Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 25, 2010

Well-Being in Brief: 11/25/2010



Gaylord Zonta hosts Showerless Shower

Gaylord — The Zonta Club of Gaylord will host a "Showerless Shower" for the Safe Home of the Women's Resource Center of Northern Michigan to raise awareness to the "16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence" campaign.

Needed items will be accepted through Dec. 10 by any Gaylord Zontain or may be taken directly to the WRC's Gaylord office, 95 Livingston Blvd. Items also may be dropped off at Arrow Sanitation's large blue storage containers located at the Otsego County Library, the Otsego County SportsPlex, Independent Bank's Main Street branch and Northwestern Bank on Old 27 South.

The most urgently needed items include Stage 3 baby food, size 4 and 5 diapers, adult/child Benadryl, bath towels, new socks, paper towels, dish soap, fabric softener sheets, salad dressings, canned and boxed meals, baking items, and shower gel. A complete Safe Home Needs List is posted on the collection bins and also is available at

Sale benefits deaf and hard of hearing

Traverse City — Quota International of Traverse City will hold its annual Holiday Cookie Sale to benefit the deaf and hard-of-hearing community, as well as disadvantaged women and children locally.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, at American Legion Post 35, 1231 Hastings St., and will feature a selection of holiday candy and diabetic cookies. Shoppers can fill a box for $7 a pound. Arts and crafts and a raffle also will be offered.

Quota meets on the first Wednesday of the month at the Park Place Hotel. For details, e-mail or follow Quota Traverse City on Facebook.

Candlelighting will honor loved ones

Traverse City — Anyone who wishes to remember a loved one who has died is invited to a "Night of Remembering" candlelighting ceremony.

The ceremony will be held on Monday, Dec. 6, at Immaculate Conception Elementary School, 218 Vine St. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony scheduled for 7 p.m. Candles will be provided, and participants are invited to bring a picture of their loved one to display.

The event is sponsored by Hospice of Michigan and Michael's Place, a healing center for children, teens, adults and families. For more information, call 947-MIKE.

Seniors' Rock on Wednesdays

The Rock of Kingsley will be turned over to senior citizens Wednesday, Dec. 1.

The Seniors' Rock days will continue every Wednesday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Activities available include pool, Wii, a big-screen TV, foosball and computers.

The program is part of the Senior Center Network, and participants will be asked to register, but there is no charge or reservation required.

Volunteers also are welcome. Contact the Traverse City Senior Center, 922-4911.

The Rock is located at 115 Blair St., Kingsley.