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Learned from a snowman

All I need to know about life I learned from a snowman….

  • It’s okay if you’re a little bottom heavy.
  • Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.
  • Wearing white is always appropriate.
  • Winter is the best of the four seasons.
  • It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.
  • There’s nothing better than a foul weather friend.
  • We’re all made up of mostly water.
  • You know you’ve made it when they write a song about you.
  • Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!
  • Avoid yellow snow.
  • Don’t get too much sun.
  • It’s embarrassing when you can’t look down and see your feet.
  • It’s fun to hang out in your front yard.
  • Always put your best foot forward.
  • There’s no stopping you once you’re on a roll.

 

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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.

 

Fish Fry

Jan. 23: The American Legion in Cedar Springs on the corner of Main and Beech Streets, is hosting a fish fry on Friday, January 23rd from 5 to 7 pm. Fish, fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, coffee, punch and dessert. $8 per person, all you can eat. #3

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan 27: 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 Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #3

 

Help Promote Literacy

Feb. 3: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, February 3rd for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #3

 

Make a Valentine

Feb. 7: Free Fabulous Valentine Fun – Create and make the sweetest card to give to a loved one at the Cedar Springs Public Library on February 7th. Two sessions available: 11 am – 12 pm or 12 pm to 1 pm. Call 616-696-1910 or stop by and sign up at 43 W. Cherry Street. Good for all ages! #3

 

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Weather forecaster

 

To tell the weather, go to your back door and look for the dog.

If the dog is at the door and he is wet, it’s probably raining.

But if the dog is standing there really soaking wet, it is probably raining really hard.

If the dog’s fur looks like it’s been rubbed the wrong way, it’s probably windy.

If the dog has snow on his back, it’s probably snowing.

If you can’t see the dog but hear him barking, it’s probably a blizzard.

Of course, to be able to tell the weather like this, you have to leave the dog outside all the time, especially if you expect bad weather.

Sincerely, The CAT

 

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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.

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Jan. 17: The Cedar Springs Lions Club’s Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday on January 17th from 7 – 11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. Adults $7, Seniors $6, Family $20, under 12 free. Pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice, coffee. All you can eat. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #2

 

Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

Jan. 17: Join us for a free movie! Saturday, January 17th at 3 and 7 pm and Sunday, January 18th at 3 pm the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church will be showing “When the Game Stands Tall”. Inspired by the extraordinary true story of high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur and his De La Salle Spartans. Rated PG. Free popcorn and drinks. #1,2p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 20: 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 Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #2

 

Michigan Blood Drive

Jan. 20: There will be a blood drive on Tuesday, January 20th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, in Cedar Springs, from 12 noon – 7 pm. Donation usually takes less than an hour and it benefits three people! Attempt to donate and you could win 4 lower level tickets to the Detroit Red Wings vs the Winnepeg Jets on Saturday, February 14. Plus $50 gas card. #2

 

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Amazing race on snow

 

Largest winter adventure race in U.S. to take place in Rockford

ENT-Amazing-race-in-snow1The Michigan Adventure Race: Winter Edition will be held February 7, 2015, at Camp Roger in Rockford. Registration is now open. Last year’s race drew 300 participants, making it the largest winter adventure race in the U.S.

Two-person teams will set out at 9:30 a.m., running through the woods to hidden checkpoints pre-marked on a map, collecting as many points as they can within three hours. They’ll encounter Amazing Race-like challenges throughout the area along with short snowshoe and fatbike/snowbike sections. Snowshoes and fatbikes will be provided.

Newer racers find that the challenges and checkpoint hunting give them just enough of a break in between the running sections to catch their breath. Experienced adventure racers looking for a greater challenge will face several intermediate level orienteering checkpoints, requiring good map reading and basic compass skills (free clinic on January 31; details on the website).

ENT-Amazing-race-in-snow2“West Michigan has a culture for challenging outdoor sports like adventure racing and trail running that does not exist in many other areas in the nation. These races draw more people than Chicago, Indianapolis and other larger cities do to similar events,” says Mark VanTongeren, race director. “We always get a great turnout because of this. Racers are also looking forward to a new venue, Camp Roger, which gives us beautiful terrain and a warm place to hang, get a free massage and eat pizza after the race.

Friends, family and the general public are welcome to experience the race, although keeping up with the racers in the snow is an adventure in itself. Spectators can get copies of the race maps that will direct them to the challenges, many within easy walking distance.

