A daughter, Aria Kristine Kilmer, was born to David and Ashley Kilmer of Boyne Falls July 4, 2011, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Aria weighed 8 pounds at birth. Grandparents are Bernie Kilmer of Alanson, Kelly and Jim LaCount of Petoskey, and Debbie and Robert Lee Archer of Petoskey. Great-grandparents are Erma Fettig of Petoskey, Evelyn Kilmer of Petoskey, Cleo Olsen of Petoskey and Thelma Olsen of Petoskey.
SUNDAY, JULY 10
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 1:30 p.m. on Sundays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey (behind Lowe's). All players welcome.Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
MONDAY, JULY 11
Boyne City Rotary Club meets at 7 a.m. Monday at Robert's Restaurant in Boyne City.
Lions Club will meet at noon Monday at Stafford's Weathervane restaurant, Charlevoix.
Petoskey Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at J.W. Filmore's Family Restaurant. For more information, contact Julie at (231) 439-0788 or go to website http://e-clubhouse.org/sites/PetoskeyMI.
Harbor Duplicate Bridge Club meets 10 a.m. 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, walking a brisk 4 miles usually on the North Central State Bicycle Trail.¿ Running is continuing at 6 p.m. on Mondays.¿ For information call (231) 238-8930 or (231) 238-1029
V.F.W. Auxiliary Post No. 2051 will meet at 7:30 p.m. the second Monday at the post home. A potluck is served at 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, JULY 12
Harbor Duplicate Bridge Club meets 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 7196 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs. Everyone welcome. Singles call if you need a partner. Call first, (231) 526-5988.
Harbor Springs Chapter of BNI (Business Networking International) meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the Harbor Springs City Hall. Free breakfast. For more information, call Shaun Osborne at Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., at (231) 439-0911.
NALS of Northern Michigan, the association for legal professionals, meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. For upcoming speakers and location contact Cindy Taylor at (231) 347-5334.
Charlevoix Evening Garden Club meets second Tuesday of every month 7 p.m. at Sunnybank Retirement Community, 615 Petoskey Ave., Charlevoix. Call (231) 547-5199.
The Emmet County Landlords Association meetings are 7 p.m. the second Tuesday of the month at the Petoskey Big Boy. Interested landlords or managers are invited to attend the meetings. For more information, call Judy Hills at (231) 632-8398 or George Ramey at (231) 347-8851.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets 10 a.m. Tuesdays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. Players with 0-99 points welcome. Visit www.PetoskeyBridgeClub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
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, JULY 13
The Petoskey Area Garden Club meets at noon Wednesday, July 13, at the Lavender Hill Farm, 07354 Horton Bay Road. The program will be "Tour of Lavender Hill Farm and Garden Journal Craft Project" by Linda Longworth, owner and guide. The craft project cost is $10 and bring flowers and a hammer. The July board meeting, which is open to all active members, will be held after the member meeting at Lavender Hill Farm.
Emmet County Genealogical Society yard sale is 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, Friday, July 8, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, July 9,at 406 Jackson St., Petoskey. Portion of sales will be donated to Nehemiah Project Hospitality House.
Sign up now for One World, Many Stories, the Summer Reading Program at Jordan Valley District Library in East Jordan, July 1-31. Children, ages 5-12 win prizes for reading, have a scavenger hunt and enjoy special entertainment on Wednesdays. Registration is required to win prizes. The library welcomes children of all abilities. All programs are free of charge. For more details call (231) 536-7131 or visit jvdl.info.
Finding a job is a challenge in our current market. Get the help you need to find the job you want. Attend the Petoskey Michigan Works "Job Search Strategies" workshop at 9:30 a.m. every Monday. No appointment necessary. For more information, call (231) 439-5215.
Hospice of Little Traverse Bay offers grief and loss support groups throughout the year in both Emmet and Charlevoix counties. These two-hour groups run for six consecutive weeks with both daytime and evening groups available. Other services include individual and family counseling for adults and children, educational in services, pregnancy and infant loss support program, survivors of suicide and caregiver support groups. These services are provided free of charge through community contributions. Call (231) 487-4825.
Veterans Affairs¿of Emmet County is open 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for assistance to all Emmet County veterans.¿Located in the county building in Petoskey, first floor, G92. Phone (231) 348-1780.
Community kitchen is held from 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.
Food is available for anyone in need in the Petoskey area from 9 a.m.-noon every Tuesday at Brother Dan's 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 Church's 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.
