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American Legion to meet in Manistique

MANISTIQUE — The American Legion Post 83 in Manistique will meet at the VFW Hall on Maple Street at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.

Slingers to perform

ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is featuring country band Slingers from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 8. The public is welcome.

Spring ladies’ event at Gitche Gumee camp

CALUMET — Gitche Gumee Bible Camp will be hosting a spring ladies’ event on Friday night, March 15.

The speaker will be Dr. Kendra Turpeinen, a Copper Country native, English teacher, and experienced Bible teacher.

The event will be held at the Siskiwit Reception Hall in Calumet. The evening will begin with registration and appetizers from 5:30 to 6 p.m. and will include dinner, worship through music, teaching from scripture, and dessert.

For more information, go to Gitche.net or call the Camp Office at 906-337-0527.

Valentine’s Day steak dinner at Legion

GLADSTONE — The American Legion 802 Delta Ave., Gladstone will be having a steak dinner featuring an 8 ounce filet on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14, from 4:30 to 7 p.m.

VA benefit presentation

ESCANABA — VFW Service Officer Patrick Holcomb will be giving a VA benefit presentation at North Woods Place Senior Living in Escanaba on Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. RSVP to Heidi by calling 906-789-2268.

MARSP to meet

MANISTIQUE — MARSP members from Schoolcraft and Eastern Delta counties will hold their luncheon meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at The Grind, located at 111 River St. in Manistique, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Patricia Newby from the Eva Burrell Animal Shelter will be the guest speaker.

There is a cost for the luncheon, payable at the door. Call 283-3209 by Sunday, Feb. 10 if interested in attending. New members are welcome.

Toastmasters meets Wednesdays in Esky

ESCANABA — Bay De Noc Toastmasters develops communication and leadership skills every Wednesday, except the last Wednesday of the month, at noon in the Penstar Building, located at 1431 N. 26th St. in Escanaba.

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.

Finnish-American group to show film Feb. 20

MARQUETTE — The League of Finnish-American Societies U.P. Chapter Finlandia Foundation Affiliate will meet on Wednesday, Feb. 20, at 2:30 p.m. at the Peter White Public Library Community Room.

A short but important business meeting will be held regarding the chapter’s affiliation with The League of Finnish-American Societies. Members are urged to attend.

Then, the film “Finnish American Lives” will be shown. This is Michael Loukinen’s first documentary about Finnish Americans in the Upper Peninsula. It depicts a three-generation farm as the family works, celebrates, reflects and grieves together.

All are welcome, members and non-members. There is no charge.

There will be refreshments, with a donation basket on the table.

For more information, call 906-226-7085, or check “League of Finnish American Societies” on Facebook.

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