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August 12, 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: A workshop for parents of children age 4-5 who are about to enter kindergarten will be held at the Ruth Hughes Memorial Library from 1-2:30 p.m. on Aug. 14. The program is sponsored by the Family Literacy Center in partnership with Great Parents/Great Start. There is no charge to attend. Families will participate in projects, educational games, story time and a snack. Each child will receive a free book. Siblings welcome. Call 810-664-2737 or email ican@readlapeer.org to register or for more information.

First Baptist Church is hosting 'How Does Your Garden Grow' Vacation Bible School for kids age 5-6th grade. It will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Aug. 24-27. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. The church is located at 170 Weston Street. Call 724-8240 for more information.

'A Matter of Balance' classes will be held at the Hispanic Service Center starting Sept. 11. Learn how to prevent falls and change your environment to reduce falls. Exercises to strengthen muscles and tendons will also be taught. Call Marian at 724-3665 for more information or to reserve your spot in the class. Classes will meet twice a week (Mondays and Fridays) for four weeks.

The Lapeer County Senior Programs is planning a Sept. 22 fall casino and cider tour. Cost is $40 per person and includes motor coach transportation, a visit to Uncle John's Cider Mill and four hours of gaming at Soaring Eagle. The bus departs from the Imlay City Senior Center at 8 a.m. For reservations, call Tracy at 724-6030.

Crafters are needed for a Ladies of Peace Craft Show at the K of C Hall in Imlay City slated for Oct. 10. Call Peg Smith at 810-724-8290 or Barbara Pietra at 810-796-3865.

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

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 Goodland Twp: The West Goodland United Methodist Church invites children to attend their Aug. 17-21 vacation bible School program 'Join Us at the Crocodile Dock' from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 724-1747 to learn more.

The Lapeer County SAFE KIDS will be sponsoring a car seat check at the Goodland Twp. Fire Hall, 2374 N. Van Dyke, on Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The program is free and open to all. Call the MSU Extension office at 810-667-0341 for more information.

The Knights of Columbus, Council 4556, will host a Sept. 27 golf outing at Holly Meadows Golf Course, followed by a buffet dinner at their hall at 1405 N. Van Dyke. Cost for both is $50 per person or $40 for golf only and $10 for the dinner only. The four-person scramble includes 18 holes, cart for two and lunch at the turn starting at 1:30 p.m. The buffet dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call Tom at 796-4199 or Joe at 395-4966.

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 registering for the following classes: Get Ready for Preschool, Kindergarten, First Grade and Third Grade; 3-year-old Playschool, Fun Fridays for 2-5-year-olds, and Wrestling. Registration is also ongoing for the Preschool Program. For more information and schedules visit www.almont.k.12.mi.us and click on enrichment or call 810-673-9165.

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 Pot Luck at the Lions Hall in Almont. Call 798-9147 for more information.

In Dryden: Organizers of the Dryden Fall Fest on Sept. 26 are now seeking vendors and exhibitors for a car show. To register for the car show contact Kelli at (810) 441-0999. To get vendor information, contact Belinda at 796-3050.

The Bereavement Ministry at St. Cornelius Church is offering a Grief and Loss Support Group for widowed men and women of all faiths who have suffered the death of their spouse. The sessions begin at 1 p.m. on Sept. 13 in the Serenity Room of the parish office located on North Mill St. behind the church. The tenth and final session will be held Nov. 15. A $20 donation will be appreciated to cover the cost of supplies. Pre-registration is requested. Call 810-796-2926 for more information or to register.

In Capac: All Chamber of Commerce members are asked to attend the Aug. 18 meeting at Zion United Methodist Church at 8 a.m. where plans for Capac's Fall Festival will be finalized.

St. Nicholas Catholic Church will host its first annual 'Once Upon a Treasure' mega rummage sale on Aug. 20-21 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and a $3 a bag sale on Aug. 22 from 9 a.m. to noon. Early bird bargain hunters can shop from 9-10 a.m. on Aug. 20 for $1.

At St. John's Lutheran Church, Narcotics Anonymous meets every Thursday at 7 p.m.

Also at the church, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will begin meeting in September the first and third Friday of every month from 9-11 a.m.

St. John's food pantry is open every Wednesday from 1-3 p.m.

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

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.

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.

Gold and platinum selling artist Aaron Tippin will appear live in concert during the Lapeer Days Festival at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 21.

Also during Lapeer Days, the Friends of the deAngeli Library will hold their huge summer book sale from Aug. 19-22 at the library, 921 W. Nepessing. Daily hours are 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Books will be half-price on Saturday before the parade; after the parade books will be a bag for a buck. Call 810-664-7603 for more information.

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: Free vision and hearing screening for children entering kindergarten this fall is available at no charge through the St. Clair County Health Dept. Call 810-987-5300 for more information.

The Lions Club of Brown City is seeking bands to participate in the Battle of the Bands Aug. 29. All ages and music welcome. Cash prize and trophy. Proceeds benefit Lions community projects. Call Jennie at 810-537-2236 or Virginia at 810-728-8798.

Contact the St. Clair County MSU Extension to learn more about the Project FRESH program for senior citizens and WIC participants. Coupons are redeemable at markets in Port Huron and St. Clair. Call (810) 989-6935.

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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