Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 13, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/13/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — GOP meeting

BELLAIRE — The Antrim County Republican Party will meet from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday, July 15, at Forest Home Township Hall, 321 N. Bridge St.

‘Mad Science’

TRAVERSE CITY — The Great Lakes Children’s Museum is offering hands-on family activities geared toward children ages 6 and older on Mondays through the summer.

On “Mad Science Monday,” July 15, families can explore the world of meteorology from 1 to 3 p.m. Children will learn about clouds and storms and make a mini-weather station. Activities are included in museum admission.

The museum is located at 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr. For details, call 932-4526 or visit

Masonic steak

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Masonic Lodge No. 222 will host a fundraising steak fry on Sunday, July 14, featuring 12-ounce New York strip steak.

The meal will be served from 1 to 4 p.m. at the lodge, 13360 S. West Bay Shore Dr. A $20 donation is requested and proceeds benefit the Almoners Fund. There also will be a 50/50 raffle.

The public is invited. For details, call 883-9436, 715-6948 or 564-0487.

Mormon picnic

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to a free picnic and question and answer session with members of the Traverse City branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The casual event will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today, July 13, at F & M Park on the corner of State Street and Railroad Avenue.

Summer concert

LELAND — The next “Of Note” free summer music concerts feature Sylvia Norris, David Holland and Tess Miller on Sunday, July 21, and Dorothy Vogel on Sunday, July 28.

Norris, Holland and Miller will present a “Harp, Flute & Viola Extravaganza,” while Vogel will play “Fresh and Familiar Piano.” Both concerts start at 3 p.m. at Leland United Methodist Church, 106 E. 4th St. The public is invited and reservations are not required.

Lupus support

TRAVERSE CITY — Susan Wischman from Munson’s Advanced Care Planning Department will discuss the “Five Wishes” document at the Wednesday, July 17, meeting of the Lupus Support Group.

The group will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in conference rooms A and B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. The public is welcome. For details, call (800) 705-6677.

Driver class

TRAVERSE CITY — The AARP Driver Safety Program will offer a classroom driver refresher course for drivers 50 and older on Thursday and Friday, July 18-19.

The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day at the Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging, 520 W. Front St. The cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for non-members. A class also will be offered Aug. 15-16. Classes during July and August are only $5 for current and retired educators and school personnel.

Reservations are required. For details or reservations, call 922-4688 or (877) 686-4688.

Lecture series

EASTPORT — The Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society Lecture Series continues on Monday, July 15.

Charles Arnold will give a program titled “The Remarkable Repair of the Zilwaukee Bridge” at 7:30 p.m. at the Torch Lake Township Hall, U.S. 31. Admission is free, but donations are welcome.