Traverse City Record-Eagle


October 9, 2012

Community in Brief: 10/09/2012


Pumpkinfest fun

Traverse City — The Jolly Pumpkin, Peninsula Drive, will host its annual Pumpkinfest on Sunday, Oct. 14.

The noon to 5 p.m. event includes live music, crafts, sack races, a pumpkin trebuchet and a Harvest Buffet. The cost is $15 for adults and $5 for children, which includes the buffet and a Pumpkinfest glass and first beverage. Refills are $2. For details, call 223-4333 or visit

Watershed benefit

Elk Rapids — Reservations are being taken for the Feast of the Watershed.

The Sunday, Oct. 14, benefit for the Watershed Center will be held at Siren Hall, 151 River St. Cocktail hour is at 4 p.m., followed by dinner at 5 p.m. The cost is $40 per person without beverages, with payment to Siren Hall by credit card or cash through the servers.

Reservations are required and must be made with Siren Hall, 264-6062.

Garden club meets

Acme — The public is invited to the Tuesday, Oct. 16, meeting of the Sweetwater Evening Garden Club.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the East Bay Masonic Lodge to make Christmas ornaments for the Festival of Trees.

For details or if planning to attend, call 938-9611.

Clay Jack-O-Lanterns

Traverse City — Blackbird Arts will offer individuals of all ages the chance to create a personalized clay Jack-O-Lantern in a class on Friday, Oct. 19.

The class will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. at Blackbird Arts, 1485 Barlow St.

The $15 cost per person includes materials, firings and autumn treats.

For details or to register, call 421-8085 or visit

Art grant deadline

Elk Rapids — Thursday, Nov. 1, is the final day to submit applications for Art Rapids! grant funds to be used in support of arts-related projects and programs in the Elk Rapids community.

Community groups, art-minded citizens, teachers, schools, parent groups and student groups are eligible to submit applications.

Applicants will be notified of funding decisions by early December and grant activity must be completed by June 30, 2013.

Grant applications are available at, by calling 409-0815 or by emailing

Garden workshops

Kalkaska — Klumpp Flower Shop will offer free Fairy Garden workshops.

Workshops will meet from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 13, at the flower shop, 210 N. Cedar St.

Containers will be available or participants may bring their own.

For details or to sign up, call 258-2342.

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