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Friday evenings, beginning in January,  St Mary Magdalen Parish, Brighton will host “The Marriage Course - 8 Great Dates” for couples. Candlelit, catered dinners at tables for two and an excellent video format designed to enhance your marriage relationship. For just-married to family-busy, for empty nesters and been-married-forever couples. Child care provided. For information or to register, call Sandi at 810-229-8624.

The Association of Catholic Women is welcoming new members. Meetings are noon - 2:00pm, with a catered lunch ($12.00), followed either by a speaker or an activity, the second Saturday of each month at St. Mary Cathedral Hall, 219 Seymour, Lansing, in the Elizabeth Seton Room. For more details, an application or to RSVP as a guest, contact association president Mary Blair .

Sponsored by Marriage Matters, Jackson. If you are in or near the empty nest or if your nest has refilled, this seminar is for you. The second half of your marriage can be a time of incredible fulfillment no matter what the challenges are. 7:00pm, Friday, January 16 through 4:00pm, Saturday, January 17, 2015 at Chelsea Comfort Inn and Suites. For more information and to register, visit .

Plan to attaned a Spanish Retrouvaille of Lansing weekend retreat at St. Francis Retreat Center in DeWitt, Friday, January 23 - Sunday, January 25, 2015.  The Retrouvaille experience is for troubled marriages, or couples who wish to establish better communication. For information or to register, contact Melvin and Silvia Morales, 517-402-1624 or visit