Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 6, 2014

Community in Brief: 03/06/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Yarn Day at Scrap TC

TRAVERSE CITY — The Bay Area Yarn Bomb Society will host Yarn Day on Saturday, March 8, for anyone who knits or crochets or wants to learn these needle crafts.

The drop-in event will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Scrap TC, 821 South Garfield Ave., in the Garfield Centre near Heavenly Ham and the UPS Store. Free knitting needles, crochet hooks, yarn, coffee and snacks will be available. Participants also are welcome to bring their own projects. For details, visit

Newcomers’ outing

TRAVERSE CITY — The public is invited to join the Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse for a cross country ski and snowshoe outing at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 8. For details, location or if interested in participating, contact group leader Ira Wasserman, 922-1581 or

Torch area potluck

EASTPORT — All area residents are invited to the Upper Torch Lake Association’s monthly potluck dinner on Monday, March 10.

The event starts with a social hour at 6 p.m. at the Torch Lake Township Community Services Building on U.S. 31, followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Attendees should bring a favorite beverage, table service, and a dish to share along with a list of its ingredients.

‘Beekeeping Basics’

TRAVERSE CITY — The Cherryland Garden Club will sponsor a “Beekeeping Basics” program by Suzette Cooley-Sanborn of Island Amber Apiary.

The free program starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. Topics include how to start and care for a colony, materials required and time commitment needed for success. The public is welcome. Call Gayle Esper, 935-7798, to learn more.

Educational series concludes

TRAVERSE CITY — The 12th annual Teacher and Parent Educational Series will close with an update on Autism Spectrum Disorders in children and adolescents by Sander Weckstein, MD, FAAPA, FAACAP.

The free program will be hosted from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, at the Central High School Library, 1150 Milliken Dr. Call 935-0355, to learn more.

Grief support

GRAND TRAVERSE COUNTY — Hospice of Michigan will offer several grief support groups in Traverse City and Fife Lake.

The “Living On” program offers a safe and supportive environment where participants can express their feelings and better understand the grief process as they deal with the death of a friend or family member.

The following support groups start in March in Traverse City: noon-1 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Hospice of Michigan Office, Bay View Professional Center, 110850 E. Traverse Highway, suite 1155, focusing on the loss of a spouse; and noon-1 p.m. the second Monday of each month, Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St. A group also will meet from 2-3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at the Fife Lake Public Library, 77 Lakecrest Ave.

These groups are free and open to the community. Registration is not required. For details, call Kathryn Holl, 929-1557.