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2018-07-15 / Calendar

CALENDAR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday
Community Free BBQ Rib Dinner at
the Columbiaville United Methodist
Church 4696 Pine St., Columbiaville
on Monday, July 23 from 5-7 p.m. Free
Will Offering. Carry Outs Available. This
event is open to everyone, you do not
need to be a member of the church to
attend. For more information call 810-
793-6363.
•••
Wednesday
Alzheimer’s and Dementia Classes at
Lapeer County Medical Care Facility
in the first-floor conference room,
session 1 runs July 25 from 4-6 p.m.
This unique class will teach you about
the difference between the two and
address what you and your family
are feeling. Individuals and families
invited. To register call 810-358-7802
or 810-8511 ext. 129.
•••
Mega Clothing Give-Away at the Hunt
Community Center Building 1284
W. Turrill Rd., Lapeer on Tuesday,
July 24 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.,
Wednesday, July 25 from 11-7 p.m.,
and Thursday, July 26 from 11 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Something for everyone,
men, women, boy and girls, infants.
Pretty formal gowns and lots of
shoes and purses. Donations of
clean, gently used clothing in good
repair and non-perishable food items
always accepted. Drop off at or leave
on the porch. No furniture. Photo ID
required, not limited to Lapeer residents, everyone welcome. Sponsored
by the Lapeer Seventh-Day Adventist
Church for questions call 810-664-
2060.
•••
Metamora Weekly Car Cruise 4018 S
Oak St., Metamora on Wednesdays,
weather permitting, from 5:30-8:30
p.m. Contact Michael Hargrove 586-
850-1111 and check out the Facebook
page: Metamora Car Cruise.
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Thursday

Marlette Country Fair Days Celebration
from July 19-22 in Marlette, Presented
by Grupo Antolin and Ben’s Great
Outdoors. This annual family-friendly
event will feature an inflatable
village and climbing wall on Friday
and Saturday; a 5K, sand volleyball,
and co-ed softball tournament;
grand parade; Farmers Market grand
opening; hospitality tent and live
bands; monster truck show and car
cruise; fireworks show and more.
•••
Exciting Health Seminar Creating Vegan
Italian Sausages at Lapeer Seventhday Adventist Church 986 Turrill Rd.,
Lapeer on Thursday, July 26 from
6:30-8 p.m. For more information call
810-417-0189.
•••

American Red Cross Blood Drive at St.
Elizabeth Church Parish Hall, Marlette
Thursday, August 2 12-5:45 p.m. You
can change a life. In fact, you may
help change up to three lives with just
one donation. Marlette drive donors
enjoy a delicious meal of egg salad
and ground bologna sandwiches,
cheese and crackers, cookies, candy
and beverages. To schedule an
appointment, log onto redcrossblood.
org code: MarletteHospital or call
1-800-RED CROSS. Sponsored by the
Marlette Hospital Auxiliary.
•••
Saturday

SUP (Stand Up Paddle Board) Class
Education at Seven Ponds Nature
Center 3854 Crawford Rd., Dryden
on Saturday, July 21 from 9-11 a.m.,
12-2 p.m. or 3-5 p.m. Cost $38
per person, $35 for Seven Ponds’
members. Come experience Seven
Ponds like never before, on a Stand-Up
Paddle Board. Once we have learned
the basics, we will than hit the water
to explore the lakes. All equipment is
included. This class is intended for
people 12 years or older. Call Seven
Ponds to register 810-796-3200.
•••
Painting Party at Columbiaville United

Methodist Church 4696 Pine St.,
Columbiaville on Saturday, July 28.
Two session times to choose from
9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., or 1-3 p.m.
Both sessions include lunch at noon.
$45 per person includes 11 x 14
canvas and supplies, snacks and
refreshments. Register with payment
by July 18. All proceeds will be going
to the Michigan Chapter of PAUMCS
Missions projects. Contact Eva for
more information or to sign up 810-
793-3187.
•••
Greektown Casino Bus Trip with the
Center for the Arts, PIX Theatre and
Gallery 194 on Saturday, August 11.
Reservations must be in by August
4. The bus will leave at 10am and
return by 5pm. The cost is $40, which
includes $15 player card, $5 food
voucher and transportation. Only 54
seats are available. Call 664-4824
or stop by Gallery 194 to purchase a
ticket or get information.
•••
Sunday

German School 1870-1968 Class
Reunion on Sunday, July 22 at
Pleasant Lake Park at 1 p.m. Bring a
dish to pass. Must provide your own
plates, cups and cutlery. Bring photos,
mementos, and memories to share.
Contact Dave Reid 810-664-2840.

