Pick up your next reading adventure at the Mid-Michigan Health Monthly Book Sale going on this Friday, December 16th from 8AM-1PM in the hospital lobby. Call Judy at (989) 354-4605 or Joyce at (989) 356-1165 for more information.
There will be a benefit spaghetti dinner for the Chris Scully Family of Lincoln, coming up on Saturday December 17th at the Lincoln Senior Center, starting at 4p.m. The Scully family home was destroyed in a Fire in November. There will also be live entertainment, door prizes and a silent auction. For more information contact the Lincoln Senior Center.
The Tri Point Church of God in Alpena is showing The Living Nativity, an outdoor performance of the Christmas Story. This event will take place on December 16th and 17th, with 2 shows at 6:30p.m. and 7:30p.m. The shows take place at the corner of Brooke and Grant streets in Alpena, there is no charge for the show and refreshments are provided.
The Besser Male Chorus invites everyone to attend their Annual Holiday Concert. This event will take place at the New Beginnings Ministries in Hillman by the airport, on Sunday December 18th at 7pm. Refreshments will be served after the concert. For more information please call 989-742-2539.
Banner Realty of Alpena is holding their 5th annual hat, mitten and scarf drive for the Salvation Army of Alpena. You can drop off hat, mitten and Scarf donations, either homemade or store bought, at Banner Realty on Ripley in Alpena from now until December 18th, and you will receive a Christmas thank you Gift. For more information contact Banner Realty of Alpena.
The American Red Cross is holding a Blood Drive in Lincoln at the Lincoln Senior Center on December 21st from 12p.m.-5:45p.m. For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS.
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive on December 27th from 12p.m.-5:45p.m. at the Ossineke United Methodist Church. For more information contact 1-800-RED-CROSS.
There will be an American Red Cross Blood Drive taking place on December 29th from 9am-2:45pm at St Anne Catholic Church in Alpena. For more information contact 1-800-RED-CROSS.
The alpena farmers market is open every saturday from 8am-1pm behind city hall in alpena, and on wednesday evenings from 4pm-7pm next to the center building in downtown alpena. there are a wide variety of goods, locally grown and produced, by several local businesses and farms.
Taking Pride in Alpena South Corridor Grant Funding Efforts would like to invite everyone to come by the Thunder Bowl Lanes for 3 Fun-
raiser's on May 22, June 19 and July 17. There will be team bowling and fun with 50/50's and door prizes. Cost is $60 per land, 4-5 bowlers for one hour. You can call thunder Bowl at 354-2411 to reserve your lane. For more information call Dennis at 989-356-5521.
Mid Michigan Health center Alpena is offering a series of Quit Smoking sessions. Session Options range from April 13 through August 18th, and there is a class fee of $15 For more information or to register, call 356-8124.
Living On, an ongoing support group where grief and loss topics are addressed as they arise, meets on the second Monday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Hospice of Michigan office on Chisholm Street in Alpena. The group focuses on expressing feelings and experiences related to loss in a supportive, caring and non-judgemental environment. The group is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Hospice of Michigan.
The Salvation Army is offering Energy Assistance Outreach Services in Alpena to address the heating needs of those most vulnerable this winter. Programs are available for a variety of income levels. If you are struggling to pay your monthly bills, set up an appointment with a local caseworker. For more information, call 358-2769.
The Alpena Light of Hope Clubhouse, part of Northeast Michigan Community Mental Health, is an organization that provides psychological rehabilitation for adults with mental illness. That includes transitional employment for people who are in various stages of job readiness. The program can provide benefits for both individuals and employers. For more information, call 356-8468.
District Health Department No. 4 offers a free breast and cervical screening program for women ages 40-64 who qualify. Insurance is accepted. Both breast and cervical cancer are curable if detected early. The department currently has openings in its September screening clinics. To register for a screening, call 356-4507 or 1-800-221-0294.
Northeast Michigan Affordable Housing is offering help to people facing forclosure or having difficulties making mortgage payments. All of its services are free. For more information, call 1-866-229-6471.
'The Caring Place Adult Day Care Center' in Alpena offers a safe and stimulating environment for stroke survivors, people with Alzheimers disease or dimentia, or those who just can't stay home alone. For more information, call 358-7928.
The Salvation Army is Encouraging area boys in grades 1 through 5 to join the Explorer Adventure Corps program, which meets at The Salvation Army building on North Second Ave. in Alpena on Wednesday evenings. For more information on the group, contact the Salvation Army.
The NEO Teen Helpline (1-800-272-8336) is now taking calls from teens who need someone to talk to, and feel there is no one around to listen. Callers can discuss any problem. All calls are confidential and can be anonymous. Phones are open weekdays from 2 to 9 p.m.
