Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 2, 2010

Well-Being in Brief: 12/02/2010

Speaker discusses fresh food program

TRAVERSE CITY — Diane Navarro, RN, BA, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Dec. 9, meeting of the Registered Nurses Association in Michigan. All nurses and student nurses are invited.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in conference room E at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave.

Navarro will discuss the Fresh Food Partnership and "Making the Connection: Building A Good Food Bridge Between People in Need and Our Region's Farmers."

Pizza and salad will be available for $5 and registration is required. For details or to register, call 649-3730 or e-mail Jane Miller at

Benefit for Sairy Franks of Beulah

TRAVERSE CITY — Friends, family and other supporters will hold a benefit for Sairy Franks, of Beulah, next week

Franks was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2001, was treated and thought to be cured. She was again diagnosed with the disease in 2008, at which time she also was diagnosed with two additional tick-borne diseases considered to be fatal. Now her best chance for a cure may be at a clinic in northern California.

The benefit will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Mercato at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 800 Cottageview Drive. Local food, wine and beer will be available, and a silent auction is planned. Admission will be by donation. Proceeds of the benefit will help Franks make the trip to California.

Items for the silent auction and food for the event are being accepted. To donate items for the auction, contact Rachael Franks Taylor, To donate food for the event, call Monica Evans, 325-6812.

Studio offers fertility yoga workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Yen Yoga & Fitness will offer a workshop to address increasing interest in fertility yoga.

The gentle, meditative yoga workshop is geared toward calming the mind and opening the body. It will be taught by yoga instructor Aimee Meeker.

The workshop will meet from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at Yen Yoga & Fitness on East Front Street. The cost is $25. Partners are encouraged to attend at no additional charge.

For details or to register, call Yen Yoga, 421-5496.

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