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2018-04-22 / Calendar

CALENDAR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Sundays
A.Y.C.E. breakfast, Otisville Lioness
Club, Sunday, May 6 at Forest Twp.
Hall, Otisville from 8:30 a.m. -12:30
p.m. Adults $6, Children 3-10 $4,
2-and-under free.
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Hunter’s Safety Classes: The Marlette
Sportsmen’s Association will be
teaching Hunter’s Safety at the
Marlette Sportsmen’s Club. The
classes will run from 5:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m., April 16-17. The club is
located 2 miles west and 4½ miles
north of Marlette on White Creek
Road. Questions, contact Paul Slivka,
810-622-8645, or Terry Lambert at
810-537-2358.
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Tuesdays
Lapeer High School Class of ’63 —
55th reunion — July 21 at 2918
Hasler Lake Rd., Lapeer. If your
contact info has changed, contact
Janet, 1-800-252-6164, DeLynn,
1-810-797-4253 or Betsy, 1-810-797-
3500
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The Truth About Marijuana and Vaping
Lunch & Learn hosted by Community
Lunch & Learn at Marlette Regional
Hospital on Tuesday, April 24 from
noon to 1 pm. Space is limited and
registration is required. To register,
please call 989-635-4002. To stay
updated on future offerings, visit www.
marletteregionalhospital.org or “Like”
us on Facebook.
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Columbiaville United Methodist Church
located at 4696 Pine St., Columbiaville
is hosting a Community Roast Beef
& Pork Dinner, Monday, April 23 from
5-7 p.m. Free will offering. Carry outs
available. For more information, call
810-793-6363.
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Thursday
Gardening Class on Thursday, April 26,
at 6:30 p.m. located at 986 Turrill Rd.,
Lapeer. We will be covering: general
gardening principles, growing garlic
and onions, and herbs. For more
information, call Pamela Vaughn at
810-417-0189.
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Prayer Breakfast hosted Romeo Area
Kiwanis Club, the Prayer Breakfast
will be held on National Day of Prayer,
Thursday, May 3, at 8 a.m. at Simpson
Park Camp Meeting Grounds located
at 70199 Campground Rd., Bruce
Township. The cost of the breakfast is
$10. All clergy, pastors, ministers, and
priests are invited to come for a FREE
BREAKFAST, courtesy of the Kiwanis
Club of the Romeo Area. Please RSVP
with your count on or before April
27, to Gretchen Deming by phone at
586-752-3202, or e-mail to: spcamp@
simpsonparkcamp.org.
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“BeaYOUtiful & WELL Behaved Women’s
Health Retreat” hosted Marlette High
School on Thursday, May 10 from 6-8
pm. This event is free and is open to
the public. Refreshments will be served,
so RSVPs are appreciated. RSVP to the
Marlette Regional Hospital Foundation
at 989-635-4011. For more information
about this event, please “Like” Marlette
Regional Hospital on Facebook.
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Fridays

70th Annual Kiwanis Kapers show,
hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Lapeer
located at Lapeer High School
auditorium on April 19, 20, 21.
Family-friendly variety show. Tickets
can be purchased at Lapeer Gold and
Diamond, McComb Monument, Kapala
Heating and Air Conditioning or from
any Kiwanis Club of Lapeer member.
For more information, call Sarah at
810-358-7396
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Women’s Conference Beautiful hosted
Faith Christian Family Church located
at 3440 Davison Rd., Lapeer. Early
bird registration after May 1. Event is
May 4-5. Admission is $35. Register
at FCFC or at lapeerfamilychurch.com.
For more information, call Francine

Wells 810-667-0075.
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Saturdays

Hope Blooms fundraising dinner for
Hunter Hospitality House will take
place at the Blue Water Convention
Center, 800 Harker St., Port Huron,
from 5-7 p.m. on Sat., April 28. $40 a
ticket, $300 for table of eight. Dinner,
dessert, music, 50-50 drawing, raffles,
silent auction, cash bar and door
prizes. More information, 810-201-
5513.
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5K Run/Walk hosted by North Branch
Lions Club on May 19 located at the
6640 Beech St., North Branch.
Registration from 8-8:45 a.m. the
morning of event. The cost is $20
before April 27 and $25 after.
Seven years and younger free T-shirt
included with registration. For further
information you may contact Kathy at
810-656-0020.
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North Branch Spring Craft Fair & Momto Mom Sale hosted by North Branch
Bronco Band on Saturday, May 12
from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at North Branch
Middle School 6600 Brush St., North
Branch. Cost: $2 per adult, 12 and
under free. For more information, call
810-834-5199 or www.nbbroncos.net/
departments/north_ branch_ bands.

