Northern Living in Temporary: 10/10/2021 | Lifestyles

Close welcome center

MACKINAW CITY – MDOT will close the Mackinaw City Welcome Center on I-75 October 11-23. The interior work is designed to bring the facilities up to the standards of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Craft lessons

INTERLOCHEN – The wool and handicraft group will meet on October 12th from 1pm to 4pm in the Interlochen City Library. Bring materials and work on a project.


TRAVERSE CITY – Latter-day Saint Church of Jesus Christ provides record access through its Family History Center on Veterans Drive.

Families can get help researching their history at 231-499-4520.

Creative activity time

INTERLOCHEN – Art with a Heart meets on October 13 and 20 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Interlochen City Library. Bring materials for painting, jewelry making, or other creative activities.

Discussion in the book club

INTERLOCHEN – Thursday morning book club meets on October 14th at 10 a.m. in the Interlochen City Library. Discuss Clare and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro. Find the text in the library.

Benzie lecture

BENZONIA – Brothers Duane, Neil and Jim Nugent will present “Growing Up on a Nugent Farm in Benzie County” on October 14th at 4pm on Zoom. The brothers present their experiences from the 1940s to 1960s. This is part of the Benzonia Area Historical Society’s Benzonia Academy Lecture Series.

Dance fitness sessions

INTERLOCHEN – The Zumba sessions begin on October 14, 21 and 28 at 6.30 p.m. in the Interlochen City Library. Footloose Fitness TC Instructor Karen McLain directs this dance fitness program. Donations are welcome.

Jazz concert

TRAVERSE CITY – An Evening of Jazz is offered by the Jeff Haas Trio, Laurie Sears and the NMC Jazz Big Band on October 14th at 7pm on the Grand Traverse Circuit. Enjoy food from the Good Bowl and wine from Chateau Chantal. Participants must wear face masks. A donation of US $ 10 is recommended.

Author speaks novel

TRAVERSE CITY – Anthony Doerr will present his fictional novel “Cloud Cuckoo Land” on October 14th at 7pm via livestream. This National Writers Series event costs $ 32 and includes the text. Buy from the NWS website.

‘Godspell’ performances

TRAVERSE CITY – See the musical “Godspell” at 7.30 pm, 14-16. October 21-23 and 2 p.m. October 17th at the Old Town Playhouse. Masks are compulsory in the building. Prices are $ 28 for adults and $ 15 for teens. Box office: 231-947-2210.

MEA-Retired Scraps Meetings

TRAVERSE CITY – The Grand Traverse Bay Area Michigan Education Association – The retired chapter has canceled its fall meetings this year due to Covid restrictions. Retired teachers from any Michigan school district can receive group information or donate to annual student scholarships.

The regular meetings are expected to resume in May 2022. Contact: 231-409-5179; [email protected]

Clinical Science Scholarships

TRAVERSE CITY – American Proficiency Institute accepts scholarship applications from young and senior clinical laboratory science students. The course director will submit a recommendation with the completed application by November 8th.

Five students can receive awards of $ 2,000. The winners will be announced by the beginning of December.

Change in the church leadership

TRAVERSE CITY – Stanford D. Stoddard (Buddy) of Harbor Springs has been named as the new Traverse City District President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

He replaces Douglas J. Thomas of Williamsburg, who served 9.5 years. Petoskey’s Brad Peterson will replace Stoddard as President of the Petoskey subsidiary.

His new role includes serving more than 2,000 northern Michigan members and overseeing religious and church utilities. Stoddard works with consultants Mack Stirling from Traverse City and David Ellsworth from Harbor Springs.

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