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Travel to Stratford with MCC on Sept. 19

Montcalm Community College offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 19, to see Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”
Buses depart from MCC at 6 a.m. and return about midnight. Buses also stop at Meijer in Ionia to pick up and drop off participants.
Student registration is available now and the cost is $30. Nonstudents may register for the trip starting Sept. 5, and the cost is $65. Registration includes the cost of the bus trip and the theater ticket. Participants are responsible for buying their own meals. Student costs are partially underwritten by the MCC Foundation and the Student Activities Fund.
Anyone planning to participate in this trip must have an enhanced driver’s license, United States Passport or Passport Card that is valid through October 2014.
Visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment for course details or to register online, or call 616-754-7706 or 1-877-328-2111, Ext. 610, for more information.
Contact MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1218, MCC Visual Arts Coordinator Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1248, or MCC Language Arts Instructor Joel Brouwer at joelb@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1267 for more information.

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Military Retiree Appreciation Day Sept. 20 in Selfridge

A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, September 20, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Retiree Appreciation Day is an opportunity for all armed forces retirees, spouses, widows and/or guests to receive updated information about retiree entitlement programs.
Photo identification is required for all personnel to access the installation.
Pre-registration is required and must be accomplished by Sept. 10. The registration form, available online at
http://www.mccoy.army.mil/Services/ACAP_Documents/2014_RAD_REGISTER.PDF, contains detailed information about the event. Direct any questions to 586-239-5580.
The registration form also contains a complete listing of Retiree Appreciation Day events being held throughout the Midwest.

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Youth soccer challenge

The Sand Lake Knights of Columbus will be hosting a special competitive soccer event on Saturday, September 6th from 9am to 10am at the Sand Lake Soccer Fields.  Kids in the community are encouraged to come out and enjoy a free opportunity to test their skills at a penalty kick competition. Each participant will be given 15 penalty kicks and points will be awarded depending upon the area of the scoring zones through which the ball passes.
Contestants will be recognized for their participation and will have an opportunity to move on to compete in district and state level competitions. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 (as of September 1st) are eligible to participate. Registration will take place the morning of the event at the fields.  Written parental consent is required.
For more information about this event or the Knights of Columbus, contact Frank Sylvester, Soccer Challenge Chairman, at (616) 636-8151.

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The Substitute teacher

Walking through the hallway at the middle school where I work, I saw a new substitute teacher standing outside the classroom with his head against the locker.
I heard him mutter,  “How did you get yourself into this?”
Knowing he was assigned to a difficult class, I tried to offer him moral support.
“Are you ok?” I asked. “Can I help?”
He lifted his head and replied, “I’ll be fine as soon as I can get this kid out of his locker!”

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Hometown Happenings

Auditions for Fall Production
Sept. 2: Actors del Arte’ Ensemble will be presenting the fantasy, adventure, mythology, “Way of the Wolf.” Auditions will be held September 2nd from 6 – 8:30 pm at the Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Rd., Rockford. Looking for men, women and teens to fill roles. The show is set for November at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs. For details call 616-874-5264. #35

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale
Sept. 5,6: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 5 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 6, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 6th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $8.95. #35,36p

Hope Community Church Yard Sale
Sept. 5,6: Hope Community Church Yard Sale, 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, MI September 5th (Friday) from 9 to 5 pm and September 6th (Saturday) from 9 to1 pm. There will be a really good variety of clean merchandise available at this sale.  Stop on by! For info call Judy at 616-340-2820. #35,36b

Mystery Dinner Theatre
Sept. 6: The Springs Church will present a mystery dinner theatre to support a mission trip to Columbia on September 6th from 6 to 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant (corner of Grant and Oak, Cedar Springs) Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm or by calling: Sally Nulph at 616-696-8974. Childcare is available during the activities for $5 per child (pizza and activities provided). Please purchase tickets prior to September 3rd. #35

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Montcalm County
Sept. 6: Montcalm County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be on September 6th at the Greenville Area Community Center, 900 East Kent Rd. Registration is at 9 am with a ceremony at 10 am and the walk will begin at 10:15 am. The walk is 1-1/2 miles long. Although there is no registration fee, we need participants to raise funds. Please help us reach our goal of over $17,500.  Contact alz.org/walk or 616-459-7567. #35

Lakeview annual Alumni Banquet
Sept. 7: All Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2014 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The cost is $13 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 30 by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaquays, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral, MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2938. Come join the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the work to out-of-town classmates. #35p

One Book Discussion in Howard City
Sept. 8: A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes, is September 8 at 1:30 pm at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library in Howard City. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call989-328-2111. Ext. 334 for more information. #35

MCC’s Philharmonic Orchestra Seeks Musicians
Sept. 8: Rehearsals for Montcalm Community College’s Philharmonic Orchestra begin September 8 and are from 7 to 9 pm on Mondays through October 27 in the Greenville Middle School Band Room The cost is $15 per person, which is payable at the first session or by registering online at www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment. The orchestra will perform “Music of the Seas” with MCC’s Alumni & Friends Choir on November 2 at 3 pm in the gymnasium in the Activities Building in Sidney. Contact Philharmonic Director Jeff Ayres at ayresj@greenville.k12.mi.us or 616-894-1071 or MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Valerie VanderMark at valv@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1218 for more information. #35

