Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 10, 2014

Community in Brief: 06/10/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Help with clean up

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency invites neighbors and local businesses to help clean up a section of Three Mile Road today, June 10.

Clean up, networking and a picnic will be from 4-7 p.m. Clean up will be from East Bay to South Airport Road along Three Mile Road. For details, call 947-3780, (800) 632-7334 or email

Information on trip to Spain

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College instructors Lyn Salathiel and Dave Parrish want to share their love of Spain with area travel lovers by hosting a trip to that country.

An informational meeting about the “Two Men and a Trip: The Men of La Mancha” adventure will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at the NMC University Center on Dendrinos Drive off Cass Road. Attendees should use the north door.

Sale items sought

ACME — The Music House Museum is seeking items to sell at the Music House Antiques & Collectibles Consignment Sale.

Items should be valued at $10 or more. They will be sold at the June 27-28 sale, with the museum receiving 25 percent of the sale price. Items will be accepted through Sunday, June 15.

For details or if you have items to include, call 264-5451 or 331-6587; or email or

Lecture series

EASTPORT — The Wilkinson Homestead Historical Society Lecture Series will welcome guest speaker Paul DeLange on Monday, June 16.

DeLange’s program, titled “The Town of Comfort,” will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Torch Lake Township Hall, U.S. 31. The lecture is free and open to the public. Donations are welcome.

Children’s Choir

NORTHPORT — The Leelanau Children’s Choir and the Leelanau Youth Ensemble will perform a selection of music chosen by the Youth Ensemble’s graduating seniors.

“Senior Moments: A Concert of Musical Memories” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 13, at the Northport Community Arts Center at Northport Public School, 104 S. Wing St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at and at the door. For details, call Margaret Bell, 883-7464.

United Way literacy events

TRAVERSE CITY — United Way of Northwest Michigan will sponsor free “Days of Action” children’s literacy events in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties.

Families are invited to come to the location nearest to them for story time and craft projects. Each child also will receive a backpack and book. Events will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the Kingsley, Public Library; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Elk Rapids Rotary Park; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at the Benzie Shores District Library, Frankfort; 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at the Kalkaska Children’s Garden; and noon-2 p.m. Friday, June 20, at the Suttons Bay Bingham Library, Suttons Bay.

Acrylic workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan artist and blogger Kimberly Kelly Santini, known for her fun and colorful paintings in her “Painting a Dog a Day” blog, will teach an acrylic painting workshop Monday, June 23, through Thursday, June 26.

Santini holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in painting and a bachelor of arts degree in art history. She has completed a painting a day for more than eight years and her works are in public and corporate collections. Her art will be shown at this year’s ArtPrize event in Grand Rapids.

The class will be held at North Point Community Church. 2061 U.S. 31, and is sponsored by Artcenter Traverse City. Santini’s curriculum focuses on color mixing and brush skills designed to help artists “loosen up” their paintings. For details about the class or to register for this and other workshops, call 941-9488 or visit

July art classes

FRANKFORT — Registration is underway for July classes at the Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Road.

Art classes are available for all skill levels and include “Driven to Abstraction ... Take Your Paintings for a Walk on the Wild Side,” “Acrylic 101,” “Seascape Oil Painting,” and “Paper Mosaics.” Classes in the writing program include “Collage Book: Make a Memoir from Fragments,” and “Found World: A Creative Lab for Poets and Writers”; and culinary classes include “Stylish Buffet Entertaining: and “Paleo Cuisine and Gluten-Free Cooking.”

To register online using a credit card or PayPal, visit Registration also is available by calling 352-4151 and talking to Steve or Mercedes.

Water garden tour

TRAVERSE CITY — The Cherryland Garden Club will host a tour of the pond and garden at Bayview Plaza, at 7 p.m., this evening, June 10, at M-22 and M-72. Jason Hobson, owner of Lightning Turtle Landscapes, will guide the group through the installation.

For more information, call Gayle Esper at 228-6720. Open to the public.