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Ukulele Group
Friendship Centers of Emmet County is forming a Ukulele Group. The group meets on Thursdays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Ukuleles are easy and fun to play! You don't need to know how to read music or have any musical background. Instruction and sheet music will be provided. Please join us. The group is in search of ukuleles - if you have one and are willing to donate or loan it to Friendship Centers, please call (231) 347-3211 and leave a message for Kathy.

Ping Pong
Ping Pong tables will be setup in the Multi-Purpose Room at the Petoskey Friendship Center for play at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 5; Wednesday, April 11; Thursday, April 12; Wednesday, April 18; Thursday, April 19; and at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25. We hope you will join us for this fun and heart-healthy game. No experience is necessary.

Water Fitness
FCEC offers a water fitness class to older adults at Stafford's Crooked River Lodge in Alanson every Tuesday and Thursday at 9:30 a.m. with instructor Phil Marihugh beginning April 10. Costs for the 45-minute class is $1 per class plus a pool pass. For more information call (231) 347-3211.

Annual Golf Meeting
If you missed the annual golf meeting but are still interested in joining the FCEC Senior Golf Program for the 2018 season, you can still register at the Petoskey Friendship Center, 1322 Anderson Road. Call Jake or Lynn at (231) 347-3211 if you have any questions. The season starts May 15. Don't miss out!

Golf Raffle
BOYNE Golf has graciously donated a gift certificate for 18-holes of golf with cart for four players (valued up to $420) to raffle off as a fundraiser for FCEC's Meals on Wheels program. Raffle tickets go on sale beginning April 2. The drawing will be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Ticket prices are $1 each or $5 for six tickets, and can be purchased at Petoskey, Huber, and Pellston Senior Centers or by calling (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369. The raffle is open to the public and you do not need to be present to win.

Week of the Young Child Celebration
Area preschools will be joining the Petoskey and Pellston Friendship Centers for lunch on Tuesday, April 17 at noon. This will be an opportunity to spend time with young learners and help with a small activity after lunch.

Senior Walking Club
Do you enjoy walking, but don't want to go alone? Come to a Senior Walking Club meeting on Wednesday, April 18 at 11:00 a.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. This meeting is the first step in creating a group of seniors that would enjoy walking together in our beautiful community. Contact (231) 347-3211 for more information.

Lunchtime Entertainment
Stu Fenton and Sal Page will entertain the lunch crowd on Thursday, April 19 beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Earth Day Celebration
Visit the Petoskey and Pellston Friendship Centers on Monday, April 23 for "dirt" cake in celebration of Earth Day.

Trivia Party
Back by popular demand, the Petoskey Friendship Center is hosting a Trivia Party on Monday, April 23. Bring some friends or come solo and make new friends. We will put teams together and prizes will be awarded. Join the fun and learn something new.

FCEC Theater
Come for lunch and stay for a movie on Wednesday, April 25 at 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. This month's movie, The Lady in the Van, starring Maggie Smith, is a 2015 British-comedy about an elderly homeless woman who 'temporarily' parks her van in someone's driveway and proceeds to live there for fifteen years.

Golf Lessons
Lessons are scheduled for the Senior Golf Group on Tuesday, May 8 and Thursday, May 10 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. each day. Lessons will be held on the driving range at the Petoskey-Bay View Country Club. Please arrive by 12:45 p.m. Golf professional Brian Sanderson and his staff will work with each golfer individually, as well as in a group setting. These lessons are helpful to both beginners and seasoned golfers! The cost to attend the two-day golf lesson is $30 for Emmet County residents and $35 for out-of-county residents. Anyone interested in attending the lessons must sign up no later than May 7, 2018 at the Petoskey Friendship Center or by calling (231) 347-3211.

Detroit Tigers Game Day Trip
A trip to Comerica Park, offered through Good Times Travel N Tours, to watch the Detroit Tigers play the Oakland A's on Monday, June 25. The cost is $119 per person and includes transportation in a private non-smoking motor coach with restroom and reserved seating in lower baseline box. The bus departs Gaylord at 9:00 a.m. For more information contact FCEC's Enrichment Director at (231) 347-3211, ext. 14.

Car Show and Famous Chicken Dinner to Go
Do you have a special car that you would like to have on display during this fundraiser to benefit Friendship Centers of Emmet County? The event takes place on Wednesday, July 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Contact the Enrichment Director at (231) 347-3211, ext. 14 for questions or to be involved. FCEC's famous chicken dinners to go will be available for purchase for $10 a meal. The event will be open to the public and pre-orders for to go meals will be available.





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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

2018 Finance Committee Meetings
2:30 p.m.
(except December)

January 25
February 22
March 22
April 25*
May 24
June 28

July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25**
November 15
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

2018 Meetings
3:00 p.m.
(unless noted)

January 25
February 22
March 22
April 25*
May 24
June 28

July 26

August 23
September 27
October 25**
November 15
December 13
(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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