REED CITY— Technology Session: Internet Basics will be held on April 14 at noon at the Reed City Area District Library.
REED CITY— A teen movie night will be held on April 17 at 4 p.m. at the Reed City Area District Library.
Will be screening “Spider-Man: Homecoming.”
REED CITY— On April 19, at 6 p.m., there will be a Reed City Readers discussion of “The Girls” by Emma Cline at the Reed City Area District Library.
REED CITY— Brew Class: Kombucha will be held on April 21 at noon at the Reed City Area District Library.
REED CITY— Scrabble hour will be held on April 23 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Reed City Area District Library.
REED CITY— Books to Movies: “Same Kind of Different As Me” will be held on April 24 at 5 p.m. at the Reed City Area District Library.
REED CITY— Story hour will be held on April 25 at 1 p.m. at the Reed City Area District Library.
REED CITY— Cookbook Book Club will be held on April 26 at 6 p.m. at the Reed City Area District Library.
REED CITY— Technology Session: Computer Basics will be held on April 28 at noon at the Reed City Area District Library.
REED CITY— A library board meeting will be held on April 30 at 6 p.m. at the Reed City Area District Library. Registration required sign-up at the library.
EVART— The Osceola County Community Foundation 24th annual auction will be held on May 3.
The doors will open at 4 p.m. in the community building at the Osceola County 4-H FFA Fairgrounds. Participants will have the opportunity to play raffle games and bid on silent auction items. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available before dinner, which will be served at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets for the auction are $30. They can be purchased from any Community Foundation trustee or at the Community Foundation offices at 200 N. Chestnut Street in Reed City.
For more information, call 231-924-5350.
REED CITY— A pulled pork dinner will be held on April 27 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Reed City United Methodist Church, 503 S. Chestnut Street.
Menu includes “naked” pulled pork sandwich, coleslaw, green beans, baked beans, beverage and dessert.
All proceeds go toward the church providing Christmas gifts to all youth at Eagle Village.
REED CITY— A color run will be held on May 5 at GT Norman Elementary, 338 W. Lincoln Avenue.
Check-in is from 9 to 9:45 a.m. with the race starting at 10 a.m.
Color run that has a designated two mile fun run/walk through a designated course. During the race, participants are doused with various colors at certain stations. At the end, there is a final color celebration.
Visit http://bit.ly/gtcoyoterun to register online and make any donations. Registration is $20 (register by April 26).
A post-race party will be held at Westerburg Park.
EVART— A blood drive will be held on April 25 from noon to 5:45 p.m. at Evart United Methodist Church, 619 Cherry Street.
REED CITY— A free class, “Healthy Eating for 1 or 2” will be held on April 19 from noon to 1 p.m. at Michigan Works!, 240 East Church Avenue.
Open to all, the sessions require advance registration by calling 231-592-4204 or visiting www.spectrumhealth.org/htwy.
Osceola COA offers balance program
REED CITY— Osceola County Commission on Aging will be offering a free program, “A Matter of Balance.” The program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Participants will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home and exercise to increase strength and balance.
“A Matter of Balance” consists of eight two-hour sessions and will be held at the United Methodist Church, 503 Chestnut Street, on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. beginning May 3 and ending on June 21.
For more information or to register, call Osceola County Commission on Aging at 231-734-5559.
‘Barefoot in the Park’ on the bill at Crossroads
REED CITY— The Reed City Crossroads Theatre will present Neil Simon’s “Barefoot in the Park” on April 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7 p.m. and April 22 and 29 at 2 pm.
Tickets are $10 at the door or call 231-465-4334, email firstname.lastname@example.org or send a message via Facebook to make a reservation.
Rummage sale at Reed City church April 19-20
REED CITY— A rummage sale will be held on April 19 from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and April 20 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Reed City United Methodist Church, 503 S. Chestnut Street.
Bag day all day Friday.
Breakfast buffet at Evart VFW post
EVART— A breakfast buffet will be held on the second and fourth Sundays from 7 to 11 a.m., monthly until November, at 4681 85th Avenue.
