Traverse City Record-Eagle

September 13, 2013

Weekend in Brief: 09/13/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Music and coffee

TRAVERSE CITY — Biggby Coffee, 1535 S. Division, will host music by Spirit Mode.

Dan Davis and Derrick Hall perform music with a soul/spiritual vibe. They will play from 6-8 p.m. on Friday.

Spaghetti dinner

WILLIAMSBURG — The Whitewater Emergency Services Auxiliary will host a spaghetti dinner from 4-8 p.m. Saturday.

The meal will be hosted at Williamsburg United Methodist Church, 5750 Williamsburg Road. Prices at the door are $8 for adults and $5 for children. Door prizes will be awarded.

Country dance

CADILLAC — An old-time country dance will feature live music by the Fonda Starr Band.

The dance will be hosted 6:30-9:30 p.m. Saturday at 9116 E. 13th St., next to Kiley Chiropractic. Donations will be accepted and free dance instruction will be provided. For details, call 920-8389.

The Constitution

WILLIAMSBURG — The Constitution Celebration, commemorating the signing and ratification of the Constitution 226 years ago, will be hosted Sunday at the Williamsburg Dinner Theater.

The free event will be held from 1-5 p.m. with four contests, recognition of veterans and local citizens, children’s activities and patriotic music. A “Founding Father and Mother Fund-raising Dinner” will start at 5:30 p.m., with a program by guest speaker Norman R. Hughes, who served in three senior policy positions in the Reagan Administration. Tickets for the meal are required.

For details or to purchase dinner tickets, visit, call 941-8284, or email


TRAVERSE CITY — Pine Cone Farm, 7246 E. Harry’s Road, will host Pooch-a-Palooza on Sunday.

The event will be hosted from 1-3 p.m. and includes games, refreshments and a pet parade with prizes. For details, call 944-6520.

Classic rock

PESHAWBESTOWN — Classic Rock Experience featuring Midnight Special will perform at 9 p.m. Saturday, in the Sands Showroom at Leelanau Sands Casino and Lodge. The doors open at 8:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for general admission; $25 for premium seating. They are available at or at the Players Club at Turtle Creek and Leelanau Sands casinos.

Father Fred sale

TRAVERSE CITY — The Father Fred Foundation’s annual fall garage sale fundraiser will be from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday at the foundation, 826 Hastings St. Proceeds benefit foundation programs and services for those in need in the five-county Grand Traverse area.

Birding event

BENZIE COUNTY — The Benzie Audubon Club and the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy will sponsor a birding event with renowned birder Brian Allen on Saturday.

The event will be held from 8-10 a.m. at the Arcadia Dunes grassland. Visit for details or if planning to participate.

Participants will look for migrating sparrows, warblers and other birds. They should bring binoculars and spotting scopes if they have them. Everyone is welcome. Visit for details or if planning to participate.