Letters 10-24-2016

It’s Obama’s 1984 Several editions ago I concluded a short letter to the editor with an ominous rhetorical flourish: “Welcome to George Orwell’s 1984 and the grand opening of the Federal Department of Truth!” At the time I am sure most of the readers laughed off my comments as right-wing hyperbole. Shame on you for doubting me...

Gun Bans Don’t Work It is said that mass violence only happens in the USA. A lone gunman in a rubber boat, drifted ashore at a popular resort in Tunisia and randomly shot and killed 38 mostly British and Irish tourists. Tunisian gun laws, which are among the most restrictive in the world, didn’t stop this mass slaughter. And in January 2015, two armed men killed 11 and wounded 11 others in an attack on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. French gun laws didn’t stop these assassins...

Scripps’ Good Deed No good deed shall go unpunished! When Dan Scripps was the 101st District State Representative, he introduced legislation to prevent corporations from contaminating (e.g. fracking) or depleting (e.g. Nestle) Michigan’s water table for corporate profit. There are no property lines in the water table, and many of us depend on private wells for abundant, safe, clean water. In the subsequent election, Dan’s opponents ran a negative campaign almost solely on the misrepresentation that Dan’s good deed was a government takeover of your private water well...

Political Definitions As the time to vote draws near it’s a good time to check into what you stand for. According to Dictionary.com the meanings for liberal and conservative are as follows:

Liberal: Favorable to progress or reform as in political or religious affairs.

Conservative: Disposed to preserve existing conditions, institutions, etc., or to restore traditions and limit change...

Voting Takes A Month? Hurricane Matthew hit the Florida coast Oct. 6, over three weeks before Election Day. Bob Ross (Oct. 17th issue) posits that perhaps evacuation orders from Governor Scott may have had political motivations to diminish turnout and seems to praise Hillary Clinton’s call for Gov. Scott to extend Florida’s voter registration deadline due to evacuations...

Clinton Foundation Facts Does the Clinton Foundation really spend a mere 10 percent (per Mike Pence) or 20 percent (per Reince Priebus) of its money on charity? Not true. Charity Watch gives it an A rating (the same as it gives the NRA Foundation) and says it spends 88 percent on charitable causes, and 12 percent on overhead. Here is the source of the misunderstanding: The Foundation does give only a small percentage of its money to charitable organizations, but it spends far more money directly running a number of programs...

America Needs Change Trump supports our constitution, will appoint judges that will keep our freedoms safe. He supports the partial-birth ban; Hillary voted against it. Regardless of how you feel about Trump, critical issues are at stake. Trump will increase national security, monitor refugee admissions, endorse our vital military forces while fighting ISIS. Vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence will be an intelligent asset for the country. Hillary wants open borders, increased government regulation, and more demilitarization at a time when we need strong military defenses...

My Process For No I will be voting “no” on Prop 3 because I am supportive of the process that is in place to review and approve developments. I was on the Traverse City Planning Commission in the 1990s and gained an appreciation for all of the work that goes into a review. The staff reviews the project and makes a recommendation. The developer then makes a presentation, and fellow commissioners and the public can ask questions and make comments. By the end of the process, I knew how to vote for a project, up or down. This process then repeats itself at the City Commission...

Regarding Your Postcard If you received a “Vote No” postcard from StandUp TC, don’t believe their lies. Prop 3 is not illegal. It won’t cost city taxpayers thousands of dollars in legal bills or special elections. Prop 3 is about protecting our downtown -- not Munson, NMC or the Commons -- from a future of ugly skyscrapers that will diminish the very character of our downtown...

Vote Yes It has been suggested that a recall or re-election of current city staff and Traverse City Commission would work better than Prop 3. I disagree. A recall campaign is the most divisive, costly type of election possible. Prop 3, when passed, will allow all city residents an opportunity to vote on any proposed development over 60 feet tall at no cost to the taxpayer...

