Names being accepted

for honoree dinner

GARDEN — The Garden Peninsula Historical Society is accepting names for the honoree dinner that will be held in September. This event showcases octogenarians who are currently, or previously, been residents of the Garden Peninsula. Names can be submitted by calling Brenda Tibbetts at 644-7609 or email at

Purple Heart 1976

meeting on June 29

ESCANABA — The Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) Chapter 1976 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 29, at the clubhouse building, 1202 Sheridan Road. The MOPH is for all military veterans who sustained combat wounds during their service to the country. For details, contact Dennis Grall at 789-9005 or Grant Heslip 789-1337.

Comedy Club for kids

on Wednesdays

GLADSTONE — All area middle schoolers, age 12-14, are welcome to join Comedy Club. The group will meet every Wednesday of each month at Gladstone City Hall from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Members will perform skits, improv, and stand-up comedy. Costumes and props are provided. See cast photos and videos at There is no cost to join. Call 428-2843 to register.

Taco Tuesday held at

Legion Post 71

GLADSTONE –American Legion Post 71 welcomes the public to Taco Tuesday serving from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. each week at the Gladstone Legion Hall, 802 Delta Ave. Both hard and soft tacos are available, along with nachos and nachos supreme.

Compassionate Friends

plan meeting June 22

ESCANABA — Anyone who has had a child die in their family is invited to attend the meeting on Thursday, June 22, 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 or call Neil or Betty at 786-0477.

Meditation available

on Tuesdays

ESCANABA — The Little Bay Zen Buddhist Sangha is a Buddhist Community that practices zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and Dharma discussion at The Bonifas Arts Center in downtown Escanaba on Tuesday nights at 6:30 p.m.

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Bridge meetings

ESCANABA — Bridge for beginners, those who want to brush up, or just get more playing in will meet Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Civic Center In Escanaba. For more information, call 786-8448 or 399-9535.

Picnic for Esky class

of ’51 July 6

ESCANABA — A picnic for the Escanaba High School class of 1951 members and spouses is being planned for July 6. If you are interested in attending, call Joan at 553-7120 or Dorothy at 786-1250.