2017-10-12 / Calendar



16th Annual Women’s Expo with the
Oxford Chamber of Commerce at
Boulder Pointe Golf and Banquet
Center located at 1 Champions
Circle, Oxford on Sunday, Oct.
15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Taste of Oxford, luxury raffle,
magical makeover, test drive a
new vehicle, cooking classes,
door prices, and lots of vendors.
Proceeds benefit McLaren
Oakland’s Sister to Sister
program. Bring your mothers,
sisters, and girlfriends to this
event that is free to the public.
First 200 people in the door
receive a bag. For more details
contact the Oxford Chamber at
248-628-0410 or visit our website
at www.oxfordchamber.net.
7th annual United Hospice Service
Benefit Concert presented
by Hope Lutheran Church and
surrounding area churches at
Hope Lutheran Church 2510 Juhl
Rd., Marlette on Sunday, Oct. 15
from 4-7 p.m. The public is invited
to attend and enjoy beautiful
musical performances by local
artists. A light lunch will be served
and all free will donations will
benefit United Hospice Service of
Marlette Regional Hospital. For
more information, call 989-635-
High Tea at Sacred Heart Catholic
Church 700 Maple Vista, Imlay
City on Sunday, Oct. 22 from 2
p.m. to 5 p.m. in the church’s
social hall. Come and enjoy
delicious teas and scrumptious
treats as well as great company,
all to benefit the church’s religious
education programs. Cost is
$15 for adults, $10 for children
under 12 if RSVP before Oct. 15.
After Oct. 15, the cost is $20 for
adults, $15 for children under 12.
Call 810-724-1135.
Lapeer Church of Christ Friends &
Family Day 1680 N. Lapeer Rd.,
Lapeer on Sunday, Oct. 22 at
10:30 a.m. free pig roast to follow
the worship service. For more
information, call 810-664-1611.

Pastie sale for the Imlay City
Christian School is currently taking
orders for Lawry’s Pasties from
the U.P. Orders will be taken until
October 11 and pasties will be
delivered on Monday, Oct. 23.
$6 for one, $32 for a half dozen
and $60 for a dozen. Orders must
be paid for when order is placed.
Contact the Imlay City Christian
School to order. Monday - Friday
from 8-4 p.m., 810-724-5695.

Marlette Community School’s
Retiree Gathering at Eddie G’s
6484 Marlette St., Marlette on
Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 1:30 p.m.
All retired teachers and other
retired Marlette School personnel
are invited. Questions, call Bill
Maher 989-635-7072.
Pizza Pizza Laugha Laugha at
the Davison Missionary Church
1481 N. Gale Rd., Davison on
Wednesday, October 18. Doors
open at 5:45 p.m. with show
starting at 7 p.m. $8 in advance,
and $10 at the door. This 26th
annual PPLL laugh master is Bob
Smiley, one of the funniest comedians working today. Pizza, pop,
cookies, and door prizes. Tickets
can be purchased in the church
office. For more information, call
Harvest Supper and Bake Sale at
Christ Lutheran Church 5245
Hadley Rd, south of the Village
of Hadley on Wednesday, Nov. 1
from 4-7 p.m. Full turkey dinner
with all the trimmings and desserts. Adults $12, children 5-12
$5. For more information, call

Fourth Annual Country Quilt Show
at Mt. Vernon United Methodist
Church, 3000 28 Mile Rd.,
Washington. Friday, Oct. 13 and
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 10 a.m. to
4 p.m. with lunch 11 a.m. through
2 p.m. Admission $5. Vendors,
viewers’ choice award, and door
prizes. For more information, call
28th Annual Davison Pumpkin
Festival in Downtown Davison on
Friday, Oct. 13 from 6-8 p.m. and
Saturday, Oct. 14 from 8 a.m.
to 6 p.m. Trunk or treat Friday
night, $1 donation per child.
Saturday $5 wristband per child
includes inflatables, pumpkin
painting and carving contest,
hay rides, accelerator slide,
obstacle course, antique tractors,
pedal pulling contest, corn hole,
eating contests and more. Enjoy
demonstrations from local dance
schools, unicycles, singers
and much more. Vendors with
crafts, local community service
groups, food and fun. For more
information visit the website at
Chili Supper during Marlette High
School Homecoming at the First
United Methodist Church 3155

