Letters 10-17-2016

Here’s The Truth The group Save our Downtown (SOD), which put Proposal 3 on the ballot, is ignoring the negative consequences that would result if the proposal passes. Despite the group’s name, the proposal impacts the entire city, not just downtown. Munson Medical Center, NMC, and the Grand Traverse Commons are also zoned for buildings over 60’ tall...

Keep TC As-Is In response to Lynda Prior’s letter, no one is asking the people to vote every time someone wants to build a building; Prop. 3 asks that people vote if a building is to be built over 60 feet. Traverse City will not die but will grow at a pace that keeps it the city people want to visit and/or reside; a place to raise a family. It seems people in high-density cities with tall buildings are the ones who flock to TC...

A Right To Vote I cannot understand how people living in a democracy would willingly give up the right to vote on an impactful and important issue. But that is exactly what the people who oppose Proposal 3 are advocating. They call the right to vote a “burden.” Really? Since when does voting on an important issue become a “burden?” The heart of any democracy is the right of the people to have their voice heard...

Reasons For NoI have great respect for the Prop. 3 proponents and consider them friends but in this case they’re wrong. A “yes” vote on Prop. 3 is really a “no” vote on..

Republican Observations When the Republican party sends its presidential candidates, they’re not sending their best. They’re sending people with a lot of problems. They’re sending criminals, they’re sending deviate rapists. They’re sending drug addicts. They’re sending mentally ill. And some, I assume, are good people...

Stormy Vote Florida Governor Scott warns people on his coast to evacuate because “this storm will kill you! But in response to Hillary Clinton’s suggestion that Florida’s voter registration deadline be extended because a massive evacuation could compromise voter registration and turnout, Republican Governor Scott’s response was that this storm does not necessitate any such extension...

Third Party Benefits It has been proven over and over again that electing Democrat or Republican presidents and representatives only guarantees that dysfunction, corruption and greed will prevail throughout our government. It also I believe that a fair and democratic electoral process, a simple and fair tax structure, quality health care, good education, good paying jobs, adequate affordable housing, an abundance of healthy affordable food, a solid, well maintained infrastructure, a secure social, civil and public service system, an ecologically sustainable outlook for the future and much more is obtainable for all of us...

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Dates 06-23-2014

Jamie Kauffold - June 23rd, 2014  
June 23-29 send your dates to: Jamie@Northernexpress.com

Stop by the Art in the Garden Festival at the Demonstration Garden in Gaylord this Sat., June 28 from 10am- 7pm. It will include a Wings of Wonder Birds of Prey demo (pictured: Rebecca Lessard, founder & director); live music with E Minor, Blake Elliott & The Robinson Affair, and Graham Parsons & The Go Rounds; free workshops & activities, art displays & more. This fundraiser benefits the Otsego County Demonstration Garden & Conservation Project. Find on Facebook.

Monday June 23

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen: June 23-25. Presented by Stafford’s Gallery of Art & History. Known for her landscapes, watch Karen in action in the lobby of Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey from 3-7pm. staffordsgallery.com

BUTTERFLY RELEASE: 6:45pm, Grelickville Harbor Park on M-22 near TC. Sponsored by G.T. Chapter of Compassionate Friends, this is an opportunity for grieving parents, siblings & friends to remember their loved ones & release the butterflies. 231.342.9571.

SUMMER CHARLEVOIX OPEN HOUSE: 5-9pm, downtown Charlevoix. Enjoy deals, snacks, activities & more. Movies in the Marina starts tonight, featuring “Goonies,” 9-11pm, East Park. charlevoix.org

MIDEAST: JUST PEACE HOSTS “EYEWITNESS AMONG SYRIAN REFUGEES”: A presentation by Randie Clawson, who recently returned from Jordan & Palestine. 7pm, Traverse Area District Library, TC. mideastjustpeace.org

MAD SCIENCE MONDAY: Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC is offering science activities including a Dinosaur Dig from 1-3pm. greatlakeskids.org

FRIENDS @ THE CARNEGIE SPEAKERS SERIES: Presents Doc Fletcher & “Every River Tells a Story” at the Carnegie Bldg., Petoskey, 7pm. 231-758-3100.

BETTY WHO: This Interlochen alumna blends indie & pop into a mix of bold soundscapes, Top 40 hooks & knowing lyrics. Her recent debut EP is “The Movement.” 8pm, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets, $22. interlochen.org

AMOH HOLDS TOWN HALL MEETING: AMOH helps educate the public about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). 6-8pm, State Theatre, TC. Featuring music by Ron Getz, a Treatment Provider’s Perspective by Amelia Hasenohrl, MA, LPC, CHt, & a Founder’s Forum with Linda Fletcher, lieutenant colonel (ret.) Army Nurse Corps. www.amoh.us

Tuesday June 24

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen: (See Mon.)

“WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE BEES ARE GONE?”: Bees are pollinators that are responsible for many of our fruits & vegetables. View a demonstration in the produce department of what fruits & vegetables would no longer be available if bees were to disappear. 9am, Oryana, TC. 947-0191.

CONNECTING WOMEN IN BUSINESS: 11:30am-1pm, Odawa Hotel, Petoskey.

MEET YOUR LOCAL BEEKEEPER: Stop by Oryana, TC & meet the proprietors of Sleeping Bear Farms in Beulah. Try a sample of their honey products & learn about their bees. 947-0191.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERT SERIES: Featuring Charlie Reager. Noon, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey. crookedtree.org

FASHION LECTURE LUNCHEON: Alexander McQueen: Fragility and Strength, From Savile Row to Givenchy. Lecture by Susan E. Riley, fashion designer. Also enjoy lunch, wine & more. 11:30am, Holy Childhood Parish Hall, Harbor Springs. Tickets: $60 members, $75 non-members. Proceeds benefit the CTAC Youth Scholarship Fund. crookedtree.org

MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: Featuring Robin Connell & the Paul Brewer Quintet. 7-9:15pm, First Street Beach, Manistee. Find on Facebook.

EAST JORDAN FREEDOM FESTIVAL: June 24-29, East Jordan. Today features the outdoor movie “Despicable Me” at the adult softball field. Gates open at 7pm, movie begins at sunset. eastjordanfreedomfestival.org

FARM EXPO: Includes Basic Tractor Safety, Fertility in Fruit Crops, Food Access in MI, How to Market at the Farm Markets, & much more. 4-8pm, NCMC, Petoskey. Cost: $10 advance, $15 door. 231-348-6705.

“INVISIBLE WOMEN”: This Emmy award winning documentary is a story of historical detective work by Bella Fortuna co-owner Jane Fortune. Learn how Jane uncovered 500 years of hidden masterpieces by accomplished women artists in Florence, Italy. 5:30pm, Bella Fortuna, Lake Leelanau. Free, but reservations required: 231-994-2400 or bellafortunarestaurant.com/reservations.

Wednesday June 25

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE: Karen VanDam Michmerhuizen: (See Mon.)

SECOND TIME AROUNDER’S BAND’S REHEARSAL: For the National Cherry Festival Parades. 7-8:30pm, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School, TC. www.cherryfestival.org/secondtime-arounders

AUTHOR TERESA IRISH: Presents “A Thousand Letters Home” at the Traverse Area District Library, TC at 7pm. tadl.org

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERT SERIES: Featuring Papa Crow (for kids). Noon, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey. crookedtree.org

COMMUNITY FORUM: For community members to provide input for the Public Art Plan for downtown Petoskey. 10am, Carnegie Building, Petoskey. 231-347-4337.

OPERA A LA CARTE: Featuring eight young singers from around the nation, presented by the Bay View Music Festival of Petoskey & City Opera House. An evening of fully staged, costumed, & professionally delivered scenes from your favorite operas. 8pm, City Opera House, TC. Tickets, $20; students 18 & younger, free with paid adult. cityoperahouse.org

EAST JORDAN FREEDOM FESTIVAL: June 24-29, East Jordan. Today features Old Time Kids Games from 5-7pm at Memorial Park, a Wii “Just Dance Competition” on the Band Shell Stage in Memorial Park at 7pm, & Teen Bowling at 9:30pm at Gemini Lanes. eastjordanfreedomfestival.org

ANTRIM COUNTY DEMOCRATIC PARTY ICE CREAM SOCIAL: 5-7pm, Elk Rapids Rotary Park. Meet & greet with Dr. Phil Bellfy, 37th State Senate candidate, MSU professor & environmentalist. 231-264-8635.

HARBOR SPRINGS’ BLESSING OF THE FLEET & SUMMER WHITE PARTY: The Blessing of the Fleet & boat parade on the harbor takes place at 6pm. Special guests are Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr. & Father Joe Graff. Music by the Harbor Springs Community Band. Presented by the Historical Society. 231-526-9771. The Summer White Party takes place at 7pm at the Boathouse of Harbor Springs. Enjoy a strolling supper, local beers & wines, live music from the John Driscoll Trio, & more. Tickets, $75. mynorthtickets.com

GARDEN TOUR: The Little Garden Club of Leelanau County is holding garden tours in & around Leland from 11am-5pm. Tickets on sale at Leelanau Books, Two Fish Gallery & The Old Art Building, Leland.

KIDS’ CRAFTS & ACTIVITIES: 10am, Alden District Library. Science-related fun such as making snowballs with shaving cream & baking soda & putting kids inside giant bubbles! Suggested ages, 6-11. 231-331-4318.

