2017-10-12 / Calendar

CALENDAR of events

CARDS AND GAMES

FRIDAYS The Eleanor Frank Senior Center, 2355 Schust Road (at the entrance to Haithco Park) has an open euchre tournament starting at 9:30 a.m. for senior citizens ages 60 and older. Call Bob at (989) 525-4400 for details.

SECOND AND FOURTH WEDNESDAYS Euchre Night is at 6:30 p.m. at the CreekSide Bar & Grille 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

SATURDAY, OCT. 28 The public is invited to a free reformation seminar at Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 3412 Crestmont Dr., in Saginaw Township, from 4 to 6 p.m. This year marks the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation. Many of the questions still asked today are questions reformer Martin Luther asked, like “How can I find acceptance with God?,” “Are religious beliefs worth dying for?” and “Where does faith come from?.” Join the congregation at Gethsemane Lutheran Church as it explores timeless answers that apply to all people, based on lessons drawn from Martin Luther. For more information, contact the church at (989) 792-9390 or email wilkesaginaw@sbcglobal.net.

THURSDAYS Explorer’s Bible Study, an interdenominational lay ministry for men and women, will meet on Thursdays through April, 2018. This year the group will be studying the Book of Acts. Mornings sessions will be from 9:15 to 11 a.m., and evening sessions will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2565 N. Miller Road (at the corner of Miller and River roads), Saginaw. All are invited to attend. For more information, call Jan Strong at (989) 642-2322 or Sheryl Stanley at (989) 799-1112. Participants may register on the first day of class, or call ahead to Stanley.

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

THURSDAY, OCT. 12 The Hoyt Library will host a program on “Finding Biological Parents” at 6 p.m. Saginaw Bay Region adoption specialist Art Johnson will discuss the history of adoption in Michigan, as well as techniques and procedures to discover birth parents. The library is located at 505 Janes Ave., Saginaw.

TUESDAY, OCT. 17 The Pages of History Book Club will meet at noon at the Castle Museum, led by Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library. October’s discussion will center on the book “The Situation In Flushing” by Edmund Love.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE

FRIDAY, OCT. 20 The Men’s Club of Second Presbyterian Church, 1665 Midland Road in Saginaw Township, will host a fish fry from 5 to 6:30 p.m. The dinner includes all-you-can-eat fish (fried Pollock), cole slaw, potatoes, bread, beverage and dessert. There is a charge. Profits from the fish fry are used to support the various efforts of the Men’s Club, which includes many building and grounds maintenance projects. There will also be a bake sale and a SERRV sale at the event. SERRV is a fair trade organization dedicated to lifting disadvantaged artisans, farmers and their families out of poverty. For more information, call the church at (989) 792-1023 or visit the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/spcsaginaw.

MONDAYS

Burger Night is every Monday (except holidays) at the Knights of Columbus Father Nouvel Council #4232, 4840 Shattuck Road, Saginaw. Burgers, hot dogs and coneys are available for a fee, and all come with chips. Fries and cheese are extra. Serving is from 5 to 7 p.m.

FUNDRAISERS

FRIDAY, OCT. 17 The second annual Ducks Unlimited Gun Bash will be held at 5:30 p.m. at the Candlelite Banquet Center, 6817 Dixie Higway, Bridgeport. Tickets include Ducks Unlimited membership, heavy hors d’oeuvres and open bar. The evening includes various gun raffles, games, silent auction and more. The event is sponsored by the Shiawassee Flats, Cass River and Chesaning/Shiawassee River Chapters of Michigan. For tickets or more information, contact Cindy Zietz-Lemaire at (989) 865-6883.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

TUESDAY AND FRIDAYS Adult senior exercise will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church, 2665 Midland Road. The instructor is Anne Dietzel.

THURSDAYS

Chair yoga for senior citizens, those unable to do floor yoga, and those recovering from an injury, will be held at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 403 S. Jefferson Ave., Saginaw, led by Chantelle Rivett Hosner, certified chair yoga instructor.

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

LIBRARY

FRIDAYS IN OCTOBER Zauel Memorial Library will host Preschool Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Join the drop-in storytime for 30 minutes of read-aloud stories, songs, finger plays and fun. The program is for children ages 3-5 with a loving adult. Oct. 13 is Friday the 13th, Oct. 20 is I Love Fall, and Oct. 27 is Spooktacular Halloween.

OCT. 12-14 The Zauel Memorial Library book sale will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Oct. 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Saturday, fill a plastic bag (provided) for $3.

THURSDAY, OCT. 12 Zauel Memorial Library’s Throwback Thursday will feature the Alfred Hitchcock movie, “Rebecca” at 6 p.m. The movie is based on the classic novel by Daphne Du Maurier. Running time is two hours and 10 minutes.

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 1 Help the Thomas Township Library wrap up Halloween at 6:30 p.m. with a program on bats. Meet bats from across the world and learn why these animals are so important to ecosystems. Participants will meet four bats, including the species the book “Stellaluna” was based on. This free program is open to children and adults of all ages, who can register at the circulation desk. For more information, call (989) 781-3770 or stop by the library at 8207 Shields Dr., Saginaw.

TUESDAYS The Thomas Township Library offers preschool storytime every Tuesday from October through April for children ages 3-5 at 10:30 a.m. There will be stories, crafts and songs each week. This is a drop-in program with no registration necessary. For more information, call (989) 781-3770 or stop by the library at 8207 Shields Dr., Saginaw.

MONDAYS Tales for Twos will be held at 10:30 a.m. every Monday in October, December, February and April at the Thomas Township Library, 8207 Shields Dr., Saginaw. It is designed for 2-3 year olds with a loving adult, and will feature stories, songs and crafts. Participants can register for the program at the front desk or by calling (989) 781-3770.

THURSDAYS Little Readers’ Storytime will run on Thursdays in October, at 9:30 a.m. at Zauel Memorial Library. It is a six-week story time series in which babies ages birth through 17 months spend a special 30 minutes one-onone with a loving adult, participating in songs and nursery rhymes, simple stories and an introduction to basic sign language. Registration is required. Contact Kathy or Beth at (989) 799-2771.

MEETINGS

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY The Shields Lions Club meets September through June at Swan Valley Banquet Center, 9521 Hiland Green Dr. For more information, call (989) 781-1303 or email shieldslions@charter.net.

MONDAYS The Rotary Club of Saginaw Valley meets at noon at the Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St., Saginaw.

THURSDAYS The Kiwanis Club of Thomas Township meets weekly from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Restaurant on Gratiot Road. For information contact Terry Rock at 781-2955.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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

SUPPORT GROUPS

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.

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, call (989) 797- 7571.

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.

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.

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 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 (989) 274-3238. 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.

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