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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.

West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

May 10: 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. May 10th is the first swap. 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. #19p

 

Eco-Friendly Garden Projects

May 10: Craft earth-friendly spring garden projects using upcycled household containers and supplies from nature’s bounty. Saturday, May 10th at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #19

 

Gardening from Soil to Bloom

May 10: Love of gardening is a seed that, once sown, never dies. Jeanne Hawkins of The Secret Ingredient will teach gardening fundamentals, including the basics of soil, plants, planting, weeks and how to tell good bugs from bad. Saturday, May 10th at 10 am at eh Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #19

 

Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction

May 10: The Tri County Jr. Eagles #4467 is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 10th at  2 pm at the Sand Lake VFW on Lake Street. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than be helping children with life threatening illnesses have their wishes come true. To purchase tickets contact Lynn Rapson at 616-240-3871. #19

 

Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 10,11: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 10 and possibly the 11th from 9 am to 5 pm. The location will be a White Creek Lumber. If there are any questions you can contact Daniel Menefee 616-232-5931. #19p

 

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 13: 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! Join us for dinner every Tuesday. Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Blessed John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #19

 

TOPS weight loss support group

May 13: 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. #19

 

Spring Brings Very Hungry Caterpillars

May 13: Enjoy stories and crafts featuring “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other familiar characters from the works of Eric Carle. For ages 6 and under. Tuesday, May 13 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #19

 

Michigan Blood Drive at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

May 15: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Michigan Blood Drive on Thursday, May 15th from 2 to 7 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford in the Fellowship Hall. Please call 866-MIBLOOD for more information or to make an appointment. Walk Ins welcome. #18,19p

 

Community Luncheon

May 15: The Community Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 11:30 am to the Ceder Springs Public Schools District Office (Hilltop). The cost is just $7 and includes a catered lunch. Speakers will be local foreign exchange students. You will learn about their countries, what they liked about their stay in the states, what foods they learned to love and hate and more. Reservations are due by Tuesday, May 12 at noon by calling the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department at 616-696-7320. #19

 

CS Varsity Wrestling Alumni Bowling

May 15: Relive the glory days and support the future! Cedar Springs Varsity Wrestling, Alumni Bowling Fundraiser will be held May 15 at Westgate Lanes at 7 pm. $20 or $35 per couple. Coach Emery, 616-799-0163 or Mark and Cheri Edwards 616-225-1545. Don’t forget the scrap metal drive pick up or delivery. All proceeds benefit current Red Hawk Wrestlers with clubs, camps, gear etc. #19

 

Used Book Sale

May 15-17: The Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library will host a used book sale on Thursday, May 15 from 10 am to 7 pm,  Friday, May 16 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Library Community Room. #19

 

Gallery Night at Creative Technologies

May 17: Creative Technologies Academy is having its 1st Annual Gallery Night and Open House featuring CTA student artwork. Dessert and punch will be served as you browse artwork inspired from artists studied during the school year. From pottery to pop art to textiles, our students will amaze you! Saturday, May 17 from 3 to 6 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. 616-696-4905. #19,20p

 

Garage Sale Benefit

May 17: “Garage” Sale, Saturday, May 17th at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, from 8 am to 2 pm. Proceeds to benefit Cradles of Grace, an extended care pregnancy support organization dedicated to inspiring life transformation through the love of Christ in women who have chosen life for their unplanned pregnancy. #19,20p

 

Morel Mushroom Hunting

May 18: Join a seasoned Mushroom Hunter and let us see how many of these tasty morel mushrooms we can find! We will be going off trails – this is why a guide is best! Starting the night with a mushroom presentation on the where, why and how’s of mushroom, then go on a hunt for the tasty morels, and at the end of our hunt receive some refreshments. Sunday May 18th from 1 to 3 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. Donation of $4 per person. #18

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 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, first come, first serv. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

Danish Festival Art @ the Green 

July 29: Greenville Danish Festival Art @ the Green invites all area artists to enter the Art @ the Green contest. This is the third annual contest for Art @ the Green and we are pleased to be a part of Danish Festival’s 50th Annual celebration! The contest runs from July 29th through August 16th, the Saturday of Danish Festival. Artists’ works will be seen and voted on by both our local community members, and by the tens of thousands Festival goers who visit each year. Juried prizes are $500 for first place 2D and $100 for second place 2D, $500 for first place 3D and $100 for second place 3D. In addition there is a public vote prize of $500. For more information and application forms please go to the Danish Festival website, www.danishfestival.org or call the Festival office at 616-754-6369. #19

 

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Detroit Lions players coming to Cedar Springs

Current and former Detroit Lions players to compete against local players in basketball game to raise money for teacher’s cancer treatment and expenses

Scotty Hazel

Scotty Hazel

On Saturday, May 3, at 7 p.m., current and former Detroit Lions football players will take on local members of “Team Hazel,” a group of community members who have come together to show their support of Cedar Springs High School teacher and soccer coach, Scotty Hazel. Hazel is undergoing treatment for liposarcoma. This is his second fight against cancer.

