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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

May 23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

May 23,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Historical comedy debuts on Kent stage

May 24,25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to present “Burr: The One Who Won,” written by Scott Phillips with music by Jill Phillips at the Kent Theatre on  May 24, 25. Performances start at 7:30. You may purchase tickets at the Cedar Springs Public Library in advance for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. The box office is open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets may be purchased at that time for $15 for adults and $6 for children under 18. #19-21b

CS Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk

May 26: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 19th annual Memorial Cemetery walk on Sunday, May 26th at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This year’s veterans will be Leander Jewell, Civil War; Harold Bicknell Gidden, World War I; Leland Dewey, World War II; William Wilson, Korean War; Michael E. Magoon, 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 for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentation in the museum. #20,21b

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

May 29: Pine Grove Senior Café would be honored for All Seniors age 60 and over to come celebrate our Veterans both those who are still here with us and those who have given the utmost; those who live on in our memory.  We would be honored to share a meal and memories with you as our guest.  We ask our guests who are Veterans to wear your colors.  Guests who wish to display memorabilia may do so.  At Noon Wednesday May the 29th in our Family Life Center on the North West corner of M-82 & Beech. #21

Invasive Plant Meeting @ Nelson Township

May 30: Kent Conservation District and Nelson Township are holding an Invasive Plant Informational Meeting on May 30th, at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township Hall, located at 2 Maple Street in Sand Lake, Mi. Kent Conservation has been working to reduce the spread of invasive plant species. Kent Conservation will teach you to recognize invasive plants and how to control them. Native plants are strongly encouraged since they pose no threat of becoming invasive. Kent Conservation will have handouts on what invasive plants to watch out for and what native plants to add to your landscape. Any questions can be directed to Susan VanEnk at Nelson Township, 616-636-5332. #20,21b

Red Flannel Pageant Meeting

June 2: Attention all young ladies attending Cedar Springs High School, Creative Technologies Academy, or live in the Cedar Springs school district, (including homeschoolers) who will be in the 11th grade in the 2019-2020 school year. There will be a mandatory parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2019 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 2nd at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #20-22b

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 8: The 127th Annual (1892-2019) Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Social hour – 5 pm, Dinner – 6 pm. Cost of meal is $15.00. Please RSVP by June 1st. Call your reservation in to: Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #19-21p

Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or call MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp (989) 328-1270. #21

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

May 16,23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

May 16,23,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Community Garage Sale

May 16,17,18: City Impact Community Center will be hosting a community garage sale on Thrusday May 16th and Feiday May 17th from 8:30 am to 5 pm, Saturday May 18th from 8:30 am -TBD. All proceeds go to City Impact programs. #19,20p

Historical comedy debuts on Kent stage

May 17-19,24,25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to present “Burr: The One Who Won,” written by Scott Phillips with music by Jill Phillips at the Kent Theatre on May 17, 18, 19; and May 24, 25. Performances start at 7:30, with the exception a Sunday matinee on May 19, which has a 3 p.m. start time. You may purchase tickets at the Cedar Springs Public Library in advance for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. The box office is open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets may be purchased at that time for $15 for adults and $6 for children under 18. #19-21b

Community Dinner and Feeding America Truck

May 20: City Impact will be hosting a community dinner and Feeding America Truck on Monday, May 20th. The Feeding America Truck will be at 4:30 pm by the bus garage (behind Cedar Springs Red Hawk Elementary) and dinner will be at 5:30 pm at the Red Hawk Elementary Cafeteria. There will be haircuts, crafts, prizes and more!. #19,20p

Lose weight sensibly with TOPS

May 21: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 weight 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. #20

Michigan Blood Drive

May 21: Michigan Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, May 21st at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103962. Many US blood banks often run short of types O and B red blood cells. #20

CS Historical Society’s Cemetery Walk

May 26: The Cedar Springs Historical Society is holding its 19th annual Memorial Cemetery walk on Sunday, May 26th at 2 pm to honor veterans of all wars. This year’s veterans will be Leander Jewell, Civil War; Harold Bicknell Gidden, World War I; Leland Dewey, World War II; William Wilson, Korean War; Michael E. Magoon, 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 for refreshments. In case of severe weather warnings we will cancel the event. In case of rain we will do the presentation in the museum. #20,21b

Invasive Plant Meeting @ Nelson Township

May 30: Kent Conservation District and Nelson Township are holding an Invasive Plant Informational Meeting on May 30th, at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township Hall, located at 2 Maple Street in Sand Lake, Mi. Kent Conservation has been working to reduce the spread of invasive plant species. Kent Conservation will teach you to recognize invasive plants and how to control them. Native plants are strongly encouraged since they pose no threat of becoming invasive. Kent Conservation will have handouts on what invasive plants to watch out for and what native plants to add to your landscape. Any questions can be directed to Susan VanEnk at Nelson Township, 616-636-5332. #20,21b

