2012-12-20 / Lifestyles

News Briefs

Arts center to offer ‘Zentangle 102’ class

MANISTIQUE – Manistique Lake Effect Arts Center will be offering “Zentangle 102” on Jan. 19, from 1-3:30 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of the Redeemer, 314 Main Street, in Manistique.

The many structured patterns of a Zentangle are called the “tangles,” and can be put together to create amazing black and white designs on almost any surface.

The 102 class will allow those who have never done Zentangles before to learn the basic techniques involved, but will also encourage participants from the original Zentangle class to expand their skills. Those taking the course for a second time will receive Micron pens in larger sizes and, in addition to the basic 3 ½ x 3 ½ inch tile, will complete a round tile design called a “Zendala”.

The course is taught by Cari Raboin of Houghton, a certified Zentangle teacher, and costs $45. All materials are included. To register, to gift the class, or to join Lake Effect Arts, visit the center’s website at www.lakeeffectarts.org or contact Stephanie Reese at (906) 283-1001.

Presbyterian program to feature alumni

MANISTIQUE – The Church of the Redeemer, Presbyterian, of Manistique will be holding a service of song and scripture to celebrate the birth of the holy child on Christmas Eve at 7:30 p.m.

The worship service will include the story of the birth of Christ, with prayer and reflection led by Rev. Al Valentine. Communion will be served, and the public is welcome to partake. The congregation will participate in a traditional candle lighting to close the service while singing “Silent Night.”

Manistique High School Chorale and Alma College Choir alumni Chris LaCroix, Kristin Phillips- Smith, Amy Plackowski, and Emily Plackowski will perform special music as solos, trios and quartets.

The congregation will join in musical worship by singing several favorite hymns and carols.

The church is located at 314 Main Street in Manistique.

SOS offices to close on upcoming holidays

LANSING – Offices of the Secretary of State will be closed in observance of the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

The closures are:

• Dec. 24, and Dec. 25, for Christmas. SUPER!Centers will be closed on Dec. 22.

• Dec. 31, and Jan. 1, for New Year’s. SUPER!Centers will be closed on Dec. 29.

The Department of State mails notices to motorists 45 days before their driver’s license or license plates expire to give them ample time to renew. Licenses and plates that expire on a day when state offices are closed, such as a holiday or weekend, can be renewed the following day without penalty.

For more information visit www.michigan.gov/SOS or call (888) SOS-MICH (767-6424).

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