Sons of the American Legion to meet July 11

GLADSTONE — The next meeting of the Gladstone Sons of the American Legion Squadron 71 will be Thursday, July 11 at 7:30 p.m. The Sons meet at American Legion, 802 Delta Ave, Gladstone. If you are a male descendant of a veteran who served in a time of war or conflict, you are eligible for membership.

For further information, call John Picard at 906-428-1920, Richard Reiffers at 906-233-9261, or the American Legion at 906-428-1050.

Rapid Readers meeting Thursday at Jack’s

RAPID RIVER — The Rapid Readers Book Club will convene at Jack’s Restaurant in Rapid River Thursday, July 11 at 10 a.m. The topic of discussion will be “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens, and the novel for Aug. 8 is “Becoming” by Michelle Obama.

The booklist for the remainder of 2019 and 2020 has not been compiled. Suggestions will be collected at the July meeting. Book suggestions should include at least one nonfiction title. List suggestions can be submitted to the Facebook group site, if it is more convenient.

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

UPHA Open Horse Show

ESCANABA — The UPHA Open Horse Show will take place July 20 and 21 at the U.P. State Fairgrounds in Escanaba.

Pleasure classes will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will be followed by speed events, which will not start before 2 p.m.

For stall reservations, call Karen Hendrickson at 906-346-6139. Shavings will be available.

Opportunity offered to save memories

ESCANABA — OSF Hospice is offering the “Life Memories” program. The Life Memories program allows OSF Hospice patients who are in the final stages of life the opportunity to relive and relate their memories for their loved ones.

Volunteers conduct the person’s “life story” interviews and record them to DVD. The program is a free service to their patients and their families. All information is kept confidential. Those interested in participating should contact OSF Hospice at 786-3915.

Toastmasters meets Wednesdays in Esky

ESCANABA — Bay De Noc Toastmasters develops communication and leadership skills every Wednesday, except the last Wednesday of the month, at noon in the Penstar Building, located at 1431 N. 26th St. in Escanaba.

MADD seeks volunteers

ESCANABA — Volunteers are needed for MADD. Opportunities are available for those interested in volunteering a couple of times a year or a couple of times a week. There are a wide variety of opportunities to match interests and expertise. Some options include speaking, answering the help-line calls, organizing victim impact panels, mailing information or just displaying MADD red ribbons.

To get started, email betsy.harris@madd.org or call 906-474-9346.

Live music at Amvets

ESCANABA — Amvets Post 123 will have live music Friday, July 19 and Saturday, July 20 at 7 p.m. Friday night will feature the Ghost Riders and Saturday will feature Raven Madness Karaoke. The public is welcome.

All Strings Considered

ESCANABA — Old-time string band All Strings Considered will play a free outdoor concert at the Escanaba Public Library, Thursday, Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m.

All Strings Considered has a focus on traditional instrumental and vocal music of the southern Appalachian mountain region.

The concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Escanaba Public Library and is appropriate for all ages.

For additional information, contact Phil Watts at pwatts@nmu.edu or 906-362-7599, or visit https://ascstringband.com.