Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 28, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/28/2013

Babcock House

LAKE ANN — The Almira Historical Society will host a dedication for the Babcock House and an Ice Cream Society today, July 28, at the museum, 19440 Maple St.

The house was built in the mid-1800s and was slated for demolition. The historical society rescued it and moved it to the museum property in 2003, where it has been painted, re-roofed and the porch rebuilt using old photos as a guide. The first floor also has been restored.

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the dedication ceremony at 1 p.m. There also will be kids’ games, live music and ice cream sundaes made with Moomer’s Ice Cream and toppings. Sundaes are $5 each.

Art auction

FRANKFORT — The 13th annual Art Auction on Friday, Aug. 2, also celebrates the newly completed Oliver Art Center. The theme is “Come See Us.”

The fundraiser starts at 5 p.m. at the art center, 132 Coast Guard Road. There will be live and silent auctions of original artwork with a mirror theme and other specially selected items. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 the day of the event. Proceeds support ongoing operating costs and expansion of programs, exhibits and classes.

For details or tickets, visit or call 352-4151.

Run for the Farms

GLEN ARBOR — A natural trail provides an alternative to paved courses for participants in the fourth annual Sleeping Bear Dunes Port Oneida Run.

The 5K Trail Run/Walk will take place Saturday, Aug. 3. It begins and ends at the historic Charles Olsen farmstead, on M-22, four miles north of Glen Arbor just west of Port Oneida Road in the Port Oneida Rural Historic District. There also will be a quarter-mile Kids’ Schoolhouse Dash for children 12 and younger at 8:30 a.m. on race day. The fee is $5. Race packet pick-up is from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m. at the farm’s red barn.

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