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 - July 21st, 2014  
July 21-27

Headlining The Dunesville Music Festival in Lake Ann this Friday through Sunday, July 25-27 is worldwide known blues powerhouse Larry McCray! Just a handful of other musicians performing at this festival include the Standing Hamptons, New Third Coast, Biomassive, Kung Fu Rodeo, Magdalen Fossum, & Big Dudee Roo. For a complete lineup & more info visit dunesvillemusicfestival.com. The Dunesville Music Festival takes place at The Harm Farm, 4846 Hulbert Rd., Lake Ann.

Monday July 21 

OTP AUDITIONS: For its October musical, “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”. 7pm, Schmuckal Theatre, Old Town Playhouse, TC. For more info visit oldtownplayhouse.com.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS IN THE PARK: With Peter, Paul & Mary Flashbacks. Onekama Village Park, 7pm. onekama.info

33RD CIRCUIT COURT CANDIDATE FORUM: 7-9pm, Boyne Area Senior Center, Boyne City. Sponsored by the Charlevoix County Democratic and Republican Parties.

MAD SCIENCE MONDAY: Children will learn about fish of the Great Lakes at hands-on activity stations including a station with live minnows. 1-3pm, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. greatlakeskids.org

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

Tuesday July 22 


FREE FRESH POPSICLE GIVEAWAY: In gratitude for winning the 2014 TC Area Chamber of Commerce Hagerty Small Business of the Year Award, Oryana will be giving away free GoodPops frozen fruit popsicles to the community from 3-7pm. GoodPops are produced by Goodwill Industries of NW MI & incorporate local fresh fruit. 947-0191.

RAY LAMONTAGNE WSG THE BELLE BRIGADE & JENNY LEWIS: Award-winning singer song writer LaMontagne brings his husky vocals & sensual lyrics to Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts at 7:30pm. For tickets & more info visit interlochen.org.

126 ARMY BAND: Enjoy a patriotic performance by 40 members of this band. 6-8pm, corner of Bridge & Broad streets, Bellaire. 231-533-6023.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Presents the Bay View Music Sampler. Noon, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, downtown Petoskey.

TRENDS IN EDUCATION & PATHFINDER EXPERIENCE: 12-1pm, Pathfinder Campus, TC. Learn what it means for Pathfinder to be an independent school. In this session, Head of School Rob Hansen will demonstrate how Pathfinder can function with greater instructional freedom to engage children in deeper learning. Lunch provided by Oryana. 995-3800.

HARBOR SPRINGS SUMMER FRIENDS LECTURE SERIES: With Molly Kircher & Rebecca Clark of Trybe. 4pm, Harbor Springs Library. Cost, $15. crookedtree.org

COFFEE @ TEN: With Patrick Wise at 10am in the CTAC Gilbert Gallery, Petoskey. Artist & educator, Wise works with both Detroit Institute of Arts & Paint Creek Center for Arts, in arts education. Wise is teaching the Painting Alla Prima Workshop this summer at CTAC. Free. crookedtree.org

MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: Presents Freddie Cunningham & The Root Doctor Band at Douglas Park, Manistee from 7-9:15pm. 231- 723-7500.

LAKESIDE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE PRESENTS “RICHARD III”: 7pm, Performance Pavilion, Tank Hill, Frankfort. Free. lakesideshakespeare.org

8TH ANNUAL RUNNING BEAR 5K RUN/WALK & 1/2 MILE KIDS’ RUN: Presented by the Glen Arbor Women’s Club. The 5K Run/Walk begins in front of Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor at 9am, followed by the 1/2 Mile Kids’ Run at 9:05am. There will also be an after race celebration. Cost: $15 5K (advance) & $5 Kids’ Run. http://www.runningbearrun.com/

Wednesday July 23 

GAYLORD COMMUNITY BAND: 8pm, under the Pavilion on Court in downtown Gaylord.

BIRDING FOR BEGINNERS WALK: Presented by the Petoskey Regional Audubon Society. 12-1pm, Petoskey Bayfront Park. Free. Bring binoculars. 231-347-4150.

PLANT IT WILD PROGRAM: “Ferns, Sedges, & Grasses” with Vern Stevens, owner of Designs by Nature. 7pm, Trinity Lutheran Church, Frankfort. Free. plantitwild.com

KALKASKA COUNTY FAIR: July 23-26, Kalkaska County Fairgrounds. kalkaskacountyfaironline.com

LAUNCH PARTY FOR SPEAK UP TRAVERSE CITY MAGAZINE: This magazine provides a voice & unique employment opportunity to people experiencing poverty & homelessness. Enjoy live music, refreshments, & hear live stories from the streets. 7pm, Kirkbride Hall, The Village at Grand Traverse Commons, TC. speakupmag.org

SUNDAY SUNSET CONCERT SERIES: Presents M-23 Strings, an eclectic group of four. 8:30- 10pm, Edward C. Grace Memorial Harbor, Elk Rapids. Free. 231-264-8174.

