July 9: Events in Mecosta, Osceola counties

EDITOR’S NOTE: Please check with your club or organization to be certain of meetings, outings and classes, as they may be canceled due to bad weather or for any other reason.If a listing is inaccurate or to submit an event, contact Julie Norwood at 231-592-8358 or julie.norwood@Pioneergroup.com.

• Basketry Wastepaper basket: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 10, at Artworks, 106 N. Michigan Ave., Big Rapids. Fits a standard 18 x 14 inch plastic kitchen waste container. Cost: $ 70. Register at artworksinbigrapids.org/basket-weaving.

• Remus Cornhole tournament and barbecue: 11 a.m. on Saturday July 10 at St. Michael’s School, 8944 50th Ave., Remus. Partners are not required to register for the tournament and prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. Cost: $ 20 per team, includes barbecue; $ 10 per adult for the barbecue only; children 5 and under eat free.

• Wheatland Jamboree: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 10 at the Wheatland Cabin, 7251 50th Ave., Remus. This informal gathering of acoustic musicians is free and open to the public. Musicians of all levels and levels are welcome.


• Veterans Park Motor Show: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Reed City Scout Building, 223 E. Fifth Ave., Reed City. The Reed City Crossroads Car Club is holding a charity car show to raise funds for the Veterans Memorial Park in Reed City. Registration is from 9 am to 11 am; judgment begins at noon. The vehicle registration fee is $ 20. Contact: Russ Nehmer at 231-667-0555.

Michigan Country Music Hall of Fame Country and Gospel Music Benefit Show: 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, July 25, at 11767 80th Ave., Mecosta. The outdoor show features music from Hall of Fame members and special guests, 50/50 drawing, and food. Bring your own garden chairs. The MCM Hall of Fame video wall will be on display.

• Spectrum Health Charity Golf Classic: 8 a.m. Monday August 16 at Tullymore Golf Resort, 11969 Tullymore Drive, Stanwood. Proceeds will be used to subsidize TytoCare, a virtual health technology, for Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City hospitals. Register by August 2 at give.spectrumhealth.org/bigrapidsreedcity/golf. Contact: Laurie Alighire at [email protected] or 231-592-4280.

FESTIVALS AND FAIRS

• LeRoy Razzasque Days: Friday-Saturday July 9-10, downtown LeRoy. Features parades, 5k races, trampoline with 25ft climbing wall, tournaments, car show, children’s pedal tractor, and more. For more information, visit razzdays.org.

• Groups, beers and barbecue: 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday July 10 at Hemlock Park Bandshell. Includes live music, local food, and a beer tent. Cost: Free, but donations accepted. Contact: Sandra at [email protected], 231-796-7640. More information on bigrapids.org/bandfest.

• Free Mecosta County Fair: Monday to Saturday, July 12 to 17, at Mecosta County Fairgrounds, 540 West Ave., Big Rapids. For a calendar of events, visit mecostafreefair.com/event-schedule.

• Remus Heritage Days: Thursday through Sunday, July 15-18, at Wheatland Township Park, 9 Mile Road, Remus. Features parade, coastline party, carnival, kitchen, car show, tractor and truck pulls, and more. To learn more, visit remus.org/heritage-days.

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

• Ferris Summer Band Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays through July 7 at Hemlock Parks Bandshell, behind Big Rapids Middle School.

• Bandshell Summer Concert Series: 7 p.m. Wednesdays July 14-August. 18, at Hemlock Parks Bandshell, behind Big Rapids Middle School.

• Pocket Park musical series: 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, June 4, Sept. 4, 3 at 125 N. Michigan Ave., in downtown Big Rapids. Contact: Josh Pyles at [email protected], 231-592-4038.

AGRICULTURAL MARKETS

• Big Rapids Farmer’s Market: Tuesdays from noon to 5 p.m. and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Big Rapids Town Hall parking lot, 226 N. Michigan Ave. Contact: Josh Pyles at [email protected], 231-592-4038

• The generous harvest: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at 5356 9 Mile Road in Remus. Includes flowers, meat, and produce. Contact: [email protected], 989-309-1325.

• Grant’s family farm: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday and noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at 10636 14 Mile Road, Rodney. Includes flowers, vegetables and seasonal produce. Contact: 231-972-8193.

