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Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

June 24: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, June 24th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, Stroll Over Heaven, who will share their message through their musical talents. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #25b

TOPS weight loss support group

June 26: 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. #15

Kooombah Rain Sticks at KDL

June 28: Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! For ages 6 and older. Thursday, June 28th at 6:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #25

KDL Red, White & Blue Book Sale

June 30, July 2, 3: The Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch is hosting a book sale on Saturday, June 30 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday, July 2, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Tuesday, July 3, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Great deals on books, magazines, movies, music and more. Located in the Library program room. Sponsored by the Friends of the Library. #25,26p

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Michigan Blood Drive

June 19: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on June 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. What a great Father’s Day gift: donate in your Dad’s honor – or memory – to celebrate the gift of life. No cost, just one hour of your time. Each donation has the potential to save 3 Michigan lives. The Blood Center thanks all the people that attempt to donate at the Cedar Springs blood drive. #24

A Magic Show with Tom Plunkard

June 20: Tom Plunkard’s entertaining and hilarious show includes animals, audience involvement and amazing magic. Wednesday, June 20th at 6:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #24

Help Promote Literacy

June 22: The need is urgent! The Literacy Center of West Michigan is offering an informational meeting on Friday, June 22nd at 10 am for prospective volunteer tutors. It will last one hour. It provides potential volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the Literacy Center and the role of a volunteer tutor. No experience necessary! We provide our volunteers with all the training they need to be successful tutors for our adult learners. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #24

Gears of Nerf at KDL

June 25: Let loose the Gears of Nerf. You and your team are given 30 minutes to build a free standing structure that will protect your medic. Nerf blasters are provided, please do not bring your own. For teens. Monday, June 25th at 2:00 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #24

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Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

June 10: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, June 10th at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, The North Country Band, who will share their talents through their music. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #23

Free Movie at the Kent Theatre

June 11,12: FREE movie at Kent Theatre, Monday, June 11 and Tuesday, June 12 at 6:30 pm. The Christ-centered movie “I Can Only Imagine” is based on a true story from the lead singer in MercyMe. Come and enjoy and bring all your friends! This is an En Gedi sponsored family event. #23

Auditions for Alice in Wonderland Jr.

June 12,13:Auditions for Alice In Wonderland, Jr., June 12 & 13 at 7:00 pm at the Cedar Springs Methodist Church. Ages 8-18. Show dates are August 17, 18 and 19th. Please visit our website at cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #23

Day of the Dog at HCNC

June 16: Due to an outpouring of support from sponsors and donors, we are able to offer this event free to the community. So come out with your four-legged friend and check our a wide variety of dog-centric businesses before taking a guided walk through the woods. Lots of free goodies. T-shirts will be available for sale on site. Preregistration requested. Howard Christensen Nature Center,  Interpretive Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #23

Pop ‘n’ Paint: The Remix at KDL

June 21: We will paint and etch rockin’ art onto recycled CDs. Two discs provided. You may bring up to two additional discs. Preregistration required. Visit www.kdl.org, 616-784-2007. Thursday, June 21 at 6:30 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #23

CS Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: The Cedar Springs High School Class Reunion for 1973 will be held on Saturday, August 18th. Send $15 per person, check or money order as your RSVP to: Gail Armstron, 16913 Penny Ave., Sand Lake, MI 49343, or call 616-799-2410 for more information. #23

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Classic Car Hop

June 1: Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd. (about 2.5 miles east of US131) will host a Classic Car Hop on Friday, June 1st (Rain date is June 8), from 5:30 – 7:30. Cruise on over! Load up the family truck, van & grocery getter with your family friends and neighbors! Join us for great food and fellowship while you check out some cool classic cars, street rods and antique autos. Free will donations. Proceeds to benefit RSCC Youth Group trip to the RYS Convention in July. For for information call 616-696-3656. #21,22p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

