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Wines Around the World Scheduled for June 4

2015-wine-event-logoCAN’s Twelfth Annual Wines Around the World event brings together the area’s best restaurateurs to showcase their specialties and match an appropriate wine with their food. Join the fun Thursday, June 4 from 5:30 to 9 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel on Bay City’s Riverfront! The evening’s menu consists of:

American Kitchen: Mac ‘n cheese

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel: Smoked gouda pasta topped with maple-chipotle bbq pulled pork; chocolate cake trifle with white chocolate mouse and a salted caramel sauce, chocolate bark with mixed nuts, banana cake trifle with peanut butter mousse and chocolate sauce

Gatsby’s Seafood & Steakhouse: Seafood pasta primavera served with parmesan garlic toast

Ideal Party Store: Ice cream sundae bar; private label bourbon and craft beer

Latitude 43 Grill & Bar: Asian sesame chicken lettuce wraps

Old City Hall Restaurant: Artichoke chicken

Oppermann’s Cork ‘N’ Ale: Private label wines

Prost! Wine Bar and Charcuterie: Assortment of charcuterie along with imported cheeses

Saginaw Bay Yacht Club: Slow-smoked shredded pork with a volcano sauce served on a flour tortilla

Tavern 101: Tenderloin meatballs

The Gourmet Cupcake Shoppe: Miniature indulgent desserts

US Foods: Asian red braised pork belly tostadas with avocado, cilantro, radish and mustard caviar; wild-caught Pacific Northwest smoked salmon and jumbo shrimp

VNO Wine Warehouse & New Age Restaurant: Chargrilled marinated beef tenderloin served over wild rice with chipotle red wine glaze, accompanied by house made crab rangoon dip, served with fried crispy won-ton-chips

The Wines‘ ticket price of $60 per person includes food, wine, beers & bourbon throughout the evening and covers admission into the silent and live auction. Proceeds from the event will support the prevention and intervention services the CAN Council Nathan Weidner Center provides in Bay County. Purchase tickets for the event online or by calling (989) 671-1345.

Saginaw County Community Baby Academy 2015

baby_academy_2015-02Having a baby? Caring for a child under 1? Baby Academy is for you!

Register today and plan to come out to Stone Elementary School on State St. in Saginaw from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. For $3, you’ll learn more about topics that interest you as a parent. You’ll receive lunch and a chance to win a valuable door prize.

You must register to attend. Call Vera at (989) 752-7226 for more details, to register, or learn of special pricing for childcare professionals.

Maximize your gift! Every dollar goes further on May 5th.

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On May 5th, 2015 from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm, CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region is participating in the Give Local Bay fundraising event. Every donation will be stretched further if you donate to our organization’s endowment fund through givelocalbay.org. The Bay Area Community Foundation is sponsoring this event as part of a nation-wide program called Give Local America, and our organization will benefit from incentive funds available for participating organizations. We hope you will consider supporting us on May 5th!


If you have any questions regarding the CAN Council Endowment Fund or Give Local Bay, please call our development specialist, Delores Gale, at (989) 752-7226.

Phone Number to Report Abuse: 1-855-444-3911

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Do you think a child has been abused? Make a report today. Call 1-855-444-3911. Calls are answered every day, all year.

Let’s go on vacation!

Dying for a getaway? Purchase a $20 Trip Raffle ticket and get ready to pack your bags! The winner chooses a trip for two to Costa Rica, Napa Valley, San Francisco, or Boston. The winning ticket will be drawn at our Mardi Gras Auction Feb. 26th. You need not be present to win! Purchase your $20 ticket online today!trip-raffle-flyer_for-web

Get ready for Mardi Gras!

logo-no-backgroundBegin preparing for the CAN Council’s 22nd Annual Mardi Gras Auction to be held February 26th:

1.    Sponsor the Auction for as little as $200. Various sponsorship levels include recognition in the Auction program or on event signage, tickets to attend the Auction, and the opportunity to provide company-logo party favors or Mardi Gras beads.

2.    Make your Auction donation. CAN has successfully auctioned everything from a side of cow to a vintage Elvis statue. Whatever your treasure, talent or trade, your donation will be well-received by Auction bidders!

3.   Buy your tickets now for the February 26th event at Apple Mountain Conference Center! The event is sure to be a sell-out, so don’t wait!

4.    Find your Mardi Gras beads and flex your bidding arm. Mardi Gras is just weeks away!

Purchase your tickets online today! Select your sponsorship, or make an Auction donation by contacting Delores Gale at 989-752-7226 or dgale@cancouncil.org.

The 22nd Annual CAN Council Mardi Gras Auction is presented by:

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Michael Brush & Julie Mulady concert for the CAN Council

brush-concert_2_6_15Mike Brush once again will perform to benefit the CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region as well as Friends of Music. He and Julie Mulady will present “The American Songbook” Friday, February 6 at 7:00pm at First Congregational Church (403 S. Jefferson Ave., Saginaw). Purchase your $25 ticket for reserved seating and entrance to the “meet the musicians” reception by calling 989-754-6565. The suggested donation for tickets purchased the night of the event is $20.

Freeland Lights: Seeing is Believing

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The Freeland Lights annual display of 100,000 Christmas lights synchronized to music is ready for viewing from 5:30 - 10:00 pm each night December 1st until January 1st at a new location: Tittabawassee Township Park. Visit the Park at 9200 Midland Rd. in Freeland, tune your car’s radio to 93.9 FM, and enjoy the show from the warmth of your car! Spectator donations benefit the CAN Council and Habitat for Humanity.

Daily shows start at 5:30 pm, and the last show starts at 10:00 pm. Early evening shows start every quarter hour and last about 12 minutes. Shows beginning at 9:00 pm last about 22 minutes and include additional songs.

Take a peek at the Freeland Lights Show: visit Gary Shepard’s website or youtube.

Our building is growing up!

img_6100At 1311 N. Michigan, the changes abound! Over the last few weeks, the foundation for our Saginaw expansion was poured, the framing was completed, and the roof was constructed. The CAN Council’s newly expanded facility is truly a testament to the belief that together “We are building a community where children are free from abuse and neglect”.

Thousands of children & families will be served by our new facility each year. Watch for more updates as we work to complete the building by the end of winter! Until then, you will continue to reach Saginaw’s staff by calling the CAN Council at (989) 752-7226.

The Brain Game is Back

The Brain Game ArtTeams are forming for The Brain Game! Join CAN Council Great Lakes Bay Region and 98KCQ’s Jim Kramer for an evening of trivia fun that will test your pop culture, sports, music, history, and geography knowledge.

Flex your mental muscles and outguess the competition Wednesday, October 29th from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at Frankenmuth’s Bavarian Inn Lodge. Invite family and friends to cheer you on as you vie for the championship.

All trivia players and cheering section attendees will enjoy a Frankenmuth chicken dinner. Event proceeds support CAN’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program. CASAs are highly trained volunteers serving as the voice for children who are in the system due to abuse or neglect.

Register an individual trivia player for $25, a half-team of 4 people for $100, or a team of 8 people for $200. Cheering section tickets are available for $20.

Join the game or sponsor the event by calling Delores at (989) 752-7226.