Screening looks for stroke warnings
WILLIAMSBURG — A Life Line Screening will be held at the Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 5750 Williamsburg Road, Thursday, Sept. 23.
Appointments will begin at 9 a.m. Packages start at $139 and all five screenings — which check for potential cardiovascular conditions — take 60 to 90 minutes to complete.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (877) 237-1287 or go to www.lifelinescreening.com. Preregistration is required.
Walk to Remember set for Sept. 18
TRAVERSE CITY — The annual Walk to Remember, for families who have had a miscarriage, stillbirth or newborn death, is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 18.
The walk will begin at 11 a.m. at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. There will be music, a short program and a walk along Boardman Lake. Participants also will gather in the Children's Garden and have a memorial to the babies.
For more information, call 935-7412 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration open for training course
TRAVERSE CITY — Training on how to use a defibrillator will be held Tuesday, Sept. 21.
The class, Heartsaver CPR with AED (automated external defibrillator) for Adults, Children and Infants, will be held at the Munson Regional EMS Education center, 3664 U.S. 31 S., the first drive north of McDonald's and across the street from Meijer. Hours are 6 to 9:30 p.m. and cost is $40. Preregistration is required.
The course is intended for all lay rescuers, such as employees, day care providers, firefighters and security guards. For more information and to register, call Karen Gleason, 935-7841.
Journey Through Grief group meeting
TRAVERSE CITY — Hospice of Michigan is offering a six-week Journey Through Grief support group.
The meetings will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 16 through Oct. 21, at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St. The weekly series offers insights and coping skills for adults who have suffered loss.
There is no charge. For more information or to register, call Kathryn Holl, 929-1535, ext. 1538.
Help the caregiver program offered
TRAVERSE CITY — A program on help for the caregiver will be lead by a home health care nurse.
Kristin Harrison, of Munson Home Health, will present the program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in the Munson Community Health Center Meeting Room A&B.
Harrison has more than 20 years experience as a nurse, 15 in home health and hospice. She'll address issues caregivers encounter as well as offer information about the caregiver role.
The program is free, however registration is requested. Call 935-9265.
New NIA classes start this month
TRAVERSE CITY — New NIA fitness classes begin this month.
NIA is a mix of martial arts, dance and healing arts; it stands for neuromuscular integrative action. The aerobic exercise incorporates various movements and music into a cardiovascular workout.
Two 10-week options are being offered. Classes will be held Tuesdays, Sept. 14-Nov. 16, or Thursdays, Sept. 16-Nov. 18; all classes are from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. in Munson Community Health Center Classroom D, 550 Munson Ave. Cost is $99.
WRC volunteer training sessions set
TRAVERSE CITY — Volunteer training for the Women's Resource Center begins Sept. 16.
The center needs volunteers for tasks ranging from fundraising to helping in the Thrift Store. Training will be held Thursday, Sept. 16, through Saturday, Sept. 25. Classroom instruction is held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and all day Saturdays.
The center addresses domestic and sexual violence, community resources, empathy, advocacy strategies and the Doula program for young, first-time parents.
To become a volunteer, call 941-1210.
Clogging, Zumba Gold classes offered
GRAYLING — Clogging and Zumba Gold classes are starting at the Grayling Senior Center, 308 Lawndale.
There are two clogging classes, both lead by Judy Morford. Beginners will meet every Monday, starting Sept. 13, at 12:30 p.m. Experienced cloggers will meet at 1:30 p.m.
Zumba Gold classes, which feature fitness combined with Latin music, will be held Tuesdays at 10 a.m. beginning Sept. 14.
No reservations are necessary. For more information, call (989) 348-7123.
Programs help sexual abuse victims
CADILLAC — Two programs to help victims of sexual abuse are beginning.
The groups are facilitated by Health Private Wounds, which is in its fifth year of helping victims recover.
A book study of "Boundaries" will begin Monday, Sept. 13, at the Cadillac United Methodist Church. The free program will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call 743-6213.
Healing Private Wounds also is beginning its fall recovery groups. There are groups for teens, children ages 10-13, men and women. Meetings begin tonight, Sept. 9, from 6-8 p.m., at Cadillac United Methodist Church.
Go to www.healingprivatewounds.org.
Aquacise, aerobics courses start up
MANISTEE — Water exercise classes are beginning through West Shore Health Connections.
Aqua aerobics meets from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Aquacise has two sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10 to 11 a.m. both days.
The classes are held at the Paine Aquatic Center at Manistee High School, 525 12th St. Classes run through Oct. 21 and cost $60 for each six-week session. Registration is required.
Call 398-1520 or go to www.westshoremedicalcenter.org.
Ramble to the Pines is Saturday
GRAYLING — Mercy Hospice's Ramble to the Pines will be held Saturday, Sept. 11.
The walk/run/bike event begins at Grayling City Hall between 8 and 10 a.m. and finishes at Hartwick Pines State Park; it's a six-mile trail.
Along the way, there will be a display of ceramic fall leaves with the names and dates of death of loved ones.
Participants with pledges of $25 or more will receive a T-shirt.Call (800) 424-1457.
Center holding daylong retreat
SUTTONS BAY — The Eco-Learning Center is offering a retreat Saturday, Sept. 18.
Among the offerings are massages, yoga, personal energy, essential oils and meditation.
The event is a fundraiser so the center can build a yurt. The fee is $100.
Donate brushes, paste, floss to clinic
TRAVERSE CITY — A dental supplies drive is being held through September for the Traverse Health Clinic.
Adult toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss can be dropped off at the clinic, 3155 Logan Valley Drive; WLJN Radio, any Tom's Food Market, or any Northwestern Bank location in Benzie, Grand Traverse or Leelanau counties.
The clinic is also accepting financial donations.
Andre's Place hosting art program
TRAVERSE CITY — An art program for adults ages 18 to 60 who are living with a physical, emotional or cognitive challenge meets weekly.
The Andre's Place Art Program for Challenged Adults meets at 12:45 p.m. each Wednesday at 5222 N. Royal Drive. The program is free. A studio, art supplies, instruction, socialization and a gallery are provided.
An interview is required prior to participation. To schedule an interview, call Michelle St. Amant, 709-9152 or 631-2477. You can also e-mail email@example.com.
Health screening in Grayling is free
GRAYLING — A free health screening will be held at the Grayling Senior Center.
The screening, sponsored by Lakeshore Home Health Care, will be held from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14. The senior center is at 308 Lawndale. There will be blood pressure and blood sugar checks, a balance assessment, activities of daily living assessments and chair massage.
No appointment is necessary. For more information, call (989) 348-7123.
Free yoga classes at Centre Ice Fitness
Traverse City — In recognition of September as Yoga Month, Centre Ice Fitness is offering free yoga classes.
All levels of experience are invited to attend Active Yoga classes at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 30. No registration is required.
Centre Ice is located at 1600 Chartwell. Call 932-8340 for details.
Chefs auction helps the March of Dimes
TRAVERSE CITY — The March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction will include food, silent and live auctions and music.
The event is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11, at the Hagerty Center. Tickets are $75 each and are available by calling 947-2488 or going to www.signaturechefsauctiontc.com.
Participating restaurants include Aerie/Grand Traverse Resort, blu, Mission Table, Crystal Mountain, the Boathouse, Trattoria Stella, Hanna Bistro, Tuscan Bistro, Turtle Creek, Traverse City Golf and Country Club, The Riverside Inn, Phil's on Front, The Cooks' House, the Hagerty Center, Catch Island Grill, Shanty Creek and the Rowe Inn.