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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

July 11,18,25: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

July 11,18,25: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Michigan Blood Drive

July 16: A Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, July 16th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main Cedar Springs, MI 49319. The drive is will go from 12:30pm until 7pm.  To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103964 A member of the Cedar Springs Women’s Club will be grilling hot dogs, passing out chips and drinks after each attempted donation! #28

Ensley Crime Watch 5K & Picnic

July 27: Ensley Crime Watch’s Annual 5K and Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 27th at Baptist Lake Park, 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. All ages are welcome to join the fun! Pre-race registration forms for the 5K race and details of our annual event is available online at enlseytownship.org/crimewatch.htm. The race is Saturday, July 27th at 9 am (registration at 8 am). Race  fee is $20 (youth 13 and under $15) for early registration by July 12 (includes T-shirt) or $30 (youth $20) the day of the race (no T-shirt). The Picnic will start at 11:30 am. There is a small fee for the food. Special guests include Sand Lake Fire Department, Newaygo County Sherriff, SWAT vehicles, Marine Patrol and Dive team. All proceeds will be donated to the Sand Lake/Ensley Fire Department to purchase life saving equipment. For more information call Ensley Township Hall, 616-636-8510. #27,28p

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

July 11,18,25: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

July 11,18,25: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Rotary Club Golf Outing

July 16: The 3rd Annual Jack Clark Memorial Golf Classic is scheduled for Tuesday, July 16 at Cedar Chase Golf Club. If you would like to participate and/or sponsor a hole, please contact Amanda Gerhardt at 616-240-3174. You can also reach Amanda via email at amandagerhardt@rockfordrealtyco.com. There is also information available on Facebook by searching Cedar Springs Rotary Club or online at www.cedarspringsrotary.org.

Ensley Crime Watch 5K & Picnic

July 27: Ensley Crime Watch’s Annual 5K and Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 27th at Baptist Lake Park, 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. All ages are welcome to join the fun! Pre-race registration forms for the 5K race and details of our annual event is available online at enlseytownship.org/crimewatch.htm. The race is Saturday, July 27th at 9 am (registration at 8 am). Race  fee is $20 (youth 13 and under $15) for early registration by July 12 (includes T-shirt) or $30 (youth $20) the day of the race (no T-shirt). The Picnic will start at 11:30 am. There is a small fee for the food. Special guests include Sand Lake Fire Department, Newaygo County Sheriff, SWAT vehicles, Marine Patrol and Dive team. All proceeds will be donated to the Sand Lake/Ensley Fire Department to purchase life saving equipment. For more information call Ensley Township Hall, 616-636-8510. #27,28p

Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or call MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp (989) 328-1270. #27

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

June 27, July 4,11,18,25: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

June 27, July 4,11,18,25: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Cedar Springs Youth Football

July 27: Cedar Springs Youth Football Registration Info: Registration Deadlines – Rocket Football 7/27/19. Pre-Season Rocket Camp will be held on 7/27/19. Please visit our website for more details and to get your player(s) registered…Go Red Hawks! http://www.cedarspringsyouthfootball.com. #23-26b

Parade of Lights in Sand Lake

June 28: Come support your local fire and police departments during the Parade of Lights on Friday, June 28th at dusk on Lake Street in Sand Lake. #26

Patriotic Hymn Sing

June 30: The Churches of Sand Lake invite you to a Patriotic Hymn Sing on Sunday, June 30th at 6:00 pm on the main street stage, downtown Sand Lake. Bring your lawn chairs and raise your voice to Bless America. #26p

Traditional Country and Gospel Band

June 30: The Sand Lake Village Churches present the Traditional Country, and Gospel Band on Sunday, June 30th from 7:00-9:00 pm on the main street stage, downtown Sand Lake. Enjoy easy listening and toe tapping music with a southern country flare. Bring your lawn chairs. #26p

Red, White & Blue Book Sale

July 1-6: The Friends of the Library is hosting a book sale. Great deals on books, magazines, movies, music and more. Located in the Library program room at the Nelson Twp./Sand Lake KDL Branch. Monday, July 1, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 2, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Wednesday, July 3, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Friday, July 5, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday, July 6, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. #26

