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2018-09-16 / Calendar

CALENDAR

UPCOMING EVENTS

Monday
$5 Jewelry & Much More Sale, Monday,
October 22 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
at the MRH Medical Office Building
Lobby. The MRH Auxiliary is sponsoring
this fundraising event featuring $5
jewelry. There are hundreds of jewelry
items and many non-jewelry items like
fashion tops, leggings, scarves, purses
and accessories. With Christmas
just around the corner, you will have
an opportunity to make some great
purchases for only $5. Proceeds
benefit the MRH Auxiliary special
projects fund. This event is open to the
public!
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Thursday
The 25th annual Sanilac County Silver
Lining Awards Banquet will take
place Thursday, September 20 at St.
Elazbeth Church in Marlette. The event
will recognize adults and young people
whose volunteer efforts have improved
the quality of life for the people in
Sanilac County. For more information,
call 810-648-3634.
•••
American Red Cross Blood Drive
will be held from noon to 5:45
p.m. on Thursday, October 11 at
St. Elizabeth Church Parish Hall in
Marlette. Food and drinks available.
To schedule an appointment, log
onto www.redcrossblood.org code:
MarletteHospital or call 1-800-RED
CROSS. Sponsored by the MRH
Auxiliary.
•••
Chef Mark Anthony will be demonstrating
plant based healthy nutritional recipes
while having fun in the kitchen. He
will speak on weight loss, lowering
cholesterol and increasing energy. The
message and dinner will be FREE to
the public! Even will be held at 6 p.m.
on Thursday, September 20 at Lapeer
SDA Church, 986 Turrill Rd., Lapeer.
For more info, call 251-591-2620.
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Friday
The fourth Annual Country Quilt Show
will exhibit 100 quilts at Mt. Vernon
United Methodist Church, 3000 Twentyeight Mile Rd., Washington from 10
a.m. to 4 p.m. on October 5 and 6,
with lunch 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Admission
$5. Vendors, Awards, Door prizes,
Silent Auction! Call 248-650-2213.
•••
The Marlette Knights of Columbus, will
host a fish and shrimp dinner from
4:30 to 7 p.m. on Friday, September
21 at the St. Elizabeth Church Hall, in
Marlette. Carryout’s are available.
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Saturday

The Lapeer Sunrise Kiwanis Club Euchre
Tournament will be held Saturday,
September 22. Registration begins at
5:30 p.m. with game time at 6 p.m.
at the American Legion Hall, 1701
W. Genesee St., Lapeer. $25 per
person with all proceeds go to feed
Lapeer Elementary school children
on weekends, who are food insecure.
Food, snacks and fabulous dessert
bar are free. There will be drawings
throughout the night and a 50/50 raffle
along with a silent auction. First place
prize is $150, second $75 and last
$25. For tickets contact, Carol Boom
810-845-2886, Lori Schmidt 810-724-
8652 or they may be purchased at the
door.
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A Superhero 5K run/walk will be taking
place Saturday, September 22 at
Rowden Park & Nature Trail in Lapeer.
The Inaugural race starts at 10 a.m.
There will be prizes for best costumes
and a free kids dash. Signup is $35.
Also holding a community walk for
$15. register at runsignup.com (search
United Way Lapeer).
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Annual United Hospice Service
Luncheon, Saturday, October 20,
11:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. at St. Elizabeth
Church Hall, Marlette. All proceeds
benefit United Hospice Service.
Sponsorships opportunities are

