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15th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 24: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 15th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:00pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years veterans will be: David Richmond, War of 1812; George Russell, Civil War; Cecil Dorman, World War I; Herold Stark, World War II; Thomas L Marsh, Korea; Michael Woodhull, Vietnam. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion color guard will assist in the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 and return there for refreshments at the completion of the walk. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event, in case of rain we will do the presentations at the museum. #19,20b

Butterfly Discovery

May 26-29: Come join us at HCNC and see the miracle of life as our butterflies begin to emerge from their winter slumber and spread their wings. See hundreds of different butterflies close up, help feed them and discover excellent photo opportunities. May 26 – 29 from 9 am to 8 pm each day. $5 donation There will be items available for sale. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #20

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

May 27:  Pine Grove Senior Café Presents A Taste of Italia.  All Signors, Signoras and Signorinas age 60 and older, come to our humble table(s) and dine with us.  Mamma Mia!  It’s Spaghetti and Meat Sauce, Garlic Rolls, Beans or something Green and then for Dessert, Ice Cream.  And you never know when a Relish Plate may appear.  Senior Café Italia opens Wednesday May 27th at Noon in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of Beech & M-82. #20

Greenville Garden Club Meeting

May 27: On Wednesday, May 27th, the Greenville Garden Club will feature speaker Ed Robinette of Robinette Orchards. Lessons for the small home orchard – fruit production in West Michigan. Refreshments at 6:30, program at 7 pm, at the Greenville Community Center, 900 E. Kent. Public invited. #20

Open House at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

May 30: Come join us for our FREE Community Open House event on Saturday, May 30th from 1 to 4 pm. Pine Ridge Bible Camp, 8415 – 17 Mile Rd. NE, located on the east side of Pine Lake. Bring the whole family to enjoy a fun day riding go-carts, visiting the petting farm, bounce house, rock wall, archery, canoeing and taking a tractor tour of the Camp. #20

Dinner at the Legion

June 1: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, June 1st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, stuffing, salad, veggies, rolls, drink and desserts. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #20p

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

June 1: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church for ages 10 thru 15 year olds. Registration will be held Monday, Just 1st at 7 pm. To register, enter the South door located on Church Street. Students must be registered on this date and a parent or guardian is required to register them. Class size is limited to 12 students. Registration fee is $55. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be held Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 8th. #20,21b

Blessing of the Bicycles

June 6: A “Blessing of the Bicycles” event will be held at First and Oak St. at The Springs Church parking lot on Saturday, June 6th from 1 to 3 pm. Parents, bring your kids with their bikes for the blessing. Minor bike repairs, bike safety information and demonstration, decorating  t-shirts and new bike drawing. Don’t have a bike? While supplies last, several used bikes have been graciously donated for this event! Hope to see you there. #20-22p

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 13: The 123rd annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 13th at the Sand Lake Lutheran Church. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Social hour is at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. Cost is $12. We wish to recognize all former “Miss Sand Lakes”. If you were a former “Miss Sand Lake” please call Dave Groner at 269-208-5716. Please RSVP by June 7th. Call your reservation to one of the following committee members; Dave Groner, 269-208-5716, Dick Pierce 616-636-5258, Betty Braford Clegg 517-487-3003, Verna White Smigiel 616-885-4913. #20,21p

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Red Flannel Ribbon Cutting

May 16: Join the Red Flannel Festival Board Saturday, May 16 at Noon for the Ribbon Cutting of our new Red Flannel Office at 18 S. Main Street! Free give aways, Free refreshments and a speech by Mayor Pro-Tem Pamela Conley! Hope to see you there! #19b

Dinner at the Legion

May 18: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a meatloaf dinner on Monday, May 18th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, baked beans, salad, veggies, rolls, drink and desserts. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #19p

TOPS weight loss support group

May 19: 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. #19

Blood Drive at CS UMC

May 19: There will be a Michigan Blood Drive on Tuesday, May 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 to 7 pm. Attempt to donate and you could win a $100 Meijer Gift Card! Every one who attempts to donate is very appreciated. Your donation can save up to 3 people. #19

