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California Avocados Take Center Stage In Iconic California Cuisine

 

(NAPS)—Springtime in California brings with it the season’s bounty of fresh, local produce that inspires home and professional chefs alike. From salads to sandwiches, pastas to soups, it’s pretty much a given that when a dish has “California” in its name, it’s likely a dish made even better with delicious avocados. 

With premium California avocados at their peak, now is the perfect time to incorporate this delicious and nourishing fruit into any cuisine to give it that classic taste of the Golden State.

To kick off California avocado season, which runs spring through fall, two-star Michelin chef Josiah Citrin, of Los Angeles’ lauded Melisse and Charcoal Venice, elevated a simple pasta pesto dish with the use of the creamy fruit in his Linguine with California Avocado Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes.

“California avocados are one of the most versatile ingredients you can work with,” says Citrin. “Here, I have blended it seamlessly into a pasta sauce to add a velvety texture. Regardless of its shape or form, the California avocado brings vivacity to all the ingredients that surround it.” 

California avocado lovers everywhere can get these seasonal recipes and more at www.CaliforniaAvocado.com.

Linguine with Californ

Linguine with California Avocado Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

ia Avocado Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes 

Serves: 4

Prep time: 25 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 35 minutes

Ingredients: 

1lb. linguine, cooked al dente, reserving 1 cup of pasta water

2ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded and peeled

1cup baby arugula leaves

1cup baby spinach leaves

1cup fresh basil leaves, packed

1/4cup toasted pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup toasted cashews

2cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

3Tbsp. lemon juice

3Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil

1tsp. sea salt

2tsp. freshly ground black pepper 

1cup grated Parmesan cheese

1cup halved cherry tomatoes

2Tbsp. julienned basil leaves, for serving 

Instructions:

1. Place cooked linguine and reserved pasta water to the side. 

2. Add the halved avocados, baby arugula, baby spinach, basil leaves, pumpkin seeds, cashews, garlic, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, sea salt and pepper to a blender or food processor and then blend until smooth. 

3. Once the pesto is smooth, add the grated Parmesan and pulse a few more times to combine. 

4. Place the pasta in a large serving bowl and top with the California Avocado Pesto. 

5. Toss the pasta together with the pesto until coated. 

6. Add the halved cherry tomatoes.

7. A small amount of reserved pasta water can be added to the pasta, as needed, to create a loose, silky pesto that coats the linguine evenly. 

8. Sprinkle pasta with the julienned basil leaves and serve. 

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Fishing on the lake

 

A famous admiral and an equally famous general were fishing together when a sudden squall came up. When it died down, both eminent warriors were struggling helplessly in the water.

The admiral floundered his way back to the boat and pulled himself painfully in. Then he fished out the general, using an oar.

Catching his breath, the admiral sputtered, “Please don’t say a word about this to anyone. If the Navy found I can’t swim I’d be disgraced.”

 “Don’t worry,” the general said. “Your secret is safe. I’d hate to have my men find out I can’t walk on water.” 

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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.


Original Play at the Kent Theatre

May 25,26: Cedar Springs Players presents “Murder on the American Express” and original play by Scott Phillips. May 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., May 20 at 3:00 pm at the Kent Theatre. #20,21

CS Historical Society’s Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 27: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 18th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 27th, at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years’ veterans will be Alfred Sliter, Civil War; Samuel Armstrong, Spanish/Philippine American War; Russell VanDore, World War I; Mark Wheeler, World War II; Don Miles, Korean War; Carl Straub, Vietnam War. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist at the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 and return there for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentations in the museum. #20,21b

FREE Movie at Kent Theatre

May 29,30: En Gedi will present a FREE movie at the Kent Theatre, God’s Not Dead 2, on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th both at 6:30 pm. The Christ-centered movie tells a story about high school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) who is asked a question about Jesus in class, her response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom and the public square once and for all. God’s Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action. #20,21b

