2018-10-25 / Calendar

CALENDAR of events


FRIDAYS The Eleanor Frank Senior Center, 2355 Schust Road (at the entrance to Haithco Park) has an open euchre tournament starting at 9:30 a.m. for senior citizens ages 60 and older. Call Bob at (989) 525-4400 for details.

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAYS Euchre Night is at 6:30 p.m. at the CreekSide Bar & Grille at Crooked Creek, 9387 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. Call (989) 781-0050 for more information.

FRIDAYS The Eagles Club, 7078 Gratiot Road, will hold Jack of Spades at 9 p.m. The public is welcome.


THURSDAYS Explorer’s Bible Study for men and women will run on Thursdays from Sept. 6 through April, 2019 at St. Mark Lutheran Church, 2565 N. Miller Road, at the corner of Miller and River roads, Saginaw. The study will focus on the books of Romans, Galatians and James. The day class will be from 9:15 to 11 a.m., and the night class will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For more information, contact Sheryl Stanley at (989) 245-0989 or Jan Strong at (989) 642-2322. Participants can register by coming to the class or calling prior. This is an interdenominational lay ministry

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS The Saginaw Healing Rooms at Saginaw Valley Community Church, 3660 Hermansau St., Saginaw, are open on Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and on Thursdays at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Come for a time of healing prayer. For more information, visit www.svcc.cc or call (989) 752-4769.


MONDAYS AND WEDNESDAYS The National Kidney Foundation of Michigan and the Saginaw County Community Action Center will be holding enhanced fitness classes from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Community Action Center, 2824 Perkins St., Saginaw. There is no cost for the classes, and snacks will be provided. The instructor is Emma Donald. For more information, call (989) 753-7741.

WEDNESDAYS Swanhaven Manor, 300 Kennely Road, in Thomas Township, hosts a coffee hour at 10 a.m.

ONGOING Rummage sale leftovers? Don’t repack it. Donate to Bethesda Thrift Shop, 5119 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. Call (989) 792-0391.

THURSDAYS Barnes and Noble Saginaw Storytime is free and open to children of all ages. Children are invited to join in every week at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. as they read a different story, followed by a special craft based on the story. For more information, call Barnes and Noble at (989) 790-9214.


MONDAYS Burger Night is every Monday (except holidays) at the Knights of Columbus Father Nouvel Council #4232, 4840 Shattuck Road, Saginaw. Burgers, hot dogs and coneys are available for a fee, and all come with chips. Fries and cheese are extra. Serving is from 5 to 7 p.m.


FRIDAY, NOV. 2 Michigan Sports Unlimited will host Cheryl Angelelli, a four-time Paralympic medalist, at a fundraiser dinner from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St., Saginaw. Tickets include food, music and dancing, cash bar, and multiple prize drawings and prizes. Proceeds from the event will support Michigan Sports Unlimited recreational clinics and the Thunder in the Valley games. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact Mary Kunz at (989) 225-0545 or Doug DuRussel at (989) 863-8038.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Nouvel Catholic Central Schools will hold its fourth annual Viva Nouvel Casino Night fundraiser from 6 to 10 p.m. at Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St., in Saginaw Township. Tickets include a dinner buffet, premium open bar, games of chance and live, interactive entertainment provided by Empty Canvas. There will also be several silent auction items and Vegas-themed games. For more information, visit www.NouvelCatholic.org/VivaNouvel, or call Rochelle Siler at (989) 399-2226.


TUESDAY AND FRIDAYS Adult senior exercise will be held Tuesdays at 2 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. at the Second Presbyterian Church, 2665 Midland Road. The instructor is Anne Dietzel.

THURSDAYS Chair yoga for senior citizens, those unable to do floor yoga, and those recovering from an injury, will be held at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, 403 S. Jefferson Ave., Saginaw, led by Chantelle Rivett Hosner, certified chair yoga instructor.

ONGOING Senior Fitness/Health Club, 4032 Bay Road, offers yoga dance, and tai-chi classes. The facility now accepts Silver Sneakers. Ages 18 and over are welcome. For more information, call (989) 790-5788.

EVERY MONDAY Blood pressure clinic meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Zauel Memorial Library, 3100 N. Center Road.

TUESDAYS Weight Watchers meet at 9:30 a.m. at Swanhaven Manor, 300 Kennely Road, in Thomas Township.

