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Community Happenings

Date: February 10, 2018 |

Editor’s note: This space is free to community organizations to promote events which are of benefit to the residents of Ogemaw County.

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Ongoing

Mondays - Disabled American Veterans and Auxiliary meet the third Monday, 5 p.m. at the VFW Post 3775 on South M-30 in West Branch. Call 473-3416.

Mondays - Rose City Lions Club meets the second and fourth Monday, 6:30 p.m. at the Log Cabin in the Rose City City Park. Call Phyllis 989-701-2620.

Monday- (Third of each month) Ogemaw County Genealogical and Historical Society 12 noon at Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 E. Houghton Ave., West Branch. Call Lois 345-0459.

Mondays – (Fourth of each month) WBRMC’s Stroke Support Group 5 p.m.in the Diabetic Counseling Room, Medical Arts Center, 335 E. Houghton Ave., West Branch. Call 343-3154.

Mondays – (Last of each month) Ogemaw Kids Museum committee 7 p.m. at West Branch City Hall. Call 345-0500.

Tuesdays - Kiwanis Club of West Branch meets at noon at the China Inn, 601 W. Houghton Ave.

Tuesdays - Rose City Area Historical Society meets the second Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m., April through November, except August, meet at the Rose City Lions Club Cabin. Call Cathy 345-5659.

Tuesdays - (Fourth of each month) Rifle River Quilt Guild 9:30 a.m. at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, corner of Sage Lake Road and M-33. Any level of quilters are welcome. Call Rose 989-873-3933.

Tuesdays –(First and third of each month) Cardinal Optimist Club of Skidway Lake 7 p.m. at the 3 County Club, 2477 Greenwood Rd., Skidway Lake. Call Janet 989-387-2640.

Tuesdays - (Fourth of each month) The Democratic Party of Ogemaw County 5 p.m. Meet at the Ogemaw County Courthouse, 806 W. Houghton Ave. in West Branch. Call Patrick 415- 312-6354.

Wednesdays - Al-Anon meeting 8 p.m. Meet at the 12 Step Club, 236 S. First St., West Branch. Call Susan 387-3440.

Wednesdays - West Branch Area Business and Professional Women’s Organization meets the second Wednesday of the month at 5:30 p.m. Different locations each month. Call 989-942-4005 for information.

Thursdays - Vet2Vet Peer Support Group, meets every week, 6-7 p.m. at the Ogemaw County Building, Room 204. Call 345-0533.

Thursdays - Northern Blend Sweet Adelines meets every week 7 p.m. at Logan Township Hall, 4507 E. M-55, Prescott. Call Ellen 345-0978.

Thursdays - Northern Michigan Lamb and Wool Festival Knitting Club 7-9 p.m. every other week at the Outlets at West Branch lounge. Bring your knitting, crocheting and spinning projects, beginners welcome. Call Jeanie 345-2434 or email Beth nmlwf@yahoo.com.

Thursdays – (Third of each month) Rose City/Lupton Chamber of Commerce meets at 6:30 p.m. at the Rose City City Hall. Call Carl 473-3268.

Thursdays – West Branch Optimist Club meets at 7 a.m. at the Ponderosa Steak House in West Branch. Call 989-942-6608.

Fridays - A Matter of Balance 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels among older adults. Sponsored by the Ogemaw County Commission on Aging. Call 345-3010 ext. 1802. Class is free.

Fridays – (Third of each month) Office hours of State Representative Daire Rendon. 9 to 10 a.m. Held at the West Branch Area Chamber of Commerce, 422 W. Houghton Ave. in West Branch. Call 345- 2821.


February

10 – Jameson Memorial Bowling Tournament. Shifts at 12:30, 4:30 and 8 p.m. Annual 9-pin, no tap tournament for youth bowlers. Day includes three games, dinner buffet, jackpots and mystery games, raffles, and drawings. Held at Ogemaw Lanes in West Branch. Call 345-2200.

10 - Find True Love Adoption Event noon - 4 p.m. at Eddie Bauer in West Branch. This is an adoption event sponsored by the Claws and Paws Rescue. Call 345-2479.

16 - Spaghetti dinner fundraiser for Robin Zimmer 3-7 p.m. Dinner, silent auction, raffles, 50/50 drawings and more. At the 3 County Club, 2477 Greenwood Rd. in Skidway Lake.

17 - Bagging for tips 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Family Fare in West Branch. This is a fundraising event for Claws and Paws Rescue. Call 345-2479.

17 – WBACC Winter Ball doors open at 6, dinner at 7 p.m. Outstanding Business Awards presented, dinner, dancing, silent auction and a great opportunity to network. Call 345-2821.

21 - Embracing forgiveness: What it is and what it isn’t 5-7 p.m. This is a five week study series on Wednesdays. Presented by Rev. Barbara Hawthorne Crafton. Each session will consist of a soup and bread supper, video, and discussion questions. Trinity Episcopal Church, 100 E. Houghton Ave. in West Branch.

24 - Cornhole Tournament. Sign up at 10, races start at 11 a.m. Twoperson teams, food, prizes, raffles, 50/50 drawings and more. Held inside the American Legion Post #370, 805 E. Greenwood Rd. in Prescott. Sponsored by the American Legion Riders. Call 989-836-2660.

24 – Winterfest 11 a.m. at Rifle River Recreation Area. Hay rides, sledding hill, cross country skiing, (bring your own equipment) bonfire, hot dogs, coffee, hot chocolate and water. Call 989-473-2258.

24 – Show me the Money 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Being held at Faith Alive Church, 2945 Hansen Rd., in West Branch. Call Mandi 345-1090.


March

3 – Peter Pan Trivia Night 6 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. game starts. Knights of Columbus Hall, 601 Court St. in West Branch. Call 345-0446.

3 – Annual Bonfire and Chili Cook-off 12:00-4:00 p.m. Registration at 11:00 a.m. Rose City Park. Call 685-2103.

10 – Fifth Grade Spaghetti Dinner 4-8 p.m. St. Joseph Catholic School, 935 W. Houghton Ave. in West Branch. Proceeds to benefit the sixth grade camp. Call 345-0220.

10 - St. Patrick’s Craft and Vendor Show 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Forward Conference Center, 2980 Cook Rd. in West Branch. Proceeds from the 50/50 raffle and silent auction will benefit Team Keagan. Call Samantha 810-858-2857.

11 – Flapjack fundraiser 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a fundraising event to Rob Gratton fight pancreatic cancer. Being held at the Horton Township Hall, 2120 Rau Rd. in West Branch. Call Renee 989-709-6017 or Howie 989-312-0973.

17 – Optimist Club Camel Races 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7:30 p.m. races start. Seven races, 50/50 raffles, hor d’oeuvres, desserts and set-ups, BYOB. All proceeds go to local youth programs. Call Mike 345-4638.

17 - Bagging for tips 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. At Family Fare in West Branch. This is a fundraising event for Claws and Paws Rescue. Call 345-2479.

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