Traverse City Record-Eagle

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December 15, 2012

Community in Brief: 12/15/2012

Red Cross specials

Traverse City — The American Red Cross is offering special offers on training classes and health and safety products through Jan. 31.

Individuals can save 20 percent on the class fee for a first aid and CPR/AED class. To learn more or register for a class, go to and use HOLIDAY0113 as the coupon code for the discount.

The Red Cross also is offering 20 percent off the price of first aid kits and other emergency preparedness items available at Again, use the HOLIDAY0113 coupon code to receive 20 percent off.

Art at L'Chayim

Beulah — Art students in Corey Bechler's class at Benzie Central High School are featured at L'Chayim Delicatessen through December.

An open house for the artists will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 15, at the deli in Beulah. Call 871-0601 or email for details.

Authors sign books

Traverse City — Four authors will sign books this weekend at Horizon Books.

Book signings Dec. 15, include Evelyn Johnson, author of "Grama's Gift" from noon to 2 p.m.; Steven Huyser-Honig, author of "The Michigan You Love" from 2 to 4 p.m.; and Mary Clifton, author of "Waist Away," 4 to 6 p.m.

Karl Manke, author of "The Prodigal Son," will sign his book from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 16. He also will be on the Ron Jolly Show at 9 a.m. Monday, Dec. 17, and then visit with patrons at the book store from about 10 a.m. to noon.

The book store is located at 243 E. Front St. For details, call 946-7290 or (800) 587-2147 or visit

Firefighter toy drive

Traverse City — The Traverse City Firefighters Local 646 is continuing a more than 50-year tradition by collecting toys for children in the Grand Traverse area, who might not otherwise find anything under the Christmas tree.

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