Morning Brew - September 2019
Septmeber 19, 2019
8:00 A.M. - 9:00 A.M.
Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce - 1st floor Conference Room
Additional Information will be coming soon!
Location: Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce - 1st floor
Lunch & Learn Drug Free Coalition! Working to protect youth from alcohol and drug use and support those in recovery. Everyone Welcome! September 19th at MidMichigan West Branch Hospital Executive Dining Room from 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Contact JoJean with questions 989-387-1950.
Roscommon Bucks Golf
This is the sole fundraiser for the Roscommon High School golf team, which is no longer funded by the school district.
Entry fee: $200 per 4 person team on or before September 19th
Entry fee: $220 after September 19th up to the day of outing.
Check in @ 12:30 P.M. & tee off at 1:30 P.M.
Prizes for 1st & 2nd place.
Golf team fundraiser, 9 hole scramble with contests, great prizes, live auction for great golf packages, including dinner.
Location: The Quest Golf Club
Register now for the Northern Michigan CONSERVATION STEWARDS PROGRAM
September 10th - October 22nd, 2019
Register at : https://events.anr.msu.edu/NorthernMichiganConservationStewardsProg/
Become a Certified Michigan Conservation Steward!
♦ Michigan’s Conservation Heritage
♦ Ecological Foundations and Regions
♦ Terrestrial Ecosystems
♦ Aquatic Ecosystems
♦ 45+ hours of basic ecological training
♦ 40 hours of conservation volunteer service annually
♦ 8 hours of continuing education annually
♦ Completion of a capstone project (assistance provided in finding projects that match interests)
♦ For specific dates and times and contact information for the Northern Michigan Conservation Stewards Program visit: https://www.canr.msu.edu/ conservation_stewards_program/
WITH LEADERSHIP FROM:
Acommodatioions for persons with disabilities may be requested bu contacting Julie Crick at 989-275-7179 by August 21, 2019. Requests recieved after this date will be honered whenever possible. MSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Michigan State University Extension programs and materials are open to all without regard to race, national origin, gender, gender identity, religion, age, height, weight, disability, political beliefs, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, or veteran status.
The mission of the Conservation Stewards Program (CSP) is to deliver high-quality, locally-based training oppurtunities to develop informed Michigan residents who will practice community-based volunteer conservation management activites.
Conservation Stewards are volunteers who help protect and restore our state's natural areas and ecosystems. They help remove invasive species, build trails, collect data, and work with naturalists, biologists, and land managers to perserve public land. The Conservation Stewards Program will help you gain the skills to lead or contribute to land stewardship efforts in your area.
Classroom and online suessions provide education in ecology, and multiple field trips guide students through forest, wetland, lake, and stream environments. Professional level instruction is provided by MSU Extension, Michigan Natural Features inventory, and other local experts.
Conservation Stewards Program is an eight week course consisting of in person classes on select Tuesday evening and two Saturday field days. Additional course work is complete online.
Cost is $250 per person Scholarships are available! Contact Julie Crick at email@example.com
Northern Michigan Conservation Stewards Program Kirtland Community College, Four Mile Campus Agenda
Tuesday, September 10th, 6-9pm Program Introduction Capstone Project Discussion
Tuesday, September 17th, 6 - 9pm Aquatic Ecosystems
• Watersheds: Interconnectedness of Lakes and Streams - Awaiting confirmation of speaker
• Zoning in the Stream Corridor - Awaiting confirmation of speaker
Saturday, September 21st, 9 - 5pm Aquatic Ecosystems Presenter: Erick Elgin, MSU Extension, Natural Resources Educator
• Guided interpretive float on Marl Lake
• Collection, identification and discussion of specimens from Marl Lake
Tuesday, September 24th, 6 - 9pm Michigan's Conservation Heritage
• How Native Americans Managed Michigan’s Pre-Settlement Forest by Jim Ren, USFS Archaeologist
• Michigan’s Logging Era and the Civilian Conservation Corps by Hillary Pine, DNR State Historian
Tuesday, October 1st, 6-9pm Ecological Foundations
• Conservation History of the Kirtland Warbler by Mark Janesco
• Local Landscape Geology by Ty Black, retired DNR Geologist
Tuesday, October 8th, 6 - 9pm Forest Ecosystems
• Jack Pine Forest Ecosystems by Phyllis Higman, Botanist, Michigan Natural Features Inventory
• Jack Pine Forest Management - Awaiting confirmation of speaker
Saturday, October 12th, 9 - 4pm Forests and Forested Wetlands Presenter: Julie Crick, MSU Extension Natural Resources Educator Presenter: Phyllis Higman, Michigan Natural Features Invertory
• Gahagan Nature Preserve, Tank Creek Headwaters
Tuesday, october 15h, 6 - 9pm Ecosystem Threats: Climate Change
• Current Research on Climate Change by Brian Klatt, Director, Michigan Natural Features Inventory
• Forest Adaption Materials and Discussion by Julie Crick, MSU Extension Natural Resources Educator
Tuesday, October 22nd, 6 - 9pm Capstone Project Presentations Graduation!