MONDAY-FRIDAY Aquatic exercises at the Sherwood Pool are held weekly. Classes are at 7 a.m., 8:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:35 a.m. The ability to swim is not required. Lap swimming is at 11:35 a.m. There is a charge for exercises and lap swimming. For more information visit the Community Education page at www.stcs.org or call (989) 797-1847.


TUESDAYS Thomas Township Library offers Preschool Story Times from October through April for children ages 3-5 through April. Children enjoy stories, crafts, and songs each week on Tuesday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. These are drop-in programs; registration is not necessary. The library is located at 8207 Shields Dr.

MONDAYS Tales for Twos will begin on Oct. 29 and then continue each Monday during the months of December, February, and April at the Thomas Township Library. These programs are designed for 2-3 year olds accompanied with their loving adult. Tales for Twos begins at 10:30 a.m. Stop by the front desk or call (989) 781-3770 for more information or to register for these half hour programs on Monday. The library is located at 8207 Shields Dr.


SATURDAY, NOV. 3 St. Matthew Episcopal Church, 1501 N. Center Road, at the corner of Center and Brockway roads, will host its holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Faith Lutheran Church, 4432 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw, will host a holiday bazaar and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will be homemade noodles, Springerle cookies, Christmas cookies, apple dumplings, pies, assorted baked goods, craft vendors and gently-used Christmas decorations. For more information, call (989) 799-0162.

SATURDAY, NOV. 3 Countryside Trinity Church, 4690 Weiss St., across from Weiss Elementary School, will hold its annual holiday bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Organizers are taking applications for vendors. Call Kathy at (989) 793-0125.


FIRST TUESDAY The Saginaw Valley Beekeepers Association meets at The Valley Church, 3770 N. Center Road in Saginaw Township. Meetings start at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. The group educates current and new beekeepers in many areas of beekeeping. For more information, visit the website at saginawvalleybees.org.

FIRST AND THIRD WEDNESDAY The Shields Lions Club meets September through June at Swan Valley Banquet Center, 9521 Hiland Green Dr. For more information, call (989) 781-1303 or email shieldslions@charter.net.

MONDAYS The Rotary Club of Saginaw Valley meets at noon at the Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St., Saginaw.

THURSDAYS The Kiwanis Club of Thomas Township meets weekly from 7:30-8:30 a.m. at Sullivan’s Restaurant on Gratiot Road. For information, contact Terry Rock at 781-2955.

SECOND SATURDAY Aglow International – Saginaw meets at 12:30 p.m. at Bread of Life Harvest Center, 3726 Fortune Blvd. (turn on Christy Way across from Olive Garden and follow Christy Way to the right). Contact Jeri Darby at (989) 717-1031 for more information.

THIRD WEDNESDAY OF MONTH Saginaw Lions Club meets at 6 p.m. at the Court Street Grill, 100 S. Michigan Ave., Saginaw. For more information, call John at (989) 860-8847. The public is welcome.

FIRST TUESDAY The Zonta Club of Saginaw holds its business meetings on the first Tuesday of the month at 12:15 p.m. at the YMCA. The program meeting is held the third Tuesday of the month at 5:30 p.m., with the location to be determined each month.

FIRST WEDNESDAY Blue Star Mothers of America, Chapter 181 meets at 7 p.m. at the American Legion Post 439, 5190 Weiss St., Saginaw. Email saginawbluestar@hotmail.com for more information.

TUESDAYS The Saginaw Exchange Club meets August through June, at the Saginaw Club, 219 N. Washington Ave., Saginaw. For more information, call President Sally Weber at (989) 792-2780.

FIRST TUESDAY The White Pine Chapter of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America meets at Center Road Church of Christ, 1325 N. Center Road, Saginaw, at 7 p.m. Anyone who wants to improve and expand his or her needlework skills is welcome to attend. Date of meeting is subject to change. For information, call Mary at (989) 793-8768.

THURSDAYS The Optimist Club of Saginaw meets from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Club, 219 N. Washington Ave., Saginaw.

THIRD MONDAY American Legion Post #439 general membership meetings and auxiliary meetings are held every month at 7 p.m. at the Post Home, 5190 Weiss St., Saginaw.

FIRST TUESDAY The Sons of the American Legion “SAL” Post 439 meet at 7 p.m. at the Post Home, 5190 Weiss St. Saginaw.

