles, snakes, frogs and other subterranean life in a hands-on program brought to you by the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway. Spencer Township KDL Branch 14960 Meddler Ave. #25
June 26: Ma’s been talking with the Italian cousins; ya know the ones from Pisa. In honor of that she’s leanin’ towards Chicken Alfredo with green beans and a basket of mixed breads, there may be a relish plate too. All Signors, Signoras and Signorinas age 60 and older, come to our humble table(s) and dine with us. Our Cafe opens Wednesday the 26th of June at the Noon hour in our Family Life Center on the north west corner of Beech and M-82. #25
Down To Earth Family Gardening Program
June 26: How does your garden grow? Join us for crafts and activities full of gardening goodness. Wednesday, June 26 at 6:30 pm. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #25
Slithering Crawly Creatures – Reptiles and Amphibians
June 26: Discover the world of the cold-blooded creatures as students compare and contrast the reptiles and amphibians in our live animal collection. Students will be able to observe and interact with many native species in this hands-on adventure. We will overturn logs, look in ponds, maybe snake through a swamp, all in search of that creature! Lets learn a lesson on their habitats, habits, skin, myths and legends. Snakes and Amphibians abound at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3185. #25
Monarch Butterflies: Milkweed & Way Stations
June 26: Advanced Master Gardener, past president of the District IV Michigan Garden Clubs, and National Garden Club accredited Horticulture instructor Delores Stouwie explains why these beautiful butterflies are endangered, and will explain their migration patterns, and how they are being tagged to ensure their survival. Wednesday, June 25 at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent Road. #25
June 27: Teen-only fun for you and your friends at the library! Stop by for video games, crafts, board games, movies, food and more. Thursdays June 27, July 11 & 25 and August 8 at 4 pm. Spencer Township KDL Branch 14960 Meddler Ave. #25
Got Tape? Duct Tape?
June 27: Calling all 4th-6th graders to come have a great time as the Cedar Springs Library ROLLS out the FUN with rolls and rolls of cool duct tape. Make fun crafts as you enjoy pizza and pop on Thursday, June 27 at the Cedar Springs Methodist Church Fellowship Hall (gym) from 6:30-8.
Red Flannel Festival Art Review
July 1: Artists Wanted! The Red Flannel Festival is pleased to add the Red Flannel Art Review as a new event for 2013. This art contest will bring art to local businesses for visitors to enjoy. $850 in prizes will be awarded based on popular vote and a jury’s vote. Several venues are ready to go, and now we need artists! Please visit www.redflannelfestival.org for more information and registration forms. Hurry, registration forms are due by July 1st. #24,25