Osceola County community events calendar

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five things.

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are five things.

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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:

Election Day is November 8. For information on local elections call the city clerk’s office at 231-832-2245. To view a sample ballot visit michigan.gov/elections.

The Big Rapids AMVETS Post 1941 will host a Veteran’s Day parade and gathering honoring and inviting all Vietnam Veterans starting at 11 a.m., Nov. 11 in downtown Big Rapids. For more information contact John Duvall at jduvall@losb.com

Three Girls Bakery in Big Rapids will host a Chili Cook Off for charity from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Nov. 12 at 106 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids. Attendees may taste multiple chilis for a donatin and then vote for their favorite one.

The Morley Community Center will host a wreath making workshop from 10 a.m. to noon, Nov. 19 at the center, 151 East 7th St., Morley. For more information call 231-598-1861.

The Big Rapids DBA will host a Festival of Lights event from 6 to 8 p.m., Nov. 19 in downtown Big Rapids. The event will include a parade, tree lighting, live reindeer, Christmas stories, caroling and a visit from Santa.

Haymarsh Hunt Club will host an all women’s team pheasant competition starting at 8:30 a.m., Nov. 19 at the club, 11959 Jefferson Rd., Morley. To register a team call 989-352-7050.

The Mecosta County Community Giving Day will be from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Nov. 29, at the Big Rapids Eagles. Local nonprofits are invited to participate. Donations will be accepted online from now through December 31. For more information contact helpmcnonprofits@gmail.com or visit communitygivingday.org.

The Reed City Area Ministerial Association Coat Pantry will be open from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., every Wednesday through the winter season at Reed City United Methodist Church, 503. S. Chestnut Ave., Reed City. Coats, hats, and other outerwear is available. For more information call 231-250-2790.

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.

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.