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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.

Fish Fry

May 31: There will be a Fish Fry on Friday, May 31, from 4:30 – 7:30 pm at Courtland-Oakfield UMC, 10295 Myers Lake. Battered fried fish, fresh cut French fries, coleslaw, coffee, punch and dessert. 1, 2, and 3 piece dinners available at $4.50, $6.50 and $8.50. #21,22p


Summer Programs at Howard Christensen Nature Center

June: HCNC is holding several great nature programs for children and adults. Explore garden and forest ecosystems on June 5. Children can run through the trails in “Let Kids Run Wild” on June 7. Anyone can learn how to fish on June 8. Youth Camp – Nature Center Style will be a two night, three day camping experience starting on June 14th. Explore the complexities of predator-prey relationships by playing a hands on game with unexpected consequences. Discover the wold of cold-blooded creatures with Slithering Crawly Creatures on June 26th. For details on these programs and others please see the Beat the Boredom section of this paper. #22


KDL Branches Offer Summer Programs

June: KDL branches in Sand Lake and Spencer Township offer several summer programs for families this summer. Check out the Beat the Boredom section of this paper for detail and locations of these June programs; Down in the Dirt Nature Crafts, Family Building Bricks Party, Magic: Can You Dig It?, Pet Show, Egyptian Pyramid Dig, and Down to Earth Family Gardening. #22


Fall 2013 Soccer Registration

June 1: Saturdays, June 1 and June 8, and Monday, June 3 thru Thursday June 6:– American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) Weeknights at the Concession Stand 6 – 7:30 pm and Saturdays 9 am – 2:00 pm. All events will be held at Boomer Park – 13440 Ritchie Avenue just south of 17 Mile Road. Take advantage of the Early Bird Fees throughout the week – $55 per player for the fall or $95 for fall and spring seasons. Families registering 3 or more players will receive a $5 discount per player. First time players must show a Birth Certificate for age verification. Registration is now open at www.eayso.org for Membership Year 2013! Complete the online portion and bring a printed copy of the registration form along with payment to one of the events. Please note – fees will be increased following the June 8 registration event. For additional information contact us through our website at www.ayso902.org. #22,23p


Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Pageant

June 2: Attention all young ladies living in – or attending school in – the Cedar Springs School district who will be in the 11th grade in 2013-2014 school year, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. There will be a mandatory meeting fr any interested young lady and her parents concerning the 2013 Red Flannel Pageant, this Sunday, June 2nd at 2 pm at the Red Flannel Office, located at 21 E. Maple St., in downtown Cedar Springs. For more information, contact Kaleigh Rosenberger at kaleighrae_91@hotmail.com #22p


Dinner at the Legion

June 3: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, June 3rd , from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be stuffing, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. All dinners are $9, children $4.50. Enjoy home cooking, take out is available. 616-696-9160. #22


FREE All Weather Alert Radio’s

June 4: Metron of Cedar Springs will be distributing FREE All Weather Alert Radios, Courtesy of the Department of Homeland Security, on Tuesday, June 4th, from 2-4 p.m., at our facility located at 400 Jeffrey Street, Cedar Springs. Qualifications:  Member of Kent County, Adult, Utilizes an Aide – hearing or vision (for example hearing aid or glasses).  One per household.  Limited time offer – while supplies last.  Any Questions Please Call:  Billie Vanderlaan, Community Relations Coordinator, 616-204-2615. #22


GriefShare Support Group

June 5: GriefShare is a grief recovery support group designed for those who have lost a loved one. Cedar Springs United Methodist Church will offer a 13 week session of GriefShare beginning on Wednesday, June 5 from 6:30 – 8 pm in the Parlor (upstairs from the south entrance). If you’re grieving the death of a loved one or know someone who is, please invite them to come. This is open to the community. Cost is $15 to offset the cost of the workbook. If you have questions or would like more specific information on this program, please contact Cedar Springs UMC at 616-696-1140. #22


MCC offers face painting & balloon tying

June 6 & 13: Learn how to face paint and tie balloon animals and hats this summer at Montcalm Community College. Practice face painting on classmates in “Learn How to Face Paint,” June 6 from 6 to 8 pm at the Stanley and Blanche Ash Technology and Learning Center (Ash TLC) on MCC’s Greenville campus. The cost is $20 and all supplies will be furnished. Learn how to toe balloon animals and other neat balloon creations on “Tying Balloon Animals & Hats,” June 13 at the Ash (TLC). The cost is $20 and balloons, pumps and handouts will be furnished. Advanced registration is required. Visit www.montcalm.edu/noncredit for course details or to register online, or call 616-754-7706 or 877-328-2111 ext. 610 for more information. #22


Rocket Football Registration

June 10: The Cedar Springs Youth Football program is now taking registrations for flag and rocket football. Our first sign up date is June 10 from 6-8 pm at the Cedar Springs Junior Ball League fields on Shaner Ave. Flag football is for children ages 4-7 and begins July 9. Rocket football begins the end of Aug. and your child must be 8 years old by Nov. 1. All registration forms and dates can be found on our website at www.cedarspringsyouthfootball.com. #22


Vacation Bible School at Solon Center 

Wesleyan Church

June 10-14: Hey kids, com June 10 – 14th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm for VBS at Solon Center Wesleyan Church. It’s “Kingdom Rock, Standing Strong in God’s Power”, where you’ll sing songs, hear great Bible stories, use your imagination and make new friends! Kingdom Rock will also include Tim Black professional yo-yo, magic, comedy, and music man. Friday is “Family Night” at Lakeside campgrounds when the whole family can enjoy s’mores and little train rides. VBS is for children 4 years old through 5th grade. Please Preregister by calling the church office @ 616-696-3229 or online at  soloncenterwesleyanchurch.org. The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave., just north of 19 Mile Rd. #22,23p


Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp 

June 10: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday June 10th at 6:00 pm. Students, 10-14 years of age, 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 serve. 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 17th. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #22,23p


LifeWalk 2013

June 15: Alpha Family Center will host its annual LifeWalk on Saturday, June 15 at 10:00am at Morley Park in Cedar Springs. There will be a prayer walk, face-painting, balloons, clowns, refreshments and door prizes. For a pledge form call (616) 696-2616 or stop by the Center at 6 N. First St. in Cedar Springs. #22,23pd


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