Scholarship applications due

TRAVERSE CITY — Application for a Grand Traverse Musicale Scholarship is due by Jan. 12. Vocal and instrumental students grades 7 - 11 are welcome to apply. See for information or call 947-0562.

Lecture series begins

BENZONIA — The Benzonia Academy Lecture Series of 2015 begins at 4 p.m., on three successive Thursdays, Jan. 8, 15, and 22 at the Benzie Area Historical Museum.

“Rome's Sacred Spaces," presented by Dr. Louis Yock, is the first topic. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For information, call 231-882-5539, or visit the Benzie Area Historical Society website at

Community Cinema film night

TRAVERSE CITY — "A Path Appears" will be shown at 7 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Dennos Museum Center as part of the Community Cinema program.

The film investigates young women in America forced into a life of prostitution and the innovative programs that have evolved to achieve remarkable results in empowering their lives.

Fundraiser for Jon Cronk

TRAVERSE CITY — Friends of Jon Cronk will hold a fundraising event “Cronk Crushes Cancer Benefit Concert” on Friday, Jan. 9, at Streeters Ground Zero, 1669 South Garfield Ave.

Doors open at 7 p.m. with music beginning at 7:30 p.m. Featured bands include Willie and the Wannabees, Wrackline, Liquorboxx, and Evershine. Marti Martha Johnson will provide stand-up comedy between the musical performances. A silent auction will be held from 7 to 11 p.m.

All proceeds will go to CCC care fund to support Jon Cronk’s on-going treatment costs. Cronk was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer and is currently undergoing chemo/radiation therapy.

Winter hikes planned

BENZIE — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will host a series of winter hikes including visits to Misty Acres on Saturday, Jan. 10; Fruithaven, on Saturday, Jan. 17 and Green Point Dunes on Saturday, Jan. 24. All hikes are from 10 a.m. until noon and are free to the public.

For more information visit or call 929-7911.

Dementia group

TRAVERSE CITY — Janis Duwe, MA, LPC, will offer a book and discussion group for anyone who is losing a loved one to dementia.

Groups will meet from 3 to 4:30 p.m. or 5:30 to 7 p.m. six Tuesdays starting Feb. 3 and ending March 10, at Hawthorn Cottage at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

The fee is $120. Participants will discuss chapters from the book "Loving Someone Who Has Dementia" and apply the information to their lives. Groups are limited to eight participants. Groups will be added as needed. Book is required.

Reservations are needed by Sunday, Jan. 25. For details or registration, contact Duwe at 649-2157 or

Climate Lobby meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will hold their monthly meeting from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, at the Michigan Land Use Institute, 148 E Front St., Suite 301. This month's featured speaker (via recording) is David Hone, climate change advisor for Shell, who will discuss why businesses should embrace carbon pricing.

Program on future of water

TRAVERSE CITY — Join the Grand Traverse Humanists and "Circle of Blue" director J. Carl Ganter at 7 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12, at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. Admission is free.

Ganter, an award-winning photojournalist and journalist, will provide insight about today's challenges and a glimpse into water's future. For more information, call 392-1215.

Creating health workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Don Piche' will present "Creating Health" from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m., Monday, Jan. 12 at 551 S. Garfield Ave., Suite B. The workshop looks at factors to promote health and reverse disease processes. The class free and is open to the public, but reservations are required by calling 922-0110.

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