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2017-03-12 / Calendar

CALENDAR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sundays
Bridal Expo & Wedding Tasting at
the American Legion Post 16 1701
W. Genesee St., Lapeer on Sunday,
April 9 from 12-3:30 p.m. Brides
and grooms looking for wedding
vendors will find a variety to choose
from with samples and door prizes.
A grand prize package to one lucky
attendee. Fashion show at 2 p.m.
Come check out the newly remodeled ballroom hall for your upcoming events. Admission is $5 with
proceeds benefiting the American
Legion Post 16 to support veterans
and their families. For more information, call 810-624-9312.

Mondays
Parent Seminar on cutting and other
self injury behaviors at Maple
Grove Campus 2020 Imlay City
Rd., Lapeer on Monday March 13
from 10-11 a.m. Free workshop for
parents to help understand why children would injure themselves and
the best way to help them. Call to
register 810-245-4900.
•••
Free Diabetic Education Classes
at Loving Hands Clinic 148 Maple
Grove Rd. Lapeer on Monday and
Wednesday afternoons from 1-3
p.m. starting Monday, March 13.
Each session covering a different
subject. Each class is built upon
information presented during the
previous class. The program is available to any pre-diabetic or diabetic
patient who lives in Lapeer County.
A family member or caregiver is
welcome to attend with the patient.
Pre-registration is required, contact
810-667-8933.
•••
Fundraise for the Library Meeting at
Goodland Township Library 2370
N. Van Dyke, Imlay City on Monday,
March 20 at 6:30 p.m. We are looking for people with ideas and time
to help organize and run fundraising
activities. Topics under discussion is holding a spring book sale.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
Please bring your calendar and
ideas. For more information, contact
Catherine Yezak, director 810-721-
2100.

Tuesdays
Family Game Night at Maple Grove
Campus 2020 Imlay City Rd.,

Lapeer on Tuesday, March 14 from
6-7:30 p.m. Free event for families
with kids, open to the public. Bring
board game or play one there.
Join for some physical play in the
gym. Sponsored by the Children’s
Department of Lapeer County
Community Mental Health. For more
infor-mation contact, Christine Jaros
810-245-4900.
•••
Home Construction Seminar at
GreenStone Farm Credit Services
455 Lake Nepessing Rd., Lapeer on
Tuesday, March 14 at 6 p.m. Free
educational seminar on new home
construction Industry experts will
cover a range of subjects including
how to make selections that add
value to your home, working with a
contractor, and options for financing
your projects. Advanced registration
is available at www.greenstonefcs.
com/seminar

Wednesdays
Spaghetti Dinner at Deerfield
Township Hall 30 E. Burnside Rd.,
North Branch on March 15 at 7 p.m.
Raise funds to help Joe Coster back
on his feet after losing everything in
a house fire. Donations only. Food
and pop provided. 50/50 raffles and
silent auctions. Contact Sam for
auction donations 810-287-7099.

Fridays
St. Nicholas Fish Fry at 4331 Capac
Rd., Capac thru March 31 from
4-6:30 p.m. or until sold out. Adults
$10, children 12-5 $5, children
under 5 free. Meal includes baked
or fried fish, French fries, or baked
potato, mac and cheese, coleslaw,
roll, dessert and beverage. Carry out
available. Call 810-395-7572 for
more information.
•••
IF:Lapeer at Lapeer Community
Church 80 N. Lake Pleasant Rd.,
Attica on Friday, March 24 from 6-9
p.m. IF: is a local gathering providing space for woman to wrestle
with essential questions of faith,
to dream and to connect. Tens of
thousands of women worldwide will
participate via livestream. Variety
of cultures and denominations represented. Cost is $15 donation.
For more information, contact Jodie
Hunt 810-724-8800 ext. 154 or visit
the website www.IFGathering.com.
•••
Friday Fish Fry at the Imlay City
Knights of Columbus 1405 N.

VanDyke Rd., Imlay City every Friday
thru April 7 from 4-7 p.m. Cod dinner cost $11 Adults, $6 children
5-10, children under five free. Bring
in a can or box of food and receive
$1 off your meal. Live entertainment, 50/50 raffles. Proceeds go to
support local youth groups and charities. For more information see the
website www.kofc4556.com.
•••
Lenten Fish Dinner Fridays at the VFW
Post 4139 at 128 Daley Rd., Lapeer
every Friday till April 14 from 5-7:30
p.m. Price is $9 for fish, cole slaw,
macaroni salad, relish tray, French
fries or seasoned roasted potatoes, with desserts, punch, tea or
coffee. Eat in or take-out available.
For more information, call 810-627-
9142.
•••
Million Dollar Meatballs play at Pix
Theatre in downtown Lapeer on
Friday, April 21 from 6:30-8 p.m.
Come join Bishop Kelley Drama Club
out for a night of family fun. Watch
as two bungling burglars wreak
havoc on an unsuspecting restaurant crew. A fast paced comedy that
will leave your taste buds asking for
more Million Dollar Meatballs. For
more information email dscramlin@
bishopkelleylapeer.org or call 810-
664-5011.

