ASO members to present fall concert

Members of the Alpena Symphony Orchestra will present a fall concert titled Autumn Serenade. The event will consist of soloists and ensembles performing Nov. 5 at 3 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church, 167 S. Ripley Blvd.

This concert is free of charge but donations are always welcome. The ASO is a non-profit, 501(c) (3) organization. A reception will follow the performance in the social hall.

Students to present on Europe trip

Former members of Alpena Community College’s The Language Society are gearing up to present slide shows and speeches covering their two-week trip to Europe. Topics range from oddities to architecture. Each student traveler has chosen a topic to speak on, and the event will last about one hour.

The presentations will be held Nov. 3 from 6-7:30 p.m. in ACC’s Granum Theatre where the audience will hear an overview of the trip and associated activities.

Next, students will present slide shows to cover their individual topics.

All ACC students as well as the community are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served in CTR 104 and 106 where the students will be available to talk more about their experiences.

The Language Society also is gearing up for its next trip and would like to extend an invitation to ACC students who are interested in culture, diversity, travel and languages. Look for flyers.

For more information, contact Dr. Carol Walchak, adviser to The Language Society, at or 358-7349.

Meeting on public school funding slated

On Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. the Education Committee of People for Social Justice will host a meeting to learn about public school funding in the State of Michigan. Craig Thiel, research director of the Citizens Research Council of Michigan, will appear to discuss his study on school funding issues.

After Thiel’s presentation, area school superintendents and administrators will offer comments about financial conditions in their schools. The public will then have the opportunity to ask questions of the presenters. The meeting will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 119 W. Dunbar

VFW Post announces raffle winners

Onaway VFW Post 5857 held a recent raffle drawing with first prize being the choice of a new 2016 Polaris 570 2-up quad with winch, dump box and trailer or $5,000. Second prize was the remaining option from the first place prize.

Winners this year were: Mike Moriarity of Florida, first, $5,000; Al Hoffmeyer of Onaway, second, Polaris and trailer; Diana Taylor of Coldwater, third, 42-inch television; Cody Latner of Cheboygan, fourth, breakfast for two; and Jim Alglewiez, fifth, breakfast for one.

A total of 8,000 tickets were sold. The Post thanks all those purchased tickets.

Bridge Club winners listed

Alpena Duplicate Bridge Club winners this week were: Marcy Sherman and Beverley Rousseau, first; Gayle Nowak and Audrey Stevens, second; Loretta Reynolds and Jackie Kennedy, third.

The group meets Mondays at 12:45 p.m. at First United Methodist Church. All bridge players are welcome. For more info, call 595-5119.