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 - August 4th, 2014  

August 04-10 send your dates to: Jamie@Northernexpress.com

Thank you... thank you very much. Elvis tribute artist Jake Slater will rock the Alanson Riverfest entertainment tent this Sunday, August 10 from 1-5pm. Known as the King of Saginaw, Slater has won multiple awards in the Elvis tribute contest circuit. The Alanson Riverfest takes place this Wednesday through Sunday, August 6-10 in downtown Alanson. For a complete schedule of events visit alansonriverfest.com.

Aug 04 Monday

CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY – TRAVERSE CITY MEETING: Become a citizen climate advocate. 6pm, Michigan Land Use Institute, TC. Discuss the impact climate change is having on national security & plan August actions. citizensclimatelobby.org

ARGENTINE TANGO DANCE: With music by Folias. 7-10pm, Crystal Bindi Studio, 10660 Carter Rd., TC. A hat will be passed. Snack to pass. Sponsored by the TC Tango Co-op.

MAD SCIENCE MONDAY: Children will explore weather & make a mini weather station. 1-3pm, Great Lakes Children’s Museum, TC. greatlakeskids.org

NORTHWESTERN MICHIGAN FAIR: Aug. 2-9. Exhibits, barn dance, 4-H live stock shows, carnival, Grand Stand shows, tough truck competition, & more. Midway open 10am-11pm. 3606 Blair Townhall Rd. (south of Chum’s Corners on M 37), TC. Admission fee. northwesternmichiganfair.net

MOVIE IN THE MARINA: Featuring “A League of Their Own”. 9-11pm, downtown Charlevoix. charlevoix.org

ERIC TAYLOR: This Texas singer/songwriter/guitarist performs at 8pm in the Green Room of the Fountain Point Resort in Lake Leelanau. Taylor’s songs have been performed by people such as Nanci Griffith & Lyle Lovett. Tickets: $20 advance, $25 door. 231-256-9800.

MONDAY NIGHT CONCERTS IN THE PARK: With Bluewater Ramblers, playing folk songs of Michigan & America. 7pm, Onekama Village Park. www.onekama.info.

Aug 05 Tuesday


The culmination of the student experience at Bay View, this brings together designers, singers, costumers & orchestra. Aug. 5-9, Petoskey High School, 8pm. bayviewassociation.org

PARENT CAFÉ: Sponsored by the Great Start Resource Center. Discussing the Five Protective Factors approach that builds family strengths & a family foundation that promotes optimal child & youth development. Held at Angel Care Preschool & Child Care, TC, 6-7:30pm. RSVP: 933-3232.

PRESERVING THE HARVEST: Learn about how to safely preserve foods this summer with an overview of all the different preservation methods. Master Gardeners will hold a potluck at 6pm with a chance to meet & discuss their projects with one another prior to the program. 6:30pm, Boardman River Nature Center, TC. Free for MGANM members, $10 suggested donation for the public. 231-256-9888.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”: 8pm, Northport Community Arts Center. Tickets, $25. 231-386-5001. www.northportcac.org

TUESDAYS IN BELLAIRE: Entertainment by Steven D. & the Keys. 6-8pm, downtown Bellaire.


LUNCH & LEARN: Fostering Creativity in Early Childhood Education. With Pathfinder teacher Paula Ward. Lunch provided. Free. Noon, Pathfinder Campus, TC. 995-3836.

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Featuring The Moxie Strings. Noon, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey.

BUDDY GUY WITH ROBERT RANDOLPH AND THE FAMILY BAND: Five-time Grammy Award winner & Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy performs with this American funk & soul band led by pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph. 8pm, Kresge Auditorium, Interlochen Center for the Arts. Tickets start at $32.50. interlochen.org

WILL HARLAN: This author of “Untamed” will be at Stafford’s Pier Restaurant in Petoskey from noon – 2pm. Cost, $25. Presented by McLean & Eakin Booksellers. Reservations required: mcleanandeakin.com

COFFEE @ TEN: With Anthony Curis & Matthew Eaton. Learn about their contributions to the Detroit landscape through art. 10am, CTAC Theatre, Petoskey. crookedtree.org

HARBOR SPRINGS SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: With Anthony Curis & Matthew Eaton. Learn about their contributions to the Detroit landscape through art. 4:30pm, Harbor Springs Library. Tickets, $15. crookedtree.org

MANISTEE SHORELINE SHOWCASE: With the Paul Keller Quintet. 7-9:15pm, Douglas Park, Manistee.

