Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 8, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/08/2014


Mother’s Day Dinner

KINGSLEY — Rainbow of Hope Farm will host a Mother’s Day Dinner on Sunday, May 11.

The event will be held from noon-3 p.m., rain or shine, at the farm, 1951 County Line Road. It includes a buffet dinner, an outdoor petting zoo, and a selection of hanging plants for sale in the greenhouse. The meal is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-10 and free for children ages 5 and younger. Volunteers also are needed.

For details, visit If interested in being a volunteer, call Eileen Wooer, 263-5465.

Garlic mustard hunts upcoming

TRAVERSE CITY — The Invasive Species Network will sponsor work bees to remove invasive garlic mustard from natural areas. Oryana Natural Foods Market’s Lake Street Kitchens also will cater free garlic mustard-themed meals for all work bee participants.

The Manistee County event takes place from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 10, with lunch at noon. Participants should meet at Manistee United Methodist Church 387 First St.

The Leelanau County work bee is from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, May 16, with lunch at noon. Participants should meet at the Leelanau Conservancy, 105 N. First St., Leland.

The work bee in Benzie County will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 17, with lunch at noon. Participants should meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James St., Frankfort.

The Great Garlic Mustard Hunt in Grand Traverse County will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, with dinner at 7 p.m. Participants should meet at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road.

Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. They should dress for the weather and may bring garden gloves and/or clippers. Registration is required by the Monday before each work bee. For details or to register, call 941-0960, ext. 29, or email



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