Letters 11-23-2015

Cheering From Petoskey While red-eyed rats boil fanatically up from the ancient sewers of Paris to feast on pools of French blood, at the G20 meeting the farcical pied piper of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue thrusts a bony finger at the president of the Russian Federation and yells: “liberté, égalité, fraternité, Clinton, Kerry--Obamaism!”

The Other Mothers And Fathers Regarding the very nice recent article on “The First Lady of Yoga,” I have taken many classes with Sandy Carden, and I consider her to be a great teacher. However, I feel the article is remiss to not even give acknowledgement to other very important yoga influences in northern Michigan...

Drop The Blue Angels The last time I went to the National Cherry Festival, I picked the wrong day. The Blue Angels were forcing everyone to duck and cover from the earsplitting cacophony overhead...

Real Advice For The Sick In the Nov. 16 article “Flu Fighters,” author Kristi Kates fails to mention the most basic tool in our arsenal during Influenza season... the flu vaccine! I understand you might be afraid of being the victim of Jenny McCarthyism, but the science is there...

Keeping Traverse City in the Dark Our environment is our greatest asset. It sustains our lives; it drives our economy. We ignore it at our peril. Northern Michigan Environmental Action Council (NMEAC) has submitted letters of concern to both the city commission and planning commission regarding the proposed 9-story buildings on Pine Street. We have requested an independent environmental assessment with clear answers before a land use permit is granted...

All About Them Another cartoon by Jen Sorensen that brings out the truth! Most of her cartoons are too slanted in a Socialist manner, but when she gets it correct, she hits the nail on the target! “Arizona is the first state to put a 12-month lifetime limit on welfare benefits.” That quote is in the opening panel... 

Unfair To County Employees It appears that the commissioners of Grand Traverse County will seek to remedy a shortfall in the 2016 budget by instituting cuts in expenditures, the most notable the reduction of contributions to various insurance benefits in place for county employees. As one example, the county’s contributions to health insurance premiums will decrease from ten to six percent in 2016. What this means, of course, is that if a county employee wishes to maintain coverage at the current level next year, the employee will have to come up with the difference...

Up, Not Out I would like to congratulate the Traverse City Planning Commission on their decision to approve the River West development. Traverse City will either grow up or grow out. For countless reasons, up is better than out. Or do we enjoy such things as traffic congestion and replacing wooded hillsides with hideous spectacles like the one behind Tom’s West Bay. At least that one is on the edge of town as opposed to in the formerly beautiful rolling meadows of Acme Township...

Lessons In Winning War I am saddened to hear the response of so many of legislators tasked with keeping our country safe. I listen and wonder if they know what “winning” this kind of conflict requires or even means? Did we win in Korea? Did we win in Vietnam? Are we winning in Afghanistan? How is Israel winning against the Palestinians? Will they “take out” Hezbollah...

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Dog Days of Summer

Ever feel bad leaving Fido at home while the family ventures out for summer-time activities? Now is your chance to include the pooch with several pet-friendly events happening throughout the region this weekend: The Annual Pet Walk, happening Aug. 20 at the Youth League Baseball Field in Bellaire, allows owners to leash their dogs for a morning of exercise and socializing, starting at 9 a.m. Cost, is $20 and benefits the non-profit With a Little Help From My Friends (visit walhfmf.org). Later that day, venture to Hull Park in Traverse City, behind the Library, for "Bark in the Park," featuring dog-friendly activities, Q&A with local veterinarians, a silent auction, pet adoptions and more, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.


"Economics of Happiness": Film illustrating why going local is considered a powerful strategy, showing at the Garden Theatre, Frankfort, at 7pm.

IndyFlix: Showing "Women.Art.Revolution!" at the State Theatre, TC, around 6pm. womenartrevolution. com for film details. Civil War Re-enactor Discussion: Presentation by the Bellaire Historical Museum, 1-3pm, on how an infantry soldier of the Civil War was equipped. Free. Call 231-533-8631.


