Traverse City Record-Eagle

April 11, 2013

Community in Brief: 04/11/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Michigan Writers potluck

TRAVERSE CITY — Michigan Writers will host a spring potluck today, April 11, at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Grand Traverse, 6726 Center Road.

The 6 p.m. event is open to all Michigan Writers members and anyone interested in learning more about the organization. An open mic reading by members and guests will follow the meal. Participants are encouraged to limit their selection to two minutes. Attendees also should bring a dish to pass.

Water Festival

BENZONIA — The Benzie County Water Festival will open Friday, April 12, at 3:30 p.m. with a performance by The Dread, a band made up of Benzie Central High School students.

The free festival will be held at Benzie Central High School. Highlights also include children's activities from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., panel discussions at 5:30 p.m., and a pizza dinner for purchase from the after-school SEEDS program. Keynote speaker Hans VanSumeren takes the stage at 7 p.m. An 8 p.m. concert by the band Fauxgrass closes the festival.

The public is invited and donations will be accepted to help fund future events.

Volunteers sought

TRAVERSE CITY — Peace Ranch will hold a volunteer orientation Saturday, April 13.

Adults of all ages and youth 13 and older accompanied by a parent are invited to visit the ranch, 2566 Hoosier Valley Road, from 9 a.m. to noon. There will be farm tours and opportunities to sign up to volunteer for summer camp, programs, grounds help and training. For details or if planning to attend, call 499-4736 or email peaceranchtc@gmail.com.

Pancake breakfast

FIFE LAKE — American Legion Post 219 will sponsor a pancake breakfast to benefit veteran and community programs.

The buffet-style meal will be served 8 a.m.-noon Sunday, April 14, at the post, 10283 M-186. The cost is $6.50 for adults, $4 for children and free for World War II veterans.

'Little Library' auction

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Area District Library will hold a silent auction of five one-of-a-kind Little Free Libraries during National Library Week, April 14-20.

The Little Free Library movement started in 2009 to promote literacy and community in neighborhoods. The five Little Free Libraries were built through a collaboration with local Eagle Scout Keegan Kaipio from Troop 35. They are on display at the main branch, 610 Woodmere Ave.

The silent auction opens with a $100 minimum bid, which covers the cost of materials and official Little Free Library registration. Proceeds benefit the TADL Teen Services summer reading programming. Find out more at www.tadl.org/littlefreelibrary.

Support group

TRAVERSE CITY — The Fibromyalgia support group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in cafeteria dining room #2 at Munson Medical Center, 1105 Sixth St. Reservations are required; call Charlene White, 256-0152.

Bay Film Series

SUTTONS BAY — The Bay Film Series continues with the German film "Barbara."

The film tells the story of a young doctor exiled from East Berlin to a rural town as punishment after applying for an exit visa from the German Democratic Republic. It will be shown at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, and at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16, at the Bay Theatre on St. Joseph Street. Non-subscribers are welcome. Tickets are $8.50 each.

For details, visit www.thebaytheatre.com or email Denise Sica, denise@thebaytheatre.com.

Latin band at Dennos

TRAVERSE CITY — Three-time Grammy Award-nominated Cuban music group Tiempo Libre will perform Saturday, April 20, at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. They also will give two performances for school groups on Tuesday, April 16.

The Miami-based Latin band will take the stage in Milliken Auditorium at 8 p.m. April 20. Tickets are $25 in advance, $28 at the door and $22 for museum members. Tickets include admission to the museum galleries one hour prior to the concert and a post-performance reception with the artists. For tickets, call 995-1553 or visit www.dennosmuseum.org.

School performances are at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. April 16, also in Milliken Auditorium. Teachers should contact Jason Dake, 995-1029 or jdake@nmc.edu, for information or to reserve tickets for the school performances.

Clean water meeting

SUTTONS BAY — The next Leelanau Clean Water meeting will start at 9 a.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Leelanau County Government Center, 8527 E. Government Center Dr. For details, call 256-9812.

Mother-daughter event

WILLIAMSBURG — The Yuba Historic Society will host a Mother-Daughter Luncheon to raise money to open the 150-year-old Yuba School as a museum and community center.

The luncheon will be served from noon to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the Williamsburg Theater, M-72 East. There also will be entertainment and a silent auction.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $10 for ages 10 and younger, in advance or at the door. For reservations, call 264-8038 or email rdsayler@gmail.com.

Raffle car reveal

TRAVERSE CITY — Jeff Stolowski, Traverse City native and founder of the Great American Muscle Car Raffle, has donated a canary yellow 1970 Oldsmobile Rallye 350 for a raffle to benefit March of Dimes. His goal is to raffle off a muscle car each year to raise money for March of Dimes.

