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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. Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #23

 

Vacation Bible School @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

June 8: Hey kids! Come for “Jus’ Float My Boat” at Solon Center Wesleyan Church beginning Sunday, June 8th from 6:30 – 8 PM. It’s family Night with a gigantic Noah’s Ark bounce house and a hot dog roast for the whole family. VBS continues through Thursday, June 12th where you’ll make new friends, sing great songs, learn all about Noah’s journey with God in the ark and have hands on with the animals. “Jus’ Float My Boat” is for children 4 years old through the 5th grade. Please pre-register by calling the church office @ 696-3229 or online at scwchurch.org.  The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All children welcome! #21-23b

 

Montcalm County Walk to End Alzheimer’s

June 12: Montcalm County Walk to End Alzheimer’s Kick Off will be held at Green Acres Greenville, 1601 Winter Creek Court, on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 pm. Featuring speaker Mary Ceccanese with “The Power of Gratitude and Its Impact on Alzheimer’s Disease.” There will be Silent Auction, Refreshments and Door Prizes. #23

 

Fun Events at Spencer Township KDL

June 12 & 17: DIY Spa Products for Teens. Create everything you need for your own spa day! Make your own pampering products like foot scrub, bath salts and body glitter and take some home. Thursday, June 12, at 4:00 pm. June 17: Native American Dancers. Dancing, drumming and stories! Watch traditional Native American stories come alive through a storyteller and dancers, including a hoop dancer. For all ages. Tuesday, June 17, 4:00 pm. – Spencer Township Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #23

 

Let the Kids Run Wild at HCNC

June 13: The children will be allowed to freely run through the trails (with constant supervision), giving them a chance to be a kid, be free, be outdoors where the air is fresh. They will be able to make noise, yell, and have a good time! We will be playing outdoor Nature Sports, challenging them physically, and giving them a sense of accomplishment. A fun “Nature Find” of finding things only in the outdoors, a day of exploration of Michigan and the beauty, wilderness and so much more. Your child will sleep well this night. Limited to 25 children. Bring a bag lunch. Donation of $4.50. Friday, June 13, 10 am to 2 pm, rain or shine, at Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. #23

 

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 14: The Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on June 14 at the Sand Lake Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Social hour starts at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. The banquet is open to anyone who attended Sand Lake School. Please RSVP by June 7 to Dick Braford at 616-984-2077 or Dick Pierce at 616-636-5258. #23p

 

West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

June 14: The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library will host a monthly Motorsports Swap on the 2nd Saturday of every month until Fall. All motorcycles, go karts, snowmobiles, mini bikes etc. are welcomed. May 10 is the first swap. Starts at 9 am to 4 pm. $10 to swap. Coffee, drinks and some food provided for a donation. 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs. Museum is located west of Meijer on 17 Mile Rd. For more info contact Ron Knapp 616-636-7232. #23p

 

Fun Events at Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL

June 14 & 17: Super Fun Science Party! You’ll have such a great time playing, making and doing that you may not notice you’re exploring the principles of science at the same time on Saturday, June 14 at 1:30 pm. For all ages. June 17: Amazing Bats! Can you fly with your hands? Bats can. Meet and learn about the Organization for Bat Conservation’s live bats from around the world. For all ages Tuesday, June 17 at 1:30 pm. Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL, 88 Eighth St. #23

 

Designing a New Kitchen Garden

June 16: You can have a very productive garden even if you have only a small area to work with! Connie Hanson of Grand Shire Farm will present design ideas for raised beds, container gardening, companion planting and information on vegetables and herbs that grow well in small spaces. Monday, June 16, 6:30 pm at the Sand Lake/NelsonTownship KDL Branch. #23

 

Buggy about Bugs for the Big Kids

June 17: Six legged creatures among us, let’s find them! Study them! Grab a net and a plastic container or jar and we will be off to the prairie and the woods to see what 6-legged creatures live at HCNC. We will look for eggs and larvae while learning about insects’ life cycles, find predators and prey, catch, and release a bug or two. No log shall be left unturned in this insect adventure. At the end of our day we will recycle out insects in fish food at our lake Chrishaven. Grades: 8 years old up to 100. Limited to 25. Parents are encouraged to join along (not required). Bring a bag lunch. Donation of $4.50. Tuesday, June 17, 6:30 to 8 pm at Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. #23

 

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A Thanksgiving Mass at St. John Paul II

May 31: St. John Paul II Parish will host a Thanksgiving Mass on Saturday, May 31 at 5:30 pm. The parish will thank the Lord for the historical canonization of the parish patron and express gratitude to God for all the blessings upon the parish within the first year. After the Mass, pilgrims will share their photos of the canonization with the public. All are welcome to attend. St. John Paul II Parish located 3110 – 17 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs. #22

