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Free Tax Filing
The United Way of Traverse City and the NW Michigan Community Action Agency announced the launch of this tax season’s MyFreeTaxes site. This marks the tenth year that United Way and H&R Block have partnered to provide free tax filing services. MyFreeTaxes is available for federal and state taxes for individuals or households earning less than $66,000 in adjusted gross income (AGI). The mobile optimized MyFreeTaxes site enables most filers to complete their taxes in under one hour for free. Taxpayers earning less than $66,000 can enter their data through MyFreeTaxes.com, which links to a secure H&R Block website, making it easy to complete their taxes from home, at work or on mobile devices.
The Salvation Army Traverse City Office
AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHWEST MI
735 S. Garfield Ave. B#100
Traverse City, Mi. 49686
MICHIGAN AMERICAN RED CROSS INFO
COMMUNITY CENTER OFFICE HOURS:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 - 4 and Tuesday 9 - noon
FOOD PANTRY - MONDAY AND THURSDAY
Food pantry assistance is available by call-in registration Monday and Thursday between 9 - 2 pm by calling 231.946.4644. Prepared food bag are distributed by drive through.
COMMUNITY MEAL - MONDAY, WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY:
To-go Community Meal lunches are serviced Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 12 - 1 pm at the Emergency Disaster Truck in the parking lot at The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow St. Traverse City.
COMMUNITY SHELF - MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY:
Perishable food is distributed Monday and Wednesday 12 - 1 pm at the large garage located behind The Salvation Army Community Center, 1239 Barlow St. in the alley.
EMERGENCY FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Phone appointments for utility and emergency financial assistance are scheduled by our case management team. Please call 231-946-4644 during Community Center office hours - Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9 - 4 and Tuesday 9 - noon.
EMOTIONAL AND SPIRITUAL CARE:
You are not alone - please call 231.946.4644
TO DONATE BLOOD
Visit https://www.redcrossblood.org/ to find a blood drive near you, and read the latest Red Cross guidance for donating blood during the coronavirus pandemic.
GLCM Weekly Activities - January
Various Days & Times
The Great Lakes Children’s Museum offers weekly programs throughout the year including 5 to One Playgroup. This free event meets from 9am to 10:30 for active play, parent networking & education, and snacks and activities. The GLCM playgroup meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month. For more information call 231-932-4526 or visit the website GREATLAKESKIDS.ORG
Foot Clinics – Wexford County
Wexford County Council on Aging
WCCOA Foot Clinic- Manton Wexford County Council on Aging Foot Clinic-Manton. Held at the Cadillac Senior Center 2nd Monday of each month.
WCCOA Foot Clinic- Cadillac Wexford County Council on Aging Foot Clinic-Cadillac. Held at the Cadillac Senior Center 2nd Wednesday of each month.
WCCOA Foot Clinic- Mesick. Held at the Mesick United Methodist Church on the 3rd Tuesday of each month.
Services provided by nurses. Includes: Foot Soaking, Nail Trimming, Callous Buffing & Foot Massage. $20.00 By appointment Only. Please bring your own soaking pan and bath towel. Call 231-775-0133 for an appointment.
January thru September
You will learn all about the ABC ‘s of Medicare. The workshop is facilitated by Certified MMAP Counselors. Held the 2nd Monday at the Wexford County Council on Aging at 714 W. 13th St. Cadillac, MI 49601. Seating is limited. Please call (231) 775-0133 to reserve your seat. The 2nd Monday of each Month Jan-Sept. except March which is March 16th.
Creating Confident Caregivers Workshops
Caring for Someone Living with Dementia or Memory Loss? Learn about dementia & its effects on the brain, reducing caregiver stress, improving caregiver self-confidence and much more. Workshops meet for 6 weeks, in 2 hour sessions each week. Workshops are offered in convenient, easily accessible community locations, and are offered for free, or at very low cost to participants.
Workshops to be held at the Wexford County Council on Aging
714 W 13th Street, Cadillac, MI 49601
Meet once a week for 6 weeks
Wednesdays, 1:00-3:00 PM
April 15th thru May 20th
No cost to attend. Optional donations appreciated. Space is limited (12 participants)
and pre-registration is required.
FREE Respite is Available. Register with Sharon at 1-800-442-1713
Other workshop dates & times:
Tuesdays 5:30p-7:30p starting June 30th through August 4th.
Fridays 1:00p-3:00p starting September 4th through October 9th.
Young Explorers Program
Select Friday’s Through May
The Boardman River Nature Center & Grand Traverse Conservation District is pleased to
announce our FREE young explorers program for children ages 0-4, Acorn Adventurers is back!
Outdoor environments are a great way to engage all of your early learners developing senses,
and give kids a bit of exercise, too! Join us on select Fridays as we come together for a mix of
guided and self-guided outdoor activities that allow young explorers and their grown-ups to
explore, engage with, and experience the outdoors. Part of the programs take place outdoors
snow, rain or shine–please dress for the weather. This program is open to children 0-4. Yes,
*A PARENT(S) OR GUARDIAN(S) MUST BE PRESENT FOR ALL PROGRAMS*
When: Select Friday’s from 10:00am-11:00am (January 17 th - May 15 th , 2020)
January 17, 31
February 7, 14, 21, 28
March 13, 20, 27
April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15
Registration: To register, please follow this link:
The Journey Program
The Journey Program is a free 10 week group exercise program for cancer patients up to 2 years post treatment. Classes are held quarterly. Pre registration is required and ongoing. Call 231-276-2494 or visit the website at thejourneyprogramtc.com for more information.
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
Upcoming Events & Workshops
Fall of 2019
Home Sweet Homebuyer Education, learn all you can before you make the biggest investment of your life! Evening and Saturday workshops are scheduled for Traverse City & Cadillac. In addition, financial fitness workshops are happening in Traverse City, Cadillac & Petoskey.
Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency
3963 Three Mile Road
Traverse City, MI 49686
NMCAA – Cadillac
1640 Marty Paul
NMCAA – Petoskey
2240 Mitchell Park Drive, Suite A
All You Can Eat Breakfast
Every Sunday 7-11am
Alba Sportsman’s Club
Eat Local and support local. Proceeds are shared with local community groups including, Alba School Senior Class, Star Township Fire Department, and Antrim County Snowmobile Club. Eggs, pancakes, potatoes, ham and sausage. $4 kids 10 and under and $8 adults. For Seniors (60+) $7. The Alba Sportsman’s Club is at 5225 County Road 620 in Alba. More info at: https://www.facebook.com/Albasportsmansclub/
Second Wednesday of every month!
Maritime Heritage alliance presents Shanty Sessions with guest host Handy Billy.
13268 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Building #1
Bring an Instrument to play or join in and Sing In this open music session.
Maritime Heritage Alliance is a non-profit seeking to promote and share the Maritime heritage of the Great Lakes.
Families Against Narcotics Grand Traverse Area Meeting
Grand Traverse Area public forum meeting the first Thursday of every month from 6:30pm-8:00pm
Central United Methodist Church on N. Cass in Traverse City.
Combat the epidemic of prescription painkillers and heroin addiction in our communities.
For more info, call 231-633-0763 or email