Letters 11-28-2016

Trump should avoid self-dealing President-elect Donald Trump plans to turn over running of The Trump Organization to his children, who are also involved in the transition and will probably be informal advisers during his administration. This is not a “blind trust.” In this scenario Trump and family could make decisions based on what’s best for them rather than what’s best for the country...

Trump the change we need?  I have had a couple of weeks to digest the results of this election and reflect. There is no way the selection of Trump as POTUS could ever come close to being normal. It is not normal to have a president-elect settle a fraud case for millions a couple of months before the inauguration. It is not normal to have racists considered for cabinet posts. It is not normal for a president-elect tweet outrageous comments on his Twitter feed to respond to supposed insults at all hours of the early morning...

Health care system should benefit all It is no secret that the health insurance situation in our country is controversial. Some say the Affordable Care Act is “the most terrible thing that has happened to our country in years”; others are thrilled that, “for the first time in years I can get and afford health insurance.” Those who have not been closely involved in the medical field cannot be expected to understand how precarious the previous medical insurance structure was...

Christmas tradition needs change The Christmas light we need most is the divine, and to receive it we do not need electricity, probably only prayers and good deeds. But not everyone has this understanding, as we see in the energy waste that follows with the Christmas decorations...


A story in last week’s edition about parasailing businesses on East Grand Traverse Bay mistakenly described Grand Traverse Parasail as a business that is affiliated with the ParkShore Resort. It operates from a beach club two doors down from the resort. The story also should have noted that prior to the filing of a civil lawsuit in federal court by Saburi Boyer and Traverse Bay Parasail against Bryan Punturo and the ParkShore Resort, a similar lawsuit was dismissed from 13th Circuit Court in Traverse City upon a motion from the defendant’s attorney. Express regrets the error and omission.

A story in last week’s edition about The Fillmore restaurant in Manistee misstated Jacob Slonecki’s job at Arcadia Bluffs Golf Course. He was a cook. Express regrets the error.

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Jamie Kauffold - July 28th, 2014  
July/Aug 28-03

Maureen Abood will be giving a lecture on “A Taste of the Lebanese Table.” She cooks, writes, and photographs her award-winning food blog, “Rose Water & Orange Blossoms”, in Harbor Springs. Join us to share in a taste of life as a food writer, as well as the ingredients, flavors, techniques, and recipes of her specialty, Lebanese cuisine (treats will be served!). Her heritage and fresh Lebanese recipes are inspired by her family culinary tradition, as well as the robust seasonal offerings of Northern  Michigan. Crooked Tree Arts Center presents Maureen Abood: “A Taste of the Lebanese Table.” Tuesday, July 29 from 4 to 5pm.Harbor Springs Library, Petoskey.

Monday July 28 

NIGHT CONCERTS IN THE PARK: With Cool Lemon, Big Band/vocalist play pop/blues. 7pm, Onekama Village Park. www.onekama.info.

MAD SCIENCE MONDAY: This week children will explore the science of what makes things float, and they will make a boat to take home. 1– 3pm. Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. Info: 231-932-4526 or www.GreatLakesKids.org.

GRAND TRAVERSE HUMANISTS MEETING: Larry Mawby will speak on “Winemaking in the Grand Traverse Area: Past, Present, Future?” 7pm, History Center of TC. Free. 231-392-1215.

SUMMERFOLK 2014: Bob Hausler. 6:30-7:30pm. Free. Followed by Open Mic. Charlevoix Public Library. 231-547-2651. www.charlevoixlibrary.org.

Tuesday July 29

2014 TRAVERSE CITY FILM FESTIVAL: The festival brings films and filmmakers from around the world to Northern Michigan. Festival also presents classic movies free of charge on a giant, inflatable outdoor screen overlooking GT Bay in the Open Space at dusk. Free panel discussions with directors, writers, actors, and other members of the film industry are offered daily. And an affordable film school runs throughout the festival, offering twice daily classes for film students and film lovers. traversecityfilmfest.org. 231-392-1134.

