Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 18, 2014

Community in Brief: 01/18/2014

Grief support workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Hospice of Michigan will host a "Write Your Life: Healing with Words" grief support writing workshop.

The program will meet from 10 a.m.-noon six Thursdays, Jan. 23-Feb. 27, at Hospice of Michigan's Bay View Center, 10850 E. Traverse Highway. Maria Housden, author of "Hannah's Gift" and "Unraveled," will lead exercises and conversations designed to help participants enjoy the process or writing and experience healing through their own words. Hospice Grief Support Services Manager Kathryn Holl will help lead the workshop.

The program is free, but registration is required. For details or to register, call Holl, 929-1557.

Benzie Dems meet

BENZONIA — The Benzie County Democratic Party will meet at 10 a.m. today, Jan. 18, at the Benzonia Township Hall, 1020 Michigan Ave. Anyone interested in 2014 gains for the Benzie Dems is welcome.

Storytelling series

TRAVERSE CITY — A series of monthly storytelling performances continues on Monday, Jan. 20.

The "Here:Say" series debuted in October and is designed to inspire people to tell their own stories. Performances on the third Monday of each month feature six to 10 invited performers who tell personal tales on a given theme. The next performance is at 7 p.m. at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St. The theme is "Meet Here:Say at the Water Cooler" and will focus on tales of the workplace.

For details, visit or email

Help food pantries

TRAVERSE CITY — Local Taco Bell locations will accept donations of non-perishable food items to help re-stock local food pantry shelves after the holiday season.

Anyone making a food donation through Feb. 10 at the Taco Bell locations in the Grand Traverse Mall, at Chum's Corner, at 1447 S. Airport Road, and at 816 E. Front St. will receive a certificate for a free taco. Guests may place their donation in the collection bin located in the restaurant lobbies.

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