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John Ball Zoo goes Boo

 

See Hannah Ringler as a singing mermaid at John Ball Zoo this weekend.

See Hannah Ringler as a singing mermaid at John Ball Zoo this weekend.

Cedar Springs’ very own Miss Great Lakes State teen 2014, Hannah Ringler, 18, is volunteering as a singing mermaid at the John Ball Zoo goes Boo event this weekend, October 25 and 26.

Hannah has been giving her time to this event for the past three years. “Seeing the kids smile as I serenade them makes it all worth it,” she said.

Hannah, a wonderful vocalist, can be found in the zoo aquarium from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., where she will be enchanting children of all ages with songs of the sea. “I love to perform the songs that are familiar to children and asking them to help me by singing along. It’s a great time.”

Hannah has been mentoring children for a number of years and this event is a perfect example of giving something special to kids. Hannah is looking for sponsors so that she can attend the National Miss American Coed pageant in November, in Florida. She hopes to promote her platform “Mentor a Child Today, Improve the World of Tomorrow,” as well as foster care and open adoption awareness. Hannah is a happy product of an open adoption and a spokesperson for this cause.

Hannah hopes to take a piece of Cedar Springs with her to Florida and represent the great state of Michigan. If you are interested in supporting this young woman, please email hannahringler.dreamer@gmail.com. 

 

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The haircut

A young man had just gotten his driving permit.  He asked his father, who was a minister, if they could discuss his use of the car.

His father said to him, “I’ll make a deal with you.  You bring your grades up, study your bible a little, and get your hair cut, then we will talk about it.”

A month later the young man came back and again asked his father if they could discuss his use of the car.

His father said, “Son, I’m real proud of you. You have brought your grades up, you’ve studied your bible diligently, but you didn’t get a hair cut!”

The young man waited a moment and replied, “You know dad, I’ve been thinking about that.  You know Samson had long hair, Moses had long hair, Noah had long hair, and even Jesus had long hair.”

His father replied, “Yes son, and they walked everywhere they went!”

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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.

“Blithe Spirit” Opens at the Kent

Oct. 23-25: Cedar Springs Community Players presents, “Blithe Spirit” by Noel Coward. When socialite and novelist Charles Condomine decides that he needs background for a novel he’s writing about the occult, he decides to entertain a medium in order to observe her in action. Expecting to expose Madam Arcati as a fraud, he is profoundly shocked to discover that she does, indeed, have a way to speak with the dead. A surprise twist leads to an unexpected conclusion and will have you laughing all the way to the final curtain. “Blithe Spirit” is being directed by Peter Huschilt. All performances are the the Kent Theatre located in downtown Cedar Springs and begin at 7:30 pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library, Main Street Restaurant, or by calling Jon at 616-263-9363. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Student tickets under age 18 are $8. #43

Pumpkin Walk and Carving

Oct. 25: Pumpkin carving and trail walk at Howard Christensen Nature Center. $8 per person (includes one pumpkin). The evening begins at 5 pm at the Red Pine Center with pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. After carving and judging, the pumpkins will be lit and laid out along a trail where a pumpkin lit trail walk will take place. Event lasts until approximately 8:30 pm. 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42,43p

 

Flu Shot Clinic

Oct. 27: Courtland Oakfield UMC is hosting a Flu Shot Clinic on Monday, October 27 from 4:30 pm to 6 pm. The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE. Bring your traditional Medicare, Medicare+Blue, Blue Care Network, Priority Heath or Aetna Medicare insurance card. #43

 

Fall Festival

Oct. 29: Fall Festival for all ages at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church, 15671 Algoma Ave., Cedar Springs on Wednesday, October 29th from 6:30 pm to 8 pm. For families with children 5th grade and under. Games, prizes, snacks, boy and girl door prizes and candy, candy candy! The church is located just north of 19 Mile Rd. #43

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Oct. 29: The frost is on the pumpkin, the fodder’s in the shock. Our cooks are in the kitchen busy fillin that ol stock pot. They’re choppin this and stirrin that creating a tasty bounty for all the Seniors in the county. So if you’re age 60 or perhaps even more, we invite you please, to pass through our door. The 29th of October, the hour is Noon, on the corner of M-82 and Beech, we hope to see you soon. #43

 

“Nightmare on Cherry Street”

Oct. 30: Calling all 4th to 6th graders! You are officially invited to come to our “Nightmare on Cherry Street” party at the Cedar Springs Library! The fun, games, and food will begin at 6:30 pm on Thursday, October 30 and go until 7:30 pm! Registration is required, so come into the library to sign up or call 616-696-1910. #43

