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.
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.
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 www.campgrayling.org.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org. 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 p.m.at 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.
Donations will be accepted and proceeds will help reduce the debt on the Collins’ property. Checks should be payable to Church Women United with “For the Collins” on the memo line. For details, call 938-1387.
Music at sunset
ELK RAPIDS — Pianist David Chown and vocalist Miriam Pico will perform at the next Sunday Sunset Concert in Elk Rapids.
The duo will perform at 8 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Edward C. Grace Memorial Upper Harbor. Listeners should bring their own seating. Parking is available in the Cedar Street lot about one block from the harbor.
PESHAWBESTOWN — JoAnne Gascoe and Hank Bailey are the next presenters in the Expressive Culture Series at Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center, 2304 N. West Bay Shore Dr.
Gascoe will discuss Odawa Culture and Traditions from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, July 22. Bailey will give a presentation on Native American ice fishing from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 27.
Both programs are free and open to the public. For details, call 534-7764 or visit www.gtbindians.org/departments/eyaawing.html.
ALDEN — Circus performers will present acrobatics, magic and more at a Cirque Amongus program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 24, at the Helena Township Community Center, 8751 Helena Road. The program is sponsored by the Alden District Library. For details or if planning to attend, call 331-4318.
BENZONIA — An ancient Asian tradition is the inspiration for Benzonia Public Library’s second summer craft class.
Dream Flags (prayer flags) are often seen hanging in people’s yards and on porches in regions of the Far East. Both adults and children will have the chance to “make and take” their own version from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday, July 25, at the library, 891 Michigan Ave. The free class includes supplies.
Samples of the project and a sign-up sheet are available at the library. For details, call 882-4111.
Tour de TART
TRAVERSE CITY — Traverse Area Recreation and Transportation (TART) Trails will host the Tour de TART bicycle ride on Friday, July 26.
The family-friendly event is a one-way bike ride on the TART and Leelanau Trails from Traverse City to Suttons Bay. Riders may leave between 4 and 6:30 p.m. from the train depot at East Eighth Street and Woodmere Avenue. They will enjoy two food stops along the 19-mile paved trail and finish at Suttons Bay Marina Park with a bayside meal, root beer floats and music. Bus transportation back to Traverse City will be provided.
Suttons Bay area residents have the option to take a bus at 4 p.m. from the Suttons Bay Marina to Traverse City to participate in the event. Reservations are required.
The cost is $30 for adults and $5 for children through Friday, July 19. The cost increases $5 after that date. For details or to register, visit www.traversetrails.org. Forms also are available at the TART office, 415 S. Union St., and local bike shops. Proceeds benefit TART Trails.
GLEN ARBOR — The Homestead is offering a luxury summer resort experience to benefit the Cowell Family Cancer Center fundraising campaign at Munson Medical Center.
The hospital launched the fund-raising effort in June. Tentative plans call for construction to start on the comprehensive cancer center in the spring of 2014.
The Homestead and Fox Motors are partnering with Munson to offer the package Sunday and Monday, July 28-29. A $2,500 contribution includes one night’s accommodations, golf, spa, dining, and many extras for two people. All proceeds benefit the Cowell Family Cancer Center.
To register for the Great Summer Escape, call The Homestead, 334-5000.
MESICK — The Sons of AMVETS of AMVETS Post 120 will hold their 14th annual golf outing benefit for Special Olympics and American veterans.
The outing starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 3, at The Briar Golf Course in Mesick. Dinner, prizes, auctions and 50/50 drawings will follow.
The cost is $45 per person for four-person teams of men. women or co-ed. For details or to register, call John Raymond, 885-2649.