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January 15, 2014

Shiver by the River

Clarkston hosts Shiver by the River at the gazebo in Depot Park, 1-4 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18.

Several community groups are working together to offer activities and treats at the first annual event, including build your own dog sled, dog sled races, snowman contest, snow shoe races, ice skating, crafts, bonfire, chili, s'mores, and hot chocolate. Oakland County Parks and Recreation will bring a snow-making machine to make sure there's plenty of the white stuff.

For more information, call 248-625-1559.

Buddy Basketball

Independence Township Parks, Recreation and Seniors is looking for players, buddies and coaches for the 2014 Buddy Basketball Program.

Buddy Basketball is a non-competitive recreational league for boys and girls ages 7-13 with special needs, physical and/or cognitive. Each player is paired with a buddy, ages 7-13, to assist as needed. The six-week league at Everest Academy will be Monday evenings from Feb. 3-March 17, excluding Feb. 17. Each session will include drills and some game time. Cost is $40/residents, $50/non-residents, $10/buddies, and free for coaches.

Register by Jan. 17, Call Coordinator, Danielle Wescott at 912-660-6527 or

Series on Alzheimer's

Lourdes Senior Community hosts a support group and educational series on memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer's disease, first and third Thursdays of the month, Jan. 16-May 22, at Mendelson Home for assisted living, 2450 Watkins Lake Road off Dixie Highway in Waterford.

The group and series is led by Lourdes Social Worker Carolyn May Johnston and Fran Peters, a social worker from Mercy Hospice. The support group will meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and the educational series, 6:30-7:30 p.m.