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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.

Here We Grow Again

May 2: A “Like New” sale (much Like a “Mom to Mom” sale) for Women and small children. This Saturday, May 2nd from 9 AM – 3 PM. Solon Center Wesleyan Church, just north of 19 Mile Road. All proceeds will benefit the work of Alpha Family Center. Items include toys, clothing, books, videos & women’s clothing and accessories. For more information, please call Kathy at (616) 696-3229, or email at scwc1@juno.com. For detailed information go to www.scwchurch.org. #17p

Kentucky Derby Party

May 2: Come have fun at a Kentucky Derby Party on Saturday, May 2nd from 4 to 12 pm. Watch the Kentucky Derby, enjoy music by the Gordon Thayer Band, food and raffles. Proceeds benefit 2nd Chance School. Sparta Moose Lodge, 11510 N. Division, Sparta. #17

Adoption Fundraiser

May 2: On Saturday, May 2nd Rockford Reformed Church will be hosting a huge adoption fundraiser garage sale from 9 am to 3 pm! All proceeds from the sale will support Luke and Amanda, members of our church family, as they pursue adopting a child. Find great deals and help Luke and Amanda offset expenses involved with adoption! RRC is located at 4890 – 11 Mile Rd. NE. #17

Flat River Community Players Auditions

May 3-5: The Flat River Community Players will hold auditions for the musical “9 to 5”, music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, on Sunday May 3 at 1 pm and Monday and Tuesday, May 4 and 5 at 7 pm at St. Paul’s Episcopal in Greenville. Director Amanda Hall and music director Katy McDonough are looking to cast 4 adult women and 3 adult men, all of varying ages 20 and over, and one older teenaged boy. Also a mixed chorus of older teens on up. Auditioners should bring a prepared solo, Broadway song preferred, with either sheet music or recorded accompaniment. Five performances are scheduled for July 10-12 and July 17-18. Questions? Call the FRCP at 616-754-8207. Visit the Player’s website: www.frcp.org. #17

Dinner at the Legion

May 4: American Legion, 80 S. Main St. Cedar Springs, is hosting a baked chicken dinner on Monday, May 4th, from 5 – 7 pm. Included will be mashed potatoes, stuffing, salad, veggies, rolls, drink and desserts. The cost is $9 for adults, children (15 and younger) $4.00. Come and enjoy home cooking. Take out is available. 616-696-9160. #17p

Afternoon Read

May 4: Adult Book Discussion of the book “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn, will be on Monday, May 4th at 1 pm. If you’ve read the book, join us to talk about it. If you haven’t, stop by the Cedar Springs Public Library, 43 W. Cherry, to grab your copy. #17

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

May 5,12,19,26: Join us for dinner every Tuesday. 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!  Served from 5:30 – 6:30 pm at the St. John Paul II Parish, 3110 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs. For more information, call the Church office at 616-696-3904. #17

Jiggly Wiggly Frog Hunting

May 5: This event is for children of all ages. Our staff will lead you on an excursion through the pond and swamps in an attempt to gather frogs for observation. While learning about Michigan frogs, we will provide refreshments and a light snack. Tuesday, May 5th from 6 to 8 pm at Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, 616-675-3158. A donation of $5 per person is appreciated. #17

Gaming Unplugged: Board Game Boredom Busters!

May 6: Unplug from electronics. Challenge your brain and your friends with games of strategy and imagination, from classic to cutting-edge. For all ages. Wednesday, May 6th at 6:30 pm at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St., Sand Lake. #17

Rummage Sale at North Kent Community Church

May 7-9: The North Kent Community Church Youth Group is holding a rummage sale and delicious bake sale on May 7 and 8 from 9 am to 6 pm and May 9 from 9 am to 3 pm. All proceeds are going to help with the costs of a youth mission trip to Colima, Mexico where they will be helping with work projects and ministering to the children at the Hogar De Amor orphanages. #17

Hope Lutheran Sale

May 8,9: Stop in to see us! Lots of great pre-owned, clean merchandise just waiting to go home with you! Friday, May 8th from 9 am to 5 pm and Saturday, May 9 from 9 am to 1 pm. Hope Lutheran (Community) Church, 7000 Myers Lake Rd., Rockford. Contact Judy at 616-340-2820 for info. #17,18p

Fire Benefit

May 9: There will be a 15 Family Benefit Community Sale on Saturday, May 9th at the Frisbee Park – Scram Lake from 9 am to 5 pm. Come hunt for bargains and treasures priced to sell. Also, raffles and a silent auction. Band Jam starts at noon. A Horseshoe Tournament will be held with registration at noon, partners drawn at 12:30 and shoes fly at 1pm. $10 entry ($5 donation, $5 towards cash prizes). Lawn chairs encouraged. Concessions available! All proceeds go to Devin and Tracy Hallengren’s family who lost everything in a house fire. Go to www.facebook.com/firebenefit for all the latest info. #17,18p

Meet the Author

May 11: Come to Timothy C. Houenstein Reynolds Township Library and meet the author! Join Barbara Rylko-Bauer at the Howard City Library. Hear the story of her mother as “she endured three Nazi concentration camps and a forty-two day death march, spending part of this time working as a prisoner-doctor to Jewish slave laborers.” Monday May 11 at 6:30 pm. The library is located at 117 W. Williams in Howard City. #17

Computer Basics 2

May 12: So now you know how to turn on the computer, and you and the computer are getting to be friends. How do you save pictures? What is email? What is a flash drive? How do you move around inside the window? How do you open and close the window? The Cedar Springs Library, 43 W. Cherry, is having a Computer Basics Class on Tuesday, May 12th from 11 am to noon. Contact the library at 616-696-1910 to sign up. #17

Artists Wanted!

June 30: Artists Wanted! The Red Flannel Festival Art Review is entering its 3rd year and is once again seeking artists to compete for $900 in total cash prizes! Visit www.redflannelfestival.org for details and registration form. Deadline to register is June 30th! #16-18p

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