BBQ Chicken Dinner at East Nelson UMC

May 20: East Nelson UMC, 9024-18 Mile Rd. is expanding their monthly meals to include another one on Wednesday, May 20 from 5-7 p.m. BBQ Chicken, Broccoli Apple Salad, Cole Slaw & Homemade Desserts will be on the menu. Everyone is welcome! #19

Wildflower Explosion with Kare

May 20: Join Kare, Naturalist and flower expert, for a day of planting native Michigan wildflowers. Kids can make “Flower grenades” at explode when you throw them into the fields and you’ll even get some seeds or bulbs to take home to plant in your own yard. Wednesday, May 20th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. $5 per person. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #19

Crossfire Church Mission Rummage Sale

May 21,22: Crossfire Church Mission Rummage Sale will be held on Thursday, May 21st and Friday, May 22nd from 9 am to 5 pm. Large selection of items including golf clubs and golf bags. Located on the southwest corner of Cornfield and Northland Drive, Cedar Springs. #19

Roast Beef Dinner

May 21: 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 May 21st  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! #19

15th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 24: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 15th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 2:00pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years veterans will be: David Richmond, War of 1812; George Russell, Civil War; Cecil Dorman, World War I; Herold Stark, World War II; Thomas L Marsh, Korea; Michael Woodhull, Vietnam. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion color guard will assist in the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 and return there for refreshments at the completion of the walk. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event, in case of rain we will do the presentations at the museum. #19,20b

Michigan Blood Drive

May 26: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held at Solon Center Wesleyan Church (15671 Algoma Ave.) from 3 to 7 pm. Call the office at 616-696-3229 to set up an appointment and walk-ins are welcome! #19

Cedar Springs Bands Golf Scramble

May 30: Come join us for the 1st Annual Cedar Springs Bands Golf Scramble on Saturday, May 30th at Cedar Chase Golf Club. Registration at 9 am and shotgun start at 10 am. $50 per golfer, $200 per team.  Includes 18 holes with cart, lunch games and fun! Registration and payment may be dropped off at Cedar Chase Golf Club or mailed to Cedar Springs Music Boosters, PO Box 811, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Registration and payment must be received by Thursday, May 22nd. For information contact Cedar Chase Golf Club, 616-696-2308, Julia Moore 616-723-5532, JuliaMooreRealtor@gmail.com. Registration form is available at www.cedarspringsbands.org. #19

Celebrate National Trails Day

May 30: Come Celebrate National Trails Day on May 30, 2015! It will be a Fun Filled Day with Prizes, Games, Hiking, Music, Food and More! The event is FREE and Everyone is Welcome! Great for Kids! Learn about the North Country Trail, how we’re working to route the Trail through Cedar Springs and Solon Township and other exciting developments in our community! Join us at Long Lake Park Shelter from Noon to 4 PM. Bring a Friend! #19

CS Rocket Cheer Camp

June 20: Cedar Springs Rocket Cheer Camp for ages K-8th grade will be Saturday, June 20th at Red Hawk Elementary School 9 am until noon. Cost will be $25. this will include their camp shirt, snacks and crafts. We will be a Shaner Ave. Ball Fields every Tuesday and Thursday in May from 6 until 7:15 pm to take signups for camp and for the Flag Cheer Season! Flag Cheer is for grades K – 2nd grade and will be held during the month of July! Download all registration forms and get additional information on our website: www.cedarspringsyouthcheerleading.com #19

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Calling all Preschoolers

The Cedar Springs Public Library, 43 W. Cherry, is inviting you for some songs and some stories every Wednesday at 10:15 am. Bring your favorite adult to join in the fun. #18

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. #18

Sand Lake UMC Annual Rummage Sale

May 7-9: Rummage Sale – May 7 and 8, 9am- 5pm and May 9, 9am – noon at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Sand Lake. #18

Rummage Sale at North Kent Community Church

May 7-9: The North Kent Community Church Youth Group is holding a rummage sale and delicious bake sale on May 7 and 8 from 9 am to 6 pm and May 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. All proceeds are going to help with the costs of a youth mission trip to Colima, Mexico where they will be helping with work projects and ministering to the children at the Hogar De Amor orphanages. NKCC is located at 1480 Indian Lakes Rd. between Algoma and Pine Island. #18