June 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. #22

Alohomora! Unlock Your Harry Potter Drawing Skills

June 7: Corinne Roberts, local illustration artist, is back with a family friendly, Harry Potter drawing session. For ages 6 and older. Parents or guardians are strongly encouraged to attend and assist their children. Thursday, June 7, 6:30 pm, Spencer Township Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #22

Sand Lake HS Alumni Banquet

June 9: The 126th (1892-2018) Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 9th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Social hour at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The cost of the meal is $13.00. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Please RSVP by June 2 by calling your reservation in to Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #20-22p

Community Flag Day Observance at KDL

June 9: Join the local Cub Scout Troop and members of the American Legion in honoring our nation’s flag, followed by refreshments in the community room. Saturday, June 9, 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #22

Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

MCC hosts Cranbrook Institute of Science bus trip

June 15: Join Montcalm Community College’s Lifelong Learners on a one-day trip to the Cranbrook Institute of Science, Michigan’s Museum of Natural History, in Bloomfield Hills on June 15. Buses leave MCC’s Greenville campus for MCC’s Sidney campus at 8 a.m., depart from MCC’s Sidney campus at 8:30 a.m., and return to MCC’s Sidney campus at 7:30 p.m. and MCC’s Greenville campus at 8 p.m. Tickets are $11.53 per person. The ticket covers the cost of transportation and a lunch, but if you have any special dietary needs, you may want to bring or plan to purchase your own lunch. Visit www.montcalm.edu/cranbrook-trip for more information and a link to register online. The registration deadline is June 13 at noon. Children ages 12 to 17 may attend with an adult. Children younger than 12 are not permitted to attend. Participants will have time to visit several attractions during the trip, including the “Rome: Age of the Caesars” exhibit, the observatory, the planetarium (featuring “Sidney Skies”) and the Erb Family Science Garden. The tours also will cover a wide variety of educational disciplines as well as exciting and diverse ways to experience the information provided. For more information, email karen.maxfield@montcalm.edu or call (989) 328-1065. #22

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Original Play at the Kent Theatre

May 25,26: Cedar Springs Players presents “Murder on the American Express” and original play by Scott Phillips. May 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., May 20 at 3:00 pm at the Kent Theatre. #20,21

CS Historical Society’s Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 27: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 18th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 27th, at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years’ veterans will be Alfred Sliter, Civil War; Samuel Armstrong, Spanish/Philippine American War; Russell VanDore, World War I; Mark Wheeler, World War II; Don Miles, Korean War; Carl Straub, Vietnam War. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist at the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 and return there for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentations in the museum. #20,21b

FREE Movie at Kent Theatre

May 29,30: En Gedi will present a FREE movie at the Kent Theatre, God’s Not Dead 2, on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th both at 6:30 pm. The Christ-centered movie tells a story about high school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) who is asked a question about Jesus in class, her response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom and the public square once and for all. God’s Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action. #20,21b

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

May 30: Pine Grove Senior Café would be honored for All Seniors age 60 and over to come celebrate our Veterans both those who are still here with us and those who have given the utmost; those who live on in our memory.  We would be honored to share a meal and memories with you as our guest.  We ask our guests who are Veterans to wear your colors.  Guests who wish to display memorabilia may do so.  At Noon Wednesday May the 30th in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of M-82 & Beech. #21

Reader’s Theatre at CS Library

May 31: Join the FUN with Actors del Arte Ensemble for their FREE popular Reader’s Theatre, Thursday, May 31st at 7 pm to be held in the Cedar Springs Library’s Community Room. The Actors will, present “Blade Runner” by Phillip Dick, based on his 1968 book, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep,” a work of science fiction. Two of his other books were made into major motion pictures. #21

