2017-02-16 / News

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Goodland Twp. Library to hold family history program on Saturday

GOODLAND TWP. — Katherine Willson, vice president of the Michigan Genealogical Council, will visit the Goodland Township Library one last time for the season to share her sleuthing skills with people interested in their family history.

Willson will discuss how to use Facebook to do genealogy research from noon to 2 p.m. Feb. 18 at the library, 2374 N. Van Dyke Rd. While the event is free, the last time Willson came to Goodland Township, they filled the township hall. Calling ahead to reserve a space. Call 810-721-2110 or visit goodlandtownshiplibrary.org to make a reservation.

The event is geared primarily for adults, but everyone is welcome. Participants should bring any family history they may have. Refreshments and other materials will be provided.

North Branch Library on Saturday to host workshop for writers

NORTH BRANCH — Aspiring writers are invited to make plans to drop by the North Branch Township Library when it hosts a “Become an Author” workshop on Feb. 18 at 11 a.m.

Area residents interested in the workshop are recommended to call 810-688- 2282 to sign up for the event beforehand.

North Branch Township Library is located at 3714 Huron St.

Sunday benefit event to raise money for Lapeer fire victims

LAPEER TWP. — The Hitch-N-Post, at 1636 Imlay City Rd. in Lapeer Township, from noon to 9 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19 will host a benefit event to help Tim and Jodie Hovind and their daughters after a Jan. 28 fire destroyed their Hunters Creek Mobile Home Community home in Lapeer.

The event will include a silent auction, a taco dinner and performances by local bands that donated their time to raise money for the family.

The musical lineup includes: Davis Green, Rock Candy, Cybill & The Beast, Smokesum & Jammsum, Back in the Saddle, Thrown to the Wolf, Rock-Aholics Anonymous, and Fearless Shadows.

The fund raiser event will include a 50/50 drawing and raffles as well. Jodie Hovind formerly worked at the bar.

Cash, gift cards and other donations are welcome as well as new housing options for the family. Donations may be dropped off at the Hunters Creek office off DeMille Road. For more information or to lend a hand, call Lea Aguinaga at 810-667-3098.

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