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 07-07-2014

Jamie Kauffold - July 7th, 2014  
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THE 11TH ANNUAL BOYNE THUNDER POKER RUN this Friday & Saturday, July 11-12, starting in Boyne City, showcases high performance boats slicing through the waters of Lake Charlevoix & Lake Michigan on a 150-mile excursion. Since it began, Boyne Thunder has raised more than $265,000 for Camp Quality, a nonprofit organization that provides special experiences & support for children with cancer. For more info, see our ‘Dates’ listings & visit: boynethunder.com.

Monday July 07

TC NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL: Today’s events include Health By the Bay, Heroes’ Day, Kids’ Bubble Gum Blow, Million Dollar Hole-In-One Golf Contest, Kids’/Adult Cherry Pie Eating Contests, Kids’ Turtle Races, The Bihlman Brothers performing, & much more. For more details & a complete schedule visit: cherryfestival.org.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS IN THE PARK: With the Gratitude Steel Band – Jamaican Steel Band. Enjoy reggae, calypso, & various Latin styles featuring steel drums. 7pm, Onekama Village Park. onekama.info

MAD SCIENCE MONDAY: Children explore bubble science. 1-3pm, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. greatlakeskids.org

NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL SECOND TIME AROUNDER’S BAND REHEARSALS FOR PARADES: 7-8:30pm, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Middle School, TC. cherryfestival.org or find on Facebook.

MOVIES IN THE MARINA: Presents “Up.” 9-11pm, downtown Charlevoix. charlevoix.org

NATIONAL WRITERS SERIES: An Evening with Diana Gabaldon. Diana’s seven book “Outlander” series sold more than 20 million copies & has been published in 26 countries & 23 languages. Her eighth installment, “Written in my Own Heart’s Blood,” carries you through betrayal & redemption, death & danger, & more. 7pm, City Opera House, TC. Tickets start at $30. cityoperahouse.org

Tuesday July 08

TC NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL: Today’s events include Heritage Day, Cherry Connection: Bringing Together Festival, Farm & Fruit, Kids’ Pet Show, Paddle for Pints, the Gin Blossoms performing, HEAT Beach Party, & much more. For more details & a complete schedule visit: cherryfestival.org.

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE TOM FRANZOSI: Watch jewelry designer Tom create one-of-a-kind custom jewelry piece in the lobby of Stafford’s Perry Hotel, Petoskey, 3-7pm. staffordsgallery. com or 231-347-0142.

BONNIE & JOHN RAINES: These local residents are subjects of the new book “The Burglary: The Discovery of J. Edgar Hoover’s Secret FBI.” 3pm, Leelanau School, Glen Arbor. 231-642-1391.

INTERLOCHEN “COLLAGE”: 7:30pm, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets: $25 adult, $22 senior & $12 youth. interlochen.org

“AN EVENING OF CABARET”: With award winning New York Cabaret artists Natalie Douglas & Brian Nash. Presented by Old Town Playhouse at The Parlor at the Om Café, TC. oldtownplayhouse.com or 947-2210.

PADDLE FOR PINTS: Follow the TC Ale Trail & visit six breweries via the Boardman River on your SUP, kayak or canoe. Purchase your ticket online & report to the registration desk at The Filling Station Microbrewery, TC at 10:30am or noon. Tickets, $35. TCAleTrail.com

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: With Bay View. Noon, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey.

ORYANA BOOK CLUB MEETING: Discuss “The Dandelion Hunter – Foraging the Urban Wilderness” by Rebecca Lerner. 6:30pm, Oryana, TC. Afterwards, take a foraging tour of the G.T. Commons with Clay Bower. 947-0191.

ANTRIM COUNTY SENIOR EXPO: 10am-2pm, Bellaire High School. Featuring over 40 businesses & agencies that provide a variety of services to seniors & the general public in Antrim County. There will be an informational session with Mary Kavanaugh-Gahn, deputy director of Legal Service of Northern Michigan from Traverse City. 231-533-5651.

COFFEE AT TEN LECTURE: With Toby Barlow, chief creative officer, Team Detroit. 10am, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. crookedtree.org

MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: With Paul Vornhagen at the Rotary Gazebo, 7-9:15pm. manistee.com

Wednesday July 09

TC NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL: Today’s events include Business Before Hours, Stand Up Paddleboarding Lessons, Sprints, Kids Demonstration, Fun & Games for Special Kids, Kids’ Bicycle Rodeo, Intergenerational Picnic, Royal Pageant of Fashion & Luncheon, Kids’ Cherry Town Fun Night, George Thorogood & the Destroyers performing, & much more. For more details & a complete schedule visit: cherryfestival.org.