Main St., Marlette on Friday, Oct.
13 from 4-7 p.m. Vegetarian,
white chicken, Mama’s, firehouse
Chili and hot dogs. Cornbread,
dinner rolls, crackers, drinks,
dessert. Donation proceeds go to
the Fund Scout activities.
Euchre Tournament at the Lapeer
Masonic Temple 1685 N.
Saginaw, Lapeer on Friday, Oct.
20. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and
play begins at 7 p.m. Cost $10
per player and euchres twenty-five
cents each. Refreshments provided. Other dates upcoming once
a month throughout the year.
Everyone welcome. For more information, contact 810-664-2602.
Halloween Story Time at Goodland
Township Library, 2370 N.
Van Dyke, Imlay City on Friday,
Oct. 27 at 10:30 a.m. For
toddlers and their parents, we
will read a Halloween story,
decorate pumpkins and more. All
preschoolers are welcome. To
register, call the Library at 810-

Grocery Giveaway at North Branch
Wesleyan Church, 3164 North
Branch Rd., North Branch on
Saturday, Oct. 14. Doors open at
8 a.m. Giveaway begins at 9 a.m.
More information, contact 810-
Making Stride of Flint Breast
Cancer Walk in Downtown Flint
flat lot on Saturday, Oct. 14
Registration 8:30 a.m. Opening
ceremony, walk begins at 10 a.m.
Come dressed in your best pink,
get your groups together, of men,
woman and children inspire each
other as they walk through the
streets of Flint. Survivors check
in with special gifts for them.
Entertainment and water stations.
Get a pink cape while supplies
last by registering and raising $25
by Sept. 9. To register visit the
website at FlintMIStrides@cancer.
org or call 810-733-3703 ext.
22nd Annual Fantasy Forest at
Rowden Park on Saturday, Oct.
14. Gates open at 11 a.m. with
last admittance at 3 p.m. Lapeer
County businesses and service
organizations are invited to
participate with manning a free
station to entertain and treat
children. Kids and their families
can walk the paved non-scary path
to participate and receive treats
from as many as fifty stations.
Cost for kids $3.50, adults $1.
The event is sponsored by Voiture
1536 Forty and Eight, a veteran’s
service organization. For more
information, call 810-664-0123.
13th Annual Columbiaville Chili
Cook Off located in the downtown
parking lot on Saturday, Oct. 14
from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contestant
or team entry fee is $15 with
prizes and awards all day for the
participants. Registration deadline
October 12 by 4 p.m. Also, that
day will be a cornhole tournament
supporting the Mighty Lady
Falcons Softball club at 1 p.m.,
pre-register $30 or $40 the day
of the tournament. Rock painting
and a coloring contest will also be
going on. There will be vendors
set up from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Information is available on the
village website, www.columbiaville.
org, the village’s Facebook page
or you can call 810-793-4411.
Golden Days of Fall Festival at
St. Cornelius Catholic Church
3834 N. Mill St., Dryden on
Saturday, Oct. 14 from noon till
11 p.m. Country craft store and
vendor show, children’s games
and activities, rock climbing
wall, music and dancing, car
show. BBQ chicken dinner from
2 p.m. till gone. Chili Cook Off
sponsored by the Columbiaville
DDA at Columbiaville Days Festival
located in the Downtown parking
lot on Saturday, Oct. 14 from 11
a.m. to 4 p.m. Judging at 2:45
p.m. sharp. Individual participation
or team entry fee is $15, outside
cooking. Prizes and awards
to participants, public tasting.
Cornhole tournament and vendors.
For more information call the
Village of Columbiaville office at
Third Annual “Queen of Kings” all
male Comedy Beauty Pageant
at the Food Bank of Eastern
Michigan the new building, on
Saturday, Oct. 14. Starts at 7
p.m. doors open at 6:30 p.m.
The finest male contestants
will compete in four different
categories with crowing of the
“Queen” at the end. Only 200
Tickets available for $10 per
sale, limited sold at door. Men
and women welcome, light
refreshments. Cash donations
only for prizes, voting and ticket
sales. All proceeds support the
Food Bank of Eastern Michigan
with the help of the Windmill
Woman’s Circle. For tickets and
details call 810-399-6722, 810-
853-8531, or 810-813-4778.
Coat Program at St. Paul Lutheran
Church 90 Millville Rd., Lapeer on
the following Saturdays, Oct. 21,

