Traverse City Record-Eagle


December 8, 2013

Community in Brief: 12/08/2013

‘Cabin Fever’ talk

FRANKFORT — “Cabin Fever” Artist Talks continue Friday, Dec. 13, with a program by batik artist Elizabeth Abeel.

Abeel will discuss her art at 5:30 p.m. at the Elizabeth Lane Oliver Center for the Arts, 132 Coast Guard Road. The program is free and open to the public. Call 352-4151 or visit to learn more.

Holiday dance

TRAVERSE CITY — The Bayside Travellers Dance Society will host a holiday potluck and contra dance on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The potluck starts at 6 p.m. at Twin Lakes Park, 6800 N. Long Lake Road. Attendees should bring their own non-alcoholic beverage, table service and a dish to pass. The Rhythm Billies will present a musical program at 7:15 p.m. Contra dancing will start at 8 p.m. with the White Elephant gift exchange dance and continue until 11 p.m. Attendees should bring a wrapped gift to participate and recycled gifts are encouraged.

Admission is $10 for adults, $6 for students with ID and free for members. For details, call 313-2596, email or visit

Library open house

THOMPSONVILLE — The Friends of the Betsie Valley District Library will host a Holiday open house on Saturday, Dec. 14.

Visitors can enjoy holiday treats and visit with Santa Claus from 5-7 p.m. at the library, 14731 Thompson Ave. Call 378-2716 to learn more.

Lights, Bites, Books

SUTTONS BAY — The Suttons Bay Bingham District Library will host its inaugural “Lights, Bites and Books Gala” on Saturday, Dec. 14.

The holiday event will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the library, 416 Front St., with local wine, hors d’oeuvres, music and a silent auction. Tickets are $25 each. For details or tickets, call 271-3512 or visit

Back porch music

CHARLEVOIX — Blues musician Cal Manis will be the featured performer at the Saturday, Dec. 14, Back Porch Music Event.

Manis will perform from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Charlevoix Senior Center Building, the corner of Carpenter and Sheridan streets. A circle jam session will follow. Donations are appreciated and include soups, coffee and cookies. All proceeds will go toward Back Porch food costs. For details, call 622-2944.

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