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.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Anna Rose Dietrich
   Anna Rose Dietrich, age 88, of Fowlerville, died November 4, 2019. She was born February 18, 1931 in Farmington, Michigan to Michael and Elisa Ferrante.
   She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years Chet, her son Keith, and siblings Adeline, Alice, Michael, Grace, Mary Jo and Dorothy.  Surviving are her daughter Carol (Warren) and son Ken (Mary Jo); grandchildren Kito, Casey, Phil, and Matt, and great-grandson Jaiden.  She is also survived by her brother Tony and many nieces and nephews.
     Anna lived her entire adult life in Fowlerville and was active in the First United Methodist Church of Fowlerville.  Over the years, she generously donated countless hours of her time to many organizations throughout the community.
     A celebration of Anna’s life will be held at the First United Methodist Church of Fowlerville, 201 S. Second St. on Thursday, November 14th.  The family will welcome your memories beginning at 10 a.m., with service at 11 a.m., and a luncheon in the church hall afterwards. Pastor Scott Herald will officiate the funeral service. Her interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery.
    In lieu of flowers, the family suggests making a donation in Anna’s memory to your favorite charity.

Father James Lothamer
   Father James Lothamer, PSS, PhD, passed into the warm embrace of eternal love on November 1, 2019 on All Saints Day, at the age of 76.  Born James William Lothamer in Coldwater, MI on November 9, 1942 to John and Helen (Cox) Lothamer, he was the second child of a family of 14 siblings. 
   As a young man, he attended Coldwater St. Charles School before entering St. Charles Seminary in Columbus, Ohio where he received his undergraduate degree. He completed his seminary training at St. John’s Seminary in Plymouth, MI. Prior to his ordination to the priesthood, he joined the Society of St. Sulpice, a French order of priest teachers that conducted higher education for priests and lay ministers throughout the world.
    Fr. Jim was assigned to St. Mary’s College in Baltimore, MD, where he remained for 20 years of his ministry. While in his teaching and administrative duties at St. Mary’s he took a sabbatical to the University of Toronto where he earned doctorate degrees in Theology and Philosophy.
    Returning to Michigan in the early 1990’s, Fr. Lothamer served as Pastor and Intermediate Pastor at the following Churches: St. Joseph, Adrian; St. Agnes, Fowlerville; St. John Student Chapel, East Lansing; St. Mary, Pinckney; St. Mary, Charlotte; St. Ann, Bellevue; St. Mary, Bronson; and St. Mary, Morrice. Each parish brought new friends and relationships that he cherished and maintained. A three-year interim was spent in Menlow Park, CA, as director of a Sulpician Retreat Center for Catholic Priest. 
    A long life of servitude and involvement as a priest, teacher, friend, and family member, Fr. Lothamer led a life focusing on the importance of community, social action, and the mystical love of God. He was always generous with his intellect and resources, and his homilies are noted for the deep and powerful teaching truths that pervaded his texts.
   Among Fr. Lothamer’s loves were company, study, travel and family ancestry. Connecting his American family with their European counterparts through his language skills, he cemented family ties. He delighted in sitting in the French/German countryside sharing conversations and a glass of wine with his European cousins.
    Fr. Jim was well loved by his large family. He knew each person from the oldest to the youngest and, as one nephew shared, “He was always nearby.” Fr. Lothamer’s life journey involved prayer, knowledge and heart. He will be missed by all who benefited from his ministry and presence. 
     Fr. Jim is survived by his sisters: Susanne Colligan, Sharon Harrington, Rose Bonvillain, and Helen Malinowski; his brothers: Peter, Jesse, Timothy, Simon, Joseph, Patrick, Jerry, and Christopher. He was preceded in death by his brother, Jack; and his parents.

   Friends were encouraged to pay tribute to Fr. Jim during the following services. A Rosary was held at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville, MI. Visitation followed  from 5-7:00 p.m. and a Vigil Service  was held at 7:00 p.m.   A second visitation was held on Friday, November 8, 2019, at the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m., followed by the Funeral Mass at 6:30 p.m. A third visitation was being held on Saturday, November 9, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bellevue (Fr. Jim’s birthday) with a Prayer Service at 10:30 a.m. Interment followed the Prayer Service at Riverside Cemetery in Bellevue, MI.  
    If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Lothamer Family Burse of Zambia, checks payable to The Society of St. Sulpice. Cards may be sent to the St. Agnes Catholic Church in Fowlerville. Friends and family are asked to share memories of Fr. James Lothamer on his Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com.  The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.