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. We are a confidential, faith based group of men seeking help with daily life struggles through the Word of God and fellowship with other men facing similar issues. The group is open to anyone. If you would like 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.
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. The clinic is staffed by volunteers. There is an appointment clinic on Monday afternoons for those who work on Wednesday evenings. For all other patients there is a walk-in clinic on Wednesday evenings with sign-in from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Patients are seen in order of sign-in which means there may be a wait. Bring photo ID, proof-of- residency and verification of income to your first visit. The address is 416 Connable Ave. in Petoskey. Call (231) 487-3600 for more information.
The Charlevoix Community Food Pantry is open to residents of the Charlevoix Public School district who need emergency food. It's located in the Congregational Church on the corner of State Street and Park Avenue and its hours of operation are: 10 a.m.-noon Monday and Thursday. The pantry will be closed when Charlevoix Schools are closed.
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.
Free and anonymous HIV counseling and testing Orasure/oral test, no needles. For information, call ( 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 through Saturday. The Reading Room is located at 434 E. Lake St., Petoskey. The phone number is (231) 348-7648.
The Women's 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.
Challenge Mountain of Walloon Hills, a group that helps fund recreation for handicapped people, has resale shops in Petoskey and Boyne City. The Petoskey shop is located at 2429 N. U.S. 31, next to the Charles Park Funeral Home. Its hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday. Phone 348-3195. The Boyne City shop is located next to the Knights of Columbus hall. Hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Phone (231) 582-6966.
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.
Petoskey Friendship Center activities Tuesday, July 12: foot care 8:30 a.m., massage 9 a.m., golf 9:30 a.m., lunch at noon: salisbury steak, ice cream 12:30 p.m., Wii 1 p.m.
Beaver Island Senior Center activities Tuesday, July 12: bead workshop 10 a.m., lunch: sub sandwich.
Boyne Area Senior Center activities Tuesday, July 12: board meeting 9:30 a.m., lunch at noon: Mexican casserole, Wii bowling tournament with Cheboygan Senior Center.
Charlevoix Senior Center activities Tuesday, July 12: lunch: beef pasties, acrylic painting 1 p.m., ladies cards 5 p.m.
Harbor Springs Friendship Center activities Tuesday, July 12: exercise 9 a.m., coffee 10-11:30 a.m., blood pressure readings 10-11:30 a.m., lunch at noon: salisbury steak.
East Jordan Senior Center activities Tuesday, July 12: line dancing 11 a.m., lunch at noon: Mexican casserole, bingo after lunch, paint class 1 p.m.
Pellston Friendship Center activities Tuesday, July 12: water fitness 8:45 a.m., coffee 10 a.m., games 10:30 a.m., lunch at noon: salisbury steak, ice cream 12:30 p.m.
The Wawatam Area Senior Center is serving dinners at 5 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 1 p.m. on Sundays. The center is located at the Lion Dan Russell Building on Cedar Street, west of the cemetery, in Mackinaw City. All meals include salad bar and dessert.
Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour information call (231) 348-5005.
Al-Anon /Alateen information is available by calling (231) 675-7044.
Alzheimer's 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.
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 John at (231)347-3985 or Terry at (231)582-7590.
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.
Depression Bipolar Support Alliance/Northwest Michigan is a nonprofit peer led Christian support group. It meets 9:30-11 a.m. the second and fourth Saturday of the month at Freedom House, 12705 U.S. 31, Charlevoix. For information call Del B. at (231) 675-3196.
DivorceCare information, call (231) 547-9482 for details.
Emotional and mental health self-help group. Call (231) 582-2699.
Family Members of Inmates (FMOI) meets 7 p.m. the first and third Thursday, at Oden Community Church, 4293 High St., off of Luce, in Oden. Call Catherine (231) 881-5670.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meet 6-7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, January through November (no December meeting), 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. the third Thursday of the month at Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, One Hiland Drive, Petoskey. (231) 487-4825.
Healing Together -- 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 Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan Petoskey office, 423 Porter St. No registration required.
Men's 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 Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
MS support group meets 6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of every month at the Community Health Education Building in Petoskey. The group does not meet in January and February.Call (231) 330-0143.
Narcotics Anonymous information, call (231) 348-1866.
Nicotine Anonymous information, call (231) 347-3428.
Overeaters Anonymous information, call (231) 547-2104.
Pregnancy and infant loss support group information, call (231) 487-4825.
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) 487-4285.
Teen Girl Survivor Group -- 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 Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
Women's Sexual Assault Recovery Group--A weekly support group for adult women who are survivors of childhood or adult sexual abuse. To register, contact the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.