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Luther Lion’s Club - Upcoming Events
February & March
Thursday, February 18th is the Feeding America food distribution at approximately 3 PM. For social distancing, please stay in your car, volunteers will sign you in and place the food in your vehicle. You must have a name and phone number for each family
Wednesday, Feb 24th is the Soup Supper that helps to finance the Pine River scholarship program - donations only for dinner which will include chicken noodle, zoupa (Italian style potato soup), mushroom, and bean soups along with coffee, lemonade and dessert. 5PM til 7
Sunday, March 7 will resume the monthly breakfasts at the Luther Lion's Club from 9-11. Scrambled eggs, biscuits and sausage gravy, pancakes, french toast, sausage and ham along with juice and coffee. AYCE for the price of $8 for adults and $4 for children under 12
Northwestern Michigan College - March Programs & Partnerships
Online & In person
Enjoy ski & snowshoeing events, animal communication workshops and additional programs at the Grass River Natural Area.
Grass River Natural Area is also partnering with Northwestern Michigan College’s Extended Education program to present nature programming. Programming is:
Thursday, March 4, 2021, The Science of Making Maple Syrup, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, livestream and face-to-face at GRNA
Tuesday, March 23, 2021, Signs of River Otters and Other Elusive Animals, 1:00 – 4:00 pm, face-to-face at GRNA
Friday, April 23, 2021, NMC Coffee Chats: The Field Guide to Northwest Michigan, 10:00 – 11:00 am, livestream
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 and May 4, 2021, Amphibians of Northern Michigan, 1:00 – 3:00 pm, livestream and face-to-face at GRNA
More information at grassriver.org and register through NMC at https://www.nmc.edu/resources/extended-education/find-a-class/adult-classes/index.html
TBAISD Career-Tech Center
Student/Parent Informational Sessions
February & March
TBAISD Career-Tech Center Manufacturing Technology Academy (MTA) invites current high school sophomores and juniors from Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties to attend virtual student/parent information sessions to learn more about the MTA program and its application and admissions process. Five online session dates are offered and each one is 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Links to each session date are available at https://www.tbaisd.org/career-tech-center/programs/manufacturing-technology-academy/
Wednesday, March 10
Tuesday, March 23
Attendees will learn about MTA’s challenging academic experience, including its rigorous math, science, English and economics academics, integrated with a technical class in basic engineering topics, including project management and product design, based upon a robotics platform. The steps of the MTA application process will also be reviewed.
Manufacturing Technology Academy is a partnership among TBAISD Career-Tech Center (CTC) and area manufacturers. The program received national accolades as the top STEM program in the nation and was honored with the 2016 Excellence in Action Award from Advance CTE.
Contact Tim Wheatley at firstname.lastname@example.org or (231) 922-7846 with questions about the virtual MTA information sessions.
Follow MTA on Instagram, Facebook (TCmta), or connect with Manufacturing Technology Academy Community on LinkedIn. Visit https://www.tbaisd.org/career-tech-center/programs/manufacturing-technology-academy/ for additional information.
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Grass River Natural Area - Programs
Upcoming events include Tapping Maple Trees, Maple Sugar Basics, Bird Walk, Moonlight Owling and more. For a schedule and more info go to: grassriver.org
Alden District Library – Outdoor Family Fun Day
Saturday, March 6th
Helena Twp Tennis Court Park
Enjoy an Interactive Story Walk, DIY Snow Sculptures, Snow Volcanos, Naturalist Activity by Grass River staff, Bonfire, Hot Cocoa, Kids Bag of Books Sale. Event times are 11am-12:30pm OR 1pm-2:30pm. Space is limited and registration required, call library@ 231-331-4318 by 1pm March 5th. This is a free event. Social distancing will be observed & masks required.
Cadillac Church - Emotional Conflict Resolution Seminars
Sunday, March 7th
The Cadillac Seventh-day Adventist Church will be holding a conflict resolution seminar series, presented by Laurie Snyman, a Lansing-area practicing counselor. The series, aptly titled “Pursue Peace”, will focus on resolving issues and reconciling with other people. It will also focus on how to appropriately handle a conflict with a friend or spouse, among other important topics.
Many people agree, conflict resolution assistance is especially needed during these unsettling time periods. Families, friends, and co-workers have been in more conflict than ever before. It is now estimated that over thirty percent of a manager’s time is spent resolving workplace conflict. The ability to create and sustain healthy relationships is an important element to weathering through friction, and that is something Snyman is passionate about.
Anyone is welcome to attend free of charge. The first session will be at 11am, and the afternoon session will be at 3pm. For more information about this event, visit www.cadillacsda.org. or our Facebook page.
New Hope Community Church - Musical Drama
Various Days in March & April
It is a Love story; the greatest love story ever told. Powerful music underscores the entire production, inspired choreography and first-rate special visual effects make ‘The Promise’ a show you won’t soon forget.
The Promise is a powerful musical drama of the life of Christ from birth to resurrection.
