Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 5, 2014

Community in Brief: 06/05/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Bike-In movie series

TRAVERSE CITY — Bike In TC’s Movies in the Park summer film series kicks off Saturday with “The Goonies.”

The 1985 movie will be shown at dusk at F&M Park on Railroad Avenue. Pre-movie trivia starts at 9:30 p.m. and attendees should bring their own blankets for seating. Admission is free.

For a schedule of future films and screening locations, visit

Trillium Garden Club

TRAVERSE CITY — Interested individuals are invited to join members of the Trillium Garden Club for lunch and a tour of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park.

The group will meet at noon June 10 at the picnic tables at the garden on the grounds of the Grand Traverse Commons. Attendees are asked to bring their own box lunch and beverage. To learn more, call Ann Kline, 668-7444, or Audrey Linder, 946-8919.

Conversation with notable women

GLEN ARBOR — The Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action will host a conversation with three Leelanau County women who have made significant contributions to the civic life of the county.

The event will start at 4 p.m. June 10 at the Leelanau School. The discussion features Betsy Johnson, Mary Tonneberger and Vina Mikesell, who will share their journeys, accomplishments and hopes for the future. Call 642-1391 to learn more.

Glass bug workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Scrap TC and glass artist Deb Coburn will offer a “Build a Bug” fused glass workshop on June 10.

The workshop will meet from 6-8 p.m. at Scrap TC, 821 Garfield Ave., in the Garfield Centre Plaza.

The cost is $6 per bug. No registration is required and participants are asked to arrive by 5:45 p.m.

Bugs will be fired in Coburn’s kiln and returned to Scrap TC for pick up the following week.

SEEDS workshops

TRAVERSE CITY — SEEDS, a nonprofit organization formed to foster local solutions to global issues, will offer two garden workshops.

A grape-growing workshop will be held from 4-7 p.m. June 11. Dr. Duke Elsner will discuss various grape cultivars, the basics of propagation and care and how to make your own vintage. Participants will learn to cultivate their own grapes and receive hands-on practice by planting vines and setting up trellises at the farm.

A composting workshop will meet from 1-4 p.m. June 14. Carter’s Compost and Master Gardener volunteers will talk about various approaches to composting, its microbiology and the use of compost in home gardens. Participants will open up last year’s straw bale compost bin, screen any usable compost and build a new bin for this year’s compost materials.

Both workshops will meet at the SEEDS Farm at the Historic Barns, 1490 Red Dr. A $15 donation for each workshop is suggested. For details, visit

Benzie Academy lecture

BENZONIA — The next Benzie Academy Lecture will focus on World War I.

Brian D. McCall’s program, titled “Over There: Benzie County and the Great War,” will start at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 12, at Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31. The lecture is free and open to the public. Donations are appreciated. Visit to learn more.

High tea for cancer fund

SUTTONS BAY — Only a few tickets are available for the fifth annual La-TEA-Da High Tea, but there still are opportunities to volunteer or contribute.

The British-style high tea will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 19, at Black Star Farms. There also will be a Chinese Auction and an optional Hat Celebration. Tickets are $50 each and only five tickets remain. Proceeds support families in Leelanau County affected by cancer.

For details, if interested in attending the tea or in volunteering, call Diane Pare, 271-2030 or Marti Paquette, 256-7364.