Community Events

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Midland Progressives Monthly Meeting 6:30 pm
Midland Progressives Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Bldg.- Commissioners Room
May 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
We have completed the Midland Progressives Strategic Plan, which includes our Mission, Vision, Goals, Core Values, Group Bylaws, Officers Job Descriptions, and suggested committees. I would like to thank everyone who shared their ideas. At[...]
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Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting 7:00 pm
Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Administration Building
May 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Administration Building | Midland | Michigan | United States
The Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) is a grassroots community organization of committed citizens dedicated to supporting Democratic Party efforts within Midland County, the State of Michigan, and the United States of America.  Our primary[...]
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Midland Blooms with the Dems! 8:30 am
Midland Blooms with the Dems! @ Corner of Eastman Ave & Clover Lane
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Midland Blooms with the Dems! @ Corner of Eastman Ave & Clover Lane | Midland | Michigan | United States
The MCDP has a great team lining up to plant flowers with Midland Blooms.  If you have not signed up yet, we could use a few more people. Our team leader for the event is[...]
MDP Women’s Caucus Luncheon 11:30 am
MDP Women’s Caucus Luncheon @ Detroit Marriott-Renaissance Center
May 18 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm
MDP Women's Caucus Luncheon @ Detroit Marriott-Renaissance Center | Detroit | Michigan | United States
Join us for the Michigan Democratic Party’s Caucus Luncheon with special guest speaker U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, at the Detroit Marriott-Renaissance Center in Detroit, Michigan. Amy Jean Klobuchar is an[...]
MDP Legacy Dinner 2019 6:00 pm
MDP Legacy Dinner 2019 @ Detroit Marriott-Renaissance Center
May 18 @ 6:00 pm – 11:45 pm
MDP Legacy Dinner 2019 @ Detroit Marriott-Renaissance Center | Detroit | Michigan | United States
Join us for the 2019 Michigan Democratic Party's 2019 Legacy Dinner, on Saturday, May 18th, as we honor the Legacy of Congressman John D. Dingell, Jr. at the Detroit Marriott-Renaissance Center in the great city[...]
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Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting 7:00 pm
Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting @ Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
May 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting @ Grace A. Dow Memorial Library | Midland | Michigan | United States
The Midland Dems Book Discussion Group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month between 7:00-8:30 pm for polite, informal discussion of political topics and books. Beginning in April, 2019, the group will be moving their friendly[...]
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May 98th House District Office Hours – Midland County 7:30 am
May 98th House District Office Hours – Midland County @ Tropical Smoothie
May 24 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am
May 98th House District Office Hours - Midland County @ Tropical Smoothie | Midland | Michigan | United States
Republican State Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Williams Township, has announced she will be hosting May office hours for ALL constituents in Michigan's 98th House District at the following times and locations in Bay and Midland counties.[...]
May 98th House District Office Hours – Bay County 4:30 pm
May 98th House District Office Hours – Bay County @ Auburn City Hall
May 24 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
May 98th House District Office Hours - Bay County @ Auburn City Hall | Auburn | Michigan | United States
Republican State Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Williams Township, has announced she will be hosting May office hours for ALL constituents in Michigan's 98th House District at the following times and locations in Bay and Midland counties.[...]
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Midland Memorial Day Parade 10:00 am
Midland Memorial Day Parade @ Midland Memorial Day Parade
May 27 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Midland Memorial Day Parade @ Midland Memorial Day Parade | Midland | Michigan | United States
We celebrate Memorial Day to honor and remember the sacrifices of those who have died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. This year the Memorial Parade begins at 10:00 a.m. on W. Main[...]
Sanford Memorial Day Parade 1:00 pm
Sanford Memorial Day Parade @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
May 27 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Sanford Memorial Day Parade @ St. Paul’s Lutheran Church | Sanford | Michigan | United States
The Sanford American Legion Post 443 (Thomas-Daniels-Hand) will be hosting the annual Memorial Day Parade in Sanford on Monday, May 27, 2019 Once again, the Parade will step off from the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church[...]
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Midland County Mobile Food Pantry 11:00 am
Midland County Mobile Food Pantry @ Trinity Lutheran Church (outdoors)
May 30 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Midland County Mobile Food Pantry @ Trinity Lutheran Church (outdoors) | Midland | Michigan | United States
The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) is a non-profit, charitable organization established as a cooperative effort to provide food and supplies to people in Midland County. Visit the Midland County EFPN mobile food[...]
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February 98th House District Office Hours @ Coffee Chaos
Feb 15 @ 7:30 am – 8:30 am

Republican State Rep. Annette Glenn, R-Williams Township, has announced she will be hosting February office hours for ALL constituents in Michigan's 98th House District at the following times and locations in Bay and Midland counties.

