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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.

16th Annual Memorial Cemetery Walk

May 29: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 16th annual Memorial Cemetery walk on Sunday, May 29th at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This years’ veterans will be Ebenezer Jewell, War of 1812; John Roys, Mexican War; Myron Fogleson, Civil War; Joe Osborne, Spanish-American War; Franklin Sheldon, World War I; Kenneth Winters, World War II; Rex Morris, Korean War; Timothy Towns, Vietnam War. Biographical and historical information will be presented at each gravesite. The Glen Hill Post of the American Legion honor guard will assist at the presentation. We will leave from the museum in Morley Park at 1:30 pm and return there for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentations in the museum. #20,21p

DIY Spa for Teens

June 4,13: Make a variety of spa products from simple ingredients that you can take home, such as sugar and oatmeal scrubs, fizzy bath bombs and silky body lotion. Pre-registration is required for teens grades 6-12. Call 877-243-2466 to pre-register. Saturday, June 4th at 11 am at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. Monday, June 13th at 1:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St.  #21

Fresh Food Fairy

June 7: Meet this Fresh Food Fairy and her amazing smoothie bike! She’ll help you whip up a tasty treat and teach you all about healthy eating. The first 75 kids will receive a treat bag. For ages 6 and older. Tuesday, June 7th at 6 pm at Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #21

Help Promote Literacy

June 9: The need is urgent at this time! The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Thursday, June 9th, for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. 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 Center 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. #21

Nazareth Vacation Bible School at Solon Center Wesleyan Church

June 12: Hey kids! Come for VBS beginning Sunday evening, June 12th from 6:30 – 8 pm. It’s family Night, so bring the whole family to enjoy the fun of the Double KK Petting zoo (weather permitting) and a hot dog roast. VBS continues through Thursday where you’ll make new friends, sing great songs, play fun games, experience Nazareth…where Jesus was a Kid and visit the market places of His home town. Monday through Thursday VBS is for children 4 years old through the 5th grade. Please pre-register by calling the church office @ 696-3229 or online at http://scwchurch.com/#/get-connected/vbs-registration. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. Come join the fun! #21-23p

Alpha Family Center Annual LifeWalk

June 18: Cedar Springs Alpha Family Center will host its annual LifeWalk Events on Saturday, June 18th at Morley Park in Cedar Street. 5K LifeRun at 8:30 am, Kid’s FunRun at 9:15 am and LifeWalk at 10:00 am, and Baby Bottle Blessing change drive now thru June 19th. LifeWalk is a great time for families which includes a coloring contest for ages 3-10 (deadline to enter is June 1st ), a clown, face painting, balloons, refreshments, door prizes and the chance for everyone to help local families in a very real way. To participate in LifeWalk 2016 pick up your pledge form, a baby bottle for the change drive and an entry form for the coloring contest by stopping into Alpha on Mondays 11 to 5 pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 – 4 pm. For more information you may call 616-696-2616. #20,21p

Summer Solstice Run with the Sun 3k

June 21: Celebrate the longest day of the year with a Cross Country 3k at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Tuesday, June 21st at 7 pm for registration. Water and post run refreshments provided. All runners receive a T-Shirt and entry into prize drawings. Medals and prizes for top 3 in each of 4 categories. Pre-register by June 14th. Cost: $15, members $10. Registration received June 14th to race day $20. www.HowardChristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #21

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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.

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Feb.14: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, February 14th 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). The message will be shared by Joann Gitchel from Howard City, Michigan, who has an amazing story to share. The Gitchel family musical group will also share the words of Jesus Christ through their music. 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. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #6

TOPS weight loss support group

Feb. 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 8:15-9 am, meeting starts at 9:15 am. 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. #6

Blood Drive

Feb. 16: Michigan Blood Drive on February 16th at the Cedar Springs Methodist Church from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. A great Valentine’s present to someone in need – right from your heart. Your donation has the potential to help 3 people. The Blood Center thanks all the people that attempt to donate. #6

