Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 24, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/24/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Tower Garden intro

TRAVERSE CITY — Nancy Kroupa will give an introduction to the vertical Tower Garden system at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at the Traverse City Chamber of Commerce. The public is invited.

Rummage sale

TRAVERSE CITY — The United Methodist Women of Central United Methodist Church will hold their spring rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 25, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the church, 222 Cass St. Proceeds benefit mission projects; call 946-5191.

Student essays

SCOTTVILLE — The Literacy Network invites the public to recognize 16 award-winning local students as they read their ‘This I Believe’ essay during the ‘This I Believe’ Celebration on Thursday, April 25, at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. The free program starts at 6 p.m. For details, call West Shore Community College’s Student Services Office, 843-5510.

Swiss steak meal

GRAWN — The Grawn United Methodist Church will host a Swiss steak dinner on Saturday, April 27.

The meal will be served from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the church, 1260 S. West Silver Lake Road.

The cost is $8 for adults; free for children 5 and younger. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of new windows for the church.

Short’s anniversary

BELLAIRE — Short’s Brewing Co. will celebrate its ninth anniversary on Saturday, April 27.

The party will be held from 3 p.m. to midnight at the brewing company, 121 N. Bridge St. There will be 43 different beers, four musical acts and a one-day-only anniversary party menu. For details, visit

Autism walk

BOYNE CITY — North Country Community Mental Health will sponsor its second annual Fun Walk for Autism Acceptance on Saturday, April 27.

The walk will be start at Veteran’s Memorial Park. On-site registration starts at 9 a.m. and the approximately half-mile walk begins at 10 a.m. Registration is $10. All participants will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win prizes. You must be present to win.

For details or to register, contact Rachel Olson, (989) 732-6295, ext. 3614 or; or Heather Smith, (989) 732-6295 ext. 3607 or

Spring Farm Day

TRAVERSE CITY — Spring Farm Day at Peace Ranch is Saturday, April 27.

The family-oriented volunteer opportunity is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the ranch, 2570 Hoosier Valley Road. Participants will help with spring clean up and with building a new paddock for the horses. Children are welcome when accompanied by a parent. Lunch will be provided and registration is requested. For details or to sign up, call 499-4736 or email

Special worship

LELAND — Angela Josephine, award-winning singer/songwriter and instrumentalist, will join the Rev. Linda Farmer-Lewis for contemporary/folk-inspired worship services.

Services start at 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday, April 28, at Leland United Methodist Church, 106 N. Fourth St., and include original songs that illuminate the Psalms, prayers and scripture lessons chosen for the services. The community is welcome. For details, visit

Garden meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The public is invited to a meeting on Sunday, April 28, about the Community Garden and its new management.

The meeting will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. in the community room at 630 Cottageview Dr. (north Mercato level of Building 50). Gardeners also may sign up for a plot in the garden. For details or to be put on a list for the 2013 growing season, call 735-8361 or email

Larimer concert

TRAVERSE CITY — The Mel Larimer Concert Series will sponsor an organ concert by German-born Felix Hell on Sunday, April 28.

Hell has given more than 700 concerts abroad and 450 concert in 44 U.S. states. He will perform at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for senior citizens and $5 for students. They will be available the day of the concert.

WSCC concerts

SCOTTVILLE — The West Shore Community College Music Department has released its schedule of spring music concerts.

The WSCC Concert Choir and The Collegiates will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The college’s Percussion Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble will give a concert at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 2, and the WSCC Chamber Winds and Wind Symphony will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 8.

All concerts are in the Center Stage Theater at WSCC, 3000 N. Stiles Road. For tickets or details, call 843-5507 or visit

Law Day

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Senior Center Network and the Grand Traverse-Leelanau-Antrim Bar Association will offer free legal services to senior citizens on Law Day, Wednesday, May 1.

Area seniors will be able to have simple wills, financial durable power of attorney and healthcare powers of attorney prepared by local attorneys. Services will be available by appointment in Traverse City, Interlochen, Kingsley and Acme.

Appointments will be available on a first come, first served basis. For details or an appointment, call the Senior Center Network, 922-4911.