Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 26, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/26/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Luther service

TRAVERSE CITY — A celebration of the Eucharist as designed by Martin Luther in the 1500s will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, 341 Washington Church.

The Rev. Katheryn King will lead the 5 p.m. worship on Saturday, April 27. A selection of German foods will be served after the service. For details, call 947-2330.

Pet adopt-a-thon

TRAVERSE CITY — AC Paw will hold two weekend pet adopt-a-thons at Petsmart.

Adopt-a-thon hours are 6 to 8 p.m. tonight, April 26, and Friday, May 3; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, April 27 and May 4; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sundays, April 29 and May 5. Brownie Troop #3781 will hold a cookie sale on Saturday, April 27, to raise money to help animals in need.

Sunday jazz

TRAVERSE CITY — The Sunday Jazz Session at Chateau Chantal on Sunday, April 28, will feature the Jeff Haas Trio with bassist Jack Dryden and drummer Keith Hall.

The trio will perform from 3 to 5:30 p.m. at the winery, 15900 Rue de Vin. There is no cover charge. For details, call 223-4110 or email

Car show today

TRAVERSE CITY — Anyone with a classic car, a muscle car or an interesting car may bring it to Don’s Drive In today, April 26.

A car show from 5 to 7 p.m. at 2030 N. U.S. 31 South, will be followed by the first cruise of the season at 7 p.m. The public is welcome.

Meet Doulas

TRAVERSE CITY — Area doulas (birthing coaches) are hosting a “Meet The Doula Night.”

The free event from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 29, will be held at Green Island, 120 E. Front St. Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy can meet with doulas and learn how a birthing coach can be beneficial during and after child birth. For details, email

Cinema series

TRAVERSE CITY — The Community Cinema Series continues Thursday, May 2, with the documentary “Revolutionary Optimists.”

The 2013 documentary follows three children in the slums of Kolkata as they fight for a better future and are encouraged to imagine a world that is deservedly theirs.

The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Admission is free. The museum galleries will be open free of charge from 5 to 8 p.m. For details, visit or call 995-1055.

‘Small Works’ sale

TRAVERSE CITY — Art patrons have a chance to purchase original works by area artists during the Dennos Museum’s “Small Works” art sale.

The sale opens with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Dennos, 1410 College Dr. The sale continues from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 3-4; and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Admission is free. All artwork is no greater than 5- by 7- by 5-inches and priced at $50 or less.

For details, call 995-1587 or visit

Life Academy lunch

TRAVERSE CITY — Dr. Michael Coonrod, piano faculty member at Interlochen Arts Academy, will perform at the Life Academy Lunch event on Friday, May 3.

The event from noon to 2 p.m. starts with lunch in the Sculpture Court at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr., then moves to Milliken Auditorium for a performance by Dr. Coonrod. He will explore the lighter classics on the concert grand piano and provide insight as he discusses the music he plays.

The $23 cost includes lunch; registration is required. Call NMC Extended Education, 995-1700, for details or registration.

Downtown Art

TRAVERSE CITY — The spring Downtown Art Walk will be hosted Friday, May 3, by the Downtown Traverse City Association.

Art Walk hours are 5 to 9 p.m. showcasing 18 art exhibits. The public is invited to view the art on a self-guided tour. Refreshments will be available at various locations and participants may purchase a commemorative wine glass to benefit the Downtown Public Art Fund.

Most recently the art fund was used to commission local artists to reinvent car hoods into art. A permanent installation of the car hoods, mobile-style in the stair towers of the Hardy Parking Deck, will be unveiled Saturday, May 4.

Art Walk maps are available at participating galleries and at the Downtown Traverse City office, 303 E. State St.

WRC benefit

TRAVERSE CITY — The Women’s Resource Center, Robert Frost Fine Footwear and Chateau Chantal are teaming up for a “Sipping for Soles” fundraiser.

The new event pairs fashion models with Chateau Chantal wines for an experience enhanced by live music, appetizers, prizes and a silent auction. “Sipping for Soles” will be held 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at Chateau Chantal, 15900 Rue de Vin.

Tickets are $40 at Robert Frost Fine Footwear, 217 E. Front St., or at For a half-off ticket, bring a donation of gently worn men’s, women’s or children’s designer clothing, footwear or accessories to Robert Frost Fine Footwear, Spa Grand Traverse Resort, House of Doggs, Yen Yoga and Fitness, the Sunglass Shoppe or Diversions.

Help kick start film

TRAVERSE CITY — Stone Hut Studios, a film company led by Aaron and Chelsea Dennis of Traverse City, is producing a feature-length documentary titled “Connected by Coffee.” They have launched a Kickstarter campaign that hopes to raise $30,000 by Friday, May 10, to complete the film.

In 2012, Stone Hut Studios released the documentary “The People and The Olive” about the Run Across Palestine, a 127 mile ultra-marathon across the West bank organized by On The Ground to support Palestinian fair trade olive farmers.

“Connected by Coffee” tells the story of Latin American coffee farmers and how local coffee is more connected to the world’s coffee farmers than individuals may realize. In January, Stone Hut Studios teamed up with Chris Treter of Higher Grounds Trading Company for primary filming across coffee-growing regions from Mexico to Nicaragua, meeting farmers along the way and hearing their stories.

For details or to make a contribution, visit

Shakespeare benefit

FRANKFORT — Tickets are on sale for a 10th anniversary season fund-raising event for the Lakeside Shakespeare Theatre.

The Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Road, will be transformed into the House of Capulet for “An Evening in Verona” on Saturday, May 25. Guests will be treated to music by wandering minstrels, local food and wine and interactive scenes performed by the LST company. There also will be a silent auction.

In preparation for the fundraiser, there will be a mask-making workshop at Oliver Art Center from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, for ages 12 and older. For details, visit

Tickets for “An Evening in Verona” are available at, at Corner Drug, Charlie’s Natural Food Market, and the Oliver Art Center in Frankfort; and at Oryana Natural Foods Market, Traverse City.