Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 3, 2014

Community in Brief: 06/03/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TC Sings summer session

TRAVERSE CITY — TC Sings! Community Choir’s summer session starts Wednesday, June 4.

The group will meet from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through June at the Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W. 14th St.

All voices are welcome. Music is taught orally and there is no need to read music. No previous singing experience is required.

Registration is $25 for four weeks or drop in for $7 per session.

Sliding scale and scholarships are available based on need.

For details or to register, contact Heather Kingham, (503) 422-6515 or Details also are available at

Volunteer kickoff

EMPIRE — Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host a kickoff meeting for Trail Ambassador volunteers and anyone interested in becoming a volunteer on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

The meeting starts at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the DH Day Log Cabin at DH Day Campground. Volunteers are asked to park at Glen Haven and ride their bike or walk the trail to the cabin.

Trail Ambassadors are asked to commit to being on the trail at least two times each month from spring through fall. They should be available to answer questions and give directions. They also report problems with the trail.

For details, visit

Anyone who would like to become a volunteer but is unable to attend the meeting should contact Kerry Kelly, 631-4244 or

Program on minimum wage

TRAVERSE CITY — Attorney Mark Brewer will discuss the benefits of raising the Michigan minimum wage and answer questions on the 2014 elections on Saturday, June 7.

The program starts at 9:30 a.m. at Minerva’s Restaurant in the Park Place Hotel, 300 E. State St.

It is sponsored by the Grand Traverse County Democratic Party. Admission is free and the public is welcome.

Pancake breakfast

KINGSLEY — A pancake breakfast will be served Saturday, June 7, in conjunction with the Adam’s Fly Festival.

The meal will be held from 7-11 a.m. at The Rock of Kingsley, 115 E. Blair St.

The cost is $7 for adults, $6 for students and senior citizens, and free for children 4 and younger.

Climate Lobby meets

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Michigan chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby will meet Saturday, June 7.

The group meets at 12:30 p.m. at the Michigan Land Use Institute, 148 E Front St., suite 301. Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, is the guest speaker.

He will discuss global warming by conference call.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan group working to build the political will for a livable world.

Senior lunch

INTERLOCHEN — Area senior citizens are invited to lunch at Redeemer Lutheran Church, U.S. 31 and Rogers Road. Reservations are needed by Friday, June 6.

The meal will be served at noon Monday, June 9. Following lunch, Father’s Day and June birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated. There also will be door prizes and games.

The meal is $3, but seniors are welcome to bring a sack lunch and stay for the free activities. For details or reservations, call Ralph Hintsala, 620-0840, or leave a voice mail message.

RecycleSmart Kids’ sale

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration is underway for the RecycleSmart Kids Garage Sale.

The sale will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Children ages 6-12, with a parent or guardian supervising, are invited to sell their old toys, games, books and more.

Only items pertaining to children may be offered for sale. A concession stand will be open and Goodwill Industries will be on-site for sellers who wish to donate unsold items.

The seller fee is $2 for a 10- by 10-foot space and one table. Admission is free for buyers. For details or registration forms, visit or call 941-5555.

Call for artists

NORTHPORT — A call is going out to artists for Northport’s second annual street fair, Leelanau UnCaged, on Sept. 27.

The two main streets of Northport will be closed to traffic for a fair that features music and art in the spirit of John Cage, and artists, master craftspeople and performance artists are needed.

The exhibit fee is $20. For details or to register, email or call 386-7452.