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Grand Traverse Conservation District - Saturday Series Events

Various Days & Times

Boardman River Nature Center

The Grand Traverse Conservation District (GTCD) will host FREE “Saturday Series” guided walks on select Saturdays throughout the year where participants can learn about environmental topics and various projects on GTCD’s managed parklands. All walks will take place on the Natural Education Reserve and will begin at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City. Registration is required, please visit to sign-up.

Dates and Topics:

Saturday, June 12th at 10am: Invasive Species Projects and Native Plant Highlights - Take a walk on the Natural Education Reserve with Katie Grzesiak from the Northwest Michigan Invasive Species Network while learning about Invasive Species Projects in the NER, plus native plant highlights.

Saturday, July 17th at 10am: History of the Parklands Program + The Boardman River Project - Take a walk on the Natural Education Reserve with Steve Largent, Boardman River Program Coordinator, while learning about the history of the parklands program at GTCD and the Boardman River Project.

Saturday, August 14th at 10am: Agriculture and Watersheds, Natural Resources, and Climates - Take a walk on the Natural Education Reserve with Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program Technician Lauren Silver while learning about agriculture and its relationship with watersheds, natural resources, and climate.

Saturday, September 11th at 10am: Michigan Wilderness Walk - Take a walk on the Natural Education Reserve with Education Specialist Rachel Straughen while learning about the natural world here in Northern Michigan.

Saturday, October 23rd at 10am: Fall Native Plant & Wildlife Hike - Take a walk on the Natural Education Reserve with Invasive Species Network Outreach Specialist Emily Cook while learning about native plants and wildlife in autumn, plus a seed saving demonstration in the Nature Center gardens.

Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church - Treasure Sale

Saturday, June 12th

Old Mission Peninsula

Lots, and lots of treasures: Clothing, Housewares, Books, Jewelry, Furniture, and much, much more! The sale is from 10am to 4pm. Rain date for this event is June 19th

Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church

16426 Center Road    231-223-4393

Inland Seas Education Association - Sailing Events

Various Days & Times

Suttons Bay

Enjoy a wonderful adventure sailing during special events throughout the summer and into the fall. Special sails include the Great Lakes Discovery Sail, Fishes of Lake Michigan, night sails and more. Inland Seas Education Association. 100 Dame St #218, Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Sailing Events:

Great Lakes Discovery Sail

Dates: June 16 to June 24

       August 18 to August 27

What’s in the Great Lakes Food Web? 

Dates: June 18, 4-6 pm

June 22, 4-6 pm

August 18, 4-6 pm 

Fishes of Lake Michigan

Dates: June 16, 4-6 pm

       June 24, 4-6 pm

       August 19, 10 am-12 pm

Great Lakes Under the Microscope  

Dates: June 21, 10 am-12 pm

       June 25, 10 am-12 pm

       August 25, 10 am-12 pm

Steady the Ship

Dates: June 17, 4-6 pm

       June 23, 10 am-12 pm

       August 26, 10 am-12 pm

Night Sail 

Dates: September 9 and 10, 8-10 pm

       October 7,8,&9, 7-9 pm

Fall Color Sail 

Dates:  October 9, 12-2 pm

            October 9, 3-5 pm

       October 10, 1-3 pm

Father’s Day Sail

Dates: June 20, 12-2 pm and 3-5 pm


Contact Information:

Visit for an up-to-date schedule and to buy tickets!

More information available at

Crawford/Oscoda/Otsego MDHHS - Foster Home Awareness Golf Scramble

Saturday, July 17th


Sign up now and/or make a donation of a prize to be awarded during the event. The golf purpose of the golf scramble is to promote the awareness of the need to expand the number of foster homes needed in our communities and to provide support to our families who already foster our community children. Golf is $65 per person and includes 18 holes with a cart, a dinner and much more.   

COVID unexpectantly caused us to cancel our 2020 event.   In looking forward to 2021, we are seeking Individuals and/or businesses interested in supporting our event through:

Donations of prizes to be awarded the day of the event – any amount or item(s);

As a Hole sponsor sign* (18” X 24”) for $125;

As an Event Sponsor** - $300 or more. 

*Hole Sponsor signs will display the logo of your business / individual names as submitted to us with payment.

 **Event Sponsors will be displayed through your logo submission on an event giveaway to all participants.  

All Sponsorship or cash donation checks should be made out to:   The Grayling Country Club; and mailed to: MDHHS – Donna Mooney, 230 Huron St., Grayling MI 49738.

