Out and About – Week of March 14th

Congratulations to the Lady Cats for returning home from Gull Lake as Regional Champions. Tonight they travel to Grand Rapids to show Grand Rapids Catholic Central how to play basketball. If they win tonight and again on Thursday, there will be a game Friday evening, which could mean that the box office at Three Rivers High School will be busy, because Friday is opening night for PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Whether the Lady Cats win or lose, they will be winners to their fans here in TR. Kudos also to Coach Bingaman. You’ve done a fantastic job in coaching the girls these past years. They couldn’t have come this far without you, and they are not too proud to realize this. A coach is not worth much without a team that takes direction and trusts the leaders, and a team can’t win unless they have a coach with experience and excellent people skills. Believe me when I say that we are very proud of the way you lead with professionalism.

Saturday, March 26, from 5 until 7 P.M., the Ninth Street United Methodist Church will host a Spring Salad Supper and More. It’s an all-you-can-eat feast featuring salads, casseroles, dessert, and a choice of beverage. The cost for adults is $8, and children can eat for $4. Ninth Street United Methodist Church is located at 700 Ninth Street in Three Rivers.

Next Sunday, March 20, the people’s choice will be recognized. The fans of Gray’s Community Band have wanted to hear the music of The Beatles, so a concert titled, “Beatles Music in Michigan” will happen at 3 P.M. at the First Church of God, 17398 M-86, in Three Rivers. The church is just east of the American Legion post. The concert is FREE; however, donations are always welcome. You will want to stick around after the concert for refreshments. For more information on this concert, or if you’d like information on membership, please call (269)244-1014.

We are in the Easter season, and the First United Methodist Church in Three Rivers is hosting Lenten Suppers every Wednesday evening at 5:30. Last week was the first, so they will continue for five more Wednesdays starting tomorrow evening. A basket will be available for donations, with the donations going to a charity. Last week’s donation went to the Red Cross. The church is located at 215 North Main Street in Three Rivers. For answers to your questions, please phone (269)273-3525.

The Christmas season is still a long way off, but it’s not too early to make a monetary donation to Firefighters For Santa. If you’ve been wondering what to do with your Income Tax return, this is a great way to make a difference in a child’s Christmas. It’s very easy to do. Make out a check payable to Firefighters For Santa, and drop it off at City Hall on West Michigan Avenue in Three Rivers. The firefighters will appreciate it and so will some child in need of some Christmas spirit.

Thinking more along the lines of spring, Three Rivers Health and Health TRAC are offering children’s swim lessons on Saturday mornings this spring. Children will learn water safety and the basics of swimming. These sessions begin April 9 and run through May 7. Classes for kids ages 6 years and older are from 8 A.M. to 8:45 A.M. Toddler Swim, for children 3 to 5, runs from 9 to 9:30 A.M., and Water Babies, 6 months to 36 months, is held from 9:30 to 10 A.M. The cost is $35 per child for Health TRAC members and $48 per child for non-members. For complete information on prices, schedules, or registration, contact Health TRAC at (269)278-8722.

It’s been suggested that every time you adjust your clocks by setting them ahead in the spring, or setting them back in the fall, that you also take the time and change the battery in your smoke detectors. This is good advice and worth heeding. Last weekend we adjusted our clocks. Did you change your batteries?

See you Out and About!

Submitted by Norm Stutesman

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