Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 14, 2013

Weekend in Brief: 06/14/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Mushroom hunt

BELLAIRE — The Grass River Natural Area will host an oyster mushroom hunt beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. Class will begin with an ID skills brush-up. Register in advance at or by calling 533-8314. Class fee is $5.

Consignment sale

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

Crafts and cars

FRANKFORT — The Frankfort Craft Fair and the Antique Vehicle & Muscle Car Show will both be held Saturday.

The craft fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Market Square Park, with more than 85 booths. The Antique Vehicle and Muscle Car show will be held at Mineral Springs Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m.

Call the Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of Commerce, 352-7251, or visit

Bake sale fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY — A “24 Hours of Bake Sale” to benefit the 2014 Polar Plunge will be hed from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Traverse City Wal-Mart. The annual plunge raises money for Special Olympics Michigan.

Roller derby

TRAVERSE CITY — The Cherry Bombs will take on the Mix-Up Misfits and the Toxic Cherries will defend their winning home season against the Killamazoo Killa Crew at 6 p.m. Saturday at Howe Arena inside the Grand Traverse County Civic Center.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 at the door, and free for children 10 and younger. Visit

Exhibit opening

TRAVERSE CITY — An opening reception for the National Geographic Society Museum’s traveling exhibition “Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution” will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday at The Dennos Museum Center.

Speakers include Kathryn Keane, VP of Exhibitions at National Geographic Museum, and Edwin Scholes, ornithologist at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.

Tickets are $15 at or by calling 995-1573.

Cemetery books

MESICK — Mesick Historical Museum will have Cemetery books available for individuals to look up information on where and when family members were buried in Mesick area cemeteries.

The books are on loan to the museum from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday only.

There will be information from Harrietta, Boon, Antioch, Mesick, Colfax, Cornell, and Wexford County Index plus obituary listings for many years.

The museum is located at 117 Mesick Ave. For details,

Ollie the Otter

TRAVERSE CITY — Area children are invited to a birthday party for Ollie the Otter from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. There will be cake, a visit with Ollie and a walk on the nature center’s trails. Admission is free but children must attend with an adult. For details, visit