Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 29, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/29/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Library hosts author Parish

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Library will host an evening with P.J. Parrish, the author of 10 Louis Kincaid and Joe Frye thrillers.

The event will start at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at the Elk Rapids Historical Museum. Small donations will be accepted and refreshments will be served.

Community Film Series

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan College Community Film series continues on Thursday, Dec. 5, with “Our Fires Still Burn: The Native American Experience.”

The 60-minute documentary examines the lives of contemporary Native American role models living in the Midwest. It will be shown at 7 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. A panel discussion with the filmmaker follows.

The film is free. Admission to the museum’s galleries also is free from 6-8 p.m. To learn more, call 995-1055 or visit

OM history group potluck

TRAVERSE CITY — The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society invites the community to its holiday potluck and caroling on Thursday, Dec. 5.

The group will meet at 6 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 4001 Swaney Road. Attendees should bring a dish to pass. For details, email Nancy Jaroh,

‘Small World’on display

TRAVERSE CITY — Local artist Charles R. Murphy will host his 19th annual “Small World” show and sale on Saturday, Dec. 7.

The show and sale of Murphy’s miniature watercolor paintings will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. A portion of the proceeds will go to the museum to help fund schoolchildren’s visits to the museum’s exhibits. Call 947-6285 to learn more.

Music ‘On the Porch’ slated

TRAVERSE CITY — Robin Lee Berry and Glenn Wolff are the next performers in Sleder’s Family Tavern’s “On the Porch” concert series.

The duo will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8, at the tavern, 717 Randolph St. Advance tickets are $15 at Sleder’s, Oryana Natural Foods Market, Brilliant Books and Zamar Guitar. Tickets are $20 at the door. For details, call 947-9213.

FOE benefit dinner

TRAVERSE CITY — The Fraternal Order of Eagles #383 will host a benefit on Saturday Dec. 7.

The event includes a Swiss steak dinner from 4:30-7 p.m., raffles, a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing from 7-8 p.m., and music by a Polka band from 8-11 p.m. at the Eagles Club on West 14th Street. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. They are available at the Eagles Club or by calling 409-8904. Proceeds benefit families from the Immaculate Conception Church “Giving Tree.”

‘The Nutcracker’

INTERLOCHEN — The Interlochen Arts Academy Dance Co. and Orchestra will present the classic holiday ballet “The Nutcracker.”

The production will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Dec. 12-13, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, in Corson Auditorium. Tickets are $26 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $10 for students. They are available at or by calling (800) 681-5920 or 276-7800.