GRAWN — The public is invited to Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28, at Grawn United Methodist Church, 1260 W. Silver Lake Road. The free meal will be served from noon-2 p.m. For details, call the Rev. Mary Brown, 357-4506.
Authors support book store
TRAVERSE CITY — Five local authors and one illustrator will show their support for independent book store Horizon Books by acting as "booksellers" on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 30.
Richard Alan Hall, author of "Remarkable," will help shoppers pick out books from 10 a.m.-noon. From 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Elizabeth Kane Buzzelli, author of "Dead Little Dolly," Mardi Link, author of "Bootstrapper," and Aaron Stander, author of "Death in a Summer Colony," will be on hand to assist shoppers. Starting at noon, Jerry Dennis, author of "It's Raining Frogs and Fishes" will help customers with their book selections. He will be joined at 2 p.m. by Glenn Wolff, illustrator of "It's Raining Frogs and Fishes."
Horizon Books is located at 243 E. Front St. For details, call 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or visit www.horizonbooks.com.
'Stop senior hunger'
TRAVERSE CITY — Comfort Keepers, an in-home senior care provider, will hold a "Stop Senior Hunger" Food Drive on Saturday, Nov. 30.
The drive will be held from 9-11 a.m. at the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging headquarters, 529 W. Front St., across from Burritt's Market. Donations of non-perishable food items will be collected and used to support the Commission on Aging and its "Baskets of Bounty" program. The program collects non-perishable food, toiletries and paper goods for care packages distributed to low-income area seniors during the holiday season.
For details, call 929-9044 or visit www.comfortkeepers.com/traversecity-mi.
'Share and Learn' Party
BENZONIA — Grow Benzie will host a "Share and Learn" party for the start up of its Incubator Kitchen.
The party celebrates the growth of locally-made food products and businesses. It starts at 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 2, at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115, with music, followed at 5:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner and food samples. Presentations by emerging food entrepreneurs start at 6:30 p.m. The public is invited. Admission is free, however donations are welcome. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to pass and table service for the dinner.
Aging Commission meets
TRAVERSE CITY — The public is invited to the Tuesday, Dec. 3, meeting of the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging. The meeting starts at 9 a.m. at the Commission office, 520 W. Front St., suite B. For details or a copy of the agenda, call 922-4688.
One-Way Coat Day
BENZONIA — The Frankfort Rotary Club invites the community to join its "One Way Coat Day" event.
Club members will leave their gently used or new winter gear at their Wednesday, Dec. 4, meeting for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors to distribute to families throughout Benzie County. To participate, individuals may contact any Rotary member, who will bring donations to the meeting, or drop off donations at the Sleeping Bear Inn between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. the day of the meeting. Other drop-off locations are the Mayfair Tavern, 515 Frankfort Ave., Elberta, during business hours; West Michigan Bank and Trust, 501 Main St., Frankfort, during business hours; or Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, 2804 Benzie Highway, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
For details, call Rotarian Jim Ryan, 352-7024, or BACN, 882-9544.
'Bikes for Tikes'
TRAVERSE CITY — The annual "Bikes for Tikes" campaign is under way.
New bikes are being collected at all Bill Marsh dealerships and at radio stations 106 KHQ and 104.5 Bob FM. The goal is to collect 400 bikes to be distributed to area children. For details, visit www.billmarshbikes.com.