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In and Around your Community

Are you part of a group or want to belong to a local group but don't know where to start? Start here! (p.s. if you are a group and want to be on our list please let us know!)

In Hopkins:

Girl Scouts 

     As an organization, Girl Scouts was integrated before the civil rights movement and international before the United Nations. We had a conservation program before Earth Day and hiked in the wilderness before women wore trousers. In that tradition, Girl Scouts of Michigan Shore to Shore is committed to being at the forefront of what girls - all girls - want and need to be happy, healthy and successful citizens.

Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts in Hopkins (the Lakeshore District)

   If you're between the ages of 7 and 20, you might be interested in one of the Scouting programs. If you're a parent, you might be interested in volunteering to be a Scout leader. Scouting offers a time-tested set of activities that have produced fine citizens, dedicated family members, and strong community leaders for more than 90 years. 

Book Club which meets at the Hopkins Library once a month to discuss a book and pick the next few!  Stop by and see what they are reading!

Community sports leauges:

    Stop by the library in the spring to sign up for our local community sports leagues!  Get active and have some fun in your community this summer!

Future Farmers of America (FFA) Region I District I includes Hopkins

    Don't miss out on the oppertunity to enter contests, scholarship applications, and training provided by the FFA.

4-H programs are all over West Michigan including Hopkins

    Find your local program and have fun.  Don't forget the scholarship applications and training opportunities!

Surrounding Area:

Fat Blossom Farm on 20th St. very close to the library!

     Our mission is to provide delicious and nutritious food to our community.  We grow a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers selected for beauty, flavor, and nutrition.  We at Fat Blossom Farm are committed to sustainable ecologically-sound agriculture.  We use only organic methods with a long term outlook so that what we produce is both healthy for you and the land.  Long rotations and a broad diversity of crops ensure that the land stays in balance.

Allegan County Great Start Collaborative in Allegan

     A Great Start for every child in Allegan County: safe, healthy, and eager to succeed in school and in life.

Regent Theater in Allegan

     A revitalized vintage theater, the Regent plays modern movies as well as classics. 

Then and Now Genealogical Library of Allegan County in Dorr

     Then and Now Genealogical Library of Allegan County is a non-profit organization of dedicated people whose mission is collecting and preserving the historical and genealogical records of Allegan County. We are continuously searching for and adding information that documents the people and the places in Allegan County.

Allegan County Historical Society in Allegan


Knights of Columbus in Hilliards

    Knights of Columbus are Catholic gentlemen committed to the exemplification of charity, unity, fraternity, patriotism, and defense of the priesthood. Brother Knights work to fulfill the central mission of the Order: striving in charitable works; serving the Church and unified in following its teachings; supporting brother Knights in their temporal and spiritual needs; acting for the good of their country; and giving aid to widows, orphans, the sick and the poor.

VFW in Wayland or in Otsego

     The VFW strives to do good things for deserving people; particularly veterans, their families, and their communities.  From local grassroots ideas to national influence, we work everyday to make a difference.  It's our strength as an organization.  And, with each individual membership, we only grow stronger.

American Legion in Dorr or in Allegan

    The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest veterans service organization, committed to mentoring and sponsorship of youth programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting a strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Moose Lodge: in Dorr

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Society for Creative Anachronisms  with groups on the Lakeshore, in Kalamazoo, and in Grand Rapids

    The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Members, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which feature tournaments, royal courts, feasts, dancing, various classes & workshops, and more.