'Toy Bus' to stop
Traverse City — Area buses will substitute for Santa's sleigh as they collect donations for Toys for Tots.
The Toy Bus will stop today, Nov. 28, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Fox Motors in Charlevoix; from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29, at A. Papano's Pizza, Beulah; and from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Meijer in Traverse City. TV 7&4 will broadcast live from each location and Meijer will match toys donated from their Traverse City store on Friday.
Traverse City — The Traverse Bay Mennonite Youth Group will accept orders for its annual cookie-baking sale until Friday, Dec. 7.
Cookies are $5.50 a dozen. Varieties include chocolate chip, molasses gingersnaps, snickerdoodle, peanut butter blossom, chocolate crinkles, Russian tea cakes, and monster cookies. Orders may be picked up 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at 915 Carver St.
Proceeds go toward a future mission trip and youth activities. To place an order, call 946-5597 and ask for Rhonda or Timothy; or fax orders to 946-7612.
Traverse City — The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Commission on Aging office, 520 W. Front St. For details, call 922-4688.
Traverse City — The Fox Island Lighthouse Association (FILA) annual meeting will be held on Sunday, Dec. 2.
The group will meet from noon to 3 p.m. at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. The public is invited to the brief meeting and potluck. Attendees are asked to bring a dish to share. Visit www.southfox.org for details.
Traverse City — A new exhibit at the Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau is showcasing the best of winter.
The exhibit, titled "Winter WOW," may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday through February at the Convention & Visitors Bureau, 101 W. Grandview Parkway. For details, call 947-0692.