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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.

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. #37

 

Electronics Recycling in Greenville 

Electronics recycling is available on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus at 1325 Yellow Jacket. A Comprenew trailer is located in the southeast corner of the parking lot. Visit www.comprenew.org/items for a list of recyclable items. Light bulbs and large appliances are not accepted. #37

 

Heaven Is For Real presented

Sept. 13,14: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is showing the movie Heaven is for Real in our fellowship hall. This movie is based on a true story. Bring a friend and join us for any of the following showings. Saturday, September 13th at 3 or 7 pm or Sunday, September 14th at 3 pm. We are located at 140 S. Main Street. Admission and popcorn are free. Soda and bottled water will be available for purchase. #35-37p

 

Awana Kick Off Sunday and Potluck

Sept. 14: Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake will kick off their Awana program on Sunday September 14th at 9:30 am. The service will surround the kids. 10:45 Sunday School. The Commander will lead the Hour and let you know about things concerning Awana. The lunch is at 11:30 with place settings and meat provided. Bring a dish or two to pass. There will be a table set up for early registration. Awana is for 3 years old to 6th grade and starts on September 17th at 6:30 pm. #36,37p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Sept. 15: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Baked Chicken dinner on Monday, September 15th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, rolls, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (12 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #37p

 

TOPS weight loss support group

Sept. 16: 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. #34

 

Michigan Reads Celebration

Sept. 16: Celebrate the 2014 Michigan Reads book, Acoustic Rooster and His Barnyard Band by Kwame Alexander, with crafts and activities. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, September 16th at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #37

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Sept.16,23,30: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #37

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 17: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 4th. Come in and show us what you’ve got. Our 2nd Tryout is on Wednesday September 17th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #37b

 

AWANA at First Baptist Church

Sept. 17: AWANA resumes at First Baptist Church in Cedar Springs on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:55 pm. For preschoolers through the sixth grade. This unique ministry reaches and teaches children the Word of God through game, handbook and council times. Those in preschool (Cubbies), K-2 grades (Sparks), and 3-6 grades (TNT) will learn and have fun at the same time. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at 616-696-1630. #37

 

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Sept. 17: East Nelson United Methodist Church at 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. NE will be starting their monthly dinners again on September 17 from 5to 7 pm. Pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, veggies, rolls and many wonderful desserts are on the menu. Please join us. #37

 

Community Luncheon

Sept. 18: The Community Luncheon’s featured speaker is from the US Postal System to talk about identity theft and mail fraud. The luncheon will be held on Thursday, September 18 at 11:30 am at Algoma Township Hall. The cost is $7 and includes a catered lunch. RSVPs must be made by Tuesday, September 16 at noon by calling Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation at 616-696-7320. #37b

 

“The History of Grand Rapids”

Sept. 18: The Grand Rapids Public Library will present “The History of Grand Rapids” at the Sparta Senior Center on Thursday, September 18 at 10 am. The Senior Center is located at 100 Ida Red, Sparta. The public is welcome. #37

 

Red Hot Faith at Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Sept. 19: All women of the community are invited to attend “Red Hot Faith”, an event just for women on Friday, September 19th @ 6 pm. Guest speaker Cindy Bultema the author of the Bible study “Red Hot Faith” will be with us as we enjoy a Mexican Fiesta, have fun with a photo booth, chat with friends and be inspired by Cindy to live a life of “Red Hot Faith”. Please call the church office for free tickets and directions @ 616-696-3229. A free will offering will be taken. #37p

 

30+ Year CSHS Class Reunion

Sept. 20: On Saturday, September 20th, the Cedar Springs High School’s 30+ Year (1984+) Class Reunion will be held at Northern Trails Bar & Grill, Newaygo from 6 pm to 2 am. For more information see www.cedarspringsclassreunion.com. #36,37p

 

Howard City Harvest Festival

Sept. 20: Come join the fun at the 12th Annual Howard City Harvest Festival. Locations at Ensley Park, Emory St., Ensley Rd. and Enderton St. An entire day packed full of events the whole family can enjoy! For more information see our web site www.howardcity.org. #37,38p

 

Dennis Anderson Memorial Open

Sept. 20: The 1st Annual Dennis Anderson Memorial Open, a 4 person scramble, will be held on Saturday, September 20th at Cedar Chase Golf Course in Cedar Springs. Tee-off is at 10 am with registration at 9 am. $220 per team ($55 per person), includes awards, prizes, dog & chips at turn plus an authentic Fajita Bar to be held after the outing at the beverage tent. A scholarship to be awarded to one lucky high school student chosen from Cedar Springs, Lakeview, Rockford, Tri County or Newaygo. Sign up today! Call 231-937-7056, Sign up your team today! Team sheets available at Latitudes & Steelheads in Howard City. #37

