Sunday, April 21
Monday, April 22
Boyne City Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Monday at Roberts Restaurant in Boyne City.
Indian River Striders invites walkers and runners to join them at 9 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the Indian River Chamber of Commerce. Running is continuing at 6 p.m. on Mondays.Call (231) 238-8930 or (231) 238-1029.
Charlevoix Lions Club will meet at noon Monday at Staffords Weathervane restaurant, Charlevoix.
Harbor Duplicate Bridge Club meets at noon Monday at 7196 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs. Everyone welcome. Singles call if you need a partner. Call first, (231) 526-5988.
The Ladies Auxiliary of Eagles 1583 in Boyne City approved a budget that will increase the annual dues for benefit and non benefit members as proposed at its last meeting on April 8. This change, if approved by the Grand Aerie will increase dues. Benefit members dues will increase from $26 to $32 and non benefit members will be increase from $25 to $31. This necessary change is due to the increase in the per capita taxes that we pay to the Grand Aerie bi-annually. The first reading of this proposed by-law change will occur at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, April 22, at the Boyne City Eagles Club. The nominations for officers will be held at this very important meeting. Member are encouraged to attend and make their nominations. If you have any questions feel free to contact secretary Joyce Newville at (231)582-9802.
Tuesday, April 22
Disciplers Bible study, nondenominational in-depth study and fellowship meets 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at the First Presbyterian Church, Petoskey. For more information, call Joann Palmer, (231) 526-0289.
The Boyne City Scrabble Club meets 1-4 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at the Boyne District Library, 201 E. Main St., Boyne City. For information call (231) 582-2908.
Wednesday, April 23
The Northern Michigan Chapter of the Embroiderers Guild of America meets at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, in the Transfiguration Episcopal Church in Indian River, located on M-68. The project will be UFOs and bookmarks. Remember to bring any finished guild projects for golden needle. Complete any stitched project and bring it for Show & Tell and you will be entered in a draw that takes place in December. Refreshments will be served. Guests and new members are welcome.
The Petoskey High School class of 1953 is planning a 60th class reunion with a picnic on Saturday, July 6. Contact Dick Brown, (231) 347-3540; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Petoskey Friendship Center activities Tuesday, April 23: foot care 8:30 a.m.; massage 9 a.m.; lunch at noon: baked chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cocktail; Wii bowling 1 p.m.; Mah Jongg 1:30 p.m.
Boyne Area Senior Center activities Tuesday, April 23: lunch: cabbage roll; craft class.
Charlevoix Senior Center activities Tuesday, April 23: lunch; cabbage roll; paint class 1 p.m.; cards (Rummy) 1 p.m.
Harbor Springs Friendship Center activities Tuesday, April 23: coffee 10 a.m.; lunch at noon: baked chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cocktail; walking 1 p.m.
East Jordan Senior Center activities Tuesday, April 23: line dancing 11 a.m.; lunch: cabbage rolls; bingo 12:30 p.m.; paint class.
Pellston Friendship Center activities Tuesday, April 23: water fitness/exercise 8:45 a.m. at Crooked River Lodge, Alanson; lunch: baked chicken, mashed potatoes, peas, fruit cocktail; ice cream social.
The Wawatam Area Senior Center hours for congregate meals are 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. Sunday. The center is open every day at noon for recreation, Wii, card games and use of computers (internet service). The center is located on Cedar Street in Mackinaw City.
Charlevoix Area Hospital and Lawrence Technological University are sponsoring free Wellness Wednesday Health Screens at North Central Michigan College in Petoskey 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. The health screens include: total cholesterol, HDL, ratio, and glucose levels, body mass index (BMI) score, fat percentage, and a blood pressure reading. No fasting is required. Participants will also receive a blood pressure log and pedometer as well as all test results at the time of the screen. A Registered Nurse will adapt health consultation and educational materials to individual results. Appointments are on a walk-in/first-come basis. For more information, call the office of Community Health Education at Charlevoix Area Hospital at (231) 547-8906 or by email: email@example.com.
