Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 20, 2013

Body & Soul in Brief: 04/20/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Relay for Life kickoff

KALKASKA — The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Kalkaska County will hold a kick-off event during the National Trout Festival, Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28.

Relay for Life will have a booth at the festival and representatives will be on hand to register teams and survivors. For details, call Nanette Allen, 218-2420, or email

Lyme disease support

TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Lyme Disease Association support group will meet Tuesday, April 30.

The meeting starts at 7 p.m. at 610 Three Mile Road N. For details, call 269-3406, (888) 784-5963 or email

Diaper drive

TRAVERSE CITY — A "Month of the Young Child" diaper drive continues through April.

Donations of disposable diapers may be dropped off in Traverse City at St. Francis Catholic Church, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Tom's West Bay, Acme, Munson Avenue and 14th Street markets; Oleson's Food Stores on Long Lake and Hammond roads, Family Fare Market on East Eighth Street and The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City on Westminster. Large sizes (4, 5 and 6) are especially needed.

Diapers will be distributed by the Grand Traverse Baby Pantry. Cash donations also are welcome and can be mailed to the GT Baby Pantry, 507 W. Eighth St., Traverse City, MI 49684. For details, call Sally Hanley, 941-0655.

'Stepping Up' for men

ELLSWORTH — Good Samaritan Family Services and area churches are sponsoring a "Stepping Up" video event for men, designed to provide participants with a game plan for living a godly, courageous life.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Ellsworth Town Hall. The registration deadline is Wednesday, May 1. The $10 cost per person includes materials, lunch and a chance to win door prizes. Some partial and full scholarships are available.

For details or to register, visit or call 588-2208.

Weight management

TRAVERSE CITY — Oryana Natural Foods Market will sponsor a free class and discussion forum on weight management.

Heather Campbell, a registered dietician from Shoreline Center for Healing, will lead the class from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. "Weight Management Made Easy: Learn How to Unlock Your Metabolism to Reach Your Healthy Weight Goals" will include tips to help achieve and maintain a healthy weight with an emphasis on whole foods. There also will be informational handouts, recipes and snacks.

No reservations are required and the public is invited. For details, call 947-0191 or email

March for Babies

TRAVERSE CITY — The March of Dimes' "March for Babies" walk will take place Saturday, May 4.

The four-mile walk in downtown Traverse City starts with registration at 8 a.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. The event also includes breakfast and lunch food, a bounce house, a Mom 2 Mom sale, children's games, and a High Heels run.

For details, visit