Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 22, 2012

In Brief: 10/22/2012

Forum on proposals

Traverse City — The Northwest Michigan Council of Governments and Michigan State University Extension will sponsor a free Ballot Proposal Forum Wednesday, Oct. 24.

The 7-9 p.m. forum will be at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St., and includes factual information about the statewide proposals on the Nov. 6 ballot. Attendees also may discuss the proposals with MSU policy experts.

Registration is required; visit If unable to attend, individuals can question MSU experts online at To read summaries of the proposals visit the Citizen's Research Council website at

Open house

Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College's newest degree program, Audio Technology, will host an open house.

The 18-month fast track program offers a choice of 24 courses. Credentials offered include a degree and three levels of platform-centric certification from industry leaders like Apple.

The open house will be held 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the audio technology lab at the University Center, Dendrinos Drive.

Legends grand finale

Traverse City — The Grand Finale of the Fall 2012 Legends activities will be on Thursday, Oct. 25.

Festivities include free programs at 2 and 7 p.m., at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St., by Dr. Elizabeth Faue, professor of American History and Women's History at Wayne State University. The programs complement the stories of fall 2012 Legends honorees Dr. Elizabeth Rosenthal-Thompson, the first female physician in Northern Michigan (1886), and Emelia Schaub, the first female practicing prosecuting attorney in Michigan (1936).

Reservations are encouraged; contact Maddie Buteyn, 995-0313, ex. 106, or e-mail

Halloween event

Central Lake — YMCA Camp Hayo-Went-Ha, 919 N. East Torch Lake Dr., will host a Halloween Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Family fun will be hosted from 2 to 6 p.m., with hot dogs and drinks served 3-5 p.m. The cost is $6 per person, $20 for a group of four and includes refreshments.

Those needing more intense fun can return from 7:30 to 10 p.m. for a walk on the haunted trail. The cost is $6 per person; free with a ticket from the afternoon.

For details, call 544-5915 or visit

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