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Northern Living in Brief 06/17/2018

The Record-Eagle - 6/17/2018

June 17--Pilot program seeks candidates

TRAVERSE CITY -- Job candidates are needed to participate in the pilot program Traverse Bay Area Neurodiversity Employment. This opportunity is for anyone with Asperger's Syndrome who is having difficulty finding or holding a job. The program includes employee-employer support for a year. Register through the Autism Alliance of Michigan website.

Host families needed

TRAVERSE CITY -- ASSE International Student Exchange Program is looking for families to host boys and girls ages 15-18 from a variety of countries. ASSE students are chosen based on academics and personality. Host families can pick a student based on their background and interests. Call 800-677-2773 or go online to learn more.

Senior Summer Camp begins

TRAVERSE CITY -- The Senior Summer Camp begins at 10 a.m.June 19 at Traverse Area District Library. Adults ages 50 and older are invited to meet in the McGuire Community Room on Tuesdays through July 24. Topics include fitness, heath and social media. Questions: 231-932-8502.

Dog health event

TRAVERSE CITY -- Learn about healthy meals for dogs at 5:30 p.m.June 19 at Oryana. Lisa Melling, of Good Harbor Holistic Veterinary Care, demonstrates how to improve dog health and help the environment. Class is $10. Proceeds benefit Cherryland Humane Society. Register at or call 231-947-0191.

Asperger's parent support group

TRAVERSE CITY -- The NW Michigan NT Support parent group will explore "Grown Asperger's Children: Failure to Launch" at 6:30 p.m.June 19. Join at or call 231-631-8343 for the meeting location.

Climate group meeting

TRAVERSE CITY -- Citizens' Climate Lobby meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m.June 19 at Central United Methodist Church. Learn about the group's trip to Washington D.C. More details: 231-499-6747.

Opioid discussion

LELAND -- Sheriff Michael Borkovich will discuss "How Can Seniors Help with the Opioid Problem" at noon June 20 at the Bluebird during the Leelanau County Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel meeting. Members should bring non-perishable items for local food pantries.

Class of 1955 event

TRAVERSE CITY -- Traverse City Central High School Class of 1955 will meet from 12:30-2:30 p.m.June 20 at the Elks Lodge. All class members are invited to attend. This event occurs on the third Wednesday of each month through November. Questions: 231-947-8692.

Health clinic open house

TRAVERSE CITY -- The public is invited to an open house from 4-6 p.m.June 20 at Northern Lakes Integrated Health Clinic, 105 Hall St. People can obtain free Hepatitis A vaccines and free screenings for diabetic blood glucose, blood pressure and more. Contact: 231-935-3062.

Military officers meet

TRAVERSE CITY -- The Northwestern Michigan Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will host its quarterly dinner meeting June 20 at Cambria Suites. Social hour begins at 6:30 p.m.Grand Traverse County Prosecutor Bob Cooney will talk about the community's opioid problems. Active, retired or former officers of the seven uniformed services are welcome. Contact or 231-421-5322.

State capitol presentation

FIFE LAKE -- Michigan State Capitol Historian and Curator Valerie Marvin will speak at 7 p.m.June 20 at Fife Lake Library. Marvin will discuss "Construction, Evolution, Restoration, Renewal" of the capitol building. Fife Lake Area Historical Society is presenting this event.

Garden volunteers needed

TRAVERSE CITY -- Grand Traverse Area Children's Garden seeks volunteers to cook, work on arts and crafts and greet visitors in the afternoons and evenings. People are also needed to weed in the theme gardens behind the Traverse Area District Library and help with the Parks and RecreationSummer Day Camp on Thursdays. Contact

Outdoor yoga

BELLAIRE -- All ages and abilities are welcome to outdoor yoga at 10 a.m.June 21 at Grass River Natural Area. This class features stretching and breathing exercises. Participants should bring a yoga mat. Cost is $5.

Yoga class

EMPIRE -- Yoga instructor Amy White offers a core and restore class at 10 a.m.June 21 at Empire Township Hall. Beginning and intermediate yogis are welcome to learn gentle poses and breathing techniques. Classes run for eight weeks.

Class of 1957 luncheon

TRAVERSE CITY -- Traverse City High School Class of 1957 will meet for a luncheon from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.June 21 at Elks Lodge. All class members are invited to attend.


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