Central's debate team competes
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Central High School debate team won numerous trophies at the tournament at Detroit Country Day this weekend.
Dylan Cooper was third-place varsity speaker; David Blesh was fifth-place junior varsity speaker; and Kevin Query was ninth-place varsity speaker at the tourney, held Sept. 24-25.
The team of Dylan Cooper and Katie Stanton finished with a 5-1 record, bowing out in the varsity semifinals.
Central's debate team will compete in the Muskegon Mona Shores tournament this weekend.
Class of '61 reunion planning continues
TRAVERSE CITY — The planning committee for the 50-year reunion of Central High School's class of 1961 invites classmates to its next meeting.
The group will meet at 6 p.m. tonight, Sept. 28, at the Elks Club, 625 Bay St., to discuss the 2011 reunion.
For details, call Rosie White Hutchinson, 922-7118.
Strings Program starts new season
PETOSKEY — Crooked Tree Arts Center and the Dorothy Gerber Programs for Children and Music are planning the 11th season of the Strings Program in the Schools, which includes a class for homeschool students.
The program gives public and private school children, third grade and up, the opportunity to learn to play the violin, viola, cello or string bass. Classes start in October and children may register for classes through November.
Participating schools are in Alanson, Beaver Island, Boyne City, Boyne Falls, Charlevoix, East Jordan, Ellsworth, Harbor Springs, Pellston, Petoskey and Vanderbilt.
A class for homeschool students will be offered at Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St., Petoskey, where an orientation for homeschool students and their families will start at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30.
For details or to register for classes, contact the arts center, 347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org
Leland Schools host Farmer's Market
LELAND — Leland Public Schools and the Michigan State University Extension Office will hold the annual Leland Public Schools Farmer's Market.