Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 14, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/14/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Baby Pantry

TRAVERSE CITY — The Baby Pantry at West Bay Covenant Church, the corner of M-22 and Cherry Bend Road, will be open from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, and Wednesday, Nov. 20. All families are welcome. To learn more, call 421-3532.

Pet adopt-a-thon

TRAVERSE CITY — AC Paw will hold its November Adopt-a-Thon at Petsmart, 2544 Crossing Circle.

Adoption hours are 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Dogs will be at the store on Saturday.

‘Cabin Fever’ talk

FRANKFORT — The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts will sponsor a series of “Cabin Fever” Artist Talks in conjunction with its Member Exhibition and Invitational.

The first talk in the series will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at the center for the arts, 132 Coast Guard Road. Jerry Gretzinger will discuss his monumental mixed-media map art project made up of more than 2,500 8- by 10-inch panels. The series continues on Nov. 22, Dec. 6, 13 and 20, and Jan. 3. For details, call 352-4151 or visit

Hunters’ supper

KINGSLEY — The Summit City Grange will host a Hunters’ Supper on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. at the grange hall, 3060 Factory St. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children ages 4 to 10 and free for children 3 and younger. There also will be a raffle drawing at 7:30 p.m. For details, call 263-4499.

Book group meets

TRAVERSE CITY — The Peninsula Community Library’s Pageturners book group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the library, 2699 Island View Road.

The group will discuss Kate Morton’s “The Secret Keeper.” New members are welcome and book copies are available at the library on a first come, first served basis. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Pet first aid

TRAVERSE CITY — The American Red Cross will offer a pet first aid class.

The class explains emergency care procedures for cats and dogs and includes step-by-step directions for a variety of topics including administering CPR and rescue breathing. The Dog and Cat First Aid Class meets from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the chapter office on South Garfield Avenue. The cost is $70.

The courses also will be offered separately on Saturday, Nov. 16 at the chapter office, with Dog First Aid from 9-11:30 a.m., and Cat First Aid from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. These classes are $50 each.

For details on the classes, call the American Red Cross of Northwest Michigan, 947-7286, ext. 7418. To register, call the Training Support Center, (800) 733-2767, option 3, or go to

Festival of Trees

GRAYLING — The nonprofit Grayling Promotional Association will host a Festival of Trees at the Grayling Mini Mall on the I-75 BL.

Festival hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Nov. 18-Nov. 30; and noon-3 p.m. Sundays, Nov. 17, 24 and Dec. 1. Attendees may purchase tickets for a chance to win one of the trees or one of many other items.

Fiber Arts

TRAVERSE CITY — The Monday, Nov. 18, meeting of the Threads Fiber Arts Club includes a craft project.

Patrons who are working on knitting and other fiber arts projects are invited to bring their current projects and spend time with fellow crafters at 2 p.m. at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road. Attendees also will be able to create a no-sew holiday ornament. All materials will be provided.

For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Health lecture

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan State University Professor Gregory Holzman, MD, MPH, will discuss the link between the community’s health and an individual’s health in a program on Monday, Nov. 18.

The program is part of MSU’s Your Health Lecture Series in partnership with Munson Medical Center and Northwestern Michigan College. It will start at 6 p.m. at NMC’s Oleson Center on the main campus. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Registration is encouraged, but not required. For details or to register, call (616) 502-5011 or email

Nursing program

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College’s nursing and allied health faculty will hold an information session on Thursday, Nov. 21, to explain the process for admission into the college’s nursing and allied health career programs.

The session will start at 4 p.m. in room 347 on NCMC’s Health Education and Science Center, 1515 Howard St. Anyone planning to apply for the nursing or allied health programs is strongly encouraged to attend this or one of four upcoming session. Additional sessions will be held Jan. 23, Feb. 20, March 20 and April 24.

Genealogy meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society members will share their accomplishments at the Thursday, Nov. 21, meeting.

The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Veterans Drive. There also will be a display of genealogy items available to purchase. Guests and the public are welcome.