NON-PROFIT EVENTS:

 
Do you have a non-profit event?
Email all the details to calendar@wtcmradio.com

NW Michigan 4-H Livestock Council - Virtual Showcase & Market Auction

August 8th thru the 10th

Online

Join in and watch live judging of market animals. Youth will be showcasing their work through virtual showmanship, market and breed classes. You can also register as a buyer. For more info: waltonwebcasting.com  fairentry.com/Fair/SignIn/14766

Mesick Historical Museum – Post Cards

Old Mesick Post Card Day

Saturday, August 8th

Mesick

Checkout a showing of the “Mesick Post Card Collection” with over 100 original Mesick postcards plus a slide show of different cards. A presentation you don’t want to miss from 10am to 4pm. 117 W Mesick Ave.

 

Dighton Wesleyan Church - Virtual VBS

August 3rd through the 7th

Online

The whole family is encouraged to participate in the Virtual VBS this year. Make sure to get registered on the church website! Then on Saturday, August 8th, the week will end with a special Outdoor Family Night at 6pm complete with songs, a lesson, some games, and hot dogs!   (www.dwchurch.com) For more info: 231 829-3070

Ninja Boy - Carwash

Sunday, August 9th

Benzonia

Ninja Boy will be holding a special carwash to benefit The Animal Welfare League of Benzie County. Get your car washed for a great cause from noon until 3pm at The Old Vet Building in Benzoina. Call 231 383-1066 for more.

The Father Fred Foundation 

Back to School Shoes Program Fundraiser

July 28-31 & August 11-14th

The program will take place in August. Pre-Registration is required. Please call 231-947-5050 on the following dates to register: July 28-31 and August 11-14 during regular service hours Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am-2pm. All health department/CDC safety guidelines will be followed

If you would like to help fund the purchase of shoes please visit fatherfred.org to donate. Please make add Back to School Shoes in the Note section on the Donation page.

Great Lakes Children’s Museum – Mobile Museum Series

Various Dates in August & September

Various Locations in TC

The Mobile Museum series will start at 10:00 am on August 3, 2020 at Norte, 1213 W Civic Center Drive, Traverse City. The inaugural event will feature a favorite activity – Stomp Rockets. Capacity will be limited to 10 families per session. The Mobile Museum will be held outdoors. Tables will be spaced to encourage social distancing. Masks for guests age 5 and older and handwashing or sanitizing will be integrated into the activity. Advanced registration is required by visiting the greatlakeskids.org\news-events page. Tickets range from $10 for an adult and one child to $22 for an adult and up to 7 guests at their table. The Mobile Museum will be offered August 3, 17 & 31, and September 14 & 28 at various locations in and around Traverse City. Proceeds will help support the efforts to reopen the Museum doors. 

Lake City Area Chamber of Commerce – 25th Annual Car Show & Cruise Night

August 7th & 8th

Lake City

Cruise Night is Friday August 7th. Line Up at 6p/Cruise takes off at 7p from the Missaukee County Road Commission with great viewing in downtown Lake City. Trophies and cash prizes in many categories! Then the Car Show, Saturday 8th August, registration 8a to 11a and the show 8a to 2p. Trophy Presentation at 2p. Commemorative T-Shirts Available for Sale. The first 100 receive a commemorative Dash Plaque. Special awards will be given. More info: lakecitymich.com or email: info@lakecitymich.com

Missaukee Conservation District - On The Trail Series - Dogs

Saturday, August 8th

Where: Lake City

This On The Trail Series is entitled, Dog Etiquette on Tails. Come see Andrea Mayer and her Conservation Dog in Training, Sage from 10 am to 10:45 am. Andrea will demonstrate the basics of good trail etiquette when hiking with your dog. Learn the basic obedience commands and tools needed for hiking trails with your pet. Please leave your furry friend at home as this is an educational event. The nature trail is at 6180 Sanborn Road in Lake City. For more info: 231 839-7193

Onekama Athletic Boosters - Rib Dinner

Saturday, August 8th

Onekama Village Park

This event has been restructured as part of Onekama Days to allow for outdoor and proper social distancing. The dinner is served from 5 to 8pm and includes 1/3 rack of ribs, chips, roll, dessert and drink. Cost is $12 per meal. A hot dog meal also available for kids under 12 $6. Includes hot dog, chips, dessert, and drink. All proceeds go to the Onekama Athletic Boosters. Curbside ordering/pickup available in west parking lot near pavilion & credit card payments accepted. Athletic Booster Bake Sale happening also!!!!!

Long Lake Friends Church – Car Wash

Fundraiser

Saturday, August 15th  

Traverse City

Get your car washed for a great cause from 9am to 2pm.

Located at: 4172 Church Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685

Hospice of Michigan & Arbor Hospice - Annual Camp Good Grief

Saturday, August 15

Online

The non-profit group’s annual camp will be held online this year due to COVID-19 as they continue to help children going through a tough time. The virtual camp is slated for mid-August for children between 8 and 17 years old and is free. Applications are being excepted until July 31st.  For more info: hom.org or arborhospice.org.