Register Now For Free Hunter Education
Sept. 9: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. September 9th from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 11th from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 13th from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #35,35p

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts
Sept. 10,17: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 4th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesdays September 10 & 17 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #35,36p

Free Movie Night
Sept. 12: An En Gedi 5th Quarter Special Event will include an outdoor movie of the Princess Bride (PG). This is for high school students as well as all the community members on Friday, September 12 immediately following the first home football game or approximately 9 pm. Presented on the north end of the football stadium. Bad weather location is the high school auditorium. Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions (popcorn, candy, coffee and drinks) will remain open during the movie. Everyone will be admitted free after the 3rd quarter of the football game. Check us out at Facebook or www.EnGediYouthCenter.com. #35,36p

Tri County 50th Class Reunion
Sept. 12: A reunion for the class of 1964 will be held on September 13 at the Edgar Farm located at 11681 W. Howard City-Edmore R. on M-46 between Amble and Lakeview. A lunch/brunch will be served at 1 pm. Make your reservation by contacting Janet Howe Boezwinkle by August 30th. Call 616-696-2252 or email djboezwinkle@aol.com. #35

Heaven Is For Real presented.
Sept. 13,14: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is showing the movie Heaven is for Real in our fellowship hall. This movie is based on a true story. Bring a friend and join us for any of the following showings. Saturday, September 13th at 3 or 7 pm or Sunday, September 14th at 3 pm. We are located at 140 S. Main Street. Admission and popcorn are free. Soda and bottled water will be available for purchase. #35-37p

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Columbus ships to land in Muskegon

Replicas of the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed—the Nina (left) and Pinta (right) will dock at Heritage Landing in Muskegon next week. Photo from the Columbus Foundation, British Virgin Islands.

Replicas of the ships that Christopher Columbus sailed—the Nina (left) and Pinta (right) will dock at Heritage Landing in Muskegon next week. Photo from the Columbus Foundation, British Virgin Islands.

On Wednesday, August 27, the Nina and Pinta—historical replicas of the Christopher Columbus ships—will open in Muskegon. The ships will be docked at Heritage Landing, 199 E. Apple Avenue until they depart early Tuesday morning, September 2.

The Nina was built completely by hand and without the use of power tools. Archaeology magazine called the ship “the most historically correct Columbus replica ever built.” The Pinta was recently built in Brazil to accompany the Nina on all of her travels. She is a larger version of the archetypal caravel. Historians consider the caravel the Space Shuttle of the 15th century.

Both ships will be touring together as an enhanced sailing museum, for the purpose of educating the public and school children on the caravel, a Portuguese ship used by Columbus and many early explorers to discover the world.

While in port, the general public is invited to visit the ships for a walk aboard self-guided tour. The prices are $8 for adults, $7 for senior citizens, and $6 for students 5 to 16. Children 4 and under are free. The ship will be open every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. No reservations necessary.

Call 1-787-672-2152 for information on guided group tour rates or email columfnd1492@gmail.com

 

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Safe to swim here?

While fishing off the Florida coast, a tourist capsized his boat. He could swim, but his fear of alligators kept him clinging to the overturned craft. Spotting an old beachcomber standing on the shore, the tourist shouted, “Are there any gators around here?”

“Naw,” the man hollered back, “they ain’t been around for years!”

Feeling safe, the tourist started swimming leisurely toward the shore.

About halfway there he asked the guy, “How’d you get rid of the gators?”

“We didn’t do nothin’,” the beachcomber said. “The sharks got ‘em.”

 

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Hometown Happenings

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School Supplies Needed

Aug: Curves of Cedar Springs is collecting backpack and school supplies for kids in need that will be distributed to our local schools. Drop off times are Monday – Friday, 7:30 am to 11 am and Monday  – Thursday, 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Contact Christine Holman at 616-696-1689 for more information. #34

 

Annual 2nd Best Sale

Aug. 22,23: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 22 from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, August 23 from 9 am to 2 pm. It is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECS) in support of parish activities. There is something for everyone: clothes, books, toys, housewares, sporting goods, furniture, electronics, craft supplies, jewelry, etc. Many vintage items. Everything is prices to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33,34p

 

Open House for Prayer

Aug. 25: Our church is having an Open House for Prayer, whereas folks are invited to come to the Old Chapel for whatever amount of time they may choose on Monday, August 25 from 7 to 8 pm to Pray for the Nation of Israel. Address: C. S. Christian Church, located on the campus of Creative Technologies Academy, 340 W. Pine Street. Confidential prayer requests may be submitted to Pastor Ryan Black at: pastor.ryanblack@cedarspringschristianchurch.org. Bible emphasis this month: the book of Revelations. #34

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Aug. 26: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #34

