Lecture tonight at East Ludington Gallery

ESCANABA — The East Ludington Gallery, 1007 Ludington St. Escanaba, will be having a Lecture series the third Thursday of every Month.

This month will be Tracy Anderson – Scratchboard. The art of scratchboard involves using various tools on white clayboard that has been painted black to create art with exceptional detail and realism.

The lecture will take place on July 19 from 7 to 8 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge.

Country Sling to play at Amvets Friday night

ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123, located at 1315 North Lincoln Road in Escanaba, is featuring country band Country Sling from 7 to 11 p.m. on Friday, July 20. The public is welcome.

Memorial UMC Bible school starts July 22

GLADSTONE — Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1920 Lake Shore Drive in Gladstone, will kick off its vacation Bible school program “Rolling River Rampage” on Sunday, July 22.

The vacation Bible school will run each evening from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. through Thursday, July 26. A dinner will be served to participants at 5 p.m. at no charge.

Any child in fourth through fifth grade is eligible. There is no charge to participate in the vacation Bible school.

Contact the church office at (906) 428-9311 to pre-register. Pre-registration is helpful but not required.

Mix and Mingle events planned through 2019

ESCANABA — A schedule of Mix and Mingle community events for 2018-2019 has been released. Events include:

Saturday, Aug. 4 — ReCreating In the Great Outdoors, an adaptive recreational day for all to enjoy will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event includes shooting sporting clays, fishing, kayaking, and boat rides. Registration forms and waivers must be completed prior to the event.

Monday, Oct. 29 — A Halloween party (tentatively) at the Delta Plaza Mall will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The event will include a costume contest, dinner and dancing.

Thursday, Feb. 14 — Bowling at the Bowl-A-Rama, dinner and dancing from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

Monday, April 22 — A Spring Dance at Escanaba Civic Center will take place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Come have dinner, dance and socialize and make new friends (casual attire).

Monday, June 3 — A formal dance will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Island Resort and Casino.

There is a fee for each of the events listed. Transportation will be provided for individuals living in Gladstone and Escanaba.

If you have any questions about any of these events please call Brenda at (906) 233-1319.

Immanuel to hold VBS

ESCANABA — Immanuel Lutheran Church will be holding a vacation Bible school at the church Aug. 6 through Aug. 9

At the vacation Bible School, called “Shipwrecked VBS,” kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and eat yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Bible adventures, and collect Bible Memory Buddies to remind them of God’s love.

Kids will also learn to look for evidence of God all around them through “God Sightings.” Each day concludes with the “Sail Away Sendoff” that gets everyone involved in living what they’ve learned. Family members and friends are encouraged to join in daily for this special time for supper at 5:30 p.m.

Shipwrecked is for kids from 3 to 12 and will run from 5:30 pm to 7:30 p.m. each day. Registration forms are on the church website:

For more information, call (906) 786-6771. The church office is open Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to noon.