Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 23, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/23/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

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KALKASKA — The Kalkaska County Library will present “Walking on Bullets” today, May 23, at noon at the library, 247 S. Cedar St. For details, call 258-9411.

CHS stages 1-acts

TRAVERSE CITY — The Central High School Theatre Department will stage two one-act plays today, May 23.

The drama, “Bang, Bang You’re Dead,” and the comedy, “Check, Please,” will be presented at 7 p.m. in the school auditorium, 1150 Milliken Dr. “Bang, Bang You’re Dead” is not recommended for children.

Tickets are $2 for adults and $1 for students at the door. For details, call Carol Roehrich, 933-3518.

Memorial Day

TRAVERSE CITY — Long Lake Township will honor its veterans with a Memorial Day Service on Friday, May 24.

The noon service will be held at Linwood Cemetery on Church Road. It includes a Riderless Horse Ceremony, a bagpiper, guest speaker Commander Joseph R. Buzzella Jr. from the U.S. Coast Guard Air Station, the reading of veterans’ names, a gun salute and taps.

Center Gallery art

GLEN ARBOR — “North,” an exhibit by painter Jamie Miller opens Friday, May 24, at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St. A reception will be hosted at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25.

Miller’s art will be on display through June 27. For details, call 334-3179.

Breezeway sales

EAST JORDAN — Travel the Breezeway, C-48, for 26 miles of garage sales from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 24-25. For details, call the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce, 536-7351, or visit

Trunk show

CEDAR — Wool & Honey will host Michigan artists for a yarn, fiber and jewelry trunk show.

Hand-dyed yarn and fibers from Yarn Hollow and hand-crafted paper jewelry and art by Quilling Maven will be on display from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Wool & Honey, 9031 S. Kasson. There also will be demonstrations on how to use JUL Designs closures.

For details, call 228-2800 or visit

Historical benefit

LAKE LEELANAU — The grand re-opening dinner at Bella Fortuna North will benefit the Leelanau Historical Society.

The dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 24, and includes a four-course meal with complementary wines, and classical guitar music by Matt Hathaway. Diners also may explore the restaurant’s terrace and new bocce court.

The cost is $100 per person. For reservations, contact the restaurant, 994-2400 or

Freedom Fest

EAST JORDAN — The East Jordan Freedom Festival Board’s Canister Day is Friday, May 24.

Volunteers will be at Huntington Bank, Charlevoix State Bank, Save-A-Lot, the Post Office and Glen’s Market from noon to 5 p.m. accepting donations for the Freedom Festival Fireworks Fund. Fireworks are scheduled for dusk on Saturday, June 22, after a free concert in Memorial Park. Donations also may be sent to East Jordan Freedom Festival, P.O. Box 435, East Jordan MI 49727.

Country dance

SUMMIT CITY — A country dance with live music will be held Saturday, May 25, at the Summit City Grange Hall, 3060 Factory St.

A hot dog supper at 6 p.m. will be followed by dancing from 7 to 10 p.m. Donations are appreciated. For details, call 263-4499.

Horizon anniversary

TRAVERSE CITY — Horizon Books will celebrate its 20th anniversary at its 243 E. Front St. location with a songwriting contest from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25. Cake also will be served. For details, call 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or visit

Cars and pets

NORTHPORT — The annual Blessing of the Pets will start at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 25, at Marina Park. Pets must be leashed or in carriers. Also on Saturday, Cars in the Park will be on display at Haserot Park. The show and swap is sponsored by the Northport/Omena Fire Fighters Association.

Perennial sale

LAKE LEELANAU — Samaritans’ Closet, 25 S. Lake Leelanau Dr., is holding its annual perennial plant sale Friday through Sunday, May 24-26.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day and more than 900 perennial plants will be available. Prices range from $6 to $20. Proceeds benefit Samaritans’ Closet, which support the Laundry Project, the Baby Pantry, Leelanau Christian Neighbors, the Food Pantry and deserving families in Leelanau County.

Quilt show

LAKE LEELANAU — A cross stitched queen-size quilt with matching pillow shams will be raffled at the Lake Leelanau St. Mary Quilters’ Memorial Day Quilt Show, Raffle & Bake Sale.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, May 26, and 10 a.m. to noon Monday, May 27, at the St. Mary Church Social Hall on South St. Marys Street. Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. They are available at any Lake Leelanau St. Mary campus office, Lake Leelanau East Traverse Catholic Federal Credit Union, Lake Leelanau Excavating, PlantMasters in Suttons Bay, from any quilter, following St. Mary Parish weekend Mass and at the show. The raffle drawing will take place at noon Monday, May 27.

Art and crafts

ELK RAPIDS — On Saturday, May 25, the Elk Rapids Arts and Crafts Show will celebrate more than 20 years on River Street with the first summer craft show of the season. More than 60 crafters will line River Street from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For details, email Annie Spence,, or visit

Garden Club sale

ONEKAMA — Spirit of the Woods Garden Club will hold its 30th annual Perennial-Tree-Bake Sale from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 25, at Onekama Village Park on Main Street. For details, call 723-3296 or 889-3587.

Garden club meets

TRAVERSE CITY — Richard Kuschell, president of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society, will be the guest speaker at the Tuesday, May 28, open meeting of The Friendly Garden Club. The meeting starts at 12:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road.