Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 12, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/12/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

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TRAVERSE CITY — Northern Lakes Community Mental Health will have the Mindstorm Symptom Simulator available for the public to try today, May 12.

Created with the help of people dealing with schizophrenia and a panel of psychiatrists, the machine simulates the symptoms that people dealing with schizophrenia experience. The six-minute, 3-D experience produces visual hallucinations and distortions, voices, wind effects and smells.

Individuals who wish to participate should call 922-4850 to reserve a time slot between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, 105 Hall St.

Jazz Club

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Central High School Choirs will host the 17th annual “Rendezvous at the Jazz Club.”

Performances are at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, May 14-16, in the school auditorium, 1150 Milliken Dr.The performance of popular music will feature the Rendezvous Big Band and Strings, Choral-Aires, Vocal Majority, Men of Note and soloists. Performances on Wednesday and Thursday will feature identical programs, while Friday is reserved for senior solos.There also will be a dessert intermission each evening.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $7 for students. For details or tickets, visit or call the box office, 933-3573.

Women Dems meet

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The luncheon meeting starts at noon at the Blue Pelican Inn. Lake will discuss the impact of the theater and the film festival on the area and future plans. The $12 cost is payable at the door. Reservations are requested, but not mandatory and the public is invited. For details or if planning to attend, email

Book drive

TRAVERSE CITY Text ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Japanese DotsText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Color— United Way of Northwest Michigan is holding a book drive during May.

Donations of new and gently used books for children of all ages may be dropped off at the United Way office, 521 S. Union St., any Chase Bank branch location; and at participating Traverse City Area Public Schools’ elementary schools. Please call to make sure a school is participating.

The books will be distributed throughout the five-county region during United Way’s week-long “Days of Action” event held the week of June 16. For details, call Michelle Gallagher, 947-3200, ext. 201.

Star Party

THOMPSONVILLE — The GranText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Japanese DotsText ColorSwatch/NoneStrokeStyle/$ID/Solid$ID/NothingText ColorText Color$ID/NothingText ColorText Colord Traverse Astronomical Society will host a Star Party Friday, May 16, at the Betsie Valley District Library, 14744 Thompson Ave.

The party starts at 8:30 p.m. on the library lawn. The free event is family-friendly and children should be accompanied by a parent. For details, call 378-2716 or visit

Life Academy Campus Day

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College’s Life Academy will host a Lifelong Learning Campus Day on Friday, May 16, for adults ages 50 and older.

The event will be held from 9:45 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the University Center on Dendrinos Drive off Cass Road. Participants can create a personalized day-long learning experience by selecting three sessions from 41 options presented by area experts.

The cost is $20 per person. Participants may bring their own lunch or order a box lunch for an additional $9. For details or to register, visit or call Extended Education, 995-1700.

Host families

TRAVERSE CITY — Ayusa is seeking host families for the 2014-15 academic school year.

Exchange students come from more than 60 different countries, bring their own spending money and have their own insurance. For details, visit or call the local coordinator, 429-2936.

Zonta scholarship

LEELANAU COUNTY — The Zonta Club of Leelanau County is accepting applications for a $1,000 scholarship to a woman studying business management who has demonstrated outstanding potential in that field.

Applicants for the Jane M. Klausman Women in Business Scholarship must be residents of Leelanau County. Students living away from the county to attend school are eligible if they graduated from a Leelanau County school and have parents living in the county. Applicants also must be in a business and/or business-related program at an accredited university/college/institute and in at least the second year of an undergraduate program through the final year of a master’s program at the time the application is submitted.

Applications must be mailed to Carol Smith, TBA Career-Tech Center, 880 Parsons Road, Traverse City, MI 49686, and postmarked by May 30. Applications are available at For details, contact Smith, 922-6281 or