Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 16, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/16/2013

Learn to knit

TRAVERSE CITY — SCRAP TC and the Bay Area Yarn Bomb Society is offering a community Learn to Knit class.

The class meets from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, April 16, at SCRAP TC, 821 Garfield Ave. Knitting needles and yarn will be provided. A $5 donation for SCRAP TC is suggested.

Run for God starts

TRAVERSE CITY — Run for God starts today, April 16, at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St.

The program will prepare participants to complete the Cherry Festival 5K, while experiencing the parallels between race endurance and faith. Interested individuals should come prepared to run/walk from 5:30 to 7 p.m. For details, call Ann Porter, 946-5191.

Book Talk

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids District Library will host “Book Talk” on Wednesday, April 17.

Readers are invited to join the group at 3:30 p.m. at the library, 300 Isle of Pines Dr. There is no required reading list, no registration required and no cost.

Wellness expo

TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle retirement community invites the community to its annual Senior Wellness Expo on Wednesday, April 17.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Glen Eagle, 39950 Sumac Dr. Admission is free. For details, call 935-4553.

STD education

TRAVERSE CITY — As part of the GYT: Get Yourself Tested campaign, Planned Parenthood of West and Northern Michigan will offer testing for three STDs (chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV) and the Northwestern Michigan College Student Group Vox will host an information table.

Testing through April is available for $50 at Planned Parenthood, 1135 E. Eighth St. Medicaid, the Michigan Plan First! family planning program and most insurances are accepted. For details, visit

Vox: Voice for Planned Parenthood will man an information table from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, April 17-19, in West Hall on NMC’s main campus, with education about STDs and taboos about testing, trivia, prizes and a raffle.

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