Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 1, 2012

Community in Brief: 12/01/2012

Cookies and candy

Acme — Feast of Victory Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Cookie Sale on Sunday, Dec. 9.

Sale hours are 1 to 3 p.m. at the church, 4400 Mt. Hope Road. Shoppers can pick from traditional Christmas cookies, baked goods, and candy. Proceeds benefit the church's youth ministries.

Candle lighting

Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Chapter of The Compassionate Friends invites the public to a Memorial Candle Lighting on Sunday, Dec. 9, at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St.

The event includes a gathering at 6:30 p.m. and the candle lighting at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

Attendees may bring a framed photo of their child or sibling for a picture table. Candles will be furnished and music will be provided by the Munson Harpists.

For details, call 946-9306 or 256-9343.

Catholic book store

Traverse City — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has opened the only Catholic book and gift store in Traverse City. The store is located inside its current location at 1207 Woodmere Ave. For details, visit

Free to veterans

TRAVERSE CITY — Phlebotomy Education Inc. has been teaching "The Art of Professional Blood Collecting" since 2000 and now is offering the program free to area veterans.

The 30-hour class meets at the Northwestern Michigan College University Center on Dendrinos Drive, off Cass Road. The next class starts Monday, Dec. 3.

For details, interested veterans should call 313-382-3857.

Disability Network

TRAVERSE CITY — The Disability Network/Northern Michigan will hold an open house and Celebration of Community on Thursday, Dec. 6, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and music by Off Hours and learn about Disability Network's efforts. Those who need accommodations or an American Sign Language Interpreter should contact or call 922-0903, Ext. 12.

The Disability Network is located at 415 E. Eighth.

Dine out for BACN

Benzie County — The next "Dine Out" for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors is on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Fusion Restaurant on Main Street, Frankfort, and The Road House at Top of the Hill, Benzonia. A portion of meal receipts will be donated to BACN for its food pantry.

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