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

Aug. 27: “Dinosaurs come back” – Discover the world of Dinosaurs and other ancient history – children will go out looking for archeology finds, breaking open rocks to see what we can see. At the end of the day, we will bury our own plaster mode(s) in hopes of others someday discovering our history.  Rain or Shine. Bring a lunch, dress for the outdoors (no flip-flops or crocs) $8 per child per day. Parents are not required, however are encouraged to come along free of charge. Ages: 5 -15 years. All classes are from 10 am to 2 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #34

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Aug. 27: EXTRA EXTRA READ ALL ABOUT IT! Pine Grove Senior Cafe presents ham, smashed taters and carrots all yummy no doubt. All readers age 60 or more, if you think so too; you know what to do. Come one come all as you have before, Wednesday the 27th of August at noon walk through our door. The location for this feast to be found is the corner of M-82 and the Avenue of Beech. #34

 

Worship in the Park

Aug. 27: Solon Center Wesleyan Church presents Worship in the Park. Come join the fun at Salisbury Park in Sand Lake on Wednesday evening, August 27th. Free food will be offered at 6:30 pm followed by worship music from the band Gained Access. There will be inflatables for the kids and fun, fun, fun. Grab your picnic gear, a lawn chair, and enjoy the festivities. Everyone is welcome! #34p

Herbal Tea and Treats

Aug. 27: The Greenville Garden Club will meet on Wednesday August 27 at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. Speaker Connie Hanson of Grand Shire Herb Farms will share her favorite recipes for tea party sweets and savories and ideas for theme teas. Learn how to make a different herbal tea blend for each month of the year. Bring your favorite teacup and enjoy. Open to the public. Please join us. #34

Beyblade Battles at KDL

Aug. 30: Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and areanas, or train and compete using the library’s equipment. Saturday, August 30 at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #34

 

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The bus stop

 

 

Two old men were sitting on a bench waiting for their bus. The buses were running late, and a lot of time passed. Finally, one man turned to the other and said, “You know, I’ve been sitting here so long, my butt fell asleep!”

The other man looked at him and said, “I know. I heard it snoring!”

 

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2nd Chance Rummage Sale

Aug. 16: On Saturday, August 16 from 9 am to 3 pm. East Nelson United Methodist Church, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. will host a rummage sale. Proceeds to benefit 2nd Chance, a school for troubled teens who deserve a second chance. #33p

 

Garage Sale for Missions

Aug. 16: This Saturday,  August 16 from 9 am to 5 pm. The Springs Church, located on the corner of Oak and Grant Streets, is hosting a sale to benefit a Girl’s Home in Bogota, Columbia. Funds will be used to purchase building materials for the home. #33

 

Auditions for October Play 

Aug. 16 & 18: The Cedar Springs Community Players are seeking 5 adult females and 2 adult males for their Fall production of the comedy “Blythe Spirit,” written by Noel Coward and directed by Peter Huschilt. Show dates are October 23-25 at the historic Kent Theatre. Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 16 from 10 am to noon and on Monday, August 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on Main Street in Cedar Springs. See our website at www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org for more info. #32,33p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 18: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Roast Beef & Onions dinner on Monday, August 18th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, onions, veggies, salad, dessert, rolls and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #33p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Aug. 19: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #33

 

Michigan Blood Drive

Aug. 19: Be somebody who get a cool T-shirt and free hot dogs by just attempting to give blood.  The donor site is at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12 to 7 pm, on Tuesday, August 19. #33

 

Wild Wednesdays at HCNC

Aug. 20: “Super Hero’s” Dress up or just wear the hat of your super hero – Fireman? Military? Superman? Spiderman? Let the imagination run and be a hero for just a day. The children will have the day to act out hero and save the nature world!  Rain or Shine. Bring a lunch, dress for the outdoors (no flip-flops or crocs) $8 per child per day. Parents are not required, however are encouraged to come along free of charge. Ages: 5 -15 years. All classes are from 10 am to 2 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #33

 

Annual 2nd Best Sale

Aug. 22,23: Holy Spirit Episcopal Church’s Annual 2nd Best Sale will be Friday, August 22 from 9 am to 4 pm and Saturday, August 23 from 9 am to 2 pm. It is sponsored by the All Saints Guild (ECW) in support of parish activities. There is something for everyone: clothes, books, toys, housewares, sporting goods, furniture, electronics, craft supplies, jewelry, etc. Many vintage items. Everything is prices to move! Holy Spirit Episcopal Church is located at 1200 Post Drive NE, Belmont (corner of Post and Pine Island, ¼ mile west of Exit 95 on US 131). #33,34p

 

CSHS Class of 1970 to 1979 Picnic

Aug. 24: Cedar Springs Alumni from graduating years 1970 to 1979 (or whenever!) is invited to the Cedar Springs Class of 1970 to 1979 Picnic on Sunday, August 24, 2014. Noon til dusk at Long Lake Park, west side, open pavilion. Bring a dish to pass, hotdogs and buns, something to drink, your place settings, and yearbook. Name tags will be provided in case you forget who you are. For more information contact Janie Combs Merlington, Cindy A McMillan, or Jennifer Haney Brown on facebook. #33

 

Annual Alumni Banquet

Sept. 7: All Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2014 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The cost is $13 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 30 by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaquays, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral, MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2938. Come join the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the word to out-of-town classmates. #33p

 

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