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Community Events - August 1, 2017

              

Picnic in White Cloud

The White Cloud Police Department will host its annual Community and Kids Picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at White Cloud Rotary Park. The event will offer free food, games and giveaways for families, rock-painting, face-painting, a water balloon competition, music and more. Police officers, K9 officers, firefighters, Emergency Response Team members and other public safety personnel and their equipment will be there.

 

Blood drive in White Cloud

American Red Cross officials say that eligible blood donors of all types are urgently needed. Donors are invited to give blood on Tuesday, Aug. 8 from noon to 5:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 955 Newell in White Cloud.

 

Ice cream in Bridgeton

An ice cream social will be held at the Bridgeton Township Hall on Friday, Aug. 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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. For more information, call the library at 652-6723. Information is also available online at newaygo.llcoop.org.

 

Storytime at Fremont library

Storytime is back at the Fremont Area District Library, with Preschool Storytime (for ages three to five) on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Storytime for babies and toddlers (now up to age three) is on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.

 

                

Muskegon River Clean-up

The sixth annual Muskegon River Clean-up will be held on Saturday, Aug. 5, starting at the Bridgeton Boat Launch. Registration and launching will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon. For more information, call Jerry Carlson at 231-578-5465.

 

Vaudeville in the Park

The fifth annual Vaudeville In The Park Benefit Show will be on Friday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Park Amphitheater. The free fun family show will again benefit Team Keegan and its service to youngsters with cancer. The show will feature slapstick clown Vaudeville Bill and many friends. Local performers will pay tribute to great comedy and comedic performers from throughout the years.

Summer reading in Newaygo

Registration has started for the Newaygo Area District Library’s Summer Reading Program, which is scheduled to run until Aug. 3. The program offers something for every age, from infants to adults. Newaygo library cards are not required for registration.

 

MARSP meeting

All retired school personnel are invited to the Tuesday, Aug 8 meeting of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel. The luncheon meeting will be held at noon at the White Cloud United Methodist Church. The program will feature special music by Steve and Louise Breuker. The group will collect school supplies for area children and donations to support Love INC. For reservations, call Linda Juliano at 924-2227.

 

Picnic in White Cloud

The White Cloud Police Department will host its annual Community and Kids Picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. at White Cloud Rotary Park. The event will offer free food, games and giveaways for families, rock-painting, face-painting, a water balloon competition, music and more. Police officers, K9 officers, firefighters, Emergency Response Team members and other public safety personnel and their equipment will be there.

 

Summer reading logs due

The Fremont Area District Library has two weeks left for the Summer Reading Program. Reading logs should be turned in soon. The Children’s Summer Reading Finale will be on Aug. 1 from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. and logs need to be turned in by Aug. 4 in order to be entered in the grand prize drawing. The Teen Summer Reading Finale will be on Aug. 3 at 1 p.m., and the Adult Summer Reading Program is also scheduled to end on Aug. 3.

 

Echo Nation

The third annual Echo Nation middle school performance day camp is scheduled for July 31 through Aug. 4, with camp running from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, plus a Friday evening community performance. The camp, conducted by the Echo Training Team and members of PRIDE of Newaygo County, is intended for students who will be entering the sixth, seventh or eighth grade in the fall. Free registration and information is available online at echotrainingteam.com. Paper applications are available at the TimesIndicator at 44 W. Main in downtown Fremont.