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July 16: Events in Mecosta, Osceola counties

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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

• Veterans Park Memorial Car 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 hosting a charity car show to raise funds for the Veterans Memorial Park in Reed City. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. judgment begins at noon. The vehicle registration fee is $ 20. Contact: Russ Nehmer at 231-667-0555.

• The Bob Marshall group: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, July 17, at the Evart farmer’s market, 200, rue Main Sud, Evart. Bring a lawn chair for a free country and western concert.

• 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 Contact: Laurie Alighire at [email protected] or 231-592-4280.


• 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

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

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

• 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. More: Contact: Josh Pyles at [email protected], 231-592-4038.

• Music on the river: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fridays July 2 August 2. 27, at Bromley Park, 395 W. Main St., Mecosta. In case of rain, the event will take place at the Free Methodist Church in Mecosta. More:

• Cedar Creek Bandat 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

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 Contact: 231-796-7798.

• Agricultural markets: A list of Mecosta and Osceola County Farmers’ Markets will be held on Tuesdays on the Pioneer Garden page, starting July 20.


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

• 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.

• 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: The center, located at 151 7th St., Morley, hosts a weekly pickleball, open gym, indoor garage sales and outdoor market, in addition to a monthly ancestry class, a craft evening and a blood drive. For a list of activities, visit or call 231-856-4496.


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

• 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.

• ExhibitionGeological 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.