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Blood drive in Holton

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, April 22, from 10:30 to 3:15 p.m. at Holton High School at 6477 Syers Road.

Blood drive in Hesperia

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, April 29, from noon to 4:45 p.m. at Christ the King Catholic Church at 263 S. Elm St.

Swap meet

The Big Rapids Antique Farm and Power Club will hold a swap meet on Saturday, May 24, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 15422 Old Mill Pond Road in Big Rapids. Free vendor lots are available to sell anything. For more information, call Jim at (231) 598-9128 or (231) 250-2672 or Gordon at (231) 408-2393.

Book and bake sale in Grant

The Friends of the Grant Area District Library will host a May Flowers Book and Bake Sale on Thursday, May 1 from 9:30 a.m.. to 7 p.m. and on Friday, May 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will offer a selection of books and audiovisual items for sale, along with a variety of homemade goodies.

Holton museum

The Holton Historical Society Museum will have new hours this year, and will be open from June through September on the second Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to noon and on the fourth Saturday of each month from 1 to 3 p.m. Extended hours will be offered during Holton Days on Saturday, July 26 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. This year’s theme will be “Wedding Gowns and Attire; Past and Present.” To make an appointment, call Marian Drake at 821-2659.

Easter egg hunt

Fremont Fountain View will hold its annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m. for children ages 12 and younger.

Easter Egg Hunt in Hesperia

The 2014 Hesperia Community Easter Egg Hunt will be held on Saturday, April 19 at 9 a.m. sharp in  Webster Park next to the Hesperia Community Library. The hunt will be divided into three age groups with separate areas: pre-kindergarten, kindergarten through second grade, and third through fifth grade. The event is sponsored by Ed’s Orchard Market and Daniel’s Restaurant.

Egg decorating at the library

 Children of all ages are invited to decorate Easter eggs with stickers on Thursday, April 17 at 3:45 p.m. at the White Cloud Community Library.  All children who attend will leave with treats. Registration is required for the free event. To register, call the library at 689-6631. More information is available online at www.whitecloudlibrary.net. The library is at 1038 E. Wilcox Ave. in White Cloud.

Fling Into Spring salad luncheon

Grant Community Church will hold a Fling Into Spring salad luncheon on Friday, April 25, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The luncheon will include homemade specialty breads and desserts. A donation of $5 is suggested. Take-out service will also be   available. The church is at 115 W. State St. in Grant. Proceeds from the luncheon will benefit Love INC.








Northwood Ladies League

The Northwood Ladies Thursday morning Golf League will hold its organizational meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 9 a.m. in the clubhouse. All former members and new ladies are invited.

A Matter of Balance

The Newaygo County Commission on Aging is offering A Matter of Balance on Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning May 6 at the MSU Extension office community room in Fremont. People who have concerns about falling, are interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength or have fallen in the past are invited to participate. A donation of $5 per person is suggested for the entire course of eight two-hour classes. Newaygo County residents age 60 and older are eligible. Registration is required. Call 689-2100 to register.

Transcendental Meditation

A free introductory lecture on the Transcendental Meditation Program will be held on Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the NC RESA Educational Service Center. The public is invited to attend.

Parkinson’s disease support

The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group of Spectrum Health Gerber will meet on Thursday, April 17, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at Tamarac at 1401 W. Main St. in Fremont. The discussion topic will be “Deep Brain Stimulation and Other Surgical Options for PD.” Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call call Gayle Daugherty at 924-3989. The group meets on the third Thursday of each month.

Easter egg hunt

The community is invited to join the Transitional Health Services family for an Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19 at 10:30 a.m. Children ages four and under will be in the Maple Oak Patio, ages five to eight will be in the Hall Patio, and ages nine to 12 will be in the Hall Patio. The Easter Bunny is expected to be there.

Computer classes

The Fremont Area District Library is hosting computer training classes in April. The Excel class will be on Thursday, April 17 and the Power Point class will be on Tuesday, April 22. Classes run from 2 to 4 p.m. and are priced at $5 per class. For more information, call the library at 928-0256 or visit the Reference Desk.


Blood drive in Twin Lake

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

Blood drive in Hesperia

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Tuesday, May 6, from 8:30 to 2:15 p.m. at Hesperia High School at 96 Division St. in Hesperia.

Blood drive in Fremont

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on Wednesday, May 7, from noon to 5:45 p.m. at All Saints Catholic Church at 510 Iroquois in Fremont.

Newaygo Co. Swine Board

The Newaygo County Swine Board will be holding an informational meeting concerning P.E.D. to be held at the MSU Extension Office in Fremont on Saturday, April 19 at 2 p.m. Anyone planning on exhibiting pigs at the fair are encouraged to attend.

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