Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 31, 2014

Community in Brief: 01/31/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Fused-glass workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Nonprofit organization Scrap TC will host two fused-glass workshops on Saturday, Feb. 1, with local glass artist Deb Coburn.

The first class, “Love Bugs & Pendants,” will meet from noon-1:30 p.m. The $18 cost includes three take-home items.

A “Glass Pocket Wall Vase” class meets from 2-3:30 p.m. The $24 cost includes one vase to take home.

Scrap TC is located in the Garfield Centre, 821 S. Garfield Ave. Payment is by cash or check and registration is required. Proceeds will be split between Scrap TC and Coburn.

For details or to register, email or message

Community Cinema

TRAVERSE CITY — The Community Cinema Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 6, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr.

The documentary “Las Marthas” will be shown at 7 p.m. and will be screened with captions. It explores the 114-year-old rite of passage in Laredo, Texas, where Mexican-American debutantes are presented at a grand Colonial ball dressed as American revolutionaries.

Admission is free and the film will be followed by a panel discussion. To learn more, visit

Wine & Vine Experience

LELAND — “Another Winter Wine & Vine Experience” will be held Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St.

Tables will be decorated by community members to create tablescapes and there will be an exhibit of art by Matt Gricar and Kristia Converse. A sneak preview of the tablescapes and art will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Donations will be accepted for this viewing.

The main event will be held from 5-7 p.m. with a unique flight of Leelanau wines paired with gourmet appetizers from Martha’s Leelanau Table.

Viticulturist and winemaker Larry Mawby will discuss the unique qualities of the wine that enhance the food.

Tickets are $35 each and include the sneak preview. In addition, 40 percent of art sales will be donated to the Old Art Building.

For details or tickets, visit,, or call 256-2131.

Indoor folk fest

TRAVERSE CITY — The sixth annual Great Indoor Folk Festival will bring up to 100 acoustic musicians to the Village at Grand Traverse Commons.

The festival will be held from noon-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9. The Mercato level of Building 50 will feature a Solo Stage, north and south Duo Stages, a Kids’ Stage and a New Folk Stage that will showcase new talent. A satellite venue will be set up at Left Food Charley Winery, with an open mic at the Another Cuppa Joe coffeehouse. Many of the performers will have CDs for sale. Admission is free.

Party for vets

ELK RAPIDS — The AMVETS Post 114 invites all veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan or served during that era and their spouses/significant others to a Welcome Home Bash on Saturday, Feb. 15.

The event will be held from 7-11 p.m. at the AMVETS post, 410 Bridge St. There will be presentations on veterans benefits by the local Veterans Service Officer and by Northwestern Michigan College highlighting available benefits and opportunities. Food and music will be provided.

There is no charge, however tickets are required to ensure adequate seating and are limited to two per veteran. For tickets, call (800) 955-6191. For details, call Jerry Hubbell, 264-8388, or Vince Lobisco, 264-6164.

Irish comedy

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for the Irish Comedy Tour at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St.

The show will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday, March 14. It features Detroit native Derek Richards, Boston-born Mike McCarthy, Nova Scotia’s Damon Leibert and Derrick Keane from Inchicore, a Dublin, Ireland, suburb.

Tickets are $18 and $23 for reserved seating. For details or tickets, call 941-8082 or visit

‘Taste the Passion’

LEELANAU COUNTY — Visitors to Leelanau County can “Taste the Passion” during the Leelanau Peninsula Wine Trail’s annual event.

Ticket-holders can enjoy special pours and sweet or savory food pairings plus some optional winter and Valentine-themed activities from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8, and noon-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 9, during the self-guided wine tour.

Tickets are $35 per person; $20 for a designated driver. Winery locations are listed on the ticket. For details or tickets, call 271-7100 or visit