available, in-kind donations are needed,
and tickets are on sale for $20 at the
UHS office at East Campus, 2861 Main
Street in Marlette or by calling 800-
635-7490. This event is open to the
public and will include a catered lunch,
prize-drawing raffle, and fundraising
auction. This is a wonderful opportunity
to visit with friends and meet new
acquaintances! Luncheon tickets are
$20 each and can be purchased prior
to the event at the hospice office,
located at the MRH East Campus,
2861 Main Street, in Marlette. For
more information, please contact
United Hospice Service at 800-635-
7490.
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Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction with
the New Beginnings Family Church at
Trinity Methodist Church 1310 N. Main
St., Lapeer at 5 p.m. on Saturday,
September 22. Tickets $10 adults,
children 6-12 $5, 5-and-under free.
Funds raised will go towards building
a second church in Pakistan. Lots
of great auction items. For more
information call 810-664-9941.
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The 23rd Annual Fantasy Forest at
Rowden Park is slated for Saturday,
October 13, rain or shine. Gates open
at 11 a.m. with the last admittance
at 3 p.m. Lapeer County businesses
and service organizations are invited
to participate by having a FREE station
along the trail to entertain and give
treats to children. Kids and families
can walk the paved trail for non-scary
entertainment and treats with as many
as 60 stations. The cost for kids is
$4, and for adults is $1. This event is
sponsored by Voiture 1536, 40 & 8, a
veterans service organization. For more
information call 810-664-0123 or email
jacobsladderlpr@aol.com.
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Nightmare on Nepessing Costume Party
& Raffle presented by the Lapeer
Optimist Club on Nepessing Street in
downtown Lapeer from 6 p.m. until 1
a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13. Ages 21
and older only. Live music, DJ, dancing
in a heated beer tent. Cash raffle prize
drawn at midnight, costume prizes
for best individual, couple and group.
Tickets on sale now. All proceeds to
benefit Lapeer area youth programs.
Tickets available www.lapeeroptimist.
org.
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Sunday

Victorian Tea Party at K of C Hall 8428 Davison Rd., Davison on Sunday, September 16 from 3-5 p.m. Come enjoy tea sandwiches, cakes and delicious tea. Cost $10 per person, or a table of 8 for $70. Proceeds help the Daughters of Isabella with local churches. For tickets, or more information, contact

Yvonne 586-438-0864 or Noreen
810-444-6653.
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A Country Festival will be held on the
grounds of SS Peter & Paul Church,
6645 Washington St., North Branch
on Sunday, September 16. Come
and enjoy our famous chicken and
pork dinner. Concessions, children’s
games, bingo, chinese auction,
singing knights and more. All are
welcome to come and have fun at
the old fashioned family festival. For
more information, www.sspeterpaulnb.org or call 810-688-3797.

VENDORS NEEDED

Fifth Annual Craft & Vendor Show at New Life in Christ Lutheran Church 6007 Fish Lake Rd., North Branch on Saturday, Oct. 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Many crafters and vendors in the church, barn and on the lawn. Baked goods, popcorn and bottle water for sale from the church group booth. For more information on reserving your space call Vicki 810-688-4557 or Cindy 810-688-3756.

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Sixth Annual Oxford High School Arts and
Crafts Show on Saturday, Oct. 27 from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the high school.
The show is sponsored by the Oxford
leadership class. Some 75 plus booths
are expected, to reserve your space
contact Joe at 810-658-0440.
•••
Sixth Annual Fall Craft Bazaar and
Bake Sale at First Presbyterian
Church 433 N. Calhoun St., Lapeer
on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 3
p.m. Hand crafters needed. 6 x 8-foot
space is available for $15. All proceeds used for missions. Deadline
is October 26. Space is limited, to
reserve call Laurie Pagel 810-444-
2053.

GAME NIGHTS

Wednesdays
Bingo night at the North Branch American
Legion Post 457, 4075 Huron St.,
North Branch. Early bird starts at 6:30
p.m. every Wednesday, regular play at
7:10 p.m. Details: 810-688-2660.
•••
Thursdays
Cards and games at St. Kieran’s Parish,
53600 Mound Rd. in Shelby Township,
hosted by Widowed Friends, a peer
group for widowed men and women,
from 6-9 p.m. on the second Thursday
of every month. Details: Paul, 248-
656-9450 or Pat, 586-731-1831.
•••
Fridays

Bingo at the Odd Fellows Hall, 471 W.
Nepessing St., Lapeer every Friday.
Early bird play is at 7 p.m. and regular
play is at 7:30 p.m. Details: 810-664-
2802.
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Saturdays
Euchre Night hosted by the Almont Lions
Club at the hall, 222 Water St., Almont.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and play begins
at 7 p.m. second Saturday. Cost is
$15 per person. Identification required.
Proceeds benefit humanitarian projects.
Details: Don, 810-798-9609.
•••
Euchre Tournament at Sacred Heart
Church, 700 Maple Vista St., Imlay City.
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., games begin
at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $10. Details: 810-
798-2214.
•••
Chess Club from 2-4 p.m. third Saturday
at Marguerite De Angeli Branch Library,
921 Nepessing St. Details: 810-664-
6971.
•••
Sundays

Bunco starting at 1 p.m. on the second Sunday each month at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., Mayfield Township. Sign up at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $5. Details: 810-664-9222.

