Traverse City Record-Eagle

March 27, 2014

Community in Brief: 03/27/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Jazz at the Cambria

TRAVERSE CITY — Multi-instrumentalist Rob Smith and his former student, saxophonist Patrick Booth, will join Jack Dryden on bass and Randy Marsh on drums and harmonica for Jazz at the Cambria.

The group will perform from 7-9:15 p.m. today, March 27, in the Reflect Bistro at Cambria Suites, 255 Munson Ave. There is no cover charge. For details, call 778-9000.

Quilt workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — The deadline to register for a student workshop titled "Spring Break Stitching: Explore Contemporary Quilts" is Friday, March 28, at noon.

The workshop will be held at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr., from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, March 31, for students in grades three through five; and Tuesday, April 1, for students in grade six through eight. Participants will explore the museum's Gwen Marston: Contemporary Quilts exhibit and make their own contemporary quilt using basic materials and tools typically used in quilt making.

The cost is $40 For details or to register, visit or call 995-1573.

Laps for Life

BELLAIRE — Antrim County's Relay for Life will sponsor a "Laps for Life" fundraiser on Saturday, March 29, on the slopes of Schuss Mountain at Shanty Creek Resort.

Skiers and snowboarders can participate by soliciting pledges based on how many chairlift rides up to ski/snowboard down they can take during a six-hour time period on the pink chairlift. Participants may select an individual Antrim Relay for Life team or the Relay in general to dedicate their funds.

For details, registration and pledge forms, contact Steve Kershner, 676-2493 or

U.S. Constitution workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — A workshop on the U. S. Constitution and how the nation's founding principles are relevant today will be held Saturday, March 29.

The workshop will be held at the Streeters Center, 1669 S. Garfield Ave. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and the workshop meets from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. It is designed to help participants understand the constitutional intent of the Founding Fathers.

The $18 cost includes a workbook and a box lunch. Advance registration is required; email

Studio Theatre auditions

TRAVERSE CITY — Old Town Playhouse Studio Theatre will hold auditions for "Leaving Iowa," a comedy by Tim Clue and Spike Manton.

Auditions start at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, March 31-April 1, in the Schmuckal Theatre at the Old Town Playhouse, 148 E. Eighth St. There are roles for three men and three women. Perusal scripts are available for a $10 deposit at the OTP business office.

For details, visit, email or call 947-2210.

Nano Days

TRAVERSE CITY — The Great Lakes Children's Museum will host Nano Days from Monday, March 31, through Friday, April 4.

Children ages 5 and older will be able to explore the world of atoms, molecules and nano scale forces through hands-on activities and live presentations each day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at the museum, 13240 S. West Bay Shore Dr. Nano Days is included in museum admission, which is $6 for ages 2 and older. For details, call 932-4526 or visit

Composting program

TRAVERSE CITY — Master Gardener Mike Davis will discuss composting for the home gardener in a program titled "Compost Happens."

The program starts at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1, at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. Davis will give an overview of how to enrich garden soil with compost created from kitchen and yard waste. Attendees also will learn different composting techniques, what to include and how to use it in the garden.

The program is free and no reservations are required.

Dance troupe

INTERLOCHEN — Interlochen Center for the Arts will host Motionhouse Dance on Tuesday, April 1.

The troupe is known for dance theater that fuses images, action and dynamisim through the use of projection technology, dance, aerial harnesses and bungees. It's production titled "Scattered" explores man's relationship with water.

Motionhouse Dance will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Corson Auditorium. Tickets are $28 for adults, $25 for senior citizens and $10 for students. For details or tickets, call 276-7800, (800) 681-5920 or visit