TCFF OPENING NIGHT PARTY: Kick off the festival with a celebration of 10 years of “just great movies.” Featuring local cuisine, and entertainment. 8:30pm-12:30am. Tickets: $50. Front St. (200 Block) Park and Cass Streets. traversecityfilmfest.org. 231-392-1134.

ARTIST GATHERING: Gardens and lake views. 9am. Nan Winters Home, Boyne City. jordanriverarts.com.

TOM HAGEN TRIO: Tom Hagen, Cherie Hagen, and Rick Reuther bring a program of easy-listening, jazz music. $15/adult; $5/students, reserve tickets: 231. 533-6001. Church in the Hills, 6401 Shanty Creek Road, Bellaire, MI.

ARCHIPELAGO PROJECT CONCERT: Archipelago’s students and audiences are exposed to a collage of musical styles including classical, polka, marches, New Orleans brass band, 20’s hot jazz, big band swing, salsa, funk and even some pop classics. 3pm. Oryana patio. 947-0191.

33RD CIRCUIT COURT CANDIDATE FORUM: 6-8:30 pm, Charlevoix Public Library, Community Rooms A & B. 231-547-2651. charlevoixlibrary.org. Sponsored by the Charlevoix County Democratic and Republican Parties.

HORIZON BOOKS STORY HOUR: Curious George. 10-11:00am. 243 E. Front St, TC. 231.946.7290.

NATURE HIKE & TRAIL BUILDING DEMONSTRATION @ FRUITHAVEN: This hike will take attendees through this property and all phases of sustainable trail design and construction. Dress for the weather, wear comfortable shoes, & bring water. Hike approximately 2 mi and incorporates hills. 10am-12pm. Free. RSVP www.gtrlc.org/ events or 231.929.7911.

SIP & DAB: Martini Time! 6-9pm. Paint with local artist Shelly Morey. Sip and Dab while eating, drinking at The Platte River Inn, Honor. Register sipanddab.com. $35 per person.

INTERACTIVE STORY TIME: Features The Very Quiet Cricket by Eric Carle. 11am. Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. Info: 231-932-4526 or www.GreatLakesKids.org.

LUNCH & LEARN: Create and Innovate: Importance of the Arts in Schooling. 12-1pm. Pathfinder Campus (11930 S. West Bay Shore Drive, Traverse City, MI): Lunch provided.

HARBOR SPRINGS SUMMER FRIENDS LECTURES SERIES PRESENTS: Maureen Abood, “A Taste of the Lebanese Table.” Join us to share in a taste of life as a food writer, as well as the ingredients, flavors, techniques, and recipes of her specialty, Lebanese cuisine (treats will be served!) 4pm. $15. Harbor Springs Library. www. crookedtree.org. boxoffice@crookedtree.org.

COFFEE @ TEN LECTURE WITH DEREK WEAVER: Learn about the Grand River Creative Corridor. This art project brought in 70 artists with graffiti murals and outdoor art installations on a stretch of Grand River between Rosa Parks Boulevard and Warren Avenue. 10am. CTAC Theater, Petoskey. Free. Info 231-347-4337 or www.crookedtree.org.

LIVE FOR ART GALLERY ARTIST TALK: Pam Spicer, oils. 5:30pm. Downtown Beulah. 273 S. Benzie Blvd. (231) 882-9370. www.liveforartgallery.com.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Wyatt & Sherri Knapp. Noon. Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey. wwwcrookedtree.org.

TODDLER TIME: An opportunity for toddlers to interact with each other and to learn through a variety of activities and experiences. 10am-noon. Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. Info: 231- 932-4526 or www.GreatLakesKids.org.

SCULLY TOUR 2014: Mary Rademacher Reed with the Mark Kahny Band. Pop/Jazz/Show tunes & vocals. Douglas Park, Manistee. 7-9:15pm. Rain or shine. Contrubutions encouraged. 231- 723-7500.

