Traverse City Record-Eagle

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November 7, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/07/2013

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Orchard Guild

TRAVERSE CITY — The Orchard Guild will hold a program on apple varieties with an apple tasting on Saturday, Nov. 9. This is the first program in a three-part series.

The program will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. at Birch Point Farm, 7506 E. Birch Point Road. Brenin Wertz-Roth of Giving Tree Nursery will discuss several hardy, delicious and disease-resistant apple types and many varieties will be available for tasting. Take-home literature on tree and apple characteristics will be provided.

For details, call 633-5252 or email mary@artmeetsearth. To register, visit http://ow.ly/qdhXy.

Festival of Trees

KALKASKA — K.A.I.R. (Kalkaska Area Interfaith Resources) opens its Festival of Trees on Saturday, Nov. 9. Admission is free.

Festival hours are 10 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Saturday, Nov. 16; and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at Northland Plaza, M-72 and U.S. 131. It features 32 decorated trees, arrangements, wreaths and special groupings that will be raffled or auctioned. Centerpieces and wreaths also will be available for purchase. Children can write a letter to Santa Claus, who will answer them before Christmas. In addition, the K.A.I.R. Resale Store in downtown Kalkaska will host a Christmas Store with a wide selection of affordable gift items to purchase.

K.A.I.R. operates a food pantry that provides food baskets, personal care items and emergency help to families throughout the year. The Festival of Trees is its largest fundraiser. Call 544-1060 to learn more.

Harvest banquet

KINGSLEY — A harvest banquet will be hosted Saturday, Nov. 9, to support The Rock Youth & Community Center of Kingsley.

The meal will be served at 6 p.m. at The Rock, 115 E. Blair St., with intergenerational line dancing with Jackie & The Rock Kids. There also will be a “Bag the Buck” shooting contest for all ages.

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