VOLUNTEER HERE

LACADA is looking for volunteers.
LACADA is Lapeer County’s Domestic
Violence and Sexual Assault Emergency
Shelter and Outreach program. If you
are looking for more behind the scenes
we have those opportunities too.
Contact the Volunteer Coordinator for
more information or to get started 810-
667-4175 or volunteer@lacada.org.
•••
Drivers Wanted to help with the
Road to Recovery Program for Cancer
patients to get to and from their
appointments and treatments. Road
to recovery is the American Cancer
Society volunteer-based driving
program and provides transportation
for undergoing treatments. Van
is provided for use. To become a
volunteer driver you must possess
current, valid driver’s license, have
good driving record, and attend Road
to Recovery training program. For
more information or to sign up for
training, contact 248-663-3430.
•••
Habitat for Humanity of Lapeer County is
looking for volunteers for their Restore,
construction site and office positions.
Hours needed depend on the position.
Interested parties can call 810-664-

7111 and speak to Carolyn Nestor,
Cheryl Holland or Pete at 810-660-
7823.
•••
Avalon Hospice seeking volunteers for a
few hours once a week at 2360 Stone
Bridge Dr., Flint. Watch movies, play
games or just talk. Details: Candy,
810-733-7250 or www.odsyhealth.com.
•••
AARP Tax-Aide tax assistance and
preparation service seeking volunteers
for low income taxpayers, especially
those age 60-and-older. Details/sign up:
888-687-2277 or www.aarp.org/taxaide.
•••
Lapeer Land Conservancy is looking for
members, volunteers or donations.
The mission is to protect farmland and
natural areas, support environmental
education programs, and create
a network of land stewardship
demonstration properties. To become a
member, cost is $15 per person, $25
per family. Details visit the website at
www.LapeerLandConservancy.org or call
810-538-1741.
•••
Paradise Animal Rescue is looking
for donations of wet dog/cat food,
scoopable cat litter, catnip mouse,
cat nail trimmers and paper towels.
Volunteers for morning and evening
chores, volunteer coordinator and
fundraising. Call 810-969-4455
•••
Senior Companion Program needs seniors
to volunteer 20 or more hours a week
to help adults ages 21-and-up with an
identified special need. Seniors may
help with light shopping, bills, preparing
and sharing meals, rides to the doctor
or just talking. Details: 810-257-3769
or scpflint@aol.com.

COMMUNITY

Ongoing
Free Produce Giveaway at Trinity United
Methodist Church 1310 N. Main St.,
Lapeer every Monday until first frost
through the summer and fall. In back
parking lot by brown garage. Starts at 9
a.m. until all gone, produce varies week
to week. For more information call 810-
664-9941.
•••
$10 Sport Physicals at MRH Family
HealthCare Offices offered in Marlette,
Brown City, Kingston, Mayville and
North Branch. Cash or check only.
$5 of each physical will be donated
to local schools’ athletic programs.
The completed form and fee will be
required at time of service. Parents
must accompany their child or send a
“permission to treat” slip. Call 989-635-
1861 for dates, times and locations.
•••
DOT Physicals at six convenient locations
with the Marlette Regional Hospital
and McKenzie Health System. A DOT
physical is completed by a certified
medical examiner and a DOT medical
card is good for 2 years. To ensure that
your DOT appointment goes smoothly,
be sure to take your prescribed
medications as usual; wear loose
fitting clothing for your physical exam;
and be prepared to give a small urine
sample that checks for underlying
health conditions. Some employers
may also request a urine sample for
drug and alcohol screening. If you have
vision or hearing problems, be sure
to bring your eyeglasses, contacts or
hearing aids with you, as well as a
complete list of any medications you
are taking. If you have diabetes, be
sure to bring your blood sugar logs
and recent A1C lab results with you to
your appointment. Drivers with heartrelated issues should bring a letter
from their cardiologist that outlines their
medical history and current medications
and indicates that they are safe to
work. To schedule an appointment in
Brown City or Marlette, call 989-635-
1861. To schedule an appointment
in Croswell, Peck, Port Sanilac or
Sandusky, call 810-648-6161. For
more information about McKenzie
Health System and Marlette Regional
Hospital, affiliates of United Healthcare
Partners, visit mckenziehealth.org and
marletteregionalhospital.org.
•••
Hepatitis A Clinic hosted by Lapeer
County Health Department located
at 1800 Imlay City Rd, Lapeer.
Immunizations are available by
appointment on Wednesdays from 8:30-
11:30 a.m. and 4-6 p.m., Thursdays

