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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Mar. 5,12,19,26: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

CS Garden Club Meeting

Mar. 9: The Cedar Springs Garden Club will meet on Monday, March 9th at 7 pm at the Cedar Springs Community Library. All are welcome, you just need a desire to help beautify your community. A little garden knowledge is helpful, but we are willing to teach. We will be discussing projects and goals for 2020. #10

Lucky Treasure Hunt at HCNC

Mar. 14: Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day early! Saturday, March 14th at 1 pm. Try your luck at finding hidden treasure! Follow the clues to find your pot of gold! Members $3/Nonmembers $5. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. Preregistration is requested to ensure enough supplies, www.HowardChristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #10,11p

Grandparents Night at the Cedar Springs Library

Mar. 19: Bring your grandparents to the Library! Thursday, March 19th from 6-7 pm. This program is for ages 3-10. Each child can bring up to two grandparents with them. Make a special keepsake, give your grandparents a tour of the library, have a chance to pick out and read books together, take a special picture and so much more! Light refreshments will be provided and children must sign-up to attend. 616-696-1910. #10

En Gedi Auction Event

Mar. 20: En Gedi’s Auction Event will be held on Friday, March 20th at 6 pm at the Cedar Springs High School. This highly anticipated annual event is both fun and an opportunity to get some wonderful items ranging from restaurant and lodging gift cards, power tools, wood pellets, MSU tickets, household furniture, sporting and camping equipment and collectibles, and so much more!! Come support this local mission which has served the community for 11 years. Appetizers provided. Register for $10 tickets by March 15th and your name will go into a drawing for $200 to be used at the auction. To register, donate, and/or learn more about the items in the auction go to http://EnGediYouthCenter.com/auction. Tickets also available at the door. #10,11

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Mar. 5,12,19,26: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Feb. 28: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. The first Friday of each month will be a Potluck. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. Food and drinks available for purchase. 2 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #8,9b

Benefit for Layne McKinney

Feb. 29: A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held for Layne McKinner and family. Layne was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and her husband has also been diagnosed with cancer. The all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday, February 29th at the Eagles Club in Sand Lake starting at 2 pm. There is a minmum donation of $10 for dinner. A Euchre tournament ($10 donation to enter), sign up at 2:30 pm, starts at 3:30 pm. Silent Auction. If you wish to donate items to the auction please drop them off at Independent Bank in Sand Lake. If you would like to donate money to the family please stop in to ANY Independent Bank, there is an account set up in the name of Layne McKinney. Your teller will assist you! #8,9p

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Mar. 3,10,17,24,31: 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. #9

Teen Chocolate Olympics at CS Library

Mar. 11: Attention Chocolate Lovers ages 12-17! Join us at the Cedar Springs Library on Wednesday, March 11th from 6-7 pm for an evening of fun and games focused around CHOCOLATE!! There will be a donut dangle, mini-chocolate pie eating contest, chocolate guessing game and so much more! Bring your appetites and sign-up, space is limited. 616-696-1910. #9

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Feb. 20,27: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Feb. 21,28: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. The first Friday of each month will be a Potluck. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. Food and drinks available for purchase. 2 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #8,9b

Freezin’ for a Reason – NKCE 2020

Feb. 22: Join us for Freezin’ for a Reason on Saturday, February 22nd at Pine Lake at Pine Ridge Bible Camp. Registration starts at 10 am. Jumping begins at 12 pm. Take a plunge into the icy waters of Pine Lake and support North Kent Community Enrichment! Register here: http://tiny.cc/NKCE-FreezinForAReason. MUST BE 14 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE (TAKE THE PLUNGE) All are welcome to come spectate! #8

