Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 4, 2012

Community in Brief: 12/04/2012


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Senior luncheon

Traverse City — The Village at Bay Ridge invites area senior citizens to a holiday luncheon. Reservations and payment are required by Thursday, Dec. 6.

The meal will be served at 12:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10, in the West Building, 3950 Scenic Ridge. The Trillium Singers will provide holiday entertainment.

The cost is $8 per person. For details or reservations, call 932-9455.

Workshop on iPads

Traverse City — Cheri Breadon and Kathleen Maxwell will offer a workshop on various topics for iDevices on Friday, Dec. 7.

The workshop will be held at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road. The schedule is: basics, 9:15-10 a.m.; messaging/email 10-11 a.m.; camera/Facetime 11 a.m.-noon; and ebooks noon-1 p.m. Participants should bring their fully-charged iDevice and necessary passwords.

There is no charge, but sign up is recommended; call 223-7700. For details, visit

Benzie Dems meet

Benzonia — All Benzie County Democrats and friends are invited to a winter holiday celebration on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The event will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. at Grow Benzie, 5885 M-115. It is a combination potluck dinner and benefit for the Benzie County Baby Pantry. Dinner will be followed by socializing and live music by the "Band." Some beverages and food basics will be provided.

Guests are encouraged to bring a dish to pass and may bring their own alcoholic or other beverages. Donations will be accepted for the baby pantry.

Gallery open house

Beulah — Live for Art Gallery will host a holiday open house from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Visitors can browse the gallery to see what's new from more than a dozen artists with a connection to the Great Lakes states, many of whom are local to northern Michigan. The event celebrates the holiday season and offers a chance to shop for unique gifts. For details, call 882-9370 or email

Library cookie sale

Kalkaska — The Friends of the Kalkaska County Library will sell freshly baked cookies from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at the library, 247 S. Cedar St.; 258-9411.

Comedy fundraiser

Traverse City — The first ever Mt. Holiday Comedy Fundraiser will be held Friday, Dec. 7.

The competition will be hosted from 6 to 10 p.m. at Mt. Holiday Ski Lodge by Norman Bowbeer, host of the Turtle Creek "Laugh Your Heine Off Comedy Night."

Local comedian Marti Johnson will perform a set and also act as celebrity guest judge.

Donations of cash or "big box store" gift cards are suggested to help the Mt. Holiday maintenance department.

For details, donation information or to register, email Bowbeer,