The game will be in the Cedar Springs High School gym. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door. Half time will feature player autographs and a silent auction.

More than 700 tickets have already been sold to the “Team Hazel versus Detroit Lions” game. A large portion of ticket sales have come from the students he’s inspired over the years. The public outpouring of support is evident on the “Purple Haze Page” on facebook. It has more than 1,700 members.

The following Detroit Lions players will be in attendance:

Herman Moore, 11-year NFL WR and 4-time Pro Bowler. He is currently the Lions career leader in receptions, receiving yards, and touchdowns.

Bill Bentley, a second-year CB out of Louisiana-Lafayette. He was a third-round draft pick in 2012 and has over 40 tackles in his short career.

Cory Schlesinger, 12-year NFL FB and 3-time Pro Bowl alternate. He was a bruising back, scoring over 14 career touchdowns and is most famous for helping open holes for Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders

Rob Rubick, a 7-year NFL TE and Grand Valley State University football standout. He now does color commentary and broadcast work for the team.

Devin Taylor, at 6’ 7” and 270 lbs. this DE is a player to watch.

Theo Riddick, former Notre Dame star for coach Brian Kelly, figures to see a lot of action this year at both WR and KR.

Tahir Whitehead, a second-year LB and special teams standout. Last year, he won the Yale Larry Special Teams Most Valuable Player Award, recording nine tackles and a forced fumble.

Local players include many Cedar Springs teachers, residents, and alumni, including Austin Thornton, a former member of the MSU basketball team. The event will be announced Trey Reed, another Cedar Springs graduate.

If you would like to make a donation, make checks payable to Cliffton Young and mail to 6487 Blythefield Ave NE, Rockford MI 49341. All funds will be deposited into a special fund set-up for Scott Hazel at Lake Michigan Credit Union.

 

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Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction

The Tri County Jr. Eagles #4467 of the Fraternal Order of Eagles of Sand Lake, Michigan are hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction on Saturday May 10, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. at the Sand Lake VFW.

This is a fundraiser for the Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan.

At the current time there are approximately 15 children in our community and neighboring communities on their waiting list to grant these children, who have life threatening illnesses, wishes. The funds raised at this event will help assist in granting these children their wishes.

Our goal is to raise $2,000.00. At this time the Jr. Eagles have raised over $650 towards this goal.

The event will include a guest speaker from the Make A Wish organizaiton, lunch, door prizes, flowers for all the mothers who attend, entertainment, and the silent auction.

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than by helping these chidren in making their wishes come true.

If you would like more information to help sponsor this event or to purchase tickets for this event (tickets are $5.00 each), contact Lynn Rapson at 616-240-3871.

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Cedar Springs Wrestlers Clean Up the Community

Copper, brass, water heaters, sheds, tractors, auto parts, etc… If it is metal the Cedar Springs High School wrestling team is recycling it. The student athletes are cleaning up the community and using the profits to achieve their goals on the wrestling mat.

currently, eighteen Red Hawks are participating at the Flat River Wrestling Club in Lowell, MI. Flat River provides the wrestlers with some of the best instruction in the state. The scrap metal drive has funded over two thirds of the expenses for the Spring and Summer sessions.

Over 3 tons of metal has already been recycled and the team is seeking more. If you would like to help clean up contact Coach Nick Emery 616-799-0163 or connect on facebook.com/groups/cedar.springs.wrestling/. The team accepts pickup or delivery.

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Time Off

 

Two men working in a factory were talking. “I know how to get some time off,” said one.

“How are you going to do that?”

“Watch,” he said, and climbed up on a rafter. The foreman asked what he was doing up there, and the man replied. “I’m a light bulb.”

“I think you need some time off,” the foreman said and the first man walked out of the factory.

After a moment, the second man followed him. “Where do you think you’re going?” the foreman shouted.

“I can’t work in the dark,” he said.

 

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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.

