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Community Events - July 20, 2016

 

Bible League to offer meals

Bible League volunteers will serve $5 meals on Thursday, July 21, beginning at 10 a.m., during the National Food Festival. Proceeds will benefit the Bibles for Africa project. The meal will include barbeque sandwiches, chips, drinks and cookies at the intersection of Main and Merchant in downtown Fremont. The first 25 children will receive free balloons.

 

Disc golf tournament

The eighth annual Throw for the Hungry Disc Golf Tournament will be held at Branstrom Park in Fremont on Sunday, July 24. Registration is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. and tee-off will be at 1:30 p.m. Players will be asked to contribute five items of non-perishable food  to the TrueNorth Community Services food pantry.

 

Storytime for preschoolers

The Newaygo Area District Library will hold Preschool Storytime on Tuesday, July 26 at 11 a.m., featuring the story “P.J. Funnybunny Camps Out” by Marilyn Sadler.

 

John Ball Zoo to visit library

Animals from the John Ball Zoo will be at the Fremont Area District Library on Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m.

 

Senior picnic at Pine Grove

Pine Grove Community Church will host a senior lunch picnic for people age 60 and older on Wednesday, July 27 at noon. The picnic will feature chuck roast parbeque, fruit salad and slaw. The church is at the intersection of M-82 and Beech Ave. east of Newaygo.

 

FiveCAP board meeting

The FiveCAP Board of Directors meeting regularly scheduled for July 28 has been cancelled. The August 25 meeting was rescheduled for Thursday, Aug. 11 at 4 p.m. at the FiveCAP Main Office at 302 N. Main Sreet in Scottville.

 

Alzheimer’s support

The next monthly Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meeting will on Thursday, July 28 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Tamarac at 1401 E. Main in Fremont. Meetings will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month thereafter.

 

Holton yard sale

The third annual Holton Community Center Yard Sale will be held on Thursday, July 28 from 9 to 5; on Friday, July 29 from 9 to 3; and on Saturday, July 30 from 8 to 2. The sale will be at 8485 Holton Road between Craig’s Holton Hardware and The Feed/Pizza Mill.

 

Gospel jamboree

Amazing Grace Acres Church will host a gospel music jamboree featuring the Wasepi Blue Grass on Saturday, July 30, beginning with a potluck at 6:30 p.m. followed by music at 7 p.m. The church is at M-37 and Woodland Park Road north of Brohman. For more information, call Pastor Lucky Fulton at 231-745-2270.

 

Natural Shoreline Workshop

The Muskegon River Watershed Assembly will host a Natural Shoreline Workshop on Monday, Aug. 1, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Bridgeton Township Hall at 11830 Warner Ave. The workshop will provide property owners with information about healthy lakeshore ecosystems and why natural shorelines are important.

 

Ice Cream Social

The Friends of the Grant Area District Library will hold their fifth annual Ice Cream Social at the library on Tuesday, Aug. 2. Ice cream will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Ryzebol Dairy has offered to donate the ice cream. Entertainment will be provided by Joel Comstock. For more information, call the library at 834-5713.

 

Coffee Club

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Lou Deleguardia will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, August 3, at 46 West Sheridan Street in Fremont. The coffee club is an informal gathering at which Edward Jones financial advisors provide updates on the stock market and the economy in a relaxed environment. To reserve a seat, call Laurene Homsher or Tina McLain at 924-9600.

 

 

 

 

     

Petting Zoo

The Fremont Area District Library will host its most popular program during the National Baby Food Festival. The 4H Petting Zoo will be on the lawn south of the library on Wednesday, July 20 from 10 to 11 a.m. Children are invited to interact with horses, goats, rabbits and other animals from the farm.

 

St. Michael’s chicken dinner

St. Michael’s annual Parish Festival and Chicken barbeque is scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 7 from noon to 4 p.m. Dinner tickets are priced at $9 for adults, $5 for children age 12 and young, and free for children under 3.The church is at 6382 S. Maple Island Road, southwest of Fremont.

 

Walker School Reunion

The 71st Walker School Reunion will be on Sunday, July 31 at Fremont Lake Park at 1 p.m. Bring your own table service, beverage, lawn chair, memories to share and a dish to pass.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

 Fremont library book sale

The Friends of the Fremont Area District Library will hold their annual summer book sale at the library during the National Baby Food Festival on Wednesday, July 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. for Friends members only. Memberships may be purchased for $10 at the door. The public sale is scheduled for Thursday, July 21 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Friday, July 22 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Holton thrift store hours

The Holton Community Center Thrift Store’s summer hours will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The store is at 8485 Holton Road  next to the Feed Mill Restaurant. Most clothing is priced at $1.98 or less.

 

Alzheimer’s support

Monthly Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group meetings will on Thursday, July 28 and will be held on the fourth Thursday of each month thereafter, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Tamarac at 1401 E. Main in Fremont.