Donna and/or Lori will begin making follow up calls soon after you receive this letter to talk with you as to how you may wish to provide support in this community effort.

We hope to see you on the course!  

For more information, please contact:  

Donna Mooney at 989-798-4762

Lori Hunt at 989-370-6831

Emily Turner 989-395-3540

Dorcas Society of Trinity - Rummage Sale

Friday & Saturday, June 18 and 19th

Traverse City

The rummage sale will be in the gym at Trinity Church. Proceeds will be used to help fund mission projects of the church. Friday from 9am to 4pm and Saturday 9am to Noon.

Trinity Treasures Rummage Sale

1003 S Maple St

Traverse City Mi 49684

Accelerate the Cure - Fundraiser

Saturday, June 19th


Showing support and love to those who care for Alzheimer’s and dementia patients and their families. Accelerate the Cure is hosting their third annual drive. Bid on a chance to take a spin in a classic car!

Sign up or donate

Missaukee County Road Commission - Annual Touch a Truck Event

Saturday, June 19th

Lake City

This is a family friendly event that allows kids to get up close and personal with many different vehicles they see being used by the road commission! Enjoy the fun between 10am and 1pm. Check out our facebook page for more info! 1199 N. Morey Rd, Lake City, MI 49651

Immaculate Conception Elementary School - Kids On The Go Summer Camp

Beginning June 21st until August 4th 

Traverse City

Kids On The Go, a Michigan-based pediatric non-profit program that provides physical, occupational, and speech therapy during the summer months for children with special needs. Since 1999, Kids On The Go has impacted the lives of over 3,000 children in Southeastern Michigan and the site in Traverse City will be the newest location for the organization. The Kids On The Go camp in Traverse City will be led by professional therapists, and assisted by volunteers to address communication, mobility, fine motor, and social skills through a variety of weekly themed therapeutic activities. The camp will offer a morning session (ages 3-5 years old): 9:30 am - 11:30 am and an afternoon session (age 6-8 years old): 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm. Camp will take place at Immaculate Conception Elementary School, located at 314 Vine St, Traverse City, MI 49684. To enroll a child, sponsor a camper, or to sign up to volunteer, please visit It is through collaboration with local therapists and support of community members in Traverse City that Kids On The Go will kick off this summer. Kids On The Go is a 501c3 non-profit organization that is funded 100% by donations. All programs and services are offered to children completely free of charge. In collaboration with local businesses, donors, and sponsors, Kids On The Go is expanding available healthcare resources in Grand Traverse County and the surrounding communities.

West Shore Community College - Health Occupations Programs

Deadline is July 1st


West Shore Community College’s Health Occupations Programs have two application deadlines quickly approaching. The CT (Computed Tomography) and EEG (Electroencephalogram)/Neurodiagnostic Programs application deadline is July 1st, 2021. Applications are to be completed online for both programs and may be found at The CT program prepares students to sit for the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (ARRT-CT) exam. A CT scan is a detailed X-ray that produces cross sectional images of the body’s internal structures that aids in the diagnosis of medical conditions. A CT technician operates CT equipment, administers contrast agents as ordered, and positions the patient so precise images are captured. An individual must be certified in radiography (ARRT), radiation therapy (ARRT), sonography (ARRT or ARDMS), or nuclear medicine (ARRT or NMTCB) to be eligible to apply for the CT program.The EEG/Neurodiagnostic Program prepares students to sit for the American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists (ABRET) exam. EEG identifies electrical activity in the brain that aids in the diagnosis and treatment of headaches, seizures, strokes, and comas. An EEG technician places electrodes to cranial surfaces and records an electroencephalogram.  

 For more information or if assistance is needed, please contact Shelley Boes, Director of Nursing and Allied Health, at

Zion Lutheran Church - Summer Concert Series

June, July & August


The concert series includes different styles and varieties of Christian music, barbershop, traditional gospel, gospel country, blue grass and more. Zion Lutheran Church, 350 Pearl Street, Cadillac. Concerts start at 6pm. 231 775-9821.

