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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.

Dodgeball Night at CSHS

Apr. 24: The Class of 2015 All Night Party Committee will be hosting a dodgeball night on Friday, April 24th. The event will take place at the Cedar Springs High School gym from 7 to 11 pm. Teams will consist of 8 players. Register your team at the main office at Cedar Springs High School. The admission cost is $5 at the door. No passes will be accepted. Call 616-696-1204 fro more information. #15,16p

HCNC Interpretive Center Grand Re-Opening

Apr. 25: Join the staff at Howard Christensen Nature Center in the grand re-opening of our new Interpretive Center! The dedication and recognition pot luck dinner will be on Saturday, April 25 from 4 to 9 pm. Please bring a dish to pass. Kieft Hospitality will donate and prepare the meat. A donation of $10 per person or $30 per family of four will be greatly appreciated. A wine and cheese social will precede the dinner. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #16

Donations for Here We Grow Again

Apr. 25: Here We Grow Again – The Solon Center Wesleyan Church Women’s Ministry is accepting donations for a “Like New” sales event (much Like a “Mom to Mom” sale) to be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the church. All proceeds will benefit the work of Alpha Family Center. Donations of gently used clothing, toys and furniture for children aged birth to 5 years as well as women’s clothing(& maternity), purses, shoes and accessories can be dropped off at the church @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. Remaining donation dates are as follows: Saturday April 25th from 10-Noon. The last collection date will be Monday, April 27th from 3-7 PM. For more information, please call Kathy at (616) 696-3229, or email at scwc1@juno.com. For detailed information go to www.scwchurch.org. #15,16p

Youth Group Car Wash and Bake Sale

Apr. 25: A Youth Group Car Wash and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10 am to 2 pm at Courtland- Oakfield UMC, 10295 Meyers Lake NE. Proceeds will benefit the Morley Park Pavilion Eagle Scout Project. $15,16p

“Antique Roadshow” Style Appraisals

Apr. 25: An “Antique Roadshow” style appraisals will be held at the Sand Lake United Methodist Education Building on Saturday, April 25th from 10 am to 3 pm. Featuring certified appraiser Joan Bunn. $10 donation for each item verbally appraised. Vintage and Antique items for sale. There will be a bake sale and a light lunch is available. Come and spend the day! For more information call 616-636-5930. #15,16p

Totally Terrific Trucks

Apr. 28: Enjoy books, crafts and activities, all focusing on Trucks! For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, April 28th at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #16

Senior Lunch

Apr. 29: Springs has sprung, the grass is riz; Pine Grove Senior Cafe 2015 is open for biz. Of the snow and ice tis certain we are rid; the wonder is where all our Senior Friends hid. Does a bowl of Cheese Soup, a Salad of Chicken and hear tell Cherries play a part; Make you decide from your warm place of hiding depart? The calls go out for those of age 60 or perhaps even more, with hot coffee at the ready we throw open our doors. When and where our friends do we meet? That’d be Noon the 29th of April at the corner of M-82 and Beech. #16

Annual Arbor Day Celebration

May 2: Ensley Nature Preserve will host their annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday, May 2nd at 10:30 am. Come see the new improvements enjoy the woods, bogs, birds and animals as they wake up from winter. Refreshments. Enjoy the peaceful area and rest on one of the many benches placed by ponds and bogs. Located on 136th St. – ¼ mile off Cypress Ave. #16

Help Promote Literacy!

May 4: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Monday, May 4th, for prospective volunteer tutors. The information session will be held at the Center, located at 1120 Monroe Ave., Suite 240, Grand Rapids, MI. The session will be held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find 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. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register.  #16

Artists Wanted!

June 30: Artists Wanted! The Red Flannel Festival Art Review is entering its 3rd year and is once again seeking artists to compete for $900 in total cash prizes! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for details and registration form. Deadline to register is June 30th! #16-18p

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Nelson Township/Sand Lake Library Book Sale

Apr. 16-18: The Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch spring book sale will be held on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 10 am to 7 pm, and on Saturday, April 18 from 10 am to 2 pm. See the new location at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr. in Sand Lake. 15,000 to 18, 000 items: books, magazines, cds, vhs, dvds, puzzles. Sponsored by the Friends of the Nelson Township/ Sand Lake Library. #14,15p

Donations for Here We Grow Again

Apr. 18: Here We Grow Again – The Solon Center Wesleyan Church Women’s Ministry is accepting donations for a “Like New” sales event (much Like a “Mom to Mom” sale) to be held on Saturday, May 2nd at the church. All proceeds will benefit the work of Alpha Family Center. Donations of gently used clothing, toys and furniture for children aged birth to 5 years as well as women’s clothing(& maternity), purses, shoes and accessories can be dropped off at the church @ 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Rd. Donation dates are as follows: Saturday, April 18th from 10-Noon, Monday, April 20th from 10-Noon, Wednesday, April 22nd from 6-8 PM and Saturday April 25th from 10-Noon. The last collection date will be Monday, April 27th from 3-7 PM. For more information, please call Kathy at (616) 696-3229, or email at scwc1@juno.com. For detailed information go to www.scwchurch.org. #15,16p

