Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 4, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/04/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Art You Can Eat

TRAVERSE CITY — Teens and preteens are invited to make special food creations on Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

Library staff will help participants create “Art You Can Eat” starting at 7 p.m. Teens and preteens planning to attend should call the library, 223-7700, to reserve space.

WMU degree info

TRAVERSE CITY — Western Michigan University will hold an information session on its master of arts in counselor education program on Thursday, Nov. 7.

The session will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. in room 217 at the University Center, 2200 Dendrinos Dr., off Cass Road. There is no charge. For details, call Kim Stevens, 995-1846.

Landmark Books

TRAVERSE CITY — Landmark Books’ grand opening on Saturday, Nov. 9, will be a fundraiser for FLOW, a nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the waters of the Great Lakes.

The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. at the book store, suite 116 in Building 50 at the Grand Traverse Commons. Poet Michael Delp will be signing copies of his books and a special broadside featuring his poem “The Mad Angler’s Manifesto” will be available to purchase, with proceeds going to FLOW. There also will be a silent auction of books signed by several well-known authors, with the proceeds also going to FLOW.

For details or to donate silent auction items, call 922-7225.

Cottage Coffee

TRAVERSE CITY — Bill Smith, storyteller and the best-selling author of “Chickadees at Night” and the new book “The Chickadee Spirit,” will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, Nov. 12, program in the Cottage Coffee Series.

Smith’s program will start at 2 p.m. at Hawthorn Cottage at the Grand Traverse Pavilions off South Elmwood Avenue. He will have both Chickadee books at the program and will be available to sign them. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 932-3027.

Scholarship contest

TRAVERSE CITY — Graduating seniors at 43 northwestern Michigan high schools are invited to apply for the Korean War Veterans Association Northwestern Michigan Chapter 38’s scholarship. Winners will be announced in May.

Entrants should submit an essay on the topic “Tell America: The Where, When and Why of the Forgotten Korean War Victory.” All application information has been provided to area school officials. It also is available at Call Mike Kanitz, 932-9522, to learn more.

Art sought

CHARLEVOIX — Charlevoix Circle of Arts is accepting submissions for its “Milagros” all-media show.

Milagros are the small miracles and joyful surprises in everyday life. The featured exhibit is a collection created by the Fiber Artists Coalition. Artists are invited to submit artwork that reflects the “Milagros” theme. CCA members may submit up to five pieces. Non-members may submit up to two pieces.

The entry deadline is Nov. 19. Entries must be submitted by digital images only and there is no entry fee. The artist’s name and the name of the artwork should be included in the file name. To request a document with tips for digital entries, email Entries also may be submitted to

Christmas Village

EAST JORDAN — The East Jordan Lions Club is organizing its second Christmas Village and invites area churches, schools, businesses, clubs, organizations and families to decorate a site at the East Jordan Tourist Park.

Free electrical service is available at each site. The Christmas Village will open Thursday, Dec. 5. Applications for a site are available from Lions Club members, the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce office or by calling Jeff Argetsinger, 582-2770.

‘Off the Wall’ movie

ALDEN — The next film in the “Off the Wall” Movie Series is “Ulee’s Gold,” starring Peter Fonda.

The R-rated movie will be show at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Road. A meal will be served at 6 p.m. There is no charge. For details, call 331-4318.

Mariners Memorial

TRAVERSE CITY —The community is invited to the 38th annual Mariners Memorial Service on Friday, Nov. 8.

The service starts at noon in the courtyard on the harbor side of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy at Northwestern Michigan College’s Great Lakes Campus, 715 E. Front St. It remembers and honors mariners who died on the Great Lakes and oceans and is sponsored by the Student Propeller Club, Port 150, of the Great Lakes Maritime Academy. For details, call 995-1200.

Thistle and Thread show

TRAVERSE CITY — Thistle and Thread artisan group will host its 36th annual holiday show on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The show and sale will be presented in a gallery setting from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center, 1125 W. Civic Center Dr. There will be year-round art items and home decor as well as holiday-themed items.

St. Mary auction

LAKE LEELANAU — The annual Lake Leelanau St. Mary School Auction Road Trip will be held on a new date and at a new location.

The auction will take place on Saturday, Nov. 9, at the St. Mary School gym. The doors open and silent auction bidding starts at 6 p.m., with a live auction at 8 p.m. There will be more than 450 items on which to bid. A $10 cover charge includes appetizers and a cash bar will be available. Attendees must be 21. Free child care will be available with reservations. To arrange for child care, call 256-9670. For details, visit

Toy sale helps kids

SUTTONS BAY — The youth of Suttons Bay Congregational Church will hold their second annual “Kids Caring for Kids” used toy sale on Saturday, Nov. 9.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the church, the corner of Madison and Lincoln streets. Twenty percent of the proceeds will benefit the Leelanau Family Coordinating Council, a Leelanau County organization that helps fund the Laundry Project and other efforts that support local families. For details, call the church office, 271-6036 or visit

Earthworks concert

TRAVERSE CITY — Earthwork Music Collective musicians will close a five-city tour with a 3 p.m. performance on Sunday, Nov. 10, at Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

Performers include Seth and May, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, darleneYa, Strawberry Heritage, Joe Reilly, Dede and the Dreamers and Sam Cooper. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students, and free for children ages 11 and younger. For tickets or details, call 995-1055 or visit

Torch area potluck

EASTPORT — The Upper Torch Lake Association invites all Torch Lake area residents to a potluck on Monday, Nov. 11.

A social hour at 6 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. at the Torch Lake Township Community Services building, 2355 N. U.S. 31. Attendees should bring a favorite beverage, table service and a dish to share along with a list of its ingredients.