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 21st, 2014  

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MAR 17-23

HARPER AND MIDWEST KIND: Bringing blues, rock, funk, soul & world music, Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper creates a mix of roots music with his harmonica & didgeridoo. Catch him & his band this Friday, March 21 at 8pm at InsideOut Gallery, TC. Tickets, $10. www.insideoutarttc.com or 929-3254. They also perform this Saturday, March 22 at the Spring & All Music Festival in the Ramsdell Theatre in Manistee from 3-5pm. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door, children 12 & under free. mynorthtickets.com or 1-800-836-0717.

monday 3/17

FUNdraiser for Women’s Resource Center of Northern Michigan: Includes silent & live auctions, beginning at 5:30pm at Whitecaps Restaurant, Petoskey. Tickets, $10. 231-347-0067.

Story Hour - “St. Patrick’s Day”: Enjoy stories & do some activities & a craft. 10am, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

National Writer Series: George Packer with Guest Host Benjamin Busch: Packer is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of “The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq,” which was named one of the ten best books of 2005 by The New York Times Book Review. His latest book is “The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America”. 7-9pm, City Opera House, TC. Tickets start at $20. www.cityoperahouse.org

Your Health Lecture Series: Presents “Children: What’s a Healthy Weight?” with B. Keith English, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics & Human Development at MSU College of Human Medicine. 6pm, Oleson Center, NMC, TC. www.nmc.edu

Career Connection: “Job Search Strategies” at Manistee Michigan Works! Service Center at 10am. Presented by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. www.nwm.org or 231-620-8177.

tuesday 3/18

Career Connection: Held at the Boyne District Library at 2pm to give job seekers a chance to learn about job opportunities & improve their job search skills. Presented by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. www.nwm.org or 231-620-5178.

Free Traverse Symphony Orchestra Concert: The TSO Civic String Ensembles will present a wide variety of classical hits from composers ranging from Beethoven to Bartók at the City Opera House, TC at 7pm. www.traversesymphony.org

Grand Traverse Hiking Club - “Tales of the Ahgosh Trail”: With historian Fel Brunette. 7pm, Nature Center, TC. www.northcountrytrail.org

Coffee @ Ten: Anne Morningstar will share her artistic process & inspiration behind her show “Natives vs. Invasives: A Great Lake Narrative” at Gilbert Gallery, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey, 10am. Free. 231.347.4337.

Boater Safety Class: This 8 hour class is for novice recreational boaters ages 12 & older. Taught by the Coast Guard Auxiliarists at the Coast Guard station, TC. Today’s time is 5:30-9pm. The class on March 22 runs from 9am-1:30pm. Cost, $10. Register: 941-8076.

wednesday 3/19

Prime Time for Spring Break Business After Hours: Presented by the Traverse City Area Chamber of Commerce at NMC’s Hagerty Center, TC from 5-7pm. Don’t forget your flip flops, beach hats & sunscreen! http://business.tcchamber.org

“Boat Handling Under Power”: This free seminar is offered by the Grand Traverse Bay Sail & Power Squadron to support safe boating. 7pm, West Marine Store, TC. Go to: http://www.gtbayboating. org to register.

Celebrate the National Day of Honor with Bob Linsenman: Author of “Snowblood’s Journal,” this novel follows Jason Snowblood and Benny Coyne, cousins of Ottawa-Irish descent from a small, northern Michigan town, who are assigned to the US Army’s scout dog program in Vietnam. 6:30-8pm, McGuire Room, Traverse Area District Library, TC. www.tadl.org

Char-Em United Way 7th Annual Project Connect: 10am-3pm, Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Building, Petoskey. Featuring a range of health & human services provided by over 50 local non-profit agencies & other business. www.charemunitedway.org/

InterActive Story Time: Featuring “Animals Should Definitely Not Wear Clothing” by Judi Barrett. 11am, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.GreatLakesKids.org

New Skater Orientation for TC Roller Derby: 6pm, The Little Fleet, TC. No previous skating experience or athletic skills necessary. RSVP to hr@tcrollerderby.com or visit Traverse City Roller Derby on Facebook.

Career Connection: “Job Search Strategies” at the Benzie County Government Center, Room # 206, Beulah. Presented by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments. www.nwm.org or 231-620-8177.

