Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 25, 2013

Community in Brief: 02/25/2013


AAUW program

TRAVERSE CITY — The American Association of University Women invites the community to a program with Peace Ranch and the Traverse Bay Children's Advocacy Center.

The program will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Jackie Kashel, owner of Peace Ranch, and Christal Wilcox will discuss prevention and treatment programs, including therapy opportunities with rehabilitated horses, for at-risk children in the community.

Admission is free and visitors are welcome. For details, visit or call 995-0313.

'Read Around the Planet'

TRAVERSE CITY — Students at six Traverse City Area Public Schools' elementary schools are participating in a "Read Around the Planet" program to celebrate March as Reading Month. The program starts today, Feb. 25, and continues through Friday, March 8.

Classrooms at Blair, Eastern, Long Lake, Montessori at Glenn Loomis, TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos and Willow Hill elementary schools will use technology to share projects and events that celebrate reading with other schools across the country and worldwide. Interactive video will allow TCAPS students to see and hear students in other classrooms. For more information, contact the individual schools.

Montessori meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Courtade Elementary School's Montessori Program will host information meetings for interested families regarding Montessori program options for the 2013-14 school year.

Meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 4, or Tuesday, March 19, in the school library, 111 Rasho Road. Families can tour classrooms, learn about the Montessori style of learning and program options.

Meetings also will be held in April and May. For details, call Courtade Principal Caroline Wacker, 933-5800.

Scholarship available

BENZONIA — The Paul T. and Frances B. Johnson Foundation is accepting scholarship applications for the 2013-14 school year.

Applicants must have been residents of Benzie, Grand Traverse or Leelanau counties for at least three out of four of their high school years. Applications must be received and/or postmarked on or before May 1 and be on a 2013-14 form. Applications are available from local high school counselors or by contacting the Foundation at 787 Michigan Ave., P.O. Box 203, Benzonia, MI 49616-0203.

Caring for family history

KINGSLEY — Kingsley Branch Library will offer a program on how to decide what family history items to keep and will offer general tips on caring for those items.

"What Do I Keep? Caring for Your Family History" will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Kingsley Branch Library, 213 S. Brownson. For details, call 263-5484 or visit

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