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Community Events - August 24, 2016


Gospel Jamboree

Amazing Grace Acres Church will host a gospel music jamboree featuring The Shoreliners Quartet on Saturday, August 27, 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.


Fall Photo Competition

The entry deadline for the NCCA Artsplace Fall Photography Competition in Tuesday, Sept. 20 by 5:30 p.m. The free competition is intended for photographers of all ages and skill levels. Participants may submit one or two entries, which must be eight-inch by 10-inch unframed photographs. Registration forms and other information is available online at www.ncca-artsplace.org.


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.


Coffee Club

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Lou Deleguardia will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at his branch office at 46 W. Sheridan Street in Fremont. To reserve a seat, call Laurene Homsher or Tina McLain at 924-9600.


Senior lunch

People age 60 and older are invited to A Taste of Italia on Aug. 31 at Pine Grove Community Church east of Newaygo.  The lunch is leaning toward a meaty pasta with sauce and cheese, bread or rolls with garlic, a vegetable and dessert. Senior Café Italia will open at noon in the Family Life Center on the northwest corner of Beech and M-82.


Newaygo school retirees breakfast

Newaygo Public School Retirees will meet for breakfast on the first day of school, Monday, August 29 at 8:30 a.m. at Cronk’s Oakridge Restaurant.


Breakfast booth at Trail Town Celebration

St. Joseph’s Knights of Columbus in White Cloud will have a breakfast booth at the Trail Town Celebration on Sat., Sept. 14 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Proceeds to benefit local groups and organizations.



Garfield School Reunion

Former students and their families are invited to attend the Garfield School Reunion on Saturday, Aug. 27 at 1 p.m. at the Garfield Township Hall. Bring a dish to pass and table service. Beverages will be furnished.


Blood drive in Fremont

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive on August 25 from 12 to 5:45 p.m. at All Saint Catholic Church, 510 Iroquois in Fremont.


Spanish church service

St. Bartholomew Catholic Church at 599 W. Brooks in Newaygo has begun offering a Saturday evening Mass service all in Spanish at 6 p.m.


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.


Coffee Club in Newaygo

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Scott Swinehart will host a coffee club at 9 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 2 at his branch office at 147 W. River Valley Dr. in Newaygo.