Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 24, 2013

Community in Brief 09/24/2013

Hazardous waste

KINGSLEY — The Grand Traverse County Resource Recovery Department (RecycleSmart) will hold a household hazardous waste and pesticide collection on Saturday, Sept. 28.

The collection event will be held from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. by appointment at the Grand Traverse County Road Commission building, 1471 E. M-113. It is free to Grand Traverse County residents for up to 150 pounds. For an appointment or details, call 941-5555 or visit Online scheduling is recommended.

Party for BACN

FRANKFORT — Once again, Bea Stone’s birthday party will be a fundraiser for Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, one of her favorite charities.

The community is invited to help Stone celebrate her 88th birthday from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 30, at Michigan Shores. The party is being hosted by the Tuesday Trekkers. There will be wine, cheese, music and the Hot Dog Men will be back by popular demand to serve hot dogs.

Donations will benefit BACN’s food pantry. Those unable to attend may send greetings to Stone at Apt. 104, 641 Michigan Ave., Frankfort, MI 49635.

Acrobats at Dennos

TRAVERSE CITY — The Golden Dragon Acrobats from China will return to the Dennos Museum Center for one performance on Friday, Oct. 4.

The troupe will take the stage at 8 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium, 1410 College Drive. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members, plus a $2 processing fee. For tickets, call 995-1553 or (800) 836-0717, or visit or

Solar energy

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College is bundling solar education classes, offering progressive courses that provide training participants need to obtain nationally-recognized industry credentials and enter the solar workforce.

The Midwest Renewable Energy Program Solar Site Assessment Certificate class meets Oct. 10-11. It requires one to two courses depending on the prior level of experience and training.

New Solar Design and Installation training, Oct. 14-18, is for students who have entry-level knowledge and experience.Upon completion, students will receive 32 hours of credit toward the advance training requirements for NABCEP installer certification exam.

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