Bingo at Evart VFW
EVART— VFW Post 7979 will host Bingo on April 19, and each Thursday, at 4681 85th Avenue. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early Bird start at 6 p.m. (License A04340)
TOPS weight loss meeting
REED CITY— TOPS weight loss meetings, Reed City, Chapter 1682, Monday weigh-in at 5:30 p.m. and meeting from 6 to 7 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
REED CITY— Al-Anon meetings will be held on Mondays at 1 p.m. at St. Philips Church in Reed City and Tuesdays at 7 p.m., also at the church.
•EVART— Thursdays at 7 p.m. at Sacred Heart Church in Evart.
South Quilt Club starting fall session
EVART— The South Evart Quilt Club will be holding their bi-weekly quilting meetings on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, finishing on June 6, 2018. Will take place at the Evart Township Hall, S. Main Street, from 11 a.m. until 2 or 3 p.m. with a members potluck lunch at noon.
All quilters or want-to-be quilters are welcome. No dues, just occassional donations for supplies.
For more information, contact Margie, 231-734-3857 or Ann, 231-867-3237.
Fish fry at Evart Moose Lodge
EVART— A fish fry or shrimp dinner will be held on Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Evart Moose Lodge, 8400 U.S. 10 in Evart.
For more information, call 231-734-6181.
Bingo at Evart Moose
EVART— Evart Moose Lodge will host bingo each Monday at 8400 U.S. 10. Doors open at 4 p.m. Early bird takes place at 6 p.m. with regular bingo at 6:30 p.m. (License No. A21600).
Rock, gem and mineral club meetings
BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids Rock, Gem and Mineral Club will hold meetings at 6:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month (March through December) at the Geology lab, room 138, science building, at Ferris State University.
Free blood pressure clinics
EVART— Osceola County Commission on Aging is offering free blood pressure clinics for adults 60 years and older. Monthly blood pressure screenings will be conducted at the OCCOA meal sites in Evart, Marion and Tustin.
Evart’s clinic will be held the second Tuesday every month, 10 a.m. to noon. The Evart meal site is located at 732 West Seventh Street (US 10).
Marion and Tustin’s clinics will be held the third Tuesday each month, 10 a.m. to noon. The Marion meal site is at the Eagles’ building, 220 South Mill Street. The Tustin meal site is at 213 South Neilson.
Walk-in clinics. If you wish to eat at the meal site, call 231-734-5559 at least a day before to reserve a spot.
A food pantry is available to residents in need who live in Osceola County. The following is a list of the different locations, hours and contact people.
SEARS— Former Orient Township Hall, next to the Post Office
Every Tuesday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Contact Ken at 231-620-2504
MARION— Marion Food Pantry, East Main Street, by appointment, on call 24 hours
Contact Marsha at 231-743-6092
TUSTIN— Augustana Lutheran Church
Every Monday, 9 a.m. to noon
Contact Katie at 231-768-4418, or Betty at 231-829-3457
REED CITY— St. Phillips Church
Every Tuesday, Thursday, 1 to 4 p.m.
Contact Robert at 231-832-2624
REED CITY— AARP No. 2418 meets on the second Wednesday of every month at the United Methodist Church in Reed City.
Potluck lunch (bring own table service) will start at noon followed with a program starting at 1 p.m. Everyone welcome.
For more information, contact Marylou at 231-832-4938.
REED CITY— Church of the Nazarene, Shepherd’s Table, free meal every Thursday at 5:30 p.m., 5300 220th Avenue. Donations welcome.
for Road to Recovery
REED CITY— Road to Recovery is an American Cancer Society volunteer-based program that provides transportation for cancer patients to and from their treatments. Volunteer drivers transport patients from their home to cancer treatment centers, doctor visits and other cancer-related appointments.
The American Cancer Society is working with Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital, Susan P. Wheatlake Regional Cancer Center to recruit volunteer drivers and coordinators from Osceola and its surrounding counties to help drive cancer patients to and from their treatment. All volunteers’ need is a few hours during the week and a desire to make a difference.
Local community members who are interested in volunteering for the Road to Recovery program should contact the American Cancer Society at 1-800-227-2345.
Dinner with friends at St. Paul Lutheran Church
EVART— Dinner with Friends Community Meal will be held on the second Wednesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 435 W. 5th Street. Sponsored by St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Evart United Methodist Church.
Donations appreciated. Take out available.