AUTHOR SIGNING: With Kelly McNees, author of “The Island Doves.” 4-6pm, Horizon Books, TC. horizonbooks.com

GAYLORD COMMUNITY BAND: 8-9pm, under the Pavilion on Court in downtown Gaylord. Featuring 60+ music-loving locals. Find on Facebook.

NUB’S NOB ART FAIR: Sponsored by The Women’s Club of Northern MI, the featured artist is Al Dicken of Northern Rock. 9:30am- 4pm, Nub’s Nob Ski Area, Harbor Springs. 616-540-1054.

31ST ANNUAL HARBOR SPRINGS WOMEN’S CLUB ART FEST: 9:30am-4pm. Featuring about 120 artist from all across the country. 231-242-0061.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: With Music in Motion – for kids. Noon, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey.

WE’VE GOT THE HUMP DAY BLUES & ALL THAT JAZZ: With the Key West Perma-Frost Blues band at Gull Landing, Pentwater, 7-11pm.

Thursday July 10

TC NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL: Today’s events include the Cherry Golf Scramble, Kids’ Fun & Games, Teen Volleyball Tournament, Kids Make & Bake, Ultimate Air Dogs, Fifth Third Bank Golden Mile, The Under the Sun Tour, Carter’s Kids Festival Fun Run, Touchstone Energy Junior Royale Parade, Concert on the Lawn, & much more. For more details & a complete schedule visit: cherryfestival.org.

CHILDREN’S SUMMER READING CLUB EVENT: Paleontologist & author PaleoJoe will talk about the science of dinosaurs at the Peninsula Community Library, TC at 10am. peninsulacommunitylibrary.org

JT HODGES: This country musician’s hits include “Hunt You Down” & “Lay It Down.” 8pm, O zone, Odawa Casino, Petoskey. $15. odawacasino.com

AUTHOR KELLY O’CONNOR: Will sign her book “The Island of Doves” at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey from 7-8pm. 231-347- 1180 or mcleanandeakin.com

WATERWAYS FESTIVAL: Held in Cheboygan, July 10-13. Today features Cheboygan Jaycees Kids’ Day & Mark Rosenthal’s “Animal Magic.” For more info visit: waterwaysfestival.com.

CONCERT ON THE LAWN SERIES: Featuring John Lennon tribute artist Mark Staycer. 7pm, Hayden Gazebo, Grand Traverse Pavilions, TC. 932-3027.

NICKEL CREEK WSG SARAH JAROSZ: The Grammy Award winning, multi-platinum selling trio Nickel Creek officially reunites for the first time since 2007, in celebration of the band’s 25th anniversary. Grammy-nominated Sarah Jarosz brings us a mix of folk, Americana & roots music. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $31.50. interlochen.org

EATING HEALTHY FOR LIFE STORE TOUR: Enjoy a stroll through Oryana, TC at 9am & see how uncomplicated healthy eating can be. Free, but registration required: 947-0191.

ARTIST OPEN HOUSE: With Rosita Gendernalik, ceramics & Ted Peterson, watercolors. 5-7pm, Live for Art Gallery, Beulah. liveforartgallery.com

SIP & DAB: “Dandelion Wishes.” Paint with a local artist while sipping & eating at La Senorita, Garfield Ave., TC from 6-9pm. Cost, $35. Register: sipanddab.com

BIDWELL PLAZA SINGER/SONGWRITER SERIES: With Brian Livingston at noon at the Bidwell Plaza in downtown Petoskey.

AUTHORS SIGNING: With David Anthony & Charles David, authors of “Heroes A 2 Z: The Cherry Bomb Squad.” 2-4pm, Horizon Books, TC. horizonbooks.com

STREET MUSIQUE: Featuring the Bennet Band, Scott Cook, The Stout Hearted String Band, & others from 7-9pm in downtown Harbor Springs. harborspringschamber.com

Friday July 11

TC NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL: Today’s events include the Kids’ Sand Sculpture Contest, Diaper Derby & Toddler Trot, Cherries Grand Buffet, Seniors’ Pickleball, CHERRYOPOLY Tournament – Finals, Cherry Idol Auditions, Justin Moore performing, Cherryland Band Classic, Queen’s Coronation Ball & Royale Auction, & much more. For more details & a complete schedule visit: cherryfestival.org.

