Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 29, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/29/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Pruning workshop

GLEN ARBOR — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will hold a pruning workshop on Friday, May 2.

The workshop will meet from 1-4 p.m. at the Thoreson Farmstead on Thoreson Road. It will focus on maintenance of neglected apple and pear trees, how to bring them back into production and maintain their health. Participants will receive hands-on training.

There is no charge and tools, materials and handouts will be provided. For details or to register, contact the park’s Historical Architect Kimberly Mann, 326-4771 or

Artist at Horizon

TRAVERSE CITY — Horizon Books will host artist D.B. Henkel during the downtown Art Walk on Friday, May 2.

Henkenl will visit the book store, 243 E. Front St., from 5-9 p.m. Henkel’s mural that was in ArtPrize 2013 in Grand Rapids and other work by Henkel will be on display. For details, call 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or visit

Peepers program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Conservation District’s Peepers preschool program continues through May 20.

The program for children ages 3-5 with an accompanying adult meets from 10-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. The cost is $5 per child. For details or to register, call 941-0960 or visit

Hymn Sing

TRAVERSE CITY — Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St., will host its spring Hymn Sing on Sunday, May 4.

The Rev. Marv Rosa and the Cherry Blossom Ramblers will lead the singing starting at 7 p.m. at the church. Organist Tom Bara and pianist Byron Hanson will accompany the singing. An offering will be collected to benefit worldwide hunger and disaster relief efforts.

Film on hunger

SUTTONS BAY — “A Place at the Table” will be shown on Sunday, May 4, as part of an effort to raise awareness of local hunger issues and to raise money for Leelanau Christian Neighbors, which operates Blessings in a Backpack and two local food banks.

The documentary examines how food insecurity in the United States affects both adults and children. It will be shown at 1 p.m. at the Bay Theatre on St. Joseph St. Admission is by donation, with a suggested contribution of $10 in cash or an equivalent value in non-perishable food items. Following the film, a panel will discuss the issue of hunger in Leelanau County.

Farm market

INTERLOCHEN — The Interlochen Farmers Market opens for the season on Sunday, May 4.

Market hours are 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the parking lot at the Interlochen Shopping Center. The market continues on Sundays through October. For details including a directory of vendors, visit

Pastel Society

TRAVERSE CITY — The Great Lakes Pastel Society’s 2014 National Juried Exhibition is on display at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

The exhibit features 70 works by artists from across the United States, plus one from Spain, that were selected from 254 works submitted by 97 artists for consideration by juror Desmond O’Hagan. The exhibit may be viewed through May 25, during museum hours, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, Thursday until 8 p.m., and 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children and free for museum members. For details, visit or call 995-1055.


TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Area Public Schools will hold kindergarten round-up by appointment at each of its elementary schools for incoming kindergarten students and their parents.

Round-ups give parents and their children a chance to meet teachers, principals and secretaries while completing the enrollment process. Required vision and hearing screenings also will be administered.

Round-up dates and locations are: May 2, Traverse Heights Elementary School, 933-6500; May 6, Westwoods Elementary School, 933-7970; May 7, TCAPS International School at Bertha Vos, 933-6422; May 8-9, TCAPS Montessori at Glenn Loomis, 933-5608; May 13, Old Mission Peninsula School, 933-7420; May 14, Long Lake Elementary School, 933-7800; May 15, Willow Hill Elementary School, 933-8540; May 16, Cherry Knoll Elementary School, 933-8940; May 19, Interlochen Community School, 933-5920; May 20-21, Central Grade School, 933-5600; May 22, Eastern Elementary School, 933-1660; May 29, Courtade Elementary School, 933-5800; and May 30, Blair Elementary School, 933-5700.