Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 13, 2010

our Town in Brief: 12/13/2010



Evening garden club has Christmas party

Acme — A potluck and a white elephant gift exchange will highlight the Sweetwater Evening Garden Club's Christmas party.

The get-together will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, at the Masonic Lodge on M-72. The public is invited.

For details or directions, call Judy Pechur, 938-6302.

Local humanist group plans meeting

Traverse city — Tonight's meeting of the Grand Traverse Humanists will focus on end-of-life issues and the humanist view.

The meeting will start at 7 p.m. today at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave.

Attorney Linda Wasielewski will discuss advance directives and Vaughn Seavolt from Life Story Funeral Home will present a funeral option that is a remembrance and celebration of life.

Admission is free and the public is invited. For more information, call 392-1215.

Community invited to Christmas meal

Grayling — The community is invited to a Christmas dinner at the Grayling Senior Center.

The meal will be served from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the senior center, 308 Lawndale. The cost is $2.50 for adults ages 60 and older and $5.25 per person for those 59 and younger.

For details, contact the Crawford County Commission on Aging, (989) 348-7123, or

Celebration will mark winter solstice

Traverse City — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Traverse City will celebrate the return of light and the turning point of the year on winter solstice, Tuesday, Dec. 21.

The celebration will start at 6 p.m. at the UU Congregation, 6726 Center Road. Child care will be available and a small reception will follow the celebration. If staying for the reception, bring a simple dessert or light appetizer and a beverage.

For directions, call 947-3117 or e-mail For information about the celebration, e-mail Sarah Montgomery,

Chiropractor offers donation incentive

Traverse city — Burr Chiropractic and Wellness, an official drop-off site for Toys for Tots, is urging the community to help the campaign "finish strong" this holiday season and is offering an incentive for those who make a donation.

For each new toy dropped off at the office at 1212 Veterans Drive, Dr. Joel Roskamp, DC, will perform a free spinal exam. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays. For details, call 421-3333.

WRC Thrift Shop lets children shop

The Women's Resource Center Thrift shop will host its Secret Santa Shopping Day on Sunday, Dec. 19.

Each child who comes into the Thrift Shop, 3030 N. U.S. 31 South, near Lowe's, will be given $5 per parent in Santa Bucks (no cash value). Children can shop and volunteers will help wrap each item. Santa also will be on hand.

For more information, call 946-4180.