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Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — 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 www.mynorth.com.
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 — 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 www.mesickmuseum.com.
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.
Music on mountain
GLEN ARBOR — The Homestead Resort’s Mountain Top Concert Series opens with guitarist/composer Ron Getz.
The concert will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, June 27. Tickets are $15 per concert in advance; $20 at the door. Tickets for the four-concert series are $46 and include a complimentary appetizer at Nonna’s “After Glow” following each concert. Tickets are available at www.mynorthtickets.com. For details, visit www.thehomesteadresort.com or call 334-5100.
PETOSKEY — The second season of Petoskey Rocks! continues Friday, June 28.
The “cook-out” themed event will be hosted from 6 to 9 p.m. and highlights downtown Petoskey’s food and products. For details, visit www.petoskeydowntown.com.
MANISTEE — “Peter Pan” takes flight on the stage of the historic Ramsdell Theatre, 101 Maple St., and the box office opens for ticket sales at noon Wednesday, June 26.
The Manistee Civic Players will stage the play at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, June 28-29, and July 5-6; and at 2 p.m. Sundays, June 30 and July 7. Tickets may be reserved by calling MyNorth Tickets, (800) 836-0717, at www.manisteecivicplayers.org, at the box office window or by calling the box office, 723-9948.
BENZONIA — Llama Meadows Eco Farm will host a concert by the band Freya to benefit Benzie Area Christian Neighbors.
The quartet will play a program of euro-folk-jazz music from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, June 29, at the farm, 1176 West St. The suggested donation is $20 and proceeds benefit BACN’s food and utility assistance programs.
All donations will be matched dollar for dollar up to $40,000 by the Summer Match Challenge. For details, call the farm, 882-4933.
Summer at Pine Hill
ELK RAPIDS — Pine Hill Nursery is offering a summer of gardening classes, tours and workshops.
The nursery is planning 11 hands-on Make and Take Workshops, three Herbal Hour workshops, a free Private Garden Tour series of three area gardens, four interactive classes for children, four Art & Wine Evenings, three Plein Air Watercolor Painting Classes led by artist Mary Guntzviller, a Claudia Schmidt concert and two art shows.
For a complete list, visit www.pinehill-nursery.com. For details or registration, call 599-2824. Pine Hill is located at 886 U.S. 31 North, 10 miles north of Elk Rapids.
TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for Miracle Productions summer production of “Tarzan the Musical.”
This is Miracle Productions ninth season of Broadway-quality musical theater productions. It also is one of the first theater companies in Michigan to perform this family-friendly musical based on the Disney film.
The musical will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 11 through 14 and 18 through 20, and at 2 p.m. July 21, in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. For details or tickets, visit www.miracleproductionstc.com, www.mynorthtickets.com or call (800) 836-0717.