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Once there was a millionaire who collected live alligators. He kept them in the pool in back of his mansion. The millionaire also had a beautiful daughter who was single.

One day he decided to throw a huge party, and during the party he announced, “My dear guests, I have a proposition to every man here. I will give one million dollars or my daughter to the man who can swim across this pool full of alligators and emerge unharmed!”

As soon as he finished his last word, there was the sound of a large SPLASH! There was one guy in the pool swimming as fast as he could go. The crowd cheered him on as he kept stroking. Finally, he made it to the other side unharmed.

The millionaire was impressed. He said, “My boy that was incredible! Fantastic! I didn’t think it could be done! Well I must keep my end of the bargain…which do you want, my daughter or the one million dollars?”

“Listen,” said the man, “I don’t want your money! And I don’t want your daughter! I want the name of the person who pushed me in!”

 

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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.

 

Free Easter Egg Hunt at HCNC

Apr. 12: Bring your children to our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 12 pm. Rain or shine! Age Groups: 3 and under; 4 to 7 years; and 8-11 year. Hunt starts PROMPTLY at 10 am for the 3 and under, 11 am for the 4-7 year olds and 11:30 am for the 8 – 11 year olds. Bring a basket or we will have extras. We have over 1,500 eggs this year! Please meet in the Interpretive Center. Event takes place in our Prairie (just north of the Interpretive Center beyond the parking lot). Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #14,15

 

Visit the Easter Bunny

Apr. 12: Come visit the Easter Bunny on April 12th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Sand Lake VFW. #15

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Apr. 15: God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required! Join us for dinner every Tuesday. Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Blessed John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #15

 

Meet the Author: Mardi Jo Link

Apr. 16: Mardi Jo Link will speak about her book, Bootstrapper, as part of “Our Community Reads.” She will be at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase. #15

 

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 17: Come to the 28th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. New to the event this year will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts. We are very excited to have them as an addition and believe it will be an exciting evening. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 17 from 6  to 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs High School (off East Muskegon east of Main St.) Presented by the Community Action Network in cooperation with the Cedar Springs Public Schools Fine Arts Department. #14-16f

 

CS Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Apr. 19: The Cedar Springs Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19th, from 7-11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Church St. Adults are $7, Seniors $6, Family $10, and under 12 are free. All you can eat – pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice and coffee. Proceeds assist sight conservation. #15

 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Apr. 19: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, candy, prizes, snacks and a special Easter presentation. Two bicycles will be given away as grand prizes. For more information go to: scwchurch.org or call the church office at 696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #14-16p

 

Earth Day – Volunteer Day at HCNC

Apr. 19: Celebrate Earth Day with HCNC – FREE. This event will feature exhibits, displays, and activities aimed at educating Kent County about protecting your environment. Bring the family and join in the activities: Water activities, planting of seedlings/flowers, and help planting a garden. Join us outside for volunteering in beautifying our property. We will be painting, raking, sweeping, fixing boardwalks, building better animal sanctuaries and so much more. Saturday, April 19 from 10 am to 1 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #15

 

Easter Worship Celebration at The Springs

Apr. 20: This Easter, when the eggs are found and the baskets are unwrapped, will you feel satisfied or still searching? Join us at The Springs Church for a celebration full of joy and meaning, not empty ritual. Your whole family will enjoy the great music, fun for the kids, and a message that will bring direction and encouragement to your faith journey. Come find what’s missing in your Easter! We’ll be looking for you. Easter Worship Celebration on Sunday, April 20th at 9:40 and 11:15 am. We are located at 135 N. Grant St. in Cedar Springs. We hope to see you at The Springs this Easter! #15,16p

 

 

 

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An Evening with the Bard

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Molly Alman, Leah Woltanski, Char Ambrose, David Block, and Faith Woltanski from the Shakespeare cast.

It will be a fun evening for the whole family, with Shakespearean comedy and drama, when Actors del Arte Ensemble of West Michigan Presents “An Evening With The Bard,” at the Kent Theatre next weekend, April 11 and 12.

Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday, April 11, and at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults, $4 for students, and $8 for seniors. Phone 874-5264 for more info.

Also appearing at Schulers Books April 24th (7 p.m.) on 28th St. in Grand Rapids.

 

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Don’t miss Resurrection Celebration 2014

ENT-Resurrection-CelebrationFLYER2Would you like a new way to celebrate Easter this year? Or, are you wondering how Easter is even relevant to life today? Either way, you won’t want to miss Resurrection Celebration, coming to Cedar Springs High School on Saturday, April 19 at 2 and 7 p.m.

This community production is a musical drama highlighting the birth, life, death and struggles of Jesus Christ. A contemporary drama, written by Kaleigh Rosenberger, is interwoven with the historical and focuses on the struggle of a young man, who is overcoming his addiction, and what he needs to change his life. The dramas are directed by local playwright Scott Phillips, Jan Malmo, and Cherryl and Kaleigh Rosenberger.

The music features contemporary Christian songs sung by characters in the play and a strong choir.

There are dozens of people from the community involved in this production—members of local churches, teachers from the Cedar Springs School System and citizens of West Michigan. You are bound to see someone you know! Bring your friends and family to see this exciting event.