Silent Auction fundraiser being held at the Webberville Library
    The Friends of the Webberville Library Silent Auction fund-raiser is being held November 12 through November 26—just in time for the coming gift giving season. Original artwork, homemade craft items, themed gift baskets, gift cards, event tickets and services from local businesses will be awarded to the highest bidders. 
    For questions call 517-521-3643 or check the CADL website for Library hours.

Blue Notes to offer captivating sounds at Howell Eagles Club next Sunday
    The stirring and captivating sounds of The Blue Notes Dance Band will be drifting over the Howell Eagles Club, located at141 Schroeder Park Drive, on Sunday, Nov. 17, from 3:00 to 7:00pm when the band plays their special blends of various instrumental and vocal selections from their vast and varied repertoire, something for everyone. 
     Requests are always welcome and encouraged. Membership is not a requirement to enjoy all of this fun and fellowship for a mere $5 admission fee. Good food and beverages are also available for purchase.
    This dance will be a special time where family, friends, dancers, other bands and members will join us in remembering and bidding our final farewell to one of our own band members, John Simpson, who passed away earlier this year. We shall forever miss you! Thanks to all of you for your love and support.
    Please join us for our last dance of this season on December 15. See you then. Call 517-548-1630 or 517-548-4313 for additional information.

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, and will be closed Thanksgiving Thursday, November 28th, thru Friday, November 29th. Regular hours will resume Saturday November 30th.
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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 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. 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
Adult Pop-Up Library:  Monday November 11th 10 am at Livingston Greene and 11am at Glenwood Apartments 
We are coming to visit residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood apartments! Starting on Monday November 11th we will be visiting the residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood every second Monday of the month through the winter. Residents will be able to get a library card; check in & out FDL books, books on CD, and DVDS. We will also help residents access the Axis 360 app and ebooks! Visit us in your common room!
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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 casseroles 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. Books will be given while supplies last.
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    Follow us on Facebook & Instagram: @fowlervillelibrary or visit our website at www.fowlervillelibrary.org.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Debra Jean Leathem
April 3, 1976 - October 4, 2019
     Debra Jean Leathem, age 43 of Acworth, Georgia (formerly of Webberville, Michigan) peacefully passed away on October, 4, 2019,  at Northside Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia.  She was born in Lansing, Michigan on April 3, 1976, the daughter of Richard and Erma (Wood) Leathem. She spent most of her adult life as store manager of Bird Watcher Supply Co. in Marietta, Georgia. 
     She is survived by her parents Richard and Erma Leathem of Webberville, her sister, Patricia Leathem of Webberville, brother Steven and wife Karyl Leathem of Lansing and brother Jim Leathem of Webberville.  She is also survived by her grandmother, Hazel (Johnson) Wood of Webberville as well as her aunts, Doris and husband David Reed of Missouri; Nancy and husband Richard Kubiak, Bonnie Wood, Janet Wood, uncles Robert Wood and Tom Budden all of Webberville, aunts Nancy and husband Terry Hueffed and Gracie Taylor of California, and several cousins.   Preceding her in death is her aunt, Mary Budden of Webberville, grandfather, Robert (known as Junior) Wood of Webberville, grandmother, Jean Kroeckel of California, uncle Brian Taylor of California and grandfather, Paul Leathem of Ohio. 
     A “Celebration of Debbie’s Life” will be held on November 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at  the Webberville United Methodist Church, 4215 E. Holt Rd., Webberville, MI (corner of South M-52 and Holt Rds.).

William H. Sweet
    William H. Sweet of Webberville, age 71, died on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at Sparrow Hospital of Lansing surrounded by his family and friends. Funeral services were held at 1pm Friday, November 1, 2019 at the O’Guinn Family Funeral Home in Clio, with Pastor Nate Kingsley officiating. Burial followed in Mt. Morris City Cemetery. The family received visitors at the funeral home on Friday from 11am until the time of service at 1pm. Memorial contributions may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation.      William was born July 19, 1948 in Flint, Michigan to the late William and Catherine (Holloway) Sweet. He was raised in the Mt. Morris area where he also attended school. William married Ellie Williams in Belleville and together they enjoyed 49 years. Mr. Sweet served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He worked for the Detroit Carpenters Union, Local #687 for 25 years before retiring. 
    William was a member of Vantown Community Church in Webberville. He enjoyed hunting, gardening, his orchard, and was known for always having a cup of coffee. William loved to fish and earned his captain’s license to take out his own charter boat. Above all, he loved spending time with his family and friends. William was always there to offer a helping hand to anyone. 
    Surviving are: Wife, Ellie Sweet; Daughter, Jennifer (Eric) Soderberg; Son, Ryan (Krystal) Sweet; 6 grandchildren: Tyler Harrison, Shane Harrison, Alexis Soderberg, Kody Sweet, Logan Sweet, and Lillian Sweet; 1 great grandson, Landon Whaley; Sister, Sharon (Michael) Bois; Many nieces, nephews, other loving family members and dear friends. William was also preceded in death by his brother, Gary Sweet. Please sign our guest book or share an online condolence with the family at www.oguinnfh.com

