Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 17, 2014

Community in Brief: 02/17/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Lupus support

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Lupus Support Group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, in conference rooms A & B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. Everyone is welcome. For details, visit

‘Got Lego’

KINGSLEY — The Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library, 213 S. Brownson, will host Lego fun on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Children are invited to bring their Lego bricks and build creative structures with their friends starting at 4:30 p.m. Snacks will be served. Call 263-5484 or visit to learn more.

Class of ’57 lunch

TRAVERSE CITY — All class alumni are invited to join the Traverse City Central High School class of 1957 for lunch from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, at the Traverse City Elks Club, 625 Bay St. Lunch orders will be taken at 11:30 a.m.

Native teas

EAST JORDAN — The Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center will offer a presentation on wild harvesting native teas.

The program starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, at the education center, 5745 N. M-66. Participants will learn to identify and harvest various evergreens for brewing winter teas, take a snowshoe hike, sip gentle infusions and make a tea garland for brewing. They should bring their own snowshoes.

The program is free, but registration is encouraged. For details or to register, call 536-0333, email or leave a message at

Zonta award

LEELANAU COUNTY — The Zonta Club of Leelanau County is seeking candidates for the “Young Women in Public Affairs” awards program. Applications must be postmarked by March 17.

The club will award three scholarships to young women who are Leelanau County residents, June 2014 high school graduates and who will attend college/technical school during the 2014-15 school year. The awards recognize a young woman’s commitment to the volunteer sector, volunteer leadership achievements, involvement in student or local government and dedication to the advancement of the status of women.

Applications are available on school websites or can be downloaded from Applications must be completed online, printed off and mailed to Carol Smith, TBAISD Career-Tech Center, 880 Parsons Rd., Traverse City, MI 49686. For details, contact your high school counseling office, or Smith, 922-6281 or

Michael’s Place event

TRAVERSE CITY — Michael’s Place will host a Welcome Night for grieving families and individuals today, Feb. 18.

The orientation will be hosted from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Michael’s Place, 1144 Boon St. Attendees will be able to meet the staff and volunteers and learn about the programs and services offered. Kidz Art also will be on hand with a planned activity for children of all ages.

All programs and services of Michael’s Place are free. For details, call 947-6453 or visit

Vote to help Joe’s Place

TRAVERSE CITY — Operation Joe’s Place is in line for a $25,000 grant from FedEx and is seeking votes from the community.

Operation Joe’s Place helps area homeless navigate to helpful resources in the community. The organization currently has 2,100 votes for the grant. The contest ends Sunday, Feb. 23. To vote, visit For details, visit or join them on Facebook,

Chorus registration

ARCADIA — Registration continues through Sunday, Feb. 23, for children ages 8 to 18 interested in singing with the Manistee Benzie Area Children’s Chorus of Arcadia.

Voice placement appointments will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 24-25, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17191 Third St. All children who schedule and attend a voice placement session and are willing to participate in the chorus season will be accepted. Weekly rehearsals are from 6:15-7:45 p.m. Mondays starting March 3. The season closes with a concert on Saturday, May 10, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Arcadia.

For details or to register and schedule a voice placement session, contact Joy Smith, 398-9427 or

Basket workshop

KINGSLEY — Susan Lawrence will lead a beginning basket-weaving workshop at the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library.

Workshop registration and payment are due Monday, Feb. 24. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, March 1, at the Kingsley Library, 213 S. Brownson. It is recommended for adults. The fee for materials is $25.

To register, call the library, 263-5484. To learn more, call the library or visit