Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 7, 2013

Region in Brief: 01/07/2013


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Preschool raffle

Traverse City — Traverse City Area Public Schools' Early Childhood Program is holding its second Preschool Scholarship Raffle fundraiser.

TCAPS preschool families and staff are selling $10 raffle tickets starting today, Jan. 7, and continuing through Saturday, Feb. 9. The drawing will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

First prize is one full year of preschool tuition; second prize, one half year of preschool tuition; third prize $500 cash. For details or to buy raffle tickets, call Angel Elsenheimer, 933-1759.

Blueprint reading

Traverse City — The Builders Exchange of NW MI's Lunchbox Series will offer "Blueprint Reading Basics" Wednesday, Jan. 9.

The program will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Builders Exchange, 1373 Barlow St. Northwestern Michigan College adjunct instructor Devin Hill will share information on reading commercial blueprints and answer questions. A light lunch will be provided.

The cost is $5 for members; $10 for non-members. For details or reservations, call Robin Hill, 946-5531.

Family Science Day

Suttons Bay — "Paddle to the Sea" is the theme for the Saturday, Jan. 12, Family Science Day hosted by the Inland Seas Education Association.

Children ages 5 to 12 can listen to stories, participate in science activities and build a model canoe from 10 a.m. to noon at ISEA's Education Center. The cost is $5 per child.

For details or reservations, contact Taryn Carew, 271-3077 or

Book club for guys

Traverse City — Guys in grades three through seven are invited to the Monday, Jan. 14, meeting of the "Guys Read Too" book club at the Peninsula Community Library.

The group will meet at 4:15 p.m. at the library, 2699 Island View Road, to discuss Grace Lin's "Year of the Rat." There is no charge and books may be checked out on a first come, first served basis.

For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Safe Families class

Traverse City — Bethany Christian Services holds information sessions and training on the new Safe Families for Children program on the second Monday of each month.

Safe Families for Children is a volunteer program which supports local families in crisis. The next session is at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 14, at Faith Reformed Church, 1139 E. Front St. Interested individuals may also begin training at this meeting; call 499-5546.