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Coming Soon In Creston:

Hello, neighbor!  Pancake Breakfast this Saturday!

Who: ALL neighbors welcome.  Free to CNA members.  $7/person or $25/household
What: Pancakes AND french toast, sausage, fruit, juice and coffee!
When: This SATURDAY, March 16, 8:30-11:00am
Where: 2nd Congregational Church, 525 Cheshire Dr NE
WHY?  To get to know your neighbors and find out what's going on in Creston!  

Learn about:
  • Catherine's Health Center
  • Free smoke detectors from Grand Rapids Fire Department
  • Recycling information from Kent County
  • Affordable home ownership information from New Development Corporation
  • Ways to care for the environment in your own backyard
  • How to throw a block party
  • Special welcome bags for a new neighbor on your block!
Become a member so your household can attend the Pancake Breakfast for free!

Thank you to our sponsors who make the Pancake Breakfast FREE to CNA members!

Come for pancakes, stay for jazz!

Second Congregational Church is hosting a free concert with the River City Jazz Ensemble following the Pancake Breakfast on Saturday.  More information here.  
525 Cheshire St NE

Win a copy of "Keep on the Grass: A Brief History of Grand Rapids Parks"

Become a new Sustaining Member of the Creston Neighborhood Association between now and May 1, and be entered in a drawing to win a copy of Grand Rapids Historical Commission's Keep on the Grass!  

CNA Sustaining Members who contribute at least $5/month receive complementary tickets to the Pancake Breakfast and Art Bash for Creston.  

Sustaining members donate monthly, providing vital resources for the meaningful work of the Creston Neighborhood Association.  Your sustaining membership helps us organize neighbors, amplify the voice of our diverse community members, facilitate public meetings on key Creston issues and support continuous neighborhood improvement – all in service to the Creston community.
Enter the drawing! Click here to become a NEW sustaining member.

Creston Native Plant Initiative

The Living Green in Creston committee is busy at work to bring opportunities to gather and learn about caring for the environment through a new program called Creston Native Plant Initiative.    

The first event of the series is "The Living Garden," a presentation by Amy Heilman about native plants in an urban neighborhood like Creston.  April 24 at 7:00pm at Vista Springs, 2420 Coit Ave NE 

Throughout the months to come, stay tuned for more information on the following Living Green in Creston activities:
  • Taking care of bumpout bioretention landscaping
  • More Meatless Monday potlucks! 
  • A spring and fall perennial exchange
  • A native plant and polinators tour  of the MSU Extension garden
...and more!  Living Green in Creston is an action-oriented group working to make the world a better place--starting with our own neighborhood!  Want to join them?  Contact Megan Kruis for more information,  


Annual Pancake Breakfast at Second Congregational Church: Saturday, March 16, 8:30-11am

CNA 40th Anniversary & History Committee Meeting at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Tuesday, March 19 at 6:30pm

March Board of Directors Meeting at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Thursday, March 28 at 6:30pm

Land Use Committee at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Wednesday, April 3 at 6:30pm

Living Green in Creston Committee at 205 Carrier St. NE in Community Room, Tuesday, April 16 at 6:30pm

Art Bash for Creston at Golden Age, Creston Brewery: Thursday, May 2, 6-9pm

Perennial Exchange at Aberdeen Park: Thursday, May 30, 6-7pm

Night Out in Creston at Briggs Park: Tuesday, August 6

Creston Neighborhood Association Annual Meeting for Community Engagement Thursday, October 24 at 6:30pm

Find up-to-date information on all CNA events at our Facebook page:
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