Community in brief: 04/10/2022 | Local News


Fundraising for Literacy

TRAVERSE CITY – Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library – Grand Traverse Region Presents ‘Round Up for Dolly’ Fundraiser April 11-16 at Moomers Homemade Ice Cream.

Customers can round up their purchase to support the local non-profit, which aims to raise funds to give books to more young children in the area. The books are sent free of charge every month to the child’s home.

The stroke club meets

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Bay Area Stroke Club discusses “spring and new beginnings” from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April 13.

Participants can join this virtual event by registering on

Money talk

TRAVERSE CITY — Students in kindergarten through second grade can attend Money Smart Michigan at 4 p.m. on April 13 at the Peninsula Community Library.

Learn more about value for money with TBA Credit Union. Free books and gift bags are offered to all attendees.

Fundraising in Ukraine

TRAVERSE CITY — The National Writers Series and NMC’s International Affairs Forum are hosting the Ukraine Relief Fundraiser at 6:30 p.m. on April 13 at the City Opera House.

The event includes guest speakers. Donations go to Bethany Christian Services; Save the Children-Ukraine; Foundation Ukraine and International Network for Aid, Relief and Assistance- Ukraine Response.

Buy tickets in person or virtually at

Production “The Promise”

WILLIAMSBURG — “The Promise” plays at 7:30 p.m. April 13-15 and 2 p.m. April 16 at New Hope Community Church.

This musical drama tells the story of Jesus from his birth to his resurrection. The April 16 performance includes American Sign Language interpretation.

Free entry; a daycare service is provided for children under 5 years old.

The production is streamed on

Morning book club

INTERLOCHEN — The Thursday morning book club discusses Larry Lankton’s “Cradle to Grave” at 10 a.m. April 14 at the Interlochen Public Library.

april conference

BENZONIA — Reverend Jack Harnish presents “Thirty Days with E. Stanley Jones” at 4 p.m. April 14 at Mills Community House and via Zoom.

The virtual meeting ID is 833 3307 8138. This is part of the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series, offered by the Benzie Area Historical Society.

Great Lakes Webinar

TRAVERSE CITY — Great Lakes Creative Hub and MSU’s Sea Grant program are hosting a public forum at 4 p.m. on April 14 via Zoom.

Learn about the 50-year history of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement and discuss ways to increase binational connections through the creative arts.

Register on

Flea market

TRAVERSE CITY – Studio Anatomy is hosting a pop-up flea market April 14-16 to benefit the Save the Studio campaign.

Drop off items at Studio Anatomy/Eugene’s Record Co-op, 140 E. Front St. Proceeds from items sold are used to cover moving expenses.

Offices of Holy Week

TRAVERSE CITY — Holy Week services are scheduled at Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church.

Services and events:

  • April 14 — Holy Thursday service at 7 p.m.
  • April 15 — Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.
  • April 17 — Easter SonRise Service at 7 a.m., breakfast at 7:30 a.m. and worship at 10:30 a.m.

More details: 231-223-4393.


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