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OWOSSO — The rock and Top 40 group Westwind helped kick off the Cruise the Pits weekend, playing to a large crowd at the Don and Metta Mitchell Amphitheater in downtown.

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BANNISTER — The public is invited to the 43rd annual Czechoslovak Harvest Festival on Main Street at 11:30 a.m. Aug 4.

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PERRY — The Perry Historical Society will conduct a meeting for anyone interested at 6:30 p.m. July 29.

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OWOSSO — The SUMMERPraise! season continues at 7:30p.m. Sunday when the Justified Quartet returns to the Mitchell Amphitheater Stage at 225 N. Water St.

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OWOSSO — Classic cars and trucks will be bumper to bumper this weekend in downtown as the Cruise the Pits car cruise and show kicks off.

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BENNINGTON TWP. — Fortitude Outdoor Fitness & Venue owner Alec Faber is trying to bring a new event to the area: a music festival featuring five bands.

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OWOSSO — Brandon Hook, the volunteer sound engineer for the Owosso Community Players, said it’s his passion for sound and what it can do to a performance that keeps him coming back.

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OWOSSO — A Fearless Beginnings Watercolor series will be offered with instructor Lisabeth Curnow of Holt at the Shiawassee Arts Center.

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CORUNNA — Covenant Eyes is hosting Marmot Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 25 at McCurdy Park’s Community Center, 421 Emma Drive.

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CORUNNA — Thursday’s Firecracker Parade in downtown Corunna kicked off with a big bang: a shot from an 1,800-pound replica of a Revolutionary War-era cannon.

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DURAND — Durand DDA’s Wednesday Night Live concert series begins at 7 p.m. July 10 at the corner of Main and Hagle streets.

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OWOSSO — Coffeehouse In the Park, a monthly open mic music and variety performance event, will take to the stage again in Fayette Park, 120 Goodhue St., at 7:30 p.m. July 12.

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OWOSSO — Over 260 enthusiastic sponsors and guests attended the 12th-annual Camel Cup races March 23 to cheer on their favorite camel at D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center.

LAINGSBURG — The Laingsburg Community Singers, under the direction of Steven J. Easterling, will perform the program “Songs We Love to Sing” at 7 p.m. April 14 and 4 p.m. April 15.

DURAND — The third-annual Durand Railroad Days Rib Burn will take place May 19 in the parking lot near the water tower between Main and Clinton streets in downtown Durand.

OWOSSO — The Owosso Community Players recently set up a scholarship fund for youth who need financial support to attend OCP workshops, thanks to a donation from the estate of Becky Scherer, who lost her battle to cancer in June 2016.

CORUNNA — The public is invited to support the Shiawassee County Friends of the Fair’s inaugural Food, Family and Fair.

OWOSSO — The idea behind the new Shiawassee Mobile ARTS for Seniors (SMARTS) program is to help seniors meet new friends, express their creativity and get involved in the community.

DURAND — The Durand Memorial branch of the Shiawassee District Library is hosting a craft day and a family movie for children and families.

OWOSSO — Applications are now available for eligible women or girls seeking the title of Miss Curwood Festival or Curwood Princess 2018.

The Corunna/Caledonia Branch of the Community District Library is joining the Friends of the Library group to raise funds to replace the carpeting in the building. The library is offering the community an opportunity to join the effort by making a donation. All businesses and individuals don…

Children from Congregational Child Development Center in Owosso are shown singing Christmas carols for employees at The Argus-Press, including Becky Wotring, far right, Wednesday morning.

The Owosso Emerson Elementary School students and staff collected more than 260 toys for the Marine Toys for Tots campaign. There were class challenges and second-grade concertgoer donations that helped make a donation to the campaign. Seen here, front, are members of the Emerson Student Cou…

DURAND — December viewing hours for the decorated Durand Union Station and Michigan Railroad History Museum, 200 Railroad St,. have been announced.

CORUNNA — The branches of the Community District Library have the following events scheduled for the remainder of December.

PERRY — A breakfast buffet at the Perry Sons of AmVets, Squadron 4064, will be serving its popular breakfast buffet 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post, 601 N. Main St.

CORUNNA — There was plenty to “ooh and aah” about Saturday at the 31st Country Christmas at the Courthouse.

OWOSSO — Virginia Gastin has a special reason to feel grateful this Thanksgiving.

Laingsburg Elementary School fourth-grader Savannah Leitch is seen walking in an all-school Halloween parade Tuesday afternoon.

Corson Benjamin, 11/2, is seen playing games Tuesday at a Halloween party at the community center in Corunna. Children and parents, dressed in costumes, played various games, and won prizes and candy.

PERRY — Perry Sons of AmVets, Squadron 4064, will be serving its popular breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Post, 601 N. Main St.

BYRON — The 96th annual Byron alumni banquet takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Byron Elementary School gym.

OWOSSO — Anna Owens knows the subject matter of the Owosso Community Players’ latest production, “Rabbit Hole,” will challenge audiences. The Pultizer Prize-winning drama, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, deals with the way a family copes with the untimely death of a child.

CORUNNA — After nearly a decade of creating horror at his home on M-52, north of Oakley, Theron Nielsen is moving his “Garage of Terror” to the old commercial building in McCurdy Park.

OWOSSO — For two years, David Vaughn pondered what to do with a 30-foot elm tree stump in his front yard.

DURAND — A chance encounter on a train between a young woman who pours her heart out about love gone wrong and an elderly woman with a story that might help is the premise of Durand author Elizabeth Wehman’s latest novel, “Just a Train Ride.”

OWOSSO — The assistant band director at Owosso High School has created the first-ever concert band arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Fantasia in C.”

State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, center, was honored as 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Library Association (MLA). Grand Ledge Library Director Lise Mitchell, Grand Ledge Library Board President Joan Kane and members of the Grand Ledge library board presented the award to Jo…

OWOSSO — Local entrants in the ninth annual ArtPrize contest in Grand Rapids found inspiration for their artwork from a wide variety of sources; including war in the Middle East, waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula and a quest for self-understanding at a challenging period in life.

OWOSSO — The Fall Respite Volunteer Purse Party Bingo will be Oct. 19 at the Owosso Knights of Columbus Hall, 1259 E. Main St. in Caledonia Township.

SUMMER READERSThe library carnival at the Owosso branch of the Shiawassee District Library took place Aug. 19 with games and prizes, a cake walk and a bounce house. Reeves Wheel Alignment provided a popcorn machine and popcorn for kids. Seen here are some of the children who completed the su…

OWOSSO — The Owosso Mainstreet/DDA and Shiawassee County Convention & Visitors Bureau are hosting the annual ArtWalk Owosso from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown.

OWOSSO — The Owosso Historical Commission and the Shiawassee Arts Center invite the public to “Step Back in Time” touring seven architecturally and historically significant homes during the 2017 Owosso Historic Home Tour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 16.