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Community and Nonprofit Benefit Events

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan "FUNraiser", will take place at the Sagamore Room at The Inn at Bay Harbor from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday March 15. A variety of unique items donated by area businesses and individuals will be featured in the silent and the live auctions. Dollars raised at the St. Patrick's themed FUNdraiser will help support services such as the WRCNM's 24-hour crisis and information line, operating costs at the Safe Home, counseling and advocacy for survivors of domestic abuse and sexual assault, as well as children's educational programming and scholarships. WRCNM's survivor services are provided at no charge. WRCNM's FUNdraiser will also feature an array of appetizers and a cash bar. Tickets are $10 per person in advance or $15 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased by calling the WRCNM main office at (231) 347-0067. A list of auction items will be available on the organization's website at wrcnm.org.

Made in Michigan Business After Hours, on Thursday, March 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Stafford's Perry Hotel. Area businesses and staff are invited to this event, featuring Michigan Coney Dogs from Plath's Meats and old fashioned Faygo Floats made with Kilwin's Ice Cream, and Faygo donated by D&W Fresh Market. In addition to networking opportunities, Michigan-themed hors d'oeuvres, and a cash bar, there will be 'Pop-up Prize' drawings every 15 minutes for Made in Michigan and Michigan featured prizes. From 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. a chance to win more prizes will take place in the Noggin Room Pub with a special Michigan Trivia game. Cost is just $7 for Members or $12 for Not-yet-members. No Advance Registration is required. For more information, please call Nikki Devitt at 347-4150 or email nikki@petoskeychamber.com

Friday fish fries, hosted by the Holy Childhood Knights of Columbus on Friday March 17 and 24. Serving from 5:00-7:00 pm They will have baked fish (Swai), fried fish (Cod loin), cole slaw, french fries, coffee, fruit drink, and cake. Adult $10.00, Children (6 to 12) $7,00; 5 and under Free. Carry out is available: Call 526-4280.

NCMC Lunch Lecture: Freedom of Information Act, on Friday, March 17, in the Library Conference Center on the Petoskey campus. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at noon. You have the right to full and complete information regarding the affairs of government and the official acts of those who represent you. Robin Luce-Herrmann, general counsel to the Michigan Press Association, explains how you can use FOIA and the Michigan Open Meetings Act to more fully participate in the democratic process. Reservations are required. Call 231-348-6600 or email luncheonlectures@ncmich.edu to reserve your place at the table. Cost is $10 and includes lunch.

Lifelong Learning: History of Yoga, with Rebecca Stevenson on Thursday, March 23, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. at the Petoskey District Library $10/advance, $12/door Please register, 231.758.3100 Life Long Learning classes are offered by the Petoskey District Library with the goal of tapping into the expertise of Northern Michigan teachers, business owners, and residents to share their knowledge and create unique opportunities to learn new things for the local community. The classes are open to all and offered at a minimal cost. To find out more about this class or learn about upcoming classes, visit PDL's web site or contact Marty Samson, msamson@petoskeylibrary.org.

Sidewalks, Trails & Pathways: All the places you can go using the City's non-motorized facilities, a talk by Amy Tweeten, City Planner. Monday, March 27 at 7p.m. in the Carnegie Building. Discuss the importance of non-motorized facilities to different demographic groups how the City of Petoskey is enhancing its walkability to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors. All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are held at the Carnegie Building at 451 E. Mitchell Street, unless otherwise noted. The programs are offered at 7p.m. on the fourth Monday of every month, except May (third Monday) and December (no program). All Friends @ the Carnegie programs are open to the public and admission is free. If you would like more information about this or other Library events, call the Petoskey District Library at 231-758-3100.

Farmer's Markets and Foodie Events

The CTAC Artisans & Farmers Market, fall/winter season is now inside the Carnegie Building on Friday mornings. When weather permits, vendors will sell their goods out on the Bidwell Plaza, too.

