Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 30, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/30/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Trail building days

BELLAIRE — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will hold trail building workdays during May at Glacial Hills, 2795-3417 S. Eckhardt Road.

Work days will be held from 9-11 a.m. Thursdays, May 1, 15 and 29. For details, to register or for a map and directions, visit or call 929-7911.

March for equality

TRAVERSE CITY — Social Justice Action of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse will sponsor a May Day March for Marriage Equality Thursday, May 1.

Participants should meet at 4:45 p.m. at Legion Park at Cass and Washington streets. The group will march through downtown from about 5 to 6 p.m. with signs to carry and share.

Blood drive

BELLAIRE — Michigan Blood will make a donation to Shanty Creek’s Relay for Life team for each person who attempts to donate blood at a drive on Friday, May 2.

The blood drive will be held from noon-4 p.m. in Parlors F & G (Lakeview Hotel) at Shanty Creek Resort. Michigan Blood will donate $20 to the Relay for Life team. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.

Appointments are recommended for donor convenience, but walk-ins are welcome. For an appointment or details, call (866) 642-5663 or visit

Vintage art

TRAVERSE CITY — Artist Scott Wilson will present a rare collection of reproductions at Peninsula Studios, 102 S. Union St.

“Vada Color’s Vintage Collection” will be on display from 5-7 p.m. Friday, May 2, during the downtown Traverse City Art Walk. For details, call 933-1194.

Book sale

GRAWN — The Blair Library Committee will hold a book sale from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Book-Stor, located between the Pantry Shelf and Rico’s. Proceeds will be used to help build a library in Blair Township. For details, call Karen Giddis, 218-4266.

Credit Union Kids’ Day

TRAVERSE CITY — TBA Credit Union invites area families to its eighth annual Kids’ Day.

The theme for the free event is “The Fantastic Frontier.” It will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the TBA Credit Union, 2900 W. South Airport Road. There will be games, prizes, child safety identification, face painting, crafts and lunch. Attendees also can enter to win a gift basket valued at $100 from Oryana Natural Foods Market. To open a savings account during the event, parents should bring Social Security numbers for themselves and their child and their driver’s license.

Zonta salutes women

TRAVERSE CITY — The Zonta Club of Traverse City will host its inaugural “Hats Off to Women” luncheon to celebrate the leadership of women in the community.

The event will be held Wednesday, May 7, at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St. Exhibits open at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and a program at noon. The program features a keynote address by Rabbi Chava Bahle, presentation of Zonta’s Outstanding Woman Leader Award and Young Woman in Public Affairs Award, a raffle, a silent auction and a hat contest.

Tickets are $20 and are available in advance only at

LWVGTA annual meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Reservations are due Thursday, May 8, for the League of Women Voters Grand Traverse Area dinner and annual meeting. The public is invited.

The event will be held Friday, May 16, at the Traverse City Golf and Country Club, 1725 S. Union St. A 5:30 p.m. reception and cash bar will be followed by dinner and a program by Tim Skubick, the longest serving member of the state capitol press corps in Michigan history. Skubick has covered Michigan government and politics for 43 years.

The cost is $35 and reservations are required. For reservations, call Bev Newson, 941-5240, or visit

May art classes

FRANKFORT — The May line-up of art classes at Oliver Art Center has been released.

Classes include “Still Life — Oil or Pastel” with Mariana Defer-Pfeifer; “Loosen Up with Confidence” watercolor class with Helga Flower; a demonstration of signature pies by Lisa MacHugh, co-owner of the Manitou restaurant; “ Spring Flowers in Watercolor” with Edee Joppich; and “Exploring Watercolor” with Susan Lingg.

For additional details or registration, call 352-4151 or visit