Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 20, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/20/2014

Rock, mineral club

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Rock & Mineral Club will meet today, May 20, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St.

The 7 p.m. meeting includes a program on “Kentucky Agates & Fossils” by Deb and Gary Bull and one on “Pink Petoskey Stones” by Don Reed. Visitors are welcome.

German speakers

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City German Speaker’s Club will hold its monthly Stammtisch on Thursday, May 22.

The club will meet at 7 p.m. at the Filling Station Microbrewery at the Depot, Woodmere Avenue and East Eighth Street. Anyone who speaks or wants to speak German is welcome, Membership is free.

Help aging parents

TRAVERSE CITY — The Senior Center Network will host a free program on how to help aging parents on Thursday, May 22.

Leslie Knopp, co-owner of Comfort Keepers, will discuss ways to help aging parents maintain independence at 6 p.m. at the Senior Center Network Traverse City location, 801 E. Front St. She will explore key elements seniors, their families, and caregivers can implement now or plan for later to achieve the quality of life they desire.

Registration is required. To register, go to and click on “Program Registration.” For details, call 922-4911 or email

Comic Con

ACME — Cherry Capital Comic Con will be held in Governor’s Hall at the Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Blvd.

Northern Michigan’s largest comic book and pop entertainment expo will be open from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 23; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 24; and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, May 25. Visitors can connect with creators at a variety of panels, meet up-and-coming talent in Artist’s Alley, view and purchase comics and collectible merchandise from exhibitors and participate in a costume contest.

Admission is free on Friday; $10 on Saturday or Sunday; and $15 for the weekend, plus fees. For details, visit For tickets, visit

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