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July 11, 2014

Community in Brief: 07/11/2014

Raptor program

BENZONIA — The Benzonia Public Library and Darcy Library of Beulah present Wings of Wonder, featuring live raptors, at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 19 at Benzonia Memorial Park. There will also be a hands-on display of raptor artifacts including wings, talons, feathers, pellets and photos.

Magazine launch

TRAVERSE CITY — An event to launch “Speak Up Traverse City,” a new magazine written and sold by the homeless community of Traverse City, will be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, July 23, in Kirkbride Hall - the newly restored chapel sanctuary in the former Traverse City State Hospital.

The launch party is open to the public and free of charge. Attendees will enjoy live music, refreshments and learn about “Speak Up Traverse City” magazine, as well as hear live stories from the streets.

Point Betsie photos sought

FRANKFORT — The Friends of Point Betsie Lighthouse, Inc. invite amateur and professional photographers to display images taken at Point Betsie during the winter of 2014. Up to three images, ready for hanging, may be delivered to the Fog Signal Building between 1 and 4 p.m., July 26-27.

The display will be open to the public Aug 1-10 during normal operating hours of the Fog Signal Building, and from 4 to 6 p.m., at the dedication of the new Boat Building on Tuesday, Aug. 5. Photographers contributing to the exhibit are responsible for arranging sales and insurance.

Empire movies

EMPIRE — The Empire Area Museum will show two movies in conjunction with the Anchor Day celebrations at 7 p.m., on Friday, July 18 at the Empire Township Hall on Front St.

“Empire Anchor Recovery” chronicles the removal of the wooden beamed anchor from the Lake Michigan in 1977. Several underwater photographs are included.

The second feature of the evening is a just released DVD, “Empire in the Good Old Days,” a step back into Empire past through photographs, post cards and maps, exploring it’s lumber, agricultural and Air Force days from the 1870’s through the 1950’s.

Kayak the Boardman

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Conservation District will host a guided kayak trip on the Boardman River from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Saturday, July 19 from Scheck’s State Campground to Brown Bridge Quiet Area. Steve Largent, Boardman River coordinator, will lead the tour.

The cost is $25 with rental, $15 with your own boat. The event is for ages 13 and up.

For more information, call 941-0960.

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