March for Meals
FCEC is participating in the 2015 March for Meals campaign, sponsored by Meals on Wheels of America, to raise awareness of senior hunger. FCEC's Meals on Wheels program currently serves over 150 homebound seniors in Emmet County with a hot, nutritious meal five days a week, as well as frozen meals for weekends and holidays. Our third year participating in the campaign, we have exciting events planned and hope your will join us. In doing so, know that your contribution will continue to assist seniors who otherwise may not be able to stay in their own homes. For more information on of the events, call (231) 347-3211, ext. 24 or email
Movie & Popcorn
Join us at 1:00 p.m. for a movie and popcorn at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Wednesday, March 25. We will be showing "My Old Lady," starring Maggie Smith. If you have suggestions for a movie you would like to see, please call (231) 347-3211, ext. 24.
March for Meals Fundraiser at Big Boy
Big Boy, 751 Spring Street, Petoskey, will donate 15% of sales on Thursday, March 26 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a special flier. Click here to print the flier or stop in at any senior center to pick one up.
Win a Meal a Month for a Year
This very popular raffle is back! Area restaurants have been donating gift certificates to be raffled off. The grand prize winner will receive twelve gift certificates to different restaurants in the area. Several others will also win a gift certificate as consolation prizes. Raffle tickets are $1.00 each or six for $5.00 and can be purchased at the Petoskey, Huber (Brutus), and Pellston Senior Centers throughout the month of March. The drawing will take place during lunch on March 31. You do not have to be present to win.
Attend our Easter luncheon on Monday, April 6 at the Petoskey and Pellston Senior Centers. Salad bar will begin at 11:30 a.m. followed by a meal of baked ham, sweet potatoes, green beans almondine, and dessert.
Our first bake sale for the year will be on Wednesday, April 8. Bring in some goodies to sell or buy a treat for yourself and a friend starting at 9:00 a.m.
An organizational meeting to discuss the upcoming golf season will take place on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:30 a.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. During the meeting learn about dates, times, costs, expectations, and sign up for groups.
Eldercare Certificate Program
North Central Michigan College is addressing issues surrounding people over 50 with a new program, "The Eldercare Certificate Program." Lynn Turner, MPH, Plus 50 Coordinator from NCMC will be at the Petoskey Friendship Center on Thursday, April 16 at 12:30 p.m. to describe the history, rationale, and details of the program, which trains people over 50 for the complex, multifaceted issues that elders face.
On Wednesday, April 22, FCEC is celebrating Earth Day with a guest speaker from the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Learn how to protect our beautiful waters and about the services provided. The presentation will start at 12:30 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center.
Spring computer classes will meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, starting April 27 and continuing through May 8. The class will meet from 5:00 t0 6:30 p.m. in the computer lab of the Petoskey High School media center. You do not need to own a computer to participate. Cost for the six-session class is $35 for Emmet County residents and $40 for those out-of-county. To register, please complete this form and return it with your payment to the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road, or call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369 with your registration information.
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