Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 5, 2013

Body&Soul in Brief: 10/05/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — College Night

SCOTTVILLE — Representatives from more than 40 colleges, universities and military organizations will participate in West Shore Community College’s College Night.

The event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday in WSCC’s Recreation Center. It is for high school students, their parents and anyone interested in comparing a variety of programs offered by colleges or universities.

Financial aid information also will be available. WSCC students wishing to transfer will be able to meet with college and university representatives from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Schoenherr Campus Center atrium. For details, call 843-5503.

Affordable Care

TRAVERSE CITY — Central United Methodist Church will sponsor a presentation titled “How the Affordable Care Act is Supposed to Operate.”

The guest speaker is Bob Miller. He spent 36 years in the field of labor relations, human resources and environmental remediation. For the past 10 years, he has headed up his own human resources consulting company in Traverse City.

The program will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the church. Admission is free and the public is invited.

RNs meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The next meeting of the American Nurses Association in Michigan (ANA-MI), formerly RN-AIM, will be held Oct. 10.

The meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave., in Rooms A and B. All nurses and student nurses are welcome. Arlene Morton will give a program titled “A Nursing Challenge-Providing Health Care to Peace Corps Volunteers.” There is no cost, but a $5 donation is requested for pizza and salad.

Registration required. Email or call 590-8624, and indicate if a meal is needed.

Program traces roots

TRAVERSE CITY — Lauren Pelon will trace the story of music as she performs on ancient and modern instruments on Oct. 10, at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

Pelon received the 2010 Artist Initiative Award from the Minnesota State Art Board, has performed at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts and has given concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and China. Her program, titled “Living Roots of Music,” starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Library book sale

KINGSLEY — Kingsley Friends of the Library will hold a two-day book sale at the library, 213 S. Brownson.

Shoppers can pay $5 for early entry to the sale on Oct. 11, with free admission from 4-7 p.m. The sale continues from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 12, with a bag sale starting at noon. For details, call Beth Anderson, 263-5484.

SAR chapter meets

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet on Oct. 12, at Ruby Tuesdays, 1764 U.S. 31 North. Call 929-7142.

The group will meet at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon. Anyone interested in Revolutionary War history or in searching for patriot ancestors is welcome. For details, call Joseph Conger, 929-7142.

Pet Picture Day

MAPLE CITY — Oakwood Pet Memorial Center will sponsor the second annual Pet Picture Day to benefit the Military Working Dog Team Support Association, a group organized solely to benefit both active and retired military working dogs.

The fundraiser will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct. 12, at Oakwood’s facility, 1631 W. Burdickville Road. Jeff Rabidoux of Life on the 45th Parallel Photography will take professional quality photos and provide pet owners with a digital copy of their picture that day. Pet owners also receive a printed hard copy in the mail. The cost is $25. Businesses that specialize in pet products also will be on hand.

All pets must be on a leash, in a carrier or otherwise under control. For details, visit

Church serves lasagna

TRAVERSE CITY — Lasagna is on the dinner menu Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Old Mission Congregational Church.

The meal will be served from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the church, 18687 Mission Road. Donations are appreciated. For details, call Penny Paulley, 223-4844.

‘Restoring Hope’ fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY — Michael’s Place, a healing center that provides support and advocacy for those grieving the loss of a loved one, will sponsor “Restoring Hope,” a fund-raising breakfast on Thursday, Oct. 10.

The free breakfast will be held from 8-9 a.m. at the Park Place dome on State Street. The doors open at 7:30 a.m. Donations will be accepted to help fund programs and services offered by Michael’s Place. Reservations are encouraged; call 947-6453 or email

Apple Pie Day

KINGSLEY — Thursday, Oct. 10, is the last day to order homemade apple pies from St. Mary-Hannah Parish.

Pies are unbaked and ready for the oven or freezer. They are $8 each and orders must be picked up from 2-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at St. Mary-Hannah School, 2912 W. M-113. For details or to place an order, call 263-7612, 645-4437, or the parish office, 263-5640.

Healing conference

BEULAH — The Sleeping Bear Chapter of the Order of St. Luke will sponsor a Order of St. Luke Healing Conference.

The conference will be held 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, 785 Beulah Highway. The $20 cost includes breakfast and lunch. Checks should be mailed to Carol Mead, P.O. Box 516, Glen Arbor, MI 49636. For details, call Mead, 334-8161.

Choir gives concert

TRAVERSE CITY — First Baptist Church of Traverse City will sponsor a performance by the nationally acclaimed Young at Heart Singers.

The 42-voice choir was formed in 1985 and has performed in 39 states and Canada. The concert starts at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 13, at the church, 244 Washington St. A free-will offering will be collected. For details, call 946-4727.

Harps for Hope

TRAVERSE CITY — Sharon Olson, Ph.D., GNP, will offer free “Harps for Hope for Nursing Students” music sessions for healing and renewal on the second Sunday of the month starting Oct. 13 and continuing through April.

Thirty-minute sessions are available from 1-4 p.m. by appointment at Olson’s office, suite D, Seven Hills Business Complex, 13795 Seven Hills Road. For details or an appointment, call 223-9299.

‘Pickle Jar’ fun day

KINGSLEY — A Family Fun Day will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, to benefit the Pickle Jar Project.

The project was established to help Kimi and Bobby Baker with medical expenses incurred with the birth of their daughter, Penelope, who was born with severe health issues.

The fundraiser will be held at Cobblestone Farms, 3791 W. M-113. There will be live music, karaoke, a chili cook-off, a silent auction and games for all ages. Apples will be available for purchase and a photographer will be on hand for family pictures. For details, call 357-0859.

LVST symposium

TRAVERSE CITY — An LSVT Global symposium will focus on the science and practice of LSVT Big, a therapy program designed to improve balance and quality of life for those with Parkinson’s disease.

The free symposium will be held Sunday, Oct. 13, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N. U.S. 31 South. A lecture from 12:30-1:30 p.m. will highlight the future direction of innovative technology to enhance accessibility of treatment for individuals with Parkinson’s. An interactive demonstration of LSVT Big will be held from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Grand Traverse Parkinson’s Support Group. For details or reservations, call 947-7389 or (888) 438-5788.