Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 4, 2013

Community in Brief: 12/04/2013

Peace Corps get-together

TRAVERSE CITY — Returned Peace Corps volunteers and former staff in the Traverse City area are invited to a happy hour get-together at 5 p.m. today, Dec. 4, at Opa! Uptown. For details or reservations, call 421-3343 or email

School retirees meet

TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are needed by Friday, Dec. 6, for the next meeting of the Grand Traverse Association of Retired School Personnel.

The group will meet for lunch and a holiday music program at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10, at the West Bay Beach-A Holiday Inn Resort, 615 E. Front St. The chapter also is looking for donations of lower elementary library books and math manipulatives. Call 933-4269 for details or reservations.

Visit with Santa

KINGSLEY — Santa Claus will visit The Rock of Kingsley, 115 Blair St., on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The doors open at 5 p.m. and activities will be hosted from 6-8 p.m. There will be pictures with Santa for a $5 suggested donation, a 50/50 drawing, children’s craft and coloring pages, Letters to Santa and Christmas Cards for members of the Armed Forces, face painting, free cookies, coffee and hot chocolate, and a hand-painted chair silent auction. The Snack Shack also will be open for food purchases.

DKG holiday lunch

TRAVERSE CITY — Area women educators currently teaching, in support roles, or retired are invited to the Delta Kappa Gamma Traverse City Phi chapter’s holiday luncheon.

The event will start at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Elks Club, 625 Bay St. Members are asked to bring an unwrapped children’s book to donate to Helen’s House. For details or reservations, call Lana Nickels, 313-4617, or Judy Oien, 995-0546.

Tea and story time

KALKASKA — The Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St., will host a “Tea 4 You” lecture and story time with Santa Claus.

Tea expert Tiffany Ellis will discuss tea blends at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12. Tea tasting also will be offered. A $4 donation is suggested and proceeds benefit the Friends of the Kalkaska County Library Building Fund. Call Marilyn Coville, 384-6032, to learn more.

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