Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 9, 2013

Community in Brief: 10/09/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Water project help

BENZONIA — On The Ground and the Roadhouse Mexican Bar & Grill have entered into a partnership to help the Chiapas Water Project in Chiapas, Mexico.

The Roadhouse will donate a percentage of sales on one Wednesday each month until April to the project, which works for clean water access in the communities of Chiapas. The next “Think Globally & Eat Locally” fundraiser is from 4-9 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at the Roadhouse. Jake Frysinger will perform live music from 6-8 p.m. For details, visit

TC 350 program

TRAVERSE CITY — TC 350 will sponsor an “Oil & Water Don’t Mix” program focusing on an aging oil pipeline under the Straits of Mackinac.

The program will be held from 6-7 p.m. today, Oct. 9, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St. The guest speaker is Beth Wallace from the National Wildlife Federation. There also will be video of the July 14 “Oil & Water Don’t Mix” rally, a chance to sign a petition to Governor Snyder, music by the True Falsettos and a cash bar. For details, visit

Senior luncheon

INTERLOCHEN — Area senior citizens are invited to a community senior luncheon at Redeemer Lutheran Church. Reservations are needed by 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

The meal will be served at noon on Monday, Oct. 14, at the church on the corner of U.S. 31 and Rogers Road. The meal is $3, but attendees also may bring a sack lunch and enjoy activities following lunch at no charge. For details or reservations, call Ralph Hintsala, 620-0840.

Book club luncheon

TRAVERSE CITY — Paid reservations are due Thursday, Oct. 10, for the next meeting of the Village at Bay Ridge Book Club. The public is invited.

Katrina Head, author of “The Gifted Choice,” and her daughter Cora Jean, will be featured at the luncheon meeting. Head’s book is the poignant story of dealing with Down syndrome and coming to terms with a life-changing decision.

The Monday, Oct. 14, meeting includes a light luncheon at 12:30 p.m. and the program at the Village at Bay Ridge, 3950 Scenic Ridge. The cost is $6. For details or reservations, call 932-9455

Savings program

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency (NMCAA) will hold an orientation session on Thursday, Oct. 10, for the Individual Development Account (IDA) Program.

The orientation starts at 5:30 p.m. at the Traverse City office, 3963 Three Mile Road. It is for individuals with limited earned income who want to build financial assets. Reservations are required; call 947-3780 or (800) 632-7334.

Events at Dennos

TRAVERSE CITY — The Dennos Museum Center will offer several workshops and programs in conjunction with its 2013-14 exhibition season.

“Poetry Slam: A Poetry Reading and Writing Workshop with Ann Bardens-McClellan” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 10 in the Janis Room at the Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Bardens-McClellan will read from and sign her book “Journey to the Centre.” A workshop for anyone interested in writing a poem inspired by artwork in the Dennos galleries will follow the program. The program is free with museum admission.

Artist Hank Feeley will present a workshop incorporating traditional landscape techniques with exercises in creative exploration on Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 16-17. “Do A Landscape, Then Do Something To the Landscape” will meet from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. both days in the Janis Room and on the Northwestern Michigan College grounds. Participants will paint a landscape in an outdoor setting and then add imaginative or unexpected elements to their art. The cost is $40 for museum members; $50 for non-members. Participants should bring a lunch.

“Photography Workshop: An Introduction to the View Camera with Gregory D. Seman” will be held from 4:30-7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 20 at the Good Harbor dock pilings off M-22 at the north end of Good Harbor Trail/County Road 651. Seman will demonstrate the use of his 8x10 inch film view camera. Participants are encouraged to bring their own camera for use on location. The cost is $17 for members; $22 for non-members and includes a box meal.

To register for workshops or programs, call 995-1573 or visit

Recovery Plus anniversary

TRAVERSE CITY — The Recovery Plus Program Conference will be held on Saturday, Oct. 19.

The program is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It was founded by breast cancer survivors who recognized a gap in education and psychological support for women living with breast cancer.

The conference will be held from 8:30 to 3 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. Admission is $25 per person and includes continental breakfast, a pampering session, presentations, lunch and a fashion show. The registration deadline is Saturday, Oct. 12.

The conference is sponsored by Zonta Club of Traverse City and the local American Cancer Society. For details or to register, call the American Cancer Society, 492-8180, visit, call the Munson Navigator office, 935-8216 or (800) 376-1135.

Retirees meet

LELAND — Janet Truant, a representative with Catalyst RX, will give a prescription drug update at the Wednesday, Oct. 16, meeting of the Leelanau Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel.

The group will meet at noon at the Bluebird Restaurant. The meal is $13 and reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 11. Regular members also are reminded to bring non-perishable items for local food pantries. For details or reservations, call Emma Stayer, 271-3689.

Fall fun slated at Rainbow of Hope

KINGSLEY — Community volunteers, students, Rainbow of Hope Farm residents and staff have planned three fun-filled days for visitors.

Fall Fun Days will be held Saturdays, Oct. 12, 19 and 26, at the farm, 1951 County Line Road, south of Kingsley. Hayrides will be offered from 4-6:30 p.m., with haunted hayrides available from 6:30-10 p.m. each day. The rides are $3 per person. Food will also be offered.

Rainbow of Hope is a residency for developmentally disabled adults. Fall Fun Days is one of two fundraisers the farm holds each year. For more information, call 263-5465.

Vendors needed

TRAVERSE CITY — Applications are being accepted from crafters/artists interested in displaying handcrafted items in the juried East Middle School craft show.

The East Extravaganza Craft Show will be held from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26, at the school, 1776 Three Mile Road. For details or an application, call 933-7322.