Briefs

Grief group meets Tuesday at Central UMC

ESCANABA — The OSF Home Care Community Grief Group can provide a warm, caring and confidential environment that allows you the opportunity to be supported by others who understand. You are not alone in this process.

OSF Home Care – 2018 Community Grief Group meetings are held on the second Tuesday of every month from 1 to 3 p.m. EST at Central United Methodist Church, 322 S. Lincoln Road, Escanaba. The next meeting will take place on Jan. 9.

Veterans Council to hold meeting Jan. 10

ESCANABA — Delta County Veterans Council will hold its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 10, at the Purple Heart Building, 1202 Sheridan Road.

Taco Tuesday hosted by Legion Post 71 returns

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.

Sit-n-fit exercise class

ESCANABA — Fitness chair exercises to improve strength, stretching, balance, flexibility and muscle will be held every Monday and Friday at 11a.m. at the Escanaba Senior Center. Sign in at the office. The event is free.

Cribbage in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Bay de Noc Peggers Club 218 will play each Monday at 7 p.m. at the Lake Bluff Retirement Village Community Center. Nine games of cribbage are played one-on-one with, one fourth of the players earning money. The club has existed for over 20 years and members earn points that add up to awards from the American Cribbage Congress (ACC). Points are earned with two for a win, zero for a loss and three for a skunk.

Play begins at 7 p.m. each Monday New players are welcomed. Call Joe or Donna Aird at 428-3844 for more information.

Meditation available on Tuesdays at Bonifas

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.

For more information, refer to ­https://sites.google.com/site/escanabazen/.

Opportunity offered to save memories

ESCANABA — OSF Hospice is offering the “Life Memories” program. The Life Memories program allows OSF Hospice patients who are in the final stages of life the opportunity to relive and relate their memories for their loved ones.

Volunteers conduct the person’s “life story” interviews and record them to DVD. The program is a free service to their patients and their families.

All information is kept confidential. Those interested in participating should contact OSF Hospice at 786-3915.

Rapid River Relic Riders meet Wednesday

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid River Relic Riders will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the ‘Clubhouse’ at 10474 S. Main Street in Rapid River to discuss plans for the upcoming Rapid River Relic Riders Show and Swap on Jan. 27 at the Rapid River Lion’s Club.

Program offers freedom from smoking in 2018

ESCANABA — Public Health, Delta & Menominee Counties, is offering an evidence-based smoking cessation program free to the public beginning in January at two convenient locations.

Freedom From Smoking is a 7-week, 8-session group program that offers tools, tips and support to help you quit smoking for good. The program will be held at Public Health Department, 2920 College Avenue, Escanaba Monday, Jan. 8 thru Feb. 19, from 5 to 7 p.m.

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