Wednesday July 30



7:30pm. Kirkbride Hall, 700 Cottageview Dr., Suite 200 TC. Tickets mynorth.com.

FAMILY NATURE DISCOVERY SERIES: Nature Arts & Crafts. Hike the preserve with the eye of an artist. Projects will include decorating a walking stick, twiggy creations and plant pounding banners/flags. Free. 10-11:30am. All ages. Wisser- Saworski Nature Preserve, Boyne Falls. Pre-registration requested. Melissa 231.347.0991.

ERIC LITWIN: The Nuts, Bedtime at the Nut House. 3-5pm. Emmet County Fairgrounds Community Center. Free. Reservations required. 231-347-1180. mcleanandeakin.com.

AN AFTERNOON WITH AN AUTHOR: Laura B. Dunbar. Her debut novel, Sound Advice, highlights Harbor Days, Evenings on River Street, the marina, and water adventures. 4:30pm, Elk Rapids Historical Museum, 301 Traverse Street. Free.

GAYLORD COMMUNITY BAND: Comprised of 60+ music-loving locals. Bring lawn chairs, blankets to enjoy the Gaylord Community Band under the Pavilion On Court in Downtown Gaylord. 8pm - 9pm.

HORIZON BOOKS AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR SIGNING: Carolyn Drake & Marcia A. Borrell, Cold, Cold North. You are invited to take a journey through the pages of Cold, Cold North and discover the “who-o-o knows the seasons for the snow” 10am-noon.

JOSEPH CADOTTE, JANNAH STATION: A Soft Murder. When the immortal chief financier of the station dies of heart failure, detective Faisal Werner must prove it to be murder, or chaos will consume the habitat. noon-2pm. Tashina Clancy, Redemption: Searching For Salvation. A thrilling tale of two fated individuals separated by time. 2-4pm. John Mullally, A Dominican Republic Wedding. This groundbreaking international thriller contrasts the love at Tom and Cindy’s romantic Dominican Republic wedding with the horrors of Nazi Germany as the engaging storyline moves between the Caribbean, Europe and the United States. 4-6pm. 243 E. Front St, TC. 231.946.7290. horizonbooks.com.

SIP & DAB: Date Night. Paint with a local artist while sipping and eating the food choices of La Senorita. 7-10pm. Garfield Avenue, TC. Register sipanddab.com. $35 per person.

ELK RAPIDS HARBOR DAYS: A small town celebration with a big reputation in northern Michigan. Opening Ceremony/Wed.eve, Arnold Amusements/daily, Movie in the Park/Fri. eve, Harborun/Sat morn, Parade/Sat noon, Paddlebuoy Races/Sat afternoon, Fireworks/Sat eve. info@elkrapidsharbordays.org or 231-342-1058.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: CTAC Strings Program. Noon. Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey. wwwcrookedtree.org.

SUMMER READING CLUB FINALE AND COMMUNITY CONCERT: Face painting, lawn games, prize drawings, community concert featuring Awesome Distraction and James & Jason Dake. Bring a blanket and lawn chairs, 6-9 pm. Traverse Area District Library, Hull Park behind main branch. 610 Woodmere Ave., TC. www.tadl.org.

MANITOU MUSIC FESTIVAL: FullSet creates a unique sound that is energetic, while true to traditional Irish roots. 8 pm. Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios. Rain: Glen Arbor Town Hall. $15 (children 18 and under are free).

TRAILBLAZERS: Geocaching at Brown Bridge Quiet Area. In this Trailblazer session, learn the art of using a Global Positioning System (GPS), find a few geocaches, and even hide one of our own! 1-4pm. natureiscalling.org.

