Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 26, 2013

Community in Brief: 02/26/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Cycling film

TRAVERSE CITY — “Reveal the Path,” the follow-up film to “Ride the Divide,” will be shown Wednesday, March 6, at InsideOut Gallery.

Filmed on four continents, the documentary takes viewers on a 36-day bike trip with world-class mountain bikers. It will be shown at 7 p.m. at the gallery, 229 Garland St. The event is sponsored by the Cherry Capital Cycling Club as a fundraiser for the Northern Michigan Mountain Bike Association.

Advance tickets are $10 at; $15 at the door. For details, visit

Moonlight hike

BELLAIRE — A Moonlight Owl Hike, originally scheduled for Feb. 23, will be held Saturday, March 2, at 7 p.m. at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway.

For details or to register, call 533-8314 or visit

Play Monopoly

ACME — Students involved in the Alternative Spring Break program run by United Way of Northwest Michigan and Northwestern Michigan College will host an official Monopoly game tournament on Saturday, March 2.

The tournament will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa, with three 90-minute rounds. Players must be at least 10 years old to participate. Games and entertainment for non-playing spectators also will be available.

The entry fee is $25 per player. For details or to register, visit

College a cappella

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to the 11th annual College A Cappella Night Tuesday, March 5, at Lars Hockstad Auditorium in Central Grade School, 301 W. Seventh St.

The event starts at 7:30 p.m. and features the Michigan State University Accafellas and State of Fifths. Opening acts include the West Senior High School Westmen.

Tickets are $10 each or $30 for groups of four at the door or by reservation. For details or reservations, call Emily Light, 357-3941. Proceeds benefit the West Middle School Choir Program.

Student art sought

TRAVERSE CITY — Art teachers are asked to save student artwork for submission in Artcenter Traverse City’s “K-12 Student Art Exhibition.”

Eligible students should be part of the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District and may include public, private, parochial and charter schools and homeschooled students. Art will be accepted from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, March 7-8, at the library. Both two-dimensional and three-dimensional art may be submitted.

The show will open with a reception from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. The exhibit will be on display through April 1. For details, interested teachers should contact Artcenter Traverse City, 941-9488 or

Dervish gig

TRAVERSE CITY — The Irish group Dervish will make an appearance Saturday, March 2, at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

The group will perform at 8 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium. They play music from the West of Ireland and were awarded the “Freedom of the Borough of Sligo” by the Sligo Borough Council, cementing their position as the pre-eminent band in Ireland’s wild west.

Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members. Tickets include admission to the Museum galleries from 7 to 8 p.m. and a post-concert reception with the performers. For tickets or details, call 995-1553 or visit

Art exhibit opens

TRAVERSE CITY — “Tones and Half Steps: Gouache Paintings by Joan Richmond” will open with an artist reception Friday, March 1, in Rinaldo Hall, adjacent to Gallery Fifty in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

Richmond is a painting instructor at Northwestern Michigan College. She works primarily on location and focuses on woodlands and waterways that characterize the area.

The reception will be hosted from 5 to 8 p.m. in Rinaldo Hall, where Richmond’s paintings may be viewed through April 30. A virtual exhibit is available at For details, call 932-0775.

Choir rehearsals

SUTTONS BAY — The Leelanau Community Choir, directed by Jonah Powell, will begin spring rehearsals Monday, March 4.

The choir will rehearse from 7 to 9 p.m. Mondays in the Band Room at Suttons Bay High School. Concerts will be performed on Saturday and Sunday, April 27-28.

All voices are welcome and no audition is required. There is no membership fee, however a $25 contribution enables the choir to expand its library and compensate the director and accompanist. For details, contact Barbara Abbott, 271-6091 or

Partner dance

TRAVERSE CITY — Northwestern Michigan College’s iDance Student Group will host “A Night of Dreams” partner dance Saturday, March 2, at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St.

No partner or experience is necessary for the event, which starts with a Waltz workshop from 6 to 7:30 p.m., followed by dancing from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. The doors open at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets for the workshop are $6 for adults, $2 for students and seniors ages 62 and older; $12 and $5 respectively for the dance. Tickets are available at the City Opera House box office, 941-8082, at or at the door. Proceeds help fund current and future iDance events.

‘Swirl’ in Petoskey

PETOSKEY — Swirl on Thursday, Feb. 28, will feature creative appetizers and wine from Lake Street Market of Boyne City and music by guitarist/vocalist Bob Greenway.

The monthly event will start at 5:30 p.m. at Crooked Tree Arts Center, 461 E. Mitchell St. Tickets are $15 in advance at or 347-4337. Admission is $20 the day of the event if tickets are available.