Roast Beef Dinner

Apr. 19: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park D. 330 Rockford Park Dr. will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday April 19th and every 3rd Sunday of each month thereafter. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, desert, coffee and punch. Reasonably price at adults $9, kids 4 to 12 $7 and under 4 years free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #15

Dinner at the Legion

Apr. 20: On April 20th the American Legion will host a dinner with Swiss Steak. Adults $9 and $4 children. The dinner on April 20th will be Swiss Steak. We have to go boxes. American Legion Post 287, 80 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. #15p

Michigan Blood Drive

Apr. 21: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday, April 21st from 12:30 to 7 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, on the corner of Main and Church. Attempt to donate and you could win a $100 Meijer gift card. Be somebody who shares! #15

Emerging Drug Trends

Apr. 21: Navigating the teen years has never been more challenging. This presentation goes beyond the basic drug facts and will talk about new drug, where youth are learning about these new drugs and how to engage in heart-to-heart talks about drugs. Tuesday, April 21 at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium from 6:30 to 8 pm. Sessions are open to parents, students and community members. Presented by Kent School Services Network. #15

Blood Drive at St. Peter’s

Apr. 23: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church is sponsoring a Blood Drive on Thursday, April 23rd from 3 pm to 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall at 310 East Division in Rockford, Michigan. #15p

Dodgeball Night at CSHS

Apr. 24: The Class of 2015 All Night Party Committee will be hosting a dodgeball night on Friday, April 24th. The event will take place at the Cedar Springs High School gym from 7 to 11 pm. Teams will consist of 8 players. Register your team at the main office at Cedar Springs High School. The admission cost is $5 at the door. No passes will be accepted. Call 616-696-1204 fro more information. #15,16p

Youth Group Car Wash and Bake Sale

Apr. 25: A Youth Group Car Wash and Bake Sale will be held on Saturday, April 25th from 10 am to 2 pm at Courtland- Oakfield UMC, 10295 Meyers Lake NE. Proceeds will benefit the Morley Park Pavilion Eagle Scout Project. $15,16p

“Antique Roadshow” Style Appraisals

Apr. 25: An “Antique Roadshow” style appraisals will be held at the Sand Lake United Methodist Education Building on Saturday, April 25th from 10 am to 3 pm. Featuring certified appraiser Joan Bunn. $10 donation for each item verbally appraised. Vintage and Antique items for sale. There will be a bake sale and a light lunch is available. Come and spend the day! For more information call 616-636-5930. #15,16p

Craft Show in Coral

Apr. 25: Come to our Spring Craft Show at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral on Saturday, April 25th from 9 am to 2 pm. Sub sandwich lunches will be available. Come join the fun! Proceeds to Coral Fire Auxiliary. #15

HCNC Interpretive Center Grand Re-Opening

Apr. 25: Join the staff at Howard Christensen Nature Center in the grand re-opening of our new Interpretive Center! The dedication and recognition pot luck dinner will be on Saturday, April 25 from 4 to 9 pm. Please bring a dish to pass. Kieft Hospitality will donate and prepare the meat. A donation of $0 per person or $30 per family of four will be greatly appreciated. A wine and cheese social will precede the dinner. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #15

Arbor Day at HCNC

Apr. 26: Join Howard Christensen Nature Center and the Wildlife Federation for a day filled with trees! Sunday, April 26th from 10 am to 1 pm. Free trees to be given away. The event is geared for all ages; bring your parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, brother, sisters, and others to help! This will be a time to learn all about Michigan native trees as well as improve HCNC for future guests. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #15

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Recycled Reads

April 13: Get ready to breathe new life into old pages. Create an artistic “second chapter” by upcycling older books and book pages into a variety of possibilities. Make a cover for you Nook/Kindle/eBook device, create a wreath or decorative spheres or choose your own book-inspired project. Bring your own expired title or use ours. Monday, April 13, 6:30pm – Nelson Township/Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake.

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 14: 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. #11

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 16: Come to the 29th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. There will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts Department. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 16 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. Proceeds will be given to community organizations. #12-14p

Nelson Township/Sand Lake Library Book Sale

Apr. 16-18: The Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch spring book sale will be held on Thursday, April 16 and Friday, April 17 from 10 am to 7 pm, and on Saturday, April 18 from 10 am to 2 pm. See the new location at the Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 Northland Dr. in Sand Lake. 15,000 to 18, 000 items: books, magazines, cds, vhs, dvds, puzzles. Sponsored by the Friends of the Nelson Township/ Sand Lake Library. #14,15p

