3/5/2014 8:46:00 AM About Town: Area Event Listings
Harbor Springs Ice Rink & Kiwanis Park Sledding Hill
Winter Tentative Schedule
Ice Rink: Mon-Fri, 3 pm to 8 pm; Sat & Sun 10 am to 8 pm;
Kiwanis Park: Fri, 3-8 pm; Sat & Sun, 10 am-8 pm
Dinner & a Movie Night, Fri Nights: Through March 14 beginning at 5:30 pm The park will be showing movies and serving pizza to anyone who wishes to participate. Movie is free. Dinner is $5 per person Ice Skating Games at the rink, Saturday afternoons thru March 15 from 1 pm-3 pm We play a series of ice skating games including broomball, four corners, pom-pom and others We give winners of the games silly prizes. For more information on scheduled events call the Skate Park 526-0610.
The fifth annual Brew-Ski Festival will take place Sat, March 8 beginning at noon at Boyne Highlands Resort. Live music, grilled food, and more than 220 beers from Michigan and across the globe will be available. The event is staged outdoors at the base of the slopes where beer lovers can take their pick from over 220 craft beer, cider and mead varieties. For more information visit www.BOYNE.com.
North Central Michigan College
North Central, will repeat the Luncheon Lecture about historic Cross Village on Friday, March 7 in the Library conference room on the Petoskey campus. The luncheon begins at 11:30 am with the lecture starting at noon. The lecture on February 21 sold out quickly and the weather prevented many from attending. Jane Cardinal from Good Hart now operates a museum that captures much of the area's colorful history and will be our tour guide. Cost for the event is $10 and includes lunch. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 to reserve your place at the table.
North Central Michigan College's, Corporate and Community Education department is offering a series of workshops called Smart Talk, Fridays in March from 9 am until noon on the Petoskey campus. In the Smart Talk workshops presented by local performance coach Anne Kirvan, participants will practice the communication skills to prevent conflict, understand different personality types, develop a creative work environment and grow their business. Conflict prevention and resolution is the topic for the opening workshop on March 7; Friday, March 14, participants will increase their understanding and ability to successfully work with difficult people; the third workshop on March 21 will be Implementing Change to Grow Business. All three workshops are $30 each including materials or $75 for the three-part series and will be held in room 536 in the Student and Community Resource Center on the Petoskey Campus. For more info or to register, visit www.ncmich.edu/cce2. or call 231-348-6613.
The Women's Club Luncheon will take place Wed, March 12 at 11:30 am at Nub's Nob off Pleasantview Rd, Harbor Springs.Cost $10. Featured speakers: Ken & Ashleigh Harris will introduce us to the world of wild edible mushrooms and teach us about the many benefits of mushroom consumption. Ken is a recognized "wild mushroom expert" in the State of Michigan and is licensed to legally sell the mushrooms they harvest, and many related products. They will celebrate the grand opening of their new storefront/market this spring. RSVP to Jonanna Leopold at (231) 242-0914 or firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday, March 7 at noon.
Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS) program, on Tuesday, March 11 will feature Katie Keen, a Wildlife Outreach Technician with the DRN from the Cadillac Operations Service Center, who will discuss the comeback of the osprey in southern Michigan. The program is at 7 pm at Independence Village located at 965 Hagar Dr in Petoskey. The program is free, family friendly and open to the public For more information call PRAS President, Darrell Lawson 231-330-4572.
Winter Outdoor Activities
Cross County Ski Series, is hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs, Nub's Nob and Madshus every Wednesday night from 6:00-7:30. A great way to get out with other skiers, gain skills, and go for a night ski. For nordic skiers of all abilities and kids ages 9 years and older, each weekly session will start with a 20-minute skills clinic followed by a non-guided group ski.. Register for any/all dates that fit your schedule. Apres-ski in the pub afterwards with free appetizers. Note: schedule alternates between skate and classic skiing. Fee: nordic trail pass required (reduced rate of $8) and skills clinic is free of charge..Pre-registration required. To register or for more info:visit outfitterharborsprings.com. or call (231) 526-2621.
