2010-01-24 / Bulletin Board

BULLETIN BOARD

Announce Your Events

Do you have something to announce? If your club, church or other organization is planning a meeting, fundraiser, festival or other special event, let your neighbors know! Send information to the Tri-County Citizen, P.O. Box 158; Chesaning, MI 48616. Or fax information to (989) 845-4397. You may also send your notices via e-mail to tccnews@mihomepaper.com. Information must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be published in the following Sunday’s paper.

Government Meetings

MONTROSE CITY COUNCIL will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 28 at the city office, 141 Parkway St. • CHESANING VILLAGE PLANNING COMMISSION will meet at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 26, in the council chambers at the village office, 1100 W. Broad St., Chesaning.

Clubs/Civic Groups

• The CHESANING MUSEUM is closed during the months of January, February and March. However workdays are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week from 10 a.m. to noon. Visitors are welcome at these times. Please come to the side door during these days. The museum will also be open by appointment during the winter months. Please call (989) 845- 3155 for an appointment. The Chesaning Area Historical Society will hold the January board meeting at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 27 in the lower level of the museum. • The SHIAWASSEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet at the Shiawassee Arts Center, 206 Curwood Circle Drive on Sunday, Jan. 24 at 1 p.m.. The Center will be open for touring and there is a new display. At 2 p.m., Piper Brewer will give a short talk about "Little Known Facts about Owosso." The public is invited and refreshments will be served. For more information, please call (989) 725-8549. • CHESANING LIONS CLUB members will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 at the Lions Hall, 17200 Corunna Road, Chesaning. • MONTROSE AMERICAN LEGION POST #367 will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, at the Montrose Senior Citizen Center, 200 Alfred. Any veteran who wishes to learn more about joining the legion may attend. • CHESANING ROTARY CLUB meets each Tuesday at noon at Riverfront Grille in downtown Chesaning. • CHESANING KIWANIS CLUB meets every Wednesday morning at The Junction of Hope in Layton Corners, at 7 a.m. Meetings include informational programs. Call (989) 845-3303 for information. • The OAKLEY BIKE RUN is looking for new members. This opportunity is open to anyone who is interested in donating time and energy to a good cause. Members do not need to have a motorcycle, and there is no membership fee. The first meeting will be Sunday, Jan. 31 at noon at Family Tavern in Oakley. For more information, contact Kelly at (989) 239-2529. • The newly-formed ST. CHARLES AREA MUSEUM group will meet on Thursday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m. in the village council chambers. The meeting is open to the public.

Churches

OAKLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH BIBLE STUDY meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday at the church, 327 S. Main. • OAKLEY COMMUNITY CHURCH will have a representative from its Compassion Ministries Food Bank, along with a counselor available at the church for food needs and/or counciling on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. Call (989) 845-4644 for an appointment. • TNIV B.A.D. (Born Again Delivered) Youth Group, formerly known as Ignite Youth ministries (ages 13- 19) meets on Sunday nights from 6 to 8 p.m. Come play basketball, pool, and table tennis. Come worship and hear the Word of God. For more information come in or call Ms. Julie 989-845-7878. Located at the New Wine Full Gospel Church 734 Brady St., Chesaning. • Oakley Community Church, 327 S. Main St., Oakley, conducts BIBLE STUDY every Wednesday evening at 6 p.m.

Odds & Ends

• There will be a DADDY-DAUGHTER DANCE on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 6:30 to 8;30 p.m. in the St. Charles Elementary School gym. The dance is open to pre-school through fifth grade girls. The cost is $20 per couple, $10 for each additional child. There will be snacks, long-stem carnations, prizes, photos and a DJ. For more information, call (989) 865-9210. • KIDZONE is a unique family experience for communities in the Tri-County area. KidZone fuses together music, dance, games and drama for a high-energy experience designed to keep both children and parents engaged -- all while teaching key values and morals. KidZone takes place every Sunday from 10:10 a.m. to noon in the New Lothrop Community Life Center, 7406 S. Saginaw St., New Lothrop. For more information, visit http://www.kidzonefamily.com or call (810) 638- ZONE. • Family reunions, wedding receptions, open houses or showers can be booked at the new FAMILY LIFE CENTER at Good Shepherd Parish, 400 N. Saginaw St., in Montrose. Spacious facility includes a full kitchen and stylish surroundings. To learn more, call (810) 639-7600.

Food and Fellowship

BREAKFASTS are served from 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. every Sunday at the New Lothrop VFW Post 6579 Hall, 8235 N. Saginaw. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children age 6 to 12 and free for people younger than 6. Breakfast is also served for small or large parties, but if the party is over 10 people, please call ahead with the number of people and time of arrival so enough food can be prepared. Proceeds go to the community service, and building fund for the Post. Anyone who would like to join the New Lothrop VFW Post should come to the breakfast and talk to one of the post directors. • The Good Shepherd Knights of Columbus will hold a FISH, SHRIMP AND CHICKEN dinner take out on Fridays from 4 to 7 p.m. at 400 N. Saginaw St., Montrose. • The CHESANING KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS hold a takeout fish fry each Friday from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hall, 9171 Deitering Road. The menu includes cod or walleye, cole slaw, roll and french fries. The cost is $9. • A free SOUP DINNER will be held at New Wine Church, 734 Brady St., Chesaning, on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. All are welcome. Anyone interested in making a soup or dessert is asked to please call Rick at (989) 323-1037.

