Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 20, 2012

Body and Soul in Brief: 10/20/2012



Fall Trunk Show

Traverse City — A portion of proceeds from Grand Traverse Ophthalmology Clinic's Fall Trunk Show on Thursday, Oct. 25, will go to charity. Donations of non-perishable food items for the Father Fred Foundation also will be accepted.

The trunk show will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. Beneficiaries include the Traverse Health Clinic C.H.A.P., the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA and Mt. Holiday. GTOC is at 929 Business Park Dr.; call 947-6246, (800) 968-6612, or visit

Lyme group

The Michigan Lyme Disease Association support group will meet on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. at 610 Three Mile Road North. For details, call 269-3406, or MLDA, (888) 784-5963, or email

Legends finale

Traverse City — The Grand Finale of the Fall 2012 Legends activities will be on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Festivities include free programs at 2 and 7 p.m., at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St., by Dr. Elizabeth Faue, professor of American History and Women's History at Wayne State University. The programs complement the stories of fall 2012 Legends honorees Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal-Thompson, the first female physician in northern Michigan (1886), and Emelia Schaub, the first female practicing prosecuting attorney in Michigan (1936).

Reservations are encouraged; contact Maddie Buteyn, 995-0313, ex. 106, or e-mail

Hoops fundraiser

Traverse City — A Safe Kids North Shore basketball fundraiser will spotlight local stars and the Harlem Ambassadors traveling professional squad.

The professional basketball squad will visit Traverse City at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27, to challenge a team of local celebrities at Traverse City Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr. Proceeds benefit Safe Kids North Shore injury prevention efforts.

Tickets are $10 at Michigan State University Extension offices in Grand Traverse or Leelanau counties, and at For details call, 922-4620.

Guatemala Fiesta

Traverse City — Great Lakes Friends will host its seventh annual Fiesta to benefit children of families living at the Guatemala City garbage dump.

The fundraiser will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the Children's House, 5363 N. Long Lake Road. Advance reservations are $35 for adults, $10 for children 11 and younger, $20 for students and $240 for a table for eight until Monday, Oct. 22. Admission after Monday or at the door is $40 for adults. For details or reservations, email or call 590-6072.

Love INC concert

Traverse City — Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered will headline a special concert to benefit Love INC (In the Name of Christ).

Love INC is a telephone ministry that works with local churches by conducting an intake process that helps define problems and match callers with resources.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. A $10 donation at the door is suggested.

Voting guide

Traverse City — The League of Women Voters Grand Traverse Area has made available to the public "The Non Partisan State Voter Guide."

The guide, published by the State League of Women Voters, is available at all county government centers and public libraries in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties.