Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 18, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/18/2013


Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Breezeway Cruise

BOYNE FALLS — The fifth annual Breezeway Cruise will be held Thursday, June 20.

Participants should meet at Boyne Mountain between 5:30 and 7 p.m. for dinner and networking. The cruise will leave at 7 p.m. to travel across the 28 miles of the Breezeway, ending at Antrim Dells in Atwood for dessert, entertainment and presentation of the Banks Township Citizen of the Year.

The cost is $10 per person and $5 per vehicle or motorcycle entry. For details or reservations, contact the East Jordan Chamber of Commerce, 536-7351 or info@ejchamber.org.

Quilt show

PETOSKEY — The Little Traverse Bay Quilters Guild will host their biennial quilt show Friday and Saturday, June 21-22.

The show will feature more than 150 quilts, wall hangings and more. A highlight of the show will be two "Dear Jane" quilts and a certified appraiser will be on hand to evaluate quilts. There also will be a Shoppers' Boutique, door prizes, and quilt shop vendors. Lunch will be available. The show is wheelchair and scooter accessible.

The doors open at 9 a.m. each day at the Emmet County Fairgrounds. Admission is $6. For details, call 838-1947.

Barn Market

KINGSLEY — The Red Dresser Hens & Friends will host a Barn Market at Rainbow of Hope Farm, 1951 County Line Road.

The Market will be open from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, June 21, with live music; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22. There will be funky junk, vintage furniture, handmades, recycled items, home-baked treats, chalk paint, a greenhouse and an outdoor bistro. Admission and parking are free.

School benefit

GLEN ARBOR — The Leelanau School will hold its second annual Rock the River fundraiser on Friday, June 21.

The event, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the school, will feature Grupo Aye, an 11-piece Cuban salsa band from Grand Rapids. The cost is $20 for adults, free for children 12 and younger. Attendees should bring their own beverages and seating. Food will be available to purchase. Following the show, attendees are invited to watch the sun set on the school's beach and join the Beach Bards Bonfire for storytelling, poetry and more.

Tickets may be purchased at www.leelanau.org, click on the "Rock the River!" link. Ticket-holders should bring their printed receipt as their voucher. Proceeds support scholarships and educational programs at the school.

Active transportation

TRAVERSE CITY— The City of Traverse City Planning Commission established an Active Transportation subcommittee last June. The committee has completed an inventory and map regarding existing and proposed active transportation infrastructure improvements and is looking for public input regarding proposed improvements.

The Active Transportation Survey may be found at http://surveymonkey.com/s/walkbikeTC and will remain open until Friday, June 21. The committee will use survey data to make preliminary recommendations for infrastructure and policy changes to be incorporated in a draft Active Transportation Plan that will be shared with the community at an August public meeting.

Culture series

PESHAWBESTOWN — The third annual Expressive Culture Series at Eyaawing Museum & Cultural Center continues with a program on medicines and a workshop on how to create a strip quilt.

Tom Peters will give the presentation titled "Medicines of the Four Directions" on Saturday, June 22. Nancy Fuller will help participants strip quilt a Father's Day gift bag on Saturday, June 29. Both programs will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. at the museum, 2304 N. West Bay Shore Dr.

For details, call 534-7764 or visit http://www.gtbindians.org/departments/eyaawing.html.

Dollhouse bids

BEAVER ISLAND — Bids are being accepted for a handmade Victorian-style dollhouse as part of the Beaver Island Rural Health Center's Wellness Garden Benefit Auction.

The dollhouse was started more than 20 years ago and was completed this past winter by a work crew who painted the outside and glued on shingles, wallpapered rooms, and more. Bids will be accepted through Aug. 15 at www.biruralhealth.org. A virtual tour of the dollhouse may be viewed at www.beaverislandnews.com.