 

Halloween Hospitality Center

Oct. 31: Warm up station at the Cedar Springs UM Church, 140 S. Main St., Cedar Springs on Friday, October 31 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Serving hot chocolate and popcorn. Everyone is welcome to join us. Sponsored by CSUM Church. #43

 

Family Harvest Celebration

Oct. 31: Pine Ridge Bible Camp is having a Free family event including hayride, games, puppet show, cider, donuts and a trip through “Treat Town.” Please bring a bag for collecting treats. Costumes are welcome, but not necessary. Friday, October 31 from 6 to 8 pm at Pine Ridge Bible Camp, 8415 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Please call 616-696-8675 with questions. #43,44p

Trick or Treat Trail Walk at HCNC

Oct. 31: The Howard Christensen Nature Center will host a Trick or Treat Trail Walk on Friday, October 31 from 3 to 5 pm. A $1 donation is suggested but not required to offset costs. Bring your little ones all dressed up to find some goodies in the woods along one of our trails. Conveniently timed to allow for children to return to their neighborhoods for trick or treating and other Halloween events. Howard Christensen Nature Center is located at 16160 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. #43,44p

“Break Every Chain” Tent Revival

Oct. 31-Nov. 2: Today is a new day! Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny! Let today be the day you stop being a victim of your circumstances and start taking action towards the life you want. Get ready to break free! Spirit-led tent revival. October 31 from 5 to 8 pm, Harvest Festival. November 1 at 2 pm, Spanish Service with Rev. Sal Lopez, November 1 at 6 pm, Youth Praise and Worship with Rev. Nathaniel Bryan and November 2 at 2 pm, “Get Ready & Break Free” with Pastor D.N. Bryan. Solid Rock Worship Center, 11862 Shaner Ave., Cedar Springs, 616-696-1900. #43

 

Variety Sale – Sand Lake Lions Club

Nov. 1: The Sand Lake Lions Club is hosting a Variety Sale on Saturday, November 1 from 9 am to 3 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church’s Education building. Questions? Call 616-636-5425. #43,44p

 

Sparta Senior Bash Ladies Expo

Nov. 1: Come join us on Saturday, November 1st from 9 am to 3 pm for the Sparta Senior Bash Ladies Expo. Peace Lutheran Church, 1225 – 12 Mile Rd. NW, Sparta. #43

 

MCC Presents “Music of the Seas”

Nov. 2: Montcalm Community College’s Alumni & Friends Choir and Philharmonic Orchestra present their fall concert, “Music of the Seas,” on November 2nd at 3 pm in the gymnasium in the Activities Building on the college’s Sidney campus. Admission is free. #43

 

CS Music Boosters Wreath Fundraiser

Nov. 3: The Cedar Springs Music Boosters Wreath Fundraiser. Get a 24 inch Wreath decorated with pinecones, red holly berries and a red velvet bow for  only $20.00. All orders must be received with payment (checks made payable to CSMB) by November 3rd. To order, please contact Angela Swinehart swinehart1031@msn.com or 253-985-7135. All proceeds will go towards the Band Students’ Florida Trip and to build student accounts. #43

 

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The POST Pumpkin Coloring Contest 2014

Hey KIDS,

Click and print out and then color the pumpkin (below) with crayons, markers, or colored pencils, and make your funniest or scariest face. There will be one winner from each age group: 3-4 years, 5-7 years and 8-10 years. All winners will be announced in the October 30th edition of the Cedar Springs POST. So, hurry, pumpkins have to be to the POST by October 27 at 5 pm. Our office is located at 36 E. Maple St., Cedar Springs. Our office hours are 10 am – 5 pm Monday – Friday. If you would like to mail it, you can mail it to P.O. Box 370, Cedar Springs, MI 49319.

 

 

Halloween-ColoringContest

 

Coloring Contest Rules:

Only one entry per child.

Only one winner per family.

We are not responsible for lost mail.

All entries must be at our office by October 27, 2014 by 5 pm.

Use crayons, markers, or colored pencils. Be creative!

Click and print the entry form below and submit with your colored pumpkin.

Halloween-EntryForm

 

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Elvis meets Tom Jones Tribute Performance 

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Saturday, October 18, 7 p.m. Rockford American Legion

Come enjoy a night of fun at the Rockford American Legion, 330 Rockford Park Drive, on Saturday, October 18, when the international award-winning performer Irv Cass does his Elvis meets Tom Jones Tribute Performance at 7 p.m.

