Alcona community baby shower Saturday

A community baby shower for the Alcona County Baby Pantry will be from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Spruce Presbyterian Church, 6230 Gillard Rd., Spruce, hosted by Child Abuse & Neglect Prevention for Alcona County (CANPAC). Bring an unwrapped baby gift. Needed items include diapers size 3-6, socks, underwear, sleep sacks, sippy cups and clothing. Cash donations or gift cards are welcome.

The event includes special giveaways for moms and grandmas with children ages infant to 5 years old. Door prizes include a pack and play, tummy time quilts with wedge, sleep sacks, and a handmade quilt. Light refreshments will be provided.

The following presentations will be given: Safe Sleep Awareness by the Department of Health and Human Services, Great Start Collaborative/Parent Coalition, District Health Department No. 2, and Period of Purple Crying.

For more information, call Tamara at 989-370-0239.

Texas Hold ‘Em event to benefit the Plaza Pool

A Texas Hold ‘Em Poker fundraiser for the Plaza Pool will be held Saturday at the APlex, 701 Woodward Ave., with a $40 buy-in. A mini-tournament starts at 1 p.m. Register prior to 3:30 p.m. for the main tournament that starts at 4 p.m. Call 989-464-6192 for information.

Susan Lane Foundation Haiku contest under way

Susan Lane Foundation is accepting submissions from poets of all ages for Heritage Haiku 2019.

All submissions must be original works and adhere to the haiku form: 17 syllables in three phrases of five, seven and five syllables respectively. Deadline for submissions is Friday, Sept. 27.

Writers may submit up to three haiku at slfhaiku@gmail.com. Include name, home address and phone number with your submission.

Five haiku will be selected and the winners announced at the north45east reading on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Art in the Loft. Winning work will be published on the Susan Lane Foundation website and displayed on lawn signs in the Alpena area as part of the 2020 Heritage Route 23 Discovery Tour. For more information, visit http://www.susanlane.org.


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