‘Pangea’s 4 Peace’
TRAVERSE CITY — Pangea’s Pizza Pub will host a community fundraiser for Peace Ranch, a nonprofit that uses rescue horses in therapy programs.
The event will be held from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday at Pangea’s, 135 E. Front St. The cost is $10 per person or $25 per family for a slice of pizza, a soft drink and homemade Christmas cookies.
There also will be a white elephant silent auction. For details, visit www.peaceranchtc.com.
The Utopia Foundation will host a fundraiser to benefit The Nyaka AIDS Orphans Project, an organization founded by Twesigye “Jackson” Kaguri.
Kaguri, a recipient of the CNN Humanitarian Hero Award, will appear Sunday evening at the event at the Haggerty Center as a guest of honor and will be available to meet and greet attendees. Kaguri’s project, which pairs orphans from Africa’s AIDS epidemic with women who’ve lost their children to the disease, will be the beneficiary of a $10,000 matching-funds donation from the Utopia Foundation.
The event lasts from 6-9 p.m. and costs $50 per ticket for regular admission.
Those interested in extra time with Kaguri can buy VIP tickets for $150.
To buy tickets or for more information, go to www.utopiafound.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are required for the Parkinson’s Support Group Christmas Party.
The party will be hosted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Elks Lodge, 625 Bay St. The West Senior High School Jazz Band, the Happy Tappers and the Mill St. Sisters will provide entertainment.
For details or reservations, call 947-7389.
TRAVERSE CITY — More than 25 varieties of cookies from “Old World” recipes will be featured at Trinity Lutheran Church’s 15th annual Christmas Cookie Sale.
The sale will take place from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 14, at the church, 1003 S. Maple St. Variety packs and German Christmas Stollen also will be available.
Free coffee and sample cookies will be offered to shoppers who arrive prior to the sale opening.
TRAVERSE CITY — Faith Reformed Church, 1139 E. Front St., will offer a seminar for people facing the holidays after the death of a loved one.
“GriefShare: Surviving the Holidays” will meet from 9 a.m.-noon Dec. 14, in Faith Reformed’s Oasis building.
It will offer practical suggestions and reassurance through video interviews with counselors, grief experts and others who have experienced the holidays after a loved one’s death.
Participants also receive a free book with more than 30 daily readings providing additional insights and ideas on holiday survival. A time for a small remembrance craft also will be available.
For details, call Pastor Peggy Byland, 947-7082, ext. 241, or email email@example.com.