Irv Cass has performed at places such as; House of Blues, Chicago, IL, Las Vegas Hilton, The Stratosphere, Las Vegas, NV, Hippodrome, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, Elvis Birthday Tribute, Star, Plaza, Merrillville, IN, and Vancouver, British Fest, Ontario, Canada.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserved VIP seats are $15, general admission $10. Call 866-2001 for more information and/or to purchase tickets.

 

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Zombies take over Grand Rapids 

 

October 25 – Halloween nighttime 5K race is one of only a few in the U.S.

The 3rd annual Zombie Dash will be held Saturday, October 25, 2014, at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in downtown Grand Rapids. The run, with waves from 6:30 to 7:00 p.m., features a 5K course along the Grand River, including “Apocalypse Avenue,” full of junked cars and “Kill Hill,” a challenging climb up the tallest hill in Grand Rapids.

“It’s a 5K run at night, but it is definitely more than just a run,” said Mark VanTongeren, co-owner and race director of Michigan Adventure Racing LLC. “Its part run, part obstacle course and part haunted house.”

The race pits survivors against the undead in a 5K run occurring between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. Runners follow a course along the Grand River. “Runners have three flag-football life strips to keep from the zombies, and each strip they keep gets them a minute shaved off their time,” said VanTongeren. “The runners have the most fun at Apocalypse Avenue. We drag in old cars and have the zombies on the cars. Over 100 of our 350 zombies are in that area and the runners have to dodge them.”

The race takes place from sunset to darkness. Those beginning before sunset can almost make it home before dark if they are quick. Survivors at later start times will race as darkness falls. Runners in later waves will be required to wear a headlamp or flashlight for safety.

You can register as either a runner or a zombie. The cost for runners is $45 (kids 10 and under free with parent/guardian) and zombies “eat” for free (or $15 if they want the shirt). For info and deadlines to register, go to http://thezombiedash.com.

The charity partner for this race is the Michigan Blood Stem Cell Program, which educates the public about the importance of the Be The Match registry and marrow/stem cell donation. Last year there were over 1,200 runners and 350 zombies who participated. $5,000 was raised for Michigan Blood’s Stem Cell Program.

“We are very honored that Michigan Adventure Racing has chosen us (Michigan Blood’s Stem Cell Program) again this year and are donating part of the proceeds to help us add more donors to the Be The Match registry,” said Katie McClain, Stem Cell Recruitment Specialist and Be The Match Representative at Michigan Blood.  “Only 55 percent of sick people find a match, so adding more to the registry will help find more matches, give hope, and ultimately save lives. Through recruitment efforts at last year’s race, a donor was matched with a 10-year-old boy needing a stem cell transplant which saved his life.”

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The saga of the sewing machine ad

 

The following is an ad from a newspaper that appeared four days in a row—the last three hopelessly trying to correct the first day’s mistake.

Monday:
For sale: R. D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale.  Phone 948-0707 after 7 p.m. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who lives with him cheap.

Tuesday:
Notice: We regret having erred in R. D. Jones’ ad yesterday. It should have read “One sewing machine for sale cheap. Phone 948-0707 and ask for Mrs. Kelly, who lives with him after 7 p.m.”

Wednesday:
Notice: R. D. Jones has informed us that he has received several annoying telephone calls because of the error we made in the classified ad yesterday. The ad stands correct as follows: “For sale: R. D. Jones has one sewing machine for sale. Cheap. Phone 948-0707 after 7 p.m. and ask for Mrs. Kelly who loves with him.”

Thursday:
Notice: I, R. D. Jones, have no sewing machine for sale. I intentionally broke it. Don’t call 948-0707 as I have had the phone disconnected. I have not been carrying on with Mrs. Kelly. Until yesterday she was my housekeeper, but she has now quit.

 

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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.

Rummage Sale

Oct. 16-18: The Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 Maple St., is hosting a Rummage Sale on Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17, from 9 am to 5 pm and October 18, from 9 am to 12 noon. #42

 

Garage Sale for CSHS Wrestlers

Oct. 16-18: A garage sale for the Cedar Springs High School Wrestlers will be held on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 16, 17 & 18 from 9 am to ?, at 4266 Ives Farm Lane, Cedar Springs, off White Creek Ave., north of Russell Rd. Furniture, household, clothes. All proceeds to support the CSHS Wrestlers upcoming trip to State. #42

 

Craft and Home Business Sale

Oct. 18: St. Peter’s Lutheran Ladies Guild is sponsoring their Craft and Home Business Sale on Saturday, October 18th. Stop in at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 310 East Division St., Rockford between 9 am and 3 pm. Public is welcome. Free Admission. #42

 

Hayrides at Pioneer Church.

