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Community Events - May 24, 2017

                 

 

Coffee club in Fremont

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Lou Deleguardia will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, June 7 at 46 W. Sheridan Street in Fremont. To reserve a seat call Branch Office Administrator Laurene Homsher or Tina McLain at 924-9600.

 

Retirement open house

The public is invited to an open house celebrating the retirement of Fremont Middle School teachers Beverly Blamer, Rosemary Datama, Marjorie Derks, Dawn Knoll, Kirk Parkhurst and  Kathleen Richmond and superintendent secretary Joan Smalligan on Wednesday, June 7 from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at Camp Newaygo.

 

Holton history

The Holton Historical Society at 6511 E. Holton Whitehall Road is scheduled to be open from June 8 through September on the second Thursday of the month, from 10 a.m. to noon and on the fourth Saturday, from 1 to 3 p.m. On July 29, during Holton Days, extended hours will begin at 9 a.m. The special display this year is “Sports of All Kinds.” Anyone who can loan sports items for this display is invited to call Cookie Evanauski at 821-0130 by May 27. The public is invited to visit and enjoy the history and memories.

 

National Donate Life Month

Through the Michigan Organ Donor Registry, one person has the potential to save or transform the lives of 75 people.  Anyone can join the Michigan Organ Donor Registry online at www.Michigan.gov/sos or at any Secretary of State office. Those who sign up receive heart emblems for their driver’s licenses, indicating their decision to be organ donors. New cards with permanent heart emblems are issued at renewal time.

 

GHS Class of 1967 reunion

The Grant High School Class of 1967 will hold its 50-year reunion on Saturday, July 22, starting at 5 p.m. at Northern Trails Bar and Grill at 7242 E. 88th St. east of Newaygo. For information, call Janet Rogers at 231-329-2686.

 

Wanted: books, movies, CD’s

The Fremont Area District Library is accepting donations of discarded books, music and movies. Donations help the community by enhancing the library’s collection of materials. Items that are not needed for the library’s collection are given to the Friends of the Library for the group’s annual Summer Book Sale, which benefits library programs and collections.

 

Relay For Life

Relay for Life of Newaygo County is scheduled for Saturday, June 3, from noon to midnight at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown Fremont. Information is available online at www.relayforlife.org/newaygocountymi and on Facebook. Information is also available from Michelle Schiefen by telephone at (616) 551-4031 and by email at michelle.schiefen@cancer.org

 

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.

 

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.

 

Storytime at Fremont library

Storytime is back at the Fremont Area District Library, with Preschool Storytime (for ages three to five) on Tuesdays at 1:30 p.m. and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime for babies and toddlers (now up to age three) is on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime sessions are held in the Children’s Department from Jan.17 until April 13.

 

 

             

 

Blood drive in White Cloud

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 955  Newell in White Cloud on Tuesday, June 6 from 12 to 5:45 p.m.

 

Heartland Hospice picnic

Heartland Hospice will hold its 12th annual Community Picnic on Thursday, June 22 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park in Fremont. The menu will include hotdogs, hamburgers and beverages. A live show will feature Oceana Drive. For more information, call Heartland Hospice at 924-0153.

 

Talk Early and Talk Often

A free workshop, designed to provide resources, tips and encouragement for parents to have conversations with their teen children about abstinence and sex, will be held at Fremont High School on Tuesday, May 30 at 5:30 p.m. The Talk Early and Talk Often workshop will include free dinner and childcare for young children. For more information or to register for the workshop, call the Fremont Area Community Foundation at 924-5350.

 

Gospel jamboree

Amazing Grace Acres Church will host a gospel music jamboree featuring Sacred Harmonies on Saturday, May 27, beginning with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. followed by music at 7 p.m. The church is at the intersection of M-37 and Woodland Park Road north of Brohman. For more information, call Pastor Lucky Fulton at 231-745-2270.

 

Native plant sale

The Newaygo Conservation District will host its annual native plant sale on June 9 at the Kropscott Farm and Environmental Center. Information is available online at newaygocd.org.

  

Household hazardous waste

The Newaygo County Board of Public Works will again hold its annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Newaygo County Road Commission facility on M-20 just west of M-37, north of White Cloud. Most hazardous materials will be accepted for free, including as many as four tires. Additional tires may be accepted for $2 apiece. Televisions and old monitors will be accepted for $20 apiece, with printers, tablets, cellphones and laptop computers accepted for free. For more information, call the Board of Public Works at 689-7213.

 

Wanted: books, movies, CD’s

The Fremont Area District Library is accepting donations of discarded books, music and movies. Donations help the community by enhancing the library’s collection of materials. Items that are not needed for the library’s collection are given to the Friends of the Library for the group’s annual Summer Book Sale, which benefits library programs and collections.

 

ORV weekend at Diamond Lake

The Newaygo County Parks Commission and the West Michigan Ridge Runners ORV Club are inviting riders to the Diamond Lake County Park campground for the weekend of July 14 through 16. Campers are invited to ride the trails with the Ridge Runners on that Saturday and Sunday. For reservations, call the park at 689-7340 or reserve online at www.countyofnewaygo.com. Information is also available online at www.westmichiganridgerunners.com.

 

FHS Class of 1987 reunion

The Fremont High School Class of 1987 will hold its 30-year reunion on July 22. For more information, e-mail kellyschuyler1987@gmail.com.

 

Story-time in Newaygo

Children and caregivers are invited to join the Newaygo Area District Library staff for preschool story-time every Tuesday at 11 a.m., downstairs in the Peggie L. Stone Children’s Library. Information is available online at newaygo.llcoop.org or on Facebook or call the library staff at 231-652-6723.