Support Groups

TOPS #MI1126 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly), a weight-loss support group, meets every Thursday at 8:30 a.m. at the Rehmann Health Center in Chesaning. For more information, call Mary at (989) 845-3103 or Jean at (810) 638-5266. • WAIST-A-WEIGH, a weight loss support group, meets Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. in the St. Charles Village Office, 110 Spruce St. Thursdays at Camelot Place Apts clubhouse in Saginaw at 10 a.m. For more information, call June at (989) 585-3210. • OAKLEY T.O.P.S. (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) #1175, a weight-loss support group, meets every Tuesday at Brady Township Hall. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 6 p.m., with the meeting from 6 to 6:30 p.m. Contact Jane Chrivia at (989) 845-3915 for further information. • TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) # 525 of Chesaning meets every Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Rehmann Health Center, 147 S. Saginaw St., Chesaning. For more information on this weight loss support group, call Sue at 845-2536. • AL-ANON meets each Monday at 8 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1629 W. Brady St., Chesaning. For information call Kathleen at (989) 323-0952 or Bill at (989) 845-6499. • Want to lose weight? Join TOPS #MI.1313, Chesaning on Tuesday evenings at The Junction of Hope banquet room, 4136 W. Peet Road for group therapy. Weigh-in is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For more information, call Avis Weichmann at (989) 770- 5056, or Donna Wendling at (989) 845-6958. • The Chesaning Area NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS will meet every Wednesday at 8 p.m. at the Trinity United Methodist Church, 1629 W. Brady Road, Chesaning. For more information, contact Chuck at (989) 845-3680. • TOPS Club (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets every week on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael’s Rectory Back Room, 17994 Lincoln Road. Visitors are always welcome (preteens, teens and adults – male and female). First meeting is free. • NAR-ANON MEETINGS for relatives and friends of drug addicts are held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw, on Sundays and Thursdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. • A PET LOSS SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 Center Road, Saginaw. The group offers support for those who have lost or are anticipating the loss of a pet through terminal illness and death. It is a safe atmosphere of comfort and sharing as they journey together through the loss of a best friend. For more information, contact Sara at (989) 295-7144. • ALS Association-Michigan Chapter SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Monday, Jan. 25, at Fenton United Methodist Church, New Family Center Building, 119 S. Leroy St., Fenton from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For further information, contact ALS Association-MI Chapter at 1-866-927-2873.

Seniors

COFFEE AND CONVERSATION FOR SENIORS is held every Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Swanhaven Manor, 300 Kennely road in Thomas Township. Enjoy refreshments and fellowship in the Swan Room. All seniors are welcome.

Schools

MONTROSE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Policy Committee and Finanance and Facilities Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26 in the Carter Elementary School media center. • NEW LOTHROP AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION Finance/Negotiations Committee will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 25, in the Administrative Office, 9285 Easton Rd., New Lothrop. Fundraisers

• The St. Charles High School Class of 2013 is hosting a KIDS’ CARNIVAL on Saturday, Jan. 30. The carnival will be held at St. Charles High School from noon to 4 p.m. Preschool and elementary aged children will enjoy a variety of carnival style games, prizes, and activities including silent auctions, face painting, bingo, twister, cake walk, bean bag toss, pin the nose on the snow man, ducky pond, sucker pull, and many more. Families can purchase 25 cent game tickets at the door.

• MONTROSE GIRL SCOUTS are now taking cookie orders. Choices are: Samoas, Lemon Chalet Creams, Mints, Do-Si- Dos, Trefoils, Thank U Berry Much, Dulce De Leche and Tagalongs, all for $3.50 a box. Also, cookie booths will be appearing in February at various locations. For more information or any questions, call Jennifer at (810) 639-7729. • A WINTER BINGO will be held Sunday, Feb. 28, at Our Lady Parish Hall (803 Church St.) Chesaning. The doors will open at 1:30 p.m. The games will begin at 2 p.m. Players must be 18 years old to play. There will be 20 regular bingos in which the prizes will be money. The fee for playing these games will be $2 per bingo card and will be collected in the beginning, before the bingo begins. The afternoon will also feature two special coverall bingos in which the prizes will also be money. The price for these special games is $.50 per card or three cards for $1.00. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase as a fundraiser for the Our Lady Youth Group. The proceeds for this bingo event are dedicated to the BeFriender Coordinator Training for Our Lady Parish. All are welcome to this afternoon of fun and fund-raising sponsored by Our Lady Christian Service Commission. Reunions

• The MONTROSE OL’ FRIENDS REUNION will be held on Saturday, June 12 from noon to 6 p.m. at Montrose Township’s Barber Memorial Park on Seymour Road. This is an informal reunion for anyone who grew up, went to school or lived in Montrose and would like to see some old friends again. Participants should bring their own chairs, food and drinks (no alcohol), and cameras. For more information contact Maynard Reed at (810) 639-6731 or via email at deenme@centurytel.net, or Jim Stewart at (810) 639-5755 or via email at jstewart@centurytel.net.

Food Pantries

OPEN CUPBOARD FOOD PANTRY is open on Wednesdays from 2 to 6 p.m. at 127 S. Genesee Street, Montrose. This service is open to the public and no proof of income is necessary. A variety of food items, including meat, is available for those in need.

Volunteer Opportunities

AVALON HOSPICE seeking volunteers to spend two to four hours one time a week making the lives of others better at a most difficult time. Be a hospice volunteer - read, write letters, listen, and play games with patients and their families. To learn more about Hospice and the volunteer training program, call Candy at 800-664-6334 or email cleitheim@odsyhealth.com.

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