Saturday, November 16, 2019

Daniel Frank Eldridge
    Daniel  Frank Eldridge, age 80, a long-time resident of Fowlerville, died November 10, 2019.  He was born October 26, 1939 in Bear Lake, Michigan.  Surviving him are his loving wife of 57 years, Janet.  Three children, Sherry (Walt) Stringer of Warren, Marcia Goodnough of Webbervile and Dwight (Raylene) Eldridge of Howell.  Two grandchildren, Mindy (Matt) Legg and Chase Eldridge.  One great granddaughter, Sophia Legg.  
    Dan graduated for Fowlerville High School in 1959.  He served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1964, then served an additional four years in the National Guard and Army Reserves.  He was a business owner of D.E. Towing in Fowlerville from 1964-2007. Dan was a member of Antrim Baptist Church in Byron.  
    Visitation was held at Herrmann Funeral Home on Thursday, Nov. 14, from 2-4 p.m. & 6-8 p.m.  Funeral services took place at Antrim Baptist Church on Friday, Oct. 15, at 11:00 a.m. with burial following at Greenwood Cemetery with full Military Honors.  Memorial contributions are suggested to Antrim Baptist Youth Group. Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

St. John’s Episcopal Church offering free breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 23
    St. John’s Episcopal Church in Howell is offering a free breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 8 to 10 a.m. The church is located at 504 Prospect St.

Livingston County Concert Band to present holiday show on Dec. 8 
    The Livingston County Concert Band, under the direction of Dale Marzewski, will present its concert, ‘Twas the Concert Before Christmas,’ at 3:00 pm on Sunday, Dec. 8, at the Rod Bushey Performing Arts Center, Howell High School, 1200 West Grand River Ave.
     This concert features favorite Christmas music, a Christmas sing-a-long, guest vocalists and music from the movie Home Alone. Santa will be at the concert, too! Bring the kids for pictures and a treat from Santa! 
    Admission is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors (age 62 and older), while children and students are free.  Refreshments served following the concert. 
     Please visit the band’s website (www.lccbmusic.org) or check out the Livingston County Concert Band Facebook page for more information.

Howell Chamber announces 2020 Livingston County Home Show dates
    The dates for the 57th Annual Livingston County Home Show — a collection of 200 landscape and home improvement inspirations — are set for Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29, at the Howell High School Fieldhouse, 1200 W. Grand River Avenue in Howell. The event is hosted by the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce. 
   As the show will run in tandem with Spring break for area schools and families, this year’s theme will be “Take A Stay Cation!” Many families choose to stay home and this is the perfect opportunity to check out home spruce up and remodeling ideas.
    The Livingston County Home Show is proud to announce this year’s major sponsor as PuroClean of Howell. PuroClean offers restoration services in the event of an unexpected disaster such as a fire, flood, sewage backup, and more. 
    Contracts have been sent to last year’s exhibitors. It’s anticipated that there will be some exhibit spaces available. Area businesses who offer home improvement, landscaping and decorating services are invited to apply. Exhibitor applications are now available on the Livingston County Home Show website, visit www.livingstoncountyhomeshow.com.
   For more information on the Livingston County Home Show, contact Jeanne Clum at the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce, at 517-546-3920 or email lchomeshow@howell.org.

Friends of Webberville Library holding Gloves, Mittens, Hats & Scarves Drive
    The Friends of the Webberville Library is sponsoring their annual Children's Gloves, Mittens, Hats and Scarves Drive from Nov. 20 through Dec. 9. All donations will be given to the Webberville Area Food and Clothing Bank. You may bring your new items to the library during the following times: Monday 1 to 6 p.m., Tuesday or Thursday 2 to 8 p.m., Wednesday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Friday 2 to 6 p.m.or Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Your donations will help some Webberville area children stay warm through this winter.

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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The library closes early at 3pm Wednesday November 27th, 2019 and will be closed Thanksgiving, Thursday November 28th, 2019 thru Friday November 29th, 2019. Regular hours will resume Saturday November 30th, 2019.
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WEEKLY DROP-IN PROGRAMS
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 after-school 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. Tally), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun! 
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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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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Comforting Casseroles Tasting & Recipe Swap: Thursday, November 14th at 7pm
Got a favorite casserole that you want to share with friends? Looking for some new casserole recipes to warm you up this November? Join us for a casserole tasting and recipe swap at the library. Make a casserole, then bring it and the recipe to the library to share! The library staff will copy all the recipes & you will leave with some new recipes to try at home. Please provide enough for 22 samples. Registration is open.
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Family Movie Night: The Lego Movie 2: Wednesday, November 20th 5:30-7pm
“Everything is Awesome” at the library family movie night! We’ll be serving pizza, popcorn & drinks during the show! *Movie length: 1 hour 47 minutes. Registration is open.
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Beyond the Book: Classics—A Christmas Carol: November 21st 6:30pm
A “book and movie” group. Read the book at home, watch the movie at the library, then let the group discussion begin! Movie style refreshments will be served.
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    Follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.

Crossroads United Methodist Church hosting Children’s Christmas Party 
   Area children are invited to a Christmas Party on Saturday, Dec. 7, at Crossroads United Methodist Church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads east of Haslett and north of Williamston.  
    Starting at 9 a.m., the kids will be treated to a pancake breakfast, followed by a Christmas story.  They then may make a variety of Christmas crafts, gift wrapping those they choose to give as presents.
    The fun is free of charge.  For details, contact the church at 517/655-1466, email at office.umccrossroads@gmail.com, and find the church on Facebook.