Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 6, 2013

Community in Brief: 09/06/2013

Trail-building event

BELLAIRE — The Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will sponsor a trail-building event at Glacial Hills, one of the area’s premier trail systems.

The work bee will be held from 10 a.m.-noon today, Sept. 6. Volunteers will learn a brief history of the property as well as the technique and theory behind sustainable trail design and construction.

Work bees will continue from 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays through Nov. 8. For details or if planning to participate, visit


Book launched

TRAVERSE CITY — Don Lystra, author of “Season of Water and Ice,” will launch his latest collection of short stories titled “Something That Feels Like Truth” Saturday,, Sept. 7, at Brilliant Books, 118 E. Front St.

Lystra will be the National Writers’ Series Author Next Door in November and is slated for a profile interview on IPR later this year. He will be at the book store from 7-9 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 946-2665.


Memorial show

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College’s Automotive Technology Program will host the eighth annual Mike McIntosh Memorial Classic Car and 4x4 Show on Saturday, Sept. 7. The show is named for the late NMC automotive instructor Mike McIntosh, who retired in 2004 after 34 years of service. McIntosh organized the first car show in 2004.

Owners may enter their vehicles starting at 8 a.m. There is a $10 entry fee per vehicle and owners may register on-site. Trophies will be awarded. Proceeds benefit NMC’s Automotive Program.

Show hours are 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at NMC’s Automotive Service Technology Building on Aero Park Drive. Admission is free. There also will be a silent auction and food will be available to purchase. The Automotive Technology facilities will be open and student projects and vehicles will be on view.

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