Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 2, 2013

Community in Brief: 09/02/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Railroad meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The Railroad Historical Society of Northwest Michigan will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. Member Brian Leiteritz will present the DVD “Glacier Park Remembered.” The public is welcome.

OM history group

ACME — The Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society will meet on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the historic Hoxsie House on U.S. 31 North.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. Dorothy Dunville of the Acme Heritage Society will discuss the historical significance of the house and the society’s plans to relocate it. Parking is available at Bayside Park, adjacent to the house. For details, call Dunville, 313-9770, or email Nancy Jaroh,

Hospice Fun Fair

TRAVERSE CITY — The Village at Bay Ridge will host a Fall Fun Fair benefit to support Hospice of Michigan.

The event will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, rain or shine, at the Village at Bay Ridge, 3850 Scenic Ridge. Hot dogs, Moomer’s Ice Cream, lemonade, cherry pie and more will be served for a minimum $5 donation. There also will be music by Dominic Fortuna and a silent auction. For details, call 995-9385.

Mudgett Award

TRAVERSE CITY — TART Trails is seeking nominations for the Jim Mudgett Trail Pioneer Award. Entries are due Friday, Sept. 6.

The award recognizes Jim Mudgett, who passed away in 2004. He was a founding member of the TART Trails Board of Directors, a trail chief on the Leelanau Trail, and a long-time supporter of the Vasa Pathway.

Nominations are open to anyone who has advocated for building, maintaining and using trails in the Grand Traverse region. Submissions should include specific reasons why the nominee should receive the award and any biographical information that may be relevant and helpful to the selection committee.

Written submissions may be sent to TART Trails, P.O. Box 252, Traverse City, MI 49685, or emailed to The award will be presented at the TART Trails’ Oktoberafest Dinner on Oct. 8. For details, call 941-4300.

History exhibit

MESICK — Visitors can view information collected over the past nine years by the Mesick Area Historical Museum on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The museum at 117 Mesick Ave. will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It features a variety of exhibits including a logging display, family scrapbooks, farming items and a digital slideshow of historical photos. For details, visit

Author at museum

PESHAWBESTOWN — Brian Stout will give a talk titled “Culture and the Changing Environment” on Saturday, Sept. 7, as part of the Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center’s Expressive Culture Series.

Stout had a 34-year career with the U.S. Forest Service and retired as supervisor of the 3.5 million acre Bridger-Teton National Forest in Jackson, Wyo., in 1993. He also is the author of the book “Trees of Life-Our Forests in Peril,” scheduled for tentative release in December.

The program will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum, 2605 N. West Bay Shore Dr. There is no charge. Presenters and topics may change. For the most up-to-date schedule, call Eyaawing Curator Marjie Jacko, 534-7768, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Garden dedication

KINGSLEY — The David Seidel Children’s Garden will be dedicated on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library, 213 S. Brownson.

The event will be held from 1 to 3 p.m., rain or shine. Activities include a ribbon cutting, unveiling of the John Goss Butterfly Life Cycle sculpture, a Monarch butterfly release, ice cream sundaes, face painting, prize drawings and a garden tour.

The public is invited. For details, call 263-5484 or visit

Bird lecture

TRAVERSE CITY — Greg Butcher, migratory bird program coordinator at the U.S. Forest Service, will give an illustrated lecture on Sunday, Sept. 8, in conjunction with the Dennos Museum’s Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution exhibit.

Butcher will discuss neotropical migratory patterns of birds that breed in Michigan at 2 p.m. in the Janis Room at the Dennos Museum, 1410 College Dr. The program is included in museum admission, which is $10 for adults and $5 for children, museum members and NMC students. Reservations are encouraged; call 995-1029.

MFR class

TRAVERSE CITY — A medical first responder (MFR) course will be offered beginning Tuesday, Sept. 10, and running through Oct. 29, at Grand Traverse Metro Fire Station #12, 2025 E. Silver Lake Road North.

The course, taught by professionals in the emergency care field, will provide fundamental knowledge and skills for those wishing to be able to function in a first responder role with a rescue or other first response unit. Participants must be at least 18 years of age, or be 18 prior to the state licensing exam.

Classes meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m., with Sunday sessions 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The class fee is $690 and registration is due at least five days prior to the start of the course. Payment is due in full by Tuesday, Sept. 10. To register, visit For details, contact Munson Regional EMS Education Manager Daryl Case, 935-7832 or

iPads for seniors

TRAVERSE CITY — The Senior Center Network will offer a series of classes for senior iPad users.

Classes will meet at 1 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Sept. 4, at the Traverse City Senior Center, 801 E. Front St. There will be separate classes for beginning, intermediate and advanced users. Attendees should bring their iPads.

The classes are $5 each for one hour of instruction and registration is required. For details or to register, call 922-4911.

Antrim Women Dems

CENTRAL LAKE — Bobbie Walton, political activist with the Michigan National Organization for Women, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Sept. 12, meeting of the Antrim Area Women Dems and Friends.

The group will meet at noon at the Blue Pelican Restaurant. Walton will discuss current legislation regarding redistricting in Michigan and the need to create a commission to oversee the process. The cost is $12.

Reservations are needed by Thursday, Sept. 5; email

Haas Trio

TRAVERSE CITY — The Jeff Haas Trio with Laurie Sears will return to Cambria Suites Hotel, 255 Munson Ave., for Jazz at the Reflect Bistro starting Thursday, Sept. 5.

Bassist Jack Dryden and Randy Marsh on drums and harmonica will join saxophonist Sears for music from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each Thursday. There is no cover charge and a full menu will be available until 11 p.m.

Antrim GOP women

CENTRAL LAKE — The next meeting of the Antrim County Republican Women will be held Monday, Sept. 9.

The group will meet at noon for lunch at the Blue Pelican. Matt Davison, regional field director First District MI Republican Party, will talk about the Michigan Republican Party’s new Grassroots Leadership program. Lunch is $15 per person and reservations are due Friday, Sept. 6.

For details or reservations, call 632-2412 or email