United Way's annual Bikes for Kids project. You'll recruit bike shops to spend the winter refurbishing used, donated bikes (Revolution Bike in Charlevoix is already doing this) and identify youth-serving agencies to distribute the bikes in the spring. You'll work from home or your office, on your own schedule, coordinating with United Way staff. To volunteer for this opportunity or to see more volunteer opportunities go to the Char-Em United Way website: http://tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections or call (231) 487-1006. Nonprofit agencies that wish to post volunteer opportunities can register for free at: http://tinyurl.com/volunteerconnections-agency.
A daughter, Gretchen Elaine Farrimond, was born to Shannon and Brad Farrimond of Houston, Texas, at 11:09 a.m. Oct. 8, 2011, in Houston, Texas. Gretchen weighed 6 pounds, 7 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Mike and Kay Farrimond of Petoskey, and Steve and Leslie Fluke of Pearland, Texas.
Twins, Cadance Jade Steinert and Jack Mason Steinert, were born to Kenneth C. and Alissa A. Steinert of Boyne City Oct. 19, 2011, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Cadance weighed 5 pounds, 4 ounces at birth. Jack weighed 6 pounds, 14 ounces at birth. Grandparents are Garry and Cindy Smith of Engadine, Kenneth Steinert of Bay City and Teresa Klecker of Bay City.
A son, Alexander Leon Corp, was born to Whitney Sawyer and Chris Corp of Charlevoix Oct. 19, 2011, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Alexander weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces at birth.
A son, Colton William Crossman, was born to David and Sara Crossman of Central Lake Oct. 21, 2011, at Charlevoix Area Hospital. Colton weighed 7 pounds, 2 ounces at birth. He has a brother, Devin Robert Crossman, 2. Grandparents are Rob and Cindy Bruce of Central Lake, Dave Crossman of Central Lake, and Lee and Paula Douglas of Central Lake. Great-grandparents are Don and Barb Bruce of Central Lake, William Crossman of Williamsburg, Doug and Carol Woodin of Cheboygan, and Clint and Sally Giles of Lansing.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 26
BNI-Business Before Breakfast, meets 7-8:30 a.m. every Wednesday at the Petoskey United Methodist Church. Visitors welcome.
Harbor Springs Kiwanis Club meets 8 a.m. for breakfast the second and fourth Wednesday at Stafford's The Pier Restaurant. Visitors welcome.
Petoskey Duplicate Bridge Club meets noon Wednesdays at 2144 Cemetery Road, Petoskey¿ (behind Lowe's). All players welcome. Visit www.petoskeybridgeclub.com or call (231) 881-0829 for information.
Type 1 Diabetes parent support group meets 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Harbor Springs Public Library. Join other parents on the last Wednesday of each month. For more information, contact Marcia Vandermus at (231) 526-9705.
THURSDAY, OCT. 27
The Petoskey District Library Board will meet in regular session 5 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, in the fireplace room of the Carnegie building at 451 E. Mitchell St. For more information, call the library at (231) 758-3100.
Petoskey No. 1 BNI will meet 7-8:30 a.m. Thursday at Petoskey United Methodist Church. For further information, call (231) 526-6449.
The Boyne Valley Garden Club will meet 1 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Boyne District Library. June Peterson, Master flower judge, will be speaking about floral table designs for home or flower shows. Hostesses are Wendy Stadt, Marilyn Nielsen, Sally Van Domelen, and Janet Swartz.
Writers group meets 6 p.m. Thursday at the Charlevoix Public Library.