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September 23, 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: Sanctuary at Maple Vista Ladies Guild is hosting a Red Cross Blood Drive from noon-6 p.m. on Sept. 29. Sign up to donate by calling Crystal at 810- 724-6300 for details.

The Family Literacy Center is hosting a workshop on discipline and learning disabilities at the Ruth Hughes Memorial Library from 12:20-2 p.m. or 6-7:30 p.m. on Sept. 29. The workshop is free and parents and teachers are welcome. Call 664-2737 or email ican@readlapeer.org to register or for more information.

Lapeer County Community Mental Health is providing depression screenings at no cost to Lapeer County residents age 55 and older at the Imlay City Senior Center, 295 E. Third St., on Oct. 8 from 2-4 p.m.

The Imlay City Senior Center is hosting a flea market/craft show on Fri., Sept. 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Some table rentals still available, cost is $10. Call Tracy at 724-6030 for more information.

The Ladies of Peace Craft Show at the K of C Hall in Imlay City featuring Michigan made products and Michigan vendors will take place Oct. 10. Free admission, prizes, raffles, and food available. Call Peg at 810-724-8290 or Barbara at 810-796-3865 for more information.

A free computer class on Beginning Computers will be held at the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library from 12:30-2:30 p.m. on Sept. 26. Call the library at 810-724-8043 to register.

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 Wednesday Support Group from 10-11:30 a.m. through Oct. 7; and Thursday Support Group from 7-9:30 p.m. through 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.

The Goodland Twp. Fire Association will host a bowling fundraiser beginning at 1 p.m. on Sept. 27 at Hideaway Lanes in Almont. Cost is $25 per 2 person team. Sign up begins at 12:30 p.m. Event includes fun, food and prizes, mystery games, lucky strike ball, 1st, 2nd and 3rd places paid. Proceeds go toward buying life saving equipment for the community. Call Patty Wanamaker at 810-724-1574 or Zac Juip at 810-602-5672 for more information.

The Gospelmen Quartet will appear in concert at 6 p.m. on Oct. 4 at the West Goodland United Methodist Church, 2008 N. Van Dyke. All are welcome. Coffee and cookies afterwards.

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 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.

The Almont Pre-school program is taking enrollment for 4-year-olds. Classes include field trips, classroom parties, learn social-emotional skills, fine and gross motor skills, language and cognitive skills through the Alphabet Letter People program. Call Star at 810-673-9345.

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: 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 began 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.

Also at St. Cornelius Church, a Florida Indian River Citrus Fruit sale beginning Oct. 1 through Oct. 31. Go to www.fruitorder.com, click on organization 221381. Mail orders available, too, or order at the church office during office hours 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mon.-Thurs. Payment is required at the time of the order. All online orders (except mail orders) and in-person orders must be picked up at the church on a date to be announced. Call 810-796-2926 for more information.

The Dryden United Methodist Church will host a Rummage Sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sept. 25 and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 26. Friday is $3 per bag; $1 per bag on Sat. Also on Sat., Soup-In-A-Bread-Bowl lunch will be served including dessert and beverage for $5. All are invited to shop and enjoy.

Three Dryden High School graduating classes are planning one great reunion: The classes of 1993, 1984 and 1985 are invited to celebrate from 6 p.m.-1:30 a.m. beginning on Oct. 3 at JD's Key Club, 1 North Saginaw, Pontiac, www.judskeyclub.com. Call 586-918-3220 or email coachdelcampo@aol.com for more information.

In Capac: 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 810-395-7620 t reserve a spot.

St. John's Lutheran Church is hosting its Annual Harvest Supper on Oct. 17 from 4-7 p.m. on Kempf Court downtown. Cost is $8 for adults; $5 for ages 5-12 and under 5 eat free. Supper includes roast port, kielbasa, sauerkraut, cheesy potatoes, German potato salad, veggies, dinner rolls, homemade desserts and more.

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

Also at the church, Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) meet 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.

Sign up to participate in Berlin Twp. Park & Rec Country Garage Sale Oct. 1-3. Cost is $10 and includes advertising and maps. Applications due by Sept. 25. Make checks payable to Berlin Twp. Garage Sale. Call 586-784-9969 for more information.

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.

Also at Gallery 194, Early Fall Art Class Registration is underway for experienced and novice artists looking for affordable instruction with master teachers. Download a registration form online at www.gallery194.com, call 810-667-1495 or stop in at the gallery for more information.

Lapeer Regional Medical Center/Great Lakes Cancer Institute is offering free prostate screenings between 4-7 p.m. on Sept. 24 at the center at 1295 Barry Drive, Lapeer.

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: Heartland Hospice is looking for volunteers to provide a variety of services including companionship, respite, clerical and grief support. Fall training starts in October. Call Candice Jones at 888-973-1145 for more information.

Vendors are being sought for Operation Care Package's Second Annual 'Mission Possible' in support of U.S. troops to be held from 4 p.m.-midnight on Oct. 3 at the Metamora Lions Club. Donations are also being sought. Call 810-664-7342 or email jjfugi@chartermi.net for more information.

The American Legion Auxiliary annual Craft sale/Flea market will be held Oct. 16-17. Table space is available. Call 810-688-3481 or 810-793-4901 for more information.

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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