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August 9, 2013

Weekend in Brief: 08/09/2013

Art workshops

EAST JORDAN — Jordan River Arts Council will celebrate northern Michigan artists and artisans in a show titled “Art Full Rooms.” Three workshops also will be hosted in conjunction with the show.

Area designers have taken furniture, wall art, pottery, fiber art and other handmade art pieces to create seven cottage rooms. The show opens at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, at the Jordan River Arts Council, 301 Main St. It may be viewed from 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays through Sept. 22.

Workshops during the exhibit are “What Color Are You,” 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 17; “You and Art: What When Where,” 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 24; and “Creating Assemblages with Found Objects,” 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, Sept. 14.

For details about the exhibit and workshops, visit

Art exhibit opens

FRANKFORT — The Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts will host an exhibit of selected works by area artists Ellie Harold and Dewey Blocksma.

The exhibit opens with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 9, at the art center, 132 Coast Guard Road. The exhibit also may be viewed 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday; and noon-4 p.m. Sunday. For details, call 352-4151 or visit

PEO fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY — Chapter EV of the P.E.O (Philanthropic Educational Organization) will hold a garage sale fundraiser Saturday, August 10

The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Peninsula Township Fire Station 2 at the base of Old Mission Peninsula. Proceeds benefit the chapter’s scholarship programs.

Twilight ride

GLEN ARBOR — Cherry Republic and Friends of the Sleeping Bear Dunes will sponsor the inaugural Sleepy Bear Twilight Ride on Sunday, Aug. 11. All ages are welcome.

The 8 p.m. non-competitive ride starts and ends at Cherry Republic. Riders can choose from a 4.5 or 9-mile loop on the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail. Bike rentals are available at Crystal River Outfitters.

Registration is a suggested donation of $30 for families; $10 per person. Proceeds will be used for Heritage Trail operations. For details or advance registration, visit

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