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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.


Spring Fling at CTA

May 11: Come travel around the world at Creative Technologies Academy’s “Spring Fling” carnival, silent auction and art extravaganza! Open to the public! Fun for all ages! Free admission, small cost for food and game tickets. Friday, May 11th from 5:30 to 7 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. #18,19p

Pancake Breakfast at 2nd Chance

May 12: 2nd Chance will be holding a Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 12th from 9 am to 11 am at 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. #18,19b

Taco Bar and Silent Auction

May 12: A Taco Bar and Silent Auction will be held May 12th from 5-8 pm at Gowen Bible Church-Meddler Campus, 16415 Meddler Ave, Sand Lake. Cost is $10 adult, $7 child. All proceeds go to support the Orphan Outreach Mission Trip to Latvia. Call 616-984-2525 for more information. #19

Michigan Blood Drive

May 15: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on May 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. With the Memorial Day weekend coming up, there is a possibility for a higher need for blood because of accidents and people starting vacations. It will take a hour of your time and each donation has the potential to save 3 Michigan lives. #19

Indoor Yard and Bake Sale Fundraiser

May 17-19:The Greenville Area Senior Citizens Center at 715 S. Baldwin Street, Greenville, is holding its’ annual fundraising indoor yard and bake sale Thursday May 17th,  Friday, May 18th and Saturday May 19th.  Sale hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Thursday and Friday and 9am – 1pm Saturday.  Enjoy homemade baked goods and an eclectic shopping experience. Browse through a wide assortment of items; books, quilts, clothes, kitchen and decorative items and much, much more.  Entrance and parking are in back of the building, just off Faber Street.  Proceeds from this sale go to support the Greenville Area Senior Citizens Center, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides a place for senior citizens to gather, socialize, and have fun. #19

Artists, Authors & YOU! Entries

May 21: Artists, Authors & YOU!, a continually-changing art exhibit sponsored by the Cedar Springs Public Library, will be reviewing potential entries on Monday, May 21st from 6-9 pm for its next quarterly installation. If you’re an artist who’s interested in participating in the program, or you own a piece of art you’d like to share with the community, please visit the library for your Request to Participate form and instructions about the May 21st meeting. #19,20p

UMC Guitar Boot Camp

May 21: Basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday, May 21st  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 ages 12 – 16. Registration fee is $65. 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 4th. #19,20b

Great Lakes Fur Trade

May 24: Howard Chirstensen Nature Center is pleased to present an introduction to the Great Lakes Fur Trade and the Straits of Macninac during the 1600’s – 1800’s by Bob Ham. Bob will take us through the major events and characters of the fur trade in the Great Lakes area, when 3 foreign powers and the indigenous peoples held often times uneasy business and military alliances. On display will be some of the clothing, weapons, trade goods and tools of the fur trade. Thursday, May 24th at the HCNC Interpretive Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City from 6 to 7:30 pm. Ages: Older middle school through adults. Cost is $3 for non-members and free to HCNC and CS Historical Society members. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #19,20p

Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

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