Red Flannel Pageant Meeting

June 2: Attention all young ladies attending Cedar Springs High School, Creative Technologies Academy, or live in the Cedar Springs school district, (including homeschoolers) who will be in the 11th grade in the 2019-2020 school year. There will be a mandatory parent meeting for any young lady who would like to participate in the 2019 Red Flannel Pageant and her parent(s). The meeting will be Sunday, June 2nd at 2 pm at the Springs Church (135 N. Grant St). For more information or if there is a concern that you can’t make the meeting please contact pageant director Kaleigh Goehler directly at redflannelpageant@gmail.com. #20

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 8: The 127th Annual (1892-2019) Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Social hour – 5 pm, Dinner – 6 pm. Cost of meal is $15.00. Please RSVP by June 1st. Call your reservation in to: Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #19-21p

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

May 9,16,23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

May 9,16,23,21: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habbits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Friends and Family Night

May 9: Please join our new Cedar Springs church for Food – Community – Fun Friends and Family Night. Thursday, May 9th at 6 pm at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum, 60 Cedar St. (Morley Park). All are welcome to come learn about our town as we compete in a photo scavenger hunt through downtown Cedar Springs. Dinner will be provided and prizes awarded. Bring a can of soup to benefit Hand2Hand and you’ll be entered to win an additional prize! #18,19p

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

May 9-11: A rummage sale will be held on  May 9th and 10th from 9 am to 5 pm and on May 11th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. #18,19b

Velzy Park Pancake Breakfast

May 11: Join us for our 2nd annual Velzy Park Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 11th from 9 am until 11 am, at the Solon Township Hall (15185 Algoma Ave.). Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and eggs, juice and coffee. $6 per person, children 3 and under at free. #18,19b

Cornhole Tournament for 2nd Chance

May 11: 2nd Chance will be having a Cornhole Tournament Saturday, May 11th at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many bags being tossed. There is a $40.00 team registration to participate as a team. Spectators welcome. The entry form and information is posted on Facebook, Cornhole America. You won’t want to miss this event and we would invite you to join us to have fun while supporting 2nd Chance and enhancing their success for the future. For information or for lane sponsorships, please call 616-293-2150. #19

Missions 101 at Hillcrest

May 14: MISSIONS 101 – a “how to” on local and foreign missions taught by missionary Michelle Freeland. Please join us on Tuesday, May 7th and May 14th  @ 6pm at Hillcrest Community Church, 5994 – 18 Mile Road, Cedar Springs MI 49319 PH: 616.696.9333 (Note: the class has the potential of going into a 3rd week). #19

Dinner at East Nelson Church

May 15: East Nelson Church, 9024 – 18 Mile, Cedar Springs, is having a Swiss Steak dinner on Wednesday, May 15th from 5-7 pm. Please come and enjoy good food and fellowship. Open to all! #19

Large Sale at The Springs Church

May 16,17: Large Yard Sale! Multiple families are gathering in the parking lot at The Springs Church, corner of First and Oak Streets. Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th. Many Miscelleaneous items. #18,19b

Community Garage Sale

May 16,17: City Impact Community Center will be hosting a community garage sale on Thrusday May 16th and Feiday May 17th from 8:30 am to 5 pm. Drop off donations to sell at City Impact Community Center on May 9, 10, 13 & 14 from 9 am to 5 pm. All proceeds go to City Impact programs. #19,20p

Historical comedy debuts on Kent stage

May 17-19,24,25: The Cedar Springs Community Players is pleased to present “Burr: The One Who Won,” written by Scott Phillips with music by Jill Phillips at the Kent Theatre on May 17, 18, 19; and May 24, 25. Performances start at 7:30, with the exception a Sunday matinee on May 19, which has a 3 p.m. start time. You may purchase tickets at the Cedar Springs Public Library in advance for $12 for adults and $6 for children under 18. The box office is open 30 minutes before each performance and tickets may be purchased at that time for $15 for adults and $6 for children under 18. #19-21b

Cub Scouts Golf Outing

May 18: The Cedar Springs Cub Scouts is hosting their 2nd annual Golf Outing at Cedar Chase, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, on Saturday, May 18th. Four man scramble: $50 per person. Enjoy 18 holes with cart, 1 food pass, 2 drink passes and games.  Sign in at 2 pm and Tee off at 3 pm. For more information or to sign up, please contact Lucianne at golfouting3220@gmail.com or sign up at tinyurl.com/3220golf. #18,19p

Community Dinner and Feeding America Truck

May 20: City Impact will be hosting a community dinner and Feeding America Truck on Monday, May 20th. The Feeding America Truck will be at 4:30 pm by the bus garage (behind Cedar Springs Red Hawk Elementary) and dinner will be at 5:30 pm at the Red Hawk Elementary Cafeteria. There will be haircuts, crafts, prizes and more!. #19,20

Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet

June 8: The 127th Annual (1892-2019) Sand Lake High School Alumni Banquet will be held on Saturday, June 8th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, Sand Lake. Open to anyone who attended Sand Lake Schools. Social hour – 5 pm, Dinner – 6 pm. Cost of meal is $15.00. Please RSVP by June 1st. Call your reservation in to: Dave Groner 616-557-3098. #19-21p

