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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.

Register Now for MCC’s Summer Camps for Youths

Registration for Montcalm Community College’s summer camps for youths is available now. Youth can focus on fine arts, language, agriculture and writing this year. “CampWOWme (The World of Writing: Multimedia Enhanced)” June 23-27 or July 14-18 from 8 am to 4 pm daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $90. “From Field to Food – Where does your hamburger come from?” July 18 from 9 am to 4 pm at MCC in Sidney. The cost is $25. “Fine Arts Camp: Fairy Tales” is July 21 – 15 from 8:30 am to 4 pm, daily at MCC in Sidney. The cost is $90. “Camp Aloha,” Aug. 4 – 7 from 9 am to 12 noon daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $55. “Spanish Camp,” Aug. 4 -7 from 9 am to 1 pm daily at MCC in Greenville. The cost is $55. Visit www.montcalm.edu/camps for more information.


“Antique Roadshow” Style Antiques Appraisals

Apr. 26: Joan Bunn, a certified appraiser and owner of “Joan & Associates” of Rockford will be at the Sand lake United Methodist Education Building on Saturday, April 26 from 9 am to 4 pm to appraise your antiques. $10 donation for each item verbally appraised. Antique and Vintage sale, Bake Sale and Light Lunch available. Come and spend the day! #17


Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church

Apr. 30: Calling all Seniors age 60 and older. Senior Cafe 2014 Season Opener is almost here. Wednesday the 30th of April, get your taste buds ready! A quick peek in the kitchen revealed lasagna to be the main dish with a side salad and pudding cups. Come at Noon to our corner of M-82 and Beech. Let’s catch up with each other after the long Winter break. See ya’ll there! #17


Free meal at OLC Family Center

May 1,15: God’s Kitchen North welcomes Northern Kent County families to join us for an evening meal on Thursday, May 1 and May 15th. 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. #17


Spring Craft and Vendor Expo

May 3: Hope Community Church, 7000 Myers Lake, Rockford, is presenting its Spring Craft and Vendor Expo on Saturday, Mary 3rd, from 10 am – 3 pm. More than 25 crafters and vendors covering a lot of unique territory! Includes caricature artist, wood décor, stuffed animals, handmade jewelry, fabric goods, clothing, books, tools, cleaning products, skin care products, food and kitchen products, tote items and so much more! We truly have the best variety we’ve ever had and look forward to your stopping by! #17,18p


Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 3,4: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 3 and 4, 10 and possibly the 11th from 9 am to 5 pm. The location will be a White Creek Lumber. If there are any questions you can contact Daniel Menefee 616-232-5931. #17,18p


Ensley Nature Preserve Opens

May 3: Ensley Nature Preserve will be “Celebrating the Awakening of the Forest” on Saturday, May 3 at 10 am. Come enjoy walking the trails, playing, crafts, food and meeting new friends. Discover this 40 acre preserve nestled in Ensley Township, ¼ mile off Cypress Ave. on 136th Street west. Hope to see you there. #17


Jiggly Wiggly Frog Hunting

May 4: Howard Christensen Nature Center will go Frog Hunting for the learning of frogs – not to capture forever – but to study their habitats and mannerisms. First, we will learn (short fun lesson with refreshments) about the frogs in Michigan and why they are so important to our environment and a lot of other fun froggy facts will be toad… told! Then around dusk, we will go hunting frogs. We are going to get down in the pond areas with flashlights and try to fund us some frogs for studying. This is for all ages – so Mon/Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, bring the children and have a fun filled night of sneaking around capturing frogs (at the end of the night we will release our frogs back into the wild). Dress appropriately. Sunday, May 4th from 6 – 8 pm. Donation of $5 per person. 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. #17


The Savvy Caregiver

May 6: The Savvy Caregiver is a nationally recognized program for family members caring for a person with dementia. Topics include strategies for managing the symptoms of dementia, improving the quality of life as the disease progresses, sources of local help, and increasing involvement of other family members in the caregiving role. Participants are encouraged to attend all six classes to receive the full benefit of the curriculum. Complimentary respite may be available – ask for details when you register. Call the Alzheimer’s Association for a eligibility screening and to register. 616-459-4558 or 800-272-3900. Tuesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27, June 3 and June 10 from 2 to 4 pm. Howard City Action Center, 132 E. Edgerton St., Howard City. #17


Mother/Daughter Banquet at Pine Ridge Bible Camp

May 10: Come enjoy a special morning out with delicious food, fellowship and devotional presented by: Mrs. Terre K. Ritchie, Director if Keys for Kids Ministries (formerly known as CBH Ministries). Terre will also delight us with a special talent. Saturday, May 10 at 10 am. Pine Ridge Bible Camp – VerLee Dining Hall, 8303 – 17 Mile Rd. 616-696-8675. Mothers, daughters and grandmothers of all ages are welcome to attend. Cost is $6 (over age 12); $4 (age 12 and under). Please RSVP via FB (Mother Daughter Brunch) by calling the camp office at 616-696-8675 or by e-mailing info@pineridgecamp.com by Wednesday May 7th. When responding, please notify us of the number of adults and children in your party. #17


5K to Raise Funds for Mitochondrial Disease Research

May 17: The 5th Annual United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation (UMDF) Breylon Senn 5K Walk-Run-Stroll is May 17 at Tri County High School in Howard City. Registration begins at 10:45 am and the 5K begins at 11:45 am. This is a family – friendly event for all ages and abilities. This year’s event will also feature the first annual Superhero Dash for superheroes of all ages. Registration is $20 per person and includes one event t-shirt and”Fight Mito” bracelet, or $40 per family and includes two event t-shirts and two bracelets. Children younger than 16 participate for free with a paid adult registration. You can register online at www.umdf.org/breylonsenn5k or email teambreylon@hotmail.com for more information. Proceeds benefit the UMDF Breylon Senn Research Fund, which funds research for Mitochondrial Disease. #17


Faith Based Guitar Boot Camp

May 19: A basic training for guitar will be taught at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church. Registration will be held Monday May 19th at 6 pm. Students 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 served. 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 2nd. Classes will provide a time for prayer and devotion. #17-20p


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