U.S. AIR FORCE BAND – AIRMEN OF NOTE: The premier jazz ensemble of the U.S. Air Force will salute veterans with a free concert in the Interlochen Bowl, Interlochen Center for the Arts at at 8pm. Free. interlochen.org

BOOK RELEASE PARTY: For “Biking Northern Michigan” by Bob Downes from 7-9pm at the InsideOut Gallery, TC. The book includes 35 bike routes in the region with 56 maps & illustrations. The party will include a cycling fashions show by designer Irma Bromley & a presentation on “Bicycling Adventures Around the World.” 929-3254.

Thursday June 26

13TH ANNUAL TASTE OF GREECE: 3:30-7pm, St. Francis High School, TC. $14/dinner. TCOrthodoxChurch.com

THE VERVE PIPE: Ozone, Odawa Casino, Petoskey, 8pm. Admission, $15. odawacasino.com

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN: Featuring Will Ready at The Homestead, Glen Arbor, 7-9pm. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at event. mynorthtickets.com or 231-334-5100.

TC SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Bret Michaels with Mega 80’s & The Spragues. Gates open at 6pm; music starts at 7pm, NW MI Fairgrounds, TC. General admission, $25. http://tcconcertseries.com/bret-michaels-tickets/

AUTHOR SIGNINGS: 3-5pm: Gloria Whelan signs her book “Queen Victoria’s Bathing Machine.” 6-7pm: John & Mary Agria sign their book “Images of American: Bay View.” McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. mcleanandeakin.com

BOOK RELEASE CELEBRATION: Author & Little Traverse Historical Society Executive Director Michael R. Federspiel & photographer Rebecca Zeiss of “Little Traverse Bay, Past and Present” will sign copies & speak about their book at the Little Traverse History Museum, Petoskey at 7pm. This is also the opening night of the summer exhibit at the museum. petoskeymuseum.org

CONCERT ON THE LAWN SERIES: Featuring Elvis tribute artist Jake Slater. 7pm, Hayden Gazebo, Grand Traverse Pavilions, TC. 932-3027.

CD RELEASE PARTY WITH LISA JOHANSSON & SUE WOOD: These members of the band Freya will perform at 7pm in the Outré Lounge at InsideOut Gallery, TC. Johansson is also the flute player with Song of the Lakes, & Wood (piano) has played various venues in the area. insideoutarttc.com

STREET MUSIQUE: Stroll Main St. in Harbor Springs while listening to performers Holly Kelly Duo, Younce Guitar Duo, Jeff Pagel, Galactic Sherpas, Tommy Tropic, & Bayview String Quartet. There will also be children’s activities, including a magic show. harborspringschamber.com

CHARLEVOIX SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Presents classic rock with Loudmouth Soup. 7-9pm, East Park Performance Pavilion, downtown Charlevoix. Find on Facebook.

FILM SCREENING: “Grown in Detroit”: This film focuses on the urban gardening efforts managed by a public school of 300, mainly African-American, pregnant and parenting teenagers. Free. 7:30pm, CTAC Theater, Petoskey. crookedtree.org

HARBOR SPRINGS NIGHT OF ARTS: A celebration of fine arts, adornment & antiques. 6-9pm, galleries in & around Harbor Springs.

NATIONAL WRITERS SERIES: Presents “An Evening with Karin Slaughter.” This bestselling author is known for her nail biting suspense novels with psychological intensity. This summer she delivers her first stand alone novel “Cop Town.” With guest host Elizabeth Buzzelli. 7pm, City Opera House, TC. Tickets start at $20. cityoperahouse.org

TRAVERSE CITY WALKS, L.L.C.: Mission Point Lighthouse: Parking lot at the end of M-37 on Old Mission Peninsula (meet here at 11am). Approx. 3 miles/1.5 hr. hike along the Grand Traverse Bay, through the woods, ending with a walk down to the lighthouse & beach. Easy to moderate. 944- 3054 or find on Facebook.

BIDWELL PLAZA SINGER/SONGWRITER SERIES: Presents the Chris Calleja Duo at noon at Bidwell Plaza, downtown Petoskey. crookedtree.org

39TH ANNUAL ST. IGNACE CAR SHOW: June 26-28. One of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country. Hundreds of antique, custom, & celebrity automobiles take part in this event. Includes parades, cruises, awards, & more. Featuring guests Dana DeCoster & Al Oppenheiser. Tonight is Kewadin Casino Cruise Night from 7-8:30pm. stignace.com

EATING HEALTHY FOR LIFE STORE TOUR: Enjoy a stroll through Oryana, TC & see how uncomplicated healthy eating can be. Free, but registration required: 947-0191.

