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Community Events - Feb. 15, 2017

         

Downton Abbey Tea

The Newaygo Area District Library will offer hot tea and baked goods along with an episode of “Downton Abbey” on Wednesday, Feb. 15 at 2 p.m. in the library Conference Room. For more information, call the library at 652-6723.

 

Anime Club at Newaygo library

A new anime club will meet on Monday, Feb. 27 at 3:30 p.m. at the Newaygo Area District Library. In the library conference room, the group will watch episodes of anime and talk about manga while exploring topics relating to Japanese culture and life. For more information, call the library at 652-6723.

 

Conservation District hours

Effective March 1, the Newaygo Conservation District Office hours will change to 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The office will close for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Some staff members will be available by appointment only after 2:30 p.m.

 

Soup supper

The public is invited to a soup supper at the First Congregational Church of Fremont on Friday, Feb. 17 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Donations will benefit local charities.

 

Friends of the Newaygo library

The Friends of the Newaygo Area District Library will meet on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 5 p.m. in the library Conference Room. The public is invited. For more information, call Mary Knoll at 231-798-1877.

 

Men’s breakfast

The Area Christian Men’s Breakfast will be held on Saturday, Feb. 18, at 7:30 a.m. at the Church at White Cloud, just north of White Cloud on M-37 in the Leighton Mall. The February Focus will be “Building Relationship Bridges,” considering what a man can do to bridge the gap and strengthen his relationship with others.

 

Youth self-defense

The Newaygo Police Department is planning a Youth Self-Defense class on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Newaygo Fitness Club at 8843 Mason Drive. For more information or to register, call the Newaygo Police Department at 652-1655, extension 214. The registration deadline is  Wednesday, Feb. 22.

 

MCC recruiting runners

The next Muskegon Community College track and field and cross country recruit meetings will be on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the 1100 Room at MCC.

 

Book drive at Hesperia library

Oceana County is having its first official book drive starting Monday, Jan. 30 and ending Friday, Feb. 24. A collection box for books that are in good condition and meant for children up to age 3 will be at the Hesperia Community Library at 80 S. Division Street.

 

Free coffee from THS

Transitional Health Services of Fremont will buy coffee for the first 35 senior citizens to arrive at the Koffee Kuppe Cafe in downtown Fremont on Wednesday, Feb. 22 starting at 9 a.m.

  

Grant Christian School auction

Grant Christian School’s annual fund-raising auction will be on Saturday, March 18 at 4:30 p.m. at Grant Christian Reformed Church. The event will include a fish fry at 4:30 p.m., plus silent auction and live auction. Individual and business sponsorships are available, and organizers are also seeking donations of auction items. For information, call the school at 834-8445.

 

NC Community Choir rehearsals

The Newaygo County Community Choir invites local singers to join the choir in rehearsals for a spring concert. Rehearsals began on Monday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. in the Choir Room of the Fremont United Methodist Church on Butterfield St. in Fremont. Singers of high school age and older are invited to participate. The concert is scheduled for Sunday, April 30 at the Dogwood Center for the Performing Arts.

 

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.

 

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

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Lou Deleguardia will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 8 at his office at 46 W. Sheridan Street in Fremont. To reserve a seat, call Branch Office Administrators Laurene Homsher or Tina McLain at 924-9600.

 

 Gospel jamboree

Amazing Grace Acres Church will host a gospel music jamboree featuring Narrow Road on Saturday, Feb. 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.

 

Adult and teen winter reading

The Newaygo Area District Library has an opportunity for teens and adults to read great books, play Bingo and win prizes in a winter reading program that runs through Feb. 21. Register at the library. The program is funded in part by a grant from the Fremont Area Community Foundation.

 

Fremont library computer classes

The Fremont Area District Library will offer an “Into to Computers” class on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. and “Internet Searching and Email” on Thursday, March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. The fee for each class is $5. To register, call the library at 928-0256. The classes will meet in the  Upper Level Training Lab.

 

Casino bus trip

Friends of the White Cloud Library are planning a bus trip to Little River Casino in Manistee on March 9. The bus is scheduled to leave at 8:45 a.m. from Leighton  Hall in White Cloud and return by 5 p.m. The fee for the trip is $25. For reservations, call the library at 689-6631.

 

Youth self-defense class

The Newaygo Police Department is planning a Youth Self-Defense class on Friday, Feb. 24 from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Newaygo Fitness Club at 8843 Mason Drive. For more information or to register, call the Newaygo Police Department at 652-1655, extension 214. The registration deadline is  Wednesday, Feb. 22.

 

Fremont library computer classes

The Fremont Area District Library will offer an “Into to Computers” class on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 2 to 4 p.m. and “Internet Searching and Email” on Thursday, March 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. The fee for each class is $5. To register, call the library at 928-0256. The classes will meet in the  Upper Level Training Lab.

 

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.

 

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.