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Register Today for the Annual Hospice
Walk in an effort to support our local
United Hospice Service program
and ensure that hospice care is
available to those in need, a group of
exceptional volunteers are coordinating
the annual Hospice Walk fundraiser.
The Hospice Walk is scheduled to take
place on Saturday, May 12 in Marlette.
Event registration begins at 8:30
a.m. at Marlette Elementary School,
located at 6230 Euclid St. Participants
can walk as little or as much as they
would like on the beautiful outdoor
walking trail, Gayle’s Trail, from 9
a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Recognition will be
given to those who are being honored
and memorialized by event supporters.
There are several opportunities for
individuals and businesses to support
this year’s Hospice Walk. Sponsorship
levels are as follows: Walk Supporter
is $25 and includes the walk fee and
commemorative T-shirt; Pink Heart
Sponsorship is $100 and includes a
customized sign, walk fee and a T-shirt
or sweatshirt; Red Heart Sponsorship
is $300 and includes business logo
printed on event signage and T-shirts,
a walk fee and T-shirt or sweatshirt.
Sponsorships should be received
no later than April 25 to receive full
recognition on event signage and
T-shirts. Businesses and individuals
alike who would like to support United
Hospice Service, but do not wish to

participate in the Hospice Walk are
welcome to give a monetary donation
in support of this year’s event. All
proceeds raised through this fundraiser
help hospice patients and families
in our local communities. For more
information about United Hospice
Service of Marlette Regional Hospital
or to register for the Hospice Walk,
please call 800-635-7490 or visit www.
marletteunitedhospice.org.

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Chess Club from 2-4 p.m. third Saturday
at Marguerite De Angeli Branch Library,
921 Nepessing St. Details: 810-664-
6971.
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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. 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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.

COMMUNITY

Ongoing
Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA)
announces Public Hearings for the
Annual Implementation Plan: Fiscal
Year 2019. Located at Lapeer
Senior Center 287 West Nepessing
St. Lapeer on May 15 from 10
am - 12 pm. Cost is free. These
public hearings give area residents
a preview of proposed services and
programs for older adults (60+) in
Genesee, Lapeer, and Shiawassee
Counties. VAAA programs and
services help thousands of local
seniors annually. Caregiver services,
Planning for long-term care, In-home
services, and Priority services are
some the topics. Reservations are
not needed to attend the Public
Hearing; please call one day ahead
for lunch reservations. For more
information www.valleyareaaging.org
or 810-245-6896.
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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.. Walk-in
Clinic available on Mondays 1-3 p.m..
For further information or appointments
you may call 810-667-0448 or cdc.gov/
hepatitis.
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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.
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Local Hospitals Offer Diabetes
Education Refresher Class The Diabetes
Self-Management Training (DSMT)
program of Marlette Regional Hospital
and McKenzie Health System,
as affiliates of United Healthcare
Partners, invites Thumb Area residents
living with diabetes to take advantage
of an educational opportunity that
can assist them in managing their
condition and overall health. The
Diabetes Self-Management Essentials
201 Course is a new, 2½ hour
refresher class that is taught by a
registered nurse, certified diabetes
educator and registered dietitian. This
refresher class is intended for diabetic
patients that have completed 10 hours
of DSMT education. Course topics
will include healthy eating for weight
loss, medication and insulin use,
evaluating blood glucose results and
much more. Classes are scheduled
for June 6 from 6 – 8:30 p.m., and
September 12 from 9:30 a.m. – 12
p.m. This event will be hosted at
the MRH East Campus in Marlette,
located at 2861 Main Street. A guest
is welcome to attend with participants
and refreshments will be provided.
Please register in advance as
limited seating is available. The cost
associated with DSMT programs and
refresher classes are covered by most
insurance companies, but co-pays
and deductibles may apply. Attendees
should call their insurance company to
verify coverage for education. A referral
by a primary care provider is required
to attend this class. Please contact
the diabetes education office at 989-
635-4348 for more information or to
RSVP. For more information about
Marlette Regional Hospital, please
visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.
For more information about McKenzie
Health System, please visit www.
mckenziehealth.org.
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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.
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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, 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 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.
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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.
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Mondays

North Branch Weselyn Church is
hosting a Grief Share grief recovery
seminar and support group is a 13
week video driven seminar featuring
nationally recognized experts on grief
recovery topics. Seminar sessions
include “Is This Normal?” “The

Challenges of Grief,” “Grief and Your
Relationships,”“Why?” and “Guilt and
Anger.” 3164 North Branch Road,
North Branch. Mondays - 3/5/18 -
6/4/18 6-7:30 p.m. Cost $15. For
more information call 810-688-2380
or www.griefshare.org/groups/91884
•••
Lapeer Symphony Orchestra —
MUSICIANS WANTED string & wind
players! Chatfield School, 231 Lake
Dr., Lapeer, Every Monday in Feb.
through April, 7-9 p.m. ALL ARE
WELCOME; violins, violas, cellos and
string basses needed most. If it’s
been a while since you’ve played,
this is a perfect opportunity to start
playing again. No fees. No auditions.
FREE. For more information contact
us at Facebook; Lapeer Symphony
Orchestra or at 989-660-9481.
•••
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.
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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.
•••
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 four-part harmony in
the barbershop style. For more

information, call 810-664-3552 or
810-742-0977.
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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
•••
Valley Area Agency on Aging (VAAA)
Creating Confident Caregivers
Event hosted by the Lapeer Senior
Center located at 287 West
Nepessing Street, Lapeer from April
19 - May 24 at 12:30 p.m.-2:30
p.m. this is a six week program
highlighting information, skills and
coping mechanisms to manage
stress while providing the best care
for your loved one. $10 donation is
requested but not required. For more
information call 810-239-7671.

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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