Manistee ShoreLine ShowCase: Jazz performance by Akiko Tsurgura's NYC All Stars at the Rotary Gazebo, Manistee, 7-9pm. Tom Hagen Trio: Performing jazz at the Music House Museum, Acme, at 7:30pm. $15 for adults; $8 for students. Author David Liss: Discussing his seventh novel "The Twelfth Enchantment" at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, 5-6:30pm. UpNorthTV Producer Orientation: Free intro class at the UpNorth Media Center, TC, 5pm-7pm. Open to anyone wishing to submit content. Register at 231- 929-4188. upnorthmedia.org. (Not) In the Drink (Please!): Free workshop on how to dispose of hazardous waste properly, at Torch Lake Township Day Park, 4pm. Survey Exhibition: Learn how to identify invasive plants at the 17 acre park located between Kohls and the Great Wolf Lodge, TC, 8am-noon. Call the Boardman Nature Center, 941-0960 to RSVP. Summer Dinner Theatre: Ragamuffin Theatre presents "Whodunnit - A Hilarious Musical Mystery" at Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey, at 6pm. Tickets, $49. Call 231-347-4000.


Asian Carp -- An Uncertain Future: Presentation by Dan O'Keefe at the Frankfort Library, 7pm. Free. Black Lake Canoe & Kayak: Guided tour with the Tip of the Mitt Watershed, 1-3pm. RSVP to 231-347- 1181. Cost, $25. Wanderin Wednesdays: Sidewalk sales, live music and more in downtown Bellaire, 6-8pm. Manitou Music Festival: Rita Hosking performs country & folk at the Leelanau School Lawn, Glen Arbor, at 8pm. Tickets, $15. glenarborart.org. Author William Witbeck: The Michigan Court of Appeals Judge will discuss his debut novel "To Account for Murder" at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, 5-6:30pm. Phenomenal Woman: The Dora Stockman Story: Behind the story of Dora Hall-Stockman, held at the Crooked Tree Arts Center theater, Petoskey, 7pm. Free and open to the public TC Track Club 50th Celebration: Run/walk at 6:30pm, followed by fun festivities, at Mt. Holiday. tctrackclub.com for more info. "I Dream of the Island": Premier of the Beaver Island film showing at the island's Community Center, 6:30pm. Free, includes beer and popcorn. Author Elin Hilderbrand: Presenting her New York Times bestseller "Silver Girl" at Blackstar Farms, Suttons Bay, noon-2:30pm. Includes a luncheon. RSVP to 231-271-7323.


Author Elin Hilderbrand: Presenting her New York Times bestseller "Silver Girl" at Stafford's Perry Hotel, Petoskey, noon-2pm. Includes a luncheon. RSVP to 800-068-1910; followed up by a presentation at Saturn Booksellers, Gaylord, from 6:30-8:30pm. Art Presentation: Diane Beier will discuss her love of nature and painting on the porch at Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids, 1-4pm. "A History of Jazz": Concert by Steve Stargardt and Bill Sears at Church in the Hills, Bellaire, 7:30pm. Tickets, $10 for adults; $5 for kids. Civil War Michigan Regiments & Soldiers: Presented by Dan Packer at the Elk Rapids Historical Society, 7pm. Cost, $5 for adults; $2 for kids. Twilight Sale: Sidewalk sales in downtown Frankfort, 6-9pm. Roots on the River: Performance by Sister Wilene at the Jaycee's Gazebo, Manistee, 7pm. Free. Buckley Old Engine Show: Weekend-long event featuring classic tractors, mills, steam engines and more, along with kids' activities, food vendors, cider mill demo, threshing and straw baling and more. Located at the show grounds off M-37. Visit buckleyoldengineshow.org for a complete schedule.