Women in the Wild: Snowshoe, The Outfitter of Harbor Springs hosts a Women in the Wild Beach Walk on Thursday, March 13 from 11:00 -1:00 pm. Celebrate the winter lake! Explore the Lake Michigan shoreline and ice caves south of Cross Village and learn about winter lake ecology. Open to women of all ages who want to get outdoors and explore. Fee is $10 . Meet at The Outfitter at 153 E Main St at 10:15 am to carpool or at 11:00 am at the boat launch in Cross Village. Ski poles are recommended. Pre-registration required: call (231) 526-2621 or register online at outfitterharborsprings.com.
The First Sunday of Lent, will open with "The Lord Is My Shepherd" played by Marion Kuebler on the organ at the Harbor Springs United Methodist Church, 343 E. Main St, at 11 a.m. on March 9. Pastor Mary Sweet's sermon is "Forty Days" based on scripture from Romans and Matthew. The Men's Quartet will sing and children's Sunday school will be offered during Worship Hour. Visit our website: umcharborsprings.com
Stutsmanville Chapel, Week Ending Sunday March 9. Planning has begun for a retirement party for Pastor Ed Warner who has served the Stuts Community for almost 40 years. If you would like to help in some way or would like information on any of the above activities, call the church office at 526-2335.
First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs: On Sunday, March 9, the first Sunday of Lent, the Reverend Patricia Megregian will assume her duties as the new interim pastor in the 10:00 am worship service. Pianist Cynda Coleman and organist Peter Sims will play a duet for the offertory. The Chancel Choir will also sing. Lenten Soup Suppers begin on Thursday, March 13 at 6:00 pm. For more information visit www.fpchs.org or call 526-7332 The church is located at the corner of W.Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible.
March schedule for a free "Let's Walk-Body in Motion" program, being offered at the Holy Childhood Parish Hall (enter under the Breezeway) Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-11:30, beginning March 5. Bring a clean pair of exercise shoes, water, one Food Pantry item. All participants will need to sign a waiver, Bonnie Johnston, a Certified Personal Trainer and Group Exercise Leadership Specialist will be supervising this activity. Call Bonnie at 231-838-5261.
Between March 11 and 13, during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, McLaren Northern Michigan is offering a free community presentation and free one-step, take-home screening kits. A community presentation will be held on wed, March 12, from 6:30-7:30 in Petoskey at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Ave. Gastroenterologist, Thomas G. Tiejen, MD, will discuss colorectal cancer prevention, screening, symptoms and treatment options.those interested, should call (800) 248-6777 for registration .Northern Michigan screening kits will be available from 2-5:30 on March 12 in Petoskey.
Music and Dance
Broadway's Franc D'Ambrosio, will present his "Franc D'Ambrosio' Broadway" at the Harbor Springs Performing Arts Center (PAC) on Monday, March 10 at 7:30 pm. Voices Without Borders and the Little Traverse Youth Choir (LTYC) will bring this event to Harbor Springs. . Thrill to the music of Broadway, the "Great White Way" and enjoy the best of George M. Cohen, Cole Porter, Andrew Lloyd Weber and many more of the great tunesmiths of Broadway, Tickets for the concert may be purchased online at MyNorthTickets.com - 24 hours per day or by phone 800 836 0717 General admission tickets only will also be available at the Chambers of Commerce in Harbor Springs, Petoskey and Boyne City. General admission tickets are $15 Youth with student ID or $20 adults. Reserved seating is $30 and $50.
