Source: Sherman Publications

Community calendar

March 30, 2011

Special Events

Bethany North Oakland, 7:15-10:15 p.m., March 31, Deer Lake Athletic Club, 6167 White Lake Road. Dancing and music with Brian Alexander. 248-625-8686.

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Return from Coma, community awareness program on early warning of brain bleed and stroke, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., March 26, Christ the King Church Family Life Center, 1550 W. Drahner Road, Oxford. Greta Emling shares the story of Phyllis Klenk's vivid experiences in a coma. 248-628-6896.

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Attract Butterflies to your Garden, 7-9 p.m., April 6, St. Daniel Catholic Church, 7010 Valley Park Drive. Topics: building a butterfly garden, planting techniques, and biodiversity. 248-625-7597.

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Rummage Sale, 12-5 p.m., April 7; 9 a.m.-4 p.m., April 8; 9 a.m.-12 p.m., April 9, First Congregational Church, 5549 Clarkston Road. 248-394-0200.

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Youth Recognition Ceremony, 7 p.m., April 27, Clarkston United Methodist Church. Nominate any school-aged youth making a positive difference for others through volunteering or simple acts of kindness, nomination deadline March 31. 248-623-4313.

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A Friendship Tea, ESTHERS Children, 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May 7, Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road. Tea and dessert, shopping, raffle. $25. Call Leslie at 248-625-8240 or Vonda, 248-890-4876.

Weekly meetings

Sunday

Adult Basketball League, 18 and over, 12-5 p.m., Sundays, Clarkston Junior High, 6595 Middle Lake. $450/resident team. $550/non-resident team. Referee fees are an additional cost. Independence Township Parks and Recreation, 248-625-8223.

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Pony Basketball League, for high school boys not on the school team, mid afternoons, Sundays, Clarkston Junior High, 6595 Middle Lake. $200/resident team. $300/non-resident team. Independence Township Parks and Recreation, 248-625-8223.

Monday

Free Colorectal Screening Kits, through March 31, Great Lakes Cancer Institute, 5680 Bow Pointe Drive. 50 or older. 866-696-GLCI.

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Mothers & More, non-profit dedicated to improving lives of mothers through support, education, advocacy, 7:15 p.m., third Monday, Red Knappís Restaurant, 6722 Dixie Highway. 248-507-4839.

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Grief Support Group, Coats Funeral Home, 6:30 p.m., first and third Mondays, Community Presbyterian Church, 4301 Monroe Street at Sashabaw. 248-623-7232.

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Therapeutic Yoga classes, Mondays, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; Tuesdays, 7:15-8:30 p.m., Jewels Yoga Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Trail, Independence Township. $12 walk-in fee. 248-390-9270.

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Clarkston Rotary Club, Mondays, 6:30 p.m. Clarkston Community Education Center, 6558 Waldon Road. $10. 248-880-0027.

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Pilates and Sculpt, Mondays, 7-8 p.m., Bay Court Parkís Lakeview room. Independence Township Parks and Recreation, 248-625-8223.

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Basic Yoga with Noreen Daly, beginning and intermediate techniques, Mondays and Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m., $7 per session. Bring mat. Peace Unity Church and Holistic Center, 8080A Ortonville Road. 248-310-7878.

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Afternoon Line Dancing, Mondays, 1:30-4 p.m., Clarkston United Methodist Church, 6600 Waldon Road. Country, Spanish salsa, rock and roll, cha cha, with Rosemary Hall. $3 drop in.

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Job Ministry presentation for unemployed or to hone employability skills, third Monday, 7:30 p.m., St. Danielís Cushing Center, 7010 Valley Park Drive. April 18: Ed Barry, SCORE counselor, and Matt Sherwood, VETBIZ counselor. 248-625-4580.

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Exercise program for all ages, joint mobility, coordination, strength, Mondays, 12 p.m., lower level, 7590 Dixie Highway. $7/session, $25/four sessions. 248-627-7445.

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Free Smoking Cessation, Wednesdays, March 16, 23, 5:30-7:30 p.m.; May 11, 18, 2-4 p.m., Great Lakes Cancer Institute, 5680 Bow Pointe Drive. 248-922-6606.

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Job Ministry presentation for unemployed or to hone employability skills, third Monday, 7:30 p.m., St. Danielís Cushing Center, 7010 Valley Park Drive. April 18: Ed Barry, SCORE counselor, and Matt Sherwood, VETBIZ counselor. 248-625-4580.

Tuesday

Tai Chi with Tammy Cropp, gentle movements for healing, stress reduction, balance, increased flexibility, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. $8 per session. Peace Unity Church, 8080A Ortonville Road. 248-420-6119.

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Co-Creating Healthy Families, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m., "Bradshaw on: The Family," PBS series presentation, support group, 7:30 p.m., Peace Unity Church, 8080A Ortonville Road. 248-891-4365.

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Clarkston Community Band rehearsals, 7 p.m., Tuesdays. Especially needed: percussion, clarinets, trumpets. $30/semester. Band room, Sashabaw Middle School, 5565 Pine Knob Lane. Independence Township Parks & Recreation, 248-625-8223.

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Breast Cancer Support Group, first Tuesday, 7-9 p.m., 21st Century Oncology, 6770 Dixie Highway, Suite 106. 248-625-3841

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Needlework Night, fourth Tuesday, 6:30-8 p.m. Stitch and visit. Everyone welcome. Springfield Township Library, 12000 Davisburg Road. 248-846-6550.