“What Is Art, Anyway?”: With Chase Hunt, Sam Miller & Ram Lee: “Graffiti, Street Art, Tattoo Art”. 7pm, THE BOX, TC. Presented by Artcenter Traverse City. Admission, $5. artcentertraversecity. org or 941.9488.

thursday 3/20

Empty Bowls Community Painting Party: 4:30- 7pm, Blackbird Arts, TC. Choose a bowl & paint your own design. It will be fired in the kiln & ready to donate to Empty Bowls’ April 13 event, organized by Food Rescue of Northwest Michigan. Requested donation of $5/bowl. 231-421-8085.

“Food Labeling for Dummies…What Did I Just Eat?” Dr. Julie Brons will help translate the labeling double talk, empowering you to make the choices you want to make. 6:15pm, Performance Chiropractic, TC. Free, but reservations required: 922.0110.

Publishing and Marketing: Where to Start: Michigan Writer Mary Jo Zazueta will present this workshop from 7-9pm at the University Center, room 216, TC. Free to members of Michigan Writers & $10 to nonmembers. 231-492-3260.

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: Presented by Traverse City Christian School, this is the Biblical saga of Joseph & his coat of many colors that comes to life in this musical parable. Includes a variety musical styles, from country-western & calypso to bubble-gum pop & rock ‘n’ roll. 7pm, New Hope Community Church, Williamsburg. Advance tickets: $12 adults, $6 students. Door: $14 & $8. Available at Double Edge Resale & WLJN’s Studio, TC.

“The Sound of Music”: Don’t miss Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical. 7:30pm, Old Town Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25 adults, $14 kids, $23 students/seniors. 947-2210 or www.oldtownplayhouse.com

Elk Rapids Business After Hours: 5-7pm, Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association. 231-264-8202.

Luncheon Lecture: Jim Tisdel, North Central instructor and career liaison, will speak about job demand in Michigan. Noon, North Central Michigan College University Center, Gaylord. Cost, $10; includes lunch. 989-705-3775.

Annual Northern Michigan College Night: This free college fair is held at Charlevoix Middle/High School from 6:30-8pm. It introduces students & their parents to reps from about 50 post-secondary institutions. 231-547-8206.

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 “John Dies at the End” at 7:30pm & the beer is a Dark & Stormcloudy Ale. Beer is not served inside the theater. $5. 231-352-7561.

friday 3/21

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: (See Thurs.)

Blissfest Mini Folk & Roots Concert Series: Featuring Kellerville, made up of Lee Dyer & Holly Keller, who bring their mix of personal storytelling & original folk songs. 8pm, Red Sky Stage, Petoskey. Tickets: $12.50; students, $8; 12 & under, $5. redskystage.com or 231-487-0000.

“The Sound of Music”: (See Thurs.)

Toddler Time: “Let’s Paint!” Children will have the opportunity to paint using a wide variety of implements from brushes to sponges. 10am - noon, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. www.GreatLakesKids.org

Live Music with Songwriters in the Round: Featuring Kirby, Les Dalgliesh, Adair Correll & Kurt Westie. 8:30-10:30pm, Horizon Books, TC. www.horizonbooks.com

Author Meet & Greet: Tobin Buhk will visit Fife Lake Public Library from 6-9pm to discuss his new book, “Michigan’s Strychnine Saint: The Curious Case of Mrs. Mary McKnight.” www.tadl.org

Harper & Midwest Kind: Bringing blues, rock, funk, soul & world music, Australian singer/songwriter Peter D. Harper creates a mix of roots music with his harmonica & didgeridoo. Catch him & his band at 8pm, InsideOut Gallery, TC. Tickets, $10. www.insideoutarttc.com or 929-3254.

Job Fair: Odawa Hotel, Odawa Casino, Petoskey from 1-4pm. www.odawacasino.com/careers

“Curious Savage”: Mrs. Savage has been left ten million dollars by her husband & wants to make the best use of it. Her stepchildren want to get their hands on it. Presented by Cadillac Footliters at Cadillac High School Auditorium at 7:30pm. Tickets: $10 advance, $12 door. 231.775.7336.

saturday 3/22

“Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat”: (See Thurs., with the addition of a 2pm performance.)

Uncle Kracker: This rock musician is known for his singles “Follow Me,” “Smile,” & “Drift Away”. 8pm, Ground Zero, Streeters, TC. Tickets: $25. www.groundzeroonline.com or 932-1300.

“The Sound of Music”: (See Thurs.)