The car will be revealed at a kick-off party from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at Fox Mercedes-Benz of Traverse City, 3464 N. U.S. 31 South. Food and beverages will be provided.The statewide raffle continues through November. Tickets are $10 each and the winning ticket will be drawn at 8 p.m. Nov. 23 at Cherry Capital Cadillac. To buy tickets, see the car or for a schedule of events, visit www.marchofdimes.com/michigan.

Cherries for charity

TRAVERSE CITY — Great Lakes Stainless has produced a sculpture for MAD Cherries for Charity’s public art event. MAD Cherries for Charity is an organization founded by students in the Northwestern Michigan College Entrepreneurship program.

The public art project is scheduled for May 5 through 11 in downtown Traverse City. The goal is to foster an interest in local public art displays while raising awareness and funding for three local charities, the Women’s Resource Center, Third Level Crisis Intervention Center and Freedom Builders.

The stainless steel sculpture features two four-foot cherries linked together by a stem rising to roughly 90 feet. Each cherry depicts icons that spell out “I Love Michigan Cherries” and a lighthouse. It and other art being produced for the display may be viewed through April 25 at Traverse City Art and Design Studio, 1207-C Woodmere Ave.

Walk in the woods

TRAVERSE CITY — The public is invited to join the Newcomers Club of Grand Traverse Saturday, April 13, for a walk in the woods at 11 a.m. at the Brown Bridge Quiet Area. Lunch will follow. For details or if planning to participate, email Bob Knaack, knaack222@gmail.com.

Fairy garden meet

KALKASKA — Klumpp Flower Shop, 210 N. Cedar St., will hold a fairy garden workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13. Containers will be available or participants may bring their own. All ages are welcome and reservations are required; call 258-2342.

Author reading

CADILLAC — Author and artist Helga Flower will read from her autobiography, “Warchild,” at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 13, at the Cadillac Public Library, 411 S. Lake St. The program is free and open to the public.

‘Talk about Art’

GLEN ARBOR — Suttons Bay sewist Donna Popke will talk about her multidimensional sewing at the Thursday, April 18, “Talk About Art” interview.

Popke makes curtains, slipcovers and a range of odd, kinetic ottomans and footstools. In 2012, she expanded her sewing into art-influenced wearables. Now she wants to add Project Runway reality show contestant to her resume. This will be her second attempt to become a contestant on the reality show.

The program will start at 7:30 p.m. at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake Street. Admission is free and the public is welcome. Call 334-6112 to learn more.

History meeting

ELK RAPIDS — Jim Graczyk and Woody Wright will share the story of the armed sloop Welcome at the Thursday, April 18, meeting of the Elk Rapids Area Historical Society.

The group will meet at 7 p.m. at the historical museum, 301 Traverse St. The program will include slides and video. The public is invited. Admission is free, but a $5 donation is suggested to benefit the historical society’s building preservation.

For details, call 264-5692 or 264-8984, or visit www.elkrapidshistory.org.

‘Red’ rocks out

TRAVERSE CITY — Two-time Grammy-nominated rock group Red will make Traverse City a stop on its tour in support of its latest album “Release the Panic.”

The group will perform Friday, April 19, at Ground Zero in Streeters on South Garfield Avenue. Special guests are We As Human and Southbound Fearing. The show starts at 8 p.m.; doors open at 7 p.m. Ticket-holders must be 18 or older and have ID.

Advance tickets are $12 plus handling; visit www.groundzeroonline.com.

Support group

TRAVERSE CITY — The Fibromyalgia support group will meet from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 13, in cafeteria dining room #2 at Munson Medical Center, 1105 Sixth St. Reservations are required; call Charlene White, 256-0152.

‘Little Library’

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse Area District Library will hold a silent auction of five one-of-a-kind Little Free Libraries during National Library Week, April 14-20.

The Little Free Library movement started in 2009 to promote literacy and community in neighborhoods. The five Little Free Libraries were built through a collaboration with local Eagle Scout Keegan Kaipio from Troop 35. They are on display at the main branch, 610 Woodmere Ave.

The silent auction opens with a $100 minimum bid, which covers the cost of materials and official Little Free Library registration. Proceeds benefit the TADL Teen Services summer reading programming. Find out more at www.tadl.org/littlefreelibrary.

Bay Film Series

SUTTONS BAY — The Bay Film Series continues with the German film “Barbara.”

The film tells the story of a young doctor exiled from East Berlin to a rural town as punishment after applying for an exit visa from the German Democratic Republic. It will be shown at 2 and 5 p.m. Sunday, April 14, and at 6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 15-16, at the Bay Theatre on St. Joseph Street. Non-subscribers are welcome. Tickets are $8.50 each.

For details, visit www.thebaytheatre.com or email Denise Sica, denise@thebaytheatre.com.