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

June 5,19: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, June 5th and June 19th. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #22

 

Help Promote Literacy

June 5: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Thursday, June 5 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 locat4ed at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #22

 

Vacation Bible School @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

June 8: Hey kids! Come for “Jus’ Float My Boat” at Solon Center Wesleyan Church beginning Sunday, June 8th from 6:30 – 8 PM. It’s family Night with a gigantic Noah’s Ark bounce house and a hot dog roast for the whole family. VBS continues through Thursday, June 12th where you’ll make new friends, sing great songs, learn all about Noah’s journey with God in the ark and have hands on with the animals. “Jus’ Float My Boat” is for children 4 years old through the 5th grade. Please pre-register by calling the church office @ 696-3229 or online at scwchurch.org.  The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All children welcome! #21-23b

 

Sounds a Little Fishy to Me

June 8: Have you always wanted to teach your kids to fish but never had the opportunity? This event is for participants between the ages of 5 and 100 who would like to go fishing and those who want to learn more about how to fish. Kids and adults will learn about things like casting, baiting a hook, fish handling, and more. Then they will get to practice their new skills while fishing on our own small lake that is filled with catfish! Ages: pre-K through 100 years old. Donation of $4.50/ person. Limited to 25 participants (sign up quickly). No license needed (free fishing weekend). Bring a brown bag lunch – bring your own fishing pole – Howard Christensen Nature Center will provide the worms. Sunday, June 8, from 2 – 4 pm. 16190 Red Pine Dr. Kent City, 616-675-3158. #22

 

Sign Ups for Rocket Cheer Camp

June 10:  Sign ups for Rocket Cheer Camp and Flag and Rocket Cheer Season are being held every Tuesday until June 10th from 6 to 7 pm at the Shaner Ave. Ball Field. Rocket Cheer camp is Saturday, June 21st from 9 am to noon at Cedar Springs Middle School for grades Kindergarten thru 8th grand. Flag Cheer – Ages K thru 2 nd grade. Season is the month of July. Rocket Cheer – ages 3rd thru 8th grade begins in August. Go to www.springsyouthcheerleading.com to download registration forms and for more details. #21,22p

 

Radical Reptiles

June 10: Critchlow Alligator Sanctuary engages young minds with fascinating facts and real-life encounters with snakes, alligators and turtles. Tuesday, June 10 at 4 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler, Gowen. #22

 

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Red Flannel Festival Scholarship Pageant Meeting

May 22: Attention young women who will be juniors in the fall! The Red Flannel Festival Pageant informational meeting will be held Thursday, May 22 at 2:30 pm at the CSHS Auditorium. All young women living in the Cedar Springs School district are welcome to attend! Also, all Red Flannel Queen and Court members since 1939 are being honored at this year’s Pageant! Please email president@redflannelfestival.org with your contact information or call 616-696-2662 to make sure you are included! #21p

 

3rd Annual Prayer for Farmers

May 24: Local pastors from several area churches will come together with area farmers Saturday, May 24th at 10 am for a non denominational time of prayer and thanksgiving for our upcoming growing season. Any and all are welcome to attend as we ask God to bless our farms, farmers and households this year. Service will be held at Mamrelund Evangelical Lutheran Church located at 4085 Lutheran Church Rd., Kent City. For more information contact Mike Finkler at 616-690-6221 or Katheryn at mrsyapple@gmail.com. #21

 

Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 25: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 14th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 25th at 2 pm. This year we will honor the following representative veterans of all wars; War of 1812, Henry Ralph Phelps; Civil War, Daniel Dove; Spanish American War, Custer Borst; World War I, John Manbeck; World War II, Richard Arnold; Korea, Douglas Hamel; Vietnam, Kenneth Heaton. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each grave site. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist in the presentation. Meet at the museum in Morley Park at 2 pm. Transportation will be provided to Elmwood Cemetery and back to the museum for refreshments. If there are severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In the event of rain we will do the presentations at the museum. #20,21p

 

“God’s Not Dead” at the Kent Theatre

May 27,28: En Gedi will be sponsoring the nationally acclaimed family movie “God’s Not Dead” at the Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs On Tuesday, May 27 and Wednesday, May 28. The first 100 people in the door each night will be FREE! Those after that will pay only $3 per person. Movie starts at 6 pm and is a G-Rated film. #21p

 

