2016-11-17 / Calendar

CALENDAR of events


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.


THURSDAYS St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2565 N. Miller Road (at the corner of Miller and River Roads) will hold Explorer’s Bible Study for men and women. The day class will be from 9:15 to 11 a.m., and the night class will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. The class will continue through April, 2017. The first 15 weeks will be a study of Mark, followed by Colossians, Philemon, Second Peter, First, Second and Third John, and Jude. For more information, call Jan Strong at 642-2322 or Sheryl Stanley at 799-1112. Participants can register by attending the class. This is an interdenominational lay ministry.

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.


TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS Adult/senior exercise will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 2 p.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church, 2665 Midland Road. The exercise is held twice a week on Tuesday at 2 p.m. and Friday at 11 a.m. The instructor is Anne Dietzel (former water aerobics instructor at Sherwood Pool).

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 through 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, Nov. 23.

TUESDAYS AND FRIDAYS Adult/senior exercises are held on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church, 2655 Midland Road, Saginaw. Anne Dietzel is the instructor.

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.


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


SATURDAY, NOV. 19 There will be a craft show at the Eagles Club, 7078 Gratiot Road, next to Jack’s Market, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch will be served. There will also be door prizes, raffles, 50/50 drawing and free gift giveaway.


SATURDAY, NOV. 19 The Saginaw Branch of the American Association of University Women will meet at 10 a.m. at the Saginaw Art Museum. The speaker will be Assistant Curator Arts/Education Eric Birkle, who will present “Around the World at the Saginaw Art Museum.” This will be an opportunity to experience and enjoy the museum. Lunch at the Panda House (order from the menu) will follow the meeting. AAUW meetings are open to the public. For reservations or for more information, contact Dottie Mull at (989) 793-0116.


Food Addicts in Recovery will hold an anonymous Thanksgiving Day special meeting from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. at the Saginaw Valley Nazarene Church, 1815 Tittabawassee Road. The meeting will offer support to anyone suffering from food addiction, overeating, undereating, and bulimia. Everyone is welcome. For more information, contact Vicki R at (989) 573-0111 or Linda E. at (989) 777-5875.

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.

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.

THURSDAYS The Optimist Club of Saginaw meets from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Club, 219 N. Washington Ave., 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.

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

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


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

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.


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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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