Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 4, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/04/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

— Community Cinema

TRAVERSE CITY — “Wonderwomen” is the next film in the Community Cinema Series at Northwestern Michigan College.

The film explores how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxiety about women’s liberation. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 7, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Admission is free. Admission to the museum center galleries also will be free from 5 to 8 p.m.

The film series continues on the first Thursday of the month through June. For details, visit

AAUW scholarship

TRAVERSE CITY — The American Association of University Women Traverse City Area Branch is taking applications for its Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship.

Applicants for the $1,500 scholarship must have completed two or more years of higher education. They also must be enrolled or will be enrolled full or part time in an accredited program and live in the Grand Traverse region.

The submission deadline is May 4. Applications are available at or by calling 421-3152 and requesting an application.

Lenten fish fry

TRAVERSE CITY — The Immaculate Conception Men’s Club will host fish dinners on Fridays during Lent.

The next meal will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 720 Second St. Dinners are $10 for adults, $7 for students and free for children 5 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Mother’s Day Banquet and other parish needs.

‘Taste of College’

CHEBOYGAN — North Central Michigan College will offer a “Taste of College” on Wednesday, March 6, at the Straits Area Education Center.

The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. and features 20-minute sampler sessions of popular courses available through NCMC at its new location. Participants may pick one session to attend per time block starting at 5:10 p.m. There also will be refreshments and a short program at 5:30 p.m.

Admission is free and no registration is required. To learn more, contact Michele Andrews, 597-0322 or

Eat out, help BACN

BENZIE COUNTY — Area residents can enjoy a meal out and help the Benzie Area Christian Neighbors on Tuesday, March 5.

Dinghy’s Restaurant & Bar on Main Street in Frankfort and the Road House in Benzonia will donate a portion of each dinner receipt to BACN, the largest food and clothing pantry in Benzie County.

Women voters meet

SUTTONS BAY — The Leelanau Unit of the League of Women Voters will meet Wednesday, March 6.

The group will meet at noon at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center. The Farm Labor Task Force will give an update on its activities at the local and state levels. Attendees may bring a sack lunch.

Winter Dog Walk

TRAVERSE CITY — Pet Sitters Network North, a group of area professional pet sitters, will host a “Winter Dog Walk To Save Our Strays” event on Saturday, March 9.

The walk will start at 1 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Registration will be located near the basketball court. Monetary donations will be collected to benefit Cherryland Humane Society’s efforts to help dogs currently held at Animal Control. Pet Sitters Network North will match the first $200 in donations. For details, call 922-1760.

Family Science Day

SUTTONS BAY — Inland Seas Education Association will host Family Science Day on Saturday, March 9.

The event from 10 a.m. to noon is geared toward children ages 5 to 12. It will be held at the ISEA Education Center. The theme is “Seamanship.”

The cost is $5 per child. For details or to reserve a spot, contact Taryn Carew, 271-3077 or

GED testing

TRAVERSE CITY — General Education Development (GED) testing will be offered Monday and Tuesday, March 11-12, at Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr.

The test is for anyone 18 or older who wishes to complete their high school equivalency requirements. To qualify, individuals must have been out of a regular school program for one year or their class must have graduated. Participants must be able to attend both dates to take the complete GED test.

Registration is required and may be done at the CHS Principal’s office. The cost is $125 at the time of registration; $25 for individual tests including retakes. Cash or money orders only will be accepted. For details, call 933-3500.

Educational series

TRAVERSE CITY — The Teacher and Parent Educational Series will conclude Tuesday, March 12.

Dr. Sander Weckstein will give an update on autism spectrum disorders in children and adolescents from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the library at Central High School, 1150 Milliken Dr. The program is free and open to the public. Call 935-0355 to learn more.

Baraga open house

CHEBOYGAN — Bishop Baraga Catholic School will host an open house from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, for prospective students and their parents. The school is located at 623 W. Lincoln Ave.

WSCC scholarship

SCOTTVILLE — West Shore Community College is taking scholarship applications from students planning to attend during the 2013-14 academic year. The application deadline is Friday, March 15.

An admission application must be completed to be eligible for scholarships. To be considered for a need-based scholarship, applicants also must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at

WSCC’s catalog lists many of the scholarships with a brief description and general eligibility requirements for each. Scholarship information also is available at by clicking on the financial aid link under the future or current student tabs.

For details about applying to the college or financial aid, call the Financial Aid Office, 843-5518, or visit the office located in the Schoenherr Campus Center.