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June 02, 2010 - Students help moms

Clarkston-area pre-schoolers helped collect more than 14,000 items for women living in shelters across the state.

A School for the Mind and Body worked with Two Men and a Truck in its Movers for Moms program this past Mother's Day.

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Peace Unity

Peace Unity Church and Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road, hosts the 2010 Summer Open House of Healing, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., June 5.

The annual fundraising event includes speakers from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., meditation and prayer sessions, butterfly release, and other activities, rain or shine.

For more information, call 248-625-5192.

Travel program

Independence Township Library hosts a travel program, 6-7 p.m., second Thursday of the month.

Topics include: June 10, Vietnam, Malayasia, Southeast Asia; July 8, Africa; Aug. 12, Japan, China; Sept. 9, Thailand; Oct. 14, Italy; Nov. 4, Northern Mexico and Copper Canyon; Dec. 9, Bariloche and Bolson in Argentina, Ireland, and Scotland.

For more information, call the library, 6495 Clarkston Road, at 248-625-2212.

River Day

River of Life and Wild Ones, North Oakland Chapter, host River Day activities, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., June 12, in Depot Park, downtown Clarkston.

Free activities include weeding and planting in park gardens, planting native plants as part of an Eagle Scout Streambank Stabilization Project at the south end of the park, invasive species identification and eradication demonstrations, face painting for kids, rubber duck races, and a rain garden presentation.

For more information, contact Laura Gruzwalski at 248-454-6856.

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