Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 18, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/18/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

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TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will hold orientation Wednesday, March 20, for its Individual Development Account (IDA) Program.

The orientation will start at 10 a.m. at the Traverse City office, 3963 Three Mile Road. It is for prospective applicants interested in learning about a savings program for people with limited earned income who want to build financial assets.

Call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334 to register or for details.

Stewardship training

EMPIRE — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, the Leelanau Outdoor Center and the Kingsley Outdoor Adventure Club will be featured at the next Grand Traverse Stewardship Initiative Professional Development Day.

GTSI teachers and all area educators are invited to onsite workshops Thursday, March 21. Workshops will be held from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore Visitors Center in Empire; and 12:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Leelanau Outdoor Center in Maple City. Workshops are free for GTSI teachers; $45 for non-GTSI educators or administrators.

For details or to register for one or both workshops, call 941-0960, ext. 15, email, or visit

College Night

CHARLEVOIX — Representatives from more than 40 colleges, trade schools and the armed forces will participate in the fifth annual Northern Michigan College Night at Charlevoix High School, 5200 Marion Center Road.

The event from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, March 21, is designed for high school sophomores and juniors and their families. For details, call Charlevoix High School, 547-8206.

NanoDays events

TRAVERSE CITY — Spring break will bring NanoDays to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum.

Children and adults will be able to explore atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday, March 25-29, at the museum, 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Activities are recommended for children ages 5 and older; younger children will need adult help. For details, call 932-4526 or visit

Vote for art

TRAVERSE CITY — Nearly 300 pieces of art created by more than 100 students, staff and alumni are on display in and around the Central High School Library Media Center, 1150 Milliken Dr.

Similar in style to ArtPrize in Grand Rapids. Students, staff and visitors viewing the art have voted for their favorite pieces. That voting ended March 15, now the top 10 most popular pieces have been selected and another two week voting period will be held to determine the grand prize winner. .

For details, call Central High School art teacher Amy Harper, 933-3686.