Wanted: books, movies, CDs
The Fremont Area District Library is accepting donations of
discarded books, music and movies. Donations help the community by enhancing the librarys
collection of materials. Items that are not needed for the librarys collection are
given to the Friends of the Library for the groups annual Summer Book Sale, which
benefits library programs and collections.
Trillium Springs open
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
Checking on state tax
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Johns 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
Gods 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. Bartholomews 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 sheriffs office in
White Cloud or online at www.govpaynow.com (enter PLC#7550).
The Area Christian Mens 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 months speaker.
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
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 Childrens Department from Jan.17 until
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 Childrens Library. Information is available online at
newaygo.llcoop.org or on Facebook or call the library staff at 231-652-6723.
The Parkinsons 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, CDs 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 Millies School Spirits
and Campbells 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.
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.
Historian Jay Follis will chronicle the Titanics west
Michigan connections at the Croton Township Library on Tuesday, March 28, at 4:30 p.m.
The Fremont Area District Library will offer the computer
classes in March in the librarys 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.