Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 19, 2013

Community in Brief: 09/19/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Art auction

PETOSKEY — North Central Michigan College Foundation will hold an art auction featuring art from the estate of Jack Harris, a longtime friend and supporter of the college.

A reception and art viewing starts at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, followed by the auction at 2:15 p.m. To view art prior to the auction, visit and click on “Art Auction.” Anyone interested in purchasing an item prior to the auction may do so at the appraised price. To arrange a purchase, call Sean Pollion, 348-6621.

Hospice benefit

WILLIAMSBURG — LochenHeath Golf Club will host its third annual Chip in For Hospice charity golf tournament for Munson Hospice on Friday, Sept. 20.

The four-person scramble includes golf, food, live music by the California Guitar Trio, and a silent auction. Tickets are $150 per golfer or $600 per foursome. For details or to register, call 938-4900. For details about Munson Hospice, visit

Night out for parents

KALKASKA — The Peoples Church of Kalkaska, 216 S. Cherry St., is offering to watch children so parents can enjoy a night out.

Certified professionals will care for children from 6-9 p.m. on Saturdays, Sept. 21, Oct. 19, Nov. 9 and Dec. 7. Parents also can leave their children at the church from 1-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, so they have time to shop for Christmas presents.

Activities include board games, a movie, outdoor games, foosball and air hockey. There also are nursery toys and treats. All parents need to do is make a reservation, sign their children in and fill out a medical form before leaving for an evening out as a couple. For details or reservations, call the church, 258-9365.

Old-time base-ball

TRAVERSE CITY — The History Center of Traverse City has organized a base-ball match pitting the TC Hustler's against the Petoskey Mossbacks for the title of "Queen City of the North."

The game will be played from 4:05-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, at the TC Softball Field, Pine at 13th Street, next to Thirlby Field. The teams will don replica clothing and play by 1863 rules. The gates open at 3:30 p.m. and admission is free. Bleacher seats may be purchased at the gate. Viewers also may bring lawn chairs. The game will be followed by an old-fashioned ice cream social hosted by Moomer's. Maxbauer's sausages, peanuts and Cracker Jacks also will be available.

Performing Arts Series

LELAND — Chamber Music North has arranged "Classics with a Kick," which will be performed by Traverse Symphony Orchestra musicians on Sunday, Sept. 22.

The concert, part of the Performing Arts Series, will start at 3 p.m. at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St. Tickets are $20 and may be reserved by calling 256-2131 or visiting

Almost Rare Book Sale

TRAVERSE CITY — For the first time in the sale's history, the Friends of the Traverse Area District Library will host a preview event prior to its Used and Almost Rare Book Sale.

The preview will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 20, at the library, 610 Woodmere Ave. It features a silent auction of rare/collectible and signed books and an opportunity to shop for books before the sale opens to the public. Admission is $10 per person.

The sale will be open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21, and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 22, when books will be 50 percent off. Admission is free. All proceeds benefit library materials and programs.

Family Science Day

SUTTONS BAY — The theme for Family Science Saturday on Sept. 21 is "What's For Lunch in the Great Lakes."

Activities are suitable for children ages 5 to 12 and will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon at the Inland Seas Education Center, 100 Dame. The cost is $5 per child and reservations are requested. For details or to reserve space, contact Taryn Carew, 271-3077 or

Honor School reunion

HONOR — All schoolmates are invited to the Honor All School Reunion on Saturday, Sept. 21.

There will be a social gathering at 3:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m. in the gym at Platte River Elementary School. A donation of $3 per person is requested and attendees should bring a dish to pass and table service for the meal. Ham, dinner rolls and beverages will be furnished. For details, call Les Brownell, 651-9967, Bev Popp, 352-9215, or Mary Lathwell, 882-4110.

Breakfast is served

FIFE LAKE — The Walton Junction Sportman's Club will host breakfast on Saturday, Sept. 21.

The meal will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. at the club, 11207 E. County Line Road. The cost is $7 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 5 to 11, and free for children 4 and younger.

Leland Heritage fest

LELAND — Leland will celebrate its heritage with classic wooden boats and cars, Native American dancing, a book fair, a magic show and more.

The Leland Chamber of Commerce will host the Heritage Festival from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at locations in Leland that include Fishtown, the Old Art Building, the Leelanau Historical Museum and the Village Green. There is no charge. A "Passport to History" will guide visits to the event stations where they can have the passport stamped to be eligible for a prize drawing. A magic show will be offered at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St., and tickets are $3 for children, $5 for adults and $10 for families.

For details or tickets, call (312) 560-1168. A complete schedule is available at