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2018-07-29 / Calendar

CALENDAR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday
HUNTER’S SAFETY CLASSES: The
Marlette Sportsmen’s Association
will be teaching Hunter’s Safety
at the Marlette Sportsmen’s Club.
Registration is on Monday, August 6,
at 5:30 p.m. The classes will run from
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on August
6, 7, 13 & 14. 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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Wednesday
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 6th through 8th
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.
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Tick-Talk Lunch & Learn in Marlette
at Marlette Regional Hospital on
Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 12-1
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.
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Thursday
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.
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Saturday

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 and share
their art! 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 ten 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.
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Lost in the Woods Music Festival at
Torzewski County Park 2051 Pero Lake
Rd., Lapeer on Saturday, Aug. 4 from
12-10 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
monies raised to be used to support local
non-profit groups. For more information
contact 810-441-9164 or 810-688-2568.
•••
Paradise Animal Rescue Second Annual
Wine & Whiskers Fundraising Event
at Metamora Country Club, 1600 Club
Drive, Metamora, MI. Saturday, August
4, 2018 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Wine and
local craft beers expertly paired with food
offerings. Tickets $50.00 per person
available on line www.parpets.org or
at the Rescue, 2266 N. Lapeer Road,
Lapeer.
•••
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.

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.
•••
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. 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.
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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
•••
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 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.
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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.
•••
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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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.
•••
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.
•••
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.
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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.
•••
Wednesday
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

Free Nutrition & Childbirth Ed For Pregnant
Moms Learn sustainable habits to
keep mom and baby healthy, as well
as what to expect during labor and
delivery. A grant from the Lapeer County
Community Foundation is funding two
Today’s Mom series, a six-week program
with interactive activities designed to
help moms-to-be learn to make healthy
choices for themselves and their babies.
This collaborative partnership between
MSU Extension, Early Head Start, and
Women, Infants & Children (WIC) will
include a childbirth educator to prepare
moms for what to expect during labor and
delivery, a healthy cooking demonstration,
a breastfeeding educator, as well as
free groceries and other giveaways!
Transportation can be provided if needed.
The first series will begin on August
2nd at 1:30 – 3 pm and will meet every
Thursday for 6 weeks in the Lower Level
of the Lapeer County Health Department.
There is no cost for this program;
however, registration is required. Call
MSU Extension at 989-672-3870 to sign
up, or with any questions.

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.
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.

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.
•••

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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