BAY HARBOR’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CELEBRATION: Today features the Merchant Mixer with fun & games; dancing to the live music of the Jelly Roll Blues Band, & more. villageatbayharbor.com

ZUMBA FITNESS DEMO: 1pm, Petoskey District Library’s outdoor labyrinth. Join Studio Health & Fitness owner, Christi, as she demonstrates the Zumba Fitness body & mind workout. Free. 231-758-3111.

“OFF THE PAGE” WRITERS SERIES: With poet & essayist Fleda Brown, who will share her latest collection of poetry, “No Need For Sympathy” at the Darcy Library of Beulah at 7pm. 231-882- 4037 or benzonia.mi.lib.us.

WATERWAYS FESTIVAL: Held in Cheboygan, July 10-13. Today features “Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy” Races. For more info visit: waterwaysfestival.com.

GOLF-RIDER CHALLENGE: Presented by GolfStarRx.com at the Grand Traverse Resort Village, Acme at 9am. Featuring games, prizes, silent auctions, & BlackStarFarms.com wines. Proceeds benefit Dog & Pony Rescue. 616-634-2802.

PETOSKEY ROCKS!: Includes carriage rides, ghost walks, local musicians Yankee Station, Moors & McCumber, and Charlie Millard, street performers & more. 6-9pm, downtown Petoskey.

DINNER & A MOVIE: Featuring “Barn Yard.” 5:30pm, Harbor Springs Sk8 Park & Ice Rink. Free movie; $5 for pizza, pop & dessert. harborspringschamber.com

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: With Elizabeth Stoner at noon, & Moors & McCumber at 7pm, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES: Featuring TC singer-songwriter duo & multi instrumentalists Katie Larson & Savannah Buist - The Accidentals. 7pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville. $10 suggested donation. michiganlegacyartpark.org

34TH ANNUAL BLISSFEST: Today’s performers, beginning at 2pm, include E-Minor, Fauxgrass, Todd Snider, Donna The Buffalo, & many others. Also includes many activities like yoga, dance, a puppet troupe, & crafts. Festival Farm, 3695 Division Rd., Harbor Springs. For a complete schedule, visit: blissfest.org

TERRY WOOTEN – STONE CIRCLE STORY-TELLING: Around a campfire at Grass River Natural Area, Bellaire at 9pm, listeners can enjoy a variety of poetry & storytelling. Share a story or poem of your own. grassriver.org

“CATCH ME IF YOU CAN”: Miracle Productions presents this Broadway musical based on the true story of Frank Abagnale Junior’s life as a con man. It is a high energy show that tells a powerful story of family bonds, deception, love & redemption. 7:30pm, Milliken Auditorium, NMC, TC. Tickets start at $25. http://www.miracleproductionstc.com/

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Featuring Square Moon at 7pm at the Memorial Park Bandshell, East Jordan.

EVENTS AT HORIZON BOOKS, TC: John Mitchell will sign his book “Prehistoric Great Lakes” from 12-2pm, & David Anthony & Charles David will sign their book “Heroes A 2 Z: The Cherry Bomb Squad” from 2-4pm. horizonbooks.com

AUTHOR TOBIN T. BUHK: Will sign his book “Michigan’s Strychnine Saint: The Curious Case of Mrs. Mary McKnight” from 2-4pm at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. 231-347-1180 or mcleanandeakin.com.

DARIUS RUCKER: As the frontman of Hootie & the Blowfish, Rucker was one of the most popular musicians in mainstream pop/rock during the mid-’90s. But with recent hits like “Wagon Wheel” and “Don’t Think I Don’t Think About It,” he is a country music star. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $43.50. interlochen.org

BOOK SIGNING: Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick will sign their book “Stranger in the Woods” at Michigan Artists Gallery, Suttons Bay from 12- 2pm. michiganartistsgallery.com

DOWNTOWN GAYLORD FRIDAY NIGHT CON- CERT SERIES: Dragon Wagon brings a highenergy mix of bluegrass, rock & folk with a touch of Irish to the Pavilion on Court from 6-9pm.

