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2018-09-23 / 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.
•••
Hunter’s Safety Classes at Marlette
Sportsmen’s Club on 4260 White
Creek Rd, Kingston. Registration is
on Monday, Oct. 1 at 5:30 p.m. The
classes will run from 5:30 p.m. to
8:30 p.m., on October 1, 2, 8, and 9.
Questions, contact Paul Slivka, 810-
622-8645, or Terry Lambert at 810-
537-2358.
•••
Tuesday
Lapeer Genealogical and Historical
Societies Annual Joint Meeting at
Lapeer County Center Building 425
County Center Dr., Lapeer on Tuesday,
Oct. 9. Dinner 6 p.m., program at 7
p.m. Reservations must be received by
Oct. 2, cost $13. Program is Historical
Musical Instruments of Living Truth 2 a
husband and wife team that play many
antique and contemporary instruments.
For more information, and reservations
call 810-664-3051.
•••
Wednesday
Marlette Community School’s Retiree
Gathering at Eddie G’s 6484 W
Marlette Rd, Marlette on Wednesday,
Oct. 3 at 1:30 p.m. All retired
teachers and other retired Marlette
School personnel are invited.
Questions, call Bill Maher 989-635-
7072.
•••
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.
•••
Lunch & Learn Book Study “Living A Life
You Love” by Joyce Meyers at Christ
The King 911 Baldwin Rd., Lapeer
on Thursday, Sept. 27 at noon for
six weeks. Bring your lunch, receive
a free study guide. Come meet new
friends as we study together. For more
information call 810-664-5584 or
email info@christthekinglapeer.org.
•••

Friday

The fourth Annual Country Quilt Show will exhibit 100 quilts at Mt. Vernon United Methodist Church, 3000 Twenty-eight 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. •••

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.
•••
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).
•••
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.
•••
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.
•••
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.
•••
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.
•••
Kids Halloween, Trick or Treat, and
Costume Party at the VFW Post 4139,
128 Daily Rd., Lapeer on Saturday,
Oct. 27 from 5-7 p.m. Hot dogs, chips
and drinks. $3 adults, kids are free.
Prizes for best and scariest costumes.
For more information call 248-202-
2643.
•••
Water Color Society Traveling Show at
Gallery 194 through Saturday, Nov.
3. This show includes 30 awardwinning paintings from some of the
best watercolor artists in Michigan.
These pieces show the great diversity
of water color art, with everything
from nature scenes, to portraits, to
abstract works. A reception for this
show at Gallery 194 on Friday, Sept.
28 from 5-7 p.m. and all are welcome.
Admission to the gallery is always free
and we are open to the public from
11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Tuesday through
Saturday. For more information contact
810-667-1495, or info@gallery194.
com.
•••
Taco Dinner Fundraiser for Forever
Friends Network at American Legion
Post W. Genesee St., Lapeer on
Saturday, Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to
6 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Order off
the menu of hard and soft tacos, taco
salad, nacho supreme, combo platters,
sides of rice or beans. Sponsorships
are available at different levels to
help put on this event. All proceeds
will continue to provide support for
families and loved ones on the Autism
Spectrum. If you would like to help
contact ffntacodinnerfundraiser@gmail.

com.
•••
Oktoberfest at St. Paul Lutheran Church
90 Millville Rd., Lapeer on Saturday,
Oct. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tractor
show, car show, brats and beer. Kids
activities, fun and fellowship. Free hot
dogs and water and German food
for purchase. For more information call
810-664-6653.
•••
3rd Annual Veterans Appreciation
Dinner Event by the students of the
Veterans Esteem Team of Lapeer
County at North Branch Middle School
6570 Brush Street, North Branch
on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 5-8 p.m.
Registration from 4:30-5 p.m. Free
for all Lapeer County veterans and
spouse or significant other. Please
RSVP by email to our.vet.team@gmail.
com or call 810-346-3560. For more
information, check Veterans Esteem of
Lapeer County on Facebook.
•••
Family Roles Workshop with Heartprints
at the Lapeer County Medical Care
Facility 1455 Suncrest Dr., Lapeer
on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. to
12 p.m. Heartprints examines and
educates families who have a loved
one who has Alzheimer’s or Dementia
and the struggles they experience
working together. Space is limited and
registering is required. Other classes
and sessions are offered. For more
details and to register call Kathryn
810-358-7802.
•••
Recycling at Lapeer County Drop-Off
Recycling returns Saturday, October
6. It will be for the first and third
Saturday of each month at ReStore
1633 N. Lapeer Rd., Lapeer from 9
a.m. to 1 p.m. at a cost of $4 per
car. Paper and cardboard materials,
plastic and polystyrene foam, metal
and glass can be recycled. Recycle
fee will be covered for residents in
Mayfield TWP, Metamora TWP and
Hadley TWP. MUST show ID card
available from respective township. For
more information call 810-660-7823.
•••

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.
•••
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.

Little Princess & Prince Luncheon
with the Lapeer Area Chamber of
Commerce at Lapeer American Legion
1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer on
Sunday, Nov. 4 from 1-3 p.m. Doors
open at noon. Come meet Belle,
Cinderella, Rapunzel and the Prince.
They will visit each guest table for
photos and autographs. Singing and
dancing will be invited to participate
in a group dance. Ticket $25 each
and includes a light lunch. Each young
guest will receive a keepsake tiara or
crown. Seating is limited tickets must
be purchased in advanced. Tickets
available at the Lapeer Area Chamber
of Commerce or the American Legion
Post #16. For more information call
810-664-6641.

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.

•••
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.
•••
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 heart-related
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 micro-enterprises 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.
•••

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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