 

Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction

Sept. 21: Howard Christensen Nature Center will hold a Pancake Breakfast & Silent Auction on Sunday, September 21 from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Donation of $5/person or $17/families of four or more.  Pancakes made with the finest of ingredients, sausage, o.j., coffee or tea. Antique items, household items, and much more. All bids must be placed by 1 pm and taken with you the day of the auction. 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #37

 

Herbal Holiday Gifts

Sept. 22: Learn a variety of ways to use the herbs and essential oils to make gifts for every occasion! We start out by discussing (and sharing!) some tasty foods that can be packaged as gifts. This is followed by ideas for using essential oils to make bath sachets, oils, bath salts and more. Pre-registration is required and participant spots are limited. Monday September 22 at 6:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., 616-636-4251. #37

 

CSPS Class of ‘64 Reunion

Oct. 4: CSPS Class of ‘64 will hold its 50th Reunion on October 4th at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club. Social time will begin after the Red Flannel Parade. RSVPs should be sent to Joyce Hansen by September 12 at jkhansen@surfmagnus.com or 4171 Indian Lakes Rd., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Please reply even if not attending with updated information and a picture if you can so we can include your information in the class booklet. Contact Joyce Hansen for more information. #36,37p

 

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The critters are coming

 

ENT-petting-zoo-Solon-market-webPetting zoo at Solon Farm Market

 

It’s a two-ingredient recipe for fun—two or more kids and a cluster of critters (any variety, the more the better). Stir together and watch carefully.

The critters are coming to Solon Market this Saturday, September 6, from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Needed are kids to complete the recipe! Call 696-4227 for more information or check out their Facebook page for up-dates.  Solon Market is located at 15185 Algoma Avenue behind the township hall.

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Principal rounds

 

 

It was the first day of school. As the principal made his rounds, he heard a terrible commotion coming from one of the classrooms. He rushed in and spotted one boy, taller than the others, who seemed to be making the most noise. He seized the lad, dragged him to the hall, and told him to wait there until he was excused.

Returning to the classroom, the principal restored order and lectured the class for half an hour about the importance of good behavior. “Now,” he said,” are there any questions?

One girl raised her hand. “Please sir, may we have our teacher back?” she asked.

“Where exactly is your teacher?”

The girl smiled. “He’s in the hall, sir.”

 

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Hometown Happenings

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

Read-to-Ride Red Flannel Day

Sept.: Calling all K-8th graders to Read-to-Ride great Carnival Rides. Read 3 or 6 hours to earn one or two FREE coupons for Elliott’s Rides during Red Flannel Days. Reading logs at cedarspringslibrary.org or at the library. Cash your log in anytime before Red Flannel Day or on Red Flannel Day between 10 am and 2 pm at the Friends of the Library giant book sale on Main Street across from the Kent Theatre. #36

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale

Sept. 5,6: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 5 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 6, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 6th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $8.95. #35,36b

 

Hope Community Church Yard Sale

Sept. 5,6: Hope Community Church Yard Sale, 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, MI September 5th (Friday) from 9 to 5 pm and September 6th (Saturday) from 9 to 1 pm. There will be a really good variety of clean merchandise available at this sale. Stop on by! For info call Judy at 616-340-2820. #35,36b

 

Registration for Red Flannel Prince & Princess

Sept. 6: Attention all Cedar Springs area kindergarteners! Registration for the 2015 Prince & Princess Pageant is this Saturday, September 6th from 9 am to noon at the Red Flannel office, located at 18 S. Main St. #36

 

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Sept. 9: 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. September 9th from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 11th from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 13th from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #35,36b

Get Hooked on Scouting

Sept. 9: Come join in the fun and adventure and get Hooked on Scouting! The boy and a parent need to be present to complete registration. We have two great Packs serving the Cedar Springs Schools. Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 pm at Beach Elementary School. For more information on the Cub Scout Packs, please contact: Pack 3220 – Melissa at 616-520-7023 or mcvicker melissa@yahoo.com or Pack 3222 – Chrysti at 616-225-7139 or cvavon@live.com. #36

 

Preschool Storytime at the CS Library

Sept. 10: Preschool Storytime every Wednesday from 10:15 to 11:15 am, starting September 10th at the Cedar Springs Public Library, 43 W. Cherry St. Please join us with your preschoolers. They will LOVE the stories, music and crafts! #36