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

July 2,9,16,23,30: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. 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!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #26

Quilt & Crafts at the Cedar Springs Library 

July 3,10,17,24,31: Bring your fiber-based projects and work along with your friends. Lots of fun! Everyone welcome! Every Wednesday from 10am-6pm at the Cedar Springs Library, 107 N. Main St. #26

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

June 20,27: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

June 20,27: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Book Sale at CS Library

June 21,22: The Cedar Springs Friends of the Library will be hosting a used book sale on Friday, June 21st from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday, June 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm. Hardcovers $1.00 and paperbacks 50¢. #25

Blessing of the Bicycles

June 22: Blessing of the Bicycles event to be held at The Springs Church, corner of Oak & First St. in Cedar Springs, from 11 am to 1 pm. Kids and adults of all ages are welcome for food, fun and games. Free used bikes and new helmets to be given away while supplies last. The Blessing will be given at 12:30 pm followed by a new bike giveaway. Must be present to win. Hope to see you there! #24,25p

Cedar Springs Youth Football

June 24,July 27: Cedar Springs Youth Football Registration Info: Registration Deadlines – Flag Football 6/24/19 and Rocket Football 7/27/19. Pre-Season Rocket Camp will be held on 7/27/19. Please visit our website for more details and to get your player(s) registered…Go Red Hawks! http://www.cedarspringsyouthfootball.com. #23-26b

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church  

June 26: Fellas take your gal and a few of your best friends, pile in the ol’ Packard and come on over to the Pine Grove Senior Grill and check out the new menu for this year’s Picnic.  The cooks are quietly planning back there in the kitchen.  There are whispers of Brats or Burgers or other picnic stuff hot off the grill.  Have heard of sides of Tater Salad, Baked Beans and Melon.  For all those age 60 and over we’re throwing our annual “Grill Picnic” at Noon the 26th of June.  Come n help us celebrate an early Independence Day!  Our picnic ground grill can be found on the Northwest corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. #25

“Leading Ladies” Play in Greenville

June 28 – July 6: Flat River Community Players present the comedy, “Leading Ladies” at 7:30 pm on June 28,29, July 5 & 6 , and at 2:00 pm on June 30, at the Greenville Area Community Center. Tickets are $13 adults and $11 students 18 and younger & senior citizens 60 and over. Reserve tickets with VISA or Mastercard at www.flatriver.showclix.com, or by clicking on the ShowClix link on the Players’ website www.frcplayers.org, or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS (8425387). Tickets will also be available at the door. #25

Candy Sushi Creations at KDL

July 8: Get your chopsticks out! Make and eat some delicious candy sushi! Pre-registration is required. Monday, July 8, 1:30 pm – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St. #25

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

June 6,13,20,27: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

June 6,13,20,27: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Spaghetti Dinner Benefit

June 9: Join us for a spaghetti dinner benefit for Dana Saboo and family. June 9th from 6 pm to 8 pm at Classic Kelly’s Family Restaurant, 356 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Cost: Donation, 100% of which will go to the family. #23

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

June 11,18,25: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. 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!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #23

Velzy Park Summer Concerts

June 13: Velzy Park Summer concerts begin Thursday, June 13 with Rhythm Masters, a local group back after a very popular event in the park last summer. Future concerts are scheduled for July 11 and August 8. Bring your lawn chair and join us – all are welcome! Information about Park events can be found at www.facebook.com/SolonPark. #23,24b

Second-Hand Sale at St. Peter’s

June 14: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church at 310 E.Division Street in Rockford is having a Second-Hand Sale. We will be selling vintage and gently used items. Proceeds will be donated to Missions. The sale will be on Friday, June 14th and Saturday, June15th from 9am- 3pm. #23,24p

