Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 14, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/14/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Boat show

BAY HARBOR — Bay Harbor Lake Marina is hosting the 11th annual Bay Harbor In-Water Boat show Friday through Sunday, June 14-16.

Show hours are noon to 8 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday with live entertainment by Adam Engelman and Pat Ryan from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday. Tim Nixon with Lite 96 will broadcast live from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, followed by David Cisco performing from 4 to 8 p.m.

Admission is free. For details, call 439-2544 or visit

Caucus meeting

PELLSTON — The Progressive Caucus of the Michigan Democrat Party and the Northern Michigan Progressives will meet today, June 14, at the Pellston Airport.

A social hour from 5 to 6 p.m. will be followed by the meeting from 6 to 9 p.m. This will be a planning and strategy meeting for the First Congressional District. For details, email

Consignment sale

ACME — Music House Museum’s Antiques & Collectibles Consignment Sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, June 14-15, in the lower level of the Museum, 7377 U.S. 31 North. For details, call 264-5451 or visit

Grass River events

BELLAIRE — Grass River Natural Area’s Center is now open six days a week and has a variety of activities scheduled for visitors.

The Center is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through Sept. 1, with naturalists on hand to answer questions and orient visitors. A series of free guided hikes, nature classes and family activities will be offered throughout the summer.

Toddler Trail Time starts today, June 14, and continues at 10 a.m. on Fridays through July 26. Classes last about one hour and are free. Registration is required.

On Saturday, June 15, the second in a series of mushroom forays starts at 9:30 a.m. The featured mushroom is the oyster. The cost is $5 and registration is required.

Grass River will offer a two-wheeled hike on its woodland trails at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 16. Participants should bring their bike and meet in the natural area parking lot. The cost is $5; registration is required.

Participants may build their own rain barrel at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 19. Kits, including a barrel and plumbing parts, will be available to purchase. The class fee is $5; advance registration is required.

“Art on Thursdays” will offer nature print T-shirts at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 20. Participants should bring their own T-shirts. Natural materials and paint will be provided. The class fee is $5; registration is required.

Grass River Natural Area is located at 6500 Alden Highway. For details or to register for activities, call 533-8314 or visit

Concert series

CEDAR — The renowned Verdehr Trio will open the Leelanau Summer Music Festival on Wednesday, June 19.

The clarinet, violin and piano ensemble will perform at 8 p.m. in the Sala Koncertowa concert hall in historic Holy Rosary School north of Cedar. It is the first of three concerts in the series. The trio will perform works by Gian Carlo Menotti, Tony Award winner William David Brohn, University of Michigan composer William Bolcom, plus “Five Postcards from Michigan” by Detroit-born composer James Hartway.

Individual concert tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Season tickets are $35. For advance tickets, call 228-5429, ext. 4. For details about the series, visit

Haas, jazz, sunsets

TRAVERSE CITY — Chateau Chantal and Jeff Haas will launch the 20th anniversary season of Jazz at Sunset on Thursday, June 20.

The summer series features variations of the Jeff Haas Trio performing from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the winery, 15900 Rue de Vin. Haas’ Bridges Quintet will open the season with Haas on piano, Detroit bassist Marion Hayden, Ann Arbor drummer Sean Dobbins, Grand Rapids trumpeter Chris Lawrence, and Traverse City saxophonist Laurie Sears.

There is no cover charge and select Chateau wines, sparkling juices and lemonade will be available. For details, call 223-4110 or email

Women artists

GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Arbor Art Association will host an exhibit of work by the Leelanau Women Artists (LWA).

The exhibit will open with a reception from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 21, at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St. The exhibit also will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, June 22, and noon-4 p.m. Sunday, June 23. It features work by LWA members Jane Batteiger, Celeste Crouch, Susan Fehranbach, Julie Kradel, Debra Lanning, Annie McFarlane, Catherine Siterlet and Carol Spalding. For details, call 334-6112 or visit