Friday, June 25, 2010

Current Local Events

Beaver Island Bike Festival: Enjoy historical
sites, beach picnic and downtown after party.
Bike the 32 miles at your own pace. Visit beaverislandbikefestival.
com for details.

Waterfront Wine Festival: Tasting of local wines
and food from area restaurants in downtown Harbor
Springs, 5-8pm. Tickets, $25 at the door.

Suttons Bay Solstice Art & Wine Walk: Happening
in downtown Suttons Bay, 5-9pm, includes hors
d'oeuvres and raffle.

"Aspirin and Elephants": The Leelanau Players
present the romantic comedy about a luxury cruise
from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg. Happening
at Suttons Bay High School auditorium, 8pm.
Tickets, $15.

Breathe Owl Breathe: Eclectic folk musical performance
in the park, East Jordan, 7pm.
Younce Guitar Duo: Father, son performing at
Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm. Free.

Take A Kid Fishing: Event begins Friday with a
Nitecrawler Hunt at 9:30pm in Mineral Springs Park,
Frankfort; Saturday, starting at 8am, is free fishing,
t-shirt and food for kids. Call 231-352-7251.
Barn Dance: Music by Dale and Maureen Scott
at Pond Hill Farm, 7-10pm. Includes dinner and
square dancing. Cost, $15 per person. Kids five &
under are free. RSVP at

"Tom T": Performance by the Northland Players
Children's Theater based on Mark Twain's "The
Adventures of Tom Sawyer" at the Cheboygan
Opera House, 7pm, on Fri. and Sat.; 2pm on Sun.
11th Annual Golf Scramble: Benefits Traverse
Health Clinic. Held at the Crown Golf Club, TC.
Features a $1 million hole-in-one shootout and
other crazy contests. Visit

SOBO Arts Festival: Held in downtown Boyne
City, along with the Stroll the Streets. Wine tasting,
free swing dance lessons and live music. Saturday
features a juried art show, workshops and demos.
Runs Friday, 4-11pm; Saturday, starting at 9am. Visit for more info.

Vintage Car & Boat Festival: Held at the Villlage
of Bay Harbor, Petoskey, 10am-8pm. Visit villageatbayharbor.
com for details.
Music in the Park: Stray Dogs and the Fabulous
Horn Dogs Rhythm Section perform in Marina Park,
Northport, 7pm. Free.

Author Joshilyn Jackson: Meet the New York
Times best-selling author of "Backseat Saints,"
and enjoy hors d'oeuvres at the Bay View Inn, 6-
8pm. Tickets, $25. RSVP at 231-347-1180.

Green Island Anniversary Special: Located in
downtown TC, enjoy earth friendly goods at
discount, refreshments and morsels, give-aways
and more.

"Annie Get Your Gun": Presented by the Manistee
Civic Players at the Ramsdell Theater, Manistee,
at 7:30pm. Sunday, at 2pm. Tickets and more info
available at


Marila Strawberry Social: Held at the Marilla
Historical Society, six miles east of Kaleva in
Manistee County, 2-5pm. Featuring strawberries, ice
cream, live entertainment and historical settings. $6
donation for adults; $3 per child or $20 per family.

ArtSnake Open Studio Tour: Take a tour of eight
art studios along the Onekama shoreline, 10am-
4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Visit artsnakestudiotour.

Three Men and a Tenor: The national-touring
comedy vocal music group will perform at
Thoreson Farm, near Glen Arbor, at 7pm. Includes
food, artist demos and silent auction. Tickets to
this family-friendly event are $20. Kids, $10. Visit

Crop Hunger Walk: Held in Bay View. Supports
the Manna Food Project. Starts at 9am.

Annual Summer Concert: Enjoy music from The
Village Voices & Northport Community Band, 8pm,
at the Northport Community Arts Center. Tickets,
$20 for adults and $5 for students.