Staff members of the Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational Service District are available to speak to different groups around the Northeast Michigan Region. The AMA ESD hopes to better communicate with area communities about the programs and services it offers. To learn more about booking a speaker for your event, call 354-3101.
As part of an emergency shelter grant, the Northeast Michigan Community Service Agency is offering Rental / Utility and Eviction / Foreclosure assistance for qualifying households in Northeast Michigan. To prescreen, call the crisis prevention program at 989-471-3277 Or toll-free at 1-866-270-0687.
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There will be a grief share taking place at Friends Together on prentiss street in Alpena, each Thursday from 6pm-7:30pm. All who have suffered any type of loss are encouraged to attend. For more information call 354-2730.
There will be foster parent informational meetings on the first Monday of each month at Holy Cross Children's Services on Second Avenue in Alpena. The meetings will begin at 6 p.m. Attendees will learn about the licensing process and will have an opportunity to ask questions. For more information, contact Peggy Krajniak at (989) 255-1177.
Ossineke United Methodist Church is offering a unique style of service involving worship, singing and talking to God using the style of Taize. The services will be offered the first Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church.
The East Shore Art Guild and Gallery will hold free open art work sessions every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alcona County EMS Building on M-72. Participants must bring their own art supplies. For more information contact: Bernie Blaszak at (989) 724-6347.
Friends Together will host "Guys Like Us," an event especially for men with a cancer experience, every Wednesday at 10 a.m. The event takes place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231.
Friends Together will host "Friends Together Weekly" events for everyone touched by cancer on Tuesday nights at 6 p.m. The events will take place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231
The East Shore Art Guild will hold free art work sessions every Thursday from 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Alcona County EMS building. Bring your own art supplies. Call Bernie at (989) 724-6347 for more information.
The Posen branch of the Presque Isle County Library will hold knitting and crocheting sessions from 10 until noon every Friday. All levels are welcome, and one-on-one instructions are available. For more information, call (989) 766-2233.
Friends Together will host "Caregivers Connect" events on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdayof each month at 6 p.m. The programs are free and take place at the Friends Together Center (1013 State Street, Alpena). For more information, contact Friends Together at 356-3231.
The Caregiver Support Group invites anyone caring for a loved one with a debilitating disease to join them at their regular meetings on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 1-2 p.m. at Cabin Creek Coffee in Alpena. For more information, call 356-1030 or 657-9069.
The Circle of Parents, Kinship Care Group meets every Thursday from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Alpena Senior Center. The group is for grandparents and other caregivers raising children.
Hospice of the Sunrise Shore is hosting two monthly support groups. One meets in Alpena on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. in Suite 201 of "The Center Building" on Second Avenue. The other meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at 150 S. Third Street in Rogers City. For more information, call 1-800-664-8587.
Reformers Unanimous, a group seeking to help people with addicitions, meets every Friday night at the Mio Baptist Church from 7-9 p.m. The program is free and open to all adults. For more information, call 989-745-4432.
The Alpena Breast Cancer Support Group will meet on the final Monday of each month (the 3rd Monday of May and December) in 2009 in the Mid Michigan Health Center Alpena Cafeteria Conference Room from 7-9 p.m. For more information, call 354-4912 or 356-0475.
Hospice of Michigan Looking for Volunteers - in Alpena, Alcona, Montmorency and Presque Isle counties. Call Sally (989) 358-4293 or Anna (989) 358-4294 for information.
Community Prayer Meetings - At 12 noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Alpena Civic Center. Local pastors and lay persons pray for Government, Schools, and Businesses in the non denominational sessions. All are welcome.
Alpena County Alzheimers Support Group - Meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 11:00am First Presbyterian Church in Alpena.
Adult Day Care Center Assistance - Available through District Health Department 4... Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
District Health Department 4 offers various Immunization Clinics. Call your local District 4 Health Office For Dates and times or for More Information.
District Health Department No. 4 offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for those who qualify. For more information Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
Women, Infant and Children free supplemental Food services are available through District Health Department No. 4 by appointment. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
District Health Department No. 4 welcomes new WIC Bridge Cards as of November 14. For more information on who the cards can help, contact the Health Department.
District Health Department No. 4 delivers home health care services and makes house calls. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
District Health Department No. 4 in Alpena offers Reproductive Health Services for men and women of childbearing age by appointment. Parental consent for teens is not necessary but is strongly encouraged. Call your local District 4 Health Office For More Information.
The Alpena Police Department is offering free cable gun locks to area gun owners. They are provided by Project Child Safe and there is a maximum of four per person. They are available any time during the day at the department headquarters.
Reformers Anonymous, an international addictions program, will be held at the Mio Baptist Church every Friday night from 7-9 p.m. The program is free and open to all adults 18 and older. For more information, call 826-3944 or visit www.reformu.com.