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January 26, 2013

Community in Brief: 01/26/2013

Help meals program

Traverse City — Books-A-Million (BAM!) will be donating a percentage of its sales to Meals on Wheels to benefit homebound seniors Jan. 26, from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

At least 10 percent of every transaction during the day will go to Meals on Wheels. Representatives from Meals on Wheels will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to explain what they do, answer questions, accept donations, and talk with people about volunteer opportunities.

Copies of the organization's new cookbook, "Made with Love: The Meals on Wheels Family Cookbook," will be available to purchase.

Folk concert

Manistee — Landon Tucker will perform music from his new CD "Come and Listen" at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, at Manistee Assembly of God, 611 Merkey Road. The doors open at 6:10 p.m. A free-will offering will be collected. For details, call 233-6621.

IDA orientation

Traverse City — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will hold orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 29, for the Individual Development Account (IDA) Program.

Orientation will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Traverse City office, 3963 Three Mile Road. The IDA program is a savings program for people with limited earned income who want to build assets. A single person can earn up to $22,340 and be eligible. The meeting also is open to lenders, realtors, and others who want to learn more about the program. To register or for details, call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.

Film on immigration

Traverse City — The Social Justice Action Committee at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse will show the documentary "American Harvest."

The film explores agriculture and migrant labor through candid interviews with farmers and farm workers. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the UU Congregation, 6726 Center Road. Discussion will follow. A follow-up documentary and talk will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6.

For details, call Sarah Montgomery, 947-3117.

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