Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 13, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/13/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Genealogists meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society will host a program by Amy Barritt, special collections librarian at the Traverse Area District Library, at its Thursday, April 17, meeting.

The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr. Barritt will discuss manuscript collections and how libraries organize and make these materials available for research. The public and guests are welcome.

‘Egg-stra’ Easter fun

TRAVERSE CITY — Children of all ages are invited to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum on Friday, April 18, for some “egg-stra” fun.

Special activities from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. will focus on learning the art and science of the egg while having fun.

Activities are included in museum admission, which is $6 for ages 2 and older.

The museum is located at 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr. For details, call 932-4526 or visit

Successful Aging series

TRAVERSE CITY — Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home will present a panel discussion titled “Funeral Etiquette, Grief Resources, Pre-Need and More” at the next Successful Aging program.

The panel will start at 2 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, off South Elmwood Avenue. Peg Jonkhoff, co-owner of Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, Lindsey (Jonkhoff) Rogers and Nicole Westrick will discuss service options. obituaries, pallbearers, the eulogy, proper dress, funeral processions, expressions of sympathy, grief resources, pre-planning and more.

The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 932-3027 or visit

Folk concert

ELK RAPIDS — C2 Productions and the Elk Rapids Cinema will present an evening with Don White and Matt Watroba.

White is a native of Lynn, Mass., and a Boston area favorite.

He is a former stand-up comedian who found folk music and now weaves the two together. Watroba is a favorite of the folk and traditional music community in the Midwest. He has hosted the Folks Like Us show on WDET public radio in Detroit for more than 20 years.

The two will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Elk Rapids Cinema. Tickets are $20 each and available at WTCM, 314 E. Front St., Traverse City; Corner Druggist and the Elk Rapids Cinema box office, Elk Rapids; or at

Mother-Daughter lunch scheduled

WILLIAMSBURG — Mothers and daughters are invited to a luncheon being hosted by the Yuba Historical Society.

The event will be held from noon-2:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Williamsburg Dinner Theater on M-72 East. It includes lunch prepared by Catering by Kelly, entertainment and a silent auction.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for ages 10 and younger. They are available at the door; or call 264-8038 for advance reservations. Proceeds will help fund restoration of the 150-year-old Yuba School as a museum and community center.