<![CDATA[DELTA TWP. - The Friends of the Delta Township District Library are hosting a Book and Bake Sale Aug. 21-23 at the Library, 5130 Davenport Dr. More than 5,000 items including books, CDs, DVDs, videos, and baked goods will be available for purchase. Books will be priced 75 cents or lower. Thursday, Aug. 21, is members-only from 3-7 p.m. Memberships will be available for sale at the door. The sale is open to the public from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug.22 and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 23. Baked good donations will be welcomed from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 and Aug. 22 at the library circulation desk. DELTA TWP. - St. Gerard St. Vincent de Paul will again forge a partnership with Meijer this fall to provide much-needed hunger relief to local families through the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer's customer-driven food pantry donation program, Simply Give. "There is an increasing need to help more families with food and personal items" said Tom Haselschwerdt, Vice-President of St. Gerard St. Vincent de Paul food pantry. Each Meijer Simply Give campaign replenishes the shelves of more than 200 food pantries in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Kentucky. The program encourages customers to purchase $10 Simply Give donation cards, which are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards and given to a local food pantry in the store's community. St. Gerard St. Vincent de Paul Society will benefit from donation cards purchased at the Meijer store at 5125 W. Saginaw now through Sept. 27. "We encourage community members to help us fulfill our mission of helping feed the hungry in the West Lansing community by purchasing a Meijer Simply Give food donation card during their next shopping trip," said Haselschwerdt. Meijer offers Double Bonus Days on Sept. 4, 5 and 6. This means your donation of $10 will turn into $30. Please save those dates to maximize your charitable contribution. Normally Meijer matches each $10 donation. The St. Gerard St. Vincent de Paul Chapter delivers food and personal items every Wednesday for approximately 15 to 40 families throughout the year and delivers Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets to those in need in our community. Meijer associates helped put together our 2013 Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets. DELTA TWP. - Delta Township Parks and Recreation will be sponsoring a free animal show at Sharp Park Amphitheater on Sunday, Aug. 17 from 4-5 p.m. featuring animals from Preuss Pets. Call 517-323-8555 for more information. GRAND LEDGE - State Rep. Theresa Abed (D-Grand Ledge) will host a free Senior Appreciation Matinee with the Grand Ledge Sun Theater on Wednesday, Aug. 20, starting at 2 p.m. at the Grand Ledge Sun Theater, 316 S Bridge St. "Our seniors have paved the way for future generations," said Abed, "They have worked hard their whole lives raising and supporting their families and enriching our communities. It's important that their contributions are recognized." The movie being shown is "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel." GRAND LEDGE - St. Michael Parish in Grand Ledge invites you to its annual Parish Fun Fest on Friday, Aug. 22 and Saturday, Aug. 23. Activities include a Euchre Tournament on Friday, and live music from Soultown Lansing in the beer tent. Saturday activities including kids games, bounce house, raffles worth $10,000, a live and silent auction, Mass under the big tent at 4 p.m., followed by our traditional scrumptious barbeque chicken dinner and live music featuring Exit 86. For more information, call St. Michael Parish at 517-627-8493 or visitwww.stmichaelgl.org. CHARLOTTE - The monthly meeting of the Eaton County Genealogical Society is Wednesday, Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. in the lower level of the 1885 Courthouse. The speaker will be Jesse Lasorda with a talk on the Michigan Boys Training Home. The ECGS board is planning many updates and doings of the group and will also be discussing some of their plans and ideas. One thing they are doing is revamping the website: www.miegs.org. This meeting is open to the public and members are urged to come and give some feedback. WACOUSTA - Looking for craft and vendors for our second annual Wacousta Fall craft and vendor show Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept.14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12850 S. Wacousta Road This is an outside event and the cost is $30 for booth spot. ContactRenee Adams at (517) 526-4929. LANSING - The Lansing Eastern High School Class of 1969 reunion will be held Saturday, Sept. 6, at 7 p.m. at Jimmy's Pub, 16804 Chandler Road, East Lansing. Attendees are responsible for their own food/drink. On Sunday, Sept 7, from 1-5 p.m., picnic at Granger Meadows Park, Shelter No. 2 at the corner of Wood and State roads. Bring a dish to pass and musical instruments. For questions, call Doug at (517) 331-3097. GRAND LEDGE - The Grand Ledge Emergency Services Authority will be offering a seven-month Emergency Medical Technician class designed to allow students to earn CPR certification and preparation for the EMT National Registry Exam. Classes will begin on Sept. 4, and continue through Apr. 17, 2015. This is the fourth year the courses are being offered. Classes will be held for four hours twice weekly, from 6 p.m. through 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Tuition is $950, which includes text book and needed supplies. The registration deadline is Aug. 16, and a $500 deposit is required. Contact class coordinator Brandon Moore at (517) 643-1416, or class registrar Scott Martzke at (517) 282-6081. EATON CO. - Hearing and vision screening is required before entering kindergarten. The Barry-Eaton District Health Department provides vision and hearing screening for all children of this age at school-organized kindergarten roundups as well as at monthly clinics at the Health Department. An Eaton County clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 26. Call (517) 541-2630 to schedule an appointment. DELTA TWP. - Join the Delta Township 39'ers for a trip to Grand Hotel/Mackinac Island on Oct. 20-23. Trip includes: transportation, lodging at the Grand Hotel, meals, carriage tour, ferry boat to and from the Island, and special activities. Deadline for registration is Aug. 22. Call 517-484-5600. DELTA TWP. - The fall Our Savior Lutheran Mom 2 Mom sale is scheduled for Sept. 27 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The sale is at Our Savior Lutheran, 7910 E. St. Joe Hwy, near the westside Walmart. E-mail Tina Dewey at email@example.com for more information, and a table rental agreement. DELTA TWP. - The Bretton Woods Lions Club will be sponsoring a Red Cross Blood Drive on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at St. Gerard Catholic Church, 4437 W. Willow Hwy. from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 1-800-Red Cross or visit redcrossblood.org with sponsor code St. Gerard for an appointment.