Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 27, 2012

Community in Brief: 10/27/2012

Book festival

Traverse City — Publishers from across the country will visit the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St., Saturday, Nov. 10, for the Traverse City Children's Book Festival.

The Festival showcases up and coming children's book publishers. It also features family-friendly activities hosted by area nonprofits and stage performances by authors and the Old Town Playhouse Young Company, who will preview their new production, "Honk!"

Festival hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and admission is free. Sponsorship proceeds benefit children's literacy through the Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council and Read Aloud. For details about the festival, visit:

Weight help

Traverse City — A free Purification and Weight Management Class will be offered from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at the Richard A. Conley, D.C. Clinic, 3268 Veterans Dr., suite 2. The public is welcome. Call 929-3586 or email

'Trunk' or Treat

Traverse City — Costumes are welcome at First Christian Church's "Trunk" or Treat community event on Wednesday, Oct. 31.

Treats and candy will be handed out 5-8 p.m. at the church, 2686 S. Airport Road. For details, call 946-4074 or email

Candy inspections

Kalkaska — The Kalkaska Police Department Reserve Unit will conduct free Halloween candy checks from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, at McDonald's on South Cedar Street and Burger King on North Cedar St. The safety check consists of a visual and metal detector scan of candy brought in for inspection.

Harvest Fest

Traverse City — Lighthouse Church of God, 2770 LaFranier Road, invites the community to its 10th annual Harvest Fest on Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 6 to 8 p.m. There will be free food, games, a hayride, music and candy.

Church women meet

Suttons Bay — Church Women United will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Keswick United Methodist Church, 3376 S. Center Highway. Attendees should bring a dish to share and table service for the luncheon and gift-filled Christmas shoeboxes for children approximately 5 years old. The shoeboxes will be distributed to area children through Community Action Services. For details, call 271-3755.

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