Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 9, 2012

Community in Brief: 10/09/2012

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Elk Rapids — The Elk Shores Assisted Living Home will open Thursday, Oct. 11, with a ribbon cutting at 5 p.m.

The six-bed home provides supportive help and personal care to the elderly. It is located at 215 Rivershore Dr.

Concert in Lake Ann

Lake Ann — Dan Schall of Zelienople, Pa., will share his music and testimony at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lake Ann United Methodist Church, 6583 First St.

Frankfort festival

Frankfort — The Fall Festival celebration kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, with a parade featuring the Scottville Clown Band.

Following the parade, a variety of activities will take place at the Open Space. The Garden Theater will hold free screenings of "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" at 2, 3 and 4 p.m. The festival closes at 3:30 p.m. For details, call 352-7251 or visit

Heritage Day

Empire — The Empire Area Museum Complex will open its doors to the community for Heritage Day.

The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the complex on LaCore Road. For details, call 326-5519.

Candidate forums

Leelanau County — The Leelanau Unit of the League of Women Voters will hold three candidate forums.

A forum for Northport candidates for president, trustee, clerk and treasurer starts at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at the Leelanau Township Fire Hall, Mill and Eighth Streets, Northport.

A forum for the Board of Commission candidates for Districts 4, 5, 6, and 7 will take place at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15, at the Leelanau County Government Center, Suttons Bay.

A forum for Leelanau Township supervisor and trustee candidates will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Leelanau Township Fire Hall, Northport.

Shelter fundraisers

Kalkaska — NorthWoods Animal Coalition will hold two fundraisers to raise money for the Kalkaska Animal Control Shelter's building fund.

A 5K "Mutt March" on Saturday, Oct. 13, will start with registration at 11:30 a.m. at the Kaliseum Pavilion. A $10 donation per dog is suggested and dogs must be current on vaccinations and on leashes at all times. For details or advance registration, call 645-0007.

The registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 13, for a Craft Bee from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Williamsburg Dinner Theatre. The $20 cost includes lunch, bottled water, space to work on projects and hourly door prizes. For details or to register, call 886-0111 or email

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