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts

Sept. 10,17: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 4th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesdays September 10 & 17 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #35,36b

 

AYSO/CASSA Night at Red Hawk Stadium

Sept. 11: AYSO/CASSA Night is Thursday, September 11th at the Cedar Springs Red Hawk Stadium. JV game begins at 5 pm and Varsity at 6:45 pm. Players wearing their soccer jersey will get in free to the game. Come out and support our Cedar Springs High School Boys Soccer Team. #36

 

3Doodler Dream It, Draw It

Sept. 11: Have you ever wished your drawings could come to life? Now they can! With the use of the 3Doodler, create simple 3D objects from your own imagination or use some of the provided stencils. Pre-registration is required and spots are limited. For all ages. Thursday, September 11 at the Spencer Township KDL branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. Gowen. 616-984-5680. #36

Free Movie Night

Sept. 12: An En Gedi 5th Quarter Special Event will include an outdoor movie of the Princess Bride (PG). This is for high school students as well as all the community members on Friday, September 12 immediately following the first home football game or approximately 9 pm. Presented on the north end of the football stadium. Bad weather location is the high school auditorium. Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions (popcorn, candy, coffee and drinks) will remain open during the movie. Everyone will be admitted free after the 3rd quarter of the football game. Check us out at Facebook or www.EnGediYouthCenter.com. #35,36b

Flat River Community Players present “On Golden Pond”

Sept. 12-20: Greenville’s Flat River Community Players present the Ernest Thompson play, “On Golden Pond,” at 7:30 pm on September 12, 13, 19 and 20 and at 2 pm on September 14, at the Greenville Area Community Center. Tickets are $13 adults and $11 students and senior citizens. Reserve tickets with VISA or MasterCard at www.ShowClix.com, or by clicking on the ShowClix link on the Player’s website www.frcp.org, or by calling 1-888-71-TICKETS (8425387). Tickets will also be available at the door. #36

West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

Sept. 13: 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. 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. #36p

Heaven Is For Real presented.

Sept. 13,14: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is showing the movie Heaven is for Real in our fellowship hall. This movie is based on a true story. Bring a friend and join us for any of the following showings. Saturday, September 13th at 3 or 7 pm or Sunday, September 14th at 3 pm. We are located at 140 S. Main Street. Admission and popcorn are free. Soda and bottled water will be available for purchase. #35-37p

 

Greenville Garden Club Annual Plant Sale

Sept. 13: The Greenville Garden Club will hold their annual plant sale on Saturday, September 13 from 9 am to 2 pm. New location: Greenville Ace Hardware Parking Lot, 1325 W. Washington. Fall is a great time to plant your spring garden. Perennials, shrubs, bulbs, dried materials, garden related items and crafts will be on sale. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Rain or shine, plan to attend. #36

Awana Kick Off Sunday and Potluck

Sept. 14: Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake will kick off their Awana program on Sunday September 14th at 9:30 am. The service will surround the kids. 10:45 Sunday School. The Commander will lead the Hour and let you know about things concerning Awana. The lunch is at 11:30 with place settings and meat provided. Bring a dish or two to pass. There will be a table set up for early registration. Awana is for 3 years old to 6th grade and starts on September 17th at 6:30 pm. #36

30+ Year CSHS Class Reunion

Sept. 20: On Saturday, September 20th, the Cedar Springs High School’s 30+ Year (1984+) Class Reunion will be held at Northern Trails Bar & Grill, Newaygo from 6 pm to 2 am. For more information see www.cedarspringsclassreunion.com. #36,37p

CSPS Class of ‘64 Reunion

Oct. 4: CSPS Class of ‘64 will hold its 50th Reunion on October 4th at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club. Social time will begin after the Red Flannel Parade. RSVPs should be sent to Joyce Hansen by September 12 at jkhansen@surfmagnus.com or 4171 Indian Lakes Rd., Cedar Springs, MI 49319. Please reply even if not attending with updated information and a picture if you can so we can include your information in the class booklet. Contact Joyce Hansen for more information. #36,37p

 

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Fallfest 2014 bluegrass music festival

 

 

Celebrate the Fallfest 2014 bluegrass music festival September 19-20, 2014 at the Kent County Youth Fairgrounds in Lowell, Michigan. It’s a music festival that the whole family can enjoy. There will be instrument workshops, a bake sale, craft and food vendors, kids activities, campsite jammin’, and bluegrass music stage acts all weekend long. Be sure to bring lawn chairs for the great show inside the concert building. It’s Bluegrass music, rain or shine.

