Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 19, 2013

Weekend in Brief: 04/19/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Circus in town

Starfish Circus, with performers including students in Traverse City area schools, offers shows today at 7 p.m. and Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m. at Traverse City West High School. Tickets are $12 adults and $7 for students and senior citizens. Call 933-7500.

About women

An original theatrical dance production by Gretchen Eichberger titled “Dress” will premiere at Inside Out Gallery in Traverse City Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8. Tickets are $12, available at Inside Out and Oryana Food Cooperative.

‘Sound of Music’

The Homeschool Arts Project presents “The Sound of Music” at 7 p.m. today and Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at St. Francis High School auditorium in Traverse City. Call (800) 979-2420 or visit


A hair Cut-a-thon to benefit My Sister’s House will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Traverse City Central High School auxiliary gym and includes manicures, massage, a silent auction and more.

Book signing

Author Cari Noga will sign copies of her new book, “Sparrow Migrations,” at Horizon Books in Traverse City on Saturday from 4 to 6 p.m. Call 946-7290.

Museum program

The Empire Museum will present a program on the Dorsey Rescue Steamer and “Glen Lake’s Rescue – the rest of the story” today at 7 p.m. Call 326-5568.

Appalachian crafts

An Appalachian Craft Show featuring crafts from the mountains of Kentucky created by artisans with support from the Red Bird Mission will be held at Manistee United Methodist Church Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 723-2414.

Young playwrights

The 2nd annual Young Playwrights Festival will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Traverse City Opera House. Visit

History legends

Dr. Barry Mehler of Ferris State University will speak on “Anti-Semitism in America, the High Tide: 1921-1940” Saturday from 3 to 5 p.m. as the History Center of Traverse City launches a new traveling exhibit, “The Grand Traverse Region: Vibrant Reinvention.” Reservations recommended at 995-0313, Ext. 102.

Book sale

Friends of the Traverse Area District Library will hold a $1 Book Sale Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the main branch. Visit

Green Elk Rapids

A Green Elk Rapids Days reception and fundraiser will be held Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. at Blue Heron Gallery in Elk Rapids. Call 264-0618 or visit

Trail Work Bees

Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation Trails, Inc. is hosting Trail Work Bees at eight locations on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. Call 941-4300 or email