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September 15, 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: Imlay City MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) meets the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sept. through May. All are welcome! For more information, call Melissa at 810-724-4315.

The Lapeer County Chapter of Thrivent for Lutherans will hold a Vendor's Fair at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 200 N. Cedar St. in Imlay City on Sat., Sept. 18. Everyone is welcome to come and shop anytime from noon-4 p.m. The price of admission is a personal care item, which along with the proceeds, will go to the Lapeer County Coalition for the Homeless.There will also be door prizes.

Vendors are needed for the Ladies of Peace Craft Show on October 9. To learn more call Peg Smith at 724-8290 or Barb Pietras at 796-3865.

The Ruth Hughes Library photography club meets the second Tuesday of every month at 6 p.m. at the library. Bring photos to display at the library. Contact Diane Willick at 724-8043 for more information.

The Imlay City Historical Museum is open to the public on Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. This month, the museum's main display will feature "Public Service Occupations," to recognize local police, firefighters and other service professions.

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 Financial Peace University classes will begin Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. Contact R.C. Hellebuyck at 810-724-1200 for more information or to register.

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 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.

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.

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: A new support group of "Widowed Friends" is forming at St. Cornelius Church on N.Mill St. in Dryden. Ten weekly sessions, beginning Sunday, Sept. 19, will meet at 1 p.m. Widowed men and women of all faiths are welcome. Pre-registration is advised. Please call 810-796-2926 Mondays through Thursdays.

There will be a 'Footrace for our Future' 5K Run/Walk during Dryden's Fall Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25 at 9 a.m. in Dryden. All proceeds support education and activities of Dryden Elementary students. For more information go to www.villageofdryden.com or contact Jenny Parker at 810-375-2021.

The Dryden Historical Museum & Depot is now open to the public every Monday evening from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Historical Society meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month at the Dryden Twp. Hall on Dryden Rd., west of Rochester Road. All are welcome.

In Capac: The Capac Library invites kids 3-5 to their Small Wonders program on Sept. 14 and 28 at 11:30 a.m. Kids 5-10 years old are welcome to attend Kids Kreations on Sept. 23 at 4:30 p.m. The Eclectic Book Club meets on Sept. 16 at 6 p.m.

An American Red Cross Blood Drive will be held from 2-8 p.m. on Sept. 17 at St. Nicholas Hall in Capac. Call 395-2378 for more information.

The Capac American Legion Auxiliary is planning an October 12 & 13 fundraising trip to Odawa Casino in Petoskey with Parrot's Tours. For more information call 810-395-7620.

The Capac Kitchen serves free meals every Tuesday from 4:30-6 p.m. at Zion United Methodist Church.

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: In conjunction with the American Council of Christian Counselors, the Lapeer Community Church is bring "Extraordinary Women 2010: Embracing Powerful Peace" live via satellite to Lapeer County Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For further details, please contact the church office at 810-724-8800 or on the web at www.lapeercc.org

Volunteers are needed for the Family Literacy Center to help children maintain or gain new skills over the summer. Call 810-664-2737 for more information.

The Pregnancy Resource Center 5K Run & Walk for Life begins at the historic Lapeer Court House lawn at 9:a.m. Saturday, September 18.Children 10 and under run for fun after the run and walk and everyone receives a medal! For more information call the center at 810-667-0055.

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: Country Christian Church in North Branch is bringing for the first time in Lapeer County MiLMRA lawn mower racing on Sunday, Sept. 19 starting at 2:30 p.m. It is part of Country Days, which includes games, bicycle races and a teen band performance. Worship in the big tent is at 10:30 a.m. with a potluck lunch at 12:30 p.m. The church is located at 5677 N. Lapeer Rd., North Branch.

The 24th "Indian Heritage Day" will be Saturday, Sept. 18 at the new location of the Deckerville Historical Museum at 2485 Black River St. during the Deckerville Octoberfest. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will feature artifacts, jewelry, music and more.

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.

Project Homeless Connect is planning the Third Annual event to end homelessness for November. They are seeking donated items in advance. Call Melody at (810) 667-0500.

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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