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2018-01-10 / Calendar

CALENDAR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Thursdays
Winter Craft Night the staff of
United Hospice Service of Marlette
Regional Hospital invite the public
to attend an upcoming craft night
to benefit the hospice program and
the patients they have the privilege
to serve. The theme of the craft
night is to make a wooden winter/
home sign measuring approximately
12x16. All supplies will be provided
and the wood will be pre-stained.
Th event will begin at 6:30 p.m.
on Thursday, Jan. 18 at the MRH
East Campus located at 2861
Main Street in Marlette. The cost
to participants is $20 per person
and pre-registration is required.
Space is limited. To register, please
contact United Hospice Service
at 800-635-7490 and ask for
Madelyn. For more information about
upcoming events, please visit www.
marletteunitedhospice.org or “Like”
us on Facebook.
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Exciting health seminar on plantbased meats for your tailgating
party will be held 6-7:30 p.m. on
Thursday, Jan. 25 at the Lapeer
Seventh-day Aventist Church at 986
Turrill Rd. at M24 in Lapeer. Call
251-591-2620 for more information.
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Fridays
Fish & Shrimp Dinner at Marlette
Knights of Columbus St. Elizabeth
Parish Hall in Marlette on Friday,
Jan. 19 from 4:30-7 p.m. Menu
includes fish, shrimp, french fries,
salads, veggies, desserts and
drinks. Carryouts are available. For
more information, call 810-635-
7072.
•••
Polish Dinner VFW Post 4139 at 128
Daley Rd., Mayfield Twp. on Feb. 2
from 5 to 7:30 p.m. $10 per dinner.
Questions 810-664-9222
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Euchre Tournament at Gallery 194,
194 W. Nepessing St. Lapeer at 7
p.m. on Friday, Feb. 9. Registration
from 6-6:45 p.m. Ten games of eight
hands will be played. Raffles, coffee,
water, subs, chips, and desserts
will be provided. Cash prizes. Adult
beverages will be available. $20
per person, only 80 tickets sold.
Proceeds to benefit Center for the
Arts of Greater Lapeer. For tickets
call Gallery 194 at 810-664-4824 or
stop by Tuesday through Saturday
from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Saturdays

Sportsman Dinner sponsored by VFW
Post 4139 Auxiliary at Center
Building, 425 County Center Dr.,
Lapeer on Jan. 13 from 4:30 to 9:30
p.m. $25 per ticket. Tickets at the
door or VFW Post 4139. Questions
810-614-1358 or 810-664-9222.
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Free Throw Compeition for boys
and girls ages 9 through 14 is
being sponsored by the Lapeer
Knights of Columbus Council 1987.
The competition will be held at 1
p.m., Sat. Jan. 20 at the Lapeer
High School. There is no cost to
participate in this competition.
Participants may register at the door
on the day of the event accompanied
by a parent. Forms and additional
information can also be picked up in
advance at the Lapeer Community
Center. Contact Chuck Mahoney
810-338-8690 for more information.
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Knights of Columbus Free Throw
Championship: The Lapeer K of
C Council 1987 is sponsoring a
Basketball Free Throw Competition
for boys and girls ages 9 through
14. The competition will be held at
the Lapeer High School Gymnasium
on Saturday, January 20, at 1:00
p.m. There is no cost to participate
in this competition. Participants may
register at the door on the day of
the event accompanied by a parent.
Forms and additional information can
also be picked up in advance at the
Lapeer Community Center. Contact
Chuck Mahoney (810-338-8690) for
more information.

VOLUNTEER HERE

LACADA is looking for volunteers.
LACADA is Lapeer County’s Domestic
Violence and Sexual Assault
Emergency Shelter and Outreach
program. We have opportunities
working directly with clients and
youth, answering the crisis line, or
special activities. 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
•••
Loving Hands clinic needs volunteers
to help with the clinic’s patients.
Currently, they need doctors, nurses
and dentists and dental hygienists
to volunteer a few hours a month.
Details: Cathy Johnson, 810-667-
8933.
•••
Senior Companion Program needs
seniors to volunteer 20 or more
hours a week to help adults ages
21 and up 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.

