Community Calendar

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PUBLIC  ACTIVITIES

Community service rooms open every Tuesday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Vassar Seventh-day Adventist Church, 5920 Frankenmuth Rd. for free clothing, shoes, bedding, etc. Donations greatly appreciated. Everyone welcome. 989-823-3069.

Farmers Market State Street Square in Caro open  8 a.m. – 1 p.m. Saturday

Food Outreach hosted by Spring of Life Community Church in Mayville the third Saturday of each month. Free groceries will be available to all who attend. A free dinner will also be available. For more information, call 989-843-0194.

Food Pantry is open 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at St. Christopher Parish, 910 W. Frank St., Caro. Typical grocery staples plus some frozen foods. Limit one visit per month. For more information, call 989-672-2104.

Free community lunch – last Saturday of every month from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in fellowship hall at First United Methodist Church, Marlette. Menu includes soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. The building is handicap accessible.

Good Samaritans Food Pantry is open 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Caro United Methodist Church, 670 W. Gilford Road. Open to Tuscola County residents. ID is required.

Opperman Memorial Library – check out the new features that the public library has to offer: Overdrive (digital e-books and audiobooks), RBDigital (digital e-magazines), Kingston Enterprise newspaper available online from 1941 to Feb. 15, 1968. 

Plant a row for the hungry – the program is collecting surplus produce grown from local gardens. Please leave your donations behind the Tuscola County MSU Extension office by 8 a.m. on Tuesday mornings only. 

“SAVE A LIFE” Learn free by-stander/compression only CPR the third Tuesday of each month at Caro Area District Library, 6-7 p.m. Call 989-615-0078 to enroll or [email protected]

SouthernCare Hospice is searching for Volunteers for our Volunteer Program. Volunteers make a big difference in the lives of Hospice patients and their families. Call us at 989-790-7533 to learn more about becoming a Hospice Volunteer.

St. Frances Mission Store in Vassar, household resale shop for anyone is located at 153 Maple St., near the high school. It is open every Tuesday and Wednesday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and the second Saturday of each month from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Profits benefit the local food pantries and organizations that help the needy. Store phone is 989-823-8803.

Vassar District Library, 520 W. Huron, now has curbside service available. Call 989-823-2171 for more information.

VFW Post 4164 Auxiliary is looking for new members to join. If interested, contact Deloris Kratz at 989-673-3664.

Volunteer drivers needed: Tuscola County Office of Veterans Affairs needs volunteer drivers to take county veterans to their doctor appointments in Ann Arbor, Detroit and Saginaw VA Medical Centers. The county has two vehicles for transporting he veterans, but not enough drivers to get the job done. Even 1-2 days a month would help. Call Jessica VanOchten or Mark Zmierski at 989-673-8148 for more information.

Volunteers wanted for Care Team Hospice to provide comfort visitations with patients in Tuscola County. Please contact Volunteer Coordinator, Gail Makuch at 810-241-6201 or email [email protected]

MEETINGS

American Legion Auxiliary #421 meetings are held the second Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. at the Unionville American Legion Hall.

American Legion Post #181 meets the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at 248 W. Main St., Mayville.

Caro American Legion Post 7 meetings are the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.

Caro Chapter #96 Royal Arch Masons meet the second Thursday of each month in the Masonic Temple, 156 N. State St., Caro.

Caro Lions Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Brentwood. Membership applications available. Call 989-673-5588 for more information.

Cass River Genealogy Society meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, except for June, July, August and December at Wickson District Library in Frankenmuth at 6:30 p.m.

Civil Air Patrol MI-165 Cass River Squadron meets every Thursday from 6-8:30 p.m. at 1690 Mertz Rd., Caro. Cadets 12 on up welcome. Learn Aerospace, Emergency Service and Cadet Programs Learn to Lead. For more information, call Squadron Commander Capt. Christina Hammac at 989-672-9975.

Compassionate Friends Thumb Area Chapter meets the second Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Community of Christ Church, 2081 Deckerville Road, Caro, MI 48723. 

