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Photography lecture at East Ludington Gallery

ESCANABA — The East Ludington Gallery Lecture Series kicks off 2020 with a lecture by Michael Hall called “Winter Photography” Thursday, Jan. 16 from 7 to 8 p.m. The gallery is located at 1007 Ludington St., in Escanaba.

The lecture is free to the public.

Indian Education Parent Committee meeting

ESCANABA — Escanaba Schools Title VI Indian Education Parent Committee’s next meeting is set for 5:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 20. It will be held in the second-floor teacher lounge at the Upper Elementary, 1500 Ludington St.

For any questions, call Janine at 786-7462, ext. 2216.

Legion breakfast Jan. 19

GLADSTONE — The American Legion in Gladstone will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast Sunday Jan. 19. Serving will be from 9 a.m. until noon.

GHS Class of 1970 50th reunion meeting

GLADSTONE — The Gladstone High School Class of 1970 is holding a 50-year class reunion meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 22 at 3 p.m. at the Gladstone Yacht Club.

All classmates are encouraged to attend to help plan this milestone reunion.

A Journey Through Grief

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.

The group provides educational materials and guided 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, Jan. 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.

The 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 ­gayle.deshambo@­lhcgroup.com.

EAHS Class of 1970

ESCANABA — The Escanaba Area High School Class of 1970 will hold a reunion meeting at Mo’s Pub on Feb. 3 at noon. All classmates are welcome to attend.

Information concerning the progress of this reunion can be viewed on Facebook by searching “Escanaba Area High School Class of 1970.”

Blue Mass planned

ESCANABA — A special “Blue Mass” will be held in honor of first responders and those who have fallen in the line of duty at St. Joseph & St. Patrick Parish in Escanaba on Jan. 26.

The service is for people of all faiths. All police officers, correctional officers, firefighters, military, dispatchers, EMT personnel or anyone who serves the public is welcome to attend, in uniform or not.

Medals will be distributed, and Fr. Tim Ferguson will be happy to bless any and all vehicles after Mass. Public safety officers will receive free breakfast after mass at a parish breakfast fundraiser.

Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 906-789-6244. Th church is located at 709 1st Ave. South.

Sing Off event returns

NAHMA — The fourth annual Sing Off will be held at the Nahma General Store on Saturday, Jan. 18 at 7 p.m. The singer registration fee is payable by 6:30 p.m. that evening.

Singers must be at least 18 years old and have their own professional karaoke CDG. First, second, and third place prizes will be awarded. Call Mary at 906-474-6109 or 906-420-0610 to sign up.

Mystery box and basket drawings will also be available.

The event is sponsored by the Isabella Community Hall Committee.

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