Free chronic pain ­management workshop

ESCANABA — A chronic pain management workshop is being offered at the MTEC center on Thursday Jan. 11. The chronic pain management workshop is a six week workshop designed to provide the skills and tools needed to help people living with chronic pain or loved ones caring for one with pain to learn the skills they need to manage their symptoms. People find they are better equipped to face the daily challenge of their health. Two trained leaders conduct the workshop. Subjects covered include: lack of energy, sleep problems, depression, fatigue, pain, staying active, medication and much more.

The six week class will meet on Thursday mornings at the MTEC center beginning on Thursday Jan. 11 and ending Thursday Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required- family and caregivers are welcome to sign up. There is no cost to attend. Please call the YMCA to register at 789-0005. Program administered by UPCAP, with support from the Northern Lights YMCA.

Trout Unlimited “Fishing After Hours” event

MARQUETTE — The Fred Warra Chapter of Trout Unlimited will sponsor a “Fishing After Hours” program on Wednesday, Jan. 10, at 6:30 p.m. in the Board Room of the Landmark Inn.

Speakers will be Gene Mensch, Fisheries Biologist for the Keweenaw Bay Indian Community, and Bill Mattes, Supervisor for the Great Lakes Indian Fisheries and Wildlife Commission. GLIFWC is a consortium of seven Chippewa tribes in the U.P. and northern Wisconsin that coordinate on fisheries and wildlife management in the Upper Midwest. KBIC and other tribes have their own hatcheries and cold water fisheries management programs, and coordinate their work with state agencies and other partners.

All who are interested in cold water fisheries and conservation are welcome, and light snacks will be served after 6 p.m.

AAUW meeting Jan. 18

ESCANABA — The Escanaba branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) will hold its annual New Year gathering on Jan. 18 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the House of Ludington.

There is a charge to attend, which includes tax, gratuity, door prizes, music by Travis Dubord, Suzell’s holiday hors d’oeuvres, a tour of the first floor of the historic hotel and the opportunity to bring a spouse, significant other, or interested guest.

There will be a cash bar and all are asked to bring something for the domestic abuse shelter. Recommended donations include: gift cards, paper products, personal items such as toothpaste, soap, toothbrush, etc.

Reservations are required and may be made by calling Judy at 789-1905 no later than Jan. 14.

AAUW is open to men and women holding an associate’s degree or higher. It advocates equity for women in education, the workplace, and promoted diversity.

For more information, contact Sharon at 474-6545.

Rapid Readers discuss ‘Call the Nurse’

RAPID RIVER — Rapid Readers meet at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River at 10 a.m., Thursday January 11. 2018’s first discussion is “Call the Nurse” by Mary MacLeod. New members are welcome; call Peg Netchey at 428-9668 if there are questions.

Kiwanis Club meeting

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Rapid River Kiwanis Club holds weekly meetings every Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the First Lutheran Church, 1212 Minneapolis Ave., Gladstone. Plan to attend a meeting and here about on-going activities in support of community kids. New members are welcome.

If you are interested in helping to fill weekend food backpacks for the 180 school children who would have little or no food to eat on weekends without these backpacks, your assistance is welcome. Backpacks are filled each Wednesday, starting at 3 p.m. for four Gladstone Schools and the Rapid River School.

For more information about the Gladstone-Rapid River Kiwanis Club check our web site contact Ken at 428-2261, or contact us at PO Box 22, Gladstone, MI 49837.