The Dixie Swim Club

Apr. 17-19, 24-25: Flat River Community Players presents “The Dixie Swim Club” at 7:30pm on April, 17, 18, 19, 24 & 25, and at 2:00pm on April 19, at the Greenville Area Community Center. Tickets are $13 adults, $11 students and senior citizens. Reserve tickets with Visa or Mastercard at www.ShowClix.com, or by clicking on the ShowClix link on the Players’ website www.frcp.org, or by calling 1-888-71-Tickets (8425387). Tickets will also be available at the door. #14

Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Apr. 18: The Cedar Springs Lions Club is hosting a pancake breakfast every third Saturday of each month January thru April. Come to the Cedar Springs Untied Methodist Church located on the corner of Main and Church Streets on Saturday, April 18 from 7 am to 11 am, for an all-you-can-eat breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice and coffee. Adults $7, seniors $6, family $20, children under 12 free. Proceeds to assist sight conservation. #14

“Money Smart Kids Read” finance program

Apr. 18, 22: The Cedar Springs Public Library and ChoiceOne Bank have paired up to bring the “Money Smart Kids Read” initiative to the library. This program is especially geared towards children ages 7 and under The goal is to introduce kids to the idea of being responsible with finances at an early age. If you have children, ages 7 and under, join us at the library (located at 43 W. Cherry St.) on Saturday, April 18 or Wednesday, April 22, at 10:15am to learn this valuable life lesson. Preregister for this FREE program to receive a FREE book and other giveaway items. For more information, call the library at 616-696-1910. #14

Earth Day – Volunteer Day

Apr. 19: Celebrate Earth Day with HCNC on Sunday, April 19 from 12 noon to 3pm. Bring the entire family and join in the following activities: Planting seedlings and flowers, build a rain garden and help finish some of our winter projects; such as Timberland Playground. Join us outside for a fun day of volunteering as we make our 2015 improvements at the Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. For more info call 616-675-3158 or visit www.lilysfrogpad.com #14

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AA Meetings at Rebos House 

April: 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. #13

Passion Week at the CS United Methodist

Apr. 2-5: Please join us as we celebrate our Lord’s life, death and resurrection. We are located at 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. Maundy Thursday, April 2nd: Holy Communion and Tenebrae worship service 7 pm. Everyone is welcome at our Lord’s Table. The Way of the Cross, Friday April 3rd and Saturday the 4th: A time for individual prayer and meditation, 9:30 am until 5:30 pm Friday and 9:30 am until 12:30 pm Saturday. Good Friday Joint Service April 3rd at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant, at 6:30 pm. Easter Sunday, April 5th: Sunrise Service 8 am. Easter Breakfast, Sunday April 5th at 8:30am. Easter Worship Sunday April 5th: Easter Worship with Holy Communion, 10 am, One service only. Everyone is welcome at our Lord’s Table. For additional information call 616-696-1140. #13

Good Friday Walk and Remember

Apr. 3: Come to Sand Lake and walk with us Friday, April 3rd beginning at noon at Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church and progressing to the Church of the Full Gospel, Resurrection Lutheran Church and ending at Sand Lake United Methodist Church. We will meet and listen to the stories of characters from the Bible that were involved in the Crucifixion of Jesus. Families and youth are encouraged to join us. Sponsored by Sand Lake Village Churches. #12,13p

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Solon Center Wesleyan

Apr. 4: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, an Easter Egg hunt, and a special Easter presentation. Two bicycles will be given away as grand prizes. For more information go to: www.scwchurch.org or call the church office at 616-696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #11-13p

Free Family Easter Carnival

Apr. 4,5: Grace Evangelical Free Church, 4714 – 13 Mile Rd., Rockford will be holding their Free Family Easter Carnival from 10 am to 11:30 am (Egg Hunt to follow at 11:30 am on Saturday, April 4.  Easter Services will be held on Sunday April 5 at 10:45 am. #13

Easter Worship Celebration at The Springs

Apr. 5: Have you heard about NBC’s new A.D. TV series? Jesus’ death and resurrection changed the world – but it’s just the beginning of the story! Learn more as we dive deeper into the stories from A.D. With inspiring messages and video clips from the TV series. Easter worship, April 5th, at 9:45 and 11:15 am. For more information visit our website www.thespringschurch.info or call 616-696-2970. We are located at 135 N. Grant St. in Cedar Springs. We hope to see you at The Springs this Easter! #13

Dinner at the Legion

Apr. 6: On March 16th the American Legion will host a dinner with Pork Chops. Adults $9 and $4 children. The dinner on April 20th will be Swiss Steak. We have to go boxes. American Legion Post 287, 80 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. #13p

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Apr. 7: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. April 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. April 9th from 6-9pm, and Sat. April 11th from 8 am-4 pm and Tues. April 14th from 6-9 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #12,13p

Gaming Unplugged: Board Game Boredom Busters

Apr. 8: Unplug from electronics. Challenge your brain and your friends with games of strategy and imagination, from classic to cutting-edge. For all ages. Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #13

