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theTable at The Springs Church

theTable at The Springs Church

Apr. 4,11,18,25: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Poetry Practice Workshops

Apr. 11,13,16,17: Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works. We’ll cover rhyming and line breaks, simile and metaphor and abstraction and imagery at the workshops. Tyrone Township KDL, Thursday, April 11th at 3:30 pm for 3rd grade through high school. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL, Saturday, April 13th at 1:30 pm for 3rd grade through high school. Spencer Township KDL, Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 pm for 3rd grade through high school. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL, Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 pm for teens and adults. #14-17p

Fish Fry at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Apr. 12: Courntland-Oakfield United Methodist Church’s annual Fish Fry will be held on Friday, April 12th from 4:30 – 7 pm. Battered fried fish, baked potato or fresh cut french fries, cole slaw, coffee & punch and dessert. 3-piece dinner: $10, 2-piece dinner: $8, 1-piece dinner: $6. Hot dogs may be substituted for the same cost. All proceeds will go toward North Kent Connect. 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE, Rockford MI 49341. #14,15p

Gospel Concert at Gowen Bible

Apr. 13: Please plan to join us for an evening of song and praise at the “Praising Jesus” gospel concert at Gowen Bible Church – Meddler Campus on Saturday, April 13, 6:30-9:00 pm. Groups performing are the Traditional and Country Gospel Singers, the Pryer Sisters, and Riding for the Brand. This is a fundraiser for the 2019 Uganda Mission Trip. Suggested donation: Adult-$10, Children-$7; each includes a dessert and beverage. 100% of the proceeds will go to the fundraiser. Address is 16415 Meddler Ave, Sand Lake (2 miles north of Tow’s Country Store). Contact info@gowenbible.org or 616-984-2525 for questions or more information. #14,15p

Michigan Blood Drive

Apr. 16: Michigan Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, April 16th  at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main Cedar Springs. The drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103961 Red blood cells carry oxygen to the body’s organs and tissues. #15

Easter Egg-Stravaganza @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Apr. 20: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children 0-12 years will be held on Saturday, April 20th at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. This year a whopping 10,000 Easter eggs will be available for 3 egg hunts including one for children with special needs. On display will be the Solon Township fire and rescue trucks, a Michigan State Police cruiser with child fingerprinting available & the Kent County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. There’ll be hot dogs, candy, face painting, games & bounce houses. A $1 photo booth will be on site as well. There will also be drawings and prizes, such as Easter baskets, movie gift cards, and 4 bicycles will be given as grand prizes!! Registration begins at 11 am, and the egg hunts begin at Noon. For more information go to: www.scwchurch.org or call the church office at 616-696-3229. www.scwchurch.org. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All families welcome! Like us on Facebook! #14-15b

Easter Egg Hunt at HCNC

Apr. 20: Howard Christensen Nature Center is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 20th. The hunt starts promptly at 1 pm. All ages welcome. Come early and purchase your holiday goodies at our bake sale. Members: Free/ non-members $1.00. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. To register or more information www.HowardChristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #15

CS Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Apr. 20: The Cedar Springs Lions Club will host their last Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 20th from 7 am to 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. $8 all you can eat, $25 Family (2 adults & 2 kids under 12). Pancakes, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, juice & Coffee. The Cedar Springs Equestrian Team will benefit from the proceeds. #15

Fundraisers for 2nd Chance School

May 4, 11: 2nd Chance will be having 2 fundraisers and are inviting you to join in the fun and to support 2nd Chance School for troubled teens. May 4, 2019 will be the Kentucky Derby Party at the Sparta Moose Lodge from 4:00 pm until the fun is done. Come and watch the Kentucky Derby Race and choose your favorite horse. There will be food, games, bucket auction, and great music from the Gordon Thayer Band. May 11, 2019 we will be having a Cornhole Tournament at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many bags being tossed. There is a $40.00 team registration to participate as a team or your business or organization can be a $350.00 lane sponsor, which includes custom built corn hole boards with your logo and a 2 person team who can compete in the event. The entry form and information will be posted on Facebook in the near future. You won’t want to miss either of these 2 events and would invite you to join us to have fun while supporting 2nd Chance and enhancing their success for the future. For information, please call 616-293-2150. #15,16b

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