Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 12, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/12/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Community film

BELLAIRE — The Art, Film, Philosophy series will present “Community Building, Resilience and Preparedness” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13, at the Bellaire Community Hall, 202 N. Bridge St.

The program will be presented by members of the Elk Rapids Transition Town Group. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For details, call 622-5252 or email

Immigration video

TRAVERSE CITY — The Unitarian Universalist Congregation will show a video on illegal immigration Wednesday, March 13. A discussion session on immigration will be held Wednesday, March 27.

A video from FX’s “30 Days” program will start at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the UU Congregation, 6726 Center Road. Discussion will follow.

Further discussion on immigration will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, also at the UU Congregation, with attorney Joanna Kloet, who is versed in immigration and legal complications.

The programs are free and open to the public.

Lake City forum

LAKE CITY — Good Morning Lake City will be held Friday, March 15.

Area residents can hear from 14 to 16 speakers while having a light breakfast from 7 to 8 a.m. at the Missaukee County EMS Building on First Street. The cost is $2 per person. For details, email or call 920-9201.

MA degree info

TRAVERSE CITY — Central Michigan University (CMU) Global Campus will offer a Master of Arts in School Principalship informational meeting on Wednesday, March 13.

The meeting will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. at the NMC University Center, Dendrinos Drive, off Cass Road. It is for teachers seeking a master’s degree program and for educators seeking building administrator credentials. For details, call 995-1756.

Dine out benefit

TRAVERSE CITY — Bob Evans, 1964 U.S. 31 North, will donate a portion of sales from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, March 14, to Acme Christian Thrift Store & Food Pantry.

Diners must have a flyer when they check out for the donation to count. For a flyer, visit the thrift store, 8925 M-72 East, Williamsburg, or call Carol Hockin, 938-2990.

Degree info

TRAVERSE CITY — Western Michigan University Traverse City will hold a master of arts in counselor education information session Thursday, March 14.

The session will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the University Center, room 213, 2200 Dendrinos Dr., off Cass Road. For details, call Kim Stevens, 995-1846.

Ikenobo meeting

SUTTONS BAY — The Ikenobo School of Ikebana will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 19, in Suttons Bay, and at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 20, in Traverse City.

A divided shoka will be demonstrated and members should bring a shallow container with a pair of kenzan for their own arrangements. Plant materials are provided. The public is welcome.

Reservations are required by Thursday, March 14. For reservations and meeting locations, call 421-1822.

Adoption meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Bethany Christian Services of Traverse City will present free adoption and foster care informational meetings on Thursday, March 14. at Bethany’s Traverse City location, 1055 Carriage Hill Dr.

A state adoption/foster care meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Adoption specialists will present options to prospective families and guest families will share their adoption stories.

Intercountry adoption and domestic infant adoption orientation meetings may be scheduled at mutual convenience by calling 995-0870.

Drop in crafts

TRAVERSE CITY — The East Bay Branch Library will host two drop-in craft days.

On Friday, March 15, friends of all ages can create a paper plate rainbow craft. A paper plate sheep craft will be featured on Friday, March 22. Both projects will be offered from noon to 4 p.m. at the library, 1989 Three Mile Road. All supplies will be provided. For details, call 922-2085 or visit

Coffee rescheduled

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Public Schools Board of Education’s informal coffee conversation scheduled for Thursday, March 28, has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 21.

Board members and TCAPS Superintendent Steve Cousins will meet with community members informally over coffee from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St. For details, call Keena Tibbetts, 933-1725.

Lifelong learning

TRAVERSE CITY — A new schedule of non-credit lifelong learning classes is available from Northwestern Michigan College.

The line-up of 250 classes ranges from computer and business to arts and recreation. There also will be Life Academy luncheon lectures in March and May and a Campus Day for adults 55 and older on May 10. Classes begin continuously March through June.

A class schedule is available at To receive a schedule by mail, call 995-1700.

Maritime exhibit

TRAVERSE CITY — A new exhibit at the Traverse City Visitor Center gallery spotlights the area’s maritime tradition.

“Tall Ships and Wooden Boats” will be on display until the end of May and includes an assortment of photographs, paintings, maps, charts and artifacts. It may be viewed from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Traverse City Visitor Center, 101 W. Grandview Parkway. For details, call 947-0692.