Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 13, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/13/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — ISEA seminar

SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association's Great Lakes Seminar Series continues today, May 13, with "Lake Michigan in a Dugout."

The program will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at the ISEA Education Center, 100 Dame St. Mary Catterlin and Amy Lukas will talk about how they dug out and took a canoe around 1,200 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in 2012. The program is free and open to the public. For details, visit

Documentary on nurses

TRAVERSE CITY — As part of Nurses Week, all area registered nurses, their families and anyone interested in a career in nursing is invited to a screening of the documentary "The American Nurse: A Documentary."

The film will be shown at 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 14, at the State Theatre, 233 E. Front St. Admission is free.

Benzie genealogists

BENZONIA — The Benzie Area Genealogical Society will meet Wednesday, May 14, at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, 6941 Traverse Ave.

The meeting starts at 2 p.m. Lin Meeker will introduce new technology including uses for Snag-It, Evernote, digitizing slides, and Schrivener. She also will give an update on the National Genealogical Society Conference. Handouts will be available.

Fill the cupboard and feed minds

ELK RAPIDS — The final day to contribute to the fifth annual "Fill the Cupboard! Feed The Minds!" food drive is Thursday, May 15.

For every non-perishable food item collected, the Village Market will donate $1 to Elk Rapids Schools to support innovations in education. The goal is to collect 3,000 items, which results in a $3,000 donation to the schools.

Lincoln Day Dinner

HONOR — The Benzie County Republican Party will host its Lincoln Day Dinner on Friday, May 16.

The event starts at 6 p.m. at Greystone Mansion. The slated keynote speaker is National Committeeman Dave Agema and guest speaker former presidential candidate Rick Santorum by video. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. For tickets or details, contact, Adrian Poulisse, 835-0738 or

Mesick Museum exhibit

MESICK — A collection of salt and pepper shakers will be on display from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the Mesick Area Museum, 117 Mesick Ave. Admission is free and the public is invited. For details, call 496-3958 or visit

Magician performs

ELK RAPIDS — Magician Ben Whiting will share the magic of nature in a performance based on the book "Look About You" on Saturday, May 17, at the Elk Rapids Historical Museum.

The book by northern Michigan native Erin Anderson focuses on her encounters with fairies and the natural beauty that surrounds the Grand Traverse area. Whiting's performance will bring Anderson's tales to life.

The performance starts at 10:30 a.m. and is being hosted in conjunction with Green ER Days. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Successful Aging series

TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Jason Buttleman, DC, will discuss "Chiropractic Care: Why Do We Hurt" at the next program in the Successful Aging series.

The program starts at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, off South Elmwood Avenue. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Call 932-3027 to learn more.

Garden club meets

ACME — Duke Elsner, MSU Extension entomologist, will talk about insects at the Tuesday, May 20, meeting of the Sweetwater Evening Garden Club.

The club will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Bay Masonic Lodge. The public is welcome. For details or if planning to attend, call Pam Larkin, 938-9611.

Register for Mom2Mom sale

GRAYLING — Moms interested in participating in Crawford County United Way's Mom2Mom Sale & Swap have until Friday, May 23, to submit paid registrations.

The sale and swap will be held from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the old Hometown Furniture Store, 2436 S. I-75 Business Loop. Participating moms will have a 10- by 10-foot space to sell or swap their children's items. The booth fee is a $20 donation to the Crawford County United Way. Moms also are asked to donate an item to the Crawford County Baby to Toddler Closet to help those in need. Admission to the sale and swap is $1 for adults.

Proceeds from booth fees, admissions and drawings benefit United Way. For details or registration forms, visit or email a request to