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National School Breakfast Week 


CSPS-NSBW17white-OriginalMarch 6-10, 2017.  Enter to Win 4 Movie Tickets to Kent Theater  

Busy weekday mornings make it a challenge for families to find time for a healthy breakfast. Cedar Springs Public Schools will recognize National School Breakfast Week during March 6th -10th, 2017.  The National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) campaign theme, “School Breakfast Challenge”, reminds the entire school community that school breakfast provides a healthy, energizing start to the day for students.

During National School Breakfast Week each student that joins us for breakfast will be entered into a raffle drawing for a chance to win a gift certificate to Cedar Springs Kent Theater.  A student may be entered once per day from March 6th – 10th, 2017.

For additional information, contact Holly Haywood at 616-696-0372.

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Students visit from Beijing

These Chinese students spent three weeks in Cedar Springs this summer.

These Chinese students spent three weeks in Cedar Springs this summer.

Almost 70 high school students from China have made an impact on Cedar Springs over the last few weeks, and will also take a little bit of Red Flannel town with them.

Tim and Shelley Bauer, directors of Network 153, a local nonprofit organization, teamed up with Pine Ridge Bible Camp for the third summer in a row, in order to work together with Lu He Cultural Training Center in Beijing to bring the students here.

Chinese students learned about some of America’s founding fathers in their ESL class this summer.

Chinese students learned about some of America’s founding fathers in their ESL class this summer.

The Chinese students are here for a three-week English Immersion program. They spend two weeks in local host families, and one week at camp. While here, they participated in twelve hours of ESL classes under the theme of “All men are created equal,” as well as visiting some of our local attractions. Not only were there guest appearances from famous Americans in their ESL classes such as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, a pilgrim, and Paul Revere, but they also learned of our struggles as a nation with racism and prejudice. An African American, and a Native American Indian speaker also shared their cultural difficulties within our land. Whether Chinese or American, it was very moving for all who heard them share their hearts.

The students cleaned the Kent Theatre as part of a community service project.

The students cleaned the Kent Theatre as part of a community service project.

The students also did a thorough cleaning of the Kent Theater in Cedar Springs, as part of a community service project.

The students’ final week is spent having fun at Pine Ridge Bible Camp August 1-6. When they leave, they hope to take some copies of the Cedar Springs Post back with them to Beijing.

The Bauers and Pine Ridge Camp are grateful for this exciting relationship with those from the other side of the world. They hope to visit Lu He next year in Beijing for their 150th anniversary. The school was founded in 1867 by American Christian missionaries, and many of the buildings on campus have American names after those who first began their school. It is a growing relationship that the Bauers pray blesses both countries.

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“A House Divided” at the Kent Theatre

_ENT-A-house-divided-play“A House Divided”, a new comedy by Scott Phillips, will debut at the Kent Theater May 20. The story is about an older mother who wants her adult children to be one big happy family. But there is one big problem; the siblings can’t stand each other. That leaves Mom with only one alternative—trick and deceive her children into getting along. Unfortunately, things don’t always go as planned.

The cast  and crew includes Julie Bratton, Terri Riggle, Doug Christensen, John Bagin, Steve Hutchins, Jack Bagin, Roshanah Dayton, Annie Bagin, Dave Schmuker, Madeline Wilcox, Danielle Phillips, Russ Cole, Madison Ruth, Debbie Irwin and Kirsten Bagin.

Show dates are May 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.  There will also be a matinee performance on May 22 at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main, Cedar Springs, MI.

Tickets for adults are $12 in advance/$15 at the door; under 18 years of age only $6. Tickets are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library. You can also reserve tickets at the advanced price by emailing Scott Phillips at phillips4ba@yahoo.com.

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“Wedded Abyss” at the Kent Theatre


May 15, 16, 17, 22, 23

Don’t miss the Cedar Springs Community Players next production, Wedded Bliss…oh sorry for the typo…Wedded Abyss.  This musical comedy is written and directed by local playwright, and CSCP member, Scott Phillips.  Jill Phillips adds some wonderful music to make this a hilariously entertaining show.

The play opens with a proposal and plans for a simple wedding and a wonderful marriage.  Then the bride’s mother, sister and the professional wedding planner get involved and it all quickly changes.  All focus turns to the minute details of the wedding activities, leaving behind the preparation for a lifetime of marriage.

This is Scott’s eighth play. The show features many accomplished local actors, as well as some who are making their debut on the stage. All performances will be at the Kent Theater in downtown Cedar Springs. Performance dates are May 15, 16, 17, 22 and 23. Adult tickets are $12 if purchased or reserved in advance, or $15 at the door. If you are under 18 years of age, the price is $6. Tickets can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library or by sending an email to phillips4ba@yahoo.com.

For more details, please visit the CSCP website at www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org or access the events facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1397681320550106.

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