Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 28, 2013

Community in Brief:03/28/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TAGS registration now underway

TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area Girls Softball (TAGS) is accepting registrations for the upcoming season through Monday, April 8.

For more information visit

Spring Splatter 5K set for April 20

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Central Student Senate will host the Spring Splatter 5K on April 20.

The run will benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center.

The 5K costs $20 for adults, $15 for students. Registration is open until the race starts. More information is available on

Polar Trek 2001 topic of meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Hiking Club will present a program titled “Polar Trek 2001” at its meeting Tuesday, April 16.

The program will be from 7-9 p.m. at the Boardman River Nature Center on Cass Rd.

In 2001, 12 women from Canada and the U.S. cross-country skied more than 150 miles to the North Pole from a Russian-based departure. One of the team members, Kerri Finlayson, will be here to talk about what it was like to prepare for such a trip, the day-to-day existence on the ice, the dangers encountered, and the 48-hour push to make it to the North Pole before a rescue-mission searched for them.

YMCA to host girls lacrosse

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA will offer a girls youth lacrosse house season, starting this April.

It’s geared to girls of all ages and abilities. The YMCA is expanding its girls program after increased interest over the last six months. Girls will practice as a team once a week (Monday nights), with weekly games against other teams in the league every Wednesday. The YMCA is hoping to get four teams per age group. The cost is $35 for members, $70 for non-memebers.

The season will start week of April 15 and run through the week of May 20. No experience is necessary to play. Registration ends April 10. Registration forms are online at

For more information contact coach Hilary Gessner at or Barb Beckett at the YMCA office at 933-YMCA (9622).

Blundell takes over at Forest Dunes

ROSCOMMON — Miles Blundell has been tapped to oversee the golf operations at Forest Dunes Golf Club.

Blundell — a 30-year old PGA master professional, the second youngest to ever earn that status with the PGA of America — comes to Forest Dunes from Garland Resort.

Forest Dunes Golf Club was designed by former British Open winner Tom Weiskopf.