Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 21, 2014

Community in Brief 01/21/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — ‘Gasland II’

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College student groups Grand Traverse Mycological Society and Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood will sponsor a screening of the documentary “Gasland II.”

The film focuses on how fracking affects Michigan residents. It will be shown at 3 p.m. Friday, Jan. 24, in room 217 of Scholars Hall on Northwestern Michigan College’s main campus. A panel discussion will follow.

‘Build and Sail’

SUTTONS BAY — Inland Seas Education Association is offering eight scholarships to 10 to 16 year old students for its “Build and Sail” program. Students will build two Optimist Pram sailboats and then earn a scholarship to Traverse Area Community Sailing to learn how to sail the boats they build.

Only the first eight students who register and attend a mandatory orientation class from 11 a.m.-noon Saturday, Jan. 25, at the ISEA Boat Shop will receive scholarships. The free boat-building class will be held from 10 a.m.-noon nine Saturdays starting Feb. 1 at the boat shop. For details or to register, call 271-3077.

Community meal

KINGSLEY — The second annual Kingsley Community Dinner will be held Saturday, Jan. 25, at Kingsley Baptist Church, 7511 Blackman Road.

The free meal will be served from 4:30-7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall. The menu features vegetarian or meat lasagna or turkey. Carry-out meals are available and must be ordered by Friday, Jan. 24. Volunteers also are needed.

For details, to order a carry-out meal or to volunteer, call 263-7301.

GT Dems rally

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Democratic Party will host its 2014 campaign kick-off Winter Rally on Saturday, Jan. 25.

The rally will be held from 6-8 p.m. at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St., with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. A $10 donation is suggested.

National, state and local candidates have been invited. For details, call 946-5555 or email

Peter, wolf, concert

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Symphony Orchestra’s family concert on Sunday, Jan. 26, will introduce children to Sergei Prokofiev’s classic musical children’s tale of “Peter and the Wolf.”

The concert starts at 3 p.m. at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St. The doors open at 2:30 p.m. for a musical instrument petting zoo. Both the concert and the petting zoo are free and reservations are not required. To learn more, call 947-7120 or visit


TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency will offer budgeting workshops in January and February.

Workshops will start at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 27, and Thursday, Feb. 13; and at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at the NMCAA, 3963 Three Mile Road. They are designed to help participants change the way they manage their money. Attendees seeking more advice may follow up with an individual appointment. For details or to register, call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.

‘Feast & Film’

EAST JORDAN — Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center will host a “Feast & Film” community potluck and program on Saturday, Jan. 25.

The wild game/local food potluck will start at 6 p.m. at the education center, 5745 N. M-66, followed at 7 p.m. by a screening of the film “The Human Planet.” There is no charge and attendees need not bring a dish to pass.

Donations are welcome and registration is encouraged. For details or to register, call 536-0333, email or visit

‘Barefoot’ horses

TRAVERSE CITY — PEACE Ranch will sponsor an educational workshop on barefoot horse keeping.

The “Introduction to Barefoot Horse Keeping” workshop will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Christina Cline, a field instructor for Equine Sciences Academy and Pacific Hoof Care Practitioners, will discuss the crucial components for developing and maintaining healthy hooves.

A $10 donation is suggested and reservations are appreciated. For details or reservations, contact Roberta LaMont, 649-0884 or Information also is available at