Do you have a non-profit event?
Email all the details to firstname.lastname@example.org
NW Michigan 4-H Livestock Council - Virtual Showcase & Market Auction
August 8th thru the 10th
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
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
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
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
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:
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
Saturday, August 15th
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact Shannon Lindquist at email@example.com.
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
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
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
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 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.
THE CENTER FOR DISEASE CONTROL & PREVENTION
THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION
BRIDGE MAGAZINE MICHIGAN'S NONPARTISAN, NONPROFIT NEWS SOURCE
U of M COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES
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