2017-06-22 / Community

News Briefs

Ubly Little League hosting corn hole tournament fundraiser

UBLY - The Ubly Little League is hosting a corn hole tournament fundraiser event at 6 p.m., Friday June 23 at Ubly Heights Golf and Country Club in Ubly. The cost for a two-player team is $30. There will be hotdogs and a cash bar along with a 50/50 raffle. The money raised from this fundraiser will go to have dugouts built at the ballfields - which are much needed. Call Tammy Messing at 989-551-5655 to register. (Make checks payable to Ubly Little League.)

Pigeon library friends asking for used books

PIGEON - The Friends of the Pigeon District Library are making preparations for their Annual Used Book Sale during Pigeon’s Summer Fest & Wing Fling. The Friends are asking for like-new or gently-used books. They say they are in need of fiction, non-fiction and kid’s books. Books will be accepted until Tuesday, July 18 at the library during its normal hours. The library is located at 7236 Nitz St. in Pigeon. Details: 989- 453-2341.

Unionville library announces SRP events

UNIONVILLE - Columbia Township Library is now registering children, teens, and adults for its 2017 summer reading program. This summer’s program, “Build a Better World,” will encourage participants to make things with their hands, be a positive part of their community, and explore the world through reading. The program begins on Saturday, June 24, and is sponsored by Consumers Energy. Activities include: Saturday, June 24 - 10 a.m.: Pajama Jam Kickoff Party; Tuesday, June 27 - 11:30 a.m.: Preschool Story Time - “Community Helpers;” Thursday, June 29 - 4 p.m.: Build a Slingshot Rocket; Thursday, July 6 - 4 p.m.: LEGO Building; Tuesday, July 11 - 11:30 a.m.: Preschool Story Time - “Environment”; Thursday, July 13 - 4 p.m.: Recycled Creations; Tuesday, July 18 - 11:30 a.m.: Preschool Story Time - “Construction;” Saturday, July 22 - 1 p.m.: Magical Comedy Show. Details: Columbia Township Library, 6456 Center St. (M-24), Unionville, 989-674-2651.

Senior Project Fresh distribution June 22

HURON COUNTY - The Huron County Health Department announces Senior Project Fresh dates, times and locations. The program offers free fruit and vegetables to qualifying Senior Citizens. Participants must register to attend a distribution by calling Vicki at 989-269-3330. Distribution Dates, Times & Sites: Thursday, June 22, 11 a.m., U & I, Port Austin; Thursday, June 22, 1:30 p.m., Oakwood, Caseville; Monday, June 26, 10 a.m., Harbor House, Harbor Beach; Tuesday, June 27, 10:30 a.m., Amvets Hall, Port Hope; Tuesday, June 27, 2 p.m., Huron County Health Department, Bad Axe.

Pasty orders being taken for July 1

CASEVILLE - On Saturday, July 1, pasties will be freshly made and on sale at the Helping Hands Thrift Shop, 6495 Main St. (M-25), Caseville. Pasties cost $7 each and can be pre-ordered by calling Carole Henry at 989-544- 1562. Pasties will be ready for pick up and sale from 9:30 a.m. until noon on Saturday, July 1. Anyone who has an interest and time may volunteer to help make these tasty treats at 7 a.m. that morning.

Educational Outdoor Day

PORT HOPE - Grindstone Port Hope Sportsmen’s Club, 6101 Huron City Road, Port Hope, is offering a free Educational Outdoor Day for youths and mentors, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 29. Activities include gift giveaways, light lunch, drink and snacks provided while supplies last and kids must be accompanied by an adult. Junior membership to QDMA & Pheasants Forever to the first 50 kids who pre-register: 989-551-7063.

Scheurer will be hosting Unused Medication Take Back

PIGEON - Scheurer will be hosting Unused Medication Take Back, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Friday, June 23 in the Pigeon Rec Park. Bring unused medications, including controlled substances, for a chance to win a $100 gas card.

North Huron Early Learning Center open

KINDE - North Huron School announces the North Huron Early Learning Center is accepting infants and children from 6 weeks through preschool to kindergarten transition; beginning Monday, June 26. Details: 989-874-4103, nhelc-nhuron.org.

Sebewaing library SRP activities

SEBEWAING - Upcoming Sebewaing Township Library Build A Better World Summer Reading Program activities: Blast Off!! Stop in Monday, June 26 to color a rocket in the children’s area. Make a flying rocket and step outside and fly a skyrocopter! (Library hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) “Rock Dog Movie” (PG 90min.) 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 28. Free popcorn. 50 cents for pop or water.

