Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 9, 2014

Community in Brief: 02/09/2014

Fire Safety 101

ACME — The Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department and Traverse City Area Public Schools’ International School at Bertha Vos are teaming up to present a program titled “Home Fire Safety 101 and How to Create a Home Escape Plan.”

The program will be offered at 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the International School. The school’s Chinese instructor, Yiling Liu, will translate both presentations into Mandarin Chinese. There also will be children’s activities, refreshments and a drawing. For details, contact Meredith Hawes, 947-3000 or

Dreamroom Classic

TRAVERSE CITY — The third annual “Dreamroom Classic” to benefit Child and Family Services will be hosted on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.

Five celebrity pairs worked with Golden Fowler Home Furnishing designers to create the rooms of their dreams. Attendees at the event and anyone who visits the store in advance can buy $1 votes to cast for their favorite dream room.

The main event will be held from 5:30-9 p.m. at Golden Fowler on South Garfield Avenue. The cost is $25 per person or $40 per couple and includes live music, food, wine and craft beer. New this year is a Chairs for Children silent auction featuring chairs hand-painted by area artists.

For advance tickets or details, visit or, or call 946-7330 or 946-8975.

Singing Valentines

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Show Chorus will deliver singing Valentine’s on Friday, Feb. 14.

Quartets from the chorus will travel within a 20-mile radius around Traverse City to deliver a love song, a Valentine card, chocolate and a photo to commemorate the event. The cost is $45. Weekend Valentines also are available on request.

For details or to order a singing Valentine, call 409-0999 or visit

Shiver by the River

FRANKFORT — The sixth annual Shiver by the River will be held at various locations Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16.

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