28, Nov. 4,11,18, and Dec. 2,
and 9 from 9 a.m. to noon. You
must be present to receive one
free coat per person. Snow pants,
boots, hats, scarves and gloves.
Sizes for adults and children.
Bring children with you to be
fitted. For questions, call 810-664-
Justified Quartet at the Goodland
Community Church 2008 N.
Van Dyke Rd., Imlay City on
Saturday, Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. A love
offering will be collected during
intermission of the concert. For
more information contact Ruthie
at 810-724-8064.
Painterly Pottery at the Goodland
Township Library 2370 N. Van
Dyke, Imlay City on Saturday, Oct.
28, at noon. Painterly Pottery will
bring a selection of Halloween
items for attendees to paint.
Items will then be taken back
to the pottery and fired, then
returned to the Library for pick up.
This is always a popular program
and advance reservations are
needed. To get in on the fun, call
the Library at 810-721-2110.
St. John’s Annual Fall Fest at St.
John the Baptist Episcopal Church
5811 Forest Ave., Otter Lake on
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. Bake sale, holiday items,
cookie walk and tea. Tea room
is open from 11:30 a.m. to 2
p.m. luncheon for a fee. For more
information, call Joann 810-793-
7678 or Ann 810-793-7113.
November Pasties at the
Columbiaville United Methodist
Church 4696 Pine St.,
Columbiaville. Taking orders
from October 22-31 Monday thru
Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 2
p.m. Pick up on Saturday, Nov. 4
between 10 a.m. and noon. To
place your order, call 810-793-
Brown City Sacred Heart Annual
Dinner Dance at the Maple Valley
Event Center (old VFW) 7108
Maple Valley Road, Brown City on
Saturday, Nov. 11. Doors open at
6 p.m. dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets
$30 adults, children 6-12 $15,
under 6 free. Includes dinner,
dancing, raffles, and chance to
win cash prizes. If you have any
questions, call Jeanne Kneebone


Monday - Friday
Pasties Sales at VFW 2777, 2260
Belsay Rd., Burton. 10:30 a.m. to
4 p.m. Call 810-743-4138.

Dinners at American Legion Post 16,
1701 W. Genesee St., Lapeer,
from 4:45-7 p.m. First Tuesday
every month are spaghetti
dinners, second Tuesdays are
taco nights. Open to the public. All
proceeds go toward scholarship
fund. Details: 810-664-9312.
Spaghetti Dinner hosted by the
Hadley Lions Club at the Township
Hall, 3551 Hadley Rd., Hadley on
the third Thursday of each month
from 5-8 p.m. Adults $8, seniors
$7, children 5-13 $3. Proceeds
go to helping with community
projects. For more information,
call 810-797-5046 or 810-656-

Week Day Dinners at Lapeer Eagles
#2427, 3565 Davison Rd.,
Lapeer on Wednesdays serving
steakbugers, Thursdays tacos and
Fridays fish fry. All proceeds go
to the Eagles #2427. For more
information, call 810-664-2812.