No appointments are required for residents seeking help, needing answers to questions or wishing to share their concerns with their state representative.

Friday, February 15, 2019
7:30 – 8:30 AM
Coffee Chaos
6201 Jefferson Ave.
Midland, MI 48640

Constituents unable to attend are encouraged to contact Rep. Glenn at 1-517-373-1791; by email at: AnnetteGlenn@house.mi.gov; or by mail at: S-1287 House Office Building, P.O. Box 30014, Lansing, MI 48909

 

 

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Environmental Issue Forum @ Grand Traverse Pie Company
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

If you breathe air, drink water, or feed your family plant and animal products, you're invited to a public discussion on environmental issues on Saturday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Midland Room at the Grand Traverse Pie company, 2600 North Saginaw Road.

This forum is being sponsored by the Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3).

MCP3 is offering this FREE community discussion group to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing Michiganders today.

Your host and moderator will be Michigan native Peter Sinclair, an environmental activist, global explorer and founder of the Midland-based ClimateCrocks.com.

A world-renowned videographer, Sinclair specializes in issues of climate change and renewable energy solutions.

His rich multi-media presentations and diverse knowledge of pressing environmental issues worldwide make him a popular speaker at schools, colleges, universities and community groups throughout Michigan.

Even if you can't attend, please take a minute to complete MCP3's simple one question environmental issues survey. The results will be shared with the forum participants.

Complete the survey HERE.

Next invite a family member and/or friend to head over to the Grand Traverse Pie Co with you on Saturday.

Finally, grab a cup of hot cup of coffee, sandwich or piece of quiche and join us for an informative community discussion in the Midland Room at the rear of the facility.

See you there!

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Midland Progressives Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Adminstration Bldg.- Commissioners Rm
Feb 18 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

You are invited to an open discussion on actions to build and grow a progressive movement in the county. Feel free to bring a friend.  The meeting is being conducted on the lower level in the Commissioners Room. 

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Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) Monthly Meeting @ Midland County Administration Building
Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Midland County Democratic Party (MCDP) is a grassroots community organization of committed citizens dedicated to supporting Democratic Party efforts within Midland County, the State of Michigan, and the United States of America.  Our primary mission is to support qualified local candidates.

New members and community supporters are always welcome!

Our monthly meetings take place on the third Wednesday at 7:00 pm, in the Commissioner Room located on the first floor of the Midland County Administration Building, 220 W Ellsworth St, Midland, MI 48640.

We do not meet in August or in December.

These meetings are FREE and open to the general public.  Bring your questions, comments, new ideas and a friend or two!

Discussion starts at 6:30 PM. The monthly meeting starts at 7 PM in the Commissioner Room at the Midland County Bldg, 220 Ellsworth, Midland MI 48640.

To receive a copy of the agenda for an upcoming meeting or learn find  information about other upcoming community events, sign up for our newsletter.

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Midland County Mobile Food Pantry @ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) is a non-profit, charitable organization established as a cooperative effort to provide food and supplies to people in Midland County.

Visit the Midland County EFPN mobile food pantry and receive free food to help supplement your family’s pantry.  No identification or proof of income necessary.  Please bring empty bags and/or boxes.   Today's community effort is being funded by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

Date: Saturday – February 23rd, 2019

Registration Time: 9:00 a.m.

Distribution Time: 10:00 a.m. – Food will be distributed until supply  runs out. 

Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

1700 West Sugnet Road, Midland, MI 48640

QUESTIONS? Contact EFPN: 989-486-9393

Note: This is an emergency feeding program intended to provide a supplemental food source to families and/or individuals who are in need. This is a first-come first-served program. There will be enough food for 250 households. Client registration begins prior to distribution time. Midland County residents who have an ongoing or emergency need for food can connect with our regular pantry program by calling 989-486-9393.

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Pasta and Politics Membership Dinner @ U A W Local 362
Feb 24 @ 4:30 am – 7:30 am

We invite you to join us for our Annual Membership Dinner!

As usual we will have an excellent guest speaker and political discussion. Following the dinner, the presentation of the Tony Bielawski Award will be made to recognize a member who has created a spirit of goodwill and unity within our Party and who has consistently demonstrated their dedication to our Bay County Democratic Party.

Tickets: $15 per person by February 19th or $20 at the door.

Dinner begins at 5:00 PM

Please return tickets by mail, or reply by Facebook message.

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Monthly MCDP Book Club Meeting @ Grace A. Dow Memorial Library
Feb 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

The Midland Dems Book Discussion Group usually meets on the fourth Thursday of the month between 7:00-8:30 pm for polite, informal discussion of political topics and books.

Beginning in April, 2019, the group will be moving their friendly monthly community get-together back to the Grace A Dow Library in Conference Rm A on the lower level.

Remember, you don't need to have read the material to join the discussion.

Bring your thoughts, ideas and an interested friend or two!

 

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2nd annual Midland Democrat Soapbox competition @ Creative 360
Mar 1 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

The 2nd annual Midland Democrat Soapbox competition and spring fundraiser.

Come meet with local progressives over beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks. Play party games and, should the spirit move you, get up on the old Soap Box and VENT OR celebrate our 2018 successes!

Prizes for the angriest rant, the funniest rant and the person we would most like to run for office.

Let's Celebrate! Democrats Care!

Suggested donation: $20 adult and $10 student

Mar
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Healthcare Roundtable @ Grand Traverse Pie Company
Mar 9 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3) is sponsoring a FREE community roundtable on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10:30 am in the Midland Room at the Grand Traverse Pie Company located at 2600 N Saginaw Rd in Midland, MI.

This timely conversation will be led by Dr. Dave Green, and include a short introduction to health care in the USA and its place in the developed world.

The three topics of the informal, 2-hour group discussions will include:

Costs of Health Care in the USA

  • Rx charges
  • Wages of professionals (Drs and Nurses)
  • Insurance company profits
  • Big Pharma
  • Bureaucracy

Preventative vs Reactive Health Care

  • Healthy lifestyle
  • Alternative therapies
  • Education on health care at school
  • Taxes/disincentives to buy unhealthy processed foods
  • Incentives to buy nutritious food
  • Food production regulations

Technology in Healthcare

  • Personalized Health care using DNA
  • Personalized dietary advice using gut microbiome data
  • Personalized lifestyle advice based on monitoring of vital signs daily
  • The role of big data

You can help make this agenda more personally meaningful by answering the following questions by noon on Friday, March 8.

We hope you'll not only take the time to complete this 3 minute survey, but also bring a family member or friend to the roundtable discussion this Saturday.

Healthcare Issues in the United States Survey

Thanks in advance for you interest!

MCP3

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Midland County Mobile Food Pantry @ Faith United Methodist Church
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network (EFPN) is a non-profit, charitable organization established as a cooperative effort to provide food and supplies to people in Midland County.

Visit the Midland County EFPN mobile food pantry and receive free food to help supplement your family’s pantry. 

Date: Wednesday – March 13th, 2019

Registration Time: 9:00 a.m.

Distribution Time: 11:30 a.m.

Location: Faith United Methodist Church

203 East Jefferson Street, Coleman MI

No identification or proof of income necessary.  Please bring empty bags and/or boxes. 

QUESTIONS? Contact EFPN: 989-486-9393

Note: This is an emergency feeding program intended to provide a supplemental food source to families and/or individuals who are in need. This is a first-come first-served program. There will be enough food for 250 households. Client registration begins prior to distribution time. Midland County residents who have an ongoing or emergency need for food can connect with our regular pantry program by calling 989-486-9393.