Program on brain-based education
TRAVERSE CITY — Noted pediatric neuropsychologist Steven Hughes will discuss why Montessori's brain-based education works on Thursday, Oct. 7, at The Children's House.
Dr. Hughes completed a doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Minnesota and a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His fast-paced and visual presentation explains the science and secrets behind Montessori teaching methods and material.
"Good at Doing Things: Montessori Education and Higher-order Cognitive Functions" will start at 7 p.m. at The Children's House, 5363 N. Long Lake Road. Admission is free and the public is invited.
Community Cinema Series at NMC
TRAVERSE CITY — A new Community Cinema Series will kick off Thursday, Oct. 7, with "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian."
The full-length documentary will be shown at 7 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center, 1701 E. Front St. It traces the evolution of the image of North American Native people in Hollywood movies from the silent era to today. Admission is free and the public is invited.
The series is a community outreach project of CMU Public Television and the Dennos Museum Center. Free screenings will continue on the first Thursday of the month through May. For details, including upcoming dates and films, visit www.wcmu.org/tv.
College Night for high school kids
TRAVERSE CITY — Area high school students and their parents are invited to meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities Tuesday, Oct. 12, at Traverse Bay Area College Night.
The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Hagerty Center on Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front St. Financial-aid seminars will be offered at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m.
College Night is sponsored by the Traverse Bay Area ISD and the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. For details, call 922-6280 or 995-1500.
Teacher, Parent Educational Series
TRAVERSE CITY — The ninth annual Teacher and Parent Educational Series will open Tuesday, Oct. 12.
Sander Weckstein, a board-certified child, adolescent and general psychiatrist, will give an update and share new information about ADHD and Working Memory Training in Children and Adolescents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at Traverse City Central High School's library, 1150 Milliken Drive. The program is free and open to the public.
The series will continue on Nov. 9, Feb. 8 and March 8. For details, call Northern Michigan Psychiatric Services, 935-0355.
Local Masons offer child ID program
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Masons will provide a free child-identification program during the Crime Prevention Association of Michigan annual meeting. The program is open to the public.
Child IDs will be provided from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, at the Great Wolf Lodge, 3575 N. U.S. 31 South. Each child who completes the process receives a dental impression and a CD with a photo, video, digital fingerprints and their vital information. Parents or guardians of children who participate must be present and fill out a permission slip for the child to receive the service.
For details, call (989) 466-3087 or visit www.michiganchildid.org.
NCMC Founders' Award luncheon
Petoskey — The North Central Michigan College Foundation will honor two outstanding supporters of NCMC at a Founders Society Award Luncheon.
North Central Trustee Jean Beckley will be honored for her 30 years of service on the North Central Board of Directors. She currently is board secretary. Former Trustee Keith Lamkin served on NCMC's Board of Trustees from January 1979 to December 1995. He continues to support the college and its activities in the community.
The luncheon will begin at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 14, in the library on North Central's Petoskey campus, 1515 Howard St. The public is invited and tickets are $25 each. For tickets or details, call Sharmon Dulaney, 439-6218.
Mensa tests to be administered
TRAVERSE CITY — Northern Michigan Mensa will administer the battery of tests used by American Mensa to determine membership in the society.
The test is open to anyone age 14 and older. Parental permission is required for participants ages 14 to 17. A testing consent form is available at www.nmm.us.mensa.org or it can be signed by a parent or guardian at the time of the test.
The tests will be given at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Traverse Area Association of Realtors building, 852 S. Garfield Ave. Participants should arrive 15 minutes prior to the test for registration. The test fee is $40 and a photo ID is required. Visit the Mensa website and click on "Testing" for details.
To register in advance or for more information, e-mail email@example.com or call 640-4569.
Fundraiser for TCAPS Athletics
TRAVERSE CITY — A new event will raise money to support athletics at all Traverse City Area Public Schools' secondary schools.
"The Spirit of Traverse City Golf Ball Drop" will be held following the TC West Senior High versus TC Central High football game Friday, Oct. 22, at Thirlby Field. Thousands of numbered golf balls will be dropped over a target and the person who bought the ticket matching the number of the ball that lands closest to the target will take home a $10,000 prize. Second prize is $5,000 and third prize is $2,500. Smaller cash prizes also will be awarded.
Tickets are $10 each, three for $25 or seven for $50. They are available from student athletes at TC Central and TC West high schools, and TC East and West middle schools; and at the TC West, 933-7780, and TC Central, 933-8207, athletic offices.
Complete event details, rules and a form for buying tickets by mail are available at www.tcwestboosters.com.
Art Rapids' grants fund art projects
Elk Rapids — Adults, teachers, schools, parent and student groups are eligible to submit applications for grant funding for arts-related projects and activities in the Elk Rapids community.
Art Rapids! will award grants to support and enhance art education through quality programming and activities as well as provide access to art tools and equipment. Examples include, but are not limited to, drama, music, dance, creative writing, painting, sculpture, photography and other art disciplines.
The deadline for consideration this fiscal year is Nov. 1. A committee of Art Rapids! volunteers reviews grant requests and applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early December. Grant funds must be used by July 31. Applications are available at www.artrapids.org, or by contacting Barb Johnson, 409-0815 or firstname.lastname@example.org.