Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Northern Express

Northern Express Weekly is northern Michigan's largest weekly newspaper, distributed in 13 counties throughout the northwestern lower peninsula of Michigan. You will find our publication in over 600 locations, from Manistee to Mackinaw City, including the population hubs of Traverse City, Petoskey, Gaylord, and everything in-between. We distribute up to 30,000 copies each week with an average of 2.5 readers per copy (75,000 weekly readers). Our distribution ranges over 200 miles is audited by the national audit firm for publications.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Speakers, Film, Music, Hiking and more

Space Shuttle Endeavour Liftoff: Live telecast
at the State Theatre, TC, at 12:30pm. Doors open
at 8am. NASA/JPL Solar System Ambassador
Carolyn McKellar will emcee. Call 947-3466.

Charlevoix Bike to Work Week: Save on gas and
the environment by biking to work this week.

TADL Public Forum: The Traverse Area District
Library is seeking input on future library services
and facilities with a forum at the Hagerty Center,
TC, 6:30pm.

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks: Swing/blues/jazz
and roots concert performance at the InsideOut
Gallery, TC, 8pm. Tickets, $25 in advance or $30
at the door. Visit

Used Book Sale: Gently used books, CDs, DVDs
and VHS tapes will be sold at Eastern Elementary
School, TC, in support of the school library. For
hours, call 933-1676.

Craft and Dessert Night: Scrapbooking supplies
will be provided at the Peninsula Community
Library, TC, at 7pm. Free. Call 231-223-7700.

Michigan Medical Marijuana Act: Multi-speaker
event that focuses on the act's legal details
and ramifications, held at the Leelanau County
Government Center, 6:30pm. RSVP to khall@co. or call 231-256-9812.

Green Elk Rapids Days: Week-long community
event includes Trashformations exhibit, a student
art project on display at the high school; student
water testing projects, along with Saturday's
super recycling day, Green Elk Rapids Days Open
House (10am-5pm); Elk Rapids walking tour on
Sunday (3pm); and a presentation by Attorney
Jim Olson of FLOW for Water on Monday, May 23
(6pm). For a complete schedule, visit elkrapids.


Local Author Presentation: Mary Jane Doerr will
present her book "Bay View: An American Idea" at
McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. Event is
free, but registration is required: 231-347-1180.

An Evening with Sebastian Junger: Best-selling
author of "The Perfect Storm" and "A Death in
Belmont" will discuss his literary process, as well
as his experience as a reporter covering stories in
Afghanistan, Sierra Leone and other dangerous
parts of the world, at the City Opera House, TC,
at 7pm. Part of the National Writers Series. For
tickets, visit

Tramping & Other Adventures in New Zealand:
Grand Opening: Sara Cockrell of the Grand
Traverse Hiking Club presents a slideshow on
her 27-day trip to New Zealand, at the Boardman
River Nature Center, TC, from 7-8:30pm.

Stroll Charlevoix: Meet at the Chamber office,
5:30pm, and learn about downtown businesses
and products. Call 231-547-2101.

Sketch Live Music: Michael Lee Seiler performs
blues at Seed Studio, Elk Rapids, at 7pm.
Green Elk Rapids Days: (See Monday)
Used Book Sale: (See Monday)


An Evening of Jazz: Chateau Chantal, TC, will
host a free preview of their Jazz At Sunset
series, featuring the Jeff Haas Quintet, from
7-9:30pm. The series begins June 16 and runs
every Thursday through September 1.

Ride of Silence: Bike ride remembering cyclists
either killed or injured while riding a bicycle, starting
at the EuroStop Deli, TC, at 7pm, and continuing
eight miles throughout downtown, ending
back at EuroStop. Donations only (to help defray
$6/shirt cost). Co-hosted by the Cherry Capital
Cycling Club and TART Trails. Visit rideofsilence.
org for info.

Business After Hours: Post-work networking,
appetizers and drinks at the Charlevoix Golf &
Country Club, 5-7pm. $10 entry.

Author Thomas Lynch: Featured author at the
Glen Lake Community Library, Empire, at 7pm.
Lynch, author of "Apparition and Lake Fictions,"
will be joined by poet Michael Heffernan. Call 231-
326-5361 for info.

Grand Traverse Hiking Club 100 Mile Challenge:
Hike the entire North Country Trail route or catch
up with the group on a portion between today
and May 26. Trail starts at the Marilla Trailhead
and continues through Harvey Bridge, Old US 131
State Forest Campground, Sand Lakes and ending
at Starvation Lake Road. For more info, email

source: Northern Express

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Become a Jack and Jills Artist!!!

