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DURAND — Two weeks ago Durand’s marching band made its way to Ford Field for the Michigan Competing Band Association state finals.

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OWOSSO — As the deadline for crowning this year’s Glow Queen approaches, two local women are working hard to obtain donations for causes that benefit the community.

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ELSIE — The Elsie Arts Council 2019 Christmas Tea takes place Dec. 14 and includes a three-course tea with salad, tea sandwiches and desserts, along with an extra helping of Christmas cheer.

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CORUNNA — Tom Wopat, “Luke Duke” from the “Dukes of Hazzard” TV show will kick off the Christmas season at Corunna United Methodist Church, 200 W. McArthur St., Dec. 7.

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OWOSSO — After losing her husband to cancer a year ago, Trish Phillips tried online and in-person bereavement support groups, but they didn’t really help her feelings of loneliness and isolation.

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OWOSSO — All singles in the area are invited to attend a night of square dancing at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 23 at Salem Lutheran Church, 520 W. Stewart St.

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OWOSSO — Coffeehouse On the Square invites musicians, poets and other acts to join the lineup at 7:30 p.m. Friday in a new “Listening Room,” 120 Goodhue St.

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CORUNNA — Staff from Peacock Road Family Farm will lead Christmas wreath-making workshops at the Community District Library branches on the following dates.

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MORRICE — The Morrice branch of the Community District Library will host a silhouette painting class at 5 p.m. Nov. 11.

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BYRON — The Byron branch of the Community District Library will host a basket weaving class at 5 p.m. Nov. 14.

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LENNON — The Lennon branch of the Community District Library is hosting a workshop at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 20 to make homemade bath scrubs, bath salts and lip balms.

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CALEDONIA TWP. — The Owosso Knights of Columbus will host a trivia night at 7 p.m. Saturday to benefit Owosso Catholic religious education and the K of C.

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DURAND — The Durand Union Station museum is offering patrons who struggle with excessive sensory stimuli a way to tone down lights and sounds that may disrupt their ability to enjoy the exhibits.

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OWOSSO — Actress Megan Meyer, who recently appeared in the Lebowsky Center for Performing Arts’ productions of “Cabaret” and “Matilda,” is one of 10 semifinalists in the “Search for the Roxie” series on

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OWOSSO— A new exhibit featuring Owosso artist Alex Klinkoski, the Mid-Michigan Art Guild and the Shiawassee Artists’ Guild will open at the Shiawassee Arts Center this month.

CORUNNA — The public is invited to an open house celebrating Sue Huff, the branch manager of the Corunna Community District Library.

OWOSSO — Over 260 enthusiastic sponsors and guests attended the 12th-annual Camel Cup races March 23 to cheer on their favorite camel at D’Mar Banquet and Conference Center.

LAINGSBURG — The Laingsburg Community Singers, under the direction of Steven J. Easterling, will perform the program “Songs We Love to Sing” at 7 p.m. April 14 and 4 p.m. April 15.

DURAND — The third-annual Durand Railroad Days Rib Burn will take place May 19 in the parking lot near the water tower between Main and Clinton streets in downtown Durand.

OWOSSO — The Owosso Community Players recently set up a scholarship fund for youth who need financial support to attend OCP workshops, thanks to a donation from the estate of Becky Scherer, who lost her battle to cancer in June 2016.

CORUNNA — The public is invited to support the Shiawassee County Friends of the Fair’s inaugural Food, Family and Fair.

OWOSSO — The idea behind the new Shiawassee Mobile ARTS for Seniors (SMARTS) program is to help seniors meet new friends, express their creativity and get involved in the community.

DURAND — The Durand Memorial branch of the Shiawassee District Library is hosting a craft day and a family movie for children and families.

OWOSSO — Applications are now available for eligible women or girls seeking the title of Miss Curwood Festival or Curwood Princess 2018.

The Corunna/Caledonia Branch of the Community District Library is joining the Friends of the Library group to raise funds to replace the carpeting in the building. The library is offering the community an opportunity to join the effort by making a donation. All businesses and individuals don…

Children from Congregational Child Development Center in Owosso are shown singing Christmas carols for employees at The Argus-Press, including Becky Wotring, far right, Wednesday morning.

The Owosso Emerson Elementary School students and staff collected more than 260 toys for the Marine Toys for Tots campaign. There were class challenges and second-grade concertgoer donations that helped make a donation to the campaign. Seen here, front, are members of the Emerson Student Cou…

DURAND — December viewing hours for the decorated Durand Union Station and Michigan Railroad History Museum, 200 Railroad St,. have been announced.

CORUNNA — The branches of the Community District Library have the following events scheduled for the remainder of December.

PERRY — A breakfast buffet at the Perry Sons of AmVets, Squadron 4064, will be serving its popular breakfast buffet 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post, 601 N. Main St.

CORUNNA — There was plenty to “ooh and aah” about Saturday at the 31st Country Christmas at the Courthouse.

OWOSSO — Virginia Gastin has a special reason to feel grateful this Thanksgiving.

Laingsburg Elementary School fourth-grader Savannah Leitch is seen walking in an all-school Halloween parade Tuesday afternoon.

Corson Benjamin, 11/2, is seen playing games Tuesday at a Halloween party at the community center in Corunna. Children and parents, dressed in costumes, played various games, and won prizes and candy.

PERRY — Perry Sons of AmVets, Squadron 4064, will be serving its popular breakfast buffet from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the Post, 601 N. Main St.

BYRON — The 96th annual Byron alumni banquet takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Byron Elementary School gym.

OWOSSO — Anna Owens knows the subject matter of the Owosso Community Players’ latest production, “Rabbit Hole,” will challenge audiences. The Pultizer Prize-winning drama, written by David Lindsay-Abaire, deals with the way a family copes with the untimely death of a child.

CORUNNA — After nearly a decade of creating horror at his home on M-52, north of Oakley, Theron Nielsen is moving his “Garage of Terror” to the old commercial building in McCurdy Park.

OWOSSO — For two years, David Vaughn pondered what to do with a 30-foot elm tree stump in his front yard.

DURAND — A chance encounter on a train between a young woman who pours her heart out about love gone wrong and an elderly woman with a story that might help is the premise of Durand author Elizabeth Wehman’s latest novel, “Just a Train Ride.”

OWOSSO — The assistant band director at Owosso High School has created the first-ever concert band arrangement of Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Fantasia in C.”

State Sen. Rick Jones, R-Grand Ledge, center, was honored as 2017 Legislator of the Year by the Michigan Library Association (MLA). Grand Ledge Library Director Lise Mitchell, Grand Ledge Library Board President Joan Kane and members of the Grand Ledge library board presented the award to Jo…

OWOSSO — Local entrants in the ninth annual ArtPrize contest in Grand Rapids found inspiration for their artwork from a wide variety of sources; including war in the Middle East, waterfalls in the Upper Peninsula and a quest for self-understanding at a challenging period in life.

OWOSSO — The Fall Respite Volunteer Purse Party Bingo will be Oct. 19 at the Owosso Knights of Columbus Hall, 1259 E. Main St. in Caledonia Township.