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May 26, 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 Spring Carnival will run at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds from June 27-31. Visit www.easternmichiganfair.com for details.

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.

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.

Imlay City's American Legion is hosting a free steak dinner for all veterans interested in joining at 6:30 p.m. on June 26 at the post at 213 E. Third St. Space is limited. Call 724-1450 by June 12 to reserve a spot. The American Legion is a community group that serves the needs of veterans through resources, scholarships and outreach programs.

A free computer class on Beginning Computer will be held at the Ruth Hughes Library from 1-3 p.m. on June 5. Call 724-8043 to register. Also at the library, a free computer class on Excel will be held from 6-8 p.m. on June 7; and a free computer class on Beginning Keyboard will be held from 1-3 p.m. on June 8. Call 724-8043 to register.

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.

Also at Sanctuary, Tiffany Francis of Mercy Home Health Care will give a presentation on Memory and Cognition at 9 a.m. on June 4. 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.

Valley View Girl Scout Day Camp is "Going on a Treasure Hunt" from June 22-25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. each day, rain or shine. To register or for more information call director Kate Butterfield-Halbedel at 724-1055.

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.

A Christian playgroup meets at Attica United Methodist on Thursday mornings from 9:30-11 a.m. Cost is free, space is limited. Call Pam Holihan at 724-6941 for details.

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: 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 rick.liblong@verizon.net 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 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: Dryden band boosters are hosting a car wash/pop can and bottle drive from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on June 5 at the Dryden Fire Dept., 5532 Main St.

In Capac: the 1st Annual Sally McGeorge Memorial Golf Tournament 3 person scramble will be held at Holly Meadows Golf Course on June 19. Deadline for entry is June 12. Call 810-531-2110 or 810-395-GOLF for details.

Members of the Capac High School Class of 1960 are being sought for a 50th class reunion on June 25. Contact Delores (Schoenburg) Stroman at 810-395-7579 or Sally (Siegel) Rapley at 517-524-7148 for more information.

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: 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.

The Lapeer Tea Party Patriots will be hold their monthly public meeting on June 1 at 7 p.m. at the Maple Grove Church, 148 Maple Grove Rd., 1/4 mile south of Imlay City Rd. in Lapeer. Guest speakers are candidates in upcoming elections, including an Attorney General candidate, several Secretary of State candidates, and Mike Bouchard, candidate for governor. A question and answer session is also planned, and there will be time to mingle and meet the candidates after the meeting. Anyone interested in attending is welcome. Please call 810-614-8878 or email us at lapeerteapartypatriots@gmail.org if you have questions or would like additional information.

The Lapeer County Health Dept. is holding an immunization clinic for adolescent and college bound residents by appointment on June 10. Call 810-667-0448 for more information.

The Lapeer Celebrates the Arts Festival will be held June 4-6. For details visit lapeercelebratesthearts.com or bobmilne.com.

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.

The Inventors Council of Mid-Michigan meets the second Thursday of each month through Dec. 11, from 7-9 p.m. at Walli's Restaurant, 1341 Center, Burton (2 blocks south of I-69 at exit 139). Phone 810-397-5200, 810-621-3468 for more information. Monthly meetings offer educational information and networking with fellow inventors and small businesses. Guest speakers most months cover design, prototyping, patents, trademarks, manufacturing, packaging, marketing, etc. Admission is $5 for non-members. The ICMM is a 501-c-3 non-profit organization.

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.

Fall registration at St. Clair Community College is open until August 31; students can register with no money down through July 9. Registration and payment information available at 810-989-5500 or enrollment@sc4.edu. To register online visit www.sc4.edu/wave. Registration also available at SC4's One-stop Student Services Center in the Acheson Technology Center.

United Hospice Service is seeking individuals interested in joining our volunteer program. Hospice volunteers offer support through patient care, bereavement, administrative duties, and community involvement. Applications are being accepted now for the next Hospice Volunteer Training. The four week session begins with Hospice 101. To learn more about how you can join the United Hospice Service team, please contact Lillian Comment, Hospice Volunteer Coordinator, at 800-635-7490.

A free Friends * Family CPR Course will be held on June 2 from 5-6:30 p.m. at Marlette Regional Hospital East Campus. Registration deadline is May 26. Call Jennifer at 989-635-4349 for details.

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