Traverse City Record-Eagle
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BELLAIRE — An exhibit by pottery artist Andrew Otis will open at the Parkside Arts Council Gallery, 220 N. Bridge St.
A reception for the artist will be hosted from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Aug. 13, at the gallery. Otis' work will be on display through August. For details, visit www.parksidearts.org.
Claudia Schmidt performs
CHARLEVOIX — Folk vocalist Claudia Schmidt will play a free concert in support of her album "Bend in the River: Collected Songs" at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, at the Charlevoix Public Library, 200 Clinton St. For details, call 547-2651 or visit www.charlevoixlibrary.org.
ELK RAPIDS — Upper Peninsula filmmaker/historian Bill Jamerson will pay musical tribute to Wisconsin and Michigan lumberjacks at the Thursday, Aug. 15, meeting of the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society.
"It's Daylight in the Swamps: A Musical Tribute to the Wisconsin and Michigan Lumberjacks" will start at 7 p.m. at the Elk Rapids Area Historical Museum, 301 Traverse St. A short archival video also will be shown. Admission at the door is a suggested donation of $5 for adults, $2 for students 17 and younger and free for children. Proceeds benefit the historical society's building preservation.
For details, call 264-8984, email email@example.com, or visit http://www.elkrapidshistory.org.
LELAND — Tina Norris, Lifelong Learning genealogy instructor at Northwestern Michigan College, will be the featured presenter at the next monthly genealogy workshop at the Leland Library, 203 E. Cedar St.
The workshop will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15. It is designed to help beginning and advanced genealogists research family history information. Space is limited and registration is required. For details or to register, call 256-9152, or stop at the library.
Paddle for Pints
TRAVERSE CITY — A new event titled "Paddle for Pints" Brewery Pub Crawl created by TC Ale Trail will launch on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 16-17.
The event starts with check in at noon each day at The Filling Station Microbrewery at the Depot, Woodmere Avenue and East Eighth Street, with launch at 1:30 p.m. from Hull Park. Participants will paddle to five local breweries accessible from the Boardman River.
Tickets are $25; $45 with delivered kayak, sup or canoe rental. The price includes a "Paddle for Pints" survival kit. Tickets are limited to 50 on Friday and 100 on Saturday. For details or tickets, visit www.tcaletrail.com/events.
CHS Band car wash
TRAVERSE CITY — The Central High School Marching Band will sponsor a car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 17, at Oak Park Elementary School, 301 S. Garfield Ave. Donations will be accepted. For more information, call Shirley Cole, 943-3511.
Ice cream social
LELAND — The Lake Leelanau Lake Association will host an ice cream social Saturday, Aug. 17, on the Leland Village Green.
The event will be held from 1 to 4 p.m., with free face painting and musical entertainment. Ice cream sundaes are free for association members with postcard "tickets" for up to four individual servings. Ice cream sundaes are $2 each for non-members.
Teen Reading finale
KALKASKA — The summer teen reading program at the Kalkaska County Library will close with pizza and a screening of the movie "Labyrinth."
The finale will be hosted from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at the library, 247 S. Cedar St. The 1986 movie is rated PG and stars David Bowie. A grand prize drawing also will be held.
INTERLOCHEN — "Tell It On The Mountain" is the theme for Vacation Bible School at Redeemer Lutheran Church.
VBS will be held Sunday, Aug. 18, through Thursday, Aug. 22, at the church, U.S. 31 and Rogers Road. Dinner will be served from 5 to 5:45 p.m., followed by classes from 5:45 to 8:15 p.m. All ages are welcome.
GLEN ARBOR — Moxie Strings will close the Mountain Top Concert Series at The Homestead Resort.
Fiddler Diana Ladio, electric cellist Alison Lynn and percussionist Fritz McGirr put a fresh spin on Celtic and Americana music with their melodies and rock-influenced rhythms. They will perform from 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 18.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate. They are available at www.mynorthtickets.com. For details, call 334-5100 or visit www.thehomesteadresort.com.
Garden club picnic
ACME — The Sweetwater Evening Garden Club will hold its annual family picnic on Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The event will start at 6 p.m. Erie Heermann and Kathy Hamilton will give a presentation on flower arranging. The public is invited. For details or if planning to attend, call Pam Larkin, 938-9611.
'Financial fitness' workshop
TRAVERSE CITY — Northwest Michigan Community Action Agency will hold a workshop on Taxes and Insurance Tuesday, Aug. 20.
The free workshop will meet from 6 to 9 p.m. at the NMCAA office, 3963 Three Mile Road. It is part of a series of six workshops on financial fitness. To register or to find out about future workshops, call 947-3780, (800) 632-7334, or visit www.nmcaa.net.