2012-10-18 / Calendar

CALENDAR of events

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CHURCHES

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS The Saginaw Healing Rooms at Saginaw Valley Community Church, 3660 Hermansau St., Saginaw, are open on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Come for a time of healing prayer. For more information, visit www.svcc. cc or call (989) 752-4769.

COMMUNITY

SATURDAY, OCT. 20 There will be a Chili Cook-Off and Football Party, hosted by the Saginaw Jaycees, will be at the Hamilton Street Pub. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. with kickoff and cook-off at 3:30 p.m.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 The Mid-Michigan Children’s Museum Garden Clean-up will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All are welcome to help put edging in and get the garden ready for winter. The event is hosted by the Saginaw Jaycees.

THURSDAY, NOV. 8 The Saginaw Jaycees will host beer and wine tasting with speaker Jeff Opperman from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Castle Museum. Tickets are $15 and include samples of four beers, four wines and appetizers.

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 The first annual Kitchen Walk will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., presented by Professional Women in Building and the Home Builders Association of Saginaw. Tour over 15 new or remodeled kitchens, sample tasty treats from area bakeries and eateries, enter to win prizes shown at each home and gain inspiration for what a kitchen can be for those who are remodeling, decorating or building and designing new. Tickets are $10 and are available for preorder or by visiting Feige’s Interior, O’Connors Carpet One, and Covenant Hospital Gift Shops. Proceeds will go to Covenant Kids and the Professional Women in Building. For information, call (989) 793-1120 or visit www.hbas.org.

ONGOING Rummage sale leftovers? Don’t repack it. Donate to Bethesda Thrift Shop, 5119 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. A van is available for larger donations. Call (989) 792-0391.

FRIDAYS Soapbox Derby Bingo (Lic. #A02801) will be held at the VFW Post #9809 Hall at 3265 Kochville Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Electronic machines are available. There will also be good food. Help support local kids race the B.V. Derby Track (the best track in the nation).

MONDAYS Soapbox Racing Bingo (Lic. #A21733) will be held at the VFW Post #9809 Hall at 3265 Kochville Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Electronic machines are available. There will also be good food. Help children in need participate in the sport of derby racing.

THURSDAYS VFW Post 9809 Bingo (Lic. #A00873) will be held at the Post Hall, 3265 Kochville Road. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. with bingo starting at 6:30 p.m. Electronic machines are available. There will also be good food. Help support veterans.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS The St. Mary’s of Michigan Auxiliary Thrift Shop is open for bargain hunters at 401 Holden St. in Saginaw, adjacent to the St. Mary’s of Michigan hospital campus. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Thrift Shop offers a myriad of new and gently-used items, including household goods, furniture, clothing, shoes, appliances, games, books, music and more, all at deeply discounted prices. Check out the huge inventory reduction sale.

SATURDAYS Saginaw Gymnastics Association Bingo (Lic. # A20259) will be held at 10 a.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 4840 Shattuck. They have hard cards, electronic boxes0and paper specials are available. There is also a concession stand.

CRAFT SHOWS

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 The Swan Valley Expo and White Elephant Sale will be held on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Swan Valley United Methodist Church, 9265 Geddes Road, Saginaw, at the corner of Kenelly and Geddes Roads in Thomas Township. There will be 30 vendors including local artists, crafters, jewelry, pottery, wood carving, gourmet goodies and much more. For more information, visit www.swanvalleyumc.org or call Joanne Clemmer at (989) 401-2698 or Doris Simons at (989) 781-1492.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE

FRIDAY, OCT. 19 Second Presbyterian Church, 2665 Midland Road, hosts an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The menu includes fried fish, potatoes, cole slaw, lemon cake and beverages. The cost is $9 for adults, $4 for childeren ages 5-11, and free for those under age 5. Take-outs are $8. The public is welcome.

TUESDAY, OCT. 16 The fifth grade class at St. Thomas Aquinas School in Saginaw will be hosting a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the school, 2136 Berberovich St., Saginaw. The cost is $6 for adults, $4 for children ages 5-12, and free for under age 4. Proceeds will be used to sponsor the fifth grade trip to the Harltey Outdoor Education Center. For more information contact Sr. Ann deGuise at (989) 792-2361 or visit www.sacschools.org/ thomas/ home. aspx.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

EVERY MONDAY Blood pressure clinic meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road.

MEETINGS

FIRST TUESDAY The White Pine Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America meets at Center Road Church of Christ, 1325 N. Center Road, Saginaw, at 7 p.m. Anyone who wants to improve and expand their needlework skill is welcome to attend. Date of meeting is subject to change. For information, call Mary at (989) 793-8768.

