Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The National Cherry Festival

The National Cherry Festival kicks off Saturday in Traverse City.

National Cherry Festival Schedule 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Music, art, cars and boats

Summer Solstice Art/Wine Walk: Featuring live
music from the Cherry Blossom Ramblers and
Shadow Boxes of Char Bickel, among other exhibits,
in downtown Suttons Bay, 5-9pm.

Vintage Car & Boat Festival: Held at Bay Harbor.
Includes a parade down Main Street, 10am. Event
runs until 6pm. Call 231-439-2700 for info.

Alpena Blues Coalition: Live music at the Alpena
fairgrounds. Gates open at noon.

Book Event: J.C. Weil will read from her book
"Eavesdropping" at Grace Salon, TC, 6-8pm.
Includes a book signing and refreshments. Register
by June 20 at

Cracker: Featuring David Lowery & Johnny
Hickman, unplugged, at Legs Inn, Cross Village, at
9:30pm. Tickets,

SOBO Arts Fest: Juried art show, live music, art
demos, dancing in the streets, kids activities, contradance
and lessons and more. Held in Boyne City on
Lake & Main Streets. Friday kicks off with the Bay
Area Big Band, 10am-9pm.

"The Importance of Being Earnest": Oscar Wilde's
comedy of mistaken identity will be performed by
the Benzie County Players at The Mills Community
House, Benzonia, at 7:30pm; Sunday at 2pm. Call
231-889-9959 for more info.

Moonlight Red: Performance at Horizon Books, TC,
8:30-10:30pm, by singer/songwriters Lauren Corie
and Donna Klein.

Porterhouse Productions Concert: Featuring live
music from Mutt & the Man, Lena Maude, Crazy
Straws and Little Island Lake at the Good Works
Collective, TC.

"OKLAHOMA!": The Manistee Civic Players present
Rodgers and Hammerstein's first professional
collaboration set in the Oklahoma Territory in 1906,
at the Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee, 7:30pm; Sunday,
2pm. Tickets, $20.

Eve 6: Performing at Val Du Lakes, Mears, at 5pm. for tickets.
The Worker Bees: Performing '50s rock and roll hits
at Pennsylvania Park, Petoskey, 12:15pm.

"Undine: A Settlement Remembered": Exhibit
opening hosted by the Charlevoix Historical Society
at the Harsha House Museum, 7pm, featuring wine
and cheese. Free & open to the public.

Field Clearing: Volunteers can help restore the
cultural landscape at the Ole Oleson Farm, Port
Oneida, from 9am-4pm, by removing non-native
plant species. Sign up at 231-334-6103.

Book Signing: Authors Chris Byron & Tom Wilson
of "Vintage Views Along the West Michigan Pike,"
along with Mary Jane Doerr, author of "Bay View:
An American Idea," will be signing their books at
a reception held at The Cottage Book Shop, Glen
Arbor, at 2pm. Call 231-334-4223 for info.


Run Charlevoix Marathon, Half Marathon, 5k/10k:
Held in downtown Charlevoix. Visit goodboyevents.

Art Rapids!: Juried art fair held in Veterans' Memorial
Park, Elk Rapids, from 10am-5pm, featuring jewelry,
ceramics, photography, paintings, fiber, metal, glass,
wood and more. Includes a "People's Choice" award
and children's tent. Musicians Tom Kaufmann, Ron
Getz and Ronnie Hernandez and the Robert Abate
Trio will perform. Visit for more info.
The Gin Blossoms: '90s pop/rock group performing
at Val Du Lakes, Mears, at 5:45. Tickets, showclix.

Author Signing: Jim Voltz will present his book on
Crystal Lake, "Hors' doeuvres on the Porch," at
Horizon Books, TC, 1-3pm.

Margaritaville Party of the North: Mickey Rat
Band performs Jimmy Buffet tunes at Bay Harbor,
6-10pm. Includes dinner, libations and mini auction.
Cost, $125; benefits regional charities. RSVP to

Walk MS Traverse City: Three mile walk at the
Grand Traverse Civic Center, 10am. Register 9am.
Bring a donation to help fight multiple sclerosis. Visit for more info.

Wastin' Away in Grand Traverse Bay Beach Bash:
Patio party at the Holiday Inn West Bay, TC,
from 3-10pm, to benefit Habitat for Humanity
and the Goodwill Inn. Cost, $10 per ticket and
includes drink specials, live music and silent
auction. Hosted by the Parrot Head Club.
Author Signing: Jim Carpenter will discuss his book
"Surviving My Happy Childhood" at Horizon Books,
TC, 3-5pm.

