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Community Events - Jan. 11, 2017

       

Afterschool movie in Fremont

An afterschool movie about a boy and his dragon will be shown in the Children’s Department of the Fremont Area District Library on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 3:30 p.m. Movie details are available online at www.fremontlibrary.net.

 

 Blood drive in Newaygo

The Newaygo Wesco will host an American Red Cross blood drive on Saturday, Jan. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Community Home Health Care at 231 W. Pine Lake Dr. in Newaygo, just east of Postma Monument.

 

Christian men’s breakfast

Area Christian Men’s Breakfast will be held on  Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7:30 a.m. at The Church at White Cloud, just north of White Cloud on M-37 in the Leighton Mall.

 

Gospel jamboree

Amazing Grace Acres Church will host a gospel music jamboree featuring Restoration on Saturday, Jan. 28, 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.

 

Boys Basketball Camp

Fremont Community Recreation Center Boys Basketball Camp will be held Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, and Feb. 4 at the Fremont Middle School as follows: Kindergarten through 3rd grade from- 9  to 10:30 a.m.; 4th through 6th grade from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Cost is $40 for resident and $45 for non-resident: $45. For more information contact the Fremont Community Recreation Center at 231-924-3750, www.fremontcra.com.

 

Girls Basketball Camp

Fremont Community Recreation Center Girls Basketball Camp will be held on Jan. 7, 14, 21, 28, Feb. 4 and 11 at the Fremont Middle School, from 10 a.m. to noon. Cost is $50 for resident; $55 for non-resident. Sign Up at Fremont Community Recreation Center, www.fremontcra.com or call 924-3750.

 

Pizza and Pages

The next Pizza and Pages book club meeting will be on Thursday, Jan. 19, at 3:30 p.m. in the Newaygo Area District Library’s conference room. Pizza and Pages is a program for children ages seven to 12. The meeting will include pizza and a discussion of recently read books, plus the creation of magic lanterns. New members are invited to join. For more information, e-mail the library at newys@llcoop.org.

 

Fremont Snowbirds near Bradenton, Florida

All Fremont-area residents are invited to the Fremont Snowbirds Luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 19 at 11:30 a.m. at Duff’s at 6010 14th St. (Highway 41) in Bradenton, Florida.

 

Animation Club at the library

A new Animation Club will hold its  first meeting on Friday, Jan. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the Newaygo Area District Library. The meeting will feature a discussion of goals, formats and supplies for the group. For more information, e-mail the library at newys@llcoop.org.

 

FiveCAP meeting

The FiveCAP Board of Directors meeting for December has been cancelled due to the holidays. The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 26, at 4 p.m. at the FiveCAP Main Office at 302 N. Main St. in Scottville.

 

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.

 

 

        

Coffee Club in Fremont

Lou Deleguardia, a local Edward Jones financial advisor, will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. on Wed., Jan 4 at his office at 46 West Sheridan Street in Fremont. To reserve a seat, call Laurene Homsher or Tina McLain, Branch Office Administrators at 231-924-9600.

 

Blood drive in Twin Lake

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Monday, Jan. 9 from noon to 5:45 p.m. at St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church at 150 W. Church Street.

 

Teen Advisory Board

Teens are invited to join the Newaygo Area District Library’s Teen Advisory Board. The next meeting will be held on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the library’s conference room. For more information, e-mail newys@llcoop.org.

 

Teen writers

Teen writers are invited to join the Teen Writers Club on Friday, Jan. 13 at 3:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Jan. 28 at 11 a.m. at the Newaygo Area District Library. The group is open to all teenage writers representing all genres. The goals of the club are to exercise imagination, improve writing quality, share writing with others, and to have fun with other young writers. For more information, e-mail the library at newys@llcoop.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 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.

 

Euchre fundraiser

The Fremont FFA Alumni and Friends will host their fifth annual Euchre Fun Night Fundraiser on Saturday, Jan. 28, in the Fremont High School Cafeteria. Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. with a price of $15 for an individual or $25 for a team.  For more information, call alumni leader Loretta Towne at 616-634-5200 or e-mail fremontffaalumni@yahoo.com

 

Fremont area Snowbirds near Zephyrhills, Florida

Newaygo County residents wintering in the Zephyrhills, Florida area are invited to meet for lunch at The Golden Corral at 6855 Gall Blvd. in Zephyrhills on Friday, Feb. 17 at 11:30 a.m.