Briefs

American Legion Post

mid-winter conference

GLADSTONE — The 2017 American Legion Post mid-winter conference is planned for Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28, at Post 71 in Gladstone.

Rapid River Readers

schedule discussion

RAPID RIVER — Thursday, Jan. 12, at 10 a.m. marks the first discussion for Rapid River Readers of 2017. Cormac McCarthy’s “The Road” is the novel chosen for the group, meeting at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. Questions should be directed to Peg Netchey at 428-9668 or e-mail at hnetchey@netscape.net

Rock Lions January

breakfast buffet

ROCK — The Rock Lions monthly third-Sunday, all-you-can-eat breakfast buffet will take place on Sunday, Jan. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rock Lions Club on Hwy. M-35 in Rock.  The buffet includes eggs prepared to order, omelets, bacon, sausage, ham, hash brown potatoes, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, French toast, English muffins, cereal, a variety of fruits, many dessert items, coffee, tea, milk and juice. The cost is $8 for adults, $5 for ages six to 12, and children age five and under eat free.

The monthly breakfast is held at the Rock Lions Clubhouse. The facility is available for rent by calling Jerry at 356-6475. The Rock Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that provides funding for charitable organizations and local needs.

Gift of Reading initiative

ESCANABA — The Delta Area Reading Council is running the 3rd annual Gift of Reading initiative. This initiative is designed to place books in the hands of community members of all ages and encourage life-long literacy habits.

The last two years have been very successful with the help of local businesses and community members. The Gift of Reading has donated over 900 books to local children and their families. Collections from this year will be donated at local Family Literacy Nights.

The Reading Council is seeking new book and monetary donations. To make a donation to the initiative, drop off books at Lemmer School with the donor name and address attached. Checks can be made out to Delta Area Reading Council. Donations will be sought through February.

Parkinson support

group meeting Thursday

KINGSFORD — The Parkinson Society of Dickinson County Area, a support group for people with Parkinson Disease, their caregivers, family and friends, will hold the next meeting on Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 395 Hamilton Ave., Kingsford. The meeting begins with a time for socializing and coffee, and continues with music, exercises, business items and a program. Lunch will be available at noon. Fall risk assessment sign-ups will be available at this meeting.

The program in January will be presented by Erin McIntyre, PT, DPT, on the Otago Exercise program offered at Dickinson County Healthcare System Rehabilitation Services. This program emphasizes strength and balance exercises to reduce the risk of falls and fall related injuries. People with Parkinson Disease are at risk for falling due to the nature of the disease. Erin will discuss ways to reduce this risk. There will be time for questions and answers.

All area Parkinson Disease patients are welcome to attend this and any of the support group meetings. For more information, contact Pauline at (906) 774-0332.

Line Dancing at the

Senior Center

ESCANABA — Learn dance steps while improving strength, balance, and muscle tone. Monday, Wednesday or Thursdays from 12:45 to 2 p.m. at the Escanaba Senior Center. Sign in at the office. The event is free.

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