Sunday, January 3, 2016

Upcoming Community Events

Dansville Community Center hosting Euchre Nights on August 6 & 20
    Do you like to play Euchre? The Dansville Community Center at 1317 Mason Street in Dansville will be having Euchre Nights on Saturday, August 6 and 20th starting at 7pm. A donation of $5 per person is asked to help pay for expenses for the night. Prizes for high score, low score, and most lone hands will be awarded. Beginners are welcome.       For more information contact 517-851-7853.

Breathers’ Club meeting to be held on August 9 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
    The Breathers’ Club is a community service support group for patients affected by heart and breathing (cardio-pulmonary) diseases and their caregivers, family and friends. Everyone interested in learning how to live a better, fuller life or how to care for those with these conditions is encouraged and welcome to attend.
    Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at noon (12:00p.m.) in the Community Room at St Joseph Livingston Hospital in Howell. An informational speaker and pertinent topic are featured each month.
      Our next Breathers Club is scheduled for Tuesday, Noon: August 9. Our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Therapist is available to assist and answer questions. For recorded meeting information call: (517) 545-6020.

Original Dulcimers Players’ Club to hold jam session on August 11
     The Dulcimer Club for the State of Michigan will have their next “all day” Jam Session from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. on August 11. The club holds the sessions on the second Thursdays of the month at the Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene, 8040 Country Corner Dr., Fowlerville, in the strip mall just south of the I-96 (over pass) bridge on Fowlerville Rd.  
    All acoustic instruments are welcome. Come and spend an hour or all day. It has evolved to include listeners, singers and pot luck snacks around the coffee pot during the day and a restaurant supper break, with more Jamming `til we quit. This is open to the public. 

Annual ‘Ugly Dog’ contest being held on August 13 in Williamston
    The 27th Annual Ugly Dog contest is Saturday, August 13, during ‘Dog Days of Summer’ in Williamston.  Registration is from 3-5 pm, with the contest starting at 5 pm.  There are 10 categories in which you can enter - best dressed/costume; best trick; longest ears; least behaved; looks most like owner; longest tail; friendliest; shortest dog; tallest dog, and ugliest dog.  The cost is $5/dog for the first registered category, and each additional category is $2/dog.  Great prizes are awarded to the contest winners and owners.
   This event is in McCormick Park (corner of N. Putnam and High Streets).  All dogs are welcome – they must be people-friendly and pet-friendly and current on rabies and distemper-parvo vaccinations.  Dogs must remain on leash at all times during the hours of the event.  Questions, contact:  Eva Hatt, #517-282-9814.  
    This event is sponsored by the Delta Rho Chapter of ESA with all proceeds to benefit Ingham County Sheriff Canine Unit.

Crossroads United Methodist Church holding gathering & supper August 13
   The public is invited to an informal, come-as-you-are Christian gathering and supper at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, August 13, at Crossroads United Methodist Church.  
    The men of the church, on the corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads, east of Haslett and north of Williamston, offer their monthly Second Saturday gatherings as an alternative to Sunday morning services.
    Along with some prayer, music and scriptures in a meet-and-greet setting, you can enjoy supper free of charge during the one-hour get-together in the church dining hall. Everyone is welcome.
    For details, please call the church at 517/655-1466, email at or see the website,

Ingham County Genealogical Society to tour Maple Grove Cemetery Aug. 14
     A tour of Maple Grove Cemetery, 219 N Jefferson St. Mason, MI be conducted by the Ingham County Genealogical Society and Mason High School Alumni on August 14, at 1:30pm. Stories of prominent and interesting Mason residents will be shared. Donations will be accepted for the "Save our newspapers" project.

St. John’s Episcopal Church holding dinner on August 19 in Howell
    A Pulled Pork and Salad Dinner will be held on Friday, August 19, from 5-7pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church. A donation will be accepted for charity. The church is located at 504 Prospect Street, Howell.

St. John’s Episcopal Church offering Salad Luncheon-Buffet on August 19 
    A Salad Luncheon-Buffet will be held on Wednesday, August 10, from 11am-1pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church. Cost is $8 per person. The church is located at 504 Prospect Street, Howell.

Livingston Acoustic Music Society to gather on Aug. 20 at Fowlerville church
    The Livingston Acoustic Music Society (LAMS) Jam Sessions are open to interested musicians, singers and listeners. We include many different instruments, styles of music and levels from beginners to accomplished. 
    Location: Fowlerville Church of the Nazarene; 8040 Country Corner Dr.; Fowlerville, MI: In the strip mall just south of the I-96 (over pass) bridge on Fowlerville Rd. 
    We are a fun, no obligation, family friendly, informal group. Open to the public. Our next LAMS Jam Session is: Saturday, August 20, starting at 7 p.m.

