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September 30, 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: Blessing of the Animals will take place at the First Congregational U.C.C., 255 Bancroft St., at 2 p.m. on Oct. 4. Please make sure pets are leashed or caged to keep the peace.

Also at the First Congregational U.C.C., a Swiss Steak Dinner will be held from 4:30-7 p.m. on Oct. 3. All are welcome. Donation of $8 includes home cooked steak, mashed potatoes, salad, cooked carrots, dinner rolls and homemade pie, coffee, tea and milk. Ages 5-12, cost is $4, kids under 5 eat free.

The Ruth Hughes Memorial Library will host family story time on Oct. 5 at 6:30 p.m. The book 'The Pout Pout Fish,' the 2009 Michigan Reads winner, will be featured. Call the library at 724-8043 to register.

Sanctuary at Maple Vista is hosting a free full breakfast buffet for adults ages 55 and older from 8-10 a.m. on Oct. 2. State Rep. Kevin Daley will give a presentation and take questions. Call 724-6300 for details.

The Imlay City Expo Committee is looking for local talent for the spring Imlay City Expo planned for April 24-25, 2010. Auditions for family appropriate entertainers will take place at the Imlay Twp. Hall on Oct. 17. Interested talent please email name, phone number and description of talent to imlaycityexpo@yahoo.com.

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 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 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 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.

Lapeer Community Church is hosting Financial Peace University, a 13 week program, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. Contact Lois Brinker at 810-444-9998 or loisbrinker@hotmail.com for more information or to register.

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: 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.

Help support the Dryden Twp. Fire Department by attending 'Terrors of the Night' haunted barn on Oct. 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 8-11 p.m. Admission is $7. The barn is located at 4585 Casey Road, Dryden.

Seven Ponds Nature Center will host Birdseed Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the center, 3854 Crawford Rd. Event includes activities, bird-themed programs, supplies and gift shop items. Call 796-3200 for more information.

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: 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 pork, 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 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.

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.

Tickets are on sale now for the Family Literacy Center's 10th annual Camel Races to be held at the Center Building on Oct. 16. Cost is 2 for $25 which includes dinner, dessert, snacks and fun. Sponsorships still available. Visit readlapeer.org or call 810-664-2737 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: 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.

A Mom-to-Mom Sale will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 at the Memphis Elementary School gym, 34165 Bordman Rd., Memphis. Table rental is $15 for 8' table with rack space. Call Jennifer at 810-392-9550 for more information.

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