Red Wings Training Camp: Sept. 23-28. Red Wings players, prospects & tryouts will be divided into teams that will practice & scrimmage throughout camp, including the annual Red and White Game on Sun., Sept. 26. Following the Red and White game, the team will remain in TC & hold practices on Mon., Sept. 27 & Tues., Sept. 28 prior to breaking camp for Detroit to begin their preseason schedule.
NAMIwalks Traverse City: NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Health, is holding a walk at The GT Commons (700 Cottageview Dr.), TC. Donate, sign up for a team & join for the walk. Help raise critical funds for your local NAMI for mental health advocacy, education, support & awareness. Registration begins at 8am & walk begins at 10am. Details at namigt.org. For questions please call 944.8448 or email@example.com.
Bear Claw Epic Mountain Bike Race: The course is 7 miles per lap. Beginner: 1 lap. Intermediate: 2 laps. Sport/Expert: 3 laps. Elite: 4 laps. There will also be the Bear Cub Epic for racers ages 6-14. This is a 1.2 mile loop. All proceeds from the race will go towards funding the construction of 11 new miles of single track on the Cadillac Pathway.
"Everyday Objects": This exhibition explores the new & unexpected aesthetic possibilities in mundane objects – as art-making materials, & as new objects & ideas. Opening Reception on Aug. 27 from 6-8pm. Exhibit runs Aug. 27 - Oct. 28. The GAAC is also offering four companion programs that dig deeper into the ideas behind "Everyday Objects": Online interviews with visual artists from Leelanau County & Ohio whose work is ...
Free Workshop: Exploring Science Education Opportunities: Formal & non-formal educators who work with students in upper elementary through high school are invited to enjoy a day of exploration & hands-on activities at this free educators' workshop. Registration required. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 219-707-0055 by Fri., Sept. 17.
Harbor Springs Festival of the Book: Sept. 24-25. A celebration of readers, writers, books, & the literary craft. Featuring nationally-published authors & illustrators across eight genres, the majority of Festival sessions are held in venues in downtown Harbor Springs & are free to the public. Must register in advance. For a schedule, visit hsfotb.org.
Paper Constructions: Denise Samuels: Samuels exhibits sculptural, geometric constructions with recycled papers – cereal boxes, common cardboard & other heavier fibers she sometimes paints & alters – & stitches each hand-cut piece together with wire. Opens Sept. 4 & runs through Dec. 17.
13th Annual Breezeway Fall Color Cruises: Color tour participants pick up goodie bags filled with trip tips, color tour maps, coupons & other surprises at Royal Farms Winery in Atwood between 10am-noon. Participants then proceed at their own pace along C-48 The Breezeway, stopping, shopping, dining or enjoying a nature hike at one of the three preserves along the route. End the experience at Boyne Mt. in Boyne Falls with a complimentary ...
23rd Annual Harvest Festival: Today includes the Scarecrow Extravaganza: "Welcome to the Jungle," Halloween Dress Rehearsal/Dress Up & Free Family 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk, Fine Art & Craft Show, Mini Pumpkin Painting, Best Dressed Pet Parade, "Chopped" Tournament of Champions, Short's Oktoberfest Celebration & more.
Blue Ribbon Run 5K for Prostate Cancer: In memory of Curt Barrons, Byte Productions hosts the Blue Ribbon Run 5K Run/Walk benefiting the local chapter of Us TOO, a prostate cancer education & support group. The start & finish will be at Right Brain Brewery/Byte Productions & the course will take you along the Boardman Lake. This will be the first official 5K to utilize the new section of the Boardman loop from ...
Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians: Historic & contemporary examples of Odawa arts & crafts will be on display, including quill boxes, beadwork, regalia, basketry, & ceramics. Through these finely crafted objects, thematic threads are woven together to explore the economic drivers, environmental factors, & challenges inherent in sustaining tradition, creative practice, & identity. Runs Sept. 20 - Nov. 27. There will be a free educational program connected with the exhibition every ...
Labor Days - A History of Work: This exhibit reflects the strong history & culture of work around Lake Charlevoix & connections to work in northern Michigan, the nation & around the world. Raven Hill Discovery Center is one of ten sites in the United States selected to participate in a Smithsonian pilot project to develop a unique humanities-based exhibition about local work history.
Nature Through Pastels: Four regional artists exhibit their pastel paintings through Oct. 29. Leelanau artists Julie Avery, Chris Nettleton & Jan Price; & Lesa Seefled of Grand Traverse County have each worked in the arts for some time & have more recently moved into painting with pastels through both individual & group explorations. Tues., Sept. 28, 6–8pm: Meet the artists & hear about their works at the library. Closed ...