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. #18

 

Spring Rummage Sale

May 1, 2: The Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake will host a Springs Rummage Sale on Thursday, May 1st and Friday, May 2nd from 9 am to 5 pm. #18

 

Spring Craft and Vendor Expo

May 3: Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake, Rockford, is presenting its Spring Craft and Vendor Expo on Saturday, May 3rd, from 10 am – 3 pm. More than 25 crafters and vendors covering a lot of unique territory! Includes caricature artist, wood décor, stuffed animals, handmade jewelry, fabric goods, clothing, books, tools, cleaning products, skin care products, food and kitchen products, tote items and so much more! We truly have the best variety we’ve ever had and look forward to your stopping by! #17,18p

 

Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 3, 4: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 3 and 4, 10 and possibly the 11th from 9 am to 5 pm. The location will be a White Creek Lumber. If there are any questions you can contact Daniel Menefee 616-232-5931. #17,18p

 

Dinner at the Legion

May 5: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, May 5th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #18

 

TOPS weight loss support group

May 6: 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. #16

 

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

May 8-10: A rummage sale will be held on May 8th and 9th from 9 am to 5 pm and May 10th from 9 am to 12 pm. Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. #18

 

Michigan Blood Drive at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

May 15: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Michigan Blood Drive on Thursday, May 15th from 2 to 7 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford in the Fellowship Hall. Please call 866-MIBLOOD for more information or to make an appointment. Walk Ins welcome. #18,19p

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 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, first come, first serv. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

2014 Howard City Alumni Banquet

May 24: The Howard City Banquet will be held on May 24th at the Heritage United Methodist Church, 19931 W. Kendalville Rd., Pierson, Michigan. Social hour 6:30 pm and dinner at 7 pm. For reservations contact Don Bozwinkle at 616-696-2252 or Don Bauman at 231-937-5648. Cost is $17 per person and reservations are due by May 17th. #18

 

 

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Benefit for teacher and coach Scott Hazel

Current and former Detroit Lions players to compete against local supporters in basketball game to raise money for teacher’s cancer treatment and expenses

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Scott Hazel

Scott Hazel

 

More than 600 tickets have already been sold to the “Team Hazel versus Detroit Lions” game to benefit beloved Cedar Springs High School teacher and soccer coach Scotty Hazel. On May 3, at 7 p.m., at Cedar Springs High School, current and former Detroit Lions football players will take on local members of “Team Hazel,” a group of community members who have come together to show their support of Scott, who is undergoing treatment for liposarcoma.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and may be purchased at the door or by calling (616) 340-0653.

A large portion of ticket sales have come from the students he’s inspired over the years. The public outpouring of support is evident on the “Purple Haze Page” on facebook that was created to provide regular updates from Hazel and encouraging thoughts from friends. It has more than 1,700 members.

“Scott is that teacher who is equally loved and admired by teachers and students alike. He’s given an incomparable amount of positive dedication to this community over the years. I’m so glad we have an opportunity to give back to him,” says event organizer and former Cedar Springs teacher, Cliffton Young.

Young is working with former Grand Valley football player stand out, former Lions player, and Detroit sports announcer, Rob Rubick, to assemble the Lions team. While the names of the Lions players will be released closer to the event, the Team Hazel roster is slated to include:

Players:

Buck Burnett, Cedar Springs Police Officer; Cedar Springs High School alumni

Heather Carlson, Cedar Springs High School Teacher

Don Carlson, Regal Financial

Roger Carr, Cedar Springs Elementary School Teacher

Pat Hillary, H20 Plumbing

Brooke Holt, Cedar Springs High School Teacher

Jeremy Plain, Cedar Springs Elementary School Teacher

Andy Secor, Cedar Springs Elementary School Principal

Ryan Smith, Argus Financial

Austin Thornton, former player Michigan State University basketball player; Cedar Springs High School alumni

Head Referee:

Dan Rypma Muskegon Community College Instructor, Cedar Springs resident

Come out and show your support Scott Hazel and enjoy a great game!

 

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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.

Register Now for MCC’s Summer Camps for Youths

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer camps for youths is available now. Youth can focus on fine arts, language, agriculture and writing this year. “CampWOWme (The World of Writing: Multimedia Enhanced)” June 23-27 or July 14-18 from 8 am to 4 pm daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $90. “From Field to Food – Where does your hamburger come from?” July 18 from 9 am to 4 pm at MCC in Sidney. The cost is $25. “Fine Arts Camp: Fairy Tales” is July 21 – 15 from 8:30 am to 4 pm, daily at MCC in Sidney. The cost is $90. “Camp Aloha,” Aug. 4 – 7 from 9 am to 12 noon daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $55. “Spanish Camp,” Aug. 4 -7 from 9 am to 1 pm daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $55. Visit www.montcalm.edu/camps for more information.

