Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 14, 2010

Education In Brief: 09/14/2010

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 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, to learn more.

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