Funny Business Comedy Show: With Mikey Mason at O Zone, Odawa Casino, Petoskey, 9pm. Cover, $5. www.odawacasino.com

Jesse Dee: This singing, songwriting, guitar-playing soul man performs at Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC at 8pm. Tickets: $25 advance, $28 door, $22 members. www.dennosmuseum.org or 995-1553.

Country Dance: 6-10pm, Summit City Grange Hall. Soup Supper at 6pm; dance at 7pm. Featuring a live band. 231-263-4499.

Nub’s Nob Mardi Gras: This annual Spring Fling features the Soaker Cup, costume contest, Crazy Couples, Dorie Sarns Open races, the Petoskey Steel Drum Band & more at Nub’s Nob, Harbor Springs. 231-526-2131 or www.nubsnob.com

Here Come the Frogs!: Join Lori Sargent, DNR wildlife biologist, for an introduction to Michigan’s frogs & learn their calls. 1pm, Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire. Cost, $5. Register: www.grassriver. org or 231-533-8314.

Children’s Vision Day: Children & parents will learn about eye safety, ocular anatomy, what to expect at an eye exam, & how to locate a doctor in their area. Explore five stations that will be set-up. Presented by Michigan Optometric Association Children’s Vision Care & InfantSEE® Committee at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC from 10am-3pm. Free with cost of admission to the museum; $6, children under age two are free. www.GreatLakesKids.org

Closing 2014 Art Bomb Reception: Enjoy this art show from noon to 1am at Right Brain Brewery, TC, which supports local artists. Performances by Grand Traverse musicians & dancing by NMC iDance. https://www.facebook.com/GrandTraverseArtBomb

Spring & All Music Festival: A day to honor the people that protect & preserve the Manistee River, waterways, & other natural resources. Held at the Ramsdell Theatre, Manistee from 11:30am - 11pm. Featuring music by Jim Crockett, Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, Harper & Midwest Kind, Drew Nelson & many others. From 11:30am - 6pm there will be a farmer’s market with local Michigan food and beverages. Also exhibiting are wildlife & natural resource experts & artisans. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 door, free for children 12 & under. 1-800-836-0717 or mynorthtickets.com.

Motor City Women & Detroit Express: The six vocalists that are Motor City Women bring a range of music, from blues to pop, funk to folk, & country to rock, & have gained many Detroit Music Awards. They are backed up by rockin’, four-piece band Detroit Express. 8pm, Crooked Tree Arts Center Theater, Petoskey. Tickets: $25 members, $35 non-members, $10 students. www.crookedtree.org or 231-347-4337.

Good on Paper!: Late night comedy improv in the Old Town Playhouse Schmuckal Theatre, TC at 11pm. Tickets, $5. www.oldtownplayhouse.com

“Curious Savage”: (See Fri.)

sunday 3/23

Destinations: A Choreographic Journey: Presented by the NMC Dance Department in Milliken Auditorium, TC at 7pm. Tickets, $8; children 12 & under free. 995-1553.

Funday Sunday: Make your own hand-felted egg shakers with Robin Webb-Bransky at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC at 1:30pm or 2:30pm. www.GreatLakesKids.org

“The Sound of Music”: Rodgers & Hammerstein’s beloved musical. 3pm, Old Town Playhouse, TC. Tickets: $25 adults, $14 kids, $23 students/seniors. 947-2210 or www.oldtownplayhouse.com

“I No Longer Exist: Life with 2 Lost Boys & a Girl from Sudan”: In 2000, Catherine Frerichs became the foster mother of a sibling group of three teenagers who had escaped the 20-year civil war in Sudan. Hear Frerichs talk about her experience at the Helena Township Community Center in Alden at 2pm. 231-331-4318.


Dance!Benzie: Dance at Mills Community House every Tues. from 6-10pm beginning March 18. Improvisational partner dancing based on waltz, swing, blues, slow, tango, Latin & more. Instructional workshop, 6-7pm for a fee; open dance, donation, 7-10pm. Info: facebook.com/ groups/dancebenzie/

Cocktail Cinema: Featuring Indie, Arthouse, Foreign & Classic films every Tues., from March 18 - May 27 at 7pm at Outré Lounge, InsideOut Gallery, TC. Free movies & popcorn, & 50% drinks for members. 929-3254.

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.

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: 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 21, 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.

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.

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