Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 12, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/12/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Healing service

TRAVERSE CITY — A healing prayer service for the Rev. Jon DeBruyn will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 13, at Fellowship Church, 2555 Garfield Road North. An offering will be collected to help with medical expenses and child care will be available. For details, call 421-5382.

Strawberry Social

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg United Methodist Church’s Strawberry Social will be held Saturday, June 15.

Strawberry shortcake and/or strawberry sundaes will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the church on Williamsburg Road off M-72. A freewill offering will be accepted. There also will be a silent auction from 5 to 7 p.m. and a live auction of themed baskets and other donated items starting at 7 p.m. For details, call 267-5942.

Father’s Day social

ALDEN — A Father’s Day Strawberry Social will be hosted from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 16, at the Alden Depot, 10670 Coy St. It is sponsored by the Downtown Alden Business Association. For details, call Doug Hickman, 676-3300, days.

Farm market

BENZONIA — The Grow Benzie Farmers Market opens for the season Monday, June 17.

Market hours are 3 to 7 p.m. Mondays at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115. Bridge Card holder will be able to use their cards and double their buying power through the “Double Up Food Bucks” program and Project Fresh (Wic) coupons also will be honored. For details, call Deb Query, 882-9801.

‘No Ants’ picnic

TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are due Monday, June 17, for the Delta Kappa Gamma Traverse City Phi Chapter’s annual “No Ants” picnic.

The group will meet at noon Wednesday, June 19, at the home of Beth Bynum. Members should bring an item for a salad or dessert. Beverages will be provided.

All current and retired area educators are welcome. For details or reservations, call Beth Bynum, 263-5396.

Adoption info

CHARLEVOIX — Heaven Sent Adoption Services will hold an adoption information meeting from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, at the Charlevoix Public Library, 220 W. Clinton. Reservations are appreciated but not necessary; call 237-9880.


OMENA — Genuine Leelanau co-presidents Cherryll Frick and Molly Phinny and the Board will present Saving Birds Thru Habitat with a $1,000 donation on Thursday, June 20, at a fundraiser they are hosting for the Laundry project.

The cocktail-hour event will start at 6 p.m. at the Habitat Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road. Guided birding hikes also will be offered. Tickets are $50 per person and proceeds benefit the Laundry Project, which offers free laundry days to Leelanau residents in need.

For details or tickets, call 271-3738.

Library programs

TRAVERSE CITY — The Peninsula Community Library has announced several upcoming programs.

The community is invited to pack a picnic and blanket and join the library for an outdoor concert during the summer months. The first concert will start at 6 p.m. Monday, June 17, at the library, 2699 Island View Road. It will feature Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered.

The Friends of the Peninsula Community Library will host a program by Jill Tewsley, executive director of the National Writers Series, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 19. A short business meeting will precede the program.

Pageturners, the library’s book group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 20, to discuss “The Art Forger” by B.A. Shapiro. New members are welcome and copies of the book are available at the library on a first come, first served basis.

All activities are free. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Wine tour

TRAVERSE CITY — The Community Stewardship Series will hold a wine tour of Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) verified wineries for interested individuals ages 21 and older.

The bus tour will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 22, with stops at three wineries on the Old Mission Peninsula. Participants should meet at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. The cost is $35. For details or reservations, call 941-0960 or visit

Women Dems

CENTRAL LAKE — The Antrim Area Women Dems and Friends will hold a luncheon meeting Tuesday, June 18, at noon at the Blue Pelican Restaurant in Central Lake.

Jan Mancinelli, executive director of the Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan, will discuss the mission and activities of the Resource Center and women’s issues in the area. The meal is $12, payable at the door. Reservations are required; email

Breakfast fundraiser

FIFE LAKE — The Walton Junction Sportman’s Club will host a breakfast on Saturday, June 15.

The meal will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Sportsman’s Club, 11207 E. County Line Road. The cost is $7 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger.