Local Events Calendar

Barry County Fresh Food Initiative

From 12:00AM to n/a

The Fresh Food Initiative is a local food distribution program through Barry County United Way, in partnership with the Food Bank of South Central Michigan, it was created to assist families when the food budget gets tight. Through private donations and grants boxes of fresh and packaged food are distributed weekly to assist families in need. It is a non qualifying program and open to the residence of Barry County. . Tuesday Distributions sites: Maple Valley Community of Hope Nashville from 9:30am to 10:30am.for those who reside in the Maple Valley School District only.For information call 517-852-0664. . Middleville Local 1002, Distributes the 3rd Tuesday each month at 4:00pm. For information call 269-795-9581. . Wednesday Distribution sites: Hastings First United Methodist Church, every Wednesday, 9am, each family will need to sign in with their name,zip code, and number of people in their household. you should bring a box or laundry basket to collect your food package. for information call 269-945-4010. . Freeport United Methodist Church, the 3rd Wednesday of every month. For information call 616-765-5316. . Orangeville Food Pantry 7-9am St. Francis Episcopal Church, information call Debbe Sullivan 269-532-5705,Fran Haynes 269-929-0604, Ginger Batson 269-218-3682. . "Soups On" program is every Wednesday at the Orangeville St Francis Episcopal Church from 6:30am to 9am call 616-813-6975 for information. . Volunteers are always needed for more information contact the Barry County United Way Volunteer Coordinator Morgan Johnson at 269-945-4010.

Hastings-Coffee with the City Chief 10a-11am

From 10:00AM to n/a

Coffee with the Chief  Jeff Pratt meeting will be held Wednesday, March 8th from 10am to 11am, at the Hastings Public Library in the upstairs conference room.  Guest Speaker will be Hastings Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Carrie Duits, who will have a presentation and update on the Schools.

Caleb's Closet

From 2:00PM to 6:00PM

Caleb's Closet is a non profit organization started in memory of Caleb Duley, a 5yr old who was killed in a traffice accident. Caleb's Closet provides free clothing for anyone in need. It also provides baby formula, blankets, diapers an other items for infants. Caleb's Closet is located in the basement of Community Baptist Church, 502 East Grand Street in Hastings. It is open to the public Wednesday's from 2 to 6pm and the last Saturday of the month. from 1-4pm.

Parkinson's Support Group Meeting

From 5:00PM to 6:30PM

Barry County Commission On Aging hosts the Parkinson's Support Group the 2nd Wednesday of the Month at 5:00 til 6:30pm.   For information call the COA at 948-8452 or visit the web link at

Yoga class

From 6:30PM to n/a

A beginner yoga class is offered at Grace Church in Nashville, M-79, on Wednesday evenings at 6:30pm. It is an ongoing class. Make a donation in lieu of a class fee. Contact Grace Church at 517.852.1783