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Delta Coin Club meets Feb. 13 in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — The Delta Coin Club will meet on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 6 p.m. Coin collectors wanted.

The club meets every second Tuesday at 817 Delta Ave in Gladstone. New members or anyone interested in coins are always welcome.

For further information, please call Richard at 233-9261, or Dan at 474-6392 or 906-280-3965 and Steve Viau at 906-241-7494.

Wild Ones January meeting Wednesday

ESCANABA — The Central U.P. chapter of Wild Ones native plant group will hold their January meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in room 963 of the Heirman University Center at Bay College. This will be the annual business meeting, and we will share ideas on future presentations and activities, as well as have friendly discussion about our native plant experiences and future gardening plans.

You can also bring native seeds to swap if you have any. Planting season will be here before you know it! Anyone interested in native plants or natural landscaping is encouraged to attend.

Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural Landscapes promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration and establishment of native plant communities. Wild Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and advocacy organization.

For more information, contact Laurie Johnson at 428-4358 or yooperchic1@mac.com.

Free snowshoe 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, www.phdm.org, or stop by one of the checkout locations today.

DAV holds meeting

ESCANABA — The next scheduled meeting for the DAV Chapter 24 will be held on Monday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the Military Order of the Purple Heart building, 1202 Sheridan Road, Escanaba.

All disabled veterans are welcome. Call Commander William Porath at (906) 280-0455 with any questions.

Christian Closet to open Feb. 7 for those in need

ESCANABA — Families and individuals in need will be welcome to visit the Christian Closet and select from an assortment of gently used clothing and shoes of all sizes, non-perishable food items, household supplies, and so much more. Everything will be available free of charge.

The Christian Closet is located at the Escanaba Church of Christ building located in Soo Hill at 5079 18th Road, Escanaba.

The closet will be open on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., with the next date being Wednesday, Feb. 7.

Boy Scouts hold ­roundtable this Friday

RAPID RIVER — The Red Buck Sub District will hold a roundtable meeting on Friday, Feb. 2 from 7 p.m. to – 9 p.m. at the Rapid River Legion. A committee meeting will be held prior to the roundtable.

For more information regarding the roundtable, contact Mark Rose at (906)-630-1864 or via email at mrose1@chartermi.net.

St. Thomas Pasty Sale

ESCANABA — The St. Thomas the Apostle Church pasty sale will take place on Monday, Feb. 12 and Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Thomas Parish Hall, located at 1820 9th Avenue North, Escanaba.

Hand mixed, hand rolled; plain or with rutabaga pasties are available. To order, please call 786-7053.

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