Actors del Arte Ensemble at the Kent Theatre

Apr. 10,11: The Actors del Arte Ensemble of West Michigan will be presenting “Outer Space” a comedic/ parody on the Star Trek and Star Wars characters. Caught up on a secret mission to a far away galaxy, Captain Curt and Mr. Soc take you on a wild ride through the depths of outer space. A fun show for the whole family. Friday, April 10th at 8 pm and Saturday, April 11th at 2 pm and 8 pm at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Tickets at the door. Adults $10, students $4, and seniors $8. #13

15-16 Rams Hockey Travel Teams & Tryout Dates

Apr. 14,15: 15-16 Rams Hockey Travel Teams & Tryout Dates: Cost is $10 per skate. LCAHL: Peewee A, Head Coach Kurt Romero (‘04) – April 15 and April 17, 6:00 – 7:00 pm @ Griff’s Ice House, East. Peewee AA, Head Coach Chris Rhodes (‘03) – April 14 and April 16, 6:00 – 7:00 pm @ Griff’s Ice House, East. Bantam AA, Heach Coach Greg Lockhart (‘01) – April 14 and April 15, 7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Griff’s Ice House, East. WMJVL: JV, Head Coach Chris Davis (‘00-’99-’98) – April 14, April 16 and April 17,  7:00 – 8:30 pm @ Cedar Rock Sports Plex. Register for tryouts please at www.ramshockey.org (it includes risk and release waiver for participation). #13

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 16: Come to the 29th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. There will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts Department. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 16 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. Proceeds will be given to community organizations. #12-14p

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Rummage Sale for Relay for Life

Mar. 28: The Cedar Steppers will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Cedar Springs Middle School. All proceeds will be donated to Rockford  Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. We are also looking for more donations for the sale. We will accept good, clean items such as clothing, household items, toys etc. You may drop off your donations at Cedar Springs Middle Schools on Friday, March 27th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please keep us in mind when you are doing your spring cleaning and donating your used items. The sale is for a great cause and your donations will help “celebrate more birthdays”! All items left after our sale will be donated to local charities. Thank you so much for your support of our Relay Team! #11,12p

Celebrate Spring with Butterflies

Mar. 31: Spread your wings, show your colors and help create a seasonal banner to decorate the library. For all ages. Tuesday, March 31st at 10:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KLD Branch, 88 Eighth St. #12

Good Friday Walk and Remember

Apr. 3: Come to Sand Lake and walk with us Friday, April 3rd beginning at noon at Mary Queen of Apostles Catholic Church and progressing to the Church of the Full Gospel, Resurrection Lutheran Church and ending at Sand Lake United Methodist Church. We will meet and listen to the stories of characters from the Bible that were involved in the Crucifixion of Jesus. Families and youth are encouraged to join us. Sponsored by Sand Lake Village Churches. #12,13p

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Solon Center Wesleyan

Apr. 4: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, an Easter Egg hunt, 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 616-696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #11-13p

Easter Egg Hunt with Brunch

Apr. 4: Howard Christiansen Nature Center will hold it’s 5th Annual Easter Egg Hunt with Brunch on Saturday, April 4th. Brunch will be served from 10 am to 2 pm. $5 per person or $20 per family of 4 or more and includes Easter Egg Hunt. The Easter Egg Hunt begins promptly at 2 pm for all ages. Easter Egg Hunting is only $1 per egg hunter. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #12

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Apr. 7: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tues. April 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. April 9th from 6-9pm, and Sat. April 11th from 8 am-4 pm and Tues. April 14th from 6-9 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #12,13p

Help Promote Literacy

Apr. 7: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Tuesday, April 7th 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. #12

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Apr. 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. #12

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 16: Come to the 29th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. There will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts Department. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 16 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. Proceeds will be given to community organizations. #12-14p

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Annual En Gedi Auction

Mar. 20: The annual En Gedi auction is scheduled for Friday, March 20 starting promptly at 6 pm in the High School Cafeteria. En Gedi is a Christ-centered organization focused on providing safe and fun opportunities for the youth of Cedar Springs and building family. The auction is the one and only fund raiser which allows for a free after school youth center serving 6-8th graders, 5th quarter events for high school students, and various community activities for families. There will be gourmet appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks provided. This year’s auction will have a wide variety of items you can bid on to include food, lodging, and entertainment certificates, MSU athletic tickets, gas grill, furniture, household decorating and cooking items, and much more!! CS Manufacturing will match all money earned at this auction. The event is open to adults for a $10 donation. Come learn more about a local mission and how you can help to support the young people in our community. Questions call Sue Wolfe 696-2246.  #10,11p

Quilt Show at the CS Public Library

Mar. 21: The Friends of the Cedar Springs Public Library would like to welcome the public to come to our annual Quilt Show.  The event will be on March 21 from 10am-4pm with a $2 admission fee. It will be held at the C.S. Middle School with vendors and quilt supplies. There is also a raffle for a quilt made by Louise King named Pieces of Baltimore.  Raffle tickets sell for $1 each or 6 for $5.  You can purchase raffle tickets and see the quilt at the public library.  There will also be a silent auction hosted by Women’s Life, who are accepting donations. #11