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

May 30: Pine Grove Senior Café would be honored for All Seniors age 60 and over to come celebrate our Veterans both those who are still here with us and those who have given the utmost; those who live on in our memory.  We would be honored to share a meal and memories with you as our guest.  We ask our guests who are Veterans to wear your colors.  Guests who wish to display memorabilia may do so.  At Noon Wednesday May the 30th in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of M-82 & Beech. #21

Reader’s Theatre at CS Library

May 31: Join the FUN with Actors del Arte Ensemble for their FREE popular Reader’s Theatre, Thursday, May 31st at 7 pm to be held in the Cedar Springs Library’s Community Room. The Actors will, present “Blade Runner” by Phillip Dick, based on his 1968 book, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” a work of science fiction. Two of his other books were made into major motion pictures. #21

Classic Car Hop

June 1: Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd. (about 2.5 miles east of US131) will host a Classic Car Hop on Friday, June 1st (Rain date is June 8), from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Cruise on over! Load up the family truck, van & grocery getter with your family friends and neighbors! Join us for great food and fellowship while you check out some cool classic cars, street rods and antique autos. Free will donations. Proceeds to benefit RSCC Youth Group trip to the RYS Convention in July. For more information call 616-696-3656. #21,22p

Sand Lake HS Alumni Banquet

June 9: The 126th  (1892-2018) Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 9th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Social hour at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The cost of the meal is $13.00. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Please RSVP by June 2 by calling your reservation in to Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #20-22p

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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Wear a poppy this National Poppy Day

Ann Fournier spends her hour-long commute piecing together tiny petals of red crepe paper to assemble poppies to support veterans.

(BPT) – For many Americans, it starts with wearing the poppy on National Poppy Day, an annual tribute to the price of freedom. This year, National Poppy Day is May 25.

For Ann Fournier, it starts with a train ride. She has taken the same train at 5 a.m. and 4:50 p.m. daily for 30 years. She spends her hour-long commutes piecing together tiny petals of red crepe paper to assemble poppies to support veterans.

Fournier’s work has made her a symbol on the train. Known as the “Poppy Lady,” she has created 100,000 poppies each year over several decades. Her commitment began as a tribute to her brothers, who served during Vietnam, but has continued as a way to honor each veteran and civilian she has met on her ride to the American Legion Auxiliary (ALA) state headquarters in Boston.

“The conductor saves a seat with a table for me every day,” says Fournier, who serves as ALA Department of Massachusetts secretary/executive director. “He’s a veteran as well. Sometimes he sits with me to help. Sometimes strangers ask me what I’m doing. But the best moments happen when a veteran sits down or thanks me. I don’t do it for the thanks; I do it because I can, and these little red flowers are a way to help those in need. Our veterans don’t get enough of anything.”

The red poppy holds great meaning for veterans all over the world. After the battles of World War I, the blood-red poppy flourished in France and Belgium when battlefields became burial grounds. The red flowers suddenly bloomed among the newly dug gravesites of fallen service members, turning the new graveyards into fields of red. Today, the poppy is a symbol of sacrifices made from WWI to today’s war on terror.

Millions of people worldwide wear the red poppy as a call to honor living veterans and those who lost their lives. The tradition can be traced back to 1918 when Moina Michael popularized the idea of wearing a poppy flower in memory of the military lives lost in WWI. She drew inspiration from the poem In Flanders Fields, written by WWI Col. John McCrae as he gazed at the rows and rows of graves where his comrades had been recently buried. In the decades that followed, poppies have been worn, displayed and distributed for fundraising efforts for veterans service organizations around the world.

The American Legion Family is the driving force behind the now trademarked National Poppy Day because of its support for veterans and long-standing connection to the poppy flower. In the early 1920s, the Legion Family adopted the poppy as its official memorial flower to pay homage to the battlefields of WWI. Now, it is the Family’s mission to support the military community by promoting the significance of the flower and the meaning behind it.

