Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 10, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/10/2013

Humanists host speaker

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Humanists will host Jerry DeWitt, who will talk on “Hope After Faith: An Ex-Pastor’s Journey From Belief to Atheism.”

Dewitt was a Pentecostal preacher for many years before arriving at atheism through a dialogue with faith the spanned more than 25 years. He is an author, public speaker, secular minister and vice president of Dogma Debate LLC. He also sits on the boards of The Clergy Project and The Foundation Beyond Belief.

DeWitt will discuss his journey to atheism at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the History Center of Traverse city, 322 Sixth St. The public is invited. For details, call 392-1215 or visit

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.

The Monday meeting includes a light luncheon at 12:30 p.m. and the program at the Village at Bay Ridge, 3950 Scenic Ridge. The cost is $6. For details or reservations, call 932-9455

Savings program

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will hold an orientation session today for the Individual Development Account (IDA) Program.

The orientation starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Traverse City office, 3963 Three Mile Road.

Call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.

Events at Dennos

TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum Center will offer several workshops and programs in conjunction with its 2013-14 exhibition season.

“Poetry Slam: A Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop with Ann Bardens-McClellan” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Janis Room at the Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Bardens-McClellan will read from and sign her book “Journey to the Centre.” A workshop for anyone interested in writing a poem inspired by artwork in the Dennos galleries will follow the program. The program is free with museum admission.

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