A heart healthy celebration for Tim Russell will be from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Oden Community Center in Oden. The event, sponsored by Blissfest, includes a 50/50 raffle. The pasta dinner is provided by Reasonably Catered. $10 per plate, $25 per family.
North Country Community Mental Health is sponsoring its 2nd annual Fun Walk for Autism Acceptance on Saturday, April 27, at Veterans Memorial Park in Boyne City. On-site registration begins at 9 a.m. and the Fun Walk begins at 10 a.m. (approximately 1/2 mile in length). Registration fee is $10 and T-shirts are guaranteed for those participants registering prior to April 3. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win prizes including gift cards and special give-a-ways. Must be present to win. For further information or to register contact: Rachel Olson at (989) 732-6295 ext. 3614 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or Heather Smith at (989)732-6295 ext. 3607 or email@example.com.
2-1-1 Your 24-hour link to non-emergency health and human service information. Cell or pay phone users: dial (877) 211-LAKE. Visit: www.call-211.org.
Playgroups, offered free through the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan, are for children 0-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. The fall schedule is: 9:30-11 a.m. Tuesdays at Jordan Valley District Library community room, East Jordan; 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays at Christ Lutheran Church, Boyne City; 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays at United Methodist Church, Petoskey. Call (231)347-0067 or visit wrcnm.org for more information.
The Community Free Clinic offers free, temporary, health care services to Emmet County residents who are low-income, without health insurance and are not included in a government health program. There is a walk-in clinic on Wednesday evenings sign-in and screening are offered anytime after 1 p.m. with patients returning to the clinic by 5:30 p.m. when the volunteer staff arrive. Sign-in is discontinued at 6:30 p.m. There is an appointment clinic on Monday afternoons from 1-5 p.m. Bring photo ID, proof of residency, and verification of income. The address is 416 Connable Ave. in Petoskey. Call (231) 487-3600.
Veterans Affairs of Emmet County is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for assistance to all Emmet County veterans.Located at 3434 M-119, Suite D, Petoskey. Phone (231) 348-1780.
Community kitchen is from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Monday at First Christian Church, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey.
Food is available for anyone in need in the Petoskey area from 9 a.m.-noon every Tuesday at Brother Dans Food Pantry, 415 State St., Petoskey, behind St. Francis Xavier Church. Phone (231) 347-7423.
First Christian Church, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey, food pantry is open 9 a.m.-noon every Wednesday.
Lighthouse lunch is held 11 a.m.-1 p.m. every Monday and Thursday at Community Church of God, 202 W. Hurlbut St., Charlevoix, in the fellowship hall of the church. Anyone in need of a hot meal is welcome.
The Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry, located in the lower level of the Holy Childhood Community Center building (entrance on Third Street), is open from 9:30 a.m.-noon every non-holiday Monday. Food is available for anyone in need in the Harbor Springs area. Those wishing to donate items may bring them to the pantry on Monday morning or leave them in baskets inside the entrances of the church from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Phone (231) 526-2017 ext. 43.
Bay Shore Presbyterian Church food pantry is open from noon-3 p.m. the second and fourth Tuesday. Use the back door. For information, call (231) 348-2086.
The Manna Food Pantry is open 9 a.m.-noon on Tuesday to serve those in need in the Oden/Conway/M-119 area. For more information, call (231) 347-8852.
Cross of Christ Lutheran Churchs Paper Pantry is open twice monthly to those in need. The pantry is open 5-7 p.m. on the second Thursday of each month, and 9 -11 a.m. the fourth Thursday of the month. The pantry provides toilet paper, laundry soap, tooth paste, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, paper towels, bar soap, shampoo, and other items based upon availability at no charge to individuals in need of assistance.
Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan provides complete GYN exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies, including emergency contraception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/Plan First! and Mastercard/Visa accepted. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St., Petoskey. Phone (231) 347-9692.
Mens Christian support group meets 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Stutsmanville Chapel at 2988 State Road, north of Harbor Springs. The group is open to anyone. For additional information call (231) 526-2335.