Crooked Tree Arts Center's Swirl, will take place on Thursday, March 23. Wine and hearty hors d'oeuvres from Lake Street Market, while local folk favorite, Kellerville performs in the galleries. Swirl is a monthly wine tasting with music and the most recent art exhibit on display. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for the March Swirl, with food and music going until 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance per person and $20 the day of Swirl. Tickets are available now, and subject to availability. For more information and to purchase tickets, contact the Crooked Tree Arts Center, 231-347-4337 or visit www.crookedtree.org. The Crooked Tree Arts Center-Petoskey is located at 461 E. Mitchell Street, downtown Petoskey.

Outdoor Adventures and Fun

Pond Hill Farm's expanded trail system, is free and open to the public and include cross country ski, snowshoe and fat tire biking. Also new this season is the Gnome Sweet Gnome Hunt, a wonderful family experience, which takes adventurers around the Pond Hill Farm trail system to seven different points of interest. Guests can hike, snowshoe, cross country ski, or fat tire bike around the trails in search of the seven gnomes! When all seven gnomes are discovered, and a picture or selfie has been taken with each, guests have successfully completed the hunt and logged miles of winter exercise! The reward for completing this beautiful farm tour is a free mug of hot chocolate (with the addition of our Cherry Finale Dessert Wine for those over 21) and an entry into the grand prize drawing in March. The trail system and Gnome Sweet Gnome Scavenger Hunt is open year round during their café, winery, brewery business hours; 11am - 5:30pm daily. They do ask that everyone check in and out at the Farm Market for safety reasons please.

Winter camping at Camp Petosega, cabins available all year. Camp Petosega is a favorite summer campground but it's also a great winter destination, as well. Ice fishing, snowshoeing and winter exploration make this Emmet County park and campground an ideal spot to spend a few cozy winter days and nights! The campground has several cabins that are open in the winter months available for rent, including Cabins 1, 2, 3 (rustic, electricity no plumbing); and Cabin D (electricity, no plumbing). For photos of the cabins and rental information, visit www.camppetosega.org/campsites-cabins For park info and reservations, call (231) 347-6536

Arts, Literature, Film and Music

Harbor Springs Lyric Theatre, is now showing a host of first run, classic, family and independent films in downtown Harbor Springs. For a full listing of this week's show, see the Lyric's ad in this newspaper or visit the theatre's website, www.lyricharborsprings.org

Shrek! The Musical, will be performed by Harbor Springs High School students March 16-19 at the Performing Arts Center. Tickets available at the door; showtimes are 7 p.m. March 16-18, and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 19.

The Robert Emmet Society's 12th annual Hoolie, will take place March 17 at Stafford's Perry Hotel in Petoskey. The event raises funds for the annual Robert Emmet scholarship, which sends a qualified student from North Central Michigan College to study at the Gallway-Mayo Institute of Technology in Ireland. This year will feature the music of Teada. Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards. The band will be touring with their Irish dancer as well. Also performing again this year were perennial favorites The Hooligans with sing- a- long classics and tunes for your listening and dancing pleasure.Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for society members, and $7 for students. Seating is limited so advance purchase is recommended. Food and drink prices are in addition to tickets. For tickets, or more information, call the Robert Emmet Society at the County Emmet Celtic Shop (231) 753-2027 or Stafford's Perry Hotel at (231) 347-4000.

A special program for tweens/teens to discuss the life of young Ernest Hemingway, in the local region, 1899 - 1919 - titled Saturday Morning with Ernie and Nick - will be held at the Petoskey District Library on Saturday, March 25. The 90-minute event gets underway at 10:30 a.m. in the library's lower level classroom. Interested tweens/teens should make reservations by phone, 231.758.3100 or at www.petoskeylibrary.org (Click on the Event Calendar)

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra Sunday Series, on March 26th The program is shaping up to be a rousing tribute to spring, dance and romance! Join the GLCO for the performance at 4:00 Sunday afternoon, March 26 at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs, 7940 Cemetary Road, Harbor Springs. For more information, and for complete program notes please go to www.glcorchestra.org or contact Anne McDevitt at 231.487-0010.

