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Hometown Happenings

Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.

National Trails Day Celebration

May 30: Come celebrate National Trails Day at Long Lake Park Shelterhouse. There will be guided hikes, a petting zoo, free ice cream and hot dogs and educational talks. Saturday, May 30th from noon to 4 pm. #21

Gowen Bible Church Celebrates Second Campus

May 31: Gowen Bible Church is blessed and growing! We will celebrate the opening of our second campus at 16415 Meddler Ave, Sand Lake on Sunday, May 31st at 11 am. Plan to join us for a time of worship, thanksgiving and fellowship. The community is invited. For more information, contact us at 616-984-2525 or gowenbible.org. #21

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

June 1: Basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church for ages 10 thru 15 year olds. Registration will be held Monday, June 1st at 7 pm. To register, enter the South door located on Church Street. Students must be registered on this date and a parent or guardian is required to register them. Class size is limited to 12 students. Registration fee is $55. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be held Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 8th. #20,21b

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

June 2,9,16,23,30: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #21

Blessing of the Bicycles

June 6: A “Blessing of the Bicycles” event will be held at First and Oak St. at The Springs Church parking lot on Saturday, June 6th from 1 to 3 pm. Parents, bring your kids with their bikes for the blessing. Minor bike repairs, bike safety information and demonstration, decorating, t-shirts and new bike drawing. Don’t have a bike? While supplies last, several used bikes have been graciously donated for this event! Hope to see you there. #20-22p

MCC offers Community Trail Day

June 6: Montcalm Community College’s first annual Community Trail Day is June 6th from 11 am to 1 pm at the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails on the college’s Sidney campus. Guided walks, children’s activities and a hot dog lunch are provided. This free event is open to all. The event will be rescheduled to June 7th if it rains on June 6th. For more information, email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or hwesp@montcalm.edu. #21

Forest to Fork, the Basics of Foraging

June 7: Foraging with our expert naturalists is an excellent opportunity to learn about plant identification as well as learning the numerous edible plants in the forest. After your time foraging we’ll make some delectable edibles from the things we find and test our taste buds with 100% natural flavor. Sunday, June 7th from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #21

Help Promote Literacy

June 11: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Thursday June 11th for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #21

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 13: The 123rd annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 13th at the Sand Lake Lutheran Church. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Social hour is at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. Cost is $12. We wish to recognize all former “Miss Sand Lakes”. If you were a former “Miss Sand Lake” please call Dave Groner at 269-208-5716. Please RSVP by June 7th. Call your reservation to one of the following committee members; Dave Groner, 269-208-5716, Dick Pierce 616-636-5258, Betty Braford Clegg 517-487-3003, Verna White Smigiel 616-885-4913. #20,21p

MCC Offers Healthcare Courses

June 15,23: Montcalm Community College offers courses to become a dental assistant starting June 15 and a pharmacy technician courses starting June 23 from 6 to 9:30 pm on the college’s Greenville campus. For more information or to register, visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment. #21

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