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. Notices may also be e-mailed to email@example.com. Information must be received by 5 p.m. Wednesday to be published in the following Sunday’s paper.
• MAPLE GROVE TOWNSHIP BOARD will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, April 17, in the township hall, 17010 Lincoln Road.
• MONTROSE TOWNSHIP BOARD OF TRUSTEES will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 18 in the Township Hall, 139 S. Saginaw.
• CHESANING VILLAGE COUNCIL will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the council chambers at the village office, 1100 W. Broad Street.
CLUBS AND CIVIC GROUPS
•The SHIAWASSEE QUILTERS meet on the third Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Owosso Senior Center, 300 N. Washington St. Some of their activities include making charity quilts, quilt speakers, trunk shows, round robins, mystery quilts, prizes, free fat quarters, and tips of the months.
• The BURT AMERICAN LEGION POST #99 meets the third Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Burt Opera House, 12888 Nichols Road, Burt.
• CHESANING SPORTS BOOSTERS will meet on Wednesday, April 19 at 7 p.m. in room 401 at Chesaning High School.
• The ST. CHARLES LIONS CLUB will meet on Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. at the St. Charles United Methodist Church, 301 W. Belle St., St. Charles.
• The MONTROSE BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL COMMITTEE will meet at 7 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month at the Montrose Depot, 154 W. State St., Montrose. Visitors should contact the festival email at firstname.lastname@example.org one week prior to the meeting in order to be placed on the agenda.
• The TAYMOUTH TOWNSHIP HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION meets on the third Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at the Taymouth Township Library, 2361 E. Burt Road, Burt.
• The SHIAWASSEE COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY will meet on Sunday, April 23 at 2 p.m. at the museum and
archives building, 1997 M-52 in Owosso. The guest speaker will be Janet Wilk, a longtime Red Cross volunteer, who will offer a historical perspective of the local Shiawassee County unit, its services, and the transformation of the national organization since its founding in 1881. The Shiawassee County unit will be celebrating its 100th anniversary in July. The public is invited to attend, and light refreshments will be served. The building is handicapped accessible.
• The Michigan Artist Blacksmith Association will be putting on a BLACKSMITH DEMONSTRATION and workshop on Saturday, April 29 from 1 to 3 p.m. in the blacksmith shop at the Corunna Historical Village. Nathan Cox will be demonstrating how to fashion an eagle bottle opener from a two inch by four-inch piece of metal, and showing the public a wide range of blacksmithing skills. After the demonstration, men, women, and teens who would like to try their hands at blacksmithing will have an opportunity three stations provided by Cox and MABA blacksmiths. Cox, from the Corunna area, has been working the anvil since 2008. He taught himself in his father’s garage, then advanced to studying with Arthur Jones of Else. Cox will have an assortment of knives, hooks and a camping grill for viewing at the blacksmith shop.
ODDS & ENDS
• The St. Charles District Library, 104 W. Spruce St., is having its SPRING BOOK AND BAKE SALE on Wednesday, April 19 from 2 to 6 p.m., and Thursday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a variety of books for children and adults. The cost is $3 per bag (bags provided). There will also be homemade baked goods for sale. The sale is sponsored by the Friends of the St. Charles District Library. For more information, call the library at (989) 865-9451 or email email@example.com.
• There will be a NIGHT OF COMEDY, MAGIC AND MAYHEM on Saturday, April 22 at the Public House, 130 N. Saginaw St., Chesaning. The doors open at 6 p.m. There will be a gourmet buffet-style dinner, followed by world class entertainment, hosted by Tom E. Thompson, and featuring Nate Armbruster with the mind-blowing magic and mentalism of Nathan Kranzo as the headliner. Tickets are $30 and are available by phone and for pick-up at Pintown Pizza and Lanes. The phone number is (989) 845-3344.
FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP
• The Montrose Order of the Eastern Star #351 will hold a PASTIE DINNER on Saturday, April 22 at the Montrose Masonic Temple. Serving will be from 4 to 7 pm. The menu includes, pastie, gravy or ketchup, salad, beverage and homemade dessert. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for ages 12-5, and free for age under 5. There will also be a silent auction and 50/50 drawing.
