Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 30, 2013

Community In Brief 3/30/13

Dine for charity

TRAVERSE CITY — Phil’s on Front is donating half the proceeds from entrees purchased from Sunday through Wednesday during the month of April to four local nonprofit organizations.

The organizations that will benefit from the contributions are The Goodwill Inn, the Father Fred Foundation, Third Level Crisis Intervention and Inland Seas. Phil’s is located at 236 E. Front St. Call 929-1710 or visit to learn more.

Wellness programs

TRAVERSE CITY — Performance Chiropractic will offer wellness programs during April.

Dr. Julie Brons will present “Feeding Your Body” on Thursday, April 4. Dr. Don Piche will present a “Creating Health” workshop on Wednesday, April 10, and a program titled “Strategies for Stress” on Monday, April 15. Dr. Julie Brons will offer “Nature’s Medicine Cabinet,” a class designed as an overview of common, acute health issues and nutritional steps to help weather the crisis, on Wednesday, April 24.

All programs are free and start at 6:15 p.m. at Performance Chiropractic, 551 S. Garfield Ave., suite B. Reservations are required; call 922-0110.

ER Women meet

ELK RAPIDS — Traverse City author Cari Noga will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, April 4, meeting of the Elk Rapids Women.

Noga has aspired to write fiction for many years. Her first novel, “Sparrow Migrations,” was completed as part of National Novel Writing Month in 2010 and was a semifinalist in the 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Contest. Noga will discuss her novel and her experiences as the parent of an autistic child.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at Kolu’s Eatery, 133 Ames St. Guests are welcome. For details contact Tamy Valenzuela, 735-6799 or

Church blood drive

TRAVERSE CITY — Peninsula Bible Church, 430 Fair St., will hold a blood drive on Saturday, April 6.

The drive will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the goal is to have 50 participants. The church will receive $10 for each person who donates or attempts to donate blood at the drive. Proceeds will go toward Lake Ann Camp youth registrations.

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