Classic Car Hop

June 1: Rockford Springs Community Church, 5815 – 14 Mile Rd. (about 2.5 miles east of US131) will host a Classic Car Hop on Friday, June 1st (Rain date is June 8), from 5:30 – 7:30pm. Cruise on over! Load up the family truck, van & grocery getter with your family friends and neighbors! Join us for great food and fellowship while you check out some cool classic cars, street rods and antique autos. Free will donations. Proceeds to benefit RSCC Youth Group trip to the RYS Convention in July. For more information call 616-696-3656. #21,22p

Sand Lake HS Alumni Banquet

June 9: The 126th  (1892-2018) Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 9th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Social hour at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The cost of the meal is $13.00. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Please RSVP by June 2 by calling your reservation in to Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #20-22p

Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

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Original Play at the Kent Theatre

May 18-20,25,26: Cedar Springs Players presents “Murder on the American Express” an original play by Scott Phillips. May 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30 p.m., May 20 at 3:00 pm at the Kent Theatre. #20,21

Indoor Garage Sale at Masonic Lodge

May 18,19: An indoor Garage Sale will be hold at the Masonic Lodge, 1430 Northland Dr. NE, Rockford, sponsored by Rockford Chapter 215, Order of the Eastern Star On Friday and Saturday, May 18 and 19. Booth tables as well as household items, clothing, seasonal items, a variety to choose from. Join us on Friday from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, from 9 am to 3 pm. #20

Artists, Authors & YOU! Entries

May 21: Artists, Authors & YOU!, a continually-changing art exhibit sponsored by the Cedar Springs Public Library, will be reviewing potential entries on Monday, May 21st from 6-9 pm for its next quarterly installation. If you’re an artist who’s interested in participating in the program, or you own a piece of art you’d like to share with the community, please visit the library for your Request to Participate form and instructions about the May 21st meeting. #19,20p

UMC Guitar Boot Camp

May 21: Basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday, May 21st  at 7:00 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 ages 12 – 16. Registration fee is $65. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and all supplies are furnished these may be kept at the completion of the class. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 4th. #19,20b

Great Lakes Fur Trade

May 24: Howard Chirstensen Nature Center is pleased to present an introduction to the Great Lakes Fur Trade and the Straits of Mackinac during the 1600’s – 1800’s by Bob Ham. Bob will take us through the major events and characters of the fur trade in the Great Lakes area, when 3 foreign powers and the indigenous peoples held often times uneasy business and military alliances. On display will be some of the clothing, weapons, trade goods and tools of the fur trade. Thursday, May 24th at the HCNC Interpretive Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City from 6 to 7:30 pm. Ages: Older middle school through adults. Cost is $3 for non-members and free to HCNC and CS Historical Society members.  616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #19,20p

Senior Stroll at HCNC

May 25: Join Senior Naturalist, Joyce Hosmer the last Friday of the month for a leisurely walk through the woods at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Joyce will lead you along our quiet trails while pointing out the plants and wildlife that inhabit our little piece of the planet. Friday, May 25, June 29 and July 27th at 1 to 3 pm. If it rains, we will reschedule for the next Friday. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Refreshments provided. Limited to 25 people. Call to register or visit our website. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org, info@howardchristensen.org. #20

CS Historical Society’s Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 27: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 18th annual Memorial Cemetery Walk on Sunday, May 27th, at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years’ veterans will be Alfred Sliter, Civil War; Samuel Armstrong, Spanish/Philippine American War; Russell VanDore, World War I; Mark Wheeler, World War II; Don Miles, Korean War; Carl Straub, Vietnam War. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist at the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 and return there for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentations in the museum. #20,21b

FREE Movie at Kent Theatre

May 29,30: En Gedi will present a FREE movie at the Kent Theatre, God’s Not Dead 2, on Tuesday, May 29th and Wednesday, May 30th both at 6:30 pm. The Christ-centered movie tells a story about high school history teacher Grace Wesley (Melissa Joan Hart) who is asked a question about Jesus in class, her response lands her in deep trouble. The ensuing epic court case could expel God from the classroom and the public square once and for all. God’s Not Dead 2 is a powerful call to action. #20,21b