American Military League - Classic Car Night

Each Thursday

Traverse City

Join the fun and check out some amazing classic cars starting at 6pm each week. Enjoy drink specials, wings and a 50/50 drawing. At the American Military League, 2423 Sybrandt Rd. Contact Greg at 231 620-0501 for more info.

Crawford County Commission on Aging - August

Monthly Programs

Various Days & Times

Online and In Person

The Senior Center continues to remain closed, however, Meals on Wheels, Congregate Meals, and In-Home Services continue.  There are several online courses including Aerobic Drumming, Zumba, caregiver classes and much more. Also, pick up an emergency house number sign if you don’t have one.   

For additional info: www.crawfordcoa.org or 989 348-7123

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

Inland Seas Education Association - To The Water Challenge

Currently

Online

Research shows that direct exposure to nature, especially water, provides health benefits to children and adults. To The Water Challenge is a virtual fundraising event organized by Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA). During this challenge participants will engage with water, reflect on their experience, and share on social media. Participants in this event must boat, paddle board, swim, scuba dive, relax, fish, meditate, or do any other activity that is on, in, or near water (e.g., lake, river, pond, fountain, etc.). Registered participants will receive an ISEA multifunctional headwear and qualify for awards. Suttons Bay Bikes is offering participants a 20% discount on rentals during the event when they present their registration receipt. Register: Register online. The cost to participate is $30 for an individual and $50 for a family. Individuals receive one ISEA multifunctional headwear and a family receives two. Every registration supports getting youth on the water for a Schoolship program.

Participate: During the week of July 24-31, get on, in, or near water for 20-30 minutes. Within that time, spend two silent minutes observing your surroundings…the sights, sounds, smells, etc. Please follow social distancing protocol during your event and make sure to take a photo! https://schoolship.org/news-events/to-the-water-challenge/

MSU Extension - PATH

Chronic Pain Education Series

Various Days & Time

Online

Developed by Stanford University, Chronic Pain PATH (Personal Action Towards Health) provides information and techniques to cope with the challenges associated with chronic pain management.  A variety of self-management tools, such as communicating with healthcare professionals, managing medications, and stress reduction are explored.  This free, 6-session workshop is for adults living with chronic pain and their family caregivers. The program is taught by two trained and certified leaders who understand chronic illness and have a personal connection to chronic pain. To achieve the full benefit of the workshop, please plan to attend all six sessions.

Location: Zoom Meeting

Dates: Wednesdays from 5:30-7:30 p.m., July 8, 15, 22, 29 and August 5 & 12

To Register: 

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Shannon Lindquist at lindqui8@msu.edu.

Grow Benzie

#TheBigShare Fundraiser

Ongoing

Online

Share social media posts for #TheBigShare now to help raise funds for Grow Benzie. For more info: GrowBenzie.org or search them on social media.  

Trinity Lutheran Church - Food Assistance

Thursday’s from 9am to Noon

Maple & 13th Street in Traverse City

Food is available to anyone in the community.

Fife Lake American Legion Post 219 – Hot Dog Fund Raiser

Wednesday, July 15

Fife Lake

Enjoy two hotdogs in a bun and a bag of chips with coffee and water available along with soft drinks. Meals are $5 per adult, kids under 10 are $2.00. Children under 2 are fee. Please wear a mask when entering the building. Located at 10283 M-186 in Fife Lake. Donations accepted.

Fife Lake American Legion Post 219 – Spaghetti and Meatball Fund Raiser

Saturday, July 18

Fife Lake

This spaghetti and meatball dinner includes a salad, garlic bread, coffee, water and cake for dessert. Meals are $8 for adults, kids under 10 are $5. Children under 2 are free. Please wear a mask when entering the building. Located at 10283 M-186 in Fife Lake.

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.

MSU Extension - Online Home Food Preservation Classes

Various Dates Through July 30th

Online via Zoom

As gardens are beginning to grow, thoughts turn to the gardens overflowing with shiny, red tomatoes, bright green peppers or farmers markets filled with fresh produce. Why not save some of this bounty to enjoy all through the year? Food preservation is a science and we must properly preserve food or dangerous bacteria can cause foodborne illness.

Join us to learn safe home preserving techniques and valuable resources to ensure the safety of your home preserved food. Online Home Food Preservation classes will be held every Thursday in June and July at 1-2:30 p.m. and 6-7:30 p.m.  No matter what your home food preservation experience is, beginner or seasoned, these classes will allow you to learn the most current recommendations for safe home preserving and ask questions.  Join us for all sessions or choose the topics that interest you. 

June 18—Jam and Jelly

June 25—Water Bath and Steam Canning

July 9—Pressure Canning

July 16—Pickling

July 23—Dehydrating

July 30—Preserving Meat

Please register at https://events.anr.msu.edu/Preservation/

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

wtcm@wtcmradio.com