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Star Gazing at HCNC

Mar. 1: Do you have in interest in Astronomy? This class will help satisfy that desire to know more about the heavens and show you how to see objects in the night. The class covers information about the earth, moon, planets and stars – from making a scale model of our systems to understanding the difference between stars. Instruction is given in viewing the night sky using binoculars and natural sight. Following the workshop, we will go outside to view the stars. Basics will be given on how to use (provided) binoculars to see the planets and stars. Saturday, March 1 from 1 to 9 pm. $5 donation per person, $15/ family of four or more. Howard Chirstensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine, Kent City. 616-675-3158. #9


Festival of the Sleds

Mar. 1: The West Michigan Snowmobile  Museum and Library is holding a snowmobile show and swap meet on Saturday, March 1st from 10 am to 3 pm at 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs. “Festival of the Sleds” will celebrate snowmobiles – old and new, have about 100 snowmobiles on display and enjoy old and new friends. Everyone is welcome. #9


Benefit for Clinton Bresnahan and Lynn Marion

Mar. 2: Please come join us at The Harvard Bar for a benefit on Sunday, March 2nd. This benefit is for Clinton Bresnahan and Lynn Marion, who lost everything to a house fire. There will be a spaghetti dinner for $8 a plate, a luck of the draw dart tournament (sign up begins at noon, first tournament around 2 pm), and a bake sale and auction by IMC Motorcycle club. Donations may be dropped off at The Harvard Bar all week, through the day of the benefit,including all donations for the auction. #9


Help Promote Literacy

Mar. 3: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled an information session on Monday, March 3 for prospective volunteer tutors to find out more about the Center and its literacy programs. At the end of the session there will be an opportunity to sign up for tutor training. At least 6,000 adults cannot speak or understand English well. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. Please call us at 616-459-5151(ext. 10) to register. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave. NW, Suite 204, Grand Rapids. #9

There’s a Mouse in the House

Mar. 4: What could be more exciting that a mouse in your house? Celebrate all things “mousy” with stories, crafts, rhymes, fingerplays and puppets. For ages 6 and younger. Tuesday, March 4 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #9


Dinner at the Legion

Mar. 9: American Legion, 80 Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, March 3rd, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing veggies, salad, dessert and drinks. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.50. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #9p


En Gedi Auction Fundraiser

Mar. 21: “Come Be Refreshed” on Friday, March 21 at the CS High School. Doors open at 6 pm. This is sure to be a fun night for all. A wide variety of items to be auctioned including athletic events, tools, entertaining and dining certificates, lodging, shopping, musical items and much more. This once-a-year fundraiser benefits the after-school youth centers for 6th – 12th graders at Red Hawk and the High School. Delicious appetizers will be served while you carouse the silent auction items. The live auction will feature larger items and begin around 7 pm. Tickets are $10 each and available at Take Two, Alpha Omega Coffee and Games, and Perry’s Place, all located on Main Street or email SueQ@hughes.net. #9-12p


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