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2018-07-22 / 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 out 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.
•••
Safe Sitter® Courses Offered at
Marlette Hospital on two different
days. On Wednesday, Aug. 1 and Aug.
8 from 3-8:30 p.m. This instructor-led
class is for students in grades sixth
through eighth to prepare them for
watching younger siblings or children
they are babysitting. Children from
all school systems are welcome to
attend this course. These one-day
Safe Sitter® Basic Courses will
cover a variety of topics and will
feature fun games and role-playing
exercises. Students will even get
to use manikins to practice rescue
skills like choking rescue and CPR.
To successfully complete the Safe
Sitter® program, students must pass
a practical and written test to demonstrate a mastery of the concepts
and skills necessary to handle an
emergency. Class fees are $10/student and a sack lunch is suggested.
Pre-registration is required. Space is
limited. For more information about
the Safe Sitter® program or to register your child, please contact Brooke
Stafford at 989-635-4002 or bstafford@mrhcares.org.
•••
Tick-Talk Lunch & Learn at Marlette
Regional Hospital on Wednesday, Aug.
15 from noon to 1 p.m. “Tick-Talk:
What You Need to Know About Tick-
Borne Diseases & Prevention” will
be the topic of a Community Lunch
& Learn. The guest presenter is Erik
Foster, MS, BCE, a medical entomologist from the Michigan Department of
Health & Human Services. Community
Lunch & Learn is an educational
series offered by Marlette Regional
Hospital that aims to educate the
greater Thumb Area community of
local resources and assets that will
help them achieve a healthy lifestyle
and better quality of life. Space is
limited and registration is required. To
register, please call 989-635-4002.
To stay updated on future offerings,
visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.
•••
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.
•••

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 Seventh-Day
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 from noon to 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.
•••
Friday
Free Movie on New Life Christian Church
411 Newark Rd., Attica on Friday, July
27 from 7-9 p.m. Playing God’s Not
Dead 3 – A Light in the Darkness. For
more information call 810-724-2702.
•••

Saturday

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.
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Art of Tattoo to open at Gallery 194 on
display through August 4. The Center
has partnered with Red Room Social
Club to bring a unique art to the Gallery
walls: the art of tattoo. Tattooing has
been a ritual in many cultures for
centuries. It has morphed into many
separate styles and the tattoos are
as diverse as the artists who create
them and the people who enjoy them.
In this new display, Gallery 194 will
showcase the different styles of tattoos
and some original artwork from local
tattoo artists. It will also include a visual
representation of the history of the art
of tattooing and the machines and tools
used to create tattoos from the early
times right up to the present. In addition
to the art on display in the show, Gallery
194 would like to invite the general
public to participate. We want to see
all your unique and wonderful tattoos.
Please drop off a photograph of your
tattoo at the gallery or share it with
us on social media. You can send a
message to our Facebook page, Gallery
194, with your image, or send it to us
via email at info@gallery194.com. The
top-10 tattoo pictures will be announced
at the reception and displayed at the
Gallery until the end of the show.
Admission is always free and all are
welcome.
•••
Lost in the Woods Music Festival at
Torzewski County Park 2051 Pero
Lake Rd., Lapeer on Saturday, Aug. 4
from noon to 10 p.m. Free Family Fun
with kid games, activities and a play
arena. Free Entertainment by local
bands. Food, beverages and t-shirts
available for purchase. Vendors and
demonstrations, raffles and giveaways.
Donations and money raised to be used
to support local non-profit groups. For
more information contact 810-441-9164
or 810-688-2568.
•••
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 10 a.m. and
return by 5 p.m. 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-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
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 two 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 heartrelated 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. 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.
•••
Win A Harley hosted by Michigan
Bikers Helping Veterans. They are
raffling off a 2018 Harley-Davidson
Street Glide, ticket are $10 each or
three 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 microenterprises 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 four-part
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.

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