NON-PROFIT EVENTS:

 
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Area Agency on Aging of NW Michigan - Vaccination Hotline

Ongoing

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 www.michigan.gov/coronavirus or call the Michigan COVID 19 Hotline at 888-535-6136.

Missaukee County 4-H - Making Crafts from Recycled Products

Ongoing

Online

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 https://events.anr.msu.edu/PracticalRecyclingKit/ 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 siglerbr@msu.edu.  To learn more about other 4-H programs offered to Missaukee County youth, visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Missaukee4H. 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 andrea.mayer@macd.org

Disability Network - Virtual Events

Throughout January

Online

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 disabilitynetwork.org/events/ for event and registration details.

Men's Group

Zoom Meetings, Mondays, January 4 to 25th, 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, January 4 to 25th, 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.

Peer Advocacy Group

Zoom Meetings, Thursdays, January 7 to 28th, 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!

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 disabilitynetwork.org/events/ for current virtual gaming group event descriptions and registration details.

Crawford County Commission on Aging – January 2021 Monthly Programs

Grayling

The Senior Center remains closed to the public, but the Commission on Aging offices are still open and are excited to announce a new virtual social hour, designed specifically for people to be able to connect virtually in a casual, social manner. This is especially helpful for seniors who are homebound or who have been social distancing. There are many other programs offered throughout the month. Contact: 989 348-7123   crawfordcoa.org

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council - Winter Speaker Series

February 10th & March 10

Online

Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council is hosting our Annual Ice Breakers Winter Speaker Series in 2021. Our series is a way to keep our members and the public engaged and informed during the long winter months.

Due to COVID-19, the 2021 Ice Breakers will be virtual presentations. The webinars are free and open to the public, but registration is required. You can register on the Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council website: www.watershedcouncil.org/attend-an-event.html. From our home page, click “Get Involved” and “Attend an Event or Webinar.”

Water Resources Education Coordinator Eli Baker will discuss how watersheds are defined and function. He’ll also offer tips on tracking and maintaining watershed health.

Our second session on the proposed Line 5 tunnel in the Straits of Mackinac will take place on Feb. 10 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Policy Director Jennifer McKay will present on the status of the various permit applications that Enbridge has submitted to state and federal governments in order to replace and relocate a portion of the Line 5 pipeline in a tunnel beneath the Straits. She will also discuss the Michigan Public Service Commission case, as well as the governor’s order to shut down Line 5 and ongoing lawsuits.

Our last session features Watershed Policy Director Grenetta Thomassey on March 10 from noon to one p.m. Her presentation asks the question, “How does measuring attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors help protect water quality?” She’ll be speaking on survey tools she used to assess the needs and concerns of watershed residents, shoreline property owners, and elected officials in both the Lake Charlevoix and Elk River Chain of Lakes watersheds.  For any questions or assistance registering, please contact the Watershed Council at 231-347-1181 or at info@watershedcouncil.org.

Glen Arbor Arts Center - 12 New Works on Display

January 15

GAAC Lobby Gallery

Traverse City artist Joan Richmond exhibits collages at the Glen Arbor Arts Center. Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages, an exhibition of 12 new works, is on display in the GAAC Lobby Gallery January 15 – April 22, 2021. Richmond is more widely known for her distinctive, spare gouache paintings depicting land- and waterscapes. In recent years, she has expanded her practice to include compositions assembled from acrylic-painted papers – materials she creates in her studio. “This series of collages is a selection from more than 60 pieces I created during COVID-19 isolation,” Richmond said. “How does one stay creative while fighting off anxiety? I found that making images that were immediate in execution helped me not ‘over think’ the process thus creating a calming, meditative effect.”

Paper + Scissors + Glue = New Collages may be viewed on-line.  Go to: GlenArborArt.org and click on Exhibitions/Virtual Exhibitions.

The GAAC is located at 6031 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. It is open Monday through Saturday 11 am – 2 pm. For more information go to GlenArborArt.org.

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum - MLK Day March

Monday, January 18

Traverse City

The Great Lakes Children's Museum is offering an opportunity for mini-humans (and their adults) to participate in a march to honor the vision and dream of Martin Luther King. Anyone interested in participating can show up on Monday, January 18, 2021 (Martin Luther King Day) at the main Norte Building (1213 Civic Center Dr, Traverse City) at 11 am. The main Norte building is at the SOUTH side of Civic Park. Participants are encouraged to think about Dr. King's dream, create a simple sign showing something from MLK's dream they would like to see happen in their lifetime, then bring that sign to the mini-human march. We doubt it will be a million mini-human march - but it will be a socially distant celebration of the life of Dr. King. Masks will be required for anyone 3 and older. RSVP's are appreciated to info@glcm.org but not required to participate. The parade starts at 11 am - don't be late.

Inland Seas Education Association – Online Screening Panels

January 26th

Virtually

As a way of keeping in touch in the non-sailing season and deepening our understanding of the Great Lakes, ISEA hosts informal monthly events throughout the winter. Typically these would be in person, but this year they will take place online. The January ISEA Cafe is The Big Five Dive Film Screening and Panel. The Big Five Dive follows a group of women as they attempt to dive one historic site in all five Great Lakes within the span of 24 hours. This event is presented by the filmmakers and divers featured in the film will take place on January 26, 2021 from 1:00-2:30 pm.Register for this event at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpfu2tqzspGNDfleeptsRLi1JRSBW_7-eA. You do not have to have a Zoom account to register. A Zoom link to participate will be sent to you after registration. 

