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December 12, 2018
Editor's note: Due to space constraints announcements will be posted one week in advance of the event. Notices must be received in writing by noon Monday prior to the publication date.

Gentle Yoga Tuesdays from 9-10 a.m. at First Congregational Church in Almont. Practice led by Dina Miramonti, RYT.

Imlay City Senior Center "Texas Hold 'Em" 12:30 p.m. For info 810-724-6030.

Council on Aging Membership is open to individuals 18 and older. The Capac Senior Center is open 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. weekdays. We offer a variety of activities such as fitness and craft classes, a book review group, cards and bus trips. For info, call Lori at 395-7889.

Almont and Dryden area senior citizens meet the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12 p.m. at the Almont Lions Hall, 222 Water St., for a potluck and program. Call 798-8210 for more info.

Adults 55 and over are invited to Berlin Twp. Senior Center to play cards from noon-3 p.m. the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Bring a sack lunch, beverages provided. Senior stretch exercise on Tuesdays 10-11 a.m. Potluck luncheons will be served the 4th Tuesday of every month at noon. For info, call 810-395-4518.

Ryan Smith, a certified alcohol and drug counselor will be available at the Imlay City Senior's Center on the 4th Thursday of every month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

Dinner and card playing, 50/50 raffle and prizes of high and low for each table every 3rd Monday at the Washington Senior Center, 57880 Van Dyke, Washington Twp., MI 48094, from 4-8 p.m. For info, call 586-752-6543.

Swing Dance Lessons at the Port Huron Senior Center, 600 Grand Avenue, Port Huron, every Tues. from 7:30-9 p.m. and the 1st and 3rd Thurs. of the month from 7:30-9 p.m. with instructors Lyle Malaski & Kristina Morton. For info, call 810-984-5061.

St. Paul's Lutheran Church 'Food for Families' kitchen is open to the public for free, hot meals every Monday and Wednesday from 4-5:30 p.m.

This Heart Loves Food Pantry is open the 1st Saturday of each month from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at Gateway Assembly Church, 2796 S. Van Dyke Rd., Imlay City.

The Attica United Methodist Church will be holding a free community meal on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:00-6:00 p.m. For more info please call 810-724-0690 or visit www.atticaumc.org.

The Attica Food Bank at the Attica United Methodist Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is open from 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month. Proof of residency and need required.

The Capac Community Food Pantry, 112 S. Main Street, is open each Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. Please call LOVE, INC. at 810-245-2414 in advance to ensure your food voucher will be received before you stop in to shop. Any questions, please call Joyce Kaufman at 810-395-7532.

The Capac Kitchen serves free meals every Tuesday from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church.

Free meals for people in need are offered at the North Branch Senior Center on Monday and Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. Call 810-441-0322 for more info.

Orchards' Cupboard Food Pantry is open the 3rd Saturday of every month 9 a.m.-noon. Food distributed at 74903 McKay Rd., Bruce Twp., 586-336-4673. www.orchardsonline.org.

The Almont Community Historical Society Museum is open Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Please stop by and learn about your community. Society meetings are held at the museum on the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. For more info call 810-796-3355.

The Capac Historical Society is open to visitors daily from 1-3 p.m. and 1-4 p.m. on Sundays. Call 810-395-2859 for more info.

The Dryden Historical Society meets at 7 p.m. the first Wednesday of the month and the museum opens every Monday from 5:30-7 p.m.

Beginning in April the Imlay City Historical Museum is open on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. and welcomes visitors at that time. The museum features period rooms that appear as they would have been prior to the turn of the 20th century and into the 1930s. Fabulous artifacts greet guests in every room and transport them back to when life was a simpler time. Visitors will find exhibits relating to railroading, military, local history and much more. Docents are on hand to answer questions and assist with research. Stop in and take a look!

Ready, Set, Go! Workshop. This is a FREE workshop for 3-5 year olds & parents/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! Call the Family Literacy Center today to reserve your seat at 810-664-2737 and for more info on dates and times.

Play groups available. Free 6 week sessions. At these FREE 90-minute playgroups, children will participate in storytime, developmentally appropriate games and crafts, learn new skills, and enjoy a snack and social time with other children. Parents will have the chance to talk to other adults with same-age children. Register now for the next session! Numerous locations and dates available. For more info and to sign up call the Family Literacy Center at 810-664-2737.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) meetings are held every Monday night at 8 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Imlay City.

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and Al-Anon meetings are held every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Capac United Methodist Church, Capac, MI.

Grief share. Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Imlay City Sr. Center, Lamb Steele building on Third St. New series starts Aug. 6. For info or to register call Tracy at 810-724-6030 or Ginger at 810-724-5772.

Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Assault meets 1-3 p.m. every Wednesday in the Lapeer Court House for personal protection order clinic. For info 810-246-0632.

10A Friday AFG Family Groups meeting. Imlay City FOC Lutheran Church, 7191 Imlay City Rd, Imlay City. Contact Ginger Miller at 810-724-5772 for more information.

Romeo Washington Parks and Rec. One on one grief counseling provided at both Romeo and Washington Centers. By appointment only, please call to set up your appointment today 586-752-6543. Free of charge.

