Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 15, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/15/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Raptor experience

TRAVERSE CITY — Rebecca Lessard from Wings of Wonder will provide an interactive raptor experience today, July 15, and also on Aug. 15 and Sept. 15, at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

“A Birds’ Eye View” will feature live birds and is being sponsored in conjunction with the museum’s “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution” exhibit. The program is free with museum admission, which is $10 for adults; $5 for children and museum members. For details or reservations, call 995-1029.

Sports physicals

TRAVERSE CITY — Athletic sports physicals will be offered for students who plan to try out for TCAPS athletic teams at the middle school or high school level for the 2013-14 school year.

Physicals will take place between 8 and 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at West Senior High School, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. Students should not drink caffeine prior to their physical. Physical cards are required and must be signed by parents and students in order for the physical to be performed.

The cost is $20 per athlete and checks should be payable to TCAPS. Physical cards are available at Central and West Senior High School athletic offices, at both middle schools and at all TCAPS elementary schools.

Kids’ garden classes

ELK RAPIDS — Pine Hill Nursery invites children to a series of interactive summer classes.

Participating children can create a take-home project at 11 a.m. Wednesdays, July 17 through Aug. 7, at the nursery, 886 U.S. 31 North. Topics are: “Fantasy/Adventure Garden” July 17; “Worms Eat My Garbage” July 24; “Herbal Field Day” July 31; and “Garden in a Bottle” Aug. 7.

For details or to register, call 599-2824 or visit

Benefit for Schaubs

TRAVERSE CITY — A benefit spaghetti dinner and silent auction will be held Wednesday, July 17, to help Keith Schaub of Interlochen, who recently underwent a liver transplant at University of Michigan Hospital and is unable to work.

The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Traverse City Masonic Temple, 13360 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, $4 for children ages 3 to 15, and free for children 2 and younger. All proceeds will benefit the Schaubs. For details, call 649-1405.

Leelanau Clean Water

SUTTONS BAY — The next meeting of Leelanau Clean Water will start at 9 a.m. Thursday, July 18, at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Dr.

Breakfast forum

LAKE CITY — Good Morning Lake City! will be hosted from 7 to 8 a.m. Friday, July 19, at the Missaukee County EMS Building on First Street.

The public forum features from 14 to 16 speakers and a light breakfast. The cost is $2 per person; free for first-time visitors. For details, call 920-9201 or email

Farm market

TRAVERSE CITY — The Village at Bay Ridge will hold an indoor farmers market from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 18, in the East Building lobby, 3850 Scenic Ridge. Items range from fruits and vegetables to baked goods and brown free range eggs. For details, call 932-9455.

‘Tent City’ fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY — Habitat for Humanity-GTR invites area youth groups and churches to participate in an all-night fundraiser on Saturday, July 27.

“Tent City” will take place on the site of the Depot Neighborhood on the corner of Woodmere Avenue and East Eighth Street. Groups are asked to sponsor a tent and camp overnight on the site of each proposed house. Programming will center on the miracle of the feeding of five thousand found in Matthew 14: 15-18. Each group is asked to raise $500 in partnership with Habitat, which will be used as “loaves and fishes” to help with the construction of the energy efficient housing community. An ecumenical worship service on Sunday, July 28, will close the event.

For details, visit or call 941-4663.

Leelanau School events

GLEN ARBOR — Ongoing events at the Leelanau School include star gazing, and bonfires with the Beach Bards.

The Lanphier Observatory will sponsor public stargazing from 10 p.m. to midnight Wednesday and Thursday through Aug. 28. The cost is $3 for adults and $2 for students.

The Beach Bards Bonfire celebrates 25 years of by-heart poetry, storytelling and music on Fridays through Aug. 9. The Children’s Hour starts at 8 p.m. The cost is $1 per person.

Both activities take place at the Leelanau School beach, one mile northeast of Glen Arbor along M-22. For details, call 334-5890.