Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 13, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/13/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Stroke Club

TRAVERSE CITY — Munson occupational therapist Janet Wessels will be the guest speaker at today’s, Nov. 13, meeting of the Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club.

The group will meet from 2:30-4:30 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster. For details, call Melinda Hollands at Munson Medical Center’s Social Work Department, 935-6380

Ladies’ Night Out

TRAVERSE CITY — St. Vincent de Paul will host a “Ladies Night Out Help Our Community Prosper” event on Thursday, Nov. 14.

The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at the store, 1207 Woodmere Ave. There will be food, wine, desserts, door prizes, shopping specials and a silent auction. A $5 donation is requested at the door. For details, call 947-8466.

New YARN group

TRAVERSE CITY — Knitters are invited to the next meeting of a new group titled YARN (Yarn Art Regional Network).

The group will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The focus of the new group is to provide learning experiences for knitters and produce projects that benefit the Traverse City community. For details, meeting location and directions, call Barb Melichar, 421-8155.

Free talk

TRAVERSE CITY — Acupuncturist Jeff Campbell will discuss restless leg syndrome and share ways to improve the condition in a program from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14. The free presentation will be held at Shoreline Center for Healing, 402 S. Union St. For details or to reserve a seat, call 946-HEAL.

After jail or prison

HONOR — Men and women who have gone through the jail/prison experience and seek to make positive life changes are invited to participate in Fresh Start Jail/Prison After Care, a self-directed, but structured group that provides fellowship, emotional and moral support, personal accountability, mentoring and Bible-based teaching.

The program will meet on Fridays, starting this Friday, Nov. 15, at the Fresh Wind Christian Community Ministry Center, next to the Cherry Bowl Drive-in. A free meal will be served from 6-7 p.m. followed by the program from 7-8:30 p.m. For details, call the Fresh Wind office, 325-0344.

Holiday wines

ALDEN — Rob Crandall from the Elk Rapids Wine Shop will lead a wine tasting event at the Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Road.

The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, and will showcase affordable wines for the holidays. Admission is $5 per person at the door. For details or reservations, call the Alden District Library, 331-4318.

Holiday musical

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Players will stage the musical “A Don’t Hug Me Christmas Carol.”

Described as “Charles Dickens meets Fargo,” performances start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 21-23, and Dec. 5-7, and Saturday Nov. 30, with a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday, Dec. 1. All performances are at the historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. The doors open one hour before performances and a cash bar will be available.

Tickets are $18 and available at The Corner Druggist, The Nature Connection and the Village Market. Call 264-6330 to purchase tickets with a credit card. Tickets also will be available at the door one hour prior to each performance.