Sign Ups for Rocket Cheer Camp

May 27:  Sign ups for Rocket Cheer Camp and Flag and Rocket Cheer Season are being held every Tuesday until June 10th from 6 to 7 pm at the Shaner Ave. Ball Field. Rocket Cheer camp is Saturday, June 21st from 9 am to noon at Cedar Springs Middle School for grades Kindergarten thru 8th grand. Flag Cheer – Ages K thru 2 nd grade. Season is the month of July. Rocket Cheer – ages 3rd thru 8th grade begins in August. Go to www.springsyouthcheerleading.com to download registration forms and for more details. #21,22p

 

Greenville Garden Club Meeting

May 28: Compost is the best form of organic matter to add to your soil. It is a balance of micronutrients using such things as grass clippings, garden waste. And kitchen scraps. Speaker Juliette Cowell will explain what to avoid and what to use, and the difference between a hot pile and a cold pile. Container gardens or large plots alike will flourish with natural composting. Wednesday, May 28 at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. #21

 

Dinner at the Legion

June 2: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, June 2nd, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #21p

 

Auditions for August Play 

June 2,3: Call for auditions for Cedar Springs Community Player’s August Production: “Seek Immediate Medical Attention,”  June 2 & 3, 2014 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Synopsis: A lovesick receptionist, a doctor with nagging migraines, a sexy physician’s assistant with an itch that can’t be scratched.  There’s almost nothing that can’t be cured with modern medicine and a little therapy, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.  Written and directed by local playwright – David Schmuker.  Needed are 5-8 adult men, 4-5 adult women, 1 teen boy and 1 teen girl.  Evening rehearsals start the week of June 16th. Performance dates are August 7, 8 & 9 at the historic Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs.  Questions? Call Jon at 616-263-9363.  www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org.  #20,21p

 

Teddy Bear Clinic

June 3: Bring your teddy bear or favorite stuffed animal friend to the library for a quick check-up. Learn ways to keep them healthy and happy and even get a clean bill of health. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, June 3 at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/Nelson Township Branch, 88 Eighth St. #21

 

Vacation Bible School @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

June 8: Hey kids! Come for “Jus’ Float My Boat” at Solon Center Wesleyan Church beginning Sunday, June 8th from 6:30 – 8 PM. It’s family Night with a gigantic Noah’s Ark bounce house and a hot dog roast for the whole family. VBS continues through Thursday, June 12th where you’ll make new friends, sing great songs, learn all about Noah’s journey with God in the ark and have hands on with the animals. “Jus’ Float My Boat” is for children 4 years old through the 5th grade. Please pre-register by calling the church office @ 696-3229 or online at scwchurch.org.  The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All children welcome! #21-23b

 

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 14: The Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on June 14 at the Sand Lake Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Social hour starts at 5 pm with dinner at 6 pm. The banquet is open to anyone who attended Sand Lake School. Please RSVP by June 7th to Dick Braford at 616-984-2077 or Dick Pierce at 616-636-5258

 

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Gallery Night at Creative Technologies

May 17: Creative Technologies Academy is having its 1st Annual Gallery Night and Open House featuring CTA student artwork. Dessert and punch will be served as you browse artwork inspired from artists studied during the school year. From pottery to pop art to textiles, our students will amaze you! Saturday, May 17 from 3 to 6 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. 616-696-4905. #19,20p

 

Garage Sale Benefit

May 17: “Garage” Sale, Saturday, May 17th at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, from 8 am to 2 pm. Proceeds to benefit Cradles of Grace, an extended care pregnancy support organization dedicated to inspiring life transformation through the love of Christ in women who have chosen life for their unplanned pregnancy. #19,20p

 

Miss Sand Lake Pageant

May 17: Calling all girls for the 2014 “Miss Sand Lake” (ages 16-20) and the “Junior Miss Sand Lake” (ages 11-15) which will be held on Saturday, May 31 at the VFW Hall in Sand Lake. You must attend Tri-County Schools or live in Sand Lake. Get your entry form at Hometown Pizza or Tri-County Schools by May 17. For more information contact Susie Dever at 616-799-1244. #20

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 pm. Students must be registered on this date. To register, enter at the South door located on Church Street. Class size is limited to 12 students, first come, first serv. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

Dinner at the Legion

May 19: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Swiss steak dinner on Monday, May 19th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #20p

 

History of Montcalm Heritage Village

May 21: Explore the history of Montcalm Heritage Village, which has grown from two buildings in 1986 to more than 25 today. Learn about the people who lived in and among these structures in days gone by and those who have labored to reconstruct and preserve them, and bring them to life. “History of Heritage Village” meets on May 21 from 6 to 9 pm at the MCC’s Ash TLC in Greenville. The cost is $5.00. Advance registration is required. Visit www.moncalm.edu/careerdevelopment or call MCC’s Greenville Campus at 616-754-7706 for more information. #20

