Romancing the Tone will be coming to the Wilson Center on February 22

The quartet Romancing the Tone, consisting of Ellen Hoard, Dave Sincox, Kelly Sandula-Gruner, and Dan Templin are back for another limited engagment at the Wilson Center Auditorium.

This year will be joined by James Geer on piano, Tess Miller on flute, Scott Harding on percussion, Jack Mumma on String Bass, Darryl Schmitz as Sound Technician, Jim Lorenz as Lighting Technician and Kelly Bitz as Usher.

They will bring you songs of love during the month of love. Program starts at 7:00 p.m.

This is a fundraiser for the new lighting system at the auditorium.


Legion to host fundraiser dinner February 22

On Saturday, February 22 American Legion Post 153 at 110 E. Walker St. in St. Johns will host a fundraising dinner from 4:30 p.m. -7:00.p.m. (or until gone)

The menu will include: Prime Rib wtIh au gratin potatoes, vegetable, salad, roll. dessert. Beverage not Included.

·Adults 12 and over $15.00 (one slice) $22.50 (two slices) 6-12 $10.00; under 6 $3.00

Open to the public. You do not need to be a Legion Family member to attend.

50/50 raffle drawing at 7 p.m.

Next dinner will be held on March 21, 2020 4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.


Office on Aging to offer workshops

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is an interactive program designed to help family caregivers take better care of themselves while caring for a family member or friend. This program will give You, the family caregiver, tools to:
– help reduce stress and guilt,
– communicate effectively, take care of yourself, and much more.

This program is not intended for professional caregivers. We meet for 2 ½ hours once per week for 6 weeks. The workshop is free of charge, but donations are accepted. Suggested donation is $25.00 for the 6-week workshop. Pre-registration is required. To register, call Tri-County Office on Aging at 517-887-1465.

What: Powerful Tools for Caregivers workshop
Where: Pilgrim United Methodist Church
2965 W. Parks Rd.
St. Johns, MI
When: Tuesdays, March 31 – May 5, 2020 (6 weeks)
1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
How to register: Call Tri-County Office on Aging at 517-887-1465

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A Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls is an interactive workshop which promotes the belief that falling and fears about falling are controllable. It aims to reduce fall risk, increase physical activity, and reduce fears about falling.

Although the workshop is primarily discussion, it does include an exercise program designed to increase balance, strength, coordination, and stability. Caregivers and significant others are encouraged to register and attend as active participants.

The Workshop is free of charge but donations are accepted ($25 suggested donation, but it is not required). Pre-registration is required. To register, call Tri-County Office on Aging at 517-887-1465.

What: Matter of Balance workshop
Where: United Church of Ovid
131 W. Front St.
Ovid
When: Tuesdays and Thursdays, April 14 – May 7
(meet on April 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30, May 5, 7)
9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
How to register: Call Tri-County Office on Aging at 517-887-1465

Workshop offered in partnership with MSU Extension.


Hazel I. Finday Manor needs volunteers


An hour a Day can make a Difference. Volunteer at Hazel I Findlay Country Manor.

Assistance is needed for various Activities including Bingo, Playing cards and games, or to just chat, transporting residents to and from group activities and meals.

Volunteers also are needed to provide companionship to residents as they travel to and from appointments. No experience is needed.

Applicants must be able to maintain confidentiality.

If you would like to make a difference in someone’s life, please visit Hazel I Findlay Country Manor at 1101 S. Scott rd St. Johns, MI and fill out an application today. You can call 989-224-8936 if you have any questions.

Criminal Background checks are required. The cost is born by the Manor.


Briggs District Library News

Euchre Club – Our adult euchre club is continuing in 2020! We meet for a relaxed, fun, social night of cards on the fourth Friday of each month from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Our next meeting is Friday, February 28. Registration is now available.

Impression 5 – Staff from Impression 5 are coming to Briggs District Library for a hands on circuit program where children will be making an LED card. This program is geared toward youth in grades 3rd-6th and will be taking place on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required for this event and is available.

