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Escanaba Lions Club meeting set for Monday

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Lions Club will hold a regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 11 at the Elks Lodge in Escanaba. The meeting will commence at 6:30 p.m.

If you are interested in joining the Escanaba Lions Club or want additional information about the Lions Club, please contact Jay Owens, president, at 280-5332. The Lions Club International is the single largest service club globally. Its motto is “We Serve.”

Love Your Library Day

GLADSTONE — The Friends of the Gladstone Library invites the public to visit the library on Monday, Feb. 11 for “Love Your Library.” There will be free cookies and beverages from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Guests can meet the staff, get a free library card, find a new favorite book, CD, or magazine, use a computer, or choose a nice, quiet spot to read. It is an opportunity to learn about the many things the library has to offer.

During your visit, find out why the library has a tree, where it is located and how the library helps the school and community.

Finnish-American group to meet, show film

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.

Manistique American Legion to meet Feb. 20

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

‘Disable the Label’ returns to Escanaba

ESCANABA — Disable the Label, a disability awareness event sponsored by the Delta County RICC will take place Saturday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Delta Plaza Mall. Registration will be in the food court.

The community is invited to participate in this event, which will allow them to experience the difficulties that many of our family, friends and neighbors who have disabilities face daily.

Participants will have the opportunity to use equipment that people with physical challenges need for daily use, such as wheelchairs, crutches, walkers, and canes. They will use these tools to complete a mile walk throughout the mall. There will be stations for participants to visit to learn about different aspects of the lives, jobs, recreation, and social life of people with disabilities.

The goal of this event is to bring awareness and greater understanding of people who have disabilities. Children are encouraged to participate.

New this year will be guest speakers discussing ABLE Act accounts, fair housing, exercise, health, nutrition, and autism awareness.

Prize drawings will be held for active participation along with a raffle to support the Delta Area Transit Authority (DATA).

Dance in Rock Sunday

ROCK — A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Mapleridge Rd., on Sunday, Feb. 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. Come enjoy the music of Country Express.

There is a cost at the door and a free will donation lunch will be available. For more info, call Alice at 356-6588.

All proceeds benefit the Senior Corporation.

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