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.