Yes Vote Explained A “yes” vote on Prop 3 will give Traverse City the right to vote on developments over 60 feet high. It doesn’t require votes on every future building, as incorrectly stated by a previous letter writer. If referendums are held during general elections, taxpayers pay nothing...

Beware Trump When the country you love have have served for 33 years is threatened, you have an obligation and a duty to speak out. Now is the time for all Americans to speak out against a possible Donald Trump presidency. During the past year Trump has been exposed as a pathological liar, a demagogue and a person who is totally unfit to assume the presidency of our already great country...

Picture Worth 1,000 Words Nobody disagrees with the need for affordable housing or that a certain level of density is dollar smart for TC. The issue is the proposed solution. If you haven’t already seen the architect’s rendition for the site, please Google “Pine Street Development Traverse City”...

Living Wage, Not Tall Buildings Our community deserves better than the StandUp TC “vote no” arguments. They are not truthful. Their yard signs say: “More Housing. Less Red Tape. Vote like you want your kids to live here.” The truth: More housing, but for whom? At what price..

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Jamie Kauffold - March 10th, 2014  

SEND YOUR HOT DATES TO: jamie@northernexpress.com

CARNIVAL WEEKEND! Be the King & Queen of the Mountain Adult Costume Contest, enjoy the ‘Stache Bash with The Pistil Whips, the Slush Cup, Last Man Standing Brunch, & much more at Boyne Mountain in Boyne Falls this Friday through Sunday, March 14-16. www.boyne.com Photo Peg Muzzall

monday 3/10

Novel Knights: Book group for any guys in grades 3-5. Will discuss “Weasel” by Cynthia DeFleice, & enjoy a craft & snacks. 4:15pm, Peninsula Community Library, TC. www.peninsulacommunitylibrary.org

Auditions for “Treasure Island”: For children ages 9-18. 4-6pm, MainStage of Old Town Playhouse, TC. Performances will be June 6-8. For more info, visit: www.oldtownplayhouse.com

Advances in Hip Care: Free seminar presented by Dr. Brent Wiersema & Dr. Joseph McGraw at Great Lakes Orthopaedic Center, TC at 6:30pm. 929.5704.

Combat PTSD: It’s an Epidemic!: Presented by AMOH at Bijou by the Bay, TC from 6:30-8:30pm. Learn about PTSD & veterans. Featuring poet/bard of Stone Circle Terry Wooten. www.AMOH.us or 231-492-4292.

Story Hour: Featuring “Cleo the Cat” at Horizon Books, TC at 10am. Hear stories & do some activities & a craft. www.horizonbooks.com

Grand Traverse Humanists Meeting: Mella McCormick & Chris Kuchuris, professors at NMC, will speak on “The Evolution of Morality: Fact and Fiction.” 7pm, History Center of Traverse City. 231-392-1215.

The Bay Film Series: Presents “The Past,” March 9-11 at The Bay Theatre, Suttons Bay at 6pm. Following a four year separation, Ahmad returns to Paris from Tehran, to finalize a divorce from his French wife Marie. Tickets, $8.50 at door. www.thebaytheatre.com

tuesday 3/11

Career Connection: Topics include job search strategies, good résumé & cover letter practices & more. 2pm, Petoskey Michigan Works! Service Center. www.nwm.org

Auditions for “Treasure Island”: (See Mon.)

Family Arts Night: 5-7pm, The Greenspire School, Grand Traverse Commons, TC. Includes great activities melding art & science for ages nine & older. www.greenspireschool.org

“Beekeeping Basics” Program: With Suzette Cooley-Sanborn, sponsored by Cherryland Garden Club. 7pm, Central United Methodist Church, TC. 231-935-7798.

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society Program: Featuring a presentation on the comeback of the Osprey in southern Michigan. 7pm, Independence Village of Petoskey. 231-330-4572.

