2018-06-21 / 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.

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 The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and the Saginaw County Community Action Center will be holding enhanced fitness classes from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Community Action Center, 2824 Perkins St., Saginaw. There is no cost for the classes, and snacks will be provided. The instructor is Emma Donald. For more information, call (989) 753-7741.

WEDNESDAYS Swanhaven Manor, 300 Kennely Road, in Thomas Township, hosts a coffee hour at 10 a.m.

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.

FUNDRAISERS

JUNE 28 Major Chords for Minors will be holding a rummage sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at First Congregational Church, 403 S. Jefferson Ave., in downtown Saginaw. The event will be inside the church. The group is also accepting donations of items to sell that week in its studio. There will also be a back sale.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

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.

ONGOING Senior Fitness/Health Club, 4032 Bay Road, offers yoga dance, and tai-chi classes. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, call (989) 790-5788.

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

TUESDAYS

TUESDAYS Weight Watchers meet at 9:30 a.m. at Swanhaven Manor, 300 Kennely Road, in Thomas Township.

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.

MEETINGS

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

TUESDAYS Weight Watchers meets at 9:30 a.m. at Swanhaven Manor, 300 Kennely Road, in Thomas Township.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NIGHT LIFE

THURSDAYS Dance and Lesson in the Large Hall at The Freeland Sports Zone, 5690 Midland Road. Lesson at 7 p.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.

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.

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.

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 The East Side Soup Kitchen, 940 E. Genesee St., Saginaw, serves a free hot lunch Monday-Friday, from 11–11:20 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. All are welcome. Those who are looking for a volunteer opportunity or who would like to make a donation should call (989) 755-3663, visit the website at eastsidesoupkitchen.

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