FOR WIDOWED MEN & WOMEN: Lunch-Cards-Friendship. Join us every 3rd Tuesday of each month from 11:45 a.m.-4 p.m. at Cavis Pioneer Restaurant, 5600 Lapeer Rd. in Kimball Twp. 48074. No RSVP necessary. For more info call Joanne K. at 810-324-2304. This activity is sponsored by Widowed Friends, a peer support group www.widowedfriends.org.

Widowed Friends invites all widowed to join us for breakfast and friendship in a safe setting every 2nd and 4th Monday of the month at 9 a.m. at Sero's, 925 Gratiot in Marysville. For more info, call Julie at 810-388-0868.

For those that have experienced the death of a loved one, a support group is available facilitated by a trained United Hospice Service (UHS) bereavement volunteer. Marlette Regional Hospital, 2770 Main Street in Marlette, hosts this support group the 1st Tuesday of each month in the Administration Conference Room. For time and more info, call 800-635-7490 or visit www.marletteregionalhospital.org.

TOPS 620 Lapeer weight- loss group meets Tuesday nights at the Hunter's Creek Mobile Home Park Club House, 725 DeMille Rd. in Lapeer. Weigh-in from 6-6:30 p.m., meeting from 6:30-7:30 p.m. For more info call 810-664-7579.

Christmas Cookie Walk will be held at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, 4331 Capac Road, Capac on Saturday, December 15 at 9:00 a.m. Purchase a large tin for $9.00 and fill it with your choice of delicious homemade cookies. Come early for best selection! Call 810-395-2049 for more information.

Woman's Life Chapter 855 is collecting bottles and cans all year long. With your help we can make a difference in someone's life at a time when they need the most help. Please consider being part of the bigger picture. Donate your bottles and cans today. For a representative of our group call 810-392-5136.

The Imlay City Christian School has discount cards available for sale. Proceeds benefit the school's athletic, music and PE programs. For more information call Imlay City Christian School, Mon.-Fri. 8-4, 810-724-5695.

Lapeer County Health Department, 1800 Imlay City Rd., Lapeer - Regular Immunization Clinic Hours: (held in 2nd floor clinic area) Walk-In, Mondays 1-3 p.m.; By Appointment Only, Wednesdays 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays 1-3:45 p.m. Hepatitis vaccine is now available. For additional info, to check if we accept your insurance, or to schedule an appointment please call 810-667-0448.

Free hearing and vision screens for children of preschool age are available at the Lapeer County Health Department. To schedule an appointment please call 810-667-0448 or 810-245-5549.

Capac Pharmacy is teaming with Support Million Hearts by offering in-pharmacy blood pressure screenings, 136 North Main St. in Capac, Tuesdays, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Everyone is invited to come and have their blood pressure read for free.

Justified Quartet Christmas Concert. Sat., Dec. 8, 6 p.m. Goodland Community Church. Spreading Christmas Joy. Love offerings will be taken. for info call 810-724-8064.

Ukulele Hawaiian Christmas Concert. Washington Parks and Rec, 57880 Van Dyke, Washington Township. Thur., Dec. 13, 2-3 p.m. Enjoy some traditional holiday songs along with songs of the season that are tradional in the Hawaiian Islands. No Charge.

Zumba Gold. Combines dance steps with a low impact routine. Bring water and a face towel. Every Monday and Wednesday 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Washington Parks and Rec Center, 57880 Van Dyke, Washington Twp. Fee charged. Call 586-752-6543 for info.

Sculpt, Flex and Stretch. Beneficial weight training. Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Washington Parks and Rec Center , 57880 Van Dyke, Washington Twp. Call 586-752-6543 for times and prices.

Free tutor training for people who would like to help others in our community improve English skills. Volunteer basis. Please call for orientation before training at 810-664-2737.

Volunteer for the Habitat for Humanity of Lapeer County at the office. Interested parties can call 810-664-7111 and speak to Carolyn, Cheryl or Pete at 810-660-7823.

Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of Imlay City, Post 2492, 598 N. Almont Ave. (Fairgrounds Rd.) Overseas Veterans Meetings 2nd Thursday, every other month, 7 p.m.; Post Meetings 1st Thursday every month, 7 p.m.; Auxiliary Meetings 1st Saturday of every month, 10 a.m.

Almont/Dryden Masons meets 7 p.m. every 2nd Thursday of the month at Masonic Center in Almont.

The Imlay City American Legion Post 135 meets the 2nd and last Wednesdays of the month at 7:30 p.m. The post is located at 212 E. Third Street. Contact them at 810-724-1450 or americanlegionpost135@frontier.com.

The Evening Star Quilt Guild meets the last Wednesday of each month at the Davison Senior Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd. in Davison. Meetings start at 6:30 p.m. and doors open at 6 p.m. For more info call Lisa, 810-358-7294.

Every Sunday The Lapeer Center's Flea Market is open 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. with up to 75 booths inside and outside selling a huge variety of items to the public. The Lapeer Center Building is at 425 County Center Street. This long-running community event is sponsored by The Lapeer Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization for over 60 years. For information on space rentals, call 810-347-7915. Low rental prices on inside and outside space. There is no admission charge. For general information on the Flea Market, Lapeer Center room rentals and catering, call 810-664-2109, email lapeercenter@gmail.com or see www.LapeerCenter.org.

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