Thursday, July 14, 2011

Current Local Events

The History of Crystal Downs: Presentation on
the fi rst round of golf played in August 1972 at the
Benzie area golf course, happening at the Mills
Community House, Benzonia, at 7pm.

Historic Port Oneida: The Land Tells It's Side
of the Story: Presentation at the Olsen Farm, Glen
Arbor, at 7pm. National Parks Service presentation.
Petoskey Steel Drum Band: Performance on
the grand lawn of the Grand Traverse Pavilions,

The Poetry of Painting: Create a poem inspired
by nature with added watercolors at the Grass
River Natural Area, Bellaire, 10am. Pre-register at

Adventure Hike: Guided hike through the Grass
River Natural Area, Bellaire, 2pm, geared for all

Beaver Island Music Festival: Weekend-long
event featuring music from Ernie Douglas, Dave
Boutette, Baynard Kurth and much more. For lodging
and ticket info, visit

Street Legends Car Show: Held in downtown
Charlevoix, featuring a Friday cruise-in (with live
music by Dominic Fortuna), car show on Saturday
with games, music, food and prizes, as well as a
silent auction. Visit

Roots on the River Concert Series: Lindsay Lou
and the Flatbellys perform on the river in downtown
Manistee, 7pm.

Voices Without Borders: Multi-national children's
choir performs two free concerts (12:30pm &
7:30pm) on the lawn of the Village at Bay Harbor.

Music in the Park: Peacemeal String Band performs
at the East Jordan Band Shell, 7-9pm.

Full Moon Paddles: Guided tour along Lake
Charlevoix, 8:30pm. Includes a bonfi re. Cost, $35.
Visit jvoutfi for details.

Senior Center Dance: Featuring music from the
High Society Wise Guys at the Grayling Senior
Center, 6pm. Cost, $10 per person. 231-348-7123.

Igor & the Red Elvises: Russian rock n roll group
performing "Siberian Surf Rock" at the InsideOut
Gallery, TC, at 9pm. Tickets, $20 in advance or $25
at the door. Call 929-3254.

Kaleva Days: Celebrate your Finnish heritage with
live music and a beer tent, 5k run on Saturday,
parade, arts & crafts show and more. Located in
Manistee County. Visit for info.

Cadillac Festival of the Arts: Held in City Park,
featuring a juried art fair, children's games and

Dat Phan: Last Comic Standing winner performing
at Interlochen's Corson Auditorium, 8pm. Tickets,

Kingsley Heritage Days: Softball, volleyball and 3
on 3 basketball tourneys, bounce house, food and
more, starting at 10am. Call 231-631-3309 for more
info on silent auction.

Summer Sounds Concert Series: Jim Hawley,
Lawrence "Doc" Probes and Donna Wilson Probes
of Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered will perform
at the Michigan Legacy Art Park, located on
the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort & Spa,
Thompsonville, 7pm. Tickets, $10 adults; free for

Song Writers in the Round: Local musicians perform
at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm. Free.

Perry Paint Out Auction: Silent auction and reception
at the Perry Hotel, Petoskey, 7-9pm. Portion of
proceeds benefi t the Women's Resource Center of
Northern Michigan.

Mary Chapin Carpenter: Singer/songwriter performing
with her fi ve-piece band at the City Opera
House, TC, at 8pm. Tickets, $30-$55. cityoperahoouse.
org for more info.

Art in the Garden Show & Sale: Mixed media on
display and for sale at Bellwether Gardens, Suttons
Bay, from 10am-5pm on Saturday; noon-4pm
on Sun. Light refreshments served. Call 231-271-

ISLAND Benefit Concert: Live music by Seth and
May, Gifts or Creatures, Mike Shimmin, Samantha
Robbins, Airborne or Aquatic and Josh Davis at
Short's Brewing, Bellaire, 4pm to late. Suggested
$10-$20 sliding scale donation benefi ts Institute for
Sustainable Living, Art & Design. 231-480-4515.

Port City Run: 5k run and one mile fun run in
Goose Park, Frankfort, starting at 8:10am. Visit for more info.

Annual Venetian Festival: Battle of the bands,
parade, food and beverage tent, live music (includes
Think Floyd) and much more. Held in downtown
Charlevoix. Visit

Survey Expedition: GPS track invasive species
at the Boardman River Nature Center's Sabin and
Boardman Ponds bottomlands, 8am-noon. RSVP
by calling 941-0960.

Aquapalooza: On-water party featuring the
Caribbean Blue Band, 12:30-5pm, on Ferry Beach
in Charlevoix. Includes fun activities for all ages.

Roscommon River Festival: Fly fi shing-tie workshop,
canoe & kayak boat show, paddle demos and
more. Visit for more info.

Leo Kottke: Six and 12-string guitar player performing
at Interlochen's Corson Auditorium, 8pm.
Visit for more info.

26th Annual Art in the Park: Held in Pennsylvania
Park, Petoskey, featuring a variety of area artists.
Visit for more info.

Emerson Drive: Nashville recording artists will perform
such hits as "I Should Be Sleeping" and "Fall
Voices without Borders, featuring children from
around the world, will perform two free choir
concerts (12:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) on the lawn
of the Village at Bay Harbor, July 14.

source: Northern Express

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