Dinner at East Nelson UMC

Feb. 17: East Nelson UMC, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd. will be having a Roast Beef dinner on Wednesday, February 17th from 5 – 7 pm. The menu will include roast beef, red potatoes, carrots, pasta salad, rolls, desserts, relish tray. Everyone is welcome. #6

Roast Beef Dinner

Feb. 21: The Rockford American Legion Post 102 on the corner of Northland Dr. and Rockford Park Dr. (330 Rockford Park Dr.), will be hosting a roast beef dinner on Sunday February 21st and every 3rd Sunday of each month. Open to the public. We will be serving roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, corn, green beans, coleslaw, rolls, dessert, coffee and punch. Reasonably priced at $9 for adults, kids age 4 to 12 for $7 and under 4 years are free. Serving from 11am to 3 pm. See ya there and bring the family! #6,7p

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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.

TOPS weight loss support group

Jan. 28: 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. #4

 

Winter Family Fun Day at HCNC

Feb. 1: Be a proud Michigander get out and enjoy winter. Here is your chance to come out and play in the snow with us. Children’s games, free snowshoe walk with your family, snowman or snow animal building contest, hula hoop contest, bubble blowing (if temp is below 32), make a snow glove, use our water filled bottles of color to create snow art in our open prairie. Then warm up with a bowl of chili or some s’mores around the campfire at Camp Lily’s location. Saturday, February 1 from12 noon to 3 pm. Donation of $6/person or $15 family. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #4

 

Springs Soccer Registration

Feb. 4&6: Springs 2014 Soccer Registration for American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) is Tuesday, February 4 and Thursday, February 6 at Burger King Restaurant, 4065 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs from 6 – 8 pm. Fee for the Spring Session is $60 per child with a $5 discount per child for families registering 3 or more players. Players must be at least 4 years of age by March 24, 2014. First time players – please bring Birth Certificate for age verification. Please complete online application at www.eayso.org – print two copies and take advantage of our Express Lane! These will be the final registration dates for the Spring Season. Please tell you friends and neighbors. If you have questions please contact us through the link on our website: www.ayso902.org. #4-6p

 

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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. #40

 

Winter Coat Drive

Oct. 1-31: Sand Lake Tri County Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 4467 cordially invites you in helping us “Warm our Community One Coat at a Time”. From October 1st through October 31st donation boxes will be located at Tri County Eagles, Sand Lake Elementary School, and local churches. You can donate gently used or new coats, hats, gloves , scarves and boots. These items will be given to students attending Sand Lake Elementary and their families who are in need. For more information and other donation locations call Linn Rapson 616-240-3871 or Cindy Karafa 616-696-2604. #40

 

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Oct. 5: Come see great local talent perform on stage at the historic Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St., Cedar Springs. Saturday, October 5th, right after the Red Flannel Parade at about 4:30 pm. Tickets are only $3 per person. #39,40p

 

The Springs Red Flannel Bounce Bash

Oct. 5: Question: What’s red, sails through the air, and has a smile a mile wide? Answer: Your kids at The Springs Red Flannel Bounce Bash! The Springs Church will have five different bounce houses set up in their parking lot at 135 N. Grant Street, for kids of all ages, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Red Flannel Day. And that’s not all—there will be free food as well. Free inflatables plus free food = free fun! So get your bounce on and head over to The Springs! For more info call 696-2970. #40

 

Casino Trip

Oct. 5: A trip to the Soaring Eagle Casino is planned for Saturday, October 12th. The cost is $30 per person, with $10 to play and $5 towards your meal.RSVP and pre-pay by October 5th. Pick up at 10 am and drop off at 6 pm at Resurrection Lutheran Church, in Sand Lake. Call Julie, 616-636-5668 or Linda, 616-636-5342. Proceeds go to the church. #40p

 

Acoustic Instrumental Group

Oct. 7: Come join us for worship and fun through Christmas music. Monday evenings from 7 to 8:15 pm, October 7 thru November 25 at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. For more information call Keith Caldwell 616-696-1246. #39,40p

 

