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theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Sept. 23,30: Meals are served every Thursday from 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

GriefShare at The Springs Church

Sept. 23: The Springs Church and Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home are offering GriefShare support group meetings. These meetings will be on Thursday nights at 6:30 pm, starting September 23, and held at The Springs Church, 135 N. Grant St., Cedar Springs. For more information, or to sign up, please contact Cherryl at office@thespringschurch.info or Bliss-Witters & Pike Funeral Home at 616-696-1410. There is no fee for this class. #38

Red Flannel Queen Scholarship Pageant

Sept. 25: You are invited to the 76th annual Red Flannel Queens Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm. The pageant will be held at the Springs Church, located at 135 N. Grant St. Tickets are available NOW at the Cedar Springs Library. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door for $13 for adults. Please join us in supporting these young ladies who have worked very hard to represent the Red Flannel Festival. #37,38

Used Book Sale at the CS Library

Sept. 28-Oct. 2: A used book sale by the Friends of the Library will be held from Tuesday, September 28 through Friday, October 1 with hours from 10 am to 6 pm and on Saturday, October 2 with hours from 9 am to 3 pm. The sale is being held in the Community Room at the Cedar Springs Public Library. All proceeds benefit the library. #38,39

Rummage Sale at Sand Lake UMC

Sept. 30-Oct.2: There will be a Rummage Sale at Sand Lake United Methodist Church from September 30 to October 2nd. Thursday & Friday from 9 am – 5 pm. On Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm. The church is located at 65 Maple St., Sand Lake. #38

Free Halloween Costume Exchange

Oct. 2: Courtland Oakfield United Methodist Church, 10295 Myers Lake, Rockford, will be having a Halloween Costume Exchange. One costume per child. Bring in your old costume and find a new one! Don’t have a costume, No Problem, COUMC has approx. 40 costumes (new and gently used). Free to the public. Saturday, October 2 from 8 am – 12 pm. We reserve the right to reject costumes that would disgrace our exchange. Mask preferred and social distancing. #38

The Rotary Grilled Chicken Dinner is Back!

Oct. 2: Get your grilled chicken dinner on Red Flannel Day from the CS Rotary Club at the corner of Main and Cherry Streets from 11 AM to 5 PM or the chickens are gone. Look for the big white tent. For $10, you get 1/2 grilled chicken, potato salad, roll, cookie and a drink. Proceeds go to support community organizations such as the CS Library, CS Community Food Pantry, ScoutsUSA, North Kent Community Enrichment, Youth Leadership Training, and others. See you then!

Peace Study at City Impact

Oct. 3: Are you not peaceful in this world? God’s word says you can live in perfect peace (Isaiah 26-3). Come join Dawn Reyburn for a perfect peace study at City Impact the first Sunday of the month. The next one is October 3 from 6-8 pm. Doors open at 6 pm, study starts at 6:30 pm. #37,38

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Hometown Happenings 9-16-21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Sept. 16,23,30: Meals are served every Thursday fom 5:30 to 6:30 pm at The Springs Church on the corner of Oak and Grant. All are welcome to theTable to enjoy this free meal that is being shared with us! #tfnb

New Church Launch – Frost Creek Church Grand Opening

Sept. 19: The whole community is invited on Sunday, September 19th, for a grand-opening celebration! Join us for our service at 10 am, where we will provide free, fun, intentional childcare so you can be fully present for our uplifting church service. Then stay for the grand-opening celebration immediately after! We will provide a free smoked barbecue meal, Ohana shaved ice, yard games, inflatables, and fun for the whole family! The church is located at 15671 Algoma Ave. NE. All are welcome! #37

Red Flannel Queens Scholarship Pageant

Sept. 25: You are invited to the 76th annual Red Flannel Queens Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 7:30 pm. The pageant will be held at the Springs Church, located at 135 N. Grant St. Tickets are available NOW at the Cedar Springs Library. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Tickets will be available at the door for $13 for adults. Please join us in supporting these young ladies who have worked very hard to represent the Red Flannel Festival. #37,38

