EMILY -- An Early Childhood Opportunities Open House is planned 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Emily Charter School.
Those who attend will find out about various programs for infants to kindergarten age. Early Childhood Family Education, First Grade Preparedness, Head Start, Region 5 Child Care Resource & Referral and WIC will be available.
Bring immunizations to register a child for any of these programs. Siblings are also invited.
Free supper and child care will be provided. For transportation, call the school at 763-3401.
Classes for ECFE are scheduled 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 21, Nov. 18 and Dec. 16 at Emily Charter School.
Workshop set on cost of prescription drugs
PINE RIVER -- A workshop, "High Cost of Prescription Drugs," will be 12:30 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Community Resource Center Meeting Room in Pine River.
The workshop is free but pre-registration is required.
Sharon Notch, senior programs coordinator for the Region 5 Area Agency on Aging, will offer information about current alternatives, what the future looks like and how to access pharmaceutical programs.
To pre-register, call (218) 587-8280 in the Pine River calling area or toll-free at 866-587-8281.
The workshop is co-sponsored by the Cass County Extension Service and the Region 5 Area Agency on Aging.
Cass County influenza clinics offered
The following flu clinics will be offered in Cass County:
Oct. 21 -- 9-11 a.m., Community Resource Center, Pine River; and 12:30-3 p.m., Legion Club, Walker.
Oct. 22 -- 10-11:30 a.m., Town Hall, Outing; and 1-3:30 p.m., senior center, Longville.
Oct. 23 -- 1:30-3:30 p.m., senior center, Remer.
Oct. 24 -- 9-11 a.m., senior center, Cass Lake; and 9-11 a.m., senior center, Backus.
Oct. 25 -- 1-3 p.m., senior center, Pillager.
Oct. 29 -- 9 a.m.-noon, senior center, Hackensack; and 1-3 p.m., city hall, Lake Shore.
The flu clinics are sponsored by Cass County Health, Human & Veterans Services, Public Health Division. The cost of the flu shot is $10. People wanting their flu shots billed to Medicare must bring their Medicare card with them to the clinic.
People at the highest risk for serious influenza related complications are those with heart, kidney and lung disease, diabetes or weak immune system, those who are 65 or older, four to nine months pregnant or are children or teens on aspirin therapy.
People with the highest risk for transmitting influenza are health care workers and caregivers.
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