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Red Green back in 2019 with brand new show

“This could be it!” April 3 at DeVos Hall

The name says it all. Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over North America. It might be your last opportunity to catch Red live (or as live as he gets) before he takes a long look at his birth certificate and decides not to keep pushing his luck. 

This latest one man show features some brand new handyman projects, advice to married guys and teenage boys, tips on getting old, an apology to the world on behalf of all baby boomers, special contributions from Harold and a couple of other cast members, talking animals, and a final wish from Red to all of his loyal fans. 

The “This Could Be It!” tour comes to Grand Rapids on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 7 p.m. in SMG-managed DeVos Performance Hall. You won’t want to miss this show. It may not be his last but why take the chance? 

Tickets went on sale to the general public Thursday, September 6. Tickets will be available at the DeVos Place® and Van Andel Arena® box offices, online at Ticketmaster.com, and charge by phone at 1-800-745-3000. See Ticketmaster.com for all current pricing and availability.

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Read to Ride

 

Red Flannel Day is just around the corner on Saturday, October 6. PreK through 8th Graders, are you ready to take “The Red-Reading Challenge?” Our Community’s annual Read-to-Ride program has officially started! You have until October 5 at 6 p.m. to get your (6) hours of reading done and cashed-in at the Cedar Springs Public Library. At that time you will receive your free red ticket to ride a Carnival Ride with Elliott’s Amusements on Friday night, October 5 from 5-9 p.m. or Red Flannel Saturday until 5 p.m. You have all of September, plus five October days, to accomplish this easy-to-do goal. Hurry, there are a limited number of tickets printed each year.

Elliott’s Amusements has been Cedar Springs’ valued reading partner for 12 years now. Michele Andres, former Red Flannel President, pitched the idea to Deb Elliott and the Cedar Springs Library in 2006, and it has been an annual event ever since. We are carrying this tradition forward!  

Red-Reading Logs are available at the Library and online at cedarspringslibrary.org, cityofcedarsprings.org, redflannelfestival.org, and at solontwp.org. Our community sponsors of this year’s Read-to-Ride Program are Clint and Pam Conley, in memory of Pam’s father, Robert Medford. 

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What did you say?

 

A farmer walked into an attorney’s office wanting to file for a divorce. The attorney asked, “May I help you?” 

The farmer said, “ I want to get one of those dayvorces.” 

“Do you have any grounds?” asked the attorney.

“Yeah, I got about 140 acres.” 

“I mean do you have a case?” 

“No, I don’t have a Case, but I have a John Deere,” replied the farmer.

 “No you don’t understand,” said the attorney. “I mean do you have a grudge?” 

 The farmer smiled. “Yeah I got a grudge. That’s where I park my John Deere.” 

“No sir, I mean do you have a suit?” 

“Yes sir, I got a suit. I wear it to church on Sundays.” 

“Well sir, does your wife beat you up or anything?” asked the attorney.

“No sir, we both get up about 4:30.” 

“Okay, let me put it this way. WHY DO YOU WANT A DIVORCE?” 

The farmer shook his head. “Well, I can never have a meaningful conversation with her.”

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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.


Rogue River Cleanup

Sept. 15: Volunteers needed! Help local partners clean up the Rogue River and join us for an after party at Rockford Brewing. Saturday, September 15th from 8 am to noon. 7800 Childsdale Ave. NE, Rockford. Waders or water shoes required. #37

Michigan Blood Drive

Sept. 18: Michigan Blood will have a Blood Drive on Tuesday, September 18th at the United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main St. Cedar Springs, MI 49319. The drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/99602 When you donate, you can help up to 3 lives! #37

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Sept. 19: 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 Saturday, October 6th. Meeting on Wednesday September 19th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Rehearsal will be held on October 3rd at 7 pm. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on the meeting day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #37

Women’s Community Event

Sept. 21: The women’s ministries of Crossfire Ministries and Solon Center Wesleyan Church join forces to present Robyn Dykstra, National Christian Women’s speaker on Friday evening, September 21st @ 7 pm. Doors open @ 6:30 pm. Robyn is a captivating speaker and best-selling author and over the years has helped thousands of women on their Journey to trust God and follow Jesus. Surprisingly funny and refreshing, Robyn is a Humorous Speech Champion and hilarious storyteller. Along with Robyn, lite refreshments, awesome worship music and door prizes will be presented. Tickets are available for just $10 online @ http://www.scwchurch.org/ministries/adult or call 616-696-3229 ext 1. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! The event will be held at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Rd. #36,37b

