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2018-08-12 / 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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Tuesday
Mid-Michigan Therapy Dogs Training
classes at Goodrich United Methodist
Church 8071 State Rd., Goodrich
starting on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7
p.m. Therapy dogs are family pets
that are trained to provide affection,
comfort to people in hospitals, nursing, and assisted living facilities.
Dogs can be any breed or size.
Must be at least one year old and
have basic obedience and be well
socialized. This is a 12 week course.
Six weeks classroom instructions,
where dogs will be tested for the
Canine Good Citizen certification,
following five weeks of filed trips and
graduation. Class size is limited and
per-registration is required. For more
information, call 248-909- 9522 or
248-521-2930.
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Families Against Narcotics (FAN) August
Family Forum on Tuesday, Aug. 14
at 6:30 p.m. at Marlette Regional
Hospital. This month’s guest speaker
is Tracy Westendorf, a person in longterm recovery and the parent of an
addict. Tracy will tell her story from
the perspective of being both the
person addicted and the parent of
an addicted loved one, her daughter.
Come to this month’s free forum
and hear about her road to addiction
and her struggle to sobriety. Sanilac
County FAN Family Forum meets at
Marlette Regional Hospital the 2nd
Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
For more information, contact Jamie
Foster at 248-763-8132 or jamie@
achance2change.net.
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Wednesday
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

Concession Stand at Lapeer Days
Festival hosted by the Lapeer Elks
Lodge 2567 on August 17, 18 and
19. Pulled pork sandwiches, hot dogs,
sweet corn, chips, baked potato bar,
drinks and also our famous Bake Sale.
Please stop by. Proceeds benefit our
Veterans and other local charities.
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Healthy Living Seminar at Lapeer
Seventh-day Adventist Church 986
Turrill Rd., Lapeer on Thursday,
Aug. 30 at 6:30 p.m. Presenting
a class on preparing produce for
freezing—Keeping the Crop! Our
focus will be on specifically fresh
corn and tomatoes. There are live
demonstrations, and taste testing. For
more information call Pamela Vaughn,
RN Health Coordinator 810-417-0189.
Free Workshop for Seniors at Metamora

Lions Club 3790 N. Oak St., Metamora
on Thursday, Aug. 30 from 2-3 p.m.
Presenting Sheriff McKenna “Senior
Gun Safety at Home” Refreshments
will be provided. No registration
required. Free senior resource
directory. For more information call
810-245-6850.
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Auxiliary Hosts Annual Silvique Sterling
Silver Jewelry Sale at the Marlette
Regional Hospital (MRH) medical office
building lobby on Thursday, Aug. 16
from 8 a.m. too 4 p.m. The beauty,
affordability, and heirloom quality of
silver has made it the metal of choice
with many designers and consumers.
Silvique carries an extensive line of
sterling silver jewelry including rings,
bracelets, pendants, necklaces,
anklets, and more. They also carry
tungsten and stainless steel jewelry for
men as well as a line of sterling silver
children’s jewelry. There will be a wide
variety of styles available ranging from
classic silver pieces to unique, one-ofa kind designs featuring semi-precious
stones. Prices are below retail with
most items costing under $30. There
is a 90-day warranty on all items. This
event is free to attend and is open to
the public. Proceeds go to the Marlette
Hospital Auxiliary special projects fund.
For more information, contact Rosann
Clark at 810-688-2673.
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Saturday
14th annual Hog Town Run Thumb
Region’s Largest Motorcycle Run
at Melvin Park located along Main
Street on Saturday, Aug. 11, registration begins at 9 a.m. This fundraising event sponsored by Hog Town
Inc. of Melvin, Michigan. A concerted
departure will take place at 12 p.m.
to travel to the Hospice Residence
located at Marlette Regional Hospital
in Marlette for a blessing of the
bikes. The registration fee is $20
per person, which includes a $5
raffle ticket. Evening activities will
include a pig roast/chicken dinner,
bike games, burnouts, live entertainment, and a 50/50 raffle. Rustic
camping is available for a donation.
For more information, contact Chris
Madia at 810-656-4942 or Chris
Boller at 810-614-0200. For more
information about United Hospice
Service, visit www.marletteunitedhospice.org.
•••
Spaghetti Benefit Dinner for Gilbert
Cain at the American Legion Hall
1701 W. Genesee on Saturday, Aug.
25 from 3-7 p.m. Silent auction,
50/50 drawing, door prize. Tickets
at the door adults $10, children
6-12 $5, and under 5 free. If anyone

would like to donate anything for the
auction contact cain33165@gmail.
com or donations can be made at
Independent Bank.
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Christian Music Weekend at Crystal
Creek Christian Camp 5353 N. Lapeer
Rd., Columbiaville on Saturday, Aug.
18 from 4-8 p.m. and Sunday, Aug.
19 worship service 11 a.m. Weekend
of live music concert series, camping,
and special guests “The Down East
Boys” Sponsored by Fresh Start PCG
Church. For free tickets call Pastor Jan
& David Strength 810-705-2159 or
810-724-4723.
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Sunday

Victorian Tea Party at K of C Hall
8428 Davison Rd., Davison on
Sunday, Sept. 16 from 3-5 p.m.
Come enjoy tea sandwiches, cakes
and delicious tea. Cost $10 per
person, or a table of 8 for $70.
Proceeds help the Daughters of
Isabella with local churches. For
tickets, or more information, contact
Yvonne 586-438-0864 or Noreen
810-444-6653.
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Annual McLaren Hospice All-You-Can-Eat
Pancake Breakfast at Lapeer Days
on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 9 a.m. to 12
p.m. in The Elks Tent on downtown
Nepessing St., Lapeer. Adults $5,
children 5 and under $3. Pancakes
served with sausage, coffee and juice.
Proceeds to help care for terminally ill
patients. Sponsorship opportunities
are also available. Come see us in the
tent.
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Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction
Benefit for Mark Delong at Hunters
Creek Community Church 2471
Metamora Rd., Lapeer on Sunday,
Sept. 9 from 12-4 p.m. Dinner is a
free will offering with all proceeds
going to the Delong family to help
with the recovery of Mark. Mark is
the co-owner of Floyd Delong & Son
Excavating. To donate an auction item
contact Lori Taylor 810-441-1213.

CLASS REUNIONS

The LakeVille High class of 1968 will hold their 50 year reunion at 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 15 at MD’s Sports Tavern, 3040 N. State Rd., Davison. Cost per person for dinner is $30. Cash bar, cocktails begin at 5 p.m. with dinner at 6 p.m. Still looking for classmates. Contact Diane Seaman 810-793-4621 for more information. Reservations and remittance are needed by August 31, 2018. •••

VENDORS NEEDED

Fifth Annual Craft & Vendor Show at New Life in Christ Lutheran Church 6007 Fish Lake Rd., North Branch on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many crafters and vendors in the church, barn and on the lawn. Baked goods, popcorn and bottle water for sale from the church group booth. For more information on reserving your space call Vicki 810-688-4557 or Cindy 810-688-3756.

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Sixth Annual Oxford High School Arts
and Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 27
from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the high
school. The show is sponsored by the
Oxford leadership class. Some 75 plus
booths are expected, to reserve your
space contact Joe at 810-658-0440.
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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.
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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.
•••
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.
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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.
•••
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 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.
•••
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.. Walkin Clinic available on Mondays 1-3
p.m.. For further information or
appointments you may call 810-667-
0448 or cdc.gov/hepatitis.
•••
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 fourpart 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.
•••
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 sixweek 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.

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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