Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 23, 2013

Community in Brief: 08/23/2013

Judge to speak

TRAVERSE CITY — The Honorable Elizabeth Weaver will discuss her book “ Judicial Deceit: Unnecessary Secrecy at the Michigan Supreme Court” on Saturday, Aug. 24, at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front. St.

Former Supreme Court Chief Justice Weaver’s program starts at 4 p.m. and she will remain to sign books until 6 p.m. For details, call 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or visit

Successful aging

TRAVERSE CITY — Dave Eitland and Dr. Phil Ellis will discuss “Creative Giving and Your Bucket List” on Monday, Aug. 26, as part of the Successful Aging Series at the Grand Traverse Pavilions.

The free program starts at 2 p.m. at the Pavilions off South Elmwood Avenue. The public is invited. Eitland is development and gift planning director for Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation. Ellis is director of the Grand Traverse Regional Community Foundation.

For details, call 932-3027 or visit

Birds and bugs

TRAVERSE CITY — Saving Birds Thru Habitat will sponsor a virtual “Bird n Bug Safari” and Wings of Wonder will introduce visitors to raptors in conjunction with the Dennos Museum Center’s “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution” exhibit.

The safari will start at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, at the museum center, 1410 College Dr. Participants of all ages will learn about challenges faced by migrating birds.

“A Birds-Eye View: An Interactive Raptor Experience” will start at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30. Participants should meet in the museum center lobby.

Both programs are free with museum admission, which is $10 for adults and $5 for children, museum members and NMC students. For details or to sign up for either program, call 995-1029.

Street dance

MANCELONA — Area youth are invited to a “back to school” street dance at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at Triangle Park. Admission is free and in case of bad weather the dance will be at the Mancelona Middle School gym. For details, call 587-5500 or visit

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