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Community Events - May 4, 2016


Still in need of Vendors for the upcoming Outdoor Expo

Newaygo County’s first annual Venture Outdoor Expo will be held on June 17 and 18 in partnership with the Newaygo County Fair Association and the Fremont Lions Club. The Expo will showcase Newaygo County outdoor activities and recreation opportunities. Potential vendors are invited to call 231-821-2338 or email thestoveguy@pcfreemail.com for more details.


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.


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.


Puppy and kitten food

AmeriGas Propane of Fremont is collecting puppy and kitten food and non-clumping kitty litter donations to benefit the Newaygo County Animal Shelter in White Cloud. Unopened packages and cans can be dropped-off at the AmeriGas office at 5857 S. Warner Ave. between 8 a.m. and 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Donations will be accepted until April 29.


MARSP meetings

The Newaygo Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel meets on the second Tuesday of each month, from May through December, in Fremont and White Cloud locations. All former public school personnel are eligible to join. Call Linda Juliano at 924-2227 for meeting information and reservations.



Mother’s Day Brunch

A special Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet will be held at the All Saints Church hall on Sunday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. Tickets are priced at $20 for adults, $8 for children under 12, free for children age five and younger. For reservations, call Bonnie Erber at 924-3371.


Transcendental Meditation

Mike Hummel will present a free introductory presentation on the Transcendental Meditation Program on Thursday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at Tamarac, the Center for Health and Wellbeing, at 1401 W. Main Street in Fremont. The public is invited.


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.


National Day of Prayer

A local observance of the National Day of Prayer will be held at the Community Building in Grant on Thursday, May 5 at noon.


Holton Museum seeks old toys

The Holton Historical Society Museum at 6511 Holton-Whitehall Road in the townhall building is looking for old toys (20 years or older) to borrow for a special theme display: “Toys through the Decades.” To loan a toy for the exhibit, call Cookie Evanauski at 821-0130 before May 28.