2018-01-11 / Calendar

CALENDAR of events


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.


FRIDAY, FEB. 16 Saginaw Township Community Education’s annual Sweetheart Dance for students in kindergarten through fifth grade and their special adult will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Arrowwood Conference Center. Call (989) 797-1847 for more information.


SUNDAY, JAN. 14 Second Presbyterian Church, 2665 Midland Road, will host a human trafficking awareness presentation at 10:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Angela Aday, from Underground Railroad – Mid-Michigan Human Trafficking Task Force. The presentation is free and open to the public, and refreshments will follow. Donations of personal care items will be accepted from those who are able to contribute.

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.


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.


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.


SATURDAY, JAN. 20 There will be a euchre tournament at Crooked Creek

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Banquet Center, 9387 Gratiot Road, to support the Swan Valley High School baseball program. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with games beginning at 7:15 p.m. There will also be food, prizes and a cash bar.


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.

MONDAY-FRIDAY Aquatic exercises at the Sherwood Pool are held weekly. Classes are at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. The ability to swim is not required. Lap swimming is at 11:35 a.m. There is a charge for exercises and lap swimming. For more information visit the Community Education page at www.stcs.org or call (989) 797-1847.


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.


SATURDAY, MARCH 3 Saginaw Township Community Education’s first annual Cabin Fever Festival will take place, featuring momto mom sale, flea market and music performances. Early bird hours are 9 to 10 a.m. and regular hours are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is an admission fee. Sellers and vendors are also needed. For more information visit the Community Education page at www.stcs.org or call (989) 797-1847.


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.


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.

THURSDAYS The Kiwanis Club of Saginaw Downtown meets from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Club, second floor, 219 N. Washington Ave. Contact Dave Skolnik at (989) 799-3115 for more information.

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.


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.


MONDAY, FEB. 12 Summer driver education registration will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Heritage High School Student Center. Call Saginaw Township Community Education at (989) 797-1847 for more information.

TUESDAY, MARCH 6 Saginaw Township Community Schools kindergarten roundup will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Arrowwood Conference Center, 5410 Seidel Road. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. The roundup is for students who will be 5 years of age by Sept. 1.


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.

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.

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) 793-7319. 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. 13

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