Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 12, 2013

Community in Brief: 12/12/13

Lessons and Carols

TRAVERSE CITY — Bethlehem Lutheran Church invites the community to a Service of Lessons and Carols.

The service will start at 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, and will be repeated at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15. There also will be an intergenerational Christmas Program presented from 9:15-10:15 a.m. on Sunday in the fellowship hall. Call 947-9880 to learn more.

Open house

TRAVERSE CITY — Ranch Rudolf will host a Holiday Open House on Sunday, Dec. 15.

The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. and features horse-drawn sleigh rides, visits with Santa and Mrs. Claus, Christmas carols, and hot dogs cooked in an open fireplace. Donations of non-perishable food items, personal hygiene products, baby items, and new toys are requested. Toys should be wrapped and marked for a boy or girl with the appropriate age on the tag. Donated items will go to the Women’s Resource shelter and The Baby Pantry.

Ranch Rudolf is located at 6841 Brown Bridge Road. For details, call 947-9529.

Resolution Run

TRAVERSE CITY — Early registration continues until 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 28, for the inaugural Resolution Run 5K to benefit the Traverse Health Clinic.

The run starts and ends at Little Fleet, 448 E. Front St., and follows a course through downtown Traverse City. Online registration is $35 at and includes a T-shirt. Packet pick-up is from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, at Cartridge World on South Airport Road. Race day registration is 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Little Fleet. Cash and checks only will be accepted on race day.

Winter warm-up

MAPLE CITY — The Leelanau Outdoor Center will host a “Winter Warm-Up Gathering” on Sunday, Dec. 15.

The event from 3-5 p.m. includes ornament making, cookie decorating and winter tales by storyteller Jenifer Strauss. Hot chocolate will be served. The cost is $3 per person and all ages are welcome.

The outdoor center is located at 1653 Port Oneida Road. For details, call 334-3808.

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