RIOULT DANCE: Born into the American modern dance tradition, RIOULT is creating its own legacy of contemporary dance that speaks to the mind and heart. Pre-concert talk at 7pm with Joyce Herring, associate artistic director of RIOULT Dance, as well as a post-concert talkback. 8pm, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets: $34 adult, $12 youth. interlochen.org

“THE TEMPEST” INTERLOCHEN SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL: 8pm, Upton-Morley Pavilion, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets, $30. interlochen.org

PT PUB NIGHT: This event is held to strengthen the physical therapy community by creating opportunities for those related to the profession. 6pm, The Little Fleet, TC. ptpubnight.com

EAST JORDAN FREEDOM FESTIVAL: June 24-29, East Jordan. Today features a carnival from 5-10pm & music by Audio Circus at the Memorial Park Bandshell from 8:30-10:30pm. eastjordanfreedomfestival.org

Friday June 27


PRO CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO: With Broken Horn Rodeo at Southside Festival Grounds, Buckley, 7pm. Also enjoy a BBQ & live music after the shows. 231-269-3738.

HORIZON BOOKS, TC EVENTS: 4-6pm: Author signing with Brooks Vanderbush, author of “National Cherry Festival in Traverse City, Michigan: The Blessing of the Blossoms.” 8:30-10:30pm: Live music with guitarist Robert Yvon. horizonbooks.com

JOSH WHITE JR. WSG CLIFF GRACEY: Folk/ blues, pop & jazz vocalist, guitarist, songwriter, actor, etc. will perform at Fountain Point Resort, Lake Leelanau at 8pm. Tickets: $18 advance, $28 door. 231-256-9800.

FINAL FRIDAY POETRY OPEN MIC: 6pm, Landmark Books, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC. This month’s theme is “Dads.” 922-7225.

DINNER & A MOVIE: 5:30-8pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park. Featuring “Stuart Little.” $5 for pizza, pop & dessert. Movie, free. 231-526-0610.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERT SERIES: Featuring Gaeyle Gerry-Boss. 7pm, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey. crookedtree.org

39TH ANNUAL ST. IGNACE CAR SHOW: June 26-28. One of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country. Featuring guests Dana DeCoster & Al Oppenheiser. Tonight is the Down Memory Lane Parade from 7-8:30pm. stignace.com

SOBO ARTS FESTIVAL: June 27-28, downtown Boyne City. Today includes an artist early check-in, the SOBO Stroll, spin art, mural mania & pottery, & music with the Bay Area Big Band. www.soboartsfestival.com

EAST JORDAN FREEDOM FESTIVAL: June 24-29, East Jordan. Today features a carnival from 12- 11pm, Crafts & Things in Sportsman’s Park from 12-9pm, a Block Party in downtown East Jordan from 6-9:30pm, a Youth Parade beginning in the Marina parking lot at 6pm, music by Tom Zipp and the Bullpen & from 7-9:30pm on Main Street Stage, & more. eastjordanfreedomfestival.org

PLANT IT WILD FIELD TRIP: Learn how to see & name butterflies & insects with expert entomologist, Dr. Erwin “Duke” Elsner Ph.D., while walking about 1.7 miles down part of the Betsie Valley Trail. Location: Meet at the Trailhead on Landis Rd. Take Homestead Rd. east to Pioneer Rd. South on Pioneer to Landis. East on Landis to Trailhead. Trail map: http://www.betsievalleytrail.org/map.html

OFFICE OF GREAT START REGIONAL FEEDBACK FORUM: 3-5pm, Charlevoix Public Library. Provide feedback on implementation of the six high-leverage areas to improve opportunities & outcomes for MI’s young children. Hosted by Char-Em United Way. Register: https://janus.pscinc.com/OGS/

MEET THE ARTIST: Meet photographer Jim Jacoby who will have his collection of landscape & nature photography presented on canvas & paper. 4-8pm, Stafford’s Gallery of Art & History, Petoskey. staffords.com

GAYLORD FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES: Kalamazoo’s Graham Parsons & The Go Rounds bring high energy twang-rock & jelly-roll. 6-9pm, downtown Gaylord.

THIRD ANNUAL DEMO DAYS: With BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids. On Mission Peninsula, across the street from Chateau Grand Traverse, TC. Call 616-530-6900 to schedule your time to ride. bmwmcgr.com

THE BATTLE AT THE BETSIE FISHING TOURNAMENT: June 27-29. Sponsored by Big Bob’s Up North Outfitter, this fishing event is held in the port city of Frankfort. Today is Ladies Battle. www.bigbobsupnorth.com

“THE ARTCAMP PAINTINGS”: Artist in Residence 2014 Richard Kooyman will show his new works at an opening reception at the Old Art Building in Leland from 5-8pm. oldartbuilding.com

Saturday June 28


RUN FOR SHELTER 5K RUN/WALK: Will benefit the Goodwill Inn Homeless Shelter. Presented by Smith Haughey Rice & Roegge. Begins (9am) & ends at Willow Hill Elementary, TC. $30 registration fee. http://www.goodwillnmi. org/2013/12/run-for-shelter-5k/