CS 1995 State Wrestling Championship Reunion

Mar. 21: What a season to remember! It was Spring of 1995 when Cedar’s wrestling team traveled to Battle Creek and brought home the State Trophy! It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years already. So, lets celebrate it again and travel down memory lane. Join the 1995 wrestling team, coaches, parents and all other supporters on Saturday, March 21st at 6 pm in the High School cafeteria for a time of meet and greet. Other past wrestlers/parents/fans are also welcome! At 7 pm we will move into the auditorium to spend some time capturing some of the best pictures and lots of fond memories that we all experienced during that exciting season. We invite those who would like to, to share their “Story Behind the Story” at that time. For more information, contact Lonnie Armstrong at 616-984-6033 or Brandon Wood at 616-916-9751. You can also join our Facebook page – Cedar Springs 1995 Wrestling State Championship Team.  Hope to see lots of you there! #10,11p

Annual Church Garage Sale

Mar. 21: Rockford Reformed Church, located at 4890 – 11 Mile Rd., is holding their annual Church Garage Sale from 9 am to 3 pm. Proceeds will go towards the youth ministries summer trips. For more information, call Deb Coon at 616-866-4829. #11

Courtland  Fire Department Pancake Breakfast

Mar. 21: The Courtland Township Fire Department, 7480 – 14 Mile Rd., is having a Pancake Breakfast on March 21st from 8 am to 11 am. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice or milk. Adults $7, Children 4 to 12 years $4, 3 years and under free.  Proceeds to benefit Courtland Fire Department. #11

Kent City Community Carnival

Mar. 21: The 64th annual Kent City Community Carnival will be held on Saturday, March 21st from 5:30 to 9 pm. Admission is 50¢ per person. Games, prizes, food and lots of raffle prizes! If you never came before, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good! Dr. Seuss. MI License #R29238. #11

TOPS weight loss support group

Mar. 24: 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. #11

Spring Rummage Sale

Mar. 25,26: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will be holding our annual rummage sale in the fellowship hall of United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Church Streets. Wednesday, March 25th from 9 am to 7 pm and Thursday, March 26th from 9 am to 2 pm. #10,11p

Awesome Owls

Mar. 26th: You don’t want to miss this special program as Blandford Nature Center joins Howard Christensen Nature Center on Thursday March 26th from 6 to 8 pm, for a first ever, one of a kind, owl presentation provided by Blandford. Meet real live owls up close! The second half of the evening we will take what we learn to Owl’s Roost Forest and call in some live wild owls. This is an evening you are sure to remember forever! $5 donation per person. 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #11

Rummage Sale for Relay for Life

Mar. 28: The Cedar Steppers will be holding a Rummage Sale on Saturday, March 28th from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm at Cedar Springs Middle School. All proceeds will be donated to Rockford  Relay for Life benefitting the American Cancer Society. We are also looking for more donations for the sale. We will accept good, clean items such as clothing, household items, toys etc. You may drop off your donations at Cedar Springs Middle Schools on Friday, March 27th from 4:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please keep us in mind when you are doing your spring cleaning and donating your used items. The sale is for a great cause and your donations will help “celebrate more birthdays”! All items left after our sale will be donated to local charities. Thank you so much for your support of our Relay Team! #11,12p

Easter Egg-Stravaganza at Solon Center Wesleyan

Apr. 4: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 4th from 1 to 2:30 pm at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, an Easter Egg hunt, 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 616-696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #11-13p

Free Money Management Classes

Apr. 8,15: Free “Money Smart Money Management” classes are April 8 and 15 from 6 to 9 pm in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technologies and Learning Center on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. To register contact Lisa Gardner at 989-328-1231 or lisar@montcalm.edu. #11

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Free Nutrition Classes

Mar. 12: Free Nutrition Classes beginning March 12th at 11 am at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. “Eat Healthy, Be Active”. This class is presented thru the Michigan State University Extension. This will be a 6 week course. Please call the church office to register. 616-696-3229. #9,10p

Vendor/Garage Sale

Mar. 14: St. John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd. (just west of Meijer) is hosting a vendor/garage sale on Saturday, March 14th from 9 am to 1 pm. Come shop and support Sparta Relay for Life! There will be a mix of garage sale items and vendors. For more information please contact Molly Schmid: 616-262-2230 or mollyschmid@outlook.com. #10

St. Patrick’s Festival

Mar. 15: The second annual Saint Patrick’s Festival will be held 4 pm Sunday, March 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 South Main Street. Admission is free and includes a traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner or a Chicken Nugget with Mac and Cheese dinner. Enjoy dinner with traditional and inspirational Irish music. You may even catch a glimpse of The Saint Himself. Contributions for outreach are accepted. Free tickets are required to insure a seat and may be ordered at The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Saint John Paul II Church, The Barn, Copies Plus or Take 2 Game Shop. #9,10p

