Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 28, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/28/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — TSO family concert

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Symphony Orchestra’s family concert today, April 28, will feature Dr. Seuss’ “Gerald McBoing Boing” and the classic Grimm Brothers tale “The Musicians of Bremen.”

An instrument petting zoo and other activities for children start at 2:30 p.m. at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St., followed by the performance at 3 p.m. Admission is free. For details, call 947-7120 or visit

Players stage farce

ELK RAPIDS — The Elk Rapids Players will stage “Whose Wives Are They Anyway,” a classic farce written by Michael Parker.

The play will be presented Thursday through Saturday, May 2-4 and May 9-11, at the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. with beer, wine and liquor served by Siren Hall. Curtain is at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 at the Village Market and Corner Druggist. For Visa orders, call 264-6330. A “Dinner and a Play” package is available for $32 and must be purchase through Siren Hall, 264-6062.

Story Stew

TRAVERSE CITY — Preschoolers are invited to Story Stew at the Peninsula Community Library, 2699 Island View Road.

Stories, crafts and songs are presented at 9:30 a.m. the first and third Thursdays of the month. Upcoming themes are “May Flowers Have Arrived” May 2, and “I’m Gonna Mail Myself To You” May 16. The programs are free.

For details, call 223-7700 or visit

ER Women meet

ELK RAPIDS — Tom Shelder will discuss women and Social Security at the Thursday, May 2, meeting of the Elk Rapids Women.

The program starts at 6 p.m. at Kolu’s Eatery, 133 Ames St. Reservations are not required and all men and women are welcome. For details, contact Tamara Valenzuela, or 735-6799.

Events for moms

TRAVERSE CITY — Glen Eagle retirement community will celebrate mothers with free events during May.

The community, especially senior citizens, are invited to Jazz Night with the Front Street Jazz Band at 7 p.m. Friday, May 3; a gardening class on container terrariums at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 4; and Craft Day at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

Glen Eagle is located at 3950 Sumac Dr. For details or to register for events, call 935-4553.

Gopherwood ends

CADILLAC — The country duo Drive South will close the Gopherwood Concert Series.

Mary Sue Wilkinson and Roger Brown will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 4, at the Cadillac Elks Club, 122 S. Mitchell St. Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available at Toy Town. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $6 for students. For details, call Paul Brown, 846-8383.

Fiddlers Jamboree

TRAVERSE CITY — The original Michigan Fiddlers Association will host a Fiddlers Jamboree and a square and round dance on Saturday, May 4.

The event will be held at Twin Lakes Park, 6800 N. Long Lake Road. The jamboree will be from 1 to 5 p.m., followed by dinner and an open mic session from 5 to 6:30 p.m. and dancing from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Lunch and dinner will be available. For details, call Don or Rosie Brown, 947-5108.

Aid wildlife rescuer

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to enjoy a blend of cultures during a special “Hafla de Mayo: Belly Dancers Gone Wild-Life” event.

Crystal Bindi Dance Studio instructors and students are sponsoring the fundraiser to help fellow student, Jyl Gaskin, a licensed wildlife rehabilitator from Williamsburg, who is struggling with the cost of feeding the injured or orphaned animals she cares for.

The small social gathering centered around belly dancing and food will be held from 2:30 to 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Crystal Bindi, 2062 S. Airport Road at Logan’s Landing. Attendees can try zumba or belly dancing classes, enjoy live entertainment and food.

There also will be a silent auction, drawings and dance demos. The suggested donation is $5. For details, contact Penny Morris, 932-0668, or

Farm market

INTERLOCHEN — The Interlochen Farmers Market opens Sunday, May 5.

Market hours are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Interlochen Shopping Center between Northwestern Bank and M-137.

The market will continue on Sundays through the summer.

For details, visit

Music ‘on the porch’

TRAVERSE CITY — Wind River artist Jack Williams will perform Sunday, May 5, as part of Sleder’s Family Tavern’s “On the Porch” concert series.

Guitarist singer/songwriter Williams will take the stage at 4 p.m. at the tavern, 717 Randolph St. Tickets are $15 in advance at Sleder’s, Oryana Natural Foods, Brilliant Books, West Side Beverage or by calling 947-9213. Tickets are $20 at the door.

Theater tickets

BENZONIA — Tickets are on sale for the Benzie County Players production of “Are You Sure” by Sam Bobrick.

Performances are at 7:30 p.m. May 10, 11 and 18; and 2 p.m. May 19. A dinner-theater performance will be held May 17, with dinner at 6 p.m. and the play at 7:30 p.m.

All performances are at Mills Community House, 891 Michigan Ave.

Tickets for the play only are $10 for adults; $5 for students. Dinner-theater tickets are $30; $28 if purchased by May 14, when reservations for dinner must be confirmed. For details, tickets or dinner reservations, call 882-0591 or visit