CASSA Travel Soccer Tryouts

June 15,17-20: Register now for Soccer Tryouts. U14 06’ Boys Premier (birth year 2006), Saturday, June 15th ONLY at the Cedar Springs High School Red Hawk Stadium, 204 E. Muskegon St. Check in starts at 8:30, tryouts at 9 am. Fees: $600 full season (uniform extra). U9-U19 Select & Elite Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20 at Cedar Springs High School Practice Field, 204 E. Muskegon St. Check in at 5:30 pm and Tryouts at 6:00 pm. 6/17 – U9-U12 Boys (2008-11 birth year), 6/18 – U9-U12 Girls (2008-11 birth year), 6/19 – U14 Girls & Boys (2006-2007 birth year), 6/20 – U15 Boys, U15+ Girls (2001-2005 birth year). Fees: $330 full season, $230 half season (uniform extra). For more information visit cassasoccer.com, preregister at cassasoccer.bonzidev.com/home.php. #23,24p

Cedar Springs Youth Football

June 24,July 27: Cedar Springs Youth Football Registration Info: Registration Deadlines – Flag Football 6/24/19 and Rocket Football 7/27/19. Pre-Season Rocket Camp will be held on 7/27/19. Please visit our website for more details and to get your player(s) registered…Go Red Hawks! http://www.cedarspringsyouthfootball.com. #23-26b

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

May 23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

May 23,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Red Flannel Pageant Meeting

June 2: Attention all young ladies attending Cedar Springs High School, Creative Technologies Academy, or live in the Cedar Springs school district, (including homeschoolers) who will be in the 11th grade in the 2019-2020 school year. There will be a mandatory parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2019 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 2nd 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. #20-22b

Lose weight sensibly with TOPS

June 4: 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 weight 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. #22

Quilt & Crafts at the Library

June 5,12,19,26: Quilt & Crafts at the Cedar Springs Library: Bring your fiber-based projects and work along with your friends. Lots of fun! Everyone welcome! Every Wednesday from 10am-6pm. #22

Foam Relief Printing @ KDL

June 5: Foam relief printing is a forgiving printmaking technique perfect for the beginner. Participants can expect to learn a new craft skill and take home their own work of art. Registration is required and participation is limited. Wednesday, June 5, 6:30 PM – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake, 88 Eighth St. #22

Happy Henna @ KDL

June 10,25: Professional henna artists from Happy Henna will bring homemade, organic, lavender infused henna paste that is safe for the skin for you to experience the intricate art of henna tattooing. Registration is required and participation is limited.
Monday, June 10, 6:30 PM – Nelson Twp./Sand Lake, 88 Eighth St., and
Tuesday, June 25, 6:30 PM – Spencer Twp., 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #22

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

May 23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

May 23,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Historical comedy debuts on Kent stage

May 24,25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to present “Burr: The One Who Won,” written by Scott Phillips with music by Jill Phillips at the Kent Theatre on  May 24, 25. Performances start at 7:30. You may purchase tickets at the Cedar Springs Public Library in advance for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. The box office is open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets may be purchased at that time for $15 for adults and $6 for children under 18. #19-21b

CS Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk

May 26: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 19th annual Memorial Cemetery walk on Sunday, May 26th at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This year’s veterans will be Leander Jewell, Civil War; Harold Bicknell Gidden, World War I; Leland Dewey, World War II; William Wilson, Korean War; Michael E. Magoon, 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 pm and return for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentation in the museum. #20,21b

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

May 29: 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 29th in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of M-82 & Beech. #21

Invasive Plant Meeting @ Nelson Township

May 30: Kent Conservation District and Nelson Township are holding an Invasive Plant Informational Meeting on May 30th, at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township Hall, located at 2 Maple Street in Sand Lake, Mi. Kent Conservation has been working to reduce the spread of invasive plant species. Kent Conservation will teach you to recognize invasive plants and how to control them. Native plants are strongly encouraged since they pose no threat of becoming invasive. Kent Conservation will have handouts on what invasive plants to watch out for and what native plants to add to your landscape. Any questions can be directed to Susan VanEnk at Nelson Township, 616-636-5332. #20,21b

Red Flannel Pageant Meeting

June 2: Attention all young ladies attending Cedar Springs High School, Creative Technologies Academy, or live in the Cedar Springs school district, (including homeschoolers) who will be in the 11th grade in the 2019-2020 school year. There will be a mandatory parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2019 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 2nd 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. #20-22b

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 8: The 127th Annual (1892-2019) Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Social hour – 5 pm, Dinner – 6 pm. Cost of meal is $15.00. Please RSVP by June 1st. Call your reservation in to: Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #19-21p

Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or call MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp (989) 328-1270. #21

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

May 16,23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

May 16,23,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Community Garage Sale

May 16,17,18: City Impact Community Center will be hosting a community garage sale on Thrusday May 16th and Feiday May 17th from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday May 18th from 8:30 am -TBD. All proceeds go to City Impact programs. #19,20p

Historical comedy debuts on Kent stage

May 17-19,24,25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to present “Burr: The One Who Won,” written by Scott Phillips with music by Jill Phillips at the Kent Theatre on May 17, 18, 19; and May 24, 25. Performances start at 7:30, with the exception a Sunday matinee on May 19, which has a 3 p.m. start time. You may purchase tickets at the Cedar Springs Public Library in advance for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. The box office is open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets may be purchased at that time for $15 for adults and $6 for children under 18. #19-21b

Community Dinner and Feeding America Truck

May 20: City Impact will be hosting a community dinner and Feeding America Truck on Monday, May 20th. The Feeding America Truck will be at 4:30 pm by the bus garage (behind Cedar Springs Red Hawk Elementary) and dinner will be at 5:30 pm at the Red Hawk Elementary Cafeteria. There will be haircuts, crafts, prizes and more!. #19,20p

Lose weight sensibly with TOPS

May 21: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 weight 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. #20

Michigan Blood Drive

May 21: Michigan Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, May 21st at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103962. Many US blood banks often run short of types O and B red blood cells. #20

CS Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk

May 26: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 19th annual Memorial Cemetery walk on Sunday, May 26th at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This year’s veterans will be Leander Jewell, Civil War; Harold Bicknell Gidden, World War I; Leland Dewey, World War II; William Wilson, Korean War; Michael E. Magoon, 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 pm and return for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentation in the museum. #20,21b

Invasive Plant Meeting @ Nelson Township

May 30: Kent Conservation District and Nelson Township are holding an Invasive Plant Informational Meeting on May 30th, at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township Hall, located at 2 Maple Street in Sand Lake, Mi. Kent Conservation has been working to reduce the spread of invasive plant species. Kent Conservation will teach you to recognize invasive plants and how to control them. Native plants are strongly encouraged since they pose no threat of becoming invasive. Kent Conservation will have handouts on what invasive plants to watch out for and what native plants to add to your landscape. Any questions can be directed to Susan VanEnk at Nelson Township, 616-636-5332. #20,21b

Red Flannel Pageant Meeting

June 2: Attention all young ladies attending Cedar Springs High School, Creative Technologies Academy, or live in the Cedar Springs school district, (including homeschoolers) who will be in the 11th grade in the 2019-2020 school year. There will be a mandatory parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2019 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 2nd 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. #20

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 8: The 127th Annual (1892-2019) Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Social hour – 5 pm, Dinner – 6 pm. Cost of meal is $15.00. Please RSVP by June 1st. Call your reservation in to: Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #19-21p

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

May 9,16,23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

May 9,16,23,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Friends and Family Night

May 9: Please join our new Cedar Springs church for Food – Community – Fun Friends and Family Night. Thursday, May 9th at 6 pm at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum, 60 Cedar St. (Morley Park). All are welcome to come learn about our town as we compete in a photo scavenger hunt through downtown Cedar Springs. Dinner will be provided and prizes awarded. Bring a can of soup to benefit Hand2Hand and you’ll be entered to win an additional prize! #18,19p

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

May 9-11: A rummage sale will be held on  May 9th and 10th from 9 am to 5 pm and on May 11th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. #18,19b

Velzy Park Pancake Breakfast

May 11: Join us for our 2nd annual Velzy Park Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 11th from 9 am until 11 am, at the Solon Township Hall (15185 Algoma Ave.). Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and eggs, juice and coffee. $6 per person, children 3 and under at free. #18,19b

Cornhole Tournament for 2nd Chance

May 11: 2nd Chance will be having a Cornhole Tournament Saturday, May 11th at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many bags being tossed. There is a $40.00 team registration to participate as a team. Spectators welcome. The entry form and information is posted on Facebook, Cornhole America. You won’t want to miss this event and we would invite you to join us to have fun while supporting 2nd Chance and enhancing their success for the future. For information or for lane sponsorships, please call 616-293-2150. #19

