Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 16, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/16/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Water Trail plan

ELK RAPIDS — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy recently received a Coastal Zone Management grant to develop a water trail plan for the region. The plan will be discussed at a meeting today at the Old Village Hall meeting room.

The meeting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. will offer an opportunity for community involvement. There also will be a program on Trail Towns, discussing the link between trail systems.

ACTS celebrates

WILLIAMSBURG — The Acme Christian Thrift Store and Food Pantry (ACTS) will celebrate its one-year anniversary at its new location with a Community Appreciation Celebration from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. ACTS is located at 8925 M-72 East.

Craft and Bake Fair

TRAVERSE CITY — First Baptist Church, 244 Washington St., will host its 20th annual Craft and Bake Fair from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. For details, call 946-4727.

Relay for Life

KALEVA — Kaleva Crusaders & Friends Relay for Life team will hold a chili and soup lunch from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Kaleva Lion’s Den. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.’

Lap harp class

TRAVERSE CITY — Marilyn Wares will introduce the tranquility lap harp in a class from 1:30-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20. The class is free and harps will be provided. No musical experience is needed. For details, to register or for class location, call Wares, 223-4895.

World Religions

TRAVERSE CITY — Life Academy at Northwestern Michigan College will offer a four-session World Religions class.

The class will meet from 3-5 p.m. Tuesdays, Oct. 22-Nov. 19. It will be led by Rabbi Chava Bahle. The book “Wisdom of the World” by Joan Chittister is required and available at the NMC Book Store. The class fee is $79. For details or to register, call 995-1700 or visit

Church’s ‘Big Blast’

TRAVERSE CITY — The Church of the Nazarene will host a “Big Blast Weekend’ Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 19-20.

Activities start at 6 p.m. Saturday and at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Although geared toward children, the events are open to all ages. There is no charge. For details, call Terri Ward, 269-4306, or the church, 947-5445.

Hair, fashion show

ACME — This year marks the 12th “Global art.Fashion.HAIR” show, a runway hair and fashion show to benefit the Women’s Resource Center.

Global will be staged Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The doors open at 6 p.m. for a cocktail hour. The fashion show starts at 7 p.m. and will be followed by an afterglow reception.

General seating tickets are $35 and the first 200 tickets in the door receive a bag of gifts from event sponsors. VIP tickets are $50 and include VIP seating and gift bag. Tickets are available at and at all participating salons, which include Impres Salon Spa, Salon Verve, Signature Salon and Spa Grand Traverse. For information, photos and videos, visit

Harvest party

EAST JORDAN — A Harvest Party with a concert by songwriter Nathan Bates will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at Bluestem Farm, 4218 M-32, east of East Jordan.

The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. rain or shine. No reservations are required. Those coming for the concert should bring their own seating and a flashlight. For details, call 459-8968 or email

Mensa test

TRAVERSE CITY — Mensa, the high-IQ society, will administer a test on Saturday, Oct. 19, for individuals who wish to see if they qualify for membership.

Testing starts at 9 a.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse, 6726 Center Road. The test fee is $40. For details or to sign up for the test, call 275-6735 or email Additional information about the testing program is available at

TSO concert

INTERLOCHEN — The Traverse Symphony Orchestra, vocal soloists and NMC Grand Traverse Chorale and Chamber Singers will present “Tchaik 4” on Sunday, Oct. 20, in Corson Auditorium at Interlochen Center for the Arts.

The program for the 3 p.m. concert includes Ralph Vaughn-Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem” and Tchaikovsky’s “Symphony No. 4.” Ticket prices start at $20 and are half-price for students and first-time attendees. For tickets or details, visit or call the TSO box office, 947-7120.

Shipwreck hike

ARCADIA — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will host a “Coastal Shipwreck Story & Hike” on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Maritime historian Jed Jaworski will tell the story of the wreck of the Marinette and other Arcadia area coastal shipwrecks and participants then will hike on the beach to the Marinette shipwreck site at the north end of Arcadia Dunes.

The event will be held from 1-3 p.m. Participants should meet at the Watervale Inn, 1244 Watervale Road. For details or registration, visit

Choir rehearsals

SUTTONS BAY — The Leelanau Community Choir, directed by Jonah Powell, begins fall rehearsals on Monday, Oct. 21.

The choir will rehearse at a new location, Suttons Bay Congregational Church, 218 W. Madison, from 7-9 p.m. Mondays. All voices are welcome and no auditions are required. There is no membership fee, however a $25 tax deductible contribution enables the choir to expand its music library and compensate the director and accompanist.

Concerts are planned for Saturday, Dec. 7, and Sunday, Dec. 8. For details, contact Barbara Abbott, 271-6091 or

Rose Society

TRAVERSE CITY — The Cherry Capital Rose Society will host a free program on Monday, Oct. 21, by Chuck Martin, rose garden manager at Dow Gardens in Midland.

Martin will share information about growing roses and answer questions starting at 6:30 p.m. at the Friends Meeting House at the corner of Fifth and Oak streets. The public is welcome. For details, visit

GPS class

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration is required by Tuesday, Oct. 22, for a GPS class being offered by the Traverse City Coast Guard Auxiliary.

Global Positioning Systems will meet 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24. All students are encouraged to read the owner’s manual that is packed with their GPS unit before class. GPS units to practice on will be provided. The cost is $10. For details, class location or to register, call Diane Walker, 941-8076.