Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 8, 2013

Weekend: 02/08/13


---- — Dancers in costume will present excerpts of the Northwest Michigan Ballet Theatre's "Song of Wyoming" at the Traverse Area District Library on Woodmere in Traverse City at 11 a.m. Saturday. The full-length production will be presented Saturday, Feb. 16, at 2 and 7 p.m. in Traverse City's Milliken Auditorium. Call 929-2787 or visit

Brew Fest Saturday

The Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival runs today in the Sara Hardy Parking Lot with more than 50 craft breweries from around Michigan, live entertainment, silent disco and polka tents, local food vendors and more. Doors open at 4 p.m. Visit

New Clothes

Traverse City West Senior High School presents "The Emperor's New Clothes" today and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Call 933-7509.

Benefit concert

The Interlochen Arts Academy Orchestra will present a benefit concert for the Friends of the Interlochen Public Library at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in Corson Auditorium. Call 276-6767 or visit

Take the plunge

Traverse City area residents are invited to plunge into the icy water at the Traverse City Polar Plunge on Saturday at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa Clubhouse to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics Michigan athletes. Visit or call 800-644-6404.

Hearts for Habitat

The "Hearts for Habitat Fundraiser" is Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Hagerty Center in Traverse City with hors d'oeuvres, silent and live auctions and entertainment by Levi Britton. Tickets are $40 per person. Call 941-4663.

Owls at Grass River

Wings of Wonder is bringing live owls to Grass River Natural Area Saturday for a program at 11 a.m. Classes are $5 per person. Register in advance at or by calling 533-8314.

Need a vowel?

The annual Scrabble Tournament is at the Cadillac Wexford Library on Saturday for ages 12 and up. Preregister at 510-9047. Fee is $5.

Super Saturday

Aiming for Financial Security will be the focus of a Super Saturday Special hosted by the Traverse Bay Poverty Reduction Initiative Saturday at the TBAISD Career-Tech Center in Traverse City from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. To reserve a spot, call (800) 442-1713 or 590-0100.

Family Science Day

The Inland Seas Education Association offers Family Science Saturday, Feb. 9, with the focus on sturgeon and other Great Lakes fish from 10 a.m. to noon at ISEA's Education Center in Suttons Bay. This program caters to kids aged 5-12. Cost is $5. Call 271-3077 to reserve a space.