Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 30, 2013

Community in Brief: 09/30/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Woodturning exhibit

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan Woodturners will exhibit their work at their “Artistry in Woodturning” exhibit at the Traverse Area District Library.

Northwestern Michigan Woodturners membership includes hobbyists and professionals with a wide variety of skills and experience who create artistic wood objects primarily on a wood lathe.

They meet the second Saturday of the month at 9 a.m. in Building 1 at the Maritime Heritage Alliance Complex, 13272 S. West Bay Shore Dr.

The exhibit opens Tuesday, Oct. 1, and may be viewed during regular library hours through Oct. 31. It also includes a photo display of the woodturning process. To learn more about the club, visit

Sale extravaganza

CADILLAC — Revival Center Church invites the community to a sale extravaganza.

The event will be open from 3:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4; and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the church, 984 Plett Road. There will be a craft sale, bake sale, fall clean-out sale and a silent auction of collectible and valuable items.

Senior breakfast

GAYLORD — The Otsego County Commission on Aging will sponsor an educational breakfast program on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Philip W. Hofweber of Edward Jones will discuss “Smart Money Moves in Retirement” at the 9-11 a.m. event at the University Center, 80 Livingston Blvd. A $5 donation is suggested at the door. For details or reservations, call (989) 748-4068.

AAUW meeting

MANISTEE— The Manistee AAUW will meet on Thursday, Oct. 3, at the Lake Bluff Sanctuary, 2890 Lakeshore Rod.

Member Mary Weishaar will discuss her experiences hiking the Appalachian Trail at 7 p.m. The public is invited. For details, contact Elaine Bush, 499-2374 or

SB Homecoming

SUTTONS BAY — M-22 will be rerouted for the Suttons Bay Homecoming Parade, which starts at 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4, in downtown Suttons Bay. The community is invited.


GTACS Hall of Fame

TRAVERSE CITY — Grand Traverse Area Catholics Schools will induct five individuals into its Hall of Fame on Saturday, Oct. 5. The inductees also will be recognized during halftime at the Friday, Oct. 4, St. Francis Homecoming game.

Honorees for 2013 include the Rev. Edwin Frederick, Patrick Heintz, Monsignor Francis Murphy, Sr. Katherine Murphy and James Rossi. The induction ceremony will start at 10:45 a.m. at St. Francis High School Kohler Auditorium, 123 E. 11th St. The public is welcome.

Benzie celebrates

BENZONIA — Mills Community House will sponsor a pancake breakfast and a flea market in conjunction with Benzie’s Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5.

The free breakfast will be served from 8-10:30 a.m. at the community house, 891 Michigan Ave. The flea market will be set up on the upper level and will be open from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

Flea market spaces are available and cost $20 each, which includes two eight-foot tables. For details or to reserve a spot, call 882-0591.

Empty Bowls

HONOR — Benzie Food Partners will host their 16th annual “Soup Nite” Empty Bowls Project on Wednesday, Oct. 9.

The fundraiser will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. at The Gathering Place Senior Center in Honor Plaza. The cost is $8 for adults and $2.50 for children 12 and younger. This includes a selection of soups, bread, beverage, salad, dessert and a bowl to take home. Carry-outs are available. There also will be a silent auction.

Benzie lecture

BENZONIA — The next program in the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series is titled “Thank God For Michigan: Michigan Soldiers in the Civil War-A Digital Archive.” The guest speaker is Benjamin Dettmar.

Dettmar has a B.A. Honors from the University of Wales and an M.Phil from the University of Glasgow. He currently is completing a Ph.D. in American Studies at Michigan State University, where he also is a member of staff at the University Archives & Historical Collections.

Dettmar’s program starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10, at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave. He will discuss the resources available for teaching and research that MSU has compiled from Michigan men and women who served during the Civil War, including letters and diaries, and how the materials were digitalized.

Admission is free and the public is welcome. For details, call 882-5539 or visit

Craftors sought

TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle Retirement Community is looking for crafters to participate in its Autumn Craft Show & Sale.

The event will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Glen Eagle, 3950 Sumac Dr., off Silver Lake Road. There is no charge to set up a table.

Reservations are requested. For details or to make a reservation, call April Putman, 935-4553.