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, July 27, which will include stories and activities. For more information visit reedcitylibrary.org. or call 231-832-2131.

•    The Osceola County Free Fair will take place from July 23 through July 30 at the Osceola County Fairgrounds, 101 Recreation Ave., Evart. For a complete schedule of shows and events go to osceolacountyfairgrounds.com.

•    2022 Camp 911 will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 27, at the Big Rapids Department of Public Safety building, 435 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids. This free hands-on learning experience is designed to provide seniors with readiness training for various incidences and emergencies. Open to older residents of Mecosta, Osceola and Lake counties. To register call 231-796- 

•    State Senate candidate Roger Hauck will host a meet and greet, along with State Representative candidate Tom Kunze from 6 to 7:30 p.m., July 27, at Clear Lake Golf Club, 14777 150th Ave., Big Rapids.

•    The Cedar Creek Band will perform at 7 p.m., July 28, at the Reed City Depot, Pere Marquette Trail, Reed City.

•    Art in the Park Reed City will host a visit with Santa along with art activities at 9 a.m., July 30, at Rambadt Park.

•    Reed City will host Roosevelt Diggs in concert at 7 p.m., July 30, at Rambadt Memorial Park in Reed City. For more information follow the City of Reed City Facebook page.

•    The Reed City Area Chamber of Commerce will host a “Christmas in July” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., July 31, at the Reed City Depot, Pere Marquette Trail, Reed City. Christmas themed products will be available at the community market vendor booths throughout the day. Santa Michael – the Mitten Santa will be on site from 11 a.m. to noon for story time and pictures.

•    Registration for the Great American Crossroads Celebration 5K sponsored by the Reed City Cross Country team is open now. Cost is $30 until July 31, and $35 after Aug. 1.  The cost for students in grades K-12 is $20 and $25. Kids dash is free. For more information contact Rich Saladin at 231-912-6879 or by email at gacc5kreedcity@gmail.com.

•    The Evart city council will meet at 8 p.m., Aug. 1, at the Depot, 200 S. Main St., Evart. For more information visit evart.org or call 231-734-2181.

•    The Reed City planning commission will meet at 7 p.m., Aug. 1, at the city hall, 227 E. Lincoln Ave., Reed City. For more information visit reedcity.org or call 231-832-2245.

•    The Osceola County board of commissioners will meet at 9:30 a.m., Aug. 2, at the Osceola County Courthouse, 301 Upton Ave., Reed City. For more information visit osceola-county.org or call 231-832-3261.

•    The Evart Township board of trustees will meet at 7 p.m., Aug. 2 at the township hall, 327 S. Main St., Evart. For more information call 231-734-3929.

•    The Evart Community Business Women’s 2022 Scholarship Golf Outing will be held on Aug. 5 at Spring Valley Golf Course, 18396 U.S.-10, Hersey. Shotgun start will be at 9 a.m.  Cost is $70 per person. Minimum of three to a team. Register by July 25. For more information call 231-250-8700.

•    Saturdays at the Depot will host the John Mellencamp Tribute Band by Nick Foresman at 7 p.m., Aug. 6, at the Reed City Depot, 200 N. Chestnut Ave., Reed City. The event is sponsored by the Osceola County Community Foundation as part of the Summer Fun at the Crossroads program.

•    The Green Gold Diner in Evart will host a back to school community event from 2 to 5 p.m., Aug. 6, at the diner, 201 W. Seventh St., Evart. The event will include inflatables, food, a pie eating contest and a “dunk the principal” contest. School supplies will be provided to students during the event. 

•    The Evart Car Club will meet at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the VFW Hall on 85th Avenue in Evart. The annual Eight Point Lake Cruise will be on Friday, Sept. 2.  Riders will assemble on N. Industrial Drive at the airport around 4:30 PM. Cruise starts at 5 PM.

•    The Village of Barryton will host the annual Homecoming Days from Aug. 5 through Aug. 7, which will include a flea market, car show, softball tournament, and other shows and events. For a complete schedule of shows and events visit barrytondays.com.

•    The Evart Fire Department is sponsoring an Emergency Medical Responder Course from 6 to 8 p.m., Sept. 8 through Nov. 12, with instructor Lowell Brown, BAS, CCEMT-P,I/C. Cost is $500. Deadline for registration is Aug. 19. For more information or to register, contact s.hemler@evartfd.com.

•    Registration is now open for the Muskegon River Trash Bash to take place during the month of August. To register a team, visit mrwa.org/trashbash.

•    The Evart Farmers Market is open from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, now through October 8. Vendors or food trucks interested in being part of the farmers market email evartfarmmarket@gmail.com or call 231-250-8768.

•    The Reed City Community Market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sundays, from June 26 to Aug. 28. Vendors interested in setting up a booth may contact reedcityareachamber@gmail.com or call 231-832-5431.

•    Liberty Baptist Church of Reed City is hosting “Praise in the Park” at 6 p.m. Sunday evenings at the Bandshell at Rambadt Park through September 4. Admission is free and will include a cookout/potluck meal.

•    The Big Rapids Downtown Development Association will host the “Pocket Park Music Series” from noon to 2 p.m., Fridays through Sept. 2, at the Pocket Park in downtown Big Rapids next to Raven Brew and Barbeque. This is a free concert. From more information visit cityofbr.org.

•    Crossroads Community Church, 110 S. Main St., Evart is hosting Celebrate Recovery meetings at 6:30 p.m., every Monday. Find answers with others that are on the same journey. For more information visit cccevart.org. or call 231-734-1100.

•    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.

•    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.