Cedar Springs Band Auction

May 8: Come enjoy an evening out and support Cedar Springs Bands at our annual Silent Auction! Friday, May 8th at Sparta Moose Lodge 11510 N. Division, Sparta at 7 pm. Tickets are available at the CSHS Office for $15. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds from the event go directly to the CS Band program to help pay for uniforms, instrument repair, meals before competitions, etc. For more information contact: Stacey Velting, 616-745-1262 or Julia Moore, 616-723-5532. #18

Hope Lutheran Sale

May 8,9: Stop in to see us! Lots of great pre-owned, clean merchandise just waiting to go home with you! Friday, May 8th from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 9 from 9 am to 1 pm. Hope Lutheran (Community) Church, 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford. Contact Judy at 616-340-2820 for info. #17,18p

Fire Benefit

May 9: There will be a 15 Family Benefit Community Sale on Saturday, May 9th at the Frisbee Park – Scram Lake from 9 am to 5 pm. Come hunt for bargains and treasures priced to sell. Also, raffles and a silent auction. Band Jam starts at noon. A Horseshoe Tournament will be held with registration at noon, partners drawn at 12:30 and shoes fly at 1pm. $10 entry ($5 donation, $5 towards cash prizes). Lawn chairs encouraged. Concessions available! All proceeds go to Devin and Tracy Hallengren’s family who lost everything in a house fire. Go to www.facebook.com/firebenefit for all the latest info. #17,18p

Hunter Safety Classes at HCNC

May 12-16: Join Deputy Scott Cook and Director Dave Kieft for 3 separate days to receive your hunters safety certificate. Classes are limited by the MDNR to 50 students. May 12 and 14 from 5 – 8  pm and May 16 from 10 am to 2 pm. Facility cost is $5 per student. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #18

Help Promote Literacy

May 13: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Wednesday, May 13th 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. #18

Used Book Sale

May 14-16: The Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library is having a used book sale on May 14, 15 and 16 in the library’s community room, 117 W. Williams St., Howard City. Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm, Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. #18

Morel Mushroom Hunting

May 16: Join a seasoned mushroom hunter and let us see how many of these tasty morel mushrooms we can find! We will be going off trails – this is why a guide is best! Guided Morel Hunting only on HCNC property. Saturday, May 16 from 12 to 4 pm. Donation of $4 per person. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #18

Computer Basics 1

May 19: Join us at the CS Library, 43 W. Cherry St., Tuesday, May 19th from 11 am to 12 noon and we will help you try to learn the answers to some computer questions. Hopefully this session will help you understand why everyone seems so fascinated with these new fangled things called computers. Contact the Cedar Springs Library at 616-696-1910 to sign up. Note: Please leave your cats at home, the mice are pets of the Library. #18

Howard City Alumni Banquet

May 23: The Howard City Alumni Banquet will be held at Heritage United Methodist Church, 19931 W. Kendalville Rd., Pierson, on Saturday May 23rd. Punch bowl and time to visit at 6 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $20 per person which includes punch bowl, meal, tax, tip and hall rental. Menu: two meats, potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls, coffee and dessert. RSVP your reservation on or before May 16th by calling or sending your check to: Don Bauman, 22313 W. M-82, Howard City, MI 49329, phone 231-937-5648. Email Don Boezwinkle at djboezwinkle@aol.com. #18

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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Here We Grow Again

May 2: A “Like New” sale (much Like a “Mom to Mom” sale) for Women and small children. This Saturday, May 2nd from 9 AM – 3 PM. Solon Center Wesleyan Church, just north of 19 Mile Road. All proceeds will benefit the work of Alpha Family Center. Items include toys, clothing, books, videos & women’s clothing and accessories. For more information, please call Kathy at (616) 696-3229, or email at scwc1@juno.com. For detailed information go to www.scwchurch.org. #17p

Kentucky Derby Party

May 2: Come have fun at a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 2nd from 4 to 12 pm. Watch the Kentucky Derby, enjoy music by the Gordon Thayer Band, food and raffles. Proceeds benefit 2nd Chance School. Sparta Moose Lodge, 11510 N. Division, Sparta. #17

