Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 3, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/03/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Women voters meet

SUTTONS BAY — The Leelanau League of Women Voters meets at noon Wednesday, June 5, at the Leelanau County Government Center. The League’s energy committee will give a program titled “What Will Leelanau County Do for Its Future Energy Needs.” The public is welcome; call 386-5106.

HERTHA dinner

ELK RAPIDS — Diners can help the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association by dining at Pearl’s New Orleans Kitchen on Wednesday, June 5.

When diners present a coupon when they place an order, Pearl’s will donate 20 percent of the check (less tax) to help HERTHA purchase new chairs. Coupons are available at the Village Market, Corner Druggist, Elk Rapids Cinema, The Moose, and online at

Gentle yoga

TRAVERSE CITY — Tina Livingston will lead a gentle yoga class Wednesdays, June 5 and 19, at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

The 9 a.m. class is for adults and teens of all abilities. A $5 donation is requested to cover expenses. For details or if planning to attend, call 223-7700.

Co-op meeting

GRAWN — Cherryland Electric Cooperative will hold its 75th annual meeting Thursday, June 6, at Wuerfel Park.

The gates open at 3 p.m. for Cherryland members, with the business meeting from 5 to 6 p.m. Members may visit the cooperative information booths, enjoy a free ballpark dinner and receive up to four free game tickets per membership. For details, call Cherryland, 486-9200.

Bike safety course

KALKASKA — Children ages 4 to 12 are invited to a bike safety course on Saturday, June 8.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon at the Kaliseum, M-72 West. There will be free hot dogs, snacks, bike helmets while they last, fingerprinting and bike registration. There also will be two new bikes given away.

The event is sponsored by Kalkaska Church of the Nazarene. For details, call 879-4439 or 258-4443.

GT Dems meet

TRAVERSE CITY — All Democrats are invited to the Thursday, June 6, meeting of the Grand Traverse Democratic Executive Board at 6 p.m. at the MEA office, 1745 Barlow St. For details, call 946-5555 or email


Night skies

EMPIRE — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will host a “Star Party” astronomy program on Saturday, June 8.

Participants may view the night sky from 9 to 11 p.m. at Pierce Stocking Scenic Drive #3 Overlook. Parking will be available at Picnic Mountain, the next right after #2 stop.

The program is free, but a National Park entrance daily or annual pass is required. For details, visit the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society’s web site, Star Parties will be cancelled during bad weather and a decision to cancel is usually made three hours in advance. Call 326-5135, ext. 331, for a voice mail message with the decision.

Curriculum sale

TRAVERSE CITY — TEACH (Total Education Abiding in Christian Homes) home school group will hold a used curriculum sale on Monday, June 10.

TEACH members will be selling books, CDs, DVDs, music, language, art, educational games and other resources in the gym at Church of the Living God, 1514 Birmley Road. Members will be setting up and able to browse the selection from 6 to 7 p.m. and purchase items from 7 to 7:45 p.m. The sale will be open to non-members from 7:45 to 8:30 p.m. For details, call 218-5383.

Boater safety

BELLAIRE — The Traverse City Coast Guard Auxiliary will offer a boater safety class Saturday, June 15, for area youth and adults. The registration deadline is Monday, June 10.

The free class will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dewitt Marine, 6509 Crystal Springs Road. Lunch is included. For details or to register, call Christine Davis, 377-6611.

Meals for kids

KINGSLEY — Kingsley Area Schools will sponsor the Summer Food Service program for children.

Meals will be served 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Monday through Friday from June 17 through July 19 at Kingsley Area Middle School, 403 Blair St. The meals are free for children 18 years old and younger or persons up to age 26 who are enrolled in an educational program for the mentally or physically disabled that is recognized by a State or local public educational agency. All neighborhood children are welcome.

Used books

INTERLOCHEN — The Interlochen Library Friends group is looking for books and materials in good condition for their June 21 and 22 used book sale at the library, 9700 Riley Road.

Donations of paperback and hardcover adult and children’s titles, audio books and DVDs may be dropped off at the library. No magazines, textbooks, encyclopedias or Reader’s Digest condensed books will be accepted. Call the library, 276-6767, to learn more.

NCMC hours

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College has announced summer hours for the business and administrative offices, the library, the fitness center, the gym and the book store.

Administrative and business office hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday. Regular office hours resume Aug. 19.

The library is open 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday. It will close at noon July 26 and reopen at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 26.

Summer hours for the fitness center and gym are 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m.-noon Friday, and 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. Regular hours resume Sept. 3.

College Store hours through Aug. 16 are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8:30 a.m.-noon Friday. Hours are 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 19-30. Regular hours resume Sept. 3.

Teaching award

LANSING — The The Michigan Historical Center in Lansing is accepting nominations for the 2013 Odyssey Award for teaching excellence in Michigan history.

The award is sponsored by the Michigan History Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports the work of the Michigan Historical Center. All Michigan history K-12 educators are eligible for the award. Nominees are judged on their depth of knowledge about Michigan history, leadership in teaching others about Michigan history and creative teaching methods.

For details and to download the nomination form, visit, or email Mark Harvey at The nomination deadline is Aug. 2. The names of the 2013 award recipients will be announced in September.