Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 23, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/23/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — ’The Wizard of Oz’

ELK RAPIDS — More than 60 Elk Rapids students in fourth through 12th grade will present “The Wizard of Oz.” The play will be staged in Peterman Auditorium on Meguzee Point Road. Performances are at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday, April 24-26, with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 27. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at Elk Rapids High School or by calling 264-8108. Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students at the door.

Winter Film Series

LELAND — The Winter Film Series at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St., closes with “The Coexist Comedy Tour.”

The R-rated comedy concert film will be shown on Thursday, April 24. A reception starts at 6:30 p.m., followed by the film at 7 p.m. and a question and answer session with executive producers Becky Reynolds and Jim Carpenter. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Book club

TRAVERSE CITY — The Women’s History Project will meet Friday, April 25, to talk about Leslie Maitland’s memoir of her mother titled “Crossing the Borders of Time.”

The book chronicles Maitland’s mother’s experiences as a young Jewish girl fleeing Nazi Germany during the early years of World War II. The group will discuss the book from noon-1:30 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St.

The public is invited to bring a sack lunch and join the conversation. Beverages will be furnished. Call 223-7489 to learn more.

‘Exposures 2014’

LELAND — The Leelanau Community Cultural Center will host the “Exposures 2014” exhibit.

The exhibit celebrates the art and creative writing of Leelanau County students in grades seven through 12 chosen for this year’s “Exposures” publication. An opening reception will be hosted from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St. It features original art, essays and poetry, plus live music by guitarists Hunter Bell and Sierra Creamer and the Suttons Bay Jazz Band. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

The exhibit continues from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Old Art Building. Additional copies of “Exposures” are $5 and may be purchased at area book stores. Call 256-2131 to learn more.

Museum gala

SUTTONS BAY — The Great Lakes Children’s Museum will host its annual fund-raising gala on Saturday, April 26.

“Building Brighter Futures” is the theme for the event, which will be held from 6-10 p.m. at The Inn at Black Star Farms, 10844 E. Revold Road. Tickets include a seated dinner with wine and an open bar during cocktail hour. There also will be live and silent auctions. For details or reservations, visit the museum or go to

Day of Peace follow-up

TRAVERSE CITY — A follow-up to the 2013 International Day of Peace gathering will be held Saturday, April 26. The public is invited.

The event will be held from noon-2 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W. 14th St. It will include small group discussions on how to foster the development of a culture of peace in northern Michigan. Local resource materials also will be available.

The program is sponsored by the local chapter of Veterans for Peace. Call Penny Concannon, 256-7270, to learn more.

Diaper drive

LEELANAU COUNTY — Leelanau Christian Neighbors is sponsoring a diaper drive for its Baby Pantry.

The Baby Pantry became part of LCN earlier this year and gives out an average of 420 diapers a week to families with young children. The demand is expected to increase during the summer.

Donations of diapers of any size and brand will be accepted through May. Sizes two to six are most in demand. Donations of diapers and other baby items may be dropped off at the LCN Baby Pantry at the north end of Suttons Bay Public School, 310 S. Elm St. from noon-6 p.m. Mondays. Drop-off boxes also are located at Leland United Methodist Church and Leland Mercantile, Leland; Tom’s Food Market, Bethany Lutheran Church, Evangelical Covenant Church, St. Gertrude’s Catholic Church, St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church and Trinity United Church of Christ, Northport; St. Wenceslaus Church, Gills Pier; Immanuel Lutheran Church, Keswick United Methodist Church, St. Michael’s Church and Suttons Bay Congregational Church, Suttons Bay; St. Mary Parish, Lake Leelanau; St. Philip Neri Parish, Empire; and Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Cedar.

For more information, visit

Wild Rose concert

BEULAH — Guitarist Jennifer Trowbridge and pianist Michael Coonrod are the featured soloist at the Sunday, April 27, Wild Rose Society concert.

The performance starts at 3 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on U.S. 31. Donations will be accepted for the Wild Rose scholarship program.

AAUW scholarship

TRAVERSE CITY — Applications for the American Association of University Women Traverse City Branch’s Minnie Votruba Moore Scholarship are due Friday, May 9.

The $1,500 scholarship was established in 1975 by a gift from Moore, a longtime AAUW member.

Applicants must have completed two or more years of higher education, be enrolled or will be enrolled full- or part-time in an accredited program and live in the Grand Traverse region.

Applications are available at or by calling 421-3152. Applications must include one letter of reference.