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January 16, 2014

Community in Brief: 01/16/2014

Wellness classes

FRANKFORT — A Wellness Arts Open House will be hosted Saturday, Jan. 18.

Instructors from Studio on Main will lead 10 demonstration classes from 9 a.m.-noon at the Oliver Arts Center, 132 Coast Guard Road. Each class lasts 30 minutes. For details, call 383-1885 or email

Snowshoe hike

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Conservation District’s Community Stewardship Series will sponsor a guided snowshoe hike on Saturday, Jan. 18.

The hike will take place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. around the Brown Bridge Quiet Area and the East Creek Reserve. Participants should meet at the Brown Bridge pole barn. Directions will be sent upon registration. The cost is $10 per person and snowshoes will be provided.

Registration is required and may be done at The activity is recommended for ages 10 and older.

Skate swap fundraiser

BEULAH — L’Chayim Delicatessen will host a Skate Swap/Donate/Sale on Saturday, Jan. 18, to benefit the Benzonia Ice Rink.

There is a suggested $5 donation per pair of skates for individuals swapping skates. Individuals may drop off skates anytime and receive a ticket to swap. Ticketholders will be able to shop from 8-10 a.m. the day of the event. Shopping for non-ticketholders is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. A minimum $15 donation is suggested for shoppers without skates to swap. Additional donations for the rink also are appreciated.

Unclaimed skates may be picked up from 2-3 p.m. the day of the event. Skates not claimed by 3 p.m. will be donated to Benzie Area Christian Neighbors. Participants in the event also receive a coupon for 10 percent off any purchase at L’Chayim the day of the event.

Vets for Peace

TRAVERSE CITY — The Veterans for Peace group will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, in the lower level at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., where the organization meets on the third Saturday of each month. All veterans or supports of Veterans for Peace are welcome.

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