Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 13, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/13/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Grief support

TRAVERSE CITY — A new support group, “Living With Loss: Healing with Group Support,” will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. six Mondays starting today, May 13, in meetings rooms A & B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. There is no charge.

For details or if interested in joining the group, contact Munson Hospice Bereavement Coordinator Patti Amalfitano, 935-8491.

Antrim GOP Women

CENTRAL LAKE — The Antrim County Republican Women will meet at noon today, May 13, at the Pelican Inn. The luncheon is $15 per person. Antrim County Republican Party Chairman Randy Bishop will be the guest speaker.

Infant eye exams

TRAVERSE CITY — Area optometrists are participating in Michigan InfantSEE Week by offering free eye and vision assessments through Saturday, May 18, and throughout the year, for babies 6 to 12 months old, regardless of family income and insurance. Appointments are required.

For an appointment, contact the following participating optometrists: in Traverse City, Dr. Roseanna M. David, 933-7195; Dr. Robert A. Foot, 935-8101; Dr. Patrick J. Kiella, 947-9500; Dr. Edward G. Stewart, 947-2020; Dr. Amy I. Mummert, 947-2121; and Dr. Mark D. Noss, 946-8460; in Kalkaska, Dr. Robert E. Molter Jr. 258-9781; and in Suttons Bay, Dr. Randy S. U'ren, 271-4544.

Human Rights forum

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Human Rights Commission will host a spring educational forum and panel discussion titled "What Separates Us in Northern Michigan" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, in the second floor training room at the Governmental Center, 400 Boardman Ave. Seating is limited.

Genealogy meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr. Mary Briggs will discuss using "Find-a-Grave" to research family plots. The public and guests are welcome.


MANCELONA — All 2013 Mancelona graduates, their families and friends are invited to an interdenominational Baccalaureate service at 7 p.m. Friday, May 17, at Mancelona United Methodist Church, 117 E. Hinman. For details, call Pastor Todd Shafer, 587-8461.

Volunteer day

OMENA — Saturday, May 18, is Volunteer Day at Saving Birds Thru Habitat. Help is needed starting at 10 a.m. at the Habitat Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road. For details, call 271-3738.

Lake City forum

LAKE CITY — The "Good Morning Lake City" public forum will be hosted from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, May 17, at the Missaukee County EMS Building on First St. The cost is $2 per person; free for first-time visitors. For details, call 920-9201 or email

MEA-Retired meet

TRAVERSE CITY — All retired school personnel and current members of the Grand Traverse Bay Area MEA-Retired are invited to meet on Tuesday, May 21, at Lobdell's in the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St. The reservation deadline is Friday, May 17.

Registration starts at 11 a.m., with a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. Guest speaker Dr. Mark Jackson will discuss "Nursing Home 101: Everything You Wanted to Know About Nursing Home Care (But Were Afraid to Ask)." The meal is $15. For details or reservations, contact Larry Dodd, 941-7450 or

School Walk-A-Thon

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Bay Christian School, 1895 Keystone Road North, will hold a fund-raising Walk-A-Thon from 10:45 to 11:15 a.m. Friday, May 24. Lunch will be available to purchase.

Proceeds go toward providing school operating funds. For details, call the school, 929-9504.

Blacksmithing Day

WILLIAMSBURG — Blacksmith Ted Ewald will lead an introduction to blacksmithing class on Saturday, May 25, at Samels Farm, 8298 Skegemog Point Road.

The hands-on class will introduce basic blacksmithing skills and provide an early 1900s view of a farm blacksmith shop. It will meet from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Participants should bring safety glasses and wear older clothes and sensible shoes.

For details or to register, call 313-2032 or email A $35 donation is requested. Proceeds will go toward the restoration and preservation of the Samels Farm.

Zonta scholarship

GAYLORD — The Zonta Club of Gaylord Area is accepting applications for the 2013 Zonta International Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarships.

The scholarships are open to women pursuing undergraduate degrees in business leading to a business management career. Applicants need not be current area residents.

Applications may be downloaded at Interested individuals may also contact local club president, Amber Theriault, (989) 731-1841, for a copy by mail, or e-mail Applications must be postmarked on or before May 31.

Host families

TRAVERSE CITY — Ayusa, a nonprofit organization that places exchange students in the United States, is looking for host families in northern Michigan. To learn more, contact Rene Hills, or 429-2936.

Class of '68 reunion

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Senior High School's class of 1968 is planning its 45-year reunion.

Classmates will get together on Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Traverse City Elks Club, 625 Bay St., for hors d'oeuvres. A cash bar will be available. Tickets are $20 per person; $15 per person if paid before Sunday, Sept. 1. For details or a reservation form, visit

NCMC summer study

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College’s Spanish department is organizing an overseas study opportunity for this summer.

Students can earn six or more credits as part of the Universidad de Alicante's Curso de Verano (Summer Course) program in Alicante, Spain. The program is open to any North Central student, whether or not they have previously taken a foreign language. Email Dirk Esterline,, for more information on the trip and how to register.

Host families

TRAVERSE CITY — Face the World Foundation is registering host families. Interested families should call 624-0974 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily through June 15.