FX Family Experience – Love

Feb. 22: Love – Choosing to treat others the way you want to be treated. Saturday, February 22nd  at City Church Rockford, 3233 – 10 Mile Rd. NE, Rockford. Doors open at 4:30 pm. Open to the public. All are welcome. Bring the whole family. We have something for everyone, bounce house, face painting, hot dogs and ice cream. At 5:30 enter the auditorium for a show that will engage, encourage and entertain all ages. FREE event.  616-866-3377, citychurchrockford.org/fx. #8

Benefit for Vicky Vanderploeg

Feb. 25: A benefit dinner and silent auction will be held on Tuesday, February 25th from 5 pm to midnight for Vicky Vanderploeg. Vicky has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. Please stop in at Aiden’s Place, 42 Lake St, Sand Lake, and help them with expenses. All food and pop sales go to the family. Donations for the auction can be dropped off at the restaurant during business hours. Volunteers welcome. Questions or communications can be channeled throught John Kleck 616-710-9475, emial honos1@hotmail.com or through the Knights Of The Rose facebook page. #8

Ash Wednesday Services and Lenten Study

Feb. 26-Apr. 2: Mary Queen of Apostles, 9:00 am Mass & Distribution of Ashes, 7:30 pm Liturgy of the Word and Distribution of Ashes. Sand Lake United Methodist, 7:00 pm Service and Ashes

Feb 26 – April 1: Wednesday mornings Living the Eucharist Lenten Study at Mary Queen of Apostles every Wednesday morning 9:30-11:00 am. Feb 27-April 2: Thursday mornings or evenings Living the Eucharist Lenten Study at Mary Queen of Apostles every Thursday morning 9:30-11:00 am or every Thursday evening 7:00-8:30 pm. #8

Winter Book Sale at CS Library

Feb. 28,29: The Cedar Springs Friends of the Library invite you to the Winter Book Sale at the Cedar Springs Community Library. It will be held in the Community Room on February 28th from 10 am to 6 pm and on February 29th from 9 am to 2 pm. #8

Cure for Cabin Fever at HCNC

Feb. 29: Howard Christensen Nature Center is hosting a Cure for Cabin Fever Craft Day on Saturday, February 29th from 10 am to 2 pm. Open house style, free admission, all ages welcome – $3/ make and take craft. Crafting: Cardmaking starts at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Felted wool project starts at 11 am, 12 noon and 1 pm. Ongoing projects: Essential oils, face painting, rock painting, treasure boxes, book marks, paper fish and dream catchers. Gentle Yoga from 11 am – 12 noon. Bake sale, used books, quilt and craft books, fabric and supplies, Easter supplies and much more for sale! At the retreat center, Camp Lily’s, 530 – 20 Mile Rd. www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #7,8p 

Hop on Leap Day at KDL

Feb. 29: It only happens once every four years! Hop on in and celebrate 2020 being a Leap Year. Drop by for crafts, games and activities to celebrate this quadrennial event. Saturday, February 29th from 10:30 to 11:30 am at the Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL, 88 Eighth St. and from 11 am to noon at the Spencedr Township KDL, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #8

Benefit for Layne McKinney

Feb. 29: A spaghetti dinner benefit will be held for Layne McKinner and family. Layne was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer and her husband has also been diagnosed with cancer. The all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner will be held on Saturday, February 29th at the Eagles Club in Sand Lake starting at 2 pm. There is a minmum donation of $10 for dinner. A Euchre tournament ($10 donation to enter), sign up at 2:30 pm, starts at 3:30 pm. Silent Auction. If you wish to donate items to the auction please drop them off at Independent Bank in Sand Lake. If you would like to donate money to the family please stop in to ANY Independent Bank, there is an account set up in the name of Layne McKinney. Your teller will assist you! #8,9p

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Feb.13,20,27: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Feb. 14: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. The first Friday of each month will be a Potluck. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. Food and drinks available for purchase. 2 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #6,7b

Valentine’s Snowshoeing at HCNC

Feb. 15: Bundle up for a candle lit snow shoe walk on Saturday, February 15th at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a guided walk to our bonfire where hot beverages and s’mores await you. If the snow decides not to show, this will be a trail walk. All ages welcome. Snow shoes provided. Members $3/Nonmembers $5. Registration is requested to ensure enough supplies for all attendees. www.HowardChristensen.org. #6,7p

