Parkinson group to meet Thursday
MENOMINEE — The M&M Area Parkinson Support Group will meet Thursday at the Harbors Retirement Building, 1110 10th Ave., at 10 a.m. Christine Pada will be the guest speaker. The support group offers Parkinson patients, family and friends an opportunity to share their individual challenges, and receive support and resources from each other.
The American and National Parkinson Associations describe Parkinson’s as a progressive neurological disease that results from loss of brain cells that produce dopamine, a chemical that sends messages to parts of the brain that control movement and coordination. Other symptoms are tremor, slowness of movement, rigidity and stiffness with postural instability. Symptoms such as pain, dementia, confusion, fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, cognitive changes and urinary problems are sometimes daily challenges that Parkinsonians deal with.
Everyone is welcome and all meetings are free. For more information, people may contact Pat Ihler, 906-863-9445.
Bake sale to benefit wish list
MARINETTE — BAMC Volunteer Services will hold their St. Patrick’s Day Bake Sale Friday 8 a.m. to noon, in the lobby of the Bay Area Medical Center for Outpatient Services. Proceeds of the sale will be donated to the Auxiliary Wish List Fund. A variety of homemade items will be available.
Prom, formal dress sale returns to center
MARINETTE — The Marinette Recreation Department is hosting the annual Prom and Formal Dress Sale at the Civic Center as a community service.
Dresses may be dropped off at the Civic Center beginning March 22, with an envelope attached to the dress that clearly states the asking price, size and description of the dress, where it was worn, and the name and phone number of the seller.
The dress sale will run through April 20 during regular business hours. Changing areas are available for trying on dresses.
Dresses not sold will need to be retrieved by May 5, or will be donated to a local charity. For more information about the sale, people may call the recreation department, 715-732-5222.