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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.

Our Earth: Dig It!

July 30: Join the Kalamazoo Nature Center as we dig deep into the world beneath our feet. Meet earthworms and roly-poly pill bugs and their soil neighbors and discover how they survive. We’ll dig deeper into what makes soil and how it is different from dirt, and we’ll find some deeply buried treasures. Tuesday, July 30th at 1:30pm at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL branch, 88 Eighth St.. #30


Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

July 31: Fellas, didja miss yer chance ta take yer gal ta the “Brat Picnic” last year? Now’s yer 2nd chance! Take your gal and a few of your best friends, pile in the ol’ Packard and head on over ta the Pine Grove Senior Grill for Brats on the Barbee. Just letting all those age 60 and those aged even more, we’re throwing our annual “Brat Picnic” at noon the 31st of July. Come n get ‘em, brats hot off the grill can be found on the northwest corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. #30


Summer Reading Program Celebration Carnival

July 31: The Cedar Springs Public Library invites you to the Summer Reading Program Celebration Carnival at Morley Park in Cedar Springs on Wednesday, July 31 from 2-4pm. Come join us for games, snacks, prizes, fun inflatables, water slides and Double K Petting Zoo. Special activities and children’s books for sale. Special appearance from local children’s book author Amanda Litz and illustrator Christy Beckwith. #30


Trash & Treasure Sale

Aug. 1-3: Our TNT Sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Sand Lake /Nelson Township Library, is held in conjunction with the town-wide garage sales. Thursday, August 1 from 9am – 5pm. Friday, August 2 from 9am – 5pm and Saturday, August 3, from 9am – 2pm. 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #30


Beneath the Surface: Marble Magnets 

Aug. 1: Create a set of magnets for yourself or a friend. What lies beneath the surface is for you to decide — they’re easy and fun to make! Thursday, August 1, 4 pm at the Spencer Township Branch of KDL, 14960 Meddler Ave, Gowen. #30


Heritage Festival is Aug. 1-3

Aug. 1-3: A variety of historical activities and displays is available during the 27th annual Montcalm Heritage Festival Aug. 1-3 on Montcalm Community College’s Sidney campus. The three-day celebration features historical displays, events, refreshments and music for all ages. The festival runs from 10am to 4pm Aug. 1 and 9am to 5pm Aug. 2-3. Visit www.montcalm.edu/heritage-festival for more information about Montcalm Heritage Festival. #30


Senior Stroll

Aug. 2: Starting on August 2nd through the fall join us at Howard Christensen Nature Center for a stroll every Friday from 2-4pm. Coffee and refreshments provided. Donation of $4.50. For More Information: visit our website www.lilysfrogpad.com. 16190 Red Pine Drive Kent City, MI 49345 (616) 675-3158. #30


Car Show in Downtown Greenville

Aug. 3: On Saturday, August 3, over 200 cars will fill the streets in downtown Greenville for the annual Greenville Car Show. Automotive enthusiasts are invited to come out and enjoy an evening of cool cars, music, awards, 50/50 raffle, prizes and everything else that encompasses car culture. The show is 6 – 8:30pm. This year’s event will feature a “Pit Stop” area that includes games and activities for  families. Proceeds from the event go to the Greenville Area Chamber to support community programs/events. #30


Stars soccer camp

Aug. 5-7: Stars soccer camp is now offered by Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation and will be offered August 5-7 at Boomer Park fields. The CS high school coaches and athletes will be putting on the camp for ages 5-13. Times and prices vary: ages 5-8 is 5:30-7pm for $35 by July 29 or $40 after, ages 9-13 is from 5:30-8pm for $55 by July 29 or $60 after. Forms are at Hilltop or online at csaparksandrec.com. Please call 696-7320 with questions. #30,31b


Everywhere Fun Fair VBS at Cedar Springs UMC

Aug. 5-8: CSUMC invites kids (ages 4 years old – 6th grade) to step right up at Everywhere Fun Fair Where God’s World Comes Together. Explore and experience God’s welcoming love at Vacation Bible School! The fun begins on Monday, August 5 and ends Thursday, August 8 from 6 – 8pm at CS United Methodist Church (140 S. Main St.) The fun fair includes interactive Bible fun and great music, cool crafts, global games, awesome snacks, and more. To be a part of all the excitement, call the church at 616-696-1140 to register. #30,31b


Register Now for Free Hunter Education

Aug. 6: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday August 6 from 6-9pm, Thursday, August 8 from 6-9pm, Saturday, August 10 from 8am-4:30pm. #30,31b


Wild Wednesdays Reptiles & Amphibians

Aug. 7: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Hunt down a frog or possibly a snake – this class you can get dirty and touch the outside world. Our Naturalist will lead children on an outdoor excursion in finding where amphibians and reptiles live, what they eat and their worlds. Children will use nets to capture living creatures and discover greater knowledge with hands on teaching. Ages: 5 – 15 years old. Bring Bag Lunch, Dress for the outdoors, $8 per child. (Parents always welcomed and encouraged to come along free of charge). Rain or Shine. For More Information: visit our website www.lilysfrogpad.com. 16190 Red Pine Drive Kent City, MI 49345 (616) 675-3158. #30

Lakeview School Alumni Banquet

Aug. 31: Lakeview School Alumni (this includes any former Lakeview School student and guest from 2013 and earlier) and retired teachers are invited to attend the annual Alumni Banquet to be held at Lakeview High School on Sunday, September 8, 2013. The cost is $12 per person with open house at 11am and dinner served at 1pm. Reservation must be made prior to August 31, 2013 by sending payment, your name, maiden name (if applicable) and year of graduation to: June Miller, Treasurer, 237 4th Street, Trufant, MI 49347, 616-984-2396. Questions may be directed to President Pat Hadrich, 616-984-2983. Come join in the fun and please spread the word to out-of-town classmates. #30


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