Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 8, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/08/2014

Forestry workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Early registration closes Thursday, April 10, for a Forestry Assistance Program workshop for area forest landowners.

The workshop will meet from 1:30-5 p.m. Saturday, April 12, at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. It will cover defense practices to help maintain and promote healthy growth and form so trees can ward off the effects of insect and disease outbreaks. Participants will receive information to help identify, understand the risks and decide on the best management options for their forest and landscape trees. They also are encouraged to bring a sample or a photo of a tree of concern for treatment recommendations.

The cost is $10 if registered by April 10; $15 at the door. For details or to register, call the Leelanau Conservation District office, 256-9783.

Wagbo open house

EAST JORDAN — Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, 5745 N. M-66, will host a family-friendly Maple Syrup Open House.

The free celebration will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, April 12, with syrup tastings, maple treats, Sugar Shack tours, nature hikes to the Sugarbush, a petting zoo, children’s activities, mini-workshops, a traditional Easter Egg Hunt, music and more. There also will be a bake sale and raffle tickets may be purchased for a maple-themed gift basket. Call 536-0333 or email to learn more.

Fibromyalgia support

TRAVERSE CITY — The Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Support Group will meet from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in dining room #2 of the Munson Medical Center cafeteria, 1105 Sixth St. Family and friends are welcome.

Raptor program

TRAVERSE CITY — Raptor rehabilitator Rebecca Lessard from Wings of Wonder will give a program on birds of prey on Saturday, April 12, at the East Bay Branch Library, 1989 Three Mile Road.

Lessard’s program will start at 1:30 p.m. and features live birds of prey. It is free and suitable for all ages. For details, call the library, 922-2085, or visit

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