Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 3, 2013

Community in Brief 09/04/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Pig roast, music

BUCKLEY — Grant United Methodist Church will sponsor an afternoon of food, fun and music on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The Community Pig Roast and Music Fest will be held from noon to 4 p.m. at the church, 10999 Karlin Road. In addition to the meal, there will be live country music, children’s games, a silent auction and a dunk tank.

Freewill offerings will be accepted and proceeds will help send community children to Summer Games Youth Camp at Camp Albright in Reed City. Call 269-3981 or email for details.

‘Family and Bikes’

TRAVERSE CITY — Families are invited to join Oryana, TART Trails, and McLain Cycle for “Family and Bikes on the Boardman” on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The event starts at the Boardman Lake Trailhead near Oryana, with bike safety checks and bike decorating from 10 a.m. to noon. Families can start their ride along the Boardman Lake Trail to Premier Park and back between 11 a.m. and noon. The ride is approximately three miles round-trip and healthy snacks will be available at Premier Park.

All activities are free and no registration is required. Helmets are required and children must be accompanied by parents or an adult. For details, contact Kris McLain,, or Arianne Whittaker at

Cottage Coffee

TRAVERSE CITY — Clinical pharmacist Kathleen Brown, Rph, will discuss medications at the Tuesday, Sept. 10, Cottage Coffee program.

Brown’s program will start at 10 a.m. at Hawthorn Cottage at the Grand Traverse Pavilions off South Elmwood Avenue. She will focus on what consumers should know about medications and also will answer questions.

The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 932-3027.

Preschool playdate

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse City Cooperative Preschool will host a playdate on Tuesday, Sept. 10, at its Hilly Hollow playground.

Playdate hours are 10 a.m. to noon at the school’s natural playscape, 720 S. Elmwood Ave. A TCCP board or parent member will be on hand to provide access to restrooms and a water fountain and picnic tables are available. For details, call 946-3950 or visit

9-11 Memorial

GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Lake Fire Department will hold a memorial service marking the 12th year since the attacks on the Twin Towers in New York City.

The memorial will start at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Glen Arbor Fire Station, 6401 W. State St. It includes a video presentation based on selected photographs by Pulitzer Prize winning photo journalist and local resident Taro Yamasaki, an address by Major General Michael R. Lehnert, U.S. Marine Corps (ret.), comments by the Rev. Andy Bossardet of Glen Lake Community Reformed Church, bagpipe selections by Jack Fellows, trumpet solos by Norm Wheeler and Bill Brodin and music by North by Northwest from Glen Lake School.

The ceremony also features the formal opening of a Memorial Garden that spotlights an artifact from the Twin Towers, and a static photo display by local resident Anthony Williams, who worked as a steel worker at the recovery site.

Author gives talk

TRAVERSE CITY — Kitty Bucholtz, author of “Little Miss Lovesick,” will discuss her writing on Saturday, Sept. 7, at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., at 3 p.m. For details, call 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or visit