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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.

Carnival Bingo

May 6: Come join the fund and help the North Kent Senior Citizens Association raise money to help pay for their furnace. We will have a baked good sale going on and chances to win gift baskets as well. So come check out the Senior Center, 44 N. Park, Cedar Springs, from 10am to 3pm and have a great time playing bingo! Only 25 cents for 3 bingo cards per game to play. #17,18p

3rd Annual Kentucky Derby Party

May 6: Watch the Kentucky Derby, listen to music by Gordon Thayer Band, enjoy a Mint Julep, food, raffle, and silent auction. Pick your favorite horse. Saturday, May 6th from 4 to 12 midnight at Sparta Moose Lodge, 11510 North Division, Sparta. Benefit to support 2nd Chance School a school for troubled teens of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin. Questions? Call 616-293-2150. #17,18p

Rickerstrong Fundraiser

May 7: A fundraiser for the Ricker brothers will be held on Sunday, May 7th at Patterson Ice Arena, 2550 Patterson Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546, from 5 to 7 pm. The cost is $5 per person with FREE skate rental. Food will be available for purchase as well as silent auction items and bake sale items with all proceeds given back to the family. #18

Sing to the Lord

May 7: 2nd Chance will be having a gospel hymn sing on Sunday, May 7th at 6:00 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Music will be provided by Deb and Larry Eadie and the message shared by Ron Parson. Invite your family and friends. The Sing to the Lord hymn sings will be every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Sing to the Lord hymns sings will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 293-2150. See you there! #18p

4-H Mother’s Day Tea

May 7: The 4-H Mothers Day Tea will be held on Sunday, May 7th at 2 pm at the Montcalm County Fair Grounds Ash Building, 8784 Peck Rd., Greenville, MI 48838. Special guest is Catherine Berendt, host of “My West Michigan” TV show. Beverages and desserts served. Spring hat show hosted by Animal Junction 4-H Club, hats made by 4-H members will be modeled and auctioned. Proceeds to benefit “Alpha Family Center” located in Greenville and 4-H programs. For more information contact Cynthia Karafa, Animal Junction 616-696-2604. #18

Library Planting Party

May 8-10: Come help plant about 70 trees, shrubs and bushes at our new Community Library. Volunteers are needed Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from 6 to 8 pm. Meet at the library and wear your gardening clothes. Bring a shovel, wheelbarrow, broom and rake if you have one. Any segment of volunteer labor you can provide would be greatly appreciated. #18

Morel Mushroom Hunting

May 13: Join a seasoned Mushroom Hunter at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, as we travel to find these scrumptious little beauties. Saturday, May 13th from 9 am to 5 pm. Guided Hunts begin promptly at 9:30 am, 11:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm only. Please no little 4 legged friends for this afternoon. For all ages. $8 person, $4 members. Please pre-register at www.HowardChristensen.org. Unguided hunting is strictly prohibited on HCNC property. #18

Jiggly Wiggly Frogs

May 15: Come one and all to learn about the frogs and their importance in our ecosystem. Let’s go hunting. Not to keep but to experience them in their natural habitats. Bring a friend or a parent or even call out to a grandparent. Monday, May 15th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. $5 per student. Pre-registration required, www.HowardChristensen.org. #18


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