Shows are at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. The play will run about 2 hours with a short intermission. Admission is free, but tickets are encouraged to be sure of a seat. Pick up tickets at The Springs Church from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and at The Cedar Springs Post, Cedar Springs Public Library, Main Street Restaurant, Alpha Omega Coffee and Games, and Perry’s Place, all in downtown Cedar Springs.

For more info, find our event on Facebook—just search for Resurrection Celebration. Or, send an email to resurrectioncelebration@outlook.com.

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“Son of God” at The Kent

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The Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs is bringing the popular movie “Son of God” to the theater for three days over Easter weekend—April 18, 19 and 20.

“A lot of people have expressed an interest in seeing it, and we thought this would be a good weekend to show it,” said Theatre president Len Allington.

A description of the movie says it “brings the story of Jesus’ life to audiences through compelling cinematic storytelling that is both powerful and inspirational. Told with the scope and scale of an action epic, the film features powerful performances, exotic locales, dazzling visual effects and a rich orchestral score from Oscar (R)-winner Hans Zimmer. Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado portrays the role of Jesus as the film spans from his humble birth through his teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection.” It is rated PG-13.

Admission is $3. Watch the Post for show times or visit http://kenttheatre.org and plan to see “Son of God” Easter weekend!

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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.

AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebos House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #14

 

Dinner at the Legion

Apr. 7: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, April 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #14p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 8: 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. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #14

 

Free Easter Egg Hunt at HCNC

Apr. 12: Bring your children to our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 12 pm. Rain or shine! Age Groups: 3 and under; 4 to 7 years; and 8-11 year. Hunt starts PROMPTLY at 10 am for the 3 and under, 11 am for the 4-7 year olds and 11:30 am for the 8 – 11 year olds. Bring a basket or we will have extras. We have over 1,500 eggs this year! Please meet in the Interpretive Center. Event takes place in our Prairie (just north of the Interpretive Center beyond the parking lot). Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #14,15

 

Discover and Create Board Games

Apr. 12: Explore a variety of simple international board games and get inspired to create your own. For ages 6 and older, Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #14

 

Springs Craft Show

Apr. 12: Come to your spring Craft Show at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral. Saturday, April 12th from 9 am to 2 pm. Come and join in the fun. Sub sandwich lunches will be available. Proceeds to benefit Coral Fire Auxiliary. #14

 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Apr. 19: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, candy, prizes, snacks and a special Easter presentation. Two bicycles will be given away as grand prizes. For more information go to: scwchurch.org or call the church office at 696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #14-16p

 

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 17: Come to the 28th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. New to the event this year will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts. We are very excited to have them as an addition and believe it will be an exciting evening. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 17 from 6  to 8:30 pm at the Cedar Springs High School (off East Muskegon east of Main St.) Presented by the Community Action Network in cooperation with the Cedar Springs Public Schools Fine Arts Department. #14-16f

 

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Algoma Township Historical Society

April annual meeting

 

Saturday, April 19, 2014, will be the Algoma Township Historical Society Annual Meeting. It will be held at 2:00 p.m. at the Chalmers’ School building on the Southwest corner of Fonger St and Pine Island Dr.

They will have Election of Officers to elect a Secretary and Treasurer. If you are interested in serving on the Board of Directors please contact Julie at 866-1583 so she can put your name on the ballot. Planning meetings are the first Thursday of each month at Chalmers’ at 9:00 am.

They will show a movie on the Michigan White Pine Era and try to utilize the 16 MM movie projector that was donated by the Eileen (Munn) and Gordon Bitely family.  The projector was Eileen’s parents, Betty & Merrill Munn.

The ATHS is looking to publish a book on Algoma Township. Your input will be greatly appreciated and they will be categorizing and getting information on the contents for this book at this meeting, so that during the year they will be able to put the contents together for publication.

“This book will be a great way to share the history of our township and to preserve those events, activities and people for generations to come,” said Julie Sjogren.

 

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What is Sex?

An 8-year-old girl went to her dad, who was working in the yard. She asked him, “Daddy, what is sex?”

The father was surprised that she would ask such a question, but decides that if she is old enough to ask the question, then she is old enough to get a straight answer. He proceeded to tell her all about the “birds and the bees.”

When he finished explaining, the little girl was looking at him with her mouth hanging open.

Then her father asked her, “Why did you decide to ask about this now?”

The little girl replied, “Mom told me to tell you that dinner would be ready in just a couple of secs.”

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Easter Coloring Contest 2014

Hey Kids! Get out your crayons, markers or colored pencils and color the Easter Bunny and eggs… remember to be creastive! Winners will be chosen from 3 age categories: 4 and under • 5-7 years • 8-10 years

All winners will be announced in the April 17th Edition of The Cedar Springs POST, so hurry, entries have to be to The POST by Monday, April 14th at 5pm.

 

Click on bunny to enlarge and print out to color. Click on entry form to print out to enter.

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Volunteers needed for Resurrection Celebration

ENT-ResurrectionCelebration-logo-2Resurrection Celebration, a Cedar Springs community production celebrating the good news of the Easter story, is back for 2014 and is still in need of volunteers. We would love to have you join us! There are many positions to fill, including men, women and families to be part of the Biblical crowd scenes, ushers, childcare workers and food coordinators. The shows will be April 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. at Cedar Springs High School. If you would like to help out in some way, meet at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street, this Sunday, March 30, from 2-4 p.m. or contact Cherryl and Jan at resurrectioncelebration@outlook.com.

 

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