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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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The Post travels to Las Vegas

Photo by Clint Conley

The Conley family took the Post and flew into Las Vegas, Nevada over spring break. They then traveled the full length of Arizona and back. Pictured is Pam and Caelun Conley in front of the fountains at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

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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Doing the right thing

 

A man is in bed with his wife when there is a rat-a-tat-tat on the door. He rolls over and looks at his clock, and it’s half past three in the morning. “I’m not getting out of bed at this time,” he thinks, and rolls over.

Then, a louder knock follows.

“Aren’t you going to answer that?” asks his wife.

So he drags himself out of bed and goes downstairs. He opens the door and there is man standing at the door. It doesn’t take the homeowner long to realize the man is drunk.

“Hi there,” slurs the stranger. “Can you give me a push?”

“No, get lost. It’s half past three. I was in bed,” says the man and slams the door.

He goes back up to bed and tells his wife what happened and she says, “Dave, that wasn’t very nice of you. Remember that night we broke down in the pouring rain on the way to pick the kids up from the babysitter and you had to knock on that man’s house to get us started again? What would have happened if he’d told us to get lost?”

“But the guy was drunk,” says the husband.

“It doesn’t matter,” says the wife. “He needs our help and it would be the Christian thing to help him.”

So the husband gets out of bed again, gets dressed, and goes downstairs. He opens the door, and not being able to see the stranger anywhere he shouts, “Hey, do you still want a push?”

And he hears a voice cry out, “Yeah please.”

So, still being unable to see the stranger he shouts, “Where are you?”

And the drunk replies, “I’m over here, on your swing.”

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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.


Friends of the CS Library Quilt Show

Apr. 14: Cedar Springs Friends of the Library will hold its 6th annual quilt show on April 14 at the Cedar Springs Middle School from 10 am-4pm. Admission is $2 per person. Quilt registrations still being accepted. For more information, see CedarSpringsLibrary.org, call the library @ 616-696-1910 or Kaye @ 616-490-2493. All proceeds go towards the Cedar Springs Public Library. #14,15p

Mobile Food Pantry

Apr. 14: Red Pine Bible Church is once again sponsoring a mobile food pantry through Feeding America of West Michigan. The date is Saturday, April 14th and will be held in the church parking lot at 17195 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, MI 49330. Starting time is 10 am. #15

Auditions for Flat River Community Players

Apr. 16,17: The Flat River Community Players will hold auditions for “Urinetown the Musical” at 7:00 pm on Monday and Tuesday, April 16 & 17 at St. Paul Episcopal Church in Greenville. Director Tim Addis and Music Director Val VanderMark are looking for a mixed cast of all ages, 12 and older. Come with a prepared song and bring sheet music or your own playing device; an accompanist will be provided but an audio player will not. No a capella singing for auditions. Five performances are scheduled for June 29, 30, July 1, 6 & 7 2018. #15

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 17: 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

Michigan Blood Drive

Apr. 17: Michigan Blood will have a Blood Drive Tuesday, April 17th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. The Drive will go from 12:30 pm until 7:00 pm. Attempt to donate and be entered for a chance to win a 2 night stay in a Family Suite with water park passes compliments of Great Wolfe Lodge. For each unit of blood collected, potentially three lives can be affected.  #15

Fish Fry at East Nelson UMC

Apr. 18: East Nelson Church Annual Fish Fry will be on Wednesday, April 18th from 5 to 7 pm. Menu includes: Fish, Tater Tots, Baked Beans, Cole Slaw and homemade desserts. Everyone is welcome! 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. #15

Hunter Safety at HCNC

Apr. 24: Join Deputy Scott Cook for 3 days of class to receive your hunters safety certificate at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Tuesday, April 24th and Thursday, April 26th from 5 to 8 pm and Saturday, April 28th from 10 am to 2 pm. Classes are $5.00 and limited by the MDNR to 50 students. Online students MUST register for the field day as this is included in the state required class capacity. 616-675-3158, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, www.howardchristensen.org. #15

CS Class of 1973 Reunion

Aug. 18: CS class of 1973 reunion to be held Saturday, August 18, 2018. Place: Shots Restaurant & Bar on West River Dr. Time: 7pm. Taco bar, snacks, non-alcoholic drinks & dessert for $15 each. (Cash bar available). Call or text Gail Armstrong @ 616-799-2410 for address to RSVP or for more information. Find more info on Facebook: Cedar Springs Class of 1973. #15

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The Post travels to Peru

With the assistance and expertise of travel agent Lori Visser, Ken and TJ Norris traveled to Peru in mid-March and took along the Post. They made stops in the beautiful Miraflores neighborhood of Lima, the Inca “Navel of the World” city of Cusco, and the Sacred Valley in the Andes. The high point (in scenic view if not altitude) was, of course, the famous Inca ruins at Machu Picchu, but for their 24th anniversary the Cedar Springs pair also visited several other nearly-as-impressive ruins. The woman shown with The Post and the llama were at the Urubamba ruins.

Thank you, Ken and TJ, for taking us with you to Peru!

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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Genealogy

 

A little girl asked her mother, “How did the human race appear?” 

The mother answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and from them came the whole human race.”

Two days later the girl asked her father the same question. The father answered,  “Many years ago there were monkeys, from which the human race evolved.”

The confused girl returned to her mother and said, “Mom, why is it that you told me the human race was created by God, and Dad said they developed from monkeys?” 