The Bay Film Series: (See Mon.)

wednesday 3/12

InterActive StoryTime: Featuring “Green Eggs & Ham” by Dr. Seuss, followed by a craft project at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC at 11am. www.GreatLakesKids.org

Colorectal Cancer: What You Should Know: Presented by Thomas G Tiejen, MD, gastroenterologist at the John & Marnie Demmer Wellness Pavilion & Dialysis Center, Petoskey at 6:30pm. Free. 231-582-9212.

Rehab Farewell Tour: With Angels Cut. 8pm, Ground Zero, Streeters, TC. Tickets, $10. www.groundzeroonline.com

“What Is Art, Anyway?”: With educators Dave Parrish & Lyn Salathiel. 7pm, THE BOX, TC. Presented by Artcenter Traverse City. Admission, $5. artcentertraversecity.org or 941.9488.

thursday 3/13

East Jordan Business After Hours: Sponsored by East Jordan Rotary Club. 5-7pm, Murray’s Bar & Grill.

“The Sound of Music”: Don’t miss Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical. 7:30pm, Old Town Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25 adults, $14 kids. 947-2210 or www.oldtownplayhouse.com

Dark & Stormcloudy Film Series: Celebrating the best of dark comedies at the Garden Theater in Frankfort, paired with a hand crafted dark beer brewed specially for the movie selection by Stormcloud Brewing Company in Frankfort. Today’s movie is “Hot Fuzz” at 7:30pm & the beer is a Sweet Stout fermented with red hot candies. Beer is not served inside the theater. $5. 231-352-7561.

Petoskey Regional Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours: 5-7pm, NCMC. Home Show Preview with LTAHB. $15. For more info, visit: www.petoskey.chambermaster.com

NMC Art Club Presents Sip & Sketch: 6-8pm, Dennos Museum Center, TC. Draw, socialize & learn about art. $6/adult; $4/child; free for members & NMC students. www.dennosmuseum.org or 995-1055.

Book & Brie Club: Featuring “West with the Night” by Markham/Wheeler. 3:30pm, Alden District Library. 231-331-4318.

“Talk About Art”: Featuring singer/songwriter/ guitarist Blake Elliott. 7:30pm, Glen Arbor Art Association. 231-334-6112.

Michigan Writers Workshop: Poet Francine J. Harris presents “Sound Matters” at the University Center, room 214, TC from 7-9pm. Free for Michigan Writers members & $10 for nonmembers. 231-492-3260.

“Individuals with Special Needs” Panel Discussion: 7pm, History Center, TC. Free. www.traversehistory.org

friday 3/14

“The Sound of Music”: (See Thurs.)

“Circus Spectacular On Ice”: Held March 14-15 at Centre ICE Arena, TC. Tonight’s time is 7:30pm. Presented by the Traverse City Figure Skating Club. Featuring guest skater Elladj Balde. Tickets: mynorthtickets.com. Info: 947-2267.

Live Music with Missy Zenker: Singer/songwriter of pop & country music performs at Horizon Books, TC from 8:30-10:30pm. www.horizonbooks.com

Calling All Kids! Film Series: Today showcases the tale of “Coraline”. Bring your own snack to the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey at 10:30am. Free. 231.347.4337.

Toddler Time: “Everything Green”: Mix up some green color, paint green turtles, & go on a green frog hunt! 10am, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.greatlakeskids.org

Family Dinner & Movie Night: Tonight’s movie is “The Croods”. 5:15-8pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park & Ice Rink. Movie, free; pizza, $5. 231-526-0610.

Winter Luncheon Lecture: In celebration of Pi Day, NCMC mathematics professor Gary Kersting offers a discourse on this mathematical constant that represents the ratio of a circle’s diameter to its circumference. Pot pies & pie will be served. Noon, NCMC’s library conference room, Petoskey. Lunch is at 11:30am. Cost, $10. 231-348-6600.