Through Our Eyes: Crooked Tree Painters' Studio Exhibition: The Crooked Tree Painters' Studio meets weekly at CTAC to share their love of painting. This year's exhibition features original paintings by 18 artists. Runs Sept. 20 - Dec. 18.
"Presence": A contemporary figural exploration with local artists Paul Varga & Steve Toornman. These artists explore the figure each with a distinct approach. Varga is a sculptor who works primarily in wood & bronze & Toornman is an oil painter. The exhibition will run Sept. 17 - Oct. 30. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 17 from 5-7pm. Closed on Sundays.
Artists for Wings of Wonder Exhibit: The 3rd annual community fundraiser exhibit, which features over 30 artists, with Raptor themed artwork, all in an effort to raise funds to help Wings of Wonder transition into The Migizi Eagle rehabilitation. The show is open for viewing & purchase from Sept. 11-30.
Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories: This exhibition explores off-reservation boarding schools in its kaleidoscope of voices. Visitors will explore photographs, artwork, interviews, interactive timelines, & immersive environments, including classroom & dormitory settings. Objects such as a period barber chair & a young Seminole girl’s skirt, as well as reproduction elements poignantly illuminate first-person accounts.
Birds Fly In: A Human Refuge: A cross-cultural art collaboration focusing on themes related to Migration & Intuition. Artist Ellie Harold was surprised by birds who “flew” onto her canvas after the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. As intuitive messengers, they brought not only an entirely new way of painting, but comfort during confusing times. Later, as migration issues came to the fore, she felt birds were a metaphor for the universal human ...
Close to Home: Contemporary Anishinaabek Artists: An exhibit of works from Anishinaabek artists in the region, supplemented by objects in the Dennos Museum Center’s collection. Artists include Kelly Church, Reneé Dillard, Jamie John, Yvonne Walker Keshick, & Jenna Wood. Represents current trends & connections to traditional practice by contemporary, working artists.
Flora & Field: This exhibition features works created by wife & husband painters Colleen & Justin Shull. Colleen brings her bold colorful floral paintings & Justin brings his landscape paintings. An opening reception will be held on Fri., Sept. 24 from 5-7pm. Runs through Oct. 3. Closed Oct. 1 & only open on Oct. 2 from 1-4pm.
Geno's Car Show & BVDL Friends' Arts & Crafts Show/ Flea Market: Car show: 12-4pm. $5 entry fee. Registration: 12-2pm. Participant & public voting: 12-4pm. Top 10 Participant Judged Trophies & People's Choice Trophy. Please call Geno at 231-378-2554 by Sept. 24 to confirm entry. Live entertainment by Duke and the Studebakers. BVDL Friends’ Flea Market & Arts/Crafts Show: 12-5pm. Entry fee: $10 for 12 ft. of space. Set up at 11am. Sponsored by Friends of the Betsie ...
Harvest Days: Sept. 1-30. Presented by the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail. Experience what it’s like to be a wine club member at each of the participating wineries (over 25) & be able to take advantage of exclusive benefits, premiere wine tastings, & product discounts. Each ticket is good for one visit to each winery, & each ticket holder will have access to all of the benefits offered throughout ...
Elk Rapids Fall Festival: Head to downtown Elk Rapids where River Street will be closed from 12-4pm for pumpkin painting, kids games, music, cider & donuts, beer & brats tent, a scarecrow contest, & more. Special guests will include the Christmas reindeer along with Alpacas. Bring the family to play, shop, & dine.
In Store Book Signing: Dave Hardin will sign his book "Standpipe," a memoir of his work as a Red Cross volunteer delivering emergency water to residents of Flint, MI. A collection of short essays & vignettes, "Standpipe" sets the struggles of a city in crisis against David Hardin's personal journey as his mother declines into dementia & eventual death, just before the emergency is declared in Flint.
Opening Reception, CTAC, Petoskey: For "Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians," & "Through Our Eyes: Crooked Tree Painters' Studio Exhibition." The galleries will be open 10 am - 5 pm. Art demonstrations & performances will be held throughout the day in conjunction with "Kindred: Traditional Arts of the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians."
Delbert Michel: "Sixty Years of Making Art": Celebrating six decades of creative expression, artist & retired art professor, Delbert Michel, hosts a retrospective of his collection with an opening reception on Fri., Aug. 20 from 4-7pm. The exhibition runs through Oct. 20 at both Delbert's Studio #5 & the GT Art Campus - Gateway Center. Partial proceeds of art sales will be donated to Safe Harbor of Grand Traverse. 231-499-7313.
"Escanaba in da Moonlight": This zany comedy follows the Soady men who trek to their little "home away from home" north of Escanaba—the heart and soul of the U.P.—to drink, cause a little bit of trouble, & bag bucks.