Spa Day/Tai Chi at HCNC

June 3: Ever seen someone do Tai Chi and think to yourself “That looks cool… I’d love to learn that..?” Now’s your chance! Come on out to the first Spa Day at Howard Christensen Nature Center on Sunday, June 3rd. We’ll take a short hike out to a beautiful spot and get our Zen On! Join our experienced Tai Chi instructor for a class in the woods, suitable for beginners and experienced practitioners alike… and if it rains, we will move activities indoors. But wait – there’s more! Pamper yourself with a relaxing chair massage or reflexology session to soothe your aching muscles or sore feet. From 2 – 5 pm. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for non-members. Limited to 20 people. Call to register or visit our website. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org, info@howardchristensen.org. #20

Sand Lake HS Alumni Banquet

June 9: The 126th (1892-2018) Annual Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 9th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Social hour at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm. The cost of the meal is $13.00. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Please RSVP by June 2 by calling your reservation in to Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #20-22p

Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

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Spring Fling at CTA

May 11: Come travel around the world at Creative Technologies Academy’s “Spring Fling” carnival, silent auction and art extravaganza! Open to the public! Fun for all ages! Free admission, small cost for food and game tickets. Friday, May 11th from 5:30 to 7 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. #18,19p

Pancake Breakfast at 2nd Chance

May 12: 2nd Chance will be holding a Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 12th from 9 am to 11 am at 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. #18,19b

Taco Bar and Silent Auction

May 12: A Taco Bar and Silent Auction will be held May 12th from 5-8 pm at Gowen Bible Church-Meddler Campus, 16415 Meddler Ave, Sand Lake. Cost is $10 adult, $7 child. All proceeds go to support the Orphan Outreach Mission Trip to Latvia. Call 616-984-2525 for more information. #19

Michigan Blood Drive

May 15: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held on May 15th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. With the Memorial Day weekend coming up, there is a possibility for a higher need for blood because of accidents and people starting vacations. It will take a hour of your time and each donation has the potential to save 3 Michigan lives. #19

Indoor Yard and Bake Sale Fundraiser

May 17-19:The Greenville Area Senior Citizens Center at 715 S. Baldwin Street, Greenville, is holding its’ annual fundraising indoor yard and bake sale Thursday May 17th,  Friday, May 18th and Saturday May 19th.  Sale hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Thursday and Friday and 9am – 1pm Saturday.  Enjoy homemade baked goods and an eclectic shopping experience. Browse through a wide assortment of items; books, quilts, clothes, kitchen and decorative items and much, much more.  Entrance and parking are in back of the building, just off Faber Street.  Proceeds from this sale go to support the Greenville Area Senior Citizens Center, a 501c3 not-for-profit organization that provides a place for senior citizens to gather, socialize, and have fun. #19

Artists, Authors & YOU! Entries

May 21: Artists, Authors & YOU!, a continually-changing art exhibit sponsored by the Cedar Springs Public Library, will be reviewing potential entries on Monday, May 21st from 6-9 pm for its next quarterly installation. If you’re an artist who’s interested in participating in the program, or you own a piece of art you’d like to share with the community, please visit the library for your Request to Participate form and instructions about the May 21st meeting. #19,20p

UMC Guitar Boot Camp

May 21: Basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday, May 21st  at 7:00 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 ages 12 – 16. Registration fee is $65. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and all supplies are furnished these may be kept at the completion of the class. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 4th. #19,20b

Great Lakes Fur Trade

May 24: Howard Chirstensen Nature Center is pleased to present an introduction to the Great Lakes Fur Trade and the Straits of Macninac during the 1600’s – 1800’s by Bob Ham. Bob will take us through the major events and characters of the fur trade in the Great Lakes area, when 3 foreign powers and the indigenous peoples held often times uneasy business and military alliances. On display will be some of the clothing, weapons, trade goods and tools of the fur trade. Thursday, May 24th at the HCNC Interpretive Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City from 6 to 7:30 pm. Ages: Older middle school through adults. Cost is $3 for non-members and free to HCNC and CS Historical Society members. 616-675-3158, www.howardchristensen.org. #19,20p

