Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 19, 2014

Community in Brief: 01/19/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Kindergarten options

TRAVERSE CITY — A panel of representatives from area schools and parents will discuss kindergarten options in the area and kindergarten readiness at a parent education night at the Traverse City Cooperative Preschool.

“Kindergarten Readiness: Preschool and Beyond” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 21, at the cooperative preschool, 720 Elmwood Ave., suite 1. The program is free and open to the public. For details, call 883-3142.


GLEN ARBOR — Upper Peninsula photographer Paul Rose will give a presentation on Thursday, Jan. 23, as part of his two-week winter residency with the Glen Arbor Art Association.

Rose is taking a 24-hour approach to photographing Glen Arbor and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore during his residency. He will discuss his work and his experiences during the residency at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St. The program is free and open to the public. To learn more, call 334-6112 or visit

Wild Rose concert

BEULAH — Guitarist Jennifer Trowbridge and pianist Michael Coonrod are the featured performers for the Sunday, Jan. 26, Wild Rose Society concert.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. at St. Philip’s Episcopal Church on U.S. 31, and will be followed by a reception to meet the artists. A free-will donation will be taken to support the Wild Rose scholarship program.

Beginning Bridge

TRAVERSE CITY — The Senior Center Network will offer Beginner Bridge Classes for adults 50 and older at its Traverse City location, 801 E. Front St.

Classes will meet from noon-2:30 p.m. for five Mondays, starting Jan. 27. Intermediate classes also will be offered. Advance registration is required.

The beginner series is $20 for Network members; $25 for non-members. Students also must purchase a manual for $5 from instructor Shirley Delaney. For details or to register, call the Senior Center Network, 922-4911, or email Ericca Hovie,

Burns and other poets

NORTHPORT — The Friends of the Leelanau Township Library will host its third annual “Burns and Other Poets Night.”

The event will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 29, at the Leelanau Township Library, 119 N. Nagonaba, and includes a soup supper. All are welcome to read and share published and unpublished poetry. Attendees are asked to bring their own mug and spoon for soup.

Donations are welcome. Call 386-9936 for details.

Musicale scholarship

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Musicale is accepting applications for a $1,000 award to graduating high school seniors who have won one of the organization’s scholarships in a previous year.

Criteria for the Dr. and Mrs. Richard Schilling Scholarship are that applicants must be graduating seniors, be previous Musicale scholarship winners, plan to attend a college or university to pursue music and major or minor in music studies. Applicants must submit a five to 10 minute video of them performing and a 300-word essay describing the impact of music on their lives and hopes for the outcome of further music education. Selected applicants also must perform in a live audition if chosen from their video and essay and participate in an interview/critique with judges at the audition.

For an application, email Videos and essays, along with the applicant’s name, complete address, phone/cell number and email address, should be mailed to GT Musicale, P.O. Box 2121, Traverse City, MI 49684.

National Park fee

EMPIRE — In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the entrance fee to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is waived today, Jan. 20.

The fee-free day is part of a nationwide initiative to encourage everyone to visit and experience their national parks across America. Other fee-free days in 2014 include Feb . 15-17, Presidents’ Day weekend; April 19-20, opening weekend of National Park Week; Aug. 25, National Park Service Birthday; Sept. 27, National Public Lands Day; and Nov. 11, Veterans Day.

For more information, visit

Winter picnic

GRAYLING — The community is invited to a winter picnic dinner on Thursday, Jan. 23, at the Grayling Senior Center, 308 Lawndale.

The meal features barbecue ribs, baked beans, ramen salad, Jello and chocolate cream pie. It will be served from 4-6 p.m. The suggested donation is $3 for ages 60 and older. The meal is $4.50 for ages 59 and younger. Reservations are not required. For details, call (989) 348-7123.

TC Sings session

TRAVERSE CITY — TC Sings! Community Choir will offer two sessions this spring.

Sessions will be held from noon-2 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 22-May 14; or 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Jan. 23-May 15. Both sessions meet at the Grand Traverse Circuit, 225 W. 14th St., and cover the same material. The choirs will combine for a “Big Sing” celebration on Sunday, May 18, to share music with family and friends and raise money for a charity.

Participants do not need to read music and no previous singing experience is required. Registration is $105 for 16 weeks. New members may join anytime and fees are prorated. Sliding scale and scholarships also are available based on need.

For details or registration, contact Heather Kingham, (503) 422-6515, email or visit

Antique auto club

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwestern Michigan Region of the Antique Automobile Club of America will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at the Traverse City Elks Lodge, 625 Bay St. New members are welcome. For details, call Mike Nickels, 947-2599, or Mary Caskey, 587-5663.

German club

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City German Speaker’s Club will hold its “Stammtisch” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23, at The Filling Station Microbrewery on the Depot, East Eighth Street and Woodmere Avenue. Anyone who speaks German or wants to speak German is welcome. Membership is free.