Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 23, 2014

Arts & Entertainment in Brief: 05/23/2014

Glen Haven Days

EMPIRE — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will offer Glen Havens Days to the public for the first time on Saturday. In the past, the program has been offered to school groups only.

Glen Haven is considered one of the best surviving examples of an early Great Lakes steamship village in the region. Today, the National Park Service preserves and interprets the blacksmith shop, general store, cannery boat museum and the Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Station.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. visitors can join park rangers and volunteers in hands-on activities related to Michigan’s maritime heritage at the historic village and life-saving station. The program is free, but a park entrance pass is required. For details, visit

Comic Con

ACME — Cherry Capital Comic Con will be held in Governor’s Hall at the Grand Traverse Resort, 100 Grand Traverse Blvd.

Northern Michigan’s largest comic book and pop entertainment expo will be open from 6-9 p.m. today; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Visitors can connect with creators at a variety of panels, meet up-and-coming talent in Artist’s Alley, view and purchase comics and collectible merchandise from exhibitors and participate in a costume contest.

Admission is free today; $10 on Saturday or Sunday; and $15 for the weekend, plus fees. For details, visit For tickets, visit

Rescue plant sale

LELAND — The Wildflower Rescue Plant Sale will be held Memorial Day weekend at the Village Green.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Saturday. Four Season Nursery will be on hand to answer questions. Proceeds help maintain the Village Green and help with other conservancy projects. For details, visit or call 256-9665.

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