Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 31, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/31/2013

Gospel Festival

MANTON — A Gospel Music Festival will be hosted Saturday, June 1.

A puppet show will start at 10 a.m. at 213 S. Michigan, followed by gospel music at noon in Manton Station Park. There also will be music, games and prizes. Call 824-3812 for details.

Arts open house

TRAVERSE CITY — Blackbird Arts will celebrate its two-year anniversary with an open house on Tuesday, June 4.

The event will be held from 4:30 to 7 p.m. with live music by Seth Bernard, hands-on pottery, seed ball sculptures, art activities for children and adults and Moomer’s ice cream. Information about summer programs for all ages and Accessible Arts scholarships and programs will be available.

The open house is free. Blackbird Arts is located on Barlow Street. For details, call 421-8085 or email

Cinema series

TRAVERSE CITY — The Community Cinema Series continues on Thursday, June 6, with “Love Free or Die.”

The 2012 documentary tells the story of Gene Robinson, the openly gay Episcopal bishop who set a precedent in New Hampshire state politics, and his battle for LGBT people to receive full acceptance in the faith.

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

Musical group

TRAVERSE CITY — Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys will bring their unique “Lougrass” sound to the Good Work Collective, 417 S. Union St.

The group will perform their original music at 7 p.m.Thursday, June 6. The doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. Children ages 3 and younger are free. For tickets or details, visit

Energy Fair

LUDINGTON — The Michigan Energy Fair, sponsored by the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association will be held Friday and Saturday, June 7-8, at the Mason County Fairgrounds.

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