 

Beyblades at KDL

May 24: Test your skills and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library;s equipment. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, May 24th at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St. #20

 

Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 25: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 14th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 25th at 2 pm. This year we will honor the following representative veterans of all wars; War of 1812, Henry Ralph Phelps; Civil War, Daniel Dove; Spanish American War, Custer Borst; World War I, John Manbeck; World War II, Richard Arnold; Korea, Douglas Hamel; Vietnam, Kenneth Heaton. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each grave site. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist in the presentation. Meet at the museum in Morley Park at 2 pm. Transportation will be provided to Elmwood Cemetery and back to the museum for refreshments. If there are severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In the event of rain we will do the presentations at the museum. #20,21p

 

Auditions for August Play 

June 2,3: Call for auditions for Cedar Springs Community Player’s August Production: “Seek Immediate Medical Attention,”  June 2 & 3, 2014 at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 6:30 to 8:00 pm.  Synopsis: A lovesick receptionist, a doctor with nagging migraines, a sexy physician’s assistant with an itch that can’t be scratched.  There’s almost nothing that can’t be cured with modern medicine and a little therapy, but sometimes the cure is worse than the disease.  Written and directed by local playwright David Schmuker.  Needed are 5-8 adult men, 4-5 adult women, 1 teen boy and 1 teen girl.  Evening rehearsals start the week of June 16th. Performance dates are August 7, 8 & 9 at the historic Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs.  Questions? Call Jon at 616-263-9363.  www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org.  #20,21p

 

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West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

May 10: The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library will host a monthly Motorsport Swap on the 2nd Saturday of every month until Fall. All motorcycles, go karts, snowmobiles, mini bikes etc. are welcomed. May 10th is the first swap. Starts at 9 am to 4 pm. $10 to swap. Coffee, drinks and some food provided for a donation. 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs. Museum is located west of Meijer on 17 Mile Rd. For more info contact Ron Knapp 616-636-7232. #19p

 

Eco-Friendly Garden Projects

May 10: Craft earth-friendly spring garden projects using upcycled household containers and supplies from nature’s bounty. Saturday, May 10th at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #19

 

Gardening from Soil to Bloom

May 10: Love of gardening is a seed that, once sown, never dies. Jeanne Hawkins of The Secret Ingredient will teach gardening fundamentals, including the basics of soil, plants, planting, weeks and how to tell good bugs from bad. Saturday, May 10th at 10 am at eh Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #19

 

Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction

May 10: The Tri County Jr. Eagles #4467 is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 10th at  2 pm at the Sand Lake VFW on Lake Street. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than be helping children with life threatening illnesses have their wishes come true. To purchase tickets contact Lynn Rapson at 616-240-3871. #19

 

Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 10,11: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 10 and possibly the 11th from 9 am to 5 pm. The location will be a White Creek Lumber. If there are any questions you can contact Daniel Menefee 616-232-5931. #19p

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 13: 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! Join us for dinner every Tuesday. Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Blessed John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #19

 

TOPS weight loss support group

May 13: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #19

 

Spring Brings Very Hungry Caterpillars

May 13: Enjoy stories and crafts featuring “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other familiar characters from the works of Eric Carle. For ages 6 and under. Tuesday, May 13 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #19

 

Michigan Blood Drive at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

May 15: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Michigan Blood Drive on Thursday, May 15th from 2 to 7 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford in the Fellowship Hall. Please call 866-MIBLOOD for more information or to make an appointment. Walk Ins welcome. #18,19p

 

Community Luncheon

May 15: The Community Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 11:30 am to the Ceder Springs Public Schools District Office (Hilltop). The cost is just $7 and includes a catered lunch. Speakers will be local foreign exchange students. You will learn about their countries, what they liked about their stay in the states, what foods they learned to love and hate and more. Reservations are due by Tuesday, May 12 at noon by calling the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department at 616-696-7320. #19

 

CS Varsity Wrestling Alumni Bowling

May 15: Relive the glory days and support the future! Cedar Springs Varsity Wrestling, Alumni Bowling Fundraiser will be held May 15 at Westgate Lanes at 7 pm. $20 or $35 per couple. Coach Emery, 616-799-0163 or Mark and Cheri Edwards 616-225-1545. Don’t forget the scrap metal drive pick up or delivery. All proceeds benefit current Red Hawk Wrestlers with clubs, camps, gear etc. #19

 

Used Book Sale

May 15-17: The Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library will host a used book sale on Thursday, May 15 from 10 am to 7 pm,  Friday, May 16 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Library Community Room. #19