The mother smiled and answered, “Well, dear, it is very simple. I told you about my side of the family and your father told you about his.”

 

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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.


Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Apr. 8: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, April 8th 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 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! #14b

TOPS weight loss support group

Apr. 10: 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

Flat River Com. Players Present “Wait Until Dark”

Apr. 13-21: Flat River Community Players present the drama “Wait Until Dark” at 7:30 pm on April 13, 14, 20 & 21, and at 2 pm on April 15, at the Greenville Area Community Center. Tickets are $13 adults and $11 students 18 and younger & senior citizens 60 and over. Reserve tickets with VISA or MasterCard at www.ShowClix.com, or by clicking the ShowClix link on the Player’s website www.frcp.org, or by calling 888-71-Tickets (8425387). Tickets will also be available at the door. #14

Team Puzzle Contest

Apr. 14: There will be a Puzzle Contest on Saturday, April 14th at Cedar Springs Middle School, 2-3 pm, as part of the Cedar Springs Friends of the Library Quilt Show. Admission is $2 per person for the show. Bring your team of up to 4 people and try to be the first to put a 500 piece puzzle together. Proceeds of the quilt show go to the Cedar Springs Public Library. For more information, call Kaye @ 616-490-2493. #13,14p

Friends of the CS Library Quilt Show

Apr. 14: Cedar Springs Friends of the Library will hold its 6th annual quilt show on April 14 at the Cedar Springs Middle School from 10 am-4pm. Admission is $2 per person. Quilt registrations still being accepted. For more information, see CedarSpringsLibrary.org, call the library @ 616-696-1910 or Kaye @ 616-490-2493. All proceeds go towards the Cedar Springs Public Library. #14,15p

Essential Oils 101

Apr. 18: Pre-registration is required. Learn how to use therapeutic essential oils for your health and well-being. Our Essential Oils 101 class will be led by Dr. Lindsey Westerhof, a pharmacist with experience using and teaching others about natural medicines and plant-based products for health, beauty, green cleaning and more. You will learn what essentials oils are, how to use them safely and effectively, and have the chance to try some of the oils and make a product to take home for free! For Adults on Wednesday, April 18, 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Nelson Township / Sand Lake Branch, 88 Eighth St. 616-784-2007. Visit www.kdl.org for more information. #14

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Easter Coloring Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the annual Cedar Springs Post Easter Coloring Contest sponsored by Northwest Kent Mechanical.

Entries came from all over the area including Cedar Springs, Rockford, Sand Lake, Pierson, Sparta, and Greenville. 

Congrats go to Reese Szudzik, of Rockford,  who won in the 4-5 yrs. age group. Alana Smith, of Cedar Springs took 1st place in the 5-7 yrs. division. And 1st place for 8-10 yrs. competitors goes to artist Adeline Bender, of Cedar Springs for her creative  art. Good job to all of the entries!

Prize baskets may be picked up at The Post Newspaper office located at 36 E. Maple Street in Cedar Springs on Friday, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. or next week during regular business hours.

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“Saturday Morning Cartoons” at the Kent Theatre

The Rockford Area Theater Troupe pays tribute to childhood memories with their version of Saturday Morning Cartoons featuring the Super Friends and special guest appearances by the Mystery Teens, Thelma and Shaggly.

The story unfolds with Mr. Pen Quin and his villainous gang implementing an audacious plan to steal the valuable golden monkey. Or is that plan really just a ruse, so they can actually steal a legendary world class gem? And are they going to sell the ill-gained, luxurious loot, so Harley Quint can get the help her mother says she so urgently needs? Or will Mr. Pen Quin use it to gain control of the Hall of the League of Justice Headquarters and then the whole City of Metropolis?

Tune in at the Kent Theater on Friday, April 13 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. for a fun-filled, family friendly episode of tantalizing trickery, devious double-crossing and fantastical fighting free-for-alls with Superbman, Wonderous Woman, Bat Guy, The Robins, Flashy, Mr. Pen Quin, Riddles, The Jokester, Cat Lady, Harley Quint, and Thelma and Shaggly…Zoiks!!!

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The wonders of hair spray

A man was driving along the highway, when he saw the Easter Bunny hopping across the middle of the road. He swerved to avoid hitting the Bunny, but he was not in time. The basket of eggs and candy went flying all over the place. The driver, being a sensitive man as well as an animal lover, pulled
over to the side of the road, and got out to see what had become of
the Bunny carrying the basket. 

Much to his dismay, the colorful Bunny was very still. The driver felt guilty and began to cry. A woman driving down the same highway saw the man crying on the side
of the road and pulled over. She stepped out of her car and asked the
man what was wrong.
 
“I feel terrible,” he explained, “I accidentally hit the Easter Bunny
and I think I killed it. What should I do?”
 
The woman told the man not to worry. She knew exactly what to do. She
went to her car trunk, and pulled out a spray can. She walked over to the limp, dead Bunny, and sprayed the entire contents of the can on to the little furry animal.
 
Miraculously the Easter Bunny came to back life, jumped up, picked up the spilled eggs and candy, waved its paw at the two humans and hopped on down the road. Fifty yards away the Easter Bunny stopped, turned around, waved and hopped on down the road another 50 yards, turned and waved, hopped another 50 yards and waved again.
 
The man was astonished. He said to the woman, “What in heaven’s name is in your spray can?” 

The woman turned the can around so that the man could read the label. It said:
“Hair spray. Restores life to dead hair. Adds permanent wave.”

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