Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 9, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/09/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Intro to guitar

TRAVERSE CITY — Robert Abate, a guitarist with 55 years of experience, will lead a free introduction to playing the guitar today, Nov. 9, at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave.

The session will be held from 1-3 p.m. and covers how to hold the instrument and hand placement, basic tuning and how to play a “12 Bar Blues” and the pentatonic blues scale. Take-home lesson material will be provided. For details, visit

Playground benefit

ONEKAMA — The Glenwood Restaurant will serve an all-you-can-eat breakfast fundraiser on Sunday, Nov. 10, to help fund playground equipment at Arcadia’s Township Park.

The meal will be served from 8 a.m.-noon at the restaurant, 4604 Main St., overlooking Portage Lake. The cost is $12 for adults; free for children 10 and younger. Reservations will not be taken for this event.

All proceeds including tips will be used to help buy new, universally accessible playground equipment consistent with the township’s vision for the Lake Michigan park.

Parkinson’s help

TRAVERSE CITY — The Parkinson’s Network North/PNN support group will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, to discuss what helps in the Parkinson’s journey. The meeting will be held at the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St. For details, call 947-7389.

GOP Women

ANTRIM COUNTY — The Antrim County Republican Party and the Republican Women both will meet on Monday, Nov. 11.

The Republican Women will meet at 6 p.m. at the Blue Pelican Inn in Central Lake to elect officers. The cost for dinner is $15.

The Antrim Republican Party will meet from 7:45-9 p.m. at Forest Home Township Hall, 321 N. Bridge St., Bellaire. For directions go to,

Humanists meet

TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Chown from the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy and John Gessner from the Grand Traverse Conservation District will be the guest speakers at the Monday, Nov. 11, meeting of the Grand Traverse Humanists.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Chown and Gessner will discuss land conservation and what their organizations are doing to preserve the land and restore the Boardman River Watershed. The program is free and open to the public. Call 392-1215 to learn more.

Nutrition class

BENZONIA — Abby Beale, who recently completed a Nutritional Therapy Practitioner program with the Nutritional Therapy Association, will offer monthly classes at Grow Benzie.

Classes will meet at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115, on Thursdays. Topics are: Blood Sugar Balance Nov. 14; Fatty Acid Balance Dec. 12; Mineral Balance Jan. 16; Hydration Feb. 20; Endocrine Health March 6; Cardiovascular Health April 17; Immune Health May 22; and Nutritional Detoxification June 19. The cost for each class is $5 per person or $10 per family. For details or to register, visit

Christmas Bazaar

TRAVERSE CITY — Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church will hold its annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The bazaar from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. features handcrafted items, Santa’s Attic, a bake sale and lunch. The church is located at 16426 Center Road. For details, call 223-4393.