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

May 2,9,16,23,21: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

GED and High School Diploma Classes

May 2,9,16: Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs is offering free GED and High School Diploma classes every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. All classes are offered through Sparta Adult Education, and open to anyone over 18 who wants to obtain a GED or High School Diploma. Classes are offered both online and on a drop in basis at Alpha Family Center. Evening hours are also available at Red Hawk Elementary School. Stop in to register between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm or call 616-887-7321 for more information. #17,18p

Spring Craft Bazaar

May 4: A Spring Craft Bazaar will be held at Howard City VFW Post, Federal Highway (Old 131) on May 4th from 9 am to 3 pm. Any questions call Sue at 231-648-6193. #17,18p

FX Experience

May 4: Join us for FX Experience “Perserverance” on Saturday, May 4th. Doors open at 4:30 pm and FX Live at 5:30 pm. Open to the public – All are welcome! Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream. At 5:30 pm enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. Free event. Rockford Res. 3233 – 10 Mile Rd., Rockford, 616-866-3377, rockfordres.org/fx. #17,18p

Spaghetti Benefit Dinner

May 4: Please join us for a benefit spaghetti dinner on Saturday May 4th from 4-6 pm at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant Street. All proceeds will be donated to the Beemer family, who lost their Sand Lake home to a fire in January. With no insurance at the time of the fire, these funds will hopefully help them to get little closer to getting a home on their property again. Hope to see you there. #18

Arbor Day at Ensley Nature Preserve

May 5: Come celebrate Arbor Day on Sunday, May 5th from 2 to 4 pm at Ensley Nature Preserve (take Cypress to 136th St. turn west, just after the church). Free trees. Bring a sack lunch or picnic to eat at the Pavillion Area, then enjoy the 40 acres of walking trails. #17,18p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 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. #18

Friends and Family Night

May 9: Please join our new Cedar Springs church for Food – Community – Fun Friends and Family Night. Thursday, May 9th at 6 pm at the Cedar Springs Historical Museum, 60 Cedar St. (Morley Park). All are welcome to come learn about our town as we compete in a photo scavenger hunt through downtown Cedar Springs. Dinner will be provided and prizes awarded. Bring a can of soup to benefit Hand2Hand and you’ll be entered to win an additional prize! #18,19p

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

May 9-11: A rummage sale will be held on  May 9th and 10th from 9 am to 5 pm and on May 11th from 9 am to 2 pm at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. #18,19b

Velzy Park Pancake Breakfast

May 11: Join us for our 2nd annual Velzy Park Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 11th from 9 am until 11 am, at the Solon Township Hall (15185 Algoma Ave.). Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage and eggs, juice and coffee. $6 per person, children 3 and under are free. #18,19b

Morel Hunt at HCNC

May 11: Following a presentation on the ups and downs, ins and outs of morel mushroom huning – we’ll head to the woods in search of nature’s elusive little treats. Saturday, May 11th at 1 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. Cost is $3 for members and $5 for nonmembers. Preregister online or pay at the door, www.howardchristensen.org. #18

Large Sale at The Springs Church

May 16,17: Large Yard Sale! Multiple families are gathering in the parking lot at The Springs Church, corner of First and Oak Streets. Thursday, May 16th and Friday, May 17th. Many Miscelleaneous items. #18,19b

Cub Scouts Golf Outing

May 18: The Cedar Springs Cub Scouts is hosting their 2nd annual Golf Outing at Cedar Chase, 7551 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, on Saturday, May 18th. Four man scramble: $50 per person. Enjoy 18 holes with cart, 1 food pass, 2 drink passes and games.  Sign in at 2 pm and Tee off at 3 pm. For more information or to sign up, please contact Lucianne at golfouting3220@gmail.com or sign up at tinyurl.com/3220golf. #18,19p

Apr. 25, May 2: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

GED and High School Diploma Classes

Apr. 25,May 2,9,16: Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs is offering free GED and High School Diploma classes every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. All classes are offered through Sparta Adult Education, and open to anyone over 18 who wants to obtain a GED or High School Diploma. Classes are offered both online and on a drop in basis at Alpha Family Center. Evening hours are also available at Red Hawk Elementary School. Stop in to register between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm or call 616-887-7321 for more information. #17,18p

Poetry Practice Workshops

Apr. 27: The Cedar Springs Public Library is celebrating “April is Poetry Month” with Poetry Practice Workshops, April 27 from 10-11:30 am for teens and one for adults on Tuesday, April 23 from 6-7:30 pm at the Library. Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works. We will cover rhyming and line breaks, simile and metaphor and abstraction and imagery. THEN…YOU and our entire community is invited to come to the Kent Theatre on April 30th at 6 pm and sign up to read a poem you wrote or one you love! It’s all FREE. These events are in partnership with Kent District Library’s Nelson, Spencer and Tyrone Township Branches. #16,17p

