2014-10-16 / Calendar

CALENDAR of events

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FRIDAYS The Eagles Club, 7078 Gratiot Road, will hold Jack of

Spades at 9 p.m. The public is welcome. 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 boxes and paper specials are available. There is also a concession stand.


FIRST WEDNESDAY First United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot Road,

Saginaw, will hold a Taize Service at 7 p.m. This monthly service features candlelight, scripture readings, songs and prayers. The Taize Service is offered on the first

Wednesday of each month, October through June. For more information, contact the church at (989) 799-

0131.h TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS The Saginaw Healing Rooms at Saginaw Valley

Community Church, 3660 Hermansau St., Saginaw, are open on Tuesdays at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on

Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Come for a time of healing prayer. For more information, visit www.svcc.cc or call (989) 752-4769.


TUESDAYS & FRIDAYS Senior exercise will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 2 p.m., and also on Friday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. at Second

Presbyterian Church, 2665 Midland Road, Saginaw. The cost is $3 and the instructor will be Anne Dietzel.

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. THURSDAYS Barnes and Noble Saginaw Storytime is free and open to children of all ages. Children are invited to join in every week at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. as they read a different story, followed by a special craft based on the story.

For more information, call Barnes and Noble at (989)



THURSDAY, OCT. 23 There will a spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Chris and Halo from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Pulaski Hall, 6525 Weiss

St., Saginaw. In addition to the dinner, there will be raffles and a raffle auction. Chris is a brittle diabetic suffering from life-threatening glucose-triggered seizures. That’s why he needs Halo. She is a Diabetic Alert

Dog (DAD), highly trained by Service Dogs by Warren

Retrievers. Halo is trained to alert glucose changes and hopefully prevent seizure activity before it happens – saving his life, possibly daily. The total cost of Halo’s selection, training, healthcare, etc. is $25,000 and needs to be raised within a short time. Any and all donations are tax deductible through Service Dogs by Warren

Retrievers. Donate online at sdwr.donordrive.com/ campaign/chrispraay. FRIDAYS American Legion Post 439, 5190 Weiss St., will be holding

Friday fish fry from 4 to 8 p.m. The menu will include walleye, perch, cod, salad bar and more. This year features a new caterer.


EVERY MONDAY Blood pressure clinic meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at

Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road.


SATURDAY, OCT. 18 The Saginaw Branch of the American Association of

University Women will meet at 10 a.m. at the First

United Methodist Church, 4790 Gratiot Road. “How

Do Elections Happen” is the subject of guest speaker

Saginaw County Clerk Susan Kaltenbach. After the meeting, members will go to Beef O’Brady’s, located just around the corner at Center and Gratiot Roads for lunch, ordering off the menu. For reservations or more information, contact Dottie Mull at (989) 793-0116. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 22 The National Association of Career Women – Saginaw

Chapter will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Saginaw

Country Club, 4465 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. The October meeting will be a fall fashion show. Those planning to attend must RSVP by noon on Monday, Oct. 22. The cost is $15 for members, $18 for non-members. To make a reservation or for more information, visit the group on Facebook, or contact Lisa Bommarito at (989)

792-1111 or via email at lbommarito@zoltonlaw.com.

Those who have special dietary requirements should let them know at the time of RSVP. TUESDAY, OCT. 21 The Saginaw County League of Catholic Women will host its luncheon meeting at St. Peter Parish (formerly Our

Lady of Perpetual Help), 404 S. Wood St., Chesaning.

Mass will begin at 11 a.m., followed by lunch catered by

Maxa Catering. A representative from Hartland Hospice will be the guest speaker. Donations of non-parishable food items or used clothing will be accepted to support

Chesaning Area Emergency Relief (CAER). Send a check for $12 to the SCLCW, P.O. Box 6932, Saginaw, MI

48608. The deadline for reservations is Tuesday, Oct. 14. FIRST TUESDAY The Zonta Club of Saginaw holds its business meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 12:15 p.m. at the

YMCA. The program meeting is held the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., with the location to be determined each month. FIRST WEDNESDAY Blue Star Mothers of America, Chapter 181 meets at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 439, 5190 Weiss St.,

Saginaw. Email saginawbluestar@hotmail.com for more information. TUESDAYS The Saginaw Exchange Club meets, August through June, at the Saginaw Club, 219 N. Washington Ave., Saginaw.

For more information, call President Sally Weber at

(989) 792-2780. WEDNESDAYS Liars Club, Arthur Hill Class of 1960 Graduates, meets at the Texan on State Street at 9:30 a.m. All are welcome. 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 the

Michigan Tap Room inside Stardust Lanes. 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. 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., with the meeting following. 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. FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY Saginaw West Lions Club meets at Timbers Bar & Grill at

6 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call

Frank at (989) 781-1245. 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 3400

Shattuck Road, Saginaw. FIRST FRIDAY The Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association (SVARA) general membership meeting is held at 7 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. All are welcome. Email

SaginawJaycees@gmail.com for more information.


