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2018-09-09 / Calendar

CALENDAR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday
$5 Jewelry & Much More Sale, Monday,
October 22 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
at the MRH Medical Office Building
Lobby. The MRH Auxiliary is sponsoring
this fundraising event featuring $5
jewelry. There are hundreds of jewelry
items and many non-jewelry items like
fashion tops, leggings, scarves, purses
and accessories. With Christmas
just around the corner, you will have
an opportunity to make some great
purchases for only $5. Proceeds benefit
the MRH Auxiliary special projects fund.
This event is open to the public!
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Thursday
The 25th annual Sanilac County Silver
Lining Awards Banquet will take place
Thursday, Sept. 20 at St. Elazbeth
Church in Marlette. The event will
recognize adults and young people
whose volunteer efforts have improved
the quality of life for the people in
Sanilac County. For more information,
call 810-648-3634.
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American Red Cross Blood Drive
will be held from noon to 5:45
p.m. on Thursday, October 11 at
St. Elizabeth Church Parish Hall in
Marlette. Food and drinks available.
To schedule an appointment, log
onto www.redcrossblood.org code:
MarletteHospital or call 1-800-RED
CROSS. Sponsored by the MRH
Auxiliary.
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Chef Mark Anthony will be demonstrating
plant based healthy nutritional recipes
while having fun in the kitchen. He
will speak on weight loss, lowering
cholesterol and increasing energy. The
message and dinner will be FREE to the
public! Even will be held at 6 p.m. on
Thursday, September 20 at Lapeer SDA
Church, 986 Turrill Rd., Lapeer. For
more info, call 251-591-2620.
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Friday
The fourth Annual Country Quilt Show will
exhibit 100 quilts at Mt. Vernon United
Methodist Church, 3000 Twenty-eight
Mile Rd., Washington from 10 a.m. to 4
p.m. on October 5 and 6, with lunch 11
a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission $5. Vendors,
Awards, Door prizes, Silent Auction! Call
248-650-2213.
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The Marlette Knights of Columbus, will
host a fish and shrimp dinner from
4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September
21 at the St. Elizabeth Church Hall, in
Marlette. Carryout’s are available.
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Saturday

The Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis Club Euchre
Tournament will be held Saturday,
September 22. Registration begins at
5:30 p.m. with game time at 6 p.m.
at the American Legion Hall, 1701
W. Genesee St., Lapeer. $25 per
person with all proceeds go to feed
Lapeer Elementary school children
on weekends, who are food insecure.
Food, snacks and fabulous dessert
bar are free. There will be drawings
throughout the night and a 50/50 raffle
along with a silent auction. First place
prize is $150, second $75 and last
$25. For tickets contact, Carol Boom
810-845-2886, Lori Schmidt 810-724-
8652 or they may be purchased at the
door.
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2018 Judged Trail Ride is coming on
Saturday, September 8 at Hadley
Hills (Ortonville Recreation Equestrian
camp grounds) in Ortonville. Two adult
divisions and one youth will receive
cash prizes. $25 for adult signup and
$15 for youth. Registration begins 9
a.m. with riders out at 10 a.m. ‘till
noon. Also snacks, lunch, 50/50
drawing and silent auction. Call Tamra
810-441-4838 for more information.
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A Superhero 5K run/walk will be taking
place Saturday, Sept. 22 at Rowden
Park & Nature Trail in Lapeer. The
Inaugural race starts at 10 a.m. There
will be prizes for best costumes and
a free kids dash. Signup is $35. Also
holding a community walk for $15.

register at runsignup.com (search
United Way Lapeer).
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Annual United Hospice Service
Luncheon, Saturday, October 20, 11:30
a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth Church
Hall, Marlette. All proceeds benefit
United Hospice Service. Sponsorships
opportunities are available, in-kind
donations are needed, and tickets are
on sale for $20 at the UHS office at
East Campus, 2861 Main Street in
Marlette or by calling 800-635-7490.
This event is open to the public and will
include a catered lunch, prize-drawing
raffle, and fundraising auction. This is
a wonderful opportunity to visit with
friends and meet new acquaintances!
Luncheon tickets are $20 each and
can be purchased prior to the event at
the hospice office, located at the MRH
East Campus, 2861 Main Street, in
Marlette. For more information, please
contact United Hospice Service at 800-
635-7490.
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Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction with
the New Beginnings Family Church at
Trinity Methodist Church 1310 N. Main
St., Lapeer at 5 p.m. on Saturday,
Sept. 22. Tickets $10 adults, children
6-12 $5, 5-and-under free. Funds
raised will go towards building a second
church in Pakistan. Lots of great
auction items. For more information call
810-664-9941.
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The 23rd Annual Fantasy Forest at
Rowden Park is slated for Saturday,
October 13, rain or shine. Gates open
at 11 a.m. with the last admittance
at 3 p.m. Lapeer County businesses
and service organizations are invited
to participate by having a FREE station
along the trail to entertain and give
treats to children. Kids and families
can walk the paved trail for non-scary
entertainment and treats with as many
as 60 stations. The cost for kids is
$4, and for adults is $1. This event is
sponsored by Voiture 1536, 40 & 8, a

veterans service organization. For more
information call 810-664-0123 or email
jacobsladderlpr@aol.com.
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Nightmare on Nepessing Costume Party
& Raffle presented by the Lapeer
Optimist Club on Nepessing Street in
downtown Lapeer from 6 p.m. until 1
a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Ages 21
and older only. Live music, DJ, dancing
in a heated beer tent. Cash raffle prize
drawn at midnight, costume prizes
for best individual, couple and group.
Tickets on sale now. All proceeds to
benefit Lapeer area youth programs.
Tickets available www.lapeeroptimist.
org.
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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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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.
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A Country Festival will be held on the
grounds of SS Peter & Paul Church,
6645 Washington St., North Branch
on Sunday, Sept. 16. Come and enjoy
our famous chicken and pork dinner. Concessions, children’s games,
bingo, chinese auction, singing
knights and more. All are welcome

to come and have fun at the old fashioned family festival. For more information, www.sspeterpaulnb.org or call 810-688-3797.

CLASS REUNIONS

The North Branch Alumni: 50-yearsand more will be honoring the Class of 68 at the reunion on September 9. Donuts and visition starts at 10 a.m. at the high school cafeteria and dinner at 1 p.m. $16 per person, honored alumni from 1939 to 1948 eat free. For more information, Betty Kennedy 810-688-3886.

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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Sixth Annual Fall Craft Bazaar and
Bake Sale at First Presbyterian
Church 433 N. Calhoun St., Lapeer
on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Hand crafters needed. 6 x 8-foot
space is available for $15. All pro-

ceeds used for missions. Deadline is October 26. Space is limited, to reserve call Laurie Pagel 810-444- 2053.

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.
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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. 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
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.
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$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.
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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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