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THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
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AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHWEST MI
735 S. Garfield Ave. B#100
Traverse City, Mi. 49686
MICHIGAN AMERICAN RED CROSS INFO
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.
FATHER FRED FOUNDATION
826 Hastings Street
Traverse City, Mi. 49686
UNITED WAY IN MICHIGAN
MEALS ON WHEELS MICHIGAN
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT of HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES AGING ADULT SERVICES AGENCY
SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAM INFORMATION:
TCAPS - TRAVERSE CITY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FREE MEALS INFO
PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF PETOSKEY
OTSEGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BENZIE COUNTY SCHOOLS
ELK RAPIDS SCHOOLS
MANCELONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
BELLAIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CADILLAC PUBLIC SCHOOLS
ALPENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
GAYLORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS
ROSCOMMON AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS
MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
FOOD BANK INFORMATION:
FEEDING AMERICA FIND YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK
MICHIGAN FOOD PANTRIES
STEP UP NORTHERN MICHIGAN
STRAIT TO THE PANTRY
ACME CHRISTIAN THRIFT STORE AND FOOD PANTRY
GOOD NEIGHBORS FOOD PANTRY
BOYNE CITY FOOD PANTRY
CHRISTIAN HELP CENTER FOOD PANTRY
MANNA FOOD PROJECT
NORTHWEST FOOD COALITION
ROSCOMMON COUNTY FOOD PANTRY
PELLSTON AREA FOOD PANTRY
Please be advised that some of the events below may have been cancelled. Be sure to check ahead with the event organizer before planning on attending.
Peninsula Community Library Events – Chess (Currently Closed Indefinately)
Join in for an evening of Chess every Monday night at 6 p.m. Enjoy a great game by the fireplace at the Library. The Peninsula Community Library has many other programs and fun things to do each month. Located at: 2893 Island View Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. 231-223-7700 Phone
Peninsula Community Library Events – Story Time (Currently Closed Indefinately)
Join in for Story Stew for kids at Peninsula Community Library on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at 10 a.m. The 3rd Friday offers free books courtesy of Born to Read and Twilight Rotary. Stories, crafts and songs fill this hour-long program for the little ones to enjoy. Peninsula Community Library, 2893 Island View Road, Traverse City, MI 49686. 231-223-7700 Phone
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.
Young Explorers Program (Canceled until at least April 16)
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)
April 17, 24
May 1, 8, 15
Registration: To register, please follow this link:
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.
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.
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