TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Pavilions’ Cottage Coffee Series returns for a new season. Educational programs will be presented on the second Tuesday of each month through December.
Maggie Quinn will be the guest speaker at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Hawthorn Cottage on the Pavlions’ campus off South Elmwood Avenue. Quinn, a personal trainer, will give a program titled “Resist Sitting Down. Get Up and Move.” The program is free and open to the public. Call 932-3027 to learn more.
TRAVERSE CITY — Spanish Conversation I classes will be held at Northwestern Michigan College.
Classes meet from 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 16-March 20, in James Beckett room 215. Trips and advanced courses also are offered. Registration should be completed at the NMC Extended Education Office.
TRAVERSE CITY — United Way of Northwest Michigan and Northwestern Michigan College are sponsoring the fourth annual Alternative Spring Break program.
Students have begun raising funds for a spring break trip to Moore, Okla., the site of one of the largest and most destructive tornadoes in recent history. Participating students will collect returnable bottles and cans over the next few weeks. Pick up may be arranged or cans may be dropped off at the United Way offices, 521 S. Union St.
Any number of bottles and cans are appreciated. To arrange for pick-up of cans or bottles, call Michelle Gallagher, 947-3200, ext. 201. To make a donation to the Alternative Spring Break trip or for details about the program, visit www.unitedwaynwmi.org.