Traverse City Record-Eagle


November 17, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/17/2013

Excel Institute program

TRAVERSE CITY — Excel Institute will hold an open house and a program titled “How Vision Therapy Can Improve Learning” on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at Excel Institute’s office, 328 Munson Ave. Dr. Mark D. Noss, developmental optometrist and director of Excel Institute, will discuss how integrated visual learning may help children struggling in school. There is no charge, but reservations are requested. For details or reservations, call 946-7700 or email

Sierra Club meets

TRAVERSE CITY — The next meeting of the Sierra Club will be from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at Brewery Terra Firma, 2959 Hartman Road. Brewery representatives will discuss the company’s organic practices. The public is welcome. For details, email


Camera Club

TRAVERSE CITY — How to capture great images using a flash unit will be the topic at the Thursday, Nov. 21, meeting of the Traverse Area Camera Club.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster. Photojournalist John Russell will discuss ways to produce great images using available flash units. The public is welcome and the program is free. For details, call Russell, 883-1588.

Artist talk

FRANKFORT — Schyler Binkley will discuss his personal thoughts on pottery making and his philosophy regarding form and surface during the next “Cabin Fever” Artist Talk. He also will demonstrate throwing techniques.

Binkley’s program will start at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, 132 Coast Guard Road. It is hosted in conjunction with the art center’s Member Exhibition and Invitational on view through December.

The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 352-4151 or visit

Scandinavian Lunch

FRANKFORT — Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James St., will host its Scandinavian Luncheon and Bazaar on Saturday, Nov. 23.

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