YOUR HEMINGWAY: Finding His Muse in Northern MI: Documentary presentation at Voorhies Hall, Bay View, Petoskey, 7:30pm. Writer-Producer George Colburn will introduce the documentary & answer questions afterwards. bayviewassociation.org

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Presents Little Groove. Noon, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, downtown Petoskey.

LAKESIDE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE PRESENTS “TWELFTH NIGHT”: 7pm, Performance Pavilion, Tank Hill, Frankfort. Free. lakesideshakespeare.org

TRAIL BUILDING AT ARCADIA DUNES: Presented by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. 2-4pm, Arcadia Dunes St. Pierre Trails. Meet at the St. Pierre parking area. gtrlc. org/events or 929-7911.

BLISSFEST FOLK & ROOTS MINI-CONCERT SERIES: Presents Bob Fawcett. Bob plays finger style guitar, harmonica, occasionally banjo & brings various musical styles from ballads to blues, humorous musical tales to sad & pensive pieces. 8pm, Red Sky Stage, Petoskey. Tickets: $10 advance, $12.50 day of. Students, $8. Children 12 & under, $5. All concert sales of his book “Limericks and Poems from County Emmet” and his CDs will be donated to the Robert Emmet Society. redskystage.com

Thursday July 24 

TC SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Presents The Guess Who, Starship, and Special Guests, The Spragues. 6-11pm, Northwestern MI Fairgrounds, TC. General admission, $25. tcconcertseries.com

“HAMLET”: Presented by Riverside, LLC at Hannah Park at 6th & Union streets, TC at 7pm. Free.

CONCERT ON THE LAWN SERIES: Featuring The Gordon Lightfoot Tribute Band. This five piece band replicates the songs, styles & moods of the Canadian singer-songwriter’s best. 7pm, Hayden Gazebo, Grand Traverse Pavilions, TC. 932-3027.

LAKESIDE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE PRESENTS “RICHARD III”: 7pm, Performance Pavilion, Tank Hill, Frankfort. Free. lakesideshakespeare.org

MANITOU MUSIC FESTIVAL: Presents flamenco guitar master Ronald Radford at the Top of Bay Mountain, The Homestead, Glen Arbor at 7pm. Cost, $20. Presented by the GAAA. www.glenarborart.org

SIP & DAB: Winery Themed Painting. Paint with a local artist while sipping & eating at Laurentide Winery, Lake Leelanau at 6pm. $35/person. sipanddab.com

KALKASKA COUNTY FAIR: July 23-26, Kalkaska County Fairgrounds. kalkaskacountyfaironline.com

PETOSKEY LIBRARY FRIENDS USED BOOK SALE: 10am-4pm, inside the Petoskey District Library. Friends members are invited to shop early at ‘First Look at the Books’ on July 23, 4-6:30pm. petoskeylibrary.org

27TH ANNUAL WALLOON LAKE ANTIQUE- TRACTOR ENGINE & CRAFT SHOW: July 24-27. Featuring musical entertainment, a petting zoo, grist mill, filling station, saw mill & much more. For more info visit walloonlakeflywheelers.com.

STREET MUSIQUE: With Keith Scott, Brian Livingston, Craig Cottrill Band, Holly Keller Duo, Wyatt & Shari Knapp, & Tommy Tropic. 7-9pm, Main St., Harbor Springs. harborspringschamber.com

WALK TO FALLEN COMRADE: Led by Brian McCall, Interlochen Arts Academy history teacher. See this sculpture by David Greenwood, & explore the history of the Tuskegee Airmen, their relationship to Michigan, & Michigan’s role in the WWII war effort. 10am, Michigan Legacy Art Park trailhead, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville. Cost, $10. Advance registration required: michlegacyartpark.org

BIDWELL PLAZA SINGER/SONGWRITER SERIES: Presents Jennifer Thomas at noon at the Bidwell Plaza, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Free. crookedtree.org

LES MISÉRABLES: This award-winning musical is based on the novel of the same name by French poet and novelist Victor Hugo. 8pm, John M. Hall, Bay View, Petoskey. bayviewassociation.org

PETOSKEY ROCKS!: Begins at 6pm in downtown Petoskey. Enjoy sidewalk sales, performers in the streets, Concert in the Park with On the Beach Band, followed by Bennett, & more. petoskeydowntown.com

EATING HEALTHY FOR LIFE STORE TOUR: Enjoy a stroll through Oryana, TC at 6pm & see how uncomplicated healthy eating can be. Free, but registration required: 947-0191.