Sidewalk Sale: Savings throughout Leland & Fishtown, 9am-5pm. Tall Ship Lynx: The replica sailing ship will stop at Northport for a private reception from 4:30-6:30pm, featuring hors d'oeuvres and local wine. Tickets, $25 and may be purchased by calling 231-645-1620. Street Musique: Sidewalk sales, live music and more in downtown Harbor Springs, 7-9pm. Concert on the Lawn: Jazz North, featuring Al Frank (Sinatra) and Tony (Bennett) with Claudia Schmidt, at the Grand Traverse Pavilions Lawn, 7- 8pm. Bring a chair or blanket. Quilt Show: Held in the Community Room at the Grand Traverse Mall, 10am-2pm. Call 231-276- 9100. Historic Port Oneida: Retired ranger with the National Park Service shares the history of the land at Olsen Farm, Glen Arbor, 10am. Riverfest: Held in Cheboygan featuring: the Wanigan Parade, craft show, kayak race, live music and beverage tent throughout the weekend. For a complete schedule, visit cheboygan.com.


Festival on the Bay: Weekend-long event held in Petoskey's Bayfront Park. Events include: kayak demos, Petoskey Steel Drum Band and Jiimaan canoe race on Friday; and the Chalk & Chocolate Festival, sea kayak tour, car show, Northern Lights Irish Dancers and craft show on Saturday. See the complete schedule at petoskeyfestival.com. Jeff Daniels in Concert: The Hollywood actorturned-singer/songwriter performs with special guest Brian Vander Ark at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, at 7pm. Mackinac Island Fudge Festival: Weekend-long event featuring workshops, kids' activities, live music and more. Visit mackinacislandfudgefestival.org. Mackinac Island Music Festival: Weekend-long event featuring classic to folk to funk including bands Tricky Dicky & the Spoonmen, DJ Psycho, Howling Diablos, Audra Kubat and more. For more info, visit mackinacislandmusicfestival.org. Author Jacob Wheeler: Presenting his book "Between Light and Shadow" at the Cottage Book Shop, Glen Arbor, 1-3pm. Art & Music: Browse the work of area artists while listening to live music by Ken Harris at Stafford's Gallery, Petoskey, from 6-9pm. 231-347-0142. 35th Annual Frankfort Art Fair Weekend: Pig roast and A&W cruise night, along with live music in the park on Friday; art fair, featuring over 180 artists, will be held in the park, from 10am-5pm. Includes a BBQ fundraiser, collector car show, used books sale and more. Call 231-352-7251 for more info. Hoxeyville Music Festival: Located off W 48 1/2 Road and M-37 near Wellston, featuring live musical acts including the Mickey Hart Band, Todd Snider, The Itals, Airborne or Aquatic, Ella Riot and much more. For a complete schedule, visit hoxeyville. com. Author Jael McHenry: She will discuss her debut novel, "The Kitchen Daughter" at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey, 5-6:30pm. Song Writers in the Round: Performance by Rick, Amber and Savanah Buist and Kurt Bullock at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm. Author Denice Goldschmidt: Discussing her illustrated book "The Berry Patch" at Horizon Books, TC, 6-8pm. South American Fiesta Night: Columbian cuisine, Latin music, Salsa dance instruction and more. Held at Crystal Bindi Studio, TC, 8pm. Donation only. Author Event: Ev Nienhouse presents a new novel, "The Plaque," at Book World, Charlevoix, 11am- 1pm. "Bus Stop": The comedy/drama about a small Kansas town and a restaurant filled with stranded travelers, performed by the Manistee Civic Players at the Ramsdell Theater, Manistee, 7:30pm; Sunday,

David K. Austin creates bold, colorful works on paint, inspired by the natural beauty of Lake Michigan; however, the Petoskey resident also dabbles in mixed media and sculpture. The Knox Galleries, in Harbor Springs, will feature Austin's multi-dimensional pieces through the month of August. Meet the artist at a reception held Aug. 19, from 6-9 p.m. For more information, call the gallery at 231-526-5377.

at 2pm. ramsdell-theater.org. Riverfest: (See Thurs.) Buckley Old Engine Show: (See Thurs.) Sidewalk Sale: (See Thursday)