THURSDAYS Dance and Lesson in the Large Hall at The Freeland Sports

Zone, 5690 Midland Road. Lesson at 7p.m., dancing from 8 – 10:30 p.m. to a great mix of music. The cost is $10 per person. Singles and couples are welcome.

Appetizers will be served. For more information, call

Angela at (989) 921-0262.


SECOND TUESDAY A dementia support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

Join expert facilitators Robin Rappley, RN, and Karen

Mae, LMSW, at Edgewood Assisted Living Center, 4850

Gratiot Road, Saginaw. Call Wendy at (989) 497-9970 to reserve a spot. Be sure to ask about day services for a loved one during the meeting. TUESDAYS AND SATURDAYS Overeaters Anonymous meets at 10 a.m. at the State Street

United Methodist Church, 3617 Mackinaw St., Saginaw. TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a free 12-step program for men and women who have a gambling problem. Gambling is an emotional illness. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Healthsource Saginaw, 3340 Hospital Road

(Cafeteria A). Call toll-free 855-424-5677 or go to

Gamblersanonymous.org for more information. FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY Survivors of Suicide meets from 7 to 9 p.m. This is a support group for family and friends to come together after losing a loved one to suicide. This group offers understanding and hope for those who walk this grief journey. It is professionally run, free of charge, and held at Child and Family Services 2806 Davenport Road,

Saginaw. Call (989) 781-5260 or sosbarb@aol.com for more information. SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY The Caregivers Support Program meets the second and fourth Thursday from 2 – 4 p.m. at the Saginaw County

Commission On Aging, 2355 Schust Road. For more information, contact Carolyn at (989) 797-7564. 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. THIRD SUNDAY Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG

Tri-Cities) meets at 2 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran church,

2525 Hemmeter Road, Saginaw Township. PFLAG offers support and dialogue of sex orientation for family, friends and the LGBT community. For more information, call (989)

941-1458 or email pflag@pflag-mbs.org. THIRD TUESDAY Caring For Grieving Hearts meets from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at SouthernCare of Saginaw, 6272 State St. SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY The Saginaw County Commission on Aging Caregiver Support

Program meets from 2 to 4 p.m. at 2355 Schust Road,

Saginaw. For more information, contact Carolyn at (989)

797-7564. SECOND THURSDAY The Tri-City Parkinsons Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at Wescourt Retirement, 4141 McCarty Road, Saginaw

Twp. For more information, call (989) 797-3600 or email susan.smith@holidaytouch.com. The group is an official support group of the Michigan Parkinsons Foundation and is for those with Parkinsons Disease, their caregivers, and anyone else interested in Parkinsons Disease. SECOND TUESDAY Families Against Narcotics (FAN) meets the second

Tuesday of each month at Grace Baptist Church, 4619

Mackinaw St., from 6:30-8:30 p.m. There is hope, recovery happens. With FAN, no family suffers alone. SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS Underground Railroad offers an info session twice a month from 10 - 11 a.m. at 5647 State St., Suite A for survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse. In addition, those who are a family or friend of a survivor and would like support for themselves or for their loved one are welcome to attend. The session provides information about services, trauma education, safety planning, and resources. Before attending, call (989) 755-0411 to schedule if interested in attending. THIRD WEDNESDAY The Covenant Stroke Support Group meets at the Covenant

Michigan Campus,, 515 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, in the third floor dining room from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (989) 583-2567. SATURDAYS Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free

12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia.

The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Covenant

HealthCare – Mackinaw, 5400 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw.

Call FA at (781) 321-9118 or locally (989) 879-4289, or visit the website at www.foodaddicts.org.


ONGOING The Old Town Soup Kitchen, 600 Gratiot Ave., Saginaw, servers free lunch at 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m.,

Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The soup kitchen staff consists of people from all walks of life and from several local churches. Anyone interested in serving at Old Town

Soup Kitchen or possibly financially supporting this outreach should contact Old Town Christian Outreach

Center at (989) 249-8696 or visit www.oldtowncoc.com. ONGOING Become part of the solution to end violence against women. Make a positive impact on the community.

Underground Railroad, Inc. has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. If anyone is interested in community service or service learning activities, Underground Railroad needs help. Volunteer opportunities are designed to fit anyone’s interests and availability. Because of volunteers, they are able to provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. To find the right opportunity, go to www.undergroundrailroadinc.org or contact Crystal

Sanders at (989) 399-0007 ext. 105.

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