Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 20, 2014

Community in Brief: 03/20/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Camera Club to meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Area Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m., today, March 20, at The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster Dr.

Awards will be presented to winners of the student photo contest followed by club member, Helen Denoyer, speaking about her photography.

The TACC is open to the public. For more information, call John Russell at 883-1588.

Guest performers join Haas duo

TRAVERSE CITY — Trumpeter Dan Jacobs and saxophonist Patrick Booth will make an appearance at Jazz at the Cambria today, March 20.

They will join Haas Trio’s Jack Dryden on bass and Randy Marsh on drums and harmonica to perform from 7-9:15 p.m. in the Cambria’s Reflect Bistro and Lounge, 255 Munson Ave. There is no cover charge. Call 778-9000 to learn more.

Dance performance

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan College Dance Department will present a performance titled “Destinations: A Choreographic Journey.”

The show explores the theme of destinations through solo dance forms by current NMC dance students and dance alumni. Other highlights include the NMC hip hop class and a pre-show of hoop dancing and improvisations.

The performance starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, March 23, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. General admission tickets are $8 for adults; free for children 12 and younger. They are available at the Milliken Auditorium box office, online at or by calling 995-1553.

Newcomers to meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to the Tuesday, March 25, meeting of the Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse.

The group will meet at 6:30 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Local photographer John Robert Williams, a co-founder of the Traverse City Film Festival, will discuss the festival’s history and vision for the future. For details, visit

Waste and pesticide collection

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) will hold a household hazardous waste and pesticide collection from 1-6:45 p.m. Thursday, March 27, by appointment.

The service is provided to Grand Traverse County residents at no cost for up to 150 pounds. A $1.30 per pound fee is charged over 150 pounds. Accepted materials include cleaning products, pesticides, mercury, moth balls, motor oil, pool chemicals, oil-based and latex paint, CFL bulbs and more.

The online scheduling system is the recommended way to schedule appointments and may be accessed at Appointments also may be made by calling the RecycleSmart Hotline, 941-5555.

Teens can win D.C. trip

GRAWN — Teenagers whose parents or guardians receive service from Cherryland Electric Cooperative are eligible for a free trip to Washington, D.C.

The trip is open to all students who are or will be high school sophomores or juniors. Three students will be chosen to attend the Youth Leadership Summit April 23-25 in Evart, Mich. From there, two Cherryland students will be selected for the Youth Tour trip to Washington June 14-19.

Teens can apply at the Cherryland website, (under Community), or at the Michigan Youth Leadership website,

AAUW offers scholarship

TRAVERSE CITY — Applications will be accepted through Friday, May 9, for the American Association of University Women Traverse City Branch’s Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship.

The $1,500 scholarship was established in 1975 by a gift from Moore, a long-time AAUW member. Applicants must have completed two or more years of higher education, be enrolled or will be enrolled full- or part-time in an accredited program and live in the Grand Traverse region. One letter of reference must accompany each application.

For details or an application, visit or call 421-3152.

Free tax prep

GRAYLING — Northern Michigan Free Tax Service, 305 Lawndale, offers free tax preparation and electronic filing of federal, state and city taxes for individuals with income up to $60,000. Tax preparation is available by appointment. For details or an appointment call (989) 889-1141.