Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 13, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/13/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Grant applications

BEULAH — St. Philip Episcopal Church will accept Father Lovett Foundation fall grant applications until Tuesday, Oct. 15. The Rev. Victor J. Lovett established the foundation in 1983 to provide funds to qualified beneficiaries for charitable and educational needs. Foundation grant applications are available at St. Philips Episcopal Church on U.S. 31.

Genealogists meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr. Katheryn Carrier, reference librarian at the Traverse Area District Library, will talk about genealogy research methods and changes that have taken place or are being considered.

Guests and the public are welcome.

Pageturners meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Pageturners book group meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road, to discuss “The Kashmir Shawl” by Rosie Thomas. New members are welcome and books are available at the library on a first come, first served basis. Call 223-7700 or visit for details.

‘Letters’ schedule

TRAVERSE CITY — The performance schedule for “Letters Home” has changed.

The play is inspired by a New York Times op-ed article “The Things They Wrote” and the subsequent HBO documentary “Last Letters Home.” There now will be one performance at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Tickets are $25 in advance; $28 at the door; $22 for museum members. They are available through the museum box office, 995-1553 or, or through My North Tickets, (800) 836-0717 or

Mullen’s Closet

THOMPSONVILLE — A fundraiser will be held Saturday, Oct. 26, at Crystal Mountain Resort to help fill Mrs. Mullen’s Closet for Benzie County elementary schools.

Mrs. Mullen’s Closet was established in 2010 in memory of Dyanne Mullen, a principal at Hart Public Schools and a part-time resident at Crystal Mountain. She was instrumental in making sure all students in her building had necessary clothing all year. The effort was brought to all five Benzie County elementary schools in 2011.

The fundraiser will feature a silent auction from 6-8:30 p.m., a cash bar from 6-11 p.m., a cafeteria-style lunch line with celebrity servers from 6:45-8 p.m., student performances from 7:15-8:15 p.m., a live auction at 8:45 p.m., and dancing from 9-11 p.m.

Tickets are $25 through Friday, Oct. 18, at all five Benzie County elementary schools, the superintendent offices at Frankfort and Benzie Central and through Crystal Mountain Resort. Ten dollars of each ticket sold will go to Mrs. Mullen’s Closet.

Gopherwood music

CADILLAC — The next Gopherwood Concert features Blake Elliott and the Robinson Affair plus The Accidentals.

The concert will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Cadillac Elks, on the third floor at 122 S. Mitchell St. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at Toy Town, 122 S. Mitchell St., and at the After 26 Depot Cafe, 127 Cass St. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students at the door. After 26 Depot Cafe also is selling a limited number of dinner/concert tickets for $20 each, which include dinner at the cafe the night of the concert.

Call Paul Brown, 846-8383.

Right Brain celebrates

TRAVERSE CITY — Right Brain Brewery will celebrate its one-year anniversary “SoFo” (South of Fourteenth) on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The celebration for all ages is free and will be held from 1-8 p.m. at the brewery, 225 E. 16th St. There will be an all-day indoor flea market by Goodwill Industries, behind-the-scenes brewery access, brewery games, free tours and special events at Salon Saloon. Music will be provided by Jake Allen at 2 p.m., Blackbird Pie at 4 p.m. and Medicinal Groove at 6 p.m. For details, call 944-1239 or visit

Sierra Club hike

BELLAIRE — Non-members are invited to join the Michigan Sierra Club for a hike on Sunday, Oct. 20, at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway.

The two-three hour outing starts at 1 p.m. at the Grass River Center. Appropriate clothing for fall is recommended. For details, contact Lorne Beatty, (810) 632-7766 or

Art Rapids seeks artists

ELK RAPIDS — Art Rapids, a nonprofit arts organization, is accepting applications for new works of art to be installed in the Walk of Art Sculpture Park.

Walk of Art opened in Elk Rapids Day Park with six sculptures. Additional works will be added each year to a maximum of 30 sculptures, with each piece on display for up to three years. Six to 10 new sculptures will be selected to be installed in May.

Selected works should demonstrate the intimate connections between art and the natural world. Accepted artists receive a stipend of $500 upon completed installation. The application deadline is Friday, Nov. 1, and decision letters will be mailed by Friday, Nov. 15. Completed works will be installed May 1-20, 2014. A Call for Artists brochure and application are available at