Irish Comedy Tour: Enjoy the party atmosphere of a Dublin pub combined with a boisterous, bellylaugh band of hooligans. 8pm, City Opera House, TC. Tickets: $18, $23. www.cityoperahouse.org

Carnival Weekend: Held March 14-16 at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls. Today includes a Carnival Kick-off Party with The Waxies, patio cookout & more. www.boyne.com

Beer & Boards Brewfest: 3-6pm, outside Ivan’s, Shanty Creek Resorts, Bellaire. Fourth annual celebration of craft beer, featuring many of Michigan’s breweries. $10 admission; $5 if you show your season pass or lift ticket. www.shantycreek.com

Harbor Hydroponics Grand Opening: Held March 14-15, next to the Harbor Springs Airport in the Harbor Plaza. Enter your name into a drawing to win a turnkey 1000W HID lighting system. 231-242-4018.

Hunting & Fishing Expo: March 14-16, TC Civic Center. Today’s hours are 4-9pm. www.tchuntfishexpo.com

Mega March Weekend: Held March 14-15 at Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville. Today includes the Teddy Knape Film Festival Warm-up Party from 7-9pm in the Vista Lounge, & more. www.crystalmountain.com

Runa: This group draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its members & offers a contemporary approach to traditional & more recent Celtic material. 8pm, Dennos Museum Center, TC. $25 advance, $28 door, $22 members. www.dennosmuseum.org

SnowJam 2014: March 14-15, Treetops Resort, Gaylord. Hit the slopes, enjoy sleigh or wagon rides, or visit Cran-hill Ranch’s Go-Zone. You can also rock out with artists like Audio Adrenaline, Kutless, Finding Favour, Beacon Light, and more. For more info visit: http://bigticketfestival.com/snowjam.html

Krazy Daze: Held March 14-15 at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs. Tonight features Ben Overbeek in the Zoo Bar from 4-8pm, & The Remedee in the Slopeside Lounge from 9pm- 1am. www.boyne.com

saturday 3/15

SnowJam 2014: (See Fri.)

Leapin’ Leprechaun 5K: This course meanders throughout the warehouse district of TC with a post-race party tent to celebrate the finish. Starts at 9am. For more info, visit: http://www.cherryfestival.org/leapin-leprechaun

Hunting & Fishing Expo: March 14-16, TC Civic Center. Today’s hours are 9am-7pm. www.tchuntfishexpo.com

Harbor Hydroponics Grand Opening: (See Fri.)

“The Sound of Music”: (See Thurs.)

Funny Business Comedy Show: Featuring Leif Skyving & Vilmos at O Zone, Odawa Casino, Petoskey at 9pm. $5 cover. 1-877-442-6464.

“Circus Spectacular On Ice”: Held March 14-15 at Centre ICE Arena, TC. Todays times are 1:30pm & 7:30pm. Presented by the Traverse City Figure Skating Club. Featuring guest skater Elladj Balde. Tickets: mynorthtickets.com. Info: 947-2267.

Horizon Books, TC Events: 11am-2pm: Author Susan Bonner signs her book “My Whole Self Before You”. 6-8pm: Book Launch Party with Elizabeth Lee, author of “A Tough Nut to Kill”. www.horizonbooks.com

Calling All Kids! Film Series: Today showcases “Where the Wild Things Are” & other Sendak Stories as well as “Why Mosquitoes Buzz in People’s Ears” & other Caldecott classics. Bring your own snack to the Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey at 10:30am. Free. 231.347.4337.

Freshwater Concert with Guitarist/Singer- Songwriter Willy Porter: 8pm, Freshwater Art Gallery, Boyne City. Tickets, call: 231-582-2588.

