Free Feet First Clinic set for Thursday

ESCANABA — The YMCA will be hosting a Feet First Clinic on Thursday, March 14th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the M-TEC center located just west of Bay College’s Escanaba campus.

Physical therapists from UP Health System/Doctors Park Rehab will assist with gait analysis, stride length and postural alignment. Certified Pedorthist David Brown will assist with orthotic and insole recommendations for your specific foot type. Shoe expert Kevin Thomsen will assist with fitting you for the perfect shoe type. YMCA Personal Trainer Sam Nelson, will assist with knowledge on proper exercises for core strengthening and tips on getting started on the journey to fitness.

This event is free to the general public. Registration is not required but helpful. To obtain more information, call the YMCA front desk at 906-789-000 or email

GFWC-Escanaba Woman’s Club meeting

ESCANABA — The March membership meeting of the GFWC-Escanaba Woman’s Club will feature Vickie Micheau from the Delta Commerce Center as a guest speaker. The meeting is Wednesday, March 20, with social time at 11:30 a.m. and lunch served at Pacinos Restaurant at noon.

If you are interested in attending, contact Sue at 233-7436 or ­

Advanced Lions Club to meet March 28

WELLS — All volunteer and service-minded individuals are welcome to join the friends and family-based Advanced Lions Club.

The next one-hour gathering is scheduled for Thursday, March 28 at 6 p.m. at the Wells Township Hall. Email inquiries to

Breakfast at Gladstone American Legion

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone American Legion will hold a breakfast on Sunday, March 17 from 9 a.m. till noon. The public is welcome.

Rapid Readers to meet

RAPID RIVER — The March meeting of the Rapid Readers is scheduled for March 14 at 10 a.m. at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River. The group will discuss Louise Penny’s “A Fatal Grace.”

New members are welcome. Contact Peg Netchey at 428-9668 with any questions.

Speakers planned at Memorial UMC

GLADSTONE — Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1920 Lake Shore Drive in Gladstone, has scheduled a series of speakers for the benefit of the local community. There is a light soup supper at 6 p.m. followed by the speaker at 6:30 p.m. Both the supper and the speaker are open to the public at no cost.

Upcoming speakers include:

March 12 — Tammy Rosa, of UPCAP, speaking on the needs and available services for older U.P. adults and caregivers

March 19 — Erik Barnhart, MSW, OSF Hospice grief counselor

March 26 — Terri Branstrom, Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Coordinator

April 2 — Doug Leisenring, Delta-Schoolcraft ISD Superintendent, speaking on the mental health task force

April 9 — David Williams, President and CEO of Upper Peninsula State Bank, speaking on elder financial abuse

April 16 — Bill Raymond, CEO of Michigan Works! UPWARD Talent Council

Audubon Club to meet Wednesday at Bay

ESCANABA — The Bay de Noc Audubon Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. The meeting will be held in room 961 of the Joseph Heirman University Center at Bay College in Escanaba. The meeting is open to anyone interested in birding. There is no charge.