National Donate Life
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 drivers licenses, indicating their decision to be organ donors.
New cards with permanent heart emblems are issued at renewal time.
Lunch at Pine Grove
Pine Grove Community Church will begin its Senior Lunch program
again on Wednesday, April 26 at noon at the church on M-82 at Beech Ave. east of Newaygo.
People age 60 and older are invited.
White Cane Awareness
The Fremont Lions Club will hold its annual White Cane Awareness
Drive on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29 at Bills Shop-N-Save in Fremont and at
Eds Orchard Market in Hesperia. Club members will be carrying big white canes.
An Alzheimers and Dementia Support Group for caregivers
and those for whom they care be held at Tamarac in Conference Room 1 on Thursday, April 27
from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
Mike Hummel will give a free introductory presentation on the
Transcendental Meditation Program on Thursday, April 27 at 7 p.m. at Tamarac, the Center
for Health and Wellbeing, at 1401 W. Main Street in Fremont. The public is invited.
Amazing Grace Acres Church will host a gospel music jamboree
featuring Pryer Times on Saturday, April 29, 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.
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,
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.
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 email@example.com
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 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.
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
The Fremont Area District Library will host these computer
classes: Intro to Computers on Tuesday, May 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. and Word Basic on
Thursday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. Class fees are $5 per person per class. Classes are held
in the Upper Level Training Lab. To register, call the library at 928-0257.
Household hazardous waste
The Newaygo County Board of Public Works will again hold its
annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection on Saturday, June 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at
the Newaygo County Road Commission facility on M-20 just west of M-37, north of White
Cloud. Most hazardous materials will be accepted for free, including as many as four
tires. Additional tires may be accepted for $2 apiece. Televisions and old monitors will
be accepted for $20 apiece, with printers, tablets, cellphones and laptop computers
accepted for free. For more information, call the Board of Public Works at 689-7213.
Letter carriers to hold
annual food drive
On Saturday, May 13 letter carriers all over the U.S. will
collect non-perishable food donations along with delivering the mail that day. Just leave
your canned or boxed items next to your mailbox before your regular mail delivery on May
The stroke support group meeting on Thursday, May 4 will feature
Occupational Therapist Lynne Twining in Conference Room 1 at Tamarac, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
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.
The Grant Mens Ministry will celebrate 10 years of
ministry with three speakers on Friday, May 12 at 7 p.m. at the Grant Fine Arts Center.
Former Major League pitcher Frank Tanana, professional bass fisherman Clay Dyer and
27-year U.S. Marine Corps combat veteran Sean Quinlan of Scottville will all speak. All
men and boys are invited. For more information, call Cal VanSingel at 231-250-5909 or
For National Parkinson Awareness Month, Movement Disorder
Specialist Dr. Ashok Sriram will speak at the Parkinsons support group meeting on
Thursday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Tamarac.
The West Michigan Ridge Runners ORV club will offer a free ORV
safety class on Saturday, May 13 at David Allen Racing on Maple Island Road west of
Fremont. David Allen will provide lunch. For more information or to register, call Dale
Johnson at 924-5643.
ORV weekend at Diamond
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.