Men's Christian support group meets 6:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday at Stutsmanville Chapel at 2988 State Road, north of Harbor Springs. The group is open to anyone. For additional information call (231) 526-2335.
The Charlevoix Community Food Pantry is open to residents of the Charlevoix Public School district who need emergency food. It's located in the Congregational Church on the corner of State Street and Park Avenue and its hours of operation are: 10 a.m.-noon Monday and Thursday. The pantry will be closed when Charlevoix Schools are closed.
Cross of Christ Lutheran and Emmanuel Episcopal churches provide a free lunch from noon-1 p.m. every Thursday for those in need at the First Presbyterian Church in Petoskey. All are welcome.
WIC appointments are now available at health department offices in Antrim, Charlevoix, Emmet and Otsego counties. WIC provides free food for eligible pregnant and post-partum women; infants; and children. For appointments, call the Health Department of Northwest Michigan at (231) 547-0295 or (800) 432-4121.
The Christian Science Reading Room is a study room, library and bookstore. The public is welcome. It is open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday through Saturday. The Reading Room is located at 420 Waukazoo Ave., Petoskey. The phone number is (231) 348-7648.
The Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan offers educational support group meetings for past or present victims of domestic abuse. The group meets from 6-7:30 p.m. every Monday at the Women's Resource Center Safe House. There is no cost to attend. In addition to the support groups, the center also provides victims of domestic abuse with emergency shelter, crisis intervention, information and referrals, victim advocacy, legal advocacy, counseling services and a 24-hour crisis and information line. Call (231) 347-1572 or (800) 275-1995 for further information.
Friendship Centers of Emmet County (Council on Aging) offers in-home services on a donation basis to adults age 60 and older. Available programs include home delivered meals, homemaker, personal care and respite care. Call the COA at (231) 347-3211, for more information.
Petoskey Friendship Center activities Tuesday, May 29: foot care 8:30 a.m.; massage 9 a.m.; Memorial Day luncheon: bratwurst and sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, brownies; ice cream social 1 p.m.; Wii bowling 1:30 a.m.; golf 1:30 a.m.
Boyne Area Senior Center activities Tuesday, May 29: lunch at noon: chicken and rice stew,vegetables; Wii practice.
Charlevoix Senior Center activities Tuesday, May 29: lunch: chicken and rice stew, vegetables, fruit; paint class 1 p.m.; rummy 5 p.m.; raffle.
Harbor Springs Friendship Center activities Tuesday, May 29: coffee 10 a.m.; lunch at noon: Memorial Day luncheon: bratwurst and sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, brownies.
East Jordan Senior Center activities Tuesday, May 29: line dancing 11:30 a.m.; lunch at noon: chicken and rice stew, vegetables, fruit; bingo 1:30 p.m.; paint class 1 p.m.; cards.
Pellston Friendship Center activities Tuesday, May 29: water fitness 8:45 a.m.; coffee 10 a.m.; games 10:30 a.m.; lunch at noon: Memorial Day luncheon: brautwurst and sauerkraut, potato salad, baked beans, brownies; ice cream 12:30 p.m.; bingo 12:45 p.m.
The Wawatam Area Senior Center winter hours for congregate meals are 5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; 1 p.m. Sunday. The center is open every day at noon for recreation, Wii, card games and use of computers (Internet service). The center is located on Cedar Street in Mackinaw City.
Alcoholics Anonymous 24-hour information call (231) 348-5005.
Al-Anon /Alateen information is available by calling (231) 675-7044.
Alzheimer's Disease /Dementia support meets 2-3:30 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Caregiver Support meets 1:30-3 p.m. the fourth Thursday at Petoskey Friendship Center library. Call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
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