Friday, June 8
Up North Network of BNI meets every Friday at the Charlevoix Public Library. Meetings are from 7-8:30 a.m. and visitors are welcome. For information or a reservation to attend, call Bill Ulvund, (231) 881-6700.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets at 12:30 p.m. Fridays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey. Players with 0-99 points welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
Free computer class 1 p.m. every Friday at Boyne District Library in Boyne City. For information call (231) 582-7861 or Ron Grunch, (231) 582-6974.
Monday, June 11
Petoskey Lions Club meets 6:30 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at J.W. Filmore's Family Restaurant.
Boyne City Rotary Club meets 7 a.m. Monday at Robert's Restaurant in Boyne City.
Lions Club meets noon Monday at Stafford's Weathervane, Charlevoix.
V.F.W. Post 2051 Auxiliary meets 7:30 p.m. the second Monday at the post home in Boyne City. Potluck begins at 6:30 p.m.
Harbor Springs Bridge Club meets 10 a.m. Monday at 7196 Pleasantview Road, Harbor Springs. Singles call if you need a partner; (231) 526-5988.
Tuesday, June 12
The Emmet County Genealogical Society in conjunction with the Alanson District Library will be hosting a presentation on the 1940 census, and all U.S. Federal Census starting with 1790 through 1940. Speaker will be Ron Fuller, Web master for Charlevoix County, Luce-Mackinac and Schoolcraft Genealogical societies at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, at Littlefield Township community center in Alanson. Call (231) 347-8800 for more information.
Free items for babies (diapers, wipes, clothing, etc.) are available to Charlevoix County residents in need 10 a.m.-noon the second Saturday of each month at Christ Lutheran Church, 1250 Boyne Ave., Boyne City (across from football field). Call (231) 582-9301 for more information.
Veterans Affairs of Emmet County is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday for assistance to all Emmet County veterans.Located at 3434 M-119, Suite D, Petoskey. Phone (231) 348-1780.
Cross of Christ Lutheran and Emmanuel Episcopal churches provide a free lunch from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday for those in need at the First Presbyterian Church in Petoskey. All are welcome.
Free and anonymous HIV counseling and testing Orasure/oral test, no needles. For information, call (800) 432-4121.
Having surgery can be frightening for a child. McLaren -- Northern Michigan hospital is easing those fears by offering tours of the ambulatory surgery area for children facing surgery and their family members. Tours are conducted from 4-4:30 p.m. every Tuesday. Enter the main lobby of the hospital and ask for directions to the surgical waiting room. Families interested in touring the facility are asked to call (231) 487-4103 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to schedule an appointment.
Community kitchen 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. every Monday at First Christian Church, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey, in the fellowship hall of the church. Anyone in need of a meal is welcome.
The Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry, located in the lower level of the Holy Childhood Community Center building (entrance on Third Street), is open from 9:30 a.m.-noon every non-holiday Monday. Food is available for anyone in need in the Harbor Springs area. Those wishing to donate items may bring them to the pantry on Monday morning or leave them in baskets inside the entrances of the church from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Phone (231) 526-2017 ext. 43.
First Christian Church, 308 Monroe St., Petoskey, food pantry is open 9 a.m.-noon every Wednesday.
Zion Lutheran Church Dial A Prayer is available by calling (231) 347-0222.
The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers educational and employment services. The program provides career guidance, resume writing and job search assistance services. In addition, tuition assistance is available for North Central Michigan College classes. For more information or to schedule an appointment call (231) 348-6699.
Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gyn exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies, including emergency contraception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/Plan First! and Mastercard/Visa accepted. Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St., Petoskey. Phone (231) 347-9692.
Find information, including phone numbers, contact names and Web links for local nonprofit agencies and services in Charlevoix and Emmet counties at www.call-211.org or call (877) 211-LAKE (5253).
Petoskey Friendship Center activities Monday, June 11: water fitness 8 a.m. at Holiday Inn Express; foot care 8:30 a.m.; bridge 9 a.m.; exercise 9:15 a.m.; soup and salad 11:30 a.m.; lunch at noon: egg rolls, fried rice, oriental vegetable, pineapple tidbits, fortune cookies; painting 1 p.m.; bowling 1 p.m. at Northern Lights Recreation.
Boyne Area Senior Center activities Monday, June 11: lunch: corned beef hash; bingo.
Charlevoix Senior Center activities Monday, June 11: lunch: corned beef hash; wood carving 1 p.m.; pinochle 1 p.m.; Bible study 7 p.m.