Boy Scouts Collect Food Donations

Apr. 27: Boy Scout Troop 222 will be collecting food donations for Hand 2 Hand Ministries. April 27th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Boy Scout Cabin in Morley Park. Hand 2 Hand works to ensure children within our community have enough to eat outside of school hours. Items needed include individually packaged breakfast items (single-serve cereals, oatmeal packets, cereal bars, etc.) and snack food items (fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, beef sticks, etc.) as well as single serve drinks (shelf stable milk, juice, water, etc.). Please call 616-439-0153 with any questions. #16,17p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Apr. 28: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, April 28th  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). We will be blessed with the musical talents of the Woods Worship Team, who will share their message 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. 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! #17b

Poetry Reading to Celebrate Poetry Month

Apr. 30: Bring your best poem to read aloud. Open to Poetry Practice Participants, as well as community member who have written their own verse. Please bring poetry that is appropriate for an all-ages program. Presented by the Kent District Library in partnership with the Cedar Springs Public Library at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs on Tuesday, April 30th from 6 to 8 pm. #16-17p

Common Ground Coffee House at Hillcrest

May 1: Common Ground Coffee House starts Wednesday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Come one and come all – Come share your talent with us on Open Mic Night! Schedule is every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs MI. Questions? Call Ron O 231-303-7077. #17

Fundraisers for 2nd Chance School

May 4, 11: 2nd Chance will be having 2 fundraisers and are inviting to join us in the fun and to support 2nd Chance School for troubled teens. May 4, 2019 will be the Kentucky Derby Party at the Sparta Moose Lodge from 4:00 pm until the fun is done. Come and watch the Kentucky Derby Race and chose your favorite horse. There will be food, games, bucket auction, and great music from the Gordon Thayer Band. May 11, 2019 we will be having a Cornhole Tournament at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many bags being tossed. There is a $40.00 team registration to participate as a team or your business or organization can be a $350.00 lane sponsor, which includes custom built corn hole boards with your logo and a 2 person team who can compete in the event. The entry form and information will be posted on Facebook in the near future. You won’t want to miss either of these 2 events and would invite you to join us to have fun while supporting 2nd Chance and enhancing their success for the future. For information, please call 616-293-2150. #15,16,17b

Spring Craft Bazaar

May 4: A Spring Craft Bazaar will be held at Howard City VFW Post, Federal Highway (Old 131) on May 4th from 9 am to 3 pm. Any questions call Sue at 231-648-6193. #17,18p

FX Experience

May 4: Join us for FX Experience “Perserverance” on Saturday, May 4th. Doors open at 4:30 pm and FX Live at 5:30 pm. Open to the public – All are welcome! Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream. At 5:30 pm enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. Free event. Rockford Res. 3233 – 10 Mile Rd., Rockford, 616-866-3377, rockfordres.org/fx. #17,18p

Jewell Skirmish at Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club

May 4,5: You are invided to the “American Civil War Shooting Association” Skirmish on May 4th & 5th. Named in rememberance of the Cedar Springs Jewell branch of the Grand Army of the Republic. This is NOT a reenactment, this is a live fire competition with teams representing both Union and Confederate units using Civil war weapons. This is a kid/family friendly event. Concessions are being provided by our Cedar Springs Cub Scout Pack #3222. Free admission to attend. A table will be set up for guests to see and use Civil War weapons. Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club, 7463 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Starting at 9 am and continuing all day (12 noon meal – please support the Cub Scouts) on Saturday, May 4th will be; Repeater match, Smooth bore musket match, Carbine match, Revolver match, and Mortar match. Sunday, May 5th has the Opening Ceremony at 9:30 and the Rifled musket match follows. For more information on this event call Jon at 616-510-5932. #17

Arbor Day at Ensley Nature Preserve

May 5: Come celebrate Arbor Day on Sunday, May 5th from 2 to 4 pm at Ensley Nature Preserve (take Cypress to 136th St. turn west, just after the church). Free trees. Bring a sack lunch or picnic to eat at the Pavillion Area, then enjoy the 40 acres of walking trails. #17,18p

May 4, 11: 2nd Chance will be having 2 fundraisers and are inviting you to join in the fun and to support 2nd Chance School for troubled teens. May 4, 2019 will be the Kentucky Derby Party at the Sparta Moose Lodge from 4:00 pm until the fun is done. Come and watch the Kentucky Derby Race and choose your favorite horse. There will be food, games, bucket auction, and great music from the Gordon Thayer Band. May 11, 2019 we will be having a Cornhole Tournament at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many bags being tossed. There is a $40.00 team registration to participate as a team or your business or organization can be a $350.00 lane sponsor, which includes custom built corn hole boards with your logo and a 2 person team who can compete in the event. The entry form and information will be posted on Facebook in the near future. You won’t want to miss either of these 2 events and would invite you to join us to have fun while supporting 2nd Chance and enhancing their success for the future. For information, please call 616-293-2150. #15,16b

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Apr. 25, May 2: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