EAST JORDAN SOUTH ARM CLASSICS: July 11-12. Today features a car show with a cruise leaving downtown at 6pm & Square Moon performing from 7-9pm. southarmclassics.com

FRIDAY NIGHT WIG OUT: Presented by Inside-Out Gallery & WNMC 90.7. A live radio broadcast dance party with Soul Possession. 8pm-12am (live broadcast, 9-11pm), with Ben Hamper, InsideOut Gallery, TC.

THE DOO WOP PROJECT: 8pm, Bay View – Hall Auditorium, Petoskey. Enjoy Broadway actors from ‘Jersey Boys’ in a pops concert tribute to music ranging from the 50’s to Boys II Men. For more info visit bayviewassociation.org.

11TH ANNUAL BOYNE THUNDER POKER RUN: Tonight includes a dinner for the boaters at the Veterans Park Pavilion, Boyne City. Stroll the Streets will also be taking place, with displays of Boyne Thunder boats & classic cars. boynethunder.com

Saturday July 12 

TC NATIONAL CHERRY FESTIVAL: Today’s events include the Meijer Festival of Races, DTE Energy Royale Parade, Cherry Idol Finals, Tommy James & The Shondells performing, Festival Fireworks Finale over West Grand Travese Bay, & much more. For more details & a complete schedule visit: cherryfestival.org.

EAST JORDAN SOUTH ARM CLASSICS: July 11-12. Today features a classic boat show from 10am-4pm, a car show from 10am-3pm, a Kayak Fun Run from 11am-2pm, & more. southarmclassics.com

BAY HARBOR’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WEEK- END CELEBRATION: Today features a Family Fun Zone, the Petoskey Steel Drum Band, the Detroit Flyhouse Circus, The Taste of Northern Michigan & much more. villageatbayharbor.com

SCOTTVILLE CLOWN BAND: This free concert will commemorate the sesquicentennial of Elmwood Township at 2pm in Cherry Bend Community Park, TC.

EVENTS AT HORIZON BOOKS, TC: Carl R. Sams II & Jean Stoick will sign their book “Stranger in the Woods” from 2-4pm, & David Anthony & Charles David will sign their book “Heroes A 2 Z: The Cherry Bomb Squad,” also from 2-4pm. horizonbooks.com

WATERWAYS FESTIVAL: Held in Cheboygan, July 10-13. Today features the Inland Waterways ‘Pier-to-Pier’ Sprint, World Championship Wanigan Race, Cheboygan Area Arts Council 46th Annual Arts Festival, Cheboygan Waterways Open Water Challenge, & more. For more info visit: waterwaysfestival.com.


MICHIGAN FLY FISHING FESTIVAL: 9am- 6pm, Boyne Mountain Resort, Boyne Falls. Featuring live entertainment, fly fishing competitions & complimentary casting instruction. Admission, $10; free for kids 16 & under. boyneoutfitters.com

BEAR LAKE DAYS: July 12-14. Featuring art shows, parades, fireworks & more. bearlakemichigan.com

DAN HICKS & THE HOT LICKS: Bringing their swingin’ Bayside jazz to the InsideOut Gallery, TC at 9pm are Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks. Their latest CD is “Live at Davies.” Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door. 929-3254.

46TH ANNUAL CHARLEVOIX ART & CRAFT SHOW: 10am-6pm, East Park, downtown Charlevoix.

WATER AWARENESS DAY: This environmental fair & fundraiser is presented by Three Lakes Association at Alden Depot Park from 1-5pm. Suggested donation of $25 per family includes all exhibits, activities, door prizes & food. For more info visit 3lakes.com.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: With the Up North Vocal Institute at 5pm, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey.

THE ECOLOGY OF DUNE PLANTS: Observe the plant life of Antrim Creek Natural Area. Discover endangered plants and identify invasive ones. Meet at the north parking lot at Rex Beach Road at 10am. grassriver.org or 231-533-8314.

CHARLEVOIX SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Featuring the Galactic Sherpas (reggae funk) at the East Park Performance Pavilion, downtown Charlevoix, 7-9pm. Find on Facebook.

AUTHOR JENNIFER ROSS: Will sign her book “Isaiah’s Story” from 2-4pm at McLean & Eakin Booksellers, Petoskey. 231-347-1180 or mcleanandeakin.com.

