Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 31, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/31/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Potluck, program

EAST JORDAN — The Martha Wagbo Farm & Education Center will host a community potluck and program on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The potluck lunch starts at noon at the farm, 5745 N. M-66. Homebrewer Keith Kintigh will give an introduction to the art of making hard cider at 1 p.m. There is no charge, but donations are welcome. Registration is encouraged; call 536-0333, email or visit


Community Cinema

TRAVERSE CITY — The documentary “The State of Arizona” is the next film in the Community Cinema Series at Northwestern Michigan College.

The film captures the emotions and complex realities behind Arizona’s struggle with illegal immigration. It will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. A panel discussion will follow. Admission is free.

Films are screened with captions and a hearing loop is available for those with hearing impairments. For details, visit


Dine for BACN

BENZIE COUNTY — Area residents can enjoy a dinner out and help Benzie Area Christian Neighbors, the largest food and clothing pantry in Benzie County.

On Tuesday, Nov. 5, Fusion Restaurant on Main Street in Frankfort and the Road House at the top of the hill in Benzonia will each donate a portion of each dinner receipt to BACN.


OM history group

TRAVERSE CITY — Ken Lardie and John Emory will give a program titled “The Bowers Harbor Boating and Fishing Lore of Captain John Emory” at the Thursday, Nov. 7, meeting of the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the Peninsula Township Hall, 13235 Center Road. The public is welcome. For details, email Nancy Jaroh,


GT Dems meet

TRAVERSE CITY — All area Democrats are invited to the 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, meeting of the Grand Traverse County Democratic Executive Board at the MEA office, 1745 Barlow St. For details, call 946-5555 or email


LWV Leelanau

SUTTONS BAY — The League of Women Voters Leelanau County will host a presentation on Wednesday, Nov. 6, by government and public policy educator John Amhrein.

Amhrein will provide an overview of the history of Michigan county government, its structure and authority at noon at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center. Attendees are welcome to bring sack lunches. For details, call 386-5106 or visit


‘Snow White’ ballet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Dance Center Youth Ensemble will premiere “Snow White,” a new ballet produced and choreographed by DCYE members, on Saturday Nov. 9.

The production will be staged at 2 and 6:30 p.m. at Milliken Auditorium in the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. A free children’s reception follows the matinee. Tickets are $18 for ages 19-55, $15 for seniors 55 and older; and $10 for children 18 and younger. They are available by calling The Dance Center, 947-6820.


Veteran’s Day program

TRAVERSE CITY — In observance of Veteran’s Day, AMOH (A Matter of Honor), an organization that educates the American public about PTSD as it relates to military service, will host New York Times bestselling author and former U.S. Army Captain Luis Carlos Montalvan.

Montalvan served in the U.S. military for 17 years, including multiple combat tours. After leaving the Army, he found himself struggling for balance physically, emotionally, spiritually and mentally until he met Tuesday, a golden retriever service dog. He recounts his story in the book “Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him.”

Montalvan will share his experiences at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, at Bay Pointe Community Church, 6880 Secor Road. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. For details and event registration, visit