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The Post travels to China

Shana Poll, a 1994 graduate of Tri County High School, spent 16 days in China. The first 10 days she taught PE at the Zhaingjaigang Liangfeng International School, a sister school to the Rochester Hills school where she teaches PE. Then she returned to Shanghai for more sightseeing before returning home.

She is shown above at a traditional restaurant in Zhaingjaigang.

Thanks so much, Shana, for taking us with you!

Are you going on vacation? Take the Post with you and snap some photos. Then send them to us with some info to news@cedarspringspost.com or mail them to Post travels, PO Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319. We will be looking for yours!

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American Pickers to Film in Michigan!

Frank Fritz and Mike Wolfe of American Pickers

Mike Wolfe, Frank Fritz, and their team are excited to return to Michigan! They plan to film episodes of the hit series American Pickers throughout the region in September 2018.

American Pickers is a documentary series that explores the fascinating world of antique “picking” on History.

The hit show follows Mike and Frank, two of the most skilled pickers in the business, as they hunt for America’s most valuable antiques. They are always excited to find sizeable, unique collections and learn the interesting stories behind them.

As they hit the back roads from coast to coast, Mike and Frank are on a mission to recycle and rescue forgotten relics. Along the way, the Pickers want to meet characters with remarkable and exceptional items. The pair hopes to give historically significant objects a new lease on life, while learning a thing or two about America’s past along the way.

Mike and Frank have seen a lot of rusty gold over the years and are always looking to discover something they’ve never seen before. They are ready to find extraordinary items and hear fascinating tales about them.

American Pickers is looking for leads and would love to explore your hidden treasure. If you or someone you know has a large, private collection or accumulation of antiques that the Pickers can spend the better part of the day looking through, send us your name, phone number, location and description of the collection with photos to: americanpickers@cineflix.com or call 855-OLD-RUST. facebook: @GotAPick

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Marching band performance

 

Friday, August 3, 7 p.m.

The Cedar Springs Marching Red Hawks will put on a performance for the community on Friday evening, August 3, at 7 p.m. at Red Hawk stadium. The event, titled “We the People,” features what the kids have learned all this week in band camp. Come out and support your Marching Red Hawks!

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Community health classes at the Library

 

The public can learn more about staying healthy at the new series of free health classes starting Wednesday, August 8, at the Cedar Springs Public Library.

The series, which is put on by Metron, are age appropriate for everyone, so you can bring the entire family. According to Brenda Newcombe, DCR, there will be unique challenges each month that anyone can do.

“I promise it will leave you feeling rewarded in the end. Every month will be a different topic and a new challenge. We are putting a creative and fun spin on education and we look forward to meeting and working with members of our community,” she said.

Next week’s class, which meets on Wednesday, August 8 from 3-4 p.m., will discuss heart healthy food. You can also enter the monthly challenge raffle for a chance to prizes. Themes for upcoming months include Scavenger Hunt and Acts of Kindness.

For more info call Brenda at (616) 550-3838.

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Coming and going

Three brothers, aged 96, 94, and 92, live together in the same house. 

One night the 96-year-old runs a bath, puts his foot in and pauses. He yells down the stairs, “Was I getting in or out of the bathtub?”

The 94-year-old yells back, “I don’t know, I’ll come up and see.” He starts up the stairs and pauses. Then he yells, “Was I going up the stairs or coming down?”

The 92-year-old was sitting at the kitchen table having coffee and listening to his brothers. He shakes his head and says, “I sure hope I never get that forgetful.” He knocks on wood for good luck. 

He then yells, “I’ll come up and help both of you as soon as I see who’s at the door.”

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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.