“Fern Gully,” June 26

HARBOR BEACH - The Harbor Beach Area District Library is hosting free family movies at the Harbor Beach Community Theatre as part of the summer reading program: 7 p.m., Monday, June 26 “Fern Gully;” 7 pm., Monday, July 10 “Hoot;” 7 p.m., Monday, July 24 “Over the Hedge.” Details: 989-479-3417.

The Creation of Earth

BAD AXE - The Creation of Earth will run each day from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., June 26-30 at 65 Patrick Dr., Bad Axe, behind the Secretary of State’s Office. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints invites all children to come and enjoy a week of exploring how God created the Earth and everything in it - including bugs. Activities will include face painting, crafts, snacks, games and songs.

Men’s groups to meet

PORT AUSTIN - “Wise Guys” will meet at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 27 in Lake Street Emporium, Port Austin, and “The Mankind Project” will meet at noon, Thursday, June 29 in the Mac Alpine Funeral Home, Bad Axe, also at Detroit-area venues, are among the opportunities for men to honor their virtues and tame their vices amid an epidemic drug culture today across America. Details: Lawrencematthewventline-gmail.com, 313-354- 2495.

Annual Pigeon Area Women’s Club Red Cross Blood Drive

PIGEON - The Annual Pigeon Area Women’s Club Red Cross Blood Drive will take place from 2 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, June 27 at the Pigeon VFW Post Hall, located at 311 S. Main St., in Pigeon.

“The End of Your Life Book Club,” by Will Schwalbe

PIGEON - The Pigeon District Book Club will meet at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 27 at 6:30 pm. to discuss “The End of Your Life Book Club,” by Will Schwalbe. The book club invites fellow readers to join in the discussion. The library is located at 7236 Nitz St. in Pigeon. Details: 989- 453-2341.

No CPAP clinic in July

BAD AXE - Due to the Independence Day holiday, Huron Medical Center, in Bad Axe, will not be conducting its monthly free CPAP clinic on July 1. The next clinic will be conducted on Saturday, Aug. 5.

New museum ribbon cutting

BAY PORT - The Bay Port Areal Historical Society invites everyone to a Ribbon Cutting & Open House from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, July 8. The museum is located at 1004 Kuhl Road; take M-25 (Unionville Road) and go 3 miles south of Bay Port, turn west on Geiger Road, and go 1 mile; the museum is on the corner of Geiger and Kuhl roads. Details: 989- 453-3638.

“Expatriates,” July 10

SEBEWAING - The Sebewaing Township Library Adult Book Discussion Group will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, July 10 to discuss the book, “Expatriates,” by Janice YK Lee. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. New members are always welcome!

Bean Queen contestants sought

HURON COUNTY - The Huron County Bean Growers’ Association is seeking candidates for the 2017 Huron County Bean Queen contest. Participants will be interviewed at a special dinner, Monday, July 24, with the crowning at the Huron Community Fair, Monday, July 31. Contestants must be: single, between 17-25 (as of Sept. 1, 2017), and the daughter or granddaughter of a Huron County bean grower. The deadline is Friday, July 14. For more information, call 989-269-9949 extension 602 or stop by MSU-Extension, 1142 S. Van Dyke Road (M-53), Ste. 200, Bad Axe.

Master Gardener Volunteer Class offered

LAPEER COUNTY - MSU Extension-Lapeer County is offering a new course for those interested in becoming a Master Gardener Volunteer. The runs for 15 weeks from Aug. 24 to Dec. 7 on Thursday evenings from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Heritage Church Imlay City Campus, 543 N. Cedar St. (M-21 & M-53). Participants will receive the training manual and class schedule on the first day of class. Each week, lectures will cover a different area of horticulture: Plant Science, Soil Science, Lawn Care, Annual and Perennial Flowers, Woody Ornamentals, Tree Fruit and Small Fruit, Vegetables, Household Pests, Indoor Plants, Water Quality, and Diagnosing Plant Problems. The Master Gardener program is a volunteer leadership-based training program, so community volunteering in horticulture-related activities is required upon training completion (40 hours of volunteer public service is required within 12 months of completion). Cost for the class ($300) includes the 1,000-page training manual. Partial scholarship funds are available to eligible participants. Applications must be completed online by Aug. 16. Details: Jackie Delisi at delisija-msu.edu or 989-751-0230.

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