Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 6, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/06/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Flu vaccine program

TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Kurt Froese of Lighthouse Chiropractic & Wellness Center will give an educational program titled “The Flu Vaccine-A Shot in the Dark?” from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the Chamber of Commerce board room, 202 E. Grandview Parkway. The public is welcome. For details, call 933-1117.

Fitness open house

FRANKFORT — The Betsie Hosick Health and Fitness Center, 102 Airport Road, invites the community to come and see its facilities on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The open house and membership drive kick-off will be hosted from 1-4 p.m. Visitors can tour the facility, view class demonstrations and more. Membership specials continue through Dec. 31. For details, call 352-9661.

USMC Ball

ELK RAPIDS — The 238th U.S. Marine Corps Birthday Ball/Fifth Annual Veterans Ball will be hosted Sunday, Nov. 10, at AMVETS Post 114.

Festivities start at 6 p.m., with a traditional ceremony at 7 p.m. followed by dancing. Dress is semi-formal. Veterans will be recognized for their service to their country and admission is free for active-duty military personnel.

Tickets are $12.50 per person. Tickets will be available at the AMVETS post. For details, tickets or for active-duty military personnel to reserve free tickets, call 264-8487.

Holiday shopping

TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle retirement community will host a Holiday Shopping Event with home business companies from 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 10. The event is free and open to the public.

Glen Eagle is located at 3950 Sumac Dr. For vendor information, call Terri LaParr, 943-9469. For details or directions, call 935-4553.

LIWdA panel

GLEN ARBOR — Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) will host a panel presentation on Move to Amend and Corporate Personhood.

The panel will start at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Leelanau School dining hall. It features B.J. Christensen, Betty Bushey, Mike Moran and Maja LaForest of Move to Amend-Northern Michigan Chapter.

The program is free and open to the public. Call 642-1391 to learn more.

‘Open’ genealogy

BENZONIA — Benzie Area Genealogical Society’s meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 13, will be a “open” program.

The 2 p.m. meeting will focus on sharing experiences, techniques, questions, solutions, sources, dead ends and breakthroughs. It will be held at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, 6941 Traverse Ave. The public is welcome. This is the society’s last meeting until April 2014.

Musicale program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Harbor Voices of Elk Rapids and scholarship performer Jeremy Laureta on viola will perform at the Thursday, Nov. 14, Grand Traverse Musicale concert.

The concert starts at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. Admission is free and the public is welcome. A membership meeting starts at 12:15 p.m. Donations to the Musicale Scholarship Fund are appreciated.

Flu shots

TRAVERSE CITY — Munson Medical Center officials would like to remind area residents to get a flu vaccination to prepare for the upcoming flu season. Everyone ages 6 months and older is advised to get a flu shot.

Flu clinics are planned at the Grand Traverse Health Department this fall. For details, call 995-6111.

In addition, Munson Urgent Care will offer flu shots on a walk-in basis from 10 a.m.-10 p.m. seven days a week, while supplies last. Flu mist nasal vaccinations are not available this year and limited pediatric vaccine is available. The cost is $45 and Munson Urgent Care will bill insurance if the shot is a covered benefit.For details, call 935-8686 and press 8.

Area residents also can check with their physician’s office for flu vaccine availability. Some area retailers also offer the vaccinations.