Crawford County Commission on Aging – Monthly Programs



This month’s programs include a Medicare workshop, a farmers market nutrition program, daily lunches and more. The center is also encouraging older adults to engage in online seminars as there are many available on a number of subjects. Contact: 989 348-7123

Grass River Natural Area - Monthly Programs

Various Dates/Times in June


Every Friday this summer a naturalist will be stationed outdoors  on the trail system offering a new mobile mini program each week. Stop into the Grass River Center to find out where the naturalist is that day, or go find them on the trail! You can drop in any time during the 3-hour window of the program. For all ages!  Stop in and find about even more great programs for the month of June! Get more information at  6500 Alden Hwy, Bellaire MI 49615

Dennos Museum Center - Summer Exhibitions

Going on now

Traverse City

The museum will open five exhibitions this summer to celebrate its 30th anniversary. Opened in 1991, the museum has hosted hundreds of exhibitions for northwest lower Michigan families, visitors, and tourists. From large-scale landscapes of Venice, Italy to more than 50 artworks drawn from the Kalamazoo Institute of Art’s permanent collection of African American artists, there’s something for everyone to explore with friends and family at the Dennos this summer. 


Resilience: African American Artists As Agents Of Change

Scheduled For June 6, 2021 — August 15, 2021

Resilience: African American Artists as Agents of Change presents outstanding works of art by artists who have enlightened and uplifted America in countless ways. The exhibition honors aspects of African American history and culture and its contributions to all of America, highlighting a select group of artists who use art as an indispensable tool for social commentary and change.

Rufus Snoddy: Disappearing Man

Scheduled For June 6, 2021 — August 15, 2021

The Disappearing Man work presents itself as a symbolic clarion call. It evokes a personal narrative of concern for future human existence. I utilize an array of generic, wide-eyed, naïve appearing, repetitive portraits of man. Like artists from the past, I am reflecting a contemporary narrative of social and cultural concern. - Rufus Snoddy

The Museum Store will feature artworks for sale by Rufus Snoddy while the artist is on exhibit. 

Russell Prather: And The Heart Is Pleased By One Thing After Another

Scheduled For June 6, 2021 — August 15, 2021

Russell Prather makes visually volatile renderings of simple forms and ordinary objects from layers of transparent and translucent media. He creates these layers using both additive and subtractive methods: painting tinted acrylic medium onto sheets of transparent polyester film, or cutting out shapes from sheets of insect screening other materials. He then aligns these layers on metal rods and suspends them from the ceiling, or stretches them on aluminum screen frames that he mounts on light boxes that sit on the floor.

Tom Parish: An American In Venice

Scheduled For June 6, 2021 — August 15, 2021

Tom Parish (American, 1933 - 2018) committed his life to painting the essence of Venice. Inspired by shimmering canals and architectural beauty of Italy's Serenissima ​(the old serene one), his stylized realist paintings are constructed from blocks of sturdy modernist color. The shimmer of rolling water, depths of captivating linear vistas and the classicism of craft are elements moored to the heart of Parish's timeless imagery.

Voices and Votes: Democracy in America

Scheduled for July 3, 2021 — August 15, 2021

 When American revolutionaries waged a war for independence they took a leap of faith that sent ripple effects across generations. They embraced a radical idea of establishing a government that entrusted the power of the nation not in a monarchy, but in its citizens. That great leap sparked questions that continue to impact Americans: who has the right to vote, what are the freedoms and responsibilities of citizens, and whose voices will be heard? Voices and Votes: Democracy in America will be a springboard for discussions about those very questions and how they are reflected in local stories.

Voices and Votes is based on a major exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History called American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith. Content development was led by Harry Rubenstein, Curator Emeritus in the Division of Political History at the National Museum of American History.

KAIR of Kalkaska - Community Meal Program



Currently, KAIR serves 450-550 people each month with hot nutritional meals. The free community meal program is Mondays and Wednesdays each week from 11 am to 1 pm. KAIR will also be fighting food insecurity in Kalkaska County through the “Simply Give” hunger relief program. KAIR food pantry will benefit from donations cards purchased at the Acme Meijer now through July 3rd. In addition, Meijer will double match any cards purchased on Saturday, June 19th!  

Traverse City Light & Power - Emergency Assistance Program


Traverse City

Emergency Rental Assistance (CERA) Program was launched on March 15, 2021.  This is a new program providing rent and utility assistance to households experiencing financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic. They are now accepting applications. The program covers up to 12 months of rental assistance along with utility assistance for tenant supplied electricity, home heating (any type of fuel), water, sewer, trash (if billed along with another utility) and home internet. The CERA program is funded through the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. The Michigan State Housing Development Authority (MSHDA) will serve as the administer. To learn more about Michigan’s COVID Emergency Rental Assistance Program (CERA) and to apply, visit the CERA website at Customers can also reach out to the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency at (844) 900-0500 or via email at

MSU Extension - Ask the extension



Do you have a question that is bugging you? About a bug? A plant? Have a question about gardening? Food safety? Mental health? Zoning? Parenting? Nutrition? Michigan State University Extension offers an online / email service to help you find answers and solutions to problems that you may encounter. For nearly any subject Ask Extension offers one-to-one expert answers from MSU Extension experts and Cooperative Extension staff and volunteers within participating Land-Grant institutions from across the United States. Visit and Ask Extension!Questions are typically answered within a day or two of receipt.

