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Visually Impaired People (V.I.P.)

Adult Support Group Meeting

Thursday, February 14, 2019

11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


As part of the January 2019 V.I.P. meeting, members shared ideas and suggestions for upcoming group events, including a return day trip to the Sarett Nature Center, to visit the Butterfly House.  Guest speakers, providing educational and general welfare topics was also discussed.

Looking for an interesting way to spend some time this New Year, 2019—then, check out what the V.I.P. Book Club is all about:

WHEN:  Fourth Thursday of each month (February 28, 2019)

TIME:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Bridgman Public Library, 4460 Lake Street, Bridgman, MI

LEADER:  Gretchen Evans, Director, Bridgman Library.

Contact:  Kay Cornwell, Facilitator, V.I.P. Support Group, at (269) 612-7622.

Next Meeting:  Thursday, March 14, 2019

Guest Speaker from the Michigan Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP).


Water Painting

Wed., February 27th

  12:00 - 3:00


Come join Roy and Peg Hruska who are both Madden Certified Teachers.  This is a monthly activity and each class will focus on a different technique and subject.  Classes are geared to those who have never tried watercolor before or who like the “loose” paintings of T.V. teacher, Terry Madden.  Create something beautiful in a relaxed, positive and fun atmosphere.  You will amaze yourself! You can do it!

Cost is $15 per session and everything you need is provided  for your finished painting.  As class size is limited, please call for reservations at 469-4556.



T.O.P.S.  Tuesdays at 6:00 p.m.


T.O.P.S. Take Off Pounds Sensibly is  meeting at the Senior Center. Please feel free to come and join.












Stop Getting Junk Mail


Ken Schneider, a former postal employee loves to help people get rid of junk mail.  If you bring the mail that you would like stopped to the Center, Ken will make the necessary contacts and eliminate it for you.  Each year, we Americans get billions of pieces of unwanted U.S. Mail—credit card offers, timeshare spiels, win this, get that etc.our mail boxes are often crammed with this stuff.  The thing is,  we don’t want any of it !  Cheer up!  We can stop getting most or all of it.  Ken Schneider has volunteered to help anyone escape the junk mail deluge.  Bring in your junk mail and place it in the box near the reception area .  Ken will take the necessary steps  to begin freeing you of this mailbox burden.


Low Vision Viewing Equipment


The Senior Center has available a Merlin Clear View Vision center for use at the Center.  This equipment enlarges the reading material or other images on a screen.  This will is located in the computer lab.


Library Has Reopened

Large Print Books Available


Pokagon Fund

Mobile Food Pantry Schedule

Tuesday, February 5, 3:30 – 4:30pm, Chikaming Township Fire Dept.  Sponsored by Harbor Country Progress.

Friday, February 15, 11:00am – 12:00pm, New Buffalo American Legion.


Caring Cupboard

Mobile Food Pantry: 

For those that live in the service areas of Bridgman, Baroda, Stevensville, Glendora, New Troy, Sawyer and St. Joseph and who meet federal poverty guidelines:  Thursday’s, 10:00am – 12:00pm, and  6:15 – 7:30pm first and third Sunday’s of each month. Bridgman Fire Department    


Thank You


All our Volunteers for all their help

All the contributors to our Building Appeal & other donations.

Stan Sabal - 106.7 & 93.5 FM radio support

Barneys Market for Bread & Bakery goods

Bible Baptist Church in N. B. for the Bread

Pat Dimmitt & Ellen Diener for Facebook & web site
























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