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
& 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
2018. 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
available. Call Somer Vickery at 810-
577-4067 for more information.
•••
Nar-Anon Family Support Group
Mondays at 7 p.m. at Grace Episcopal
Church, 735 W. Nepessing, Lapeer.
Contact 810-410-6010.
•••
Metamora Lioness meet the first
Monday of the month unless it is a
holiday, then the meetings are the
second Monday. The group meets at
7 p.m. at the Metamora Lions Hall,
3790 N. Oak St., Metamora. Details:
810-678-3704.
•••
Lapeer Lions Club is seeking new
members. Meetings are on the second
and fourth Monday of the month at
6:30 p.m., Lapeer Center Building,
425 County Center St., Lapeer. For
more information, call Pat at 810-724-
0818.
•••
Almont Community Historical Society at
the museum, 149 S. Main St., Almont,
at 7 p.m. second Monday. Details:
Shelley Henshaw, 810-798-3090 or
almonthistorical@yahoo.com.
•••
Lapeer Area Horticulture Society
meetings at 6:30 p.m. third Monday
of the month at various locations. The
cost is $15 annual dues. Call Dave
Klaffer 810-656-7770 for location.
•••
Suncrest Auxiliary monthly meeting on
the second floor of Suncrest 1455
Suncrest Drive, Lapeer on the third
Monday of every month at noon. This
monthly meeting is to share a meal
and organizing upcoming fundraisers to
benefit the residents of Suncrest. The
public is invited to attend to hear what
the organization does. Membership is
only $2 a year membership. For more
information contact, Jerrie Thompson
810-664-3400.
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Family and Community Education
monthly meet at Mayfield Township

Hall 1900 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer
on the second Monday of every
month. FCE is dedicated to helping
the community through education,
leadership and various charities. The
public is invited to attend. There is no
charge. For more information about
FCE, call Marie 810-356-5126.

Tuesdays
The Croswell Library’s concert series
is kicking off at 6 p.m. on Jan. 2.
Bluegrass and American/Roots
music included. Go to croswelllibrary.com or call 810-679-3627 for
more information on this free event.

Alzheimer and Wounded Veteran
Blankie Project Sewing Class meets
from 10 a.m. to noon the fourth
Tuesday of each month at the Lapeer
Trinity United Methodist Church, 1310
W. Main St., Lapeer. Help make lap
robes, totes to rehabs and nursing
homes. To join, sew, crochet, knit,
donate and receive materials For more
information, call Alon Marie 810-728-
3252.
•••
Kidney Care Support Group meetings at
Hurley Medical Center 1 Hurley Plaza,
Flint on the third Tuesday of the month
from 7-8 p.m. Located in the Charles
White Conference Center for anyone
facing or on dialysis. Spouse, relative,
caregiver or friends dealing with kidney
failure and dialysis. Talk about the
stresses and pressures that come
with being a caretaker. Questions,
call Shalonda 810-553-9776 or email
ComeShareYourHeart@gmail.com.
•••
Taking Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS)
meeting is at Hunter’s Creek Mobile
Home Park club house, 725 DeMille
Rd. on Tuesdays. Weigh-in from 6-6:30
p.m. Meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For
more information, call 810-796-3467
or 810-667-0999.
•••
Military Moms Support Group meeting
at American Legion Hall Post No. 16,
1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer on the
first and third Tuesdays of every month
at 7 p.m. This meeting is for those
with loved ones serving in the Armed
Forces. Bring photos and any other
memorabilia to share. Come before 7
p.m. and enjoy dinner at the post for
$5 or $7. Questions, call Terri 810-
728-7121.
•••
Hospice Services Support Group
meeting at Eddie G’s Restaurant,
6484 Marlette St., Marlette, hosts
this support group on the first Tuesday
of each month at noon for lunch.
Groups meet for about an hour. Lunch
costs are covered by participants.
For widows, widowers, or singles that
have lost a loved one through death, a
support group is available in your area.
Facilitated by United Hospice Service,
this informal social support outing
provides an opportunity to make new
friends and enjoy good conversation
in a supported setting. For more
information, please call 800-635-7490
or visit www.marletteregionalhospital.
org.
•••
Gamblers Anonymous meeting meets
weekly on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at
Marlette Methodist Church, 3155
Main St., Marlette. Please use back
entrance at southeast corner of church

