Saturday, February 15, 2020

Judy D. Griffen
     Judy D. Griffen, age 77 of Fowlerville, died suddenly at her home on February 5, 2020. She was born on August 20, 1942 in Fowlerville.  Preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Eleanor (Hatt) Coggins; her husband of 31 years, Richard Griffen of Redford and her sister, Shyann Arnold of Fowlerville.
    Judy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and sister who cherished spending time with her family, a love of the southwest, country music, Elvis, and the Detroit Red Wings.
     Survivors include her children, Lou Ann Holbrook, Bonnie Tuttle, Shane (Dee) Holbrook, and Shonda (David) Collins; 12 grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Skip (Shirley) Coggins; a sister, Nancy Arnold; and a sister-in-law, Joan Bonine.
    Friends and family are invited for a memorial luncheon that is being held at the American Legion, 3265 W. Grand River Ave., Howell at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020.
     The family wishes to thank those who have extended their emotional support for Judy during our time of grief.

St. Mary’s Catholic in Pinckney to hold ‘The Fabulous 50s’ Auction on Feb. 22
   ‘The Fabulous 50s’ Auction includes dinner, cocktails, live & silent auction and 1950s tunes. Put on your poodle skirt and come out to St. Mary's in Pinckney for a night of fun. Bid on an Alaskan cruise, lake house vacation, golf trips, spa days and more. Or just come for the fun dress up and music. Only $25 a ticket. Saturday, February, 22nd at 6pm. St. Mary's Pinckney, located at 10601 Dexter-Pinckney Rd.

Millville United Methodist Church holding Soup Cook Off on Feb. 29
   The Millville United Methodist Church is holding its 7th Annual Soup Cook Off on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 12 noon to 2pm.  Cost is a donation of $5 for a bowl of soup or 5 samples. Proceeds will go to Lansing City Rescue.  Millville UMC is located at 1932 N. M-52 Stockbridge.  For more information, call 517-851-7853.

Livingston Fine Art Association meeting on Feb. 25 at First Presbyterian Church
   The Livingston Fine Art Association will be meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the First Presbyterian Church in Howell.  Doors open at 6:30pm, and the meeting begins at 7:00pm.  Use the rear entrance under the green canopy.
   The speaker will be David Larwa, who specializes in Origami.  David will discuss the history, art & design of origami. A short business meeting and a discussion of members art work will follow. All artists or those interested in the arts are invited.     See our web site at: or find us on facebook

Upcoming Programs at the Fowlerville District Library
   All programs are intended for Fowlerville School District residents. Register in-person to attend; starting the first of each month, unless otherwise stated. Adult programs include a $5 refundable cash deposit. Teen Program attendance requires a signed 2019-2020 Program Permission Form. Call (517) 223-9089 for more information.
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Reading to Bosco: Most Mondays at 4pm
All Ages. Bosco is a Therapy Dog-in-Training. Reading to Bosco improves literacy skills, builds fluency, and reading confidence regardless of ability. Bosco’s “Mom” Shelly has been a part of our library community for over 15 years volunteering her time and her other reading therapy dogs.
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Cardio Drumming: Tuesdays at 7pm
Adults. Get your sweat on with a fun workout from instructor Kim Griffes. Please remember to bring water and wear comfy clothes. Spaces are limited to 20 participants on a first-come, first-served basis. *There is a cash fee of $6 for this class if you bring your own equipment. Kit rental is additional $2 fee. 
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D&D and Magic the Gathering Club: Thursdays 2:30-4pm
6th-12th Graders. Drop in at the Library for a fun afterschool group where you can learn more about Dungeon & Dragons role-playing game and play Magic the Gathering card game on your own. We provide the Dungeon Master (Ms. Zoe), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun!  * No School, No library program.
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Cozy Crafting Around the Fireplace: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm
Adult Drop-in. Join us at the library for an opportunity to work on current craft projects and to socialize with other crafters.  Bring your knitting, needlepoint, or other current craft project to work on in the library around the cozy fireplace. 
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Honest Yoga at the Library: Fridays at 9:30am
Adults. Join Erin Wade RYT, owner of Honest Yoga, for Gentle Yoga at the Library. Gentle Yoga is for adults of all ages through modifications and the use of props. Please bring a mat to practice on. *There is a cash fee of $5 fee for this class. 
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Leap Year at the Library: Wednesday, February 19th 5:30-6:30pm
K-5th Graders. What is Leap Year? Learn about this extra special day by listening to a story, making a time capsule and more!
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Makeup and Skincare with Liz: Thursday, February 20th 7-9pm
Adults and Teens. Liz Goble, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant, will lead a skin care tutorial and everyone will get to try a face mask! Bring your make-up and questions… Liz has the answers! Please come make-up free and bring a washcloth for your use.
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Beyond the Book Series--What the Eyes Don’t See by Mona Hanna-Attisha: Thursday, February 27th 6:30pm
Adults. Rescheduled from Feb 6th. This month we are reading Great Michigan Reads selection What the Eyes Don’t See. In conjunction with the Great Michigan Reads selection we will be viewing the documentary Poison Water and a guided discussion will follow the film.
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4th Annual Preschool Round-Up: Monday, March 2nd 4:30-6:30pm
Come meet Fowlerville area preschools and find out what everyone has available to fit your family’s needs. LESA will be there to talk about free preschool program and, if ready, you can even register your child for preschool that night.
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Beyond the Book Series—All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg: Thursday, March 5th6:30pm
Adults. Get your copy of the Livingston Reads selection; All Girl Filling Station’s Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg and then come watch the documentary Fly Girls both about 1940's women flying planes during WW2. A discussion about both will follow. $10 refundable deposit is required upon registration.
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Crossroads United Methodist Church offering Swiss steak dinner on Feb. 29
    Crossroads United Methodist Church will offer the second in its 2020 winter series of Swiss steak dinners for the public on Saturday, February 29.  Doors open at 4 p.m. and remain open as long as supplies last.  The church is at the corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads east of Haslett and north of Williamston.  
   The dinner menu includes Swiss steak with mushroom gravy, mashed potatoes, vegetables, cole slaw, rolls, dessert and beverages.  Cost is $9 for adults, with children 10 and under free.  Take-outs are available.
    At the dinner two names will be drawn for free dinners at the next event March 28, 2020.  For more details, please find the church on Facebook, call 517/655-1466, email at, or see the church website,

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Lillian Lucille Culver
    Lillian Lucille Culver, age 96, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020.  She was born August 18, 1923 in Fenton, Michigan to Ray and Mary Robinson.  She married Stanley Culver in March of 1949. He preceded her in death in 2012.  Also preceding her in death was a son Gary.  
    Lillian loved to bake and cook.  She loved her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.  Lillian always had a smile on her face.  
    Lillian is survived by her brother, Paul; daughter, Carolyn; sons, David (Sharyl), Ken (Dianna), and Don (Lee) Culver; also many grandchildren and great grandchildren.    
    Visitation was being held at Herrmann Funeral Home on Saturday, February 8, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at noon, with Pastor Mark Wilson officiating.  Burial was to follow at Greenwood Cemetery.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Alzheimer’s Association or the Family Impact Center.  Online condolences may be expressed at