Location: Kirtland Community College 4 Mile Road Grayling Mi
Chair Yoga is back in action at the Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center starting September 19th! Come sit to get fit on the 1st, 3rd, and 4th Thursdays of every month at 6:00pm. Chair Yoga aims to give you the experience of classical yoga, even if you have mobility issues or find regular yoga too challenging. Chair yoga will help improve flexibility, strength, balance, and focus. Join Certified Yoga Instructors Nicole Wethington and Dianne South and enjoy the many benefits of yoga. This class is free and open to the public.
Location: Crawford County Commission on Aging/Senior Center
Comedy Night/Date Night Season Opener with Ken Evans?
September 19th, 2019
6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Gray Rock Pub & Grub
2123 E Industrial Dr, Grayling, Michigan 49738
In collaboration with TDC Comedy, & Blarney Stone Broadcasting, Inc., Gray Rock hosts Comedy Night Date Night featuring headliner Ken Evans. Tickets purchased in advance are $20 for dinner and the show, or $25 the day of, (if tickets are available) for dinner and the show! Dinner options to include, Steak or Chicken Stir Fry, soup and tossed salad.
Dinner is served right at 6 pm, and show starts at 7 pm. PLEASE to ensure proper seating arrangements, purchase your tickets in advance. It is not a requirement to purchase in advance, but is greatly appreciated to accommodate everyone for seating purposes! TICKETS ARE LIMITED, SO PURCHASE YOUR TICKET ASAP
COMEDIAN KEN EVANS
Bringing a boy-next-door persona to the stage, Ken has an observational style of comedy that relates to every audience member. His energy is electric and his act is very visual,
bringing his comedy to life with his command of the stage. The Orlando Sentinel said “Ken Evans’ biting wit is like viewing life through broken glass...” Evans has appeared on NBC’s “Ed”, Caroline’s Comedy Hour, and Last Comic Standing.
He’s been a studio guest of the Bob and Tom show and the Bob and Sherry national radio show. He’s opened for and worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment such as:
Larry the Cable Guy
Weird Al Yankovich
Bruce Hornsby and the Range
Location: Gray Rock Pub & Grub, Grayling
Autumn Jazz at West Bay Beach Resort
Thursdays in September from 6:00 to 8:30 P.M.
West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort
615 East Front Street Traverse City, MI 49686
Contact: Ryan Satchell
231 947 3700
Join us on Thursdays in September at West Bay Beach Resort as we welcome the Jeff Haas Jazz Trio featuring Laurie Sears and guests from 6:00 to 8:30 pm!
West Bay Beach, a Delamar Resort
615 East Front Street
Traverse City, MI 49686
231 947 3700
Location: 615 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231 947 3700
Location: 615 East Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686
Phone: 231 947 3700
Northern Michigan Children's Assessment Center
Giving the most vulnerable a voice
September 19th, 2019
6:30 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
Kirtland Community College - 4 Mile Rd - Grayling
Fourth Annual Gathering of Friends
An evening to support the children we serve
This event includes dinner, drinks, & entertainment prior to an informational presentation and a survival testimonial.
By invitation only, this is our annual capestone even for our fiscal year and brings together donors from our five-county service area. There is no cost to attend, however, guests are asked to be a friend to a child by making a financial donation to the center.
NMCAC is a non-profit 501c3 that provides safe, child friendly, neutral place for children to be forensically interviewed when they have been a victim of a crime or witness a crime. Our mission is to reduce the trauma of child abuse and neglect by providing prevention, intervention and advocacy. All services, including interviews, avocacy, counseling and medical services are provided free of charge to the families we serve.
NMCAC is funded through federal crim victim funds, grants, local government contributions, in kind services, donations and fundraising. We serve Crawford, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Roscommon and Losco counties.
This support is a chance for you to be an ambassador for abused and neglected children and help NMCAC raise funds to provide direct services to children. Your support will be announced and displayed the evening of the event.
Please contact me, Rebecca Yuncker, at 989-275-7145 by september 1st, 2019 to reserve a table for your business/family. Once you have confirmed your support, we will provide you with invitations to give your guest. We woudl be grateful for your support and thank you in advance.
Location: Kirtland Community College 4 Mile Rd Grayling
Fire Chiefs, Fire Fighters, EMS and thousands of friends and family from all over the United States and Foreign countries will gather in memory of the valiant Fire Fighters who gave the supreme sacrifice of their lives while protecting their communities on September 19-21, 2019. There will be craft projects for the children, a fire safety trailer, and free hot dogs and pop. Full days of activities full arts, crafts, fire vendors, scheduled demonstrations, free activities for children. A badge will be needed to enter the bar. Bright Light vehicle showdown followed by a Light Parade. Michigan State Firemen's Association at the Memorial site to pay tribute to all Fire Fighters annual Memorial Service and placing of memorial wreaths by Fire Fighter organizations, service clubs will also take place. Annual Firemen's parade of bands, floats, and the largest display firefighting and rescue equipment in Northern Michigan. Public invited, free admission, free parking!