Oct. 18: Join us for hayrides, hotdogs and cider this Saturday starting at 6 pm at Pioneer Church. A wagon will travel along our 1 mile path located at the corner of Algoma and 17 Mile Rd. Follow the two track up the hill or enter from the Algoma Ave. driveway. Any questions, visit our website: www.pioneercrc.org or give us a call at 616-696-9120. #42

 

Free Movie! “God’s Not Dead”

Oct. 18,19: A very powerful movie, with great explanations and scientific research. Free admission, free popcorn, free lemonade and reasonable soft drinks. Showing at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, Saturday October 18th at 3 pm and 7 pm and Sunday October 19 at 3 pm. #41,42p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 20: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Pork Chop dinner on Monday, October 20th, 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. #42p

Sensational Senses!

Oct. 21: See, hear, smell, touch, taste! Come join us as we explore the world through our five senses! For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, October 21 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #42

Spectacular Pumpkins and Gourds

Oct. 22: The Greenville Garden Club presents: Spectacular Pumpkins and Gourds on Wednesday, October 22 at 7 pm. The feature speaker is Julie Glover, a member of the Michigan Gourd Society and the Gourd Society of America. She will share techniques for carving, painting and preparing gourds. Public is welcome. Greenville Area Community Center, 900 Kent Rd. For more information call 616-754-9163. #42

Free Money Management Classes

Oct. 22: “Plan your Financial Future” classes are Oct. 22 and 29 from 6 to 9 pm in room G129 in the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center on Montcalm Community College’s Greenville campus. Registration is free by calling 616-754-7706. #42

MCC’s Haunted Indoor Forest

Oct. 24,25: Montcalm Community College’s Art Club hosts it Haunted Indoor Forest from 6 to 8 pm on October 24 and 25 in the Instruction North Building on the college’s Sidney campus. A $2 donation is suggested for admission. #42

Pumpkin Walk and Carving

Oct. 25: Pumpkin carving and trail walk at Howard Christensen Nature Center. $8 per person (includes one pumpkin). The evening begins at 5 pm at the Red Pine Center with pumpkin carving and pumpkin carving contest. Prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. After carving and judging, the pumpkins will be lit and laid out along a trail where a pumpkin lit trail walk will take place. Event lasts until approximately 8:30 pm. 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #42,43

 

Harvest Brains at KDL

Oct. 25: Save your brains! Build a survival bag, practice your aim, and learn what it takes to stay alive during a zombie apocalypse. Saturday, October 25 at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth Street. For teens, grades 6-12. #42

Exotic Pet Bird Fair and Expo

Oct. 25: The Great Lakes Avicultural Society’s 38th Annual Exotic Pet Bird Fair and Expo will take place on Saturday, October 25 from 10 am to 4 pm at the 28th Street Showplace, 1256 28th St. SW Wyoming, Michigan. This is the largest bird fair in west Michigan and features birds for sale, toys, cages, food and other supplies. There will also be raffles, a bake sale, and educational displays about companion birds and their proper care. NO birds may be brought in by the general public. For more info: 616-361-0140 or email mawtiel@aol.com. #42

 

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Bootacular at Solon Market

ENT-BooWhere do ghosts go for a good time in Cedar? Solon Market, of course!  The Market is hosting its second annual Bootacular Event this Saturday, October 11 from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Ghoulies and Ghosties and little beasties are all welcome to participate in a costume contest, parade, trunk-or-treat and a craft.  There will be treats for everyone and special treat bags for the first 25 kids to arrive.  Prizes will be awarded for the most original, scariest and cutest costumes.  The fun begins at 10:00 a.m. so don’t be late!

ENT-BatsThen Zumba-ween with Monica Sanders.  The dance is on for a full hour of fun beginning at 11:00 a.m.!  Come in costume or come in streets, but be prepared for a fun-filled workout! Never tried Zumba? Here’s your chance! It’s free! It’s invigorating! It’s a blast! What are you waiting for?

Solon Market is located at 15185 Algoma Ave. Market hours are 8 a.m. until 1 p.m.  Treats will be given out throughout the Market day, but the costume contest begins at 10:00 a.m. See you at Market!

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