Dances of Universal Peace: Full moon dance
with labyrinth walks, bon fire, drumming and
singing at Llama Meadows Farm, Benzonia. 231-

Intro to Backpacking: Learn the basics, including
gear, location and overnight trips at the Boardman
River Nature Center, TC, 10:30am. Recommended
for teens and adults. Visit

TC Take A Kid Fishing Day: Held on the
Northwestern Michigan College Great Lakes
Campus, TC, 10am-2pm. Visit nmc/edu for more

Noise Guy Charlie Williams: Stories and songs
at the Traverse Area District Library, 11am. Free.
Rummage Sale: Hosted by the TC Children's
Theatre and Old Town Playhouse, 9am. There will be
costumes, furniture and more for sale.

Community Antique Sale: Held at the Alden
Depot, 10am-4pm, sponsored by the historical society.
Book Signing: Pamela Bush, author of the crime
mystery novel "Out of the Snare," will be at Horizon
Books, in Cadillac, from noon-3pm.

Northwest Michigan Mushroom Foray: Learn
all about this elusive vegetable with a hike in the
woods of the Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire,
9:30am-noon. Cost, $5. Call 231-533-8314.

Benzie Strawberry Social: Held at the Benzie
Grand Bed & Breakfast, Benzonia, from 1-4pm.
Hosted by the Benzie Area Historical Society.
Includes shortcake, ice cream, lemonade and
iced tea. Call 231-882-5539 for more info.
Above the Bridge Songwriter's Concert:
Performance at the Erickson Center, Curtis,
6:30pm. $5 admission.

Hands Across the Sand: Line the beach at the
Open Space, West Bay, in TC, at noon, to protest
off-shore drilling. Gather at 11am. Lasts about 5

Author Patti Aikin: Author of "Crossings," the
book with a mystery ending, will be at the
Charlevoix Library, 11am-noon.

Northern Express: Grand re-opening of the
Arcadia Area Historical Musuem, 1pm. Features
a silent auction with items ranging from $10 to

Summer Solstice Art Show: Held in downtown
Charlevoix, from 10am-5pm on Saturday; and
10am-4pm on Sunday.

Author Signing: Henry Klugh, author of "And
Yet Again" -- a collection of essays -- at Horizon
Books, TC, from noon-2pm.

Area Songwriters & Musicians: Join the MSMA
at Horizon Books, TC, from 5-7pm, to discuss
networking opportunities, sharing ideas and
experiences, along with acoustic performances.
Call Terri Senecal for more info: 231-866-1148.

John Michael Montgomery: Award-winning
country music atist will perform at Odawa Casino,
Petoskey, at 8pm. Tickets start at $35. odawacasino.
com for more info.

5th Annual Springfield Celtic Festival: Includes
a variety of performances by Tanglemere, Mulligan
Stew, Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums, Scottish
& Irish dancers and more. Don't miss Highland
Heavy Athletics, 10am and historical re-enactments.
Held at the Springfield Recreation Area,
Fife Lake. Call 231-879-3603 for more info.

Author Signing: John "Gator" Von, author of
"Gator's Guide to Texas Hold'Em 4 the Play-Yaa"
will be at Horizon Books, TC, 2-4pm.

TC Motorcycle Poker Run: Hosted by Giovanni's.
Collect points around TC and raise money for Autism
research. Features live music by The Rhythm Kings.
Register at Cost, $25.

Booksigning & Customer Appreciation: Author
Richard L. McElroy of "Battlefield Presidents" will
be at Saturn Booksellers in Gaylord, 11:30am-
1:30pm; free chair massages for customers,
10:15am-3:30pm. Must show that day's receipt.

Art Rapids!: Fine arts show, along with musical
performances, art demos and kids' tent in downtown
Elk Rapids, 10am-5pm.

Third Annual Beach Bash: Silent auction, door
prizes, food, drinks, games and live entertainment by
Tim Krause and the Keelhaulers on the deck of the
Holiday Inn West Bay, TC, from 3-11pm. Proceeds
benefit Goodwill and Habitat for Humanity. Tickets,

Run Charlevoix: Marathon, half marathon, 5k &
10k in downtown Charlevoix. Visit goodboyevents.
com for details.

