Traverse City Record-Eagle


January 27, 2013

In Brief: 01/27/2013


Carly's Hill fun day

Fife Lake — Snow Fun Day at Carly's Hill will include an inaugural cardboard box sled derby.

The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Springfield Recreation Area, the corner of Lund and Creighton roads.

Derby sleds must be constructed entirely of cardboard, tape, glue and string or rope for moving and steering the sled. Helmets are required.

Other activities include supervised sledding, a toddler sledding hill, lunch, warm beverages and games. Safe Kids will be on hand with helmet fittings and safety demonstrations.

For details, call 384-0406.

Carver featured

An new episode of "Destination Michigan" on CMU Public Television will feature Pat Harrison of Maple City, a master carver known as the Lord of the Gourd. The episode airs Monday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m., with an encore presentation on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m.

"Destination Michigan" is an original CMU Public Television series that highlights the people and places that make Michigan a special place to live.

Library book sale

Cadillac — The Friends of the Cadillac Wexford Public Library will sponsor a used book sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1; and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 2; at the library, 411 S. Lake St. Shoppers who show a Snow Fest badge receive a free book.

Music in Leland

Leland — A performance on Saturday, Feb. 2, by Blake Elliott and Jon Knott of the Robinson Affair and E Minor at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St., will kick off a new concert series.

Elliott and Knott fuse their playing styles on guitar and bass to create a sound influenced by everything from jazz to rock and roll. As E Minor, singer-songwriter Elizabeth Minor performs on guitar and a unique yet classic array of instruments.

The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For details, call 256-2131 or email

Future concerts in the series include Interlochen Arts Academy creative writing and ensemble performances later in February, a March 2 performance by Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, and a June 22 concert by the Jeff Haas Quintet.

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