CSHS Class of 1961 Reunion

Oct. 1: The Cedar Springs High School Class of 1961 is having their 60 year class reunion on Friday, October 1st from 7 to 10 pm at the Cedar Springs Museum (by Skinner Field). Snacks and drinks provided. Please RSVP by September 24th to Dave d_jensencs@yahoo.com or Royce rp.newman@yahoo.com. #36,37

Peace Study at City Impact

Oct. 3: Are you unpeaceful in this world? God’s word says you can live in perfect peace (Isaiah 26-3). Come join Dawn Reyburn for a perfect peace study at City Impact the first Sunday of the month. The next one is October 3 from 6-8 pm. Doors open at 6 pm, study starts at 6:30 pm. #37,38

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Hometown Happenings 9-10-21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Sept. 16,23,30: theTable meals at the Springs Church are glad to be back weekly! Starting on Thursday, September 9th at 5:30 pm. A free meal for all who come. All are welcome! #35,36

Cedar Springs Fire Department Light Parade

Sept. 24: Please join the Cedar Springs Fire Department in our annual Light Parade honoring all Police, Fire and Emergency Medical personnel. It was 20 years ago. When: Friday, September 24th. Where: Cedar Trails Parking Lot. Follow the School’s signage to the parking lot. What Time: Line up will being at 21:00 (9:00pm). Fire Apparatus, Ambulances, Police and Rescue vehicles are welcome. Please no POV’s. We will line up beginning at 21:00 and start the Parade at 21:30 (9:30pm) SHARP rain or shine. Cedar has a HOME football game and we would like the stadium to empty so everyone has a chance to enjoy the event. The first loop will be silent with just lights. The second loop will be with lights and sirens. You will end up back at the intersections of Main St. and Muskegon St. Contact person: Chief Marty Fraser @ 616-813-6209 or email cedarspringsfire@gmail.com. #36

CSHS Class of 1961 Reunion

Oct. 1: The Cedar Springs High School Class of 1961 is having their 60 year class reunion on Friday, October 1st from 7 to 10 pm at the Cedar Springs Museum (by Skinner Field). Snacks and drinks provided. Please RSVP by September 24th to Dave d_jensencs@yahoo.com or Royce rp.newman@yahoo.com. 

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Hometown Happenings 9.2.21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

Free Labor Day Air Show

Sept. 6: The Wolverine Skyhawks invite the community to join us for a free airshow on Labor Day, Monday September 6th, 10 am–4pm at the club’s flying site 13540 West Street. This is our 9th annual celebration of National Model Aviation Day. Pilots will be demonstrating their skills flying Remote Controlled aircraft of all types, Helicopters, Drones, Electric, Gas, Nitro planes, and even turbine jets. Admission is FREE. Food, drinks, and Ice Cream treats will be available for purchase. Bring the family and your lawn chairs to enjoy the show! #34,35

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Sept. 8,15,29: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 2nd. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 8th and 15th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Dress rehearsal on Wednesday, September 29th  at 7 pm. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #34,35

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

Sept. 9,16,23,30: theTable meals at the Springs Church are glad to be back weekly! Starting on Thursday, September 9th at 5:30 pm. A free meal for all who come. All are welcome! #35,36

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Hometown Happenings

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.

Red Flannel Day Talent Show

Sept. 8,15,29: Looking for talented kids of all ages. The Red Flannel Talent Show is searching for singers, vocal groups, dancers, instrumentalists and variety acts for the Red Flannel Day Talent Show on October 2nd. Come in and show us what you got. Tryouts on Wednesday, September 8th and 15th at 7:00 pm at the Kent Theatre, 8 N. Main St. Cedar Springs. Dress rehearsal on Wednesday, September 29th  at 7 pm. So, get together with friends and family and plan your act now. If you have any questions, or can’t make it on tryout day, please contact Len by email, len@laphoto.com or 231-750-2337. #34,35