Roast Beef Dinner

Mar. 15: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park D. 330 Rockford Park Dr. will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday March 15th and every 3rd Sunday of each month thereafter. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at adults $9, kids 4 to 12 $7 and under 4 years free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #10

Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 16: On March 16th the American Legion will host a dinner with Meatloaf. Adults $9 and $4 children. Dinner on April 6th will be and Pork Chops and April 20th will be Swiss Steak. We have to go boxes. American Legion Post 287, 80 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. #10

Michigan Blood Drive

Mar. 17: Michigan Blood Drive, March 17th from 2 – 7 pm, sponsored by the Solon Center Wesleyan Church Outreach Team. Anyone who attempts to give blood will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Meijer Gift Card. Appointments are appreciated, however, walk-ins are welcome! Located at 15671 Algoma Ave. 616-696-3229. Be a Hero, Give Blood! #9,10p

Blood Drive at CS United Methodist

Mar. 17: Michigan Blood will be having a Blood Drive on March 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Remember the new starting time of 12:30 pm. The Drive will be open until 7 pm. Count your blessings on St. Patrick’s Day an donate for someone in need. Your donation will help three people. #10

East Nelson UMC Dinner

Mar. 18: East Nelson United Methodist Church’s monthly dinner will be Wednesday, March 18th. Ham, corned beef, potatoes, carrots, rolls, homemade desserts! Serving between 5 -7 pm. Hope to see you there. 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. #10

Community Luncheon featuring Trout’s Unlimited

Mar. 19: Come to the Sand Lake/Nelson Township Library’s community room on March 19 for a community luncheon. Come and learn from Trout’s Unlimited about water clean-up that affects the Cedar Creek. Cost is $7 and reservations are due by Tuesday, March 17th by calling 696-7320. Lunch is served at 11:30am and followed by the speaker. #10b

Annual En Gedi Auction

Mar. 20: The annual En Gedi auction is scheduled for Friday, March 20 starting promptly at 6 pm in the High School Cafeteria. En Gedi is a Christ-centered organization focused on providing safe and fun opportunities for the youth of Cedar Springs and building family. The auction is the one and only fund raiser which allows for a free after school youth center serving 6-8th graders, 5th quarter events for high school students, and various community activities for families. There will be gourmet appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks provided. This year’s auction will have a wide variety of items you can bid on to include food, lodging, and entertainment certificates, MSU athletic tickets, gas grill, furniture, household decorating and cooking items, and much more! CS Manufacturing will match all money earned at the auction. The event is open to adults for a $10 donation. Come learn more about a local mission and how you can help to support the young people in our community. Questions call Sue Wolfe 696-2246.  #10,11

CS 1995 State Wrestling Championship Reunion

Mar. 21: What a season to remember! It was Spring of 1995 when Cedar’s wrestling team traveled to Battle Creek and brought home the State Trophy! It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years already. So, lets celebrate it again and travel down memory lane. Join the 1995 wrestling team, coaches, parents and all other supporters on Saturday, March 21st at 6 pm in the High School cafeteria for a time of meet and greet. Other past wrestlers/parents/fans are also welcome! At 7 pm we will move into the auditorium to spend some time capturing some of the best pictures and lots of fond memories that we all experienced during that exciting season. We invite those who would like to, to share their “Story Behind the Story” at that time. For more information, contact Lonnie Armstrong at 616-984-6033 or Brandon Wood at 616-916-9751. You can also join our Facebook page – Cedar Springs 1995 Wrestling State Championship Team.  Hope to see lots of you there! #10-11p

Jr. Firefighters Night

Mar. 21: Come meet some of your local fire department, see the trucks and learn about fire safety to earn your Jr. Firefighters badge. Experience what it’s like to wear the gear, hold the hose and feel the heat! Weather permitting we may even get to watch the firefighters in action. Saturday, March 21st from 2 to 5 pm. $5 donation per child. This event is solely dependent upon fire department availability. Fire or rescue calls may cancel the event. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #10

Mom2Mom Sale

Mar. 21: Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake will be hosting a Mom2Mom Sale on Saturday, March 21st from 9 am to 1 pm. Who knows, you may find that perfect item for your child, grandchild, nieces or nephews. Please contact Nicole at 616-291-1930, nicolebrinley@yahoo.com or on Facebook at Resurrection Lutheran Church-Sand Lake and preschool, with any questions you may have. #10

Springs Rummage Sale

Mar. 25,26: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women will be holding our annual rummage sale in the fellowship hall of United Methodist Church at the corner of Main and Church Streets. Wednesday, March 25th from 9 am to 7 pm and Thursday, March 26th from 9 am to 2 pm. #10,11p

