May 26 • 04:54 PM

Town Talk

April 14, 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.

A free computer class on Beginning Microsoft Word will be held at the Ruth Hughes Memorial Library from 1-3 p.m. on April 15. Call the library at 724-8043 to register today.

Also at the library, a free computer class on Intermediate Microsoft Word will be held from 3-5 p.m. on April 20. Call 724-8043 to sign up today.

A Spring Quilt Show and more is also going on at the library on April 18 from 2-4 p.m. Cost is $10 and includes tea and desserts, hosted by the Friends of the Library. Call 724-8043 if you have a quilt or hand-crafted item to display or for more information.

An AARP Driver Safety Program for drivers age 50 and older will be held at the Imlay City Senior Center from 12:30-4:30 p.m. April 15-16. Call 724-6030 for more information.

Imlay City Boys Baseball is holding a spring cleanup day at 1 p.m. on April 17. Coaches, players and parents are encouraged to help prepare the fields for play. Please bring necessary tools. Call 724-3121 for more information.

The Imlay City Historical Museum is open to the public on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. Check out their current display featuring local merchants from the 1940s and 50s.

Celebrate the Hat with the Scarlet Ladies featuring the antics of Nunsense on May 1 at Country Side Banquet Center from noon-4 p.m. Shopping, buffet dinner, prizes, raffles, silent auctions included. Payment deadline is April 15. Call Janis Smyczak at 810-688-2589 for details.

Imlay City Boy Scout Troop 156 is hosting a Scrapbooking Crop Fundraising event at West Goodland United Methodist Church on May 22. Cost is $25, reserve a spot now by calling 724-0141.

Sponsors are being sought for a bowling fundraiser being organized by Mike Powers' 5th grade students at Borland Elementary School to provide school supplies for children suffering from a disaster. Lane sponsorships are $25 and a sign will be posted for a month. The fundraiser will be held on April 17 at 12:30 p.m. at Cedar Lanes. Contact Borland at 724-9813 to become a sponsor.

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.

Sanctuary at Maple Vista is seeking volunteers for a Gardening Party at 10 a.m. on May 29. Call Crystal at 724-6300 for details.

An Al-anon meeting will be held at St. Paul's Lutheran Church every Monday evening at 8 p.m.

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.

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 Lapeer County 420 Growers Day Dinner for patients and caregivers will be held at the Pleasant Soul Café, 154 S. Lake Pleasant, beginning at 4:20 on April 20.

Lapeer Community Church hosts New York Times' bestselling author Mary Beth Moore's 'So Long Insecurity' simulcast event from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on April 24. Call 724-8800 or visit to register or for more information.

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.

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: The Almont Band Boosters are collecting used, unwanted cell phones as a fundraiser. Donations accepted at the Almont Schools Music Dept. or through any booster member.

Keller's 3rd Annual Maple Festival will be held from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on April 25-26 at their farm at 6209 Bordman Rd. Admission is free. Call 798-8695 for more information.

A Ferguson Cemetery Association meeting will be held at Betty Walton's house at 7 p.m. on April 20. Call 798-8918 for more information.

Yearbooks are being sought for a collection to cover the entire history of the school. Donations may be made at Almont Schools administration office, 401 Church St. Call Gary Plumb at 796-3905 for more information.

Author Rick Liblong is working on a series of stories about Almont in the Civil War. Those with an ancestor from Almont who served in the war, have diaries, letters, images, newspaper accounts or personal stories are asked to contact Rick at or phone 703-698-9355. Appropriate credit will be given in the publication.

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 a number of classes for children and adults. For more information and schedules visit 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: A Genealogy Workshop will be held at the Dryden Library on May 15 from 10 a.m.-noon. The workshop is sponsored by the John Crawford Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Call Mary Kabat at 248-628-9885 for more information.

In Capac: Parents of children who will be 5-years-old on or before Dec. 1, 2010 may call Capac Elementary School at 810-395-3648 or 810-395-3652 to register their child for Kindergarten Round Up scheduled for April 23 and April 30. Children will enjoy an hour in the day of a kindergarten student, listen to a story, do a craft, have free play activities, enjoy a snack and ride on a school bus.

The Capac Chamber of Commerce will hold their monthly meeting on April 20 at 8 a.m. at Louie's Family Restaurant, 560 N. Main. All members encouraged to attend to provide input.

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.

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: Lapeer County MSU Extension office has a certified housing counselor to assist in navigating the process of foreclosure prevention. A meeting will be held on April 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the deAngeli Library in Lapeer. Pre-registration is required by calling 810-667-0341.

The Made-in-Michigan Film and Game Festival group will show a film on April 19 at Gallery 194. The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments and question and answer discussion with filmmaker to follow.

The Lapeer Tea Party Patriots are hosting their 2nd annual Tax Day Tea Party at 2 p.m. on April 15 at the historic courthouse lawn in downtown Lapeer. Call 810-614-8878 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: 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.

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