Michigan Blood Drive

Feb. 18: A Michigan Blood Drive will be held Tuesday, February 18th at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S Main Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/108178. On average, 1 out of every 7 people entering the hospital will need blood. #7

Dinner at East Nelson Church

Feb. 19: East Nelson Church Community Dinner, 9024 – 18 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs, will be February 19 from 5 pm to 7 pm. We will be serving Pork Tenderloin, Red Potatoes, Green Bean Casserole, Rolls, Relish Tray, and Homemade Desserts. Donations are appreciated! Hope to see you there! #7

Winter PJ Movie Night at the CS Library

Feb. 21:  Join us for a family fun PJ movie night! Friday, February 21st 6-8pm. Enjoy popcorn, a drink (along with other goodies) and a movie! The movie is TBD so stay connected with Library updates. Don’t forget to bring your favorite stuffed animal! All ages are welcome to attend. #7

Cure for Cabin Fever at HCNC

Feb. 29: Howard Christensen Nature Center is hosting a Cure for Cabin Fever Craft Day on Saturday, February 29th from 10 am to 2 pm. Open house style, free admission, all ages welcome – $3/ make and take craft. Crafting: Cardmaking starts at 10:30 am, 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Felted wool project starts at 11 am, 12 noon and 1 pm. Ongoing projects: Essential oils, face painting, rock painting, treasure boxes, book marks, paper fish and dream catchers. Gentle Yoga from 11 am – 12 noon. Bake sale, used books, quilt and craft books, fabric and supplies, Easter supplies and much more for sale! At the retreat center, Camp Lily’s, 530 – 20 Mile Rd. www.howardchristensen.org, 616-675-3158. #7,8p

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Feb.6,13,20,27: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Feb. 7,14: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. The first Friday of each month will be a Potluck. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. Food and drinks available for purchase. 2 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #6,7b

Heart to Heart Craft Party at KDL

Feb. 8: Roses are red, violets are blue, join our Valentine event, just for you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with snacks and crafts. Saturday, February 8th at 10:30 am, Nelson Township/Sand Lake KDL Branch, 88 Eighth St. #6

Valentine’s Snowshoeing at HCNC

Feb. 15: Bundle up for a candle lit snow shoe walk on Saturday, February 15th at 6:30 pm. Enjoy a guided walk to our bonfire where hot beverages and s’mores await you. If the snow decides not to show, this will be a trail walk. All ages welcome. Snow shoes provided. Members $3/Nonmembers $5. Registration is requested to ensure enough supplies for all attendees. www.HowardChristensen.org. #6,7p

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Jan. 30 Feb.6: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Jan. 31: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. The first Friday of each month will be a Potluck. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. 2 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #4,5b

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Feb. 4,11,18,25: 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. #5

Snow Much Fun at Cedar Springs Library

Feb. 8: Snow Much Fun at the Cedar Springs Library will be held on Saturday, February 8th from 1-2pm. Get outside and have a great time in the snow! We will be making snowmen, painting the snow, making snow angels and maybe even a little snow ball fight. We will end our snowy adventure with a bird feeder craft and some hot chocolate and delicious cookies. Ages 5-11 are welcome to attend. Sign up is required. Stop by or call us at 616-696-1910. #5

Freezin’ for a Reason – NKCE 2020

Feb. 22: Join us for Freezin’ for a Reason on Saturday, February 22nd at Pine Lake at Pine Ridge Bible Camp. Registration starts at 10 am. Jumping begins at 12 pm. Take a plunge into the icy waters of Pine Lake and support North Kent Community Enrichment! Register here: http://tiny.cc/NKCE-FreezinForAReason. MUST BE 14 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE (TAKE THE PLUNGE) All are welcome to come spectate! Must Raise a minimum of $30 to jump – T-shirt included.
Raise $50 – Receive a T-shirt and a nylon bag.
Raise $75 Receive a T-shirt and a throw fleece blanket.
Raise $100 Receive a T-shirt and a travel mug.
Raise $200 Receive a T-shirt and a Hoodie.
Raise $300 Receive all 5 items (T-shirt, Nylon bag, blanket, mug, and hoodie). #5

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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.

