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August 26, 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: Imlay City Congregators' Rummage Sale will be held from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sept. 10-11 at the Congregational Church, 275 Bancroft St.

'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 Desert Angels are seeking donations to send to Army k-9s and their trainers. Items will be packed at 12:20 p.m. on Aug. 27 at the Senior Center in the Lamb-Steele Building. All are welcome to bring donations and/or help pack boxes; cash donations also welcome to help cover shipping cost. For more information call 724-6030 or 724-0419.

Lapeer County Senior Programs is hosting its Senior Celebration 2009 at the Lapeer Center Building from 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 11. Event includes vendors, Elvis, casino games, a pig roast and more. Get tickets early at the Imlay City Senior Center or call 724-6030. Early tickets also available at the Lapeer Senior Center, 810-245-6896.

Also, 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 is hosting a Saturday Grief Workshop from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 12; Wednesday Supper Group from 10-11:30 a.m. Sept. 16-Oct. 7; and Thursday Support Group from 7-9:30 p.m. Sept. 17-Oct. 8. Workshops include exploring the ten essential touchstones for finding hope and healing your heart. For more information or to register call 724-1200.

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 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.

A play group sponsored by the Family Literacy Center for parents and their children from birth to age 5 will take place every Monday through September 28 (except Labor Day) at the Attica United Methodist Church from 9:30-11 a.m. The playgroup includes games, crafts, story-time, a snack and social time with other children. Registration is required. Call 810-664-2737 to register or for more information.

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: Free back-to-school haircuts will be offered at The Connection, 122 N. Main, from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 29. Youngsters ages 0-12th grade welcome to sign up for free haircut on first-come, first-served basis.

The Capac American Legion Auxiliary is planning a casino trip to Greek Town Sept. 30 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. with Parrot Tours pickup at parking lot of TSC in Imlay City. Cost is $35, get $30 back from Greek Town. Call 810-395-7630 t reserve a spot.

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 Mussey Twp: There will be intermittent lane closures on Sterling Road between Capac and Speaker roads for crack sealing this week. Also, there will be intermittent lane closures on Downey and Bryce roads between Capac and Breen roads for crack sealing.

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.

Capac Road between Belle River and Terry roads will be reduced to one lane at the bridge over Belle River until August 28 for bridge repair until.

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.

Register for the 4th Annual Family Preparedness Day to be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Sept. 12. Visit www.lapeercountyemd.org or call 810-667-0242 for more information.

The Lapeer County Health Department is holding seasonal Flu Shot Clinics at their offices at 1800 Imlay City Road, Lapeer. Hours are by appointment only from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Sept. 17; and from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-4:30 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 22. Cost is $24 for flu shot; $50 for pneumonia vaccine. Medicare not billable at this time; patients can pay up front and get reimbursed or obtain vaccine from another provider. Call 810-667-0448 for an appointment.

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: Country Christian Church, 5677 N. Lapeer Road, North Branch, is hosting a dedication of the House of Hope at 10 a.m. on Sept. 12 at the church. Other events planned include a Yard Sale for the House of Hope from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sept. 11 and from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. on Sept. 12; and the Calvarymen in concert at 7 p.m. on Sept. 11. Free will offering will be taken. Worship service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 13. Potluck at noon, family games at 1 p.m. followed by inflatables at 1:30 p.m.

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 9th Annual Senior Olympics will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 11 at Romeo Lions Club Field, 269 E. Washington, Romeo. Picnic lunch is at 12:30; closing ceremony at 2 p.m. All are welcome.

The Orchards Community Church, 74903 McKay Rd., Romeo, is hosting Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University beginning Sept. 20 from 6-8 p.m. for 13 weeks. Contact Pastor Jeff Hossler at 586-336-4673 for more information. Information also available at daveramsey.com.

Contact the St. Clair County MSU Extension to learn more about the Project FRESH program fro 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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