Traverse City Record-Eagle


April 11, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/11/2014

Funday Sunday

TRAVERSE CITY — Visitors to the Great Lakes Children’s Museum on Sunday, April 13, can explore Great Lakes fish and an ancient Japanese fish printing art form called Gyotaku.

Children will be able to make fish flags using paint, fabric and fish models at 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. at the museum, 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr. The activity is suitable for all ages, however children younger than 6 may need adult help.

The activity is included in museum admission, which is $6 for ages 2 and older. To learn more, call 932-4526 or visit

Tibetan mystical arts

TRAVERSE CITY — Tibetan Buddhist monks from Drepung Loseling Monastery will construct a Mandala Sand Painting and present a concert at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

The Mandala Sand Painting construction begins with an opening ceremony at noon Monday, April 14, in the Zimmerman Sculpture Court. During the ceremony, the monks will consecrate the site and call forth the forces of goodness with chanting, music and mantra recitation. The community can observe the painting in progress from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily through Saturday, April 19.

The monks also will give a concert of sacred music and dance at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 19, in Milliken Auditorium. After the concert, the Mandala Sand Painting will be swept up and the sand distributed to concert attendees. Concert tickets are $22 for museum members, $25 for non-members, and $28 at the door, plus fees. Tickets are available by calling 995-1553, (800) 836-0717 or by visiting or

Mosaic workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — A Mosaic Garden Stakes workshop will be offered at Scrap TC.

Participants will be able to create three mosaic plant markers from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15. The cost is $10; cash or check only. No registration is required.

Scrap TC is located at 821 Garfield Ave., near Heavenly Ham and the UPS Store. For details, email

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