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Published: Wednesday, 4/6/2011

What's On - North 4/6


A.L.P.H.A. 20th Annual Gift of Life Ball, Adrian Tobias Center, Adrian College campus in the Ritchie Marketplace complex, 110 South Madison St., 6 p.m., Saturday. Adrian College student organization, African American Leaders Promoting Higher Education hosting. Benefits Adrian Community Preschool. Cost: $20; free to Adrian College students. Donations accepted. Contact, ifeliciano@adrian.edu.


River Raisin Festival May Day 5K Run, event begins at Arch Bridge in Ellis Park, on the east side of the River Raisin just off U.S. 223; and ends on the Pedestrian Bridge leading into Bachmayer Park. Registration at 11 a.m., run at 1 p.m., followed by the children's run, May 1. If registering by April 15, cost includes a T-shirt. Cost $25 or $28 (with XXL shirt) for 5K Run/Walk; $15 for kids' trot or $22 5K Run/Walk without a shirt ; $12 2K kids' trot without a shirt. After April 15, cost is $25 for 5K Run/Walk; $15 2K kids' trot. To download race form, see blissfield.net and go to the May Day Race section, or e-mail advance@cass.net.


Rummage Sale/Treasure Hunt, VFW Post 9656, 4120 Piehl Rd., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Sponsored by the Ladies Auxiliary.

"Make Your Wishes Known," Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2843 Sterns Rd., 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday. Michigan is offering an Advanced Care Planning Session that will include discussions with experts in medical, psychosocial, legal, and spiritual areas. Refreshments. 734-856-1461.


Tree Shrub and Lily Pickup, purchases made through Monroe Conservation District's 2011 Conservation Plants Fund-raiser catalog may be picked up at the Monroe County Fair Grounds, Far West Merchant building, 3775 South Custer Rd., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. April 15 or 9-11:30 a.m., April 16. 734-241-7755, Ext. 3 or catherine.acerboni@mi.nacdnet.net.

Family Fun Night, Monroe County Community College in the Gerald Welch Health Education Building, 1555 South Raisinville Rd., 6-8:30 p.m., Friday. Admission: $1. Tom Ryder, 734-384-4201.

New Volunteer Orientation, Monroe County Health Department Auditorium, 2353 South Custer Rd., 5:30-7 p.m., Thursday. An introduction to the Monroe County Medical Reserve Corps. Emily Lapham, MRC Coordinator, 734-240-7945 or MRC@monroemi.org.

Monroe County Community College is hosting a training session and display in the Whitman Center Room 8, 7777 Lewis Ave., Temperance, in recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, 6-7:30 Wednesday night. Session: "Avoid being a Victim," led by the University of Toledo Police Capt. Julie Rightnowar and Officer Jill Goldberg. Monroe County Clothesline Project and the Silent Witness Project displays on display at the Whitman Center from Friday through April 15. 734-847-0559.

Spring Cleaning available to Monroe County seniors. Caring Alternatives has secured limited funds at a reduced rate. Offer applies to single-family homes and individual rooms at local residential facilities. 734-242-8711 or caringalternatives.com.

Tae Kwon Do classes, Monroe County Community College, 1555 South Raisinville Rd., Welch Health Education Building, Room 139, April through July. Cost: $49. Ages 5 and up. Contact Office of Lifelong Learning, 734-384-4127.

Ottawa Lake

Attic Treasures and Rummage Sale, Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Highway, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. A portion of the proceeds benefit needy families.

Ottawa Lake Music Jam, Zion Lutheran Church, 8307 Memorial Highway, 6:30 p.m., Saturday. Traditional music "acoustical" instruments. Players needed, listeners welcome. Free. Darrel Gilliland, 419-654-0426.


Summerfield Elementary School Kindergarten Registration Day, Elementary-Middle School Library, 232 East Elm St., April 13, 9-11 a.m. for last names beginning with A-L; 12:30-3 p.m. for last names beginning with M-Z. Child must turn 5 by Dec. 1. 734-279-1013. A state-issued birth certificate, record of immunization, and hearing and vision screening results, must be presented.


Rummage and Bake Sale, Grace United Methodist Church, 1436 West Samaria Rd., 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Friday as bag day. 734-856-3490.


"The Faith of a Quaker Miller: Tecumseh's Perry Hayden and the Biblical Wheat Experiment" with author Brenda Ervin at Tecumseh District Library, 215 North Ottawa St., 7 p.m., April 12. Free. Chuck Harpst, 517-423-2238.


St. Anthony Parish Rummage Sale, 4607 St. Anthony Rd., 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.


Parents of Murdered Children and Other Homicide Survivors Motorcycle Run at Toledo Speedway, Benore Rd., registration 10 a.m., run begins at noon, Sunday. Cost: $10 per rider and $5 per passenger includes pig roast. Raffles.

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