Adoption Fundraiser

May 2: On Saturday, May 2nd Rockford Reformed Church will be hosting a huge adoption fundraiser garage sale from 9 am to 3 pm! All proceeds from the sale will support Luke and Amanda, members of our church family, as they pursue adopting a child. Find great deals and help Luke and Amanda offset expenses involved with adoption! RRC is located at 4890 – 11 Mile Rd. NE. #17

Flat River Community Players Auditions

May 3-5: The Flat River Community Players will hold auditions for the musical “9 to 5”, music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, on Sunday May 3 at 1 pm and Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5 at 7 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Greenville. Director Amanda Hall and music director Katy McDonough are looking to cast 4 adult women and 3 adult men, all of varying ages 20 and over, and one older teenaged boy. Also a mixed chorus of older teens on up. Auditioners should bring a prepared solo, Broadway song preferred, with either sheet music or recorded accompaniment. Five performances are scheduled for July 10-12 and July 17-18. Questions? Call the FRCP at 616-754-8207. Visit the Player’s website: www.frcp.org. #17

Dinner at the Legion

May 4: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, May 4th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, stuffing, salad, veggies, rolls, drink and desserts. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #17p

Afternoon Read

May 4: Adult Book Discussion of the book “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, will be on Monday, May 4th at 1 pm. If you’ve read the book, join us to talk about it. If you haven’t, stop by the Cedar Springs Public Library, 43 W. Cherry, to grab your copy. #17

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 5,12,19,26: 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. #17

Jiggly Wiggly Frog Hunting

May 5: This event is for children of all ages. Our staff will lead you on an excursion through the pond and swamps in an attempt to gather frogs for observation. While learning about Michigan frogs, we will provide refreshments and a light snack. Tuesday, May 5th from 6 to 8 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. A donation of $5 per person is appreciated. #17

Gaming Unplugged: Board Game Boredom Busters!

May 6: Unplug from electronics. Challenge your brain and your friends with games of strategy and imagination, from classic to cutting-edge. For all ages. Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #17

Rummage Sale at North Kent Community Church

May 7-9: The North Kent Community Church Youth Group is holding a rummage sale and delicious bake sale on May 7 and 8 from 9 am to 6 pm and May 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. All proceeds are going to help with the costs of a youth mission trip to Colima, Mexico where they will be helping with work projects and ministering to the children at the Hogar De Amor orphanages. #17

Hope Lutheran Sale

May 8,9: Stop in to see us! Lots of great pre-owned, clean merchandise just waiting to go home with you! Friday, May 8th from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 9 from 9 am to 1 pm. Hope Lutheran (Community) Church, 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford. Contact Judy at 616-340-2820 for info. #17,18p

Fire Benefit

May 9: There will be a 15 Family Benefit Community Sale on Saturday, May 9th at the Frisbee Park – Scram Lake from 9 am to 5 pm. Come hunt for bargains and treasures priced to sell. Also, raffles and a silent auction. Band Jam starts at noon. A Horseshoe Tournament will be held with registration at noon, partners drawn at 12:30 and shoes fly at 1pm. $10 entry ($5 donation, $5 towards cash prizes). Lawn chairs encouraged. Concessions available! All proceeds go to Devin and Tracy Hallengren’s family who lost everything in a house fire. Go to www.facebook.com/firebenefit for all the latest info. #17,18p

Meet the Author

May 11: Come to Timothy C. Houenstein Reynolds Township Library and meet the author! Join Barbara Rylko-Bauer at the Howard City Library. Hear the story of her mother as “she endured three Nazi concentration camps and a forty-two day death march, spending part of this time working as a prisoner-doctor to Jewish slave laborers.” Monday May 11 at 6:30 pm. The library is located at 117 W. Williams in Howard City. #17

Computer Basics 2

May 12: So now you know how to turn on the computer, and you and the computer are getting to be friends. How do you save pictures? What is email? What is a flash drive? How do you move around inside the window? How do you open and close the window? The Cedar Springs Library, 43 W. Cherry, is having a Computer Basics Class on Tuesday, May 12th from 11 am to noon. Contact the library at 616-696-1910 to sign up. #17

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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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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