GAME NIGHTS

Wednesdays
Bingo night at the North Branch
American Legion Post 457, 4075
Huron St., North Branch. Early bird
starts at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday,
regular play at 7:10 p.m. Details: 810-
688-2660.

Thursdays
Cards and games at St. Kieran’s
Parish, 53600 Mound Rd. in Shelby
Township, hosted by Widowed
Friends, a peer group for widowed
men and women, from 6-9 p.m. on
the second Thursday of every month.
Details: Paul, 248-656-9450 or Pat,
586-731-1831.
•••
Fridays
Bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall, 471 W.
Nepessing St., Lapeer every Friday.
Early bird play is at 7 p.m. and regular
play is at 7:30 p.m. Details: 810-664-
2802.
•••
Saturdays

Euchre Night hosted by the Almont
Lions Club at the hall, 222 Water
St., Almont. Doors open at 6 p.m.
and play begins at 7 p.m. second
Saturday. Cost is $15 per person.
Identification required. Proceeds
benefit humanitarian projects. Details:
Don, 810-798-9609.

•••
Euchre Tournament at Sacred Heart
Church, 700 Maple Vista St., Imlay
City. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games
begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10.
Details: 810-798-2214.
•••
Chess Club from 2-4 p.m. third Saturday
at Marguerite De Angeli Branch Library,
921 Nepessing St. Details: 810-664-
6971.
•••
Sundays

Bunco starting at 1 p.m. on the second
Sunday each month at VFW Post
4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield
Township. Sign up at 12:30 p.m. Entry
fee is $5. Details: 810-664-9222.

VOLUNTEER HERE

LACADA is looking for volunteers.
LACADA is Lapeer County’s Domestic
Violence and Sexual Assault
Emergency Shelter and Outreach
program. If you are looking for
more behind the scenes we have
those opportunities too. Contact
the Volunteer Coordinator for more
information or to get started 810-667-
4175 or volunteer@lacada.org.
•••
Drivers Wanted to help with the
Road to Recovery Program for
Cancer patients to get to and from
their appointments and treatments.
Road to recovery is the American
Cancer Society volunteer-based
driving program and provides
transportation for undergoing
treatments. Van is provided for use.
To become a volunteer driver you
must possess current, valid driver’s
license, have good driving record,
and attend Road to Recovery training
program. For more information or
to sign up for training, contact 248-
663-3430.
•••
Habitat for Humanity of Lapeer County
is looking for volunteers for their
Restore, construction site and office
positions. Hours needed depend on
the position. Interested parties can
call 810-664-7111 and speak to
Carolyn Nestor, Cheryl Holland or Pete
at 810-660-7823.
•••
Avalon Hospice seeking volunteers for
a few hours once a week at 2360
Stone Bridge Dr., Flint. Watch movies,
play games or just talk. Details:
Candy, 810-733-7250 or www.
odsyhealth.com.
•••
AARP Tax-Aide tax assistance and
preparation service seeking volunteers
for low income taxpayers, especially
those age 60-and-older. Details/sign
up: 888-687-2277 or www.aarp.org/

taxaide.
•••
Lapeer Land Conservancy is
looking for members, volunteers
or donations. The mission is to
protect farmland and natural areas,
support environmental education
programs, and create a network of
land stewardship demonstration
properties. To become a member, cost
is $15 per person, $25 per family.
Details visit the website at www.
LapeerLandConservancy.org or call
810-538-1741.
•••
Paradise Animal Rescue is looking
for donations of wet dog/cat food,
scoopable cat litter, catnip mouse,
cat nail trimmers and paper towels.
Volunteers for morning and evening
chores, volunteer coordinator and
fundraising. Call 810-969-4455
•••
Senior Companion Program needs
seniors to volunteer 20 or more hours
a week to help adults ages 21-andup with an identified special need.
Seniors may help with light shopping,
bills, preparing and sharing meals,
rides to the doctor or just talking.
Details: 810-257-3769 or scpflint@aol.
com.