Missions 101 at Hillcrest

May 14: MISSIONS 101 – a “how to” on local and foreign missions taught by missionary Michelle Freeland. Please join us on Tuesday, May 7th and May 14th  @ 6pm at Hillcrest Community Church, 5994 – 18 Mile Road, Cedar Springs MI 49319 PH: 616.696.9333 (Note: the class has the potential of going into a 3rd week). #19

Dinner at East Nelson Church

May 15: East Nelson Church, 9024 – 18 Mile, Cedar Springs, is having a Swiss Steak dinner on Wednesday, May 15th from 5-7 pm. Please come and enjoy good food and fellowship. Open to all! #19

Large Sale at The Springs Church

May 16,17: Large Yard Sale! Multiple families are gathering in the parking lot at The Springs Church, corner of First and Oak Streets. Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th. Many Miscelleaneous items. #18,19b

Community Garage Sale

May 16,17: City Impact Community Center will be hosting a community garage sale on Thrusday May 16th and Feiday May 17th from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Drop off donations to sell at City Impact Community Center on May 9, 10, 13 & 14 from 9 am to 5 pm. All proceeds go to City Impact programs. #19,20p

Historical comedy debuts on Kent stage

May 17-19,24,25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to present “Burr: The One Who Won,” written by Scott Phillips with music by Jill Phillips at the Kent Theatre on May 17, 18, 19; and May 24, 25. Performances start at 7:30, with the exception a Sunday matinee on May 19, which has a 3 p.m. start time. You may purchase tickets at the Cedar Springs Public Library in advance for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. The box office is open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets may be purchased at that time for $15 for adults and $6 for children under 18. #19-21b

Cub Scouts Golf Outing

May 18: The Cedar Springs Cub Scouts is hosting their 2nd annual Golf Outing at Cedar Chase, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, on Saturday, May 18th. Four man scramble: $50 per person. Enjoy 18 holes with cart, 1 food pass, 2 drink passes and games.  Sign in at 2 pm and Tee off at 3 pm. For more information or to sign up, please contact Lucianne at golfouting3220@gmail.com or sign up at tinyurl.com/3220golf. #18,19p

Community Dinner and Feeding America Truck

May 20: City Impact will be hosting a community dinner and Feeding America Truck on Monday, May 20th. The Feeding America Truck will be at 4:30 pm by the bus garage (behind Cedar Springs Red Hawk Elementary) and dinner will be at 5:30 pm at the Red Hawk Elementary Cafeteria. There will be haircuts, crafts, prizes and more!. #19,20

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 8: The 127th Annual (1892-2019) Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Social hour – 5 pm, Dinner – 6 pm. Cost of meal is $15.00. Please RSVP by June 1st. Call your reservation in to: Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #19-21p

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theTable at The Springs Church

May 2,9,16,23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

GED and High School Diploma Classes

May 2,9,16: Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs is offering free GED and High School Diploma classes every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. All classes are offered through Sparta Adult Education, and open to anyone over 18 who wants to obtain a GED or High School Diploma. Classes are offered both online and on a drop in basis at Alpha Family Center. Evening hours are also available at Red Hawk Elementary School. Stop in to register between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm or call 616-887-7321 for more information. #17,18p

Spring Craft Bazaar

May 4: A Spring Craft Bazaar will be held at Howard City VFW Post, Federal Highway (Old 131) on May 4th from 9 am to 3 pm. Any questions call Sue at 231-648-6193. #17,18p

FX Experience

May 4: Join us for FX Experience “Perserverance” on Saturday, May 4th. Doors open at 4:30 pm and FX Live at 5:30 pm. Open to the public – All are welcome! Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream. At 5:30 pm enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. Free event. Rockford Res. 3233 – 10 Mile Rd., Rockford, 616-866-3377, rockfordres.org/fx. #17,18p

Spaghetti Benefit Dinner

May 4: Please join us for a benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday May 4th from 4-6 pm at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street. All proceeds will be donated to the Beemer family, who lost their Sand Lake home to a fire in January. With no insurance at the time of the fire, these funds will hopefully help them to get little closer to getting a home on their property again. Hope to see you there. #18

