Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 20, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/20/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Food for Life class

TRAVERSE CITY — The Food for Life Nutrition and Cooking Class, developed by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, is being offered at the West Bay Event Center, 13424 S. West Bay Shore Dr.

Sherry Davis, a certified Food for Life instructor for The Cancer Project, will lead the four-class series, which will meet Tuesdays, April 23-May 14, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $55. For details or to register, visit

Sleder’s music

TRAVERSE CITY — Adler & Hearne will perform today, April 21, as part of Sleder’s Family Tavern’s “On the Porch” concert series.

The duo performs at 4 p.m. at Sleder’s, 717 Randolph St. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Purchase tickets at Sleder’s, Oryana Natural Foods, Brilliant Books or by calling 947-9213.

Library open house

KINGSLEY — An open house will be hosted from 2 to 6 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Kingsley Library, 213 S. Brownson, to honor library volunteers. The public is welcome; call 263-5484 or visit

Native plant open house

TRAVERSE CITY — Individuals interested in learning more about what native plants will work in their landscape prior to the May 18-19 Native Plant Sale are invited to an open house on Saturday, May 4, at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road.

From 1 to 4 p.m., native plant experts will discuss species available during the Grand Traverse Conservation District’s annual Native Plant Sale and answer questions. For details or to register, visit

Speaker series

SUTTONS BAY — The Leelanau Conservancy will host the first in a four-part speaker series on Saturday, May 4.

“Water and the Future of the Great Lakes” will be held from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the Suttons Bay School auditorium. It will feature two keynote speakers, a panel discussion with local experts, children’s activities sponsored by the Inland Seas Education Association, and an informal reception with refreshments.

Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. For details or to register, visit