Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 5, 2013

Community in Brief: 09/05/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Senior lunch sign up

INTERLOCHEN — Reservations are needed by Friday, Sept. 6, for the monthly senior luncheon at Redeemer Lutheran Church.

The meal will be served at noon Monday, Sept. 9, at the church at the corner of U.S. 31 and Rogers Road. The meal is $3. Seniors also are welcome to bring a sack lunch and stay for activities and games following lunch.

For details or lunch reservations, call Ralph Hintsala, 620-0840.

Torch area potluck

EASTPORT — The Upper Torch Lake Association will hold its monthly potluck dinner on Monday, Sept. 9.

A 6 p.m. social hour at the Torch Lake Township Community Services building on U.S. 31, will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. All area residents are welcome. Attendees should bring a favorite beverage, table service and a dish to share along with a list of its ingredients.

Book club for boys

TRAVERSE CITY — Novel Knights is the new name for the Guys Read Too Book Club at Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

The club, for boys in third through fifth grades, will meet at 4:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 9, to discuss “The Runes of Isle Royale” by Janie Lynn Panagopoulos. There also will be a related craft and snacks. Books are available on a first come, first served basis at the library. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Mothers in Christ

ACME — Moms of all ages and stages in life are invited to join Mothers in Christ on Mondays starting Sept. 9.

The group meets from 9 to 11 a.m. Mondays during the school year at Christ the King Catholic Church, 3801 Shore Road. Everyone is welcome and the first meeting is free. For details, visit or email

Humanists host film

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Humanists will host a screening of “God Loves Uganda,” on Monday, Sept. 9.

The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, played at the 2013 Traverse City Film Festival, and is currently playing at film festivals around the world. It will be broadcast on ITVS (PBS) in 2014. “God Loves Uganda” follows Evangelical leaders in America and Uganda, as well as politicians and missionaries, as they attempt to eliminate “sexual sin” and convert Ugandans to fundamentalist Christianity.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Admission is free and the public is invited. More information is available at or 392-1215.

Suicide Prevention

TRAVERSE CITY — Suicide Prevention Week events start with a talk on Monday, Sept. 9, by author and lecturer Maria Housden.

Housden is the author of “Hannah’s Gift: Lessons from a Life Fully Lived.” She will talk about suicide survivorship at 7 p.m. at New Hope Community Church’s Community Center, 5169 Bethesda Ct., Williamsburg. Copies of her book will be available. Admission is free.

Northern Lakes Community Mental Health and Northwestern Michigan College Student Life will sponsor a screening of the PG-13 rated film “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” at the State Theatre, 233 E. Front St., at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 10. Admission is free. There also will be a post-movie party. For up-to-date information about the screening, contact Mickie Jannazzo, 922-4800, (800) 442-7815 or

Youth night

Young people ages 14 to 20 are invited to Youth Night from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at The Circuit, 225 W. 14th St. There will be music, games and food. Admission is free. The event is sponsored by NMC Student Life and hosted by the TBA Career-Tech Student Council.

The week will close on Saturday, Sept. 14, with a “Walk & Talk” Suicide Prevention Walk from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Participants will walk from Sunset Park on East Front Street to the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. A complimentary lunch will be provided by the Blue Pelican.