Hill House showcase at Crooked Tree Arts Center, with Joshua Davis headlining and featuring Robinson & Rohe and Three Thirds on Saturday, April 15. Since 2010, artists from all over the world have been traveling to Northern Michigan in order to live and work at the Hill House Artist Residency. Davis will headline the show with his trio, featuring Mike Shimmin and Mike Lynch. The show starts at 7:30. Tickets are $20 ($15 for Blissfest members to Saturday's show) and can be purchased at www.blissfest.org/concerts. Please reach out to Crosshatch at info@crosshatch.org or 231-622-5252 with any questions.

Northern Michigan Chorale, celebrates its 35th Annual Spring Concert titled, Take A Musical Journey on May 5-7. The songs feature different styles of travel, whether by train, or plane and places of travel and include: "Beyond the Blue Horizon," "Blue Bayou," "Rocky Top" and "America, The Beautiful" to name a few of the songs. Dates and times of the four performances are Friday, May 5 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, May 6 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, May 7 at 3:00 p.m. All performances will be held at the Crooked Tree Arts Center in Petoskey.Tickets will go on sale in April. For further information, go to www.nmchorale.org or call Melody Riley at 231-203-1998.


Spring hours for Harbor Springs History Museum, Although the museum does not maintain gallery hours during March and April, they will be open for regular business hours, Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 am-5 pm. Visitors are welcome to drop by or call ahead for larger groups or school tours. The museum's temporary exhibit, Just the Artifacts, Ma'am, will be on display through the summer and staff members are happy to open the galleries for visitors. The Harbor Springs History Museum is open year round and located at 349 E. Main Street. For more information about the Historical Society or our upcoming events, visit us online at HarborSpringsHistory.org or call (231) 526-9771.

Evening genealogy hours offered, at the Harbor Springs History Museum Have you wanted to research your family's history but aren't sure where to start? Maybe you have started your genealogy research but need more tools to dig deeper. Well, the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society is here to help! The Harbor Springs History Museum is pleased to offer free access to the powerful genealogy site Ancestry.com. Join them from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on the last Tuesday of the month (March 21) when they will be open for special, extended research hours. Their staff will be available to help you get started with Ancestry.com and to answer questions about family research. Although the museum space does offer two dedicated computers, guests are encouraged to bring their own laptops. In addition to these evening hours guests can access Ancestry.com anytime during the society's regular business hours, Tuesday - Friday from 9am to 5 pm. For more information or to RSVP please call (231) 526-9771.


First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs, Our 10am Worship Service has both Nursery and Sunday School for young people. We celebrate communion on the first Sunday of the month. Our Pastor's Forum begins at 9:00am in the Gathering Place. Our Lenten Soup Suppers will be Thursdays through April 6 at 5:30pm. We begin with our meal and then follow with a group study using the video series by John Ortberg entitled "Who Is this Man?" All are welcome to this. The church is located at the corner of W. Lake and Cemetery Roads and is completely handicap accessible. For additional information, contact Linda O'Dell, linda@fpchs.org. 231-526- 7332.

Stutsmanville Chapel, Middle & High School Youth Group will meet at 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday. One Sunday service is held at 10 a.m. with Adult and Children's Sunday school beginning at 9 a.m. Nursery for children 6 wks - 3yr. olds is available during both services.


TED Talks at the Harbor Springs Library, on Thursday, March 16 starting 6:30pm. The TED Talks are: "How to Separate Fact and Fiction Online" and "Beware of Online 'Filter Bubbles'" and will be followed by a discussion led by Cyndi Kramer. Please come to learn more about where news comes from and how to seek out unbiased sources.

Harbor Springs Library, hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday,10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.. Closed Sundays. The library offers free Internet access, public computers are available for free, printing services at a small cost. The library provides MelCat, an inter-library loan service that accesses books from across the state. Harbor Springs Library is located at 206 S. Spring St, up the stairs. Elevator service available. On the first Saturday of every month, the library hosts a children's story time with crafts. For more information, call (231) 526-2531 or visit our website at www.harborspringslibrary.org.

