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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.








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.

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.

Bird sighting

TimesIndicator Editor Rich Wheater reported seeing a bright red cardinal in the Snow in Fremont on Tuesday, April 15.

 Used book sale

A used book sale will be held at the Timothy C. Hauenstein Reynolds Township Library community room Thursday through Saturday, May 15, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., May 16 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and May 17 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m..

Moving Forward on Your Own

Edward Jones Financial Advisor Lou Deleguardia is partnering with Fernando Garcia of Protective Insurance to present “Moving Forward on Your Own: a Financial Seminar for Widows, Family and Friends.”  The free seminar will be on Thursday, April 24 at 2 p.m. at Tamarac in Fremont. Materials and light refreshments will be provided.  For more information and reservations, call Deleguardia at 924-9600.

Community choir concert

The Newaygo County Community Choir Spring Concert will be held on Sunday, April 27 at 3 p.m. at the Dogwood Center for Performing Arts in Fremont. The Requiem is written by John Rutter and the concert will feature music for choir, soprano soloist, solo cello and solo oboe.  The Fremont High School String Orchestra will be featured with Director Julie Anderson and professional first chair players. The NCCC has 30 members and is directed by Joseph Jennings, Fremont United Methodist Church Director of Fine Arts. 

Coffee Club

Local Edward Jones financial advisor Lou Deleguardia will host a coffee club meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 7 at 46 W. Sheridan St. in Fremont. “The coffee club offers us an opportunity to learn from one another and receive market updates,” Deleguardia said. To reserve a seat, call Laurene Homsher at 924-9600.

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