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West Michigan Snowmobile Museum Motorsport Swap

May 10: The West Michigan Snowmobile Museum and Library will host a monthly Motorsport Swap on the 2nd Saturday of every month until Fall. All motorcycles, go karts, snowmobiles, mini bikes etc. are welcomed. May 10th is the first swap. Starts at 9 am to 4 pm. $10 to swap. Coffee, drinks and some food provided for a donation. 13969 Francis Way, Cedar Springs. Museum is located west of Meijer on 17 Mile Rd. For more info contact Ron Knapp 616-636-7232. #19p


Eco-Friendly Garden Projects

May 10: Craft earth-friendly spring garden projects using upcycled household containers and supplies from nature’s bounty. Saturday, May 10th at 1:30 pm at the Sand Lake/Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #19


Gardening from Soil to Bloom

May 10: Love of gardening is a seed that, once sown, never dies. Jeanne Hawkins of The Secret Ingredient will teach gardening fundamentals, including the basics of soil, plants, planting, weeks and how to tell good bugs from bad. Saturday, May 10th at 10 am at eh Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #19


Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction

May 10: The Tri County Jr. Eagles #4467 is hosting a Mother’s Day Tea and Silent Auction on Saturday, May 10th at  2 pm at the Sand Lake VFW on Lake Street. Tickets are $5 each. Proceeds will go to the Make A Wish Foundation of Michigan. What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than be helping children with life threatening illnesses have their wishes come true. To purchase tickets contact Lynn Rapson at 616-240-3871. #19


Cub Scout Flower Sale

May 10,11: The Cub Scouts are having their annual flower sale. The dates of the flower sale are May 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. #19p


God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 13: God’s Kitchen – Cedar Springs welcomes families from Northern Kent County and the surrounding area to a Tuesday Evening Meal. No charge – no registration required! Join us for dinner every Tuesday. Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the Blessed John Paul II Church, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #19


TOPS weight loss support group

May 13: Take off pounds sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group for men and women, meets every Tuesday at the Resurrection Lutheran Church in Sand Lake. Your first visit is free so come check out what TOPS can do to help you reach your weigh loss goals! Weigh-ins 8:15-9am, meeting starts at 9:15am. In case of inclement weather, meetings are cancelled if Tri-County or Cedar Springs schools are closed. Call Barb at 696-8049 for more information. #19


Spring Brings Very Hungry Caterpillars

May 13: Enjoy stories and crafts featuring “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” and other familiar characters from the works of Eric Carle. For ages 6 and under. Tuesday, May 13 at 10:30 am at the Sand Lake/ Nelson Township KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #19


Michigan Blood Drive at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church

May 15: St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Michigan Blood Drive on Thursday, May 15th from 2 to 7 pm at 310 E. Division, Rockford in the Fellowship Hall. Please call 866-MIBLOOD for more information or to make an appointment. Walk Ins welcome. #18,19p


Community Luncheon

May 15: The Community Luncheon will be held on Thursday, May 15 at 11:30 am to the Ceder Springs Public Schools District Office (Hilltop). The cost is just $7 and includes a catered lunch. Speakers will be local foreign exchange students. You will learn about their countries, what they liked about their stay in the states, what foods they learned to love and hate and more. Reservations are due by Tuesday, May 12 at noon by calling the Cedar Springs Area Parks and Recreation Department at 616-696-7320. #19


CS Varsity Wrestling Alumni Bowling

May 15: Relive the glory days and support the future! Cedar Springs Varsity Wrestling, Alumni Bowling Fundraiser will be held May 15 at Westgate Lanes at 7 pm. $20 or $35 per couple. Coach Emery, 616-799-0163 or Mark and Cheri Edwards 616-225-1545. Don’t forget the scrap metal drive pick up or delivery. All proceeds benefit current Red Hawk Wrestlers with clubs, camps, gear etc. #19


Used Book Sale

May 15-17: The Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library will host a used book sale on Thursday, May 15 from 10 am to 7 pm,  Friday, May 16 from 10 am to 5 pm, and Saturday, May 17 from 10 am to 1 pm in the Library Community Room. #19


Gallery Night at Creative Technologies

May 17: Creative Technologies Academy is having its 1st Annual Gallery Night and Open House featuring CTA student artwork. Dessert and punch will be served as you browse artwork inspired from artists studied during the school year. From pottery to pop art to textiles, our students will amaze you! Saturday, May 17 from 3 to 6 pm, 350 Pine St., Cedar Springs. 616-696-4905. #19,20p


Garage Sale Benefit

May 17: “Garage” Sale, Saturday, May 17th at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex, from 8 am to 2 pm. Proceeds to benefit Cradles of Grace, an extended care pregnancy support organization dedicated to inspiring life transformation through the love of Christ in women who have chosen life for their unplanned pregnancy. #19,20p


Morel Mushroom Hunting

May 18: Join a seasoned Mushroom Hunter and let us see how many of these tasty morel mushrooms we can find! We will be going off trails – this is why a guide is best! Starting the night with a mushroom presentation on the where, why and how’s of mushroom, then go on a hunt for the tasty morels, and at the end of our hunt receive some refreshments. Sunday May 18th from 1 to 3 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City, 616-675-3158. Donation of $4 per person. #18


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 serv. 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


Danish Festival Art @ the Green 

July 29: Greenville Danish Festival Art @ the Green invites all area artists to enter the Art @ the Green contest. This is the third annual contest for Art @ the Green and we are pleased to be a part of Danish Festival’s 50th Annual celebration! The contest runs from July 29th through August 16th, the Saturday of Danish Festival. Artists’ works will be seen and voted on by both our local community members, and by the tens of thousands Festival goers who visit each year. Juried prizes are $500 for first place 2D and $100 for second place 2D, $500 for first place 3D and $100 for second place 3D. In addition there is a public vote prize of $500. For more information and application forms please go to the Danish Festival website, www.danishfestival.org or call the Festival office at 616-754-6369. #19


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