Author Event: James Pecora, Michigan murder
novelist, will be at the Good Hart General Store,
noon-2pm, to discuss his latest book "One Way:
The Road to Mass Murder."

source: Northern Express

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Dennos Museum Center

Current Exhibitions

Bodies Human: Anatomy in Motion
April 10 - September 5, 2011
Over 100 authentic human specimens give a once-in-a-lifetime look inside the human body More »

Inuit Gallery
Permanent installation
A survey of contemporary Inuit sculpture, prints and textiles More »

Discovery Gallery
Permanent installation
Hands-on, interactive experiences for children of all ages More »

Outdoor Sculpture
Permanent installation
Thought provoking large-scale sculptures located on the campus of Northwestern Michigan College More »

Dennos Museum Center

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Thomas Plumbing

Thomas Plumbing was founded by Tom Borsos and has been serving the greater Grand Traverse area since 1992. Tom has over 25 years of experience in the plumbing trade and is a registered licensed master plumber with the State of Michigan (#8109540). Tom also holds a plumbing contracting license

Monday, June 13, 2011

2011 National Cherry Festival Information

Do you remember the sights, sounds, and smells of a summer celebration in your hometown when you were a kid? It might have been a carnival, parade, or a festival to honor the Fourth of July or a seasonal specialty. Whatever it was, it probably had music, fireworks, cotton candy, snow cones, games of skills and rides on the midway, marching bands and floats pulled by trucks, cherry pie eating contests and clear blue skies and warm sunshine with crowds of smiling faces with no worries.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

The Blue Tractor

Located in historic Olde Towne Traverse City, at the former site of Dill's Olde Towne Saloon, Blue Tractor is an Old School Dining Establishment. Take a moment to browse our web site and menu...then stop in for a meal or drink and say hello to the crew.

The Homestead

The Homestead

Experience natural beauty at AMERICA’S FRESH WATER RESORT located on Lake Michigan surrounded by the Sleeping Bear Dunes. Spa, dining, ski, golf, beach, pools.

The exceptional natural setting makes this the resort for romantic getaways, family vacations, family reunions, weddings, meetings and vacation and retirement homes.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Shanty Creek

Summertime shines at Shanty Creek with 72 holes of Michigan's best and most affordable golf. And Schuss and Summit Mountains' 53 ski runs and 4 terrain parks are a crowd favorite each winter.
With indoor & outdoor pools, a wellness spa and fitness center, multiple dining options, over 36,000 sq ft of banquet and event space plus day trips in every direction, it’s no wonder Shanty Creek is Michigan’s Favorite Resort. Again.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Crema TC

Proudly serving Higher Grounds organic, local, fair-trade coffee beans. Check out the menu with made to order breakfast, lunch, home made baked goods, and drinks!

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA)

Inland Seas Education Association (ISEA) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to help people of all ages experience the science and spirit of the Great Lakes through shipboard and on-shore programs. The knowledge gained through these experiences will provide the leadership, understanding and commitment needed for the long-term stewardship of the Great Lakes.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Turtle Creek Casino

Monday, June 6, 2011

Hearth & Vine

Saveur Thyme at the Hearth & Vine, owned by Chef Paul Carlson, is a cozy cafe and wine bar featuring gourmet wood-fired pizzas, delicious soups, salads, sandwiches, and more. We strive to create our meals using locally-grown food as often as possible and focus on quality.

The Hearth & Vine is located at Black Star Farms, just south of Suttons Bay, Michigan. As you head north on M22, you can see the red inn and barns to the west after passing Fort Road. Turn left onto Revold Road and take the first left through the gates to Black Star.

In addition to grabbing a meal at the Hearth & Vine, you can visit Black Star's winery, stables and creamery (the famous Leelanau Cheese Co.) or book a room at the Inn.

Don't forget to visit the horses, sheep, and goats--they love a little scratch between the ears now and then. Kids: if you sweet-talk Paul, he may send you out to the barn with a bucket of scraps to feed the animals.

Hearth & Vine

Sunday, June 5, 2011

NMC Extended Education

NMC's Community and Continuing Education Program.
Hundreds of high-quality learning experiences are available at
Extended Education.

College for Kids
Computer Training
Energy & Construction
International Affairs Forum
Life Academy
Personal Enrichment
Professional Development
Small Business

Northwestern Michigan College

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Traverse City Convention & Visitors Bureau Events Calender

The Traverse City area hosts a wide variety of festivals throughout the year. By far our largest annual event is the National Cherry Festival, held in early July in downtown Traverse City. Other major celebrations throughout the year are listed below, with links to the official sites if available.