Low Income Vaccine Clinic

Sept. 24: The Humane Society is hosting a Low Income Vaccine Clinic at North Kent Connect, 10075 Northland Drive, Rockford (near the corner of 12 Mile & Northland) on Monday, September 24th. Registration 2 – 4:30 pm. We reserve the right to limit entrance based on attendance. Low income status must be provided by one of the following: Bridge Card with annual letter of qualification (within 12 months), Medicaid or Medical Assistance card with letter of qualification, Social Security Disability or Retirement letter of qualification, Unemployment statement, 2 recent pay statements (within 30 days) less than 200% Federal Poverty Level. Vaccines for dogs and cats (rabies, distemper, flea prevention, etc.) will cost $10 each with a microchip for $20. For questions or concerns please contact Julie Townsend at jtownsend@hswestmi.org. #37

2nd Best Sale at East Nelson UMC

Sept. 27,28: East Nelson United Methodist Church is hosting a 2nd Best Sale on Thursday, September  27th from 9 am to 7 pm and Friday, September 28th from 9 am to 4 pm. This fundraiser is to fund a Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic. Save the dates to come and find some great deals! NO clothing. #37,38b

Scarecrow & Gourd Craft Day at HCNC

Sept. 29: Fall is here! Celebrate with us be making a scarecrow for the porch. Or paint a birdhouse gourd and enjoy your bird watching at home. Most everything you need to craft will be provided, including refreshments. Just bring an outfit and hat for your scarecrow. We look forward to seeing you! Saturday, September 29th from 1 to 4 pm. $5 nonmembers/ $3 members. Register online or by calling the office. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #37

Senior All Night Party Events

Oct. 7,12: The Class of 2019 Senior All Night Party have some upcoming event fundraisers. “Tee it up” Golf outing, Oct 7th, North Kent Golf Course.  Get your team registered now and try to win a hole in one Ford Escape and many other prizes/raffles, lunch included. “Glow Bowl” Oct 12th, Sparta Lanes.  Adults only, register for a fun night out, with many prizes/raffles here too.  Including an approx. 6-8’ planted for you Norway Spruce. Contact: cssanp19@gmail.com for registration forms, teams are filling up quickly. #37

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KDL announces 7th annual Write Michigan short story contest

Great opportunity for writers of all ages to get published and win cash

Kent District Library and Schuler Books & Music announce the seventh annual Write Michigan Short Story Contest, which drew nearly 900 Michigan writers last year.

Writers of all ages are invited to enter, with separate categories for youth, teens, adults and Spanish language. Winning entries will be published and receive cash prizes.

 “Write Michigan is a wonderful opportunity for authors of all ages,” said KDL Director of Innovation and User Experience Michelle Boisvenue-Fox. “We continue to be amazed at the caliber of writers we have enter this exciting competition and are honored to be a vehicle in showcasing Michigan talent. Writers won’t want to miss this chance to share their talent in such a big way!”

Stories can be submitted at www.writemichigan.org through Friday, November 30. Details include a 3,000-word maximum length; $10 entry fee for ages 18 and above, free for 17 and under; current Michigan residents only; all entries must be submitted online.

Winners are chosen by public vote for the Readers’ Choice award and by a panel of judges for the Judges’ Choice award. Voters and judges choose winners from the top ten semi-finalists. The top honor in each category receives a $250 cash prize and a Judges’ Choice runner-up in each category will receive a $100 prize. Winners will be honored during an awards ceremony in March and be published by Chapbook Press.

Write Michigan continues to grow, attracting writers from across Michigan. This year, Write Michigan includes an all-day Writers Conference, taking place on Saturday, October 27 at the KDL Service Center. Learn more at www.kdl.org/events/writers-conference.

For more information on Write Michigan, visit  www.writemichigan.org. For the Write Michigan media kit, including logo, poster and additional graphics, please visit www.writemichigan.org/media.html.

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A prickly situation

 

A local veterinarian in a small town in Maine was known for his wry humor. He surpassed himself one summer day when a city dog was brought to him after an encounter with a porcupine. 

After almost an hour of prying, pulling, cutting and stitching, he returned the dog to its owner, who asked what she owed. 

“Fifteen dollars, Ma’am,” he answered. 