Plans underway for 24th Annual St Agnes Family Funfest on August 21
   Plans are underway for the 24th Annual St. Agnes Family Funfest to be held Sunday, August 21, from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p .m. at the church, located at 855 E. Grand River Avenue in Fowlerville.
   This is a time to come together as a faith community to celebrate food, fun, family, friendship, and fundraising! It will be a day of fun activities for everyone including: Live Auction, Free Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Children Games, Silent Auction, 50/50 drawings hourly, Picnic Style Dinner, Concessions, Beverages and concluding with the Jackpot Raffle drawing.  All are welcome. Please call the parish office at 517-223-8684 for more information

Friends of Webberville Library Used Book Sale on September 10
    The Friends of the Webberville Library are sponsoring a used book sale on Saturday, September10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Webberville Cultural Center community room. Prices will be: Adult hardcover and cookbooks $1; paperbacks 50 cents; youth & children’s hardcover books 50 cents and softcover 25 cents; coffee table books $1.50; DVDs, CDs and audio books $1-5; romance novels—by one & get one free. Starting at 1:00 p.m. fill a provided brown grocery bag with books for $5.Items will not be set aside for the bag sale.
    Donations accepted at the Cultural Center lobby on Friday, September 2 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and during library hours. Acceptance of donations will resume September 6 through September 9. Children’s books are needed. We are also accepting CDs, DVDs and audio tapes. Books must be in good condition. No textbooks or magazines.
   The Friends are in need of a storage place for unsold items. If you have a space at least 10’ by 10’ you would like to donate, please call 521-3854.

Livingston Catholic Charities receives funding for Elder Abuse prevention
    Livingston County Catholic Charities (LCCC) was awarded funding from the Area Agency on Aging 1-B for a three year contract starting October 1, 2016 to provide Elder Abuse Prevention & Neglect (PEANE) education in Livingston County.  This is a perfect addition to the array of senior outreach services (Senior Resource Advocacy and Volunteer Caregiver Programs) that LCCC has offered to Livingston County seniors for over 30 years. 
   Through this project, LCCC Older Adult Specialists will provide training, community outreach and public education on elder abuse, neglect and financial exploitation issues.  Additionally, a community coalition will be formed to provide a coordinated, interagency approach.  
    LCCC’s Older Adult Specialists, who work out in the community with our senior population, have experienced these situations on occasion.  Through the growing incidences over the years, LCCC Director of Senior Services, Suzi Snyder, felt that it was important to bring elder abuse education and prevention to Livingston County.  In speaking with the Adult Protective Services Dept. at our local Dept. of Health and Human Services, they reported that in Livingston County during the period of May 2015 – April 2016 there were 261 investigations with 68 open cases.  
    Undersheriff Mike Murphy notes, “Livingston County is an aging county and all of the data supports this trend continuing...Livingston County Catholic Charities has done a phenomenal job with the resources they have servicing this vulnerable, struggling, at risk population.  They serve all regardless of religious affiliation and provide the support necessary to make a positive impact on senior’s daily lives.  They provide quality services and are always advocating for dignity and independence for our elderly.”  
    As noted in the recent HSCB Older Adults Aging in Place in Livingston County (March 2015) Fact Sheet, “According to the 2010 Census, the senior population (over 65) in Livingston County has increased 66% over the past ten years (2000-2010).  It is projected to increase by another 146% by year 2040.”  Education and prevention will be key to generating the needed change for our seniors to enhance their safety.
    Funding to AAA1-B is provided by The Federal Older Americans Act State Funds from the Office of Services to the Aging.  
    Any group or organization interested in a presentation on Elder Abuse Prevention & Neglect can call Suzi Snyder at 517-546-9910.   

Crossroads United Methodist Church invites crafters for Nov. 12 show
    Interested crafters should sign up soon for a booth at the 2016 Craft Show at Crossroads United Methodist Church.  Fewer than a dozen booths remain available for the show scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, November 12 at the church, corner of Haslett and Zimmer roads east of Haslett and north of Williamston.
    Booth rentals range from $10 to $30, depending on size and location in the church.  Tables can be rented for an additional fee.  The show will feature only handmade craft items, and no commercial vendors.  A light lunch also is available during the day.  Crafters provide one item each for door prizes awarded during the day.
    Show sponsor is the Crossroads Unit of United Methodist Women.  Proceeds go toward local and international mission projects.  For details and to reserve a booth for the show, please contact Mary Meranda at 517/655-1286.


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