COFFEE IN THE PARK: 9-11am, Hull Park, behind the Traverse Area District Library, TC. Donations from the community for wish list may include clothing, shoes, tents, tarps, blankets, & sleeping bags. Presented by Operation Joe’s Place. operationjoesplace.org

“THE ROUGHNECKS”: 6pm, State Theatre, TC. Including Q&A with director & TC native Richard Cameron White, an after party, & more. A family friendly movie, this is the tale of the Fort Worth Ridglea Roughnecks & their quest to win the Super Bowl. statetheatretc.org

THE BATTLE AT THE BETSIE FISHING TOURNAMENT: June 27-29. Sponsored by Big Bob’s Up North Outfitter, this fishing event is held in the port city of Frankfort. www.bigbobsupnorth.com

SUMMER SOLSTICE ART SHOW: Downtown Charlevoix, 10am-5pm. charlevoix.org

39TH ANNUAL ST. IGNACE CAR SHOW: June 26-28. One of the largest all-make, all-model shows in the country. Hundreds of antique, custom, & celebrity automobiles take part in this event. Includes parades, cruises, awards, & more. Featuring guests Dana DeCoster & Al Oppenheiser. Today is the Straits Area Antique Auto Show all day. stignace.com

ART IN THE GARDEN FESTIVAL: 10am-7pm, Demonstration Garden, Gaylord. Featuring live music with E Minor, Blake Elliott & The Robinson Affair, and Graham Parsons & The Go Rounds; a Wings of Wonder Birds of Prey demo; free workshops & activities, & more. Find on Facebook.

CROSSROADS INDUSTRIES’ SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Featuring The Moxie Strings from 7-10pm, Demonstration Garden, Gaylord. $5/ person; kids 15 & under, free. crossroadsindustries.com

COUNTRY DANCE: Summit City Grange Hall. Hot dog supper at 6pm; dance at 7pm. Featuring a live band. 231-263-4499.

SOBO ARTS FESTIVAL: June 27-28, downtown Boyne City. Today includes the artist check-in, art demos & live music, & kids activities. soboartsfestival.com

EAST JORDAN FREEDOM FESTIVAL: June 24-29, East Jordan. Today features the Jordan Valley Triathlon at 9am, a carnival from 12- 11pm, a Grand Parade at 3pm, music with The Pistil Whips from 4-5:30pm at the Memorial Park Bandshell, Lip Sync on the Main Stage in Memorial Park at 6pm, fireworks at dusk & more. eastjordanfreedomfestival.org


“THE ARTCAMP PAINTINGS”: Artist in Residence 2014 Richard Kooyman exhibit. 10am- 5pm, Old Art Buiding, Leland. oldartbuilding.com

HARBOR SPRINGS OUTDOORS CLUB OPEN HOUSE: 11am-3pm, 6975 W. Robinson Rd., Harbor Springs. Bring your own equipment. Also enjoy hamburgers, hotdogs & snacks. harborspringsoutdoorsclub.com

WATERFRONT WINE FESTIVAL: Enjoy an afternoon of wine tasting, live local music & more at the Waterfront Wine Festival in beautiful downtown Harbor Springs from 4-7pm. Tickets are $20 in advance & $25 at the door. 231-526-7999 or waterfrontwine.org

OLIVER ART CENTER, FRANKFORT: From 10am-3pm there will be instructor talks & demos, hands on ceramic studio, history presentations & more. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org

GRASS RIVER NATURAL AREA BENEFIT DANCE: 6-11pm, Alden Depot Park. Featuring The Up North Brass Quintet at 6pm & the dance with Steppin’ In It at 8pm. Tickets: $15 advance, $18 door. grassriver.org or 231-533-8314.

HORIZON BOOKS, TC EVENTS: 11am-1pm: Poet signing with Maril Garrison, author of “A Passion for Poetry.” 1-4pm: Author Signing with John Chuchman, author of “Being: Our Destiny.” 4-6pm: Poetry reading with Fleda Brown, author of “No Need of Sympathy.” 7-9:30pm: Patchworks TC: A storytelling circle. horizonbooks.com

THE VILLAGE SING THE BEATLES: Conducted by Carol Bachmeyer. Join The Village Voices for a trip back to the 60’s with this concert & sing along to your old favorites. 8pm, Northport Community Arts Center. Tickets, $22. 231-386-5001.