MICHIGAN LEGACY ART PARK RIDING TOURS: Explore the beauty of art and nature at Michigan Legacy Art Park from the new allterrain vehicle. Riding tours of the Art Park are available to visitors who are unable to hike the hilly trails. 10am. Seating limited to 5 passengers, advanced registration is required. $5 per person. MI Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mtn. Resort, Thompsonville. Register 231-378-4963.

Thursday July 31 



LOGGING IN BENZIE: Dr. Louis Yock, Director of the Benzie Area Historical Museum, will lead participants on a walk through the Art Park learning about the history of logging in Benzie County and specifically the land where the Art Park is located. Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville, Michigan Legacy Art Park. $10 adult. Complimentary for youth 17 and under with paying adult. mynorthtickets.com 800-836-0717. Reservations are required 24 hours in advance.

“LES MISÉRABLES” HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE CO.: 7pm. Corson Auditorium. Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets $25 Adult $21 Senior $10 Youth. interlochen.org.

HORIZON BOOKS AUTHOR/ILLUSTRATOR SIGNING: Suzanne Curro & Bev Hundley, What’s So Special About Me? Come along with Dottie, the ladybug, on a journey to discover and celebrate her own special qualities with the help of her friend, Suzy, the spider. 10am-noon. Bill & Pat Storrer, Up North Michigan Wines By The Bay. A comprehensive portrayal of the wine industry of Leelanau and Old Mission peninsulas of northwest Michigan. noon-2pm. Kristy Kurjan, Nap-A-Roo. This clever board book is the perfect story to read just before your little one takes a nap! 2-4pm. 243 E. Front St, TC. 231.946.7290. horizonbooks.com.

CONCERT ON THE LAWN SERIES: Peter, Paul & Mary Remembered, featuring artists Doc Probes, Donna Wilson Probes, and Jim Hawley. 7 p.m. Grand Traverse Pavillions, Hayden Gazebo, TC. 231-932-3027.

SIP & DAB: For The Love Of Cherries! 6-9pm. Paint with local artist Shelly Morey. Sip and Dab while eating and drinking the great food offerings from West Bay Beach Resort. Register sipanddab.com. $35 per person.

BLISSFEST FOLK AND ROOTS MINI-CONCERT SERIES: Charlie Millard. 8 pm. Tickets: $10 advance sale, $12.50 the day of the show. Students $8. Children 12 and under $5. Red Sky Stage, 445 E. Mitchell Street, Petoskey. 877-764-2787 231- 487-0000. http://www.redskystage.com.

LIVE FOR ART GALLERY ARTIST OPEN HOUSE: Janet Grissom, oils. 5-7pm. Downtown Beulah. 273 S. Benzie3 Blvd. (231) 882-9370. www.liveforartgallery.com.

BYTE-SIZED TECH: iPad workshop: With Taylor Keie from Verizon. 2-3pm lower level classroom, Petoskey Library. Bring iPad, cords, passwords. Register @ 231-758-3100.

CHARLEVOIX SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Presents Michigan Jazz Trail Big Band (Jazz). 7-9pm, East Park Performance Pavilion, downtown Charlevoix.

CHARLEVOIX SUMMER LECTURE SERIES WITH KEN FISCHER: Ken is the President of the University Musical Society at the University of Michigan (U-M). 4 pm. $5./lecture. Seats are limited! Please visit www.crookedtree.org to reserve a seat or call Crooked Tree Arts Center 231-347-4337.

STREET MUSIQUE: Meet your friends in downtown Harbor Springs to enjoy the sounds of local area musicians, Dr. Goodhart, Katie Lewis, Ruby, Archipelago, Twister Joe. 7-9pm. Downtown Harbor Springs.

40TH ANNUAL POLISH FESTIVAL: Polka tent, mud run, youth day, car show, carnival and Grand Parade! 4pm-12:15am. Boyne Falls. www. boynefallspolishfestival.com or 231.549.8800.

BEULAH MUSIC IN THE PARK: Featuring “The Accidentals” - indie folk. Free. Bring a chair or blanket. 7pm. Downtown Beulah Park. Info: clcba.org.