Mt. Holiday Ski Resort, TC Slush Cup: Featuring music by Fish & the Chips with Paul Livingston from 6-9pm. www.mt-holiday.com

America’s Boating Course: The Grand Traverse Bay Sail & Power Squadron offers this course to support safe boating in the Grand Traverse area. 8:30am-12:30pm, Grand Traverse Mall, Food Court entrance, TC. Cost, $10. http://www.usps.org/lc/gtbay/

Mega March Weekend: March 14-15 at Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville. Today includes the Spring Fling Luau, Teddy Knape Film Festival, Cardboard Classic, On-Slope Kayak Race, Slush Cup & more. www.crystalmountain.com

“Lonnie the Leprechaun” Story Time: This tale will be told by Tom Sisco, Oryana kitchen manager. 1pm, Oryana Natural Foods Market, TC. 947.0191.

Voyager & Author Laura Vae Gatz: Presents “Africa via Antarctica”. Laura shares editorial & pictorial memories of her two month sabbatical, traveling around the world. 1pm, Cadillac Library Meeting Room. 231-510-9047.

9th Annual Robert Emmet Society Hoolie: Featuring an Irish menu, silent auction, jokes, limericks, bagpipes, Irish music by AnDro and Dr. Goodheart & the Hooligans, & the Northern Lights Irish Dancers, who will demonstrate jigs, reels & Ceihli dancing. 6-11pm, Perry Hotel, Petoskey. $10 adults, $5 members/students. www.emmetsociety.org

Carnival Weekend: Held March 14-16 at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls. Today includes the On-hill Party, King & Queen of the Mountain Adult Costume Contest, ‘Stache Bash with The Pistil Whips, Foggy Goggles Pool Party, 70s Snow Disco with Shagadelics & much more. www.boyne.com

Joshua Davis Trio: Joshua Davis, Rachael Davis, & Dominic John Davis perform at the Old Art Building in Leland at 7:30pm. Presented by The Leelanau Community Cultural Center. Tickets: $15 adults, $5 students. oldartbuilding.com or 231-256-2131.

Pajama Jam Party & Puppet Show: Residents of the Grand Traverse area can donate new, with tags, children’s pajamas to the Traverse Area District Library, TC through today. A party & puppet show, along with a special storytime will be held at 11am at the library. www.tadl.org

Krazy Daze: Held March 14-15 at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs. Today’s activities include The Krazy Cup, Ski Over The Pond, Get Krazy Party, Jump Competition, Nascar Race, Silly Slalom, & more. www.boyne.com

sunday 3/16

Hunting & Fishing Expo: March 14-16, TC Civic Center. Today’s hours are 10am-4pm. www.tchuntfishexpo.com

Tribute - Groovin’ for the Groove Master Charlie Tomlin!: With performances by the Lookout Cats, Trippin’ Lindys, Jeff Haas and Friends, the On Quartet, & many others. Presented by the Traverse Area Musicians Relief Fund to help aid Charlie Tomlin’s children after Charlie’s sudden death. 2- 6pm, Shimmers, West Bay Beach Holiday Inn, TC. For more info, email: dc@davidchown.com

Yale Strom & Hot Pstromi: Brings their unique brand of Klezmer, Balkan & Yiddish music to Temple B’nai Israel in Petoskey at noon. Free. 231-649-8334.

“The Sound of Music”: Don’t miss Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical. 3pm, Old Town Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25 adults, $14 kids, $23 students/seniors. 947-2210 or www.oldtownplayhouse.com

Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra’s “Music and Drama”: Featuring guest conductor Carlos Andrés Botero. 4pm, Charlevoix High School. Tickets, $20. glcorchestra.org or 231-487-0010.

The Beehive Design Collective Presents “Rock Bottom”: 6pm, Grand Traverse Circuit, TC. In this presentation the Bees use graphics & informative stories from around the Great Lakes bio-region. It will feature stories of grassroots organizing, collective action, & inspiration. For more info, visit: www.beehivecollective.org

Carnival Weekend: Held March 14-16 at Boyne Mountain, Boyne Falls. Today includes the Last Man Standing Brunch, Slush Cup & more. www.boyne.com


Smithsonian’s Journey Stories: This exhibition examines the intersection between modes of travel & Americans’ desire to feel free to move. On display through March 21 at the Charlevoix Public Library. 231-547-2651.

