Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ongoing Events , Music, Charities, Food, Art, Nature

Drumunity: Family-friendly drumming event featuring
food vendors and more in downtown Elk Rapids,
every Wednesday, from 6-9pm.
Family Campfire Songs: Every Thursday evening
at Blackbird Arts, TC. Call Melissa at 231-421-8085
for more info.

Traverse City Microbrew & Music Fest Tickets:
Discounted tickets are available for the Aug. 26 &
27 Porterhouse Productions festival (held at the GT
Commons), now through July 14, with weekend
passes going for $55 (a $15 savings). Don't miss
performances by Martin Sexton, Grammy-nominated
Rebirth Brass Band, GT Pipes & Drums and many
more. Purchase tix at

Drake School Open House: Interactive display of
the Benzie area school that was open 1884-1950,
now through Aug. 26. Contact the Benzie Area
Historical Museum for info at 231-882-5539.

Beach Bards Bonfire: Storytelling, poetry and
music held every Friday on the Leelanau School
Beach, 7:30pm, now through Aug. 12 (no fi re on
July 29). $1 donation per person. Also, stargazing
Wed. & Thurs. nights from 10pm-midnight ($2
donation), now through Aug. 25. For info on both:

Wildflower Walk: Held every Tuesday at the Grass
River Natural Area, Bellaire, at 10am. Guided hike.
Call 231-533-8314.

Historical Walking Tours: Explore Traverse City
every Tuesday & Thursday, 1pm; and Thursday,
10am. Offered by the History Center of Traverse City,
the leisure walk lasts approximately an 1.5 hours. Visit for more info.

Tennis MIxed Doubles League: Every SUnday at
Central High School for eight weeks starting June
26, happening at either 5pm or 6:30pm. Cost, $25
per player. Call Vince Szymanski, USTA League
Coordinator, for more info at 231-392-6303.

Yesterday Once More: Williamsburg Dinner
Theater featuring iconic sounds of yesteryear,
every Friday, starting July 1. Visit cateringbykellys.
com for more info. Tickets, $39.95.

Ghastly Mackinac: Tour of Mackinac Island’s places
of catastrophe and death that occurred nearly 200
years ago. Held June 29; July 9, 13, 16, 20 & 27; Aug.
3, 6 & 10. Reserve your spot: 906-847-3328.

Alden Evening Stroll: Every Thursday, in downtown
Alden, featuring live music, from 7-9pm
UpBeat Cadillac: Live jazz, blues and R&B musical
performances at the Rotary Pavilion, Cadillac, 6pm,
every Thursday.

Father Fred Cash Donation Drive: Help the local
TC charity reach a goal of $10,000 for the summer.
Now accepting donations through June. Visit fatherfred.
org for more info.

Rock 'n Roll Heaven: Williamsburg Dinner Theater
tribute show, every Saturday, starting July 2. Visit for info. Cost, $39.95

Northwoods International Folk Dances: Every
Wednesday at the Unitarian Church, TC, at 7pm. $2
donation to participate. 947-6675.

Summer Ranger Programs: Family-friendly events
happening June 11-Aug. 13, featuring a variety of
activities including hikes, junior ranger program
and more at the Sleeping Bear Dunes National
Lakeshore, Empire. Call 231-326-5134 or visit nps.
gov/slbe for more info.

Cruisin' to Lil Bo: Classic car night every Thursday,
at Lil Bo Pub & Grille, TC, from 6-11pm.
Northern Rods 'N Rides Cruise Night: Every
Wednesday, at the Indian River Eagles Club, 5-9pm.

Evenings at the Gazebo: Free concert held in Old
City Park, Boyne City, every Wednesday, at 6:30pm.
Bring a lawn chair or blanket.

A Chance to Learn to Dance: Held at Steven's
Place, TC, featuring Tuesday Swing, Wednesday
Tango and Thursday Social, 8:15-9:30pm. Call 929-
8945 for more info.

Stone Circle Gatherings: Music and storytelling
around the fire, every Saturday, at 9pm, now through
Sept. 3. Located on US-31 10 miles north of Elk
Rapids. Call 231-264-9467 for more info.

Cherryland Flea Market: Indoor market selling
books, music, handmade crafts, jewelry, household
goods and more every Saturday & Sunday,
9am-4pm. Located at 5161 US 31 South, TC. Visit for details. Open through