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Community in Brief: 05/27/2014

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Posted: Tuesday, May 27, 2014 6:00 am

‘Roots to Fruits’ program

BENZONIA — Michigan Land Use Institute, the May Farm and Grow Benzie will offer a “Resilient Farms and Homesteads” program featuring edible and ecological landscapes.

The program starts at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115. Trevor Newman and Mark Angelini of Roots to Fruits will discuss water catchment systems, orchard and tree crops and more. For details, visit, email or call Sharron May, 352-3966.

Studio Theatre play

TRAVERSE CITY — The Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre at the Depot will stage “Leaving Iowa.”

The family-friendly comedy will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 30-31, Thursday through Saturday, June 5-7 and June 12-14; and at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 8. The Studio Theatre is located at 620 Railroad Place at The Deport, East Eighth Street and Woodmere Avenue.

Tickets are $15 each. They are available by calling 947-2210 or by visiting Remaining seats will be on sale at the Depot one hour before each performance.

Cemetery books on view

MESICK — Local cemetery books will be on display Saturday, May 31, at the Mesick Area Museum, 117 Mesick Ave.

The museum’s cemetery books listing who is buried in that cemetery will be on display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. In addition a book containing more than 3,400 obituaries collected by a museum volunteer will be on display.

All the books will be available to use.

The museum also is looking for obituaries that have a connection to Mesick or the surrounding area to add to the collection.

For details, visit

GRASP deadline extended

TRAVERSE CITY — The registration deadline for the GRASP at-home reading and math program has been extended into June or while supplies last.

The program for kindergarten through eighth-grade students is designed to help children retain critical language arts and/or math skills over the summer. The cost is $75 for either reading or math; $129 for both. Financial aid is available.

For details or to download the GRASP flyer, visit or call NMC Extended Education, 995-1700.

Art workshops

TRAVERSE CITY — Artcenter Traverse City has announced its summer art workshops.

The workshops are conducted in a hands-on learning environment by award-winning instructors who also are working artists.

For workshop details or to register, visit

Breeze Hill workshops

TRAVERSE CITY — Breeze Hill Greenhouse will offer “Moss and Sedum Turtle and Wreath Topiaries” and “Hops are Happening” workshops.

Advance registration and a deposit are required to the topiaries workshop that will be offered from 10 a.m.-noon or 6-8 p.m. Thursday, June 5.

The cost is determined by the form selected, Samples may be viewed on the greenhouse’s website,

Participants in the “Hops are Happening” workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, will learn about planting hops, brewing beer and more. The workshop is free, but donations for the Father Fred Foundation food pantry are encouraged. Registration is required.

For details or to register, visit the greenhouse’s website or call 941-7295.


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