Traverse City Wine & Art Festival: Live music by Shout Sister Shout, Claudia Schmidt and Steppin' In It, along with wines and ciders from 25 area wineries & art for sale. Located on the lawn of the Grand Traverse Commons, 3-10pm. Tickets, $20 in advance or $25 at the door. traversecitywinefestival. com. 7th Night of the 7th Moon: Inauguration of the season of intense meteor activity at the Headland's Dark Sky Park, Emmet County, at 8:15pm. Find a viewing spot on the 600-acre property. Dress for the weather. Call 231-348-1704 for more info. Author Kristina Mercier: Discussing "An Agreement with Love" at Horizon Books, TC, from noon-2pm. Rubber Ducky Festival: Parade, craft show and duck race held in downtown Bellaire, 10am-8pm. Peshawbestown Traditional Pow Wow: Located four miles east of Suttons Bay off M-22, from 1-7pm on Saturday; noon on Sunday, featuring the Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians, MC Derek Bailey, drummers from the area and across the region, camping and more. Free to the public. 231- 534-8410 for more info. Downtown Art Fair: Featuring local and national artists on Cass Street, from Washington to Front streets, 10am-5pm. Sousa Concert: Conducted by Don Wilcox, with guest conductor Ret. Col. John Bourgeois of "The President's Own" Marine Band, presented by the Northport Community Band at the Community Arts Center, Northport. Call 231-386-5001. Psychic Fair: Astrology, tarot readings, massage, refreshments, door prizes and more at Higher Self Bookstore, TC, from 10am-6pm. 941-5805. Singles Dinner: Open to ALL area singles age 50 & older at Johnnie's Country Oven, Petoskey, at 6pm. Game night to follow at the First Presbyterian Church. RSVP to Frieda at 231-347-5747. Best of Arcadia Cooks Banquet: Featuring dishes from area restaurants at the Arcadia Community Center, 6pm. Tickets, $10.50 for adults; $4.50 for kids 12 & under. 231-889-9959 for info. Learned Optimism & Resilience: Presentation by Linda D. Theis at the Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center, Peshawbestown, 1-2pm. Antique Furniture Barn Auction: Located at 06176 on Old US 31, near Charlevoix, at 2pm. Search Blue Owl Antique Auction on Facebook for info. Churchill Classic Run: 5K Walk/run and 10K run at North Central State Trailhead, Cheboygan, 8am. Bark at the Park: Dog-friendly activities, silent auction, local vets, pet adoptions and more at Hull Park, TC, from 10am-5pm. Otsego County Fair: Located on Fairview Road in Gaylord. Highlights include a Guitar Hero contest, Gaylord's Got Talent, lawn mower races and more, all week long (through Aug. 27). otsegocountyfairgrounds.org. Veterans for Peace: Walk through downtown TC at noon. Author Robert Wangard: Presenting his murder/ mystery novel "Hard Water Blues" at Horizon Books, TC, from 2-4pm. Singer-Songwriter-Storyteller: Michael Reno Harrell brings his Southern Appalachian Mountain music and stories to Aten Place, Boyne Falls, at 7:30pm. Cost, $15 or two for $25. atenplace.com. Wellness Walk & 5K Run: Starting at the Bayfront Park, Petoskey, 9am. Cost, $25, which benefits the Community Free Clinic. Annual Pet Walk: Pet-friendly 5k at the Youth League Baseball Field, Bellaire, 9am. Cost, $20 and benefits With a Little Help From My Friends. Visit walhfmf.org for registration info. Endurance Trail Run: Running race in Hanson Hills, Grayling, at 9am. hansonhills.org. Author John Mitchell: Presenting "Grand Traverse: The Civil War Era" at Horizon Books, TC, 4-6pm. Y Teen Dance: DJ, games, open gym and more at the Grand Traverse Bay YMCA, for grades 6th-8th. Cost, $8. Call 933-9622 for more info. Live Music by Saldaje: Ukulele duo performing a free concert at Horizon Books, TC, 8:30-10:30pm.

