2007-10-18 / Scene

County View -- 10/18/07

Tea at the VFW
MAYFIELD TWP. — Everyone is invited to a Membership Tea at VFW Post 4139, 128 Daley Rd., on Saturday, Oct. 20, from 1-3 p.m.
Veterans, wives, mothers, sisters, daughters, husbands, brothers and granddaughters will enjoy an afternoon of fun, friendship and free refreshments hosted by the VFW and the Ladies Auxiliary.
The VFW is a sociable, productive club that provides support to servicemen here and overseas.
Details: Auxiliary President Grace Butterfield at 810-793-7084; the VFW after 2 p.m. any day at 810-664-9222 or Dee Morley at 810-338-0941. — R.A.

Help with journey from teen-adulthood
ATTICA TWP. — A free workshop for young adults and older teens with special needs to help plan the transition to adult life is set for Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the Education and Technology Center.
The workshop, "Are You Ready for Adult Life?" is sponsored by Lapeer County Community Mental Health and other community agencies. A morning session for students is from 9-11 a.m., and an evening session for parents or guardians is from 5-7 p.m.
For details or to register, call Melody Wolfe at 810-245-8286 or Krista Krefeld at 245-3993. — R.A.

All-you-can-eat
ATTICA TWP. — Where can you get an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast for $3? Try the Masonic Hall on Lake Pleasant Road, a mile north of I-69 (exit 163) on Sunday, Oct. 21, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
The breakfast menu features eggs, sausage, fruit salad and refreshments, aside from the flapjacks.
While there, check out the remodeled hall for rent. It's offered with full service, including kitchen, for $100. Details: 810-706-1785. — R.A.

Alumni sought from Bishop Kelley
LAPEER COUNTY — A new alumni association is forming and organizers are looking for alumni from Bishop Kelley Catholic School in Lapeer.
For details, contact Kim Govitz at kgovitz@bishopkelleylapeer.org or visit the website at www.bishopkelleylapeer.org and go to contacts. — VIEW Staff

Benefit dinner
DEERFIELD TWP. — A benefit dinner is set for Sunday, Oct. 21, 1-5 p.m. to raise money for the Bruce Hallead kidney transplant fund.
Proceeds from the dinner and other fundraisers will be used to help with the kidney donor's expenses. Hallead's family is still searching for a donor to help the 54-year-old father and grandfather, who has a kidney disease.
The spaghetti dinner, silent and Chinese auctions and more are at Deerfield Township Hall, 30 E. Burnside Rd. A donation at the door is $6 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. No charge for kids age five and younger. Details: 810-664-2977. — VIEW Staff

Moving Paradise
LAPEER — Paradise Animal Rescue needs help moving to a 5.3-acre parcel and commercial building on M-24.
To keep expenses down, Paradise workers are looking for donations of labor and supplies for painting, drywall, ceiling fans, fluorescent light bulb covers, a new road sign, roadside message board and a moving truck.
Fundraisers also planned include a Celebrity Wait Staff Night at Archie's Restaurant in Davison Monday, Oct. 22, 5-8 p.m. and a Bowl-a-thon at Gerlach's Nov. 10, from 5-9 p.m. Details: 810-664-4902 or visit www.parpets.org. — R.A.

Legion craft show
NORTH BRANCH — There may still be table space available for the North Branch American Legion Auxiliary Craft Show on Oct. 20.
The annual event takes place at the American Legion Hall on Huron Street (M-90), 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Details: JoAnn at 810-688-3481 or Kelli at 810-793-4901. — R.A.

Tender Hearts
crop fundraiser
LAPEER — The Tender Hearts Support Group is hosting a Fall Scrapbooking Crop fundraiser at Chatfield School, 231 Lake Dr., 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27.
The cost is $20 for the no-frills crop. You may provide your own food and beverages.
Tender Hearts was founded in April 2000 by two grieving mothers who had lost children and wanted to reach out to help other parents. Details: www.tenderhearts.info
The group helps bereaved parents or grandparents of very young children who have passed away, pregnancy losses or infertility after a loss.
Monthly meetings take place on third Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. at Trinity Methodist Church — not affiliated with the group — at 1310 N. Main (M-24). — M.A.

Square dance
in Dryden
DRYDEN — The Dryden Twp. Fire Department Auxiliary is sponsoring a square dance at Station 2, 4849 Dryden Rd., on Saturday, Oct. 27, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Coffee, cider and donuts will be served. Advance tickets $10 or pay $15 at the door. For tickets, call 810-796-9210 or 796-3321. — J.E.B.

Crafters wanted
COLUMBIAVILLE — Get ready for the annual Christmas Bazaar and Craft Show on Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Methodist Church fellowship hall,4696 Pine St.
The fun starts with a pancake breakfast from 8:30-10:30 a.m. More than 20 tables operated by vendors and crafters will be open, plus a bake sale, silent auction and soup luncheon with a choice of four homemade soups. An added feature this year is a room set aside for new or gently used Christmas decorations available for a good cause.
Details: Janet at 810-667-7267 or Lyn at 810-793-4203. — R.A.

Christmas craft bazaar at Suncrest
MAYFIELD TWP. — Get a head start on Christmas shopping at the Suncrest Christmas and Craft Bazaar at Suncrest (Lapeer County Medical Care Facility), Friday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the 2 South dining and conference rooms.
Tables may still be available for rent at $10 each, payable in advance. Details: Activity Director Lisa Smith, 810-664-8571, Ext. 158. — J.E.B.

MS benefit
OXFORD — Help fight Multiple Sclerosis and have fun too at the Liberation Gala Extraordinaire, a dinner event on Saturday, Nov. 10, hosted by the non-profit MS Beacon Foundation.
The gala starts at 5 p.m. with couples' photos (optional) between 4-5 p.m. at Devil’s Ridge Golf Club, 3700 Metamora Rd.
The evening includes live and silent auctions, 50/50 raffle, a celebrity emcee, cash bar, live music and a DJ serving up ’80s tunes, dance numbers and more.
Tickets are $110, which includes dinner for two people and are tax deductible. For details, call 810-796-3160. Dryden's Tony Rubino, an MS victim, created the non-profit foundation to fund research and cure. — R.A.

Tutoring is Easy
LAPEER — Homework can be fun with "Tutoring Made Easy," a free Family Literacy Center workshop for parents and caregivers (no children please) on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. at Marguerite deAngeli Library, 921 W. Nepessing.
Discover how children learn and more effective ways of teaching children to read or read better. Topics include: phonics, sight words, comprehension, learning styles and more. Participants receive materials and lunch. Registration is required. Call 810-664-2737 or e-mail to ican@readlapeer.org.
Visit Family Literacy Center on the web at www.readlapeer.org. Family Literacy Center and the Lapeer District Library are partners for literacy in Lapeer County. — R.A.

Authors at library
IMLAY CITY —Michigan authors David Anthony and Charles David of Knightscares and Heroes A 2 Z will be at the Ruth Hughes Memorial District Library for two programs on Oct. 22.
Heroes A 2 Z, for kindergarten through second graders, will be presented from 5-6 p.m. and Knightscares, for grades three and higher, at 6:30-7:30 p.m. Details: 810-724-8043.—R.A.

Books, music,videos
LAPEER — First Presbyterian Church of Lapeer will host its annual book, music and video sale 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 3, in the church basement, 433 Calhoun St. — R.A.

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