from 1-3:45 p.m.. Walk-in Clinic
available on Mondays 1-3 p.m.. For
further information or appointments
you may call 810-667-0448 or cdc.gov/
hepatitis.
•••
The Lapeer County Health Department’s
Environmental Health Division is selling
charcoal radon test kits. Call 810-667-
0392 Ext. 5326 for more information.
Or stop by our office at 1800 Imlay City
Rd. Open 8 a.m. to noon, Tue. through
Thur., 1 to 5 p.m., Mon., Wed. and Fri.
•••
Shoe Collection of gently used shoes to
help those in need and money goes to
helping Detroit Bully Corps to rescue
dogs. Drop off location, 100 Lone Pine
Trail, Lapeer Twp. Drop off anytime,
leave shoes on covered back porch.
Other drop-off location listed on the
website at dbcdogs.org. Accept any
style and size of shoes, sandals, boots,
heels, flats, skates and roller blades.
Shoes must be in matching pairs and
cannot have major defects. For every
25 pairs of shoes we collect, DBC will
receive $10 from Funds2Orgs. Detroit
Bully Corps is a nonprofit canine rescue
and rehabilitation facility located in
Lapeer. We rescue bully breeds, like the
American Pit Bull Terrier, Mastiff, Boxer
and Bulldog. The shoes will be given to
underprivileged people in impoverished
nations so they can start microenterprises where they repair, clean and
re-sell the shoes. For more information,
visit dbcdogs.org.
•••
Mens and Womans Clothing Donations
Needed at The Golden Arrow, 24 S.
Court St., Lapeer drop off Monday
through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Main entrance at the back. Collecting
blankets, shoes, food, housewares,
plastic grocery bags and gently used
towels also needed. For information,
contact 810-660-8333.
•••
Donations Accepted at New to You
Consignment 286 W. Nepessing St.,
Lapeer to use the profits to give to local
charities in vouchers to use in the store.
There are a number of organizations
your donations can help. The voucher is
used to buy clothes and needed items
to help get them back on their feet.
Donate with a Purpose helps distribute
the vouchers to those in need. For more
information, call 810-245-7272 and find
a charity.
•••
Mondays

Sadie’s Dream for a Cure is a Lapeer
based nonprofit organization serving
pediatric cancer patients and their
families. Seeking donations of new
crayons, colored pencils, markers
and coloring books to be distributed
to pediatric cancer centers to help
occupy children while going through
chemotherapy. Donations can be
dropped off Monday through Friday
between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sew Crazy
Fabrics 69 W. Nepessing, Lapeer or
contact sadiesdreamforacure@gmail.com
to arrange for a pick up or drop off. Also
seeking volunteers to sew tote bags,
supplies will be provided. For more
information on our programs, visit the
website.
•••

