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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.

HCNC Memberships

Memberships for Howard Christensen Nature Center are available online, www.HowardChristensen.org. Individuals are $30, Family $75. Benefits are free admission/ no more visitor fees, discounts on rentals, early newsletter releases, free snowshoe/ ice skate rental each winter. Admission to many other nature centers and so much more. HCNC is located at 16160 Red Pine Dr. Kent City. #19

Rummage Sale

May 11-13: The Sand Lake UMC Women are hosting a Rummage Sale on May 11th & 12th from 9 am to 5 pm and May 13th from 9 am to 12 noon. 65 W. Maple St., Sand Lake. #19

Cheer Sign Ups

May 11,16,18: Cheerleading sign ups will be held for Flag (K-2), Rocket (3-6) and Middle School (7-8) from 6 to 7:30 pm at the following locations. May 11th at Shaner Ball Fields, May 16th at Morley Park and May 16th at Biggby Coffee in Cedar Springs. #19

Library grand opening

May 13: The Cedar Springs Public Library will be celebrating the grand opening of their new 10,016 square foot building at 107 N. Main St. on Saturday, May 13 at 2:00 p.m. Grand Opening festivities   will begin at 2:00 p.m. with a flag raising ceremony by the American Legion Color Guard, Glen Hill Post 287. Other events to follow include acknowledgements and ceremonial ribbon cutting. The library will open immediately after the ceremony until 5 pm allowing patrons to enjoy cookies and punch while exploring the facility and speak to local authors. #19

Cedar Springs Youth Football SIGN-UPS

May 13: Flag: 4-7years olds / Rocket: 3rd-6th grades / Middle: 7th-8th grades. Burger King: 5/13, 5/23, 6/10, 6/20: 6pm-8pm. Shaner Ball Field: 5/18, 6/06, 6/14 6pm-8pm. Skinner Field: Tues & Thurs 7/11-7/27 5:30pm-7:30pm. Contact: April Victorson (616)890-5869 csyflsecretary@gmail.com. #19-26b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

May 14: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church Sunday, May 14, 2017 at 6:00 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 17 Mile Road, Cedar Springs, MI (corner of 17 Mile Road and Olin Lakes Road). Message and gospel music will shared by Lenny Massey and the Old Time Gospel Singers. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each Service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. If you have questions, call 293-2150. SEE YOU THERE! #19p

Dinner at the Legion

May 15: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Roast Beef & Onions dinner on Monday,  , from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be roast beef, onions, mashed potatoes & gravy, veggies, salad, roll, drink and dessert. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #19

Michigan Blood Drive

May 16th: Michigan Blood Drive on May 16th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Anyone attempting to donate will receive a Biggy’s coupon, McDonald’s breakfast coupon and Cedar Springs Brewing Coupon! We would like to thank the local business for supporting our blood drives. But the best part is that each donation has the potential to save 3 Michigan lives. The Blood Center thanks all the people that donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #19

Indoor Yard and Bake Sale

May 18,19: The Greenville Area Senior Center at 715 S. Baldwin St., Greenville, is holding its annual Indoor Yard and Bake Sale on Thursday, May 18th from 9 am – 5 pm and Friday, May 19th from 9 am to 4 pm. Enjoy delicious, homemade baked goods and an eclectic shopping experience. Browse through at wide assortment of items supplied by our members and advocates. Ample parking and our entrance are in back of the building, just off Faber St. Proceeds from this sale go to support the Greenville Area Senior Citizens Center, a non-profit dedicated to improving and advancing the health and welfare of area senior citizens. #19

CS Renaissance Faire

May 20-21: 2017 Cedar Springs Renaissance Faire “Fellowhip fo the Springs” hosted by the Cedar Springs Area Chamber of Commerce will be held in Morley Park, Cedar Springs, on Saturday May 20, from 12-8pm, with a royal dinner and entertainmetn from 6-8pm; and Sunday May 21, from 12-6pm. Vendors and live entertainment all afternoon both days (music, dancers, performers, and cosplay cast). #19,20b

Magna-Tiles Mania @ KDL

May 20: Drop-in and build. Create cubes, pyramids, or other geometric shapes and patterns from two-dimensional to more complex three-dimensional systems. Discover patters, symmetry, 3D skills and magnetic principles. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, May 20th at Spencer Township KDL, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #19

UMC Guitar Boot Camp 

May 22: Basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday, May 22, 2014 at 7:00 PM. Students must be registered on this date.  To register enter at the South door Located on Church Street; class size is limited to 12 students. Registration fee is $60. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and all supplies are furnished these may be kept at the completion of the class. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. #19,20b

Cedar Springs Garden Club meetings

June 13: The Cedar Springs Garden Club, part of Michigan Garden Club and National Garden Club, meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. The focus of our present meetings is to maintain the garden at First and Cherry Streets, Cedar Springs. Please join us there at 7pm on June 13 to get a taste of gardening fun. Future projects may involve wild flowers and naturalized gardening for country gardens. We also talk plant horticulture and food crop gardening. Our association at District and State levels has brought valuable education for more gardening pleasure. For more info contact Sandra McEwen at 616-696-8660. #19,21p

Auditions for CS Lewis play

May 22,24: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to announce auditions for their next production, the classic tale of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” written by CS Lewis and adapted for stage by Joseph Robinette. Many fun roles are available for folks aged 10 and older! Actors with any experience are encouraged to try out. Auditions will be held on Monday, May 22 and Wednesday, May 24 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8:30 pm with call backs scheduled for Thursday, May 25.  Rehearsals will begin on Monday, June 5 from 6:30 to 8:30. Actors will rehearse four nights a week (maybe more) and should plan to attend all rehearsals unless otherwise notified. Performances are scheduled to run on July 21, 22, 23, 28 and 29 at the Historic Kent Theatre. Any questions? Please use the following link  http://bit.ly/2ms32gX and leave your comment or question. #19

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