Iceskating Games: Held at the ice rink at Harbor Springs’ Sk8 Park on Saturdays through March 15 from 1-3pm. Includes broomball, four corners, pom-pom & more. 231-526-0610.

Two New “Legends of the Grand Traverse Region”: Celebrating Father Fred (Edwin Fredrick), founder of the Father Fred Foundation, & Roy & Ellen Brigman, founders of Camp Roy-El, which from 1952 to 1991 was a camp for children with disabilities. Through April 12, History Center of Traverse City. Free. traversehistory.org or 995-0313.

Old Time Country Dance Line & Square Dances: Held every second Saturday of the month at 9116 E. 13th St., Cadillac from 6:30- 9:30pm. Free dance instruction. 231-920-8389.

Earthwork Music Mondays Live: 6-8pm, Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

East Jordan Winter Farmers Market: Held the second Thursday of each month at the Civic Center, East Jordan.

Village Farmers Market: Saturdays, indoors at The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, 10am- 2pm.

Charlevoix Winter Farmers Market: Thursdays, 9am-1pm, Charlevoix Public Library, Community Rooms A & B.

Petoskey Winter Farmers Market: Fridays, 8:30am-1pm, NCMC Student Services Bldg.

Habor Springs Winter Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9am, HS Middle School.

Frankfort Farmers Market: Saturdays, 9-1, inside Lions Club.

Boyne City Indoor Market: Every Sat. through April at the Red Barn, next to the Boyne District Library on Park Street, 9am-1pm.

Kids Open Mic: Held every Saturday at 3pm at Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

Free Yoga: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 5:30pm, at Song of the Morning, Vanderbilt.

“Saturday’s Child”: This story time is for families with children ages 3-7. Held Saturdays, 3-4pm in the Program Room at Petoskey District Library. www.petoskeylibrary.org or 231-758-3112.

Meditation & Yoga: Free meditation class at Shanti School of Yoga, TC, every Friday, 7:30pm; free Om Gentle Yoga on Sunday, 10:30am. (Logan’s Landing, TC.)

Deep Blue Water Samba School: This community samba drumming class is held the 1st & 3rd Mon. of each month from 7:30-9pm at GT Circuit, TC. Cost: $10 sliding scale. 231-276-2328.

Record Revival Night: Bring your records to Tastes of Black Star Farms, at the Grand Traverse Commons, and listen to tunes while sipping on wine, every Thursday, 6-9pm.

Preschool Story Hour: Held Wednesdays at 10am & 1pm at Interlochen Public Library. 231-276-6767.

Hot Reads for Cold Nights: A winter reading club at Peninsula Community Library, TC. Pick up a log & read eight books between now & Spring Equinox (March 20) to have your name entered into a drawing. Books must be checked out at PCL! 231.223.7700.

Bring in the Little Ones: To move, shake & sing along every Mon. from 10:30-11am at The Little Fleet, TC. Suggested donation, $5. www.thelittlefleet.com

Peepers Nature Preschool: Tuesdays through May 20, 10-11:30am, Boardman River Nature Center, TC. Featuring stories, crafts, music & discovery activities. $5. www.natureiscalling.org

Gentle Yoga: Gentle instructor Tina Livingston offers yoga basics at the Peninsula Community Library, TC for adults & teens every Weds. at 9:30am. $7 fee. Register: 231-223-7700.

Oryana Food Drive for Homeless: During the month of March, Oryana, TC is collecting nonperishable foods & cash donations to help neighboring homeless families. 231.947.0191.

Parent/Child Story Times: Mon. & Thurs., 10:30am, Children’s Program Rm., Petoskey District Library through 5/16. 18 mos.- 3 yrs. old. petoskeylibrary.org or 231-758-3100.


