Traverse City Record-Eagle

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February 24, 2014

Community in Brief: 02/24/2014

Blood drive benefit

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Roller Derby will sponsor a blood drive on Wednesday, Feb. 26.

Anyone who attempts to donate between 2 and 7:30 p.m. in the parking lot in front of Jimmy John’s on East Front Street will be entered into a drawing for a TC Roller Derby Swag Gift Bag. The LEAP Junior Derby program also receives $10 per person from Michigan Blood for each person who donates.

For details or to schedule an appointment, call 935-3030 or email

Kingsley Lions meet

KINGSLEY — The Kingsley Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, at The Rock of Kingsley, 115 E. Blair St. For details, call 263-8025 or 313-1837.

How to grow hens

BELLAIRE — ISLAND will offer a class on starting and growing laying hens.

The class will meet from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25, at the Bellaire Community Hall, 202 N. Bridge St. Participants will learn how to grow laying hens including breed selection, ordering, housing and recipes for homemade feed. They also will take home plans and information on ordering chicks in the spring and will be introduced to ISLAND’s Chicken Coupe, an MDA certified mobile poultry processing unit.

The class is free, but donations are appreciated. No registration is required. For details, call 622-5252 or email

Bake and craft sale

TRAVERSE CITY — Residents at the Village at Bay Ridge will host their semi-annual bake and craft sale starting at 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, in the East Building, 3850 Scenic Ridge Road, off Silver Lake Road.

Geranium sale

EASTPORT— Friday, Feb. 28, is the deadline to order geranium planters and geranium plants from the Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society.

The nonprofit organization is taking orders for 12-inch zonal geranium planters and individual five-inch plants in four colors. Orders may be picked up Saturday, May 24, at Eastport Baptist Church. For details, order forms and pricing, contact Loraine Mottern, 599-2546 or

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