COMMUNITY

Ongoing
Free Produce Giveaway at Trinity United
Methodist Church 1310 N. Main St.,
Lapeer every Monday until first frost
through the summer and fall. In back
parking lot by brown garage. Starts at
9 a.m. until all gone, produce varies
week to week. For more information
call 810-664-9941.
•••
$10 Sport Physicals at MRH Family
HealthCare Offices offered in Marlette,
Brown City, Kingston, Mayville and
North Branch. Cash or check only.
$5 of each physical will be donated
to local schools’ athletic programs.
The completed form and fee will be
required at time of service. Parents
must accompany their child or send
a “permission to treat” slip. Call
989-635-1861 for dates, times and
locations.
•••
DOT Physicals at six convenient
locations with the Marlette Regional
Hospital and McKenzie Health System.
A DOT physical is completed by a
certified medical examiner and a DOT
medical card is good for 2 years. To
ensure that your DOT appointment
goes smoothly, be sure to take your
prescribed medications as usual; wear
loose fitting clothing for your physical
exam; and be prepared to give a
small urine sample that checks for
underlying health conditions. Some

employers may also request a urine
sample for drug and alcohol screening.
If you have vision or hearing problems,
be sure to bring your eyeglasses,
contacts or hearing aids with you,
as well as a complete list of any
medications you are taking. If you have
diabetes, be sure to bring your blood
sugar logs and recent A1C lab results
with you to your appointment. Drivers
with heart-related issues should bring
a letter from their cardiologist that
outlines their medical history and
current medications and indicates that
they are safe to work. To schedule
an appointment in Brown City or
Marlette, call 989-635-1861. To
schedule an appointment in Croswell,
Peck, Port Sanilac or Sandusky, call
810-648-6161. For more information
about McKenzie Health System
and Marlette Regional Hospital,
affiliates of United Healthcare
Partners, visit mckenziehealth.org and
marletteregionalhospital.org.
•••
Hepatitis A Clinic hosted by Lapeer
County Health Department located
at 1800 Imlay City Rd, Lapeer.
Immunizations are available by
appointment on Wednesdays from
8:30-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m.,
Thursdays from 1-3:45 p.m.. Walkin Clinic available on Mondays 1-3
p.m.. For further information or
appointments you may call 810-667-
0448 or cdc.gov/hepatitis.
•••
Win A Harley hosted by Michigan Bikers
Helping Veterans. They are raffling off
a 2018 Harley-Davidson Street Glide,
ticket are $10 ea. or 3 for $20. Partial
proceeds to go to supportmiveterans.
org. For more information or to
buy tickets you may contact Mike
“Flagman” Bowen, at 810-659-1879
or mbowen@gfn.org. Mike will deliver,
mail or meet for a ticket sale. Drawing
July 29, need not be present to win.
•••
The Lapeer County Health Department’s
Environmental Health Division is
selling charcoal radon test kits. Call
810-667-0392 Ext. 5326 for more
information. Or stop by our office at
1800 Imlay City Rd. Open 8 a.m. to
noon, Tue. through Thur., 1 to 5 p.m.,
Mon., Wed. and Fri.
•••
Shoe Collection of gently used shoes
to help those in need and money
goes to helping Detroit Bully Corps to
rescue dogs. Drop off location, 100
Lone Pine Trail, Lapeer Twp. Drop off
anytime, leave shoes on covered back
porch. Other drop-off location listed
on the website at dbcdogs.org. Accept
any style and size of shoes, sandals,
boots, heels, flats, skates and roller
blades. Shoes must be in matching
pairs and cannot have major defects.
For every 25 pairs of shoes we collect,
DBC will receive $10 from Funds2Orgs.
Detroit Bully Corps is a nonprofit
canine rescue and rehabilitation facility
located in Lapeer. We rescue bully
breeds, like the American Pit Bull
Terrier, Mastiff, Boxer and Bulldog. The
shoes will be given to underprivileged
people in impoverished nations so they
can start micro-enterprises where they
repair, clean and re-sell the shoes. For
more information, visit dbcdogs.org.
•••
Mens and Womans Clothing Donations
Needed at The Golden Arrow, 24 S.
Court St., Lapeer drop off Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Main entrance at the back. Collecting
blankets, shoes, food, housewares,
plastic grocery bags and gently used
towels also needed. For information,
contact 810-660-8333.
•••
Donations Accepted at New to You
Consignment 286 W. Nepessing St.,
Lapeer to use the profits to give to
local charities in vouchers to use
in the store. There are a number of
organizations your donations can
help. The voucher is used to buy
clothes and needed items to help
get them back on their feet. Donate
with a Purpose helps distribute the
vouchers to those in need. For more
information, call 810-245-7272 and
find a charity.
•••
Mondays

