Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 23, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/23/2013

Youth roller derby

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Roller Derby and LEAP have partnered together to develop a Junior Roller Derby Program.

The LEAP Junior Derby is for children ages 8 to 17. All skill levels are welcome and no previous skating experience is required. Skaters need to provide their own equipment, however some rental and/or loaner equipment may be available on a first come, first served basis.

A six-week basic session starts Sunday, Dec. 1, at noon in the East Middle School cafeteria, 1776 Three Mile Road. The registration deadline is Wednesday, Nov. 27, and the cost is $100 per child. For details or to register, visit

Christmas trees

CEDAR — The Cedar/Maple City Lions will be selling fresh-cut Christmas trees this holiday season.

Lions Club members will be available to help shoppers from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays, Nov. 30-Dec. 1, Dec. 7-8 and Dec. 14-15. The sale location is a half a mile east of the M-72 and County Road 669 junction, about 111/2 miles west of Tom’s West Bay. Shoppers also may cut their own any time and send a check to Cedar/Maple City Lions, P.O. Box 28, Maple City, MI 49664.

A donation of $10 for spruce trees and $25 for fir trees is suggested. Proceeds will help fund a local food basket program.

St. Andrew

TRAVERSE CITY — The St. Andrew Society will host a gathering Sunday, Dec. 1, at Mt. Holiday.

A buffet dinner will be served at 6 p.m., followed by Highland dancers, haggis, bagpipes, a harpist and door prizes. The cost is $20 for adults. Reservations are required; call 947-3902.

Priority plan info

TRAVERSE CITY — Priority Health will answer questions about its health care plan options at informational meetings on Tuesday, Dec. 3.

Meetings will be held from 3-4 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. at the Hagerty Center on Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front St. For details or if planning to attend, visit

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