Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 5, 2013

Community in Brief: 08/05/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Homebuyer ed

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA), a certified HUD housing counseling agency, will present a Homebuyer Education workshop.

The free, two-day workshop will be held from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. today, Aug. 5, and Wednesday, Aug. 7, at NMCAA, 3963 Three Mile Road. Participants will learn the basics of the home buying process. To register or to learn about future workshops, call 347-9070, (800) 443-5518, or visit

Family Science Day

SUTTONS BAY — The Inland Seas Education Association’s Family Science Day on Friday, Aug. 9, will focus on crayfish.

The program will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at ISEA’s Education Center, 100 Dame St. It is geared toward children ages 5 to 12. The cost is $5 per child. Call Taryn Carew, 271-3077, for details or to register.

Open house for vets

FRANKFORT — The newly formed Benzie County Veterans Affairs Committee will host an open house for all Benzie County veterans and their families on Saturday, August 10.

The open house will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at the American Legion hall, 206 Main St., with a short program at 10 a.m. by the county’s veterans affairs counselor. Anyone wishing to speak with the counselor or schedule an appointment should bring proper identification and a copy of their DD214. For details, call 645-1187.

Country dance

CADILLAC — An old-time country dance on Saturday, Aug. 10, will feature music by the Fonda Starr Band for dancing in air-conditioned comfort.

The dance will be hosted from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 9116 E. 13th St. Free dance instruction will be provided. Donations are appreciated and listeners are welcome. For details, call 920-8389.

Native language camp

PESHAWBESTOWN — A Family Anishinaabemowin (Native Language and Culture) Camp will be offered Monday, Aug. 12, through Wednesday, Aug. 14.

Camp will open at 8 a.m. Monday and continues through 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Powwow grounds in Peshawbestown. Everyone is welcome and registration, camping, breakfast, lunch and dinner are free.

To learn more, contact Sammie McCllellan-Dyal, 534-7758 or; or Carrie Leaureaux, 534-7462 or

Zentangle class

BEULAH — Registrations are required by Tuesday, Aug. 20, for beginning Zentangle classes sponsored by PEO (Philanthropic Educational Organization) chapter FS.

Zentangle is a method of creating designs from repetitive patterns using pen and paper. It was created in 2004 and has become an international favorite of individuals of all skill levels.

Certified Zentangle teacher Kerry Bowes of Elk Rapids will teach the classes from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, 8190 Lincoln Road. The classes are appropriate for ages 12 and older.

The $35 cost includes supplies and proceeds benefit PEO projects. For details or to register, call Michelle Leines, 383-3597, or Judy McCall, 352-7633.

Talk on Agenda 21

SUTTONS BAY — Reservations are being accepted for a program titled “Private Property Rights, Sustainable Development and Agenda 21.”

The event on Thursday, Sept. 12, opens with a social gathering at 6:30 p.m. at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center. Richard K. Norton, Urban and Regional Planning Program associate professor and chair at Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan, will present the program at 7 p.m.

The program is free and is sponsored by the Leelanau County Planning Commission and the Planning & Community Development Office. Seating is limited and reservations are required. For details or to reserve a seat, call 256-9812 or email

MSU Beach Bash

CRYSTAL LAKE — The MSU Alum Club of Benzie County will host its annual Beach Bash on Thursday, Aug. 8, regardless of weather.

The event starts at 5 p.m. at Bellows Park on the corner of South Shore Drive and Bellows Avenue with a social hour, followed by a potluck supper at 6 p.m. and an auction of MSU-related items. It is open to all MSU alumni, students, friends and the community. The club will provide grilled brats, hot dogs and soft drinks. Attendees should bring table service, a dish to share and alternate beverages. Items for the auction also are welcome.

Admission is free for MSUAA members; $10 for all others. Proceeds and donations benefit the club’s scholarship fund for MSU-bound students from Frankfort and Benzie Central high schools. For details or if planning to attend email, or call Tina Clark, 352-6049. Call Maggie Van Haften, 352-6045, if you plan to bring an item to be auctioned.