The Mackinaw Area Public Library, main branch in Mackinaw City Library hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday noon-8 p.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.. For more info call (231) 436-5451.The library is located at 528 W. Central Ave. in Mackinaw City.

Petoskey District Library, announces updated hours : Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday, Saturday, 10 am-5 pm; Sunday: Noon-5 p.m.. Questions about youth programs may be answered by phoning youth services staff at the library (231) 758-3113 or by visiting the web site at www.petoskeylibrary.org. Library is located in downtown Petoskey, 500 E Mitchell St. 231-758-3100.

Alanson Public Library, Upcoming events: The Alanson Area Public Library will hold their winter book sale at the Community Building in Alanson on Saturday, March 18, from 10:00-1:00. Please support our library and find some great deals on great books! New Book Discussion Group - Meets first Wednesday of the month at 10:00am. For reading selections, go to www.alansonlibrary.org. "Raving About Raptors" - Wednesday, April 19 at 7:00pm - Join Kathy Bricker from Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch to learn about the owls, hawks, eagles and falcons that live in our area - their habitats, migrations, conservation and how best to spot them.

Alanson Library hours, are Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday noon-5 p.m.; and Saturday hours 10 am to 2 pm. Closed Sundays and Holidays. (231) 548-5465, located at 7631 Burr Ave (Alanson Community Building). Alanson Public Library service area for free library membership includes the Village of Alanson, City of Harbor Springs, and Littlefield, Little Traverse, West Traverse, Pleasantview, Readmond, Friendship and Maple River townships.

Health and Wellness

Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Centers offers free balance screenings, the balance screening is free to anyone interested in learning how to improving your balance and reducing the risk of falling. Falling can have a big impact on our lives and is one of the most serious medical problems facing older people. It can cause a loss of mobility, independence, a sense of security and falling can cause a serious injury. To learn more about a free balance screening or schedule your appointment, please call 231-348-7002.

Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Centers offers free injury consultations, this free consultation one-on-one discussion with an experienced physical therapist. The therapist will assess your condition and your concerns, and recommend a course of action to address and potentially eliminate your pain and/or limitations. To learn more about a free injury or schedule your appointment, please call 231-348-7002.

North Central Michigan College's Student and Community Resource Center, track is a safe (and free) place to run or walk year-round. It is most popular in the winter and is a great alternative any time it is cold, dark or raining outside. In addition, a wide variety of fitness courses are held in the center each semester. These one-credit courses include T'ai Chi Chu'an, personal wellness and self-defense. Classes meet twice a week for one hour and only cost $108 (plus applicable fees) for a semester for Emmet County residents. There are also two physical conditioning courses (PE 116 and PE 216) offering unlimited access to the fitness center. These courses include an individual fitness evaluation and a prescribed program using various pieces of training equipment and activities, again for only $108 per semester for Emmet County residents. To apply, visit www.ncmich.edu and click on Apply Now!

McLaren Northern Michigan offers $15 health screenings, The screenings take place the third Thursday of every month from 8-10 a.m. at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center (820 Arlington Ave, Petoskey). They are performed by the Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Dept and will offer: BP, Height, weight and body mass index, finger poke blood test, on the spot results and education on reducing cardiovascular disease risk. Fasting is not required. No apt is necessary. For more info call (800)248-6777.

Heart and Healing Arts, A free program centered on mind, body, and spirit wellness. Offered twice a month at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center of McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey. Programs are open to the public, and are especially helpful for those who live with chronic health conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, or obesity. The program meets from 7-8 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month. The following programs will take place through May: Mar 16, 2017: Acupuncture: Correcting unbalance in the body through traditional Chinese medicine; Apr 6, 2017: Meditation: Tapping into the healing powers of the mind; Apr 20, 2017: Mandala Art: Discuss and experience Mandela art as a mindful practice; May 4, 2017: Art and Yoga: Practice and observation of basic postures with art; May 18, 2017: Art as a Healing Force: Discuss how art is a healing force and mindful practice. There is no charge for the programs. For more information, call (800) 248-6777.