Arbor Day at Ensley Nature Preserve

May 5: Come celebrate Arbor Day on Sunday, May 5th from 2 to 4 pm at Ensley Nature Preserve (take Cypress to 136th St. turn west, just after the church). Free trees. Bring a sack lunch or picnic to eat at the Pavillion Area, then enjoy the 40 acres of walking trails. #17,18p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 7,14,21,28: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. 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!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #18

Friends and Family Night

May 9: Please join our new Cedar Springs church for Food – Community – Fun Friends and Family Night. Thursday, May 9th at 6 pm at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum, 60 Cedar St. (Morley Park). All are welcome to come learn about our town as we compete in a photo scavenger hunt through downtown Cedar Springs. Dinner will be provided and prizes awarded. Bring a can of soup to benefit Hand2Hand and you’ll be entered to win an additional prize! #18,19p

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

May 9-11: A rummage sale will be held on  May 9th and 10th from 9 am to 5 pm and on May 11th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. #18,19b

Velzy Park Pancake Breakfast

May 11: Join us for our 2nd annual Velzy Park Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 11th from 9 am until 11 am, at the Solon Township Hall (15185 Algoma Ave.). Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and eggs, juice and coffee. $6 per person, children 3 and under are free. #18,19b

Morel Hunt at HCNC

May 11: Following a presentation on the ups and downs, ins and outs of morel mushroom huning – we’ll head to the woods in search of nature’s elusive little treats. Saturday, May 11th at 1 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Preregister online or pay at the door, www.howardchristensen.org. #18

Large Sale at The Springs Church

May 16,17: Large Yard Sale! Multiple families are gathering in the parking lot at The Springs Church, corner of First and Oak Streets. Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th. Many Miscelleaneous items. #18,19b

Cub Scouts Golf Outing

May 18: The Cedar Springs Cub Scouts is hosting their 2nd annual Golf Outing at Cedar Chase, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, on Saturday, May 18th. Four man scramble: $50 per person. Enjoy 18 holes with cart, 1 food pass, 2 drink passes and games.  Sign in at 2 pm and Tee off at 3 pm. For more information or to sign up, please contact Lucianne at golfouting3220@gmail.com or sign up at tinyurl.com/3220golf. #18,19p

Apr. 25, May 2: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

GED and High School Diploma Classes

Apr. 25,May 2,9,16: Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs is offering free GED and High School Diploma classes every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. All classes are offered through Sparta Adult Education, and open to anyone over 18 who wants to obtain a GED or High School Diploma. Classes are offered both online and on a drop in basis at Alpha Family Center. Evening hours are also available at Red Hawk Elementary School. Stop in to register between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm or call 616-887-7321 for more information. #17,18p

Poetry Practice Workshops

Apr. 27: The Cedar Springs Public Library is celebrating “April is Poetry Month” with Poetry Practice Workshops, April 27 from 10-11:30 am for teens and one for adults on Tuesday, April 23 from 6-7:30 pm at the Library. Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works. We will cover rhyming and line breaks, simile and metaphor and abstraction and imagery. THEN…YOU and our entire community is invited to come to the Kent Theatre on April 30th at 6 pm and sign up to read a poem you wrote or one you love! It’s all FREE. These events are in partnership with Kent District Library’s Nelson, Spencer and Tyrone Township Branches. #16,17p

Boy Scouts Collect Food Donations

Apr. 27: Boy Scout Troop 222 will be collecting food donations for Hand 2 Hand Ministries. April 27th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Boy Scout Cabin in Morley Park. Hand 2 Hand works to ensure children within our community have enough to eat outside of school hours. Items needed include individually packaged breakfast items (single-serve cereals, oatmeal packets, cereal bars, etc.) and snack food items (fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, beef sticks, etc.) as well as single serve drinks (shelf stable milk, juice, water, etc.). Please call 616-439-0153 with any questions. #16,17p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Apr. 28: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, April 28th  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). We will be blessed with the musical talents of the Woods Worship Team, who will share their message through their  music. 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! #17b