The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of guest conductor Carlos Andres Botero, and with pianist Eduardo Rojas, will present a program titled "Music and Drama". The concert will be held Sunday, March 16 at 4 pm at the Charlevoix High School. The audience is invited to meet the conductor, soloist and orchestra members for a reception following the concert. Tickets cost $20 and may be purchased online at glcorchestra.org and MyNorthTickets.com, at the GLCO office 231-487-0010 and at Chamberrs of Commerce: Harbor Springs, Petoskey, Charlevoix, Boyen City and East Jordan. Students/youths 18 and under, military personnel and people with disabilities registered with VSA Arts of Michigan are admitted free of charge.
The Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College will present Jesse Dee, Sat, March 22 at 8 pm in Milliken Auditorium. Tickets are $25 advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members plus fees. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Museum Box office at 231-995-1553 or online at www.dennormuseum.org. Boston's Jesse Dee is a singing, songwriting, guitar-playing soul man His passion is exploring and updating soul music for contemporary audiences.
Studio & Pottery demonstrations, Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey, every Sat, thru -April 26, 10 am-4 pm. Our Michigan-based artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile and jewelry making techniques. Sessions will highlight the creation of many of our best-selling pieces. Free, open to the public, no reservations required. 3031 Charlevoix Rd, 231-347-0590 Community Free Seminar Series
Lunch & Learn Free Seminars, Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center is hosting a Lunch & Learn free community seminar series designed to provide the community with tools, education, and resources on a variety of topics. Our professional staff will be available for one-on-one consultations after each presentation. The series of free classes are offered during the noon hour with a light lunch and refreshments provided by Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center. The presentation will be held at the Harbor Springs Clinic located in the Harbor Plaza, next to the Harbor Springs airport. Space is limited; please call for registration /more information, 231-348-7002. Next class is Thurs, March 13: Preventing Low Back Pain- the 4 Most common Causes and how you can prevent it. Thurs, March 20: Good Posture...just how important is it? - Ways to Improve your Posture throughout the Day.
Free Foreclosure Prevention Workshop, Michigan residents continue to fall victim of losing their homes. Residents who seek foreclosure prevention assistance in northwest lower Michigan can find help with the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) Free Foreclosure Prevention Education workshops are available in NMCAA's Traverse City, Petoskey, and Cadillac offices. Homeowners will learn how to avoid foreclosure and the different foreclosure programs that are available. NMCCA will also educate homeowners about the foreclosure process and counsel families on budgeting for their personal financial situation. Homeowners do not have to be within the actual foreclosure process to access these services - many are available to assist before a crisis actually occurs to keep the clients out of the foreclosure process altogether. For details or more information, or learn about the workshop, please calllll (231)947-3780 or (800) 632-7334l NMCAA's website is www.nmcaa.net
Monthly Speaker Series, "Stormwater Matters: Do-It-Yourself Solutions" will be hosted by The Outfitter of Harbor Springs as part of its monthly speaker series on Tuesday, March 18 at 7:00 pm. Why is stormwater runoff the biggest nonpoint source of pollution to our lakes and streams? Jennifer Gelb, Restoration Ecologist with Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council, will share simple ways you can "slow it down, spread it out, and soak it in." Learn about some of the do-it-yourself solutions, such as rain gardens and permeable pavements, that can protect our waters! Open to all. Admission: Please bring food items for the Harbor Springs Area Food Pantry. The Outfitter, 153 E Main Street in Harbor Springs. For more info: call 231 (526-2621) or visit www.outfitterharborsprings.com.
Winter Education Series, Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council Ice Breakers. from Noon-1:00 pm at Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council ,426 Bay St, downtown Petoskey. Free and open to the public. Pre-registration required (231) 347-1181. Feel free to bring a lunch, coffee and snacks provided.Final classes are: Thurs, March 6, Thursday, March 20. For more information on the Ice Breaker sessions visit www.watershedcouncil.org/events
Harbor Springs Library, the Spanish Conversation Group meets regularly on Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of Spanish speaking abilities. Regular Library Hours are: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 12-5; Wed 10-8; Saturday 9-1.The Harbor Springs Library offers free high speed WiFi internet access as well as Mac and PC computers available to the public. Library is located in downtown Harbor Springs at the corner of Spring and Main St. Please go to www.harborspringslibrary.org or call (231)526-2531 for more information.
