12:59 PM EDT, October 23, 2012
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.
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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.
Boyne City Kiwanis meets at 7 a.m. Thursday at Robert's Restaurant in Boyne City.
Petoskey Knights of Columbus council 923 meets 7:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the K of C hall on Charlevoix Avenue. Visiting and transferring K of C members are welcome to attend. Any questions, call Grand Knight Jeff Haven at (231) 838-2368, or call Mike Coulter at (231) 347-7432.
Petoskey Friendship Center activities Thursday, Oct. 25: foot care 8:30 a.m.; massage 8:30 a.m.; eyeglass clinic 11:15 a.m.; lunch at noon: taco bar; ice cream 1 p.m.; euchre 1 p.m.; euchre 1 p.m.; golf 1 p.m.; Mah Jongg 1:30 p.m.
Boyne Area Senior Center activities Thursday, Oct. 25: lunch at noon: chicken pot pie; Wii bowling.
Charlevoix Senior Center activities Thursday, Oct. 25: lunch at noon: chicken pot pie; pinochle 1 p.m.; cribbage 6 p.m.
East Jordan Senior Center activities Thursday, Oct. 25: game day; lunch at noon: chicken pot pie.
Pellston Friendship Center activities Thursday, Oct. 25: water fitness/exercise 8:45 a.m.; lunch: taco bar, ice cream social.
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 Internet service. The center is located on Cedar Street in Mackinaw City.
Playgroups, offered free through the Women's 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.
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. There is a walk-in clinic on Wednesday evenings -- sign-in and screening are offered anytime after 1 p.m. with patients returning to the clinic by 5:30 p.m. when the volunteer staff arrive. Sign-in is discontinued at 6:30 p.m. There is also a smaller appointment clinic on Monday afternoons (walk-ins welcome if the schedule allows) from 1-5 p.m. 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.
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.
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.
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 .
Alanson Church of the Nazarene, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 7489 Mission Road, Alanson, (231) 548-5462.
Northridge Community Church in Alanson. Delivery service available, call (231) 548-5836.
Petoskey Church of Christ, 12:30-1:30 p.m. first and third Sundays, 1727 Anderson Road, Petoskey, (231) 347-0210.
Bay Shore Pantry, noon-3 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, 06072 U.S. 31 North, Bay Shore, (231) 347-3618.
Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry, 9:30 a.m.-noon Mondays, Holy Childhood of Jesus Church community building, 150 West Main St., Harbor Springs, enter through double doors on Third Street.
The Manna Food Project pantry, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays. Call for emergencies, 8791 McBride Park Court, Harbor Springs, (231) 347-8852.
Pellston Grace Community, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 161 U.S. 31, Pellston, (231) 539-8570.
First Christian Church, 9 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, meal provided, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey, (231) 347-6181.
Salvation Army Petoskey Corps, 9 a.m.-noon Monday through Friday, 712 Pleasant St., Petoskey, (231) 347-3531.
St. Francis/Brother Dan's Food Pantry, 9 a.m.-noon Tuesdays; call for emergencies. Meal provided noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, 415 State St., Petoskey, (231) 347-7423.
Cross of Christ Church, 5-7 p.m. second Thursday; 9-11 a.m. fourth Thursday, 1450 East Mitchell St., Petoskey, (231) 347-5448; paper products, toiletries distributed.
Northern Michigan Diaper Pantry, 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m. first and third Fridays, 8781 McBride Park Court, Harbor Springs. Distributes diapers only.
Boyne City Community Food Pantry, 10 a.m.-noon first Monday, 5-7 p.m. third Monday, 401 State St., Boyne City, (231) 582-2551.
Seventh-day Adventist Church, 6-8 p.m. Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon Wednesdays, 326 Park St., Boyne City, (231) 582-0151.
Bible Baptist Church 6-7 p.m. first and third Thursdays; Call for emergencies, 05855 M-66 North, Charlevoix, (231) 547-4300.
Boyne Valley Pantry, 2-5 p.m. Thursdays, 3031 Main St., Boyne Falls, (231) 549-2230.
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.
Care & Share Food Pantry 3-6 p.m. Tuesdays; 9 a.m.-noon Thursdays. Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to closing to be served. Serves residents of the East Jordan school district only; 205 Water St., East Jordan, (231) 536-7423.
Third Day Fellowship & Outreach, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 1204 Bridge St., Charlevoix, (231) 547-8040.
Walloon Lake Community Church, 5-6:15 p.m. second and fourth Tuesdays, 4320 M-75, Walloon Lake, (231) 535-2288.