Rotary Life Leadership Conference and Scholarships

Mar. 27: the Cedar Springs Rotary Club is now accepting interest forms to attend a leadership conference for high school juniors and seniors in Tustin, Michigan June 17th thru the 20th. The conference fee along with transportation to and from the conference are covered by Rotary. Students learn about leadership styles and identify strengths and weaknesses of those styles. Small group discussions include an understanding of various political, cultural, ethnic, gender, and religious groups. Two $1000 scholarships will then be awarded based on interviews, applications, presentations and essays submitted by the students chosen for the conference. Interest Forms are available in the Cedar Springs High School Councilor’s office, CTA Councilor’s office, Independent Bank or White Creek Lumber with a response deadline of Friday, March 27th at 5 pm. #10

 

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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. #9

Fish Fry at the Legion

Mar. 6: Now serving Alaskan Pollock! The American Legion in Cedar Springs on the corner of Main and Beech Streets, is hosting a fish fry on Friday, March 6th from 5 to 7 pm. Fish fries, coleslaw, dinner roll, coffee, punch and dessert. $8 per person, all you can eat. #9

Snowmobile Museum Show & Swap

Mar. 7: The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library is holding a Show & Swap on the museum grounds. Saturday, March 7th from 9 am to 4 pm. All sleds welcome! Trophies for 10 classes, food and raffles. Sled Raffle in honor of board member Bob Shively. 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs, 616-636-7232. #9p

Languages of Love

Mar. 10: Rescheduled from Feb. 24th. Anne King, Teach & Motivation Consultant is the featured speaker. There are five basic love languages – five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved. Learn to identify your language, the language of your family members and how to best relate to your child. Tuesday, March 10th at the Cedar Springs High School Auditorium from 6:30 to 8 pm. Sessions are open to parents, students and community members. #9

Free Nutrition Classes

Mar. 12: Free Nutrition Classes beginning March 12th at 11 am at Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave. “Eat Healthy, Be Active.” This class is presented thru the Michigan State University Extension. This will be a 6 week course. Please call the church office to register. 616-696-3229. #9,10p

KDL Lab: Get Revved Up

Mar. 12: Interested in cars? Want to learn how an engine works? Create your own rubber band car, help us build an engine model and even design you won style of car or truck. For all ages. Thursday, March 12th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #9

St. Patrick’s Festival

Mar. 15: The second annual Saint Patrick’s Festival will be held 4 pm Sunday, March 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 South Main Street. Admission is free and includes a traditional Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner or a Chicken Nugget with Mac and Cheese dinner. Enjoy dinner with traditional and inspirational Irish music. You may even catch a glimpse of The Saint Himself. Contributions for outreach are accepted. Free tickets are required to ensure a seat and may be ordered at The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Saint John Paul II Church, The Barn, Copies Plus or Take 2 Game Shop. #9,10p

St. Patty’s Scavenger Hunt

Mar. 15: Celebrate the Holiday with a “Nature Scavenger Hunt.” There will be prizes. Fun for all ages. Hidden things will be in our center and outdoors, so rain or shine come find that pot of gold! For all ages. Sunday, March 15th from 2:30 – 4 pm. Donation of $5 per person. See our website for details. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. www.lilysfrogpad.com. #9

Michigan Blood Drive

Mar. 17: Michigan Blood Drive, March 17th from 2 – 7 pm, sponsored by the Solon Center Wesleyan Church Outreach Team. Anyone who attempts to give blood will be entered into a drawing for a $100 Meijer Gift Card. Appointments are appreciated, however, walk-ins are welcome! Located at 15671 Algoma Ave. 616-696-3229. Be a Hero, Give Blood! #9,10p

CS 1995 State Wrestling Championship Reunion

Mar. 21: What a season to remember! Cedar’s wrestling team traveled to Battle Creek and brought home the State Trophy! It’s been 20 years already. So, lets celebrate it again and travel down memory lane. Join the 1995 wrestling team, coaches, parents and all other supporters on Saturday, March 21st at 6 pm in the High School cafeteria for a time of refreshments and fellowship. At 7 pm we will move to the gymnasium to spend some time capturing some of the best pictures and lots of fond memories that we all experienced during that exciting season. For more information, contact Gail Armstron at 616-984-6033 or Brandon Wood at 616-916-9751. Hope to see lots of you there! #9

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Cedar Springs Community Players Winter Production

Feb. 26: On February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 2pm at the historic Kent Theater. “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances.” We are teaming up with Cedar Springs High School and Creative Technologies Academy to bring you an evening of one-act plays. Each play will be a glimpse into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne will be presented by Creative Technologies Academy. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School . “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet will be presented by the Cedar Springs Players. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under) and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets may be purchased at the door (adults $12, students $8). For more information, visit our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Community Players) or our website (CedarSpringsCommunityPlayers.org). #7,8p

Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 2,16: Dinners are about to start again on March 2nd. It will be Baked Chicken and on the 16th will be Meatloaf. Adults $9 and $4 children. We have to go boxes. American Legion Post 287, 80 S. Main St., Cedar Springs. #8

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Mar. 3,10,17.24: 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. #8

