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Friends Together events planned

ALPENA — Friends Together in Alpena has announced upcoming events and support groups.

UPCOMING EVENTS

The Annual Pig Roast will be from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 19, at Fletcher Street Depot. The cost is $15 per adult and $7 per child for this BBQ pork meal. Takeouts will be available.

Aug. 23 will be Family Day at Dinosaur Gardens in Ossineke, for families of all ages.

The Annual Friends Together Golf Scramble will begin with a 10 a.m. tee time on Aug. 29 at River’s Edge Golf Club. The $100 registration fee covers a cart, 18 holes, mulligans, etc., for teams of four. Please register by Aug. 14.

On Sept. 19 will be Connie’s Festival of Friends with a full turkey dinner at Connie’s Cafe in Ossineke.

ONGOING SUPPORT GROUPS

Friends Together North

Do you live in or near Rogers City and have been touched by cancer, or know someone who has? Please join Friends Together North, a support group that meets at 6 p.m. every other Monday at the Presque Isle District Library in Rogers City. For more information, call 989-464-4164 or 989-356-3231.

Mindful Movement

Join Friends Together at noon on Tuesdays for Mindful Movement for Healing, a gentle, unique yoga program designed to nourish, inspire and empower each woman healing and dealing with cancer. The next series begins in Aug. 11.

Caregivers Connect

Come to Caregivers Connect to meet others who share the caregiver experience. Identify your role as caregiver. Recognize your needs. Discover ways to care for you. This group meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Thunder Bowl Lanes in Alpena.

Friends Together Live!

Meet others who are coping with a variety of cancer issues. Share resources and information, discuss family issues and coping strategies, and make new friends who understand. These evenings are filled with comfort and fellowship. This group meets at 6 p.m. on Tuesdays at the Thunder Bowl Lanes in Alpena.

Guys Like Us

This is a Wednesday morning coffee crew for men only, meeting at 10 a.m. each Wednesday at JJ’s.

Women on Wednesdays

Women are invited to unite in the cancer experience. This group is for all women of all ages coping with all types of cancer. Join Friends Together for support, sharing, information and encouragement — all in a confidential, welcoming environment. This group is for women only. Meetings are at 6 p.m. offsite each Wednesday. Call for the address.

Living After Loss

Are you recovering after the loss of a loved one? You are not alone. Join others for Living After Loss at 6 p.m. on Thursdays at Friends Together.

For more information about any of these events or support groups, contact Lesslee Dort at Friends Together by calling 989-356-3231 or emailing lesslee@friendstogethermi.org.

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