Author Signing: David Breuhan, author of "Spread
the Wealth: More Haves Fewer Have-Nots" will
offer a new approach to current economic policies
in the US at Horizon Books, TC, 5-7pm.
Refreshments will be available.
Live Music with Sister With Class: Trio performing
a free concert at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30pm.

"Tom T": (See Friday)
"Annie Get Your Gun": (See Friday).
SOBO Arts Festival: (See Friday)
Take A Kid Fishing: (See Friday)
Vintage Car & Boat Festival: (See Friday)
"Aspirin and Elephants": (See Friday)

Source: Northern Express

Friday, June 18, 2010

Current Local Events


All Breed Dog Show: Held at the TC Civic Center,
8am-4pm. Includes judging of dogs in conformation,
obedience and a special dancing dog performance
Sat. at noon. Admission, $3 or $5 per
family. Hosted by Grand Traverse Kennel Club.

Blue Sky Red: Acoustic rock, folk and soul group
from Chicago performing at Seed Studio Gallery,
Elk Rapids, 8pm.
Northern Lights Celebration: Dinner, comedy
show and "Pop Into Summer" Auction at Castle
Farms, Charlevoix, 6pm. Features comedian and
hypnotist Kevin Lepine.

Divas Uncorked: Hosted by the wineries of Old
Mission Peninsula, 5:30-9:30pm. Stop at all seven
participating wineries for wine pairings, local
appetizers, giveaways and more. Visit chateauchantal.
com for complete info. Tickets, $25.

Chicken Dinner: Dinner and desserts at the Alden
United Methodist Church, 5-7:30pm. Adults, $8;
kids, $5.

Bay Harbor Boat Show, In-Water & On-Land:
Includes mSnow Show Aerial Acrobatics Big Air
Shows throughout the weekend at Bay Harbor
Lake Marina, Friday, 3-8pm; Sat., 10am-8pm;
Sun., 10am-3pm. Visit

Frankfort Craft & Antique, Muscle Car Show:
Held in Market Square Park, 10am-4pm with
over 100 craft booths. Car show held in Mineral
Springs Park

"American Artifact" Exhibit: Rock poster artist
Mark Arminski will be at InsideOut Gallery, TC,
6pm for a presentation, held in conjunction with
the film premier of "American Artifact." (See Sat.)
Tickets on Sale for "Christina": Film about
a young German woman hoping to leave for
America with her G.I. fiance, but the future looks
bleak when a relentless police inspector stands in
their way. Inspired by a true story, showing at the
State Theater, TC, on July 18. Tickets on sale now
for the red carpet premiere, 6pm. Cost, $12. Visit for more details.

Author Presentation: Adam Schuitema, author
of "Freshwater Boys," will discuss growing up
as a boy in Michigan at the Cottage Book Shop,
Glen Arbor, at 2pm.
Public Viewing Night: See the night sky at
Rogers Observatory, TC, 9-11pm.

Lore: A Multimedia Performance and Exhibits:
Featuring creative work of seven Michigan female
artists, including paintings, textile art, dance,
poetry, song and film. Gallery opens at 7pm;
seated performance begins at 8pm. Held at Mills
Community House Theater, Benzonia.
Ellsworth Pig Roast: (See Thursday)
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival: (See Monday)


Michigan Firewise Communities: Join Bruce
Lang of the MSU Extension office to learn about
precautions to take in your home and community.
Held at the Cadillac Wexford Public Library,

Little Finger Poker Run: Scenic motorcycle
tour starting at Leelanau Sands Casino, 8am.
Motorcyclists will visit participating businesses
and earn points to earn the best-possible poker
hand. Cost, $30. Includes barbecue, 6-7pm.
Register by calling 231-534-8207.

7th Annual Taste of Charlevoix: Held in downtown
East Park, 11am-4pm. Includes local restaurants,
wineries and breweries.

