Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 27, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/27/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Educational program

NORTHPORT — Lindsey Wooten, program coordinator at the Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum, will present a program on the Lake Superior storm of 1872 at 7 p.m. today, June 27, at the museum, inside Leelanau State Park, north of Northport. The suggested donation is $5. For details, call 386-7195 or visit

Depot Museum sale

ALDEN — The annual Antique & Consignment Sale will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, at the Alden Depot Museum, 10670 Coy St. Proceeds benefit the museum. For details, call 331-4274.

Strawberry social

SOUTH BOARDMAN — East Boardman United Methodist Church will host a Strawberry Social on Friday, June 28.

Strawberry shortcake, ice cream, Sloppy Joes, sandwiches and beverages will be served from 5 to 8 p.m. at the church, 2080 Boardman Road. There also will be handmade bazaar items and Rada cutlery.

Democratic caucus

TRAVERSE CITY — The Progressive Caucus of the Michigan Democratic Party will host a strategy meeting for the 2014 election at 6 p.m. today, June 27, at the Blue Tractor restaurant on South Union Street. For details or if planning to attend, email

Miller benefit

INTERLOCHEN — A benefit for the family of the late Doug Miller will be hosted Saturday, June 29.

“Miller Fest” will take place at the Interlochen Eagles pavilion, 20724 U.S. 31. A home-smoked pulled pork dinner will be served from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Entertainment from 6:30 p.m. to midnight will be provided by Lost Cause and Liquorboxx. The $15 cost per person includes dinner, entertainment and camping. There also will be a 50/50 drawing.

Chicken dinner

SUTTONS BAY — Chicken dinners made using old world recipes will be served at St. Wencelaus Church’s 104th Chicken Dinner Day.

The church will welcome visitors on Sunday, June 30, starting with Mass at 8 a.m., followed by the meal served from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. There also will be children’s games, a raffle and a garage sale. Meals are $12 for adults, $6 for children and free for preschoolers. Take-outs are available.

St. Wenceslaus Church is at 8500 E. Kolarik Road. For details, call 271-3574 or 256-2117.

Art survey

TRAVERSE CITY — Artcenter Traverse City is seeking to improve and expand its programming and acquire a new home to better serve artists and the community. A survey is under way to help with this initiative and the deadline has been extended.

The survey was funded by a grant from Rotary Charities of Traverse City. Artists and non-artists in Antrim, Benzie, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska and Leelanau counties are encouraged to participate at The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, June 30.

Rodeo in Buckley

BUCKLEY — Tickets are available for the World Championship IPRA/MSRA Rodeo Friday and Saturday, July 5-6, at the Southside Festival Grounds, 620 Wexford Ave.

The gates open at 5 p.m. each day, with competition starting at 7 p.m.There will be bareback riding, saddle bronc, bull riding, steer wrestling, tie-down roping, barrel racing and team roping. Tickets are available at or by calling Star Tickets, (800) 585-3737.

Market vendors

TRAVERSE CITY — The Blair Library Committee is accepting vendor applications for a community-wide flea market.

The fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds. There are approximately 35 indoor spaces with electricity, plus unlimited outdoor spaces. The spaces are 10- by 10-feet and vendors must provide their own tables, power cords, etc.

The vendor fee is $15 per space, plus a one-time $10 deposit, which will be refunded providing the space is cleaned up at the end of the day. Commercial vendors are welcome but are limited to one vendor for each company on a first-come, first-served basis.

For details or vendor applications, visit the Blair Township offices or go to The application deadline is Thursday, July 18. For details, call Karen Giddis, 943-0571, or Gloria VanHoose, 943-0834.

Foreclosure help

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency is offering free Foreclosure Prevention Education workshops for Michigan residents seeking housing assistance in northwest Michigan.

The workshops are offered at NMCAA’s Traverse City, Petoskey and Cadillac offices. Homeowners do not have to be in the actual foreclosure process to access services. For details, call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334, or visit