Thursday March 25, 7:30 pm
Friday March 26, 7:30 pm
Saturday March 27, 3:00 pm
Thursday April 1, 7:30 pm
Friday April 2, 7:30 pm
Saturday April 3, 3:00 pm
The New Hope Community Church has a large, spacious sanctuary for adequate distancing. Overflow seating is available. Mask wearing is requested for all attendees.
Not recommended for small children; complimentary childcare provided - infants through 5 year olds.
The Promise performances will be livestreamed at newhope.cc
Grand Traverse Conservation District - Annual Native Seedling Sale
Those interested in reforesting acreage or adding trees and shrubs to their landscape can shop the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s Annual Native Seedling Sale online now through March 31! This year, GTCD is offering a greater diversity than ever before with 32 high-quality, bare-root tree and shrub species available for purchase at an affordable price. This year’s selection includes all six Michigan Assisted Tree Range Expansion Project (ATREP) species which are native in Michigan just south of Grand Traverse County and may be useful in adapting productive habitats to climate change. With a greater diversity of trees and shrubs to choose from, landowners are sure to find the perfect replacements for their properties to help stop invasive species from coming back once controlled all while feeding birds and pollinators. Visit natureiscalling.org/native-seedling-sale to shop today! To order in-person, please contact or call (231) 941-0960 to schedule an appointment. Seedlings will be packed and ready for pickup at the Boardman River Nature Center on April 23rd – 25th.
Area Agency on Aging of NW Michigan - Vaccination Hotline
The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Michigan and United Way of Northwest Michigan announce a hotline for Seniors seeking COVID-19 Vaccination. Anyone over the age of 65 in Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Manistee, Missaukee and Wexford Counties is encouraged to call 231-715-5557 to be placed on a list for further information and eventual scheduling of COVID-19 vaccine administration. When administration of the vaccine is scheduled for their area, individuals will receive notification to sign up for a time or will be contacted to schedule their visit. Callers will be asked for their name, age, email address if available, phone number, address, county and if they have access to transportation to get to a vaccination site within 30 miles. Those without transportation or who are homebound are strongly encouraged to call 231-715-5557 so we can mobilize community strategies to ensure these individuals have access to the vaccine too. If you are seeking further information on the COVID 19 vaccination please visit or call the Michigan COVID 19 Hotline at 888-535-6136.
Crawford County Commission on Aging – March Monthly Programs
Events in March include a St. Patrick’s Day luncheon, Medicare workshops, free medical supplies and more. In addition, the commission offers daily lunch and dinner servings. Contact: 989 348-7123 crawfordcoa.org
Missaukee County 4-H - Making Crafts from Recycled Products
Missaukee County youth have the opportunity to create eight crafts using household recyclables and supplies from the Practical Recyclables Crafting Kit, the product of a partnership between Missaukee County 4-H and Missaukee Conservation District. Activities include creating a zippered pencil holder, a colorful soy candle, a native bee nest and a travel game. Each kit will contain for each of the 8 crafts, as well as detailed written instructions. In addition, participants can choose to watch instructional videos and post pictures of their completed projects on a private message board to compare with others. There is no cost for participation, however registration is required at https://events.anr.msu.edu/PracticalRecyclingKit/ During registration, participants can choose whether to pick up the kit at the Lake City office or have it shipped directly to their home for $9.50. Youth interested in participating in these or other 4-H clubs and programs should contact Sigler at 231-920-7748 or email@example.com. To learn more about other 4-H programs offered to Missaukee County youth, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Missaukee4H. The Missaukee Conservation District offers K-12 educational resources for teaching about the environment and natural resources. If you are interested in learning more about their educational opportunities contact Andrea Mayer at 231-839-7193 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council - Winter Speaker Series
February 10th & March 10
Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is hosting our Annual Ice Breakers Winter Speaker Series in 2021. Our series is a way to keep our members and the public engaged and informed during the long winter months.
Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Ice Breakers will be virtual presentations. The webinars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can register on the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council website: From our home page, click “Get Involved” and “Attend an Event or Webinar.”
Water Resources Education Coordinator Eli Baker will discuss how watersheds are defined and function. He’ll also offer tips on tracking and maintaining watershed health.
Our second session on the proposed Line 5 tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac will take place on Feb. 10 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Policy Director Jennifer McKay will present on the status of the various permit applications that Enbridge has submitted to state and federal governments in order to replace and relocate a portion of the Line 5 pipeline in a tunnel beneath the Straits. She will also discuss the Michigan Public Service Commission case, as well as the governor’s order to shut down Line 5 and ongoing lawsuits.
Our last session features Watershed Policy Director Grenetta Thomassey on March 10 from noon to one p.m. Her presentation asks the question, “How does measuring attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors help protect water quality?” She’ll be speaking on survey tools she used to assess the needs and concerns of watershed residents, shoreline property owners, and elected officials in both the Lake Charlevoix and Elk River Chain of Lakes watersheds. For any questions or assistance registering, please contact the Watershed Council at 231-347-1181 or at email@example.com.