For further information contact:
Michigan's Firemen's Memorial Festival Committee
P.O. Box 672
Roscommon, Mi 48653
Phone and Fax (989) 275 5880
The more than 35 million people who live among the Great Lakes overwhelmingly profess devotion to these waters — yet the Lakes are in mediocre condition at best. Why the gap? Dave Dempsey will discuss his findings for his most recent book, Lake Nation: People and the Fate of the Great Lakes, in which he seeks answers not in political theory, but in personal narratives.
He will also draw upon his career shaping Great Lakes policy. Dave Dempsey has helped shape conservation and Great Lakes policy for 30 years and is an author and co-author of eleven books. He is currently a policy advisor for FLOW, a nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to protecting Great Lakes waters using the public trust doctrine.
His career has included policy and leadership roles for the International Joint Commission, Great Lakes Fishery Commission, Michigan Environmental Council, Clean Water Action-Michigan, Michigan Council on Environmental Quality and Michigan Governor Blanchard’s Administration.
In 2009, Dempsey was awarded the annual Michigan Author Award by the Michigan Center for the Book, the Michigan Library Association and Sleeping Bear Press. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Michigan University, a master’s degree in resource development from Michigan State University, and has served as an adjunct instructor in environmental policy at Michigan State University and Western Michigan University.
Location: Great Lakes Maritime Heritage Center, 500 West Fletcher Street, Alpena, Michigan 49707
Contact: Phil Murphy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
End Date: September 28, 2019
tickets on sale now
old town playhouse presents the farcical comedy
the importance of being earnest
Old Town Playhouse presents Oscar Wilde’s most renowned comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest. Performances of this witty play are September 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 and 28 at 7:30 PM and September 15 and 22 at 2:00 PM.
Prices are $28 for adults and $15 for youth under 18 (plus fees). These tickets can be obtained by phone at 231-947-2210, online at www.oldtownplayhouse.com, or in person at the OTP Box Office. For groups of eight or more, or if using a Two-on-the-Town card, please contact the Box Office.
In this farcical comedy by Oscar Wilde, two bachelors create alter egos named Ernest to escape their tiresome social obligations. When they attempt to win the hearts of two women who, conveniently, claim to only love men named Ernest, confusion reigns in this tangled tale that Wilde called “A Trivial Comedy for Serious People.”
Old Town Playhouse is located at 148 East 8th Street, at the southwest corner of East 8th and Cass Streets in Traverse City. Contact the Playhouse for more information.
The Old Town Playhouse is a 60-year-old volunteer-based organization promoting quality community theatre experiences for the people of Northwest Michigan by providing educational opportunities and entertainment in the theatrical arts.
Location: 148 East 8th Street Traverse City
Novi, Michigan, Sept. 10, 2019 – Finn Fest USA (https://finnfest.us/), the nation's largest conference of Finns and Finnish-Americans, is proud to host Finn Fest 2019, which will be held Tuesday, Sept. 17, through Sunday, Sept. 22, at the Novi Sheraton 21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375.
The conference will bring together scholars, musicians, artists, writers, and political leaders with the intention of exploring Finnish culture in both a historical and modern context. It will present seminars, demonstrations, poetry readings, documentaries, and concerts on topics ranging from the Kalevala –the Finnish national epic – to an exploration of immigration and refugee settlement.
The general public will be particularly interested in participating in the following events:
• A stand-up comedy performance by Ismo Leikola
• A Finnish cuisine cooking class hosted by world-famous chef Soile Anderson
• The music of Järnefelt Trio, Tallari, Finn Hall, and Kardemimmit
Finn Fest USA chose to bring the convention to Detroit because Southeastern Michigan has one of the largest populations of people of Finnish descent in United States. Indeed, Finns and Finnish-Americans have contributed greatly to the history and culture of Michigan. Finn Fest USA would like to explore the contributions Finns made, particularly in the areas of labor history and the arts.
Finn Fest USA wishes to advance the available research regarding the Finnish experience in Michigan. Therefore, as part of the festival, Finn Fest USA has planned a labor history tour of Detroit and has received access to Saarinen House and Archives at the Cranbrook Educational Community in Bloomfield Hills.
Further, participants will have the opportunity to have their family oral history recorded as part of a comprehensive archive of Detroit stories.
To launch a festival of this size, Finn Fest USA is partnering with three local organizations, the Finlandia Foundation of Michigan (http://www.finnishculture.org/), the Finnish Center Association (http://www.finnishcenter.org/), and Finn Camp (https://www.finncamp.org/blog/).
For more information or to set up interviews, please contact Christoph at 248-229-2974 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: Novi Sheraton 21111 Haggerty Rd, Novi, MI 48375.