Red Flannel Queen Pageant

June 10: Attention all young ladies living in, or attending school within, the Cedar Springs School District, including homeschoolers, who will be in the 11th grade in the 2018-19 school year. There will be a MANDATORY parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2018 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 10th at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St.). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #19-23b

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Mom 2 Mom Sale

May 5: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake, Rockford, is hosting a Mom 2 Mom Sale on Saturday, May 5th from 9 am to 2 pm. Free Admission. For more information please call 616-866-4298 or courtlandmom2mom@gmail.com. #17,18p

FX Honesty

May 5: Choosing to be truthful in whatever you say and do. Saturday, May 5th at 3:30 pm at Rockford Res. Church, 3233 – 10 Mile Rd. Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Games, face painting, laser tag, ice cream. Remember the night – take a family picture in our FX photo booth. At 4:30 enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. The FX team will teach a new character trait every month, that you can take and reinforce at home. Open to the public. All are welcome! 616-866-3377, rockfordres.org/fx. #17

Preschool Open House

May 7: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool will be hosting an Open House May 7th from 6-7 pm. Classes for three and four year old preschool classes are forming for the 2018-2019 school year. Come and meet Ms. Sharon, tour the facility, and enjoy some refreshments. 180 South Third street, Sand Lake. Call (616)636-8457 for any questions. #17,18b

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

May 10-12: Sand Lake United Methodist Church will be having a rummage sale in their Education Building on Thursday, May 10th and Friday, May 11th from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 12th from 9 am to 12 noon. #18

Spring Fling at CTA

May 11: Come travel around the world at Creative Technologies Academy’s “Spring Fling” carnival, silent auction and art extravaganza! Open to the public! Fun for all ages! Free admission, small cost for food and game tickets. Friday, May 11th from 5:30 to 7 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. #18,19p

Pancake Breakfast at 2nd Chance

May 12: 2nd Chance will be holding a Pancake Breakfast and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 12th from 9 am to 11 am at 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. #18,19b

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Mobile Medical Center at Alpha Family Center

May 1: Tuesday May 1st  Positive Options from Holland will bring their Mobile Medical Center over to Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. They will be available on Tuesdays from 11 am – 4 pm to perform free ultrasounds for our clients. We are excited about how this new partnership will serve our community. For more information go to www.alphafamilycentercs.org or Like us on Facebook to stay connected with AFC. #16,17b

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 1,8,15,22,29: 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

National Day of Prayer at Hillcrest

May 3: Thursday, May 3rd is National Day of Prayer.  See www.nationaldayofprayer.org for national details. Locally Hillcrest Community Church of God will be open 1-7:30 pm for anyone wanting to pray for a few minutes or a few hours.  We are located at 5994 18 Mile Road, Cedar Springs. Phone 616.696.9333. #17

Mom 2 Mom Sale

May 5: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake, Rockford, is hosting a Mom 2 Mom Sale on Saturday, May 5th from 9 am to 2 pm. Free Admission. For more information please call 616-866-4298 or courtlandmom2mom@gmail.com. #17,18p

Spring Into the Past Tour

May 5: Spring Into the Past tour of small museums of the Tri-River Historical Museum Network Saturday, May 5 from 11 am to 5 pm and Sunday, May 6 from noon to 5 pm. Local participants are the Cedar Springs Museum, Rockford Area Museum, Oakfield (township) Museum, and the West Michigan Railroad Historical Society in Sparta, as well as several museums in Greenville. See commoncorners.com for list and info on museums. #17