Let’s Get Growing at HCNC

Mar. 3: Join seasoned gardeners in learning how to begin your garden early indoors. A great way to save money by avoiding costly plants at the nursery each spring and a wonderful way to even dictate an earlier harvest. Make your garden the envy of the neighborhood while feeding your family. Beans, peppers, tomatoes, pickles, squash and more! Donation of $8 includes pots, soil and seeds. Tuesday, March 3rd from 6 to 7:30 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. #8

Creative Canvas Painting at KDL

Mar. 5, 9: Release you inner artist with the guidance of instructors from Wine and Canvas (sans wine). All supplies will be provided and no previous experience or talent is needed to create a masterpiece in our fun and relaxing environment. Pre-registration is required. Thursday, March 5 at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. Monday, March 9 at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #8

Travel to Chicago with MCC

Mar. 21: Montcalm Community College offers a March 21 bus trip to Chicago. The cost is $40 for non-students and registration begins March 1. The fee covers the cost of transportation, and participants must pay for their food and for their entry fees to attractions. Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the trip. Adult admission is $18 for the Field Museum of Natural History and $15 for students with a student ID and senior citizens; $8 for Shedd Aquarium; $12 for the Adler Planetarium and $10 for senior citizens; $23 for adults and $17 for students with a student ID and senior citizens at the Art Institute of Chicago; and $18 for adults and $17 for senior citizens at the Museum of Science & Industry. The bus leaves MCC in Sidney at 6:45 a.m., picks up passengers at the Greenville Wal-Mart parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and returns to MCC at 10:30 p.m. To register online visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment, call (616) 754-7706 or 1-877-328-2111, ext. 610. Checks, cash and major credit cards are accepted, and payment is due at registration. #8

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Resurrection Celebration ‘15

Feb. 22: It’s coming back! If you loved it last year and want to be a part of it this year, now’s your opportunity! If you love to act or sing with a focus on Jesus, this is for you! If you want to help backstage, this is for you too! Practices for this play will begin on February 22 from 2-4p.m. at The Springs Church. Only 5 Sundays of rehearsals. Dress rehearsals will be in the evenings the week of March 23. March 27 eve and 28 afternoon and eve performances. Questions? Contact Cherryl Rosenberger 616-862-3109 or Jan Malmo 616-260-1692. Check us out on facebook – Resurrection Celebration. #7

Languages of Love

Feb. 24: Anne King, Teacher & Motivation Consultant is the featured speaker. There are five basic love languages – five ways to express love emotionally. Each person has a primary love language that we must learn to speak if we want that person to feel loved. Learn to identify your language, the language of your family members and how to best relate to your child. Tuesday, February 24th at the Cedar Springs High School auditorium from 6:30 – 8 pm. Sessions are open to parents, students and community members. #7

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Feb. 25: East Nelson UMC, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE will have a dinner on Wednesday, February 25th. The menu includes: Roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls and relished, homemade desserts. The dinner will be served from 5-7 pm. Everyone is welcome. Donations for your meal appreciated! #7

Cedar Springs Community Players Winter Production

Feb. 26: On February 26, 27, 28 at 7:30pm and March 1 at 2pm at the historic Kent Theater. “No Going Back – An Evening of Extraordinary Circumstances.” We are teaming up with Cedar Springs High School and Creative Technologies Academy to bring you an evening of one-act plays. Each play will be a glimpse into the lives of three people from different periods in history and the extraordinary circumstances they encounter. “The Ugly Duckling” by A.A. Milne will be presented by Creative Technologies Academy. “Actor’s Nightmare” by Christopher Durang will be presented by Cedar Springs High School . “The Devil and Daniel Webster” by Stephen Vincent Benet will be presented by the Cedar Springs Players. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students (age 17 and under) and can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or from cast members and directors. Tickets may be purchased at the door (adults $12, students $8). For more information, visit our Facebook page (Cedar Springs Community Players) or our website cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #7,8p

The Wonderful 

WaterColorBot

Feb. 26: Watch with amazement while an image you create is recreated by our robot using watercolors, paper and a paintbrush. For all ages. Thursday, February 26th at 6 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #7

Snowfall Friday at HCNC

Feb. 27: Come on out for a great way to enjoy the winter, escape the cabin fever blues and learn new ways to enjoy SNOW! We’ll have snowball targets, snow angel contests, snowman building and more. Prizes will be awarded to the first place winners in each category! Hot cocoa, coffee for the parents and other refreshments. Have a sled or skates? Bring them along and enjoy a day on Tadpole Pond all frozen over. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #7

3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Feb. 28: Make your drawings come to life with our 3Doodler! Create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Saturday, February 28th at 2:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #7

Wild Game Dinner

Feb. 28: Pierson Bible Church, 101 Grand St. (behind the Pierson Post Office) is hosting a wild game dinner. Every one is welcome! Saturday, February 28th at 6 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm. Bring your favorite wild game dish ready to eat or come early and prepare you dish in our kitchen. There will be door prizes. Special speaker: Chuck Richardson. If you had an unlucky hunting or fishing season this past year, you’re still in luck because we’ll have plenty of food for everyone. #7

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