Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 10, 2012

Community in Brief: 10/10/2012


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Visit 'Little Ones'

Traverse City — Little Ones Child Care and Preschool will hold an open house from 9 to 11 a.m. and 3 to 7 p.m. today, Oct. 10.

The facility is located inside Fellowship Church, 2555 Garfield Road., and is open to the community. For details, call 947-1988 or visit www.littleones

Are you depressed?

Wellesley, Mass. — Thursday, Oct. 11, is National Depression Screening Day.

The event, held during Mental Illness Awareness Week, is a national, one-day outreach, education and screening event. It is sponsored by Screening for Mental Health Inc., a nonprofit organization. To find a screening location or participate in an anonymous online screening, visit

Lasagna dinner

Traverse City — Old Mission Congregational Church will hold its last church supper of the season tonight, Oct. 10.

The lasagna dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. in the church basement, 18687 Mission Road. Donations will be accepted. For details, call 223-4844.

Single MOMM group

Traverse City — A self-defense workshop is planned for the Saturday, Oct. 13, meeting of the Single MOMM group.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Journey Church, 2825 S. Airport Road. The workshop will be presented by Seung-Ni Fit Club and Martial Arts. There will be free dinner and child care. For details or if planning to attend, call 944-1710.

Youth hold sale

Traverse City — The Immaculate Conception Church Youth Group will hold its "Granny's Attic & Grandpa's Garage" sale to raise money for its 2013 mission trip.

The sale will be open from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in Centennial Hall at the church, 720 Second St.

Fire prevention

Traverse City — Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department will observe Fire Prevention Week with an open house and community barbecue on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The open house will be hosted 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Station 11, off Veterans Drive, with a side-by-side demonstration of how a fire can become deadly in less that three minutes at 1 p.m.

Guided hike

Benzie County — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will sponsor a hike on the Mary Margaret Johnson trail which winds through the Railroad Point Natural Area forest.

The hike will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, from the Railroad Point Natural Area trailhead off M-115 on Mollineaux Road. For details or if planning to participate, call 929-7911 or visit

Zeta Tau alumnae

Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Area Alumnae Chapter of Zeta Tau Alpha will celebrate Founder's Day on Monday, Oct. 15.

The ceremony and dinner will start at 6 p.m. at the Cottage restaurant, 472 Munson Ave. For details or reservations, call 946-2863.

Fund-raising auction

Traverse City — Delta Kappa Gamma, Traverse City Phi Chapter, will hold an auction to raise money for its scholarship fund for graduating seniors pursuing education careers and/or teachers in the classroom.

The doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Conference Center. There will be silent and bidding auctions and buy-it-now items for immediate purchase. Hors d'oeuvres, desserts and beverages will be available all evening.

NMC workshop

Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College's Extended Education will hold a professional and personal development workshop.

"Eliminating Self-Defeating Behaviors" will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at the University Center, Dendrinos Drive off Cass Road. The $125 cost includes lunch and a textbook. Six continuing education credits are available.

For details or to register, call 995-1700 or visit

Interactive mystery

Benzonia — Tickets are on sale for a fund-raising murder mystery event hosted by the Friends of the Benzonia Public Library.

The interactive library mystery, "Murder at Gooseneck Lake," will be hosted at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov., 4 at the library in Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 882-4674 or 383-5204. The requested donation is $20 per person. Tickets will not be available at the door.