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2013-02-28 / Scene

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Tea Party to meet March 5

LAPEER TWP. — The Lapeer County Tea Party Patriots will hold its monthly membership meeting on Tuesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. at Maple Grove Church in Lapeer Township.

The speaker will be Chris Kobus who is an associate professor in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at Oakland University where he has worked since receiving his PH.D in 1998. He is the director of the Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) and his research focus is in the broad field of energy transport and conversion.

Kobus will also address the Federal Balanced Budget and Deficit Reduction, Agenda 21, and gun rights. There will be an audience question and answer period afterward.

The church is located at 148 Maple Grove Rd. Admission is free and the public is invited.

Jelly Beans & Smiles collecting Easter baskets

LAPEER — Julie Caris at Lapeer Gold and Diamond is now collecting Easter basket donations for the annual Jelly Beans & Smiles program. Jelly Beans & Smiles is an annual program that provides Easter baskets to children in need.

The basket again this year will be distributed to children at Heartland Hospice, Lapeer Habitat for Humanity, Lapeer Family Literacy Center and LACADA (Lapeer Area Citizens Against Domestic Abuse).

Donations may be dropped off at Lapeer Gold and Diamond. Volunteers will then package the Easter baskets and distribute them to children. Lapeer Gold and Diamond is located at 814 South Main St., Lapeer. For more information, call 810-245-4653.

Ace of Hearts every Monday at Louie’s Sports Tavern

LAPEER — The Lapeer Elks’ progressive jackpot game, the Ace of Hearts, has started over again every Monday night at Louie’s Sports Tavern in Lapeer following a jackpot winner two weeks ago.

Tickets for the game are on sale through the Elks club and at Louie’s Sports Tavern until 8 p.m. Monday night. The game gives local residents a chance to win a growing jackpot while simultaneously helping the local community by raising funds for the Lapeer Elks.

The Ace of Hearts is held every Monday night at Louie’s, located on Davison Road with the Polar Palace. At 8:30 p.m. every Monday the Elks draw one ticket out of a bowl and that ticket holder has the chance to pick from one playing card in a deck of cards. Whoever finds the Ace of Hearts card immediately wins the jackpot, which grows each week along with ticket sales.

Tickets cost $1 each and are available at Louie’s and the Lapeer Elks Lodge on East Nepessing St. in downtown Lapeer. Ticket sales end each week at 8 p.m. sharp. Cash prizes are also available for finding other special cards.

For more information about the Lapeer Elks’ Ace of Hearts game, call the Elks Lodge at 810- 664-3216 or Louie’s Sports Tavern at 810- 667-1500.

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