Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 21, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/21/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Tai chi

TRAVERSE CITY — White Crane Tai Chi Association is meeting for sun-style tai chi practice at 11:30 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 22, weather permitting, at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center’s Titus Street entrance. The public is welcome. For details, call 944-5430.

Gallery celebration

BEULAH — Live for Art Gallery, 272 S. Benzie Blvd., will host a summer celebration from 5 to 7 p.m. today, June 21. Visitors are invited to view landscapes inspired by northern Michigan and enjoy a glass of wine.

Model air show

EMPIRE — The Traverse Area Model Pilot Society (TRAMPS) will host its 37th annual air show Saturday and Sunday, June 22-23.

Flying will be from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the Empire Airport. The show features giant scale World War II bombers and fighters, helicopters, aerobatic displays and jets capable of speeds in excess of 200 miles per hour.

Primitive onsite camping and food concessions will be available. Admission is free. For details, call 929-2315 or visit

Amateur radio

BENZONIA — The Benzie Amateur Radio Friends will demonstrate amateur radio from 2 p.m. Saturday, June 22, to 2 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Benzonia Park, as part of the week-long Amateur Radio Week. For details, contact Mike Flynn, or 882-7936.

Symphony love songs

BENZONIA — The first concert of the 2013 Benzie Area Symphony Orchestra is titled “BASO ... In Love.”

Conductor John W. Beery has selected familiar love songs from Broadway musicals for the 7 p.m. concert on Sunday, June 23, at the Benzie Central High School auditorium, Homestead Road.

Tickets at the door are $10 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. To learn more, visit

Book signing

TRAVERSE CITY — June K. Davis, author of “Things Best Shared,” will sign her book from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 23, at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St.

Davis’ journal is organized to guide the book owner as they write about their personal history. It contains questions that explore everything from growing up to family traditions. For details, call 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or visit

Bob Milne performs

NORTHPORT — Ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist Bob Milne will make a return appearance at 8 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the Northport Community Arts Center, 104 Wing St., at Northport Community School.

Milne is considered to be the best ragtime/boogie-woogie pianist in the world. He has been declared a “National Treasure” by the Library of Congress and is an active “Musical Ambassador” for the U.S. Department of State. His appearance is sponsored by the Northport Lions Club as a benefit for the Northport Children’s Center.

Tickets are available from Northport Lions Club members and at the door. For more information, call Kent Shoemaker, 386-7695.