Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 2, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/02/2013

Raven Hill break

EAST JORDAN — Raven Hill Discovery Center, four miles southeast of East Jordan, will be open daily through Sunday, April 7, for spring break.

Visitors can play in the hands-on museum, observe exotic animals and explore outdoor exhibits, weather permitting, from noon to 4 p.m. For details, call 536-3369 or visit

Library ‘overdue’

KALKASKA — Kalkaska County Library volunteers will answer questions about a proposed new library at four meetings during April.

Library representatives will host open house events to share information about the plans for a new library facility from 10 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, April 3, 10, 17 and 24, at the library. For details, call 258-9411.

Library archives

TRAVERSE CITY — Peninsula Community Library Director Vicki Shurly will open the library’s history collection for a free presentation Thursday, April 4, for the Old Mission Historical Society and the public.

“From the Archives” starts at 7 p.m. at the library, 2699 Island View Road. The library’s collection is currently being digitized and contains items as diverse as a hand-drawn survey map believed to be from 1839 and early township ledgers.

NWS auction

TRAVERSE CITY — The National Writers Series (NWS) is conducting an online silent auction for an “Exclusive Event Package” with international bestselling author Blaine Harden.

The package is valued at $130 and includes two tickets to Blaine Harden’s program, two copies of his bestseller “Escape from Camp 14,” and lunch for two at Amical with Harden and NWS co-founder Doug Stanton.

Bidding starts at $100 and closes at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 4. To place a bid or for more information, go to Auction proceeds directly benefit the National Writers Series, Front Street Writers, and the NWS scholarship program.

Scottish potluck

TRAVERSE CITY — The St. Andrews Society will host its spring potluck on Sunday, April 7.

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