“Why that’s simply outrageous!” she stormed. “That’s what’s wrong with you Maine people, you’re always trying to over charge summer visitors. What do you do in the winter, when you’re not gypping tourists?” 

The vet smiled at the woman. “I raise porcupines, Ma’am.”

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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.


Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 7,8: 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 7th from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 8th, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 8th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. $10.00. Funds raised will go to national and international missions. #35,36b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Sept. 9: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, September 9th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). The Old Time Gospel Singers will share their message and their musical talents. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #36b

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 11: 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. #36

AWANA Starts at Huggard Bible

Sept. 12: Calling all Awana Clubbers from ages 3 years old to 6th grade! Awana Clubs (Cubbies & Sparks) T.N.T. starts on September 12th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Because to God kids matter! Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, 616-636-5561. #35,36b

Rogue River Watershed Meeting

Sept. 12: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invites all interested citizens, who live in and care about, the Rogue River Watershed, to attend our monthly board meetings. The next meeting will be on  Wednesday, September 12th starting at 9:30 AM, at Cannon Township Hall, 6878 Belding Road, Rockford, 49341. Visitors are always welcome. For more information, go to our website: Rogueriverwp.org or our Facebook page at Rogue River Watershed Partners. #36

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Sept. 19: 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 Saturday, October 6th. Meeting on Wednesday September 19th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Rehearsal will be held on October 3rd at 7 pm. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on the meeting day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #36

Women’s Community Event

Sept. 21: The women’s ministries of Crossfire Ministries and Solon Center Wesleyan Church join forces to present Robyn Dykstra, National Christian Women’s speaker on Friday evening, September 21st @ 7 pm. Doors open @ 6:30 pm. Robyn is a captivating speaker and best-selling author and over the years has helped thousands of women on their Journey to trust God and follow Jesus. Surprisingly funny and refreshing, Robyn is a Humorous Speech Champion and hilarious storyteller. Along with Robyn, lite refreshments, awesome worship music and door prizes will be presented. Tickets are available for just $10 online @ http://www.scwchurch.org/ministries/adult or call 616-696-3229 ext 1. Seating is limited, so get your tickets now! The event will be held at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs, just north of 19 Mile Rd. #36,37b

Odyssey of the Mind

Sept. 25: Cedar Springs Odyssey of the Mind will host a “hands on” approach for sampling the program. Interested parents and students are invited to “step in” to the world of Odyssey, to try it out and get ALL those questions answered! Please plan to participate with your student and learn about the program in the process (free session). Red Hawk Middle School LGI room (follow signs to upstairs room) – September 25th, 6:30 – 8 pm sharp. This is for students and parents K-12th grade. Questions? Odysseyofthemind.com (national website), Miodyssey.com (we are region 2) local website, Linda Blackmore at region13mi@gmail.com. #36

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The Post travels to Colombia

The Post recently traveled to Colombia with Shana Poll. While there, Shana visited the cities Guatape, Medellin, and Nuqui.

In the photo, you can see her standing among some ruins. “Hello, from Guatape, Colombia. I’m on the pool house overlooking the burned out home of Pablo Escobar,” she said. And if you look closely at the photo, you can see she is pointing at a picture of herself from her last “Post travels to” earlier this summer when she went to China.

Thank you, Shana, for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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The Calvarymen Quartet coming to Snow Bible Church in Kent City

The Calvarymen Quartet

The Calvarymen Quartet will be at Snow Bible Church, 1877 18 Mile Rd., Kent City, MI, Sunday, September 9, at 10:30 a.m. for a free concert. 

We invite you to experience the innovative sound of The Calvarymen as they sing classic southern gospel as well as cutting edge progressive gospel in their defining style.

Since their birth in 1956, the Calvarymen Quartet has been a driving force in southern gospel music. For 27 years, the Calvarymen represented Michigan on the main stage at the National Quartet Convention, which is home to the nation’s top names in southern gospel music. 

Present day members include; Barry Maust – lead, Chuck Robbins – baritone, Phil Parkin – tenor, and Jim Glasco – bass. These men continue to minister through music. 

Together these men bring a love for the Lord that spills out in their performances. If you love tight harmonies, accapella singing, and traditional southern gospel quartet music, then a Calvarymen concert is just for you. You will see that worshiping the Lord can be a fun experience, and that God is still in the business of working in hearts and changing lives. 

Everyone is welcome to come. Bring a dish to pass and stay for the meal following the concert. Any questions please contact John at 616-901-5275.

 

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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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