Friday Dinners at the VFW Post
4139, 128 Daley Rd., Lapeer,
on the first Fridays of every
month until spring. Dinner will
be served with potato, salad, roll
and dessert. Dinners are from
5:30-7 p.m. $10. Public welcome.
Proceeds to support local veterans
projects. Call 810-664-9222 with

Pancake Breakfast every first and
third Saturday of the month at
Otter Lake VFW Post 2409 from
8-11 a.m. Included in the $5
breakfast is pancakes, sausage,
applesauce, orange juice and
coffee with refills. Add eggs for
$6. Contact Terry at 810-793-


Free hearing and vision screenings
for preschool-age children
are available at the Lapeer
County Health Department.
Early screening can help detect
possible problems. To schedule
your appointment for these free
services, call 810-667-0448 or
Ready, Set, Go! Workshop is a free
workshop for 3- to 5-year-olds
and parents or caregivers. Enjoy
fun projects that will develop your
child’s skills and prepare them
for school. Children also enjoy
a snack, story time, and a free

book. Classes run for 6 weeks.
Call for reservations and times
and locations. Call the Family
Literacy Center today to reserve
your seat at 810-664-2737 and
for more information on dates and
Playgroups at numerous locations
and dates. The free six-week
sessions offer 90 minute
playgroups with story time,
developmentally appropriate
games and crafts, learn new
skills, and enjoy a snack and
social time with other children.
Parents will have the chance to
talk to other adults with sameage children. Call Family Literacy
Center at 810-664-2737 to
register for the next session.


Drivers Wanted to help with the
Road to Recovery Program for
Cancer patients to get to and
from their appointments and
treatments. Road to recovery
is the American Cancer Society
volunteer-based driving program
and provides transportation for
undergoing treatments. Van is
provided for use. To become
a volunteer driver you must
possess current, valid driver’s
license, have good driving
record, and attend Road to
Recovery training program. For
more information or to sign up
for training, contact 248-663-
Habitat for Humanity of Lapeer
County is looking for volunteers
for their ReStore, construction
site, and office positions. Hours
needed depend on the position.
Interested parties can call 810-
664-7111 and speak to Carolyn
Nestor, Cheryl Holland or Pete at
Avalon Hospice seeking volunteers
for a few hours once a week at
2360 Stone Bridge Dr., Flint.
Watch movies, play games or
just talk. Details: Candy, 810-
733-7250 or www.odsyhealth.
AARP Tax-Aide tax assistance
and preparation service seeking
volunteers for low income
taxpayers, especially those age
60 and older. Details/sign up:
888-687-2277 or www.aarp.org/
Lapeer Land Conservancy is
looking for members, volunteers
or donations. The mission is
to protect farmland and natural
areas, support environmental
education programs, and create
a network of land stewardship
demonstration properties. To
become a member, cost is $15
per person, $25 per family.
Details visit the website at www.
LapeerLandConservancy.org or call
Goodland Thrift Shop and Food
Pantry, 8508 Clear Lake Rd.,
is accepting donations of clean,
usable clothing, household items,
furniture and non-perishable food
items. Monetary donations also
accepted. Make checks payable to
Strength Ministries. Details: 810-
346-8000 or hisstrengthmusic@
Paradise Animal Rescue is looking
for donations of wet dog/cat
food, scoopable cat litter, catnip
mouse, cat nail trimmers, paper
towels. Volunteers for morning
and evening chores, volunteer
coordinator and fundraising. Call
Loving Hands clinic needs
volunteers to help with the clinic’s
patients. Currently, they need
doctors, nurses and dentists and
dental hygienists to volunteer a
few hours a month. Details: Cathy
Johnson, 810-667-8933.
Senior Companion Program needs
seniors to volunteer 20 or more
hours a week to help adults ages
21 and up with an identified
special need. Seniors may help
with light shopping, bills, preparing
and sharing meals, rides to the
doctor or just talking. Details: 810-
257-3769 or scpflint@aol.com.


