Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Local Art, Food and Enternmaint Events

"The Farmer and the Horse": Film about a landless
farmer, a non-conformist and an escaped
office worker discussing sustainability. Showing at
the Antrim Conservation District Building, Bellaire,
6:30-8:30pm. Hosted by the Bellaire Conservation
Club. 231-480-4515.

Boardman Lake Info Meeting: Public input session
on the development and recreation opportunities
on the west shore of Boardman Lake. Held at
the Governmental Center, TC, 7-9pm.

Native American Cultural Celebration:
Storytelling, drumming, language and other presentations
at Willow Hill Elementary, TC, 9am-
11:30am. Call 933-8542 for info.

Grand Vision Discussion on Natural Resources:
Hosted by the Natural Resource Network of the
Grand Vision on how to drive the region's prosperity.
Includes snacks, door prize raffle and community
conversation. Register at 935-1514 ext. 4 or at

Medical Marijuana Law & How it Impacts
Employees: Information meeting on creating company
policy to protect your business and employees
with former judge Thomas S. Gilbert; Darryl Lesoski,
medical director, occupational health, Munson
Healthcare; and Donald Lawless, expert on Labor
& Employment Law at the Great Wolf Lodge, TC,
9am-1pm. Register at

RECESS: Post-work networking at Red Mesa Grill,
TC, from 5-7pm. Hosted by TC Business News. $5
gets you your first beverage, appetizers and entry
into prize drawing.

League of Women Voters Presentation: Phil
Mikesell will discuss American government and
politics at the Traverse Area District Library, 5:30pm.
Open to the public. Includes light refreshments.

Luncheon Presentation for Veterans: For veterans
and their families entitled "Some Wounds Are
Not Visible: How We Can Help Our Vets" at North
Central Michigan College, Petoskey, noon.

3rd Annual Winter Blues Festival: Held in downtown
Petoskey, Wednesday features the java and
jigsaw puzzle contest, 2pm, at Grand Traverse Pie
Company. Visit

A Frazzled World: Comic strip author Wendy Stout
will discuss her book "On the Spin Cycle" at the
Peninsula Community Library, TC, at 7pm. Free.

Green Drinks: Join other eco-conscious minded
residents at Left Foot Charley, from 7-9pm, for
discussion and socializing. Sledding at the GT
Commons from 6-7pm. Bring your own sled. Call
941-0960 for more info.

The Aluminum Show: See this material like you
never have before at the City Opera House, TC, at
7:30pm. This visual dance performance, featuring
a variety of choreography and stunts, is $15-$35,
with tickets available at

Annual Silent Auction: Held at the Elk Rapids
High School cafeteria to benefit the school's
Industrial Arts department, 5-8pm. Includes work
from local artists. $3 fee per bid. Edible art, bever
ages and live music will also be available.

YMCA Open House: Hosted by YMCA of Northern
Michigan, Petoskey, from 5-7pm, featuring tastings
from American Spoon Foods, live music, martial
arts demos, golf tips and more. 231-348-8393.

"War Eagle, Arkansas": Independent film based
on the true story of a talented young baseball
athlete and his friendship with a young man with
cerebral palsy. Showing at the InsideOut Gallery,
TC, 6:30pm. Donations accepted to help raise
funds for Mobi Mats, allowing accessability to
local beaches. Hosted by the Disability Network.

Run Across Ethiopia Celebration: Come meet
the athletes that ran across Ethiopia to raise
money for three schools in that region. Held at
Park Place Hotel, 5-9pm. Includes cash bar,
music by Seth Bernard and May Erlewine and
t-shirts for sale.

Author Presentation: Loreen Niewenhuls, author
of "A 1000 Mile Walk on the Beach: One Woman's
Trek of the Perimeter of Lake Michigan," will discuss
her work at McLean & Eakin Booksellers,
Petoskey, at 6:30pm. Free.

Texas Adventure: Presentation by the Grand
Traverse Audubon Club on Texas, from the Grafs,
Kolaks and Dubeys, at the Boardman River Nature
Center, TC, 7-9pm. No suggested donation.

3rd Annual Winter Blues Festival: Held in downtown
Petoskey, Thursday features Chocoholic
Frolic, 11am-6pm. Pick up your score card at the
downtown office and visit participating stores for
workshops, samples, lectures and more. Turn in
your card and be eligible to win a prize; City Park
Grill hosts a wine-tasting dinner (chocolate theme)
at 6pm. Tickets, $39.95. Visit petoskeydowntown.
com for more info.

"Phantom of the Opera": First high school production
in Michigan of the theatrical hit about
the haunting romance between an outcast and a
beauty, presented by TC West Senior High students,
at the school, 7:30pm; Sunday, at 2pm.
Admission, $15. Premium seats, $20. Purchase tix
at 933-7509.

Music with Joe LaBonte: Free guitar performance
in the lower level of Horizon Books, TC, 8:30pm.

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles: Program on
Northwestern Michigan College's training program
for aviation careers, held at North Central Michigan
College, Petoskey, at noon. Lunch included. Cost,
$9. Call 231-348-6600 to register.

The Jeremy Kittel Band: InsideOut Gallery, TC,
8pm. Combination of jazz, Celtic and blues in one
concert. Kittel, a 24-year-old fiddler/violinist/composer,
has won several awards, including Detroit
Music Award for Outstanding Acoustic/Folk Artist,
University of Michigan Stanley Medal and US
Natonal Fiddle Junior Champion. Tickets, $15 in
advance; $20 at the door. 929-3254.

Guy Davis & the High Flying Rockets: Acoustic
blues performance by Guy Davis, actor, composer
and writer, who has appeared on NPR
& The Late Show with David Letterman at the
Dennos Museum Center, TC, 8pm. Tickets, $25
in advance, $28 at the door.

Sky-Nyrds Classic Rock-Disco Dance: Music by
professional DJ at the Northwestern Michigan
Oleson Center, TC, 8pm. Wear your favorite
decade outfit. Cost, $5 which helps raise funds
for a second dome at NMC's Rogers Observatory.
Sponsored by NMC Astronomical Association.

Eisenhower Dance Ensemble: World-touring
student ensemble performing at Kirtland
Community College, Roscommon, 7pm. $10.
Family Fun Carnival: Held at East Jordan
Elementary, 4:30-8:30pm.

3rd Annual Winter Blues Festival: Held in downtown
Petoskey, Friday features the Whine and
Dine, a walk through Petoskey restaurants for
appetizers, soup and salad, entree and dessert.
Cost, $45, and begins at 6pm;

Source: Northern Express

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