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June 24, 2009
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.

In Imlay City: The Walking Club meets every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. at the Imlay City Senior Center.

The Imlay City VFW Auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. on July 11 instead of July 4 due to the holiday.

The Imlay City High School Class of 1979 is planning a weekend of evens for the 30th reunion July 31 - Aug. 3. Festivities begin Friday with a reunion dinner-dance at the Lapeer Country Club. A family picnic and campout is planned for Saturday at the home of John and Julie Dockham, and classmates will be in a float in the Blueberry Festival Parade later that evening. A golf outing is planned for Sunday and a class trip to a Tiger's game is slated for Monday. For more information visit www.imlaycity1979.classquest.com. Classmates are encouraged to fill out the questionnaire and post photos on the site.

The Imlay City Class of 1984 is hosting reunion events July 31 - Aug. 1. Plans include meeting at Cedar Lanes on July 31, a golf outing at Castle Creek in the morning and a dinner party at Imlay City K of C Hall in the evening of Aug. 2. For more information contact www.geocities.com/imlaycity1984 or call Scott Mrozek at 810-404-4020 or Todd Nickens at 586-604-5262.

Sign up for a River Crab Cruise presented by the Lapeer County Dept. of Senior Activities on Aug. 4. Cost is $69 and includes motor coach transportation, cruise on the Huron Lady II and dinner at the River Crab. Reservation and payment deadline is July 1. Call 724-6-3- for more information or to register.

The Lapeer Master Gardener Program has announced their second annual garden photo contest at the Eastern Michigan Fair in August. Contact the MSU Extension at 667-0343 for the complete rules.

Take in a Detroit Tigers baseball game on Aug. 16 with the Imlay City Knights of Columbus. Cost is $32 per person and includes game ticket, motor coach transportation, a player poster for kids 14 and under with on field photo day opportunity prior to game start at 1:05 p.m. Payment is due by July 1. Call Joe Biondo at 810-395-4966 for more information.

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.

An Al-anon meeting will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church every Monday evening at 8 p.m.

In Attica: the Attica Twp. branch of the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. The library is also open Mondays and Thursdays from 2-7 p.m. and Tuesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

At New Life Christian Church, the Element for young adults (18-30) takes place every Sunday night at 7 p.m. and 2911 Youth for youth ages 13-18 is held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Family night including classes for every age group is also held every Wednesday at 7 p.m. Club 738 offers a night of games, music and movies for youth every second and third Friday at 7:38 p.m.

In Almont: Free coffee, cookies and conversation is offered every Thursday from 9-11 a.m. at the Potter's House New Song, 243 E. St. Clair. All are welcome.

Almont Student Enrichment is offering Summer Programs including Safesitter Babysitter Training; Tennis; Golf; Drama grades 3-5; Drama grades 3-5 and K-2; Get Ready for Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade, Third Grade; Adult Fitness; Adult Relaxation; Basketball Skills Clinic; Crochet/Knitting and fall programs. For more information and schedules visit www.almont.k.12.mi.us and click on enrichment.

Almont Seniors meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-4 p.m. at the Almont Twp. Hall, 819 N. Main St. Enjoy coffee, cards and conversation. The second Tuesday of each month is Potluck at the Lions Hall in Almont. Call 798-9147 for more information.

In Capac: A community euchre party for players 18 and up begins July 6 at the Lions Club and continues every other Monday. Light refreshments provided. Doors open at 6 p.m. and games start at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $2.

The Capac Senior Center is selling tickets for a raffle to be drawn Sept. 27 at the Scholz Auto Show. Cash prizes and a mini Ford Mustang are up for grabs.

The Capac Library hosts its Eclectic Readers Book Club once a month. Call 395-7000 for more information.

The Capac Historical Society will have their monthly potluck and membership meeting every fourth Thursday at the museum. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the meeting to follow. The public is invited to attend. Call 395-2859 for more information.

