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

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