Members and volunteers connected to the ALA, one of the nation’s most prominent supporters of veterans’ rights, leverage the poppy in service to the veteran community through Poppy Day distributions and outreach. ALA volunteers hand out red paper or fabric poppies in exchange for donations that go directly to support veterans. Many of those poppies are made by hospitalized and disabled veterans as a form of rehabilitation and a source of income through this ALA program. In 2017, ALA members throughout the U.S. distributed nearly 6 million poppies or poppy items and raised $3.9 million in donations that went directly to help veterans, military and their families.

“This flower is personal to me,” says Fournier. “Because of it, I’ve been able to share stories about our veterans and the ALA’s work. I’ve also been able to explain that helping a veteran can be as simple as donating money in exchange for a poppy or as committed as making 100,000 poppies each year. It’s about what you can do to help.”

Donning a poppy this National Poppy Day and every day is one simple way to show gratitude for a community that has given its lives to protect ours. To learn more, visit www.poppydayusa.org.

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Lifeboat

 

After a ship sank in the ocean, three men ended up stranded in a lifeboat. They floated around for days without food or water. One afternoon a bottle floated up to the boat. The men grabbed the bottle and when they pulled the cork out of the bottle, a genie appeared.

“I’ll grant each of you a single wish,” said the genie.

“I wish I was home,” said the first man. Then, poof! He disappeared.

“I wish I was home, too,” said the second man. Poof! He disappeared, too.

The third man looked around and then thought hard what he should wish for. “I have no one at home waiting for me, so maybe I should ask for money and hope a boat picks me up. Or, maybe I should ask for a beautiful woman to marry,” he said to the genie. 

The genie looked bored. “C’mon! Make up your mind!” he urged. 

“Oh, I don’t know what to wish for!” cried the man in frustration. “I wish my friends were here to help me decide!”

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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.


Original Play at the Kent Theatre

May 18-20,25,26: Cedar Springs Players presents “Murder on the American Express” an original play by Scott Phillips. May 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., May 20 at 3:00 pm at the Kent Theatre. #20,21

Indoor Garage Sale at Masonic Lodge

May 18,19: An indoor Garage Sale will be hold at the Masonic Lodge, 1430 Northland Dr. NE, Rockford, sponsored by Rockford Chapter 215, Order of the Eastern Star On Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. Booth tables as well as household items, clothing, seasonal items, a variety to choose from. Join us on Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm. #20

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 Mackinac 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

Senior Stroll at HCNC

May 25: Join Senior Naturalist, Joyce Hosmer the last Friday of the month for a leisurely walk through the woods at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Joyce will lead you along our quiet trails while pointing out the plants and wildlife that inhabit our little piece of the planet. Friday, May 25, June 29 and July 27th at 1 to 3 pm. If it rains, we will reschedule for the next Friday. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments provided. Limited to 25 people. Call to register or visit our website. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org, info@howardchristensen.org. #20

CS Historical Society’s Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 27: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 18th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 27th, at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years’ veterans will be Alfred Sliter, Civil War; Samuel Armstrong, Spanish/Philippine American War; Russell VanDore, World War I; Mark Wheeler, World War II; Don Miles, Korean War; Carl Straub, Vietnam War. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist at the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 and return there for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentations in the museum. #20,21b

FREE Movie at Kent Theatre

May 29,30: En Gedi will present a FREE movie at the Kent Theatre, God’s Not Dead 2, on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th both at 6:30 pm. The Christ-centered movie tells a story about high school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) who is asked a question about Jesus in class, her response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom and the public square once and for all. God’s Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action. #20,21b

Spa Day/Tai Chi at HCNC

June 3: Ever seen someone do Tai Chi and think to yourself “That looks cool… I’d love to learn that..?” Now’s your chance! Come on out to the first Spa Day at Howard Christensen Nature Center on Sunday, June 3rd. We’ll take a short hike out to a beautiful spot and get our Zen On! Join our experienced Tai Chi instructor for a class in the woods, suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike… and if it rains, we will move activities indoors. But wait – there’s more! Pamper yourself with a relaxing chair massage or reflexology session to soothe your aching muscles or sore feet. From 2 – 5 pm. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Limited to 20 people. Call to register or visit our website. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org, info@howardchristensen.org. #20

Sand Lake HS Alumni Banquet

June 9: The 126th (1892-2018) Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 9th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Social hour at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The cost of the meal is $13.00. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Please RSVP by June 2 by calling your reservation in to Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #20-22p

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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Murder on the American Express

Chief Joseph, played by Russ Cole, in Murder on the American Express. 

