2009-10-18 / 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

MAPLE GROVE TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, in the township hall, 17010 Lincoln Road. • MONTROSE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 in the Township Hall, 139 S. Saginaw. • CHESANING VILLAGE COUNCIL will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in the council chambers at the village office, 1100 W. Broad Street.

Clubs/Civic Groups

• The BIRTH-FIVE program will not be available in St. Charles this year due to funding constraints. With the hope of still serving the surrounding area, a group will meet at the Hemlock Elementary School on Wednesday, Oct. 21 from 6:15-7:30 p.m. The meeting provides a wide variety of hands on activities for children ranging from infants to five years of age. There are two group times for movement and stories. Every child takes home a new book. No pre-registration is required. For more information, please call Julie Bash at the Saginaw Intermediate School District, 399-7488. • NEW LOTHROP LIONS CLUB will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the New Lothrop Methodist Church Fellowship Hall. • NEW LOTHROP VFW POST #6579 will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the VFW Hall, 8235 Saginaw St. • DAR representative Lou Hixson will be the featured speaker at the SHIAWASSEE COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY Oct. 20 meeting. The society will meet at The Council on Aging, 300 N. Washington Street, Owosso, at 7 p.m. The topic of the Nov. 17 speaker, Kris Rzepczynski, will be “Ships’ Passenger Lists.” Come learn about the DAR Then and Now and its connection to genealogy. There is plenty of parking and refreshments will be served. • The SHIAWASSEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet on Sunday, Oct. 25 at the Archives and Museum Building at the corner of M-51 and Wilkinson Road. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. with a potluck dinner, followed by the program at 2 p.m. Please bring a dish to pass and own table service. Drink will be furnished. The speaker will be Kate Strein, a graduate of Corunna High School and Olivet College who has spent the last year in Taiwan, where she taught English. She will show pictures and talk about her experiences. The Archives and Museum are closed until the first of May, but are open each Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for genealogy research. The group will have its annual yard sale in May and is accepting donatons.

Odds & Ends

EUCHRE AND SETBACK PLAYERS ARE NEEDED. Our Lady Adult Social Club invites players to come and enjoy a fun night of card playing on Saturday, Oct. 24, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, Feb. 13, March 13 and April 10 at Our Lady Parish Hall, 803 Church St., Chesaning. Doors are open at 6 p.m., play starts at 6:30 p.m. and ends at 9 p.m. or after. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Players should bring their own snacks and non-alcoholic beverages. Bring a friend, a group, or come alone and be partnered up with someone. There is no admission charge. All adults are welcome. • The fifth annual COMMUNITY HARVEST FESTIVAL will be held on Sunday, Oct. 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Zion Ev. Lutheran 2009 • PH. 98 9-845-7403 Chur ch, 133 Comm ercia l St. , C hesaning. There will be free games for children, bingo, prizes, free food, cake walk and more. Come enjoy the day and the season. Costumes are welcome. All ages are invited. The public and non-members are welcome. • The fifth annual GREAT LAKES CLASSIC tractor pull will be held Oct. 24, 25 and 26 at the Shiwassee County Fairgrounds, 2900 E. Hibbard Road, Corunna. The action starts at 5 p.m. on Friday, 8 a.m. on Saturday, and 9 a.m. on Sunday. Admission is $10 per person at the gate. Some of the best antique tractor pullers in the Midwest will be competing indoors for national championship points, plus bonus payout in jackpot classes. The National Antique Tractor Pulling Association sanctioned event is part of a national tour. Contestants are grouped by class so that like will compete against like. Rules are available at www.natpa.com. Competitors are welcome. Also, on Sunday, the Michigan Tractor Pulling Association will hold its season finals, plus the Thumb Tractor Pulling Association will have the 6000 Farm and 5500 V8 Hot Rod tractor finals indoors for the first time ever. Runs by TTPA Super Stock trucks will also take place.

Fundraisers

• The Chesaning Showboat Music Festival presents KEEP THE BOAT AFLOAT FUNRAISER PARTY on Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Chesaning Knights of Columbus Hall, 9171 Deitering Road. There will be hors d’oeuvres, raffles, silent auctions and games from 7 to 9 p.m. Then from 9 p.m. to midnight, there will be live music by Brett Mitchell and The Giant Ghost. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes hors d’oeuvres, three drink tickets and souvenirs. Tickets may be purchased at the Chesaning Chamber of Commerce, Community State Bank and Giesken’s Cabinetry and Floor Covering. No one under age 21 will be admitted. • Family Pharmacy in Downtown Chesaning is participating in the “Moms in Need” DRESSER PROJECT being conducted by the Church Services group at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church. Through the project, dressers are stocked with necessary items and then given to expectant mothers in need. Throughout the month of October, Family Pharmacy has several baby products at inexpensive prices that customers can purchase for the project. The items will then be put in a box and turned over to the Our Lady project. • There will be an ANTIQUE APPRAISAL DAY on Saturday, Oct. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Burt Opera House in Taymouth Township/Burt. Bring antique items for a verbal appraisal. Three appraisers will be on hand to evaluate glass, pottery, ceramics, toys, coins or whatever can be found in the attic, garage or barn. So, no guns or jewelry will be appraised. The cost is $3 for the first item, $2 for every item thereafter. All proceeds will benefit the Taymouth Township Historical Association. The Burt Opera House is located at 12888 Nichols Road, one mile south of East Birch Run Road and approximately one and one-half mile east of M-13 off Burt Road. This event is co-sponsored by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans. • There will be a SPAGHETTI DINNER fundraiser for Sheri (Eggebrecht) Shields on Sunday, Oct. 25 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Castaways, 3940 Boy Scout Road, Bay City. This This fundraiser it to help defray medical bills for Shields, who was diagnosed with a rare condition which caused her to be paralyzed from the neck down. Cost is $10, and includes spaghetti, salad and dinner rolls. There will also be entertainment, raffles, 50/50 drawings, and merchandise raffles. Prizes include a big screen television and fishing trips. For ticket information contact Nancy Heinz at (989) 493-2205, Jenifer Jones at (989) 482-998i, or (989) 352-5253. • The Melissa Crawford BENEFIT DINNER AND AUCTION will be held Saturday, Oct. 24 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Oakley Village Hall, 205 Parshall St., one block east of M-52. Crawford is a wife and mother of three young children who is undergoing treatment for brain cancer. Proceeds from the benefit will be used to help pay her medical bills. Please bring items to auction at the dinner. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for ages under 5. Walk-ins are welcome, and take-outs will be available. Tickets can be purchased at Crossroads Café, Studio 221 and from Oakley Community Church members. Volunteers are needed to help with the benefit. For more information, contact Belinda White at (810) 638- 2131.