East Jordan Senior Center activities Monday, June 11: walking 8 a.m.-1 p.m.; meal drawing; foot clinic/blood pressure clinic; lunch: corned beef hash.
The Wawatam Area Senior Center winter hours for congregate meals are 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. Sunday. The center is open every day at noon for recreation, Wii, card games and use of computers (Internet service). The center is located on Cedar Street in Mackinaw City.
Harbor Bridge Club results from Monday, May 28: North/South 1. Pandy Huff and Pam Ziegel; 2. Eva Walker and John Hastie; 3.Jerry Kaiser and Tom Beukema. East/West 1. Melissa Georges and Anne Albrecht; 2. Rhonda and Joe Monro; 3. Norm Nasson and Juris Brants.
Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour information call (231) 348-5005.
Al-Anon /Alateen information is available by calling (231) 675-7044.
Alzheimer's Disease /Dementia support meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, meets at Third Day Fellowship & Outreach, 1204 Bridge St., Charlevoix every Tuesday. Dinner provided at 6:30 p.m.; meeting led by Mike Davis, begins at 7 p.m. Call (231) 547-8040 for more information.
Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered recovery program which meets at the Walloon Lake Community Church 7-9 p.m. every Thursday. For information, call Kathy, (231) 348-5527 or Terry, (231) 582-7590.
Compassionate Friends, a support group for bereaved parents, meets the third Monday at Hiland Cottage in Petoskey. Call Susan at (231) 582-7897 or JoAnn at (231) 347-8487.
Continued Connection class meets 5:30 p.m. Thursdays in Charlevoix. Continued Connection is an after jail program that can help you keep your freedom forever. For more information, call (231) 675-4744; (231) 675-9073.
DivorceCare information, call (231) 547-9482 for details.
Emotional and mental health self-help group. Call (231) 582-2699.
Fibromyalgia? If interested in a support group in Petoskey, call (231) 392-6957.
Grief Share support group meets 5-7 p.m. every Sunday at Lighthouse Missionary Church, 7824 Rogers Road, East Jordan. Each of 13 weekly sessions is geared toward helping those grieving the loss of a loved one to move from mourning toward joy. Each session includes a video segment, workbook pages and small group discussion.
Grief Sharing support group 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays at First Presbyterian Church, Harbor Springs. This is a time for support, sharing and learning. Diane MacKenzie and Eileen Lindsley will facilitate the on-going, confidential community-based support group. No religious affiliation is necessary. MacKenzie can be reached at (231) 526-1446.
Healing Together is a support group for parents and partners of sexual assault survivors that provides information, and offers an opportunity for parents and partners to share their experiences and learn how to help their loved ones heal from sexual assault. This group meets 5:30-6:30 p.m. the third Wednesday of the month at the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan Petoskey office, 423 Porter St. No registration required.
Men's Voices For adult men who have experienced sexual abuse in their lives. This weekly, ongoing support group provides fellowship and support with issues common to men who have faced sexual abuse in their childhood or adult lives. Contact the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
Narcotics Anonymous information, call (231) 348-1866.
Nicotine Anonymous information, call (231) 347-3428.
Obsessive Compulsion Disorder peer support group meets 7-9 p.m. the second Tuesday of every month at theCommunity Health Education Center, 360 Connable Ave., Petoskey. Contact Kevin Putman, (231) 838-9501.
Overeaters Anonymous information, call (231) 547-2104.
Parkinson's Support meets 2-3:30 p.m. the fourth Wednesday at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Pregnancy and infant loss support group information, call (231) 487-4825.
Self-help group information is found on www.petoskeynews.com.
Survivors of suicide loss support group meets 5:30-7:30 p.m. the second Monday of the month at Hospice of Little Traverse Bay, One Hiland Drive, Petoskey. Phone (231) 487-4825.
Teen Girl Survivor Group is a weekly support group for teenage girls that provides an opportunity for teen girls to receive information and support with addressing how sexual abuse has affected their lives. To register, contact the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.
Tobacco Quitline offers free assistance for quitting cigarettes or chew. Motivation, coaching, referrals, information, and for those eligible, free nicotine replacement therapy. Call 800-QUIT-NOW (800-784-8669) to speak to a trained cessation coach.
Women's Sexual Assault Recovery Group is a weekly support group for adult women who are survivors of childhood or adult sexual abuse. An ongoing group that provides an opportunity to share common experiences; receive support; and address issues impacted by sexual trauma such as relationship and intimacy challenges, mental health concerns and self esteem and life satisfaction. To register, contact the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231) 347-0067.