Free Labor Day Air Show

Sept. 6: The Wolverine Skyhawks invite the community to join us for a free airshow on Labor Day, Monday September 6th, 10 am–4pm at the club’s flying site 13540 West Street. This is our 9th annual celebration of National Model Aviation Day. Pilots will be demonstrating their skills flying Remote Controlled aircraft of all types, Helicopters, Drones, Electric, Gas, Nitro planes, and even turbine jets. Admission is FREE. Food, drinks, and Ice Cream treats will be available for purchase. Bring the family and your lawn chairs to enjoy the show! #34,35

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Vet Fellowship in Sand Lake

Aug. 21: Vet Fellowship will be held on Saturday, August 21st from 1900 – 2100 hours at the Nelson Township Hall (former VFW) in Sand Lake. Coffee provided. All Veterans welcome! PPS #32,33

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Hometown Happenings

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

Into the Woods JR Play 

Aug. 6-8,13-15: Into the Woods, JR is the Cedar Springs Community Players youth theatre show for 2021. It will be performed August 6, 7, and 8 and again August 13, 14, and 15 at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. All performances are at “The Heart of Cedar Springs Amphitheater,” by the Cedar Springs Library. Donations will be cheerfully accepted at each show. Into the Woods, JR is licensed through Music Theater International. #30,31

Concert at Velzy Park

Aug. 12: Come enjoy great music at Velzy Park located behind Solon Township Hall, 15185 Algoma on August 12th from 7 to 9 pm. Featuring Boyfriends Band. In the event of rain, the concert will be inside. Please bring your own lawn chairs. #31,32

Sand Lake All City Rummage Sale

Aug. 13,14: The Sand Lake All City Rummage Sale will be held on Aug 13 & 14, Friday and Saturday. Hours vary by vendor but generally from 9 am to 4 pm. Visit our community to hunt for your next treasure. #30-32

Keeler Brass Reunion

Aug. 17: The Keeler Brass Reunion will be held on Tuesday, August 17th at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 180 S. 3rd Street, Sand Lake MI 49343. Bring a dish to pass. For more information call, 616-636-5342 or 616-696-0146. #31,32

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Hometown Happenings 7/29/21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

Ensley Neighborhood Crime Watch Picnic/Race Celebration

July 31: Ensley Neighborhood Crime Watch is celebrating 25 years as a community group, March 1996-2021. The annual Community Picnic (since September 2006) and 5K race (since August 2012) will be held on Saturday, July 31st at Baptist Lake Park, located at 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. The 5K race starts at 9 am with registration at 8 am. Cost is $25, $20 for youth 13 and under. The picnic begins at 11:30 am. For lunch the firemen will grill hotdogs and there will be fixin’s too, for a small fee. Special guests include the Sand Lake Fire Department (trucks/equiptment to view), the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department (K9, SWAT vehicles), and the Newaygo Marine Patrol and Dive team. Kids can enjoy a bounce house. There is a 50/50 raffle, and raffles for prizes from local businesses. Proceeds from the event will help the Sand Lake Fire Department/ Ensley Fire Department purchase rescue equipment. #29,30

Sand Lake Community Picnic

Aug. 1: Sand Lake Community Picnic on Sunday, August 1st from 12:30 -3:00 pm. Fun, Food, Music, and School Supplies. A celebration of community in Salisbury Park.  Sponsored by Sand Lake Village Churches and the Chamber of Commerce. #30

Celebration of Music In Howard City

Aug. 7: The 3rd Annual Celebration of Music will be held on Saturday, August 7th in Howard City on Edgerton Street. Live music, great food, raffles/prizes (must be present to win) and dancing. Baked goods/coffie available at the Howard City Senior Action Center from 8-11 am. Over 30 artisan vendors open from 9 am – 5 pm. The Kids Zone is by Jak’s Rentals. From 1-1:30 pm The Tri-County Schools Drum Line and the Howard City Fire Department: National Anthem/Salute to Veterans. Live bands starting at 1:30 pm until 10 pm, featuring the Frank Elmer Band, Andrews String Band, Dusty Chaps, Mark Swanson Trio, The Gitchel Brothers Band, Top Shelf Country, Beatles Tribute Band, Michigan Mafia String Band. Also including special guests, Bob Vogel, lead guitar player for Loretta Lynn for 17 years; Randy Panda, drummer for Earnest Tabb, the Texas Troubadors and Brooks & Dunn; Chuck Bob Carnes, local legend. #30

