Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 15, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/15/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

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BELLAIRE — With a Little Help From My Friends will sponsor Holiday Pet Photos with Santa Saturday, Nov. 16.

Fifteen-minute photo sessions with Carrie Newton Photography are available from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. by appointment at the Pet Crisis Center, 3820 Ritt Road. For details or appointments, call 533-4070.

Studio Theatre

TRAVERSE CITY — Performances of “The Dining Room” continue at the Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre at The Depot, 620 Railroad Place.

The play will be staged at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday, Nov. 15-16, and Thursday through Saturday, Nov. 21-23. A matinee will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. General admission tickets are $15. To purchase tickets, call 947-2210, go to or visit the Old Town Playhouse box office.

Winter warmth

KINGSLEY — The Kingsley Lions Club is collecting hats, mittens and socks for children in the community.

Items may be dropped off through Sunday, Dec. 1, during business hours at the Rock of Kingsley, the Kingsley Library, Forest Area Credit Union, Mayfield Store, Brookside Veterinary Clinic, the Kingsley Village Office and Kingsley Physical Therapy.

One-man show

TRAVERSE CITY — Robert Dubac will stage his one-man show “The Male Intellect: An Oxymoron?” at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St.

Dubac’s five alter egos will tackle the battle of the sexes at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17. Ticket prices start at $20. For details or tickets, visit

‘Simply Give’

TRAVERSE CITY — To celebrate five years of feeding hungry families through its “Simply Give” program, Meijer will double match every customer’s $10 “Simply Give” donation made today and Saturday, Nov. 15-16.

Customers are encouraged to purchase $10 Meijer Food Pantry Donation Cards that are then converted into Meijer food-only gift cards and given to the food pantry selected by the store. For every $10 donation card purchased today and Saturday, Meijer will give $20 to the program, resulting in a $30 donation.

Sea Shanty Sing

TRAVERSE CITY — The Maritime Heritage Alliance will host an evening of sea shanties and stories on Tuesday, Nov. 19.

The “Sea Shanty Sing” will be held from 7-9 p.m. at the Edwin and Mary Brown Boat Shop, building 1, 13268 S. West Bay Shore Drive. The program is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required; For details, call 946-2647, email, or visit

Hunters Dinner

BRETHREN — Epworth United Methodist Church, 3939 High Bridge Road, will host its annual Hunters Dinner on Saturday, Nov. 16.

The meal will be served from 4-7 p.m. Hunters and the general public are welcome. A free-will offering will be accepted. For details, visit or at

DAR meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Guests are welcome to join members of the Job Winslow Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at their Saturday, Nov. 16, meeting.

The group will meet at 11 a.m. at the Elks Lodge, 625 Bay St. P.J. Steeby will give a program on the art of quilling(CQ). Lunch will follow. Reservations are required. For details or reservations, call Mary Rose, 946-6337.

Garden club meets

ACME — Guest speakers Kathy Hamilton and Erie Heermann will discuss using a chicken feeder to create a seasonal arrangement at the Tuesday, Nov. 19, meeting of the Sweetwater Evening Garden Club.

The club will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Bay Masonic Lodge. Visitors are welcome. For details or if planning to attend, call Pam Larkin, 938-9611.

International fair

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College and Traverse City Area Public Schools will host a “Go Global” International Fair and Expo.

The event is part of International Education Week and will be held from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at NMC’s Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Admission is free for adults and students interested in learning more about international opportunities, global studies and more. A schedule of International Education Week events is available at For details, contact Lindsey Wiejaczka, or 995-2524.

Family Science

SUTTONS BAY — Families can experience the “Legend of the Loon” at the Inland Seas Education Association’s Family Science Saturday.

The event will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 16, at the ISEA Education Center, 100 Dame St. There will be a related craft, story and science activity geared toward children ages 5-12.

The cost is $5 per child. For details or reservations, contact Emily Shaw, 271-3077 or

IAA stages play

INTERLOCHEN — Interlochen Arts Academy theater students will stage the Tony Award-winning musical “Spring Awakening.”

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Nov. 21-22, and Friday, Dec. 6; and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, in Corson Auditorium. Tickets are $24 for adults, $21 for senior citizens and $10 for students. For tickets or details, call 276-7800, (800) 681-5920, or visit

Hoops fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY — West Senior High School’s men’s basketball team is planning a 24-hour basketball game fundraiser. Spectators are welcome.

The game will start Friday, Nov. 29, with tip-off at 5 p.m. at West Senior High School, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. The final buzzer will sound at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30. Each hour will feature WSH players, coaches, family and alumni against a “community” team. There will be a continuous scoreboard and businesses and organizations will partner with the school by “buying” an hour of play time.

Proceeds will benefit the WSH men’s basketball program and “Cancer Travels,” a local charity started by a WSH teacher and one of the basketball coaches to help families struggling with cancer.

Birbiglia returns

TRAVERSE CITY — Comedian Mike Birbiglia returns to the City Opera House on Jan. 15, with his “Thank God for Jokes” Tour. Tickets are on sale now.

Reserved seating tickets are $37.50. For details or to purchase tickets, call 941-8082, visit or stop at the City Opera House box office, 106 E. Front St.