GED and High School Diploma Classes

Apr. 25,May 2,9,16: Alpha Family Center of Cedar Springs is offering free GED and High School Diploma classes every Thursday from 10 am to 3 pm. All classes are offered through Sparta Adult Education, and open to anyone over 18 who wants to obtain a GED or High School Diploma. Classes are offered both online and on a drop in basis at Alpha Family Center. Evening hours are also available at Red Hawk Elementary School. Stop in to register between the hours of 10 am and 3 pm or call 616-887-7321 for more information. #17,18p

Poetry Practice Workshops

Apr. 27: The Cedar Springs Public Library is celebrating “April is Poetry Month” with Poetry Practice Workshops, April 27 from 10-11:30 am for teens and one for adults on Tuesday, April 23 from 6-7:30 pm at the Library. Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works. We will cover rhyming and line breaks, simile and metaphor and abstraction and imagery. THEN…YOU and our entire community is invited to come to the Kent Theatre on April 30th at 6 pm and sign up to read a poem you wrote or one you love! It’s all FREE. These events are in partnership with Kent District Library’s Nelson, Spencer and Tyrone Township Branches. #16,17p

Boy Scouts Collect Food Donations

Apr. 27: Boy Scout Troop 222 will be collecting food donations for Hand 2 Hand Ministries. April 27th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Boy Scout Cabin in Morley Park. Hand 2 Hand works to ensure children within our community have enough to eat outside of school hours. Items needed include individually packaged breakfast items (single-serve cereals, oatmeal packets, cereal bars, etc.) and snack food items (fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, beef sticks, etc.) as well as single serve drinks (shelf stable milk, juice, water, etc.). Please call 616-439-0153 with any questions. #16,17p

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

Apr. 28: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, April 28th  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). We will be blessed with the musical talents of the Woods Worship Team, who will share their message 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. 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! #17b

Poetry Reading to Celebrate Poetry Month

Apr. 30: Bring your best poem to read aloud. Open to Poetry Practice Participants, as well as community member who have written their own verse. Please bring poetry that is appropriate for an all-ages program. Presented by the Kent District Library in partnership with the Cedar Springs Public Library at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs on Tuesday, April 30th from 6 to 8 pm. #16-17p

Common Ground Coffee House at Hillcrest

May 1: Common Ground Coffee House starts Wednesday, May 1st from 6-8 pm. Come one and come all – Come share your talent with us on Open Mic Night! Schedule is every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month at Hillcrest Community Church of God, 5994 – 18 Mile Rd. NE, Cedar Springs MI. Questions? Call Ron O 231-303-7077. #17

Fundraisers for 2nd Chance School

May 4, 11: 2nd Chance will be having 2 fundraisers and are inviting to join us in the fun and to support 2nd Chance School for troubled teens. May 4, 2019 will be the Kentucky Derby Party at the Sparta Moose Lodge from 4:00 pm until the fun is done. Come and watch the Kentucky Derby Race and chose your favorite horse. There will be food, games, bucket auction, and great music from the Gordon Thayer Band. May 11, 2019 we will be having a Cornhole Tournament at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many bags being tossed. There is a $40.00 team registration to participate as a team or your business or organization can be a $350.00 lane sponsor, which includes custom built corn hole boards with your logo and a 2 person team who can compete in the event. The entry form and information will be posted on Facebook in the near future. You won’t want to miss either of these 2 events and would invite you to join us to have fun while supporting 2nd Chance and enhancing their success for the future. For information, please call 616-293-2150. #15,16,17b

Spring Craft Bazaar

May 4: A Spring Craft Bazaar will be held at Howard City VFW Post, Federal Highway (Old 131) on May 4th from 9 am to 3 pm. Any questions call Sue at 231-648-6193. #17,18p

FX Experience

May 4: Join us for FX Experience “Perserverance” on Saturday, May 4th. Doors open at 4:30 pm and FX Live at 5:30 pm. Open to the public – All are welcome! Bring the whole family – we have something for everyone. Bounce house, face painting, hot dogs, ice cream. At 5:30 pm enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. Free event. Rockford Res. 3233 – 10 Mile Rd., Rockford, 616-866-3377, rockfordres.org/fx. #17,18p

Jewell Skirmish at Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club

May 4,5: You are invided to the “American Civil War Shooting Association” Skirmish on May 4th & 5th. Named in rememberance of the Cedar Springs Jewell branch of the Grand Army of the Republic. This is NOT a reenactment, this is a live fire competition with teams representing both Union and Confederate units using Civil war weapons. This is a kid/family friendly event. Concessions are being provided by our Cedar Springs Cub Scout Pack #3222. Free admission to attend. A table will be set up for guests to see and use Civil War weapons. Red Flannel Rod and Gun Club, 7463 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Starting at 9 am and continuing all day (12 noon meal – please support the Cub Scouts) on Saturday, May 4th will be; Repeater match, Smooth bore musket match, Carbine match, Revolver match, and Mortar match. Sunday, May 5th has the Opening Ceremony at 9:30 and the Rifled musket match follows. For more information on this event call Jon at 616-510-5932. #17

