Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 28, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/28/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Eating a rainbow

TRAVERSE CITY — Author/artist Dick Evans will read from his children's book about the magic of eating healthy food Saturday, June 1, at the Peninsula Community Library.

"Eating a Rainbow" will start at 11 a.m. at the library, 2699 Island View Road. There also will be a craft and a rainbow salad bar lunch. For details or if planning to attend, call 223-7700. Details also are available at www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org.

'Pasta & Prose' event

TRAVERSE CITY — The Leelanau Democratic Party will sponsor a "Pasta & Prose" event featuring dinner and a program by four local authors.

The event will be held Sunday, June 2, at Timberlee Hills, 10484 S. Timberlee Dr. A cash bar at 4 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 5 p.m. and the program at 6 p.m. Featured authors are Dean Robb, author of "An Unlikely Radical," Mary Sutherland, author of "Claim Yourself," Bill O. Smith, author of "Chickadees at Night," and John C. Mitchell, author of several books on American history including "Grand Traverse: The Civil War Era."

The cost is $20. Reservations are appreciated but not required; call 228-6940.

Aging Commission

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Commission on Aging meets at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, at the Commission on Aging office, 520 W. Front St. The public is welcome. Call 922-4688 for details.

Maritime program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Maritime Heritage Alliance will welcome Nantucket, Mass., native Matthew Stackpole, on Wednesday, June 5.

Stackpole will talk about the Charles W. Morgan, the oldest U.S. commercial sailing ship and the last sail-driven whaling ship in the world. Stackpole is the historian for the whaling ship's massive restoration project that will culminate in the re-launching of the vessel at Mystic Seaport, Conn., on July 21.

The program will start at 7 p.m. at the Edwin and Mary Brown Restoration Shop, 13268 S. West Bayshore Dr. A reception for Stackpole and his wife, Martha, will follow the program and tours of the MHA facility and boats will be available.

A $10 donation at the door is suggested and reservations are required. For details or reservations, contact the MHA, 946-2647 or info@maritimeheritagealliance.org.