Margaret Grace (Mercure) Earls
    Margaret Grace (Mercure) Earls died peacefully on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2019, (aged 70) with her husband  Gerald by her side.  She is finally at rest with Jesus in Heaven! Meg battled bone cancer for the past two years. Meg was married to Jerry for 50 years and was the mother of three children: Rob (Darla) Earls of Fowlerville, Russ Earls of Lewiston, and Lacie (Josh) Latson of Fowlerville;  She is survived by her sister: Nancy Baker Kilbride, brothers: Paul and Glenn Mercure, and brother-in-law: Robert Sietman.  She has joined her parents: Art & Bernice Mercure and sister Anne Sietman and her brother Davey Mercure in Heaven. 
     She will be greatly missed by her entire family and was the beloved Grandma (G Ma) of Zachary and Breonna Earls and Averie, Weslee and Luke Latson.
     She attended Centerpointe Church in Howell, and Meg really enjoyed her Bible study group at United Brethren (UB) in Fowlerville.
    A celebration of Margaret's life was held at Centerpointe Church in Howell, Mich. on Oct. 30, 2019. Family and friends were invited to attend from 2pm until 5pm for visitation and the Funeral Service at 5pm. 
   If so desired, in lieu of flowers and as your expression of sympathy in Margaret's memory, donations to the "Risberg Hospice Foundation" a Non Profit End Care on 135 Free Street, Fowlerville Michigan 48836 would be appreciated. This Hospice home, The Guest House is a loving, caring place for any family to experience in this difficult time. 
     A burial Ceremony was being conducted on Nov. 2, 2019 in Lewiston, Michigan at  St. Francis of Assisi Cemetery.  Arrangements entrusted to Herrmann Funeral Home.  Online condolences may be expressed at pjherrmannfuneralhome.com

Webberville United Methodist Church to serve Chicken Dinner on Nov. 16
    The Webberville United Methodist Church is having its monthly chicken dinner on Saturday, Nov.16, with oven fried chicken, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, vegetables and biscuits. The meal will include coffee, lemonade, and dessert. The dinner will be served 5 to 7 p.m. Tickets are $9 per adult, $4 for children 12 and under; pre-schoolers eat free. The church is located on the corner of Holt Road and M-52.

Williamston Area Senior Center holding 4th Annual Charity Chili Challenge
    The 4th Annual Charity Chili Challenge will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 13, from 4 to 7pm at the Old Nation Brewing 1500 W. Grand River, Williamston.  Again this year, Old Nation Brewing Company cooks will compete among themselves to win the Chili Challenge.  The cost will be $9.00 for one large bowl of chili or $12.00 for a flight of 5 small bowls and this year, each will include a side salad.  $4.00 per bowl or $6.00 per flight will be directly donated to the Williamston Area Senior Center by Old Nation Brewing Company.  
    “The Williamston Seniors and the Williamston Area Senior Center are very appreciative of the support we receive from the Williamston non-profit and business community especially from the Old Nation Brewing Company and look forward to another “spirited” competition among their employees,” said John Roy Castillo, Director of the Senior Center.

Webberville FFA kicks off Annual Fruit & Nut Sale
     Webberville FFA is holding its  annual Fruit, Nut, and Candy sale. Members and boosters participate in the sale to raise money to fund the National FFA Convention along with other FFA sponsored events.  Citrus is shipped direct from Florida and California.
    In addition, during the fundraiser, every member has the chance to earn credit toward a new FFA jacket. The Fruit and Nut sale is through November 13.  If community members would like to order, it’s not too late!
  Online orders are available at: freshfruitorder.org/WebbervilleFFA/Organizations/landingpage.aspx
    Contact an FFA member for additional information or call 517-521-3447 at extension 7961. You can also email the chapter ffa@webbervilleschools.org or contact via Facebook.