FIRST, THIRD AND FIFTH THURSDAYS Toastmasters Club 781 meets at the St. Mary’s Ambulatory conference room. 4599 Towne Centre Road, from 6:30

to 8 p.m. The meeting is open to all. Toastmasters International is a world leader in communication and leadership development. A Toastmasters meeting is a learn-by-doing workshop in which participants hone their speaking and leadership skills in a no-pressure atmosphere. For information, call Mandy at (989) 714-5109.

FIRST TUESDAY The Tri-City Wood Carvers meet at 7 p.m. at the Saginaw Township Fire Station Number One on Shattuck Road. Carving topics of interest to carvers of all skill levels are discussed. For more information, call Ed at (989) 781-3846.

WEDNESDAYS The Saginaw Northwest Kiwanis meet from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Horizons Conference Center, 6200 State St.

FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY Saginaw West Lions Club meets at Timbers Bar & Grill at 6 p.m. The public is welcome. For more information, call Frank at (989) 781-1245.

MONDAYS The Saginaw Valley Rotary Club meets at noon at Horizons Conference Center. Guests are welcome.

THIRD TUESDAY The Saginaw County Farm Bureau meets at 7 p.m. at 3400 Shattuck Road, Saginaw.

FIRST FRIDAY The Saginaw Valley Amateur Radio Association (SVARA) general membership meeting is held at 7 p.m. in the Red Cross Building, lower level, 1232 N. Michigan Ave. in Saginaw. The public is invited.

THIRD WEDNESDAY The Thomas Township Planning Commission meets at 7 p.m. at the Thomas Township Public Safety Building, 8215 Shields Dr., Saginaw.

THURSDAYS The Kiwanis Club of Saginaw Downtown meets from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Saginaw Club, second floor, 219 N. Washington Ave. Contact Dave Skolnik at (989) 799- 3115 for more information.

FOURTH TUESDAY The Saginaw Jaycees’ general meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at Stardust Lanes. All are welcome. Email SaginawJaycees@gmail.com for more information.


THURSDAYS Dance and Lesson in the Large Hall at The Freeland Sports Zone, 5690 Midland Road. Lesson at 7 p.m., dancing from 8 – 10:30 p.m. to a great mix of music. There is a cost. Singles and couples are welcome. Appetizers will be served. For more information, call Angela at (989) 921-0262.


SATURDAY, NOV. 3 The SS. Peter and Paul Area High School Class of 1976 is planning its class reunion for Saturday, Nov. 3 at Timbers Bar and Grill, 6415 State St., Saginaw, beginning at 5 p.m. Organizers have reserved a room for the group, but are still searching for classmates. Contact Linda (Pawlik) Schell at exploremk@charter.net for further information or to share classmate contact information.


SECOND MONDAY A support group for parents of young children, teens or adult children with ADHD will meet from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Saginaw Valley Church of the Nazarene, 1815 Tittabawassee Road. The group features no judgement and no guilt – just support and understanding.

WEDNESDAYS Nar-Anon meetings for relatives and friends of drug users are held at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 808 Weiss St., Saginaw from 6 to 7 p.m.

FIRST THURSDAY The Saginaw County Commission on Aging Kinship Care program meets from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at 2355 Schust Road, Saginaw. For more information, call (989) 797- 7571.

FOURTH MONDAY The Mid-Michigan Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America meets (except holidays) at 7 p.m. at Saginaw Valley State University, 7400 Bay Road, in Curtiss Hall, Room C129. For more information, contact Lori Orr at mid.michigan@hearingloss-mi.org or pooster33-ib@yahoo.com, or Stuart Frohm at smfmi@yahoo.com. The public is welcome to attend.

SECOND AND FOURTH THURSDAY The Saginaw County Commission on Aging Caregiver Support program meets from 2 to 4 p.m. at 2355 Schust Road, Saginaw. For more information, call (989) 797- 7571.

SECOND TUESDAY A dementia support group meets from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Join expert facilitators Robin Rappley, RN, and Karen Mae, LMSW, at Edgewood Assisted Living Center, 4850 Gratiot Road, Saginaw. Call Wendy at (989) 497-9970 to reserve a spot. Be sure to ask about day services for a loved one during the meeting.

TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS Gamblers Anonymous (GA) is a free 12-step program for men and women who have a gambling problem. Gambling is an emotional illness. The group meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Healthsource Saginaw, 3340 Hospital Road (Cafeteria A). Call toll-free 855-424-5677 or go to Gamblersanonymous.org for more information.

FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAY Survivors of Suicide meets from 7 to 8:30 p.m. This support group is available for family and friends to come

together after losing a loved one to suicide. It offers hope and understanding for those who walk this grief journey. The group is professionally run and free of charge. It meets at State Street United Methodist Church, 3617 Mackinaw St., Saginaw. For more information, call Barb at (989) 781-5260 or email fsosbarb@aol.com.

SUNDAYS Nar-Anon meetings for relatives and friends of drug users are held at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1035 N. River Road, Saginaw from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

FIRST WEDNESDAY The Saginaw County stroke support group will meet from 3 to 4 p.m. at Healthsource Saginaw, 3340 Hospital Road, Saginaw.

THIRD SUNDAY Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG Tri-Cities) meets at 2 p.m. at Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 2525 Hemmeter Road, Saginaw Township. PFLAG offers support and dialogue of sex orientation for family, friends and the LGBT community. For more information, call (989) 941-1458 or email pflag@pflag-mbs.org.

THIRD TUESDAY Caring For Grieving Hearts meets from 3 to 4 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at SouthernCare of Saginaw, 6272 State St.

SECOND THURSDAY The Tri-City Parkinsons Support Group meets at 2 p.m. at Wescourt Retirement, 4141 McCarty Road, Saginaw Twp. For more information, call (989) 797-3600 or (989) 793-7319. The group is an official support group of the Michigan Parkinsons Foundation and is for those with Parkinsons Disease, their caregivers, and anyone else interested in Parkinsons Disease.

SECOND AND FOURTH TUESDAYS Underground Railroad offers an info session twice a month from 10 - 11 a.m. at 5647 State St., Suite A for survivors of domestic and/or sexual abuse. In addition, those who are a family or friend of a survivor and would like support for themselves or for their loved one are welcome to attend. The session provides information about services, trauma education, safety planning, and resources. Before attending, call (989) 755-0411 to schedule if interested in attending.

THIRD WEDNESDAY The Covenant Stroke Support Group meets at the Covenant Michigan Campus,, 515 N. Michigan Ave., Saginaw, in the third floor dining room from 3 to 4 p.m. For more information, call (989) 583-2567.

SATURDAYS Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free 12-step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating and bulimia. The group meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State St. Call FA at (781) 321-9118 or locally (989) 879-4289, or visit the website at www.foodaddicts.org.


ONGOING The Old Town Soup Kitchen, 600 Gratiot Ave., Saginaw, serves free lunch at 11:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The soup kitchen staff consists of people from all walks of life and from several local churches. Anyone interested in serving at Old Town Soup Kitchen or possibly financially supporting this outreach should contact Old Town Christian Outreach Center at (989) 249-8696 or visit www.oldtowncoc.com.

ONGOING Become part of the solution to end violence against women. Make a positive impact on the community. Underground Railroad, Inc. has a variety of volunteer opportunities for individuals and groups. If anyone is interested in community service or service learning activities, Underground Railroad needs help. Volunteer opportunities are designed to fit anyone’s interests and availability. Because of volunteers, they are able to provide services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. To find the right opportunity, go to www.undergroundrailroadinc.org or contact Crystal Sanders at (989) 399-0007 ext. 105.

ONGOING Michigan Blood is a local non-profit blood bank looking for volunteers to serve in the post-donation station. These volunteers would monitor donors after donating, serve refreshments and provide conversation. Volunteer opportunities are seven days a week at various times. Michigan Blood has opportunities across the region at mobile blood drives. To find out more about how to help save lives, visit www.miblood.org or call (989) 393-7334.

ONGOING The Saginaw County Commission on Aging is looking for volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers to deliver meals between 10:30 a.m. and noon to homebound seniors throughout Saginaw County. Mileage reimbursement is provided by COA. Drivers must be at least 18 years old. For more information contact Beverly at (989) 797-7566.

ONGOING The East Side Soup Kitchen, 940 E. Genesee St., Saginaw, serves a free hot lunch Monday-Friday, from 11–11:20 a.m. and 11:50 a.m. – 12:50 p.m. All are welcome. Those who are looking for a volunteer opportunity or who would like to make a donation should call (989) 755-3663, visit the website at eastsidesoupkitchen.org or follow it on Facebook.com/EAST-SIDE-SOUPKITCHEN 278894955791681.

ONGOING Compassus Hospice, located at 5889 Bay Road, Suite 103, Saginaw and serving hospice patients and their families in the Great Lakes Bay region, is looking for volunteers to assist in the office and visit with patients in their community. Call Sue Rapin at (989) 893-0500 for more information.

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