Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 14, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/14/2013

Garden club meets

ACME — The Sweetwater Evening Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the East Bay Masonic Lodge.

Brian Zimmerman will talk about organic gardening for the perennial garden. For details or if planning to attend, call 938-9611.

Rock hounds meet

TRAVERSE CITY — A program on the Tucson, Ariz., gem and mineral show will highlight the Tuesday, April 16, meeting of the Grand Traverse Area Rock & Mineral Club. The club meets at 7 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Visitors are welcome.

Earth Day event

BELLAIRE — Grass River Natural Area will host an afternoon of fun and discovery to celebrate Earth Day.

The free event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the natural area, 6500 Alden Highway. For details, call 533-8314 or visit

Day Camp signup

TRAVERSE CITY — Area families and summer visitors may register for any of Traverse City Area Public Schools’ Summer Adventure Day Camps at registration days during April.

Registration will be held at the following camp locations: 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, Long Lake Elementary School, 7600 N. Long Lake Road; 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 17, Cherry Knoll Elementary School, 1800 Three Mile Road; and 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, Central Grade School, 301 W. Seventh St., or Willow Hill Elementary School, 1250 Hill St.

Camps are for children ages 3 to 12. Financial help may be available through the Department of Human Services. For details or a registration packet, visit

Book signing

NORTHPORT — Loreen Niewenhuis will visit Northport to sign copies of her new book “A 1,000-Mile Great Lakes Walk.”

Niewenhuis walked sections of all five Great Lakes in segments, beginning in Ohio and winding up at Niagara Falls, with time at home between stretches.

Niewenhuis’ visit is sponsored by Dog Ears Books. Because of renovation work at the book store, Niewenhuis will appear at Brew North from 12:15 to 2:15 p.m. on Thursday, April 18. She will read from and sign copies of her new book and answer questions. Following the event, she will be at Dog Ears Books, 106 Waukazoo, until 5 p.m. For details, call 386-7209, email or visit

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