THURSDAYS The Optimist Club of Saginaw meets from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Country Club, 4465 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. The cost is $10. For information, call (989) 790- 1711.

SECOND TUESDAY The Saginaw Jaycees’ social hour is at 7 p.m. at Timbers in the back room. The public is welcome. Email SaginawJaycees@gmail.com for more information. THIRD MONDAY American Legion Post #439 general membership meetings and auxiliary meetings are held every month at 7 p.m. at

the Post Home, 5190 Weiss St., Saginaw.

FOURTH MONDAY The Sons of the American Legion “SAL” Post 439 meet at 7 p.m. at the Post Home, 5190 Weiss St. Saginaw.

MONDAYS The John C. Rock Detachment #902 of the Marine Corps League meets every Monday morning, except holidays, for breakfast at the Texan Restaurant on State Street. All Marines are welcome to attend.

FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH THURSDAYS Toastmasters Club 781 meets at the St. Mary’s Ambulatory conference room. 4599 Towne Centre Road, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. For information, call Paul at (989) 790-3829.

SECOND THURSDAY The Faith Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association meets at the Texan Restaurant, 5656 State St., in Saginaw Township. Dinner is at 6 p.m., followed by the meeting at 7 p.m.

FIRST TUESDAY The Tri-City Wood Carvers meet at 7 p.m. at the Saginaw Township Fire Station Number One on Shattuck Road. Carving topics of interest to carvers of all skill levels are discussed.

WEDNESDAYS The Saginaw Northwest Kiwanis meet from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St.

THIRD WEDNESDAY The John C. Rock Detachment of the Marine Corps League meets for its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 5190 Weiss St. All Marines and FMF corpsman who served with Marines are welcome to attend and join the detachment. Call Steve at (989) 401- 0047 for more information.

THIRD WEDNESDAY The Shields American Legion Auxiliary Unit 314 meets at 7 p.m. at the Swan Valley Golf and Banquet Center.

FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY The Saginaw West Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. at Timbers Bar & Grill, 6415 State St. Call Al at (989) 792-2226 for more information.

FRIDAYS The Rotary Club of Saginaw Sunrise meets at 7:30 a.m. at Davenport University, 5300 Bay Road.

MONDAYS The Saginaw Valley Rotary Club meets at noon at Horizons Conference Center. Guests are welcome.

THIRD TUESDAY The Saginaw County Farm Bureau meets at 7 p.m. at 5110 State St.

FIRST FRIDAY The Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association (SVARA) general membership meeting is held at 8 p.m. in the Red Cross Building, lower level, 1232 N. Michigan Ave. in Saginaw. The public is invited.

THIRD WEDNESDAY The Thomas Township Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Township Public Safety Building, 8215 Shields Dr., Saginaw.

FOURTH TUESDAY The Saginaw Jaycees’ general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Crumbs (no meeting in December). All are welcome. Email SaginawJaycees@gmail.com for more information.

REUNIONS

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17 On Wednesday, Oct. 17 the SSG Salaried Alumni Club will be sponsoring a first time ever, SSG Salaried Reunion. It will be held at the Horizons Conference Center. All former salaried employees of Saginaw Steering Gear, Delphi, EDS and Nexteer are invited. Participants do not have to be a retiree to attend. Anyone who worked there for any length of time is welcome. Current employees of Nexteer are welcome also. The event will start at 11 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. This includes hors d’oeuvres, lunch and plenty of time to socialize and renew old friendships. The cost will be $20 per person. Anyone who is not a Salaried Alumni Club Member and wishes to attend should contact the event planners for more information: Fran Acker at (989) 793-4365, or Ann Blazejewski at (989) 781-3692 or e-mail annann21639@charter.net.

SENIORS

WEDNESDAYS Coffee and conversation for seniors is held at 10 a.m. at Swanhaven Manor, 300 Kennely Road in Thomas Township. Enjoy refreshments and fellowship in the Swan Room. All seniors are welcome.

SOCIALS

SUNDAY Mingle @ the Creekside every Sunday from 6 to 10:30 p.m. at the Crooked Creek Golf Course Banquet Room, 9387 Gratiot Road. Saginaw. The cost is $7 per person, singles welcome. There will be dancing, DJ, food and cash bar.

SUPPORT GROUPS

SUNDAYS Nar-Anon meetings for relatives and friends of drug users are held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

FIRST WEDNESDAY The Saginaw County stroke support group will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. at Healthsource Saginaw, 3340 Hospital Road, Saginaw.

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