Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 10, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/10/2013

All trees reserved

TRAVERSE CITY — The Conservation Resource Alliance has announced that all the trees available for its Friday, April 12, distribution have been reserved. No additional trees will be available that day and the waitlist also is full.

Eagle Scout project

TRAVERSE CITY — Jack Puetz, a junior at St. Francis High School, is working on a service project toward becoming an Eagle Scout. He is a member of Troop 31.

For his service project, Puetz is holding a “Give a Hand to the Band” instrument drive to benefit Grand Traverse Area Catholic Schools’ band programs. New or used instruments and monetary donations will be accepted at St. Francis Catholic Church on South Union Street after the 4 p.m. Mass on Saturday, April 13, and after the 9 and 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Masses on Sunday, April 14. For details or to arrange to have instruments picked up, contact Puetz, or 944-0306.

Genealogy program

BENZONIA — Joe Conger, past president of the Michigan Society, Sons of the American Revolution, will be the speaker at the Benzie Area Historical Society program today, April 10. Conger will speak at 2 p.m. at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, 6941 Traverse Ave. The program is free and open to the public.

Volunteer training

TRAVERSE CITY — Thursday, April 11, is the deadline to register for a free, two-part training session for anyone 16 and older who would like to volunteer with the Grand Traverse Conservation District.

Sessions will be held 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, April 12-13, at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. For details or to register, contact Courtney Bierschbach, or 941-0960, ext. 24.

Nonprofit development

TRAVERSE CITY — NorthSky Nonprofit Network will sponsor a professional development session on Thursday, April 11, for nonprofit organizations.

"Developing a Facebook Page for Your Nonprofit Organization" will meet from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Northwestern Michigan College University Center campus. The session is designed for beginning Facebook users. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet.

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