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Community Events - June 28, 2017

                

TimesIndicator Early Deadline

Due to the July 4th  holiday, the deadline for news and advertising for the July 5 issue of the TimesIndicator will be Wednesday, June 28 at 5 p.m.

 

Holton history

The Holton Historical Society at 6511 E. Holton Whitehall Road is now open 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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 

                

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.

  

Afternoon movie

The next Afternoon Movie at the Newaygo Area District Library will be shown on Wednesday, June 28 at 3:45 p.m. in the lower level of the library. Popcorn will be available. The Afternoon Movies are rated either PG or G.

 

Blackwood Brothers return

The Blackwood Brothers, a southern gospel quartet with an 80-year history, is scheduled to return to Fremont for a free admission concert on Sunday, July 9 at 3 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church. The concert is sponsored by CureUs, the ministry that brought the quartet to Fremont last year. First CRC is at 721 Hillcrest.

 

Model A Club coming to THS

Transitional Health Services of Fremont will welcome the fifth annual Muskegon Portside Model A Club visit on Thursday, June 29, from 2 to 4 p.m. at 4554 W. 48th St. The public is invited to join club members, residents and staff to reminisce about the history of the Model A  or bring their vintage rides and share their stories.

 

Grill Picnic at Pine Grove

Pine Grove Church’s senior lunch program will host a Grill Picnic on Wednesday, June 28 at noon at the church at the intersection of M-82 and Beech Ave. east of Newaygo. The lunch, for people age 60 and older, will offer brats, burgers, potato salad, beans and melon.

 

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.

 

Lumberjack stories

Sheepshank Sam will share stories from Michigan’s lumbering history on Thursday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at Brooks Park in downtown Newaygo. Along with the stories, Sam will also offer opportunities to use lumberjack tools and equpment. The presentation is part of the Newaygo Area District Library’s summer reading program.

 

Afternoon movie

The next Afternoon Movie at the Newaygo Area District Library will be shown on Wednesday, June 28 at 3:45 p.m. in the lower level of the library. Popcorn will be available. The Afternoon Movies are rated either PG or G.

 

Blackwood Brothers to return

The Blackwood Brothers, a southern gospel quartet with an 80-year history, is scheduled to return to Fremont for a free admission concert on Sunday, July 9 at 3 p.m. at First Christian Reformed Church. The concert is sponsored by CureUs, the ministry that brought the quartet to Fremont last year. First CRC is at 721 Hillcrest.

 

Children’s movies at WC library

The White Cloud Community Library will offer children’s movies on Tuesdays, June 20 and 27 at 2:30 p.m. The movies will include free popcorn.

 

WC library events

The White Cloud Community Library will host Magician Gordon Russ who will perform at the library on Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m. A Paper Flower Craft program will be held at the library on Friday, June 30 at 12:30 p.m.

 

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.