 

Gallery Night at Creative Technologies

May 17: Creative Technologies Academy is having its 1st Annual Gallery Night and Open House featuring CTA student artwork. Dessert and punch will be served as you browse artwork inspired from artists studied during the school year. From pottery to pop art to textiles, our students will amaze you! Saturday, May 17 from 3 to 6 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. 616-696-4905. #19,20p

 

Garage Sale Benefit

May 17: “Garage” Sale, Saturday, May 17th at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, from 8 am to 2 pm. Proceeds to benefit Cradles of Grace, an extended care pregnancy support organization dedicated to inspiring life transformation through the love of Christ in women who have chosen life for their unplanned pregnancy. #19,20p

 

Morel Mushroom Hunting

May 18: 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! Starting the night with a mushroom presentation on the where, why and how’s of mushroom, then go on a hunt for the tasty morels, and at the end of our hunt receive some refreshments. Sunday May 18th from 1 to 3 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. Donation of $4 per person. #18

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 pm. Students must be registered on this date. To register, enter at the South door located on Church Street. Class size is limited to 12 students, first come, first serv. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

Danish Festival Art @ the Green 

July 29: Greenville Danish Festival Art @ the Green invites all area artists to enter the Art @ the Green contest. This is the third annual contest for Art @ the Green and we are pleased to be a part of Danish Festival’s 50th Annual celebration! The contest runs from July 29th through August 16th, the Saturday of Danish Festival. Artists’ works will be seen and voted on by both our local community members, and by the tens of thousands Festival goers who visit each year. Juried prizes are $500 for first place 2D and $100 for second place 2D, $500 for first place 3D and $100 for second place 3D. In addition there is a public vote prize of $500. For more information and application forms please go to the Danish Festival website, www.danishfestival.org or call the Festival office at 616-754-6369. #19

 

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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. #18

 

Spring Rummage Sale

May 1, 2: The Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake will host a Springs Rummage Sale on Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd from 9 am to 5 pm. #18

 

Spring Craft and Vendor Expo

May 3: Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake, Rockford, is presenting its Spring Craft and Vendor Expo on Saturday, May 3rd, from 10 am – 3 pm. More than 25 crafters and vendors covering a lot of unique territory! Includes caricature artist, wood décor, stuffed animals, handmade jewelry, fabric goods, clothing, books, tools, cleaning products, skin care products, food and kitchen products, tote items and so much more! We truly have the best variety we’ve ever had and look forward to your stopping by! #17,18p

 

Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 3, 4: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 3 and 4, 10 and possibly the 11th from 9 am to 5 pm. The location will be a White Creek Lumber. If there are any questions you can contact Daniel Menefee 616-232-5931. #17,18p

 

Dinner at the Legion

May 5: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, May 5th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #18

 

TOPS weight loss support group

May 6: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #16

 

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

May 8-10: A rummage sale will be held on May 8th and 9th from 9 am to 5 pm and May 10th from 9 am to 12 pm. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. #18

 

Michigan Blood Drive at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

May 15: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Michigan Blood Drive on Thursday, May 15th from 2 to 7 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford in the Fellowship Hall. Please call 866-MIBLOOD for more information or to make an appointment. Walk Ins welcome. #18,19p

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 pm. Students must be registered on this date. To register, enter at the South door located on Church Street. Class size is limited to 12 students, first come, first serv. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

2014 Howard City Alumni Banquet

May 24: The Howard City Banquet will be held on May 24th at the Heritage United Methodist Church, 19931 W. Kendalville Rd., Pierson, Michigan. Social hour 6:30 pm and dinner at 7 pm. For reservations contact Don Bozwinkle at 616-696-2252 or Don Bauman at 231-937-5648. Cost is $17 per person and reservations are due by May 17th. #18

 

 

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Register Now for MCC’s Summer Camps for Youths

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer camps for youths is available now. Youth can focus on fine arts, language, agriculture and writing this year. “CampWOWme (The World of Writing: Multimedia Enhanced)” June 23-27 or July 14-18 from 8 am to 4 pm daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $90. “From Field to Food – Where does your hamburger come from?” July 18 from 9 am to 4 pm at MCC in Sidney. The cost is $25. “Fine Arts Camp: Fairy Tales” is July 21 – 15 from 8:30 am to 4 pm, daily at MCC in Sidney. The cost is $90. “Camp Aloha,” Aug. 4 – 7 from 9 am to 12 noon daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $55. “Spanish Camp,” Aug. 4 -7 from 9 am to 1 pm daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $55. Visit www.montcalm.edu/camps for more information.

