Community Events

Environmental Issue Forum @ Grand Traverse Pie Company
Feb 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

If you breathe air, drink water, or feed your family plant and animal products, you're invited to a public discussion on environmental issues on Saturday, February 16, at 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Midland Room at the Grand Traverse Pie company, 2600 North Saginaw Road.

This forum is being sponsored by the Michigan Center for Progressive Public Policy (MCP3).

MCP3 is offering this FREE community discussion group to raise public awareness about some of the most pressing issues facing Michiganders today.

Your host and moderator will be Michigan native Peter Sinclair, an environmental activist, global explorer and founder of the Midland-based

A world-renowned videographer, Sinclair specializes in issues of climate change and renewable energy solutions.

His rich multi-media presentations and diverse knowledge of pressing environmental issues worldwide make him a popular speaker at schools, colleges, universities and community groups throughout Michigan.

Even if you can't attend, please take a minute to complete MCP3's simple one question environmental issues survey. The results will be shared with the forum participants.

Complete the survey HERE.

Next invite a family member and/or friend to head over to the Grand Traverse Pie Co with you on Saturday.

Finally, grab a cup of hot cup of coffee, sandwich or piece of quiche and join us for an informative community discussion in the Midland Room at the rear of the facility.

See you there!

Midland Blooms with the Dems! @ Corner of Eastman Ave & Clover Lane
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm

The MCDP has a great team lining up to plant flowers with Midland Blooms.  If you have not signed up yet, we could use a few more people.

Our team leader for the event is Cindy Weir.  Come join the fun!

When: Saturday, May 18th, 8:30 AM til we're done

Where: We will meet on the east side of Eastman near Clover Lane.  Our assigned section starts at Clover and plants toward Sugnet until we connect the bed with volunteers from Kiwanis

What to Bring: Gardening gloves, a trowel, a couple bottles of water, your camera/phone and maybe a kneeling pad. 

We’ll all keep our fingers crossed for good weather!  Have some fun, take plenty of pictures and submit them to when you're done.

Contact Kathleen Curell at with questions or to join the MCDP planting team.