Jordan River Rising Church, 457 Water St., East Jordan. By appointment only. Call (231) 735-6920.
Alanson Church of the Nazarene, 4-5:30 p.m. Wednesdays, 7489 Mission Road, Alanson, (231) 548-5462.
First Christian Church community kitchen 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Monday, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey, in the fellowship hall of the church.
First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey, noon-1 p.m. Thursdays and Sundays, 501 East Mitchell St., Petoskey, (231) 347-4792.
St. Francis/Brother Dan's Food Pantry. Meal provided noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays, 415 State St., Petoskey, (231) 347-7423.
Community Church of God, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays, 202 West Hurlbut St., Charlevoix, (231) 547-2875.
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.
Caregiver Support meets 1:30-3 p.m. the fourth Thursday at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets at Third Day Fellowship & Outreach, 1204 Bridge St., Charlevoix every Tuesday. Dinner provided at 6:30 p.m.; meeting led by Mike Davis, begins at 7 p.m. Call (231) 547-8040 for more information.
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 Kathy, (231) 348-5527 or Terry, (231) 582-7590.
Circle of Strength cancer support group meets 10:30 a.m.-noon on the first Wednesday of every month at Charlevoix Area Hospital in the large classroom on the lower level of hospital, and on Beaver Island at the medical center at the same time.
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.
Type 1 Diabetes parent support group meets 6:30 p.m. the last Wednesday of each month at the Harbor Springs Public Library. Call Marcia Vandermus for more information at (231) 526-9705.
DivorceCare information, call (231) 547-9482 for details.
Emotional and mental health self-help group. Call (231) 582-2699.
Fibromyalgia? If interested in a support group in Petoskey, call (231) 392-6957.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren meet 6-7:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month, January through November, 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. and 5-6:30 p.m. the third Thursday of each month in the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Community Grief and Loss Center's lower level. The Grief and Loss Center is located at One Hiland Drive in Petoskey, across the street from the new Kilwin's plaza. This is an open group and people are welcome to attend as few or as many of the meetings as they would like. For more information call Hospice of Little Traverse Bay at (231) 487-4825.
GriefShare, support group meets 5-7 p.m. every Sunday at Lighthouse Missionary Church, 7824 Rogers Road, East Jordan. Each of 13 weekly sessions is geared toward helping those grieving the loss of a loved one to move from mourning toward joy. Each session includes a video segment, workbook pages and small group discussion.
Grief Sharing support group meets 12:30-1:30 p.m. every Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. Diane MacKenzie and Eileen Lindsley will facilitate the ongoing, confidential, community-based support group. No religious affiliation is necessary. Call MacKenzie, (231) 526-1446; Lindsley, (231) 526-5923.
Healing Together is 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.
Low Vision support meets noon-1:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday at Petoskey Friendship Center multi-purpose room. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
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 at the Community Health Education building in Petoskey. Call (231) 439-0973.
Narcotics Anonymous information, call (231) 348-1866.
Nicotine Anonymous information, call (231) 347-3428.
Obsessive Compulsion Disorder peer support group meets 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at McLaren Northern Michigan Community Health Education Center, 360 Connable Ave., Petoskey. Contact Kevin Putman, (231) 838-9501.
Overeaters Anonymous information, call (231) 547-2104.
Parkinson's Support meets 2-3:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Petoskey Area Christian Jobs Corps support group for the unemployed, meets 11 a.m. every Thursday at Agape Baptist Church, 3003 E. Mitchell, Petoskey. Phone (231) 347-6890.
Pregnancy and infant loss support group information, call (231) 487-4825.
Schizophrenics Anonymous peer support group meets 2-3 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Community Health Education Center, 360 Connable Ave., Petoskey. For information, call (231) 439-1283.
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) 487-4825.
Teen Girl Survivor Group is 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.
Tobacco Quitline offers free assistance for quitting cigarettes or chew. Motivation, coaching, referrals, information, and for those eligible, free nicotine replacement therapy. Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) to speak to a trained cessation coach.
12 Steps for Christians support group meets 7 p.m. every Monday at Genesis Church office, 510 Howard St., Petoskey. All are welcome. Call (231) 526-9938.
Women's Sexual Assault Recovery Group is a weekly support group for adult women who are survivors of childhood or adult sexual abuse. An ongoing group that provides an opportunity to share common experiences; receive support; and address issues impacted by sexual trauma such as relationship and intimacy challenges, mental health concerns and self esteem and life satisfaction. To register, contact the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
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