Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 13, 2012

Community in Brief: 10/13/2012


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DivorceCare class

Traverse City — The DivorceCare Support Group at Bay Pointe Community Church, 6880 Secor Road, is meeting from 1:15 to 3:15 p.m. on Sundays through Dec. 9. To sign up, call 922-9882. For details, visit

Medical assistants

Traverse City — Certified Medical Assistants from the Northwest Chapter of the Michigan Society of Medical Assistants will meet Monday, Oct. 15, at 5:45 p.m. at West Front Primary Care, 3537 W. Front St. There will be a potluck and a business meeting.

Gentle yoga offered

Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W. 14th St., offers ongoing classes in OM Gentle Yoga.

The class is led by Kelly Stiglich, co-owner of Shanti School of Yoga. It meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays. A $10 gratitude donation is suggested, with a portion given back to the community for individuals to take yoga classes at local yoga studios. Everyone is welcome.

Driver safety class

Traverse City — AARP will offer a classroom driver refresher class for adults 50 and older.

The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 18-19, at the Commission on Aging office, 520 W. Front St. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-member.

For details or to register, call 922-4688 or (877) 686-4688.

Healing service

Traverse City — Grace Episcopal Church will offer a service of healing on the festival of St. Luke.

The service will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 18, at the church, 341 Washington St. It will include prayers, readings, music, the laying on of hands and anointing. For details, call 947-2330.

'Grace' course

Williamsburg — New Hope Community Church will sponsor the "Grace Course" from Freedom in Christ Ministries.

The program will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, and 8:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church, 5100 Bethesda Cot. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided Saturday.

The cost is $30 per person; $50 per couple. Free child care will be provided, but children must be registered. For details or to register, visit


Traverse City — A HeartSkills workshop and eight-week video series titled "The Power to Create and Sustain Wealth: Developing a Heart for Prosperity" by Dr. Jim Richards will be facilitated by Julie and Dave Eickenroth.

The workshop will meet 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Res Life Church, 2586 Crossing Circle, behind BAM. Donations will be accepted.

The video series will meet eight Mondays starting Oct. 22 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Church of the Living God, 1514 Birmley Road. The cost is $8 per person per week; $5 a week for students.

For details or to register, call 633-1539, email or visit the HeartSkills FPGS Facebook page.

Arts and crafts fest

Lake Ann — The Lake Ann United Methodist Church Arts and Crafts Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at the church's community center at First Street and Lake Ann Road. For details, call 275-7236.

Wellness day

Frankfort — Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital will host its 16th Annual Wellness Day Saturday, Oct. 20.

Activities from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. will include free health screenings, blood typing, health information, and more. For details, call 352-2260. A brief phone screening including age, gender, and income questions may be needed to qualify for services that require pre-registration.

'Party with the Pig'

Traverse City — The "Party with the Pig" picnic hosted by The Cook's House will benefit the Traverse Health Clinic.

The pig roast will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 21, under a tent adjacent to The Cook's House, 115 Wellington St. Tickets are 100 percent tax deductible and cost $35 until Wednesday, Oct. 17; $45 after that date and at the door. There also will be a cash bar, music and a silent auction.

Tickets are available at The Cook's House and Cartridge World Office Express or by calling 935-0412.

Help Missy Hromada

Buckley — A benefit will be held Sunday, Oct. 21, for Missy Hromada, who was diagnosed with advanced stage 4 colon cancer in August.

The event will be held noon to 8 p.m. at the Southside Hideout, 620 W. Wexford Ave. There will be a spaghetti buffet, silent auction, raffle, bake sale and live music by Lost Cause, Evershine and Scarkazm. Admission is $7 per person.

For details or to donate directly, call Ida Greenman Reed, 645-2014, or email