Traverse City Record-Eagle

Body & Soul

November 9, 2013

Body&Soul in Brief: 11/09/2013

Salute to veterans

PESHAWBESTOWN — A concert celebration of and for area veterans will be held Sunday in the Sands Showroom at Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge.

Local entertainers John Milks, Seth and May, Ruby John and others will perform a variety-style show from 2:30-7 p.m. A $12 donation for adults is suggested at the door. Children younger than 12 will be admitted free when accompanied by an adult. Proceeds benefit the Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 609 serving northwest Michigan.

Harp class

TRAVERSE CITY — Marilyn Wares will introduce the tranquility lap harp in a free class on Nov. 17.

The class will meet from 1:30-3 p.m. Harps will be furnished and no musical experience is needed. Registration is required. For details, to register and for class location, call Wares, 223-4895.

Hospice program

TRAVERSE CITY — Hospice of Michigan will present two free community outreach programs to help grieving individuals cope with holiday events.

Programs will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Fife Lake Public Library, 77 Lakecrest Lane; and 1-2:30 p.m. Nov. 20, at the Traverse City Hospice office, 900 E. Front St. Anyone dealing with grief, whether a loved one died recently or years ago, is welcome. Presenters will share tips on dealing with grief during a time when most people are happy.

For details, to register, or for additional support, call Kathryn Holl, 929-1557.

Gluten-free support

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Area Gluten Free support group will meet on Thursday in room 106 at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St.

Mentors will be available at 6:30 p.m., and guest speaker Laura McCain, RD, will give a presentation at 7 p.m. Anyone interested in a gluten-free diet is welcome. For details, call 943-9285, 947-1687, or visit

Surviving the holidays

TRAVERSE CITY — DivorceCare at First Congregational Church will offer a one-session program titled “Surviving the Holidays.”

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