Aug 06 Wednesday


CLAUDIA SCHMIDT & SALLY ROGERS: 7:30-9:30pm, Grand Traverse Circuit, TC. Enjoy Schmidt & Rogers’ harmonies, double dulcimer & buoyant spirits. For more info visit grandtraversecircuit.com.

COFFEE @ TEN: With Artist in Residence Lindsey Dunnagan. She will share some of her art background & the travels that have inspired her work.10am, CTAC Theater, Petoskey. crookedtree.org



MANITOU MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS GIRSA: Bringing an energetic performance of traditional Irish music, song & dance. 8pm, Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor. Presented by the GAAA. $15; children 18 & under, free. glenarborart.org

ANNUAL HIROSHIMA CANDLEFLOAT: To honor the victims of all wars & violence. Meet by the Boardman River, near the west end of the farmers market in downtown TC at 9pm. Sponsored by the Neahtawanta Center. 231-223-7315.

GLEN LAKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE: Preview party, 7-9pm. First look at books with appetizers & beverages, $5, Glen Arbor Township Hall. 231-326-5361 or www. glenlakelibrary.net

ALANSON RIVERFEST: Held in downtown Alanson, Aug. 6-10. Today features a volunteer party from 6-9pm. alansonriverfest.com

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Featuring Robin Lee Berry (for kids). Noon, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey.

CHILDREN’S SPECIAL ARTS & CRAFTS PROGRAM: 10:30am, Interlochen Public Library. tadl. org/interlochen

Aug 07 Thursday

LEELANAU CONSERVANCY’S ANNUAL FRIENDS PICNIC & SILENT AUCTION: Held at the “Top of the World” property near Suttons Bay at 5pm. Featuring pre-picnic field trips, a kids tent, local wines, & more. Tickets: $30 or $35. 231-256-9665.

FARMFEST: Aug. 7-10 at Stacy Jo’s Farm, 20 miles east of Gaylord. Welcoming a wide range of folk, country & rock, from Blue Dirt & The Cookies to Fauxgrass, The Hackwells, the Madcat Midnight Blues Journey, Seth & May, & many more. Also includes the Feedbag Café, Parkin’ Lot Pickin’ & an open mic. farm-fest.com

MUSIC ON THE MOUNTAIN: With the Moxie Strings, who put a fresh spin on Celtic & Americana music. 7-9pm, top of Bay Mountain, The Homestead Resort, Glen Arbor. Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at event. homesteadresort.com


ENCORE PRESENTATION OF “REBUILDING THE BUHL”: Given by Andy Bowman. Presented by the Harbor Springs Area Historical Society at Holy Childhood Community Center, Harbor Springs at 5pm. Bowman will speak about his work rebuilding a 1928 Buhl Airsedan CA-3C. Admission, $5. 231-526-9771.

CONCERT ON THE LAWN: Featuring the Grand Traverse Pipes & Drums. This band will perform marches of the British Army, Gaelic airs, & Scottish dances: strathspeys, reels, hornpipes, & jigs. 7pm, Hayden Gazebo, Grand Traverse Pavilions, TC. 932-3027.


STREET MUSIQUE: Featuring the Atwood Green Band, Ron Cieri, Craig Cottrill Band, Paquette Duo, IDK & Tommy Tropic from 7-9pm in downtown Harbor Springs. harborspringschamber.com

CHARLEVOIX SUMMER CONCERT SERIES: Presents Maggie Dixon & Trombones Plus in the East Park Performance Pavilion in Downtown Charlevoix from 7-9pm.


ALANSON RIVERFEST: Held in downtown Alanson, Aug. 6-10. Features the Riverfest Teen Dance with DJ Tanner from 7-10pm. alansonriverfest.com

CHARLEVOIX SUMMER LECTURE SERIES: With Nancy Mass, a signature member of the San Diego Watercolor Society, the Taos Society of Watercolorists, & a new member of the Fort Worth Southwest Watercolor Association. 4:30pm, Charlevoix Public Library. Tickets, $5. crookedtree.org

GLEN LAKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE: 10am-7pm, Glen Arbor Township Hall. 231-326-5361 or www.glenlakelibrary.net

FREE OUTDOOR CONCERT WITH THE OVER- TONES: 6:30pm, Elk Rapids Day Park, Deborah Wentworth Memorial Pavilion.

