Lights of remembrance available in Gladstone

GLADSTONE — Honor or remember someone with a light on the Christmas tree in Gladstone’s Van Cleve Park. Lights are available to purchase at www.gladstonekiwanis.weebly.com.

Join Santa in a tree lighting ceremony, which will be held on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 5:30 p.m. Cookies and refreshments will be served.

For any questions, call Peggy Austin at 906-241-0889.

Silent auction of quilts this weekend

GLADSTONE — There will be a silent auction of quilts and other items Saturday, Nov. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1212 Minneapolis Ave. in Gladstone.

The public is welcome to come see the quilts, baby blankets, hot pads, pillows, table runners, and vintage items available.

Bidders will place a bid with their phone number and need not be present to win. Bidding will end Sunday, Nov. 17 at noon.

All proceeds go to Lutheran World Relief for the shipping of quilts, baby care and health kits to places in need.

Used books sought

ESCANABA — The Delta County League of Women Voters is looking for donations of books, audiobooks, DVDs and music CDs to be sold at its annual book sale in August. The League is also in need of large print books, which are often requested.

Funds from the annual sale are used to publish voter guides and for other voter services.

Donated materials should be no more than 10 years old and in good condition.

Books can be delivered to the Daily Press Business Office at 600 Ludington Street during normal business hours. For pick up, call Pat Rudden at 280-1789.

Pie and baked goods sale Nov. 27 in Powers

POWERS — In past years, the Grace Lutheran Church Ladies held a chili feed and bake sale early in deer hunting season for the hunters and area residents to enjoy and to support the Lutheran Youth Group. This year, the Lutheran Ladies are instead holding a pie and bake sale the day before Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, at the church to support the youth group.

People can get their pies and other baked goods to help reduce the hustle and bustle of cooking for Thanksgiving by stopping in at the “Little White Church,” located on Highway U.S. 2 and Main Street in Powers.

Escanaba Elks memorial service set for Dec. 1

ESCANABA — Each year, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks remembers and honors departed members with a memorial service. The Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 will conduct their annual memorial service for deceased Elks when Exalted Ruler Steve Victorson and Elks officers perform the ceremony in the Lodge, located at 510 Ludington Street in Escanaba, on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 12:30 p.m.

The deceased Elks of the past year are: William L. Meiers Sr, Robert J Johnson, John A. Fisher Jr, Jim Rogers, Matthew G. Snyder, Hjalmer A. Olsen, Dale Koski, David Haelterman, James P. Chapekis, Patrick G. Henderson, Thomas J. Ammel (PDDGER), Ray Fontaine, Karl G. Gipp, Dr. Richard Stanchina and William Sauter (PER).

Following the ceremony, the Elks Auxiliary will serve lunch for family members and friends in the Elks dining room. The public is welcome.

Northern Vegans Thanksgiving potluck

NEGAUNEE — The Northern Vegans will be having their 13th Annual Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner at Immanuel Lutheran Church, located on the corner of U.S. 41 West and Baldwin Avenue in Negaunee, on Thursday, Nov. 28. The dinner will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Guests are asked to bring a vegan dish to share — no meat, dairy, eggs or honey — or consider donating if they are unable to bring vegan food.

Visit northernvegans.com, Northern Vegans on Facebook, or call 236-1279 for more information. RSVPs are optional. All are welcome.