Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 25, 2013

Weekend in Brief: 01/25/2013


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On the mainstage

"Over the River and Through the Woods" runs through Jan. 26 at the Old Town Playhouse. Call 947-2210 or visit

Hawley at Sleder's

Jim Hawley plays at Sleder's Family Tavern Sunday at 4 p.m. Call 947-9213.

Family Fun Day

The 3rd annual Grass River Shiver Snowshoe Race and Winterfest Family Fun Day is Saturday at the Grass River Natural Area in Bellaire. Registration for the 5K and 10K races starts at 9, with races beginning at 10. A Chowder Challenge will follow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., along with free family activities. Call 533-8314 or visit

CD release

Saldaje will perform a CD release concert, "Let Them Dance," at InsideOut Gallery in Traverse City Saturday at 8 p.m. Call 929-3254 or visit

Spelling Bee

The Big Brain Spelling Bee is at 7 p.m. Saturday at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. Register at

Chamber Orchestra

The Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra presents the first Sunday Series Recital of 2013 at the First Presbyterian Church in Harbor Springs on Sunday at 4 p.m. Admission is free. Call 487-0010 or visit

New art exhibit

The Jordan River Arts Council presents the exhibit, "Realism to Abstraction and Beyond," opening Jan. 27 with a reception and refreshments and running through Feb. 22 in East Jordan. Call 582 6399.or e-mail

Variety show

The Suttons Bay Variety Show is today at 7 p.m. in the public schools' auditorium. Proceeds benefit school art programs. Call 271-4983.

Snowshoe hike

Join volunteer leader Sally Manke on Saturday at 10 a.m. for a two-mile snowshoe hike at Arcadia Dunes. RSVP to 929-7911 or visit

Lunch discussion

"State of Wonder" by Ann Patchett will be the topic for the quarterly brown bag lunch discussion of the Women's History Project book group today at noon at the History Center of Traverse City. Call 223-7489.

Walk your dog

A free community dog walk is being held on Saturday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center trail. Sponsored by Woofers On The Run. Call 409-0732 or visit