Arbor Day at Ensley Nature Preserve

May 5: Come celebrate Arbor Day on Sunday, May 5th from 2 to 4 pm at Ensley Nature Preserve (take Cypress to 136th St. turn west, just after the church). Free trees. Bring a sack lunch or picnic to eat at the Pavillion Area, then enjoy the 40 acres of walking trails. #17,18p

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theTable at The Springs Church

Apr. 18,25: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Holy Spirit Episcopal Easter Services

Apr. 18,19,21: Come celebrate Easter with us at Holy Spirit Episcopal Church, 1200 Post Dr. NE (Post at Pine Island), Belmont, MI 49306. Maundy Thursday, April 18th service at 7 pm. Stations of the Cross Service Friday, April 19th at noon. “Alleluia! Alleluia! Christ is Risen!” Rejoice on Easter Sunday with breakfast at 8:30 am followed by Easter Sunday service at 10 am. #16b

Easter Egg-Stravaganza @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Apr. 20: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children 0-12 years will be held on Saturday, April 20th at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. This year a whopping 10,000 Easter eggs will be available for 3 egg hunts including one for children with special needs. On display will be the Solon Township fire and rescue trucks, a Michigan State Police cruiser with child fingerprinting available & the Kent County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. There’ll be hot dogs, candy, face painting, games & bounce houses. A $1 photo booth will be on site as well. There will also be drawings and prizes, such as Easter baskets, movie gift cards, and 4 bicycles will be given as grand prizes!! Registration begins at 11 am, and the egg hunts begin at Noon. For more information go to: www.scwchurch.org or call the church office at 616-696-3229. www.scwchurch.org. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All families welcome! Like us on Facebook! #14-16b

Easter Breakfast at Cedar Springs UMC

Apr. 21: Join us for Easter Breakfast (people say it is fantastic) at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. Easter Sunday, April 21st. Serving from 9:00 am till 10:00 am. #16

Poetry Practice Workshops

Apr. 23,27: The Cedar Springs Public Library is celebrating “April is Poetry Month” with Poetry Practice Workshops, April 27 from 10-11:30 am for teens and one for adults on Tuesday, April 23 from 6-7:30 pm at the Library. Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works. We will cover rhyming and line breaks, simile and metaphor and abstraction and imagery. THEN…YOU and our entire community is invited to come to the Kent Theatre on April 30th at 6 pm and sign up to read a poem you wrote or one you love! It’s all FREE. These events are in partnership with Kent District Library’s Nelson, Spencer and Tyrone Township Branches. #16,17p

Fish Fry at East Nelson Church

Apr. 24: The Annual East Nelson Church Fish Fry will be on Wednesday, April 24 from 5 pm -7 pm.

The menu will be: Fried Fish, Tater Tots, Cole Slaw, Relish Tray, Rolls and Homemade Desserts.

Come and join us! Your donations are appreciated. #16

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church  

Apr. 24: Cock yer ear and take a listen, there’s something happenin in the kitchen.  Hark! I hear what we’ve been missin; it’s Senior Lunch 2019 shinny new and glistenin.  Some old faithful and some brand new – say what, are we referring to you?  The menu varies each time anew; some meatloaf or casserole or maybe a stew or two.  The time and place have not changed for ease on your calendar to be arranged.  For those at least age 60 this invite is complete.  You know where it is we’ve saved you a seat.  At 12 Noon, April 24th at M-82 and Beech, our doors are wide open – Please come join us we politely insist. #16

Boy Scouts Collect Food Donations

Apr. 27: Boy Scout Troop 222 will be collecting food donations for Hand 2 Hand Ministries. April 27th from 10 am – 2 pm at the Boy Scout Cabin in Morley Park. Hand 2 Hand works to ensure children within our community have enough to eat outside of school hours. Items needed include individually packaged breakfast items (single-serve cereals, oatmeal packets, cereal bars, etc.) and snack food items (fruit snacks, granola bars, trail mix, beef sticks, etc.) as well as single serve drinks (shelf stable milk, juice, water, etc.). Please call 616-439-0153 with any questions. #16

Poetry Reading to Celebrate Poetry Month

Apr. 30: Bring your best poem to read aloud. Open to Poetry Practice Participants, as well as community member who have written their own verse. Please bring poetry that is appropriate for an all-ages program. Presented by the Kent District Library in partnership with the Cedar Springs Public Library at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs on Tuesday, April 30th from 6 to 8 pm. #16-17p

Fundraisers for 2nd Chance School

May 4, 11: 2nd Chance will be having 2 fundraisers and are inviting to join us in the fun and to support 2nd Chance School for troubled teens. May 4, 2019 will be the Kentucky Derby Party at the Sparta Moose Lodge from 4:00 pm until the fun is done. Come and watch the Kentucky Derby Race and chose your favorite horse. There will be food, games, bucket auction, and great music from the Gordon Thayer Band. May 11, 2019 we will be having a Cornhole Tournament at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex on Northland Drive. Bags will fly at 4:00 pm. There will be games and many 

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theTable at The Springs Church