Dinner at the Legion

Oct. 7: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a roast beef dinner on Monday, October 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be onions, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #40

 

Free meal at OLC Family Center

Oct. 10, 24: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month for an evening meal. 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. #40

 

Band Books @ the Library: Music Makers

Oct. 10: Connect with musical happiness by making you very own instrument out of provided materials! Make tambourines, maracas, harmonicas and more using household materials. For all ages. Thursday, October 10 at 6:30 pm, Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #40

 

Babysitting Certification Class

Oct. 11: A babysitting certification class will be held on Friday, October 11th from 2 – 5 pm at Cedar View Elementary. You will learn about the basics of CPR, rescue breathing, what are appropriate foods for children from the instructors from Spectrum Health Lifestyles of Greenville. This class will help babysitters learn about safety for children, safety for themselves, and do some roll playing of various situations. Great for nursery workers, big brothers/sisters, as well as the average babysitter. Must be in at least 4th grade to attend. Cost is $35 and registration deadline is October 4th. Contact CSAPR at 616-696-7320 or online at www.csaparksandrec.com to register. #39,40

 

Zumba Class – Cedar Springs Library Fund Raiser

Oct. 12: Saturday, October 12th at 9:30 am, Monica Sanders will be hosting a Zumba class at the CS Middle School for $10. All funds go towards the Cedar Springs Public Library Fund. #40,41p

 

Spencer Township KDL Branch Birthday Party

Oct. 12: Sign an enormous 15th birthday card, enjoy some treats, create some decorations and then head down to the giant book sale. Saturday, October 12, 9:30 am. 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #40

 

Owl Walk – Howling

Oct. 12: Listening to the hooting owls has to be one of life’s special pleasures. Learning more about Michigan’s owls give those calls even more meaning. Join naturalist Greg Swanson as he introduces you to owl biology and a number of taxidermy owls during an indoor presentation then head outdoors in search of these elusive nocturnal wonders. Saturday, October 12 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. Donation of $5. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #40

 

Hope Community Church Fall Craft & Vendor Expo

Oct. 12: Great variety of craft items and vendors from allergy-friendly baked goods, homemade chocolates, beautiful jewelry of all kinds, crochet/knit goods of all kinds and name brand product booths (go to www.hoperockford.org for a complete listing). A petting zoo will be there! We’re so excited to invite you to this event – great way to start your holiday shopping and have fun in the process. Watch the website for updates. For more info contact judygistinger@yahoo.com or marykmcg@hotmail.com. #40,41p

 

Todd & Brad Reed: A Photographic Michigan Tribute

Oct. 14: Fall in love with Michigan all over again! This father/son duo will present a slideshow of the Pure Michigan photographs, share stories of their travels and talk about how they use cameras to connect with both nature and people. Monday, October 14th at 6:30 pm. Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #40

 

Cedar Springs Community Players Fall Production

Oct. 17-19: “What is Susan’s Secret?” by Michael Parker and Susan Parker. The Cider Mill Inn is an old, rustic and somewhat run down country inn owned by an endearing couple. At first they appear to be bordering on senility but we quickly learn that they are clever con artists, preying on their unsuspecting guests. All performances will be the Kent Theatre starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $12 at the door, $10 pre-sale. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Main Street Restaurant, Cedar Springs Public Library or by calling 616-901-1646. “What is Susan’s Secret?” is presented by special permission with Samuel French, Inc. #40,41p

 

Rotary Cow Plop Returns

Oct. 26: The 3rd Annual Cedar Springs Rotary Cow Plop raffle is coming on Saturday, October 26th on the land next to White Creek Lumber. Tickets are assigned to each square at noon, and if the cow plops on the square where your ticket is placed, you may be a winner. There are three prizes, $1,000, $350 and $150. You don’t need to be present to win, but come and join the fun. The event begins at 9 am and the winner will be announced after the noon drawing. Tickets may be purchased from any Cedar Springs Rotarian. For more information, you can join the group on Facebook at Cedar Springs Rotary Club. #40

 

 

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