From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle
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KALKASKA — Local talent will be in the spotlight at a Gospel Music Fest on Sunday, July 28.
The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Kalkaska Senior Center gazebo, 303 S. Coral St. Donations will be accepted and proceeds benefit the elevator fund at the Peoples Church in Kalkaska. There also will be food and a raffle.
TRAVERSE CITY — Acupuncturist Jeff Campbell from Shoreline Center for Healing will give a program on acupuncture on Wednesday, July 31.
Campbell will talk about the history and benefits of acupuncture, including recent research into the benefits, at 6:30 p.m. at the Shoreline office, 402 S. Union St. For details or to register for the free program, call 946-4235.
TRAVERSE CITY — First Congregational Church will offer DivorceCare, a video recovery seminary and support group for people who are separated or divorced.
The series will meet from 7 to 9 p.m. for 13 Thursdays, Aug. 1-Oct. 17, at the church, 6105 Center Road. A $15 donation covers materials and child care is available when planned in advance. Donations for child care are welcome. For details or to arrange for child care, call 947-6698.
Walk for Seniors
CRYSTAL LAKE — Walkers, pledges and donations of time or resources are needed for the 33rd annual Walk for Seniors fundraiser.
The walk-a-thon on Saturday, Aug. 3, starts with registration from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at Bellows Park on South Shore Dr. The six-mile walk will travel along the south shore of Crystal Lake and will be held rain or shine. Proceeds benefit Benzie Home Health Care.
For details, contact Mary Dykstra, 325-0138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRAVERSE CITY — Children from 3 years old through fifth grade are invited to Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1050 Peninsula Dr.
VBS will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday, Aug. 5-9. The theme is “Go Tell It On The Mountain.” For details or registration, call 947-9880.
GAYLORD — The Michigan Parkinson Foundation in cooperation with the Otsego County Commission on Aging will sponsor an educational program titled “Parkinson’s Disease — You Are Not Alone.”
The program will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at the University Center at Gaylord, 80 Livingston Blvd. Peter A. LeWitt, MD, and Jason M. Schwalb, MD, will share information and updates on the latest advances in Parkinson’s disease research and treatment. Reservations are requested; call (989) 732-1122.
WILLIAMSBURG — Tickets are on sale for a benefit concert by Sidewalk Prophets.
The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at New Hope Community Church, 5169 Bethesda Ct. The doors open at 5:15 p.m. for VIP ticket holders and 6 p.m. for general admission ticket holders.
General admission tickets are $8 in advance; $12 at the door. VIP tickets are $25 and include a meet-and-greet with the performers, gold seating and a chance to win 15 to 20 CDs. Net proceeds will be shared by Traverse City Christian School and Child Cry, a ministry of Times Square Church.
Advance tickets are available at WLJN, Progress Printers, Espresso Bay by House of Prayer, at www.acts2618.com, or by calling (800) 965-9324. For details, call 933-1291.