For more information, contact 231-734-3585 or 231-734-5491.
In the event that school is canceled, Dinner with Friends will not take place.
at Reed City Church
REED CITY— There will be a free dinner every Monday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Church of the Firstborn Revival Center, 310 S. Higbee.
Donations accepted but not necessary.
Free community dinner
SEARS— Free community dinner will be held every Saturday night at 5:45 p.m. in Brooks Corners Hall with a contemporary worship at 6:30 p.m. Invite a friend.
Weight loss group meetings on Thursdays
EVART— T.O.P.S weight loss support group meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Evart United Methodist Church. Weigh in is from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m. and meeting is at 9:30 a.m.
Health specialty clinic
REED CITY— Urologist, John Anema, M.D. will be offering outpatient services at the hospital’s Specialty Clinic twice a month.
He will be consulting with patients on the second Friday of the month and performing outpatient surgery and other procedures, including lithotripsy on the fourth Friday.
The clinic is located at 300 N. Patterson Road. Contact Spectrum Health Reed City Hospital Specialty Clinic at 231-832-7108 for more information.
Crossroads Quilt Guild meeting
REED CITY— The Crossroads Quilt Guild will hold meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month, except December, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Reed City Church of the Nazarene.
Activities at the Reed City Senior Center
REED CITY— The Senior Center, 219 Todd Avenue, has the following activities:
Wednesday: Fun Bingo (18 and older) at 12:30 p.m.
Thursday: Euchre at 12:30 p.m.
Friday night: Regular Bingo (weather permitting). Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Early Birds start at 6 p.m. (License No.A22502)
For further information, contact Carolyn at 231-832-2676.
Free movie nights
SEARS— Free movie nights will be held the second Friday night of the month at 7 p.m. at Brooks Corner Hall, US 66 and 10. Free popcorn and hot dogs.
Day book club
at Reed City Library
REED CITY— A day book club will be held on the first Wednesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. at the Reed City Public Library.
OLAH holding monthly meetings
EVART— The Osceola League for Arts and Humanities will be holding a monthly meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at 207 N. Main Street, Evart, 231-734-9900.
Art, antiques, crafts. Open Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lapidary Class, Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Classes in other areas of the arts will be offered for those interested.
Free health care services
CADILLAC— Free limited health care services are available in Cadillac for residents of Wexford, Missaukee and parts of Osceola and Lake Counties with low income and no health insurance. Weekly health clinics are scheduled based on availability of volunteer health care providers. New patients need to call for an eligibility appointment.
Medication assistance may be available through the Stehouwer Free Clinic. Qualified applicants must have a Munson Healthcare Cadillac Hospital affiliated provider and meet guidelines set by pharmaceutical companies. Eligibility appointments are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday mornings.
Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed noon to 1 p.m.)
Stehouwer Free Clinic is located at 201 N. Mitchell Street (lower level).
Hersey Congregational Church services
HERSEY— Service time for Hersey Congregational Church, 216 S. Main Street, is a 10 a.m. traditional service.
Congregate meal sites for Osceola County COA
TUSTIN — Tustin Meal Site
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lunch served at noon
REED CITY— Reed City Meal Site
802 Mill Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lunch served at noon
EVART— Evart Meal Site
732 W. 7th Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lunch served at noon
MARION— Marion Meal Site
221 S. Mill Street
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Lunch served at noon
Beginning line dancing classes in Evart
EVART— Line dancing 101 (beginner line dancing) will be held every Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at 110 U.S. 10 in Evart.
There will be a $3 donation.
For more information, contact Carol at 231-734-5305.
Breakfast on second Sunday at Evart VFW
EVART— Breakfast will be held the second Sunday of each month from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Evart VFW.
Includes eggs, sausage, bacon, hash browns, biscuits and gravy and pancakes. All you can eat for $6.
Quilts to Comfort meeting
REED CITY— Patsy Blue’s Quilts to Comfort meets the second Monday of each month, except December, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to make quilts for the Susan P. Wheatlake Cancer Center. Guild meetings are the fourth Tuesday, except December, at 6 p.m. Quilters of all skill levels welcome.
All meetings are held at Reed City Church of the Nazarene, 5300 220th Avenue.
For further details, contact Liz at 231-734-9704.