Mackinaw Area Public Library, is hosting Fairy Tale Moons Watercolor Exhibit, this winter.until March 26, 2014. Fairy Tale Moons was created by star lore historian and storyteller Mary Stewart Adams, program director of the Headlands International Dark Sky Park, with her sister, artist Patricia DeLisa,. The exhibit features 33 original water color images created by DeLisa according to tales that Adams chose because they connect to the night sky. The library is located at 528 W. Central Ave in Mackinaw City. Library hours are Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 11 am-5 p.; Wed noon - 8 pm; Sat 10-2. For more info call 231-436-5451.
Petoskey District Library, for information about upcoming activities at the Library, contact the Children's Room at the Petoskey District Library 231-758-3112 or visit petoskeylibrary.org. Regular Library hours are: Mon-Thurs 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri, Sat, Sun: Noon-5 p.m. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100. email@example.com.
Alanson Public Library, A story hour for pre-schoolers is being held on Tuesdays at 10:30 through April 1. No registration, must be accompanied by an adult (Cancelled when Alanson Schools close for weather). An online Genealogy Research Class will be held Wed, April 9 - 6-7:30pm; learn about some of the many genealogy research sites from members of the Emmet County Genealogical Society. No advance registration or charge for class. Regular Library hours are Mon-Wed 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thur 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri noon-5 p.m.; Sat 10am-2 pm. Closed Sundays and Holidays. 548-5465, located at 7631 Burr Ave (Alanson Community Building) For more information call the Library at (231)548-5465..
Petoskey Film Theater, will be showing the film "12 Years a Slave"on Wed, March 5 & Fri, March 7 at 7:30. at the Petoskey District Library, Carnegie Building (451 E. Mitchell St., next to the Arts Center). For more information call. PFT Movie Hotline: 758-3108 Donations appreciated.
St Patrick's Day Farm to Table Dinner, Sat, March 15 6:30 $60 per person. Space is limited Call 231-526-3276 for reservations. We are Open daily 11 am-6 pm.for wine tasting, sledding, shopping in the Farm Market, feeding the animals, and snowshoeing and cross country skiing. and more. Visit our online store at www.pondhill.com 231-526-3276. 5 miles N of downtown Harbor Springs on M119.
Harbor Springs Farmers Market, The winter market is open at the Harbor Springs Middle School on State St. Come check out the wonderful goodies including fresh pasta; an array of greens so you can make a fresh salad with local ingredients and much more.The regular market hours are Saturdays from 9-1. See you there.
Boyne City Farmers Market, every Saturday, 9 am-1 pm at the Red Barn on Park Street. The Market will host 2 cooking demos or classes each month throughout the Winter season.
Teen Club 150
A Club for teens to socialize, study or just hang out, is located in the downstairs of Holy Childhood Church, Main St, Harbor Springs. Club 150 has a pool table, wide screen hi-def TV's, wi-fi and lots more! It is non-denominational and all teens are welcome. Hours are 3:30-6:30 Tuesday through Friday. For more information call 526-2017, ext. 22.
Harbor Springs Friendship Center, welcomes all senior citizens to Hillside Apartments Community Room C on West Main St. for a hot nutritious meal or to join in the fun activities. The center offers a coffee talk at 10-11:30 a.m. Mon., Tues, Wed., Fri. and exercise classes on Tues. and Thurs. The Friendship Center is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.. A hot meal is served at noon. For more information on special sevents call (231)526-6061.
Project FREE preschool, in Petoskey has openings in both morning and afternoon sessions for children who turned age 4 before November 1, 2013. Certified teachers provide art, music, computer time, dramatic play and skill-building activities to build students' social and academic skills for a smooth transition into kindergarten. Project FREE is offered half days, Mon thru Thurs, October through May. Although there is often no cost to families, state eligibility requirements do exist. To learn more or register, call the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan at (231a0 347-347-0067.
