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Special Board Meeting
Friendship Centers of Emmet County will hold a special board meeting on Tuesday, July 18 at 4:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Board meetings are open to the public.

Shuffleboard

Come and enjoy the fun at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Mondays and Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. All levels of play are welcome and instructions is available for beginners. Shuffleboard is a great way to stay active and get some fresh air, while enjoying the view of the beautiful Little Traverse Bay.

Mahjong
Free beginner lessons will be offered at the Petoskey Friendship Center by instructors Sandy Birdsall and Phillis Blight at 1:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, June through September. Space is limited, so please sign up by calling (231) 347-3211, ext. 19.

Ping Pong
Two brand new ping pong tables have been donated to the Petoskey Friendship Center. Come join in the fun and try your hand at ping pong on July 18 at 10:00 a.m. and July 26 at 10:00 a.m.  Equipment is provided.

Chair Yoga
The Petoskey Friendship Center is hosting a free 30-minute chair yoga class at 2:00 p.m. on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month. The free class, sponsored by McLaren Northern Michigan, is for those age 60 and older. Drop-ins are welcome. Classes this month will be July 5 and July 19.

Mahjong
Free beginner lessons will be offered at the Petoskey Friendship Center by instructors Sandy Birdsall and Phillis Blight at 1:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, June through September. Space is limited, so please sign up by calling (231) 347-3211, ext. 19.

Low Vision Support Group Guest Speaker
Leanne Ford, Certified Vision Rehabilitation Therapist representing the Bureau of Services for Blind Persons will be speaking at 12:30 p.m. at the Low Vision Support Group meeting held on Wednesday, July 19. Learn about services available from the State of Michigan to help and encourage those dealing with diminishing vision. The Low Vision Support Group meets at the Petoskey Friendship Center beginning at 11:30 a.m. for lunch and sharing. Lunch is available for a suggested donation of $2.50 for those age 60 and older and their spouses. Come for the meeting or just the speaker!

Gorgeous Grandma Day
Held this year on Friday, July 22, Gorgeous Grandma Day is a day to dress up and celebrate all that life offers. Get your picture taken at the Petoskey and Huber Centers.

FCEC Theater
Join us for movie and popcorn on Wednesday, July 26 at 1:00 p.m. Genius, a 2016 biographical drama, is about the relationship between author Thomas Wolfe and editor Maxwell Perkins, who had discovered Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Movie and popcorn is free to those age 60 and older and their spouses.

Crooked River Boat Tour #3
A bus will leave the Petoskey Friendship Center at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 3 for a trip to Alanson for a boat tour of the Crooked River. The cost is $20 per person for the boat tour. The boat departs the dock at 11:45 a.m. and returns to the dock around 1:30 p.m. The leisurely ride, aboard a 40-foot pontoon with comfortable seating and a bathroom, will take you to the mouth of Burt Lake. Feel free to bring a sack lunch to enjoy on the boat ride. Reservations are required by calling the Petoskey Friendship Center at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369, ext. 19. If you have your own transportation to Alanson, please arrive by 11:15 a.m. and reservations are still required by calling the Petoskey Friendship Center.

Cash Raffle 2017
Dont miss out on your chance to win $10,000 or one of eleven remaining cash prizes! The second early bird drawing is August 9. Winner will receive $150 and be entered into the final drawings on Friday, September 8. Purchasing a ticket also allows you and a guest to attend the exclusive Cash Raffle party at the Fairgrounds Community Center. Only 250 tickets are sold with this raffle. Ticket cost is $150. A check can be mailed ot FCEC Lucky Ticket, 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770 or you may call with credit card information to (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369. This year's sponsors are AdvisaCare, American House Senior Living Communities, Angel Heart Home Care, Bay Street Orthopaedics, Comfort Keepers, Independence Village, Korthase Flinn Insurance & Financial Services, and Mallard Cove Assisted Living.

Cash Raffle 2017 small flyer

Show Us Your Talent
Singers, dancer, magicians, comedians, musicians, poets.... Whatever your talent, we need you for our 3rd Annual Senior Talent Show! We are looking for talented, mature performers age 60 and older to entertain the audience at the FCEC Senior Talent Show at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Thursday, August 17. The show is a lot of fun and no one judges your performances. If you have a talent you would like to share, contact Lynn Gentner at (231) 347-3211, ext. 19 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .




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Friendship Centers

Petoskey Friendship Center
1322 Anderson Road
(231) 347-3211
(888) 347-0369

Brutus Huber Center
6436 E Brutus Road
(231) 529-8803

Pellston Friendship Center
6274 W Edgar
(231) 539-8201

Board of Directors Finance Mtgs

2017 Finance Committee Meetings
2:30 p.m.
(except December)

January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 25*
June 22

July 27
August 24
September 28**
October 26
November 16
December
(no meeting)

Meetings held at the
Petoskey Friendship Center Library
*Meeting held at the Huber Senior Center, Brutus MI

**Meeting held at the Pellston Friendship Center, Pellston MI

Board of Directors Mtgs

2017 Meetings
3:00 p.m.
(unless noted)

January 26
February 23
March 23
April 27
May 22
May 25*
June 22
July 18
(4:00 p.m.)
July 27
August 24
September 28**
October 26
November 16
December 14
(1:30 p.m.)

Meetings held at the
 Petoskey Friendship Center Library
*Meeting held at the Huber Senior Center, Brutus MI
**Meeting held at the Pellston Friendship Center, Pellston MI

Winter Weather Policy

If Petoskey Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Petoskey, Pellston, and Huber Centers will be closed and all services will be suspended at all locations. Meals on Wheels will not be delivered on these days.

If Pellston Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Pellston Center will be closed. If Petoskey Schools are open on this day, all other services will be operating as usual.

If either Pellston or Alanson Public Schools are closed due to weather, the Huber (Brutus) Center will be closed. If the Petoskey Schools are open on this day, all other services will be operating as usual.

Save Your Grocery Receipts

We appreciate grocery receipts from Oleson's Markets and D&W Fresh Markets. You may bring receipts into any one of our Centers or mail them to FCEC, 1322 Anderson Road, Petoskey, MI 49770. This is a great way to bring in additional dollars to support our programs.

Vial of Life

We feel that the Vial of Life is a most important program for protecting seniors. We are proud to offer Vial of Life decals and forms to the community.

We thank American Senior Safety Agency Medical Alert Systems for donating these decals to our organization.


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