Boyne City Seventh-day Adventist food pantry is open 6-7:30 p.m. on Mondays and 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays at 326 N. Park St., Boyne City.
Dental Clinics North, a partnership of local health departments, provides dental care for children and adults with Medicaid, Healthy Kids, HK Delta Dental and MIChild and private pay for non-covered services. Appointments are available in Petoskey, East Jordan and Cheboygan. Call (231) 547-0295 or toll-free (877) 321-7070 to schedule an appointment.
Charlevoix Community Food Pantry,10 a.m.-noon and 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursdays. Located at 100 W. Hurlbut, Charlevoix, (231) 237-9490.
Cross of Christ Lutheran and Emmanuel Episcopal churches provide a free lunch from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday for those in need at the First Presbyterian Church in Petoskey. All are welcome.
WIC appointments are now available at health department offices in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties. WIC provides free food for eligible pregnant and post-partum women; infants; and children. For appointments, call the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at (231) 547-0295 or (800) 432-4121.
Twenty-four hour free and confidential crisis counseling is available to residents of Antrim, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Emmet, Kalkaska and Otsego counties by dialing toll free (800) 442-7315. North Country Community Mental Health Services Board has contracted with Traverse Citys Third Level Crisis Intervention Center to provide crisis counseling services around the clock in the service area.
The Ladies Auxiliary to the Veterans of Foreign Wars Emmet County Post 2051 is recruiting women to join the auxiliary. Wives, widows, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, sisters, half-sisters, foster and step-sisters, foster and step-daughters who attained that status prior to age 16 of persons who were or are eligible for membership in the Veterans of Foreign Wars are invited to call Melva Fosmore, (231) 526-5754.
The Christian Science Reading Room is a study room, library and bookstore. The public is welcome. It is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at 420 Waukazoo Ave. in Petoskey. Phone (231) 348-7648.
Seventh-day Adventist Community Service Center,1404 Howard St., Petoskey, is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday. Appointments still available. It is in need of clean, used clothing which is given freely to local community needs. Emergency food is also available. For more information, call Brian Halbert at (231) 487-0720.
The Womens Resource Center needs volunteers to work at its safe home and Gold Mine Resale Shop. If you are available and would like to give even a few hours per month, contact Jamie Winters at (231) 347-1572.
Free vision and hearing screening appointments for children are available at health department offices in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties. Vision screening is offered for children three years old to 18 years old; hearing screening is offered for children age six months to 18 years old. To schedule an appointment, call Health Department of Northwest Michigan at (800) 432-4121.
Breast and cervical cancer screening appointments are now available at health department offices in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet, and Otsego counties. Includes clinical breast exam, mammogram, pelvic exam and Pap test at no charge for eligible women age 40-64. For appointments, call the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at (231) 547-0295 or (800) 432-4121.
The Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers educational support group meetings for past or present victims of domestic abuse. The group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. every Monday at the Womens Resource Center Safe House. There is no cost to attend. In addition to the support groups, the center also provides victims of domestic abuse with emergency shelter, crisis intervention, information and referrals, victim advocacy, legal advocacy, counseling services and a 24-hour crisis and information line. Call (231) 347-1572 or (800) 275-1995 for further information.
Friendship Centers of Emmet County (Council on Aging) offers in-home services on a donation basis to adults age 60 and older. Available programs include home delivered meals, homemaker, personal care and respite care. Call the COA at (231) 347-3211, for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour information call (231) 348-5005.
Al-Anon/Alateen information is available by calling (231) 675-7044.
Alzheimers Disease /Dementia support meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Caregiver Support meets 1:30-3 p.m. the fourth Thursday at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets at Third Day Fellowship & Outreach,1204 Bridge St. , Charlevoix every Tuesday. Dinner provided at 6:30 p.m.; meeting led by Mike Davis, begins at 7 p.m. Call (231) 547-8040 for more information.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program which meets at the Walloon Lake Community Church 7-9 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call Kathy, (231) 348-5527 or Terry, (231) 582-7590.
