Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 7, 2014

Community in Brief: 03/07/2014

Dinner benefit

ELK RAPIDS — The community is invited to an authentic Mexican Dinner Party to benefit the Grand Traverse Area Literacy Council and sponsored by the Elk Rapids Class of 2018.

The meal will be served from 5-7 p.m. today, March 7, at Cherryland Middle School, 707 Third St. The cost is $7 per person. An optional bake sale will be held to benefit the Class of 2018.

Titan dance concert

TRAVERSE CITY — Students in the Dance II class at West Senior High School will present their second Student Choreographed Dance Concert on Tuesday, March 11.

The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. in the West Senior High School auditorium, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. Choreography ranges from contemporary modern and pointe to contemporary jazz and hip hop. Students in the class range from freshmen to seniors.

Tickets are $5 at the door. All proceeds go toward furthering the creative dance process at WSH. For details email Philip Leete,

Humanists meet

TRAVERSE CITY — Mella McCormick and Chris Kuchuris, professors at Northwestern Michigan College, will speak on “The Evolution of Morality: Fact and Fiction” at the next meeting of the Grand Traverse Humanists.

The meeting and program start at 7 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Admission is free and the public is invited. Call 392-1215 to learn more.

AMOH event

TRAVERSE CITY — The Bijou on the Bay will open its doors Monday, March 10, for an event hosted by AMOH (A Matter of Honor), a new nonprofit organization dedicated to teaching Americans about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

The event will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. It includes a look at how PTSD has infiltrated American culture, a reading by Terry Wooten of his PTSD-related poetry, the announcement of the first “Caught in the Act of Caring” honoree and a lecture on basic aspects of PTSD. There also will be a talk by Marj Middel, president of AMOH, and area veteran Larry Lelito titled “10 Ways to Help a Vet.”

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