Pancake Breakfast cancelled

The Cedar Springs Lions Club Pancake Breakfast has been cancelled this year. The Lions would like to thank everyone for the years of participation. #4

theTable at The Springs Church

Jan. 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

PJ Storytime at CS Library

Jan. 24: PJ Storytime in Evening at Cedar Springs Library – Friday, January 24th 6-7pm. Come dressed in your pajamas and bring along a stuffed animal friend for a special evening Storytime by the fireplace. We will enjoy singing songs, dancing, books, a craft and some milk and cookies for a nighttime snack! This program is for toddlers/preschool aged children and sign up is required. Stop by or call us at 616-696-1910. #4

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Jan. 24,31: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. The first Friday of each month will be a Potluck. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. 2 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #4,5b

Coffee Class at the CS Library

Feb. 1: Coffee 101 Class at Cedar Springs Public Library – Saturday, February 1st, 11am-12pm. Come and join us for an exciting opportunity to re-experience coffee. Learn multiple brewing techniques, preparation methods, and bean selection. Share in the experience of exotic single origin coffees, freshly roasted by local micro-roasters. Take home the knowledge and confidence to experiment and re-invigorate your personal coffee experience! This program is for teens and adults. Sign up is required. Stop by or call us at 616-696-1910. #4

Explore MCC’s Nature Trails

Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or call MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp (989) 328-1270. #4

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Jan.16,23,30: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Jan. 17: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. The first Friday of each month will be a Potluck. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. 2 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #2,3b

Michigan Blood Drive

Jan. 21: Tuesday, January 21st at the Cedar Springs United Methodist Church located at 140 S. Main Cedar Springs. The drive is will go from 12:30 pm until 7 pm. To schedule an appointment visit https://donate.michigan.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/108177. All blood collected stays in the state of Michigan to first help your local citizens in need. #3

Coffee Class at the CS Library

Feb. 1: Coffee 101 Class at Cedar Springs Public Library – Saturday, February 1st, 11am-12pm. Come and join us for an exciting opportunity to re-experience coffee. Learn multiple brewing techniques, preparation methods, and bean selection. Share in the experience of exotic single origin coffees, freshly roasted by local micro-roasters. Take home the knowledge and confidence to experiment and re-invigorate your personal coffee experience! This program is for teens and adults. Sign up is required. Stop by or call us at 616-696-1910. #3

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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.

theTable at The Springs Church

Jan.9,16,23,30: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Owl Prowl at HCNC

Jan. 10: Naturalist Greg Swanson is back to introduce you to owl biology on Friday, January 10th at 6 pm. He will start with an indoor presentation then we’ll head outdoors to see if he can call one in to say hello. Members: $3 per person – $10 per family of 4+. Nonmembers: $5 per person – $15 per family of 4+. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. Registration is requested but not required, www.HowardChristensen.org. #1,2p

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Jan. 10,17: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s every Friday from 6 to 9 pm. The first Friday of each month will be a Potluck. It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. 2 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #2,3b

PJ Storytime at CS Library

Jan. 24: PJ Storytime in Evening at Cedar Springs Library – Friday, January 24th 6-7pm. Come dressed in your pajamas and bring along a stuffed animal friend for a special evening Storytime by the fireplace. We will enjoy singing songs, dancing, books, a craft and some milk and cookies for a nighttime snack! This program is for toddlers/preschool aged children and sign up is required. #2

Explore MCC’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails winding through forests, grasslands and wetlands. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts and maps are available at most major trail heads. For more information, please email naturetrails@montcalm.edu or call MCC Biology Instructor Heather Wesp (989) 328-1270. #2

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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.