Fairy Festival at HCNC

May 5: Fairy Princesses and Princes! Come one, come all, to Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Second Annual Fairy Festival! May 5th from 1 to 4 pm. This year’s festival promises to be bigger, better and weather permitting, outside! Join us for a Fairy party, spritely crafts, and of course an enchanted walk in the woods. See if you can spot our Fairy homes while out on your adventure! Please dress in your Fairy best and remember to invite your other magical friends! Members $3/Non-members $5. HCNC Interpretive Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Pre-registration is requested, www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #17

Preschool Open House

May 7: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool will be hosting an Open House May 7th from 6-7 pm. Classes for three and four year old preschool classes are forming for the 2018-2019 school year. Come and meet Ms. Sharon, tour the facility, and enjoy some refreshments. 180 South Third street, Sand Lake. Call (616)636-8457 for any questions. #17,18b

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Hometown Happenings articles are a community service for non-profit agencies only. Due to popular demand for placement in this section, we can no longer run all articles. Deadline for articles is Monday at 5 p.m. This is not guaranteed space. Articles will run as space allows. Guaranteed placement is $10, certain restrictions may apply. You now can email your Hometown Happenings to happenings@cedarspringspost.com please include name and phone number for any questions we may have.


Community Night!

Apr. 19: Don’t forget to join us at the Cedar Springs High School for the 32d Annual Community Night on Thursday, April 19th, 6-8:30pm. Explore what local businesses, service organizations and churches have going on. The school’s Industrial Arts will have a special exhibition and the auditorium will host the Grand Little Band from Grand Rapids for a half hour show followed by a Zumba performance by students from Dance Fitness with Monica. Food and drink will be available from the Music Boosters. #16

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Apr. 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, April 22nd at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, the Old Time Gospel Singers, who will share their message through their musical talents. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #16b

Ready to Read Michigan: I Got the Rhythm

Apr. 24: Get ready to groove with Ready to Read Michigan’s 2018 pick, I Got the Rhythm by Connie Schofield-Marrison! Featuring musical and rhythmic stories, activities and crafts. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, April 24th at 10:30 am, Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch 88 Eighth St. #16

DIY Painted Mugs

Apr. 24: Pre-registration is required. The Mud Room is bringing their studio back to the library. Grab a friend, paint a mug and cheers. Tuesday, April 24th 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. 616-784-2007, www.kdl.org. #16

Fish Fry at East Nelson UMC Rescheduled

Apr. 25: East Nelson Church rescheduled their Annual Fish Fry. It will be on Wednesday, April 25th from 5 to 7 pm. Menu includes: Fish, Tater Tots, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and homemade desserts. Everyone is welcome! 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. #16

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Apr. 25:  Pine Grove Senior Café 2018 is set to begin. Our friends age 60 and more are welcome to just walk in. Taste of Italia is the fare we will prepare. Please come join us we simply love to share. The when is 12 Noon this April 25th, here at our corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. is where you’ll find the place to come sit. #16

Help Promote Literacy

Apr. 27: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled  information sessions for prospective volunteer tutors. These sessions last one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Literacy Center and its programs. At the end of the session there will be a chance to sign up for tutor training. Sessions are Friday, April 27th at 10 am. 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 Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #16

Morel Hunt at HCNC

Apr. 28: Let’s see how many of these tasty morel mushrooms we can find! We will be going off trail – this is why a guide is best! Saturday, April 28th from 2 to 4 pm. Members $3, non-members $5. Guided Morel Hunting ONLY on Howard Christensen Nature Center Property, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. Pre-registration requested, www.howardchristensen.org. #16

Mobile Medical Center at Alpha Family Center

May 1: Tuesday May 1st  Positive Options from Holland will bring their Mobile Medical Center over to Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs. They will be available on Tuesdays from 11 am – 4 pm to perform free ultrasounds for our clients. We are excited about how this new partnership will serve our community. For more information go to www.alphafamilycentercs.org or Like us on Facebook to stay connected with AFC. #16,17b

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