LIVE FOR ART GALLERY OPEN HOUSE: Janet Grissom. Stop in to meet Janet during her Artist Open House. Plus, enjoy wine, appetizers and great conversation. New oil paintings by Janet Grissom will be featured July 31-Aug 6. Current Hrs: Mon - Sat, 10AM-5PM. 273 S. Benzie Blvd. Beulah, MI. 231.882.9370. www.liveforartgallery. com. www.facebook.com/liveforartgallery.

AN EVENING OF GLOBAL SOLIDARITY: Chief Warden & Director of Virunga National Park, Emmanuel de Merode, Africa. Event follows Thurs showing of the documentary Virunga at the TCFF. Appetizers, wine and craft beer tastings. 5 - 7 pm. Minimum donation $50. The Box, 425 Boardman Ave, Traverse City, MI. Info: onthegroundglobal.org or contact randi@onthegroundglobal.org, 231.933.3049.

Friday Aug 01 


MICHAEL’S SUPER SWEET 60TH: Join visiting filmmakers and special guests to celebrate Michael Moore at this intimate birthday party replete with balloons, a visiting food truck, festive cocktails, and good cheer! 9pm-11:30pm. Tickets: $100. The Corner Loft (201 E. Front St.) Fundraiser for the TCFF. traversecityfilmfest.org. 231-392-1134.

LOON LOOKOUT: Join Naturalist “Arloon” Westhoven for a cruise along Grass River to learn about loons. Bring a light jacket, sunscreen, binoculars, and camera. Please bring life jackets for your children. Two trips offered Fri., 6 & 7:30 pm and two Sat. 10 & 11:30am. Space limited, register early 231-533-8314. $15 adults, $7 children. www.grassriver.org.

CHALK IT & WALK IT: Help decorate the sidewalks downtown with sidewalk chalk and art up the town! Gaylord. shopdowntowngaylord.com.


DOWNTOWN TC STREET SALE: 8am-9pm. downtowntc.com. 231-922-2050.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: Food, Fun and Music Entertainment. 5:30 - 9 pm. 100 & 200 Blocks of Front Street, TC. downtowntc.com. 231-922-2050.

THE COOKIES: If you haven’t heard The Cookies yet, here is the perfect opportunity to dance in the street to their mix of upbeat dance tunes pulled from more than 4 decades of hits! 6-9pm. Pavilion on Court, downtown Gaylord.

PETOSKEY ROCKS: Are you Petoskey Proud? There’s so much going on that we can’t list it here! Info: http://petoskeydowntown.com/ events/summer-events/petoskey-rocks.

ONEKAMA DAYS: Pancake Breakfast at the Lions’ Den, 1 Mile Fun Run, 5K Downhill Screamer and Annual 5K Run/Walk, Vaughn Doubles Tennis Tournament, Classic Car Show, Church Bazaars, Bake Sales and Luncheons, Arts and Crafts Show, Township-wide garage sales, Saturday night Lions’ Club dinner, Dances, Parade and Fireworks, along with the popular “Pig Out for Scholarships”pig roast and Craft Beer Tasting. www.onekama.info.

DARCY LIBRARY ANNUAL BOOK SALE: Noon-4. Trailhead Bldg. downtown Beulah.

BENZIE CONSERVATION DISTRICT LITTLE PLATTE LAKE WATER TOUR: Join us for our third water tour of the year. 9am-12pm at North Branch Creek at Deadstream Rd. Info 231-882- 4391 or visit www.benziecd.org.


LEANN RIMES: live in the Sands Showroom at Leelanau Sands Casino & Lodge, 8pm. $60 / $70 tickets www.casino2win.com and Ticket-E-Split.com.

40TH ANNUAL POLISH FESTIVAL: 10am-dusk (see Thurs.)