West Shore Community College - Summer & Fall Semester Registration



This registration is for first-time and guest students. The summer semester is from June 7th through July 30th. Fall semester runs August 30th until December 17th. Students who register early have the best selection of courses. For more info:

or call (231)843-5917.

MSU Extension – Caregivers Workshop

Various Days in April, May & June


Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free, evidenced based workshop. The curriculum helps caregivers reduce stress, improve self-confidence, communicate feelings better, balance their lives, increase their ability to make tough decisions and locate helpful resources.

 The benefits of Caregivers getting together:

 Research has shown that participating in a caregiver support    group results in very real benefits that can significantly improve their quality of life. These benefits include:

  • Feeling less lonely, isolated, or judged

  • Gained a sense of empowerment and control

  • Improved coping skills

  • Reduced distress, depression, or anxiety

  • Developed a clearer understanding of what to expect of the situation


Please join MSU Extension for, Powerful Tools for Caregivers. These workshops are open to anyone in a caregiver role. Classes consist of six sessions held once a week. Attending the series is free. Your choice of two different series beginning in April.

Wednesdays: April 28 – June 2, 2021


Area Agency on Aging of NW Michigan - Vaccination Hotline


NW Michigan

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.

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 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  To learn more about other 4-H programs offered to Missaukee County youth, visit their Facebook page at 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

Disability Network - Peer Support

Throughout June

Traverse City

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. We strive to support engagement and relationship building as peer groups help prevent social isolation by connecting with others during the pandemic. Visit online at for event details.

Men's Group

Zoom Meetings, Mondays, June 7 - June 28, 10:00 to 11:00 am

This group is for men in our community seeking support, an opportunity to learn new skills and a chance to connect with other men with disabilities. We will work on managing stress, frustrations and issues they may be experiencing around social distancing.

Women's Group, Sharing Herstory

Zoom Meetings, Mondays, June 7 - June 28, 11:00 to 12:00 noon

We are living in an unprecedented time of social distancing and sheltering in place. We all may be feeling a bit isolated and confused. This is not a face to face meeting, but a virtual meeting for women with disabilities that can be done via the computer or by phoning in.

Quarantine Cooking

Zoom Meetings, Tuesdays, June 1 - June 29, 2:00 to 3:00 noon

Virtually join us for Quarantine Cooking as we demonstrate how to prepare and cook food using different adaptable tools making cooking accessible for all. It does not matter what your kitchen skill level is, Quarantine Cooking is open to beginners and master chefs alike. Come learn, share and connect with your peers!

Peer Advocacy Group

Zoom Meetings, Thursdays, June 3 and June 17, 2:00 to 3:00 pm

Learn how to advocate for your needs and the needs of others. Learn leadership skills. Voice what is important to you!

Parent Network

Zoom Meeting, Thursday, June 24, 7:00 pm

Disability Network’s Parent Network guides families with youth and adults with disabilities to the many supports available through healthcare and educational resources.

Spirit Club

Zoom Meetings, Fridays, June 4 - June 25, 11:00 to 12:00 noon

Are you looking for an opportunity to move your body? Have you lost access to exercise programs and gyms due to Covid-19, or are you just looking for a fun group of people to find the motivation? This free program will provide you with experienced, certified instructors guiding you through exercise moves that are accessible and challenging for all.

Virtual Accessible Gaming Social Groups

Disability Network is excited to share the Virtual Accessible Gaming Social Group as a way for people with disabilities to connect online and play together. Visit online at for current virtual gaming group event descriptions and registration details.

Disability Network Northern Michigan is the first stop for people with disabilities and their families in northern Michigan. Our mission is to promote personal empowerment and positive social change for people with disabilities. We educate and connect people with disabilities to resources while advocating for social change in an accessible and welcoming community.

MSU Extension/Child and Youth Development - Adulting 101 Spring Series

Various Dates in May


High school youth will learn some important skills to be successful as an adult. This webinar series includes: resume writing, public speaking, and information about renting. Youth will learn practical skills that can used in everyday life.  These free, online webinars will be held on May 5, 12, and 19  from 4:00 -5:00 p.m.   Register at

For more information contact Michelle Neff, Educator in Children and Youth Development, Michigan State University Extension,, 989-429-2359

Luther Lion’s Club – Spring Events

Various Days & Times


Blood drive at the Luther Lion's Club on Wednesday, May 12 from noon to 6 PM. Due to Covid, no walk ins, must register for an appointment online @ 

Feeding America food distribution at the Luther Lion's Club on Thursday, May 13 @ 3:30. Please remain in your vehicle, volunteers will sign you in and bring your food to you. You must register a name and phone number for each family.

