Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 1, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/01/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Boardman meet

TRAVERSE CITY — The Boardman Neighborhood Association’s fall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 2, will feature an informal forum with candidates for City Commission.

The meeting will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. at The Box, 425 Boardman Ave. For details, call Elizabeth Whelan, 929-0437.

Blood sugar

TRAVERSE CITY — Oryana Natural Foods Market will sponsor a community discussion on managing blood sugar levels on Wednesday, Oct. 2.

The free program will be presented from 6-8 p.m. at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave., by Heather Campbell, MS, RD. For details, call Oryana, 947-0191.

Ecology, theology

TRAVERSE CITY — Life Academy of Northwestern Michigan College will offer a course titled “The Intersection of Ecology and Theology.”

The class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, Oct. 2, 9, 16 and 23. It will be taught by Father Ciprian Streza. He is an ordained priest in the Greek Orthodox Christian Church and parish priest of Archangel Gabriel Orthodox Church. He also has a special interest in ecology from religious perspectives.

The class is $79. For details or to register, call 995-1700 or visit

Manistee pink

MANISTEE— Manistee will “paint the town pink” for a fundraiser to benefit West Shore Medical Center’s breast health services.

The event on Thursday, Oct. 3, starts with a social hour from 4-5 p.m. at the west end of River Street. A ceremony recognizing survivors at 5 p.m. will be followed by the 1-mile walk. Event T-shirts may be purchased in the radiology department at West Shore Medical Center and limited quantities will be available at the walk. Contact the West Shore Healthcare Foundation, 398-1270 or

Church Women

EMPIRE — Church Women United and Men will gather at St. Philip Neri Catholic Church, 11411 LaCore Ave., on Thursday, Oct. 3.

The group will meet from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. for a fellowship luncheon and a program by church members. Attendees should bring a dish to pass for the meal and contributions for the annual CROP Walk.

Members also are reminded to bring health and school kit boxes to Trinity Lutheran Church, 1003 S. Maple St., from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, Oct. 12. Contributions toward shipping costs also are welcome.

Haunted Walk

KINGSLEY — The farmer has returned to haunt the Ghost Farm of Kingsley this Halloween season.

The farm is located at 5010 Pierce Road. Dusk Walks are held from 7 p.m. to dark Fridays and Saturdays in October and are designed for younger children. “TerrorVision” Haunted Walks are offered from dark to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays in October and are not for the faint of heart. The cost is $8 per person (cash only). There also is food, and true ghost stories and legends around a bonfire each night.

A portion of the proceeds will go to St. Elizabeth Ann Seton’s eighth-grade class and Forever Farm’n 4-H Club. For directions and details, call 645-1447 or visit

Y Family Night

TRAVERSE CITY — Family Fun Night on Friday, Oct. 4, at the YMCA, 3000 Racquet Club Dr., will have a “Come As You Aren’t” theme.

The party from 6 to 8 p.m. includes fall and Halloween activities, all-you-can-eat food, beverages and snacks, and games. There is no charge for YMCA member families; $20 for non-member families. For details, call Dagny Monette, 421-3568, or visit

Harvest Festival

TRAVERSE CITY — Chateau Chantal will celebrate the wine grape harvest with a Harvest Day on Saturday, Oct. 5. Admission is free and the event is open to the public.

The celebration will be hosted from noon-4 p.m. at the winery, 15900 Rue de Vin, with a Mini Slurpin’ Seminar at 1 p.m., grape stomping at 2 p.m. and a mini distillation seminar at 3 p.m. Several wine tasting areas and a separate “Wines by the Glass” service area will be available 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on the patio, weather permitting. For details, call 223-4110 or visit

Harvest gathering

WILLIAMSBURG — The Samel’s Family Heritage Society will host its 10th annual Harvest Gathering at the Samel’s Farm, 8298 Skegemog Point Road.

The free event will be held from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6. New this year is a flint knapping demonstration. There also will be farm tours, blacksmithing and drag saw demonstrations, cider pressing, music, horse-drawn wagon tours to the Old Growth Forest wood lot and more.

Refreshments will be served and hot dogs and chili dogs will be available for a donation. Attendees are invited to bring containers and take home fresh-squeezed apple juice.

Green Consortium

TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Green Consortium for Green Connections will meet Tuesday, Oct. 8.

The group will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. at Bay Area Recycling for Charities, Building 50, 830 Cottage View Dr., Suite 101, above Trattoria Stella at the Grand Traverse Commons. There will be a brief presentation by BARC on their new initiatives, information on the upcoming Clean Up and Green Up recycling event and networking.

Rotary raffle

KALKASKA — The Rotary Club of Kalkaska is selling raffle tickets for a chance to win a club car.

The car, donated by a club member, is a 48-volt electric car and includes a charger and a custom paint job in Rotary Blue. The drawing will be held Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Kalkaska County Fairgrounds in conjunction with the club’s Pumpkin Run race.

Raffle tickets may be purchased at Proceeds benefit student exchange programs, community projects and the club’s participation in the “Pure Water for the World” international program.

Bras for a Cause

TRAVERSE CITY — The Women’s Council of Realtors will again host Bras for a Cause to benefit the council and Munson Medical Center’s Cowell Family Cancer Center.

The event starts at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Streeters Center on South Garfield Road and the doors open at 6 p.m. Male models will walk the runway in creative bras designed by local businesses and individuals. The art bras then will be auctioned to the highest bidder. This year’s event also includes a pre-show warm-up, complimentary hors d’oeuvres and an after-party with live music.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. For tickets or details, call 932-1300 or visit