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Veterans Day Ceremony at Old Mission Peninsula School, Nov. 9, 2018 | Jane Boursaw Photo

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Here’s a roundup of upcoming events and happenings on the Old Mission Peninsula.

Salem Witch Trials. OMP author Stephen Lewis (aka my brother-in-law) will be giving a talk on the Salem Witch Trials at Peninsula Community Library (PCL) on Monday, Oct. 28, 6:30 – 7:45 p.m. Because what’s Halloween without a little talk about witches? PCL is located at 2893 Island View Road (corner of Center Road and Island View Road). Visit Steve’s website here.

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Beans and Brownies. The JAM/ROCK kids at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church will have their famous Bean Soup and Brownie mixes available for sale at $8/each. Assembled into jars, the mixes include a chewy, fudgey brownie mix (the best ever) and a hearty bean soup mix, complete with a special seasoning packet. You may also request the brownie mix without nuts. These make great holiday gifts and will be available for pick up after Nov. 6. Order by Oct. 30 by calling Wendy Warren, (231) 590-2363.

Celebrating Veterans. Old Mission Peninsula School is once again honoring veterans with a special event at the school on Friday, Nov. 8. Refreshments will be available at 9 a.m., with a celebration in the gym at 9:30 a.m. The annual event honors our community veterans for their service and sacrifice. Veterans may also RSVP to Debra Hartley, (719) 930-8869, or email  oldmissionschoolpto@gmail.com, so that the school may collect service information to properly honor them during the ceremony.

Order Those Geraniums. The Friendly Garden Club is accepting orders through Dec. 6 for their “Simply Geraniums” Sale. Ordering now ensures that plants will be available when spring rolls around. Geraniums of all colors and sizes will be available, ranging from small 5″ pots to large 12″ patio pots, 11″ hanging pots, and the new 13″ hanging pots, which include four coordinating flowering plants. For creative DIY-ers, green filler plants such as vinca vines, spikes, and asparagus ferns will also be available. Proceeds help support community projects and local city beautification efforts, including the Open Space and Children’s Gardens, as well as various memorial gardens throughout the city, grants, scholarships and more. Pick up will take place on May 13, 2020 at Peninsula Fire Station #2, 8150 Center Road, 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. Complete descriptions, prices and forms are available on the Friendly Garden Club’s website, and you may also call Terry Harding, (231) 947-0568.

Last year, the club presented a grant to the Peninsula Fire Department for graciously allowing them to use the fire station for the geranium sale. The grant was used for landscaping and plants at Fire Station #2. Pictured are Marellene Morrell and Terry Harding with PFD staffer Nick Haines.

Friendly Garden Club members Terry Harding and Marellene Morrell present a landscaping grant to PFD staffer Nick Haines | Friendly Garden Club Photo
Friendly Garden Club members Terry Harding and Marellene Morrell present a landscaping grant to PFD staffer Nick Haines | Friendly Garden Club Photo

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