Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 14, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/14/2013

Young Life banquet

PETOSKEY — Former professional wrestler Jim Myers, also known as George “The Animal” Steele, will be the keynote speaker at Young Life Little Traverse Bay’s second annual “Decadent Desserts” banquet.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the Emmet County Fairgrounds, with music by Craig Cottrill and desserts prepared by local chefs. Myers will discuss his childhood struggles with dyslexia and his double life as teacher and wrestler as related in his book “Animal.” His grandchildren, who live in the Petoskey area, have been involved in Young Life for several years.

For advance tickets, visit or call Sandy Bollinger, 347-7308. Limited tickets will be available at the door.


Metrinko speaking

TRAVERSE CITY — Retired diplomat and former Iranian hostage Michael Metrinko is the next speaker in the International Affairs Forum lecture series.

Metrinko served in Iran during the two-year period leading to the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and was held as a hostage for 444 days. He will speak on “Iran and the United States: Time for a Reset?” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. A reception will be hosted at 5:15 p.m. in the Sculpture Court.

Anticipating widespread interest, the lecture also may be viewed live on Charter Cable channels 97 and 992 and will be streamed live. The live steam is available to anyone with an Internet-connected computer or mobile device. Instructions to access the lecture online will be available at and

Lecture tickets are $10 in advance through NMC’s Extended Education, 995-1700. All current educators and students are admitted free. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Davenport event

TRAVERSE CITY — Davenport University will hold a “Fall Free-For-All” event today, Oct. 14, through Saturday, Oct. 19, for individuals considering college classes.

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