Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 12, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/12/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — View the stars

TRAVERSE CITY — Public viewing night is Saturday, Oct. 12, from 9-11 p.m. at Joseph P. Rogers Observatory, 1753 Birmley Road. The cost is $2 per person or $5 per family. Call 995-2300 to learn more.

Slabtown meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The Slabtown Neighborhood Association will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Traverse Bay United Methodist Church, 1200 Ramsdell Road.

The meeting includes neighborhood updates, information about the Slabtown Little Library and a visit by City Manager Jered Ottenwess. For details, visit

Cancer benefit

TRAVERSE CITY — Table rentals are available for the VFW 2780 Ladies Auxiliary’s bazaar, bake sale and craft show to benefit cancer aid and research.

The fundraiser will be hosted from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the VFW, 3400 Veterans Dr. The rental fee is $20 without electric; $25 with electric. For details, call 947-5513.

Rhythmic Circus

TRAVERSE CITY — Rhythmic Circus brings its rapid-fire tap dancing to the Milliken Auditorium stage on Saturday, Oct. 26.

The troupe features four tap dancers, a one-man beat box and a six-piece band in a production titled “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now,” which has been performed in more than 90 cities worldwide.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. The museum center galleries open one hour prior to the concert for ticket holders, who also are invited to a post-concert reception with the performers.

Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door, and $30 for museum members, plus fees. For tickets, contact the Dennos Museum, 995-1553 or; or My North Tickets, (800) 836-0717 or

Cape Dorset sale

TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum is the official U.S. site for the 2013 Cape Dorset Print Collection exhibition and sale. The exhibit opens Sunday, Oct. 13, and continues through Dec. 1.

A reception will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 18, at the Dennos Museum, 1410 College Dr. It is free and open to the public. A sale will be conducted by lottery.

Interested buyers may receive a catalog, price list and lottery information by calling the museum store, 995-1586. The prints can be viewed at

‘Art of Recovery’

TRAVERSE CITY — Anyone recovering from anything is invited to submit art for the seventh annual “Art of Recovery: The Human Journey” show. The entry deadline is Friday, Oct. 18.

Individuals who have experienced a mental or physical illness, grief or loss, substance abuse, violence, divorce or some other life-changing event that they needed to recover from may submit entries. Entry forms are available under “Special Initiatives” on the Northern Lakes Community Mental Health website, Artwork in good condition, matted or framed and suitably wired for display should be delivered during normal business hours to Northern Lakes CMH, 105 Hall St., second floor. Up to three entries per person may be submitted. The number of entries displayed is limited by available space.

A community celebration and opening reception will be hosted from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 6, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St., where the display may be viewed through November. For details, contact Cynthia Petersen, 935-3099 or

Benefit for Webers

KINGSLEY — A benefit will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19, for Jennifer Weber and Cecilia (Stefaniak) Weber.

Jennifer moved back home to care for her parents, Cecilia and Ted Weber. Cecilia has Addisons disease and is confined to a wheelchair. Since Jennifer moved home, her father has died and her mother has been diagnosed with skin cancer and surgery is scheduled. The Webers also recently lost everything in a fire that destroyed their home. There is no insurance and the family needs help with mounting bills.

The benefit starts at 5:30 p.m. at the St. Mary-Hannah School gym on M-113. There will be dinner, dancing and a Chinese Raffle. For details or to make a donation, call Mary Rokos, 392-4938.

Parent’s night out

KALKASKA — The Peoples Church of Kalkaska is offering parents a night out while certified professionals care for their children.

The second in a series of nights out for parents will be held from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at the church, 216 S. Cherry St. There will be board games, a movie, outdoor games, foosball, air hockey, nursery toys and treats. Parents just need to fill out a medical information form and sign their children in before enjoying three hours as a couple.

For details or to reserve space, call 258-9365.