Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 14, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/14/2013

Photo exhibit

TRAVERSE CITY — The Art of the Watershed will feature photography by Mark Lindsay and John A. Gessner.

The exhibit opens Thursday, May 16, with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Watershed Center, 13272 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Admission is free, but reservations are needed today May 14.

For details or reservations, email A portion of art sales will support the Watershed Center’s mission to protect Grand Traverse Bay and its watershed.

Political toolkit

GLEN ARBOR — The Leelanau Independent Women for democratic Action (LIWdA) will offer a program focusing on the importance of citizen participation in local government.

The “Toolkit for Change” session will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. today, May 14, at the Leelanau School. It will include practical information to help attendees understand the process for participating at meetings of the County Commission and advisory committees of the Board of Commissioners. For details, call Carol Hilton, 642-1391.

Ride of Silence

TRAVERSE CITY — Bicyclists are invited to participate in the Traverse City Ride of Silence on Wednesday, May 15.

Riders should meet at 6:30 p.m. next to the Filling Station at the Railroad Depot near Woodmere Avenue and East Eighth Street. At 7 p.m., bicyclists will start a slow, silent procession through Traverse City to honor cyclists who have been killed or injured while riding on public roadways.

For details, visit or

Kalkaska concert

KALKASKA — The Kalkaska Public Schools Music Department will sponsor a fund-raising concert on Thursday, May 16.

The performance will start at 7 p.m. in the Kalkaska High School auditorium featuring the Kalkaska High School Choir, the Symphonic and Jazz bands and special guest the Bay Area Big Band. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $15 per family. Proceeds will benefit arts enrichment activities.

Garden club meets

ACME — The Sweetwater Evening Garden Club will tour the Hoxsie Farm and hoop house with Denny Hoxsie at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 21.

A meeting at the East Bay Masonic Lodge will follow the tour. The public is welcome. For details or if planning to attend, call Pam Larkin, 938-9611.

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