Traverse City Record-Eagle


September 11, 2013

Community in Brief: 09/11/2103

Potluck & Palestine

TRAVERSE CITY —The non-denominational group Church Women and Men United on Thursday will host a talk from missionary Randi Clawson at the Christ United Methodist Church, 1249 Three Mile Rd. South in Traverse City.

The event is from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and features a potluck lunch and a presentation from Clawson who recently returned from a mission trip to Palestine.

For more information, call Vera Sparks at 883-8558.

Blacksmith skills

WILLIAMSBURG — Samels Farm will offer an introduction to blacksmithing on Sept. 21.

The hands-on program will be held from 8:30 a.m.-noon at the farm, 8298 Skegemog Point Road, off M-72. It will introduce basic blacksmithing skills and provide an early 1900s view of a farm blacksmith shop. All participants will make a hand-forged item to take home and should bring safety glasses if possible, older clothes and sensible shoes.

A $35 donation is requested and all proceeds go toward the restoration and preservation of the Samels Farm by the Samels Family Heritage Society. For details or to register for the program, call 313-2032 or email

Classic rock

PESHAWBESTOWN — Classic Rock Experience featuring Midnight Special will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, in the Sands Showroom at Leelanau Sands Casino and Lodge. The doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $25 for premium seating. They are available at or at the Players Club at Turtle Creek and Leelanau Sands casinos.

Red Cross training

TRAVERSE CITY — The American Red Cross will hold a volunteer overview training course for individuals interested in responding to local and national disasters.

Training will be from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 16, 18, 23, 25, 30 and Oct. 2 at the Red Cross of Northwest Michigan, 735 S. Garfield Ave., suite B100. To register, contact Chris Brunk, 947-7286, ext. 7412, or

Practice pirate talk

KALKASKA — The Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St., invites everyone to a swashbuckling good time on International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

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