What’s On & Upcoming at the Center


Community CPR Class


Special thanks to Jenny with LeRoy-Rose Lake Fire Department for teaching this life-saving skill!


2nd Annual Evening of Song


Join us for our 2nd Annual Evening of Song!  Light refreshments, with plenty of sweets, will be served. 

Three groups are graciously giving of their time and skill to benefit our community and the Center.

Straight Forward Bluegrass
George & Bob
LeRoy Hand Chimes

Straight Forward Bluegrass is a northern Michigan band instilled in hard-driving traditional bluegrass. They work out of Fife Lake, MI as the host band for the Springfield Recreation Area, an all day jam on the Saturday of Memorial Day and a Bluegrass Festival the last Saturday in July. The band has performed at Farmfest, Buckley Old Engine Show & many festivals, jamborees, square dances, street music, parties & more. Straight Forward Bluegrass has released two CDs.

George & Bob are a duo who just want to play music, any kind of music. George plays numerous instruments, too numerous to list, and is a master of most. Bob would sing and play guitar all day if he could. They perform together and separately at charity events, community centers, jamborees, parties, and any music jam they can find.

Pine River Parish Chime Choir, an 11 member choir who practice at LeRoy United Methodist Church, performs whenever and travels to wherever they’re needed. From Veteran Celebrations, to benefit and charity events, and Christmas and holiday concerts. The Chime Choir is ever ready to serve and bless.

Admission: $5 Suggested Minimum Donation


LeRoy Needle Arts Trunk Show
1pm – 3pm


The LeRoy Area Needle Arts group will lead a discussion and give a “Needle Arts Trunk Show”.  After the show there will be some items available to purchase. 

Come see what this group gets up to at the Center, and maybe even find a new craft joy! LeRoy Needle Arts

Free Admission | Donations Are Appreciated


The Pioneering African American Old Settlers of Mecosta, Isabella, and Montcalm Counties


Discover the history of the Old Settlers of Isabella, Mecosta, and Montcalm Counties, one of the most diverse communities in Mid-Michigan. The third in a series of Culture and Heritage events.

Arriving from Ohio and Canada as free people or via “The Underground Railroad”, they helped build Michigan counties as homesteaders, farmers, lumbermen, scholars, and business owners who cleared the land, built schools, roads, and railroads. Known collectively as “The Old Settlers of Isabella, Mecosta and Montcalm counties”, they were pioneers who created a foundation for future generations.

Representatives from the Old Settlers and Central Michigan University will be at the Center with a presentation, to lead a discussion, and with items on display.

Join us for a memorable cultural experience that will awaken an appreciation of this rich heritage.


Gardening Through the Seasons and Permaculture Gardening


Kevin and LeAnn Draper, of LeRoy Milling, will be at Dewings Center to talk about how to garden through the seasons and garden permaculture.

Gain new skills, connect with other gardeners, have more fun in your garden and…grow more food!

Free Admission | Donations Are Appreciated


Archery Demonstration


Recurve archers and coaches, competing on the national level, Anette Skoog and Matthew Garcia, will be at Dewings Center with an Archery Demonstration. 

Come out and find the joy of the great sport of archery!

RESERVATION needed to attend.
Email contact@dewingscenter.org, or message us on facebook, to reserve your spot!

Free Admission | $5 Suggested Minimum Donation


Safe Canning


Enjoy your delicious, fresh produce now and later!

MSU Extension will demonstrate water bath canning and discuss pressure canning. Using up-to-date research based methods, the MSU Extension Food Safety team provides food preservation education, techniques and resources that will give participants knowledge to safely preserve foods at home.

To learn more about safe food preservation from MSU, visit:
https://www.canr.msu.edu/foodpreservation/ and https://www.canr.msu.edu/safe_food_water/events

Free Admission | Donations Are Appreciated


Flower Show – July 21 & 22


Do you tend with care a cultivated flowerbed? Do you revel in tending or finding wildflowers? Take part and show off your cultivated & wild beauties, or attend to appreciate the skill and accomplishment of local Flower Gardeners!

To enter: Arrive on Friday or Saturday morning by 11am with your flower(s), vase, and/or display props. One entry per person. Each entry will be allowed a 1 foot square (1ft X 1ft) space.

Show open to the public Friday and Saturday afternoon

Free Admission | Donations Are Appreciated

August (date TBA):
Prose & Poetry – Author Reading
and SLAM

Local Authors, Brandon Bowman and Amy Nemecek, will read selections and discuss their books, “Lifeless” and “The Language of the Birds: Poems”. The Reading and Discussion will be followed by a Story and Poetry Slam.

Slam Theme: “Crazy Funny & Soul Deep”
Storytellers and Poets will signup upon arrival.
See Special Event Page for rules and details!

Free Admission | Donations Are Appreciated

September (date TBA)
1st Annual Open House

Come see what we do, meet the team, take a tour and learn about the history of Dewings Center. 

We look forward to meeting you and to the opportunity to get feedback from our friends and neighbors!


3rd Annual Nativity Exhibit
& Community Christmas Coffee
1pm – 3pm


Come see the 3rd Annual Nativity Exhibit and Community Christmas Coffee to celebrate the season! Antique Nativities and Nativities from around the globe will be on exhibit.  While enjoying the displays, visitors will be treated to hot chocolate, coffee and cookies, and a Children’s Ornament Craft table, as well as a showing of a Christmas movie in the Upstairs Sanctuary assembly hall.

Pictures from this event can be seen in our Gallery.

Free Admission   |   Donations are appreciated

Archived Events – 2022