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Body & Soul

June 15, 2013

Body&Soul in Brief: 06/15/2013

Antique appraisals

BENZONIA — The Women’s Fellowship at the Benzonia Congregational Church is having an antique appraisal day today, June 15.

Don Butkovich, a nationally recognized antique appraiser, will appraise items from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the church. Appointments are required; call 882-4358. The cost is $8 per person and proceeds support Women’s Fellowship projects.

Fundraiser is Sunday

ACME — Abby Tongue is one of 20 teens nationwide selected to distribute Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes to the Philippines from July 20 through 27 and is raising money to cover her travel expenses.

Her family band, the Tongue Family Band, will perform at a benefit concert/dessert auction at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at Feast of Victory Lutheran Church, 4400 Mount Hope Road. The concert will feature Irish step dancing and fireside bagpipes. All proceeds will help cover Abby’s travel expenses.

Fun Fair VBS

TRAVERSE CITY — “Everywhere Fun Fair: Where God’s World Comes Together” is the theme for Vacation Bible School at The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City.

Children entering kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to participate from 9 to 11:45 a.m. Monday through Friday, June 17-21, at the church, 701 Westminster Road. Activities include interactive Bible fun, music, science, crafts, global games and more. There is no charge.

To register, visit and click on the VBS icon. For details, call Carrie Geisert, 946-5680.

Lupus support

TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Lupus Foundation Support Group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, in conference rooms A and B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. For details, call (800) 705-6677, email or visit

Parade of Sr. Homes

TRAVERSE CITY — The Alliance for Senior Housing and the Traverse City Senior Center will host the second of three free Parade of Senior Homes bus tours on Friday, June 21.

The tours are designed to provide education on senior housing options in the greater Grand Traverse area. Each parade visits four different homes including both assisted and independent living. Participants also receive information on funding and VA benefits regarding housing.

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