Osceola County community events calendar

OSCEOLA COUNTY — The following is a list of community events happening in and around the area. If you have an event you would like posted on the calendar, or if any information is incorrect, contact cathie.crew@pioneergroup.com:

•    The Reed City Evergreen Festival Craft Show will be from 9 a.m., to 4 p.m., Nov. 26 & 27, at the Reed City High School. Over 100 crafters will be there, and Santa will be visiting. For information call 231-832-5517.

•    The Reed City Evergreen Festival parade will be at 6 p.m., Nov. 26, in downtown Reed City. Line up will begin at 5:15 p.m. The parade will travel West on Church Street, North on Sears then East on Upton Ave. to end at the Reed City Depot. There will be a Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Depot, including hot cocoa, cookies, and Christmas Caroling with Santa, Mrs. Claus & Elves. For more information call 231-629-0352 or email triciawirthrealtor@gmail.com; or call 231-832-5431 or email reedcityareachaber@gmail.com.

•    The Hersey House of Hope, 15719 U.S.-10, Hersey, will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 26 and Saturday, Nov. 27.

•    A Christmas Gala Craft Show will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Nov. 27 at the Reed City Scout Building, 223 E. 5th Ave., Reed City.

•    The Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce will host Santa Social at the Depot from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 27. They will be showing “The Polar Express” inside the Depot with fresh pizza provided by Pompeii’s and ice cold water provided by Wesco.

•    The Crossroads Theatre Guild in Reed City will perform “A Crossroads Christmas” at 7 p.m., Dec. 3, 4, 10 and 11; and at 2 p.m., Dec. 5 and 12, at the Crossroads Theatre, 249 W. Upton Ave., Reed City. Call for reservations at 231-465-4044.

•    The Reed City Area public schools is teaming up with the Central Michigan District Health Department to offer a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for students ages 5 to 17 and adults 18 and up. Dose 1 will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Dec. 1 and dose 2 will be from 3:30 to 6 p.m., Jan. 5, at G.T. Norman Elementary library, 338 W. Lincoln Ave., Reed City. Bring a medical insurance card with you if available. A staff COVID-19 booster and COVID-19 vaccination clinic will be held from 1:30 to 4:15 p.m., Dec. 3 at the Reed City Middle School, 233 W. Church St., Reed City. You will need to bring your vaccination card with you. For more information call 231-832-2201.

•    The Evart Chamber of Commerce is hosting the first annual Miracle on Main street Christmas celebration at 6 p.m., Dec. 11. Festivities will include a lighted parade on Main Street, tree lighting at the Depot, a Santa meet and greet and ice skating (weather permitting).

•    The Evart Area Chamber of Commerce will host the first annual Lighted Nitetime Christmas Parade at 6 p.m., Dec. 11. To include your float or vehicle in the parade contact Chris Emerick via text to 517-896-0784 or of Facebook messenger.

•    The Reed City Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays, at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 831 S. Chestnut St., Reed City.

•    The Reed City Senior Center at 219 E. Todd Ave., hosts the following events weekly: Wednesdays at noon - Fun Bingo; Thursdays at noon- Euchre; Friday – doors open at 10:30 a.m., Early Bird at 11:30 a.m. and Regular Bingo at noon. The first Wednesday of each month there will be a potluck at 11:30 a.m.  For further information regarding activities or volunteering call 231-832-1136.

•    The Reed City winter parking ban is in effect now until April 1. Parking is prohibited on any street in Reed City between 2:30 and 6 a.m.

•    The Evart winter parking ban is in effect now through April 1. Parking is prohibited on any street in the city between 2 and 6 a.m. this does not apply to the north side of 6th Street between Main and River streets.