Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 1, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/01/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Toys at museum

MESICK — The Mesick Area Historical Museum’s annual “Toys from the Past” exhibit will be on display from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 1 and 8, or by appointment.

The exhibit features a variety of toys, some from 70 years ago, on loan to the museum. The museum is located at 117 Mesick Ave. For details, visit

Cunningham feted

EAST JORDAN — The Jordan River Art Center will celebrate the late Dick Cunningham, who died in September 2012.

Cunningham served on the art center’s board for many years and was a top-rated artist. He received a degree in studio pottery from Mott Community College and later a teaching certificate and a master of arts degree in ceramics and graphics from Michigan State University. He also taught at East Jordan High School for many years. Many of his ceramics sculptures, works in oil, and drawings will be on display.

The celebration will be held Sunday, June 2, at the JRAC, 301 Main St. Many of Cunningham’s students, teacher and artist friends will present readings, poetry and commentaries concerning their relationship with him and the Northwest Academy Band will perform at 2 p.m.

The exhibit celebrating Cunningham will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. through Friday, June 7. The JRAC is closed Mondays.

Beer and hymns

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to sing hymns and enjoy beer on Monday, June 3, at Right Brain Brewery.

All ages are invited to the 7 p.m. get-together. Soft drinks, beer, wine, water and snacks will be provided. For details, contact the Rev. Justin Grimm of Advent Lutheran Church, 275-8031.

Drum circle

Traverse City — The Middle Eastern Drum Group will host a free community drum circle on Tuesday, June 4.

The public is invited to bring a chair, drums, rhythm makers or just themselves and join the circle from 8 p.m. to sunset by the volleyball courts near the Open Space on Grandview Parkway. All ages are welcome.

For details, email Dede Alderman,

Farmers Market

HONOR — The Honor Farmers and Flea Market opens Tuesday, June 4, for its fifth season. Market hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Maley Park, across from the shopping plaza. Free coffee is available at the pavilion.

Alzheimer’s benefit

TRAVERSE CITY — The Village at Bay Ridge invites the community to a vintage fashion show and afternoon tea to raise money for the local Alzheimer’s Association.

The event starts at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, at the Village at Bay Ridge’s East Building, 3850 Scenic Ridge. The fashion show will feature “Clothes My Grandmother Wore.” Most fashions will be from the early 1900s, with some outfits from the 1940s through ‘70s.

A $5 minimum donation is requested. For details, call 995-9385.

Trio performs

TRAVERSE CITY — The Weather, an acoustic electric rock trio, will perform Friday, June 7, in the Outre Lounge at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St.

The trio will perform from 8 to 11 p.m., while Short’s Brewing Co. also will join forces with the mixologists from insideOut to present a night of beer cocktails from 7 to 11 p.m. Short’s also will have six different beers on tap and six bottle selections. For details, call 929-3254.

Safeguarding kids

TRAVERSE CITY — A “Safeguarding God’s Children” certification workshop in the prevention of sexual misconduct against children will be offered at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington St.

The workshop will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday, June 10. It is appropriate for all parents and caregivers of children and youth. Participants are encouraged to bring a brown bag dinner.

A $10 fee is payable at the class and child care is available on request. Registration is required. For details or to register, call the church, 947-2330.

Humanists meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Humanists will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, June 10.

Rabbi Chava Bahle will give a presentation titled “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know from a Rabbi but were Afraid to Ask,” at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Her program is rescheduled from March.

The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 392-1215.

RN-AIM meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The Registered Nurses Association in Michigan (RN-AIM) will meet Tuesday, June 11.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in conference rooms A & B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave. Sharon Wasageshik, coordinator of the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa & Chippewa Indians Women’s Housing Advocate Project, will discuss “Culturally Relevant Treatment of Sexual Assault.” One continuing education hour will be available to RNs attending the entire session. Pizza and salad will be available for $5 per person.

For details or to register, contact MaryPat Randall, 590-8624 or, and indicate whether a meal is needed.

Parade of Homes

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for the Home Builders Association Parade of Homes.

Homes will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturdays, June 15 and 22; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sundays, June 16 and 23; and noon to 8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 20-21.

Tickets are $10 through June 14; $12 June 15-23. They are available at TBA Credit Union branches, Oleson’s Food Stores, Floor Covering Brokers, TC Convention & Visitor Bureau, Van Drie Home Furnishings, the Home Builders Association office, and at