Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 21, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/21/2013


The Northwest Michigan Works! Learning Labs are taking registrations for classes for adults who would like to prepare for the GED. Classes also are available for adults who would like to complete their high school diploma, or improve basic reading, writing, math, or computer skills. Learning labs are located in Benzonia, Cadillac, East Jordan, Kalkaska, Manistee and Traverse City.

There is no cost for the classes and students can register in person at any of the Learning Labs or by calling (800) 442-1074. To learn more about the Learning Labs, go to

Fall Festival

THOMPSONVILLE — The Thompsonville Fall Festival will be held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Thompsonville Fire Hall and Community Center, 14714 Lincoln Ave.

There will be free hot dogs, cider and doughnuts, music by Goodboy and a homemade pie auction to benefit the new Betsie Valley District Library. All area bakers are invited to participate and should call the library, 378-2716, if planning to donate a pie. Pies should be dropped off from noon-12:30 p.m. at the fire hall.

The library also will distribute free treat bags and pumpkins to children from noon-2:50 p.m. at the new library building, 14744 Thompson Ave.

Halloween party

KINGSLEY — St. Mary-Hannah on M-113 will host its annual community Halloween Party from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. The cost per child is $1 plus a non-perishable food donation for the Kingsley United Methodist Church food pantry.

Wild Rose concert

ARCADIA — The next Wild Rose Society concert will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27.

The concert at Blaine Christian Church, the corner of Joyfield and Putney roads, features soloists Renee Skerik on viola, and tenor John Bragle. Accompanists are Donna Brunsma and Susan Snyder. A reception will follow the performance.

Admission is free, but donations will be accepted to support the Wild Rose Scholarship program.

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