Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 18, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/18/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Bike-in movie

TRAVERSE CITY — Bike-In TC will present “The Shining” starring Jack Nicholson at dusk today, Oct. 18, on the lawn at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Admission is free. Portable chairs or blankets are suggested for seating and an FM radio is recommended for audio.

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Pie contest

EAST JORDAN — A pumpkin pie contest is part of the Saturday, Oct. 19, East Jordan Pumpkin Festival.

Registration and pie drop off is from 2-2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, with judging from 2:30-2:45 p.m.

Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. in the bandshell.

The contest is sponsored by Save-a-Lot of East Jordan.

For details, call 536-7351 or visit

Breakfast served

FIFE LAKE — The Walton Junction Sportsman’s Club will serve breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the club, 11207 E. County Line Road. Prices are $7 for adults, $2.50 for ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and younger.

‘Fall Kidz Fest’

CADILLAC — Revival Center Church is hosting its Fall Kidz Fest early this year.

Activities will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church, 984 Plett Road.

Attendees are encouraged to dress like scarecrows to enjoy carnival games, cake walks, hay rides, and more.

Admission is free.

Benzie Symphony

BENZONIA — The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra will present a concert on Sunday, Oct. 20, featuring local players, local high school singers and local composers.

The concert starts at 4 p.m. in the Benzie Central High School auditorium on Homestead Road.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and students 12 and older, and free for children 11 and younger.

They may be purchased at the door.

For details, visit

Author visits TADL

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan author Hannah Harrington will discuss her experiences writing young adult literature and the importance of addressing issues such as depression and bullying for teen audiences at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave.

The program starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23. Harrington is the author of the young adult book “Speechless.” For details, visit

Speaker’s Club

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City German Speaker’s Club will hold its next Stammtisch at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at The Filling Station Microbrewery at the Depot, Woodmere Avenue and East Eighth Street. Anyone who speaks or wants to speak German is welcome. Membership is free.

Garden workshop

KALKASKA — Klumpp Flower Shop will offer a free Fairy Garden Workshop and pumpkin carving class on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The workshop and class will both meet from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the flower shop, 210 N. Cedar St. Fairy Garden Workshop participants may bring their own containers or purchase one at the shop. Registrations are required. For details, or reservations, call 258-2342.

Silent film on tap

ACME — The Music House Museum will present Buster Keaton in the silent film “Electric House” on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The film will be shown at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the museum, 7377 U.S. 31 North. Red Wings organist Dave Calendine will provide accompaniment. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for senior citizens, and $5 for students. Reservations are recommended. For details or tickets, call 938-9300 or visit

Successful Aging

TRAVERSE CITY — The next program in the free Successful Aging series is planned for Monday, Oct. 28. The public is invited.

Peg Jonkhoff and Hannah impersonator Fred Hoisington will don Victorian dress to unveil their new book titled “Perry Hannah’s Gifts — Then & Now” at 2 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, South Elmwood Avenue.

The book of short stories is about Hannah and his gifts of land and buildings to Traverse City.

Proceeds from sales of the book go toward a statue of Hannah in Hannah Park.

Interested individuals can sign up for the book at pending November availability.

Pre-marriage prep

TRAVERSE CITY — Bay Pointe Community Church invites couples who are engaged or dating seriously to a pre-marriage preparation weekend.

The event will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 1, and 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at the church, 6880 Secor Road.

The cost is $135. For details or to register, call 922-9882 or visit

Festival of Trees

TRAVERSE CITY — The Zonta Club of Traverse City is putting the finishing touches on its 2013 Festival of Trees, the club’s main fundraiser.

The festival will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, through Sunday, Nov. 10, at The Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St.

Festival goers can visit with Santa Claus, have pictures taken in a petting zoo with a camel, goats and llamas out on the center’s mall and more.

On Thursday, special-needs children will visit the festival, make crafts and enjoy Christmas music by David Chown.

Friday features an elegant veteran’s event and Saturday is Kids’ Day with the Dolly, Teddy and Me event, Santa’s Workshop and the Petting Zoo.

General admission tickets are $7.50 for adults, $4 for students and free for preschoolers.

A family package also is available. For details and tickets, visit

Newcomers Club

TRAVERSE CITY — The Newcomers Club hosted a kick-off dinner recently and welcomes new members, both couples and singles.

For information about joining the club, email Information about the club and its activities also is available at