Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 27, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/27/2013

Honor Bank food drive

HONOR — Food pantry usage traditionally increases with the fall season and Honor Bank is reaching out to the community to help meet the growing needs.

Honor Bank will collect food pantry items during its 10th annual “Honor Thy Neighbor” grocery drive that starts Monday, Oct. 28, and continues through Friday, Nov. 8. Customers and non-customers can bring non-perishable food, personal items or cash to any Honor Bank location in Benzie, Grand Traverse, Manistee and Wexford counties. The bank will match each pound collected with a 25-cent donation. Items will then be donated to local food pantries in northwest Michigan.

To learn more or to find the nearest Honor Bank location, visit or call (877) 325-8031.

Musical ‘scriptures’

TRAVERSE CITY — Bethlehem Lutheran Church invites adults 21 and older to participate in a new group that will meet to talk about “verses” in their lives from poetry to art and music.

The inaugural meeting of “VerseONTAP” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 29, at the Blue Tractor. The religious and spiritual themes of the music of U2 will be discussed. Call Melissa Lopez, director of youth and young adults, 947-9880.


‘Trunk or Treat’

TRAVERSE CITY — Long Lake Friends Church will host its annual “Trunk or Treat” event on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.

Children are invited to trick-or-treat from 5-8 p.m. in the church parking lot, 4172 Church Road. The church will provide free candy, games, prizes, coffee, cider and doughnuts.

New gallery opens

TRAVERSE CITY — The Bower Clock Company will hold a grand opening on Friday, Nov. 1.

The event will be hosted from 5-9 p.m. at the new gallery, 9931 N. Long Lake Road, across from Wheelock & Sons Welding. Parking is available at Wheelock & Sons. Participating artist include Nathan Bower, Jennifer Bower, Luke Norris, Joe Stearns, Jerry Gates, Nancy Stuck, Howard Seaver, Greg Garman, and Gary and Jan Bower. For details, visit

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