Traverse City Record-Eagle


June 23, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/23/2013

Gypsy jazz

LAKE LEELANAU — Alfonso Ponticelli and Swing Gitan, Chicago’s premier gypsy-jazz band, will bring the 1930s style of gypsy jazz music to Fountain Point Resort today, June 23.

The band will perform a family-friendly picnic concert at 7:30 p.m. In case of rain, the event will be held indoors. Tickets are $40 for adults, free for children and students 24 and younger with valid ID and Fountain Point Club members. Tickets are available at Oryana Natural Foods Market and

Evening strolls

ALDEN — Thursday Evening Strolls will be hosted June 27 through Aug. 15 in downtown Alden.

Each event will feature live bands from 7 to 9 p.m. and other entertainment. The strolls are sponsored by the Downtown Alden Business Association. For details, call Doug Hickman, 676-3300, days.

River Street fun

ELK RAPIDS — The “Evening on River Street” series ushers in a summer of fun on Wednesday, June 26.

The weekly “Street Fair” is hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 14, with a variety of entertainment. The Lost Hitch Hikers Band, an acoustic trio, will kick off the series. There also will be food vendors, fire trucks and a fish pond for children. For details, call the Elk Rapids Chamber of Commerce, 264-8202.

Mesick Museum

MESICK — Visitors to the Mesick Area Museum can explore the history of the Hodenpyl Dam and the North Country Trail from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 29. The museum is located at 117 Mesick Ave. Admission is free. For details, visit


Trillium Quartet

BELLAIRE — The Trillium Quartet will give a concert at Church in the Hills, 6401 Shanty Creek Road, on Thursday, June 27.

The a capella group will perform a selection of spirituals, show tunes and popular songs at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. They are available by calling the church office, 533-6001. Proceeds support the church’s on-going concert series, the music program and allows the church to offer student scholarships for musical study. For details, call Dorothy Clore, 331-6587.

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