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Upcoming Community Events

Museum grand opening

The Heritage Museum of Newaygo County will host a public grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 1 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the museum in downtown Newaygo. The event will feature cider, donuts and the opportunity to see the newly renovated and enlarged facility.

Anne of Avonlea meet and greet

The cast of “Anne of Avonlea” will be at Flying Bear Books in downtown Newaygo on Friday, Sept. 23 between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on Saturday, Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. People of all ages are invited to visit and meet the costumed characters at the free event. Flying Bear Books is at 79 State Road.

DAR essays

Entries for both of the local Daughters of the Revolution youth essay contests are due by Nov. 1. High school writers are being asked to write about individual patriots of the revolution. Middle school essayists are asked to write about how they would imagine themselves serving in the Second Continental Congress. For information about either of the essay contests, email local Whispering Pines and Prairie chapter Regent Cindy Wales-Schrieber at dancingallery@yahoo.com or call 231-773-5271.

Wellspring dinner

Wellspring Adult Day Services will hold a “Fill the Well” fundraiser dinner at Lakes 23 Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 8 at 6:30 p.m. For reservations, call Tammy Cowley at 231-638-8786 or email wellspringads@gmail.com by Sept. 19.

Farmers Market

The Fremont Farmers Market’s 2022 season is scheduled to conclude with the market day on Saturday, Oct 1 at the Marketplace Pavilion in downtown Fremont. The weekly Saturday morning market is open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

Harvest Supper at Aetna

Aetna Calvary Church will host its annual Community Harvest Supper on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the church. Dinner will be at 6 p.m., with a gospel music concert scheduled to start at 7 p.m. with baritone soloist Burt Kettinger. The church is at 3944 W. One Mile Road west of White Cloud. For more information, call the church at 689-0611.

CROP Walk seeks help

Organizers of the 37th Fremont Area CROP Hunger Walk are looking for more walkers and sponsors for this year’s Oct. 2 event. For information, call organizer Marcia Pinder at 231-335-9985 or email marciapinder@gmail.com.

 

COVID19 testing site

TrueNorth Community Services and District Health Department 10 have begun hosting a COVID19 testing clinic on Mondays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. at the TrueNorth building south of Fremont at 6308 S. Warner Ave.

Book donations

Local people tackling their spring cleaning are invited to consider donating their used books, music and movies to the Fremont Area District Library at 104 E. Main St. The  donations can benefit the community by adding materials to the library’s collection and to the Friends of the Library benefit book sales. Donation forms for tax deductions are available at the library’s front desk.

 

Old bundles of newspapers

The TimesIndicator has old bundles of newspapers available for free. Great for packaging material for moving or storage, animal bedding, craft and piñata projects, school or church crafts, and painting projects. Self-serve, you load them yourself, please call before you come, 231-924-4400.

Fremont library’s hours

The Fremont Area District Library is open on Sundays through May.  The library’s current hours are: Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.