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March 20, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/20/2013

‘Freedom Builders’

TRAVERSE CITY — Freedom Builders Ministries will host its own version of “After Hours” on Thursday, March 21.

The Freedom Builders Board and staff invite the public to a complimentary “Freedom Builders After Hours – Come and Meet Us Again for the First Time” from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 625 Bay St. There will be refreshments, door prizes, music by Three Hepcats and a cash bar. A presentation at 6 p.m. will introduce the nonprofit ministry, whose mission is to reach out to those in need, and to share information on how individuals, businesses, churches or civic groups can become involved.

Reservations are not required, but appreciated; call 941-4171 or email

Parade workshops

TRAVERSE CITY — Earth Day Parade building workshops will be held at several locations during March and April.

The workshops are hosted and organized by Little Artshram. They are free and open to the public, however a $10 donation is suggested per mask/costume to help cover expenses. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St., will be the home base for community parade-building workshops. Weekend workshops will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays, March 23 through April 14. There also will be three days of workshops during spring break. These workshops will be held Tuesday through Thursday, March 26-28.

Great Lakes Children’s Museum, 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr., will hold workshops from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10 and 17. Space is limited and advance registration is requested.

SCRAP will hold workshops in its craft workshop space from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays, April 5, 12 and 19. SCRAP is located at 821 S. Garfield Ave., next to Honey Baked Ham and the UPS Store.

For details or to register for any workshop, call 730-8370, visit or email

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