Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 28, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/28/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Waterpark passes

TRAVERSE CITY — Day passes to the water park at the Great Wolf Lodge are now available, with all proceeds going to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Michigan.

The passes are $20 each and are valid Monday through Thursday through June 12. To purchase passes, contact Big Brothers Big Sisters,, call 946-2447 or stop at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office, 521 S. Union St.

Grow Benzie offers tour

BEAR LAKE — Grow Benzie will offer a tour of the Wee Be Jammin’ store with owner/founder Simone Scarpace.

The tour will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 31, at the store, 8925 Norcronk Road. For details, call Deb Query, 882-9510, email or visit

Juniper Garden Club

ANTRIM COUNTY — The Juniper Garden Club of South Torch Lake will meet on Tuesday, June 3, at the Little Red Schoolhouse Community Center.

The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. and includes a program on invasive plants in home landscapes. New members are welcome. For details, email

Book club meets

TRAVERSE CITY — Prepaid reservations are due Thursday, June 5, for the next luncheon meeting of the Village at Bay Ridge Book Club.

The club will meet at 12:30 p.m. Monday, June 9, in the West Building dining room, 3950 Scenic Ridge. Valerie Winans will discuss her book “Alaska’s Savage River: Inside Denali National Park and Preserve.” The cost is $6. For details or reservations, call 932-9455.

Leelanau Dems host dinner

LELAND — The Leelanau Democratic Party’s bi-annual dinner will have the theme “Make A Difference-Vote.”

The event will be hosted on Friday, June 6, at the Leland Lodge. Hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar at 5:30 p.m. will be followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Speakers include Tom Stobie, Mark Totten, Jerry Cannon and Mark Brewer. There also will be a silent auction. For details or reservations, call 941-7450.

Kids’ writing workshops

TRAVERSE CITY — The National Writers Series and Front Street Writers will offer a variety of creative writing workshops this summer for students in grades three through 12.

“Writing Has Never Been This Fun” workshops will be taught by publishing professionals, published authors and educators. Most workshops will meet at the Front Street Writers Studio, 123 W. Front St. A limited number of scholarships are available. For details or registration, visit

Sails on the Madeline

TRAVERSE CITY — The schooner Madeline is ready for the summer sailing season and is accepting reservations.

Heritage sails are open to the general public and community sails are open to nonprofit groups that submit a letter requesting a sail date.

For a calendar of available dates, visit and then email with a requested date. All sails are free of charge.