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MIOSHA Safety Forum
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Do you have workplace health and safety related questions? Join us for a free Safety Forum with coffee, cookies and Q&A with consultants from MIOSHA’s Consultation, Education and Training (CET) Division. Questions? Call 989-358-7451.

Oct 23 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
K of C Bingo
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Doors open at 3p.m., game starts at 6:30p.m.

Weight Loss Support Group
Oct 23 @ 5:15 pm – 6:00 pm

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) is the short name for TOPS Club, Inc. TOPS is an affordable, non-profit, weight loss support group. TOPS offers tools and programs for healthy living and weight management, with exceptional group fellowship, support and recognition. Meetings are every Tuesday. For more information please contact Lee Werth, Leader at 989-354-0960 or Membership is $32 per year and monthly dues are $3.

Freedom From Smoking @ MidMichigan Medical Center
Oct 23 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

There has never been a better time to quit. The first steps can be hard, but finding your path to a smoke-free life is easier with the right help. The American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking® program is a proven way to quit smoking and stay quit, even if you have tried quitting before. Join us for a FREE, eight session, group workshop led by American Lung Association trained facilitators. This program will provide the tools to help you develop a plan for quitting and living a smoke-free life. This program is for current smokers and tobacco users, ages 18 years old and older.

For information or to register call or email Community Health Specialist, Erica Phillips or 989-356-7753

Low Impact Exercise
Oct 24 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.

Card Bingo
Oct 24 @ 12:25 pm – 1:25 pm
Light Room and Adobe Photoshop Class
Oct 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Discover the best editing program available in photography today! This 3-week course covers the basics of two Adobe programs, Lightroom and Photoshop. Photoshop, combined with Lightroom, provides all the essentials to organize, edit, and share photos on desktop and mobile devices.

NOTE: Bring your laptop with downloaded Lightroom and Photoshop programs to class and get started! Check it out at or this link
Instructor Tom-Sherrill-Mix is a photographer with decades of experience and a long-time ACC instructor. He owns “Third Eye Photography”. He enjoys teaching others the basics of photography and photo editing skills.

Cost is $75. Call to register, 989-358-7271.

Double Deck Pinochle
Oct 25 @ 12:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Needle Craft Group
Oct 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Crochet, knitting, tatting, spinning and any other needle work welcome. Share your talent, learn new tips, try a new pattern or join in conversation.

ACL Code Club
Oct 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

The Alpena County Library Code Club is open to students ages 11-18. Technology Specialist Nancy Mousseau will be facilitating the weekly club. Learn how to make games, apps and websites. Have fun while you get awesome skills. 989-356-6188

Hand-Crafted Soap Class
Oct 25 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Hot process soap-making is one technique used in making custom soaps from scratch. This demonstration class offers the basics, so you can leave with enough information to try soap making at home. Learn step-by-step how to make a batch of hot process soap. During class you will discover a brief history of soap, safety tips and practices, how to properly handle sodium hydroxide (the basic chemical process of soap), how to customize with color, scents and additives, options for molds and what to do after your soap saponifies. Each student will take home two bars of seasonally scented soap; one Winter Wonderland, and one Spiced Cider. Instructor Kira Bixel, co-owner and operator of Bixel Family Farm, began making goat milk soap to provide natural soap for family and friends. Over the years, the hobby became a part-time business for their small multi-faceted farm. Kira and family also raise alpine goats, cows, and pigs. When not on the farm, Kira is at Alpena Farmers Market selling soap, lip balm, lotion bars, and other bath and body products. Limit of 10 students. Cost is $25 (includes all materials). 989-358-7271

Genealogy Class
Oct 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

With each of the four classes in this comprehensive series, we’ll learn a different approach of genealogical research – from writing stories and publishing family books, to dating photographs in your ancestors’ album, using social media, taking advantage of the most recent genetic genealogy tools, such as DNA testing, and anything in between you may not think about. “Outside the box” genealogy is fun and creative, and gives you new ideas to shake out your family tree. Instructor Kamila Mazurek, brings this unique opportunity to discover a wide variety of creative research methods. Mazurek is a professional genealogist and a linguist (Polish, Czech, English, Russian and Latin). Her special interests in ancestry are Roman-Catholic, Jewish, Orthodox and Polish-American, and multiculturalism in pre-war Poland. She is a member of the Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, Northeast Michigan Genealogical Society, a volunteer at the Alpena Family History Center and former volunteer at Polonica Americana Research Institute. Cost is $45. 989-358-7271

“Used” Book Sale @ MidMichigan Medical Center
Oct 26 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

In the Lobby. Hosted by the Auxiliary.

Low Impact Exercise
Oct 26 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Will be lead by instructors who are certified by the Arthritis Foundation.

Alpena Convention & Visitors Bureau
420 N. 2nd Ave. • Alpena, MI 49707
(989) 340-2288
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