Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 28, 2013

Community news briefs 3/28/13


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Audubon Club

TRAVERSE CITY — Robert Doepker from the Department of Natural Resources in the Iron Mountain Region will be the guest speaker at the Grand Traverse Audubon Club meeting tonight, March 28.

Doepker will talk about population trends, general information and locations for the Blackburnian warblers. The free program starts at 7 p.m. at the Boardman River Natural Center, 1450 Cass Road, and is open to the public.

Pruning workshop

WILLIAMSBURG — A free “Renovating Mature Apple Trees” workshop will take place from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 29, at the Mallery residence, 5323 Lautner Road.

Participants will learn from farmer and nurseryman Brenin Wertz-Foth of Giving Tree Nursery. The workshop is part of a series organized by the Orchard Guild and is sponsored by ISLAND, the Northern Michigan Small Farm Conference and Great Lakes Bioneers. For details, call 622-5252 or email mary@artmeetsearth.org.

For details, call (906) 630-5673.

Celebrate Easter

MANCELONA — Easter at Mancelona United Methodist Church features a sunrise breakfast.

Services on Sunday, March 31, include a 7:30 a.m. sunrise service and an 11 a.m. worship service. The breakfast will be served at 8 a.m. The community is invited.

The church is located at 117 E. Hinman. For details, call 587-8461.

Easter Bunny visits

THOMPSONVILLE — The Easter Bunny will hop into the Betsie Valley District Library on Saturday, March 30.

Children are invited to visit the Easter Bunny, have photos taken and receive a treat from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library, 14731 Thompson Ave. For details, call 378-2716 or visit www.betsievalleydistrictlibrary.org.

‘Zentangle’ class

ELK RAPIDS — Local artist Kerry Bowes will teach “Zentangle,” an easy-to-learn meditative art form, at the Elk Rapids District Library, 300 Isle of Pines.

The class will meet from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 4. The cost is $5. For details or to register, visit the library or call 264-9979.

NMEAC celebration

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council is planning its 33rd Environmentalist of the Year event. This also is the 25th year of recognizing and awarding individuals and organizations that advocate for and protect the environment.

The event will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, April 26, at the Park Place Hotel Dome. Stanley “Skip” Pruss, a principal in 5 Lakes Energy LLC, will be the keynote speaker.

Nominations for Environmentalist of the Year are being accepted in 11 categories. To nominate someone for the award, go to http://nmeac.org/EOY/nominatingform.html.

Tickets for the event also are on sale at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/347494.

Scholarship

TRAVERSE CITY — High school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can apply for the $1,000 Delta Kappa Gamma Phi Chapter’s Geraldine Pagel Scholarship.

Applicants must submit a high school transcript, three references and a completed application.

The application deadline is Saturday, April 13. Scholarship packets are available from area high school counselors or by calling Delores Berta, 275-4115.