Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 20, 2013

Community in Brief: 02/20/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Lunch lecture

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College’s Luncheon Lecture on Friday, Feb. 22, will focus on GIS and GPS.

The lecture starts at 11:30 a.m. in the NCMC Library conference room, 1515 Howard St. The cost is $9 and reservations are suggested. For details or reservations, call 348-6600.

Support United Way

TRAVERSE CITY — United Way of Northwest Michigan is encouraging Michigan residents to “check off” for the United Way Fund on their Michigan tax return.

Line 4642 on the 2012 tax return form allows people to donate all or part of their Michigan return to the United Way Fund. The funds will be directed to the donor’s local United Way to help provide food, clothing and shelter to low and moderate income families.

Education forum

BENZONIA — The Benzie Unit of the League of Women Voters-Grand Traverse Area will sponsor a public forum on education titled “Michigan Public Schools: Is Local Control in Question.”

The forum will be held from 6:45 to 8:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, at Benzie Central High School, 9300 Homestead Road. The speakers will discuss the effects of proposed changes to school funding and the governor’s “Any Time Any Place Any Way Any Pace” education system.