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September 22, 2010 - Coffee hour

There will be a coffee hour at 9 a.m., Friday, Oct. 29, at The Citizen 12 South St., Ortonville. The public is invited to enjoy conversation and treats. Donations for the Ortonville Community Emergency Fund will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Harlem Ambassadors

At 7 p.m., Oct. 30, the Harlem Ambassadors will put on a show at Brandon High School, 1025 S. Ortonville Road. The Harlem Ambassadors feature ball-handling tricks and comedy routines. The opponents will be Flint Metro and Oakland Athletic League Coaches along with alumni. The event is hosted by the Ortonville Lions Club to help raise funds for Lions Club charities including the Lions Brandon School District Scholarship program. The Ambassadors deliver laughs and a positive message for kids. Admission $5 in advance and $7 at the door. The event will also feature a 50/50 raffle. Individual and corporate sponsorships available for $50 and $75. Details: John Nivelt at 248-240-8064 or Roy Langolf at 248-627-3412.

Company larceny

On Sept. 14, Michigan State Troopers from the Groveland Township Post responded to Dixie Machine and Fabricating in the 11000 block of Dixie Highway following a report of larceny. Reported missing was a 2007 red GMC Seirra pickup truck, a plasma cutter, a grinder and several tools. The crime occured on the weekend of Sept. 11-12. Any information regrding the case call 248-634-4882.

Parenting classFrom 6:30 8 p.m., Oct. 13 the Brandon Township Public Library, 304 South St., will host a free four week seminar on parenting your child. Detail: 248-627-1461, or register

Vision screeningFrom 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Oct. 9, the Goodrich Lions Club will host a free vision screening program at the Goodrich Lions building, 9196 S. State Road (M-15), just south of the village of Goodrich. The free eye screening will be available to adults and children ages 4 and up that day, on a "walk-in" basis - no appointment is necessary. The screening is provided through use of a screening device known as a TITMUS machine, which checks visual acuity at various ranges. Whenever any discrepancy from the norm is observed, the person is informed of the situation and is advised to see his or her personal eye care physician. Details: Lion Glenn Thompson, 810-584-0332.

Haunted Forest

From 7-11 p.m., Oct. 22, 23, 29 and 30, Wojo's Greenhouse, 2570 Oakwood Road, will host the seventh annual Haunted Forest with all proceeds to benefit St. Anne Youth Group. Cost: $8 (adults 18 and up) and $6 for youth. Family food court, hotdogs, sloppy joes, treats and beverages. The event also includes face painting, Wojo's maze, bonfire and S'Mores. Details: 248-505-4117.

Internet safety class

From 6-6:50 p.m., Sept. 29, the Goodrich PTO is sponsoring an internet safety class for parents, to help them guide their children at the Goodrich Middle School, 7480 Gale Road. The Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (Michigan CSI) is an internet safety education program with customized presentations for kindergarten through eighth-grade students and a community seminar. Details: 810-591-4210.

Meetings Sept. 27

Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

Brandon Township budget

workshop, 5:30 p.m.

Goodrich School Board, 6 p.m.

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