Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 17, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/17/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Kids’ safety event

TRAVERSE CITY — A “Keep Kids Safe” event will be held today, May 17, at Lowe’s on U.S. 31 South.

The event, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m., includes safety activities, emergency vehicles, helmet fittings, a fire extinguisher simulator, poison look-alike display, the home escape obstacle course and more. For details, call the Grand Traverse Metro Fire Department, 947-3000, ext. 1234.

Churchrummage sale

LAKE ANN — Advent Lutheran Church will hold its fifth annual rummage sale at the Almira Township Hall.

Sale hours are 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday, May 22, and 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 23. Lunch will be available.

‘Fiddler on the Roof’ auditions

NORTHPORT — Northport Community Arts Center will hold open auditions at the NCAC auditorium at Northport Public Schools, 104 S. Wing St., for its upcoming production of “Fiddler on the Roof.”

Auditions will be held Monday, May 19, and Wednesday, May 21, from 6-7 p.m. for male roles and 7-9:30 p.m. for female roles. Call-backs will be from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22. For details, call 386-5001 or email

GT Neighborhood meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Neighborhood meeting is held on the third Tuesday of the month and offers an opportunity to share skills and experience in a casual setting. The next meeting is Tuesday, May 20.

The meeting will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency, 3963 Three Mile Road. Suzy Puroll from Grand Traverse Industries will talk about the Job Development Network. For details, contact Doug Leary, meeting coordinator, 947-3780, ext. 2129, or email

SuccessfulAging series

TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Jason Buttleman, DC, will discuss “Chiropractic Care: Why Do We Hurt” at the next program in the Successful Aging series.

The program starts at 2 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions, off South Elmwood Avenue. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Call 932-3027 to learn more.

DKG meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Delta Kappa Gamma Traverse City Phi Chapter will meet on Tuesday, May 20.

The meeting starts at 5 p.m. at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District Conference Center. The Geraldine Pagel Scholarship plus chapter and state awards will be presented. A $6 soup and salad dinner will be served.

All current and retired area women educators are welcome. For details, call Lana Nickels, 947-1599, or Judy Oien, 995-0546.

Garden club meets

ACME — Duke Elsner, MSU Extension entomologist, will talk about insects at the Tuesday, May 20, meeting of the Sweetwater Evening Garden Club.

The club will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Bay Masonic Lodge. The public is welcome. For details or if planning to attend, call Pam Larkin, 938-9611.

LWVLC meeting and dinner

LELAND — The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will hold their annual meeting and dinner on Thursday, May 22.

The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m. with a cash bar. A buffet dinner at 6 p.m., will be followed by the annual business meeting at 8:15 p.m. and a program by Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack. The public is invited.

Tickets for the dinner and Justice McCormack’s presentation are $30 and reservations are required. For tickets and details, call 386-5106 or 386-9049.

Workshopon finances

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency will offer a free workshop on Banks and Financial Institutions from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the NMCAA, 3963 Three Mile Road. For details or to register, call 947-3780, (800) 632-7334, or visit

Savingprogram info

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency will hold an orientation session Monday, May 19, for its Individual Development Account Program.

The savings program is for people with limited earned income who want to build financial assets. The orientation starts at 10 a.m. at the NMCAA office, 3963 Three Mile Road. For details or registration, call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.