Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 4, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/04/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Circus auditions

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse area students in grades one through 12 are invited to audition for the traveling Starfish Circus, an outreach program founded by the international performance group Ariel Angels.

Pre-auditions are from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. today, April 4, for students to ask questions, try things and learn new skills. Auditions will be held 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the West Senior High School auditorium, 5376 N. Long Lake Road. Participants should come dressed to be active and bring props for special skills.

Up to 50 students will be selected to perform April 19-20 with the Starfish Circus at West Senior High School. For details, call WSH, 933-7500; Allison Williams, (727) 492-3473; or Philip Leete, 492-0490.

Library shows film

ALDEN — “The Seven Samurai” is the next film in the “Off the Wall Movie Series” at the Alden District Library, 8751 Helena Road.

The 1954 movie will be shown at 7 p.m. today, April 4, with dinner at 6 p.m. An optional donation or food for the meal is suggested. For details or to sign up, call the library, 331-4318.

All H.A.N.D.D.S.

TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle Retirement Community will host a fundraiser and also a pet adoption for Helping Abused, Neglected, Disabled, Displaced Souls (H.A.N.D.D.S.).

On Saturday, April 6, a benefit bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to noon, followed by a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from noon to 1:30 p.m. A Pet Adopt-A-Thon will be held with H.A.N.D.D.S. from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 7. All events take place at Glen Eagle, 3950 Sumac Dr. For details, call 935-4553.

Senior luncheon

INTERLOCHEN — Redeemer Lutheran Church will hold a senior luncheon on Monday, April 8. Reservations are needed by noon Friday, April 5.

Lunch will be served at noon at the church at U.S. 31 and Rogers Road. Fellowship and games will follow. The meal is $3 per person. Sack lunches also are welcome. Activities are free. For details or reservations, call Ralph Hintsala, 620-0840.

IT Career Fair

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Works! will host an Information Technology (IT) Career Fair Tuesday, April 9. Registration for preferred access is due today, April 4.

The career fair from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St., will feature Information Technology positions with local employers along with information and resources for people considering IT careers. Employers at the job fair will recruit qualified candidates for current open positions in network administration, web development, tech support and database administration.

Attendees should bring at least 12 copies of their résumé and be prepared for a professional, onsite interview. Three breakout sessions, facilitated by Northwestern Michigan College and Ferris State University, will provide overviews from IT industry experts and details on related educational programs.

For details or to register, visit Walk-ins will still be welcome the day of the event.

GOP women meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Bay Area Republican Women’s Club will meet at noon Monday, April 8, at Sleder’s Family Tavern, 717 Randolph St.

Girls’ book club

TRAVERSE CITY — The Chapter Chicks Mother Daughter Book Club will meet Monday, April 8, at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

Girls and a special adult are invited to meet at 6:30 p.m. for a potluck dinner, a craft and to discuss the book “Once Upon A Marigold” by Jean Ferris. Book selections for the group are targeted toward third through fifth grade readers. There is no charge. For details or to sign up, call the library, 223-7700.

BACN meeting

FRANKFORT — The Benzie Area Christian Neighbors’ (BACN) Board of Directors invites the community to the 30th annual BACN meeting and potluck dinner.

The meeting will start at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church fellowship hall, 508 Crystal Ave. The program includes election of board officers, a recap of 2012 and a look ahead to 2013.

Nurses meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Registered Nurses Association in Michigan (RN-AIM) will meet Tuesday, April 9.

Tammy Tarsa, RN, BSN, administrator and owner of Integrity Home Health Care of Northern Michigan, will discuss “The Many Hats of Nursing” at the meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in conference rooms A and B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. One continuing education hour will be awarded to RNs attending the entire meeting. Pizza and salad will be available for $5 per person.

For details or to register, contact Jane Miller, 649-3730 or Registrants are asked to indicate if they plan to eat.

Student testing

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Area Public Schools will offer Academically Talented (AT) testing for current fifth-grade students both in and outside of the TCAPS district.

Testing will take place from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the East Middle School cafeteria, 1776 Three Mile Road. Students should plan to arrive by 7:45 a.m. Advance registration is required. For details or to register, call East Middle School Counselor Mandy Samuelson, 933-7396.

Development day

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative will sponsor a day of professional development for teachers focusing on nature literacy and personal narrative.

Workshops will be held Tuesday, April 23, from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 5 p.m. at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. They are designed to connect teachers with content designed to tap the link between nature, children, health, happiness and literacy.

The workshops are free to GTSI teachers; $45 per workshop for other educators or administrators. Attendees may choose one or both workshops and registration materials for earning SB-CEUs will be available at each workshop. Register at for one or both workshops or contact Jenifer Strauss, GTSI program coordinator, 941-0960 ext.15 or

Memphis trip on tap

KALKASKA — The Kalkaska County Commission on Aging, working with White Star Tours, is planning a trip to Memphis, Tenn., May 13-19.

The seven-day, six-night tour includes lodging, six breakfasts, four dinners including the Nashville Nightlife Dinner Theater and King’s Palace Cafe, and visits to the Grand Ole Opry, Graceland, the Country Music Hall of Fame and more.

The package is $825 per person based on double occupancy. For details or reservations, call the Kalkaska Commission on Aging, 258-5030.