FCEC is hosting a food drive November 16-25 with all donations going to the Nehemiah and Mary Margaret Homeless Shelters in Petoskey. They are in need of donations specifically of coffee, creamers, sugar, juice, laundry soap, and paper products, but all non-perishable, non-expired food products will be accepted. Donation boxes will be available at the Friendship Centers located in Petoskey, Pellston, Brutus, and Harbor Springs.
Join us for a special Thanksgiving luncheon on Wednesday, November 25 at the Petoskey and Huber Friendship Centers. Served at noon, lunch will consist of turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, green beans, fruit, and desert. Sign up in advance by calling the Petoskey Center at (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369, or the Huber Center at (231) 529-8803.
Friendship Centers of Emmet County will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27 in celebration of Thanksgiving.
Karaoke with Krista
Join our Meals on Wheels driver, Krista, on Mondays from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center for a fun time of singing and listening to your favorite karoake tunes.
Holiday Bake Sale
Treat yourself to some goodies or buy something to take to an upcoming party at the Holiday Bake Sale on Wednesday, December 9 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The bake sale starts at 9:00 a.m. and baked goods and crafts can be dropped off beginning at 8:30 a.m.
'Tis the Season
The 'Tis the Season Luncheon and Annual Meeting takes place on Thursday, December 10 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. We ask that you are seated by 11:30 a.m. for musical performances by the FCEC Choir and The Deepest Height. Lunch and dessert will be served tableside at noon and the annual meeting with the FCEC Board of Directors follows.
Tour of Lights
The Tour of Lights, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, is scheduled for Tuesday, December 15. After a soup and sandwich dinner at 5:00 p.m. hop aboard the FCEC buses for a tour of area Christmas lights. Sign-ups must be made in advance by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369. For a ride to and from this special evening event, call the transportation department directly at (231) 348-3425 prior to December 11.
Christmas Gift Baskets
Specialty gift baskets are on display to be raffled off at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. The drawing will be held on Friday, December 18. You do not have to be present to win.
Looking for a unique gift?
Non-profit organizations in Charlevoix and Emmet Counties have the perfect way to buy meaningful gifts for loved ones. Char-Em Alternative Gifts raises awareness of needs in our community, provides financial support to address those needs, and offers a meaningful option for those who wish to make a difference with their holiday shopping dollars. Organizations participating include Char-Em United Way, Friendship Centers of Emmet County, Northwest Michigan Habitat for Humanity, Hospice of Northwest Michigan, Manna Food Project, and Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan. Choose to give to any of these organizations as an alternative to your typical holiday gifts by visiting www.charemalternativegifts.org, and the honoree of your gift will receive a greeting card letting them know of your donation. Gifts purchased by Friday, December 18 will likely make it onto Santa's sleigh for holiday delivery; however, these gifts with purpose will also be available for purchase through December 31, 2015.
The FCEC Theater will be having a Frozen Party on Wednesday, December 23 for all Emmet County seniors and their grandchildren. In this 2013 Disney favorite by all generations, a fearless princess sets off on a journey with a rugged iceman, his loyal reindeer, and a naive snowman in search of her sister, whose icy powers have accidentally trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. The movie will begin at 1:00 p.m. Admission is free to all those 60 and older and their grandchildren. Please bring a blanket or pillow for the children to sit on during the movie. Popcorn and snacks will be available and each child will receive a take-home craft. Anna and Elsa will be available to take pictures with. Please sign up by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.
Friendship Centers of Emmet County will be closed on Thursday, December 24 and Friday, December 25 in celebration of the holidays.
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