Traverse City Record-Eagle


March 17, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/17/2013


TRAVERSE CITY — The Senior Center Network, 801 E. Front St., is offering regular backgammon play starting Monday, March 18.

Instructor Dan Wittkopp, a member of the U.S. Backgammon Federation, will lead new participants through the fundamentals and basic rules and will explore the subtleties and nuances of the game as participants’ skill levels advance. Participants will be playing backgammon in their first session.

Backgammon will be played from 3 to 5 p.m. Mondays. Beginning and seasoned players are welcome. The cost is $1 per person. Registration is requested; call 922-4911.

Women Voters

SUTTONS BAY — Jack Lessenberry, columnist, TV show host and political analyst, will be the guest speaker at a dinner hosted by the Leelanau Unit of the League of Women Voters GTA.

The dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 3, at Black Star Farms, M-22. The cost for dinner and the program is $30 per person; $20 for the program only. Reservations are due Friday, March 22; call Vina Mikesell, 386-5106.

Camper show

TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Association of Recreation Vehicles and Campgrounds (MARVAC) will sponsor the 21st annual Northwest Michigan Camper & RV Show Friday through Sunday, March 22-24.

Show hours are 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Admission is $5 for ages 13 and older, $4 for seniors 55 and older, and free for children ages 12 and younger. Coupons for $1 off adult or senior admissions are available at, at regional Big Boy restaurants and at Members Credit Union locations in Traverse City, Kalkaska, Manistee and Mancelona. Consumers also can register to win free tickets at

For details, call (517) 349-8881 or visit

Celtic concert

GRAYLING — Daniel House will give a concert of old and new Celtic tunes on Wednesday, March 20.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. at the Grayling Senior Center, 308 Lawndale. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. For details, call (989) 348-7123.

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