Wannigan Kayak Race: 10-mile race on Cheboygan and Black Rivers. uscanoe.com. Ecosystem Excursion: Hike through the Boardman River Nature Center, TC, 10-11:30am. Natureiscalling. org for more info. Run 4 Babies: 5k run/walk held on the trails of the Grand Traverse Commons, 7:30am. Proceeds benefit the Munson Hosptial Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. For registration, visit running4babies.com. Mackinac Island Music Festival: (See Friday) "Bus Stop": (See Friday) Riverfest: (See Thurs.) 35th Annual Frankfort Art Fair Weekend: (See Friday) Festival on the Bay: (See Friday) Buckley Old Engine Show: (See Thurs.) Mackinac Island Fudge Festival: (See Fri.) Hoxeyville: (See Friday)


Music for the Young at Heart: The Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra will perform at Benzie Central High School auditorium, 7pm. $10 suggested donation to attend.

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra: Includes Susan Wheatley and Ellen Kendall on piano at First Presbyterian Church, Harbor Springs, 4pm. Benzie Bike Tour: Choose from four distances: 15, 25, 45 or 62 miles through Benzie County. Visit bikebenzie.org for more info. Bow Wow: Activities for dogs and their owners at the Village at Bay Harbor Marina Lawn, 10am-1pm, including a parade, vendors, doggie goodie bags and more. Call 231-439-2429 for info. Ludingon Lighthouse Triathlon: Spring and Olympic distance competition held in downtown Ludington, 8am. 3disciplines.com for more info. Traverse City Triathlon: Sprint and Olympic distances at Bowers Harbor, 8am. Individual and relay options available. enduranceevolution.com/tctri for more info. Black Cat Concert Series: Tom Sharpe, drummer for the Manheim Steamrollers & Dennis DeYoung from the band Styx perform at Dhaseleer Events

Northern Michigan Bestsellers

For the week ending 8/7/11

FICTION HARDCOVER Once Upon a River by Bonnie Jo Campbell W.W. Norton $25.95 South of Superior by Ellen Airgood Riverhead $25.95 Misery Bay by Steve Hamilton Minotaur Books $24.99

FICTION PAPERBACK Help by Kathryn Stockett Berkley Trade $16.00 Game of Thrones by George R. Martin Bantam $8.99 Confession by John Grisham Dell $9.99

NON-FICTION HARDCOVER Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard Simon & Schuster $24.99 Grand Traverse the Civil War Era by John C. Mitchell Suttons Bay Publications $24.95 Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand Random House $27.00

NON-FICTION PAPERBACK Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl Random House $16.00 Heaven is for Real by Todd Burpo Thomas Nelson $16.99 Texting Dictionary of Acronyms by Randall Manning C. G. Publishing $4.99

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Barn, Alden, at 8pm. Tickets, $15. blackcatconcerts. com for more info. "Bus Stop": (See Friday) Riverfest: (See Thurs.) Peshawbestown Traditional Pow Wow: (See Saturday) Buckley Old Engine Show: (See Thurs.) Mackinac Island Music Festival: (See Friday) Mackinac Island Fudge Festival: (See Fri.) Hoxeyville: (See Friday) Otsego County Fair: (See Sat)


"Nina" and "Pinta" Replicas: The replica Columbus ships will be open and on display at Jacobson Marian Resort, Frankfort, 9am-6pm, Aug. 18 through Aug. 24. Cost, $8 for adults; $7 for seniors; $6 for students. Call 787-672-2152 for info. Library Reading Bingo: Pick up your do-it-yourself bingo card and find new reads at the Peninsula Community Library. Turn in your card by Aug. 15 to win a prize. Call 231-223-7700. Drumunity: Family-friendly drumming event featuring food vendors and more in downtown Elk Rapids, every Wednesday, from 6-9pm. 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 fire 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: 231-334-5890. Wildflower Walk: Held every Tuesday at the Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire, at 10am. Guided hike. Call 231-533-8314. 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. Rock 'n Roll Heaven: Williamsburg Dinner Theater tribute show, every Saturday, starting July 2. Visit cateringbykellys.com 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 cherrylandfleamarket.com for details. Open through October. Yoga Dance: Every Thursday at Llama Meadows Farm, Benzonia, from 5:30-6:30pm. Work at your own level. Call Betty for more info at 231-882-4933. African Drum Class: Held every Thursday, 7-8:30pm, at Llama Meadows Farm, Benzonia, through June 16. Register by calling 231-882-4933.

