Upcoming Events
Satellite Centers Schedule Change
Effective December 1, 2018, Friendship Centers of Emmet County is changing the days the Pellston Friendship Center and the Huber (Brutus) Senior Center will be open. Beginning Monday, December 3, the Pellston Friendship Center will be open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; the Huber Senior Center in Brutus will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Accompanist Needed

FCEC Chorus is in search of an accompanist. If you would like to join the choir as a singer and/or a piano player visit the Petoskey Friendship Center on Friday mornings to meet with Meredith.

Gift Basket Raffle
FCEC is raffling off Holiday Gift Baskets to support services to seniors. Baskets are on display at the Petoskey Friendship Center and can be viewed on Facebook. The drawing will take place during the 'Tis the Season luncheon on Thursday, December 13. You do not need to be present to win. Tickets can be purchased at the Petoskey Friendship Center or by calling (231) 347-3211 with credit card information and the names of the baskets you hope to win. Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Thank you to the following businesses for donating basket items: Hotel Walloon, Grandpa Shorters, Art Van, Fustini's Oils & Vinegars, Bearcub Outfitters, Roast and Toast Cafe, The Rocking Horse Toy Company, Dunworkin, Walmart, and Grain Train Natural Foods Market.
'Tis the Season Annual Meeting & Luncheon
Join us in celebrating the joy of the holiday season. The 'Tis the Season Luncheon and Annual Meeting is Thursday, December 13 at the Petoskey Friendship Center. The dining room opens at 11:00 a.m. and you must be seated by 11:30 a.m. for musical entertainment by Harbor Light students. Students will then serve guests an elegant lunch, while the FCEC Ukulele Group provides backgrounds music. The annual meeting with FCEC's Board of Directors follows lunch. The event is open to all donors, supporters, and friends of Friendship Centers of Emmet County. Meal is available for a minimum suggested donation of $3.00 per person for seniors age 60 and older and their spouses. Those accompanying a senior, but not yet of age, can purchase a meal for $5.00 per person. The wonderful meal will also be served at the Pellston Friendship Center. If Petoskey Public Schools are closed due to weather, the event will be rescheduled for Friday, December 14.

Reading and Discussion Group
Come in out of the cold and join discussions that are sure to enlighten you. Pamela, a retired art teacher and librarian, will lead a Senior Reading and Discussion Group. The initial meeting, on Thursday, December 13 at 1:00 p.m., will formulate how to pick books to read and discuss. Meetings will then take place on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at the Petoskey Friendship Center library. For more information, email Pamela at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . What a great way to make new friends and share experiences! Consider coming for a hot lunch at noon before the meeting.

Huber Christmas Party
Come make new friends and celebrate the holiday season at the Huber Senior Center on Friday, December 14. Appetizers will be available at 10:00 a.m., entertainment featuring Brad Hersey begins at 11:30 a.m., the salad bar is served at 11:45 a.m. and the main course is served at noon. This event is reserved for those age 60 and older and their spouses for a minimum suggested donation of $3.00 per person.

Ping Pong
The Ping Pong tables will be set up for play at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 19 and Thursday, December 20; at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 26; and again at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 27. Join the fun at the Petoskey Friendship Center.

Holiday Bakesale
The Holiday Bakesale is Wednesday, December 19 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. Stop by to purchase some cookies, breads, and pies to take to your next holiday gathering. Baked good and homemade holiday crafts can be dropped off prior to the sale. Donations are welcome.

Christmas Sing-Along
Come join the sweet voices and share the holiday cheer on Friday, December 21 at 11:15 a.m. at the Petoskey Friendship Center. A Christmas Sing-Along will be led by the FCEC Choir and will feature 3rd grade students from Central Elementary School. Lunch will be served immediately following.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
Friendship Centers of Emmet County will be closed on Monday, December 24; Tuesday, December 25; and Tuesday, January 1 to celebrate the holidays.

AARP Driver Safety Program
Held on Monday, January 14 at the Petoskey Friendship Center, the AARP Driver Safety Program sponsored by FCEC is aimed at drivers age 50 and older and covers traffic situations most challenging to seniors due to normal age-related changes in hearing, vision, and reaction time. The class takes place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost of the class is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Preregistration is required. Sign up at the Petoskey Friendship Center of call (231) 347-3211 or (888) 347-0369.

Watershed Council Presentation
Northern Michigan contains some of the most important, diverse, and pristine water resources on earth. Join us at the Petoskey Friendship Center at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 16 for a presentation by the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Education and Outreach Coordinator, Elijah Baker, will explain the history and mission of the council and talk about their volunteer and educational programs.

Facebook Presentation
Facebook has become one of the most popular social networking sites on the Internet and it's an excellent way to keep in touch with family members and be able to view pictures of your grandkids. On Monday, January 21, FCEC Executive Director Denneen Smith will teach you the basics so you can join the fun. Learn about how Facebook works, the benefits of it, and how to get started, and the basics of using Facebook. Join us for lunch at the Petoskey Friendship Center prior to the presentation which will take place at 12:30 p.m.

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1322 Anderson Road
(231) 347-3211
(888) 347-0369

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6436 E Brutus Road
(231) 529-8803

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6274 W Edgar
(231) 539-8201

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