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Marge Darger

Creative 360’s next Tuesday Tribute will be in honor of Marge Darger (82) who is a peace activist and lay minister. The event is scheduled for April 18 at 2:30 p.m. in the Creative 360 Gallery. Tuesday Tributes are hosted by Creative 360’s former Executive Director Carol Speltz, and offer an opportunity to hear from an array of fascinating octogenarians about their lives, their creative process, and their adventures. There will be lively conversation, tea, treats, and time for Q&A. Cost is $5.

Marge Darger received her B.S. from Saginaw Valley State University in political science, and her M.A. in pastoral ministry from Marygrove College. She and her husband Dick, an attorney for The Dow Chemical Company have five children. Dick died in 2011.

Darger’s life has been devoted to volunteering. She is deeply involved in church and the community. Her peace activities include a protest that resulted in a 21-day incarceration at Arete, a federal halfway house in Saginaw. Most recently, she has been involved in the Helen M. Casey Center for Nonviolence, Nonviolence Peaceforce, and Blessed Sacrament Homebound Ministry.

This Yes We Can! season’s final Tuesday Tribute is schedule for April 25 and features Barbara Meyer (81), an artist who was in the Yes We Can! Exhibition.

Creative 360’s Yes We Can! events run through May and are sponsored by The Barstow Foundation, Gavin & Associates, NADA Northwood University, Space Studios and Balanced Living Chiropractic. The events include an art exhibition, eight luncheon soirees, six Tuesday Tributes and a tea to honor mothers.

Yes We Can! is a program designed to honor and celebrate artists, scholars, scientists and community leaders who are 80 and above from across the Great Lakes Bay Region in a way that respects their knowledge and taps into their legacy of creativity. People of all ages enjoy the opportunity to engage with this dynamic group through their art, artist talks, luncheon soirees and more. For more information about each event, go to Creative 360’s website at or call 989-837-1885 to request a print brochure.

If you know of someone who is 80 or older who should be considered as part of next year’s Yes We Can! programs, please contact Creative 360 at 989-837-1885 or by email at

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