building. Contact 989-225-8284 for
more information.
•••
Suicide Survivors Group is held the first
and third Tuesday of each month from
6-7:30 p.m. at St. Matthews Church,
upstairs Conference room, 431 N.
Court St., Lapeer. This group is for
individuals who have lost a loved one
to suicide. This group provides families
a safe place to talk about their loss,
to grieve, and to begin to heal. For
additional information, call Sue
Clement at 810-667-0500.
•••
Gamblers Anonymous meetings is a free
12-step program for men and women
who have a gambling problem. The
group meets on Tuesday and Thursday
at Court Street United Methodist
Church, 225 W. Court St., Flint, and
Monday at Goodrich United Methodist
Church, 8071 S. State Rd., Goodrich.
All three meetings from 6:30-8 p.m.
Call toll-free 855-424-5677 or go to
gamblers anonymous.org for more
information.
•••
Grief Support at Heartland Hospice at
no charge, grief support for anyone
who has experienced the death of a
loved one. Our purpose is to provide
education about normal grief reactions,
as well as a safe environment where
feelings are validated and accepted.
First and third Tuesday of each
month at 5:30 p.m. Located at 6211
Taylor Dr., Flint. Light refreshments
are provided. For more information,
contact Heartland Hospice at 888-427-
6818.
•••
SOUL Sounds of Ukulele in Lapeer meets
the second Tuesday of each month at
Suncrest, 1455 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer,
from 6-7:30 p.m. The group is open to
all who play the uke or would like to
learn. Sounds Of Ukuleles in Lapeer
can be found on Facebook or at www.
SoundsOfUkulelesinLapeer.com.
•••
Amateur Radio Club of Lapeer County
meetings at 7:30 p.m. the second
Tuesday of the month at the Lapeer
County Central Dispatch Center
basement, 2332 W. Genesee St.,
Lapeer. Go to the website for more
information, www.w8lap.com.
•••
Caring Together support group, first
Tuesday 3-4 p.m., at Devonshire
Retirement Village, 155 Devonshire
Dr., Lapeer. Details: 810-245-7689.
•••
Lupus Support Group for lupus patients,
family, friends and caregivers, second
Tuesday at McLaren Lapeer Region,
1375 N. Main St., Lapeer, conference
rooms 4 and 5 from 7-8:30 p.m.
Details: 800-705-6677, 586-775-8310
or info@milupus.org.
•••
MOPS of Imlay City meetings from 9:30-
11:30 a.m. second and fourth Tuesday
at Imlay City Christian Reformed
Church, 395 W. Cedar St., Imlay
City. Mothers of children 5 years and
younger are welcome. Childcare is
provided. Details: 810-724-4315.

Tuesdays & Fridays

Al-Anon meetings for families of alcoholics take place at the First Presbyterian Church, 433 N. Calhoun St., Lapeer. Tuesdays 7-8 p.m. and Fridays 11 a.m.- noon for more

information, call Dorothy at 810-793- 7159 or Barb at 810-796-3287.

Wednesdays
Gallery 194 will be holding Winter
Youth Art Classes from noon to 2
p.m. on Saturdays for kids ages 7
through 12. They will begin Feb. 3
and run six weeks, ending March
10. Each class will be registered
individually. To register call the PIX
Box Office 810-664-4824, or email
info@pixlapeer.org. Due to the
holiday season, the Center for the
Arts offices will not be maintaining
regular office hours. Please leave
your information on voice mail and
someone will contact you to confirm
your reservation.

