Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 18, 2013

Community in Brief: 02/18/2013


— German Club meets

TRAVERSE CITY — The German Club of Traverse City, a German speaking group interested in discussing cultural subjects, meets at 7 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at Right Brain Brewery, 225 E. 16th St. The next meeting is Thursday, Feb. 21.

Scholarship dinner

TRAVERSE CITY — West Senior High School staff will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser, prior to the Titans vs. Trojans boys’ basketball game, to raise money for senior scholarships.

The meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, in the WSH Commons Area, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. The cost is $7 for ages 13 and older, $5 for ages 5-12, free for ages 4 and younger, and $25 for families of five or more.

Scholarships will be awarded in the spring to graduating seniors. For details, call WSH, 933-7501.

TAG program test

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Area Public Schools will administer the Cognitive Ability Test (CogAT) for current thirdgrade students.

Students are screened for the program in the spring of their third-grade year. Recommendations for admission to the program at Central Grade School are based primarily on test scores and teacher input.

Testing will take place between Feb. 25 and March 12 at the children’s home schools. Testing for non-TCAPS students will take place March 5 through 7 at the Tompkins Boardman Administration Building, 412 Webster St.

To register for testing, contact individual elementary school offices. For details or to register non-TCAPS students, call the TCAPS Gifted Services Office, 933-1772.

Kindergarten info

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Area Public Schools will hold Kindergarten Parent Information Meetings for the 2013-14 school year.

Upcoming meetings will take place 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Blair Elementary School; 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at Cherry Knoll Elementary School; and 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, at TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis.

For details, contact each school’s office or Mary Beth Stein, steinma@tcaps. net or 933-1718.

Scholarship contest

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College and the Robert Emmet Society seek entries for a scholarship contest that will send a North Central student to Ireland this fall for a semester of study.

The competition is based on an essay contest, academic achievement, student activities and an interview with college and society representatives. The winner receives a scholarship for tuition, room and books for fall 2013 at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) in Galway, Ireland, and round-trip air fare from Detroit or Chicago.

Entrants must be enrolled in an academic program at NCMC for the 2012-2013 school year and must submit an essay on the topic “How do the political values of Robert Emmet, Irish patriot and namesake of Emmet County, relate to our world and our lives today?” Essays must be submitted by April 8. For details, visit finaid/ireland.html.

WSH fashion show

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City West Senior High School students will host the 6th Annual Trashion Fashion Show at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the TC West commons, 5376 N. Long Lake Road.

The show features wearable art designs created by students from TCAPS high schools and other local schools. Designs are created using a multitude of recyclable and alternative materials.

The Trashion Fashion Show is sponsored by Global Hair and Fashion and Scrap TC. The community is welcome, admission if $5 per person at the door. All proceeds to benefit Pete’s Place, Athens Neighborhood and TC West Senior High School students.

Biz after hours

HONOR — The Benzie County Chamer of Commerce will host Business After Hours from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 at Field Crafts in Honor.

CPR training

TRAVERSE CITY — The Red Cross of Northwest Michigan is offering a First Aid/CPR/AED instructor training course from 6 to 9:30 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 21 and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Traverse City chapter, 735 S. Garfield Avenue. The cost of the course is $500.

Potential students for this course must hold a current Adult/Pediatric CPR/AED and First Aid certification. Both classroom periods are mandatory to complete the course, which costs $500 per person. Seating is limited.

To register for the course go to WWW.NWMIREDCROSS.ORG, click on “Take a Class”, enter your zip code and select “Instructor Training”

For more information call 1-800-RED-CROSS.

Prevent depression

TRAVERSE CITY — Psychiatrist Sander Weckstein, M.D., will present a program on “Raising an Optimistic Child and Preventing Depression” from 5 - 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Munson Medical Center’s Conference Center Room 1 at 1105 Sixth St.

Dr. Weckstein will discuss what potentially can be done to help children and adolescents from developing significant depression, and if it occurs, what are the symptoms so it can be identified early and treated appropriately.

A board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist, Dr. Weckstein has practiced in the Traverse City area for more than 20 years.

This program is free and open to the public, however registration is requested. For more information and to register, call 935-9265 or email