Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 25, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/25/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — German Club

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City German Speaker's Club will hold its monthly Stammtisch at 7 p.m. today, July 25, at The Filling Station Microbrewery at the Depot, Woodmere Avenue and East Eighth Street. Anyone who speaks or wants to speak German is welcome. Membership is free.

Reflux solution

TRAVERSE CITY — Munson Medical Center general surgeon Michael Nizzi, DO, will give a seminar today, July 25, on an incisionless surgical solution for treating chronic heartburn.

Dr. Nizzi will discuss transoral incisionless fundoplication (TIF) from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in conference room 1 at Munson Medical Center, 1105 Sixth St. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Registration is requested; call (888) 838-9160 or go to

Exhibit opens

GLEN ARBOR — An exhibit of work by Lynn Uhlmann will be hosted by the Glen Arbor Art Association.

Uhlmann is a part-time resident of Leelanau County. Her paintings are inspired by the wooded landscapes in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 26. It continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 27, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28, at the Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St. For details, call 334-6112.

Music House celebrates

ACME — The Music House Museum’s Bruder Fair/Band Organ, "Columbia," is celebrating its 100th birthday on Friday, July 26.

The organ was built in Bavaria in 1913 and was housed at an amusement park in New Jersey until the 1970s.

The party starts at 7 p.m. and includes a concert by theater organist Father Andrew Rogers and birthday cake. The public is invited. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students ages 18 and younger.

The museum is located at 7377 U.S. 31 N. For details or tickets, call 938-9300 or visit

Women's self-defense

TRAVERSE CITY — A free women's self-defense seminar will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at White Tiger Martial Arts, 545 E. Eighth St. Registration is requested; call 313-6900.

Church histories

MESICK — The history of churches in the Mesick area will be the focus of exhibits from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at the Mesick Museum, 117 Mesick Ave. To learn more, visit

Symphony debut

LAKE LEELANAU — The Grand Rapids Symphony will make its debut on the Leelanau Peninsula with a performance on Sunday, July 28, at Fountain Point Inn and Club, 990 S. Lake Leelanau Dr.

The orchestra will perform favorites perfect for a summer evening starting at 7:30 p.m. rain or shine. General admission tickets are $28 in advance; $35 the day of the performance. Admission is free for children and students up to age 25 with valid ID and Fountain Point members.

Listeners are welcome to bring a picnic and a blanket. For details or tickets, call 256-9800, go to or visit Oryana Natural Foods Market, Traverse City.

Storyteller performs

KALKASKA — Nationally acclaimed storyteller LaRon Williams will visit the Kalkaska County Library, 247 S. Cedar St., as part of the library's Summer Reading Program.

Williams will incorporate singing, acting and visual arts into his program as he shares the African culture with the audience. The program starts at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 31. The public is invited. For details, call 258-9411.

Lunch & Learn series

TRAVERSE CITY — The Pathfinder School's "Lunch & Learn" series continues with a program based on Nancy Carlsson-Paige's book "Taking Back Childhood."

The book challenges educators to resist the over-programming of early childhood education. Pre-kindergarten teacher Paula Ward will demonstrate how Pathfinder is meeting that challenge. The program is for adults, but children are welcome to attend with adults.

The free program will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 31, at the school, 11930 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Lunch will be provided by The Silver Swan. For details, visit

'Energy' portraits

BEULAH — Kaleva artist Paulino Cecilio Jr. will be at Live for Art Gallery from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, to create marker portraitures of energy for gallery patrons. Cecilio will focus on capturing areas of energy of individuals from noon to 2 p.m. For details, call 882-9370.

Class of '56 reunion

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Central High School class of 1956 is having a "75th Birthday Party" on Friday, Aug. 9, and organizers still are trying to locate several classmates.

Missing classmates include Russ Adams, Dick Arthur, Joan Irish Snyder, Karen Kroupa Wood, John Lemcool, John Neuman and Bill VanEtta.

The reunion starts at 6 p.m. at the Traverse City Elks Lodge, 625 Bay St. The cost is $20 per person and reservations are due now. For details, reservations, or to share information about missing classmates, call Ida Ward Bergsma, (810) 599-2534.