34TH ANNUAL BLISSFEST: Today’s performers, beginning at 9am, include open mic with Kirby, Scott Cook, Abigail Stauffer Trio, Andrew Noah Band, Fishtank Ensemble, Claudia Schmidt & Dean McGraw, Rusted Root, & many others. Also includes activities like Dances of Universal Peace, teen drumming & tai chi. Festival Farm, 3695 Division Rd., Harbor Springs. For a complete schedule visit: blissfest.org

AN EVENING WITH JACKSON BROWNE: Jackson Browne’s songwriting is filled with honesty, emotion & personal politics. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $37.50. interlochen.org

11TH ANNUAL BOYNE THUNDER POKER RUN: Starts at 9:45am from the Boyne City Marina. This is a fundraiser for Camp Quality & showcases high performance boats roaring through the waters of Lake Charlevoix & Lake Michigan on a 150-mile excursion. Card stops during the journey on Lake Michigan include Elk Rapids, Northport, Bay Harbor, Harbor Springs, & Charlevoix. boynethunder.com


WAUGOSHANCE TRAIL MARATHON: Wilderness State Park, Carp Lake. greatlakesendurance.com

HARRY GOLDSON & NORTHPORT’S BIG BAND: Goldson is one of the top reedmen in the country. This concert features theme songs of the Big Bands from the past & will include many of the standards that made them famous. 8pm, Northport Community Arts Center. Tickets, $25. 231-386-5001.

HORSE SHOWS BY THE BAY: Today features Danny & Ron’s Rescue’s Rescue Day, 10am-2pm & $10,000 JR/AO Jumper Classic, 2pm. 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg. $10/day. horseshowsbythebay.com or 231.267.3700.

18TH ANNUAL ARTISTS’ MARKET: At the Old Art Building, Leland, 10am-5pm. 100 art booths on the lawn, on Cedar Street & inside the building will feature fine art paintings, pottery, silver & beaded jewelry, woodcarving, & much more. oldartbuilding.com

Sunday July 13 

BAY HARBOR’S 20TH ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CELEBRATION: Today features Bay Harbor Church, champagne brunch, & more. villageatbayharbor.com

WYSO: With Erik Nielsen, conductor; & Joshua Bell, violin. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets: $28. interlochen.org

16TH ANNUAL DUNE CLIMB CONCERT: Presented by the Glen Arbor Art Association & featuring Moxie Strings, who put a spin on Celtic & Americana music with traditional footstomping & rock influenced melodies. 7pm, Dune Climb – M-109, 6748 South Dune Highway, Glen Arbor. Free, but National Park pass required. glenarborart.org

WATERWAYS FESTIVAL: Held in Cheboygan, July 10-13. Today features the Inland Waterways Wooden Boat Show & Waterways Co-Ed Beach Volleyball Tournament. For more info visit: waterwaysfestival.com.

HORSE SHOWS BY THE BAY: Today features Orange & Blue Day - $40,000 Grand Traverse Bay Grand Prix, 2pm. 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg. $10/day. horseshowsbythebay.com or 231.267.3700.


“CATCH ME IF YOU CAN”: (See Fri., except today’s performance is at 2pm.)

VESPERS CONCERT: Featuring Bay View Pops Orchestra Intergenerational Spectacular. 8pm, Bay View – Hall Auditorium, Petoskey. bayviewfestival.org

MICHAEL COOPER: Masked Marvels & Wondertales: Cooper spins tales using an unusual and colorful cast of characters. 2pm, Corson Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets: $23.50. interlochen.org

3 DISCIPLINES INTER-ROCKIN TRIATHLON: 8am, Interlochen State Park. http://www.3disciplines.com/Events/InterRockin-Tri- -Du--Sprint-Tri/

46TH ANNUAL CHARLEVOIX ART & CRAFT SHOW: 10am-4pm, East Park, downtown Charlevoix.

WE’VE GOT THE SUNDAY BLUES & ALL THAT JAZZ: With Paul Vornhagen at Gull Landing, Pentwater, 7-11pm.

