Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 5, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/05/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Wednesdays in Lent

TRAVERSE CITY — Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1050 Peninsula Dr., is hosting soup and dessert dinners on Wednesdays during Lent.

The next meal will be served at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. Children will meet from 6:45-7:30 p.m. to learn about Lent and complete a craft to take home, while the adults participate in a worship service.

Diabetes Day

TRAVERSE CITY — The goal of Diabetes Day on Wednesday, April 9, is to inform area residents about diabetes prevention and management.

The event will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Bayview Wesleyan Church, 720 Wayne St. Participants can meet with physicians, diabetes educators, representatives from medication and technology companies and other health care professionals. They also can have blood glucose meters checked for accuracy, sample healthy foods and take home recipes. There is no charge and the public is welcome.

Diabetes Day is sponsored by Munson Medical Center’s Diabetes Education and the Northern Michigan Diabetes Initiative. Call 935-8200 to learn more.

Lenten lunch

TRAVERSE CITY — The Lenten Luncheon series, sponsored by Church Women and Men United, concludes on Thursday, April 10.

The public is invited to a soup, sandwich and dessert meal at 11:30 a.m. at The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster. Music follows at noon and the Rev. Tom John of the Kewadin Indian Mission and Mary Collins of Northport will reflect on the theme “God’s Sacrificial Gift of Love” at 12:30 p.m. A $3 donation is suggested. Attendees also may bring signed Easter cards to go to local wounded veterans.

Lecture series

BENZONIA — The Benzie Area Women’s History Project will sponsor a presentation titled “Union Sisters/Closet Feminists” as part of the Benzonia Academy Lecture Series.

The program starts at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31. Guest speaker Michelle Kaminski, an associate professor at Michigan State University, will discuss both the overlap and tensions between the women’s movement and labor unions, highlighting the experiences of selected women labor leaders.

Admission is free. Donations are encouraged to support Benzie Area Historical Museum programs. To learn more, visit, email or call 882-5373.

Jazz Noir at InsideOut

TRAVERSE CITY — The Dmitri Matheny Group will perform at InsideOut Gallery & Outre Lounge on Saturday, April 12.

Matheny has been called the first breakthrough flugelhornist since Chuck Mangione. He is known for his warm tone, lyricism and technique. He will be joined by pianist Steve Stargardt, bassist Jack Dryden and drummer David Collini.

The group’s popular Jazz Noir program starts at 8 p.m. at the gallery, 229 Garland St. It features a fresh take on movie themes from film noir, spy thrillers and underworld crime dramas, plus a selection of new works, jazz classics and American standards.

A $5 donation is suggested. For tickets or details, call 929-3254.

Dine out for ACTS

TRAVERSE CITY — From 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday, April 7, through Friday, April 11, Bob Evans, 1964 U.S. 31 North, will donate a portion of sales to the Acme Thrift Store & Food Pantry (ACTS). A flyer must be presented at check out. For a flyer, visit the thrift store, 8925 M-72 East, or call Carol Hockin, 938-2990.

Bay Film Series

SUTTONS BAY — The Bay Film Series continues with “Sweet Dreams.”

The 2013 documentary features Rwanda’s first and only all-woman drumming troupe made up of women from both sides of the 1994 Rwandan genocide as they partner with two American entrepreneurs to open Rwanda’s first ice cream shop. It will be shown at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 13, and at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 14-15, at the Bay Theatre, 214 St. Joseph St.

Non-subscribers are welcome and tickets are $8.50 at the door. For details, call 271-5800, visit or email Denise Sica,

Nurses’ reunion

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan College nursing class of 1964 is planning a reunion to be held during National Nurses Week, May 6-12.

A reunion planning meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m., April 15, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions. The reunion committee will host a reception and dinner at 5 p.m., May 8, at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road.

The class of 1964 included Bethel Luce, Erin Ballentine, Jacqueline Boorman, Betty Cooper, Darlene Kuuttile, Mary Alice Faunce, Deanna Rogers, Margaret Mikowski, Carol Deckow, Elizabeth Bannon, Janis Crabb, Amy Kuepper, Barbara Maddy, Joan Robinson and Sally Woodowski.

Anyone who can help locate missing classmates or classmates interested in attending the planning meeting, should contact Janis Crabb Anderson,, or Mary Pat Randall, 590-8624 or