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October 03, 2012 - College finance program Oct. 11

The Oxford Public Library (530 Pontiac Rd.) will present a program entitled, "College Strategies and Timetable" on Thursday, Oct. 11 at 6:30 p.m. Join expert Sheryl Krasnow at the Oxford Public Library to help get your college plans and finances sorted. She will guide you through preparing for standardized testing, getting financial aid, and applying for scholarships. A must for any teen thinking about attending college! The program is free for teens and their parents.

For further information, or to register, you may contact the Library at (248) 628-3034 or go to

Oxford Fire Dept. open house Oct. 7

The Oxford Fire Department is hosting its annual open house on Sunday, Oct. 7 from 12 noon until 4 p.m. at Station #1, which is located at 96 N. Washington St.

The fun-filled event will feature a ladder truck demonstration, a helicopter landing, a visit from Maggie the Fire Dog, a smoke trailer, safety information and hot dogs.

Ghost hunting

The Southeast Michigan Ghost Hunters Society (SMGHS) will present a program at the Oxford Public Library on Monday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. SMGHS is one of the oldest paranormal groups in Michigan. Over the course of 16 years, the group has conducted over 200 investigations. Join Oxford Public Library and the SEMGHS for an informative and interesting evening featuring video, audio and pictures from their investigations. Appropriate for sixth-graders through adults.

Rep. Rogers to visit Rotary Club Oct. 9

U.S. Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Brighton) will address the Rotary Club of Oxford on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at the Oxford Hills Golf and Country Club at 300 E. Drahner Rd.

Lunch will be served at 12 noon and Rogers will address the group at 12:30 p.m.

To register, please call Bernie Hung at (248) 804-1597. Lunch costs $11.

Mental Health First Aid Oct. 11-12

Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church (2700 Waldon Rd.) in Orion Township would like to let people know about a workshop called Mental Health First Aid that will be held there Oct. 11-12. This workshop is open to all individuals. Mental Health First Aid is an international program designed to teach people a five-step action plan that can be used to help someone experiencing a mental health crisis. Mental Health First Aid also gives us the tools we need to be able to recognize when someone might need help.

Through the 12-hour curriculum (Thursday & Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Mental Health First Aid serves the dual purpose of increasing mental health knowledge in the community as well as helping to connect people with care for their mental health issues.

Bats return to Kingsbury

The mystery behind at least one of the things that goes bump in the night will be revealed soon when the Organization for Bat Conservation visits Kingsbury along with several of their flying, furry friends.

The program will be held on Saturday, Oct. 13, and is free to the public. All ages will find the bat program informative and highly entertaining. It begins at 12 noon, and will be held in the Justin A. Schwartz Center (gymnasium) at Kingsbury Country Day School (5000 Hosner Road, Oxford). The "Bats of the World" program is part of Kingsbury's Environmental Studies Program Lecture Series, and is funded in part through a grant from the Four County Community Foundation. For additional info, please contact the school at (248) 628-5000.

Chamber seeks ladies

The Oxford Chamber of Commerce is looking for nominees for the Magical Makeover that's part of the Women's Expo Oct. 11. Please write a letter describing your candidate and explaining why she deserves a makeover. Name, address and phone number of nominees and nominators must be included.

Mail your letters to the Chamber office at 20 W. Burdick St. or e-mail them to

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