‘Classical Bells’ to perform in Escanaba

ESCANABA – A Sunday afternoon performance by Classical Bells, a community handbell ensemble from the Detroit area, will take place at First Presbyterian Church in Escanaba, at 4 p.m.

This is the group’s first appearance in the Upper Peninsula, despite having performed in many parts of the country as well as with the Detroit Symphony and the Michigan Opera Theater. The concert is in celebration of their 30th year as a performing ensemble. The group plays on over six octaves of Malmark handbells and seven complete octaves of choir chimes, making their collective instrument one of the most extensive in the world of handbell ensembles.

A free-will offering will be received (suggested donation $10). For more information about the group, visit

Bay Jazz Concert in Ludington Park

ESCANABA – A Bay Jazz Concert will be held on Sunday, June 22, from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Ludington Park Band Shell.

MS Support Group plans monthly meeting

ESCANABA – The Delta County Multiple Sclerosis Self Help Support Group will hold their monthly meeting on Monday, June 23, at 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 600 South Lincoln Road.

Family, friends and anyone with MS are welcome to attend. For more information, call Karen at 428-4679 or Lynn at 428-3050.

YMCA to host Safe Sitter training

ESCANABA – Northern Lights YMCA will host a “Safe Sitter Promise” session on Monday, June 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Curriculum appropriate for the intellectual and emotional abilities of adolescents will be provided. The curriculum is based on up-to-date information and injury prevention for specific age groups.

Emphasis for the adolescents will include the profound responsibility of nurturing and protecting children. All adolescents must be at least 11 years old.

Cost is $66 for members and $100 for non members. A pizza and juice lunch will be provided. To register or for more information, call 789-0005.

Ultreya meeting rescheduled

ESCANABA – The Ultreya meeting that was postponed from Monday, June 16, at St. Anne Catholic Church will take place on Monday, June 23. The nondenominational meeting begins at 7 p.m.

For more information, call Monica Mortl at 786-2655 or Janet Lindstrom at 786-3852.

Career Closet open by appointment

ESCANABA – The Career Closet will be open only by appointment throughout the summer. To schedule an appointment, call 428-1643, 241-6212, 789-0598 or 233-1275.

Career Closet provides appropriate clothing for both women and men for job interviews, working environments, presentations, etc., at no cost to those in need. A member of Altrusa will be available to assist with selections.

Sit and Be Fit at Gladstone Senior Center

GLADSTONE – Sit and Be Fit takes place each Monday and Wednesday at the Gladstone Senior Center from 10-10:45 a.m. The activity is conducted by YMCA instructors who use a variety of bands, balls, weights, etc., and are participant friendly.

Sit and Be Fit helps build strength, balance and is a fun way to get and stay in shape. Donations to help defray the costs are appreciated.

For more information, call the Center at 428-2201.

Family History Center assists with ancestry

ESCANABA – The Family History Center (Genealogy Center) is open Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. for those who are searching for their family roots.

A trained staff is available for assistance. For more information, call 789-0370 during office hours. The center is located at 1315 9th Avenue South in Escanaba.