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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.


AA Meetings at Rebo’s House 

Rebo’s House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #31


Dog Show at Solon Market 

Aug. 3: Solon Market, at 15185 Algoma Avenue, is hosting a dog show this Saturday, August 3, to kick off their Dog Daze of Summer! The popular pet show for kids and their pets begins at 11:30 and entrants must be there by 11:20. Dogs must be properly leashed. There is no entry fee or door fee. Children will be vying to collect the most money (via votes) to benefit the Humane Society. There will also be a popular vote. Everyone wins! Come and show your support for this worthy cause! Please pre-register at 696-4227. While the show’s focus is on dogs, it is not exclusively for dogs. Please consider how your pet might respond to dogs for its own safety and comfort. #31


Blessing of the Animals

Aug. 4: Blessing of the Animals Outdoor Service, Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church is Sunday, August 4 at 10 am. 10295 Myers Lake NE. Please note: Rescheduled due to unfavorable weather on July 28th.


Kent County Youth Fair

Aug. 5-10: Have a great time at the Kent County Youth fair starting August 5 thru August 10. Enjoy carnival rides, animal judging, exhibits and entertainment! Something special every day. (See the center pages of the July 25th Post for details.)  Hours are 8 am to 11 pm. Most barns will close at 10 pm. Parking is $6 per day. Parking on Saturday, August 10 from 9 am to Noon is $1 with a donation of 3 or more non-perishable food items. Admission is free. Kent County Fair Grounds in Lowell. Visit www.kcfg.org for up to date scheduling information. #31


Dinner at the Legion

Aug. 5: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, August 5th , 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. #31


Preserving the Harvest

Aug. 5: Greenville Garden Club will be hosting a program entitled Preserving the Harvest at the Flat River Community Library in Greenville on Monday, August 5 at 6:30 pm. The program will cover making your own herbal tea bags, syrups, herbal rubs, and vinegars, and provide information on the different methods of drying and freezing herbs. The program is free and open to the public. The Flat River Library is located at 200 W. Judd Street. #31


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 fund 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


Panhandle National Night Out

Aug. 6: On Tuesday, August 6, the Panhandle National Night Out will join the rest of our country in recognizing and celebrating the relationship enjoyed between communities and law enforcement agencies. This special event will be held from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm during the regularly scheduled “Music in the Park” in Howard City. The Howard City Police and Fire Departments, Montcalm County Sheriff’s Department, Michigan State Police, Michigan Department of Natural Resources and the Montcalm Neighborhood Watch will be present to offer information pertaining to crime prevention, drug awareness, and assistance in creating a safer neighborhood. Free food, door prizes and great music performed by the Blue Water Ramblers will be provided. #31


Adam Mellema, Storyteller Extraordinaire!

Aug. 6: Effervescent storyteller Adam Mellema is digging into Spencer with a menu of tasty summer stories! Adam’s zany style and love for books inspires whole families to read unto school bells ring again. Tuesday, August 6 at 4 pm at the Spencer Township KDL branch, 14960 Meddler Ave. #31


Pet Show at Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL

Aug. 6: Is your pet a star? Every critter’s a winner in this unique show designed to put the spotlight on your furry friend. All acts must pre-register. Visit the library for more details. Tuesday, August 6 at 10:30 am. #31


Free meal at OLC Family Center

Aug. 8,22: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us the 2nd & 4th Thursday each month for an evening meal. No charge – No registration required. Served from 6-7 p.m. at Our Lady of Consolation Family Center, 4865 11 Mile Rd. NE in Rockford. #31


Eyeglass Drive at Community Celebration Day

Aug. 10: The Cedar Springs Lions club is holding an eyeglass drive on August 10th as part of the Community Celebration Day. Drop you used glasses off at the Lions Club booth from 9 am to 5 pm. The Lions Club will donate $1 to Cub Scout Troop 3222 for every pair collected – up to $500! #31


Wild Wednesdays Trees & Plants

Aug. 14: 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Trees & Plants: Discover what it  takes to make an organic garden. What you can grow in Michigan and what is good eating in nature. Children will find native plants that are edible and part of the animals buffet dinner daily/nightly. Children will make their own garden pots and take home to watch their plants grow with instructions from one of our Naturalist. 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


Cedar Springs Community Players present:

Aug. 15-18: “A Night at the Wax Museum.” The hysterical meets the historical in this comic spoof about the wackiest wax museum you ever hope to visit! Performances will be held at the historic Kent Theatre on Aug. 15-17 starting at 7:30 p.m. and a 3 p.m. matinee performance on Sunday, Aug. 18. Tickets are $12 at the door; $10 pre-sale; $8 for children 12 and under and seniors 65+. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Cedar Springs Public Library, Alpha Omega Coffee & Games or you can call 616-696-0949 to reserve tickets at the door. For more details go to www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #31,32p


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