Tail Spin Farm – Have you ever wondered where the yarn for your sweater came from? Did you know that yarn is made from more animals than just sheep? Come join Renee from Tailspin Farm and learn about fiber animals, spinning fiber into yarn and the tools used to do this. You can try it out for yourself! This program is geared toward children ages 4-8 but all are welcome to stay. The program will be taking place on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Registration is required for this program and is available.

Babysitting Workshop – Representatives from the Cardio Pulmonary Resource Center, Inc. will hold a babysitting workshop at the library, on Saturday, March 14 from 9:00- 3:00. The class is geared towards 11-15 year olds, and costs $30 per student. Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a Pediatric CPR card, a Basic First Aid card and a Babysitting Course certificate. Registration for this program is limited and is available now.

The Faygo Book – Author Joe Grimm will be at the library Wednesday, March 18 to discuss his 2019 Michigan Notable Book, The Faygo Book, and the history of this well-known Michigan product and company. Registration for this free event is appreciated and is now available.

Toddler Storytime – Children ages 2-3 (with a participating adult) are invited to join us on Thursday mornings, 10:30-11:00, or Thursday evenings, 6:30-7:00, March 19- April 23, when we will read stories, move to the music, and explore our imagination with crafts. Registration is required and began on Thursday, February 20.

Bookaholics Book Club – The March selection for the Bookaholics Book Club is The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. Sara travels from Sweden to Broken Wheel, Iowa to meet her pen pal, Amy, and ends up being taken in by the residents of the town. New members are always welcome. The club meets next on Thursday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the bay window area of the library. Copies of the book are now available at the circulation desk.

Easter Egg Hunt – Children ages 2-5 accompanied by an adult are invited to join us for an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 4 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. We provide a decorated egg carton for the children to find a dozen eggs hidden somewhere in the Library. This program also includes a story, craft and game. Registration is required and opens on Saturday, March 7.

Chapter Chatter – Explore graphic novels with Miss Erin and learn how to create your own. This program is designed for children 6-8 years of age. Monday evenings from 6:30- 7:15 p.m. on April 6, 13, 20, 27. Required registration opens March 9.

Sip & Stitch – Bring your knitting, crochet, or other hand-stitch project to Briggs the first Tuesday of each month from 11:00 am – 12:00 p.m. This is a chance to socialize and gather inspiration with other crafters. Registration for this program is appreciated, but not required. Tea and coffee provided.

Coloring Club for Adults – Relax and get creative on Wednesday evenings from 6- 7:30 p.m. Use our coloring supplies or bring your own to this fun, independent program for ages 18+.

YMCA at Briggs Library – The Dewitt YMCA is coming to town. Come join Yeno, a certified personal trainer and fitness coach, on Wednesday afternoons for a new year of health and fun. Patrons will have the opportunity to choose from three different classes. A Balance and Stability class will be offered from 1-2. A Zumba class will be offered from 2:15- 3:15 and a Cardio Drumming class will be offered from 3:30-4:30. The cost of the classes will be $5 per session for adults and $3 for youth. Participants do have the opportunity to pay for the whole month. Registration is required for these programs. Please contact the library or the Dewitt YMCA for more details.

Tales to Tails – Ruger, a certified therapy dog, will be back at the library this winter. Children ages 6-12 can sign up for a 15-minute session to practice reading aloud to Ruger on the 2nd or 4th Thursday of each month. Space is limited, and registration is required.

Connections – Patrons needing help with OverDrive/Libby, RBDigital, or any of the library’s other e-services will be able to come to the library for drop-in tech help each Wednesday from 2:00-3:00pm.

No library card is needed to attend our programs.

For more program information or to register, visit the library’s website www.briggsdistrictlibrary.org or Facebook page or call (989)224-4702.

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Contact Information:

Library Director: Sara Morrison
Phone: 989-224-4702 * Fax: 989-224-1205
E-mail: director@briggsdistrictlibrary.org
Street address: 108 E Railroad * Saint Johns, MI 48879