Studio on Main hosts open house
FRANKFORT — Studio on Main will introduce its wellness programs at an open house weekend.
The weekend begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, with a Pilates class, followed at 11 a.m. by Introduction to Yoga for Health. From 6 to 8 p.m. there will be a talk on holistic health by Dr. PJ Lenhard, plus Latin dancing, healthy refreshments and a chance to meet studio instructors.
On Sunday, Sept. 19, the open house continues with an Introduction to Yoga and Meditation class at 10:30 a.m., followed at noon by Callanetics. All classes are free.
Studio on Main is located at 402 Main St. For additional activities and a complete schedule of events, call Anna Mallien, 383-1885.
Class includes CPR and use of AED
TRAVERSE CITY — Munson Regional EMS Education will offer Heartsaver CPR with AED for Adults, Children and Infants.
The class will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Munson Regional EMS Education Building A, 3664 U.S. 31 South. It is intended for all lay rescuers such as employees in the workplace, day care employees, baby-sitters, firefighters, police, airline personnel, security guards, family members of patients at high risk for sudden cardiac death, and those who may need to respond to an emergency.
The class fee is $40 and advance registration is required. For details or to register, call Karen Gleason, 935-7841.
Child safety seat inspections offered
KALKASKA — A child passenger safety clinic will be held Saturday, Sept. 18.
Certified technicians will be available from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Kalkaska Sheriff's Office, 305 N. Birch St. They will provide free hands-on child safety seat inspections and offer advice on proper installation. Each inspection takes about 20 minutes.
Local Juvenile Diabetes fundraiser
TRAVERSE CITY — More than 450 walkers are expected to turn out for the Michigan Great Lakes West Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Walk to Cure Diabetes.
The festivities start Friday, Sept. 24, with a 7 p.m. concert at Mt. Holiday featuring Blind Dog Hank and line dancing led by Ryan Dobry.
The walk will take place Saturday, Sept. 25, at Sunset Park, next to the Holiday Inn on East Front Street. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. with the walk stepping off at 10 a.m. There also will be music and food.
The chapter hopes to raise $80,000 in the Traverse City area. For details, visit www.jdrf.org or call (616) 957-1838.
Pavilions has tickets for Apple iPad raffle
TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are available for the Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation raffle featuring an Apple iPad 32gb with Wi-Fi and a carrying case.
The raffle has been extended through Saturday, Sept. 25. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20. The drawing will be held during the 2010 Generations Gala at the City Opera House.
Proceeds benefit the Grand Traverse Pavilions Benevolent Fund, which provides financial help to seniors in need of the programs and services of the Pavilions. For tickets, call the Pavilions Foundation, 932-3027 or 932-3090 from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Harp classes help relaxation, healing
TRAVERSE CITY — Marilyn Wares will introduce the Tranquility Lap Harp in a free class at the Delbert Michel Art Gallery.
The class will meet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. No musical experience is required and participants will be furnished with a harp to use during class.
Registration is encouraged. For details, directions or to register, call Wares, 223-4895.
Quilt-A-Thon will help fight cancer
Interlochen — InterQuilten will host a Quilt-a-Thon.
Materials are being provided by Quilters Against Cancer and all quilts produced will be donated to QAC. The nonprofit organization raises money through the sales of donated quilts to help women with breast cancer who are also uninsured.
Volunteers are needed to piece, quilt and bind quilts and are encouraged to sign up for at least one three-hour period. The event will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Golden Fellowship Hall on Riley Road. A light lunch and refreshments will be provided.
Volunteers may sign up at www.quiltersagainstcancer.com, or by calling InterQuilten, 276-9100.
Church holds health and wellness clinic
TRAVERSE CITY — Immanuel Baptist Church and Touch Twice United will hold a free health and wellness clinic and are looking for volunteers and donations.
"Traverse Life Clinic" will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the church, 1027 McRae Hill Road. Participants will be seen on a first come, first served basis. Services include medical and dental screening, vision care, chiropractic care, physical therapy, hair and beauty treatments, social service counseling, winter outer wear, school supplies, family portraits, a bag of food, a warm meal, spiritual care and more. There are no financial requirements to receive services.
Volunteer help is needed before and during the clinic. Donations of new or gently used winter outer wear, non-perishable food items, hygiene products and school supplies also are needed. Drop boxes are located at Immanuel Baptist Church, Bay Pointe Community Church and B Fitness.
For details, to volunteer or to make a donation, call Immanuel Baptist Church, 946-6938, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Facebook.com/Traverse HealthClinic.
Golf outing benefits Cancer Society
BEULAH — The family of Joe Schmidt is organizing a golf outing to benefit the American Cancer Society.
The fourth annual Joe Schmidt Tough Man Golf Scramble honors Schmidt, who died of a rare form of leukemia in June 2007. It will tee off with a shotgun start at noon Sunday, Sept. 26, at Crystal Lake Golf Course. The $60 cost includes a cart and a meal. There also will be a 50/50 raffle and prizes.
For details or to register, call the golf course, 882-4061.
Mental health Q & A will follow free film
TRAVERSE CITY — Community Movie Night at the State Theatre on Monday, Sept. 27, will feature a free screening of "The Soloist," sponsored by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative.
Based on a true story, the film features Robert Downey Jr. as Los Angeles Times columnist Steve Lopez, who writes a series of acclaimed articles about Nathaniel Ayers, played by Jamie Foxx, a mentally ill, homeless street musician, who trained at Julliard and possesses extraordinary talent.
The film will be shown at 6 p.m. at the State Theatre, 233 E. Front St. Following the movie, mental health professionals and people living with mental illness will discuss issues of mental illness, poverty, homelessness and mentoring. For details, call 935-3099 or visit www.northernlakescmh.org.
One-on-one women's heart screenings
TRAVERSE CITY — As part of Munson Medical Center's ongoing Women's Heart Health efforts, area women will have the chance for a one-on-one heart disease screening.
Appointments will be scheduled the week of Sept. 27 at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. Screenings and tests include blood pressure, body mass index, stress and depression levels, nutrition review, smoking and alcohol assessments, family medical history review and a blood test for glucose, lipid profile and cholesterol. Participants receive a personalized action plan, including an educational DVD, risk factor reduction material, and referrals for further cardiac care as needed.
The cost is $45 and grants are available. For an appointment, call 935-8561.
Those who complete the screening are eligible for a six-week women's exercise class starting in October. The class is $90 and grants will be available in October.
Lymphedema support group
TRAVERSE CITY — The Lymphedema Network of Northern Michigan support group will meet on Tuesday, Sept. 28.
The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Smith Family Breast Health Center Community Education Room at Copper Ridge, off Silver Lake Road. Closed circuit TV (REMEC) coverage may be available for those unable to travel to Traverse City. For details about the meeting, discussion topics and REMEC availability, call 935-6691.