Women’s History Month brings Killer Women, Victorian Ladies & More
The Fremont Area District Library is planning to host many fun and educational events in March for the whole family. These events are, as always, free.
Live @ the Library Events
Tobin Buhk Presents Blood & Lipstick: Inside the Minds of Michigan’s Most Lethal Women on Tuesday, March 19th at 7:00 p.m. Meet the women who covered the pages of Michigan history with blood spatter. These felonious females include the infamous Michigan Borgia, who used strychnine to lop off an entire branch of her family tree; three sirens who lured a rich lawyer to his death; an heiress whose obsession with an earthy mechanic turned deadly; and many others. Angry wives, jilted lovers, and sociopathic serial killers all gather in this presentation that will surprise, shock, and stun even the most ardent true crime fan. This presentation will draw from Tobin Buhk's forthcoming book, Killer Women of Michigan.
Wendy Batchelder Presents: The Victorian Lady on Thursday, March 21st at 7:00 p.m. Experience firsthand what it took for women in the late 1800s to get dressed, layer by layer! Watch as each vintage or reproduction piece is added, and how and why each layer is worn. Beautiful antique fashions, items, and wedding gowns will be displayed for guests to examine at the end of the program. Questions and interaction are welcome as we enjoy a fascinating peek into the lives of Victorian women. All ages welcome.
Sherwood De Visser Writing Workshop: Intro to Telling Your Life Story on Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00-12:00 p.m. Everyone has a story. Everyone has told their stories. But most everyone has not written their stories. Sherwood De Visser's aim in this memoir writing workshop is to get you over the first hurdle to whatever is stopping you from getting your life stories down on paper, and even to print. He is the author of the memoir, Raspberry Wars: My Boyhood through Berries, Bullying, and Bravery, which he successfully presented to a large audience at the Fremont Area District Library.
Toddler Storytime, for babies and toddlers up to age 3, is held weekly on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m., and Family Storytime for children up to age 5 is held weekly on Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. Saturday Storytime, for children up to age 5 will be on March 9th at 11:00 a.m. in the Community Room. On Saturday, March 23rd from 10:00-12:00 p.m. there will be a Drop-In Easter Craft in the Children’s Department. We’ll be showing a Children’s Afternoon Movie on Thursday, March 28th at 4:00 p.m. Check back for details. Snacks will be served, and all are welcome.
Tinkering Tuesdays continues this month. You bring the imagination, and we'll provide everything you need! Simple building and art concepts for kids to construct on their own or in a group. Finished creations will be put on display for a week. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - For ages 6-9 from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sign up your child two weeks before each activity, until filled, by calling 231-924-3480 or seeing the front desk. See dates below. Limit of 15 children each week.
March 5th: Free play
March 12th: Polka dot slime
March 19th: Paper airplanes with obstacle course
March 26th: Rainbow sketch art
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead also continues this month. This includes the same concepts as Tinkering Tuesdays, but for ages 10-12. REGISTRATION REQUIRED - 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Sign up your child two weeks before each activity, until filled, by calling 231-924-3480 or seeing the front desk. See dates below. Limit of 15 children each week.
March 6th: Free play
March 13th: Polka dot slime
March 20th: Paper airplanes with obstacle course
March 27th: Rainbow sketch art
Even More Events!
Fit for Life Exercise is scheduled for March 4th, 8th (Friday), 11th, 13th, 18th, 20th, and 25th from 12:00-1:00 p.m. This is a low-impact exercise class perfect for all adults and levels of fitness.
Silent Book Club: Come as you are and read what you want, with no interaction necessary! The first and last minutes can be social if you'd like--the rest of the time is silent reading. Gather by the South fireplace on Sunday, March 10th from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Movie Monday on March 11th at 2:00 p.m. Snacks will be provided. We’ll show the new movie The Color Purple (PG-13; 141 min)
Homeschool Hangout: Are you a homeschool family looking to hang out with other homeschool families? Join this drop-in event in the library's Community Room on Friday, March 15th between 10:00-11:30 a.m. to socialize, play board games, play with Legos and you are welcome to bring you own activities. We'll provide yummy snacks and drinks but you can bring your own if you like.
UFO Club: UFO stands for UnFinished Object. Bring a project to work on while you socialize with other crafters. Gather by the south tables along the parking lot on Sunday, March 24th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for this drop-in event.
Tween Book Club (NEW!): Calling all magnificent Middle Schoolers! This new Tween Book Club, for 6th-8th graders will be munching on free delicious pizza and snacks in the teen area of the library while discussing books. On Tuesday, March 26th from 3:30-5:00, we’ll be discussing our next book. Books are available to check out at the library's front desk. For more info call 231-928-0256 or email email@example.com. New students always welcome.
For more information about any of these events, please contact the library at 231-924-3480 or visit www.fremontlibrary.net.
Howard Christensen Nature Center (aka HCNC) is a very cool organization who are stewards of some seriously fine acreage. In addition to their wonderful trails that serve to celebrate this appealing slice of Michigan flora and fauna, the organization provides an intriguing array of activities for families.
Here are their upcoming events for spring and summer.
And consider grabbing a membership to take full advantage of the fun for all ages programming HCNC puts forward.
