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 Evart city council will meet at 7 p.m., Sept. 13, at the Depot, 200 S. Main St., Evart. For more information visit evart.org or call 231-734-2181.

The Mecosta and Osceola-Lake Conservation District tree sale is going on now. Deadline to order in Sept. 16. For more information visit mecostacd.org/treeseedlings.

Mid Michigan Community Action will host a Feeding America food distribution from 11 .m. to noon, Sept. 7, at Resurrection Life Church, 14734 215th Ave., Big Rapids and from 2 to 3 p.m., Sept. 7 at God’s Helping Hand, 8944 50th Ave., Remus.

Michigan State University Extension Service will offer Michigan Cottage Food Law Training from 8 to 10 a.m., Sept. 8 and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 11, via ZOOM. For more information visit events.anr.msu.edu/MICottageFoodLaw2.

A&J’s Event Center in Evart, in partnership with Mecosta Osceola Substance Awareness Coalition is hosting ‘Bowl for Recovery’ from noon to 2 p.m., Sept. 11. The event will celebrate the journey to recovery from substance abuse. Bowling, shoes, food and drinks will be provided. Lanes will be available on a first come first serve basis. For more information visit the MOSAC Facebook page.

The Barryton Gin Club is inviting vendors to participate in the annual Gun and Knife Show scheduled for Oct. 1. Tables are $20. For more information call 231-250-7257 or email 54mcso@gmail.com. 

The Oxford Farm corn maze and pumpkin patch is open for the fall season through Oct. 16, at 1799 S. 155th Ave., Hersey. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday and 1 to 8 p.m., Sunday. The farm includes a corn maze and kids’ corn maze for $5, free yard games, a hay tower, a picnic area and photo ops. For more information visit oxfordfarmcornmaze.com.

The Salvation Army of Big Rapids has opened a Fresh Start Baby Pantry open to families with children under age 5 in Mecosta, Osceola, Lake and Newaygo counties. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information visit sabigrapids.org or call 231-796-5597.

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.

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.

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.