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 Area District Library is hosting Story Hour at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, which will include stories and activities. For more information visit reedcitylibrary.org. or call 231-832-2131.

•    The Reed City Chamber of Commerce is hosting a chamber luncheon from noon to 1 p.m., March 17, at the Reed City Depot, Pere Marquette Trail, Reed City. Menu of soup and salad will be catered by Pere Marquette Bistro and Catering. Cost is $5 at the door. RSVP at reedcitychamber.com.

•    BC Pizza in Evart is hosting a fundraiser on March 18 for the Evart Promise program. For all dine-in, carry-out and delivery orders, the restaurants will donate one-half of proceeds to the Evart Promise Plus program.

•    The Reed City VFW Post 2964, 129 E. Osceola St., Reed City, will host a chicken barbeque dinner from 5 to7 p.m., March 19. Cost will be $9. Call for reservations at 231-832-5102.

•    The Cadillac Footliters Junior Players will be taking auditions for a performance of Frozen Jr.! at 6p.m., March 18 and 10 a.m., March 19, at the First Presbyterian Church in Cadillac. They are looking for elementary and middle school students to audition. Students must be ages 8-13. The audition hub link at sites.google.com/view/frozenjr-auditions has performance dates, audition materials, directions to the church, and directions to the McBain auditorium where performances will be held.

•    The Reed City city council will meet at 6 p.m., March 21, at the city hall, 227 E. Lincoln Ave., Reed City. For more information visit reedcity.org or call 231-832-2245.

•    The Evart city council will meet at 8 p.m., March 21, at the Depot, 200 S. Main St., Evart. A work session will take place at 7:30 p.m., prior to the meeting. The public is welcome. For more information visit evart.org or call 231-734-2181.

•    Project Starburst and Lakeland Title of Mecosta County will sponsor a soup and bread dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., March 23 at Three Girls Bakery, 106 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids. Tickets are $20 for adult meal and $10 for youth under 18. Meal will include a soup of choice, dinner roll and cookies. Advanced tickets can be purchased at Three Girls Bakery, The Old Pioneer Store or online at projectstarburst.org. For more information, call 231-796-5342.

•    Tom Kunse, candidate for state representative in the 100th district will host a ‘Meet and Greet” from 5 to 7:30 p.m., March 31 at the Osceola Grand Hotel, 940 W. 7th St., Evart. The event will be an open house with light refreshments. Donations are welcome, but not required.

•    MSU Extension is hosting a Cottage Food Law training at 6 p.m., Mar. 21. To register call 877-643-9882. For more information visit canr.msu.edu/cottage_food_law.

•    The Reed City Heritage Museum is open from 1-4 p.m. Friday through Tuesday at 138 W. Slosson Ave., Reed City. Admission is free. Groups are welcome.

•    Registration is open for AYSO Osceola County Youth Soccer. Children 5 and older are eligible. Practices start the week of April 11. Games will be on Saturdays starting on April 23 and ending on June 4. Register at ayso872.org. For more information call 231-768-5149 or email sibleblondeq@att.net.

•    Registration is now open for Reed City Little League. To register go to reedcitylittleleague.com. Assistance is available for registration fees for those who qualify. For information on fee assistance visit everykidsports.org/programs.

•    The Crossroads Quilt guild meets at 6:30 p.m., at the Church of the Nazarene, 5300 220th Ave., Reed City, on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Those interested are welcome to attend without being a member. Any level of quilter is encouraged to attend.

•    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. Clients may come once each month for 12 months.

•    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.

•    Get Crafty, 104 N. Main St., Evart is hosting a paint party from noon to 3 p.m., April 2. Pre-pay online at getcraftyevart.com.

•    The Great American Crossroads Celebration committee will meet for a planning session at 5:30 p.m., April 14 at Sunny’s Sports Bar and Grill in Reed City. Anyone interested in being part of the celebration is welcome to attend. Volunteers are needed.

•    There will be a free soccer clinic for 3rd through 8th grade students from 10 a.m. to noon, April 16, at 4151 wild Turkey Trail, Reed City. Coach Jeff Pill and several Maranatha Baptist University men’s soccer team will run the clinic. To register for the clinic, go to fbcreedcity.com/youth-sports.

•    The evart Farmers Market is scheduled for June 11 through October 8. Vendors or food trucks interested in being part of the farmers market email evartfarmmarket@gmail.com or call 231-250-8768.