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