Legion breakfast in Gladstone Sunday

GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will be serving breakfast Sunday, May 19, from 9 a.m. until noon. The public is welcome.

A Journey Through Grief to meet May 30

ESCANABA — “A Journey Through Grief” is a bereavement support group presented on behalf of UP Health System Hospice. This is a non-denominational support group that is open to anyone who has experienced the loss of a loved one. It provides educational materials and guide discussions on a variety of topics to assist those in the grieving process.

“A Journey Through Grief” is offered the last Thursday of every month. The next session is scheduled for Thursday, May 30, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at St. Thomas Church, 1820 9th Avenue North, Escanaba.

The group will be facilitated by Lewis Hague, UP Health System Hospice bereavement coordinator and coordinated by Gayle DeShambo, account executive for UP Health System Hospice.

This support group is open to anyone in the community that is grieving the loss of a loved one.

For more information, contact Gayle DeShambo at 906-241-7974 or

Leader Dogs for the Blind presentation

WELLS — The public is welcome to hear a presentation about Leader Dogs for the Blind from Gretchen Preston, president of the Marquette Lions Club, Wednesday, May 29 from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Wells Township Hall.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is an organization based in Rochester Hills, Mich. that provides leader dogs at no charge to those who need them.

Preston, who is visually impaired, will be presenting with her leader dog Floyd. In addition to being a representative for Leader Dogs fror the Blind with Preston, Floyd is an honorary member of the Marquette Lions Club.

Leader Dogs for the Blind is also seeking foster families and puppy raisers. More information will be presented at the meeting.

The presentation is brought to the local community by the Bay de Noc Lions Club, a community service-oriented Lions Club. The club is the first of its kind in the area and seeks ideas from the public for ways to improve or better the community. The group is looking for charter members to assist in its development and hopes to officially charter in July of this year.

Dance in Rock

ROCK — A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Mapleridge Rd., Sunday, June 9 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The Country Hashbrown Band will be playing in memory of Jim Profit. There is a cost to attend the dance and a free will donation lunch will be available.

For more information, call Joan at 356-6505.

All proceeds benefit the senior corporation.

Garden Gallery open house set for May 23

GARDEN — The Garden Art Gallery will once again open its door to visitors with an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 23 on Main Street in Garden. The open house is designed as a way to let the public know that the Gallery has re-opened for the season.

The gallery will be offering a $50 gift certificate and door prizes along with free appetizers, drinks and desserts. Inn and Coffee Exchange will be providing customers with roasted coffee. This celebration includes a spaghetti dinner by Nahma Inn Kitchen as a fundraiser for Tri Star, beginning at 4:30 p.m. in the community hall. This is a free will donation meal.

The gallery showroom will be open with a variety of items for sale and many of the more than 50 local artists present. Several new artists will be present.