Traverse City Record-Eagle

November 8, 2013

Community in Brief: 11/08/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Veterans Day vigil

TRAVERSE CITY — Veterans for Peace will hold a “Faces of the Fallen” all-day vigil on Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 11, in memory of Michigan soldiers who lost their lives while serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The names and photographs of each soldier will be memorialized during the vigil, which starts at 8 a.m. at the Open Space on Grandview Parkway. Taps will be performed at 11 a.m. followed by the reading of the names of the fallen service members. The public is invited to participate in the reading of the names.

View the stars

TRAVERSE CITY — Saturday, Nov. 9, is public viewing night from 9-11 p.m. at Rogers Observatory on Birmley Road. Admission is $2 per person or $5 per family. For details, call 995-2300.

Sierra Club hike

ANTRIM COUNTY — The Sierra Club will offer a one or two-hour hike on the scenic Dead Man’s Hill Jordan River Pathway trail.

Hikers should meet at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 10, at the DNR parking area and trailhead off U.S. 131 on Dead Man’s Hill Road. Hiking boots are recommended. For details, contact Lisa Angell, 342-1156, or Loren Beatty, (810) 632-7766 or

GS open house

TRAVERSE CITY — The Girl Scouts of MI Shore to Shore will host a free open house on Monday, Nov. 11.

Visitors from 5:30-7:30 p.m. can enjoy activities for children, free caramel apples, doughnuts and cider and sign girls up for the 2013-14 Girl Scout Year. Information on volunteering also will be available. Registration is not required.

The Girl Scout Council is located at 1820 Oak Hollow Dr., across from Art Van. For details, call Michelle Kiessel, 947-7354.

Hiking Club benefit

TRAVERSE CITY — A slide show on Thursday, Nov. 14, will benefit the Grand Traverse Hiking Club’s new Fife Lake NCT loop.

Sara Cockrell will share her most recent adventures “Trekking the Pyrenees, Corsica GR 20 & Swiss Alpine Pass Route” from 6:30-8 p.m. at Backcountry North’s U.S. 31 store. A $5 donation is suggested. Space is limited and reservations are requested. For details or reservations, call 941-1100.

Salute to veterans

PESHAWBESTOWN — A concert celebration of and for area veterans will take place Sunday, Nov. 10 from 2:30-7 p.m. at Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge in the Sands Showroom.

Local entertainers John Milks, Seth and May, Ruby John and others will perform in a variety-style show.

The concert is free and open to the public, with donations to benefit the Order of the Purple Heart Chapter 609, serving Northwest Michigan.

Bieber caught

RIO DE JANEIRO — The website of Brazil’s biggest news outlet published photos Wednesday it says show pop star Justin Bieber spray painting graffiti on a wall. And it adds that police want to question him about it.

The O Globo newspaper reported that photographers snapped photos of Bieber as he painted graffiti on a wall of the former Hotel Nacional in Rio de Janeiro Tuesday morning.

Defacing buildings is a crime in Brazil punishable by up to one year in jail.