LIFE Lunches take place each month

LIFE Luncheon Fridays

Friday, Feb. 16

LIFE Lunch—An Inside Look at the National Writers Series

It’s a little puzzling…why do authors, like Lee Child or Margaret Atwood or Jodi Picoult or David Sedaris, come to little Traverse City? And, yes, we’re talking even in the dark gloom of November and knee-deep snow of January. Like everything, there’s a good story behind it—join Anne Stanton, NWS Co-Founder and Executive Director, as she shares the compelling story of its beginnings and future. She’ll talk about the fun, and also challenging, times along the way, and how NWS expanded its mission to help young writers and readers bloom. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

Fri., Feb. 16, Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center Rm. 215/217
$10 - (bring your own lunch)

Register online herE »
or CALL (231) 995-1700 
TO REGISTER

Friday, March 23

LIFE Lunch—Arctic Field Science in the Alaskan Wilderness

Alaska is a land of many extremes, making scientific research a grand adventure! Join Dr. Frederick Nelson and MSU graduate student Clayton Queen as they collectively share 30+ years of stories and research in the Last Frontier. Working at sites all over the state and amongst wildlife (even polar bears!), Nelson and Queen share fascinating information about permafrost science and geomorphology. Their current major projects focus on the genesis of alpine landforms and the long-term monitoring of permafrost. Discover how arctic ecosystems will change and adapt over time. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

Fri., March 23, Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center Rm. 215/217
$10 - (bring your own lunch)

Register online herE »
or CALL (231) 995-1700 
TO REGISTER

Friday, April 20

Life Lunch—The History and Future of the Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park

Discover one of Traverse City’s greatest transformations! The old Northern Michigan Asylum is now the setting of a vibrant asset to our community, The Botanic Garden at Historic Barns Park. Get the scoop from Botanic Garden Manager, Mike McNulty, on what led to the downfall of the asylum and the bright colorful future the garden has in store. Discover how the asylum was a self-sustaining community and its relationship with the citizens of Traverse City. This 600-acre farm is filled with history and secrets and is currently being cultivated into a beautiful botanic garden boasting visitors from 19 countries and 43 states. This spring over 20,000 bulbs will be in bloom! Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert provided. Pre-registration is required.

Fri., April 20, Noon-1:30 p.m.
University Center Rm. 215/217
$10 - (bring your own lunch)

Register online herE »
or CALL (231) 995-1700 
TO REGISTER

Hungry to Learn? 

Treat your appetite to a LIFE Lunch! You'll discover interesting people, places, and ideas. Bring your lunch and we'll provide riveting topics—together we'll enjoy the lunch-and-learns. Bring a sack lunch; beverages and dessert are provided. Pre-registration is required.

Come join us for a lively presentation!

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