Churches

FREE MOVIE NIGHT showing “Fireproof” on Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6:30 p.m. will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church, Chesaning. Childcare is available. Call the church office at (989) 845-3157 with the number of children.

Food and Fellowship

• There will be a SOUP AND PIE SUPPER on Wednesday, Oct. 21, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church of New Lothrop, 7495 Orchard St. The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children. • The Chesaning Knights of Columbus will host a SOCIAL NIGHT from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, at the Chesaning K of C Hall. The menu includes hamburgers, cheeseburgers, sloppy joes, coney dogs, brats, fries and onion rings. Social nights are open to the public. • The New Lothrop VFW Post regular Sunday BREAKFASTS will start on Oct. 25 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.

Schools

CHESANING UNION SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 26 at Chesaning High School in room 401. • NEW LOTHROP AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 19, for a regular meeting in the Elementary School Library. The meeting location was changed due to student testing in the high school library. • ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the high school library, 881 W. Walnut Street, St. Charles.

Health & Safety

The Covenant Breast Health Center invites everyone to a special event, TIPS & TREATS, on Tuesday, Oct. 27 at Apple Mountain Resort. The evening program includes a health fair and refreshments from 5:30 to 7 p.m., followed by a special presentation featuring Lori Benson, a New York woman who chronicled her entire experience battling and beating breast cancer in an award-winning documentary. Admission is free. Call 1.866.COVENANT to register. • Memorial Healthcare’s Cancer Center, in partnership with the Shiawassee Arts Center, will be hosting a free “ART OF HEALING” workshop to Memorial Healthcare patients and their family members. This series features volunteer artists who lead instructional sessions with various mediums to promote health and healing. In honor of October being recognized as breast cancer awareness month, a “pink” bracelet beading workshop will be held on Tuesday, October 27 from 7 – 8 .pm. in the community room at Memorial’s Medical Arts Building, conveniently located at 721 N. Shiawassee Street in Owosso. For additional information or to register, contact Alicia Gardner at 729-4786. For a complete listing of Memorial Healthcare events, visit www.MemorialHealthcare.org. Veterans

AMVETS STATE SERVICE OFFICER Nathan Pierpont will be at the Shiawassee County Veterans’ Affairs office on Tuesday, Oct. 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call the office at (989) 743-2231. • AMERICAN LEGION STATE SERVICE OFFICER Patrick Kline will be at the American Legion Post in Chesaning, 15053 McKeighan Road, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21. Veterans with service-connected disabilities or questions about VA benefits are encouraged to attend to find out more information about their status. They should bring a copy of their military DD214 or discharge, their Social Security number, spouse’s Social Security number, when and where married, dates of services, where enlisted and base where they left the service. Veterans may also be eligible to join the American Legion. A post representative will be there to answer any questions about the American Legion.

Bazaars/Craft Shows

• The 31st annual HOLIDAY MART arts and crafts show, sponsored by Altrusa International, Inc., of Saginaw, will be held on Saturday, Nov. 24, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Freeland Banquet Center, 8309 Midland Road, M-47, Freeland. This is a juried arts and crafts show featuring artists and their handmade work, including baskets, stained glass, candles, floral arrangements, wreaths, clothing, jewelry, toys and homemade baked goods. Proceeds from this event support community projects. Exhibitors, contact Barb Hughes at (989) 799-2441 days or (989) 791-8142 evenings to reserve space. For information, contact Kathy Thornhill at (989) 792-4503 or via email at kj@dthornhill.com. • The 25th annual BANNISTER ZCBJ LODGE #225 BAZAAR will be held on Saturday, Oct. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 401 E. Main St., Bannister. A variety of tasty Czech pastry and dumplings will be offered by the lodge, as well as garnet jewelry, baking sheets and the very popular ZCBJ cookbook. Crafters will present a wide range of articles including felt purses, stitchery, wood craft, holiday items, solar lights, jams, fleece items, pillows, cutlery, scrapbooking, Avon, Party Light Candles, Watkins and more. There will also be a quilt raffle. The kitchen area will feature homemade soup, sloppy joes and ham sandwiches, along with homemade pie. For more information, contact Mary Ellen at (989) 862-5169.

Support Groups

T.I.M.E. (TRANSPLANTS IN MOTION EVERYWHERE) support group will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Healthcare Center’s private dining room. All organ recipients, donors, people waiting for transplants and friends and family members may attend. • ALS Association-Michigan Chapter SUPPORT GROUP will meet on Monday, Oct. 19, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church, 545 7th St., Freeland from 6:30 to 8 p.m. For further information, contact ALS Association-MI Chapter at 1-866-927-2873.

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