The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers free playgroups, for children aged Birth-60 months and preschool-aged siblings. Call (231)347-0067 or visit wrcnm.org for more information.
Women's Resource Center, of Northern Michigan (WRCNM) provides free counseling and support services to victims of crime including victims of sexual assault, domestic abuse, child abuse, child sexual assault and adults molested when they were children. Services also provided to victims of elder abuse, hate crimes, economic abuse/fraud, robbery, DUI/DWI crashes, and survivors of a homicide victim. Support services include crisis counseling, individual counseling, support groups, trauma therapy (EMDR), play therapy for children, safety planning, advocacy on behalf of survivors and resources/referrals. The WRCNM can assist in filing victim compensation claims with the Michigan Department of Community Health. If you or someone you care about has been a victim of crime, contact the WRCNM administrative office at (231)347-0067.
Planned Parenthood, of West and Northern Michigan provides complete gyn exams, breast exams and Pap tests for women of all ages; pregnancy tests; counseling and provision of birth control supplies; including emergency contraception, testing and treatment for vaginal, urinary and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV testing. Services are confidential, affordable, and provided by women clinicians. Medicaid/PlanFirst! and MC/VISA accepted. Open Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri; some evenings. Planned Parenthood, 1003 Spring St, Petoskey. (231)347-9692.
Harbor Springs Community Food Pantry, located in the lower level of the Holy Childhood Community Center building (entrance on Third Street), is open from 9:30 a.m.-noon every non-holiday Monday. Food is available for anyone in need in the Harbor Springs area. Those wishing to donate items may bring them to the Pantry on Monday morning or leave them in baskets inside the entrances of the church from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Phone (231)526-2017, Ext 43. This is a community-wide service.
Friendship Centers of Emmet County, has recently received a grant, from the Petoskey-Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation for its Senior Essential Needs Fund. In an ongoing effort to foster independence, the Council on Aging provides this fund to help seniors age 60 and older, residing in Emmet County, with needs that fall outside of the resources that are typically available. For information on how to apply for help with health related expenses, medications not covered by an insurance plan, safety and welfare needs or even emergency home repairs, please call (231) 347-3211 or toll-free at (888)347-0369.
Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Council on Aging, offers services for age 60 and over and spouses. Meals on Wheels and in-home respite, homemaker and personal care are available on a donation basis. Congregate meals are served in Petoskey, Brutus and Pellston. Foot care, massage therapy, medication management, blood pressure screening, support groups, Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP age 55+), choir, fitness programs and more are offered ona no cost, donation or low cost basis. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 for information.
Emmet County Recycling, offers free recycling of all electronics all the time. Free electronics recycling is made possible by a 2008 Michigan law requiring manufacturers who sell computers and TVs in the state to provide a free and convenient way for customers to recycle their old computers and TVs. The facility is open from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturdays and is closed Sundays and major holidays. For more information on electronics recycling locally, contact Emmet County Recycling at (231)348-0640 or visit www.EmmetRecycling.org.
Project Connect Volunteers needed. The 7th annual Project Connect will be Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 10 am to 3 pm at the Emmet County Fairgrounds in Petoskey. Dozens of volunteers are needed for a variety of duties including guest registration, greeters, guides and exit interviews. Help make a lasting connection toward self-sufficiency with a neighbor in need. Visit http://charemunitedway.galaxydigital.com/ to register as a volunter or contact Lisa Luebke, CEUW Program Coordinator, (231) 487-1006.
Cashier Assistant in the ReStore in Harbor Springs.The ReStore sells gently used building materials, home appliances, housewares, and furniture that otherwise might end up in a landfill. Revenue generated from the sale of items donated help to build safe and affordable homes in our community.The cashier assistant is responsible for answering phones, greeting customers, assisting customers, cleaning donations, and helping put donations on the floor. The cashier assistant will be working right along side staff. This opportunity is sponsored by Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity. Mandy Martin, Volunteer Coordinator, 231-348-6926. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go the the Char-Em United Way Volunteer Connections website: http://tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections or call 231-487-1006.
