Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 15, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/15/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Holy Hour

ACME — The Knights of Columbus Council #9979 of Christ the King Catholic Church sponsor a Holy Hour on the third Friday of the month at Christ the King Parish, 3801 Shore Road.

The service starts at 7 p.m. each month, except today, March 15, when it follows Stations of the Cross, which start at 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent. Stations of the Cross follow the Knights’ Lenten fish dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. Fridays during Lent in the church’s lower level.

Water meeting

SUTTONS BAY — The next meeting of the Leelanau Clean Water group will be held Thursday, March 21.

The group will meet at 9 a.m. in the community meeting room at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Dr.

Kids’ trout pond

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Sport Fishing Association will host the Kid’s Trout Pond at the Traverse City Hunting & Fishing Expo.

Expo hours are 4-9 p.m. today, March 15; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, March 16; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at Howe Arena at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. The cost to fish is $5 for one child; $8 for two children; $10 per family.

The Sport Fishing Association is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting fishing lifestyle and heritage in Grand Traverse, Benzie, Leelanau, Kalkaska and Antrim counties. For more information about the association, visit www., or email Jeannie Cole,

Library program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Peninsula Community Library will host a free multi-generational program titled “Who Grew My Soup” on Saturday, March 16.

The 10 a.m. program at the library, 2699 Island View Road, includes presentations on food safety, farming on Old Mission and activities for children. It is co-sponsored by the Northwest Michigan Farm Bureau in observance of National Ag Day, which is Tuesday, March 19. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

‘Me-To-You’ sale

GRAWN — Grawn United Methodist Church will hold a “Me-To-You” Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at the church, 1220 W. Silver Lake Road. Lunch will be available.

Table rentals are $10 each; call 632-0576. Rental proceeds benefit the Blair School ministry and Praise Banners for the church sanctuary.

Interfaith prayer

TRAVERSE CITY — An interfaith prayer service marking the continued war in Afghanistan will be held Sunday, March 17, at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St.

The service starts at 3 p.m. It includes a meditation by the Rev. Katheryn King, associate rector at Grace Church, the reading of the names of Michigan soldiers who died in the war during the past year and prayers of peace from different faith traditions. A reception will follow.

The service is sponsored by the Episcopal Peace Fellowship of Grace Church. For details, call Betsy Davidson, 313-6013.

Felting class

TRAVERSE CITY — Participants will make bunnies, chicks or an egg at an evening of wool arts and beginning needle felting for adults and children ages 7 and older.

The class will meet from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, at Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St. The cost is $15 per person; $10 for each additional child in the same family. This includes all materials and wool roving to create two projects. Additional roving and needle felting kits will be available to purchase.

For details or to register, call 421-8085 or visit

iPad for seniors

TRAVERSE CITY — The Senior Center Network and CityMac will offer an iPad learning series for senior citizens.

Seniors can learn tips and techniques to get the most from their iPAD from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 20. An open question and answer format with a certified Apple instructor will be offered from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday April 17.

Both classes meet at the Senior Center Network, 801 E. Front St. The cost is $5 per class and registration is required; call 922-4911.

NCMC lecture

PETOSKEY — Joe Ehrmann, an NFL player for the Baltimore Colts for 13 years, will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, March 21, North Central Michigan College Lecture Series.

The event will start at 6:15 p.m. in the Student and Community Resource Center gymnasium on the Petoskey campus, 1515 Howard St. Admission is free, but tickets are required. They are available at NCMC’s Petoskey campus in the book store, gym office, student services and business office; in the NCMC offices at the Gaylord University Center and the Straits Area Education Center in Cheboygan; and at the Women’s Resource Center administrative office and Gold Mine Resale Shops, Petoskey. Tickets also are available at the East Jordan, Charlevoix and Boyne City chambers of commerce.

Vendors sought

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Parks & Recreation Network has created a community resource for all Grand Traverse region recreation opportunities by joining them together in one website,, which launches today, March 15. As a companion of the website, Grand Traverse Parks & Recreation is looking for vendors to participate in the gtRec Experience Event.

The expo will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 28, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. It will offer businesses and organizations a chance to inform and educate the community about their recreational products and services. Interested vendors should contact Erith Welch at the Grand Traverse County Parks & Recreation, 922-4816 or, for registration details.

Yarn classes

TRAVERSE CITY — After a winter break, Notably Natural Fine Yarns is offering spring classes starting this month.

New classes, repeats of popular classes and afternoon classes are available at the business located at 800 Cottageview Dr., #6 in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Notably Natural also offers free knitting and crocheting classes each month and a complimentary Village Open Stitch from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays.

For details or to register, call 383-5471 or visit

Biological courses

PELLSTON — Registration is under way for four mini-courses being offered for adults by The University of Michigan Biological Station.

Course participants live at the Station, located on Douglas Lake near Pellston, and eat in the dining hall. The five-day, non-credit classes will be held June 12-16 and are taught in the field. For details or to register, visit