Preparing young people for financial success. Junior Achievement provides personal finance and economic education programs in K-12 classrooms. Programs on financial literacy are presented by volunteers using professionally prepared materials. Prep time takes 45-60 minutes. Each program consists of 5-6 presentations in existing classrooms during the school day. There are many locations throughout Charlevoix and Emmet counties. Contact Mark Pankner, district manager, (231) 582-4660. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: http://tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections or call (231) 487-1006.
If your organization needs volunteers or donated items, write Debbie McGuiness at the Petoskey News-Review, 319 State St., Petoskey, Mich., 49770, or send an email to email@example.com. Because of the large number of requests, we will publish your listing only twice.
The East Jordan Freedom Festival has kicked off its 2013 festival season. The organizational meetings take place 6 p.m. on the second Monday of each month at the East Jordan Police Department. There are numerous vacancies for committee chairpersons. If you have any questions call the East Jordan Area Chamber of Commerce office at (231) 536-7351.
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.
The Petoskey Friendship Center's loan closet offers a wide variety of gently-used durable medical equipment for those facing surgery, illness, or long-term health conditions. The program is currently in need of wheelchairs, bedside commodes, toilet risers, shower chairs, bath benches, and wheeled walkers. If you would like to donate your clean, well-cared-for items, stop by the Petoskey Center at 1322 Anderson Road. A receipt for your donation will be provided.
Zonta Club of Petoskey is accepting donationsof one yard or longer of 100 percent cotton and fiberfill. These will be used to make the mastectomy pillows that the club donates to the hospital.If you would like to donate contact Karen Clark at (231) 347-0313.
Wednesday, Oct. 24
BNI-Business Before Breakfast, meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Petoskey United Methodist Church. Visitors welcome.
Harbor Springs Kiwanis Club meets 8-9 a.m. every Wednesday at Stafford's Pier Restaurant, Harbor Springs.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
Thursday, Oct. 25
The Boyne Valley Garden Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Eagles Hall in Boyne City for a creative and social meeting. Judy Eaton from Monarch Floral will oversee members creating fall table arrangements using pumpkins and forest treasures. Refreshments will be served at 12:30 pm. Hostesses are Jan Ruback, Kathy Sheean, Donna Swift, Marcia Farner. Questions -- contact Lynne Johnson, (231) 535-2107.
The Lake Street Ensemble meets 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Thursday in the fellowship room of the First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey. String, flute and recorder players of all levels of experience, are invited. Call conductor Bing Farrar at (231) 526-6017 for more information.
Petoskey No. 1 BNI will meet 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday at Petoskey United Methodist Church. For further information, call (231) 526-6449.
Writers group meets 6 p.m. Thursday at the Charlevoix Public Library.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets 12:30 p.m. Thursday at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.