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Community Events - Dec. 6, 2016

     

Blood drive in White Cloud

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church at 955 Newell in White Cloud.

 

MCC cross country and track meetings

High school seniors and their parents are invited to attend an informational recruit meeting for prospective cross country and track and field athletes on either Dec. 7 or 14 at Muskegon Community College, Room 1100. Enter through the Stevenson Center door and turn left inside the building. Meetings will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

 

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, Dec. 8, at 3:30 p.m. in the library’s conference room. For more information, e-mail newys@llcoop.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.

 

Newaygo Area Christmas Choir

Rehearsals for the Newaygo Area Christmas Concert have begun. All interested singers of high school age and older are invited to join the choir.The concert will be held on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Grant Fine Arts Center.  Rehearsals are at Family of God Community Church at 90 Quarterline, in Newaygo and will be held every Tuesday in November and on Tuesday, Dec. 6. For more information, call Pastor Barb Boss at 652-6500.

 

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.

 

Downton Abbey Tea

The Newaygo Area District Library is inviting the public to view episode 3 of the television series “Downton Abbey” on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 2 p.m. in the library conference room on the main level. Homemade English refreshments and tea will be served.

 

Christmas programs in Reeman

A Sunday School Christmas Program will be presented at Reeman Christian Reformed Church on Sunday, Dec. 18 at 10 a.m.   The evening service will feature Christmas caroling at 5:30 p.m. The church is at 6121 S. Fitzgerald.

 

Blood drive in Fremont

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church at 510 Iroquois in Fremont.

        

Adult Book Chat

The Newaygo Area District Library will host Adult Book Chat on Wednesday, Dec. 7, at 4:30 p.m. in the Local History Reference Room on the second level. The topic of conversation will be Lisa See’s “Shanghai Girls.”  Homemade cookies will be availble.

 

Christmas program in White Cloud

The White Cloud United Methodist Church will present a Little Lights Christmas Program on Sunday, Dec. 11 at 10:15 a.m. The church is located at 1125 Newell Street.

Newaygo Area Christmas Choir

The Newaygo Area Christmas Concert will be on Sunday, Dec. 11 at the Grant Fine Arts Center. For more information, call Pastor Barb Boss at 652-6500.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.