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February 09, 2011 - Coffee Hour

At 9 a.m., Feb. 25, The Citizen, 12 South St., will host a coffee hour. The public is invited to attend and enjoy treats and conversation. Donations for OCEF will be accepted. Details: 248-627-4332.

Kindergarten orientation

From March 29 through March 31, the Brandon School District is enrolling new kindergarten and developmental kindergarten students. Orientation schedules are as follows: 1:30 p.m. or 7 p.m., March 29 for Harvey-Swanson Elementary, 209 Varsity Drive; 10:30 a.m. or 6 p.m., March 30 for Oakwood Elementary, 2839 Oakwood Road; 10 a.m. or 7 p.m., March 31 for Belle Ann Elementary, 155 E. Glass Road. Details: 248-627-1866.


From 4:10 to 5:10 p.m., Tuesdays from Feb.15 though March 8, instructor Jessica Kirk will be holding a fitness, nutrition and body image clinic for girls fourth through eighth grades at the Oakwood Elementary Gym, 2839 Oakwood Road Ortonville. Cost to sign up is $30 and checks payable to Brandon Schools should be given to Brandon Community Education, 209 Varsity Drive, Ortonville.

Divorce Recovery

From 7-9 p.m., each Wednesday from March 2-April 6, St. Anne Church, 825 Ortonville Road Ortonville will host a Divorce Recovery Workshop for men and women of all ages, and all faiths. The free workshop is sponsored by Bethany Peer Support Chapter of North Oakland. Details: Marge 248-627-8662 or the Bethany website

Hospice help

From 6 to 9 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday through Feb. 24, training for Genesys Hospice volunteers is at Genesys Hospice Care Center, 7280 S. State Road, Goodrich. Hospice volunteers are needed to visit patients in their homes, provide companionship, offer transportation, writing for and reading to patients, and performing light housework. Volunteers are also needed at the center to help take care of terminally ill patients as well as the inpatients. Details: 810-636-5021.

Tax time

On Feb. 14, Brandon Township Treasurer's office is open until 7 p.m., the last day of 2010 winter tax collection. Township offices are at 395 Mill St.. Payments placed in the drop-box before 8 a.m. Feb. 15 will be counted as on time with no penalties. Details: 248-627-2853.

Healing touch

From 9:30-11:30 a.m., the first Tuesday of each month, at St. Anne Catholic Church (Hardy Hall), 825 S. Ortonville Road, Jan Tait, RN. CHTP and Healing Touch students offer complimentary 20 mininute treatments. Details: 248-627-3965.

Feb. 14 govt. meetings

Brandon School Board, 6:30 p.m. Groveland Township Board, 7 p.m. Goodrich Village Council, 7 p.m.

Ortonville Village Council, 7 p.m.

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