Sadie’s Dream for a Cure is a Lapeer
based nonprofit organization serving
pediatric cancer patients and their
families. Seeking donations of new
crayons, colored pencils, markers
and coloring books to be distributed
to pediatric cancer centers to help

occupy children while going through
chemotherapy. Donations can be
dropped off Monday through Friday
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sew Crazy
Fabrics 69 W. Nepessing, Lapeer or
contact sadiesdreamforacure@gmail.
com to arrange for a pick up or drop
off. Also seeking volunteers to sew
tote bags, supplies will be provided.
For more information on our programs,
visit the website.
•••
Lapeer County Concert Choir
Rehearsals are held every Monday
evening at Trinity United Methodist
Church in Lapeer at 7 p.m. All new
and returning members ages 18
and older are welcome. For more
information, visit the website at
lapeercountyconcertchoir.com or call
810-688-8708.
•••
Monday
Song of the Lakes Chorus Rehearsals
at the Davison Senior Center, 10135
Lapeer Rd., Davison every Monday at
7 p.m. Join the chorus with this fourpart harmony in the barbershop style.
For more information, call 810-664-
3552 or 810-742-0977.
•••
Tuesdays
Clothing Donations at Lapeer Seventh-
Day Adventist School, 1284 W. Turrill
Rd., Lapeer. Clothing from babies
to adult. Clean donations always
welcome. For more information, call
810-664-2060.
•••
Lapeer Hospital Retirees Luncheon at
Calvelli’s Restaurant, Lapeer held the
fourth Tuesday of every month April
through October. Doors open at 11:30
a.m., short meeting at noon. Order off
the menu and open to all retired and
former LRH employees. Any questions,
contact 810-664-2383.
•••
Flint Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus
rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7
p.m. at Community of Christ Church,
4041 W. Vienna Rd., Clio and is
always looking for new members
who love to sing. Details, call 844-
370-6470. By calling this toll free
number you can reach ticket sales,
the president, our membership
person, the music director, marketing/
PR person and the gentleman who
books our shows. You can also visit
flintarrowhead.org or Facebook.com/
ArrowheadChorus to learn more about
us.
•••
Thursday

Taking off pounds sensibly (TOPS)
Meetings are at First Baptist Church
6701 Lincoln street North Branch
Thursday mornings. Weigh-in starts at
8:15 a.m. -8:35 a.m. Meeting starts
at 8:45 a.m. For more information,
you can call 1-810-688-4417 or 1-810-
346-2339

SOUP KITCHENS IN LAPEER COUNTY

Mondays
Trinity United Methodist Church from
4-5:30 p.m. located at 1310 N. Main
St., Lapeer.

St. Paul Lutheran Church from 4-5:30 p.m. located at 200 N. Cedar St., Imlay City.

Tuesdays
Grace Episcopal Church from 4-5 p.m.

Wednesdays
St. Paul Lutheran Church from 4-5:30
p.m. located at 200 N. Cedar St.,
Imlay City.

Lapeer Church of Christ from 5-6 p.m. located at 1680 N. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer.

Thursdays
First Presbyterian Church from 4-5 p.m.
located at 433 N. Calhoun St. Lapeer.

Fridays
St. Paul Lutheran Church from 4-5 p.m.
located at 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE

Monday - Friday

Pasties Sales at VFW 2777, 2260 Belsay Rd., Burton. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 810-743-4138.

