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Domestic violence awareness events scheduled

By CRYSTAL HUGHES, Staff Writer

October is Domestic Violence Awareness month. Several events are scheduled throughout mid Michigan. Some of the events are highlighted below.

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has planned several events during the month of October to bring awareness to the problem of domestic violence. A walk will start at 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 1, at Tribal Operations and end at Behavioral Health. Additional events  include a self defense class from 6-9:30 p.m. on Oct. 4. The class is free for the first 20 participants and $20 each after the first 20 spots are filled. To register call Nami Migizi Nangwiihgan at (989)775-4400. An honor night will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 11 located at 7th Generation. All events are held on the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Reservation.

Mary’s Dream — Living Without Fear is sponsoring a scrapbook event on Oct. 19-20 at the Osceola County Fairgrounds Community Building in Evart. The event costs $50 for both days or $40 for Saturday only and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on Saturday. Several vendors will be onsite with supplies you may have forgotten or new ideas to inspire you. Registration is requested to be mailed by Oct. 5 so seating can be arranged. Click on the registration form for a letter-size version. For more information call (989) 644-3257 or click here. Mary’s Dream was formed in memory of Mary Babb who was murdered by her estranged husband in the parking lot at the Morning Sun where she worked.

Editor’s note: This month we’re turning our website purple in honor of Domestic Violence Awareness month. Clare, Gratiot and Isabella county residents in need of help — male or female — should contact their local Women’s Aid Service 24-hour crisis line. Clare County residents can reach them by calling (989) 539-1046, Isabella County residents should call (989) 772-9168 and Gratiot County residents should call (989) 463-6014. Gladwin and Midland county residents in need of help should call Shelterhouse’s 24-hour crisis support line at 1-877-216-6383. If you are in immediate danger, dial 911.

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