Cornhole tournament raising money for the Lion's Club will be held on Saturday, May 22 @ the Luther Lion's Club from noon til done. There will be lunch available for purchase. Entry fee is $10 per person 

Dinner @ the Luther Lion's Club on Wednesday, May 26 from 5-7. Menu to be announced, cost is by donation and includes the meal, coffee, lemonade, and dessert.

Breakfast on Sunday, June 6 from 9-11 @ the Luther Lion's Club. AUCE includes scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, french toast, pancakes, sausage, ham, coffee, and juice. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children under 12.

Leelanau County Solid Waste Council - Collection Events

May, June, September & October

Various Locations

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) / Electronics &

Document Shredding Collections:

1. Saturday, May 22 at Leelanau County Government Center (8 am – 1:30 pm)

2. Saturday, June 26 at Glen Lake School (8 am – 1:30 pm)

3. MONDAY, September 13th at Peshawbestown (Noon – to 5:30 pm)

4. Saturday, October 16 at Elmwood Township (8 am – 1:30 pm)

NEW THIS YEAR! We will accept:

 Ammunition

 Christmas lights

 Refrigerant items such as window air conditioning units, dehumidifiers, (limit 2 per

appointment. Large refrigerants such as freezers and refrigerators are NOT


 Gasoline Powered Devices such as weed whips or lawn edgers (Riding mowers or

tractors are NOT accepted).

Scrap Tire Collection:

1. Friday, June 25 – SCRAP TIRE COLLECTION at Glen Lake School

(1pm ‐ 5:30 pm) – This is the ONLY tire collection for 2021 so make your

appointment early. $1.00 per tire– must be paid prior to June 25. Nonrefundable.

No oversized tires. Rims are acceptable.

Appointments are ALWAYS REQUIRED for every collection. Appointment Slots are

limited. Call: Leelanau County Planning at (231) 256‐9812 or email for an appointment time.

Collections are for Leelanau County Households ONLY. Costs for these collections are covered under P.A. 69 of 2005 – a charge

placed on Winter Tax Bills.

NMC’s College for Kids - Summer Learning Program

June & August

Traverse City

When schools break for summer, NMC's College for Kids program steps up to engage students in fun, experiential learning all summer long. Passionate and experienced instructors provide a safe and exciting learning environment following NMC’s safety protocols; space is limited to 10 students per class. Introduce your child to a delightful adventure in art, science, technology, engineering, art, theatre, dance and much more at Children entering grades 3-12 will enjoy the interactive, informative and fun learning adventures taking place this year. One week classes are offered in the morning or afternoon June 21 through August 20. There are also full-day options in select weeks throughout the summer. New and returning classes dedicated to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics) include: Third Grade Academy: Animal Research Lab (special full-day course for students entering third grade in the fall of 2021), Clay Works for Kids (grades 3-6), Skills for the Backcountry (grades 3-6), Italian Mosaic Tile Art (grades 6-8), All Aboard the Hogwarts Express (grades 4-6), Writing and Publishing: Finding Your Voice (grades 5-8), and Jumpstart to College Planning (grades 9-11). Most classes start at $125 and thanks to generous donors, partial financial assistance for face to face classes is available for those who qualify.

There are 35 new classes this summer. Students in grades 6-8 can learn a new art skill and create artworks worthy to hang in their homes from local Leelanau artist Adam Phillip Begeley, in the Italian Mosaic Tile Art class. VEX IQ Robotics, taught by our local partner Quarkmine, is a full-day action packed camp for beginners and experienced builders in grades 4-8 and includes a custom robotics kit. Other full-day programming includes STEM, LEGO, and Art camps for grades 3-6.

To register or to learn more about College for Kids, visit or call NMC Extended Education at (231) 995-1700.

VFW Cherryland Post 2780 - Bingo

Every Tuesday

Traverse City

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

Various Dates/Times


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.

800 632-7334

231 947-3780

Hospice of Michigan - Counseling Services & More


Community Wide

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

Throughout December


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 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.

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:

NW Mich Community Action Agency - Tax - Volunteer Tax Preparers

Flexible Hours

Various Locations

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.

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.