Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 14, 2014

Community in Brief: 02/14/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Shiver by the River

FRANKFORT — The sixth annual Shiver by the River will be held at various locations in Frankfort Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 15-16.

Snocross practice and qualifying starts the activities on Saturday, Feb. 15, at Open Space Park. Activities also include the Betsie Bay Frozen 5K, the Winter Parade, children’s games and activities, an antique snowmobile display, horse-drawn carriage, rides, a chili cook-off, and more.

On Sunday, Feb. 16, the Snocross pit gates open at 7 a.m. with Snocross snowmobile race finals starting at 9 a.m. For a complete schedule or more information, call 352-7251 or visit


INTERLOCHEN — The Winterlochen Festival will be hosted from 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22.

The day includes a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. at the Interlochen Public Library, self-guided snowshoeing and cross country skiing at Interlochen State Park, and a variety of indoor and outdoor activities at Interlochen Center for the Arts including the “Hot Club of San Francisco” performance at 7 p.m. in Corson Auditorium.

Most Winterlochen activities are free. The performance is $26 for adults, $23 for senior citizens and $10 for students. Tickets are available at https://tickets.interlochen.or or by calling(800) 681-5920. For a schedule of activities, visit The event is sponsored by the Interlochen Chamber of Commerce and Interlochen Center for the Arts.

Picnic at the Opera

TRAVERSE CITY — The Picnic at the Opera series continues Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St.

The live variety show will be hosted from noon-1 p.m. by Miriam Pico and Jamie Kramer from WTCM FM. The musical guest is Jeff Haas, with guest performer Levi Britton. Joe DeLuca is the guest visual artist and Relish will provide items for a fashion show. The show also features poetry commentary by Michael Delp and music by keyboardist David Chown.

Admission is free and the audience is welcome to bring a sack lunch. Donations will be accepted to support the Opera House. The show will be broadcast live on UpNorth TV cable channels 97 and 992 and streamed live on Recorded episodes will repeat each week on the cable channels and will be available on demand at the website.

Art talk

GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Arbor Art Association’s “Talk About Art” series continues on Thursday, Feb. 20.

Contemporary folk artist Jesse Hickman of Northport will discuss his work at 7:30 p.m. at the GAAA, 3061 S. Lake St. Hickman depicts boats, fish and the water through mixed media, 3-D constructions, tar painting and pencil sketches.

The program is free and open to the public. To learn more, call 334-6112 or visit

Vagina Monologues

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for the local production of “The Vagina Monologues.”

The award-winning play will be staged at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 22, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. It is based on V-Day founder/playwright Eve Ensler’s interviews with more than 200 women and celebrates women’s sexuality and strength.

Tickets are $15 for adults; $5 for students and senior citizens. They are available at the Dennos Museum Center front desk, Brew in downtown Traverse City, and at

Call for Writers

FRANKFORT — The Oliver Art Center is looking for writers to participate in a Spring Evening Read in conjunction with its “Honoring Women: Character, Courage and Commitment.” The event will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 21, at the art center, 132 Coast Guard Road.

Interested writers may submit poems, stories, memoirs, tall tales or excerpts on the theme. No matter the genre, the writer must be able to read their work in under 10 minutes. Writers must submit written stories, but may also recite them from memory during the event instead of reading them from paper. There is no entry fee or age limit, but there is a limit of two poems or flash texts, or one longer entry per artist.

All works must be labeled on the first page with the writer’s name, mailing address, telephone number and email address. Email texts to attn: Spring Read. Email entries must be received by Monday, March 3. Entries may be sent in the regular mail to Oliver Art Center, P.O. Box 1513, Frankfort, MI 49635, and must be postmarked no later than March 3.