Understanding Arthritis seminar offered April 25

ESCANABA — Osteoarthritis Myth Busters: True or Fake the Facts Behind the Ache — a free understanding arthritis seminar — will be offered on Thursday April 25 from 6-7 p.m. in room 2018 at the MTEC center located at Bay College. Keirsten Smith, MD board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, will be debunking myths behind the ache.

“This is a huge topic right now, and this free seminar will touch upon some ways you can get through this next phase of your life. Many aspects of our lives and bodies change as we get older and technology can enable us to adapt and live longer and fuller lives,” organizers said. In this seminar Keirsten Smith, MD will be discussing causes and treatments of osteoarthritis.

Pre-registration is helpful, but not required to attend. Call the YMCA to pre-register at 906-789-0005. Seminar conducted by Keirsten Smith, MD., with support from the Northern Lights YMCA.

Book donations needed

ESCANABA — The Delta County League of Women voters is looking for donations of books, audio books, DVDs and music CDs to be sold at its annual book sale in August. They are 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.

There is a new drop-off site this year. Books can be delivered to the Daily Press Business Office at 600 Ludington Street during normal business hours. You can also call Pat Rudden at 280-1789 for pick up.

Dance in Rock April 14

ROCK — A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Mapleridge Rd., on Sunday, April 14 from 1 to 5 p.m.

Music will be provided by Just The Two Of Us. There is a cost at the door, and there will be a free will donation lunch. For more info call Alice at 356-6588. All proceeds benefit the Senior Corporation.

Gladstone Lions Club hold spring social

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone Lions Club will hold its annual spring social and fundraiser on April 12. The event will be held at the Terrace Bluff Country Club. Music this year will include local favorites The Jam Band, with additional performances by Speedy Beef and The School of Rock Kids.

All tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Northern Insurance locations in Gladstone and Escanaba, mBank in Wells, Upper Peninsula State Bank in Gladstone, and at Jim’s Music and Teaching Center in Escanaba. Those purchasing tickets in advance will be entered in a drawing for prizes at the event including Sweet Grass golf packages and other items.

Along with 50/50 raffles, there will also be $20 card raffles for a Mossberg bolt action hunting rifle that retails for $580, a Buckmark target pistol that retails at $500, and a 300 Blackout rifle that is valued at $650. Doors open at 7 p.m. with music beginning at 8 p.m.

Proceeds will benefit the Gladstone High School Scholarship Fund. The Lions are also supporting the Gladstone Public Safety K-9 Program with this event. For more information contact Bill Sjoquist at 428-1924.

Book club to meet

RAPID RIVER — Andy Weir’s “Artemis” is Rapid Readers’ novel for April. The group will meet at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River on Thursday, April 11 at 10 a.m. New members are welcome. Contact Peg Netchey at 428-9668 if there are questions.

Ford River Volunteer Fire Pancake Breakfast

FORD RIVER — The Ford River Volunteer Fire Department will be having a pancake breakfast and bake sale on Sunday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Ford River Township Hall. There is a charge to attend.