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Community Events - April 26, 2017

                 

National Donate Life Month

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 driver’s 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 Bill’s Shop-N-Save in Fremont and at Ed’s Orchard Market in Hesperia. Club members will be carrying big white canes.

 

Alzheimer’s support group

An Alzheimer’s 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.

 

Transcendental Meditation

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.

 

Gospel jamboree

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, CD’s

The Fremont Area District Library is accepting donations of discarded books, music and movies. Donations help the community by enhancing the library’s collection of materials. Items that are not needed for the library’s collection are given to the Friends of the Library for the group’s 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 michelle.schiefen@cancer.org

 

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.

 

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.

 

Storytime at Fremont library

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 Children’s Department from Jan.17 until April 13.

 

 

             

Computer classes

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 13.

 

Stroke support

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, CD’s

The Fremont Area District Library is accepting donations of discarded books, music and movies. Donations help the community by enhancing the library’s collection of materials. Items that are not needed for the library’s collection are given to the Friends of the Library for the group’s annual Summer Book Sale, which benefits library programs and collections.

 

Men’s Ministry

The Grant Men’s 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 email cvansingel@gmail.com.

 

Parkinson’s support group

For National Parkinson Awareness Month, Movement Disorder Specialist Dr. Ashok Sriram will speak at the Parkinson’s support group meeting on Thursday, April 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Conference Room 1 at Tamarac.

  

ORV Safety

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 Lake

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 kellyschuyler1987@gmail.com.

 

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.