Over the Rainbow: Work by Christine Krzyszton: Christine’s work elicits the feelings of inner childhood when primary colors brightened our world. Through April in Gallery Fifty, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC. www.galleryfifty.com

“Artists North” Exhibit: Paintings of Harbor Springs artist Jim Kosloskey remind us that spring is on the way & that sunshine & flowers will come again. Through March 29, Charlevoix Circle of Arts. www.charlevoixcircle.org or 231.547.3554.

Natives vs. Invasives: A Great Lake Narrative: This series of paper collage paintings that explore life below the surface of the Great Lakes by Anne Morningstar is displayed in the Atrium Gallery, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey through March 22. https://www.crookedtree.org

The Sketchbook Project Exhibit & Workshops: Through March 23, Jordan River Arts Council, East Jordan. 1-4pm, Tues. - Sun. Featuring over 100 sketchbooks by invited artists. www.jordanriverarts.com or 231-536-3385.

Out Up North: Watercolor art by Sarah Tule at Cycling Salamander, Charlevoix.

Fresh Air: Plein air paintings by Heidi Marshall at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village.

“Walking Through Light” Art Show: Artwork of Sarah Kathryn Byers. Through March 14, Traverse City Art & Design Studio. 231-421-9499.

Tom Haxby Exhibit - Fine-Art Nature Photos from Michigan: City Opera House, TC, through March 30. 941-8082.

2014 Juried Photography Exhibition: Through April 5, Bonfield Gallery, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. www.crookedtree.org

Journeying to Charlevoix: Exhibit featuring why & how people came to the Charlevoix area in the late 1800s. Charlevoix Depot, Chicago Avenue at Depot Beach, through March 22: Saturdays 10-4, Wednesdays 4-7. 231-547-0373.

The Clark Historical Library: On display at Crooked Tree Arts Center’s Gilbert Gallery, Petoskey through April 5. Featuring 52 original works of art created as book illustrations from the Clark Historical Library’s Molson Art Collection at CMU. 231-347-4337.

“Places I’ve Been: Paintings by Dan Oberschulte”: Held in Rinaldo Hall, Gallery Fifty, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC through March.

Studio & Pottery Demonstrations: Michiganbased artists will conduct live demonstrations on pottery, tile & jewelry making techniques every Sat. through April 26 from 10am-4pm at Sturgeon River Pottery, Petoskey. Free. 231-347-0590.

Farm to Frame: Good Food, Good Neighbors: Charlevoix: hung in three venues: ‘From the Farm’ category is at the Charlevoix Public Library; ‘From the Market’ is at the Depot; & ‘From the Table’ at Stafford’s Weathervane. Sponsored by ISLAND, CTAC, & Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation. 231.347.4337.

Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC: Making Paper Dance: The Art of Pop Up Books: Featuring pop-up books from the 1800s to present, lent from private collections & the Special Collections Library, U of M, along with paper sculptural works by U of M paper engineer Matt Schlian. Through April 6. Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts: Survey of over 30 works Marston has done, including some of her “Small Studies”. Through April 27. www.dennosmuseum.org

Art of Recovery: The Human Journey: Exhibition hosted by Northern Lakes Community Mental Health at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. northernlakescmh.org.

Art of the Watershed: Featuring the 2012 Photography Contest winners, including Craig Goodrich, Ragnar Avery & Chris Brown, at the Watershed Center, TC. Portion of sales protect GT Bay. www.gtbay.org or 935-1514.

The Shards of Winter Exhibition: Through March at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447. www.threepinesstudio.com

“Art Bomb”: Art show, Right Brain Brewery, TC, through March. See Facebook page.

Wild Fungi Art Series: Series of acrylics on canvas featuring edible local wild mushrooms by local artist & amateur mycologist George Meredith at SEVENS Paint Store, 1602 Barlow St., TC. 946-0468.

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