CS Music Boosters Rummage Sale

Aug. 2-3: The Cedar Springs Music Boosters is doing a rummage sale with gently used items on Thursday & Friday from 10 am to 2 pm in the main hall for the High School. 100% of the profits go to the Cedar Springs Music Boosters. #31

Benefit Garage Sale

Aug. 3,4: A benefit garage sale will be held at 141 S. Main St., Cedar Springs on Friday and Saturday, August 3 & 4 from 9 am to 5 pm. All proceeds to benefit Dan Truesdale as he recovers from having surgery for Parkinson’s disease. Please pray for Dan as he has his surgery the morning of August 8th and for his recovery. #31

VBS at Huggard Bible Church

Aug. 5-8: Please come join us for Vacation Bible School for ages 3 thru end of 6th Grade starting Sunday evening August 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm and going thru Wednesday, August 8th. Time Lab: Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future. Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, 616-636-5561. #30,31b

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Aug.7,14,21,28: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #31

Rogue River Watershed Meeting

Aug. 8: The Rogue River Watershed Partners invites all interested citizens, who live in and care about, the Rogue River Watershed, to attend our monthly board meetings. The next meeting will be on August 8, starting at 9:30 AM, at Cannon Township Hall, 6878 Belding Road, Rockford, 49341. For more information, go to our website: Rogueriverwp.org or our Facebook page at Rogue River Watershed Partners. #31

Artists, Authors & YOU! At CS Library

Aug. 11: Artists, Authors & YOU!, a continually-changing art exhibit sponsored by the Cedar Springs Public Library, will be reviewing potential entries on Saturday, August 11th at 10:30 am 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 August 11th meeting. #31,32p

Auditions for “Arsenic and Old Lace”

Aug. 23,24: Cedar Springs Community Players announce auditions for the comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring on Wednesday and Thursday August 23-24 from 6:30-8:00 pm at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. The cast includes 3 women and 11 men. Auditions are open to anyone who likes to act, and positions for backstage workers and other technical areas are also available. Contact Director Sue Harrison at 696-0456 for more information. #31

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Superheroes to make special appearance at car show

The Dark Knight of Michigan gives a thumbs up in a recent parade appearance. He will be on hand with his bat bike from 11-1 at the museum’s summer car show this Saturday. Photo courtesy of Dana Hess.

By Judy Reed

The annual car show at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum this Saturday will have a wide variety of antique cars, trucks, and motorcycles on display—and a really cool superhero vehicle for the kids as well. 

The show runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Morley Park, on Cedar Street in Cedar Springs. Special guests include the Cedar Springs Fire Department, and DJ JoJo Girard from radio station WFGR 98.7 will be on site playing those golden oldies for all to enjoy. Maranatha Baptist Church will serve donuts in the morning, and a free hot dog lunch. Biggby Coffee to provide coffee. There will be trophies and prizes, and dash plaques to the first 100 cars.

Also on hand for the kiddoes will be the Cosplay Crusaders, including Thor and the Black Panther, and the Dark Knight of Michigan with his bat bike. Kids can sit in the bike for a donation from 11 to 1 p.m. The Crusaders will be there about 10 a.m. All proceeds collected from the bat bike will go to the Howard Christiansen Nature Center (HCNC). The effort is a fundraiser by Cub Scout Ryan Hess, age 8.

According to Ryan’s mom, Dana, he had to identify an issue in the community and present it to the Cub Scout committee. He chose to do a pop can drive for HCNC after hearing of them needing funding to pay their bills. It started in the spring but they have extended the drive, and there will be also be a trailer on site to take pop cans if people want to bring them. Other Cub Scouts from pack 3220 will also be on hand, and they will be selling beef sticks. Proceeds from all those things will go to HCNC. 

See ad for car show here

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Library community forum and focus group

 

The Cedar Springs Library Board is ready to develop another 3-5 year strategic plan, with a focus on the new library now that it has been open for an entire year. Please accept this invitation to participate in a Community Forum and Focus Group. The purpose of the focus groups is to identify areas of need in our community, including technology, library programming for all ages, library resources, security/safety, operations and public relations. Please RSVP by August 7 if you would like to participate. 

