Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 14, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/14/2014

China Film Series

TRAVERSE CITY — The International Affairs Forum in collaboration with the State Theatre will sponsor the second movie in a China Film Series.

“The Last Emperor” will be shown at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the State Theatre, 233 E. Front St. The 1987 film was the first authorized by the Chinese government to be filmed in the Forbidden City. It won nine Academy Awards including Best Picture. Post-movie discussion will be facilitated by Jack Segal, co-chair of the International Affairs Forum, and Yiling Liu, Mandarin teacher at the International School at Bertha Vos.

For tickets, visit

View lunar eclipse

EMPIRE — A four-hour lunar eclipse is the feature of the Sleeping Bear National Lakeshore’s first Star Party of the season.

The program will be held from 1:30-5:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 15, at the Dune Climb. Participants should park in the row farthest from the dunes facing M-109. The party is free, however a National Park entrance pass or annual pass is required.

The event could be cancelled because of bad weather and that decision is usually made several hours in advance. Call 326-4700, ext. 5005 for a voicemail on any cancellation decision.

‘Green Fire’ screening

LELAND — The Leelanau Conservancy and the Leelanau Conservation District will host a free screening of the full-length documentary “Green Fire.”

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22, at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St. It tells the story of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold and his environmental legacy. For details, visit or call 256-9665.

Kingsley Lions meet

KINGSLEY — The Kingsley Lions Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24, at the Rock of Kingsley, 115 E.Blair St. For details, call 263-8025 or 313-1837.


NCMC nursing program

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College’s nursing and allied health faculty will hold an information session on Thursday, April 24, to explain the process for admission into the college’s nursing and allied health career programs.

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