Community in Temporary: 11/11/2021 | Local News

Free bus rides

TRAVERSE CITY – BATA is offering free rides for veterans and active military personnel on November 11th. During normal operating hours, drivers can take city circuits in Traverse City and village circuits in the Grand Traverse and Leelanau districts. Customer Service: 231-941-2324.

Veteran’s lunch

TRAVERSE CITY – Veterans will be served a free lunch at VFW Post 2780 on November 11th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu includes homemade soups, deli-style sandwiches, fries and desserts.

Free concert

TRAVERSE CITY – Grand Traverse Musicale presents a free concert on November 11th at 1pm at the First Congregational Church. Local musicians Cheryl Knight, Paul J. Rajala and Jeff Whittaker play “favorite music for organ, piano and voice”. The youth violinist Grace Robinson will also perform.

Donations support music scholarships for young musicians in the Grand Traverse area.

Knitting lessons

INTERLOCHEN – Get Hooked: Yarn Therapy meets every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Bring a project to a close. All levels are welcome.

Open-door day

TRAVERSE CITY – Red Dresser Marketplace organizes the Holiday Open House from November 13th until 4pm and from November 14th from 12pm to 4pm. The early shopping event will take place from 4pm to 8pm on November 12th. Tickets are required.

Awakening Center hosts event

CADILLAC – The Revival Center is hosting a weekend event from November 12th to 14th. A soup and salad bar opens at 6 p.m. and the service begins on Friday at 7 p.m. Saturday includes a workshop at 10 a.m. and worship at 7 p.m. Sunday offers a 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. worship.

Bluegrass performance

LUDINGTON – Michigan based Full Cord Bluegrass will perform at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts on November 12th at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $ 15 at or $ 20 at the box office.

Musical revue

TRAVERSE CITY – Old Town Playhouse presents Musical Theater Internationals musical revue “All Together Now!” At 7:30 pm 12.-13. November.

Guests are required to wear face masks while in the building. Tickets are $ 50 online or by calling the box office at 231-947-2210.

Medical information

INTERLOCHEN – A Medicare information event begins on November 13th at 2 p.m. in the Interlochen City Library. Medicare’s annual term ends December 7th.

New pastor

TRAVERSE CITY – The first Baptist church appointed Ruth Visser-Young as its new pastor at the beginning of November. She has served as an interim pastor since early 2020 after MaryBeth Robertson resigned.

Visser-Young served as an on-call chaplain at Munson Medical Center and is a retired nurse.

The First Baptist Church holds a weekly Sunday service at 10:30 a.m. at 244 Washington St.

Court examines masks in religious schools

LANSING – A federal appeals court on Wednesday agreed to reconsider a challenge to COVID-19 mask orders affecting students at a Michigan religious school.

The case concerns the Resurrection School in Lansing. But each result would cover other schools of faith in Michigan and also set a precedent in Kentucky, Ohio, and Tennessee, three other states in the 6th district.

Resurrection and some parents sued in 2020, saying a state mask order violates freedom of worship.

, among other objections. However, a federal judge in Kalamazoo denied a request for an injunction, and a three-person jury from the appeals court upheld his opinion in August.

But the appeals court has now agreed to put the panel’s work aside and start over.

In searching for a new hearing, Resurrection’s lawyers said the panel applied the wrong legal standard last summer.

The scene has changed a bit since the lawsuit was brought. The state health department dropped the orders for school masks and instead relocated to the district health department. Ingham County, where Resurrection is located, requires masks in schools.

The COVID-19 vaccine has also been available for months; Children aged 5-11 were just added to the list. As a result, some counties are planning to drop mask requirements by early 2022, although schools could adopt their own.

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