The Sunrise Kiwanis Club is one of the
two Kiwanis clubs within the city of
Lapeer. Meets every Wednesday at
Leo’s Coney Island at 7:30 a.m. for an
hour. All contributions are used to feed
hungry children in Lapeer through the
backpack food program.
•••
AWANA at Hadley Community Church
3638 Hadley Rd., Hadley on
Wednesdays through April 25 from
6:30-8:30 p.m. Open to all children
kindergarten through eighth grade to
make new friends, have fun and learn
about the bible. For more information,

call 810-797-4540.
•••
Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group
from 6-7:30 p.m. on the fourth
Wednesday of every month at the
Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W.
Nepessing St., Lapeer. Details, 1-800-
272-3900.
•••
Kiwanis Club of Lapeer holds weekly
meetings in the Lincoln Room in the
Lapeer Center Building on Wednesdays
at 12:15 p.m. Come see what they are
all about. For questions, call Sallie at
810-240-4542.
•••
Imlay Conversation Salon meets the first
Wednesday of the month at Mulefoot
Gastropub, 596 S. Cedar Rd., Imlay
City. Starts at 6 p.m. with an optional
dinner, followed by 7 p.m. talks with
different subjects each week. For more
information, find us on Facebook at
Imlay Conversation Salon.
•••
Classical Music Appreciation with Fabs
Kaldobsky on the first Wednesday
of every month at 2 p.m. at the
Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921
W. Nepessing St., Lapeer. This
enlightening session is a free program
open to the public.
•••
Davison book discussion group meeting
at 6 p.m. second Wednesday at the

Davison Area Library, 203 E. Fourth
St., Davison.
•••
Lapeer TOPS 888 meetings at River
Ridge MHC clubhouse, 25 Pine Ridge
Dr., Lapeer. Weigh-in from 9-9:30 a.m.
meeting from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Details:
Bonnie 810-338-8926
•••
Domestic violence support group
hosted by LACADA from 5-6 p.m. at
the outreach, 1127 Clark Rd., Lapeer.
Details: LACADA, 810-667-4175.
•••
OCD support group meets on the second
Wednesday of each month from 7-9
p.m. at the Meditation Self-Healing
Center, 244 Law St., Lapeer. Details:
Mary, 810-441-9822.

Thursdays
Metamora Lions Club is welcoming new
members. Meetings are the second
and fourth Thursday of every month.
Come help with many events and
donate to a lot of charities. For more
information, call Ralph 248-840-0275.
•••
Heartprints Alzheimer’s and Dementia
Support Group Stronger Together
meets the first Thursday of each
month at 5 p.m. at Lapeer County
Medical Care Facility at Lapeer County
Medical Care Facility 1455 Suncrest
Dr., Lapeer. For more information, call
Katheryn Bell 810-358-7802 or Kris
Strickler 810-667-8511 ext. 129.
•••
Lapeer County Republican Party
meets the third Thursday of the
month. Meetings are held at the
Mayfield Township Hall 1900 N.
Saginaw St., Lapeer Additional
information can be found on the
website www.lapeergop.com or by
calling Christina 810-728-4911.
•••
Hadley Lions Club looking for members
to join. Hadley Lions Club is located at
3551 S. Hadley Rd., Hadley. Meetings
the first Thursday of every month at
7 p.m. and serve a spaghetti dinner
the third Thursday. This is the main
fundraiser and enables us to help
many people in the community. We
are looking for people with kind hearts
and generous spirits to help grow our
organization. For more information call
Deb 810-656-5160.
•••
Families Anonymous at St. Matthews
Church 220 W. Nepessing St., Lapeer
on Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. A 12
Step support group for families and
friends of those who have an alcohol
or drug abuse problem. For more
information, call 810-728-2033.
•••
Lapeer Families Against Narcotics
meets on the second Thursday of each
month from 7-9 p.m. at St. Matthews
Church 220 W. Nepessing Street,
Lapeer. Open to anyone who wants
to receive support and education
regarding addiction and recovery. There
is no charge. For more information call
810-728-2033.
•••
The Recovery Network Double Trouble
Support Group meetings at Lapeer
County Mental Health, 1570 Suncrest
Dr., Lapeer Thursdays from 1-2 p.m.
The group is free and participants
help each other recover from addiction

