Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 22, 2014

Community in Brief: 03/22/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Health enrollment help

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Primary Care Association will sponsor a free event on Sunday, March 23, to educate, answer questions and help community members enroll in health insurance prior to the Monday, March 31, deadline.

The event will be held from 12:30-4:30 p.m. at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. Certified Application Counselors will be on hand to answer questions and help attendees explore insurance coverage available through the Health Insurance Marketplace, Healthy Michigan Plan, Healthy Kids and MIChild. Attendees should bring necessary documentation for enrollment.

For details or registration, contact Pamela Luce, 335-3180 or Walk-in assistance also will be provided.

Lenten Luncheons continues

TRAVERSE CITY — The public is invited to the next Lenten Luncheon sponsored by Church Women and Men United.

The soup, sandwich and dessert meal will be served at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, March 27 at The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster, followed by music at noon. The Rev. Ken Anderson of West Bay Covenant Church will give the Lenten message at 12:30 p.m.

A $3 donation is suggested. Proceeds benefit local missions. Attendees also are encouraged to bring signed Easter cards that will be distributed to local wounded veterans. The luncheon series continues on Thursdays through April 10.

Lenten services

TRAVERSE CITY — Lenten services continue on Wednesdays through April 16 at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church.

Services start at 6 p.m. at the church, 16426 Center Road, and will be followed by a soup and bread supper at 6:30 p.m. For details, call 223-4393.

Wednesdays in Lent

TRAVERSE CITY — Bethlehem Lutheran Church is hosting soup and dessert dinners on Wednesdays during Lent.

The meal will be served at 6 p.m., each Wednesday at the church, 1050 Peninsula Dr. Children will meet from 6:45-7:30 p.m. to learn about Lent and complete a craft to take home, while the adults participate in a worship service.

Fish dinners

ACME — The Knights of Columbus Council #9979 of Christ the King Church, 3801 Shore Road, is hosting Lenten fish dinners on Fridays during Lent, excluding Good Friday.

The next all-you-can-eat meal will be served from 5-7 p.m., Friday March 28, in the lower level of the church. The suggested donation is $8 for adults, $4 for children and $25 per family. Stations of the Cross will start at 7 p.m. in the sanctuary following the meal. Call Steve Perdue, 922-4886, or Joe Kane, (989) 980-1462, to learn more.

Free health program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Area Agency on Aging of NW Michigan will offer the PATH (Personal Action Toward Health) program in Glen Arbor and Honor.

PATH is the name the State of Michigan has give to the Stanford Chronic Disease Self-Management Program. The series of six interactive workshops are designed to help participants improve their health and feel better.

The Glen Arbor workshop meets from noon-2:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, April 1-May 6, at the Glen Arbor Township Hall meeting room, 6394 W. Western Ave. The Honor workshop meets from 1-3:30 p.m. Thursdays, April 3-May 8, at the Benzie County Council on Aging, 10542 Main St.

For details or to register for either workshop, contact Darcia Brewer, (800) 442-1713 or

BACN fundraiser

BENZIE COUNTY — Diners can enjoy a meal out and help Benzie Area Christian Neighbors at its next Dine Out fundraiser.

On Tuesday, April 1, the Bayview Grille in Frankfort and the Hungry Tummy in Beulah will donate a portion of each meal receipt to BACN, a non-denominational charity that provides food, clothing, furniture, household goods and financial assistance to families in need in Benzie and northern Manistee counties.