Traverse Area District Library – Main Branch - Blind-Date-with-a-Book & Community Survey
The Library has a few exciting ways to love your library this February! The survey will be open online through February 12. The survey covers all six libraries in the network. The blind date program will run through Feb. 14. For more info: tadl.org
Lifehouse Assembly of God – Versiti Blood Drive
Monday, March 1st
The blood drive is from 12:30pm to 7:30pm. To donate, please make an appointment. The church is located at 1120 N Division St. Contact: Dave at 231 775-7858.
Glen Arbor Arts Center - 12 New Works on Display
Now through April 22nd
GAAC Lobby Gallery
Traverse City artist Joan Richmond exhibits collages at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages, an exhibition of 12 new works, is on display in the GAAC Lobby Gallery through April 22, 2021. Richmond is more widely known for her distinctive, spare gouache paintings depicting land- and waterscapes. In recent years, she has expanded her practice to include compositions assembled from acrylic-painted papers – materials she creates in her studio. “This series of collages is a selection from more than 60 pieces I created during COVID-19 isolation,” Richmond said. “How does one stay creative while fighting off anxiety? I found that making images that were immediate in execution helped me not ‘over think’ the process thus creating a calming, meditative effect.”
Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages may be viewed on-line. Go to: GlenArborArt.org and click on Exhibitions/Virtual Exhibitions.
The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. It is open Monday through Saturday 11 am – 2 pm. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org.
VFW Cherryland Post 2780 - Bingo
BINGO sales start at 4 the game starts 6pm every Tuesday at 6pm.
3400 Veterans Dr Traverse City
Please Call 946-7317 with any questions
NW Michigan Community Action Agency - Winter Workshops
Money Management, Foreclosure Prevention and Homebuyer Education Workshops are all available virtually. You must register for each program. Don’t let COVID-19 keep you from achieving your goals. nmcaa.net/calendar.asp ehomeamerica.org/nmcaa
Hospice of Michigan - Counseling Services & More
Right now, the need for spiritual and emotional care in hospice - and in our community - is greater than ever. Let Hospice of Michigan be the bridge to guide you on this journey. Visit hom dot org to learn how you can join a virtual grief support group or call today to ask for additional resources.
Disability Network - Virtual Events
Peer support is one of the core services at Disability Network. Who better knows the issues that individuals face than another person with a disability. The network works to support engagement and relationship building as peer groups help prevent social isolation by connecting with others during the pandemic. Visit online at disabilitynetwork.org/events/ for event and registration details.
Peer Support Virtual New Year’s Eve Party
Thursday, December 31, 6:00 to 10:00 pm
Let us welcome in the New Year with some of the most popular events from this year of Digital Peer Support Programs.
Great Lakes Children’s Museum - Virtual Programs
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum offers weekly programs throughout the year for preschool and elementary aged kids. This months programs include: For the Birds, Snowman Family Yard Decorations, Pretzel Log Cabin Holiday House and more! For more information call 231-932-4526 or visit the website GREATLAKESKIDS.ORG
Trinity Lutheran Church - Food Pantry
Thursday’s from 9am to Noon
Maple & 13th Street in Traverse City
Food is available for those in need in our community. Recipients may visit the pantry once each 30 days. A valid photo ID is required. The food pantry also appreciates donations of food and money to help feed the needy. Drop off donations at the church office during the week, or at the pantry on weekends. For more: tctrinity.org
NW Mich Community Action Agency - Tax - Volunteer Tax Preparers
Help Northern Michigan families keep more money in their pockets with free tax prep and the credits they deserve. All training is provided. For more: 632-7334 or email:
KAIR of Kalkaska - Community Meal Program
Monday & Wednesday
Meals are served each week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located at 107 West 3rd Street by the kalkaska post office. kalkaskaKAIRS.com
Northern Lakes Community Church - Food Assistance
Until Further Notice
At the Church on Herkner Rd
Bins are located outside the church with dry goods, paper products and handmade face masks for anyone in need. Please sanitize anything you take when you get home. The church is at 5444 Herkner Rd near TC West High School. If you would like to help in this effort please feel free to donate by placing your contributions in the correct bin. For more info: 231 935-4556.
Michigan Area Agency on Aging - Resident Assistance
Northern Michigan 10 County Service Area
County residents over the age of 60 in need of assistance can request meals, home delivery and other services through the Michigan Department of Health & Human Services. Family members who live far away from aging parents/relatives with the state may also request a checkup, delivery, meal or reassurance through these services. Call 231 947-8920 for more info.
Father Fred Foundation - Food/Financial Assistance
Tuesday/Wednesday & Thursday
The Foundation on Hastings St in TC
The foundation wants to remind residents they are still available to help with food and other emergencies you may have in these challenging times. All intakes are done by phone so please call ahead. Please call when you arrive at the foundation to receive assistance. The foundation number is 231 947-2055. Hours of assistance are Tuesday and Thursday from 10am to 2pm. Wednesdays from 2pm to 6pm.
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