Free mammograms, Offered to women without health insurance (or whose insurance does not cover mammograms) by the Health Department of Northwest Michigan. Appoints are available for eligible women age 40-64. Follow up tests are also covered, and treatment, if needed, is covered by the Medical Treatment Act. The American Cancer Society recommend women age 40 and up get mammograms every year. Call 1-800-432-4121 for more information.

Career Exploration

North Central Michigan College's nursing and allied health, faculty will hold monthly information sessions on Thursdays at 4 p.m. to explain the process for admission into the College's highly competitive nursing and allied health career programs. The sessions will be in Room 347 of the College's Health Education and Science Center on the Petoskey campus unless otherwise noted. The final session will be held on Thursday, March 16, 2017 Anyone planning to apply for admission into the nursing or allied health programs is strongly encouraged to attend one of these informational sessions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Local musicians wanted, for the Friendship Center of Harbor Springs. We are looking for local musicians to perform before our lunch hour on Friday's from 11:00 a.m. to noon. Volunteer once a week, once a month, or give it a try before you commit. We can only pay musicians $10.00 at this time. We offer a free meal and coffee. If you are interested in performing, send an email with information about yourself, your music and links to your website to Jennifer at hsfriendshipcenter@gmail.com or call (231) 526-6061

Quilting group at VitalCare Hospice of Little Traverse Bay (HOLTB), Invites novice to veteran quilters to help make quilts for hospice patients. The HOLTB quilting group meets every Wednesday from 9 a.m.-12p.m. from October until May at Hiland Cottage. Come have fun and unite in wonderful camaraderie. For more information on how you can volunteer, please call Barb Postelnick (231) 347-0798 or Mary Putters (231) 347-7931. Hiland cottage is located at One Hiland Drive in Petoskey.

Women's Resource Center Gold Mine Resale Shops and Safe Home, Both need volunteers who are skilled maintenance people for building repairs and/or maintenance. If you are a skilled maintenance person with some extra time, please contact Jamie Winters, Volunteer coordinator (231)347-1572.

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 sensitivity to the dynamics of domestic abuse and sexual assault. Work days and times are flexible for all positions, Monday through Friday evenings (typically from 5-8 p.m.) 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.

The Manna Food Project in Harbor Springs, Needs 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 gabby@mannafoodproject.org.

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra, Looking for volunteers to join ever-growing team for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. From board positions to event set-up, and everything in between-- we need your help. If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please contact Executive Director Anne McDevitt for more information at (231) 487-0010, or by email at anne@glcorchestra.org.

Kiwanis, is looking for new members. We provide scholarships for the graduates of Harbor Springs High School, along with hosting events like the annual regional track meet and the fifth grade essay contest, sponsoring the upkeep of a cabin at Camp Daggett, our high school Key Club, and our local Boy Scouts. Be a part of what makes our community great!

Community Resources

Playgroups, for children 0-60 months and their preschool-aged siblings are offered free through the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Playgroups help you find out more about your child's developmental stage; learn new games and activities to play with your child; and share ideas, parenting experiences and concerns with the playgroup facilitator and other parents. Playgroups are held: 9:00-10:30 a.m. Tuesdays at Jordan Valley District Library Community Room, East Jordan;11:30-1:00 p.m. Tuesdays at First Congregational Church, Central Lake; 9:30-11 a.m. Wednesdays at United Methodist Church, Alanson; 9:30-11 a.m. Thursdays at Boyne District Library, Boyne City; 9:30-11 a.m. Fridays at United Methodist Church, Petoskey. A story time is also offered 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays at Central Lake District Library, Central Lake. Call (231)347-0067 or visit wrcnm.org for more information.

Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan, 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 Monday year round. 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.

