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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.

Calling all Preschoolers

The Cedar Springs Public Library, 43 W. Cherry, is inviting you for some songs and some stories every Wednesday at 10:15 am. Bring your favorite adult to join in the fun. #18

AA Meetings at Rebos House 

Rebos House, 10 N. First St., Cedar Springs is open on Sunday, 9 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. Monday, noon, 7 pm Big Book, 8:15pm, Tuesday, noon, 5:30 women’s, 7 pm men’s & women’s. Wednesday, noon, 7 pm 12X12, 8:15 pm. Thursday, noon, 7 pm, Alanon 7 pm. Friday, noon, 7 pm and Saturday, 8:30 am, 10 am, 2 pm and 7 pm. #18

Sand Lake UMC Annual Rummage Sale

May 7-9: Rummage Sale – May 7 and 8, 9am- 5pm and May 9, 9am – noon at the Sand Lake United Methodist Church, 65 W. Maple St. Sand Lake. #18

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. NKCC is located at 1480 Indian Lakes Rd. between Algoma and Pine Island. #18

Cedar Springs Band Auction

May 8: Come enjoy an evening out and support Cedar Springs Bands at our annual Silent Auction! Friday, May 8th at Sparta Moose Lodge 11510 N. Division, Sparta at 7 pm. Tickets are available at the CSHS Office for $15. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Proceeds from the event go directly to the CS Band program to help pay for uniforms, instrument repair, meals before competitions, etc. For more information contact: Stacey Velting, 616-745-1262 or Julia Moore, 616-723-5532. #18

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

Hunter Safety Classes at HCNC

May 12-16: Join Deputy Scott Cook and Director Dave Kieft for 3 separate days to receive your hunters safety certificate. Classes are limited by the MDNR to 50 students. May 12 and 14 from 5 – 8  pm and May 16 from 10 am to 2 pm. Facility cost is $5 per student. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #18

Help Promote Literacy

May 13: The Literacy Center of West Michigan has scheduled and information session on Wednesday, May 13th for prospective volunteer tutors. This session is held at 6:30 pm and lasts one hour. It allows persons interested in becoming volunteer tutors to fund 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. By training people to be tutors, the Center can offer one-on-one reading help to adults asking for assistance in reading or English as a Second Language (ESL). You do not need to speak another language to tutor ESL. The Center is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) to register. #18

Used Book Sale

May 14-16: The Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library is having a used book sale on May 14, 15 and 16 in the library’s community room, 117 W. Williams St., Howard City. Thursday from 10 am to 7 pm, Friday from 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday from 10 am to 1 pm. #18

Morel Mushroom Hunting

May 16: 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! Guided Morel Hunting only on HCNC property. Saturday, May 16 from 12 to 4 pm. Donation of $4 per person. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Dr., Kent City. 616-675-3158. #18

Computer Basics 1

May 19: Join us at the CS Library, 43 W. Cherry St., Tuesday, May 19th from 11 am to 12 noon and we will help you try to learn the answers to some computer questions. Hopefully this session will help you understand why everyone seems so fascinated with these new fangled things called computers. Contact the Cedar Springs Library at 616-696-1910 to sign up. Note: Please leave your cats at home, the mice are pets of the Library. #18

Howard City Alumni Banquet

May 23: The Howard City Alumni Banquet will be held at Heritage United Methodist Church, 19931 W. Kendalville Rd., Pierson, on Saturday May 23rd. Punch bowl and time to visit at 6 pm with dinner served at 6:30 pm. Tickets are $20 per person which includes punch bowl, meal, tax, tip and hall rental. Menu: two meats, potatoes, vegetables, salad, rolls, coffee and dessert. RSVP your reservation on or before May 16th by calling or sending your check to: Don Bauman, 22313 W. M-82, Howard City, MI 49329, phone 231-937-5648. Email Don Boezwinkle at djboezwinkle@aol.com. #18

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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