Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 12, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/12/2014


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.

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