Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 8, 2012

Community in Brief: 10/08/2012


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Sculpture talk

Traverse City — Andrea Ondish, curator of education at the Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Museum, will discuss the Dennos Museum exhibit "Sketches to Sculptures: Rendered Reality, Sixty Years with Marshall M. Fredericks" at a brown bag lunch lecture.

The lecture starts at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the museum, 1701 E. Front St. It is free to museum members. Regular museum admission applies for non-members.

The exhibit will be on display through Jan. 6. For details, call 995-1055 or visit

College Night

Traverse City — Area high school students and parents are invited to meet with representatives from more than 50 colleges and universities at College Night on Tuesday, Oct. 9, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St. Financial aid seminars start at 7 and 8 p.m.

Brain health class

Traverse City — Northwestern Michigan College will offer a "Mind and Memory" program for anyone who wants to be pro-active about brain health.

The class meets 1:30-4:15 p.m. five Thursdays, Oct. 11-Nov. 8, at the Oleson Center on NMC's main campus. The cost is $149; $126 for Grand Traverse County residents ages 62 and older. Call 995-1700 or visit for details and to register.

Lecture series

Benzonia — Dr. John Thorp will close the Benzonia Academy Summer Lecture Series with a program titled "With Liberty and Justice for All: The Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University."

The lecture starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31. Thorp helped found the museum, which houses a collection of racist memorabilia. He also served as director, trained faculty in the museum's use and facilitated tours until his retirement in 2008.

The program is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged. Call 882-5539 for details.

'Scan for Hunger'

Benzonia — Shoppers at three area grocery stores are encouraged to "Scan for Hunger" during the Benzie Area Christian Neighbors' Oct. 6-13 Fall Food Drive.

Shoppers at Glen's Market in Frankfort, and Shop and Save and Save-A-Lot stores in Benzonia can ask the cashier to add a few dollars to their receipt to help the food pantry. Funds donated in this fashion will become store credit that BACN will use to purchase food during November and December.

Stores without the scan option participating in the food drive are Bear Lake Discount Grocery, Copemish Family Market and the Honor Family Market. Musicale program

Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Musicale will sponsor performances by New Third Coast, vocalist Karen Mitchell and flutist Helen Groothuis.

The free program starts at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road, and follows a 12:15 p.m. membership meeting. Donations to the scholarship fund are welcome. Call 360-9584 for information.

MEA-Retired meets

Traverse City — All retired school personnel and current members of the Grand Traverse Bay Area MEA-Retired are invited to the Tuesday, Oct. 16, meeting. The registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 12.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. at the Hagerty Center, 715 E. Front St., followed by a buffet lunch at 11:30 a.m. The cost is $15. For details or to register, call 946-3746 or email

Tutor training

Bear Lake — Registrations are due Saturday, Oct. 13, for a free Project Read Northwest tutor training workshop Saturday, Oct. 20.

The workshop will meet 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at Bear Lake Methodist Church, 7861 Main St. Participants will learn how to tutor adults who struggle with reading or wish to improve their English skills as second language learners. For details or reservations, email

Garden workshops

Kalkaska — Klumpp Flower Shop will offer free Fairy Garden workshops.

Workshops will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at the flower shop, 210 N. Cedar St. Containers will be available or participants may bring their own. For details or to sign up, call 258-2342.

Craft show

Traverse City — The Traverse City Transportation Association Bus Drivers Craft Show is 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Traverse Heights Elementary School, 933 Rose St. Lunch will be served and a silent auction will be held. Proceeds provide scholarships for one student from each of the three local high schools.

Mom 2 Mom sale

Traverse City — Mom sellers and vendors still have time to sign up for a Mom 2 Mom Sale at First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road.

The sale will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13. Tables are $15 each. For details or to sign up, email or call 409-0994.