Saturdays
Baked Potato Bar at The Lapeer
Seventh-Day Adventist church 986
Turrill Rd., Lapeer on Saturday,
March 18 at 4 p.m. A community
meal for a free will donation. For
more information call 810-614-
1888.
•••
Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner
at St. Cornelius 3834 N. Mill St.,
Dryden on March 18. $15 per person includes dinner, beverage and
dessert. Beer and wine available.
Tickets sold at the door.
•••
Maple Syrup Weekend at 3700 Law
Rd., North Branch on Saturday,
March 18 and Sunday March 19
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This free
event is sponsored by the Michigan
Maple Syrup Association will have
several producers in the area participating in an open house. This
event allows the public to come and
see how syrup is made, purchase
maple products and meet with the
people who produce food locally.
The Law Family Farm invites you to

come and enjoy some free waffles/
pancakes and see how maple syrup
is made. For more information go
to Law Family Farm on Facebook
or if you have questions e-mail at
kolienelaw@aol.com. You can also
find other locations at michiganmapleweekend.com.
•••
Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser at
Marlette First United Methodist
Church 3155 Main St., Marlette on
Saturday, March 25 from 6-8 p.m.
Donations at the door, pie auction
to follow at 8 p.m. Proceeds to benefit the Marlette High School to go
to Haiti to work on Poured out project. For more information, contact
Mr. Shifflet at Marlette High School
989-635-4935.
•••
Texas Hold-em Poker Tournament
at Deerfield Township Hall 30 E.
Burnside Rd., North Branch on
Saturday, April 1 check in at 6 p.m.,
gambling starts at 7 p.m. $40 buy
in prizes for first, second and third
place and a 50/50 raffle. For more
information, call Jim Terry 810-656-
5254.
•••
3rd Annual Buffalo & Boar Wild Game
Dinner benefiting the Lions Bear
Lake Camp is at Hunters Den 2110
N. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer on Saturday,
April 1 doors open at 5 p.m. dinner
at 6 p.m. Dinner and grand prize
raffle tickets are $25 each and only
250 sold. Dinner will be complete
with gun raffles, silent auction,
sportsman fishing and hunting trip
packages and more. Grand prize
tickets sold will be put in a special
drawing for other prizes. Proceeds
will support programs at the camp
for children with special needs.
Donations from businesses and individual for the auctions are needed.
Tickets for both dinner and grand
price raffle can be purchased online
at www.bearlakecamp.org or Hunters
Den. Call 810-245-0726 for more
information or to donate.
•••
Taco Fiesta at Maple Grove
Elementary School 2020 Imlay City
Rd., Lapeer on Saturday, April 8
from 2-6 p.m. Proceeds benefit the
Forever Friends Network with cost of
$10 for three taco dinner and $8 for
two tacos. Both dinners include a
drink, rice, beans and toppings and

a bake sale. Silent auction from 2-5
p.m. and winners will be called by 6
p.m. For more information or donations and volunteers, contact Regina
Starr 810-623-2041.
•••
Roxanne Kaurich Miller Fundraiser
at the Lapeer Center Building
425 County Center St., Lapeer on
Saturday, April 22 from 3-8 p.m.
Come help knock down some walls
and ALS at the same time. Donation
$10 per adult, $3 per child, $25 for
families of four. Donation includes
admission, dinner and family activities. For more information, call 586-
634-3906.
•••
The 27th Annual Spring Craft Show at
Davison High School 1250 N. Oak
Rd., Davison on Saturday, April 29
from 10am-4pm. There will be over
100 booths in this annual spring
fundraiser for the Davison Wrestling
boosters. Special guest for the
show will be Dennis Clotworthy, Al
Kaline’s last bat boy, who will be
book signing. If interested in exhibitor space in this great spring show,
call Joe Smetanka at 810-658-
0440.

CLASS REUNIONS

40th Class Reunion

Lapeer East & West 40th Class Reunion Class of “77 at Daley Farm 3635 Daley Rd., Attica on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Dinner is 6 p.m. Bring your own adult drinks, pop and water will be available. Looking for graduating classes from both schools. This will coordinate with the same weekend as Lapeer Days so everyone can come and enjoy the festival also. Follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/1694366430796193/?- fref=nf for all the meetings and currant information.

