Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 3, 2013

Community in Brief: 03/03/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Award-winning film

FRANKFORT — “The Play,” an award-winning film from Turkey, will be presented Friday, March 8, by the Benzie Area Women’s History Project.

The film tells the story of nine peasant women living in a mountain village in southern Turkey who come together for different reasons to lighten the burden of life by creating a play.

The film will be shown at 7:30 p.m. at the Garden Theatre, 301 Main St. Admission is by donation; $10 is suggested. Proceeds will help support a scholarship for a non-traditional woman student at Northwestern Michigan College. For details, call 889-3156 or visit

Gopherwood fundraiser

CADILLAC — The Gopherwood Concerts “Made in Michigan FUNdraiser” will feature a band of Michigan talent selected by Tiyi Schippers.

The concert will start at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at the Cadillac Elks Club, 122 S. Mitchell St. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at Toy Town. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults; $6 for students. For details, call Paul Brown, 846-8383.

Country dance

CADILLAC — The Fonda Starr Band will play music for dancing at the Saturday, March 9, old-time country dance and square dance.

The dance will be hosted from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 9116 E. 13th St., next to Kiley Chiropractic. Free dance instruction will be provided and listeners are welcome.

Classical open mic

TRAVERSE CITY — Left Foot Charley will host an afternoon of classical music and wine on Sunday, March 10.

The “Bacchus and Bach” classical open mic will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. at the winery, 806 Red Drive in the Village at Grand Traverse Commons. Classical musicians of all ages are welcome and should call 995-0500 in advance to secure a performance time slot.

Clean Up-Green Up

TRAVERSE CITY — The Michigan Green Consortium will again sponsor its daylight savings time “Clean Up and Green Up” community-wide free recycle, repurpose and reuse event.

From 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 10, area residents may bring difficult to recycle items, items that have salvageable components or materials and items that can be repurposed or reused to the American Waste Recycling Facility, 280 Hughes Dr. There is no charge.

For details, call 947-1688, visit or go to the Clean Up and Green Up page on Facebook.

Quilt artist gives talk

CENTRAL LAKE — Chain of Lakes Quilters will host a program by quilt artist and author Kim Diehl.

Diehl will give an informal lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, at Bible Baptist Church, 1040 N. M-88. There also will be a trunk show featuring 35 quilts from her “simple” quilt book series. Admission is free, but donations to the local food pantry will be accepted. Call Cousins Quilt Shop, 533-4601, to learn more.

Absolutely Irish event

TRAVERSE CITY — An “Absolutely Irish Teleganza” and the 33rd Danny Boy contest finals will be hosted Saturday, March 16.

The event will be held at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St. The doors open at 6:30 p.m., with performances from 7 to 10 p.m. A cash bar will be available.

General admission is $17.50 in advance, $20 at the door. Tables for eight may be reserved for $200. Proceeds benefit the UpNorth Media Center and its outreach programs. For details or tickets, call 941-8082 or visit

Barbershop concert

TRAVERSE CITY — The Cherry Capital Men’s Chorus will open its 47th season with a concert Sunday, March 10.

The performance starts at 3 p.m. at the First Christian Church, 3686 S. Airport Road. The theme is “When There’s Love at Home.” A freewill offering will be collected and proceeds will be shared with The Foundation for Mental Health, which provides permanent, stable, supportive housing for individuals with mental health needs in the Grand Traverse Area. A $10 donation is suggested.

For details or a complete calendar of concerts, visit

Zonta “WAR” party

GAYLORD — The Zonta Club of the Gaylord Area will host a jewelry party for Women at Risk (WAR) International, a Grand Rapids-based nonprofit organization that unites and educates women and children in areas of human trafficking.

The party will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 8, at the Guardian Gals Inc. headquarters, 400 W. Main St., suites 114 and 115 of the Alpine Executive Center. All jewelry is made by rescued or at-risk women and 90 percent of the proceeds go directly to women and children who have been trafficked into slavery.

For more information, call (989) 370-3335 or email

Contra dance

TRAVERSE CITY — Bayside Travellers Dance Society will host a contra dance on Saturday March 9.

The dance will be held at Twin Lakes Camp, 6800 N. Long Lake Road, with live music. A free lesson from 7 to 7:45 p.m. will be followed by dancing from 8 to 11 p.m.

Admission is $10 for non-members, $8 for members and $6 for students with ID. For details, call 313-2596, email or visit

Program on bird habitat

BELLAIRE — Master birder John Sanderson will lead a virtual walk along Grass River Natural Area’s trails to introduce some of the bird species that call the natural area home.

The program will start at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway. The cost is $5 per person and registration is required; call 533-8314 or visit