Traverse City Record-Eagle

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November 5, 2012

Community in Brief: 11/05/2012


SOS offices open

Lansing — Secretary of State Ruth Johnson reminds residents that all SUPER!Centers as well as select PLUS and traditional Secretary of State offices will remain open on Election Day, Nov. 6, for customers who must conduct urgent business on that day.

Most state government offices will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 6, because of a 2004 agreement with labor unions that makes Election Day a state employee holiday. Johnson said that late fees for licenses and registrations expiring Nov. 6 will be waived if customers renew the next day. Customers also may complete many transactions such as vehicle plate tab and driver's license renewals, online at

The Gaylord and the Grand Traverse County PLUS Secretary of State offices are among the offices that will remain open on Election Day.

Cinema series

Traverse City — The Community Cinema Series at Northwestern Michigan College will continue on Thursday, Nov. 8, with "Solar Mamas."

The film traces the journey of a Bedouin woman who leaves her small Jordanian village for the first time to train to become a solar energy engineer. It will be shown at 7 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. The film will be followed by a discussion.

Admission is free. The museum galleries also will be open free of charge from 5 to 8 p.m. For details including upcoming films and dates, visit

Benefit chili supper

Acme — A chili supper will be held to raise money for the renovation of the 152-year-old Yuba School.

The meal will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Acme Masonic Lodge. Chicken noodle soup also will be served. Take outs will be available. There also will be a bake sale and a silent auction.

Tickets at the door are $8 for adults, $5 for children. For advance tickets, call 264-8038.

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