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October 28, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/28/2013

Costume dance

TRAVERSE CITY — Artists Creating Together (ACT) will host a Halloween Costume Dance for teens and adults with disabilities on Halloween, Thursday, Oct. 31.

The dance will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center community room. The cost is $5 per person.

ACT is a local nonprofit organization that provides adaptive art programs and cultural access for people with disabilities. For details, call ACT, 947-1278 or visit

Boy Scout breakfast

TRAVERSE CITY — Boy Scout Troop 36 will host a pancake breakfast on Sunday, Nov. 3.

The meal will be served from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. A free-will offering will be collected and proceeds will help fund Boy Scout events. The public, and boys and Cub Scouts interested in joining or learning more about the troop are welcome.

Health care series

TRAVERSE CITY — Christ United Methodist Church will offer a community education series on Health Care Reform.

The programs start at 5:30 p.m. at the church, 1249 Three Mile Road South. Topics are "Health Care Reform and You" on Sunday, Nov. 3, by Laverna Witkop; "Health Insurance Marketplace: The Essentials" on Sunday, Nov. 10, by Jennifer Coleman; and "Medicare Education Make Simple: Better Decisions with Medicare Insurance Options" on Sunday, Nov. 17, by Jennifer McDonnell.

The programs are free and open to the public. For details, call 946-3048 or visit

Robot open house

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Area District Library Youth Services Department and the West Senior High School robotics team will host a Robot Open House on Monday, Nov. 4, at the library, 610 Woodmere Ave.

The interactive open house from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. will feature robots of all shapes and sizes, many built by local WSH students. There also will be select unmanned systems robots from Northwestern Michigan College and the National Guard bomb dismantling robot. The goal is to show how hobbies like building Legos can develop into ideas, college and careers.

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