FAMILY CONCERT IN THE GARDEN: Singersongwriter Seth Bernard performs interactive songs just for your little ones at Blackbird Arts, TC. Doors open at 5pm for picnic; show at 6pm. $8/ person or $20/family. blackbirdartstc.com

34TH ANNUAL ANTRIM COUNTY FAIR: Aug. 7-10, Antrim Fairgrounds. antrimcountyfair.com

COFFEE @ TEN: With Toby Barlow. This author & chief creative officer of Team Detroit will share his career in advertising & passion for Detroit. 10am, CTAC Theater, Petoskey. crookedtree.org

MOTOR CITY HORNS WITH THE BROTHERS GROOVE & THORNETTA DAVIS: 8pm, Crooked Tree Arts Center, Petoskey. Tickets: $25 CTAC members; $35 non-members. crookedtree.org

MARY BETH POPE: This author of the short story collection “Divining Venus” will give a reading & sign copies of her book. 7pm, Dog Ears Books, Northport. dogearsbooks.net

PINK RIBBON RALLY: Presented by The Bay Harbor Ladies Golf Association in support of breast health through McLaren Northern Michigan Foundation. 8am, Bay Harbor Golf Club. For more info call 231-439-4141.

PRESERVING & RESTORING OUR SHORELINES: TIPS FOR RIPARIANS: Featuring Jennifer Gelb, restoration ecologist of Tip of the Mitt Watershed Council. Presented by Alden Library at Helena Township Community Center, Alden, 7pm. 231-331-4318.

Aug 08 Friday

FARMFEST: (See Thurs.)

4TH ANNUAL EXHIBIT OF LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS OF LEELANAU COUNTY: Work by Angela Saxon, Anne Corlett, Royce Deans & Lynn Uhlmann. An opening reception is held today from 5-10pm. Old Art Building, Leland. PaintingLeelanau.com

34TH ANNUAL ANTRIM COUNTY FAIR: Aug. 7-10, Antrim Fairgrounds. antrimcountyfair.com


BOYNE CITY SIDEWALK SALES: Aug. 8-9, downtown Boyne City.

ALANSON RIVERFEST: Held in downtown Alanson, Aug. 6-10. Today features Carnival in the Park, Round Wolf Primitive, Tommy Tropic, Bark In the Park Till Dark, Rawhide & Yankee Station performing in the Entertainment & more. alansonriverfest.com

AN EVENING WITH LYLE LOVETT AND HIS LARGE BAND: Grammy award-winning country icon Lyle Lovett & his Large Band perform at Flint- Fields Horse Park, Williamsburg at 7:30pm; gates open at 5pm. Coupled with storytelling, Lovett fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel & blues. Opening for Lovett is May Erlewine. Also enjoy local food, beer & wine. General admission, $39. porterhouseproductions.com

PORT ONEIDA FAIR: 10am-4pm, Port Oneida Rural Historic District, four miles north of Glen Arbor, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Imagine the life of the pioneers as you help bale hay or watch a broom-maker at work. Learn about spinning, basket weaving, soap making, butter making, candle dipping, fur trapping & more. Chicken BBQ, 4:30-6:30pm. http://www.nps.gov/slbe/index.htm


SUMMER SOUNDS CONCERT: Featuring Miriam Pico with David Chown & friends. This vocal/piano duo from TC will perform original songs along with a number of jazz standards & pop songs with two additional band members. 7pm, Michigan Legacy Art Park, Crystal Mtn. Resort, Thompsonville. $10 suggested donation. michlegacyartpark.org

COMEDIAN PAULA POUNDSTONE: A regular panelist on NPR’s weekly news quiz show, “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me,” Poundstone tours regularly, performing standup comedy across the country. 8pm, The Boyne City Pac. Tickets, $40. 231-582- 6532 or boynecc.com.

DETROIT CREATIVE INDUSTRIES RUNWAY: A runway showcase featuring a selection of Detroit based designers & manufacturers. A tented runway, held in CTAC’s adjacent parking lot (Petoskey) with a private trunk sale & reception following. 7pm. Tickets start at $50. crookedtree.org

MUSIC IN THE PARK: With Family Reunion. 7pm, Memorial Park Bandshell, East Jordan.