WHAT: Cedar Springs Public Library Strategic Planning Focus Group

WHEN: Thursday, August 16th at 6:00pm -7:30pm

WHERE: Cedar Springs Public Library Community Room

RSVP:  By August 7th to Donna Clark at ced@llcoop.org or (616) 901-7173

Your participation is needed and greatly appreciated! We look forward to working with you, envisioning together a great future of meaningful Library services for the families of Cedar Springs.

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It’s fairy-tale time again

 

“Daddy,” a little girl asked her father, “do all fairy tales begin with ‘Once upon a time…’?”

“No, sweetheart,” he answered. “Some begin with, ‘If I am elected.’”

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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.


Yard Sale Fundraiser

Aug. 2,3: Resurrection Lutheran Preschool’s fundraiser Yard Sale, 48 West Lake St., Sand Lake is Thursday, August 2nd & Friday, August 3rd from 9 am – 5 pm. **Now enrolling 3 & 4 year olds for our 2018/2019 school year.** #30

Sand Lake Community Picnic

Aug. 5: The Sand Lake Community Picnic will be held on Sunday, August 5th from 1 to 3 pm at Salisbury Park on Lake St. Come join us for this free event that includes food, games, music and fun for all. Lets take a day and mingle with our neighbors and have some fun. Back to School supplies for the kids will also be passed out during the picnic. Can’t wait too see you all there. #30

VBS at Huggard Bible Church

Aug. 5-8: Please come join us for Vacation Bible School for ages 3 thru end of 6th Grade starting Sunday evening August 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm and going thru Wednesday, August 8th. Time Lab: Discovering Jesus from Eternity Past to Eternity Future. Huggard Bible Church, 8860 – 21 Mile Rd., Sand Lake, 616-636-5561. #30,31b

Draw some AWESOME!

Aug. 6: Comic Book Illustrating with Wade Gugino. Participants will do a very simple single-page graphic novel/comic book type layout. We’ll draw together, learning layout, character development, proportion, expression, gesture, action, shot choice and light and dark. We will draw with pencil, but teens will leave with a template to ink the drawing in at home later. Paper and pencils provided. Monday, August 6, 2:00 pm, Nelson Township /Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #30

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 7: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday, August 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 9th from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 11th from 8 am-3:30 pm. #29,30b

You Want Me to Read What? @ HCNC

Aug. 16: Introducing Think Spell Write: a reading program for students who are still struggling to read and write fluently despite having had reading instruction. Think Spell Write can be used with upper elementary through high school students, adults and English Language learners. It is a user friendly program designed for educators and other professionals who wish to teach struggling readers and is based on extensive, effective and successful implementation of the program with struggling readers of various ages. Join us August 16, from 9 am to 2 pm, for a one day in-service on this new reading program presented by the author: Ellen M. Murray, M.Ed. Fee is $40 which includes lunch. Printed materials for Think Spell Write will be available for purchase. Howard Christensen Nature Center’s Camp Lily’s Retreat Center, 530 – 20 Mile Rd., Kent City. Register at www.howardchristensen.org. #30

Vietnam Veterans Thank You Dinner

Aug. 17: Vietnam Veterans are invited to the 4th Annual Vietnam Veterans Thank You Dinner hosted by the Sophie de Marsac Campau Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). The dinner will be held Friday, August 17, from 5-7 pm at the Boat and Canoe Club, 401 North Park St NE, Grand Rapids, 49525. Vietnam Veterans and their spouses are free; all other guests are $5. No RSVP needed. DAR is a commemorative partner with the The United States of America Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration, established by Congress, to “thank and honor veterans of the Vietnam War, including personnel who were held as prisoners of war (POW) or listed as missing in action (MIA), for their service and sacrifice on behalf of the United States and to thank and honor the families of these veterans.” For more info about our Grand Rapids-area DAR chapter, visit our website at www.sophiedemarsaccampauchapter.org. #30

Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: The Class of 1973 Reunion will be held on Saturday, August 18 at 7 pm. Cost is $15 per person. RSVP required. Call Gail Armstrong for more information. 616-799-2410. #30

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