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Community Events - Dec. 3, 2019


River Country Community Choir

The River Country Community Choir will present its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. at the Grant Fine Arts Center. Donations will be accepted for the Love INC ministry.


Genealogy Discussion Group

The Genealogy Discussion Group at the Newaygo County Museum and Heritage Center meets on the second Thursday of every month at 6:30 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 12. The museum is at 12 Quarterline in downtown Newaygo.


MARSP meeting

The Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel will hold its last meeting of the year on Tuesday, Dec. 10 at the White Cloud Methodist Church. The holiday program will be presented by Brenda Huckins Bonter and the lady ukelele players. For reservations, call Shirley Utrup at 652-7095. All retired school personnel and their spouses are welcome.


Grant Christian School bazaar

Grant Christian School will host its annual Christmas Bazaar and vendor show on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A total of 38 vendors are registered, and Two Hot Tamales will provide food.


Festival of Wreaths

Hope 101 Ministry will hold its second annual Festival of the Wreaths on Friday, Dec. 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Family of God Community Church in Newaygo. A variety of wreaths and other items will be available for raffle. The church is at 90 Quarterline in Newaygo.


Christmas Bazaar in Grant

Grant Christian School will host itís annual Christmas Bazaar and Vendor show on Saturday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. There are 38 vendors registered. Two Hot Tamales is providing food. The school book fair is occurring simultaneously and shopping will be open at both events.


Coffee club in Newaygo

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Scott Swinehart will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6 at 147 W. River Valley Dr. in Newaygo. The coffee club offers an opportunity to learn from one another, as well as be informed about the current market and economy. To reserve a seat, call Chris Christie at 652-3935.


Blood drive in White Cloud

St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Cloud will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 17 from noon to 5:45 p.m. at the church at 955 Newell.


Weight Watchers

Local Weight Watchers meetings are held in Fremont on Thursday mornings at 10 a.m. at the First Christian Reformed Church at 721 Hillcrest Drive. Visitors are encouraged to attend a meeting for free this month. Information is also available online at www.weightwatchers.com



Snowbirds in Zephyrhills

Newaygo County residents wintering in the Zephyrhills, Florida area are invited to meet for lunch at The Golden Corral at 6855 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills on Friday, Feb. 21 at 11:30 a.m.


Goodfellows Auction and
bake sale donations

Goodfellows will hold their 16th annual auction and bake sale on Dec. 8 at the Hightower Saloon. To donate items for the auction and bake sale call the Hightower Saloon at 854-2000.


Fremont recycling hours change

The hours of operation for the Newaygo County Recycling Site in Fremont changed effective Monday, July 8. The recycling site on the south side of Fremont will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. The recycling site is on 56th Street east of Warner.


Unique Recovery

Informal meetings designed to connect addicts in recovery with addicts seeking recovery will be held at the Hesperia Community Library at 80 S. Division on Tuesdays at 6 p.m. and also in Fremont at the NCRESA building at 4747 48th Street on Fridays at 9 a.m. More information is available online at www.facebook.com/uniquerecoverygroup/.


Living On grief support group

The Living On grief support group meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at TrueNorth Community Services, 6308 S. Warner Ave. south of Fremont. The focus of the group is to express feelings and experiences related to loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgmental environment. For more information or to register, call Katie Gedraitis at 231-527-0913.


Fremont library e-newsletter

The Fremont Area District Library now offers an event e-newsletter. Subscription to the monthly newsletter is available online at www.fremontlibrary.net.


Narcotics Anonymous

The Narcotics Anonymous group New Life Group meets on Mondays at 6 p.m.  at the Al-Anon Club in Newaygo.


Labels for Grant library

The Grant Area District Library is participating in label collecting as a new fundraiser, seeking Spartan labels, Aunt Millie’s School Spirits and Campbell’s Labels for Education program. A complete list is available at the library. Labels may be dropped off at the library at 122 Elder St. in Grant. For more information, call the library at 834-5713. Information is also available online at  www.grantlibrary.net.


Book donations wanted

The Fremont Area District Library is asking local people to consider donating their used books, music and movies to the library. Donated materials add to the library’s collection and help with its used book sale fund-raising efforts. The library is at 104 E. Main St.