Bay View Music Festival: "A Tribute to Motown"
will feature the music of Stevie Wonder, Ray
Charles, Aretha Franklin and more. Held at the
historic John M. Hall Auditorium, Petoskey, 8pm.
Cost, $20. Benefits the Grass River Natural Area. for more info.

Taste of the North Festival: Primary fundraiser
for the Little Traverse Regional Historical Society,
held at the History Museum at Bayfront Park,
Petoskey, 10am-4pm. Includes: pie-eating contest
by the Grand Traverse Pie Company, Jania
the Magic Lady, petting zoo, big wheel bicycle
demos, horseless carriage rides, SEE-North birds
of prey, vintage car show, live entertainment and
an old-time country dance. Features a variety of
local restaurants.

"American Artifact" Premier: Film that chronicals
the rise of American rock poster art since its
beginnings in the 1960s, showing at InsideOut
Gallery, TC, at 7:30pm and 9:30pm. Followed
by Q & A with director Merle Becker and Mark

Black & White Gala: Gourmet dinner from
Trattoria Stella and complimentary dinner wine.
Includes live and silent auctions. Held at the
City Opera House, TC, 5:30pm. Admission, $95.
Supports the Old Town Playhouse. Visit oldtownplayhouse.

Stone Circle Gatherings: Music, storytelling and
poetry around a fire, 9pm. Located 10 miles north
of Elk Rapids on US-31. Adults, $9; kids, $2. Call
231-264-9467 for more info.
Wild Turkeys!: Learn all about this wild bird at

the Boardman River Nature Center, TC, 1-2pm.
Geared for all ages. Visit

8th Annual Pink Ribbon Ride: Bicycle ride
with 7-, 20, 42- & 55-mile routes around Lake
Charlevoix, to help raise money for breast cancer
research programs through Charlevoix Area
Hospital and Northern Michigan Regional Hospital.
Email to get involved.

Author Signing: Chef Jim Voltz, author of "Brunch
on the Porch and Dinner on the Porch" will be at
Horizon Books, TC, 1-3pm.

Summer Solstice Festival: Held in Elberta,
noon-dusk, featuring food, games, live music and
fireworks. Visit for more.

Grass River CSI: Join real-life crime scene investigator
William Wolz to examine "who dunit" at the
Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire, 10am. Learn
to identify patterns found in nature. Register at

Spirit of the Woods: Music festival held in the
woods of Brethren (11171 Kerry Road). Includes
live performances by Glemie Beasley & his
Downhome Blues Band, Red Sea Pedestrians,
Orpheum Bell, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys,
Lake Effect with Rachael Davis, An Dro and

Songs of the Great Lakes Sailors: Lee Murdock
will perform at the Traverse Area District Library,
11am. Located on Woodmere Avenue.
Friends of Betsie Bay Presentation: Thomas
Kelly, Inland Seas Executive Director, will present
"Invasive Species and the Future of the Great
Lakes" at the Elberta Farmers' Market Pavillion,
4-5:30pm. Features local food sampling.

Author Signing: Ray Algueseva, author of "Silent
Heroes" -- the memoir of a WWII veteran, will be
at Horizon Books, TC, from 1-3pm.
Elberta Walking Tour: Meet at the Elberta Marina
Park Pavillion, 10:30am. No charge.

Romance Writer Book Signing: Author Mary
Kate Kopec will be at Saturn Booksellers,
Gaylord, 11:30am-1:30pm to sign her book "Love
& Bullets."

YMCA Breakfast: Hosted by the YMCA of
Northern Michigan, pancake, scrambled eggs,
sausage breakfast served at the PYSA Soccer
Tourney in Petoskey, 6:30-10:30am. Cost, $5.
"Simply Sondheim" Concert: Performance
by the Leelanau Children's Choir and Leelanau
Youth Ensemble at the Northport Community Arts
Center, 7:30pm. Cost, $15 for adults; $5 for kids.

Singles for Christ Potluck: Open to area adults
40 years and older at Depot Beach Pavilion,
Charlevoix, 5pm. Bring a dish to pass, lawn chair,
swimsuit and a beverage. Call Frieda at 231-347-
5747 to RSVP.

