Traverse City Record-Eagle

Archive: Friday

May 17, 2013

Weekend in Brief: 05/17/2013

Do the BBQ

The annual Northwestern Michigan College Barbecue will be serving up buffalo burgers, hot dogs and all the fixings Sunday on the main campus from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 995-1020.

Benzie Players

The Benzie County Players present “Are You Sure,” a murder mystery, today (in dinner theater) and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Mills Community House in Benzonia. Call 882-0591.

Garage sale

Father Fred Foundation’s spring garage sale fundraiser is Saturday in Traverse City from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 947-2055.

Four Paw 5K

The 4th annual Tails to Trails 5K on the Vasa Pathway for dogs and their owners is Saturday at 9 .am. Call 941-4300 or visit

Roller derby

Traverse City Roller Derby opens its home season at the Grand Traverse County Civic Center Saturday starting at 6 p.m. Visit

Post-paddle party

The Short’s to Short’s Post-Paddle Party will be held Saturday at the Short’s production brewery in Elk Rapids from 4-10 p.m. Call 421-5424.

Books, bags sale

American Association of University Women holds its annual HUGE book sale at the Traverse City History Center today and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 4. Visit

Film festival

Newton’s Road, a nonprofit organization committed to increasing access to and appreciation of learning opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math, presents the Northern Michigan STEaM Film Festival with free screenings of selected movies in Traverse City’s Milliken Auditorium Saturday. In addition, local businesses who rely on a technologically strong workforce will be featured at the Dennos Museum Center at Northwestern Michigan College Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit or call 932-9478.

Arthritis walk

The Arthritis Foundation will host the Arthritis Walk on Saturday starting at 10 a.m. at the Holiday Inn West Bay in Traverse City. Call (855) 529-2728 or visit

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