SCOTTVILLE — Marthe Cohn will be the featured lecturer at West Shore Community College’s Shoah (Holocaust) Remembrance event on Wed., May 1.
Cohn was born in Metz in the Lorraine region of France in 1920 into a Jewish family. She is a Holocaust survivor and at the age of 80 received France’s highest military honor, the Medaille Militaire, for serving as a soldier and spy behind German lines during World War II. Cohn will share her story in a free presentation at 12:30 p.m. at WSCC’s Center Stage Theater.
Seating is limited and individuals planning to attend are encouraged to arrive early to be assured of a seat.
TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will hold an orientation on Thursday, May 2, for the Individual Development Account (IDA) savings program.
The orientation starts at 10 a.m. at the NMCAA office, 3963 Three Mile Road. It is for prospective applicants with limited earned income who want to build financial assets toward a home purchase, education or opening or expanding a business. For details or to register, call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.
Grass River events
BELLAIRE — Events at Grass River Natural Area include a a clean-up, fix-up day and a Spring Fling fundraiser.
Volunteers are invited to bring rakes and dust rags to help spruce up the cabin, the center and the trails for the start of Grass River’s 43rd season. The work bee starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4. Lunch will be provided. For details or if planning to help, call 533-8314.
The Dockside in Torch Lake will split its profits from 5 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, with Grass River. No reservations are needed.
TRAVERSE CITY — Tina Livingston will lead gentle yoga classes for adults and teens of all abilities at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.