Friday July 25 

AUTHOR SIGNING: With Al Declercq, author of “Bernida: A Michigan Sailing Legend”. 4-6pm, Horizon Books, TC. horizonbooks.com

“HAMLET”: (See Thurs.)

KALKASKA COUNTY FAIR: July 23-26, Kalkaska County Fairgrounds. kalkaskacountyfaironline.com

BOOK SIGNING: With Ken Scott, author of “Ice Caves of Leelanau: A Visual Exploration”. 3-5pm, Leelanau Books, Leland. 231-313-4872.

PETOSKEY LIBRARY FRIENDS USED BOOK SALE: 10am-4pm, outside the Petoskey District Library. petoskeylibrary.org

LAKESIDE SHAKESPEARE THEATRE PRESENTS “TWELFTH NIGHT”: 7pm, Performance Pavilion, Tank Hill, Frankfort. Free. lakesideshakespeare.org

CRAFT SHOW & FIBER FESTIVAL: July 25-27, Castle Farms, Charlevoix. Today’s hours are 1-7pm. Free on-site parking with $5 per person admission fee. Children under 12, free. castlefarms.com

54TH ANNUAL LITTLE TRAVERSE BAY REGATTA: July 25-27, Little Traverse Bay. For more info visit ltyc.org.

PETOSKEY ROCKS!: Enjoy street performers, food, vintage trucks, music, & sidewalk sales. 6-9pm, downtown Petoskey.



BLISSFEST FOLK & ROOTS MINI-CONCERT SERIES: Presents Simple Gifts. These singer/ songwriters & multi-instrumentalists bring an eclectic mix of folk traditions. 8pm, Red Sky Stage, Petoskey. Tickets: $10 advance, $12.50 day of. Students, $8. Children 12 & under, $5. redskystage.com

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Presents Kellerville at noon, & On the Beach Band at 7pm. Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, downtown Petoskey.

SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT SERIES: Presents Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys, who “mesh Appalachian tradition with a rootsy Michigan vigor.” 7pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville. $10 suggested donation. michlegacyartpark.org

22ND ANNUAL ART LEELANAU BENEFIT & ART EXHIBITION: View the work of 90 Leelanau artists, & enjoy music by the Windy Ridge Boys & hors d’ oeuvres at the Old Art Building, Leland. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 door. Proceeds benefit the Old Art Building. 231-256-2131.

DUNESVILLE MUSIC FESTIVAL: July 25-27, The Harm Farm, 4846 Hulbert Rd., Lake Ann. Featuring Larry McCray, Standing Hamptons, New Third Coast, Biomassive, Kung Fu Rodeo, Magdalen Fossum, Big Dudee Roo, & many others. For a complete lineup & more info visit dunesvillemusicfestival.com.

GARY ALLAN: This country singer-songwriter is known for hits such as “Her Man,” “It Would Be You,” & “The One”. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. For tickets & more info visit interlochen.org.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: With Kitty Donohoe – Irish folk/stories. 7-9pm, Memorial Park Bandshell, East Jordan.

“TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND”: Professional theatre company Parallel 45 puts their spin on this hit by the Neo-Futurists at the InsideOut Gallery, TC at 9pm. Actors will race against the clock to perform 30 miniature plays in 60 minutes. Tickets range from $10-$15. Reservations are required in advance: parallel45.org or 800-836-0711.

GAYLORD FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT SERIES: With SP3. Enjoy a blend of funk, soul, jazz & electronic music featuring original compositions, covers, & remakes of popular tunes. 6-9pm, Pavilion on Court, downtown Gaylord.

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

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

14TH ANNUAL TOUR DE TART: Family-friendly one-way bike ride on the TART & Leelanau Trails from TC to Suttons Bay. Starting near the tunnel entrance to Clinch Park anytime between 4-6:30pm, riders will enjoy two food stops along the 17-mile paved trail. Families with young children should start their ride between 4 & 5pm to allow adequate time for rest stops. The finish at Suttons Bay Marina Park includes a bayside meal, root beer floats & music. Enjoy a bus ride back to TC, while your bicycles return by truck. There is a transportation option for Suttons Bay area participants. $35 adults, $10 children. Proceeds benefit TART Trails. For more info visit traversetrails.org or call 941-4300.

