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Family Fun Day at Metron

Aug. 4: Metron of Cedar Springs’ annual Family Fun Day will be held on Friday, August 4th from 4 to 6 pm at 400 Jeffrey St. NE in Cedar Springs. Bring the entire family for games, food, entertainment, raffles and a balloon release. #30,31p

Summer Gospel Music Blowout

Aug. 5: This benefit to support 2nd Chance School will be held on Saturday, August 5th from 3 to 9 pm at 2nd Chance School, 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. Music starts at 3 pm and will feature a new group each hour with Old Time Gospel Singers, Wayne Jarvie, Stroll Over Heaven, Northwoods Brothers, Traditional Country and Gospel Singers and North Country Band. There will be food, Chinese raffle, and 50-50 raffles. Come enjoy the music and support 2nd Chance. For information contact Mike Hubert 231-335-0726 or Harvey Becker 616-460-1318. #30,31b

Sing to the Lord

Aug. 6: 2nd Chance will be having gospel hymn sing on Sunday, August 6th 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). Music will be provided by Deb and Larry Eadie and the message shared by Ron Parson. Invite your family and friends. The Sing to the Lord hymn sings will be every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month. Sing to the Lord hymn sings 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! #31b

Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 7: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a Roast Beef and Onions dinner on Monday, August 7th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, roll, dessert and drink. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160.  #31

Underground Railroad Michigan Connection

Aug. 10: Explore “The Underground Railroad Michigan Connection” with storyteller, historian and author Dr. Willie W. Payne on Thursday, August 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library in Howard City. Payne uses music, songs and photos of Michigan Underground Railroad stops to narrate stories and excite audiences while describing places throughout Michigan where fugitive slaves were harbored. The presentation is part of the 2017 One Book One County Montcalm program, which features the selection, “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book for more information or call 989-328-2111, Ext. 261. #31

6th Annual Keeler Brass Picnic

Aug. 15: The 6th annual Keeler Brass picnic will be held on Tuesday, August 15th at Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St., Sand Lake at 11 am. Please bring a dish to pass. #31,32p

Discover Michigan’s Rural Black Heritage

Aug. 15: Discover Michigan’s rural black heritage through photographs and oral history on Tuesday, August 15th at 6:30 p.m. at the Flat River Community Library in Greenville. Through the use of oral tradition and photographs, a trained historian will share the experiences of what African-American pioneers in outstate Michigan looked like between 1880 and 1950. The presentation is part of the 2017 One Book One County Montcalm program, which features the selection, “Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi. Visit www.montcalm.edu/one-book for more information or call 989-328-2111, Ext. 261. #31

Lyons School Reunion

Aug. 18: The Lyons School Reunion will be held on Friday, August 18th at Library Park on Meddler Ave., Gowen. Just south of the Library. The time is 6 pm. Call Dave Jensen for more details. 616-696-9632. #31,32p

Free Outdoor Family Concert

Aug. 19: The Community Building Development Team is hosting a Free Outdoor Family Concert on Saturday, August 19th from 3 to 7 pm. It will be held in the “Heart of Cedar Springs” (park near the new Library). Two bands will be performing: Barn Cats and Whiskey Bound. Bring a lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy! #31-33p

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Construction at Velzy Park


Five new picnic tables were donated anonymously to Solon Township for Velzy Park. Courtesy photo. A new walking trail is under construction at Solon’s Velzy Park. Courtesy photo.

Five new picnic tables were donated anonymously to Solon Township for Velzy Park. Courtesy photo.

Construction on a new walking trail is underway at Velzy Park, located at 15185 Algoma Ave NE. The park surrounds Solon Township Hall, and is named for what the area used to be called.

And that’s not the only thing that’s new. “Our Park Committee is very excited and thankful about 5 picnic tables that were anonymously donated to our Park a week or so ago,” said Mary Lou Poulsen, Solon Township Clerk, and a member of the Solon Park Committee.

On June 10, Solon will celebrate the new walking trail with a ribbon cutting, and a community-wide yard sale and picnic. The picnic will take place at noon, with the ribbon cutting and cake to follow. Suggested donations for the picnic will be $4 for individuals, and $10 for families.

A new walking trail is under construction at Solon’s Velzy Park. Courtesy photo.

A new walking trail is under construction at Solon’s Velzy Park. Courtesy photo.

The park is still in phase one, which features walking trails, a restroom building and parking. Phase two will be a playground and three barn relocations. Phase three will be the Farmer’s market and picnic shelter; and native prairie restoration.

Memorial benches will soon be available to purchase. Watch solontwp.org for info. If you’d like to make a tax deductible donation for the park, send it to Solon Township and designate it for Velzy Park.

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Montcalm Neighborhood Watch picnic


 

Saturday, October 4, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

The Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch program is teaming up again with the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, Montcalm County Emergency Services, the Montcalm Township Fire Department, numerous other area fire departments, and many additional agencies to offer an old-fashioned picnic for the whole family to enjoy and to celebrate National Fire Prevention Week. The activities are planned for Saturday, October 4th from11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the Montcalm Township Hall Complex located on M-91 in Turk Lake. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy free hot dogs, chips, and ice cream, plus lots of fun, demonstrations, displays, and entertainment from WGLM 106.3 Radio who will be broadcasting live during the event.

This will be the seventh year this event has been held and it promises to be the best display of county services ever provided.

One of the most fascinating and informative exhibits over the past couple of years has been the demonstration of extrication procedures by the Montcalm Township Fire Department. They will be using the Jaws of Life to demonstrate their skill in extricating victims from two vehicles involved in simulated crashes. Several other area fire departments and their specialized equipment will also be present to represent the mutual aid cooperation that exists between agencies and to bring awareness to the National Fire Protection Week, which begins the following day.

Many other exhibits and demonstrations will be available including the ever popular Smoke House, the Montcalm County Sheriff’s Marine Division, the Dive Team, the Mobile Command Center, Michigan Working Dogs, the Montcalm County Animal Shelter, a dunk tank, and United Lifestyles Drunk Driving Course. A Montcalm County Neighborhood Watch representative will be available with information to help you keep yourself, your family and property safe.

A Michigan Blood Drive is being added this year as a way in which to give back to our community and its residents. They will be present from 10 until 2 for donations and state they would prefer appointments, if possible. Interested individuals may contact Clif Dickinson @ 616-754-1780.

For more information in the picnic, please contact Dawn Miles at 616-788-8602.

 

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Fathers vs. players baseball fundraiser


The community is invited to attend the first ever Fathers vs. Players fundraiser community picnic, for Cedar Springs Baseball, on May 22 at 1 p.m. This family fun day will be held at the Cedar Springs Varsity baseball field, and will promote community awareness, support and raise money for off-season training for all high school baseball players.
Everyone is asked to bring their own picnic lunch, and there will be an area for barbecue grills. Vendors will conduct games with prizes, and some of the games include the dunk tank, putting green, bean bag games, a radar gun to check how fast you can throw and speed timing.
The main event will be a game between the high school players and their dads.
All youth players with the Cedar Springs Junior Ball League are encouraged to attend, and they will be asked to take their position on the field when the high school players take their positions. Everyone will be asked to “run the bases” when the game is over.
Individual players will be asking for donations. If you are interested in organizing, donating or sharing, please call Roger Louck at (616) 706-8599.

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