Big Picture Society
LELAND — The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will hots a Big Picture Society film on Monday, Feb. 10.
A documentary by Chris Paine will be shown at 3 p.m. at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St. The 2006 film explores the creation, limited commercialization and subsequent destruction of battery electric vehicles developed in the mid-1990s, especially General Motors’ EV1 cars.
Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Call 409-9339 or visit http://lwvleelanau.org to learn more.
Torch area potluck
EASTPORT — All Torch area residents are invited to the Upper Torch Lake Association potluck on Monday, Feb. 10.
The social hour starts at 6 p.m. at the Torch Lake Township Community Services Building, U.S. 31, followed by the meal at 6:30 p.m. Attendees should bring a favorite beverage, table service and a dish to share along with a list of its ingredients.
GT Academy info
TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Academy will hold enrollment information meetings for families interested in the tuition-free, public charter school.
Meetings start at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18, and 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 26, at the school, 1245 Hammond Road. The Feb. 18 meeting will focus on grades seven through 12 and includes student presentations.
For details, call the school, 995-0665, or visit www.grandtraverseacademy.com
TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College now offers helicopter pilot training through its Aviation Division.
The training and the helicopter are being provided by TC Helicopters, a local company that offers helicopter training, sightseeing and commercial helicopter services. A helicopter simulator also will be available. To learn more, visit www.nmc.edu/aviation.
TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Area District Library has launched the second phase of its “Grow the Gardens” fund-raising effort.
The project goal is to create an attractive and educational landscape to enhance the front entrance of the Main (Woodmere) Branch Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. Fund-raising for Phase II, which includes acquisition and planting of trees, shrubs and flowering perennials, is under way.