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Belly Dancing, Tuesdays, 10-11:30 a.m., Bay Court Park. Independence Township Parks and Recreation, 248-625-8223.

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Widowers and Widows On With Life Group, 7 p.m., first Tuesday, third Wednesday. Dinners, breakfasts, golf, social gatherings, rap sessions for ages 35-80. 248-393-8553.

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Widowed Friends, Tuesdays, 12 p.m., Collier Bowling Alley, 879 S. Lapeer Road, Oxford. $2 per game. 248-628- 5437 or 248-877-6692.

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Clarkston Area Youth Assistance, second Tuesday, 7 p.m., Clarkston Community Education Building, 6300 Church Street on Waldon. 248-623-4313.

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Clarkston Area Optimist Club, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Wednesdays, Clarkston United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 6600 Waldon Road. 248-622-6096.

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Indoor Pickleball, Tuesdays, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 a.m., $3 drop in; Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. $4 drop in. First Congregational Church of Clarkston on 5449 Clarkston Road. 248-625-8231.

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Got Beads, share love of beads and beading, second, fourth Tuesday, 7-8:30 p.m., Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. 248-625-2212.

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Town Hall Quilt Guild, third Tuesday, 7 p.m., First Congregational Church, 5449 Clarkston Road. March 15 speaker: Sheila Wintle, Wintle Quilt Works. Guest fee, $5. 248-705-7310.

Wednesday

Clarkston Relay for Life Team Captain Meetings, 7 p.m., Wednesdays, March 16, April 13, May 4, Church of the Resurrection, 6490 Clarkston Road. 248-663-3476.

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Relay for Life of Clarkston Planning Committee, Wednesdays, April 13, May 4, 5:45-6:45 p.m.,Church of the Resurrection, 6490 Clarkston Road. Relay, May 21-22. 248-625-9182.

Thursday

Clarkston Area Lions Club, second and fourth Thursday, 6:30-8 p.m., Carriage House, next to the Senior Center, in Clintonwood Park. Visitors welcome. 248-802-8603.

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Local Business Network, Ortonville/Clarkston Chapter, first and third Thursdays meets, 7:45-8:45 a.m., Harvestland Ministries, 5848 Clintonville Road. 248-505-5091.

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Local Business Network, Independence Township Chapter, 7:15 a.m., second and fourth Thursdays, North Oakland County Board of Realtors, 4400 W. Walton. Call Stacy Meagher, 248-241-6000.

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Travel program, second Thursday, 6-7 p.m., Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. 248-625-2212.

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Lunches for 50+, Thursdays, 12 p.m., made-from-scratch. $5 donation. Independence Township Adult Activities Center, 6000 Clarkston Road. Make reservation by Monday before, 248-625-8231.

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Young At Heart Active Adults, Thursdays, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., lunches, guest speakers, musical performances, field trips, holiday parties, movies, bingo, games. Hart Community Center in Davisburg. $5 yearly membership, $5 lunch.248-846-6558.

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Clarkston Community Womenís Club, third Thursday, 7 p.m., Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. Guests always welcome. 248-620-3255.

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Free General Support Group for any type of cancer and caregivers, fourth Thursdays, 2-3 p.m., Great Lakes Cancer Institute, 5680 Bow Pointe Drrive. Walk-ins welcome. 248-922-6610.

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MOPS, Mothers Of Preschoolers, first and third Thursdays, 9-11:30 a.m., Clarkston Community Church, 6300 Clarkston Road. Call Saleena, 734-620-2844.

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Tell Us About Your Travels program, second Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m., Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road. March 10, Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, Rhine River Cruise, Germany, and Alsace, France; April 14, Ireland and Scotland; May 12, Amazon and Costa Rica. 248-625-2212.

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Tell Us About Your Travels, second Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. March 10: Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, Rhine River Cruise, Germany and Alsace, France. Independence Township Library, 6495 Clarkston Road, 248-625-2212.

Friday

Coffee House, third Friday, 7 p.m., Peace Unity Church, 8080A Ortonville Road. Featured musicians, poets, dancers, other performers, open mic. Free. 248-625-5192.

Saturday

Wintís Healing Hearts Grief Support Group for all ages for those who have recently lost a loved one, 7 p.m., April 12, Carriage House in Clintonwood Park, Clarkston Road. Topic: ďSpring Cleaning.Ē Led by a bereavement counselor from Lewis E. Wint & Son Funeral Home, Clarkston. Free, walk-ins welcome. 248-625-5231.

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Yoga for the fibromyalgia patient, 11:30 a.m., first Saturday. Taught by an instructor living with fibro. Support and community follows class; $12 walk-in or purchase 10 visits for $100 class card. Jewels Yoga and Fitness, 4612 Mountain View Trail, Clarkston, 248-390-9270.

Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering, Avalon Hospice, sit with patients, hold their hand, listen to stories, personal care, or just be there. Two hours a week or more. 800-664-6334; Oakland County Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, 248-559-1147; McLaren Hospice, not-for-profit, companionship-type to visit and provide emotional support for patients living with terminal illness, 248-320-0106. Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Oakland County, 55+, opportunities at hospitals, cultural institutions, food pantries, schools. 248-559-1147 ext. 3427.