Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 25, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/25/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Spring history

TRAVERSE CITY — The History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St., will offer interactive educational programming on Wednesday, March 27.

The event includes four one-hour sessions starting at 10 a.m. with “How Did Traverse City Become Traverse City.” The day concludes with “Night at the Museum” from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. featuring a tour of the center, pizza and a screening of the film “Night at the Museum.” Programming is geared toward ages 7 to 14. The cost is $7 per session or $25 for the day. Students spending the day should bring a lunch.

Registration is required. For details or a registration form, visit or email

Dr. Seuss party

THOMPSONVILLE — The Betsie Valley District Library will celebrate Dr. Seuss’ birthday with a “Cat in the Hat” party.

The celebration will be hosted from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the library, 14731 Thompson Ave. To learn more, call 378-2716 or visit


TRAVERSE CITY — “Island President” is the next film in the Community Cinema Series at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

The 2011 documentary follows President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives, the low-lying nation threatened by rising sea levels, as he fights to keep his homeland from disappearing into the sea.

The movie will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center. Discussion will follow. Admission is free and the Dennos Museum Center will offer free admission from 5 to 8 p.m.

For details, visit

GED Testing

TRAVERSE CITY — General Education Development (GED) testing will be offered Monday and Tuesday, April 8-9, at Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr.

To qualify for the GED test, individuals must have been out of a regular school program for one year or their class must have graduated. Participants must pre-register at the CHS Principal’s office prior to the chosen test date and must be able to attend both dates to take the complete GED.

The cost is $125 (cash or money orders only) due at registration. Individual tests including retakes are $25 each. For details, call 933-3500.

Young writers

PETOSKEY — Crooked Tree Arts Center in conjunction with the Petoskey News-Review, is hosting the 11th annual Young Writers Juried Exposition.

Elementary through high school writers in the Charlevoix-Emmet ISD, including home school students in Charlevoix or Emmet counties, are invited to submit one work of poetry, prose, or one of both. All work must be submitted by a parent or teacher online at, from 9 a.m. Monday, April 8, through 5 p.m. Friday, April 19.

For writing requirements and details, visit, or contact Megan DeWindt at Crooked Tree Arts Center, 347-4337 or

Int’l dinner

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for the Northwestern Michigan College International Club’s annual International Dinner.

The fundraiser will start at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 11, at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St. The meal will be representative of NMC’s international student population and will be prepared by the Hagerty culinary team.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $20 for students and $10 for children. They are available from the NMC Admissions Office, 995-1054; the Hagerty Center, 995-3100; and from NMC international students,

Music scholarships

FRANKFORT — The Benzie Community Chorus is offering scholarships for area students planning to attend summer music programs in voice or keyboard studies.

Scholarships will be awarded to students ages 9 to 18 and provide up to half of tuition for summer music camp programs to a maximum of $750 per student. Completed applications must be postmarked no later than April 19.

Information and applications are available from area music teachers at Benzie Central Schools and Frankfort-Elberta Area Schools, by calling Becky Ogilvie, 352-6263, Ginny Freeman, 352-4739, or Kathi Houston, 889-3156 or