Ave Maria dinner
TRAVERSE CITY — The Ave Maria University’s Northern Michigan Founders Club dinner will be hosted Thursday. 8. Reservations are required by Tuesday
The evening will start with registration at 5:30 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Church, 720 Second St., followed at 6 p.m. by Mass, dinner and presentations. The theme is “Christ Crucified-The Redemptive Journey.”
The cost is $15 per person. For details or reservations, call 935-1874.
TRAVERSE CITY — Instructor Tina Livingston will lead gentle yoga classes at 9 a.m. Wednesdays in August at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.
Classes are geared toward teens and adults of all abilities. The next class is Aug. 7. A $5 fee per session is payable to the instructor at each class. For details, call 223-7700 or visit www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org.
Running 4 Babies
TRAVERSE CITY — Registration is open for the third annual Running 4 Babies.
The 5K course on Aug. 17 will take runners and walkers around the hilly terrain of trails near the Grand Traverse Commons. A Kids’ Fun Run also is planned.
Dubbed “Lauren and Theresa’s Run,” the fundraiser was started by the O’Connor and Frechette families who lost babies during childbirth. They identified Munson’s Neonatal Intensive Care Unit as the beneficiary of the race, with hopes that more babies will survive difficult births. The 2012 race raised more than $11,000.
For details or to register, go to www.running4babies.com.
CADILLAC — Crown of Life Lutheran Church will sponsor “Share the Hope,” a free community benefit concert for Meals on Wheels and OASIS/Family Resource Center.
The concert opens at 3 p.m. Aug. 18, at the Rotary Arts Pavilion on the shores of Lake Cadillac. It will feature the Christian acoustic/pop/rock music of Mike Westendorf of Milwaukee, Wis. Following the performance, Crown of Life will provide a picnic-style lunch.