Anyone interested in forming a chemical sensitivity support/resource group can call (231) 529-6772.
Circle of Strength cancer support group meets 10:30 a.m.-noon on the first Wednesday of every month at Charlevoix Area Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of hospital, and on Beaver Island at the medical center at the same time.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, meets the third Monday at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. Call Susan at (231) 582-7897 or JoAnn at (231) 347-8487.
Continued Connection class meets 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in Charlevoix. Continued Connection is an after jail program that can help you keep your freedom forever. For more information, call (231) 675-4744; (231) 675-9073.
Type 1 Diabetes parent support group meets 6:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Petoskey La Senorita on M-119 and U.S.31. Call Marcia Vandermus for more information at (231) 526-9705.
Emotional and mental health self-help group. Call (231) 582-2699.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meet 6-7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, January through November, at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Child care available by appointment. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Grief and Loss support group meets 1-2:30 p.m. and 5-6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Community Grief and Loss Centers lower level. The Grief and Loss Center is located at One Hiland Drive in Petoskey, across the street from the new Kilwins plaza. This is an open group and people are welcome to attend as few or as many of the meetings as they would like. For more information call Hospice of Little Traverse Bay at (231) 487-4825.
GriefShare support group meets 5-7 p.m. every Sunday at Lighthouse Missionary Church, 7824 Rogers Road, East Jordan. Each of 13 weekly sessions is geared toward helping those grieving the loss of a loved one to move from mourning toward joy. Each session includes a video segment, workbook pages, and small group discussion.
Healing Together is a support group for parents and partners of sexual assault survivors that provides information, and offers an opportunity for parents and partners to share their experiences and learn how to help their loved ones heal from sexual assault. This group meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan Petoskey office, 423 Porter St. No registration required.
Low Vision support meets noon-1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at Petoskey Friendship Center multi-purpose room. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Mens Voices For adult men who have experienced sexual abuse in their lives. This weekly, ongoing support group provides fellowship and support with issues common to men who have faced sexual abuse in their childhood or adult lives. To register, contact the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
MS support group meets 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday at the Community Health Education building in Petoskey. Call (231) 439-0973.
Narcotics Anonymous information, call (231) 348-1866.
Nicotine Anonymous information, call (231) 347-3428.
Obsessive Compulsion Disorder peer support group meets 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at McLaren Northern Michigan Community Health Education Center, 360 Connable Ave., Petoskey. Contact Kevin Putman, (231) 838-9501.
Overeaters Anonymous information, call (231) 547-2104.
Parkinsons Support meets 2-3:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Petoskey Area Christian Jobs Corps support group for the unemployed, meets 11 a.m. every Thursday at Agape Baptist Church, 3003 E. Mitchell, Petoskey. Phone (231) 347-6890.
Pregnancy and infant loss support group information, call (231) 487-4825.
Schizophrenics Anonymous peer support group meets 2-3 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Community Health Education Center, 360 Connable Ave., Petoskey. For information, call (231) 439-1283.
Self-help group information is found on www.petoskeynews.com.
Survivors of suicide loss support group meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, One Hiland Drive, Petoskey. Phone (231) 487-4825.
Teen Girl Survivor Group is a weekly support group for teenage girls that provides an opportunity for teen girls to receive information and support with addressing how sexual abuse has affected their lives. To register, contact the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
Tobacco Quitline offers free assistance for quitting cigarettes or chew. Motivation, coaching, referrals, information, and for those eligible, free nicotine replacement therapy. Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800) 784-8669) to speak to a trained cessation coach.
12 Steps for Christians support group meets 7 p.m. every Monday at Genesis Church office, 510 Howard St., Petoskey. All are welcome. Call (231) 526-9938.
Womens Sexual Assault Recovery Group is a weekly support group for adult women who are survivors of childhood or adult sexual abuse. An ongoing group that provides an opportunity to share common experiences; receive support; and address issues impacted by sexual trauma such as relationship and intimacy challenges, mental health concerns and self esteem and life satisfaction. To register, contact the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.