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August 28, 2013 - Show library card at local businesses

Many local businesses are teaming-up with the Oxford Public Library to support National Library Card Sign-up Month in September.

By doing so, they have generously agreed to offer either discounts on select items or services, and/or to give away free items when you show them your library card during the month of September.

For a list of participating local businesses and what they're offering, please visit www.miopl.org.

Nearly 60 percent of Oxford's population is a card-carrying member of the Oxford Public Library.

Pontiac St. HS alumni dance

In celebration of the Oxford High School Class of 1963's 50th reunion, everyone who graduated from the Pontiac Street high school between 1959 and 1982, is invited to an Alumni Dance on Saturday, October 5, at what is now Oxford Elementary School.

Festivities will run from 7-10 p.m.

Admission is $5 per person, which includes pizza and pop. There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Meet and get reacquainted with old friends and dance to the music of the 1950s and 1960s. Oxford's own Bill Pearson will serve as DJ.

Holiday deadline for classified ads

Due to the Labor Day holiday Monday, all classified ads for the Sept. 4 issue of The Oxford Leader must be placed by 12 noon on Friday, Aug. 30. To place an ad, please call (248) 628-4801.

Learn about nature

Seven Ponds Nature Center (3854 Crawford Rd.) in Dryden is offering its Knee-high Naturalist programs designed for children around 3 and 4 years old.

These programs are designed to awaken a child's interest in the world around them. All classes include a nature story, animals or animal mounts to touch, a hike, nature activities or games, nature crafts to take home, and a snack.

The classes meet once a month from September through May, on either Thursday or Friday from 10-11:30 a.m..

Pre-registration is required by calling (810) 796-3200. Parents can register for whichever classes fit their schedule.

The fee for each class is $7 per child (parents are free). Members of Seven Ponds receive a discounted rate of $6 per child. Payment can be made the day of class.

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