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Community Calendar

Observer Staff

10/3/2005 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.

Planning for Pregnancy-Help ensure a healthy pregnancy. Classes take place Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 6 to 7 p.m. in the FDJ Conference Room at CMCH. Call (989) 779-5606 to register.

Baby Basics-Learn how to care for an infant. Classes held Thursday, Oct. 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. Cost is $20 per couple. Classes are in the FDJ Conference Room at CMCH. Call (989) 779-5606 to register.

Break the SilenceVigil-Oct. 8 from 6:30 to 9:30 at Behavioral Health, 2800 S. Shepherd Rd. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the Nami Migizi Nangwiihgan Program is hosting a vigil. The evening will start off with a walk from Behavioral Health into the Seventh Generation's Traditional Village. Local Anishinabe speakers will be accompanied with music from the Men's Group and the Snowbird Singers.Contact Angie Noriega at (989) 775-4895.

5th Annual Indigenous Peoples Art Market and Juried Show-Oct. 7-9 at the Ziibiwing Center of Anishnabe Culture & Lifeways in Mt. Pleasant. This three-day show presents leading Native artists and their work to the mid-Michigan area. Judges with special expertise in the field of Native art will select the winning artists in the Juried Art Show. Over $17,000 will be awarded in prize money. For more information about the event, call (800) 225-8172, ext. 54744.

First Aid-Learn to recognize and respond to emergencies. Class is Tuesday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $35 (includes book) in the upstairs conference Room at Wellness Central, 2600 Three Leaves Dr., Mt. Pleasant.

Eat Smart, Move Smart-Guest speakers will discuss the recommended physical activity and foods, healthy adults should consume. Classes take place Oct. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Wellness Central Aerobics Room, call (989) 779-5606 to register.

Mt. Pleasant Area Diversity Group-Regular meeting takes place on Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the Veterans Memorial Library Conference Room.

10th Annual Feather Link Tea- This event will unite community women and promote healthy lifestyles in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is planned for Oct. 18 and will take place at the Soaring Eagle Resort from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guest Speaker Denise Alley will provide a presentation on the "Three Secrets for a Balanced Native Woman."

Adult Basketball League Draft Night-Oct. 19; Sunday games start Nov. 6 with a draft entry fee of $25. The number of teams will be determined by the number of players on draft night. There will be a maximum of nine players to a team. Coaches will select players from draft, first round picks will be determined by drawing numbers, draft order will reverse with each round. Participants must be 16 or older to play, a Tribal member, Tribal descendant, Tribal employee, or a member of the Saginaw Chippewa community. All players will be required to complete a draft card and pay the league fee prior to being drafted. Teams are responsible for their own Jerseys. Anyone interested in coaching or helping with revisions to this years league rules, contact Parks & Recreation at (989) 775-4522 or (989) 775-4128.

Snoring� A cause for concern?-Dr. Zalt will provide information on the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of snoring and sleep apnea. Class is Oct. 19 from 6 �7 p.m. in the FDJ Conference Room at CMCH. Call (989) 779-5606 to register.

Run on the Rez-Oct. 22 beginning in the Tribal Operations Parking Lot. Registration 8:45 to 10 a.m. Run starts at 10 a.m. There is a $10 fee that needs to be made by Oct. 19 and $`12 thereafter. Contact (989) 775-4694.

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: Oct. 24-28. Call (989) 775-4470 to set an appointment.

MUTYBL Basketball Schedule-Noon tip-off (A) Away (H) Home games. Oct. 1: GTB vs SCIT (A); Oct. 15: SCIT vs GTB (H); Oct. 22: LTBB vs SCIT (A); Nov. 5: SCIT vs GTB (H); Nov. 12: SCIT vs LTBB (H); Dec. 3: LTBB vs SCIT (A)