Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 9, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/09/2013

Water project help

BENZONIA — On The Ground and the Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill have entered into a partnership to help the Chiapas Water Project in Chiapas, Mexico.

The Roadhouse will donate a percentage of sales on one Wednesday each month until April to the project, which works for clean water access in the communities of Chiapas. The next “Think Globally & Eat Locally” fundraiser is from 4-9 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at the Roadhouse. Jake Frysinger will perform live music from 6-8 p.m. For details, visit

TC 350 program

TRAVERSE CITY — TC 350 will sponsor an “Oil & Water Don’t Mix” program focusing on an aging oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

The program will be held from 6-7 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St. The guest speaker is Beth Wallace from the National Wildlife Federation. There also will be video of the July 14 “Oil & Water Don’t Mix” rally, a chance to sign a petition to Governor Snyder, music by the True Falsettos and a cash bar. For details, visit

Senior luncheon

INTERLOCHEN — Area senior citizens are invited to a community senior luncheon at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Reservations are needed by 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

The meal will be served at noon on Monday, Oct. 14, at the church on the corner of U.S. 31 and Rogers Road. The meal is $3, but attendees also may bring a sack lunch and enjoy activities following lunch at no charge. For details or reservations, call Ralph Hintsala, 620-0840.

Book club luncheon

TRAVERSE CITY — Paid reservations are due Thursday, Oct. 10, for the next meeting of the Village at Bay Ridge Book Club. The public is invited.

Katrina Head, author of “The Gifted Choice,” and her daughter Cora Jean, will be featured at the luncheon meeting. Head’s book is the poignant story of dealing with Down syndrome and coming to terms with a life-changing decision.

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