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August 26, 2013

Community in Brief: 08/26/2013

New blood donors

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Blood is encouraging blood donors to invite someone new to join them in donating blood during its “Be Somebody, Bring Somebody” event.

The event will take place from Tuesday, Aug. 27, through Friday, Aug. 30, statewide. Both current and new donors to Michigan Blood will receive a Michigan Blood Club T-shirt. Returning donors who bring someone new to Michigan Blood will get not only the shirt, but will also be entered for a chance to win an adventure package from one of four family-fun destinations in Michigan.

The Traverse City Donor Center is located at 2575 Aero Park Drive. Donor hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, and Thursday, Aug. 29; and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, and Friday, Aug. 30. Any healthy person 17 or older (or 16 with parental consent) who weighs at least 110 pounds may be eligible to give blood every 56 days. Blood donors should bring photo ID or two forms of non-photo ID.

Appointments are recommended, although walk ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment, call 1-866-miblood (642-5663) or visit https://donate.miblood.org/portal/. For more information on donating blood, visit www.miblood.org.

Food preservation

TRAVERSE CITY — Participants in a hands-on food preservation class will learn how to make dilly beans.

The class will meet from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, at Birch Point Farm, 7506 E. Birch Point Road. Participants will prepare and can dilly beans and take home a share of the jars. Produce, canning jars and lids will be provided along with take-home information and resources.

The class fee is $35 to $45 on a sliding scale and registration is required. For details or to register, call 622-5252 or email jen@artmeetsearth.org.

Advocacy Center

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan State University President Lou Anna Simon will be the keynote speaker at the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center’s Circle of Friends Luncheon fundraiser. Simon also is chair of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s Executive Committee and an outspoken advocate for children.

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