ART RAPIDS! ART FAIR: 10am-4pm, Elk Rapids’ Veterans Memorial Park. Enjoy art, musical entertainment, kids activities & more. artrapids.org

DANCES OF UNIVERSAL PEACE: 7:30-10pm, Llama Meadows Eco Farm in the Creative Arts Retreat Center, Benzonia. Led by the Peaceful Sisters. 231-882-4933 or betty@llamameadows.com

SUMMERTIME SOIREE FLOW FUNDRAISER:At Betsie Bay Furniture, Frankfort, 6-8pm. Music by the Jimmy Olson Trio, drinks & appetizers, & a brief presentation about the work at FLOW, a Great Lakes policy & education center in TC. http://flowforwater.org/summer/

OPEN HOUSE: Joie de Vivre Aromatherapy, Clinic at Windsong Farm on Covey Rd., Honor, noon to 5pm. Refreshments & Raffle. joiedevivrearomatherapy@gmail

Sunday June 29

THE BATTLE AT THE BETSIE FISHING TOURNAMENT: June 27-29. Sponsored by Big Bob’s Up North Outfitter, this fishing event is held in the port city of Frankfort. www.bigbobsupnorth.com

OLD TOWNE ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: 10am- 5pm, downtown TC. Featuring over 90 artists & craftsmen displaying their work. Adjacent Lay Park will be featuring live entertainment throughout the day. 922-2050. downtowntc.com

LOG CABIN DAY: This statewide event will be celebrated locally at the Hessler Log Cabin at Lighthouse Park at the tip of the Old Mission Peninsula from 11am-3pm. Featuring music, historic crafts, & demonstrations. Hosted by the Old Mission Peninsula Historical Society. Free. Tours of the Mission Point Lighthouse & the Dougherty Mission House will be available, & there will be a Pancake Brunch at the Old Mission Peninsula United Methodist Church. 231-223-7400.

OLIVER ART CENTER, FRANKFORT: Noon- 4pm: Open house with Kids & Family Day, hands on demos, youth activities & contests, “Tie ‘n Dye” & more. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org

VESPERS CONCERT: With Life is a Cabaret. 8pm, Bay View – Hall Auditorium, Petoskey. Tickets: $13 members, $16.50 non-members. bayviewassociation.org

SUMMER SOLSTICE ART SHOW: Downtown Charlevoix, 10am-4pm. charlevoix.org

FOR ANIMALS VEGETARIAN/VEGAN POTLUCK PICNIC: 2-5pm, Grace MacDonald Park, TC. BYOB, alcohol prohibited. Bring games, music, etc.

BILLY STRINGS & DON JULIN: This bluegrass/old-time music duo performs at Cycling Salamander, Charlevoix at 7pm. Tickets, $10. cyclingsalamander.com


EAST JORDAN FREEDOM FESTIVAL: June 24-29, East Jordan. Today features the Freedom Lovers Breakfast from 7am-noon at the Sno-Mobilers Clubhouse & music with Donny and the Dorsals at 8:30pm at Memorial Park Bandshell. eastjordanfreedomfestival.org

“THE ARTCAMP PAINTINGS”: Artist in Residence 2014 Richard Kooyman exhibit. 12-4pm, Old Art Building, Leland. An artist lecture takes place at 3pm. oldartbuilding.com


TRAVERSE CITY BACKGAMMON CLUB: Meets every Thursday at Horizon Books, lower level, TC at 6pm. Find on Facebook.

GREAT START PLAYGROUP: Held the fourth Weds. of each month, 10am, Alden District Library. Bring your preschoolers to play, hear stories & meet new friends.

HIP HOP UNIVERSE: Competitions, dance lessons & food at the Kalkaska Kaliseum, every third Wednesday of the month, 4:30-7:30pm.

SARA HARDY DOWNTOWN FARMERS MARKET: Held every Weds. & Sat. in City Parking Lot B + T, between Cass & Union St., TC from 7:30am-12pm. www.traversecity.com

VILLAGE AT GRAND TRAVERSE COMMONS FARMER’S MARKET, TC: Held on Mondays through Oct. from 3-6pm on The Piazza. www.thevillagetc.com

CHARLEVOIX FARMERS MARKET: 9am-1pm, Thurs., downtown Charlevoix.

INTERLOCHEN FARMERS MARKET: Every Sun., until last Sun. in Oct., 9am-2pm, Interlochen Shopping Center, in the parking lot, at the end of Ric’s, Interlochen Corners. 231-378-4488. Find on Facebook.

HARBOR SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET: Sat., 9am-1pm, downtown Harbor Springs. Visit their Facebook page.

BELLAIRE FARMERS MARKET: Held every Fri. from 8am-12:30pm behind the Bellaire Senior Center – William A. Hosmer Park.

FRANKFORT FARMER’S MARKET: Runs Saturdays through Oct., 9am-1pm, downtown Frankfort.

PETOSKEY FARMERS MARKET: Fri., 8:30am- 1pm, downtown Petoskey. petoskeydowntown.com

KINGSLEY MARKET: Wednesdays through Sept. 24 at Brownson Park from 2-7pm. 231- 263-5902 or find on Facebook.

