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En Gedi Auction Fundraiser

Mar. 21:”Come Be Refreshed” on Friday, March 21 at the CS High School. Doors open at 6 pm. En Gedi is a local mission serving our Cedar Springs Community. This is sure to be a fun night for all. A wide variety of items to be auctioned including athletic event passes, a private air plane ride, various sports memorabilia, autographed baseballs from Al Kalin, Tori Hunter, and Max Scherzer, autographed jersey from Max Scherzer, grills, televisions, ton of wood pellets, leather recliner, tools, entertaining, lodging, and dining certificates, and much more. This once-a-year fundraiser benefits the after-school youth centers for 6th – 12th graders at Red Hawk Elementary School. Delicious appetizers will be served while you carouse the silent auction items. The live auction will feature larger items and begin around 7:00 pm. Take your chance at the money machine, dices, or treasure chest. All funds earned will be matched by CS Manufacturing. Tickets are $10 each and available at Take Two, Alpha Omega Coffee and Games, and Perry’s Place all located on Main Street or e-mail SueQ@hughes.net. Also, still accepting donations for the auction to include products, services, or Sponsor-A-Student donations. #9-12p


Fish Fry at Courtland-Oakfield UMC

Mar. 21: Courtland-Oakfield United Methodist Church is hosting a Fish Fry on Friday, March 21 from 4:30 to 7:30 pm. Battered fried fish, baked potato or fresh-cut french fries, cole slaw, coffee, punch and dessert. 3 piece $8.50, 2 piece $6.50, 1 piece $4.50. Eat in or carry out. The church is located at 10295 Myers Lake Ave. NE, just south of M-57. More info at coumc.com. #11,12p


Free Tickets to The LEGO Movie

Mar. 21,22: Join us to celebrate the 75th Diamond Anniversary Festival! Red Flannel Town weekend at the historic Kent Theatre Friday and Saturday, March 21 and 22. The first 50 tickets on those nights at the 9 pm show… get in free… compliments of the Red Flannel Festival for The LEGO Movie! Get there a little early for lots of free Festival giveaways. Meet the Red Flannel Queen and Court on Saturday at 8:30 pm in the lobby! #12


Pancake Breakfast for Courtland Township Fire Dept.

Mar. 22: A pancake breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 22 from 8 to 11 am at the Countland Township Fire Department, 7480 – 14 Mile Rd. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy, coffee, orange juice or milk. $7 Adults, $4 children 4 – 12 years, 3 and under are free. $20 Family special (2 adults, 2 children). Proceeds to benefit the Courtland Fire Department. #11,12p


Rummage Sale at Cedar Springs UMC

Mar. 26,27: The Cedar Springs United Methodist Women are having a rummage sale in the fellowship hall of the United Methodist Church, 140 S. Main St. on Wednesday, March 26th from 9 am to 7 pm and March 27th from 9 am to 2 pm. #11,12p


Greenville Garden Club Meeting

Mar. 26: On Wednesday, March 26th at 7 pm at the Greenville Community Center, 900 Kent Rd., Greenville, the topic of the meeting is “Fairy Gardens.” Discover fairy neighborhoods, villages and even art colonies. Speaker Melinda Maher will explain how these delightful, tiny gardens are built using natural materials and a pinch of creativity. Open to the public. #12


Cedar Springs Community Players Spring Production

Mar. 27-29: “Nunsense” by Dan Goggin. This musical comedy follows the crazy antics of five nuns from the Little Sisters of Hoboken convent who are putting on a fundraiser to get enough money to bury the sisters who were accidentally poisoned by tainted soup served by the convent cook, Sister Julia (Child of God). They need to raise money before the health department discovers their secret. Performances will be run at the historic Kent Theatre on March 27 – 29 starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 at the door; $12 pre-sale; $10 is under 18. Pre-sale tickets are available at the Main Street Restaurant in Cedar Springs, the Cedar Springs Public Library or by calling 616-263-9363. “Nunsense” is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. Visit us at www.cedarspringscommunityplayers.org. #11,12p


Beyblades at Sand Lake KDL

Mar. 29: Test your skids and have fun competing in KDL’s Beyblade Battles! Bring your own Beyblades and arenas, or train and compete using the library’s equipment. For ages 6 and older. Saturday, March 29 at 10:30 am. Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. Sand Lake. #12


Liscombe Cancer Benefit

Mar. 30: A spaghetti dinner benefit for Sue Liscombe will be held at Harvard Tavern, 12607 Harvard Ave. NE, on Sunday, March 30th at 1 pm. There will be an auction at 3 pm, 50-50 raffle and two half hogs raffle. Dinner is at 1 pm with an $8 donation, kids 10 and under are $4. Following the auction music will be provided by Cross Creek and Kronick Payne. For more information call Kim at 616-901-9193. #12


Toastmasters Club Meeting

Apr. 1 & 15: At each meeting members gain self confidence, learn leadership skills and make every word count! Guests warmly welcomed. We meet at North Rockford Middle School, 397 E. Division @ Wolverine Blvd. Follow the signs to the Faculty Lounge. Toastmasters – Where Leaders are Made! For more information, call Sue at 616-866-3509 or visit www.nkctm.org. #12


Call for Help at HCNC

Apr. 26: Call for help: If you know of a group that would like to help/ volunteer for April 26th, 10 am to 1 pm for Arbor Day, please send them our way. Arbor Day would make a great way to give back to your community! Get the employees out and help us plant 500 trees! We need about 40 – 50 volunteers, great opportunity for boy scouts, girl scouts, families, schoolchildren, grandma/ grandpa, singles, date day, group of employees, homeschoolers, Rotary Clubs, government bodies (townships), Foundations and more. The Nature Center Belongs to the community, please show your support! Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16160 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #12



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