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January 20, 2010
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 Walking Club meets every Monday and Thursday at 2:30 p.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.

Also at St. Paul's, a Murder Mystery Dessert Matinee to benefit Relay for Life will be held at 2 p.m. on Jan. 31. Tickets are $10 and will be available at the door or in advance by calling 810-417-4600.

The Imlay City Christian School is hosting their annual Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser with a Valentine's Day theme from 5-7 p.m. on Feb. 12 at the Christian Reformed Church, 395 N. Cedar St.

The Friday morning Al-Anon meeting is now being held at the Family of Christ Lutheran Church on Imlay City Road (located near the Christian school) from 10-11 a.m.

The Knights of Columbus Our Lady Queen of Peace Council 4556 is hosting a Euchre Tournament on Jan. 24 at the K of C Hall, 1405 N. Van Dyke. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., cards start at 7 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.

The Attica Food Bank at the Attica United Methodist Church, 27 Elk Lake Rd., is open from 2-4 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of each month. Proof of residency and need required.

Also at Attica United Methodist Church, a Christian playgroup will meet weekly from 9:30-11 a.m. beginning Jan. 21. Preschool sized Bible stories, snack, interactive songs, crafts and games with Christian themes offered. Parents required to stay with their children during playgroup. No charge to attend, space is limited. Call Pam Holihan at 810-724-6941 to reserve a spot.

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.

In Almont: Almont Community Schools is seeking class composites from the graduating classes of 1984 and 1985. If you can assist, please contact 810-673-9101.

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 a number of classes for children and adults. 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 Road of Life in the New Year Women's Breakfast at St. Cornelius Church, 3234 N. Mill, will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Jan. 23. Tickets available at church office or by mail. Call 810-796-2629 for info or visit www.stcornelius.com.

In Capac: 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.

Texas Hold ''Em tournaments for seniors will be held every Tuesday from 1-4 p.m. in February beginning Feb. 2 at the Capac Senior Center (Lions Club). A one time poker class will be held at 1 p.m. on Feb. 1. Call Ken Marzka at 810-384-6455 for more information.

A Benefit Spaghetti Lunch for Tina DeWilde Ruiz, granddaughter of Mary DeWilde, will be held from noon-3 p.m. on Jan. 24 at St. Nicholas Church Hall. Cost is a free will donation. Dinner includes spaghetti, chicken noodle soup, salad, garlic bread and desserts. Proceeds will help Tina and family in her battle against cancer. For more information or to donate call the parish office at 810-395-7572.

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.

Also at the Senior Center, a blood drive will be held from 1-7 p.m. on Jan. 22.

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

Tickets for the KIND Mardi Gras Party slated for Feb. 6 are now on sale at all branches of Lapeer County Bank & Trust. Call 810-243-3078 for advance ticket pricing. The dinner/dance will be held from 6 p.m.-midnight at the Lapeer Center Building.

An Open Swim to benefit the Almont Middle School 8th grade trip to Washington D.C. will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. on Jan. 21 at the Lapeer Recreational Center.

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.

Alzheimer's Blankie Project sewers will meet at Edward Jones Office, 3056 Davison Rd., Suite 3, Lapeer on the third Tuesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bring sewing machine, if possible. Call (810) 688-4283 for more information.

In the Tri-City area: The Human Development Commission offers free foreclosure prevention counseling by calling 1-800-843-6394, ext. 1799.

Help is available for Medicare beneficiaries paying for their drug coverage through the Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program. Applicants must qualify by meeting certain income/asset guidelines. For more information call 1-800-303-7174.

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.

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