Dinner tonight for Northport Promise
NORTHPORT — For the fourth consecutive year, members of the Northport Public School National Honor Society have selected the Northport Promise to benefit from their annual fundraising dinner.
The pasta dinner will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at Northport School, 104 Wing St. It will be prepared and served by members of the honor society and the Northport Promise steering committee. Takeouts will be available.
Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for children. They are available from National Honor Society members; by calling Liz Lint, 386-5153, at the Northport School office; or at the door.
Free financial aid workshops slated
NORTHWEST MICHIGAN — Northwest Michigan Works!
will sponsor free financial aid workshops to help the unemployed and underemployed find money for college.
Participants will learn about different types of financial aid, information for all postsecondary schools, how to complete applications, and how to apply for federal aid. Registration is required.
Workshops will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Manistee Michigan Works! Service Center and also at the Petoskey Michigan Works! Service Center; 10 a.m. Thursday at the Cadillac Michigan Works! Service Center; and May 18 at 1:30 p.m. and June 15 at 10 a.m., both at the Traverse City Michigan Works! Center. To register, call the respective Michigan Works! service center front desks. For details, visit nwmichworks.org.
WSH Thespians will stage ‘Coraline’
TRAVERSE CITY — The West Senior High School Thespian Club will present “Coraline,” an original play adapted by two WSH students from the novel by Neil Gaiman.
The play will be staged at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. General admission tickets are $5 and available at the door or by calling the box office, 933-7509.
West Shore plans commencement
SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College will hold its 41st commencement ceremony Friday. Nearly 140 students are eligible to receive degrees and certificates.
The commencement will start at 7 p.m. in the college’s Recreation Center Arena.
Following the ceremonies, a reception for the graduates and their families will be held in the Administrative and Conference Building.
Christian apologist visits TC Christian
TRAVERSE CITY — Josh McDowell, author, speaker and Christian apologist, will keynote two events Saturday as part of Traverse City Christian School’s Legacy 2011 celebration.
McDowell is an award-winning author and has written or co-written more than 100 books including bestsellers “More Than a Carpenter” and “New Evidence That Demands a Verdict.” He has spoken to more than 10 million people in more than 100 countries.
From 9 a.m. to noon, McDowell will lead a threepart parenting seminar titled “Relationships That Transform: In the Age of the Internet, How Not to Lose Influence Over Your Children.” Tickets are $15 at the door and group discounts are available.
“An Evening With Josh McDowell” will start at 7 p.m. Discussing the topic “From Skepticism to Faith:
The Impact of Evidence on One’s Faith,” McDowell will take the audience through his personal testimony and share stories of faith. Tickets are $5 at the door.
Both programs will be held at Traverse City Christian School, 753 Emerson. For more information, call 632- 6656 or visit www.tcchristianschools.org/events.
Show spotlights children’s art
GLEN ARBOR — Art created by students in the Glen Arbor Art Association’s 2010-11 After School Art & Dinner program will be on display at the GAAA, 6000 Pine St.
The spring art show is the culmination of the school year’s projects. It will be on display from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, May 9, through Friday, May 17. For details, call 334-6112 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner tonight for Northport Promise
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