 

“Antique Roadshow” Style Antiques Appraisals

Apr. 26: Joan Bunn, a certified appraiser and owner of “Joan & Associates” of Rockford will be at the Sand lake United Methodist Education Building on Saturday, April 26 from 9 am to 4 pm to appraise your antiques. $10 donation for each item verbally appraised. Antique and Vintage sale, Bake Sale and Light Lunch available. Come and spend the day! #17

 

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Apr. 30: Calling all Seniors age 60 and older. Senior Cafe 2014 Season Opener is almost here. Wednesday the 30th of April, get your taste buds ready! A quick peek in the kitchen revealed lasagna to be the main dish with a side salad and pudding cups. Come at Noon to our corner of M-82 and Beech. Let’s catch up with each other after the long Winter break. See ya’ll there! #17

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

May 1,15: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, May 1 and May 15th. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #17

 

Spring Craft and Vendor Expo

May 3: Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake, Rockford, is presenting its Spring Craft and Vendor Expo on Saturday, Mary 3rd, from 10 am – 3 pm. More than 25 crafters and vendors covering a lot of unique territory! Includes caricature artist, wood décor, stuffed animals, handmade jewelry, fabric goods, clothing, books, tools, cleaning products, skin care products, food and kitchen products, tote items and so much more! We truly have the best variety we’ve ever had and look forward to your stopping by! #17,18p

 

Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 3,4: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 3 and 4, 10 and possibly the 11th from 9 am to 5 pm. The location will be a White Creek Lumber. If there are any questions you can contact Daniel Menefee 616-232-5931. #17,18p

 

Ensley Nature Preserve Opens

May 3: Ensley Nature Preserve will be “Celebrating the Awakening of the Forest” on Saturday, May 3 at 10 am. Come enjoy walking the trails, playing, crafts, food and meeting new friends. Discover this 40 acre preserve nestled in Ensley Township, ¼ mile off Cypress Ave. on 136th Street west. Hope to see you there. #17

 

Jiggly Wiggly Frog Hunting

May 4: Howard Christensen Nature Center will go Frog Hunting for the learning of frogs – not to capture forever – but to study their habitats and mannerisms. First, we will learn (short fun lesson with refreshments) about the frogs in Michigan and why they are so important to our environment and a lot of other fun froggy facts will be toad… told! Then around dusk, we will go hunting frogs. We are going to get down in the pond areas with flashlights and try to fund us some frogs for studying. This is for all ages – so Mon/Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, bring the children and have a fun filled night of sneaking around capturing frogs (at the end of the night we will release our frogs back into the wild). Dress appropriately. Sunday, May 4th from 6 – 8 pm. Donation of $5 per person. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. #17

 

The Savvy Caregiver

May 6: The Savvy Caregiver is a nationally recognized program for family members caring for a person with dementia. Topics include strategies for managing the symptoms of dementia, improving the quality of life as the disease progresses, sources of local help, and increasing involvement of other family members in the caregiving role. Participants are encouraged to attend all six classes to receive the full benefit of the curriculum. Complimentary respite may be available – ask for details when you register. Call the Alzheimer’s Association for a eligibility screening and to register. 616-459-4558 or 800-272-3900. Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 and June 10 from 2 to 4 pm. Howard City Action Center, 132 E. Edgerton St., Howard City. #17

 

Mother/Daughter Banquet at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

May 10: Come enjoy a special morning out with delicious food, fellowship and devotional presented by: Mrs. Terre K. Ritchie, Director if Keys for Kids Ministries (formerly known as CBH Ministries). Terre will also delight us with a special talent. Saturday, May 10 at 10 am. Pine Ridge Bible Camp – VerLee Dining Hall, 8303 – 17 Mile Rd. 616-696-8675. Mothers, daughters and grandmothers of all ages are welcome to attend. Cost is $6 (over age 12); $4 (age 12 and under). Please RSVP via FB (Mother Daughter Brunch) by calling the camp office at 616-696-8675 or by e-mailing info@pineridgecamp.com by Wednesday May 7th. When responding, please notify us of the number of adults and children in your party. #17

 

5K to Raise Funds for Mitochondrial Disease Research

May 17: The 5th Annual United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) Breylon Senn 5K Walk-Run-Stroll is May 17 at Tri County High School in Howard City. Registration begins at 10:45 am and the 5K begins at 11:45 am. This is a family – friendly event for all ages and abilities. This year’s event will also feature the first annual Superhero Dash for superheroes of all ages. Registration is $20 per person and includes one event t-shirt and”Fight Mito” bracelet, or $40 per family and includes two event t-shirts and two bracelets. Children younger than 16 participate for free with a paid adult registration. You can register online at www.umdf.org/breylonsenn5k or email teambreylon@hotmail.com for more information. Proceeds benefit the UMDF Breylon Senn Research Fund, which funds research for Mitochondrial Disease. #17

 

Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 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, first come, first served. Registration fee is $55. A parent or guardian is required to sign. Guitar and supplies are furnished. Classes will be Monday evenings for 12 weeks starting June 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p

 

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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 onto 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,  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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