GLEN LAKE COMMUNITY LIBRARY ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE: 9am-noon, Glen Arbor Township Hall. Bag sale, $5 per bag. 231-326-5361 or www.glenlakelibrary.net

CHARLOTTE ROSS LEE CONCERTS IN THE PARK: Dr. Goodhart’s Home Remedy. 12pm & 7pm, Pennsylvania Park Gazebo, Petoskey.

DINNER & A MOVIE: “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium” at the Sk8 Park in Harbor Springs from 6-8pm. Movie is free. Pizza, pop & a dessert Is $5 & will be served at 5:30pm. 231-526-0610.

OLIVER ART CENTER FUN-RAISER: Celebrate & support art, culture & education, with live music, live & silent auctions, & art games. 5:30pm, Oliver Art Center, Frankfort. Tickets: $25 advance, $30 door. 231-352-4151 or oliverartcenterfrankfort.org.

BARBARA BAILEY HUTCHISON: This Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter will perform in the Green Room at Fountain Point Resort in Lake Leelanau at 8pm. Hutchison is also an artist & her artwork will be featured in the gllery. Tickets: $18 advance, $28 door. 231-256-9800.

MICHAYWÉ ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: Over 100 Artists & Crafters will help Michaywé celebrate 36 years of its Annual Arts & Crafts Fair from 10am-5pm. Favorite Artists & Crafters from years past will be joining more than 50 new artisans to help celebrate this event. Located at 1535 Opal Lake Rd., Gaylord. 989-939-8919.

LINDSAY LOU & THE FLATBELLYS: Bringing American traditional music, this group focuses on the original tunes of Lindsay Lou Rilko, which include true-life tales of bank-robbing aunties, moonshinin’ grandpas, & celebrations of love, life, & nature. 9pm, InsideOut Gallery, TC. inside-outarttc.com

DOWNTOWN GAYLORD FRIDAY NIGHT CON- CERT SERIES: Presents Kellerville at the Pavilion on Court St. from 6-9pm. Featuring songs of storytelling & personal experience.

FRIDAY NIGHT LIVE: Downtown TC’s Block Party. Jazz, art, food & fun will fill East Front St. 5:30- 9pm. downtowntc.com

AUTHOR SIGNINGS AT HORIZON BOOKS, TC: 12-2pm: Author Lisa Anders will sign her book “Love at the Lake”. 2-4pm: Author Margaret Thornton will sign her book “Charleston.” 4-6pm: Authors Jascinda Wilder will sign her book “The Ever Trilogy”; R.K. Lilley will sign her book “Tristan & Danika Trilogy”; & Tara Sivic will sign her book “Burned.” 6-8pm: Author Peter Marabell will sign his book “Murder at Cherokee Point.” horizonbooks.com

Aug 09 Saturday


FARMFEST: (See Thurs.)


GRAND TRAVERSE PIPES & DRUMS CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY: 6- 10pm, Brewery Terra Firma, TC. Free food, music, bagpipe lessons, & more. Find on Facebook.

34TH ANNUAL ANTRIM COUNTY FAIR: Aug.7- 10, Antrim Fairgrounds. antrimcountyfair.com




WATERFRONT ART FAIR: Downtown Charlevoix, East Park, 9am-6pm. charlevoixwaterfrontartfair.org

ALANSON RIVERFEST: Held in downtown Alanson, Aug. 6-10. Today features a guided kayak excursion/fundraiser, 5k run, pancake eating contest, frozen t-shirt contest, Northern Lights Irish Dancers, Sneaky Pete & The Blitz performing in the Entertainment Tent, & much more. alansonriverfest.com


HORTON CREEK: This country/bluegrass band formed out of Charlevoix County performs at The Opera House, Cheboygan at 7:30pm. Tickets, $15. theoperahouse.org or 231-627-5841.

PETOSKEY STEEL DRUM BAND: 6pm, Aloha State Park, Cheboygan.

WOOFSTOCK 2014: The Charlevoix Area Humane Society & Mackinaw Trail Winery will host this pet & music festival from noon – 11pm on the grounds of Mackinaw Trail Winery, just south of Petoskey. Featuring 16 bands, animal agility demonstrations, & much more. Admission, $10. charlevoixhumane.org

AUTHOR SUSAN WALSH: This author of “Walking in Broken Shoes: A Nurse’s Account of Haiti and the Earthquake” & founder of Little by Little will speak at Grace Episcopal Church, TC at 10:30am. 517-242-3452.

