'The Promise' staged
WILLIAMSBURG — New Hope Community Church will present "The Promise," a re-creation of the events surrounding the life of Jesus Christ.
The free theatrical presentation will start at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 28-29; and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30, in the church's auditorium, 5100 Bethesda Ct. The program is not recommended for younger children and free child care will be available for infants through children 5 years old.
Call 938-8056 or visit www.newhope.cc to learn more.
THOMPSONVILLE — A chili supper on Saturday, March 30, will benefit Habitat for Humanity Benzie County.
The meal will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompsonville First Congregational Church. Donations will be accepted.
Easter dinner help
TRAVERSE CITY — Donations of time, food and money are still being accepted for the 21st Community Easter Dinner.
The meal will be served on Easter Sunday, March 31, from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the VFW, 3400 Veterans Dr. Meal delivery will start at 12:30 p.m. Help is needed with food preparation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., meal delivery starting at 12:30 p.m., serving the public from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. and clean up from 4 to 6 p.m.
Easter baskets, candy, bookmarks, pencils, cards with verses, baked goods, crafts, cards, plastic bags and brown grocery bags also are needed and may be dropped off at the VFW from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 30.
Donations in the form of checks made out to the Community Meals Program with a notation "Easter Dinner" may be mailed to P.O. Box 102, Traverse City, MI 49685. For details, to volunteer, make a donation or to share the names of shut-ins or those who will be alone on the holiday, call 313-9792 or 326-6969.
GRAYLING — A bereavement support group will meet Mondays, April 1-May 13, at the Grayling Senior Center, 308 Lawndale.
The group will meet from 9:30 to 11 a.m. It will be facilitated by Karen Henderlong, bereavement coordinator with Heartland Homecare & Hospice. Call (989) 348-7123 to learn more.
TRAVERSE CITY — Hospice of Michigan will offer a series of support group meetings for adults grieving the loss of a parent.
The "Loss of a Parent" series will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3-May 8, at the Hospice of Michigan office, 900 E. Front St. Practical handouts include information about what to expect when grieving and strategies for coping with the loss.
There is no charge and the community is welcome. Registration is recommended; call Kathryn Holl, 929-1535, ext. 1538.
PETOSKEY — "New Life" is the theme for the spring 2013 Win-Some Women Christian Retreats at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
Back-to-back retreats will be held May 14-15, May 15-16 and May 16-17 and a two-night stay option is available. Keynote speakers are Gloria Gaither and Wes Yoder. There also will be break-out sessions and music by Dallas Holm.
For details or to register, visit www.win-somewomen.org.