Song of the Lakes Chorus Rehearsals
at the Davison Senior Center, 10135
Lapeer Rd., Davison every Monday at 7
p.m. Join the chorus with this four-part
harmony in the barbershop style. For
more information, call 810-664-3552 or
810-742-0977.
•••
Lapeer County Concert Choir Rehearsals
are held every Monday evening at Trinity
United Methodist Church in Lapeer at
7 p.m. All new and returning members
ages 18 and older are welcome. For
more information, visit the website at
lapeercountyconcertchoir.com or call
810-688-8708.
•••
Tuesdays
Clothing Donations at Lapeer Seventh-Day
Adventist School, 1284 W. Turrill Rd.,
Lapeer. Clothing from babies to adult.
Clean donations always welcome. For
more information, call 810-664-2060.
•••
Lapeer Hospital Retirees Luncheon at
Calvelli’s Restaurant, Lapeer held the
fourth Tuesday of every month April
through October. Doors open at 11:30
a.m., short meeting at noon. Order off
the menu and open to all retired and
former LRH employees. Any questions,
contact 810-664-2383.
•••
Flint Arrowhead Barbershop Chorus
rehearses on Tuesday evenings at 7
p.m. at Community of Christ Church,
4041 W. Vienna Rd., Clio and is always
looking for new members who love
to sing. Details, call 844-370-6470.
By calling this toll free number you
can reach ticket sales, the president,
our membership person, the music
director, marketing/PR person and
the gentleman who books our shows.
You can also visit flintarrowhead.org
or Facebook.com/ArrowheadChorus to
learn more about us.
•••
Wednesday
Metamora Weekly Car Cruise 4018 S
Oak St., Metamora on Wednesdays,
weather permitting, from 5:30-8:30
p.m. Contact Michael Hargrove 586-
850-1111 and check out the Facebook
page: Metamora Car Cruise.
•••
Thursday

Taking off pounds sensibly (TOPS) Meetings are at First Baptist Church 6701 Lincoln St. North Branch Thursday mornings. Weigh-in starts at 8:15 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Meeting starts at 8:45 a.m. For more information, you can call 1-810-688-4417 or 1-810-346-2339

SOUP KITCHENS IN LAPEER COUNTY

Mondays
Trinity United Methodist Church from
4-5:30 p.m. located at 1310 N. Main
St., Lapeer.

St. Paul Lutheran Church from 4-5:30 p.m. located at 200 N. Cedar St., Imlay City.

Tuesdays
Grace Episcopal Church from 4-5 p.m.
located at 735 Nepessing St., Lapeer.

Wednesdays
St. Paul Lutheran Church from 4-5:30
p.m. located at 200 N. Cedar St., Imlay
City.

Lapeer Church of Christ from 5-6 p.m. located at 1680 N. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer.

Thursdays
First Presbyterian Church from 4-5 p.m.
located at 433 N. Calhoun St. Lapeer.

Fridays
St. Paul Lutheran Church from 4-5 p.m.
located at 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE

Monday - Friday

Pasties Sales at VFW 2777, 2260 Belsay Rd., Burton. 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 810-743-4138.

•••
Tuesdays
Dinners at American Legion Post 16,
1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer, from
4:45-7 p.m. First Tuesday every month
are spaghetti dinners, second Tuesdays
are taco nights. Open to the public. All
proceeds go toward scholarship fund.
Details: 810-664-9312.
•••
Wednesday-Fridays
Week Day Dinners at Lapeer Eagles
#2427, 3565 Davison Rd., Lapeer
on Wed. serving steakbugers, Thur.
tacos and Fridays fish fry. All proceeds
go to the Eagles #2427. For more
information, call 810-664-2812.
•••
Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the Hadley
Lions Club at the Township Hall,
3551 Hadley Rd., Hadley on the third
Thursday of each month from 5-8 p.m.
Adults $8, seniors $7, children 5-13 $3.
Proceeds go to helping with community
projects. For more information, call 810-
797-5046 or 810-656-5160.

Saturdays
Pancake Breakfast every first and
third Saturday of the month at Otter
Lake VFW Post 2409 from 8–11
a.m. Included in the $5 breakfast is
pancakes, sausage, applesauce, orange
juice and coffee with refills. Add eggs
for $6. Contact Terry at 810-793-6343.

CHILDREN

Free hearing and vision screenings for
preschool-age children are available at
the Lapeer County Health Department.
Early screening can help detect
possible problems. To schedule your
appointment for these free services,
call 810-667-0448 or 810-245-5549.
•••
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop is a free
workshop for 3- to 5-year-olds and
parents or caregivers. Enjoy fun
projects that will develop your child’s
skills and prepare them for school.
Children also enjoy a snack, story
time and a free book. Classes run for
six weeks. Call for reservations and
times and locations. Call the Family
Literacy Center today to reserve your
seat at 810-664-2737 and for more
information on dates and times.

To submit your event: Send information including the day, time, location and a short description of your non-profit, civic or fundraising event to jpayne@mihomepaper.com. Send your mail to Calendar, PO Box 220, Lapeer, MI 48446

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