Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 21, 2012

Community in Brief: 12/21/2012


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Solstice concert

Leland — May Erlewine and Seth Bernard will perform a Winter Solstice Concert and sing-along Saturday, Dec. 22.

The duo will perform at 8 p.m. at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St. Music from Erlewine's recent CD, "A Long Way Home," will be featured. Tickets are $10 at the door.

Country concert

Central Lake — Len Sherwood, a country-gospel singer from Traverse City, will be in concert tonight, Dec. 21, at 7 p.m. at the Central Lake Seventh-day Adventist Church, 2525 Green Street.

For additional information, call 989-858-6741.

Movie for children

Traverse City — Children are invited to spend a morning during winter vacation at the Peninsula Community Library.

The library, 2699 Island View Road, will show "The 12 Dogs of Christmas: Great Puppy Rescue" (PG) from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Dec. 27. There is no charge. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Switchback benefit

Elk Rapids — Switchback will give a holiday concert Friday, Dec. 28, to benefit the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall Association.

A cocktail hour at 7 p.m. will be followed by the concert at 8 p.m. at the Historic Elk Rapids Town Hall. Switchback will be joined by local musicians Jessica Hoover, Marianne Rivers, Joe Yuchasz, Dylan Sundberg, Joe Jannise and Jerry DeGrazia.

Tickets are $15 in advance at the Cone Corral and the Corner Druggist. Tickets are $20 at the door. Call 267-5479 or visit for details.

Museum hours

Manistee — The Manistee County Historical Museum's Christmas exhibit continues through Sunday, Dec. 30.

"Waiting for a Letter From Home — Christmas in Manistee County during Wartime — From the Civil War through the War in the Gulf" features wartime memorabilia and vintage Christmas decor and toys displayed in period settings.

There also is a traditional exhibit of classic toy trains.

Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, except Dec. 25. Admission is $3 per person, $5 per couple, $1 for students and $7 for parents and children. For details, call 723-5531.

Album release party

Traverse City — InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St., will hold a party Friday, Dec. 28, celebrating the release of local musician Ben Swan's latest album "Kensington."

Swan will be joined by opening acts Ratone and Audio Monarch and his brother, Dan, who collaborated on the album.

Tickets at the door are $5 each or two for $9. An after party will be held at the InsideOut bar. Swan also will have CDs and merchandise for sale.