Chili Friday Movie Nights

Benzie Dems & Friends are welcome to these free events!
We’ll provide meat and veggie chili, salad, cornbread, soft drinks, and ice. You’re welcome to BYOB, and if you’d like, a dish to pass.
Where: our HDQ on U.S. 31 in Honor.
Door opens at 5 p.m. Films at 6:45 or 7.
You’re welcome to hang out afterwards, even help clean up.

FEB. 23 – Standing in the Shadow of Motown
This delightful film reunites the musicians who created the Motown Sound. They share funny, heartwarming stories, and in a spectacular concert, play their classic arrangements behind singers like Joan Osborne, Bootsy Collins, Ben Harper, and Chaka Kahn. We’ll hear it in high-quality, digital stereo.

 MARCH 2 – Reefer Madness
While many know about this dead-serious but hilarious classic about marijuana, few have actually seen it. With Jeff Sessions in D.C., and the recreational marijuana referendum headed for a Michigan vote, we’ll hear an afterword from an expert on the legalization drive and other pot-o-centric political battles.

MARCH 16 – Michael Moore’s Early TV Shows
Many years ago, after hitting the big time with “Roger & Me,” Michael Moore produced and directed several TV series that barely saw the light of day on cable and broadcast channels. We’ve got a boxed set of this early work, and we’ll show a few of our favorites.

Call to Convention

The Democratic Electors of the State of Michigan are hereby notified that by direction of the Democratic State Central Committee, the 2018 State Endorsement Convention of the Michigan Democratic Party will be held at Cobo Center in Detroit, Michigan on Sunday, April 15, 2018. The purpose of this convention shall be to endorse a candidate for Attorney General, a candidate for Secretary of State, candidates for State Supreme Court. To hold party office or vote at this convention, a person must be a member of the Party for at least thirty (30) days prior, or by March 16, 2018. Precinct Delegates, Democratic elected officials, and Democratic nominees to partisan office are exempt from the advance membership requirement, but must join or renew on or before April 15, 2018. You can join at ActBlue. Convention Schedule pdf.

Benzie Advocates to meet

Advocates for Benzie County is a nonprofit organization launched in 2016. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for county residents. The annual meeting was January 24.

January 25 – 6 pm – Platte River Inn, Honor – Skilled Trades Task Force

January 31 – 6 pm – Platte River Elementary School, Honor – Platte River School Repurposing

February 1 – 5 pm – Grow Benzie, Benzonia – Housing Task Force

February 5 – 1 pm – St. Philip’s Episcopalian Church, Beulah – Administrative Task Force

February 15 – 4-6 pm – Platte River Elementary School, Honor – Housing and Child Care Task Force

The Democratic Party of Benzie County, Michigan