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Community Calendar

Observer Staff

9/19/2005 12:00:00 AM

Canning Class-Mary Lynn, Home Economist at Seventh Generation will be teaching how to can: tomatoes, spaghetti sauce, salsa, vegetables etc. For this class it is important to bring your own jars. Call and reserve a spot today. To sign up please contact Mary Lynn at (989) 775-4794 or Carrie Farr at (989) 775-54780.

"Snaggen" Night for Elders-Seniors dance at Seventh Generation on Sept. 24 from 6 to 9 p.m. Enjoy a dance contest, a best dressed couple contest, games including musical chairs, an Elders shoe pile and more. Prizes and snacks will be provided. For more information, call (989) 775-4780.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month Poster Contest-for all 6th through 8th graders; design and create a poster expressing how domestic violence makes you feel. The winning poster will be displayed throughout the community during the month of October. Turn in completed entries by Sept. 22 to: Behavioral Health Programs, 2800 S. Shepherd Road, Mt. Pleasant, MI 48858. Contact Angie at (989) 775-4895 for more information.

Strengthening the Circle-Social, cultural, legal and health issues for Michigan Indians today on Sept. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Union Gold Room A & B at Michigan State University. A keynote address on the impact of missionary boarding schools on the American Indian population in the United States will be provided by Warren Petoskey (Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians) and Elder Advocate, Little Traverse Bay Band of Odawa. Additional topics covered will include: social service issues in Indian communities, cultural preservation through language, legal practice in the Tribal Court System, major health issues of Tribal nations, and mental health issues. Everyone is welcome to this free-of-charge event. For more information, contact Dr. Suzanne Cross at (517) 432-3726, Eva Menefee at (517) 483-9674 or Dr. Susan Applegate Krouse at (517) 353-9486.

Infant Massage (Central Michigan Community Hospital)-This class is intended for the parent(s) and their baby that is between newborn and walking age. A series of classes will be held Sept. 12, 15, 19, (22 optional) from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. $25 per couple. Call Health Promotion Services at (989) 779-5606 to register.

Osteoporosis Screening (Central Michigan Community Hospital)-Find out about your bone health by having a bone density screening. Cost is $5. Sept. 20 from 1 to 5 p.m. Call (989) 779-5606 to register or Sept. 27, from 1 to 4 p.m.. Call (989) 539-6421 to register.

Better Beginnings (Central Michigan Community Hospital)-Give your baby the best possible start in life. Designed for women in their first or early second trimester, this class is loaded with information and tips for a healthy pregnancy. Cost is $25. Sept. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. Register by calling (989) 779-5606.

Pediatric CPR (Central Michigan Community Hospital)-Learn rescue skills needed to help an infant or child in distress. Sept. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. Cost is $15 per person. Call (989) 779-5606 to register.

Parents of teen and preteen girls (Central Michigan Community Hospital)-Parents play a key role in determining how their daughter responds to changes that happen during the teen years. Learn appropriate guidance, and how to approach these subjects with your teen or preteen. Sept. 29 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Call to register at (989) 779-5606.

20th Annual Health Fair-Oct. 25 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Tribal Gymnasium at Tribal Operations. This years theme is "Creep back into good health," which is Halloween oriented to encourage vendors to wear costumes.

AA Meetings-Tuesdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays at 1 p.m. Location: 2469 Nish-Na-Be-Anong (next to Housing). Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and to help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. If you would like information about a 12 Step Meeting in our area please contact Behavioral Health at (989) 775-4850.

Bimaadiziwin Kinooma-agewinan parenting program-The class takes place at 5:30 p.m. each Thursday. The program has been running for four years with success and has been presented at several national conferences. For more information, call (989) 775-4910.

Veterans Meeting-Oct. 4 The Anishnabe Ogitchedaw Veterans and Warrior Society meets the first Tuesday of each month in the old Seniors' Room at Tribal Operations at 6 p.m. with a potluck immediately following.

Healer Jake Pine-Traditional services will be offered at the Elijah Elk Cultural Center, home of the Seventh Generation Program. Pine will be seen by appointment only during the following times: Sept. 26-30 and Oct. 24-28. Call (989) 775-4470 to set an appointment.