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Upcoming Community Events
St. Joseph Catholic Church will hold its annual Harvest Supper on Thursday, Sept. 21 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the church at 965 Newell St. in White Cloud.
Female “Odd Couple”
The Stage Door Players’ production of “The Odd Couple: Female Version” is scheduled for Friday and Saturday, Sept. 22 and 23 at 7 p.m. at the Stage Door Theater in downtown White Cloud. Tickets priced at $12 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, will be available at the theater starting at 6:30 p.m. on show nights.
Friends of the Grant Area District Library will hold a pig roast on Friday, Sept. 29 from 5 to 7 p.m., with tickets priced at $13 in advance or $15 at the door. The meal will include pork sandwiches, sides, chips and cookies, with meals available for dining on-site or take-out.
Harvest of Books and Bake Sale
The Grant Area District Library’s annual Harvest of Books and Bake Sale will be on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; on Friday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Donated books can be dropped-off at the library, along with donations of baked goods to sell.
Fall Photo Contest
Entries for this year’s NCAA Artsplace Fall Photography Contest are due by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5. Information about the free contest is available online at www.ncca-artsplace.org and at NCCA Artsplace at 13 E. Main in downtown Fremont.
Coats for Kids (and Adults)
From now until the Oct. 14 distribution day, TrueNorth Community Services is accepting donations of new and gently used coats and winter weather gear for the annual Coats for Kids (and Adults) program. Donations may be dropped-off at TrueNorth headquarters south of Fremont.
TrueNorth Community Services plans to hold its 2023 Empty Bowls fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the TrueNorth Service Center south of Fremont. Tickets and information are available online at truenorthservices.org and by calling TrueNorth at 924-0641.
People Fund grant deadlines
The Great Lakes Energy People Fund is accepting letters of interest and grant applications from non-profit organizations in the utility cooperative’s 26-county service area. Letters of interest for the fall grant cycle are due by Oct. 1, with subsequent grant applications due by Oct 15. Information is available online at www.gtlakes.com/people-fund .
Educator award nominations
Michigan people are invited to nominate outstanding public school educators for the Michigan Lottery’s 2023-24 Excellence in Education awards. Nominations are currently open, and parents, students, school staff members and others are encouraged to submit nominations online at https://www.michiganlottery.com/excellence-in-education.
White Cloud history
Copies of the new book “Images of America: White Cloud” are now available for purchase at the White Cloud Community Library.
Language learning online
Newaygo Area District Library cardholders can learn foreign languages online with Transparent Language, a web-based learning tool. The link to the service is available online at www.newaygolibrary.org.
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.