Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 15, 2013

Community in Brief 10/15/2013

Lupus group

TRAVERSE CITY — The lupus support group will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16, at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave., in conference rooms A and B. For information about lupus, call the Michigan Lupus Foundation, (800) 705-6677.

Former hostage

TRAVERSE CITY — Retired diplomat and former Iranian hostage Michael Metrinko is the next speaker in the International Affairs Forum lecture series.

Metrinko served in Iran during the two-year period leading to the Iranian Revolution in 1979 and was held as a hostage for 444 days. He will speak on “Iran and the United States: Time for a Reset?” at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 17, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. A reception will be hosted at 5:15 p.m. in the Sculpture Court.

Anticipating widespread interest, the lecture also may be viewed live on Charter Cable channels 97 and 992 and will be streamed live. The live steam is available to anyone with an Internet-connected computer or mobile device. Instructions to access the lecture online will be available at and

Lecture tickets are $10 in advance through NMC’s Extended Education, 995-1700. All current educators and students are admitted free. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door.

Wellness programs

TRAVERSE CITY — Performance Chiropractic, 551 S. Garfield Ave., suite B, will offer a number of wellness programs in October.

Dr. Julie Brons will present “Feeding Your Family” on Wednesday, Oct. 16 and “The Sweet Life” on Wednesday, Oct. 23. Dr. Don Piche will discuss “Ear Infections: A Victim’s View” on Monday, Oct. 21 and “Creating Health” on Monday, Oct. 28.

All presentations are free and start at 6:15 p.m. at Performance Chiropractic. Reservations are required; call 922-0110.

Scottish dinner

TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are needed by Thursday, Oct. 17, for the St. Andrews Society of NW Michigan’s Scottish Dinner.

The get-together will start at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20, at Ruby Tuesday, 1764 U.S. 31 North, with a meeting at 6 p.m. Attendees will order from the menu. There also will be live Scottish music, a raffle, haggis and door prizes. For details or reservations, call 947-3902.

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