The Young Americans: Young group of musicians
from California will perform at Charlevoix
High School, for a two hour concert. Call 231-
526-3152 for more info. Bring the family!

Jen Sygit & Sam Corbin: Performing at the
Dhaseleer Events Barn, Charlevoix, 8pm. Visit
Author SIgning: Adam Schuitema, author of "The
Freshwater Boys" -- a collection of short stories
about growing up around the freshwaters of
Michigan -- will be at Horizon Books, TC, 3-5pm.
Moonbeam Sunrising Star: Local musician
performing at Horizon Books, TC, from 8:30-

Maritime Festival: Held in Haserot Park,
Northport, 9am-5pm. Includes a whitefish boil.
Cost, $15 for adults.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Current Local Events


Alden Evening Stroll: Featuring music from One
Accord, gospel and bluegrass band, in downtown
Alden, 6-9pm.

Tea Celebrating Women in Art: Tea on the Bay
at the Old Coast Guard Station, Frankfort, 2-4pm.
Hosted by the Crystal Lake Art Center. Cost,

"Culture of the Middle East": International Affairs
Forum Lecture with Joseph W. Elder, sociology
professor at the University of Wisconsin, and the
discussion of Afghanistan and its relationships
since the Soviet invasion of 1979. Held at Milliken
Auditorium, TC, 6pm.

4th Annual Girls Night Out: Wine, chocolate tasting,
samples, door prizes, coupons and a fashion
show at the Glen Arbor Township Hall, 5:30-8pm.
Women can experience all there is to offer from
local businesses, restaurants and shops. Please
bring a clothing donation.

Chef Johnny Brannigan: Author of the book "Eat
Taste Heal: An Ayurvedic Cookbook for Modern
Living" will be at Horizon Books, TC, 6-8pm.

Benzie County Business After Hours: Held at
Franke Family Dentistry, Frankfort, from 5-7pm.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, 50/50 raffle and prizes.

Ellsworth Pig Roast: Held in downtown Ellsworth.
Events include a 50s style "drive-in" dinner and
ice cream social and one-man-band Andy Barger,
a preview of the Great Lakes Timber Show, 5k
run/walk, horse pull, grand parade and much
more. Visit for more info.

11th Annual Gallery Walk: Visit nine galleries in
downtown Petoskey, beginning at 6pm and ending
in the Rose Garden at Stafford's Perry Hotel
for an afterglow party with live music from Chris
Coury. Free, rain or shine. Visit petoskeydowntown.
com for more info.

Yen Yoga Grand Opening Party: Check out the
yoga, spinning, Pilates and kettlebell studio in downtown
TC, 5-8pm. Enjoy complimentary food, beverages
and entertainment by Mitch McKolay. Free
classes avail. June 14-20.

Kayak Adventure: Join Sandy Graham from
Backcountry Outfitters, and a Grass River Natural
Area naturalist for a three-hour trip on the Grass
River, Bellaire, 1-4pm. Bring your own boat. Some
experience helpful. Register at 231-533-8314.
Cost, $20 with your own equipment.

Bestselling Author Signing: Kris Radish, author
of "Heart on a String" -- the story of five women
stuck in a Tampa airport -- will be at Saturn
Booksellers, Gaylord, at 6:30pm.

Splish Splash Magic Show: Join Gordon Russ at
the Missaukee District Library, Lake City, 10am.
Senior Expo: Circus theme at the Wexford Civic
Center, Cadillac, 9am-1pm, with over 60 area
vendors. Call 779-9420 for more info.

Iridology: See what the eye can tell us about our
health and well-being at Higher Self Bookstore,
TC, from 6-7:30pm. 941-5805.
Annual Alden Picnic: Hosted by the Alden
Historical Society at Depot Park, 5pm. Call 231-
377-7333 for more info.

Lighthouse Restoration Conference: (See Mon.)
Mackinac Island Lilac Festival: (See Monday)