Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 17, 2013

Community in Brief: 01/17/2013


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Library events

Thompsonville — The Betsie Valley District Library will offer two events designed to help cure cabin fever.

A "Grown Up Game Night" will be hosted from 7 to 9 p.m. tonight, Jan. 17. Adults are invited to play euchre or bring a favorite game to share.

A "Winter Fun" story hour will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19. There will be stories, a craft and a snack.

The library is located at 14731 Thompson Ave. For details, call 378-2716.

Neighbors meet

Traverse City — The North Traverse Heights Neighborhood Association will meet from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 17, at Traverse Heights Elementary School's library, 933 Rose St. For details, call Shauna Treter, 651-9244.

Flu shot clinic

Traverse City — The Grand Traverse County Health Department will hold a walk-in flu shot clinic on Friday, Jan. 18, for anyone age 4 and older.

Clinic hours are 8:15 to 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. at the health department, 2600 LaFranier Road. All insurances will be billed. The fee for private pay is $30 for adults and $7 for children. No one will be turned away because of inability to pay.

Call 995-6111.

Warm up for skaters

Benzonia — Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave., will host a warming night for skaters using the skating rink in Kiwanis Park, the corner of U.S. 31 and Homestead Road.

On Saturday, Jan. 19, skaters are invited to warm up with free hot beverages and cookies from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at Mills Community House.

Dennos hosts singer

Traverse City — Singer-songwriter Kenny White will return to the stage at Milliken Auditorium Friday, Jan. 18.

White opened for Judy Collins in June 2012 at the Dennos. He will perform at 8 p.m. at the museum, 1410 College Dr. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members, plus a $2 processing fee. For details or tickets, call 995-1553; or visit or

Vote for cards

Traverse City — Students from the Career-Tech Center Visual Imaging Technology program have created 12 greeting cards for the Mother's Day holiday. Popular votes will decide which designs will be produced and distributed to area retailers. Card sales will benefit Special Olympics Area 2.

This People's Choice contest will be held Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Mercato at the Grand Traverse Commons, where the cards will be on display from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Ballots will be on hand for people to cast their vote for their favorite design.

For details about the contest, email Special Olympics Area 2 Director John Casteel,

Snowmobile ride

Empire --The Roy Taghon Memorial Snowmobile Ride will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, at the Empire Airport.

Taghon lived in Empire and was an avid snowmobiler and church organist for more than 30 years. Ride proceeds benefit the Roy Taghon Scholarship Fund, which provides a music scholarship at Glen Lake High School, as well as helping other students pursue keyboard study.

The ride travels from Empire to the Maple City Health Club next to Kirbys, Maple City, where pizza, snacks and drinks will be served at 2:30 p.m. Whether riding a sled or driving, everyone is invited to participate. Call 326-5519.

Life drawing group

Bellaire — Parkside Arts Council-Life Drawing Group will meet Mondays starting Jan. 21.

Participants will be able to sketch a model from 6 to 9 p.m. in an open studio class at the Parkside Arts Council, 202 N. Bridge St. Participants share the cost of the model each week and should bring their own supplies. Registration is preferred to confirm the model for each week. Call 676-2476, or visit or

Chamber music

Traverse City — Baritone David Small and pianist Stephen Wogaman will headline a concert Tuesday, Jan. 22, hosted by Chamber Music North.

"Winterreise," which means winter journey, will start at 7:30 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium, 1410 College Dr. Tickets are $25 each plus fees. For details or tickets, call (800) 836-0717 or visit

Winter art classes

Petoskey — Registration is under way for winter classes at Crooked Tree Arts Center.

Students of all ages are welcome to participate in classes that range from youth songwriting to adult comedy and more. Scholarships are available to offset course fees and are applied directly to the cost of the class.

Registration and scholarship information is available at, or by stopping by the front desk of the Arts Center during normal business hours.