Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 30, 2013

Community In Brief 3/30/13

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — 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.

Fellowship event

BEAR LAKE — A community fellowship event Saturday, April 6, at Bear Lake Christian Church will focus on marriage.

Well-known speaker Barbara Rosberg will discuss the marital relationship starting at 10 a.m. at the church on M-72 West. Free lunch will follow the program. For details or reservations, call 258-6112.

Nurses reunion

TRAVERSE CITY — A meeting to plan the Northwestern Michigan College Class of 1963 Associate Degree Nurses Reunion will be held Friday, April 5.

The meeting starts at 1:30 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, 1000 Pavilions Circle. Events being considered are a May 9 dinner to celebrate the first and the 50th graduating classes, co-sponsored by RN-AIM.

Barb Mikowski, reunion coordinator and member of the class of 1963, may be contacted at Catholic Human Services, (800) 658-8554, or email

Diabetes Day

TRAVERSE CITY — Diabetes Day, Wednesday, April 10, will feature information on the disease and the latest technology, educational materials, food tips and more.

The 1 to 3 p.m. open house will be held at Bayview Wesleyan Church, 720 Wayne St., and is sponsored by Munson Medical Center’s Diabetes Education. Participants can meet with physicians and diabetes educators, and talk with other health care professionals and representatives from medication and technology companies. There also will be recipes and samples of healthy foods. Participants are encouraged to bring their blood glucose meters for accuracy checks.

The event is free and open to the public. For details, contact Munson Medical Center Diabetes Education, 935-8200 or