Briefs

Republican Party

holds meeting

ESCANABA — The Delta County Republican Party will be holding its regular monthly meeting on May 19 at 7 p.m. at Bay de Noc Community College in room 902 of the Joseph Heirman University Center. The general public is welcome.

Local author holds

book signing

ESCANABA — Kenneth Bloom, of Escanaba, will hold a book signing at Stones on Saturday, May 20, from 9 to 11 a.m. He has four books that have been published, and all will be available for sale at the signing.

Steak dinner on table

in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone American Legion Post 71 offers a steak dinner on the last Thursday of each month from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The cost is $14. For additional information, call 428-1050.

TRIAD/RSVP to hold

meeting May 23

ESCANABA — The next meeting of TRIAD/RSVP will be held on Tuesday, May 23 at 11 a.m. TRIAD consists of seniors and Local Law Enforcement working together. The Agenda includes: open discussion on safety concerns seniors are facing today.

The meeting will be held at the West Highland Apartments, at 2701 1st Avenue South, Escanaba in the Tile Room. If the above items interest you please feel free to participate.

TRIAD encourages the public and individuals of all ages to attend with comments or suggestions and allows time for questions/answers. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to challenged individuals; please call the Retired and Senior Volunteer (RSVP) at 906-786-7084.

RSVP is funded by The Corporation for National and Community Service, Michigan Department of Health and Human Services/Aging and Adult Services Agency and the United Way of Delta County.

Lions Club holds

breakfast Sunday

POWERS — The Powers-Spalding Lions Club will host their annual pancake, sausage, egg breakfast, plus a bake sale. The breakfast will be held on May 21, from 8 to 11:30 a.m. at the St. John Neumann Parish Hall.

The Lions will honor the North Central senior class and their advisors to a free breakfast.

Birthday calendars can by picked up at this time.

Senior line dancing

GLADSTONE — Beginners’ line dancing is offered at the Gladstone Senior Center each Friday from 9:30 to 11 a.m. No partner is needed. The activity is free to all area seniors. Membership is not required.

Compassionate Friends

plan meeting

ESCANABA — Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, May 25, of the Southern Upper Peninsula Chapter of the Compassionate Friends. The meeting takes place at 7 p.m. in the front conference room at Escanaba High School. Use Third Ave. South off the highway and make a quick left into the front of the high school parking lot. Then use the front entrance and once inside, take an immediate left to the third room on the left.

Compassionate Friends is a non-profit self-help bereavement support organization for families that have experienced the death of a child. When a child dies at any age or for any reason, the family suffers intense pain and may feel hopeless and isolated. The Compassionate Friends provides a highly personal comfort, hope and support for every family experiencing the death of a son or daughter, brother or sister, or a grandchild, and helps others better assist the grieving family. The group has more than 625 chapters in the United States.

Meetings are held on the fourth Thursday of most months. To learn more about Compassionate Friends, visit the national website at www.compassionatefriends.org or call Neil or Betty at 786-0477.

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