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Community Events - March 22, 2017


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.


Trillium Springs open house

The Trillium Springs Senior Residential Living Facility will celebrate its 10th anniversary with an open house on Thursday, March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. at 4715 Trillium Springs Blvd. on the east edge of Fremont. Tours    and information will be available. For more information, call Trillium Springs at 928-0882. Information is also available online at  www.trilliumsprings.org


Checking on state tax returns

Michigan taxpayers who recently filed 2016 state individual income tax returns can check the status of their refunds online at to www.michigan.gov/wheresmyrefund.


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


Quiet Refuge

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Fremont is offering its sanctuary  as a place for a quiet refuge every Thursday until Easter.  All are welcome to sit quietly in God’s presence on Thursdays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Candles, prayer beads, and cards with sample prayers will be available. Come, enjoy the silence.


Lenten Fish Fry

St. Bartholomew’s Knights of Columbus will hold their Lenten Fish Fry suppers every Friday during Lent, March 3 through April 7, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church at 599 Brooks in Newaygo. The menu includes fish, macaroni and cheese, french fries, green beans, applesauce, roll, drink and dessert. The meal is offered at a price of $5 for children ages five to 11, $9 for people age 12 and older, and $29 for families. Take-out meals will be available.


Jail debt discount offer

From March 1 to March 31, former inmates who owe the Newaygo County Jail housing or medical fees dating from February of 2014 to November of 2016 will have the opportunity to pay one-time lump sums at a 50 percent discounted rate. People who want to take advantage of the offer can do so in person at the sheriff’s office in White Cloud or online at www.govpaynow.com (enter PLC#7550).

Men’s Breakfast

The Area Christian Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, March 18 at 7:30 a.m. at The church just north of White Cloud on M-37 in the Leighton Mall. Shane Crowley will be this month’s speaker.


Gospel jamboree

Amazing Grace Acres Church will host a gospel music jamboree featuring Joint Heirs on Saturday, March 25, 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.



Coffee club in Fremont

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Louis T. Deleguardia will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5 at his branch office at 46 W. Sheridan in Fremont. To reserve a seat, call Branch Office Administrators Laurene Homsher or Tina McLain at 924-9600.


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.


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.


Parkinson’s Support Group

The Parkinson’s Support Group meets on the third Thursday of every month from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Tamarac at 1401 W. Main Street in Fremont. For more information, call 924-3073.


Book Club  in a Bag

The Grant Area District Library is offering Book Club in a Bag. Each bag has at least 10 books and questions for the book along with information from the author. For a list of titles or other information, call the library at 834-5713. Information is also available online at www.grantlibrary.net. The library is at 122 Elder St. in Grant.


Book donations wanted

People who have unwanted books, videos, CD’s or audiobooks are asked to consider donating them to the Friends of the Fremont Area District Library for their annual book sale in July. All proceeds are given to the library to support various programs and collections.


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.


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.


Titanic connections

Historian Jay Follis will chronicle the Titanic’s west Michigan connections at the Croton Township Library on Tuesday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m.


Computer classes

The Fremont Area District Library will offer the computer classes in March in the library’s Upper Level Training Lab. Intro to Excel will be on Tuesday, March 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. Internet Searching and Email will be on Thursday, March 30 from 2 to 4 p.m. The fee is $5 per person per class.   To register, call the library at 928-0257.