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The Salvation Army of Hancock needs volunteers to ring the bell in their annual Kettle Bell Campaign. To sign up, or get more information, call Kettle Bell Coordinator Sara Perrault at 231-9527.
The Angel Mission Free Store in Calumet is running its Angel Tree campaign again this year. Stop by the store, and pick one or more angels off the tree. Each includes information about a child or family that needs help this Christmas. Purchase the items needed, and return them to the Angel Mission. The store is open Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 10:00 until 3:00, and Fridays from 10:00 until 6:00.
Little Brothers-Friends of the Elderly host their traditional Christmas dinners in Houghton, Hancock, Calumet, Copper City, South Range, Tapiola, Ontonagon and Baraga on Christmas afternoon at 2:00. Seniors who have no family nearby and will be alone for the holiday are welcome to attend. To make a reservation, call 906-482- 6944. Little Brothers will also be preparing and delivering meals for homebound elderly. Volunteers are needed to help with transportation, cooking, making desserts, set-up, serving and clean-up. To volunteer, call 482- 6944, or visit their website.
Do you participate in a book group? The Portage Lake District Library is creating a list of local book groups for all ages and would like to hear about yours. Useful information includes the name of your group and contact person, a theme if you have one, and dates and time that you meet. Please also say if your book group is for adults, teens, or grade school students. For more information, please call Chris at the library at 482-4570.
Family members and support people of those who live with serious mental illness are invited to register for a free course being offered by the Keweenaw Area Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. This 12-session course is designed to help caregivers support their charges, while maintaining their own well-being. The first class will be held Wednesday, January 11th at 6:00. You must sign up in advance by calling 482-4632.