• The First United Methodist Church of New Lothrop, 7495 Orchard St., will host a SOUP AND PIE SUPPER on Wednesday, April 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children.
• The Chesaning Knights of Columbus will host a HAMBURGER NIGHT from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at the Chesaning K of C Hall. The menu includes hamburgers, hot dogs, coney dogs, brats, sloppy joes, nachos and cheese, fries, and onion rings. Hamburger nights are open to the public.
• There will be a WET BURRITO DINNER at the St. Charles Masonic Temple every third Friday of the month from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $10. The Masons will also deliver. Call (989) 865-8568.
• The Montrose Eagles Club, 11416 Vienna Road, Montrose, will host BREAKFAST on the fourth Sunday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon. The cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-12, and free for ages 3 and under. For take-outs, call (810) 639-5886.
• WAIST-A-WEIGH, a healthy lifestyle group that has been meeting for 12 years, now gathers at Nativity Lutheran Church, 625 W. Clinton St., St. Charles on Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 7 p.m. Come to hear a motivational talk and get a low-calorie recipe each week. For more information, call June Meisel at (989) 585-3210.
• The Memorial Healthcare free DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP will meet from 1 to 2 p.m. on the third Friday of the month at the Owosso Senior Center, 300 N. Washington St.
• The Memorial Healthcare PROSTATE CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meets on the third Monday of the month from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Community Room at the Memorial Cancer Center, 721 N. Shiawassee St., Owosso. For more information, call (989) 729-4786.
• REGISTRATION FOR SUNSHINE LEARNING CENTER, located in St. Charles Elementary, is ongoing. It currently has openings in the Tuesday-Thursday morning class and the Monday through Friday afternoon class. The morning class is open to children who will be 3 years of age by or on Dec. 1, and the afternoon class is for children who will be 4 by or on Dec. 1. Classes are filling up fast, and the three-day-per-week morning session is currently. Registration will continue until each session is full. Pick up a registration form at St. Charles Elementary School or contact Renee Thornton or Terri Goidisik at (989) 865-9210 for more information.
• NEW LOTHROP AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, April 17, for a regular meeting in the High School Library, 9285 Easton Road, New Lothrop.
• ST. CHARLES COMMUNITY SCHOOLS BOARD OF EDUCATION will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 19, in the high school library, 881 W. Walnut Street, St. Charles.
• RE/MAX New Image presents TRIVIA DARE FOR CHILDREN’S MIRACLE NETWORK, a fundraising event, on Friday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Eagles Club. It will be a night of trivia with a $500 grand prize and four category winning prizes. The cost is $50 per team of two, with a free appetizer buffet and cash bar. All proceeds will go to the Children’s Miracle Network and Hurley Hospital. For information, call (989) 790-0890.
BAZAARS AND CRAFT SHOWS
• There will be a FLEA MARKET, CRAFT AND GREENHOUSE SALE at Ashley Community Schools on Saturday, May 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is $1 for more information, call (989) 413-3290 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Concessions will be provided by the Ashley bands.
• ST. CHARLES SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST COMMUNITY CENTER is open the first and third Thursday of every month from 6:30 until 8 p.m. The center is located at the corner of Clinton and Marcy Streets in St. Charles, and serves those who are in need of gently used clothing, household items and furniture (when available). The center also accepts donations of gently used clothing, household items and furniture. Interested persons should stop by if they need assistance or have any questions.
HEALTH & SAFETY
• The NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS (NAMI) SHIAWASSEE will sponsor a free NAMI Family-to-Family education program specifically for families of persons diagnosed with serious mental illness/brain disorder. The 10-week series of classes will be held weekly beginning on Wednesday, April 19, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Memorial Healthcare in Owosso. There is a limit of 15 participants, so those interested should call Tanya Eppinga at (517) 881-1796 to sign up for the class or for more information. This course is for families and friends of individuals who are dealing with conditions such as major depression, anxiety disorders, borderline personality disorder, ADHD, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia, among other. The course is taught by trained family members who have lived with a loved one with a brain disorder. All course materials are furnished at no cost. There is also a support group that was started by past participants and is facilitated by trained NAMI member that will start meeting again when the class has ended.
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