PETOSKEY SIDEWALK SALES: 9am-9pm, Downtown Petoskey. petoskeydowntown.com

Saturday July 26

COFFEE IN THE PARK: 9-11am, Hull Park, behind the Traverse Area District Library, TC. Help pass out winter coats to those in need. Connect with the homeless to provide a small meal & guide those seeking help with paper work, medical & addiction services, etc. Donations from the community for wish list include clothing, shoes, tents, tarps, blankets & sleeping bags.


AUTHOR SIGNINGS: 12-2pm: With Richard Hill, author of “Dipped.” 2-4pm: With Tom Laughlin, author of “The Summer of ’71.” 4-6pm: With Robert Wangard, author of “Payback.” Horizon Books, TC. horizonbooks.com

“HAMLET”: Presented by Riverside, LLC at Hannah Park at 6th & Union streets, TC at 6pm. Free.

HORSE SHOWS BY THE BAY: Today is Red, White & Blue Day – Reining Liberty Ranch Fundraiser; HJAM Equitation Medal Finals, noon & $40,000 CMJ Sporthorse Cherry Capital Classic Grand Prix, 5pm. 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg. $10/day. horseshowsbythebay.com or 231.267.3700.

ROCKIN’ RIVERTOWN RIDE: Downtown Cheboygan. Includes a poker run throughout the county, strolling poker run through downtown businesses, motorcycle parade & bike show on Main St. cheboyganmusicfest.com or 231-627-9931.

CRAFT SHOW & FIBER FESTIVAL: July 25-27, Castle Farms, Charlevoix. Today’s hours are 10am-5pm. Free on-site parking with $5 per person admission fee. Children under 12, free. castlefarms.com

BAY HARBOR ARTS FESTIVAL: July 26-27, The Village at Bay Harbor. Today’s hours are 10am- 7pm. bayharborartfair.com


KALKASKA COUNTY FAIR: July 23-26, Kalkaska County Fairgrounds. kalkaskacountyfaironline.com



STAR PARTIES: 4-6pm: Solar viewing event. See the sun up-close. Solar glasses will be available to borrow. 9-11pm: View Mars, Saturn & the summer Milky Way. Both events take place at Pierce Stocking Drive Stop #3, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Park at Picnic Mtn. nps.gov/slbe/

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

LOCAL ARTIST’S FAIR/ANNUAL BOOK SALE: 9am-4pm, Peninsula Community Library, TC. peninsulacommunitylibrary.org

ROOTS & BOOTS: Featuring Sammy Kershaw, Aaron Tippin, David Lee Murphy & Collin Raye in the Leelanau Sands Casino Showroom, Peshawbestown at 8pm. $30/$40 tickets available at Leelanau Sands & Turtle Creek casinos and Ticket-E-Split.com.


FRIENDS OF MUSIC CONCERT SERIES: With Matt Watroba Rev. Robert Jones, American Roots Music Duo, who brings an eclectic mix of folk & blues. 7:30pm, Lakes of the North Clubhouse Assembly Room, 6330 Pineview Dr., between Mancelona & Gaylord. For tickets & more info call 231-585-6691.

TC ROLLER DERBY DOUBLEHEADER: The Toxic Cherries battle the Glass City Rollers while the Cherry Bombs face the Black Heart Maidens. 6pm, GT County Civic Center, TC. for more info visit tcrollerderby.com

EAST JORDAN GARDEN CLUB FLOWER SHOW: 12-4pm, Jordan River Arts Center, East Jordan. 231-536-2295.

INLAND SEAS CLASSIC BOAT SHOW & GREAT LAKES CELEBRATION: 11am-5pm, Inland Seas Education Center, Suttons Bay. Featuring ship tours, live music, a sailing demo by TACS, Coast Guard search & rescue demo, & more. schoolship.org

THE ARTCENTER TRAVERSE CITY PRESENTS 54TH ANNUAL OUTDOOR ART FAIR: On the lawn at NMC, TC, 10am-5pm. Featuring about 100 local & national artists. http://artcentertraversecity.org/artcenter-traverse-city-events/outdoor-art-fair/

PETOSKEY SIDEWALK SALES: 9am-5pm, Downtown Petoskey. petoskeydowntown.com

Sunday July 27 

MANITOU MUSIC FESTIVAL: Presents The Wilenes, who perform country music with vintage & original tunes at the Glen Arbor Town Hall at 8pm. Cost, $15; children 18 & under are free. Presented by the GAAA. www.glenarborart.org

HORSE SHOWS BY THE BAY: Today is Orange & Blue Day – $10,000 Children’s & Adult Jumper Prix, noon. 6535 Bates Road, Williamsburg. $10/ day. horseshowsbythebay.com or 231.267.3700.

