2016-08-25 / Calendar

CALENDAR of events

CARDS AND GAMES

SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAYS Euchre Night is at 6:30 p.m. at the CreekSide Bar & Grilled at Crooked Creek, 9387 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. Call (989) 781-0050 for more information.

FRIDAYS The Eagles Club, 7078 Gratiot Road, will hold Jack of Spades at 9 p.m. The public is welcome.

CHURCHES

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS The Saginaw Healing Rooms at Saginaw Valley Community Church, 3660 Hermansau St., Saginaw, are open on Tuesdays at 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.

COMMUNITY

MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS “Sit and Get Fit!” chair exercise classes will be held at the Eleanor Frank Multipurpose Center, 2355 Schust Road, and the Westside Friendship Center, 2118 Marshall Court, beginning Wednesday, Sept. 7 and ending Wednesday, Dec. 7. Classes, taught by the Saginaw Valley State University Occupational Therapy Department, will be held at 12:15 p.m. and will last approximately 30 to 45 minutes. Participants should dress comfortably. Participants can also arrive early and get fueled up with a hot lunch served at 11:30 a.m. at both locations. The suggested donation for lunch is $2.25 for adults ages 60 and over, and $5 for guest under age 60. Reservations are required for meals, and must be made a day prior to the class by calling the Eleanor Frank Center at (989) 797-6895 or the Westside Friendship Center at (989) 797-6896. Classes will not be held on Wednesday, Sept. 28 and Wednesday, Nov. 23.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 21 Senior Day at the Children’s Zoo at Celebration Square will be from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in collaboration with the Saginaw County Commission on Aging. The zoo opens at 10 a.m. Admission is free for seniors ages 60 and over, but zoo attractions such as the train, carousel and concession stands are not included. At 3:30 p.m., a light picnic lunch featuring turkey and swiss subs, tomato and cucumber salad, mixed fruit salad, oatmeal raisin cookie and blue lemonade will be provided by the Commission on Aging. Enjoy entertainment of David Paul Britton. The suggested meal donation is $2.25 for ages 60 and over, and $5 for guests under age 60. Reservations for the meal should be made by noon on Wednesday, Sept. 14.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8 There will be a caregiver conference sponsored by the Saginaw County Commission on Aging from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swan Valley Golf and Banquet Center, 9521 Highland Green Dr., Saginaw. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. Maureen Burns will be the featured speaker. She is an international speaker, columnist and author who provides a warm, witty, down-to-earth experience that will make the audience laugh, think and remember. Registration includes complimentary breakfast and lunch. Seating is limited. For more information or to register, call (989) 797-6880 or 1-866-763-6336.

SATURDAY, AUG. 27 The 29th annual Tri-City Wood Carvers’ Wood Carving Art and Show will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, 2665 Midland Road (M-47), just west of Hospital Road, Saginaw. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 at the door, $1 in advance from club members. The featured wood carver will be Gerald H. Willis.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11 Join Kroger and I Support The 1 Percent for a 9-11 memorial on Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8:15 a.m. a the Kroger store, 4672 State St., in Saginaw Township. A moment of silence will begin at 8:46 a.m. A food drive for I Support The 1 Percent will be held from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs. The event will be held rain or shine.

SEPT. 30-OCT. 1 The Arthur Hill High School Class of 1966 50th class reunion will be held on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. at Jake’s Old City Grill, 100 S. Hamilton St., and on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Swan Valley Banquet Center, 9521 Highland Green Dr. For more information, email ahhs.66.reunion@aol.com or call (989) 497-9573 or (989) 652-8418.

OCT. 14-15 The Saginaw High School Class of 1966 50th class reunion will be held Oct. 14-15. To register, call Terry

Pruitt at (989) 792-1511.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 17 The Hemlock High School Class of 1986 will be holding its 30th reunion on Sept. 17. Organizers are looking for class members. Contact Liz at eacrame2@gmail.com or Tanya at blehmsta@gmail.com.

ONGOING Rummage sale leftovers? Don’t repack it. Donate to Bethesda Thrift Shop, 5119 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. 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) 790-9214.

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

TUESDAY, AUG. 23 The American Historical Society of Germans From Russia Saginaw Valley Chapter will meet for a picnic at 6:30 p.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in the downstairs meeting room, 808 Weiss St. at Hermansau St. Guests should use the west parking lot. The meeting is open to the public. Those attending are asked to bring a dish to pass and their own table service. Beverage will be provided. There is a charge. For more information about the group, call (989) 395-5684.

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY

The Shields Lions Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Swan Valley Golf and Banquet Center, 9521 Highland Green Dr., Saginaw.

SECOND SATURDAY Aglow International – Saginaw meets at 12:30 p.m. at Bread of Life Harvest Center, 3726 Fortune Blvd. (turn on Christy Way across from Olive Garden and follow Christy Way to the right). Contact Jeri Darby at (989) 717-1031 for more information.

WEDNESDAYS Nar-Anon meetings for relatives and friends of drug users are held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 808 Weiss St., Saginaw from 6 to 7 p.m.

THIRD WEDNESDAY OF MONTH Saginaw Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Court Street Grill, 100 S. Michigan Ave., Saginaw. For more information, call John at (989) 860-8847. The public is welcome.

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.

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 Club, 219 N. Washington Ave., Saginaw.

SECOND THURSDAY The Faith Riders Chapter of the Christian Motorcyclist Association meets at Fuzzy’s, 1924 Court St. Dinner is at 6 p.m., with the meeting following.

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.

FIRST TUESDAY 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 Mandy at (989) 714- 5109.

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 Stardust Lanes. All are welcome. Email SaginawJaycees@gmail.com for more information.

NIGHT LIFE

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. There is a cost. Singles and couples are welcome. Appetizers will be served. For more information, call Angela at (989) 921-0262.

SUPPORT GROUPS

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 8:30 p.m. This support group is available for family and friends to come together after losing a loved one to suicide. It offers hope and understanding for those who walk this grief journey. The group is professionally run and free of charge. It meets at State Street United Methodist

Church, 3617 Mackinaw St., Saginaw. For more information, call Barb at (989) 781-5260 or email fsosbarb@aol.com.

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 martin.mann@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 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.

VOLUNTEER/DONATE

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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