The charity partner selected for this edition of the race is Camp Roger. Camp Roger offers a weekly overnight summer camp experience for young people and serves 10,000 participants in the fall, winter, and spring.

For more information about the race and to register, go to www.MiAdventureRace.com and visit www.facebook.com/MIAdventureRace to join a growing community of adventure racers.

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Don’t throw it out—donate it

 

Even if it’s unusable, NKCS can use it

Cleaning out your closets? Taking down your Christmas decorations? Donate your unwanted items to North Kent Community Services—your donation destination.

They want your broken Christmas lights, metal (unusable frying pans, lamps, etc.), clean clothing and books. “The usable clothing is distributed to our clients in northern Kent County,” explains Claire Guisfredi, NKCS Executive Director. “The unwearable items, metal, wire and paper are recycled. We use the money to purchase meat, eggs, cheese and whatever else is needed in our pantry. It’s a win-win!” said Claire.

NKCS is open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Drop off items at the south side of the building. There is an attendant in the donation area 7 days a week. Tax receipts are available.

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Disney’s Beauty and the Beast

CSPS-beautyandthebeastlogosmallCSHS and H Productions presents…

Disney’s Beauty and the Beast 

February 5 & 6  @ 7pm; February 7 @ 10am

Cedar Springs High School Auditorium

visit www.hprodcshs.com for more information 616-696-1200. Tickets:  $10 each

 

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Learned from a snowman

 

 

All I need to know about life I learned from a snowman….

•It’s okay if you’re a little bottom heavy.

•Hold your ground, even when the heat is on.

•Wearing white is always appropriate.

•Winter is the best of the four seasons.

•It takes a few extra rolls to make a good midsection.

•There’s nothing better than a foul weather friend.

•We’re all made up of mostly water.

•You know you’ve made it when they write a song about you.

•Accessorize! Accessorize! Accessorize!

•Avoid yellow snow.

•Don’t get too much sun.

•It’s embarrassing when you can’t look down and see your feet.

•It’s fun to hang out in your front yard.

•Always put your best foot forward.

•There’s no stopping you once you’re on a roll.

 

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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. #1

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 13: 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 Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #1

Cedar Springs Music Boosters Fundraiser

Jan. 17: FireKeepers Casino bus trip is scheduled for Saturday, January 17th. The bus leave Cedar Springs High School at 12:30 pm and returns about 9 pm. The cost is $40 which includes the round trip, $20 in play and $5 in food credit. Fun on the Bus includes 50/50 drawings, raffles and games! Adults only, must be at least 21 years old. Only 56 seats available and coolers will be permitted. For tickets or questions call or email Angela Swinehart 253-985-7135 or swinehart1031@msn.com. All proceeds are used to support the Cedar Springs Bands. #1p

The Pirate’s Life for Me

Jan. 17: Climb aboard, mateys! Learn to look like a pirate, talk like a pirate, play pirate games and fill your treasure chest. For all ages. Saturday, January 17 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #1

Free Movie at Cedar Springs UMC

Jan. 17: Join us for a free movie! Saturday, January 17th at 3 and 7 pm and Sunday, January 18th at 3 pm the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church will be showing “When the Game Stands Tall”. Inspired by the extraordinary true story of high-school football coach Bob Ladouceur and his De La Salle Spartans. Rated PG. Free popcorn and drinks. #1,2p

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Community groups bring Christmas cheer

 

The Cedar Springs Lions Club, with the help of the Sand Lake Eagles, helped the Santa Claus Girls by delivering gifts for many boys and girls, on Saturday, December 20. In all, 116 families in the area received gifts to make Christmas time a little brighter.

The Cedar Springs Lions Club, part of Lions Clubs International, the largest service organization in the world, works each year to help people with sight and hearing problems. They help fund eye exams, glasses, hearing aids, and more. Each year they hold fundraisers, including the Red Flannel Festival Lumber Jack supper and several spring pancake breakfasts, to support their work. To find out more about them, join them at one of their meetings held the first and third Tuesday of each month, from 6 to 8 p.m., at the North Kent Senior Center, 44 N. Park Street, Cedar Springs.

The Tri County Eagles #4467, located at 32 West Lake Street in Sand Lake, is a chapter of the Fraternity Order of Eagles, an organization that helps fund eight major charities, including kidney, heart, diabetes, cancer and spinal cord injury funds, a children’s fund, memorial foundation and the Golden Eagle Fund. For more information about them call 636-8787.

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