Support your community by volunteering with the Women's Resource Center Gold Mine Resale Shops and Safe Home. Both are in need of building repairs and/or maintenance. If you are a skill maintenance person with some extra time, please contact Jamie Winters, Volunteer coordinator (231)347-1572.
The Manna Food Project in Harbor Springs, is calling for volunteers for packing and repacking food products in the Manna warehouse. Distributing 1.7 million pounds of food product to over 35 area pantries and 44,000 families is no easy task without the support of volunteers. Students, service groups, senior groups, scout troops, families and individuals are all welcome to be part of Manna's volunteer army. To get involved with The Manna Food Project, contact Gabby Billion at 231-347-8852 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Women's Resource Center needs volunteer assistance in staffing the Safe Home, which houses survivors of domestic abuse and their children.Comprehensive training is provided for all WRCNM volunteer positions. Volunteers must be 18 or older, should be open minded to differing personal values and possess sensivity to the dynamics of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Workdays and times are flexible for all positions, Monday through Friday evenings (typically from 5-8 pm) A commitment of at least once a month is required. Volunteers have direct contact with families staying in the Safe Home. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: http//tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections or call 231-487-1006.
Caregiver Support Group, Are you providing care for someone needing support through a chronic condition or illness, a special needs child or family member, someone in hospice? Caregiver's Support Group meets at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs, facilitated by Rev. David Van Dam. Monthly meetings alternate between the second Mondays at 6:00 pm and fourth Mondays at 1:00 pm; upcoming dates are Mon, March 10, 6 pm and Mon, March 24, 1:00 pm; open to everyone in the Harbor Springs/Petoskey community.The Presbyterian church is located at 7940 Cemetery Rd., Harbor Springs. Call Cynthia at 231-526-7332 for directions or more information.
Survivors of Suicide Support Group meetings, are on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays ( of each month at 6:00 pm at the Boyne City Library. A group of adults who have lost someone to suicide now meets and safe supportive place. They share the memories and celebrate the lives of their loved ones. This is an initiative by the Human Services Coordinating Body Suicide Prevention Workgroup for Charlevoix and Emmet Counties. For more information contact Greg Billiard 231-590-0587.
CLIMB, is a program through McLaren-Northern Michigan to provide emotional support to children (ages 5-12) who have a parent or other loved one diagnosed with cancer. Children's Lives Include Moments of Bravery. Through CLIMB, art and play activities help children to understand and develop coping skills. This is a free community service funded by McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. For more information or to enroll a child in the CLIMB program, please contact Amy Juneau, at (231)487-4015.
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, is a support group for custodial relative caregivers of children. The group meets on the fourth Monday of the month, January through November, from 6- 7:30 at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Rd.Childcare is available during meetings by reservation: please call (231)347-3211 or (888) 347-0369, x29.
Juvenile Diabetes, parent support group meetings will be held the last Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at La Senorita in Petoskey. Direct questions to Marcia Vandermus, (231)526-9705..
The Grief and Loss Support Group, is held at the Hospice of Little Traverse Bay Community Grief and Loss Center at One Hiland Drive in Petoskey Michigan in the Conference room. The group meets on the third Thursday of every month, 1-2:30 p.m.
Survivors of Suicide Loss Support Group, second Monday of month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Hospice of
Little Traverse Bay, One Hiland Dr, Petoskey (231)487-4285.
Alzheimer's and Dementia support, group meets the second Wednesday each month from 2-3:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231)347-3211 for more information.
Diabetes, Heart and Vascular Support, is offered the second Monday of each month, at McLaren Northern Michigan Hospital and Community Health Education Center from 7-8 p.m. For more information (800)248-6777.