DAV Thumb Memorial 75 meets the second Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 110 W. Frank St., Caro. All honorably discharged veterans can join. All family – husbands, wives and children are invited.

Exchange Club of Caro “Unity for Service” meets the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6-7:30 p.m. at the Brentwood in Caro. New members are welcome. Contact 989-551-4619 for more information.

Fairgrove High School Class of 1958 meets the first Thursday of every month at Castamore Zangalotti’s in Fairgrove at 11:30 a.m. Classmates come join us.

Frankenmuth Horseshoe Club is looking for more people to join and meets every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at the horseshoe pits on Tuscola, across the street from the boat launch. No charge to play. There will be a potluck at the end of the season at which time prize will be awarded for the winners.

Free Community Bingo hosted by Medilodge of Cass City is held every Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the dining room.

Friends Of The BSML meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar. Everyone is welcome to help plan fun and exciting events to make the library a great place for the community. 

Indivisible in the Thumb for meeting dates or more information, call Vicki Leland at 425-269-5553.

Kingston AMVET Post 1072 meetings are held the third Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at The Meeting Place in Kingston.

Millington O.E.S. #390 meets the first Thursday of each month, 7 p.m., except in July and August.

Reese Area Historians Association meets on the fourth Wednesday monthly at 6 p.m. in the Reese Village Hall. Call John Hill at 989-868-4773 for details.

Richville Legion Hall Post 400 phone number is 989-239-8235. Please call for information.

Rotary Club of Caro regular meetings held each week on Monday at noon at the Brentwood. No Monday holidays. For more information, call Jodi at 989-553-5634.

Sons of the American Legion Caro Squadron 7 meets the third Tuesday of every month at 7:30 p.m. at the Caro American Legion Post, 110 W. Frank St.

Thumb Council Royal and Select Masons meets at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday (except January, February, July and August) in Caro Masonic Temple.

Thumb of Michigan York Rite College meets at 8 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday (except January, February, July and August) in Caro Masonic Temple.

TIP OF THE THUMB COMMUNITY  DANCERS will be dancing the first Saturday of each month at the Bad Axe Senior Center at 7:00 p.m. 

TOPS MI 0221 Chapter meets Thursdays at 6 p.m. at the Tuscola County Medical Care Annex. Call JoAnn at 989-551-6361 for more information.

TOPS Club 1212 Vassar meets Wednesday at Ivan Middleton Hall, 1007 Lane St. Weigh in from 8-9 a.m., meetings from 9-10 a.m. For more information, contact Shirley at 989-823-8607 or Diana at 989-225-3467.

TOPS Club 1627 (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets Thursdays at the Brentwood, Caro, from 9-11 a.m. For more information, call Cecelia at 989-673-6023 or Connie at 989-673-6414.

Tuscola County Democratic Committee meets the third Thursday of each month at 6:30 P.M. with social hour from 5:30-6:30 at  Brentwood, 178 Park Drive, Caro. Side door will be open. All are welcome. 

Tuscola County Republican Party meeting set for October 28th at 6 p.m. at the H.H. Purdy Building, 125 W. Lincoln St. in Caro.

Tuscola Dive Rescue Team meets 2nd Thursday every other month. Seeking new members. Call 989-415-4526 for more information.

Veteran to Veteran (Vet to Vet) meetings are held the second Thursday of every month at 6 p.m. at the Mayville Pavillion. These meetings provide a chance to talk to other veterans about their experiences while serving and bring veterans together to learn about available benefits. Refreshments are provided. For more information, call 989-673-8148.

VFW Post monthly meetings: VFW Post 4164, Caro, second Monday, 7:30 p.m.; VFW Post 3644, Cass City, second Monday, 7 p.m.; VFW Post 10884, Mayville, second Monday, 2 p.m.; VFW Post 7486, Fairgrove, first Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall in Akron; VFW Post 4837, Marlette, third Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post #7 meets the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. at 110 W. Frank Street, Caro.

