Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 20, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/20/2013

‘Hit the Wall’

BEULAH — The “Hit the Wall “ series is back at L’Chayim Delicatessen.

The series opens with an exhibit of photography by Kimberly Huffman. A wine and cheese party for Huffman will be hosted from 5 to 7 p.m. today, June 20, at the deli’s Beulah location. For details, call 871-0601 or email

Library events

EMPIRE — The Glen Lake Library will kick off its summer reading program and also host Notable Book author Laurie Kay Sommers.

The summer reading program opens at 11 a.m. today, June 20, with a program by Lori Taylor, author of the Holly Wild series of children’s books set in northern Michigan. Additional programs will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursdays.

The library also will sponsor a program at 7 p.m. Monday, June 24, by Laurie Kay Sommers, author of “Leland: Michigan’s Historic Fishery.” The program will be held at the Empire Township Hall.

For details, visit

Voice Box session

CHARLEVOIX — Jenny Thomas will headline the Friday, June 21, Voice Box session.

Thomas will perform from 7 to 8 p.m. at Cycling Salamander Art Gallery, 02217 U.S. 31 South, An open mic session follows from 8 to 9 p.m. The doors open and open mic sign up starts at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Seating is limited and reservations are requested; call 838-6460 or email

Fairy garden class

TRAVERSE CITY — Space is still available for a free fairy gardening class at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 22, at Garden Goods, 3510 N. U.S. 31 South. For details or to register, call 933-4769.

Writers workshop

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Writers will sponsor a Journal & Sketchbook workshop Saturday, June 22, with Patricia Ann McNair and Philip Hartigan, for writers and artists of all levels.

McNair teaches in the fiction writing department of Columbia College Chicago. Hartigan is a British artist who has lived in the United States since 2002 and is an adjunct faculty member of Columbia College Chicago. Together they have taught Journal & Sketchbook in the U.S., England, the Czech Republic and Italy.

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