Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 6, 2014

Community in Brief: 04/06/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Music at Sleder’s

TRAVERSE CITY — Driftwood will make an appearance today, April 6, at Sleder’s Family Tavern, 717 Randolph St.

The concert, part of the “On the Porch” music series, starts at 4 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance at Sleder’s, Oryana Natural Foods Market, Brilliant Books and Zamar Guitar; $20 at the door. Tickets and details also are available by calling the tavern, 947-9213.

Garden volunteers

TRAVERSE CITY — Children’s Garden volunteers will meet Wednesday, April 9. Potential volunteers are welcome.

Anyone interested in volunteering to teach or help maintain the gardens is invited to the 7 p.m. volunteer meeting at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. For details, call 929-0916.


Garden club program

TRAVERSE CITY — The Cherryland Garden Club’s Tuesday, April 8, meeting will feature guest speaker Leslie Suitor, owner of Rent-A-Chicken.

Suitor will talk about how to get started keeping backyard chickens at the 7 p.m. meeting at Central United Methodist Church, 222 Cass St. Reservations are required; call Gayle Esper, 228-6720.

Talk About Art

GLEN ARBOR — The next Talk About Art program will focus on the words and images of Leelanau County photographer Ken Scott.

Scott’s work is seen weekly in the Leelanau Enterprise. He also has published five collections of images depicting Leelanau County and other northern Michigan places.

The program starts at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St. Admission is free and the public is welcome. For details, call 334-6112.

EP release tour

KINGSLEY — Allthemore will bring their “Wake Up Call” EP release tour to The Rock of Kingsley.

The group will perform with special guests Artisan Ocean and Holly August on Saturday, April 12, at The Rock, 115 E. Blair St. Jerad Clark is the guest speaker and a dance party will follow the concert. The doors open at 6:30 p.m.

The event is for ages 13-18. For details, call 263-7000.

Back Porch music

CHARLEVOIX — Muzyka will be the featured performer at the Saturday, April 12, Back Porch Coffeehouse.

The trio performs an eclectic variety of music with vocal harmonies accompanied by guitar, fiddle, ukulele, penny whistle and mandolin. They will perform at 7 p.m. at the Charlevoix Senior Center building, the corner of Carpenter and Sheridan streets. The doors open at 6 p.m. and the performance will be followed by a circle jam.

The suggested donation is $5-$10 per person or $10-$20 per family. All proceeds benefit the featured performers. For details, call 622-2944.

Concert at Old Art Building

LELAND — Indie/pop/folk duo The Accidentals and Grand Rapids indie/folk band The Crane Wives will give a concert on Saturday, April 12.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. in the W.T. Best Theater at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students at the door. Tickets may be reserved by calling 256-2131 or at

Easter Egg Hunt

TRAVERSE CITY — Fellowship Church, 2555 Garfield Road N., will host a free Easter Egg Hunt from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, April 12. Call 947-6520 to learn more.


Green Elk Rapids

ELK RAPIDS — A reception fundraiser for Green Elk Rapids Days will be hosted Sunday, April 13.

The event will be held from 3-5 p.m. at Blue Heron Gallery, 131 Ames St. It features a preview of Green Elk Rapids 2014 activities, local beverages and hors d’oeuvres, local talent and more. The suggested donation is $10 per person at the door. For details, call 264-0618 or visit

Seeger celebration

TRAVERSE CITY — A concert celebrating the legendary folk singer and activist Pete Seeger will be held Sunday, April 13, at InsideOut Gallery & Outre Lounge.

The “Well May the World Go” performance starts at 3 p.m. at the gallery, 229 Garland St. Admission is $10 for adults and free for children. Proceeds benefit FLOW (For the Love of Water), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to advance public trust solutions to save the Great Lakes. To learn more, call Tim Joseph, 690-7746, or visit

Art seminar

TRAVERSE CITY — The Northern Expressions Decorative Artists will hold a seminar on Saturday, May 10, at the Grand Traverse Mall. Teacher Patti Masson will lead a project by national decorative artist Maxine Thomas using acrylics. For details or if planning to attend, call Kim Yeager, 557-8539.