“HAMLET”: (See Sat.)

BAY HARBOR ARTS FESTIVAL: July 26-27, The Village at Bay Harbor. Today’s hours are 10am- 4pm. bayharborartfair.com


CRAFT SHOW & FIBER FESTIVAL: July 25-27, Castle Farms, Charlevoix. Today’s hours are 10am-4pm. Free on-site parking with $5 per person admission fee. Children under 12, free. castlefarms.com


WYSO, JOANN FALLETTA, CONDUCTOR; Ani Kavafian, Violin: 8pm, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. For tickets & more info visit interlochen.org.

ADLER & HEARNE: This husband/wife duo from Texas play a mix of original folk, jazz blues, & bluegrass music. Suggested donation of $10. 1pm, Grace Episcopal Church, TC. kwill@gracetc.org

VESPERS CONCERT: Featuring A Tribute to the Greatest Generation. 8pm, Bay View – Hall Auditorium, Petoskey. Find Bay View Association on Facebook.

3 DISCIPLINES MACKINAW MULTI- SPORT MIX: Mackinaw City. For info visit: http:// www.3disciplines.com/Events/Mackinaw-MultiSport-Mix/


4TH ANNUAL PINK CLASSIC GOLF SCRAMBLE: This ladies only event begins at noon with registration & a putting contest, followed by the scramble at 1pm. Held at The Leelanau Club at Bahle Farms, Suttons Bay. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Cancer Fund, Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation. 231-271-2020.


DIXIELAND WORSHIP SERVICES & CONCERTS: 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

FITNESS OVER FIFTY: 11am, Tues. & Thurs. Yoga: 9am, Fri. Fife Lake Public Library. Free. 231-879-4101.

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 REHEARSALS: Every Tues. at 7pm, Glen Lake Reformed Church, Burdickville. Part of the Manitou Music Festival. 248-797-9325.

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: Weds. & Sat., 9am-1pm, downtown Harbor Springs. Visit their Facebook page. Music at the Market also takes place at these farmers markets each Weds. & Sat.

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 Weds. & Sat. through Oct. from 8am-2pm; & Saturdays in Nov., 9am-1pm. Held in downtown pavilion on Court St. Check out their Facebook page.

“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. 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 RIVER: 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. through 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, 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. through Aug. 12 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.


“POSTCARDS FROM THE LAKE”: An exhibition of work celebrating summer at the cottage by painter Peggy Hawley & twig furniture maker Bill Perkins, July 25-31, Center Gallery, Glen Arbor. A reception opens the show on Fri., July 25, 6pm. 231/334-3179.

DENNISON GRIFFITH, ANDREW OTIS, & CAROL STEWART EXHIBITION: Through Aug. 30, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort. oliverartcenterfrankfort.org

PLEIN AIR PAINTOUT: Paint outside in Northport on Sat., July 26. Reception with sale of paintings from 5-9pm at Northport Marina. $100 award for best painting. Music by Prevailing Winds. More information at www.northportartsforall.com or 231-386-1104.

WATERCOLOR ART EXHIBIT: By TC artist Wendy McWhorter. Featuring landscapes, vineyards & floral. Through July at the Traverse Area District Library, TC. tadl.org

MARGO BURIAN EXHIBIT: Featuring paintings of Leelanau County’s land & water. Runs through July 24 at Center Gallery, Glen Arbor. 231-334-3179.

ALAN MACIAG EXHIBIT: Featuring landscape oil paintings at Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids through Aug. 4. twistedfishgallery.com or 231-264-0123.

SOUL SURFING: This exhibit by TC artist Debra Lanning will be held through Sept. 30 at Brew, downtown TC. lalaartists.com

ANIMAL MENAGERIE: Works in clay by Julie Kradel & paintings by Diane Hanway at Cycling Salamander Gallery, Charlevoix. Exhibit runs through Aug. 2. www.cyclingsalamander.com

JUNKYARD DOG & OTHER BEASTS: Sculptures by Doug Melvin. Three Pines Studio, Cross Village. 231-526-9447.

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. Fiber & textile artists from Grand Traverse, Leelanau, & Manistee counties are included in the show with over 50 works. Runs through Aug. 929.1100 or Facebook/NotablyNatural.

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

“ILLUMINATE”: Paintings about light, food & the joy of eating by TC artist Kaye Krapohl. An opening reception will be held on Fri., July 25 from 5-8pm, Cog’s Creek Gallery, TC. This exhibit runs through Sept. 2. 231-620-0458.

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

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.

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

“CONNECTIONS”: This ehibition 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.

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

“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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