Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 5, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/05/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — 'Off the Wall' movie

ALDEN — The next film in the "Off the Wall" Movie Series is "Ulee's Gold," starring Peter Fonda.

The R-rated movie will be show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Road. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. There is no charge. For details, call 331-4318.

Mariners Memorial

TRAVERSE CITY —The community is invited to the 38th annual Mariners Memorial Service on Friday, Nov. 8.

The service starts at noon in the courtyard on the harbor side of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwestern Michigan College's Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front St. It remembers and honors mariners who died on the Great Lakes and oceans and is sponsored by the Student Propeller Club, Port 150, of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. For details, call 995-1200.

Thistle and Thread show

TRAVERSE CITY — Thistle and Thread artisan group will host its 36th annual holiday show on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The show and sale will be presented in a gallery setting from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, 1125 W. Civic Center Dr. There will be year-round art items and home decor as well as holiday-themed items.

St. Mary auction

LAKE LEELANAU — The annual Lake Leelanau St. Mary School Auction Road Trip will be held on a new date and at a new location.

The auction will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the St. Mary School gym. The doors open and silent auction bidding starts at 6 p.m., with a live auction at 8 p.m. There will be more than 450 items on which to bid. A $10 cover charge includes appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Attendees must be 21. Free child care will be available with reservations. To arrange for child care, call 256-9670. For details, visit

Toy sale helps kids

SUTTONS BAY — The youth of Suttons Bay Congregational Church will hold their second annual "Kids Caring for Kids" used toy sale on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, the corner of Madison and Lincoln streets. Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Leelanau Family Coordinating Council, a Leelanau County organization that helps fund the Laundry Project and other efforts that support local families. For details, call the church office, 271-6036 or visit

Earthworks concert

TRAVERSE CITY — Earthwork Music Collective musicians will close a five-city tour with a 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

Performers include Seth and May, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, darleneYa, Strawberry Heritage, Joe Reilly, Dede and the Dreamers and Sam Cooper. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children ages 11 and younger. For tickets or details, call 995-1055 or visit

Torch area potluck

EASTPORT — The Upper Torch Lake Association invites all Torch Lake area residents to a potluck on Monday, Nov. 11.

A social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Torch Lake Township Community Services building, 2355 N. U.S. 31. Attendees should bring a favorite beverage, table service and a dish to share along with a list of its ingredients.