Community notes Friday, Jan. 4, 2013
Birth announcements (January 4, 2013)
Sunday, Jan. 6
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
Monday, Jan. 7
Boyne City Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Monday at Robert's Restaurant in Boyne City.
Charlevoix Lions Club will meet at noon Monday at Stafford's 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.
Indian River Striders (IRS) are inviting all walkers and runners to join them for fitness, exercise, motivation 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.
Northern Michigan Cancer Crusaders meets 6:30 p.m. the first Monday of every month at JW Filmore's in Petoskey.
Tuesday, Jan. 8
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.
Northern Michigan People for Peace meets 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month at Horizon Books in Petoskey. Call (231) 348-5499 or (231) 547-2626.
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.
Because of unforeseen circumstances, the Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia support group held at the Friendship Center is canceled on Wednesday, Jan. 9. It will resume at its usual time -- the second Wednesday of the month -- 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13.
Harbor Springs Community Pool swim lessons begin Saturday, Jan. 12. For more information, call (231) 536-4824.
The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan provides free counseling and support services to victims of crime including victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual assault and adults molested when they were children. Services also provided to victims of elder abuse, hate crimes, economic abuse/fraud, robbery, DUI/DWI crashes, and survivors of a homicide victim. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of crime, contact the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan administrative office at (231) 347-0067.
Project FREE preschool has openings for children who will be 4 years of age by Dec. 1. Project FREE helps build students' social and academic skills for a smooth transition into kindergarten through activities such as art, music, computer time, dramatic play and skill building. Project FREE preschool is offered half days, Monday through Thursday, from October through May. Although there is no cost to families, state eligibility requirements do exist. To learn more or register, call the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.