2006-09-21 / Scene

County View -- 921/06

Lions Club dinner
— The Lions Club will host a pork dinner on Sunday, Sept. 24, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the North Branch High School cafeteria,
The cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children. There is no charge for pre-schoolers. Carryout is available. The high school is accessible from Brush Street, off Huron Street (M-90), or Elm Creek Road. — R.A.

Terrific times
— The next fun event in the Terrific Thursday series for area seniors is a presentation on “Eating Well as We Age” at 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 28.
The fun includes a quiz on eating well, a presentation on nutrition problems, lunch at 11:45 a.m., and a game with prizes at noon.
Pre-registration is required. Call 810-245-5866. A $2 donation for lunch is welcomed.
If transportation is required, call the GLTA at 810-664-4566. — R.A.

FLC Camel races
hump into Lapeer
— Be a part of the fun during the Family Literacy Center’s Sixth Annual Camel Races on Oct. 20 as a participant and/or business sponsor.
FLC is looking for sponsors to decorate a wooden “racing” camel to be cheered on to victory by guests at the event. A half-dozen camels will race at the same time to the roll of the dice; the first to cross the finish line wins.
Best-decorated camel awards also will be presented. For a look at prior contestants, visit www.readlapeer.org and click the link to fundraising events.
Tickets are $25 for two and are on sale now. Call the FLC at 810-664-2737 or visit the website for ticket details. — M.A.

Local blood drives
— Several blood drives are scheduled across the county this month by the American Red Cross.
The next drive scheduled is at the Lions Club, 222 W. Water St., Almont, from 1-6:45 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 26, and Holy Redeemer Church, 4358 Dryden Rd., Dryden, from 1-6:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 28. — R.A.

Break the cycle
of binge eating
— The Marguerite deAngeli Branch of the Lapeer Library is hosting a seminar by Dr. Jennifer Honor. “How to Break Emotional Eating and YoYo Dieting Patterns” is Sept. 27 at 6:30 p.m. Learn how to recognize your eating patterns and find a better way to weight control. Call 810-664-6971 for info. — R.C.

Retired teachers meet
— The Lapeer County Chapter of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel September meeting will be Sept. 25 at 12:30 p.m. at the Lapeer Center Building. This is a luncheon meeting. The speaker will be a representative from Michigan Blue Cross/Blue Shield who will explain medical benefits. For reservations and details, call Doris Sharkey at 810-664-3973. — A.W.

Marlette Auxiliary
hosts annual tours
— The 26th annual Marlette Hospital Fall Home Tour and Buffet takes place on Saturday, Oct. 6, from 1-6 p.m. in and around Marlette and the Thumb Area.
Lunch is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Parish hall in downtown Marlette. Tour tickets will be available at the Marlette Community Hospital’s main desk on Sept. 21. Call 989-635-4011 for details. — R.A.

Civil War Day
— Enjoy a day in 1861 with traveling Civil War re-enactors and members of Battery “D” 1st Mich. Lt. Artillery while they camp at the Duncan Brothers’ Farm from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6.
There is no charge for the family-oriented encampment that offers lessons about the lives and struggles of soldiers and civilians with a look at their living and working conditions. Artillery demonstrations take place on even hours from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Questions are welcome.
The Roger and Max Duncan Farm is two-and-one-half miles north of Hadley, and one-half mile east on Merwin Road off of Hadley Road. Look for canvas tents. — R.A.

Floats, entries
sought for parade
— The Township of Arcadia wants you and/or your float in their parade on Oct. 14 to celebrate its 150th Anniversary.
Call 810-724-6565 and sign up for free if you’re a resident; there is a small fee for businesses and political types pay $100. — R.C.

Legion craft show
seeks crafty vendors
— Table space is available for the annual American Legion Auxiliary craft show at the Legion Hall on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
For details, call JoAnn at 810-688-3481 or Kelli at 810-793-4901. — R.A.

Shred away
— Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co. and iSHRED on-site document destruction will jointly host a shredding party on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m.-noon, rain or shine.
The public is invited to bring up to 10 bankers boxes of documents for shredding. The shredder will be set up in the parking lot behind the bank’s main office at 83 W. Nepessing St.
The public also will be able to enter a drawing to win a personal document shredder. For more details, call 810-664-2977, Ext. 337. — M.A.

Master gardeners
— Make winter a bit brighter by enrolling in the Lapeer County Master Gardener Class starting in January.
Classes cost less than $21 each and focus on teaching gardeners how to find answers to gardening problems rather than memorizing textbook answers. Master Gardeners are also trained to become volunteers in their communities. For details, call the Lapeer County MSU Extension office at 810-667-0344 or e-mail willis15@msu.edu. — R.A.

Chili Cook-off
in Columbiaville
— Look forward to the second-ever chili cook-off on Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. For more information, contact the village office at 810-793-4411. — R.A.

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