On Friday night, September 19, Deadwood, Luke Lenhart Family & Friends, Dueling Banjos and Hawks and Owls will entertain you from 6:00-10:00 p.m.

On Saturday, September 20, it’s music from noon until 10:00 p.m. There will be Schlitz Creek, Blue Town, Dog 1 and Billy Strings & Don Julin.

Save money and come for the whole weekend for a $20.00 advance ticket or $25.00 at the gate. For advance tickets, send a check payable to WMBMA and a SASE to Ruth Lakatos, 11926 Reed Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417. Children 15 and under are admitted free with parent admission. Campsites are available.

Fallfest 2014 is sponsored/produced by the West Michigan Bluegrass Music Association. Visit their website at www.wmbma.org

 

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Travel to Stratford with MCC on Sept. 19

Montcalm Community College offers a one-day cultural trip to Stratford Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 19, to see Shakespeare’s “King Lear.”
Buses depart from MCC at 6 a.m. and return about midnight. Buses also stop at Meijer in Ionia to pick up and drop off participants.
Student registration is available now and the cost is $30. Nonstudents may register for the trip starting Sept. 5, and the cost is $65. Registration includes the cost of the bus trip and the theater ticket. Participants are responsible for buying their own meals. Student costs are partially underwritten by the MCC Foundation and the Student Activities Fund.
Anyone planning to participate in this trip must have an enhanced driver’s license, United States Passport or Passport Card that is valid through October 2014.
Visit www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment for course details or to register online, or call 616-754-7706 or 1-877-328-2111, Ext. 610, for more information.
Contact MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Val Vander Mark at valv@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1218, MCC Visual Arts Coordinator Carolyn Johnson at cjohnson@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1248, or MCC Language Arts Instructor Joel Brouwer at joelb@montcalm.edu or (989) 328-1267 for more information.

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Military Retiree Appreciation Day Sept. 20 in Selfridge

A military Retiree Appreciation Day will be held Saturday, September 20, at Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Mich. Retirees from all branches of the armed forces and their family members are eligible to attend. The event will run from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Retiree Appreciation Day is an opportunity for all armed forces retirees, spouses, widows and/or guests to receive updated information about retiree entitlement programs.
Photo identification is required for all personnel to access the installation.
Pre-registration is required and must be accomplished by Sept. 10. The registration form, available online at
http://www.mccoy.army.mil/Services/ACAP_Documents/2014_RAD_REGISTER.PDF, contains detailed information about the event. Direct any questions to 586-239-5580.
The registration form also contains a complete listing of Retiree Appreciation Day events being held throughout the Midwest.

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Youth soccer challenge

The Sand Lake Knights of Columbus will be hosting a special competitive soccer event on Saturday, September 6th from 9am to 10am at the Sand Lake Soccer Fields.  Kids in the community are encouraged to come out and enjoy a free opportunity to test their skills at a penalty kick competition. Each participant will be given 15 penalty kicks and points will be awarded depending upon the area of the scoring zones through which the ball passes.
Contestants will be recognized for their participation and will have an opportunity to move on to compete in district and state level competitions. All boys and girls ages 9 to 14 (as of September 1st) are eligible to participate. Registration will take place the morning of the event at the fields.  Written parental consent is required.
For more information about this event or the Knights of Columbus, contact Frank Sylvester, Soccer Challenge Chairman, at (616) 636-8151.

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The Substitute teacher

Walking through the hallway at the middle school where I work, I saw a new substitute teacher standing outside the classroom with his head against the locker.
I heard him mutter,  “How did you get yourself into this?”
Knowing he was assigned to a difficult class, I tried to offer him moral support.
“Are you ok?” I asked. “Can I help?”
He lifted his head and replied, “I’ll be fine as soon as I can get this kid out of his locker!”

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Hometown Happenings

Auditions for Fall Production
Sept. 2: Actors del Arte’ Ensemble will be presenting the fantasy, adventure, mythology, “Way of the Wolf.” Auditions will be held September 2nd from 6 – 8:30 pm at the Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Rd., Rockford. Looking for men, women and teens to fill roles. The show is set for November at the Kent Theatre in Cedar Springs. For details call 616-874-5264. #35

Chicken BBQ and Rummage Sale
Sept. 5,6: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, is having their annual Chicken BBQ, Rummage and Bake Sale. The rummage and bake sale is Friday, September 5 from 9 am to 4 pm, Saturday, September 6, from 9 am to 7 pm. BBQ Chicken will be available on Saturday, September 6th from 4 to 7 pm. Half chicken and fixin’s, dine in or carry out. Vegan option available. $8.95. #35,36p

