Men's 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.
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 City's 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 or (231) 675-8855.
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 3 to 18 years old; hearing screening is offered for children age 6 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 Women's 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 Women's 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.
Petoskey Friendship Center activities Tuesday, foot care 8:30 a.m.; massage 9 a.m.; lunch at noon: baked chicken; ice cream 1 p.m. social; Wii 1 p.m.
Boyne Area Senior Center activities Tuesday, Nov. 13: lunch: hamburger/bun; Wii practice.
Charlevoix Senior Center activities Tuesday, Nov. 13: lunch: hamburger/bun; paint class 1 p.m.; cards (Rummy) 5 p.m.; raffle.
East Jordan Senior Center activities Tuesday, Nov. 13: line dancing 11 a.m.; bingo 12:30 p.m.; paint class 1 p.m.
Pellston Friendship Center activities Tuesday, Nov. 13: lunch at noon: baked chicken.