Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 16, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/16/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Summer crafts

BENZONIA — The Benzonia Public Library will offer a series of summer craft classes for adults and children.

The series will open Thursday, June 20, at the library, 891 Michigan Ave., with “Birdhouses From Paperbacks” for adults and “Bird Mobiles” for children ages 7 and older from 1 to 3 p.m. Additional classes will meet in July and August.

Samples of the craft projects are on display at the library. For details or to sign up for a class, call the library, 882-4111.

Genealogy meeting

TRAVERSE CITY — Julie Schopiery will give a program titled “Jens Peterson, Traverse City’s First Licensed Architect” at the Thursday, June 20, meeting of the Grand Traverse Area Genealogical Society.

The group will meet at 1 p.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 3746 Veterans Dr. The public and guests are welcome. Contact Mary Briggs, 946-8017 or, for details.

Haas Quintet plays

LELAND — The Jeff Haas Quintet will perform Friday, June 21, at the Leland School Performing Arts Center, 200 N. Grand Ave.

The evening begins with an hors d’oeuvre reception and a cash bar from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the newly renovated Leland Lodge, near the Performing Arts Center.

The concert will feature original music and jazz classics by Haas on piano, Detroit bassist Marion Hayden, Ann Arbor drummer Sean Dobbins, Grand Rapids trumpeter Chris Lawrence and Traverse City saxophonist/flutist Laurie Sears.

Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at or by calling the Old Art Building, 256-2131. They also will be available at the door.

Stone Circle

KEWADIN — Stone Circle will celebrate 30 years of poetry, storytelling and music around a fire when it opens its season Saturday, June 22.

Gatherings start at 9 p.m. Saturdays through Aug. 31, at 11925 Stone Circle Dr. , hosted by poet/bard Terry Wooten.

Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children ages 12 and younger.

For details, call 264-9467 or email


Fairy gardening

TRAVERSE CITY — Garden Goods will host a program on fairy gardening on Saturday, June 22.

Karen McClatchey will share her loves of all things fairy at 10 a.m. at the garden center, 3510 N. U.S. 31 South.

The program is free, but reservations are required.

For details or to register, call 933-4769.


Readers Theater

ALDEN — The Alden District Library will host Aged to Perfection as they present “Looking Over My Shoulder: Reflections on the 20th Century.”

The “Theater of the Voice” performance starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at the library, 8751 Helena Road. It is based on the book edited by Anne-Marie Oomen that features short essays and personal memoirs by writers in northwest lower Michigan. Admission is free. For details, call 331-4318.

Petoskey rocks

PETOSKEY — The theme for the Friday, June 21, Petoskey Rocks is “Petoskey Rocks The Arts!” Activities will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. in downtown Petoskey. For details, visit

Strings camp

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Symphony Orchestra will sponsor its fourth season of Civic Summer String Camps for violin, viola, cello and bass players of any age and experience.

The beginning/intermediate camp, “Pop, Rock, Country and Jazz,” is for students with one to three years of experience. It will be held Monday through Friday, July 15-19, from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Tuition is $125 per student.

The advanced camp, “Civic Strings: Live at the Improv,” will meet from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, July 15-19. At least three to four years of experience is recommended. The $135 cost includes the Jazz Philharmonic Second Set book and CD.

Both camps meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1003 S. Maple St. The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 10. For details or to register, call 947-7120 or visit

Historical museum

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Area Historical Museum is open to the public at its new location, 301 Traverse St.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 1 to 4 p.m. Sundays through Sept. 30. The museum is closed on major holidays except Labor Day, Sept. 2, when the hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Visits also may be arranged by appointment.

Admission is free. For details, visit or call 264-5692 or 264-8984.