Hope Community Church Yard Sale
Sept. 5,6: Hope Community Church Yard Sale, 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford, MI September 5th (Friday) from 9 to 5 pm and September 6th (Saturday) from 9 to1 pm. There will be a really good variety of clean merchandise available at this sale.  Stop on by! For info call Judy at 616-340-2820. #35,36b

Mystery Dinner Theatre
Sept. 6: The Springs Church will present a mystery dinner theatre to support a mission trip to Columbia on September 6th from 6 to 8 pm. Tickets can be purchased at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant (corner of Grant and Oak, Cedar Springs) Monday through Thursday, 9 am to 4 pm or by calling: Sally Nulph at 616-696-8974. Childcare is available during the activities for $5 per child (pizza and activities provided). Please purchase tickets prior to September 3rd. #35

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Montcalm County
Sept. 6: Montcalm County’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be on September 6th at the Greenville Area Community Center, 900 East Kent Rd. Registration is at 9 am with a ceremony at 10 am and the walk will begin at 10:15 am. The walk is 1-1/2 miles long. Although there is no registration fee, we need participants to raise funds. Please help us reach our goal of over $17,500.  Contact alz.org/walk or 616-459-7567. #35

Lakeview annual Alumni Banquet
Sept. 7: All Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2014 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet, to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 7, 2014. The cost is $13 per person with open house at 11 am and dinner served at 1 pm. Reservations must be made prior to August 30 by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: Maureen Jaquays, 13952 Coral Rd., Coral, MI 49322, phone 231-354-6506. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2938. Come join the fun and you may be a lucky winner of some great door prizes. Please spread the work to out-of-town classmates. #35p

One Book Discussion in Howard City
Sept. 8: A book discussion for the One Book One County Montcalm selection, “Me Before You,” by Jojo Moyes, is September 8 at 1:30 pm at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library in Howard City. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book or call989-328-2111. Ext. 334 for more information. #35

MCC’s Philharmonic Orchestra Seeks Musicians
Sept. 8: Rehearsals for Montcalm Community College’s Philharmonic Orchestra begin September 8 and are from 7 to 9 pm on Mondays through October 27 in the Greenville Middle School Band Room The cost is $15 per person, which is payable at the first session or by registering online at www.montcalm.edu/careerdevelopment. The orchestra will perform “Music of the Seas” with MCC’s Alumni & Friends Choir on November 2 at 3 pm in the gymnasium in the Activities Building in Sidney. Contact Philharmonic Director Jeff Ayres at ayresj@greenville.k12.mi.us or 616-894-1071 or MCC Performing Arts Coordinator Valerie VanderMark at valv@montcalm.edu or 989-328-1218 for more information. #35

Register Now For Free Hunter Education
Sept. 9: 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. September 9th from 6-9 pm,  Thurs. September 11th from 6-9pm, and Sat. September 13th from 8 am-4:30 pm. Class size limited to 40 students. #35,35p

Red Flannel Day Talent Show Tryouts
Sept. 10,17: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 4th. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesdays September 10 & 17 at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #35,36p

Free Movie Night
Sept. 12: An En Gedi 5th Quarter Special Event will include an outdoor movie of the Princess Bride (PG). This is for high school students as well as all the community members on Friday, September 12 immediately following the first home football game or approximately 9 pm. Presented on the north end of the football stadium. Bad weather location is the high school auditorium. Bring a chair or blanket. Concessions (popcorn, candy, coffee and drinks) will remain open during the movie. Everyone will be admitted free after the 3rd quarter of the football game. Check us out at Facebook or www.EnGediYouthCenter.com. #35,36p

Tri County 50th Class Reunion
Sept. 12: A reunion for the class of 1964 will be held on September 13 at the Edgar Farm located at 11681 W. Howard City-Edmore R. on M-46 between Amble and Lakeview. A lunch/brunch will be served at 1 pm. Make your reservation by contacting Janet Howe Boezwinkle by August 30th. Call 616-696-2252 or email djboezwinkle@aol.com. #35

Heaven Is For Real presented.
Sept. 13,14: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Church is showing the movie Heaven is for Real in our fellowship hall. This movie is based on a true story. Bring a friend and join us for any of the following showings. Saturday, September 13th at 3 or 7 pm or Sunday, September 14th at 3 pm. We are located at 140 S. Main Street. Admission and popcorn are free. Soda and bottled water will be available for purchase. #35-37p

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