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Ribo & the Flavinauts. Noon. Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey. wwwcrookedtree.org.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Jelly Roll Blues Band. 7pm. Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey. wwwcrookedtree.org.

SUMMER SOUNDS 2014: Lee Murdock’s musical influences span fifteen generations, combining ragtime, Irish, blues and folk styles with his flair for storytelling. 7pm, outdoor amphitheater, Michigan Legacy Art Park @ Crystal Mtn. Resort, Thompsonville. $10 sugg. donation.

KENNY LOGGINS: Odawa Casino, Petoskey, MI. 877-4-gaming. www.odawacasino.com.

MUSIC IN THE PARK: Blood Sisters. 7pm. Memorial Park Bandshell, East Jordan. 231-536-7351.

ROOTENANNY MUSIC FEST: A music festival organized by Rootstand, one of Michigan’s favorite bands. Many great bands including Roister featuring Ray White, UV Hippo, Covert, The Macpodz and many more. There is also Camping, food and art vendors. Rockytop Preserve, 11486 Essex Rd, Ellsworth, MI. Tickets and more info: rootstand.com or mynorth.com.

JAMES CARTER CATHCART CONCERT: Plays classical favorites. 7pm. Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse, 6726 Center Rd, on Old Mission peninsula.Free will offering to benefit Dann’s House in TC.

Saturday Aug 02 

52ND ANNUAL JURIED PORTSIDE ART FAIR: A family friendly fair with free children’s craft booth, refreshments, and entertainment. 10am-5pm. Elm Pointe, 1.5 mi N. of E. Jordan, MI. 231-536-3282. portsideartsfair.org.


TCFF FILMMAKER PARTY: Founders present this year’s festival awards to a group of incredibly talented filmmakers. Featuring a smorgasbord of food, libations and entertainment. 8:30 pm – 12:30 am. Tickets: $50. Century 21 Northland Parking Lot, corner of State and Park streets. traversecityfilmfest.org. 231-392-1134.

35TH SUTTONS BAY ART FESTIVAL: There is art in all mediums and a children’s area for budding artists, and food vendors. 10am-6pm. All are invited to Breakfast by the Bay on Sunday morning from 8:30-11am. 231-271-6950.

LOON LOOKOUT: (see Fri.)

CHALK IT & WALK IT: (see Fri.)


ONEKAMA DAYS: (see Fri.)


AN EVENING OF COLE PORTER: One night only fundraiser for Mill’s Community House. 8pm. Pre-performance complimentary dessert, wine, & other beverages beginning at 7:15pm, followed by a spirited musical revue. Upper Hall Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave., Benzonia. $30 reserve seat. Info 231-882-0591. All proceeds benefit Mills Community House Renovation Fund a 501c3 non profit.

FRANKFORT ROTARY CLUB’S 52ND ANNUAL CHICKEN BBQ: Mineral Springs Park, downtown Frankfort. 11:30am -6pm or until chicken runs out. $10 donation. Tickets available at Bayside Printing, West Michigan Bank, or any Rotarian. Tickets also available on site. frankfortrotary.org.


SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT: Lee Murdock has uncovered a boundless body of music and stories in the Great Lakes. A suggested $10 donation per adult. 7pm. Michigan Legacy Art Park’s outdoor amphitheater. Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville. crystalmountain.com.

BENZIE HOME HEALTH CARE ANNUAL WALK - A - THON: Stroll, run or bike along 6 miles of Crystal Lake’s beautiful south shore! Registration begins @ 7:30am. Bellows Park on South shore of Crystal Lake. Info: 231-715-3234 email: bcsbhhc@sbcglobal.net.

TAMARAK GALLERY OPEN HOUSE: Featuring Master Woodworkers David & Suella Lory. 12- 6pm. Info: 231-386-5529 or tamarackartgallery@ gmail.com or www.tamarackartgallery.com.

40TH ANNUAL POLISH FESTIVAL: 8am-10pm (see Thurs.)