Senior Organizations and Resources

The Friendship Center of Harbor Springs, will offer new programs including exercise classes: Gentle Yoga, Tai Chi, Line Dancing and Strength and Balance. We will continue to have entertainment by local musicians, color art, bingo, holiday parties and much more. For now, come visit us at The Village of Hillside in Building D. Join us for a variety of activities. All are welcome! For further information check out our website: www.thefriendshipcenterofharborsprings.com , "Like" us on Facebook or call 231-526-6061.

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 on a no cost, donation or low cost basis. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 for information

New Harbor Springs Alzheimer's Awareness Support Group, starts March 22, 2017 and will meet every 4th Wednesday at 2 pm at the Harbor Springs City Hall. Discussion topics will include brain health, environmental and dietary factors that effect this disease, general Alzheimer's awareness and ways to deal with difficult situations while providing care. The Alzheimer's Awareness Support Group's goal is to show a different way of looking at this disease. We want to teach you how to enter their world and not make them live in ours. It's a basic attitudinal shift-let Dementia be our teacher. Please RSVP by emailing Hilde Bonesteel RN @ Hildebonesteel@netzero.com or by calling 231-242-4021 for more information.

Support Groups

Free weekly cancer patient support group, via the Karmanos Cancer Institute at McLaren Northern Michigan every Thursday from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. Check-in and refreshments are from 5:30 - 6 p.m., with open discussion from 6-7:30 p.m. led by Kristin Glentz, LMSW. This program is funded by generous donors through the McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation.

For information on this support group, please call (800) 248-6777 or visit northernhealth.org/classes.

New Harbor Springs Alzheimer's Awareness Support Group, starts March 22, 2017 and will meet every 4th Wednesday at 2 pm at the Harbor Springs City Hall. Discussion topics will include brain health, environmental and dietary factors that effect this disease, general Alzheimer's awareness and ways to deal with difficult situations while providing care. The Alzheimer's Awareness Support Group's goal is to show a different way of looking at this disease. We want to teach you how to enter their world and not make them live in ours. It's a basic attitudinal shift-let Dementia be our teacher. Please RSVP by emailing Hilde Bonesteel RN @ Hildebonesteel@netzero.com or by calling 231-242-4021 for more information.

Caregiver Support Group, The Caregiver Support Group at the First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs meets on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, at First Presbyterian Church of Harbor Springs. This is an opportunity for caregivers to meet with others in similar situations to talk and listen, and provide mutual support. Moderator is David VanDam and the meetings are open to everyone in the Harbor/Petoskey and surrounding communities. The Presbyterian church is located at 7940 Cemetery Rd., Harbor Springs. Call Linda at FPCHS office, 231-526-7332 for more information.

Hospice of Northwest Michigan, hosts a monthly adult grief and bereavement support group held on the third Monday of each month. The group begins at 11 a.m. at Independence Village, 965 Hager Dr, Petoskey. This program is open to anyone in the community looking for assistance in their grief process and is facilitated by Rev. David Behling. There is no charge to attend. Call Hospice (231) 547-7659 to register or for more information.

Survivors of Suicide Support Group meetings,The first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Boyne City Library. A group of adults who have lost someone to suicide now meet in a 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.

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.

An Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Support Group, meets in the multi-purpose room at the Petoskey Friendship Center at 2:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. For more information about FCEC's support groups or educational seminars call the Council on Aging offices at (231) 347-3211 or toll-free (888) 347-0369, or visit www.emmetcoa.org.

Juvenile Diabetes, Parent support group meetings are 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..

Diabetes and Heart and Vascular Support, 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.

Diabetes Support Group, meets the second Monday of each month from 7 - 8 p.m. at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, on 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. To learn more about the Diabetes Support Group, please call (800) 248-6777 or visit northernhealth.org/classes

The Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group, is free and is a safe environment for survivors of traumatic brain injury or stroke. Patients and caregivers share challenges and learn from experts and each other in a compassionate setting. The McLaren Northern Michigan Stroke and Brain Injury Support Group meets the second Tuesday of each month from 6-7:30 p.m. at the John and Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion and Dialysis Center, on 820 Arlington Avenue in Petoskey. To learn more, please call (800) 248-6777 or visit northernhealth.org/classes

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