 

“Antique Roadshow” Style Antiques Appraisals

Apr. 26: Joan Bunn, a certified appraiser and owner of “Joan & Associates” of Rockford will be at the Sand lake United Methodist Education Building on Saturday, April 26 from 9 am to 4 pm to appraise your antiques. $10 donation for each item verbally appraised. Antique and Vintage sale, Bake Sale and Light Lunch available. Come and spend the day! #17

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Apr. 30: Calling all Seniors age 60 and older. Senior Cafe 2014 Season Opener is almost here. Wednesday the 30th of April, get your taste buds ready! A quick peek in the kitchen revealed lasagna to be the main dish with a side salad and pudding cups. Come at Noon to our corner of M-82 and Beech. Let’s catch up with each other after the long Winter break. See ya’ll there! #17

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

May 1,15: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, May 1 and May 15th. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #17

 

Spring Craft and Vendor Expo

May 3: Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake, Rockford, is presenting its Spring Craft and Vendor Expo on Saturday, Mary 3rd, from 10 am – 3 pm. More than 25 crafters and vendors covering a lot of unique territory! Includes caricature artist, wood décor, stuffed animals, handmade jewelry, fabric goods, clothing, books, tools, cleaning products, skin care products, food and kitchen products, tote items and so much more! We truly have the best variety we’ve ever had and look forward to your stopping by! #17,18p

 

Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 3,4: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 3 and 4, 10 and possibly the 11th from 9 am to 5 pm. The location will be a White Creek Lumber. If there are any questions you can contact Daniel Menefee 616-232-5931. #17,18p

 

Ensley Nature Preserve Opens

May 3: Ensley Nature Preserve will be “Celebrating the Awakening of the Forest” on Saturday, May 3 at 10 am. Come enjoy walking the trails, playing, crafts, food and meeting new friends. Discover this 40 acre preserve nestled in Ensley Township, ¼ mile off Cypress Ave. on 136th Street west. Hope to see you there. #17

 

Jiggly Wiggly Frog Hunting

May 4: Howard Christensen Nature Center will go Frog Hunting for the learning of frogs – not to capture forever – but to study their habitats and mannerisms. First, we will learn (short fun lesson with refreshments) about the frogs in Michigan and why they are so important to our environment and a lot of other fun froggy facts will be toad… told! Then around dusk, we will go hunting frogs. We are going to get down in the pond areas with flashlights and try to fund us some frogs for studying. This is for all ages – so Mon/Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, bring the children and have a fun filled night of sneaking around capturing frogs (at the end of the night we will release our frogs back into the wild). Dress appropriately. Sunday, May 4th from 6 – 8 pm. Donation of $5 per person. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. #17

 

The Savvy Caregiver

May 6: The Savvy Caregiver is a nationally recognized program for family members caring for a person with dementia. Topics include strategies for managing the symptoms of dementia, improving the quality of life as the disease progresses, sources of local help, and increasing involvement of other family members in the caregiving role. Participants are encouraged to attend all six classes to receive the full benefit of the curriculum. Complimentary respite may be available – ask for details when you register. Call the Alzheimer’s Association for a eligibility screening and to register. 616-459-4558 or 800-272-3900. Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 and June 10 from 2 to 4 pm. Howard City Action Center, 132 E. Edgerton St., Howard City. #17

 

Mother/Daughter Banquet at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

May 10: Come enjoy a special morning out with delicious food, fellowship and devotional presented by: Mrs. Terre K. Ritchie, Director if Keys for Kids Ministries (formerly known as CBH Ministries). Terre will also delight us with a special talent. Saturday, May 10 at 10 am. Pine Ridge Bible Camp – VerLee Dining Hall, 8303 – 17 Mile Rd. 616-696-8675. Mothers, daughters and grandmothers of all ages are welcome to attend. Cost is $6 (over age 12); $4 (age 12 and under). Please RSVP via FB (Mother Daughter Brunch) by calling the camp office at 616-696-8675 or by e-mailing info@pineridgecamp.com by Wednesday May 7th. When responding, please notify us of the number of adults and children in your party. #17

 

5K to Raise Funds for Mitochondrial Disease Research

May 17: The 5th Annual United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) Breylon Senn 5K Walk-Run-Stroll is May 17 at Tri County High School in Howard City. Registration begins at 10:45 am and the 5K begins at 11:45 am. This is a family – friendly event for all ages and abilities. This year’s event will also feature the first annual Superhero Dash for superheroes of all ages. Registration is $20 per person and includes one event t-shirt and”Fight Mito” bracelet, or $40 per family and includes two event t-shirts and two bracelets. Children younger than 16 participate for free with a paid adult registration. You can register online at www.umdf.org/breylonsenn5k or email teambreylon@hotmail.com for more information. Proceeds benefit the UMDF Breylon Senn Research Fund, which funds research for Mitochondrial Disease. #17