GAYLORD FARMERS MARKET: Runs Saturdays through Oct. from 8am-2pm; Weds. from July – Oct., 8am-2pm; & Saturdays in Nov., 9am-1pm. Held in downtown pavilion on Court St. Check out their Facebook page.

BLISSFEST JAM SESSIONS: Every Sun., 1-4pm, Red Sky Stage, Petoskey. Bring your instruments or just sing along or listen. www. redskystage.com

COMMUNITY BAND PERFORMANCE: Featuring the Harbor Springs Community Band in the park next to Stafford’s Pier Restaurant, Petoskey every Mon. at 8pm.

STROKE & BRAIN INJURY SUPPORT GROUP: A safe environment for survivors of traumatic brain injury or stroke. Patients & caregivers share challenges & learn in a compassionate setting. Held the second Tues. of each month through Oct. 14 at Demmer Wellness Pavilion, McLaren Northern Michigan, Petoskey at 6pm. www.mclaren.org or 231-549-1388.

DANCE!BENZIE: Dance at Mills Community House every Tues. from 6-10pm. 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/

GUIDED HIKE ON THE NER: Takes place at the Boardman River Nature Center, Oleson Pavilion, TC every first Sat. of the month through Dec. at 10am. Join Molly McCombs on a hike to explore the natural world along the banks of the Boardman River. Free. 941-0960.

OLD TIME COUNTRY DANCE LINE & SQUARE DANCES: Held every second Friday (except Aug. will be Sat.) 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.

TRAVERSE CITY BACKGAMMON CLUB: Meets every Thursday at Horizon Books, lower level, TC at 6pm. Find on Facebook.

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.

GREAT START PLAYGROUP: Held the fourth Weds. of each month, 10am, Alden District Library. Bring your preschoolers to play, hear stories & meet new friends.

HIP HOP UNIVERSE: Competitions, dance lessons & food at the Kalkaska Kaliseum, every third Wednesday of the month, 4:30-7:30pm.

READ TO CHAZ, THERAPY READING DOG: Second & fourth Wednesdays of each month, 4-6pm, Interlochen Public Library. 231-276-6767.

LIL’ SOULS PLAY GROUP: For moms & kids, birth - 6 years. Meets 2nd & 4th Thurs. of each month from 9:30-11:30am at Bay Pointe Community Church, TC. www.bponline.org

PDL READER’S THEATER: Elementary group meets on Mon., 5:30pm; Teen group, Weds., 5:30pm. Program Room, Petoskey District Library. Actors use their voices & upper bodies to convey various roles in a script through reading to an audience. 231-758-3123 or www.petoskeylibrary.org

BRING IN THE LITTLE ONES: Move, shake & sing along every Mon. from 10:30-11am at The Little Fleet, TC. www.thelittlefleet.com

FREE OM GENTLE YOGA: Sun., 10:30am, Shanti School of Yoga, Logan’s Landing, TC. Bring mat or rent one onsite. 231-632-0615. Shantischoolofyoga.net

GOOD LIBATIONS TOURS: The Celtic Bus will pick you up at Mineral Springs Park, Frankfort at 11am & take you on an excursion through Benzie, Leelanau & Grand Traverse counties, visiting wineries, breweries, distilleries & more. Must be 21. Held every other Tues., beginning June 24, through Sept. 16. 231-882-5424. mynorthtickets.com

THE YOUNG AMERICANS DINNER THEATRE: Young up-and-coming performers present Broadway-style shows while you enjoy dinner at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs. Performances run Mon. – Sat. from June 27 – Aug. 23. For times & more info call 231-526-3152. boyne.com

MEDICINE WOMEN GATHER: On the new moon or the Weds. prior, 6:30-8:30pm, May-Oct. Share wisdom, plant knowledge, stories, seeds & plants. Email wisewomengather@gmail.com for location info & to register.

“LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY, PAST AND PRESENT”: At the grand opening of this summer exhibit at the Little Traverse History Museum, Petoskey on Thurs., June 26 at 7pm, author & Little Traverse Historical Society Executive Director Michael R. Federspiel & photographer Rebecca Zeiss of a book with the same name will sign copies & speak about their book. petoskeymuseum.org

TUESDAY TEA & TALK SERIES: Explore the backgrounds of unique gemstones while enjoying tea in Becky’s garden every Tues. from June 24 – Aug. 12 (except July 1) at Becky Thatcher Designs, Glen Arbor at 3pm. RSVP: 231-334-3826.

MIDDLE EASTERN DRUM CIRCLE: Held on Wednesdays from 5:30-7pm at Crystal Bindi Studios, TC (new location: 10660 Carter Rd.). 932-0668.

TINYTUESDAYS: Story time with Princess Jessilynn every Tues. at 10am at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. mcleanandeakin.com or 231-347-1180.


