Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 21, 2012

In Brief: 10/21/2012



Women's program

Traverse City — The annual meeting of the Women's History Project of Northwest Michigan will includee a program on the League of Women Voters, which emerged after passage of the 19th Amendment in 1919 giving women the vote. Reservations are due Tuesday, Oct. 23.

The meeting will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St. The program will be presented by principal players from the first League of Women Voters in costume. The $15 cost includes lunch. For detail or a registration form, visit

Artist reception

Bellaire — Parkside Arts Council will hold an artist reception for Bellaire artist Ken Thomas from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Parkside Arts Council Gallery, 202 N Bridge St. For details, call 357-1543 or visit

Sci-Fi double feature

Traverse City — InsideOut Gallery's Cocktail Cinema will feature a science fiction double feature on Thursday, Oct. 25.

"Them" (1954) will be shown from 6 to 7:45 p.m., followed by "Invasion of the Body Snatchers" (1956) from 8:30 to 9:50 p.m. at the gallery, 229 Garland St. Admission and popcorn are free.

Fun at the museum

Acme — The Music House Museum will hold a benefit dinner and concert and host a screening of "The Kiss" starring Greta Garbo.

The "Pizza and Pipes" fundraiser starts at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, and features gourmet pizza and a concert by internationally known organist Fr. Andrew Rogers. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for ages 12 and younger. Proceeds benefit the museum's Mortier Organ restoration project. Reservations are required.

Garbo's 1929 silent film "The Kiss" will be shown at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27. Fr. Rogers will provide accompaniment on the museum's Wurlitzer organ. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for senior citizens. Reservations are recommended.

The Music House Museum is on U.S. 31 North. For details or reservations for either event, visit www.

Art exhibit opens

Frankfort — Frankfort artist Linda Remington (aka Remi) will exhibit her art at West Michigan Bank & Trust.

The exhibit will open Thursday, Oct. 25. A reception for the artist will be hosted 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 26, at the bank, 501 Main St., where the exhibit may be viewed through Feb. 13. Call 352-9655 for more information.

Autumn Fest fun

Bellaire — Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway, will host Halloween fun for families at Autumn Fest on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m.

Participants will have opportunities to meet animals on a haunted hike, play in a boneyard, pound a pumpkin, test their wings, and make Halloween crafts. Admission is free but donations are appreciated. Visit or call 533-8314 for details.

A not-too-scary walk

Traverse City — A community Halloween celebration Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Peninsula Community Library includes a not-too-scary walk in the woods.

The free event starts at 6 p.m. at the library, 2699 Island View Road. Visitors can walk a mini-spider web maze, bob for apples, craft a haunted house and enjoy refreshments.

All ages are welcome. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Fall Festival

Arcadia — The Pleasant Valley Community Center will host its Pumpkins & Haystacks Festival on Saturday, Oct. 27.

Activities take place from 2 to 9 p.m. at the community center, M-22 and Glovers Lake Road. Kids' games start at 2 p.m., with a bake walk at 4 p.m. and a pig roast dinner at 5 p.m. New this year, a Pumpkin Night Run 5K starts at 7 p.m.

For details including a complete schedule, visit, email or call 889-7069.

Halloween dance

Summit City — Live music will be provided for a Halloween Country Dance on Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Summit City Grange Hall, 3060 Factory St.

A soup supper at 6 p.m. will be followed by dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Donations will be accepted. Call 263-4499 to learn more.

Halloween party

Frankfort — The Oliver Art Center will host a Halloween Costume Party on Friday, Oct. 26.

The celebration will start at 6 p.m. at the art center, 132 Coast Guard Road. Costumes are optional, but masks are required.

Tickets are $25 through Friday, Oct. 19; $30 at the door. For details or tickets, call 352-4151.

Garden club meeting

The Friendly Garden Club invites the public to its Tuesday, Oct. 23, meeting.

The group will meet at 11:30 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. Jeanine Rubert, owner of Pine Hill Nursery, will talk about unusual plant combinations and creating interesting table arrangements. For details or if planning to attend, call 938-1606.

Craft show vendors

Northport — The Northport Promise is looking for vendors for its annual Christmas Craft Show.

The show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, at Northport School, 104 S. Wing St. Interested vendors should contact Jennifer Wack, 386-5439 or

Fishtown benefit

Leland — The Bluebird, 102 River St., will host the second annual Fishtown Benefit Brunch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28.

Tickets are $30 for adults, $10 for ages 12 and younger and include a buffet brunch, beverage, door prizes, music and fun. After tickets are purchased, ticket holders should call the Bluebird, 256-9081, for reservations. Proceeds support the Fishtown Preservation Society's mission to preserve and protect Fishtown.

Tickets are available in Leland at the Fishtown Preservation Society office, The Bluebird, Reflections in Fishtown, and Tampico; in Suttons Bay at Case-Daniels & Rae; and at

Dystopian films

Bellaire — Twelve films about dark, nightmarish worlds overrun with machines, apes, chaos and disease will be shown at the Bellaire Community Hall, 202 N. Bridge St.

The "Dystopia Film Festival" will be hosted from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. starting Wednesday, Oct. 24, with an Alex Proyas double feature. Other themes and dates are an "Apes Take Over" double feature Oct. 25; a "Not Too Distant Future" double feature Oct. 26; a Wachowski Brothers double feature October 27; a Jeunet double feature Oct. 28; and a "Rage Virus" double feature Oct. 29. The festival is free, but donations are appreciated.

For a list of titles or details, email or call 622-5252.

Award-winning film

Traverse City — The northern Michigan film, "Somewhere West," returns from Colorado's BolderLife Festival having won the top two awards, and now prepares for a hometown premiere at the State Theatre, 233 E. Front St.

Producer/director David Marek and local cast and crewmembers will be present on Tuesday, Oct. 30, at 6 p.m. to introduce the film and talk with the audience after the screening.

For tickets or details, contact the State Theatre, or 947-4800. For information about the film, visit and Facebook.

Josh White Jr.

Elberta — Josh White Jr. will perform Saturday, Oct. 27, at 8 p.m. at the Cabbage Shed, 198 Frankfort St. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Tickets/reservations