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 pm. Students must be registered on this date. To register, enter at the South door located on Church Street. Class size is limited to 12 students, first come, first served. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

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Easter Services at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church

Apr. 18-20: Celebrate Easter with us at the United Methodist Church on the corner of Main St. and Church in Cedar Springs.  Good Friday Prayer stations in the sanctuary until 10pm. Easter Sunday at 7:30 am the Sunrise service on the front lawn, Breakfast in Fellowship Hall (free-will offering will be received) from 8 to 8:45 am. Worship services at 9 and 11am. Christian Education for all ages at 10:15 am. Come join us. #16

 

Community Good Friday Service 

April 18: You are invited to join together in worship with the churches of Cedar Springs for our community Good Friday service at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 18, at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street, Cedar Springs. Childcare will be provided. This program is being sponsored by the Cedar Springs Ministerial Association. #16

 

CS Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Apr. 19: The Cedar Springs Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19th, from 7-11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Church St. Adults are $7, Seniors $6, Family $20, and under 12 are free. All you can eat – pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice and coffee. Proceeds assist sight conservation. #16f

 

Resurrection Celebration

April 19: Would you like a new way to celebrate Easter this year? Or, are you wondering how Easter is even relevant to life today? Either way, you won’t want to miss Resurrection Celebration, coming to Cedar Springs High School on Saturday, April 19 at 2 and 7 p.m. This community production is a musical drama highlighting the birth, life, death and struggles of Jesus Christ. Bring your friends and family to see this exciting event. Admission is free, tickets available at the door. #16

 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Apr. 19: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, candy, prizes, snacks 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 696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #14-16p

 

Blue Star Mothers Spring Fling

Apr. 19: Come check us out this Saturday at the Greenville American Legion on M-57. Our fund raiser this time will support the Mid-Michigan Hub of Honor Flights! Admission is free but we’re asking that your bring a donation of a personal hygiene product so we can send them over seas at our Monday care package packing party. The mid-Michigan Hub of Honor Flights are planning a flight on June 24th. They will send WWII Veterans to Washington D.C. to see the memorials that honor their service. The flight is free to the veterans, on a first come first serve basis. For more information come by on Saturday, April 19 from 9 am to 3 pm or call Tricia Donegan at 231-803-4255. #16p

 

Easter Worship Celebration at The Springs

Apr. 20: This Easter, when the eggs are found and the baskets are unwrapped, will you feel satisfied or still searching? Join us at The Springs Church for a celebration full of joy and meaning, not empty ritual. Your whole family will enjoy the great music, fun for the kids, and a message that will bring direction and encouragement to your faith journey. Come find what’s missing in your Easter! We’ll be looking for you. Easter Worship Celebration on Sunday, April 20th at 9:40 and 11:15 am. We are located at 135 N. Grant St. in Cedar Springs. We hope to see you at The Springs this Easter! #15,16p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Apr.21: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Swiss steak dinner on Monday, April 21st, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, baked beans, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #16p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 22: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #16

 

Meet the Author: Gail Marie Snow

Apr. 26: Gail will speak about her recently published book, “Remarkable Ramona Park,” sharing details of the history of the park located on Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids.  This is part of “Our Community Reads” program. She will be at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. on Saturday, April 26 at 1:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase. #16

 

Arbor Day – in Partnership with National Wildlife

Apr. 26: Come get your Free Trees (each volunteer that helps plan will receive a tree or more) Join Howard Christensen Nature Center and National Wildlife Federation for planting 500 Black Walnuts and Sugar Maple trees! The event is for ages 7 -108, please bring your parents, grandparents and others to help! This will be an environmental learning time; all about Michigan native trees along with a wonderful time beautifying HCNC – the paradise we have come to know! You’ll even receive a free tree! Saturday, April 26 from 10 am to 1 pm. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #16

 

Early-Stage Dementia Discussion/Support Group

Apr. 24: A series of seven meetings for individuals with early-stage dementia and their care partner will be held on Thursdays starting May 1st. Designed to provide opportunities to gain support from others living with dementia. Learn more about the diagnosis and how to plan for the future. Complimentary respite may be available for you to attend this series. A 30 minute phone screening and one hour office interview is required to register for this program. Registration deadline is April 24th. Call the Alzheimer’s Association to set up a screening appointment: 616-459-4558 or 800-272-3900. The meetings will be held at East Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, 1005 Giddings SE, Grand Rapids. #16