Into the Woods JR Play 

Aug. 6-8,13-15: Into the Woods, JR is the Cedar Springs Community Players youth theatre show for 2021. It will be performed August 6, 7, and 8 and again August 13, 14, and 15 at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. All performances are at “The Heart of Cedar Springs Amphitheater,” by the Cedar Springs Library. Donations will be cheerfully accepted at each show. Into the Woods, JR is licensed through Music Theater International. #30,31

Sand Lake All City Rummage Sale

Aug. 13,14: The Sand Lake All City Rummage Sale will be held on Aug 13 & 14, Friday and Saturday. Hours vary by vendor but generally from 9 am to 4 pm. Visit our community to hunt for your next treasure. #30-32

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Hometown Happenings 7-22-21

Hometown Happening 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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

Christmas in July at Sand Lake

July 25: Christmas in July. Come help us sing our favorite Christmas Carols and celebrate Christ’s birth. Sand Lake Praise in the Park at the Gazebo in Salisbury Park. Sunday, July 25th at 7:00 pm. Bring a chair. #29

Archaeology Camp at HCNC

July 26-30: Howard Christensen Nature Center,16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City, is hosting Archaeology Camp from Monday, July 26 to Friday, July 30th  from 10 am to 2 pm. Fossil Fun! Ice excavation, Dinosaur building crafts, outdoor dig and more! Bring your lunch and dress for the weather. Cost is $10 per day. To sign up call Howard Christensen Nature Center at 616-675-3158 or go to www.HowardChristensen.org. #29

Ensley Neighborhood Crime Watch Picnic/Race Celebration

July 31: Ensley Neighborhood Crime Watch is celebrating 25 years as a community group, March 1996-2021. The annual Community Picnic (since September 2006) and 5K race (since August 2012) will be held on Saturday, July 31st at Baptist Lake Park, located at 8810 Oak Drive, Sand Lake. The 5K race starts at 9 am with registration at 8 am. Cost is $25, $20 for youth 13 and under. The picnic begins at 11:30 am. For lunch the firemen will grill hotdogs and there will be fixin’s too, for a small fee. Special guests include the Sand Lake Fire Department (trucks/equiptment to view), the Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department (K9, SWAT vehicles), and the Newaygo Marine Patrol and Dive team. Kids can enjoy a bounce house. There is a 50/50 raffle, and raffles for prizes from local businesses. Proceeds from the event will help the Sand Lake Fire Department/ Ensley Fire Department purchase rescue equipment. #29,30

Sand Lake Community Picnic

Aug. 1: Sand Lake Community Picnic on Sunday, August 1st from 12:30 -3:00 pm. Fun, Food, Music, and School Supplies. A celebration of community in Salisbury Park.  Sponsored by Sand Lake Village Churches and the Chamber of Commerce. #29

VBS at Sand Lake UMC

Aug. 2-5: Bible School at Sand Lake United Methodist Church August 2nd – 5th from 5:30- 8:30 pm. PandaMania, Where God is WILD about you. Bring the whole family. #29

Into the Woods JR Play 

Aug. 6-8,13-15: Into the Woods, JR is the Cedar Springs Community Players youth theatre show for 2021. It will be performed August 6, 7, and 8 and again August 13, 14, and 15 at 7 pm on Friday and Saturday and 2 pm Sunday. All performances are at “The Heart of Cedar Springs Amphitheater,” by the Cedar Springs Library. Donations will be cheerfully accepted at each show. Into the Woods, JR is licensed through Music Theater International. #29

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Hometown Happenings 7-15-21

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 anad phone number for any questions we may have.

theTable Meals at The Springs Church

July 22: theTable at The Springs Church will be on Thursday, July 22nd at 5:30 pm. A free meal for all who come. All are welcome! TheTable meals are once a month for the summer. The next one will be on August 19th.  #28

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