The Cedar Springs Community Players (CSCP) is bringing a new mystery to our town in the form of its next performance written by local playwright, Scott Phillips. This is Mr. Phillips’ first mystery, but like all his other plays the script was born from conversations he had with family, friends and strangers.   

“Friends had been asking me to write a murder mystery,” explained Phillips. “I finally had enough stories and ideas to pull it into a script.”   

Murder on the American Express takes place in small Appalachian town. The town is thrown into disruption by the election of outsider Mayor Anita Mann, played by Peggy Snell. To further complicate matters, local millionaire Bobby Buick, played by Rob Kellner. fights to purchase land from Lily Mae, an independent minded woman played by Danielle Phillips. The land is also wanted by her ex-husband, Jeremiah Box, played by newcomer Dan Phelps.  Scott Phillips never fails to bring his audience a cast of delightful and entertaining characters including Georgia, the local bar owner played by newcomer Holly Russell; Jordy, the ambitious local newspaper editor played by Mark Stoll; The VanMeter Brothers played by Steve Hutchins and Dave Schmucker, CSCP local comedic actors; and the naïve parish priest played by Jack Bagins. No mystery can go unsolved without a great criminal mind and Scott delivers that in Officer “Chief” Joseph played by Russ Cole and his forensic team. CSCP member Jerry Hoye is assistant director.

The small town suspects deliver conflict, suspicion and hilarity. CSCP actor James Brosky said, “Mayor Anita Mann is the best villain Scott has ever written. Well…not including the Devil.”

Show dates are May 18, 19, 25, and 26 at 7:30 p.m. and May 20 at 3:00 p.m. at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main, Cedar Springs, MI. Tickets are $15.00 at the door and $6.00 for people under 18 years of age.  

Advanced tickets are $12.00 and are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library or by emailing phillips4ba@yahoo.com.

If you are interested in becoming a part of the Cedar Springs Community Players the next meeting will be May 12, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. the Cedar Springs Public Library.

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Things my mother taught me

 

My Mother taught me about ANTICIPATION…

“Just wait until your father gets home.”

My Mother taught me about RECEIVING….

You are going to get it when we get home!”

My Mother taught me to MEET A CHALLENGE…

“What were you thinking? Answer me when I talk to you! Don’t talk back to me!”

My Mother taught me LOGIC…

“If you fall out off that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me.”

My Mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE…

“If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to freeze that way.”

My Mother taught me to THINK AHEAD…

“If you don’t pass your spelling test, you’ll never get a good job.”

My Mother taught me HUMOR…

“When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me.”

My Mother taught me how to BECOME AN ADULT…

“If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up.”

My Mother taught me about GENETICS…

“You’re just like your father.”

My Mother taught me about my ROOTS…

“Do you think you were born in a barn?”

My Mother taught me about WISDOM OF AGE…

“When you get to be my age, you will understand.”

My Mother taught me about JUSTICE…

“One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you…Then you’ll see what it’s like!”

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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.


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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Deadly encounters

 

It was the first camping experience for Jed.

As soon as he had pitched his tent, he went for a hike in the woods. In about fifteen minutes he rushed back into camp, bleeding and dishevelled.

“What happened?” asked a fellow camper.

“I was chased by a black snake!” cried the frightened Jed.

The camper laughed and retorted, “A black snake isn’t deadly.”

“Listen,” groaned Jed, “If he can make you jump off a fifty-foot cliff, he’s deadly!”

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