• Purple Pepper: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily through October 30, at 18700 20th Ave., Barryton. Includes ‘locally grown vegetables, locally grown fruit and many varieties of peppers’. Contact: [email protected], 231-250-5151.

• Flowers and vegetables from LeeAnn: 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily at 1205 N. State St., Big Rapids. Includes flowers, vegetables, and produce. Online: facebook.com/LeeAnnsFlowers.

• Paris farmer’s market and garage sale: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday May 27, June 17, July 1, July 22, August 12, September 2 and 23, at Stone Hatchery Park, 21331 Northland Drive, Paris. Includes garage sales, new items, crafts, products, plants and flowers.

• Barryton Farmer’s Market: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays starting May 29, at Central (M-66) Park, 195 Rose Ave., Barryton, behind Williams Cafe.

• Evert farmer’s market: 9 am-1pm Saturdays Jun 12-Oct 9, at Evart Depot, 200 South Main St., Evart.

RECURRING EVENTS

• Charles E. Fairman community pool: Open now through August 13, at 106 Hutchinson Street, Big Rapids. For times and fees or to register for swimming lessons, visit brpr.org. Contact: 231-796-7798.

• Tai chi: Noon on Wednesdays at Hemlock Park. Improve muscle tone, flexibility, balance and coordination. New arrivals are welcome. brpr.org.

• Free food pickup at the wheel for students: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday through August 24 at Crossroads Charter Middle / High, 215 W. Spruce St., Big Rapids. A free seven-day supply of breakfast and lunch for all children and adolescents 18 and under, regardless of school district, and students up to 26 years of age enrolled in a disability education program mental or physical. Meal kits must be ordered every Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. by sending an email to [email protected]

• Mecosta Co. Genealogy Society: Open 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every other Saturday at 424 N. Fourth Ave., Big Rapids, next to Recycle. Thousands of obituaries and hundreds of books with the history and genealogy of the Mecosta Co. area. Come see us or call Maureen Nelson at 231-250-5555 to make an appointment.

• Cedar Creek Band at the Reed City depot: 7 to 9 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of each month through September, at 200 N. Chestnut St., Reed City

• Mecosta County Sheriff‘s Group: 7:00 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month in the Mecosta County Jail Basement Practice Room, 225 S. Stewart Ave., Big Rapids. This group of volunteers is always looking for more members. For more information call 231-250-9241

• Pantry of the Lord’s Table: 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at Faith Community Church, 610 Green St., Big Rapids. Everyone is welcome.

• Reed City pantry: The cellar will be closed from June to August. It will reopen in early September. For emergency needs, call 231-215-6996.

MORLEY COMMUNITY CENTER

Address: 151 7th St., Morley.

• Adult pickleball: From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays, from 6.30 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. on Thursdays. Cost $ 3 per person.

• Open gymnasium for students: 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.

• Coffee time: 8-10 a.m. on Fridays.

• Interior Garage sale: 9 am-3pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Donations accepted. Contact: 231-349-2004.

• Farmer’s Market: 9 am-3pm Saturdays until September.

• Ancestry class: 5 pm-7pm on the first Thursday of the month. The computer lab can be opened by appointment. Contact: [email protected], 231-856-4496

• Crafts evening: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month from May 11. All supplies are provided. Mask and social distancing mandatory. Class size limited. Call 231-856-7013 to reserve your space.

WORKS IN PROGRESS, EXHIBITIONS

106 N. Michigan Ave. at Big Rapids / 231-796-2420 / artworksinbigrapids.org

• Open pottery: 5-8 p.m. Tuesdays. Cost: $ 10 per session, $ 60 for a punch card of eight sessions. (Additional baking charges apply. Clay can be purchased in bulk for $ 20 per 25 lbs.) Call 231-796-2420 to schedule your session.

• Exhibition Geological rocks: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday July 2 August 2. 26, in the Batdorff Gallery. Includes photos by Steve Ross, sculptures by Fall Bildson, and drawings by Julie Tyslicky. Opening on July 15 at 5 p.m.

• Exhibition Native American art: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday to Saturday until August 27 in the lower gallery. From the collection of Charmaine Lucas. All parts are for sale.

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