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

Online

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. nmcaa.net/calendar.asp ehomeamerica.org/nmcaa

800 632-7334

231 947-3780

Hospice of Michigan - Counseling Services & More

Ongoing

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

Online

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 disabilitynetwork.org/events/ 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.

Great Lakes Children’s Museum - Virtual Programs

Monthly

Online

The Great Lakes Children’s Museum offers weekly programs throughout the year for preschool and elementary aged kids. This months programs include: For the Birds, Snowman Family Yard Decorations, Pretzel Log Cabin Holiday House and more! For more information call 231-932-4526 or visit the website GREATLAKESKIDS.ORG

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: tctrinity.org

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:

mhavenga@nmcaa.net

KAIR of Kalkaska - Community Meal Program

Monday & Wednesday

Kalkaska

Meals are served each week from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Located at 107 West 3rd Street by the kalkaska post office. kalkaskaKAIRS.com

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

Currently

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. 

CORONAVIRUS INFO:

 

THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION

https://www.cdc.gov/

THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

https://www.who.int/

COVID-19

https://www.coronavirus.gov/

MICHIGAN.GOV

https://www.michigan.gov/

BRIDGE MAGAZINE MICHIGAN'S  NONPARTISAN, NONPROFIT NEWS SOURCE

https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-health-watch/michigan-families-can-get-food-cash-internet-during-coronavirus-crisis

U of M COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES

https://www.med.umich.edu/chs/

 

NON PROFITS:

 

AMERICAN RED CROSS OF NORTHWEST MI

735 S. Garfield Ave. B#100

Traverse City, Mi. 49686

 website :

https://www.nonprofitlist.org/det/52003_american-red-cross-of-northwest-mi

MICHIGAN AMERICAN RED CROSS INFO

https://www.redcross.org/local/michigan/about-us/locations.html?CID=organic_gmb_listings

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

231-947-2055

https://www.fatherfred.org/

UNITEDWAY 211

http://211.org/

UNITED WAY IN MICHIGAN 

https://www.unitedway.org/local/united-states/michigan#

MEALS ON WHEELS MICHIGAN 

https://www.michigan.gov/mdhhs/0,5885,7-339-71547_7774-13181--,00.html

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT of HEALTH and HUMAN SERVICES AGING ADULT SERVICES AGENCY

 https://www.michigan.gov/osa/1,4635,7-234-64081-295815--,00.html

SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAM INFORMATION:

 

TCAPS - TRAVERSE CITY AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS FREE MEALS INFO

https://www.tcaps.net/Core/News/Article/3767

PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF PETOSKEY

https://moodle.petoskeyschools.org/pluginfile.php/2/course/section/709/Feeding_Program_Break_new.pdf

OTSEGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

https://www.smore.com/9r2zk

BENZIE COUNTY SCHOOLS 

https://benzieschools.net/coronavirus-communications/

ELK RAPIDS SCHOOLS 

https://www.erschools.com/

MANCELONA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

https://www.mancelonaschools.org/

BELLAIRE PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

http://bellairepublicschools.com/

CADILLAC PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

https://www.cadillacschools.org/Page/2725

ALPENA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

https://www.alpenaschools.com/

GAYLORD COMMUNITY SCHOOLS 

https://www.gaylordschools.com/

ROSCOMMON AREA PUBLIC SCHOOLS 

https://www.rapsk12.net/

MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

https://www.michigan.gov/mde/

https://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,4615,7-140-66254---,00.html

FOOD BANK INFORMATION:

 

FEEDING AMERICA

https://www.feedingamerica.org/

 

FEEDING AMERICA FIND YOUR LOCAL FOOD BANK

https://www.feedingamerica.org/find-your-local-foodbank

 

MICHIGAN FOOD PANTRIES

https://www.foodpantries.org/st/michigan

STEP UP NORTHERN MICHIGAN 

https://www.facebook.com/Step-Up-Northern-Michigan-979965442125195/

STRAIT TO THE PANTRY

https://www.facebook.com/Strait-to-the-Pantry-204059846313964/

ACME CHRISTIAN THRIFT STORE AND FOOD PANTRY

https://www.acmechristian.org/

https://www.facebook.com/acmechristian/

GOOD NEIGHBORS FOOD PANTRY

https://goodneighborsboyne.org/

https://www.facebook.com/GoodNeighborsFoodPantry/

BOYNE CITY FOOD PANTRY

https://www.facebook.com/boynecityfoodpantry/

CHRISTIAN HELP CENTER FOOD PANTRY

https://www.facebook.com/ChristianHelpCenterFoodPantry/

 

MANNA FOOD PROJECT 

http://mannafoodproject.org/

https://www.facebook.com/mannafoodproject/

 

NORTHWEST FOOD COALITION 

https://northwestmifoodcoalition.org/

https://www.facebook.com/Northwest-Food-Coalition-411423682288141/

 

ROSCOMMON COUNTY FOOD PANTRY

https://www.facebook.com/RoscommonCountyFoodPantry/

PELLSTON AREA FOOD PANTRY 

https://m.facebook.com/PellstonFoodPantry/

314 E. Front Street

PO Box 472

Traverse City, MI 49684

Phone: (231)947-7675

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