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Central Lake, noon-5:45 p.m. Jan. 28, Central Lake High School, 8190 W. State.
Pellston, 11 a.m.-4:45 p.m. Jan. 29, Pellston High School, 172 N. Park St.
Gaylord, noon-5:45 p.m. Jan. 30, FOE Eagles Club, 515 S. Wisconsin Ave.
Mio, 1-6:45 p.m. Jan. 30, Mio AuSable School, 1110 W. 8th St.
Mancelona, 2-6:45 p.m. Jan. 31, North Central Academy, 5055 Corey Road.
Petoskey, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 1, Petoskey American Red Cross, 2350 Mitchell Park Dr.
Kalkaska, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Kaliseum Recreation Complex, 1900 Fairgrounds Road.
Wolverine, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 4, Wolverine Community Center, 5716 E. Main.
Boyne Falls, 10 a.m.-3:45 p.m. Feb. 5, Boyne Falls School, 01662 M-75 South.
East Jordan, noon-5:45 p.m. Feb. 5, East Jordan Civic Center, 101 Civic Center Lane.
Benzonia, 1:30-6:30 p.m. Jan. 28, bus, Shop-N-Save, 1747 Benzie Highway.
Traverse City, 1-7 p.m. Jan. 28, St. Francis Catholic Church, 1025 S. Union St.
Bear Lake, 2-6 p.m. Jan. 29, bus, Bear Lake School, 7748 Cody St.
Manton, 2-7 p.m. Jan. 30, bus, Amish Community, 6702 E. 16½ St.
Evart, 1-6 p.m. Jan. 31, Evart Amish Community Building, 6818 60th Ave.
Maple City, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Jan. 31, Glen Lake High School cafeteria stage, 3375 W. Burdickville Road.
Traverse City, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Feb. 1, Grand Traverse Academy gym, 1245 E. Hammond Road.
Reed City, 1:30-5:30 p.m. Feb. 1, St. Philip Neri Church hall, 831 S. Chestnut St.
Elk Rapids, 1-7 p.m. Feb. 4, Elk Rapids Community meeting room, 410 Bridge St.
Frankfort, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 5, bus, Frankfort High School, 534 11th St.
Traverse City, 1-6 p.m. Feb. 5, The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster.
Traverse City, 3-6 p.m. Feb. 5, Trinity Lutheran Church meeting room, 1003 S. Maple St.
Manistee, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Feb. 6, Casman Academy gym, 225 9th St.
Kalkaska, 2-6 p.m. Feb. 6, Kalkaska Community Education Center, 419 S. Coral St.
For details about American Red Cross Blood Drives, call 347-5984 or (800) 582-2240, ext. 109; for information on American Red Cross drives in northern Michigan, visit redcrossmichigan.org.
For details about Michigan Blood Drives, call 935-3030 or (866) MIBLOOD (option six) or visit miblood.org.
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