34TH ANNUAL BLISSFEST: Today’s performers, beginning at 9:30am, include Heywood Banks, Seth & May, Mulebone, Appleseed Collective & many others. Also includes activities like a kids talent showcase, guitar looping workshop, & more. Festival Farm, 3695 Division Rd., Harbor Springs. For a complete schedule visit: blissfest.org


DIXIELAND WORSHIP SERVICES & CON- CERTS: Runs every Thurs. through Aug. at 7pm at the First Presbyterian Church of Petoskey. Featuring the Epsilon Jass Band. 231-347-4792.

FREE PARKOUR: Learn to climb, run, jump, swing, or vault over obstacles with ease & grace. Every Tues. at 7pm. Class led by Levi Meeuwenberg. For location & to register: TCParkour.com.

STONE CIRCLE GATHERINGS: Poetry, storytelling & music every Sat., 9pm, through 8/30. Outdoor setting around a fire. Ten miles north of Elk Rapids off US 31. Turn right on Stone Circle Dr., and follow signs. There is a $5 donation for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under. 231-264- 9467. terry-wooten.com, stonecir@aol.com.

JAZZ AT SUNSET: Runs every Thurs. through Aug. 28 from 7-9:30pm at Chateau Chantal, Old Mission Peninsula. Features the Jeff Haas Trio every week, with different special guests each week. 231-223-4110.

GLEN ARBOR SUMMER SINGERS REHEARS- ALS: Every Tues. at 7pm, Glen Lake Reformed Church, Burdickville. Part of the Manitou Music Festival. 248-797-9325.

SARA HARDY DOWNTOWN FARMERS MAR- KET: 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: Weds. & Sat., 9am-1pm, downtown Harbor Springs. Visit their Facebook page. Music at the Market takes place at these farmers markets each Weds. & Sat. This week’s musicians are Spectrum Brass on July 9, & Red Truck Poets on July 12.

BOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET: Through Oct., every Weds., 8am-noon, Veterans Park. boynecitymainstreet.com

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.

BOYNE CITY FARMERS MARKET: Through Oct., every Weds., 8am-noon, Veterans Park. boynecitymainstreet.com

“BELLA MUSICA”: This dinner theatre takes place every Weds. & Thurs. night from July 9-31 at Bella Fortuna North, Lake Leelanau. Enjoy a Tuscan-style buffet dinner from 6-7pm, followed by the revue at 7:30pm, which features everything from Broadway classics & tunes from contemporary Broadway shows like “Aida” to folk & soft rock. $50/person. Reservations: 231-994-2400 or bellafortunarestaurant.com/reservations.

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

“A BOAT LOAD OF FUN – GREAT LAKES BLOCK BUILDING ADVENTURE”: An exhibit featuring a nine foot freighter, a 10 foot canal & locks, & over 40 historic boats, completely made out of Legos. On display through Sept. 1 at The History Center, TC. Visit the hands-on building station on site to design your seaworthy creation. traversehistory.org or 995-0313.

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. Perfect for the brand new yoga student. 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. They sing songs from the days when Al Capone still walked the streets nearby - to contemporary classics. 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.

VARIETY HOUR & FIRE DANCING: Enjoy juggling, dancing, comedy, vaudeville, music & more, followed by fire dancing every Thurs. in July. Lelu Café, Northport, 9:30pm. Hosted by Third Space Movement. thirdspacemovement. com or 231-846-8362.

“LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY, PAST AND PRESENT”: This exhibit is held at the Little Traverse History Museum, Petoskey. petoskeymuseum.org

MONDAY NIGHT MUSIC: Enjoy live music by Brian Nolf, yard games, face painting & more every Mon. through the summer from 7-9pm on the front lawn of Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville. crystalmountain.com

FREE PILATES CLASS: Every Tues. through July at 6pm at Nourish in Kids Creek MarketPlace, TC. Bring a mat & bottle of water. 231-645-1215.

JORDAN VALLEY COMMUNITY BAND CONCERT SERIES: Thursdays in July, beginning July 10, 7:30pm, Memorial Park Bandshell, East Jordan.

YOGA BY DONATION: Everyone is welcome to yoga at Blooming Lotus, Interlochen on Wednesdays at 10am. bloominglotustc.com

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. www.mcleanandeakin. com or 231-347-1180.


PLEIN AIR PAINTING IN NORTHPORT: Seeking artists for July 26 paint-out. $100 for best work plus people’s choice award. See www. northportartsforall.com, or Northport Arts Association on Facebook for more info, or call 231-386-1104.

