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Briefs

St. Thomas breakfast

ESCANABA — St. Thomas the Apostle Church will home a breakfast this Sunday, March 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 1820 9th Ave. North, in Escanaba. There is a fee for the breakfast, but children age 5 and under eat free.

Lenten Soup and Speaker series returns

GLADSTONE — Tuesdays in March, Memorial United Methodist Church, located at 1920 Lake Shore D. in Gladstone, is hosting its annual Lenten Soup and Speaker series.

A light soup supper begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a speaker of community interest from 6 to 7 p.m.

On March 3, Samantha Frizzell will speak on the Delta County Families Against Narcotics organization. March 10, Judge Steve Parks will report on the success of the Drug Court. March 17, Dave Lewis, a self-proclaimed car geek, will tell of his adventures with the fully electric car that he built and drove for 12 years. March 24, Della Juliano from UPCAP will do a presentation on Brain Health. March 31, Tracy Jensen and Jessi Nelson, members of the Webster School Trauma Team, will explain how adults in the school community are prepared to recognize and respond to those who have been impacted by traumatic stress in a trauma-informed school. The public is invited, and there will be a free-will donation for the soup supper.

Escanaba River Legion to meet Wednesday

FLAT ROCK — The monthly meeting of the Escanaba River American Legion Post 115 and the Auxiliary will be held at the Escanaba Township Hall at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4.

DAR to hold meeting

ISHPEMING — The Onagomingkway Chapter, DAR, will hold its monthly meeting on Saturday, March 14 from noon until 3 p.m. EDT at the Jasper Ridge Brewery & Restaurant, 1075 Country Lane in Ishpeming. Attendees should plan to order a meal.

Members will be happy to answer questions about genealogy and membership after the meeting. Call Melissa at 906-226-7836 with questions.

Elks Auxiliary to meet

ESCANABA — The Elks Auxiliary will hold its March meeting on Thursday, March 5. Social hour is at 5:30 p.m., with dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting to follow.

Call Peggy at 786-4278 or text her at 280-1585 with reservations or cancellations by noon on Monday, March 2.

Mill retirees to gather

ESCANABA — The Mill Retirees group will meet on Wednesday, March 4 at the Union Hall on Sheridan Road at 10 a.m. Refreshments will be provided and there will be a 50/50 drawing.

All mill retirees are invited to attend. The group meets the first Wednesday of every month.

Free fall prevention series starts March 10

GLADSTONE — Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. “A Matter of Balance for Fall Prevention,” hosted by Michigan State University Extension, is a free program teaching practical ways to manage falls.

Attendees will learn to view falls as controllable, set goals for increasing activity, make changes to reduce fall risks at home, and exercise to increase strength and balance.

Anyone who is concerned about falling, has fallen in the past, who has restricted activities because of falling concern or is interested in increasing balance, flexibility and strength is welcome to attend.

The eight-week program starts Tuesday, March 10 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Gladstone Senior Center, 303 N. 8th St., Gladstone.

The program is free to attend, but registration is required. Call Carlee at 906-315-2664 to register.

Space is limited, and attendees are asked to be prepared to attend all eight sessions.

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