Briefs

Elks plan annual

picnic Saturday

ESCANABA – Members of Escanaba Elks Lodge 354 will host their annual picnic on Saturday at Pioneer Trail Park. The event, which will take place rain or shine, will feature food, drinks, games, raffles and entertainment by AJ the DJ from 2-8 p.m. in the pavilion.

Natural Family Planning

picnic set for Sunday

GLADSTONE – The annual Upper Peninsula Natural Family Planning picnic will be held on Sunday at the Kids’ Kingdom Pavilion at Van Cleve Park in Gladstone from noon to 4 p.m. The picnic is geared toward those families who use Natural Family Planning as well as those who support it. It is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula chapters of the Couple to Couple League.

Participants are asked to bring a dish to pass. They will have the opportunity to enjoy volleyball, swimming, and a playground for the kids.

Call Virginia at 789-0348 for more information.

Nahma Township Senior

Recognition Tea Sunday

NAHMA – The public is invited to attend the 11th Annual Senior Recognition Tea, which will be hosted by the Nahma Township Historical Society, on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Nahma Township Hall. This event pays tribute to senior citizens residing in Nahma Township (past and present), who are at least 80 years of age.

The program will include individual memory accounts of life in Nahma Township (Nahma, St. Jacques, Isabella), a sing-a-long, and refreshments. The theme of this year’s program is the “Bay De Nocquet Lumber Company.” A short history of the company will be made. An update on the “Save the Burner” project will be given. All those in attendance will be encouraged to share memories of the “Bay De Noc Days in Nahma.”

For further information, call Dani at 786-7766 or (906) 444-4004.

The historical museum will be open prior to the event.

Playgroups offered

in Hermansville

HERMANSVILLE – Play groups are being offered at North Central Elementary School in Hermansville this summer. They are scheduled to take place each Monday from 9:30-11 a.m. and are open to children between the ages of 1 and 4. The next scheduled session is Aug. 11.

The groups will provide an opportunity for parents to play with their child and to socialize with other parents and children. The event will feature stories, music, crafts, snacks and playtime.

This is a free event for all Menominee County residents and is sponsored by the Menominee County Intermediate School District’s Early On Program. For more information, call (906) 863-5665, ext. 1040.

Post 301 hosts Second

Sunday Breakfast

RAPID RIVER – “Enjoying Summer” is the theme for the Second Sunday Breakfast hosted by the Walter W. Cole American Legion Post 301 of Rapid River. The event will take place on Aug. 10. The menu includes scrambled eggs, sausage, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, orange juice and coffee.

Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children ages 6-12. Children under 5 are free of charge.

Community dance

Aug. 10 in Rock

ROCK – A dance will be held at the Rock Community/Senior Center on Sunday, Aug. 10, from 1 to 5 p.m. Music will be provided by “Junk Yard Art.”

Door cost is $5 per person. A free-will donation lunch will be available. The center is located at 3892 W. Maple Ridge Road.

For more information, call Alice at 356-6588. All proceeds benefit the Senior Corporation.

Vasa Lodge 463

to host annual picnic

FORD RIVER – All members are cordially invited to attend the annual Escanaba Vasa potluck picnic to be held at the Ford River camp grounds of Harold and Emeilia Ogren beginning at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10.

Anyone interested in membership is asked to call 789-9089.