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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.

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Rummage Sale

July 21: Cedar Springs Bands will be holding a rummage sale at the High School August 1st – 3rd (times pending). If you would like to donate your gently used items, date and drop off times are: July 21, 23, and 24th from 10 am to 2 pm. At the back of the High School by the band room. Please Contract LeeAnne Whilden (616-304-1545) for additional times.*All profits made during the rummage sale will go to Cedar Springs Music Boosters.* #29

Praise the Lord at Cowboy Church

July 22: 2nd Chance will be having Cowboy Church on Sunday, July 22nd at 6 pm. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Rd). Music and ministry will be shared by the group, Patty Ann and The North Country Band, who will share their message through their musical talents. Invite your family and friends. Cowboy Church will be every 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month. Each service will have different people sharing God’s word and music. Cowboy Church will introduce you to 2nd Chance and its vision. The school is in the building stage, which when completed, will teach troubled teens through God and the horse. If you have questions, call 616-293-2150. See you there! #29b

Archeology Workshop @ HCNC

July 24-26: Uncover artifacts from Howard Christensen Nature Center’s past. July 24-26 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost $20 members, $24 nonmembers. Minimum age: 9 years old. Lead by Interpretive Instructor, Karen Fiebig, this workshop will require hard work. Please bring gloves, a trowel, a shovel, an old paint brush, lunch and bottled water – all labeled with your name. The number of participants will be determined by the number of adults available to supervise younger participants. May be a first come, first serve event, so please register. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine, Kent City. 616-675-3158, info@howardchristensen.org, www.howardchristensen.org. #28,29p

Senior Lunch at Pine Grove Community Church 

July 25: The Pine Grove Senior Café presents Grandma’s Table.  She’s serving Baked Barbecued Chicken and for dessert her special Something with Blueberries.  Ya know there’s a strong possibility she’ll set a veggie, a salad or relish plate down in front of ya.  For all those age 60 and over we’re offering you a seat at Grandma’s Table at Noon the 25th of  July.  In case you forgot where Grandma’s Table is, it’s right over here on the northwest corner of M-82 and Beech Ave. #29

Kooombah Rain Sticks @ KDL!

July 25: Koo-oom-bah means creativity in Swahili! Join us and get creative using your imagination and a few craft supplies to create your own rain stick! For school-age children. Wednesday, July 25, 6:30 pm at Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #29

Help Promote Literacy

July 25: The need is urgent! The Literacy Center of West Michigan is offering an informational meeting on Wednesday, July 25th at 10 am for prospective volunteer tutors. It will last one hour. It provides potential volunteers the opportunity to find out more about the Literacy Center and the role of a volunteer tutor. No experience necessary! We provide our volunteers with all the training they need to be successful tutors for our adult learners. The Literacy Center of West Michigan is located at 1120 Monroe Ave., NW, Suite 240, Grand Rapids. Please call 616-459-5151 (ext. 10) or email us at info@literacycenterwm.org to register. #29

Senior Stroll at HCNC

July 27: Join Senior Naturalist, Joyce Hosmer, the last Friday of the Month for leisurely walk through the woods at Howard Christensen Nature Center. Joyce will lead you along our quiet trails while pointing out the plants and wildlife that inhabit our little piece of the planet. Friday, July 27th from 1 – 3 pm. If it rains, we will reschedule for the next Friday. Cost: Members $3.00, nonmembers $5. Refreshments provided. Limited to 25 people. Call to register 616-675-3158 or visit our website: www.howardchristensen.org. 16190 Red Pine Rd., Kent City. #29

Ensley Crime Watch 5K & Picnic

July 28: The Ensley Crime Watch Annual 5K and Community Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 28th at Baptist Lake Park, 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. All ages are welcome to join the fun! Pre-registration forms for the 5K race and details of our annual event is available on line at http://ensleytownship.org/crime watch.htm. Race: Saturday, July 28th begins at 9 am (registration the day of the race at 8:30 am) Picnic: Saturday, July 28th begins at 11:30 am. Firemen grill hotdogs and additional items on the menu are chips, cookies, homemade pies, coffee, pop and more. There is a small fee for the food. Special guests include the Sand Lake fire department (trucks and equipment), Newaygo County Sheriff (K9 team, SWAT vehicles, Marine Patrol and Dive team), kids bounce house. There will be a 50/50 raffle, and nearly $1,000 in prizes that was donated by local businesses and individuals will be raffled off. The afternoon concludes with candidates running for local office available for a meet and greet. All proceeds for the events will help the Sand Lake Fire Department purchase life saving rescue equipment. #28,29p

Touch a Truck

July 28: A close up look at big trucks! There will be an assortment of awesome vehicles on hand to explore, plus the pros who operate them. Decorate your own hard hat Saturday, July 28, 10:00 am to noon, Nelson Township/ Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #29

Team Building at HCNC

July 30-Aug. 3: Team Building Summer Camp. What makes a team, a team? What makes one team more successful than another? Campers will focus on what it takes to build a successful team as well as how to be a team player with an emphasis on communication, trust, teamwork, cooperation and a whole lot of team games. July 30 to August 3 from 10 am to 2 pm. Cost $40 for the week. Can’t make to whole camp? Daily fee $10. Howard Christensen Nature Center. Call to register 616-675-3158 or visit our website: www.howardchristensen.org. 16190 Red Pine Rd., Kent City. #29

Register Now For Free Hunter Education

Aug. 7: To register for firearm Hunter Safety Classes  at the Red Flannel Rod & Gun Club, call Jim Pope at 231-834-5545 after 6 pm. Classes at the Club, 7463 18 Mile Rd. Cedar Springs, will be Tuesday, August 7th from 6-9 pm,  Thursday, August 9th from 6-9pm,  Saturday, August 11th from 8 am-3:30 pm. #29,30b

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