Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 19, 2013

Body&Soul in Brief: 10/19/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Film screening fundraiser

Friends of Jeff Peplinski have arranged for a special showing of the movie “Burzynski: Cancer is Serious Business Part II.”

The movie is the second produced to document cancer treatments offered by Stanislaw Burzynski, a research doctor whose Texas clinic administers a controversial regimen for patients suffering from rare or difficult to treat cancers.

Peplinski was stricken with a brain tumor and later treated by Burzynski, said Melissa Gilbert, one of the organizers of the fundraiser.

Money raised by the event will help Peplinski pay bills incurred during the expensive treatment that will not be covered by his insurance.

Doors open at the Bay Theatre in Suttons Bay on Monday at 6 p.m. and the movie begins at 6:30 p.m. Admission costs only a contribution to help support Peplinski. Call Melissa Gilbert at 352-7675 or email her at

Cheer for a Cure

TRAVERSE CITY — The last Traverse City West Senior High School home football game of the season on Oct. 25, will feature a “Pink Out” to benefit the Mammography Assistance Program (MAP) in northern Michigan.

MAP helps pay for mammograms for patients who do not have insurance or the ability to pay for breast screenings. The services are provided at Munson Medical Center, Kalkaska Memorial Hospital, and Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital.

The Titan student section will be wearing pink shirts to show their support. Parents and other spectators also are encouraged to wear pink. There will be ribbons and other breast cancer items available to purchase at the game with all proceeds going to MAP. Kick-off is at 7 p.m. vs. Allendale at Thirlby Field on 13th Street.

Humanitarian Law

TRAVERSE CITY — The American Red Cross will offer an International Humanitarian Law class from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Oct. 26, at the American Red Cross Northwest Michigan Chapter, 735 S. Garfield Ave., suite B100. International Humanitarian Law includes the Geneva Convention and is at the core of the Global Red Cross Network.

The class is free and open to the public. Registration is required at least three business days before the scheduled class date. Participants should bring snacks, lunch and refreshments. Email or call (616) 456-8661, ext. 5203.

Church dinner

EMPIRE — Empire United Methodist Church will host a Swiss steak dinner and Country Store on Oct. 26.

The meal will be served from 4-7 p.m. at the church, 10050 Michigan St. Dinners are $10 each. A $25 family rate includes parents and their children. Call 326-5510 or email

Arts and crafts

LAKE ANN — The fifth annual Lake Ann United Methodist Arts and Crafts Festival will be hosted on Oct. 26.

The show will be open from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Lake Ann UMC Community Center at the corner of First Street and Lake Ann Road. It features handmade items by a variety of vendors.

The United Methodist Women also will offer baked goods and bazaar items, and concessions including lunch will be available.

Pico gives benefit concert

TRAVERSE CITY — Miriam Pico and her band will give a concert on Friday, Nov. 1, to benefit Family Partnership Mentoring Grand Traverse.

Family Partnership Mentoring is a nonprofit organization that provides long-term mentoring for individuals struggling with resources. The concert is sponsored by the Central United Methodist Church’s Mission Team.

The concert will start at 7 p.m. at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. Tickets are $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 13 and younger. They may be purchased at the offices of Central United Methodist Church, The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, 701 Westminster, and St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church on South Union Street. They also will be available at the door. To learn more, call 421-8411.

Class on early Christianity

TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Allen Horstman, professor emeritus at Albion College, will teach a Life Academy class that explores the organization of the early Christian Church.

The class will meet from 10 a.m.-noon Thursdays, Nov. 7 and 14. Topics range from the Church and the Roman Empire, to persecutions and the doctrines and politics of the councils. Dr. Horstman taught history, law and social science at Albion for 27 years.

The class fee is $45. Call NMC Extended Education, 995-1700, or visit to register or to learn more.