Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 9, 2014

Community in Brief: 03/09/2014

Dinner is today

BENZONIA — The next community dinner at Grow Benzie will be held today, March 9.

The meal will start at 5 p.m. at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115. Following dinner, Sharron and Paul May, owners of the May Farm venture in Frankfort, will discuss “Restorative Agriculture: Grass-fed Meats.”

An $8 donation is suggested for the meal and will benefit the Northern Michigan Culinary Arts Community Culinary Scholarship Fund. No one will be turned away for inability to pay. The dinner will be canceled and rescheduled if Benzie County schools are closed.

For details or a non-binding reservation for food planning purposes, email,, or call Deb Query, 882-5197.

Afternoon of jazz

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest MI Jazz Experience will host an afternoon of jazz today, March 9, featuring the Bill Sears Quartet.

Saxophonist Sears, pianist Jeff Kressler, bassist Ed Fedewa and drummer Larry Ochiltree will perform at 3 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W. 14th St. Tickets at the door are $5 for members; $15 for non-members. NMJE memberships will be available at the door. For details, call 943-1225 or 883-3379.

Documentary screened

LELAND — The League of Women Voters Leelanau County’s third Big Picture Society film is a documentary from China.

The film is set in Wuhan, China, and follows a third-grade class as it conducts an experiment in democracy with an election for class monitor. It will be shown at 4 p.m. Monday, March 10, at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Attendees may bring refreshments to share, but no alcohol is permitted. For details, call 409-9339 or visit

‘Little Shop of Horrors’

BENZONIA — Tickets go on sale Monday, March 10, for the Benzie Central High School Drama Department’s production of the musical “Little Shop of Horrors.”

The spoof of 1950s science fiction movies will be staged at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at the Benzie Central High School auditorium on Homestead Road. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens.

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