VENDOR SHOWS

Craft & Vendor Show at Rainbow
Child Care 1090 S. Lapeer Rd.,
Lapeer on Saturday, April 8 from 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. Raffles and lunch
available. Spaces starting at $20,
vendors not duplicated, first come
first serve. For details or to reserve
your space email Sheree at ssecord@tds.net or leave a message at
989-795-9222.
•••
Spring Arts and Craft Show at Oxford
High School will be held Saturday,
April 22. The show is sponsored by
the Oxford leadership class. The
class will also be hosting a fall
show Oct. 21. Artisans, crafters and
home businesses interested should
call Joe at 810-658-0440.
•••
Flea Market and & Craft Fair at
North Branch Masonic Center
4058 Huron St., North Branch on
Thursday, May 11 and Friday May
12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Vendor
spaces for both days $30 for two
eight foot tables, or $20 for one.
Concessions available. For vendor
space, contact Shannon Pratt 810-
688-2784 or email shannonr.pratt@
yahoo.com.

COMMUNITY

Ongoing
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
Township. 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
rollerblades, anything you wear outside on your feet. 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 non-profit 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.
•••
Coats and Warm Winter Clothing
Donations at The Golden Arrow,
24 S. Court St., Lapeer drop off
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m.
to 4 p.m. and Saturday’s from 11
a.m. to 3 p.m. Main entrance at
the back. Collecting coats, hats,
mittens, and other warm clothes
and boots, plastic grocery bags and
gently used towels also needed.
For information, contact 810-660-
8333.

Mondays
Sadie’s Dream for a Cure is a Lapeer
based non-profit 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 1330 Imlay City Rd.,
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.
•••
Sweet Adelines rehearsals from 7-10
p.m. at the Davison Senior Center,
10135 Lapeer Rd., Davison. Details:
810-742-0977 or www.songofthe
lakes.webs.com.

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.
•••
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 1-844-
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.

Thursdays
Community Prayer at the historic
courthouse lawn, 255 Clay St.,
Lapeer the last Thursday of the
month from 7-8:30 p.m. All are
welcome. For more information, call
Lapeer Assembly of God Church at
810-664-8089.

Fridays
Free community gym and dodge ball
tournament from 8-10:30 p.m. first
and third Fridays at Victory World
Outreach Church, 10291 Green Rd.,
Goodrich. Activities include basketball,
ping pong, foosball and dodge ball
tournaments. Details: 810-636-2100.
.

Saturdays

Country Jamboree at Old Town Hall, 3551 Hadley Rd., Hadley on the first Saturday of the month from 1-4 p.m. Money raised to benefit scholarships for Lapeer and Goodrich. For more information, call 810-969- 4575.

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. located at 735 Nepessing St.,
Lapeer.

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.

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.
•••
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.

Wednesday- Fridays

Week Day Dinners at Lapeer Eagles #2427, 3565 Davison Rd., Lapeer on Wednesdays serving steakbugers, Thursdays tacos and Fridays fish fry. All proceeds go to the Eagles #2427. For more information, call 810-664-2812.

Fridays
Friday Dinners at the VFW Post 4139,
128 Daley Rd., Lapeer, on the first
Fridays of every month until spring.
Dinner will be served with potato,
salad, roll and dessert. Dinners are
from 5:30-7 p.m. $10. Public welcome. Proceeds to support local veterans projects. Call 810-664-9222
with questions.

Saturdays
Pancake Breakfast every 1st and
3rd 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.
•••
Otter Lake Coalition of Churches
serves a dinner the second
Saturday of each month at St.
John the Baptist Episcopal Church,
5811 Forest Ave., Otter Lake from
5-6:30 p.m. Free will offering with
proceeds to benefit the Otter Lake
Food Distribution. For further information, call 810-793-2640.
•••
Roast Beef Dinner Buffet at the
Otisville Masonic Center, 10246
N. State Rd., Otisville, the fourth
Saturday of each month. Adults
$10, children 6-12 $5 and under
5 free. Dessert and beverage are
included. For further information,
call 810-631-4630.

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
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.

Tuesdays
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 #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.
••••
Lunch Social Support Group meeting at Eddie G’s Restaurant, 6484
Marlette St., Marlette, hosts this
support group on the first Tuesday
of each month at 12 p.m. 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 the CMH
Harmony Hall Building at 219 S.
Saginaw 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 Calvellis Eatery & Spirits,
44 W. Park St., Lapeer, from
6-7:30 p.m. The group is open to
all who play the uke or would like
to learn.
•••
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.
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.- 12 p.m. for more information, call Dorothy at 810-793- 7159 or Barb at 810-796-3287.

Wednesdays
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.

To submit your event: Send information including the day, time, location and a short description of your non-profit, civic or fundraising event to jpayne@mihomepaper.com. Send your mail to Calendar, PO Box 220, Lapeer, MI 48446

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