Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 9, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/09/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Haas birthday

TRAVERSE CITY — Jeff Haas will celebrate his birthday during “Jazz at the Cambria” from 7 to 9 p.m. today, May 9, in Reflect Bistro at the Cambria Suites, 127 Munson Ave.

Haas will be joined by saxophonist Laurie Sears, bassist Jack Dryden, and drummer/hamonica player Randy Marsh. There is no cover charge and a full menu will be available until 11 p.m.

School open house

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Bay Christian School will hold an open house from 2 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the school, 1895 Keystone Road North. All parents and interested new families are invited. Call 929-9504 to learn more.

Water tour

BENZIE COUNTY — Mike Jones from the Benzie Conservation District, will lead a Pickerel Creek and Twin Lakes Water Tour on Friday, May 10.

The tour will start at 9 a.m. from the Grass Lake State Forest Campground. Participants should dress for the weather, bring a canoe or kayak, a and a personal flotation device. The suggested donation is $5. For details, contact Jones, 882-4391 or

Senior lunch

INTERLOCHEN — Area seniors are invited to the Monday, May 13, senior luncheon at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Reservations are needed by 10 a.m. Friday, May 10.

The meal will be served at noon, but seniors are invited to come early for fellowship and stay after lunch for games. The meal is $3 per person, or brown bag for no charge. Activities are free.

The church is located at U.S. 31 and Rogers Road. For details or reservations, call Ralph Hintsala, 620-0840.

Farmer’s Market

FIFE LAKE — The Fife Lake Farmer’s Market opens its second season on Saturday, May 11.

Market hours are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Saturday through Oct. 12 at Fife Lake Memorial Park. For details, stop at the Fife Lake Hardware Store or email the Market Master,

Brunch, auction

GLEN ARBOR — The National Honor Societies of Leelanau and Glen Lake schools will host a Mother’s Day Brunch and silent auction fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity-Grand Traverse Region.

The meal will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at the Leelanau School. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children ages 5 to 12 and free for ages 4 and younger. They will be available at the door.

Celebrate Mom

KINGSLEY — Rainbow of Hope Farm will host its annual Mother’s Day Celebration on Sunday, May 12.

The event will be held from noon to 3 p.m., rain or shine, at the farm, 1951 County Line Road. A buffet meal will be served. The cost is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 10 and free for preschoolers. There also will be outdoor activities and a bake sale. The greenhouse opens at noon with hanging plants and potted flowers available to purchase.

For details, visit or call 263-4673.

Humanists meet

TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Jerry Dobek will give a talk on dark nebulae and astrophotography at the Monday, May 13, meeting of the Grand Traverse Humanists. The program starts at 7 p.m. at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Call 392-1215 for details.

Weight, diabetes

TRAVERSE CITY — Steven Lamie, MD, and dietitian Patti Hennrick, RD, will share tips on weight loss for diabetics on Tuesday, May 14.

“Steps to Weight Loss Success, Diabetes Management” will be held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in conference room 1 at Munson Medical Center. Because of the partial closure of Sixth Street, participants should enter the hospital’s main visitor parking lot off Elmwood Avenue.

The program is free and open to the public. No registration is needed. For details, call Munson’s Diabetes Education Department, 935-8200 or (800) 809-8127.

Angel Care

TRAVERSE CITY — Angel Care Preschool and Child Care will accept applications for its summer scholarship cycle through Saturday, May 15.

Scholarships will be awarded to successful applicants based on need and will reduce child care fees over the scholarship cycle. Decisions will be made on Monday, May 20, for the upcoming scholarship cycle. Please call 933-3232 or email, for more information.

‘Tails to Trails’

TRAVERSE CITY — “Tails to Trails,” a 5K on the Vasa Pathway for dogs and their owners, will be held Saturday, May 18.

The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Vasa Pathway trailhead on Bartlett Road off Bunker Hill Road. Registration will open at 8 a.m. Advance registration is $15 per person or $25 for families through Friday, May 17. Registration on the day of the event is $20 per person; $30 per family. For advance registration, visit or stop at the TART Trails office, 415 S. Union St. Proceeds benefit TART Trails Inc.

Golf for schools

MANCELONA — The Mancelona Rotary Club and Communities in Schools of Mancelona will sponsor an Ironmen Golf Scramble.

The fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 18, at Deer Run Golf Club-Lakes of the North, with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. The fee is $200 for a four-person team. For details or to register, call 587-5044.

Writing contest

KINGSLEY — Entries for the Floyd Milton Webster Prize for History writing contest will be accepted until Tuesday, May 21.

The contest is open to anyone who has a story to tell about Kingsley area history or their Kingsley area family. A $1,000 cash award will be presented to one winner 19 years old or older; $500 to the winner who is 18 or younger. Awards will be announced at a ceremony from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 22, at the Kingsley Library, 213 S. Brownson.

For instructions and manuscript submission entry forms, visit For more information, visit the web site or call the library, 263-5484.

Youth programs

SUTTONS BAY — Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is recruiting high school-aged young men and women to serve as crew and scientists this summer aboard the Schoolship Inland Seas.

The Young Men in Science trip will take place on August 15-16. It begins in Petoskey and ends in Suttons Bay. The Young Women in Science trip June 17-18 and August 1-2 will begin and end in Suttons Bay and the trip on July 14-15 will begin and end in Fayette.

The cost is $360 per student. Interested students should contact ISEA, 271-3077 or More information is at