Apr. 4,11,18,25: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Easter Bunny at CS Library

Apr. 6: Saturday, April 6, 9am-12pm, The Easter Bunny is COMING to the Cedar Springs Library with special treats and a craft. His helper, Cassie Hall, will be sharing Easter stories every 30 minutes starting at 9:30 am until noon. HOP! HOP on down to 107 N. Main Street! #14

Lose weight sensibly with TOPS

Apr. 9: 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 weight 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

Poetry Practice Workshops

Apr. 11,13,16,17: Learn poetry techniques that will help beginners and current poets perfect their works. We’ll cover rhyming and line breaks, simile and metaphor and abstraction and imagery at the workshops. Tyrone Township KDL, Thursday, April 11th at 3:30 pm for 3rd grade through high school. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL, Saturday, April 13th at 1:30 pm for 3rd grade through high school. Spencer Township KDL, Tuesday, April 16th at 6:30 pm for 3rd grade through high school. Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL, Wednesday, April 17th at 6:30 pm for teens and adults. #14-17p

Fish Fry at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Apr. 12: Courntland-Oakfield United Methodist Church’s annual Fish Fry will be held on Friday, April 12th from 4:30 – 7 pm. Battered fried fish, baked potato or fresh cut french fries, cole slaw, coffee & punch and dessert. 3-piece dinner: $10, 2-piece dinner: $8, 1-piece dinner: $6. Hot dogs may be substituted for the same cost. All proceeds will go toward North Kent Connect. 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE, Rockford MI 49341. #14,15p

Gospel Concert at Gowen Bible

Apr. 13: Please plan to join us for an evening of song and praise at the “Praising Jesus” gospel concert at Gowen Bible Church – Meddler Campus on Saturday, April 13, 6:30-9:00 pm. Groups performing are the Traditional and Country Gospel Singers, the Pryer Sisters, and Riding for the Brand. This is a fundraiser for the 2019 Uganda Mission Trip. Suggested donation: Adult-$10, Children-$7; each includes a dessert and beverage. 100% of the proceeds will go to the fundraiser. Address is 16415 Meddler Ave, Sand Lake (2 miles north of Tow’s Country Store). Contact info@gowenbible.org or 616-984-2525 for questions or more information. #14,15p

Easter Egg-Stravaganza @ Solon Center Wesleyan Church

Apr. 20: An Easter Egg-Stravaganza, a celebration for children 0-12 years will be held on Saturday, April 20th at the Solon Center Wesleyan Church. This year a whopping 10,000 Easter eggs will be available for 3 egg hunts including one for children with special needs. On display will be the Solon Township fire and rescue trucks, a Michigan State Police cruiser with child fingerprinting available & the Kent County Sheriff’s K-9 unit. There’ll be hot dogs, candy, face painting, games & bounce houses. A $1 photo booth will be on site as well. There will also be drawings and prizes, such as Easter baskets, movie gift cards, and 4 bicycles will be given as grand prizes!! Registration begins at 11 am, and the egg hunts begin at Noon. For more information go to: www.scwchurch.org or call the church office at 616-696-3229. www.scwchurch.org. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Avenue, just north of 19 Mile Road. All families welcome! Like us on Facebook! #14-15b

Mother’s Day Gift Basket Raffle

May 4: Mother’s Day Gift Basket Raffle @ the CS Library – April to May 4th. Raise funds with the Friends of the Cedar Springs Library to support the Library’s Summer Reading Literacy Outreach 2019! Basket worth over $100 with gift cards and a handcrafted wooden bowl, etc. for $5 each or 5 tickets/$20. Tickets available at the Library. #14

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theTable at The Springs Church

Mar.7,14,21,28: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Radio Classics at the Kent Theatre

Mar. 14-16: Performances of “Radio Classics,” staged by the Cedar Springs Community Players, will be held at the Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs from March 14-16, starting at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library for $10 for adults; $8 for students 18 and under. You may purchase tickets before each performance at the Kent Box Office for $12 for adults and same admission of $8 for students. The house opens at 7 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at that time. Please check the website for the Library for their operating hours. #10,11b

Free Saint Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner and Music!

Mar. 16: Dress in your green and come join us for a great evening of food, music and fun as we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Saturday, March 16, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 South Main St., Cedar Springs. Free tickets are available at the CSUMC office Mon. – Thu. 9:00am – 1:00 pm. And at the following locations: Perry’s Place 90 N. Main or Rustic Roof 6 S. Main. #10,11b

Huge Sale at Rockford Reformed Church

Mar. 16: Rockford Reformed Church, 4890 11 Mile Rd NE, will be holding their HUGE annual sale on Saturday March 16th from 9 am to 2 pm. A $5 bag sale will be held from 1pm-2pm. All proceeds benefit our youth ministries summer mission trips. #11

Free Hunter Safety Class

March 19,21,23: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, 7463 – 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs. Classes will be Tuesday, March 19th  from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, March 21st from 6-9pm,  Saturday, March 23rd from 8 am-4:00 pm. To register call 616-696-9791 after 5 pm. #10,11b