The Capac Ministerial Society has joined forces with area churches to start a community garden. Individual garden plots are available at St. Nicholas Catholic Church, and a section will also be worked for a community garden to provide fresh produce for the Capac Food Pantry and Capac Soup Kitchen. Volunteers are being sought, as are donations of seeds, plants and mulch. Call Bernice at 395-2057 for more information.

The Capac High School Class of 1959 is planning a reunion. If you graduated that year please call JoAnne at 810-392-2067.

In Dryden: A blood drive will be held at the Dryden Twp. Fire Dept. on Main Street downtown from noon-5:45 p.m. on June 25.

The Annual 'Stingers Rummage Sale' at Seven Ponds Nature Center will be held from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. June 25-26 and from 9 a.m.-noon June 27.

In Berlin Twp: Adults 55 and over are invited to the Berlin Twp. Senior Center to play cards from noon-3 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Bring a sack lunch, coffee provided. A Walk and Stretch Exercise takes place every Thursday from 10-11 a.m. Potluck luncheons begin at noon on the 4th Tuesday of every month. Call 395-8786 for details.

In Lapeer: Stop in Gallery 194 on Nepessing Street for the latest show from the Lapeer Art Association. Gallery 194. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Call 667-1495 for more information.

An adolescent and college bound immunization clinic will be held by appointment only on July 21 at the Lapeer County Health Dept. Call 810-667-0448 for more information.

A gently used art sale on June 26-27 will benefit the Lapeer County Historical Museum. Wall hangings, sculptures, collectibles and other items will be sold from inside the historic courthouse. Donations are appreciated. Call the museum at 245-5808 for more details.

On June 27 artist Dean Elkins will demonstrate how to transfer photos or art to t-shirts from 10 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. at Gallery 194. Call 664-1467 for more information.

A spaghetti dinner benefit for Deacon Jerry DeShaw will be held June 28 from 12-5 p.m. at the Bishop Kelley Catholic School Community Room. Goodwill offerings will go towards DeShaw's medical needs. Call Mary at (810) 441-8727 for more information. Cash donations to the "Deacon Jerry Fund" also accepted at the main office of Lapeer County Bank & Trust. Call 810-664-2977 for details.

The Lapeer Area Shriner Club is offering a free Mini-Clinic from noon-3 p.m. at the Lapeer Masonic Temple, 1685 Saginaw (corner of Davis Lake Road). Children with orthopedic or burn problems may qualify for free medical care at a Shriner Hospital. Call John Westendorf at 810-664-1946 or Frank Green at 810-664-5320 for more information.

An Independence Day Celebration is planned for July 4 at 9 a.m. at the historic courthouse in Lapeer. Patriotic and historic dress are encouraged.

The 4-H Summer Camp deadline has been extended. For more information about the July 22-25 event at Camp Lael, call the MSU Extension at 667-0343

The Lapeer Area Amputee Support Team meets every third Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church, Room 202, in Lapeer. All amputees, caregivers, spouses/companions and those contemplating such surgery are welcome. Call Marilyn Garman at (810) 664-3345 for more information.

In the Tri-City area: Heritage Christian Academy of North Branch will sponsor a pork and beef dinner on July 4 from 11:30-3:30 at the North Branch High School cafeteria.

The Romeo/Washington. Bruce Senior Center is planning a 'Proud to be an American' party bus fundraiser to the Greektown Casino on July 25. Cost is $35. For more information, call (586) 752-9601.

The Human Development Commission offers free foreclosure prevention counseling by calling 1-800-843-6394, ext. 1799.

St. Clair County will be conducting a monthly test of the emergency sirens at various locations the last Friday of the month at 1 p.m. Contact the county agency at (810) 989-6965.

Alzheimer's Blankie Project sewers will meet at Edward Jones Office, 3056 Davison Rd., Suite 3, Lapeer on the third Tuesday of every month and at the Deerfield Twp. Hall every third Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring sewing machine, if possible.

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