Woman’s Life Vassar #857 meets the first Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. at the Bullard Sanford Memorial Library in Vassar. Guests are welcome.

Mobile Food Pantry Friday, October 8, 2021 4:30 pm 1535 W. Gilford Rd. (next to the hospital) Anyone in need of food is welcome. For more information call Caro First Baptist Church 989-673-3545

SELF HELP

Alzheimer and Family Caregiver support and education group meets the second Tuesday of the month from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Human Development Commission Intergenerational Building, 430 Montague Ave. in Caro. For more information, contact Susie at 989-673-4121.

Al-Anon Family Group (AFG) – Find help if your life is being affected because of someone else’s excessive drinking. There are regular meetings in the Thumb area. For more information, call the MI Thumb Area AFG at 989-912-5478. (CARO) meeting every Monday and Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 503 State St., Caro. (VASSAR) meets Mondays at 7 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 885 Saginaw St., Vassar. For more information, call 989-577-9464.

Alcoholics Anonymous – meetings, schedules, and/or information for Huron and Tuscola Counties go to www.tauc.ws; or call 989-670-4996 for the AA 24-hour Help Line. Huron County Family Caregiver Support Group is held from 10 a.m. to noon on the second Tuesday of each month at the Human Development Commission, 150 Nugent Road, Bad Axe. For more information, contact Merry at 989-673-4121.

AA (VASSAR) meetings are held on Mondays at 7 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Reese.

Caregivers Support Group (CARO) is held from 6-7:30 p.m. every fourth Thursday at the Caro Area District Library. This is an opportunity to receive emotional support, develop feelings and discuss solutions. (VASSAR) is held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Methodist Church, Vassar. For more information, contact Susie at 989-673-4121.

Celebrate Recovery every Wednesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Anchor Cove Church, 201 E. Sanilac Rd., Caro. A Christian-based 12-step program for your hurts/habits/hang-ups lead by Renae Benn and Ben Freitas.

Gamblers Anonymous meetings (weekly) on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at Marlette Methodist Church, 3155 Main Street (corner of Main and Kilgour Streets). Please use back entrance at SE corner of church building. Contact 989-225-8284 for more information.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren: Kinship Care grants are available in Tuscola and Huron counties. Kinship caregivers must be 55 or over, live within these counties, have some type of legal custody of the grandchildren ages 0-18. Grant money may be used for clothing, toys, personal items, special needs for the children. Administered and funded by the Human Development Commission and the Region VII Area Agency on Aging. Call the Human Development Commission at 989-673-4121, ext. 1709.

Grief Support Meeting is held the third Wednesday of each month at Caro Senior Commons, 1601 W. Gilford Road, Caro at 4 p.m. — public is welcome. For more information, please contact Chaplain Don Killey, 989-790-7533, Southern Care “Where caring is a way of life.”

Living with Parkinson’s Support Group is held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at the Holiday Inn Express in Bad Axe, 55 Rapson Lane West. For more information, contact Susie at 989-673-4121.

Narcotics Anonymous – For information, call 1-800-230-4085.

Stepping Up AA Group meets at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays at the Sacred Heart Parish Building, 910 W. Frank St., Caro.

Support Group for those affected by suicide will be provided at the Huron County Senior Center, 150 Nugent Road, Bad Axe on the first Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you are interested in attending or for more information, please call Lisa Schoettle, MA, LPC, NCC at 989-975-0190.

Thumb Compassionate Friends is a chapter of a national self-help group offering support to families who have suffered the loss of a child at any age. Meetings are on the second Monday of each month at the Community of Christ Church, 2081 E. Deckerville Road, Caro. For information, call Dave 810-376-2801 or visit TCFcaro.org.

Tuscola County Multiple Sclerosis self-help group meets on the second Monday of each month at Mayville United Methodist Church, 601 E. Ohmer Rd. (M-24) from 1-2 p.m. Family members and close friends of those living with MS are also encouraged to attend. The church is barrier free. For more information, call Robert Brown at 989-673-3444 or Lee Ann Kulhanek at 989-673-8231.