EVART — Opening up a discussion to better understand and cope with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease is the goal of a potluck brunch and spring program at Evart United Methodist Church.

The public event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the church, located at 619 N. Cherry St. in Evart. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass, while the church will provide breakfast casseroles, table service and beverages. A free-will offering will be collected.

Guest speakers including Donette Neal, a certified dementia care practitioner, and R. Todd Balkema, an elder law attorney, will talk about Alzheimer's and dementia.

For more information and to RSVP, call Donnie Sue Johnson at (231) 734-5491 or the church office at (231) 734-2130.