STAR PARTY: Solar viewing event at Thoreson Farm in Port Oneida from 4-6pm. View the full moon, Mars, Saturn, & Perseid meteors here from 9-11pm. www.nps.gov/slbe/

FAMILY DAY AT THE PARK: 11am-6pm, Cadillac City Park. Featuring drinks & photos with Princess Snow, a watermelon eating contest, limbo contest, dance music, dunk tank & more.

DETROIT CREATIVE TRUNK SHOW: Goods from all of the runway designers will be available for purchase. Meet the creative entrepreneurs and take home a few accessories and clothing all created in Detroit. 10am-4pm, CTAC, Petoskey. crookedtree.org

GRAND OPENING PARTY: BRYS ESTATE VINEYARD & WINERY, TC will unveil their upper deck & Bridge Above the Vines. Festivities run from 11am-7pm & include a progressive tasting, food, drink specials, live music & more. Cost, $5.

2014 HESSEL BOAT SHOW: Mackinac Island to Hessel Cruise: Departing Mackinac Island at 10am. Departing Hessel at 4:30pm. $29 adult, $18 child (ages 5-12); includes boat show admission & Hessel Channel Cruise. Hessel Channel Cruise: Departure times at noon & 2:30pm. Boat show admission sold separately. 800-542-8528 or ArnoldLine.com.

CARS, BEATS & EATS: A celebration of hot rods, vintage cars, food, local craft brews & wines, & music headlined by Commander Cody & The Lost Planet Airmen & Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys. 3pm, FlintFields, Williamsburg. Adults, $15; children 17 & under, $5. porterhouseproductions.com

4TH ANNUAL EXHIBIT OF LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS OF LEELANAU COUNTY: Work by Angela Saxon, Anne Corlett, Royce Deans & Lynn Uhlmann. 10am-5pm, Old Art Building, Leland. PaintingLeelanau.com

COFFEE IN THE PARK: 9-11am, Hull Park, behind the Traverse Area District Library, TC. Winter coats will be passed out to those in need. Connecting with the Homeless to provide a small meal & guide those seeking help with paper work, medical & addiction services, etc. Donations needed include clothing, shoes, tents, tarps, & blankets. Presented by Operation Joe’s Place.

FESTIVAL OF JAZZ: Starring Jonathan Fritzen & Vincent Ingala. Also includes Dave McMurray, the Jeff Haas Quartet, Song of the Lakes & more. Hosted by The Brewz Brotherz. Gates open at 1pm. Southside Festival Grounds, Buckley. 231- 269-3738.

NATURE HIKE: At Arcadia Marsh from 1-3pm. Presented by the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy. Learn the Marsh’s land use history & why it’s such a popular hang out spot for animals, fish, birds & bugs. Free. www.gtrlc.org/events

AUTHOR SIGNINGS AT HORIZON BOOKS, TC: 11am-1pm: Author Paul Stuligross will sign his book “The Donkey”. 1-3pm: Author Brenda Girolamo will sign her book “Psalms of the Dragonfly Turtle”. 3-5pm: Author Allen Horstman will sign his book “Christianity: A Guide for the Thoughtful (Skeptic or Believer)”. horizonbooks.com

Aug 10 Sunday

MANITOU MUSIC FESTIVAL PRESENTS PETER, PAUL & MARY REMEMBERED: 8pm, Studio Stage at Lake Street Studios, Glen Arbor. Presented by the GAAA. glenarborart.org

FARMFEST: (See Thurs.)

VICTORIAN STROLL: 2-4pm, meet at 503 N. Bridge St., Bellaire. 231-533-8631.

“FIDDLER ON THE ROOF”: (See Tues., except today’s performance is at 3pm.)

34TH ANNUAL ANTRIM COUNTY FAIR: Aug. 7-10, Antrim Fairgrounds. antrimcountyfair.com

JRAC LUNCHEON, FASHION SHOW & BOUTIQUE OF WEARABLE ART: 12pm, Tapawingo, Ellsworth. jordanriverarts.com

GARDEN FEST: Featuring live music, including a performance from 2-3pm by the Dodsworth Duo & bagpiper Peter Deneen, garden tours, a craft show, & much more. 12-5pm, Botanic Garden, Historic Barns Park, Grand Traverse Commons, TC.