 

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Free Easter Egg Hunt at HCNC

Apr. 12: Bring your children to our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 12 pm. Rain or shine! Age Groups: 3 and under; 4 to 7 years; and 8-11 year. Hunt starts PROMPTLY at 10 am for the 3 and under, 11 am for the 4-7 year olds and 11:30 am for the 8 – 11 year olds. Bring a basket or we will have extras. We have over 1,500 eggs this year! Please meet in the Interpretive Center. Event takes place in our Prairie (just north of the Interpretive Center beyond the parking lot). Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #14,15

 

Visit the Easter Bunny

Apr. 12: Come visit the Easter Bunny on April 12th from 10 am to 1 pm at the Sand Lake VFW. #15

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Apr. 15: 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! Join us for dinner every Tuesday. Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Blessed John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #15

 

Meet the Author: Mardi Jo Link

Apr. 16: Mardi Jo Link will speak about her book, Bootstrapper, as part of “Our Community Reads.” She will be at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. on Wednesday, April 16 at 6:30 pm. Books will be available for purchase. #15

 

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 17: Come to the 28th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. New to the event this year will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts. We are very excited to have them as an addition and believe it will be an exciting evening. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 17 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. #14-16f

 

CS Lions Club Pancake Breakfast

Apr. 19: The Cedar Springs Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, April 19th, from 7-11 am at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church on the corner of Main and Church St. Adults are $7, Seniors $6, Family $10, and under 12 are free. All you can eat – pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage, hash browns, juice and coffee. Proceeds assist sight conservation. #15

 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Apr. 19: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, candy, prizes, snacks 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 696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #14-16p

 

Earth Day – Volunteer Day at HCNC

Apr. 19: Celebrate Earth Day with HCNC – FREE. This event will feature exhibits, displays, and activities aimed at educating Kent County about protecting your environment. Bring the family and join in the activities: Water activities, planting of seedlings/flowers, and help planting a garden. Join us outside for volunteering in beautifying our property. We will be painting, raking, sweeping, fixing boardwalks, building better animal sanctuaries and so much more. Saturday, April 19 from 10 am to 1 pm. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. #15

 

Easter Worship Celebration at The Springs

Apr. 20: This Easter, when the eggs are found and the baskets are unwrapped, will you feel satisfied or still searching? Join us at The Springs Church for a celebration full of joy and meaning, not empty ritual. Your whole family will enjoy the great music, fun for the kids, and a message that will bring direction and encouragement to your faith journey. Come find what’s missing in your Easter! We’ll be looking for you. Easter Worship Celebration on Sunday, April 20th at 9:40 and 11:15 am. We are located at 135 N. Grant St. in Cedar Springs. We hope to see you at The Springs this Easter! #15,16p

 

 

 

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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. #14

 

Dinner at the Legion

Apr. 7: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a pork chop dinner on Monday, April 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #14p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 8: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Martha at 696-1039 for more information. #14

 

Free Easter Egg Hunt at HCNC

Apr. 12: Bring your children to our Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12 from 10 am to 12 pm. Rain or shine! Age Groups: 3 and under; 4 to 7 years; and 8-11 year. Hunt starts PROMPTLY at 10 am for the 3 and under, 11 am for the 4-7 year olds and 11:30 am for the 8 – 11 year olds. Bring a basket or we will have extras. We have over 1,500 eggs this year! Please meet in the Interpretive Center. Event takes place in our Prairie (just north of the Interpretive Center beyond the parking lot). Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #14,15

 

Discover and Create Board Games

Apr. 12: Explore a variety of simple international board games and get inspired to create your own. For ages 6 and older, Saturday, April 12 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #14

 

Springs Craft Show

Apr. 12: Come to your spring Craft Show at the Coral Community Center, 4662 Bailey Rd., Coral. Saturday, April 12th from 9 am to 2 pm. Come and join in the fun. Sub sandwich lunches will be available. Proceeds to benefit Coral Fire Auxiliary. #14

 

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

Apr. 19: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children will be held on Saturday, April 19th from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. All children 10 years and under are invited to attend. There’ll be games, candy, prizes, snacks 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 696-3229. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All welcome! #14-16p

 

Cedar Springs Community Night

Apr. 17: Come to the 28th Annual Cedar Springs Community Night. Free admission! There will be booths, demonstrations, performances, and more. New to the event this year will be the performances and displays of CSPS Fine Arts. We are very excited to have them as an addition and believe it will be an exciting evening. Food will be available for purchase at the Boosters concession stand. Thursday, April 17 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. #14-16f

 

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