Poetry Reading to Celebrate Poetry Month

Apr. 30: Bring your best poem to read aloud. Open to Poetry Practice Participants, as well as community member who have written their own verse. Please bring poetry that is appropriate for an all-ages program. Presented by the Kent District Library in partnership with the Cedar Springs Public Library at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs on Tuesday, April 30th from 6 to 8 pm. #16-17p

Common Ground Coffee House at Hillcrest

May 1: Common Ground Coffee House starts Wednesday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Come one and come all – Come share your talent with us on Open Mic Night! Schedule is every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs MI. Questions? Call Ron O 231-303-7077. #17

Fundraisers for 2nd Chance School

May 4, 11: 2nd Chance will be having 2 fundraisers and are inviting to join us in the fun and to support 2nd Chance School for troubled teens. May 4, 2019 will be the Kentucky Derby Party at the Sparta Moose Lodge from 4:00 pm until the fun is done. Come and watch the Kentucky Derby Race and chose your favorite horse. There will be food, games, bucket auction, and great music from the Gordon Thayer Band. May 11, 2019 we will be having a Cornhole Tournament at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many bags being tossed. There is a $40.00 team registration to participate as a team or your business or organization can be a $350.00 lane sponsor, which includes custom built corn hole boards with your logo and a 2 person team who can compete in the event. The entry form and information will be posted on Facebook in the near future. You won’t want to miss either of these 2 events and would invite you to join us to have fun while supporting 2nd Chance and enhancing their success for the future. For information, please call 616-293-2150. #15,16,17b

Spring Craft Bazaar

May 4: A Spring Craft Bazaar will be held at Howard City VFW Post, Federal Highway (Old 131) on May 4th from 9 am to 3 pm. Any questions call Sue at 231-648-6193. #17,18p

FX Experience

May 4: Join us for FX Experience “Perserverance” on Saturday, May 4th. Doors open at 4:30 pm and FX Live at 5:30 pm. Open to the public – All are welcome! Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream. At 5:30 pm enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. Free event. Rockford Res. 3233 – 10 Mile Rd., Rockford, 616-866-3377, rockfordres.org/fx. #17,18p

Jewell Skirmish at Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club

May 4,5: You are invided to the “American Civil War Shooting Association” Skirmish on May 4th & 5th. Named in rememberance of the Cedar Springs Jewell branch of the Grand Army of the Republic. This is NOT a reenactment, this is a live fire competition with teams representing both Union and Confederate units using Civil war weapons. This is a kid/family friendly event. Concessions are being provided by our Cedar Springs Cub Scout Pack #3222. Free admission to attend. A table will be set up for guests to see and use Civil War weapons. Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club, 7463 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Starting at 9 am and continuing all day (12 noon meal – please support the Cub Scouts) on Saturday, May 4th will be; Repeater match, Smooth bore musket match, Carbine match, Revolver match, and Mortar match. Sunday, May 5th has the Opening Ceremony at 9:30 and the Rifled musket match follows. For more information on this event call Jon at 616-510-5932. #17

Arbor Day at Ensley Nature Preserve

May 5: Come celebrate Arbor Day on Sunday, May 5th from 2 to 4 pm at Ensley Nature Preserve (take Cypress to 136th St. turn west, just after the church). Free trees. Bring a sack lunch or picnic to eat at the Pavillion Area, then enjoy the 40 acres of walking trails. #17,18p

May 4, 11: 2nd Chance will be having 2 fundraisers and are inviting you to join in the fun and to support 2nd Chance School for troubled teens. May 4, 2019 will be the Kentucky Derby Party at the Sparta Moose Lodge from 4:00 pm until the fun is done. Come and watch the Kentucky Derby Race and choose your favorite horse. There will be food, games, bucket auction, and great music from the Gordon Thayer Band. May 11, 2019 we will be having a Cornhole Tournament at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many bags being tossed. There is a $40.00 team registration to participate as a team or your business or organization can be a $350.00 lane sponsor, which includes custom built corn hole boards with your logo and a 2 person team who can compete in the event. The entry form and information will be posted on Facebook in the near future. You won’t want to miss either of these 2 events and would invite you to join us to have fun while supporting 2nd Chance and enhancing their success for the future. For information, please call 616-293-2150. #15,16b

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