CONCERT AT JORDAN RIVER ART CENTER, EAST JORDAN: Featuring Rick Culver on trombone, Jack Dryden on bass, & Steve Stargardt on piano. Held at 2pm, this concert will be performed surrounded by the artwork of Rick’s father, Charles Culver. jordanriverarts.com

VESPERS CONCERT: Featuring the Grand Finale. 8pm, Bay View – Hall Auditorium, Petoskey. Find Bay View Association on Facebook.

4TH ANNUAL EXHIBIT OF LANDSCAPE PAINTINGS OF LEELANAU COUNTY: Work by Angela Saxon, Anne Corlett, Royce Deans & Lynn Uhlmann. 10am-4pm, Old Art Building, Leland. PaintingLeelanau.com

NORTHPORT WINE FESTIVAL: 12-6pm, Haserot Park. Come early at 11am for the Northport Dog Parade. $15 gets you a souvenir wine glass & three drink tickets. northportomenachamber.org

ALANSON RIVERFEST: Held in downtown Alanson, Aug. 6-10. Today features the Alanson Area Church Community Service & the Petoskey Steel Drum Band & Jake Slater performing in the Entertainment Tent. alansonriverfest.com

AUTHOR SIGNING: 1-3pm: Author Jason Link will sign his book “The Legender” at Horizon Books, TC. horizonbooks.com


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 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 FARMERS 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 FARMERS MARKET: Runs Saturdays through Oct., 9am-1pm, downtown Frankfort.

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

CADILLAC MADE IN MI FARMERS MARKET: Thurs.: 8am-2pm, City Park. Sat.: 8am-1pm, Pine St. Through Oct. Find on Facebook.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OLD TIME COUNTRY DANCE LINE & SQUARE DANCES: Held every second Friday (except Aug. will be Sat.) of the month at 9116 E. 13th St., Cadillac from 6:30-9:30pm. Free dance instruction. 231-920-8389.

EARTHWORK MUSIC MONDAYS LIVE: 6-8pm, Northern Natural Cider House, TC. 943-1078.

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

“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.

“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

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 (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 Weds. eve., 7-9:30pm. RSVP phone or text at 231.838.6460. All levels of musicians are welcome.


SHARON DOUGHERTY EXHIBIT: New acrylic on frosted mylar paper, contemporary works of art by Sharon Dougherty will be featured in Live for Art Gallery, Beulah, August 7-13. Sharon will be in the gallery to talk about her paintings on Thurs., Aug. 7 from 5-7pm. liveforartgallery.com

“FULL CIRCLE” EXHIBIT: By Joan Bonney at Twisted Fish Gallery, Elk Rapids. Featuring landscapes, still life & abstracts. Runs Aug. 8-31, with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 8 from 6-8pm. twistedfishart.com

CALL FOR ARTISTS: For the 12th Annual Children’s Art Fair at Friday Night Live, TC on Fri., Aug. 15. Deadline is Aug. 8. First through eighth graders can learn about entrepreneurship & the rewards of creativity by selling self-made crafts. Pick up a registration form at the Great Lakes Children’s Museum or call 932-4526. Registration forms can also be downloaded at GreatLakesKids.org.

CHARLES CULVER EXHIBIT: Through Aug. 15 at the Jordan River Art Center. Watercolors & paintings from his entire career will be on display, including “Caged Lion.” 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 TC artist Duncan Spratt Moran’s new paintings at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St., Glen Arbor. 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 through Sept. 30 at Brew, downtown TC. lalaartists.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.

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

“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 exhibition by TC photographer Tyler Franz will be displayed at 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

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.

“SEASONS OF CHANGE”: In this series, Cherie Correll uses tire prints, tar, & natural black walnut dye, along with a variety of water media to create her paintings. On display at the City Opera House Towsley Lobby, TC through Aug. 30. 941-8082.

PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT BY STEVE BRUNGER: Featuring mostly nature photographs, including trilliums from the hills next to the lookout in Elberta, decorated stones on the Frankfort beach last summer, & more. On display Aug. 7 – Nov. 28, with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 8 from 4-6pm at the West Michigan Bank & Trust Frankfort office. 231-352-9655.

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.

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

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

“ILLUMINATE”: Paintings about light, food & the joy of eating by TC artist Kaye Krapohl. Cog’s Creek Gallery, TC. This exhibit runs through Sept. 2. 231-620-0458.

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