Traverse City Record-Eagle

July 5, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/05/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

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Wimpy Kid Mobile

TRAVERSE CITY — The Diary of a Wimpy Kid Book 8 Mobile will be at Horizon Books, 243 E. Front St., on Saturday, July 6.

Fans of the Wimpy Kid books can stop at the store from 4 to 7 p.m. for free goodies, to see Wimpy Kid book trailers, take photos with the vehicle, pre-order Book 8 and buy favorite backlist books. Jeff Kinney will not appear with the Book 8 Mobile. For details, visit

Band concerts

BENZIE COUNTY — The Benzie Community Band summer concert series will focus on the theme “Brother Against Brother,” a commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the War Between the States.

The series kicks off at 7 p.m. today, July 5, at Mineral Springs Park in Frankfort. Future concerts will be held Wednesday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Benzie Historical Museum, Benzonia; Wednesday, July 17, at 7 p.m. at the Interlochen Public Library, Interlochen; and Wednesday, July 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Empire Beach in Empire.

For details, call Cecelia Williams, 882-5794, or visit

Senior lunch

INTERLOCHEN — Reservations are needed today, July 5, for the next senior luncheon at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Rogers Road and U.S. 31.

Lunch will be served at noon Monday, July 8, and will be followed by fellowship and games. The cost is $3 for the meal, however seniors also are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. For details or reservations, call Ralph Hintsala, 620-0840.

Art opening

GLEN ARBOR — An exhibit by Duncan Spratt Moran will open with a reception today, July 5, at The Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St.

Spratt Moran has taught for many years at The Pathfinder School. He has a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Warren Wilson College and has studied art history as well as color theory and composition.

The opening reception will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. The exhibit also may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 6, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7. Call 334-6112 to learn more.

Book launch

BEULAH — Crystal Crate & Cargo will host a book launch for Robet Wangard’s newly published novel, “Deceit,” the third book in the Pete Thorsen mystery series.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 6, during the Beulah Art Fair. For details, call 882-5294, (800) 787-7366, or go to

At the Williamsburg

WILLIAMSBURG — The Williamsburg Theater will host an evening of bluegrass with the RFD Boys on Sunday, July 7, while Canadian singer/songwriter Lynn Miles takes the stage Thursday, July 11.

Awesome Distraction will open the show for the RFD Boys at 7 p.m. The RFD Boys have been performing together since 1969 and have shared the stage with a who’s who of bluegrass and country music.

Miles will be joined by fellow Canadian, guitarist Keith Glass, for a concert at 7:30 p.m. July 11. She is touring in support of her latest album “Downpour.”

The theater is located at 4240 M-72 East. Tickets for each concert are $20 in advance; $25 at the door. Advance tickets are available in Traverse City at Brilliant Books and Oryana Natural Foods Market, and in Acme at Ace Hardware and the Stained Glass Cabinet Co. For details, call 941-8667 or 938-2181, or email

Concert series

LELAND — Gael Eschelweck will open the “Of Note” free summer music series sponsored by Leland United Methodist Church.

Eschelweck will perform “Classical and Spanish Guitar, Plus a Little Ukulele” at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7. The series continues at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 14, with “Standard Jazz Favorites” by the Mike David Quartet.

All concerts will be held at the church, 106 N. 4th St. The public is invited and reservations are not required. A reception follows each performance. The eight-concert series continues on Sundays through Aug. 25.

Heritage race

KINGSLEY — Early registration closes Wednesday, July 10, for the Kingsley Heritage Days 5K and Mile Fun Run/Walk.

The event starts at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 20, at the Kingsley Civic Center South on Clark Street. Early registration for the 5K is $20 and includes a shirt; $25 after July 10 and no shirt is guaranteed. The fun run/walk is free.

To register, visit For details, call Jessica Stark, (906) 630-0494.

Paper making

BELLAIRE — Grass River Natural Area will offer a paper-making class on Thursday, July 11.

Participants will learn how to make decorative papers using natural materials and paper pulp at 10 a.m. at the natural area, 6500 Alden Highway. Participants should bring a blender if possible. All other materials will be provided.

The class fee is $5; registration is required. For details or to register, call 533-8314 or visit

Garden Walk

ALDEN — Juniper Garden Club of South Torch Lake invites garden lovers to take a “Garden Variety Road Trip” on Thursday, July 11.

Gardens on the east side of Torch Lake will welcome visitors from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Garden Walk tickets are $8 in advance or $10 the day of the walk.

For advance tickets, call 322-2577. Maps and tickets will be available at the Alden Depot, 10670 Coy St., the day of the walk.

Benzie lecture

BENZONIA — The Benzonia Academy Lecture Series continues on Thursday, July 11.

Mike Nagel, a professor of history and government at West Shore Community College in Scottville, will present “Michigan’s Home Front in the Civil War and the Detroit Race Riot of 1863” at 7 p.m. at Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31. The program is free and open to the public. Call 882-5539 or visit to learn more.

Glen Lake art fair

GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Lake Women’s Club will hold its 42nd annual Art Fair on Wednesday, July 17.

Approximately 100 artists will display their creations from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Township Hall. Admission is free and lunch will be available. The club uses proceeds from the event for scholarships. For details, call 326-6084.


LAKE ANN — An all-Michigan line-up will provide music for the rebirth of the Dunesville Music Festival.

The festival will be held Friday through Sunday, July 26-28, at the Harm Farm, 4846 Hulbert Road. Performers include the Ragbirds, Delilah Dewylde and The Lost Boys, Song of the Lakes, Lindsay Lou and the Flatbellys, the Accidentals, Billy Strings and Don Julin, Blake Elliott, Miriam Pico and others.

Advance tickets are $90 for adults and $40 for ages 13-17 at or Tickets at the door are $100 for adults and $45 for ages 13-17. Camping is available. For details, call 651-9713.