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Bowling for a Cure, Sunday, April 28th

Bowling for a Cure, Sunday, April 28th

Westgate Bowl is the place to be on Sunday, April 28th if you would like to participate in the Comstock Park Relay for Life/American Cancer Society fundraising event called “Bowling for a Cure.”

The event, located at 4486 Alpine Ave NW, begins at 5:00pm on Sunday. The fee to participate is $10.00 per person and it includes two games of bowling, shoe rental and pizza.

A portion of all proceeds will go toward Relay for Life of Comstock Park.

For additional information on this event and other fundraisers, go to the organizations Facebook page or visit the American Cancer Society at www.cancer.org

Celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees April 27

Celebrate Arbor Day by planting trees April 27

The first Arbor Day took place April 10, 1872.

Arbor Day is an annual world tradition of planting trees to help our environment.

In honor of Arbor Day, the community is invited to Howard Christensen Nature Center on Saturday, April 27 to help plant new trees, including 50 Sugar Maples and 50 Black Walnut trees. This tree planting opportunity will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Howard Christensen Nature Center is located at 16190 Red Pine Drive NW in Kent City.  For more information, call (616) 675-3158 or visit the nature center's website for details. 

Beauty and the Beast Showing in Sparta

Beauty and the Beast Showing in Sparta

Beauty and the Beast will be presented by the Sparta High School Drama department beginning this evening at Spartan High School Auditorium located at 475 W. Spartan Dr.

The curtain goes up at with performances at 7:00pm tonight, Thursday, April 25th, through Saturday evening along with a matinee on Sunday at 2:00pm.

Tickets are $8.00 for adults and $6:00 for students and seniors. For additional ticket information, call 616-887-8213 ext. 1353.

An adult guide to helping children deal with grief

An adult guide to helping children deal with grief

SPARTA, Mich.-- Sparta United Methodist Church will show an educational movie May 7 for adults who want to help children who are grieving the loss of a loved one.

The movie will be shown from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The viewing is open to all adults (teachers, daycare providers, coaches, etc.) that are interested in attending. This session is provided in addition to our regular 13 week GriefShare support group.  Coffee, tea, and snacks (and a caring, supportive GriefShare group) are available.

Please join us if interested.  If you have any questions, please call Julie Bowden (446-5717) or Mary Ellen Kimble (308-1348).

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

Win a makeover for your school from the Detroit Pistons

(Detroit Pistons) – Does your library or gym need a new look?

Here’s your chance to win a makeover in the School Makeover contest from the Detroit Pistons and NBA Live, Learn or Play, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance.

The School Makeover, presented by Farm Bureau Insurance and the Detroit Pistons, is accepting submissions from elementary and middle schools in the state of Michigan, through June 1. Submissions at www.nba.com/pistons/farm-bureau-school-makeover should include at least four images of the school’s library or gymnasium to be considered in the selection process.

“Farm Bureau Insurance agents are involved in their local communities all across the state. Michigan isn’t just a market for us, it is our home,” said Vic Verchereau, Farm Bureau Insurance vice president of Marketing. “We firmly believe in supporting safe and clean learning environments for our youth.

Kent County road closures - Friday evening

Grand Rapids, Mich. (WZZM) -- The Kent County Road Commission has released a road closures caused by flooding.  The details are listed below and are subject to change.

North Kent County:

Flooding in Sparta

Flooding in Sparta

There is some flooding in Rockford.  If you need assistance, the Red Cross has opened a shelter for flooding victims at Alpine Baptist Church, 692 7 Mile Road NW in Comstock Park.