•••
Tuesdays
Dinners at American Legion Post 16,
1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer, from
4:45-7 p.m. First Tuesday every
month are spaghetti dinners, second
Tuesdays are taco nights. Open to
the public. All proceeds go toward
scholarship fund. Details: 810-664-
9312.
•••
Wednesday-Fridays
Week Day Dinners at Lapeer Eagles
#2427, 3565 Davison Rd., Lapeer
on Wed. serving steakbugers, Thur.
tacos and Fridays fish fry. All proceeds
go to the Eagles #2427. For more
information, call 810-664-2812.
•••
Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Hadley
Lions Club at the Township Hall,
3551 Hadley Rd., Hadley on the third
Thursday of each month from 5-8
p.m. Adults $8, seniors $7, children
5-13 $3. Proceeds go to helping
with community projects. For more
information, call 810-797-5046 or
810-656-5160.

Saturdays
Pancake Breakfast every first and
third Saturday of the month at Otter
Lake VFW Post 2409 from 8–11
a.m. Included in the $5 breakfast
is pancakes, sausage, applesauce,
orange juice and coffee with refills.
Add eggs for $6. Contact Terry at 810-
793-6343.

CHILDREN

Summer Art Camp sign up for Chatfield
Education Campus from July 16-21
for ages 10-12 years and a limit of
25 students. Cost $150 per student
includes lunch, snacks, a reception
and a week full of art instruction and
projects from experienced teachers.
Pre-registration is required. For more
information visit the website, or sign
up at the Gift Shop at Gallery 194
Tuesday through Saturday from 12-6
p.m.
•••
Free hearing and vision screenings for
preschool-age children are available at
the Lapeer County Health Department.
Early screening can help detect
possible problems. To schedule your
appointment for these free services,
call 810-667-0448 or 810-245-5549.
•••

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop is a free
workshop for 3- to 5-year-olds and
parents or caregivers. Enjoy fun
projects that will develop your child’s
skills and prepare them for school.
Children also enjoy a snack, story
time and a free book. Classes run for
six weeks. Call for reservations and
times and locations. Call the Family
Literacy Center today to reserve your
seat at 810-664-2737 and for more
information on dates and times.
•••
Playgroups at numerous locations and
dates. The free six-week sessions offer
90 minute playgroups with story time,
developmentally appropriate games
and crafts, learn new skills and enjoy
a snack and social time with other
children. Parents will have the chance
to talk to other adults with same-age
children. Call Family Literacy Center at
810-664-2737.

MEETINGS

Scleroderma Foundation Michigan
Chapter Support Group Meetings offer
meeting in the surrounding areas.
Free groups for scleroderma patients
and those who have overlapping
autoimmune conditions. Meetings are
open to the community and include
educational materials and speakers.
For more information about, locations,
times, topics and speakers visit www.
scleroderma.org/michigan and click on
support group link. Call 248-595-8526
for more information.
•••
Mondays

Adult Grief Support Groups in Marlette
and Brown City for widows, widowers
or singles that have lost a loved one
through death within the last 24
months. This monthly support group
will share information designed to
offer comfort and attendees will have
an opportunity to share their own
experiences. A daytime support group
will be offered the second Monday of
each month from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at
Brown City United Methodist Church.
An evening support group will be
offered the second Wednesday of each
month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the
MRH East Campus in Marlette. These
sessions will be offered beginning in
November through June. Participants
can join at any time. For more
information or to register, please call
800-635-7490. For more information
about United Hospice Service, please
visit www.marletteunitedhospice.org.
•••
FCE Meetings at Mayfield Township Hall
1900 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer at 1 p.m.
the second Monday of each month
with a different topic each month. The
Michigan Association for Family and
Community Education organization is
dedicated to strengthening individuals,
families and communities through
education, leadership and action.
They are involved in many community
projects as well as conduction
fundraisers and donated to various
charities in the community. The
public is invited to attend. For more
information, call Kristine Mueller 810-
356-5497.
•••
Foster, Adoptive and Kinship Parents
Support Group meets at St. Paul
Lutheran Church 30 Millville Rd.,
Lapeer on the second Monday of every
month from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Help is
available for parents or guardians
of adopted and foster children with
snacks provided. Childcare is not

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