Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 4, 2013

Body & Soul in Brief: 05/04/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

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RAPID CITY — Charity Hill Ranch will host the first-ever Michigan Special Olympics Equestrian Team. An informational meeting will be held Wednesday, May 8, at the ranch, 5629 Way Road.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in participating, volunteering, or just getting information is welcome. Participants do not need to own a horse. For details or if planning to attend, call Christine O’Connell, 258-5437, or email For participant forms, visit

Stroke club milestone

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club will celebrate 30 years at its meeting Wednesday, May 8.

The group will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster Road. Munson Medical Center Medical Department Chairman Don Caraccio, MD, and Stroke Coordinator Kathleen Glaza will discuss the importance of the support group for stroke survivors. Other former facilitators and stroke club members will also be on hand.

Current members and newcomers are welcome. For details, contact Melinda Hollands or Angela Leete at Munson Medical Center’s Social Work Department, 935-6380.

Rummage sale

MESICK — Cornell Community Church, 7030 W. 4 Road, will hold a large rummage sale on Friday and Saturday, May 10-11, to benefit the church.

Sale hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at the church. There also will be a bake sale. For details, call Pastor Troy Baxter, 429-3550.

Remembering moms

TRAVERSE CITY — Hospice of Michigan will host a “Remembering Our Mothers” event on Saturday, May 11, for grieving individuals to remember their mothers who have died.

The free event will be held from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Hospice of Michigan office, 900 E. Front St. It will include grief support and time to reflect on and honor mothers who have died. For details or to register, call Kathryn Holl, 929-1557.

Golf outing

LAKE ANN — The Foundation for Mental Health will hold a golf outing to raise money to support its services. The nonprofit helps provide permanent, stable, supportive housing for individuals with mental health needs in the five-county region.

The “Drive for Dignity” Golf Outing will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, at Mistwood Golf Course. The four-person event features a shotgun format. Golfers will enjoy a “Taste of Northern Michigan” on several holes and the opportunity to participate in a Hole-in-One contest for a car. For details or to register, visit or call Kris Thomas, 326-5620.

Support groups

TRAVERSE CITY — Michael’s Place, a healing center for youth and adults of all ages who are grieving the death of a loved one, offers peer support groups on Mondays.

The evening starts with a free dinner at 6 p.m. followed by group sessions from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Michael’s Place Family Support Center, 1144 Boon St. Youth participate in age-appropriate groups, while separate groups are offered for adults dealing with the death of a child, the death of a spouse or partner, the death of a parent or adult sibling, or the death of a loved one by suicide.

Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to call 947-6453 prior to their first group session to arrange an individual introductory meeting.