BODIES HUMAN: Anatomy in Motion: International exhibit featuring a below-the-skin look at the human body at the Dennos Museum Center, TC. Adults, $15; kids, $12. Exhibit available through Sept. 4. Country Jamboree: All musicians welcome, held the first Saturday of every month, 6-9:30pm, at Manton High School's Ranger Room. Round and square dancing. Donation entry. Arts & Craft Festival: Every Saturday, from 10am- 3pm, outside the Kalkaska Chamber of Commerce. Argentine Tango: Classes held at Crystal Bindi, TC, 7:20-8:50pm, every Tuesday. Call 883-1987. Outdoor Prayer/Meditation: 11-circuit labyrinth, located seven miles west of Interlochen Corners. Open all day, everyday. Middle Eastern Dance Class: Belly dancing every Monday at Llama Meadows Farm, Benzonia from 7- 8:30pm, except holidays. Call 231 882-4933. Wine Tasting: Sample wine from around the world at Palette Bistro, Petoskey, Thursdays, 6-7:30pm. Cost, $20. Singer/Songwriter Showcase: Local musicians perform every Saturday, 7-9pm, at the Bay View Grille in Frankfort. Call 231-383-0373 for info.


Lake City: Downtown, Aug. 11-Sept. 8, Wednesdays. Grow Benzie: Located at 5885 M115, Benzonia, open 9am-1pm, every Wednesday. Crystal Mountain Resort: Every Friday, from 3- 6pm. Boyne City: Every Wednesday and Saturday in Veterans Park, 8am-noon, through October. Suttons Bay: Saturdays, 9am-1pm, at North Park.

Frankfort: Held at the Open Space on Main Street, Saturday, 8am-1pm, now through October. Good Hart: Saturdays, 2-6pm, at the Good Hart General Store. Petoskey: Held in downtown, each Friday, from 8:30am-12:30pm, through Sept. 30. Sara Hardy Downtown Farmers Market: TC, on the corner of Grandview Parkway and Cass, Wednesday & Saturday, 8am-noon (at the Old Town Parking Deck, July 2 & 9 -- no market July 6). Honor: Every Tuesday, 8am-2pm, inludes a flea market. Lake Leelanau: Sundays, 9am-1pm, through Sept. 4. Empire: Saturdays, from 9am-1pm, through Sept. 10. Located near the Post Office. Glen Arbor: Tuesdays, 9am-1pm, June 21 through Aug. 30. Northwestern Michigan Fairgrounds: TC, every Friday, 3-8pm, through Oct. 28. Leland: June 23-Sept. 1, every Thursday, from 9am-1pm (parking lot across from The Bluebird). Elberta: Thursdays, 7:30am-noon, through Oct. 13 (8:30am-noon after Labor Day), in Marina Park. Charlevoix: Downtown, in East Park, every Thursday, from 9am-1pm, through Oct. 27. Downtown Manistee Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 8am-noon, now through October 8, on the Maple Street Bridge. Gaylord: Downtown, under the Pavilion, every Saturday, 8am-2pm, through October. Wednesdays, 8am-2pm. Kalkaska Farmers Market: Every Saturday, 9am- 1pm, at the corner of Chalker & Laurel streets. Village Farmers Market: Held every Friday, 2- 6pm, behind Building 50 at the Grand Traverse Commons. Visit www.thevillagetc.com.


