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September 18, 2013 - School discussion

Clarkston Board of Education's discussion on goals and priorities continues, 7 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23, at the school administration offices, 6389 Clarkston Road.

Priorities under discussion include technology upgrades, student performance improvements, and budgeting.

Call 248-623-5408 for more information.

Congenital Heart Walk

The 2013 Congenital Heart Walk is Sunday, Sept. 29, in Depot Park.

Registration begins at 9 a.m. for the fund-raiser event, supporting the Children's Heart Foundation and Adult Congenital Heart Association.

The walk/run begins at 10 a.m. Activities also include guest speakers, food and refreshments, music, and family entertainment. For more information, check

Silver Sneakers

FitnessQuest and HealthQuest Physical Therapy, 32 South Main Street in Clarkston, are partnering with Healthways SilverSneakers Fitness Program for older adults.

FitnessQuest and HealthQuest hosts an Open House on Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

"Research points to the significant health benefits of regular exercise for older adults," says Abigail Sigal, SilverSneakers field manager. "In addition to helping our members stay physically healthy, SilverSneakers also offers a great way for them to socialize and meet new friends."

The program offers specially-designed classes taught by credentialed instructors focusing on senior-specific programming, as well as social activities and events.

Call FitnessQuest/HealthQuest Fitness Director, Caryn VanBeckum, at 248-625-6022.

Bucks for Buses

Tickets are on sale for Bucks for Buses, Sept. 25 at Palazzo di Bocce in Lake Orion to raise money for the Independence Township Senior Center's transportation program.

The Wednesday event is from 6-9 p.m., and features dinner, drinks and bocce ball. Tickets can be purchased at Independence Township Parks and Recreation or the senior center.

For more information, call Barb Rollin at 248-625-8231.

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