Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 17, 2013

Food in Brief: 10/17/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Pumpkin pie contest

EAST JORDAN — A pumpkin pie contest is part of the Saturday East Jordan Pumpkin Festival.

Registration and pie drop off is from 2-2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park, with judging from 2:30-2:45 p.m.

Winners will be announced at 3 p.m. in the bandshell. The contest is sponsored by Save-a-Lot of East Jordan.

For details, call 536-7351 or visit

Breakfast served

FIFE LAKE — The Walton Junction Sportsman’s Club will serve breakfast from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the club, 11207 E. County Line Road. Prices are $7 for adults, $2.50 for ages 5-11, and free for children 4 and younger.

Garden workshop

KALKASKA — Klumpp Flower Shop will offer a free Fairy Garden Workshop and pumpkin carving class on Saturday.

The workshop and class will both meet from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the flower shop, 210 N. Cedar St. Fairy Garden Workshop participants may bring their own containers or purchase one at the shop.

Registrations are required. For details, or reservations, call 258-2342.

Gourd carving demo

KINGSLEY — Pat Harrison, “Lord of the Gourd,” will give a gourd-carving demonstration from 3:30-6 p.m. Oct. 24, at the Kingsley Branch of the Traverse Area District Library, 213 S. Brownson.

The demonstration is free and open to the public.

For details, call 263-5484 or visit

Chili cook-off

ALDEN — With A Little Help From My Friends will sponsor a chili cook-off to benefit its Pet Crisis Center.

Antrim County chefs and restaurants will donate their chili for an all-you-can-eat dinner and judging from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Helena Township Hall, 8751 Helena Road. Tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5-12, and free for ages 4 and younger. They will be available at the door only. There also will be a bake sale and silent auction. For details, visit

Music ‘on the porch’

TRAVERSE CITY — Singer/songwriter Dave Hardin and his band are the next performers to take the stage in Sleder’s “On the Porch” concert series.

The concert starts at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at Sleder’s Family Tavern, 717 Randolph St. Tickets are $15 in advance at Sleder’s, Oryana Natural Foods Market, Brilliant Books and Mahoney’s Spirits & Edibles; $20 at the door. For details, call 947-9213.

Mac and cheese bake-off

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for the “Great Macaroni & Cheese Bake-off” on Saturday, Nov. 30.

The event, sponsored by the Wineries of Old Mission Peninsula (WOMP), challenges area chefs to take the classic comfort food and personalize it. Each dish will be paired with an Old Mission Peninsula wine and attendees will be able to vote for their favorite mac and cheese dish. It runs from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the eight WOMP wineries.

Tickets are $38.50 per person, which includes a souvenir glass and wine/pasta tasting at the wineries. Tickets are $28.50 for designated drivers, which includes everything but wine. For details or tickets, visit or