2017-12-07 / 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

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

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.

FOOD FOR A CAUSE

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.

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.

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

WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13 Bring the whole family to Second Wednesdays at Zauel Memorial Library’s Make and Take Ornament program at 6 p.m. Use materials from the Makerspace rooms to make a variety of cool ornaments to take home. Make one for everyone on the holiday gift list. No registration is required. Children under age 7 need an adult helper.

SATURDAY, DEC. 16 The Duplo Club meets at Zauel Memorial Library from 11 a.m. to noon. The club is designed for children ages 3-6 with a loving adult. This hour of building fun allows adults to play and interact with their children while challenging their imaginations and strengthening problem-solving, building, mathematical and vocabulary skills.

TUESDAY, DEC. 19 The Pages of History Book Club will meet at noon at the Castle Museum of Saginaw County History. Join Leo LeFevre of Hoyt Library for a discussion of the book “Lost Car Companies of Detroit,” by Alan Naldrett. This book club is a partnership between the Public Libraries of Saginaw and Castle Museum.

FRIDAYS Preschool story time will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Fridays in December at Zauel Memorial Library on Center Road. Join the drop-in story time for 30 minutes of read-aloud stories, songs, fingerplays and fun. The program is for ages 3-5 with a loving adults. Dec. 1 will be Hibernate! Dec. 8 will be My Penguin Suit. Dec. 15 will be Toyland.

Dec. 22 will be So This Is Christmas. Dec. 29 will be Happy New Year.

THURSDAY, DEC. 7 Throwback Thursday at Zauel Memorial Library will commemorate Pearl Harbor Day with a special showing of “From Here to Eternity” at 6 p.m. Attendees can make Christmas cards for veterans while viewing the film. Christmas cards will be sent to the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center. The movie run time is one hour, 58 minutes.

NOV. 1 – DEC. 29 Looking for new holiday side dishes? Ready to make Christmas cookies? Visit Zauel Memorial Library’s Holiday Recipe Swap during normal library hours. Take a recipe and leave a recipe at the recipe station located inside the library.

TUESDAYS The Thomas Township Library offers preschool storytime every Tuesday 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.

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.

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 his or her needlework skills 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. 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. For more information, call Ed at (989) 781-3846.

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

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.

FIRST THURSDAY The Saginaw County Commission on Aging Kinship Care program meets from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at 2355 Schust Road, Saginaw. For more information, call (989) 797- 7571.

FOURTH MONDAY The Mid-Michigan Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America meets (except holidays) at 7 p.m. at Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, in Curtiss Hall, Room C129. For more information, contact Lori Orr at mid.michigan@hearingloss-mi.org or pooster33-ib@yahoo.com, or Stuart Frohm at smfmi@yahoo.com. The public is welcome to attend.

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.

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.

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 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.

VOLUNTEER/DONATE

ONGOING The Old Town Soup Kitchen, 600 Gratiot Ave., Saginaw, serves 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.

ONGOING Michigan Blood is a local non-profit blood bank looking for volunteers to serve in the post-donation station. These volunteers would monitor donors after donating, serve refreshments and provide conversation. Volunteer opportunities are seven days a week at various times. Michigan Blood has opportunities across the region at mobile blood drives. To find out more about how to help save lives, visit www.miblood.org or call (989) 393-7334.

ONGOING The Saginaw County Commission on Aging is looking for volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver meals between 10:30 a.m. and noon to homebound seniors throughout Saginaw County. Mileage reimbursement is provided by COA. Drivers must be at least 18 years old. For more information contact Beverly at (989) 797-7566.

Get your group’s events in for the next year by sending the day, time, location and a short description of the event to twpviewnews@mihomepaper.com.

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