Frankie Moreno, a Las Vegas-based singer/pianist known for his modern take on classic rock and roll, dance music, and adult contemporary pop, performs at the Dogwood Center on Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m. on the main stage. With 17 top-ten albums, an Emmy nomination, and being named Las Vegas “Headliner of the Year” 5 times, Moreno is wowing audiences from coast to coast with his own brand of genre-blurring rock n’ roll.
As a child prodigy on the piano and a gifted multi-instrumentalist, Frankie was first introduced to American audiences at the age of 10 on CBS’s Star Search. His performance on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars brought him into America’s living rooms again performing his self- penned hit “Tangerine Honey”. He has continued to perform sold-out concerts including Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, The Hollywood Bowl, and Vegas residencies.
Frankie has toured the U.S. with Sugarland and Billy Currington. He joined multi-platinum artists Air Supply for their world tour as musical director, and wrote their radio single “Dance with Me”, reaching No. 7 on Billboard’s Top 40. He has performed his original works for his Symphony concerts with the nation’s premier orchestras.
Moreno commands audiences around the world with his highly contagious music and playful stage antics. His songs are cleverly crafted and his musicianship is virtuoso. Frankie is an all- around talent who puts his heart and soul into his music.
Tickets are $27.50 and seating is reserved. Tickets are available online at
at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont or click here!
The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For
information, phone 231.924.8885.
The Sisters of Perpetual Sewing are in deep financial trouble. How to survive? Make wine, of course! The problem is that Mother Superior abhors anything that has to do with alcoholic drinks. The vintage is such a success that it wins a half-million dollar prize, and the convent doesn’t even know it.
Enter two snoopy reporters looking for a scoop. How to spy and get to the truth? Impersonate a nun and a priest!
Drinking Habits, Stage Players’ newest offering, has it all: mistaken identities, nuns spying on nuns, “priests” spying on priests, long lost love, long lost families, and redemption. The laughs come often in this farce.
The cast includes Erin Burns as Sister Augusta, Jeanne Bock as Sister Philomena, Patty Miesen-Bieber as Mother Superior, Layla Empie as Sally the reporter, and Charlotte Karnes as Sister Mary Catherine. Yes, there are males in the cast as well. They include Wyatt Karnes as Paul the reporter, Landon Edwards as George the groundskeeper, and Jack Millard as Father Chenille.
Director Ted Mitchell and assistant director Carianne Smith are putting the cast through their paces to prepare them for what will surely be a wonderful show. It opens March 8 and runs March 9, 15, and 16 at the Stage Door Theater 1147 Wilcox, White Cloud. Doors open at 6:30. 10$ for seniors and students. 12$ for all others. See you there!
Please follow Stage Door Players Theater on Facebook for more information and upcoming shows & events.
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent."- Victor Hugo
The Grand Rapids Symphony returns to the Dogwood Center on Thursday, March 7 at 7:30 p.m. for a sure to be incredible performance! Join us and you will experience a world-class orchestra performing for you live at the Dogwood!
The evening's performance will be conducted by Assistant Conductor Duo Shen, and will feature the music of Smetana, Strauss, Sibelius, and Dvorak.
The Grand Rapids Symphony was officially organized in 1930 and is recognized as one of America’s leading regional orchestras. The Grand Rapids Symphony presents more than 400 performances each year, touching the lives of some 200,000. Nearly half of those who benefit are students, senior citizens and people with disabilities reached through extensive education and community service programs. Their mission is “to share great music that moves the human soul”…..and that is what they will be doing right here in Newaygo County!
Audience members are invited to a post-performance, insightful and informative “Talk Back” session with Assistant Conductor Duo Shen and GRS Director of Education Sarah Stickney in the Main Stage area!
This program is funded in part by the Fremont Area Community Foundation. Tickets are $17.50 for adults, $5 children 18 and under and seating is reserved. Tickets are available online at www.dogwoodcenter.com, at the Dogwood Box Office, or at NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, or just click here.
The Dogwood Center Box Office is open Tuesday - Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. For information, phone 231.924.8885.
Northern Michigan's Charlie Millard Band performs at the Dogwood Center on Friday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box. The band is a mix of yesterday’s vintage and current musical Americana, with a really cool roots rock vibe.
Always playing lots of festivals including Earthwork Harvest Gathering, BlissFest, FarmBlock Fest, Frederik Meijer Gardens, and venues, mainly across the Midwest and Canada, percussionist Will Harris, Jercat Millard on guitars, and Charlie on the keys/organ/Rhodes bass, give you a musical experience that they describe as "being like small movies for the ears."
Music has been the driving force in Millard’s life. “Ray Charles, Greg Brown, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison are staples in the house along with a bit of blues,” said Millard, whose skills were honed with help from his guitar-playing father, two piano teachers – one from the classical side and the other steeped in jazz – and a diverse palette of musical influences.
Join us for a great night in the Dogwood Black Box! Tickets are $17.50 and are available through the Dogwood Center Box Office, NCCA-Artsplace in downtown Fremont, on-line by clicking here. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. For information, phone 231.924.8885. The Dogwood Center is located one mile east of downtown Fremont.
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