Traverse City Record-Eagle


July 17, 2013

Community in Brief: 07/17/2013

IAA hosts guitarist

INTERLOCHEN — Classical guitarist Gohar Vardanyan will give a free concert at 7:30 p.m. today, July 17, at the Mallory-Towsley Center for Arts leadership (Phoenix Theatre building) at Interlochen Arts Academy.

Band concert

INTERLOCHEN — The Benzie Community Band will give a concert on the lawn today, July 17, at the Interlochen Public Library, 9700 Riley Road.

The free performance starts at 7 p.m. The musical theme is “Brother Against Brother: The War of 1812.” Listeners should bring their own seating. In case of rain, the concert will be moved to the Golden Fellowship Hall, next to the library.

Camp centennial

GRAYLING — Camp Grayling will mark its centennial with a celebration from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 20.

The free event is open to the public and includes fireworks, beverage tents, food vendors, a children’s area, live entertainment starring country singer Josh Gracin and more. For details, visit

Raven Hill fest

EAST JORDAN — Raven Hill Discovery Center will host its “Summer Magic 2013-Grow With Us” festival fundraiser for adult supporters of the non-profit, family-oriented science, art and history museum.

The festival starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 20, at Raven Hill, 4737 Fuller Road. There will be live music, trolley rides, hors d’oeuvres, wine, tea and lemonade, and a chance to bid on silent auction items.

Tickets are $20 in advance; $25 the day of the festival. For tickets or details, call 536-3369, email or visit Proceeds go toward the center’s educational mission and grant-matching needs.

Concert for Collins

TRAVERSE CITY — A “Concert of Love” on Sunday, July 21, will honor Mary Collins and her husband, the late Rev. Marshall Collins.

The concert will start at 3 The Presbyterian Church, 701 Westminster Road. Performers include the Yodek Family from St. Johns, the Women’s Indian Drummer Band from Charlevoix, violinist Ruby John, Bruce Bartz, and Elvis tribute artist Jake Slater. The program is sponsored by Church Women and Men United.

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