Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 2, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/02/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Exercise program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Senior Center Network will sponsor a presentation on exercise.

“Exercise for Longevity” will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 6, at the Senior Center, 801 E. Front St. David, Block, a clinical exercise specialist certified through the American College of Sports Medicine, will discuss the positive effects of exercise and its effects on improving and maintaining quality of life.

The program is free, but registration is required. For details or to register, call 922-4911.

Guided hikes

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Conservation District offers free guided hikes on the first Saturday of the month from April through December.

Hikes are from 10-11 a.m. starting from the Oleson Pavilion at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. The first hike of the season is Saturday, April 5. All ages are welcome. Visit or call 941-0960 to learn more.

Art reception

CHARLEVOIX — An opening reception will be hosted from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, April 5, for a “Treasures from the Museum” exhibit at Charlevoix Circle of Arts, 109 Clinton St.

The exhibit features works by Andy Warhol, Renoir and others. It will be on display through June 7. For details, call 547-3554.

Forum on poverty

SUTTONS BAY — The Leelanau County Democratic Party will sponsor a nonpartisan informational forum on poverty in Leelanau County titled “Inequality in Paradise.”

The forum starts at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Dr. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Derek J. Bailey will moderate. Guest speakers includes Paul Bare, attorney and bankruptcy specialist, Ty Wessell, former coordinator of the Leelanau County Family Coordinating Council, April Missias, director of Leelanau County Senior Services; and Stephen Schwaiger, director of HelpLink.

The public is invited and donations of non-perishable food items for area food pantries are encouraged.

Wind symphony

SUTTONS BAY — Northeast Michigan’s leading professional wind band will give a performance on Friday, April 11, at the Suttons Bay High School Performing Arts Center.

The Standish-based East Shore Wind Symphony will perform at 7 p.m. The concert features a variety of works works including a 50th anniversary performance of Bugler’s Holiday by Boston Pops conductor and musical arranger Leroy Anderson.

Advance tickets are $5 on the ESWS’s website,, and are limited to the first 300 tickets sold. Tickets at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

Nurses meet

TRAVERSE CITY — Jackie Hoenscheid, MSN, RN, and Marylee Pakieser, MSN, FNP, RN, will discuss veterans’ services at the Tuesday, April 8, meeting of ANA-Michigan, Northern Region, formerly RN-AIM.

The meeting will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. in rooms A and B at Munson Community Health Center, 550 Munson Ave., with REMEC connections to Grayling Hospital and Kirtland Community College. Those attending the entire program will receive a one-hour certificate of attendance.

Registration is required and a $5 donation is requested for pizza and salad. For details or to register, call 590-8624 or email