Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 9, 2010

Education in Brief: 11/09/2010

Public invited to Mariners Memorial

TRAVERSE CITY — The 35th annual Mariners Memorial Service on Wednesday, Nov. 10, will remember and honor mariners who have perished on the Great Lakes and oceans.

The service will start at noon in the courtyard of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front St., with a flyover by the U.S. Coast Guard. It also includes guest speaker John Hayes, engineering superintendent for Grand River Navigation, and Holly Olszewski singing the "Mariner's Hymn."

The community is invited. For details, call the Maritime Academy, 995-1200.

Craft fair benefits Northport Promise

NORTHPORT — The Northport Promise Christmas Craft Fair will help raise funds for scholarships.

The fair will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 12, in the main lobby at Northport Public School, 104 Wing St. It will include local artists, craftsmen and homemade products. Booth rental fees and 5 percent of the proceeds will go to support the Northport Promise. For details, contact Jennifer Wack, 386-5439 or

Mom2Mom sale for kids' ski program

TRAVERSE CITY — A Mom2Mom sale on Saturday, Nov. 13, will benefit the kids' ski program at Mt. Holiday Ski Area.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mt. Holiday, 3100 Holiday Road. Admission is a $1 donation at the door. For details, call 409-0994 or (586) 651-0381.

Documentaries star strong women

TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum Center, in collaboration with WCMU Television, will present four independent documentary films that put strong women in the spotlight.

"Independent Lens: Women Who Change the World" will be shown Saturday, Nov. 13, at the Museum Center, 1701 E. Front St. The schedule includes:

• "Shadya," 10 a.m., an intimate look at the evolution of a young Israeli-Arab woman with feminist ideas in a male-dominated culture.

• "Iron Ladies of Liberia," noon, a behind-the-scenes look at the first year of Ellen Johnson Sirleaf's groundbreaking administration as it works to prevent a post-conflict Liberia from returning to civil war.

• " We're Watching You," 2 p.m., which follows three women activists in their quest to expose the truth about Egypt's new democracy after violence and widespread allegations of fraud accompanied the nation's first democratic elections in 2005.

• "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai," 4 p.m., traces how Wangari Maathai's simple suggestion in 1977 for rural women in Kenya to plant trees to address problems stemming from a degraded environment led to a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, defend human rights and promote democracy, and Maathai winning the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.

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