Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 20, 2013

In Brief: 1/20/2013


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Theater auditions

Manistee — The MAGLight Theatre Co., a Christian community theater ministry, will hold auditions and an informational meeting Tuesday, Jan. 22, for its spring production of "Revealed."

Auditions start at 6:30 p.m. at Manistee Assembly of God, 611 Merkey Road. The doors open at 6 p.m.

The production requires both men and women and one girl between 8 and 12 years old. Actors and singers should bring a color photograph of themselves. Singers also should bring a CD or cassette that they are comfortable singing a few bars from.

Call 723-4332 or email

'Peepers' program

Traverse City — The Peepers Preschool Program at the Boardman River Nature Center resumes for the spring with "Trees in Winter" on Tuesday, Jan. 22.

The program for children ages 3 to 5 and an adult meets from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the nature center, 1450 Cass Road. A $5 donation per child is suggested. To learn more, visit, or call 941-0960.

Diver gives program

Traverse City — The Peninsula Community Library will host a free program by shipwreck hunter Ross Richardson.

Ric hardson will discuss his discovery of the steamer Westmoreland at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 24, at the library, 2699 Island View Road. Call 223-7700 or visit to learn more.

'Swirl' continues

Petoskey — "Swirl" continues Thursday, Jan. 24, at Crooked Tree Arts Center.

The monthly wine tasting with music, creative appetizers and art will be held 5:30-7 p.m. at the arts center, 461 E. Mitchell St.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 the day of the event when available. Call 347-4337 or visit

Grange dance

Summit City — Live music will be provided for a country dance Jan. 26, 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 are appreciated. For details, call 263-4499.

Music at Sleder's

Traverse City — Singer/songwriter Jim Hawley will perform at the next "On the Porch" concert at Sleder's Family Tavern, 717 Randolph St.

Hawley will perform at 4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27. Tickets are $15 in advance at Sleder's, Oryana Natural Foods, Brilliant Books, and by calling 947-9213. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Call for artists

Traverse City — "Peace: Everyday Encounters" is the theme for the second annual "Perspective" juried art exhibit hosted by Bay Pointe.

Intermediate and advanced artists are invited to submit entries between Feb. 24 and March 1 for the all-media exhibit. The gallery opening will be at 6 p.m. Friday, March 8.

For registration details, visit For questions, call 922-9882.

Win a trip to Vienna

Traverse City — Raffle tickets are on sale to win a trip for two to Vienna, Austria, to see Traverse Symphony Orchestra's Maestro Kevin Rhodes conduct the ballet "Don Quixote" at the Vienna State Opera.

The fundraiser goal is to raise $50,000 for the TSO. The prize includes round-trip airfare for two from Traverse City to Vienna, accommodations for three nights and tickets to the performance.

Tickets are $250 each and only 250 will be sold. The drawing will be held at the March 17 TSO performance.

Tickets, rules and a description of the prize are available at, by calling 947-7120 and at the TSO office, 300 E. Front St., suite 230.

Town Hall project

Elk Rapids — The Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association has completed fund raising for Phase 2 of its Capital Project, which focuses on replacing the floor in the main hall.

Work includes removing the old floor, installing a new sub floor over the existing one, installing prefinished red oak flooring and refinishing existing wood floors in the inner lobby and office.

Work is expected to start in February or March and take about two weeks.