Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 20, 2012

Community in Brief: 11/20/2012

Fiber arts classes

Traverse City — Notably Natural Fine Yarns has launched "Fiber Arts Classes" on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.

Tuesday classes from 6 to 8 p.m. include Spinning and Plying Nov. 20, Beginning Crocheting Nov. 27, Fair Isle Dec. 4, Novelty Spinning Dec. 11 and Embellishments Dec. 18.

Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. is Open Stitch Night. Participants will be able to work on a holiday project. Also on Wednesday, Dec. 5, from 6 to 9 p.m. there will be a Beaded Tree of Life Pendant and Fairy Ornament class.

A Holiday Card Making class with linoleum block printing will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, and a Sculptural Wool Landscape class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13.

Class participants receive a 10 percent store discount for class materials if needed. For details or class registration, visit the store in suite #6 at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, call 383-5471 or visit

Heffron honored

Traverse City — Tastes of Black Star Farms in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons will honor Dan Heffron at a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. today, Nov. 20.

The reception recognizes Heffron for his sixth place win at ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. His entry was a fur seal carved from a single, black walnut log, which took approximately 4,000 hours of carving.

Tastes of Black Star Farms is located in the Mercato garden level in Building 50 at the Grand Traverse Commons. For details, call Amber Ressl, 944-1349.

Black Friday deals

Traverse City — St. Vinnies Thrift Shop, 1207 Woodmere Ave., will be open extended hours on Black Friday, Nov. 23, with special deals for shoppers.

Store hours on Friday are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Most items will be $1 each and shoppers can register to win a $50 St. Vinnies gift certificate.

The store also is in need of nonperishable food items for its food pantry. For details or to help, call the store, 947-8466.

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