Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 7, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/07/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — College Night

SCOTTVILLE — Representatives from more than 40 colleges, universities and military organizations will participate in West Shore Community College’s College Night.

The event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m., Oct. 7, in WSCC’s Recreation Center. It is for high school students, their parents and anyone interested in comparing a variety of programs offered by colleges or universities. Financial aid information also will be available. WSCC students wishing to transfer will be able to meet with college and university representatives from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Schoenherr Campus Center atrium. For details, call 843-5503.

LIWdA speaker

GLEN ARBOR — Gerry Shiffman, founder of the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund, will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Oct. 8, meeting of the Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA).

The meeting starts at 4 p.m. at the Leelanau School Dining Hall Building. Shiffman, who established the Empire Area Community Emergency Fund in 2011, will discuss how the fund works, its evolution and how other communities might use the project.

The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 642-1391.

ISEA program

SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association will host a program by Casey Rose, project manager at CH2M Hill, the Grand Traverse region’s local wastewater treatment company.

Rose will discuss the importance of treating waste water and give a description of each treatment process. The program starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the ISEA Education Center and Museum. For details, call 271-3077 or visit

Affordable Care

TRAVERSE CITY — Central United Methodist Church will sponsor a presentation titled “How the Affordable Care Act is Supposed to Operate.”

The guest speaker is Bob Miller. He spent 36 years in the field of labor relations, human resources and environmental remediation. For the past 10 years, he has headed up his own human resources consulting company in Traverse City.

The program will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the church. Admission is free and the public is invited.

RNs meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The next meeting of the American Nurses Association in Michigan (ANA-MI), formerly RN-AIM, will be held Thursday, Oct. 10.

The meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave., in Rooms A and B. All nurses and student nurses are welcome. Arlene Morton will give a program titled “A Nursing Challenge-Providing Health Care to Peace Corps Volunteers.” There is no cost, but a $5 donation is requested for pizza and salad.

Registration is required. For details or to register, email or call 590-8624, and indicate if a meal is needed.

Music roots

TRAVERSE CITY — Lauren Pelon will trace the story of music as she performs on ancient and modern instruments on Thursday, Oct. 10, at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

Pelon received the 2010 Artist Initiative Award from the Minnesota States Art Board, has performed at the Russian Institute for the History of the Arts and has given concerts throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe and China. Her program, titled “Living Roots of Music,” starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free and the public is invited. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

SAR meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet on Saturday, Oct. 12, at Ruby Tuesdays, 1764 U.S. 31 North.

The group will meet at 11 a.m., with lunch at noon. Anyone interested in Revolutionary War history or in searching for patriot ancestors is welcome. For details, call Jose