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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.

DAV to hold meeting

ESCANABA — The next scheduled meeting for the DAV Chapter 24 will be held on Monday, Jan. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Military Order of the Purple Heart building, located at 1202 Sheridan Road, Escanaba.

All disabled veterans are welcome.

Toastmasters to meet

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.

Opportunity offered to save life’s 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.

AAUW gathering at House of Ludington

ESCANABA — Members and guests of AAUW will meet at the House of Ludington on Thursday, Jan. 16 at 5:30 p.m. for their annual New Year gathering. Spouses are encouraged to attend. A cash bar and hors d’oeuvres buffet will be featured. Pianist Lani Van Voorden will entertain and door prizes will be awarded. Those interested in attending should call 789-1905 no later than Monday, Jan. 13.

Note that reservations are required and members will be charged accordingly.

All are asked to bring items for the Tri-County Safe Harbor domestic violence facility. These may include paper products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, personal-sized soap, shampoo, gift cards, and monetary donations.

Founded in 1881, AAUW is open to men and women holding as associate’s degree or higher. The organization promotes gender equity and life-long learning. For further information on AAUW, call 399-6080.

Dance in Rock Jan. 12

ROCK — There will be a dance at the Rock Senior Center, located at 3892 W. Mapleridge Rd., on Sunday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 4 p.m. Music will be provided by Old Friends. There is a cost at a the door, and a free-will donation lunch will be available. All proceeds benefit Senior Corporation. For more information, call Becky at 630-3338.

Taco Tuesday returns

GLADSTONE — Taco Tuesday is back at the Gladstone American Legion Post 71. Serving is from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome. The events are held at Gladstone American Legion Auxiliary Unit 71, 802 Delta Ave., in Gladstone.

Legion opens library

RAPID RIVER — Walter W. Cole American Legion Post 301 in Rapid River has opened a library in the legion hall.

The library is free to all and is open from 5 to 9 p.m. Mondays, Service Officer Wednesday, as well as any other days that the hall is open to the public.

Also, the Legion Hall is available for rental. For more information, please contact Carl at 906-399-8517.

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