Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 8, 2014

Community in Brief: 03/08/2014

Roller Derby birthday

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Roller Derby will host a Birthday Bash and Silent Auction today, March 8.

The celebration starts at 6 p.m. at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St. There will be appetizers, a DJ, a cash bar featuring a special Toxic Cherry cocktail and the silent auction. A $5 donation at the door will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan. For details, visit the TCRD Facebook page.

Safety program

TRAVERSE CITY — Meredith Hawes, safety officer with the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department, will give a seminar on fall prevention and fire safety twice on Tuesday, March 11, at the Village at Bay Ridge, 3850 Scenic Ridge.

The program will be offered at 11 a.m. in the East Building dining room and at 12:30 p.m. in the West Building dining room. There is no charge and the public is welcome. Call 932-9455 to learn more.

Family Arts Night

TRAVERSE CITY — The Greenspire School will host a Family Arts Night on Tuesday, March 11.

Activities that combine art and science will be offered from 5-7 p.m. for students ages 9 and older at the school, 1026 Red Dr. The event is co-sponsored by Blackbird Arts. For details, visit

Cottage Coffee

TRAVERSE CITY — Rose Hutchinson, retired Air Force chief master sergeant, is the guest speaker at the Tuesday, March 11, Cottage Coffee.

Hutchinson’s program, “My Life Serving Our Country,” starts at 10 a.m. at the Grand Traverse Pavilions off South Elmwood Avenue. Hutchinson will discuss her professional experience attending the president on Air Force One.

The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 932-3027 or visit

CNA info night

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College will offer an eight-week certification preparation program for prospective Certified Nurse Assistants and invites anyone interested in the program to a free information session on Wednesday, March 12.

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