Livingston County Coin Club hosting fall show in Howell on Saturday, Nov. 9
   The Livingston County Coin Club will be hosting the fall coin show at the Howell Community Center 925 W. Grand River, on Saturday, Nov. 9. Free Admission, free appraisals, door prizes, buy, sell, trade, coins, paper money, gold, silver, books and supplies also available. Show time will be 9:30am to 3:30pm. Contact bushman2@att.net or 223-8070 for further information.

Livingston Centre Historic Village Committee to meet Nov. 7 at fair office
    The Livingston Centre Historic Village Committee will meet on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Fowlerville Fair Office at 7:00 p.m.  Agenda items will include reports of off-season repairs at the Coughran School, continuing plans for heat installation at the Green Church, and final 2019 fundraising results.  New volunteers are always welcome; now is a good time to learn more about the committee and all the work being done to preserve, restore, and maintain the Historic Village that stands inside the Fowlerville Fairgrounds.
     While we are only now entering into the winter months, area residents are again asked to remember the Historic Village when cleaning and organizing. The spring Gramma's Attic Sale is the committee’s largest annual fundraiser.  Boxing items and tucking them away until May is greatly appreciated by committee members.  Watch this space for more details beginning early Spring.

International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day to be observed in Howell on Nov. 23
   International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day will host a program on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 to 11am at the Livingston County Community Mental Health Miller Building, located at 622 East Grand River Howell.
    International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day is the one day a year when people affected by suicide loss gather in their local communities to find comfort and gain understanding as they share stories of healing and hope. Survivor Day was created by an act of Congress in 1999 and since then has been sponsored and supported by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 
     In 2018 there were 370 total events, including 32 international sites in 19 countries. 
    This event is free and open to the public. Youth over the age of 12 are welcome to attend. A therapy dog will be in attendance. 
The Program Schedule: 
    9:00—9:15 : Registration and light breakfast 
    9:15-11:00: Video, panel discussion, and resources will be shared.
    For more information please call: Leslie Hall, LMSW, Livingston County Community Mental Health at: 517.546.4126

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 starting October 3rd
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. Tally), snacks and drinks… you provide the fun!
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Cozy Crafting Around the Fireplace: Tuesdays 6pm-7pm Starting Nov. 5th
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 for this class. 
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SPECIAL EVENTS AND PROGRAMS
Pop-Up Library: Teen Edition: Tuesday November 5th @ FHS and Wednesday November 6th @ FJHS
Fowlerville District Library is coming to school during lunches again! Students can get a library card; check in & out FDL books; get help with the Axis 360 app &ebooks; and register to attend FDL teen programs! Students can chat with us about their interests; in books, movies ,videos games and pop culture.
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Keep Calm & Relax: Friday, November 8th  5-7pm
6th-12 Graders. Stressed and worn out from tests and studying? Come take a break with us at the library. Join us at the library for a time to unwind with friends, library staff and Raija, of You4Euh Yoga LLC after hours! Learn fun and relaxing techniques to help you relax throughout the school year. R-E-L-AX and enjoy some time with friends and make a cool craft. *Registration opens November 1st
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Adult Pop-Up Library:  Monday November 11th 10 am at Livingston Greene and 11am at Glenwood Apartments 
We are coming to visit residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood apartments! Starting on Monday November 11th we will be visiting the residents of Livingston Greene and Glenwood every second Monday of the month through the winter. Residents will be able to get a library card; check in & out FDL books, books on CD, and DVDS. We will also help residents access the Axis 360 app and ebooks! Visit us in your common room!
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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 casseroles 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 opens November 1st. 
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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 opens November 1st
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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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Calvary Church says “Leaf It to Us!” on Saturday, Nov. 9
    We’re here to help!  Calvary Church of Webberville is launching a community-wide service project on Saturday, Nov. 9.    We would like to share God’s love by helping you!  All labor is free and we will do our best to provide basic supplies free of charge.  You may apply for assistance by calling the church office at 521-4700 or emailing info@webbervillechurch.org.  
   Due to limited resources only residents with a 48892 zip code are eligible and priority will be given to the elderly and disabled.
   The following services will be provided:
    --Yard Work–Fall yard cleaning, raking, shrub trimming, edging, etc…
    --Gutter Cleanout–Single story homes only.
    --????????–Have something else that needs to be done?  Let us know, we may be able to help.
    If you don’t need assistance but would like to join the work effort, we would love to have your help.  Give us a call at 521-4700 or visit Calvary Church at 500 N. Howard Street in Webberville.