Big Mac Scenic Shoreline Fall Bike One Day or Two Days Tour: Day 1: North Emmet Shoreline Tour & Luncheon. Begins at St. Anthony's, Mackinaw City. Choose from 25, 50, 70 or 85 mile routes. Day 2: Island Ride.
Leelanau Harvest Tour: Organized by the Cherry Capital Cycling Club (CCCC) of TC, this tour offers 20, 40, 65 & 100-mile routes, with five food stops along the way & a barbeque buffet with root beer floats at the end of the ride.
Sand Lakes Trail Corridor Ride: Ride to the property from the VASA Single Track Supply Rd. parking area to learn about the Sand Lakes 160 parcel's story & its importance. From there, riders can either turn back to the VASA Single Track parking area via the Iceman route (for a total trip of around 2 hours) or continue to Kalkaska for the full Iceman out & back (for a total trip ...
9/11 Honor Run 5K: Run to honor those who lost their lives in the September 11, 2001 terror attacks, as well as local first responders & veterans. Proceeds will go to the GT Region Public Safety Alliance. Gather before the race for a ceremony. An after party will be held at The Little Fleet.
Tri Up North Triathlon & Betsie Bay Walk: The triathlon features 10- or 22-mile course options; or the 2.5-mile Betsie Bay Walk along the lakeshore. Benefits the Betsie Hosick Health & Fitness Center's Community Wellness Programs.
Young Peacebuilders Club Mentor & Student Leader Orientation: Explore the possibility of serving as a Young Peacebuilders Club (YPC) Mentor or Student Leader, or volunteering in some other capacity. RSVP via Facebook. More info on the organization: www.youngpeacebuilders.com
"Absurd Dynamism" Sculpture by Steve Wirtz: Featuring wire & laminated paper (papier mache) sculptures that represent action & foolish drama. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 7 from 5-9pm. Runs through Sept.
"Our Changing Climate: Knitting the Narrative": A group of nine women from NCMC combined their knitting & art talents with their concern about the environment to create a series of long, knit works where changing color represents the daily high temperatures for one year.
"Woven Together: Beyond the Influence of Sherri Smith": An exhibit of works created by a selection of 14 artists who completed their MFA degrees under Sherri Smith at the University of Michigan’s Penny W. Stamps School of Art and Design. Runs through Nov. 17.
Adopt-A-Beach CleanUp: The "International Coastal Cleanup" is the world's largest volunteer effort for oceans & waterways. People all over the world remove trash from the shores & document what they find. The data from this clean up is compiled and sent to the Alliance for the Great Lakes. This is the third year Benzie County has participated in this global event.
Friends of the Leland Library Used Book Sale: Although Cedar Street will be closed for Leland Heritage Day, Library parking can be accessed by turning east on Park Street (one block south of Cedar) & following Park & First streets to the Library parking lot. 231-256-9152.
Petoskey Area Northern Home & Cottage Tour: Tour eight homes, from just south of Elk Rapids to Alanson. There will also be a party at Twisted Fish Gallery from 12-6pm, presented by Pleasant Valley Custom Homes.
Smithsonian Water/Ways Exhibit: Featuring model ships & water technology models, ongoing Power Point presentation of early water technology, a Call for Citizen Scientists Display by National Science Foundation, School of Fish Art "swimming" & more. Runs through Sept. 23.
Water/Ways Exhibit: Paddle Antrim Festival : Featuring a two-day paddle event through the Chain of Lakes of Antrim County. Local events begin Thurs., Sept. 13 evening with food, music & more & run through Sat., Sept. 15.
Fiber Show: Featuring the work of Midge Obata, Holly Sorensen & Elizabeth Rodgers Hill. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 14 from 6pm-sundown. Runs through Oct. 7. Center Gallery is open daily from 11am-5pm. 231-334-3179.
Lake Leelanau Street Fair: A celebration of food, art & music. Featuring live music by Zip and Zippers, Soul Patch, KC Jones & the Benzie Playboys, & Grupo Aye; food from Dick's Pour House, Rose's Indian Food, Pleva Meats & others; & local wine & beer from 45 North, Amoritas, Bel Lago, Boathouse Vineyards & others.
Michigan Printmaking: Sixteen MI artists have been invited to represent traditional & contemporary methods of printmaking in the exhibit "Block-Paper-Ink." On Oct. 25 at 10am Charlevoix artist Sue Bolt will give a gallery talk outlining & describing many aspects of historical printmaking. Runs through Nov. 3. Open Mon. - Sat., 11am-5pm.
American Military League Classic Car/Motorcycle Show: The Car/Motorcycle Show runs from 12-4pm, & the pig roast from 4-8pm. Proceeds benefit the Northern Michigan Blue to Gold Star Mothers Inc. Pig dinner: $10 adults, $6 children; under 5 eat free. 941-7253.
Water/Ways Exhibit: Art of Water Festival & Paint Out : Water-related artwork will be for sale by artists. A few hands-on art classes will be available for all ages & artists are invited to participate in a paint out & wet paint art show & sale.
Annual Ice Cream Social: Featuring ice cream sundaes & root beer floats with music by The Brighter Bloom & face painting by The Painted Lady. Metro Fire Department will visit with the firetrucks and GT Sheriff Department will bring the K9 team for demonstrations. There will also be the Used Book Sale.
Leland Musical Arts Celebration: Musicians include Barry Martin, Pat Brumbaugh, Amy Anderson, Susie Rockett, Dr. Mezraq Ramli, Elisa Montoya, Mia Zamora, Vince Ocampo, Kaylee Whitfield, Clinton Webb & John White. Artwork by Trudy Underhill.
Presentation of Works-In-Progress by MITTEN Lab Artists-In-Residence: Eric Grant, Liz Morgan, Melissa Li & Kit Yan. Featuring performances by Interlochen Arts Academy students, faculty & alumni & Parallel 45 Company members.