Free Christmas Day ­dinner in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — A free Christmas Day dinner will be held Monday at at Memorial United Methodist Church, 1920 Lake Shore Drive, Gladstone.

The full homemade dinner includes turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables, rolls, and pie. Serving is from 12 to 1:30 p.m. The front entrance will open for diners at 11 a.m. and seating will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Reservations to dine at the church are not needed and take-out is available. The church is fully handicapped accessible.

Persons interested in volunteering to help can call 428-4623.

The churches providing this meal are All Saints Catholic Church, First Lutheran, Memorial United Methodist Church, Trinity Episcopal, and United Evangelical Covenant. Various individuals and services organizations have also assisted in helping with funding, food items, and volunteers.

All are invited to come share a delicious meal and visit with old friends and make new ones.

Pinewood derby at Delta Plaza Mall Dec. 30

ESCANABA — On Dec. 30, there will be a Cub Scout Promotional Pinewood Derby at the Delta Plaza Mall in Escanaba. Building starts at 1 p.m. and racing starts at 4 p.m. The event is open to all boys and girls K-4, who are not already Cub Scouts. Pre-registration online is preferred, to ensure there is enough materials Visit to register. There is a fee to participate. Contact Michael Metivier at 323-4625 or via email at

Free snowshoes rentals

ESCANABA — It’s a winter wonderland in the U.P., and a great time to make warm memories as you set out to enjoy the U.P.’s natural beauty on snowshoes.

Snow Trek is a free snowshoe rental program for anyone who would like to try this healthy and fun winter activity.

Snowshoes for both adults and children can be rented for free at the Escanaba Civic Center or Public Health Department in Escanaba, Moraska Saw & Supply in Powers, or the Marinette-Menominee YMCA in Menominee during normal business hours. For more information about Snow Trek, please call 906-789-8110, visit Public Health’s website,, or stop by one of the checkout locations today.