Michigan Blood Drive

Mar. 19: Michigan Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, March 19th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.miblood.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/103960 Women and girls receive 53 percent of blood transfusions; men and boys receive 47 percent. #11

Annual Pancake Breakfast

Mar. 23: Courtland Fire Department’s Annual Pancake Breakfast, 7480 – 14 Mile Rd., Rockford, will be held on Saturday, March 23rd from 8 am-11 am. All you can eat pancakes, eggs, sausage and hash browns. Coffee juice and milk. Adults-$7, Kids ages 4-12-$4, ages 3 and under free. #11

FREE UFOlogy Classes

Mar. 31: Dr. Ron Pleune will be offering a FREE 9 week power-point series on UFOlogy and the Billy Meier Contactee story beginning March 31.  Topics will cover alien visitations, spaceship technology, history of the earth, abductions, the human spirit, Bermuda Triangle, Mt. Shasta, Easter Island, Germany’s UFO program, energy/time and space, pyramids, alien glass and metal, where different races came from, time travel and much more including how you can contact UFO! BYOB, notebook and pen for notes and handouts! Dates: March 31, April 7, 14, 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2, 9. Time: 4:30-6 p.m. At: White Creek, Country Estates, 15851White Creek Ave. Cedar Springs. #11,12p

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Mar.7,14,21,28: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Dinner at East Nelson Church

Mar. 13: Come for our next dinner at East Nelson Church, 9024 – 18 Mile NE, Cedar Springs on Wednesday, March 13th from 5-7 pm. We will be having ham, potatoes, cabbage, carrots, relish trays, rolls and homemade desserts. Donations are appreciated! #10

Radio Classics at the Kent Theatre

Mar. 14-16: Performances of “Radio Classics,” staged by the Cedar Springs Community Players, will be held at the Kent Theatre in downtown Cedar Springs from March 14-16, starting at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library for $10 for adults; $8 for students 18 and under. You may purchase tickets before each performance at the Kent Box Office for $12 for adults and same admission of $8 for students. The house opens at 7 p.m. and tickets may be purchased at that time. Please check the website for the Library for their operating hours. #10,11b

Free Saint Patrick’s Day Irish Dinner and Music!

Mar. 16: Dress in your green and come join us for a great evening of food, music and fun as we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. Saturday, March 16, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm at Cedar Springs United Methodist Church, 140 South Main St., Cedar Springs. Free tickets are available at the CSUMC office Mon. – Thu. 9:00am – 1:00 pm. And at the following locations: Perry’s Place 90 N. Main or Rustic Roof 6 S. Main. #10,11b

Lucky Treasure Hunt @ HCNC

Mar. 16: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early! Try your luck at finding hidden treasure! Follow the clues to find your pot of gold! Saturday, March 16th from 1 to 3 pm. Members $3/ nonmembers $5. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, requests preregistration to all events and is required for a select few. Preregistering allows us to ensure enough supplies for all attendees. Likewise, events with no one preregistered are subject to cancellation. Register online www.HowardChristensen.org, 616-675-3158. 16190 Red Pine Drive., Kent City. #10

Free Hunter Safety Class

March 19,21,23: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, 7463 – 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs. Classes will be Tuesday, March 19th  from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, March 21st from 6-9pm,  Saturday, March 23rd from 8 am-4:00 pm. To register call 616-696-9791 after 5 pm. #10,11b

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Feb.28, Mar.7: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

Lose weight sensibly with TOPS

Mar. 5: 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. #09

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Mar. 5,12,19,26: 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. #9

North Kent Toastmasters Club Meeting

Mar. 5,19: 1st and 3rd Tuesday each month @ 7pm to 8:45pm. Each meeting is an opportunity to improve our communication and leadership skills. We improve our communication by sharing our stories in prepared presentations. We build our leadership skills by serving in meeting roles and planning events. Visit our friendly, supportive, social environment. Find us on Facebook! Meet us at Meet-UP! Better yet, attend our meeting at Bella Vista Church, 5100 Belding Road, Rockford, west entrance. Share the FUN!! For info, call Sue at 616-481-9840 or visit our website http://www.nkctm.org. You’re Always Among Friends At Toastmasters — Where Leaders Are Made!! #9

MCC Offers Bus Trip to Chicago

Mar. 16: Montcalm Community College offers a one-day bus trip to Chicago on March 16. Registration is underway and ends at noon on March 13. The cost is $24 for students and $45 for non-students. The fee covers the cost of transportation, and participants must pay for their food and for their entry fees to attractions. Participants have time to visit one or two attractions during the trip. Popular options include the Adler Planetarium, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Field Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Science & Industry and Shedd Aquarium. The bus leaves MCC’s Sidney campus at 6:45 a.m., picks up passengers at the Greenville Walmart parking lot at 7:15 a.m. and returns to MCC at 10:30 p.m. Children ages 12-17 may attend with an adult. Children younger than 12 are not permitted to attend. Please visit www.montcalm.edu/chicago for more information and a link to register online. #9

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