“Leelanau Lake Effect”: This series of oil & pastel paintings by Chicago artist Liz Wall opens June 27 with a 6pm reception at Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor. Through July 3. July 1 at 1pm. 231-334-3179.

“Sculpting & Stitching”: Exhibit by Bart & Gail Ingraham. Bart carves wood & stone, both idealistic & abstract. June 27 – July 21, Cog’s Creek Gallery, TC. An opening reception will be held on Fri., June 27 from 5-8pm. cogscreek.com

Ann Loveless & Anni Crouter Showin Exhibit: These ArtPrize first & second place 2013 winners will show their work at State of the Art Gallery in Beulah, June 28 – July 19. An artists reception will be held on June 28 from 4-8pm. 800-882-5801.

Clay and Glass: From the Earth to the Garden: A Lynn Dinning & Gene Reck exhibit at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. Begins June 28, featuring an opening reception from 2-7pm. 231-526-9447.

Plein-air Artist Lynne Uhlmann Exhibit: WARD Gallery, Petoskey. Paintings focus on the wooded landscapes found in Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Through June 25. 231-622-4185.

23rd Invitational Arts Exhibition: Through July 18, Jordan River Art Center, East Jordan. Presented by Jordan River Arts Council. 231-536-3385 or jordanriverarts.com.

Winter Reflections: This exhibit at Cycling Salamander, Charlevoix runs through July 12. Featuring art by Caesar Citraro, Margie Guyot, Lori Feldpausch, Carolyn Damstra, Lena Dorey, Betty Bea Washburn & Mary Guntzviller. 231-838-6460 or find on Facebook.

Black and White: Photographs & Drawings – Bill Schwab & Ken Kewley. Through July 1, Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447.

Make Art Together: Presented by the Northport Arts Association every Weds. through out the summer from 10am-1pm in the art space behind Red Mullein, Northport. Artists with all levels of experience can work on their own pieces, share approaches, & get ideas. Bring your own materials. 231-386-7452 or redmullein@gmail.com

“Art and the Garden”: This gallery exhibit will be held through June 28 at the new Visitor Center at Historic Barns Park, Grand Traverse Commons, TC. Presented by Artcenter Traverse City. 941- 9488 or artcentertraversecity.org.

5th Annual Bridal Gown & Quilt Display: Through June 24 at Castle Farms, Charlevoix. View more than 25 wedding gowns, some of which date back as early as 1758, & 20 quilts, with the oldest from 1800-1830. 231-237-0884.

“Land and Lake”: This exhibition showcases two complimentary Michigan artists: Bellaire artist Dani Davis & Grand Rapids artist Mark Bird. Bird paints the beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula. Through July at Cherry Cone, 240 E. Front St., TC.

Rufus Snoddy Solo Exhibition: Snoddy brings his “construction paintings” to the Oliver Art Center, Frankfort. Through July 12. Talk will be held on June 27. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org or 231-352-4151.

“Color of Light”: Ann Arbor ceramist Elizabeth Lurie & Maple City painter Carol Spaulding both draw on the world of flowers, vegetables & other plant forms for their work. Their show runs through June 26 at Center Gallery, Glen Arbor. 231-334-3179.

A Branch of the Tree: Featuring the work of Michigan artists working in various media that represent the Art Tree Gallery. Runs through Sept. 8 in the Atrium Gallery, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. www.crookedtree.org

Ellie Harold Exhibit: Blu Restaurant, Glen Arbor through summer. www.ellieharold.com

3 Women/3 Perspectives: Art by Janine Gibeau, Julie Pearson & Nancy Stuck. In Gallery Fifty in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC through June. galleryfifty.com or 932-0775.

“Georgia Taylor:This show at Brew, TC runs through July 14. www.brewtc.com

Detroit @ CTAC: Based on the current art scene in the city of Detroit, this exhibit includes works in paint, textiles, photography & sculpture. CTAC Galleries, Petoskey. Through Sept. 6. crookedtree.org

“Test Patterns”: Showcases the collage works of Jordan Scott & acrylics of Pier Wright at Cog’s Creek Gallery, TC, through June 23. 231-620-0458.

Dennos Museum Center, NMC, TC: “Seungmo Park: Meticulously Snipped and Wrapped”: Through Sept. 7. “How to Return? - Images by Contemporary Chinese Photographers”: Held through September 7. dennosmuseum.org

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

Mary Anderson Exhibit: This landscape artist’s exhibit “Close To The Land V” will run through Aug. 10 at Bella Galleria, Old Mission Tavern, TC. 231-223-4142.

Debra Sanborn Exhibit: This Northern Michigan artist’s regional artwork can be seen Mon. – Fri., 10am-5pm in the Towsley Gallery, City Opera House, TC through June. 231-631-4566.

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.

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