Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 4, 2013

Weekend in Brief: 10/04/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Oktoberfest

TRAVERSE CITY — The 4One Quartet headlines the entertainment for St. Michael’s Lutheran Church’s Oktoberfest.

The event will be hosted 3-7 p.m. Saturday under a tent at the church, 912 S. Garfield Ave. In addition to music, there will be a meal and children’s activities. Advance tickets are $10 for adults, $6 for children and $30 for families. Tickets the day of the event are $12 for adults, $6 for children and $35 for families. For tickets or details, call 947-5293 or 409-4696.

Gopherwood show

CADILLAC — Gopherwood Concerts will kick off its 30th season Saturday with a concert by Rachael Davis and Seth Bernard and May Erlewine at the Cadillac Elks, 122 S. Mitchell St.

Advance tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students at Toy Town, 122 S. Mitchell St., and the After 26 Depot Cafe, 127 Cass St. Tickets at the door are $12 for adults and $6 for students. After 26 also will offer a limited number of dinner/concert tickets for $20, which includes dinner at the cafe the night of the show. Call Paul Brown, 846-8383, to learn more.

Bark for Life

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse County Bark for Life Mini-Relay on Saturday will benefit the American Cancer Society.

Humans and their canine companions are invited to “take a bite out of cancer” from noon-4 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center. Activities start with canine-related games and activities, followed by a mini-relay led by human and canine cancer survivors. For details or to volunteer, call 335-7331 or email

Family Fun Fest

KEWADIN — Pine Hill Nursery will host its fourth annual Fall Family Fun Fest on Saturday. A variety of free family activities will be offered from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the nursery, 886 U.S. 31 North. For details, call 599-2824.

Visit Barns Park

TRAVERSE CITY — An open house at Historic Barns Park on Saturday celebrates recent redevelopment work at the former State Hospital farm.

Open house hours are 10 a.m.-2 p.m. It includes welcoming remarks and a brief park overview at 10:30 a.m.; an agricultural overview at 11 a.m. by SEEDS; and a Community Garden overview at 11:15 a.m. Docents and representatives from park programs will be on hand to give tours and answer questions. Maps and directions for self-guided tours also will be available.

Event parking is available at the Traverse Bay Area Intermediate School District on Red Drive, or at Copper Ridge. Shuttles will operate between the park and the TBAISD. For details, call 929-3696 or visit

Boat color tours

SUTTONS BAY — Inland Seas Education Association will offer fall color tours on Suttons Bay aboard the ex-Navy motor whaleboat, Lake Sturgeon.

Cruise times are 10-11 a.m., noon-1 p.m. and 2-3 p.m. Saturday and Oct. 12, and leave from Suttons Bay. Tickets are $12 each and charters also are available. For details or reservations, call ISEA, 271-3077.