NMC invites the public to free events
TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College will mark Hispanic Heritage Month and Constitution Day with free events.
La Danza Folklorica Donaji, a local troupe, will perform traditional Mexican and Colombian dances at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15, in Milliken Auditorium, 1701 E. Front St. The dances will be narrated in English and Spanish. The performance is sponsored by the Office of Student Life.
NMC history faculty will lead a Constitution Day panel discussion at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in room 101 of Scholar's Hall. The panel will explore war without a declaration and whether it is constitutional and the First Amendment and the proposed mosque near Ground Zero in New York City.
Both events are open to the public. Visit www.nmc.edu/news for details.
Honor School Reunion planned
HONOR — Former students who attended Honor School are invited to a reunion on Saturday, Sept. 18.
Socializing will start at 3 p.m. at the Platte River Association Hall, 12990 Honor Highway, followed by a potluck dinner at 5 p.m. The cost is $3 per person and attendees should bring a dish to pass and their table service. Beverages will be provided.
Centerpieces or flowers for arrangements also are needed. To donate flowers or centerpieces, call Pat Williams, 325-5893.
For more information, call Bev Popp, 352-9215, or Jim Morse, 275-7826.
Children's Museum hosts Safety Day
TRAVERSE CITY — Demonstrations and hands-on activities will highlight the fourth annual Kids Safety Day at the Great Lakes Children's Museum.
The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, outdoors at the museum, 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr. First responders, safety officers and safety-related organizations will be on hand and children will be able to explore safety vehicles including an ambulance, a police car and a fire truck.
Contact the museum, 932-4526 or www.greatlakeskids.org, to learn more.
Fun on tap for NCMC cookout
PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College's annual cookout fundraiser will benefit the NCMC Foundation's Scholarship Fund.
Families are invited to the picnic-style lunch from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19, on the Petoskey campus, 1515 Howard St. There also will be music by the Boyne River Remedy, games and inflatables for children of all ages, a climbing wall, weaving, pottery and other demonstrations, a silent auction and a bake sale. Tickets are $6 in advance or $8 at the door. Children ages 4 and younger eat free.
Advance tickets are available at the NCMC business office or fitness center, the Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce, Oleson's Market and Glen's Market South. Visit www.ncmich.edu and click on "Cookout" for more information.
WSCC dedicates expanded center
SCOTTVILLE — The community is invited to a dedication ceremony and public open house for West Shore Community College's renovated and expanded Arts and Sciences Center.
The expansion and renovation of the center, known as the Media Center when it opened in 1968, has unified the performing and visual arts in one location.
It included the remodeling of a former library into space for art and music programs.
The dedication will begin at 5 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20.
The open house will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25. WSCC is located at 3000 N. Stiles Road.
Bear Lake PATS plan meeting
BEAR LAKE — Bear Lake's Parents and Teachers for Students organization will meet on Monday, Sept. 20.
Everyone is invited to the meeting from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Bear Lake School Media Center, 7748 Cody St. The Bear Lake PATS group meets on the third Monday of each month.
Delta Kappa Gamma chapter meets
TRAVERSE CITY — Delta Kappa Gamma, Traverse City Phi Chapter, will hold an introductory meeting for the coming season on Tuesday, Sept. 21. All area women educators are invited.
The chapter will meet at 5 p.m. at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Conference Center. A $5 soup and salad dinner will be served.
The members will discuss projects and programs for the coming year and will share information about the organization.
For details, call Judy Oien, 995-0546, or Lana Nickels, 947-2599.
Area Christians pray for local school
TRAVERSE CITY — Christians from area churches will gather on Sunday, Sept. 26, to pray for God's protection and blessing for Silver Lake Elementary School.
"Hands Around the School" is sponsored locally by Northern Lakes Community Church. Participants will gather at 12:30 p.m. at Silver Lake School, 5858 Culver Road, to pray for the students, teachers and staff.
Call Pastor Mike Riggins, 935-4556, for details.
YMCA's 'School's Out Program'
TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA offers school-age child care when school is not in session.
The program is available at the YMCA's gymnasium, 3000 Racquet Club Dr., for teacher work days, half days and snow days. It is designed for children ages 5 to 15.
For registration forms and information on the "School's Out" program, visit www.gtbayymca.org or contact Katie Winslow, 933-YMCA or firstname.lastname@example.org.