Do you make something fun to wear and want to share with the world? Well now is you Chance Jack and Jills is opening a new retail outlet as well as building up our online store, and are looking for new artist to sell their fashionable art in our store. We are looking for thing that have been up-cycled but we will consider thing made from new materials as well. A few items we are searching for are Jewelry, Hats, Quilts, Clothing, 0or any thing one of a kind. If you are interested in joining our team you can setup an interview with us by calling 231-487-1008 or email us at

Applesauce Inn B&B

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Speakers, Film, Potluck, Fund Raiser and more

Compassionate Friends Potluck: Presentation
focusing on Andre's Place, TC, 6pm. For more info,
call 946-9306.

IndyFlix: Showing "The World According to
Monsanto," a film about one company's control
over the FDA through ownership of seeds, at the
State Theatre, TC. Time TBA. Visit statetheatretc.

"Afghanistan, Libya and the Greater Middle East":
Jack Segal, former senior NATO official and member
of the National Security Council, will speak about
America's changing relationship with the Islamic
world at the Traverse Area District Library, 7pm.
Hosted by the Grand Traverse Humanists. Call 231-
620-1225 for info.

Antique Singing Bowls Concert: Presented by
Mark Handler at In the Moment Massage Therapy,
Williamsburg. RSVP 231-883-3767. Cost, $15.
88 Strings: Plucked string orchestra, under
the direction of Don Julin, will perform at the
Pathfinder School, TC, at 7pm.

Seed Saving: Potluck at Grow Benzie, 5:30pm,
followed by a seedling transplanting presentation.
Call 231-882-9801 for more info.

Geocashing: What the heck is it? Dick Steiger
will detail the basics of this popular GPSenabled
treasure hunt hobby at the Helena
Township Public Library, Alden, 4pm.

THIS DAY IN HISTORY: (1981) Musician Bob
Marley dies at age 36.

Author Signing: William Alexander will discuss
the University of Michigan's Prison Creative
Arts Project with his book "Is William Martinez
Not Our Brother?" at Horizon Books, TC, 4pm.

Organic Soil Development: Held at Red School
House, Rapid City, 5:30pm. Hosted by Ryan
Romeyn of Providence Farm and CSA in Central
Lake. Suggested $5-$10 donation. Visit artmeetsearth.
org for more info.

"Caribou Summer": Presentation by biologists
Jim and Kathy Bricker about their summer-long
hiking trip to Nanavut, Canada, and all their
encounters with nature, held at the Cheboygan
High School Auditorium, 7pm. Includes raffle,
door prizes and snacks. Free.

Leelanu Farmers Market Potluck:
Networking and information on the Leelanau Farmers
Market Association at the Government Center,
Suttons Bay, from 6-8pm. Bring a dish to pass.
Visit for more info.

"Career Myths to Share with Our Daughters":
Presentation by retired Proctor and Gamble executive
Mary Anne Gale at the Inn at Bay Harbor,
Petoskey, at 11:45am. Cost, $15 and includes a
buffet luncheon. RSVP by noon on May 9 by calling
Diane Clark at 231-348-7520.

Track & Field Fundraiser: Dine at Petoskey
Wendy's Restaurant, 4:30-6:30pm, and 50% of dining
room sales benefit the Petoskey Boys and Girls
2011 Track and Field Teams.

Grand Traverse Health Department

It is our responsibility to protect the health of all Grand Traverse County residents through a wide variety of programs and service. From Personal Health to Environmental Health to Emergency Management to Animal Control, we are here to keep this community safe and matter what! Our courteous and professional staff has the knowledge and experience to assist you with your needs, and an enormous amount of resources to keep you informed.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Interlochen Public Radio

Interlochen Public Radio
Offers music and news radio

Interlochen Center for the Arts

Echoes of Pink Floyd

With Pink Floyd absent in the live music scene, five musicians from Michigan have risen to fill the void. They joined forces in 2003 to form Echoes of Pink Floyd, America’s Most Authentic Pink Floyd Tribute. Their devotion to the music of Pink Floyd has resulted in countless hours spent recreating the live experience of the legendary rock band.

Echoes of Pink Floyd is not the only group inspired enough to do this kind of tribute project. Far from it! What does set them apart is the amazing detail with which they perform the music. Authentic instrumentation, Guitar tones, drum fills, vocal harmonies, keyboard layers, female backup singers, and impeccably recreated sound effects: all of these are intensely studied and rehearsed in order to bring the listener exactly what they came to hear. Even the most hard core Pink Floyd fanatics are blown away by the meticulous attention to detail!

Every time Echoes of Pink Floyd takes the stage, they are contributing to a legacy. This is not a responsibility they take lightly, for they are playing music that has sold (and continues to sell) millions of albums worldwide and inspires multiple generations of music lovers to this very day! Echoes of Pink Floyd will show you why.