Leelanau Landscapes: Paintings exhibit by Anne Corlette, Royce Deans, Angela Saxon and Lynn Uhlann at the Old Art Bulding, Leland, Aug. 19, from

5-9pm; Aug. 20, 10am-5pm; Aug. 21, noon-4pm. Michigan Artists: Carol Spaulding (watercolor), Alan Vigland (ceramics) and Richard Kooyman (landscapes) will be featured at the newly opened Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, Frankfort, through Sept. 6. Opening reception, Aug. 19, from 6-8pm. visitbenzie.com for more info. Artist David K. Austin: Paintings, mixed media and sculpture exhibit at Knox Galleries, Harbor Springs, through Aug. 31. Reception held Aug. 19, 6-9pm. Dorothy Anderson Grow: Featured artist at the Artisan Design Network, TC, Aug. 20, from 6-9pm. Open through Sept. 4. Vignettes of the Leelanau Landscape: Exhibit by Holly Sturges at Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor, through Aug. 25. Opening reception, Aug. 19, at 6pm. 231-334-3179 for more info. New Paintings: Artists Melanie Parke and Richard Kooyman present their works at the Old Art Building, Leland. Michigan Landscapes: Scott Mack will present his paintings at Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor, with a reception on Aug. 12, at 6pm. Show continues through Aug. 18. "The Circular Path - Thirty Years of Discovery": Painting exhibit by Jerry Gates at Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids. twistedfishart.com. Retrospective: Recipient of the 2010 Carl Hertzog Award for excellence in book design, Chad Pastotnik, will discuss his work at the Jordan River Art Center, East Jordan. Exhibit runs through Aug. 26. jordanriverarts.com. Richard Wolfgang: A Life of Painting: Mackinac Island artist featured at The Richard and Jane Manoogian Mackinac Art Museum, Mackinac Island, through August. Robotany: Exhibit by Nickeless Fisher, featuring repurposed items assembled as robots interacting with a natural environment are on display at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. For more info on the exhibit, visit newzviewz.nickfisherart.com. Andre's Place: Art program for adults facing physical, emotional or cognitive challenges. Held at 5222 N. Royal Dr. in TC, every Wednesday at 12:45pm. Please register by calling Michelle 231- 631-2477 or email michelle@andresplace.org. On A Vintage Cloth: Still life paintings by Margie Guyot at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village, Aug. 20-30; opening reception, Aug. 20, 2-7pm. . Sculpture Exhibit: Featuring work by Julie Kradel, Al Rollings and Bart Ingraham at Cog's Creek Gallery & Studio, TC, Aug. 5-31. 231-620-0458. Clear, Blue, Water: Juried art exhibit featuring all works of media depicting one of the show's title words. Held at Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, Aug. 1-Sept. 6. Artist Rufus Snoddy: "Construction Paintings and Painted Constructions" will be on display at the Artisan Design Network, TC, July 29-Aug. 19. Black & White: Exhibit by Dana Ingham and Len Cowgill at Tamarack Gallery, Omena. A Boy's Life: Graphics exhibit by Duke at Seed Studio Gallery, Elk Rapids. Call 231-264-9020 for more info. These Roots Run Deep: Landscape painter Chris Bigelow featured at West Michigan Bank & Trust, Frankfort, July 7-Oct. 26. Wild Kingdom: Exhibit by Rod Bearup at Center Gallery in Glen Arbor. 231-334-3179 for info. Voices: Get off the Fence: All-media art show making bold political, environmental and social issue statements, held at Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix, July 2-Sept. 6. 231-547-2333.

The Art of Steve Barber: Wood, paint and wax exhibit by Barber, an art instructor at Central Michigan University, now on display at InsideOut Gallery, TC. Kaye Krapohl: Large-scale paintings of area waterscapes will be on display, and available for purchase, at Hanna Bistro Bar, TC, now through Sept. 22. Otto Bacon: Presenting his "Fire and Iron" metal works at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. Double Art Exhibit: Held at Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, featuring Elizabeth Fergus-Jean's "Memory Boats: Dreams and Reflections" and Robert Cameron's "Above." Happening June 4- Sept. 5. crookedtree.org. Leelanau Furniture Show: Featuring works in wood, metal, glass, stone, fabric, epoxy, enamel and paint at the Artisan Design Network Co-Operative Gallery, TC, through the summer. Call Bill Perkins for info: 231-357-4139.

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