Traverse City Record-Eagle


February 15, 2014

Community in Brief: 02/15/2014

Heritage Trail open house

GLEN ARBOR — Skiers and snowshoers on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail are invited to stop at the historic log cabin at D.H. Day Campground today, Feb. 15, from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for complimentary cookies and coffee from Cherry Republic and hot chocolate from Grocer’s Daughter Chocolate.

Antrim Women Dems meet

CENTRAL LAKE — Nicole Cyr, a certified application counselor for the Affordable Health Care Act, will be the guest speaker at the Monday, Feb. 17, meeting of the Antrim Women Dems.

The group will meet at the Blue Pelican Inn. The luncheon is $12, payable at the door. Reservations are requested; email

Forum focuses on China

TRAVERSE CITY — The Thursday, Feb. 20, International Affairs Forum will continue the series’ focus on Asia with “The Rise of the Asian Tigers: Lessons for Beijing.”

Business executive Jep Gruman is the guest speaker.

During his 30-year career, Gruman has been an insider to the phenomenal growth of key Asian economies.

His most recent efforts have focused on the rapidly growing medical devices field in Asia as director of IncellDX, a California-based molecular diagnostics business.

The program starts at 6 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

Ticket-holders are invited to a reception at 5:15 p.m. Tickets are $10 each; free for students and current educators. For advance tickets, call 995-1700.

Lunch forum scheduled

TRAVERSE CITY — “Mystery” is the theme for Northwestern Michigan College Life Academy’s winter/spring lunch and forum series.

The next luncheon program will be from noon-1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the NMC University Center. Jerry Dobek, NMC astronomy professor and director of the Rogers Observatory, will discuss “Space Buzz-What’s Out There.”

He will take an up-to-date look at neighboring planets, extra-solar planets, and the expansion of the universe.

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