Community notes Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Birth announcements (May 15, 2013)
Charlevoix Senior Center activities Friday, May 17: craft class 9:30 a.m.; lunch: pork and rice; cards 1 p.m. (rummy).
East Jordan Senior Center activities Friday, May 17: bake raffle; Cousins 11 a.m.; lunch: pork and rice; bingo.
Harbor Springs Friendship Center activities Friday, May 17: coffee 10 a.m.; lunch at noon: lasagna, cauliflower, broccoli, fruit cocktail, garlic bread; movie 12:30 p.m.; walking 1 p.m.
Huber Senior Center activities Friday, May 17: lunch: salad bar, lasagna, cauliflower, broccoli, fruit cocktail, garlic bread. The Huber Center is located on East Brutus Road, just west of U.S. 31, in Brutus. Hours are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. Phone (231) 529-8803.
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.
The Womens 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. Support services include crisis counseling, individual counseling, support groups, trauma therapy, play therapy for children, safety planning, advocacy on behalf of survivors and resources/referrals. The Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan can assist in filing victim compensation claims with the Michigan Department of Community Health. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of crime, contact the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan administrative office at (231) 347-0067.
2-1-1 Your 24-hour link to non-emergency health and human service information. 2-1-1 can connect you to local services such as food, housing and utility assistance, senior services, free tax prep, and more. Cell or pay phone users: dial (877) 211-LAKE. Visit: www.call-211.org.
Free items for babies (diapers, wipes, clothing, etc.) are available to Charlevoix County residents in need 10 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of each month at Christ Lutheran Church, 1250 Boyne Ave., Boyne City (across from football field). Call (231) 582-9301 for more information.
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.
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.
Playgroups, offered free through the Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan, are for children birth-60 months and preschool-age 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.
Community kitchen 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Monday at First Christian Church, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey, in the fellowship hall of the church. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome.
Zion Lutheran Church Dial A Prayer is available by calling (231) 347-0222.
The Womens Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers educational and employment services. The program provides career guidance, resume writing and job search assistance services. In addition, tuition assistance is available for North Central Michigan College classes. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (231) 348-6699.
Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gynecologic 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.
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..
Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour information call (231) 348-5005.