Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 20, 2012

Community in Brief: 12/20/2012



'Giving' party

If, as the Mayan calendar seems to indicate, the world will end Dec. 21, Left Foot Charley asks "why not go out giving," and will host an "End of the World Party" to benefit the Disability Network.

The party will be hosted 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at the winery at the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. There will be live music by Don Julin and Billy Strings, food and more.

The suggested donation is $5 at the door and all proceeds go to the Disability Network. For details, call 995-0500, visit or email

Help for victims

Williamsburg — A fundraiser for the Eardley family who lost their home in a recent fire will be held Friday, Dec. 21. The family has children in the Elk Rapids School District ranging from preschool to high school including an exchange student from Denmark.

The cast and band of the Williamsburg Dinner Theater will present their holiday program as a benefit for the family at 7 p.m. at the dinner theater, 4230 E. M-72. Admission is a free-will donation.

Monetary donations also may be sent to Mill Creek Elementary School, 9039 Old M-72, Williamsburg, MI 49690, attn: Tracy Trautner.

Preserve app

Petoskey — Little Traverse Conservancy has released the conservancy's new Nature Preserve Smart Phone App.

The free app provides users with accurate, detailed information and interactive maps about the conservancy's preserves that are best suited for outdoor recreation. It is live and available on both Google Play and the Apple app store; search LTC Explorer.

Since 1972, the conservancy has been instrumental in setting aside nearly 45,000 acres and 110 miles of shoreline along lakes, rivers and streams in Charlevoix, Emmet, Mackinac and Chippewa counties.

For details, call the conservancy office, 347-0991, or visit