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF” NORTHPORT COMMUNITY ART CENTER: Fully staged production includes over forty cast members, elaborate scenery, and a full pit orchestra. 8pm. $25. 231 386 5001. northportcac@gmail.com.

LEELANAU SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL: Final concert, travelling From Rio to Bahia with Trio DC Choro performing a mix of Brazillian music with intricate melodies and rich harmonies in the styles of samba, bosso nova, and forro. 8pm. Info: www.hrartscentre.webs.com. or www. mynorthtickets.com. or 800-836-0717.

ANTIQUES AT THE FAIRGROUNDS: Emmet County Fairgrounds. 9am-5pm. $5 for both days. 1120 Charlevoix Ave. 231-264-1971. www.antiquesatthefairgrounds.com.

SHORT’S FEST: Featuring 20 unique Short’s brews, delicious food vendors, live music from Dee Tick, 4-10pm. $8 (21 and over) and the rare opportunity to tour our brewery ($5). Short’s Production Brewery, Industrial Park, Elk Rapids, MI. Info and advance tickets www.shortsbrewing.com.

Sunday Aug 03



TCFF CLOSING NIGHT BASH: Join us for our free community party in the Open Space and stay tuned for a special Sunday night screening! Live music, games, prizes, confections and sweets available for purchase. FREE! 7 pm – midnight. Open Space Park. traversecityfilmfest.org. 231- 392-1134.

FARM MARKET BREAKFAST: The breakfast will feature fresh local eggs and produce from the lodge garden and local farm markets. Space limited. Reservations required. $10 per person. Following breakfast, tours of the lodge and grounds will be available from 11am-1pm. Info: www.elvynlea.com or 231/535-2475. Elvyn Lea Lodge, 3780 M-75 North where Boyne City meets Walloon Village.

35TH SUTTONS BAY ART FESTIVAL: Breakfast by the Bay 8:30-11am. (see Sat.)

TAILWIND MOUNTAIN BIKE RACE: Grab your mountain bike and hit the hills of Glacial Hills of Bellaire! tailwind-racing.com. shortsbrewing.com/ events.

ONEKAMA DAYS: (see Fri.)


INTERLOCHEN PHILHARMONIC: 3pm. Tickets :$10 Adult $7 Senior $7 Youth. Kresge Auditorium. interlochen.org.

MANITOU MUSIC FESTIVAL: Billy Strings & Don Julin play traditional American string band music with energy levels usually associated with extreme sports. 8 pm. Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios. Rain: Glen Arbor Town Hall. $15 (children 18 and under are free).

40TH ANNUAL POLISH FESTIVAL: 9am-10pm (see Thurs.)




DIXIELAND WORSHIP SERVICES & CONCERTS: Runs every Wed. 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 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 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.

“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. 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.

REAL PEOPLE MEDIA’S JAM SESSION/ OPEN MIC: hosted by the Cycling Salamander every Wed. eve 7-9:30pm. RSVP phone or text at 231.838.6460. All levels of musicians are welcome.


CHARLES CULVER EXHIBIT: August 3 - 15 at the Jordan River Art Center. The opening reception is August 3. Watercolors and paintings from his entire career will be on display, including the exquisite “Caged Lion.” 1-4pm. 301 Main St, East Jordan. 231-536-3385. jordanriverarts.com.

DUNCAN SPRATT MORAN EXHIBIT: How humans integrate with the natural world is the focus of Traverse City artist Duncan Spratt Moran’s new paintings at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. The show opens Aug. 1 with a 6 pm reception. It runs through Aug. 7. Moran will conduct a painting demonstration Monday, Aug. 4, 3 pm. Free. Info: 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 July 15 – 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. An opening reception will be held on Sat., July 19. Exhibit runs through Aug. 2. www.cyclingsalamander.com.

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 to enjoy. 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.

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 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.

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

“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.

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

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

“ILLUMIN-ATE”: 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.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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