Shoe Collection of gently used
shoes to help those in need and
money goes to helping Detroit
Bully Corps to rescue dogs.
Drop off location, 100 Lone Pine
Trail, Lapeer Township. Drop off
anytime, leave shoes on covered
back porch. Other drop-off location
listed on the website at dbcdogs.
org. Accept any style and size of
shoes, sandals, boots, heels,
flats, skates and rollerblades,
anything you wear outside on your
feet. Shoes must be in matching
pairs and cannot have major
defects. For every 25 pairs of
shoes we collect, DBC will receive
$10 from Funds2Orgs. Detroit
Bully Corps is a nonprofit canine
rescue and rehabilitation facility
located in Lapeer. We rescue
bully breeds, like the American
Pit Bull Terrier, Mastiff, Boxer

and Bulldog. The shoes will be
given to underprivileged people
in impoverished nations so they
can start micro-enterprises where
they repair, clean and re-sell the
shoes. For more information, visit
Mens and Womans Clothing
Donations Needed at The
Golden Arrow, 24 S. Court St.,
Lapeer drop off Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Main entrance at the back.
Collecting blankets, shoes, food,
housewares, plastic grocery bags
and gently used towels also
needed. For information, contact
Donations Accepted at New to You
Consignment 286 W. Nepessing
St., Lapeer to use the profits to
give to local charities in vouchers
to use in the store. There are
a number of organizations your
donations can help. The voucher
is used to buy clothes and needed
items to help get them back on
their feet. Donate with a Purpose
helps distribute the vouchers
to those in need. For more
information, call 810-245-7272
and find a charity.

Sadie’s Dream for a Cure is
a Lapeer based nonprofit
organization serving pediatric
cancer patients and their
families. Seeking donations of
new crayons, colored pencils,
markers and coloring books to
be distributed to pediatric cancer
centers to help occupy children
while going through chemotherapy.
Donations can be dropped off
Monday through Friday between
9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sew Crazy
Fabrics 69 W. Nepessing, Lapeer
or contact sadiesdreamforacure@
gmail.com to arrange for a pick
up or drop off. Also seeking
volunteers to sew tote bags,
supplies will be provided. For more
information on our programs, visit
the website.
Lapeer County Concert Choir
Rehearsals are held every Monday
evening at Trinity United Methodist
Church in Lapeer at 7 p.m. All new
and returning members ages 18
and older are welcome. For more
information, visit the website at
lapeercountyconcertchoir.com or
call 810-688-8708.
Song of the Lakes Chorus
Rehearsals at the Davison Senior
Center, 10135 Lapeer Rd.,
Davison every Monday at 7 p.m.
Join the chorus with this four-part
harmony in the barbershop style.
For more information, call 810-
664-3552 or 810-742-0977.

Clothing Donations at Lapeer
Seventh-Day Adventist School,
1284 W. Turrill Rd., Lapeer.
Clothing from babies to adult.
Clean donations always welcome.
For more information, call 810-
Flint Arrowhead Barbershop
Chorus rehearses on Tuesday
evenings at 7 p.m. at Community
of Christ Church, 4041 W.
Vienna Rd., Clio and is always
looking for new members who
love to sing. Details, call 1-844-
370-6470. By calling this toll
free number you can reach
ticket sales, the president, our
membership person, the music
director, marketing/PR person
and the gentleman who books
our shows. You can also visit
flintarrowhead.org or Facebook.
com/ArrowheadChorus to learn
more about us.

Community Prayer at the historic
courthouse lawn, 255 Clay St.,
Lapeer the last Thursday of the
month from 7-8:30 p.m. All are
welcome. For more information,
call Lapeer Assembly of God
Church at 810-664-8089.

Free community gym and dodge
ball tournament from 8-10:30
p.m. first and third Fridays at
Victory World Outreach Church,
10291 Green Rd., Goodrich.
Activities include basketball, ping
pong, foosball and dodge ball
tournaments. Details: 810-636-

Village of North Branch Orr Museum
will be open to the public every
Saturday throughout the summer
of 2017 until Labor Day. Come
spend an hour or so to step
back into Michigan’s rural past.
Friendly, informative docents
will be there to welcome you.
Admission is free, clubs, groups
and visiting guests may visit by
appointment. For information or to
sign up to volunteer, contact 810-
Country Jamboree at Old Town Hall,
3551 Hadley Rd., Hadley on the
first Saturday of the month from
1-4 p.m. Money raised to benefit
scholarships for Lapeer and
Goodrich. For more information,
call 810-969-4575.

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