2nd Chance Acoustic Jam

Jan. 3: 2nd Chance will be having an Acoustic Jam fundraiser hosted by the Gitchel’s on Friday, January 3rd  from 6 to 9 pm. NOTE the change of day. We will be having a Potluck (meat and tableware will be provided, bring a dish to pass). It will be at 2nd Chance School at 810 – 17 Mile Rd., Cedar Springs (corner of 17 Mile and Olin Lakes Road). 2nd Chance would love to have you join us for an evening of playing with or listening to awesome musicians and support 2nd Chance School at this fundraiser. Jam sessions will be held weekly, on Fridays. $4 donation at the door – 15 and under are free. 3 jam rooms available and the stage. Proceeds go to 2nd Chance School. If you have questions, call 231-856-3648 or 616-293-2150. See you there! #52,1

BUNCO at Rockford Masonic Lodge

Jan.3: BUNCO on the first Friday of each month (Jan. 3, Feb. 7, Mar. 6 etc.), 6 pm at the Rockford Masonic Lodge, 1430 Northland Drive NE (across from Bell Furniture). $5.00 donation requested to play – bring a friend the first time free! Bring a snack to share at break time if you wish. Join us for lots of fun, fellowship, prizes and a 50/50 raffle each night. Everyone welcome! Questions? Call: Dixie 616-437-7445. #1

Biggest Loser Weight Loss Competition at Cedar Springs Library

Jan. 6: Join us for a friendly weight loss competition at the library and shed those unwanted pounds. This weight loss challenge will be going on for 10 weeks (Jan. 6th – March 16th). One lucky person will be considered our BIGGEST LOSER and win a grand prize of $100. Other prizes will also be available. Weigh-ins will be held anytime during regular library hours on Monday and Tuesday. This is an adult only program and it costs $10 to join. The initial weigh-in and kickoff meeting is scheduled for Monday, January 6th from 6-7pm. #1

God’s Kitchen in Cedar Springs

Jan. 7,14,21,28: 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. #1

theTable at The Springs Church

Jan.9,16,23,30: 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 meal that is being shared with us! #tfn

Celebrate Recovery

Jan. 9,16,23,30: City Impact, 288 N. Main St. will be holding meetings every Thursday to Celebrate Recovery, a Christ centered, 12 step recovery program for anyone struggling with hurt, habits or hangups of any kind. 6-6:30 pm – Meet & Greet, 6:30-8 pm Celebrate Recovery. For more information call 616-843-2438. #tfn

Owl Prowl at HCNC

Jan. 10: Naturalist Greg Swanson is back to introduce you to owl biology on Friday, January 10th at 6 pm. He will start with an indoor presentation then we’ll head outdoors to see if he can call one in to say hello. Members: $3 per person – $10 per family of 4+. Nonmembers: $5 per person – $15 per family of 4+. Howard Christensen Nature Center, 16190 Red Pine Drive, Kent City. 616-675-3158. Registration is requested but not required, www.HowardChristensen.org. #1,2p

Yule Ball at Cedar Springs Library

Jan. 10: Friday, January 10th 6-8pm. Get ready to dress up in your fancy clothes and wear your dancing shoes for our very first Winter Wonderland Ball. We will be dancing the night away with all of our friends. There will also be some snacks and a few games to enjoy! Parents are encouraged to come and participate. This is a family program and is open to all ages. We do however need you to sign up your child if you are interested due to the limited space. Sign up is required for kids only!

Snowflake Studio at KDL

Jan. 11: Explore winter with your creative side! Drop-in for snowflake-themed arts and crafts for the whole family. Saturday, January 11th from 11 am to 12 pm at the Spencer Township KDL Branch, 14960 Meddler Ave., Gowen. #1

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