and to manage their mental health
disorders, commonly called Dual
Diagnosis. For additional information,
call Carl Velliquette or Matt McKinney
at 810-667-0500.
•••
Quilters Welcome to join Thimble Buddy
Quilt Guild meets on the second and
the fourth Thursday at Church of
Christ, 1680 N. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer at
1-3 p.m. Details, call 810-664-5019.
•••
Celebrate Recovery every Thursday night
at 7 p.m. at New Hope Event Center,
655 N. Saginaw St., Lapeer. A support
group for those who are working
through their hurts, habits or hang-ups.
For more information, call 810-441-
7114.
•••
Classic Car Meets every Thursday at
5:30 p.m. at Tractor Supply Company
in Imlay City. All classic cars welcome,
no charge. For more information,
contact Debbie at 810-724-8798.

Fridays
Autism Support Group meets the first
and third Friday of every month at
5:30-7:30 p.m. for agest 9 and up and
the second and fourth Wednesday’s
from 4:30-6 p.m. for agest 4 to 8 at
323 Jefferson St., Lapeer. Call Regina
at 810-623-2041 with any questions.
•••
Breastfeeding Support Group meets
the second Friday of each month
from 1-2 p.m. in the lower level of the
Lapeer County Health Dept., 1800

Imlay City Road, Lapeer. Join us for
friendly support and encouragement.
Support person and older siblings
are also welcome to attend. For more
information, call 810-667-0448.
•••
MOPS and MOMs meet the first and
third Friday every month from 9:15-
11:30 a.m. at the North Branch
Wesleyan Church, 3164 North
Branch Rd., North Branch. For more
information, call 810-688-2380
•••
Knitting & Crochet Group meets at the
Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W.
Nepessing St., Lapeer, the first and
third Fridays of every month from 11
a.m. to 1 p.m. and the first and fourth
Mondays from 6-8 p.m. Bring your own
materials or some will be provided.
Free and open to all skill levels.
•••
Grief Recovery Group Meeting Marlette
Regional Hospital, 2770 Main St.,
Marlette hosts this support group
on the first Friday of each month
at 10 a.m. in their Administration
Conference Room. For those who have
experienced the death of a loved one,
a support group is available in your
area. Facilitated by a trained United
Hospice Service (UHS) bereavement
volunteer, the focus of this support
group is to identify ways to process a
loss through discussion, sharing and
information. For more information,
please call 800-635-7490 or visit
www.marletteregionalhospital.org.

•••
Celebrate recovery from life’s hurts,
habits and hang-ups support group at
Central Church of the Nazarene, 1261
W. Bristol Rd., every Friday. Dinner is
at 6 p.m., followed by music, group
and fellowship. Childcare up to age 12
available from 6:45-10 p.m. Details:
www.centralnazarene.org or 810-235-
5671.
•••
Al-Anon Meetings at St. John School,
420 Genesee Rd., Bldg. 425, Davison,
at 7:30 p.m. every Friday. Details:
810-234-1460.
•••
Alzheimer’s caregiver support group
meets every second Friday of the
month from 10 a.m.-noon at the
Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer
Rd., Davison. Details: 810-721-2791.
•••
Grief Support group at 10 a.m. third
Friday through Heartland Hospice,
Lapeer Market Place, 700 S. Main St.,
Ste. 209, Lapeer. Details: 888-427-
6818.

Saturdays
Christian Motorcyclists Association
Lapeer Chapter Thundering Hope meet
every third Saturday at Ray C’s Harley
Davison 1491 S. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer
at 11 a.m. Rides after the meetings,
weather permitting. For more details,
call President Carol Brown 810-664-
1167.
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