Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 8, 2013

Community in Brief: 01/08/2013

Stroke club program

Traverse City — Munson Medical Center psychiatrist Marily Conlon, MD, Ph.D., will address issues surrounding depression and stroke at the Wednesday, Jan. 9, meeting of the Grand Traverse Bay Stroke Club.

The group will meet from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church of Traverse City, 701 Westminster Road. For details, call Melinda Hollands or Angela Leete, 935-6380.

Discussion group

Traverse City — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse will offer a discussion group on climate change and a Wednesday "Colloquium," both starting Wednesday, Jan. 9.

The discussion group will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan 9-30, at the UU Congregation, 6726 Center Road. It will use a guide developed by the Northwest Earth Institute titled "Global Warming: Changing CO2ourse." The guide can be viewed and ordered at

The Wednesday Colloquium will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, also at the UU Congregation. There will be a program by a representative from the Traverse Health Clinic.

For details or discussion group reservations, call 947-3117.

Soup supper benefit

Grawn — The Blair Library Committee's first soup supper of the new year will feature at least five varieties of homemade soup.

The meal will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, at Grawn United Methodist Church, 1260 W. Silver Lake Road. The cost is $7 for ages 12 and older; $4 for ages 3-11.

Proceeds go toward construction of a branch library in Blair Township. Call Karen Giddis, 943-0571, to learn more.

Saving seeds class

Benzonia — The Michigan Land Use Institute will present a Saving Seeds from the Garden/Farm Workshop and a seed exchange on Saturday, Jan. 12.

Craig Schaaf of Golden Rule Farm, Casey Dunagua of Five Springs Farm, and Mike Kiessel, a Leelanau County plant breeder, will present the workshop from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115. The workshop will guide participants through the practices of harvesting and storing seeds. Table space will be provided for participants to sell, trade or give away seeds. There also will be a potluck lunch and attendees should bring a dish to pass.

A donation of $7 per person or $10 per family is suggested. For details, call Deb Query, 882-9801 or 882-9510.

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