VILLAGE SUMMER QUILT EXHIBIT: On display in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC. Starting at Notably Natural & continuing throughout the North Wing to Cordia. An artists reception takes place on Thurs., July 10 from 5-7pm. Fiber & textile artists from Grand Traverse, Leelanau, & Manistee counties are included in the show with over 50 works to enjoy. Runs through Aug. 929.1100 or Facebook/ NotablyNatural.

HUNTING BEAUTY: American Landscape Paintings; Paintings by Heidi Marshall: July 5-15, Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. A Gallery Talk & Tea will be held on Mon., July 7 from 2-4pm. 231-526-9447.

CALL FOR ARTISTS: The Watershed Center Grand Traverse Bay invites artists to apply to their nautical-themed art show, taking place Sept. 18-Oct. 24. All mediums welcome, but should be inspired by the waters of the Grand Traverse watershed, which covers portions of Grand Traverse, Antrim, Kalkaska & Leelanau counties. Deadline: July 31. More info at www.gtbay.org.

“SCULPTING & STITCHING”: Exhibit by Bart & Gail Ingraham. Bart carves wood & stone to describe his interpretation of the relationship of man to nature & Gail uses fiber to paint pictures, both idealistic & abstract. Through July 21, Cog’s Creek Gallery, TC. 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 through July 19. 800-882-5801.

CLAY AND GLASS: From the Earth to the Garden: A Lynn Dinning & Gene Reck exhibit at Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447.

23RD INVITATIONAL ARTS EXHIBITION: Through July 18, Jordan River Arts 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.

MAKE ART TOGETHER: Presented by the Northport Arts Association every Weds. throughout 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

THE MAGIC THURSDAY ARTISTS: This art exhibit & sale will be held at the City Opera House, TC during July. Artists include Sue Bowerman, Nancy Donley, Pat Dixon, Ruth Kitchen & many others. They paint in oil, acrylic, pastel & watercolor. cityoperahouse.org

“LAND AND LAKE”: This exhibition showcases two complimentary Michigan artists: Bellaire artist Dani Davis & Grand Rapids artist Mark Bird. Davis creates detailed watercolor paintings of fish that flourish in the Great Lakes region. Bird paints the beauty of the Leelanau Peninsula. Through July at Cherry Cone, 240 E. Front St., TC.

JOSEPH LOMBARDO EXHIBITION: Featuring oil paintings that explore the Leelanau landscape, the luminous light & bright colors that characterize the region in the summer. July 11- 17, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor. Lombardo will conduct a demonstration on July 12 at 1pm. 231-334-3179.

RUFUS SNODDY SOLO EXHIBITION: Snoddy brings his “construction paintings” to the Oliver Art Center, Frankfort. Through July 12. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org or 231-352-4151.

“FEET IN TWO WORLDS: Paintings by Melonie Steffes”: This exhibit runs July 3-Aug. 31 at Gallery Fifty in The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC. galleryfifty.com or 932-0775.

“CONNECTIONS”: This exhibition by TC photographer Tyler Franz will be displayed through July at The Redhead Café in Lake Leelanau. Then it will move to Cherry Cone, TC through the end of Sept.

SEEKING NAUTICAL-INSPIRED ART: For the next Art of the Watershed exhibit, a nauticalthemed juried art show taking place Sept. 18-Oct. 24. http://www.gtbay.org/2014/06/17/ nauticalart/

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

CRAIG WEISSE EXHIBIT: Featuring impressionist images of Weisse’s shoreline community of Empire. July 4-10, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor. 231-334-3179.

ELLIE HAROLD EXHIBIT: Blu Restaurant, Glen Arbor through summer. www.ellieharold.com

“GEORGIA TAYLOR: Within the Cocoon and Abstract Works”: 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, print, video documentary, photography & sculpture. CTAC Galleries, Petoskey. Through Sept. 6. crookedtree.org

DENNOS MUSEUM CENTER, NMC, TC: “Seungmo Park: Meticulously Snipped and Wrapped”: First solo museum exhibition in the U.S. of the works of Seungmo Park of Seoul, Korea featuring his MAYA imagery & aluminum wire wrapped sculptural forms. Through Sept. 7. “How to Return? - Images by Contemporary Chinese Photographers”: Held through September 7. Features the work of seven noted photographers in China. www.dennosmuseum.org

ART OF RECOVERY: The Human Journey: Exhibition 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.

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