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Traverse City Record-Eagle
---- — Art exhibit reception
FRANKFORT — An exhibit of drawings and paintings by the late Shirley Trump is on display at West Michigan Bank & Trust, 501 Main St. A reception will be hosted from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, May 9.
The exhibit, titled "The Lost Portfolio of Shirley Trump," features some of the 47 works in a black leather portfolio that Jeryl Colby of Colby's Orchard House saved for eight years and gave Trump's daughter, Susan Maunders Olson, last spring when she returned to Frankfort.
The exhibit may be viewed during regular bank hours through Aug. 6. For details, call 352-9655.
'Power of the Purse'
TRAVERSE CITY — The Goodwill Inn will host a brunch on Saturday, May 10, as a fundraiser for women and families staying at the Goodwill Inn.
The event will be held from 10 a.m.-noon at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St. The doors open at 9:30 a.m. Guests will learn more about the Goodwill Inn, meet exclusive "Purse-On-Alities" and browse a silent auction. There also will be complimentary photos.
Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at www.goodwillnmi.org/powerofthepurse or at the Goodwill main office, 2279 S. Airport Road.
BELLAIRE — Grass River Natural Area will launch a series of Mushroom Forays on Saturday, May 10.
"Morels" is the topic for the first event starting at 9:30 a.m. at the natural area, 6500 Alden Highway. The series is designed to help participants develop their mushroon identification skills. The cost is $5 per person and registration is required. For details or to register, visit www.grassriver.org.
Dance Center concerts
TRAVERSE CITY — The Dance Center of Traverse City will host its 46th annual Concert Series.
On Saturday, May 10, young children's concerts will start at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and feature students ages 3-6. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Ovation concerts on Saturday, May 10, feature students ages 6 and older and start at 1 and 6:30 p.m. The Encore Concert will be presented at 1 and 6:30 p.m. Sunday, May 11. Tickets for the Ovation and Encore concerts are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.
All concerts will be staged in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum Center, 1410 College Dr. Tickets are available at the Dance Center, 225 E. 14th St., or by calling 947-6820.
Mother's Day Dinner
KINGSLEY — Rainbow of Hope Farm will host a Mother's Day Dinner on Sunday, May 11.
The event will be held from noon-3 p.m., rain or shine, at the farm, 1951 County Line Road. It includes a buffet dinner, an outdoor petting zoo, and a selection of hanging plants for sale in the greenhouse. The meal is $9 for adults, $5 for children ages 6-10 and free for children ages 5 and younger. Volunteers also are needed to help during the event.
For details, visit www.rainbowofhopefarm.weebly.com. If interested in being a volunteer, call Eileen Wooer, 263-5465.
BENZONIA — The Benzie Area Genealogical Society will meet Wednesday, May 14, at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, 6941 Traverse Ave.
The meeting starts at 2 p.m. Lin Meeker will introduce new technology including uses for Snag-It, Evernote, digitizing slides, and Schrivener. She also will give an update on the Naitonal Genealogical Society Conference. Handouts will be available.
Garlic mustard hunts
TRAVERSE CITY — The Invasive Species Network will sponsor work bees to remove invasive garlic mustard from natural areas. Oryana Natural Foods Market's Lake Street Kitchens also will cater free garlic mustard-themed meals for all work bee participants.
The Manistee County Great Garlic Mustard Hunt takes place from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 10, with lunch at noon. Participants should meet at Manistee United Methodist Church 387 First St. They will be removing garlic mustard from the Magoon Creek Natural Area.
The Leelanau County work bee will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, May 16, with lunch at noon. Participants should meet at the Leelanau Conservancy, 105 N. First St., Leland, to remove garlic mustard from the Clay Cliffs Natural Area.
The work bee in Benzie County will take place from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 17, with lunch at noon. Participants should meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James St., Frankfort., and will be removing garlic mustard from Tank Hill and Railroad Point natural areas.
The Great Garlic Mustard Hunt in Grand Traverse County will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, with dinner at 7 p.m. Participants should meet at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road, to remove garlic mustard from locations throughout the county.
Volunteers of all ages and abilities are welcome. They should dress for the weather and may bring garden gloves and/or clippers. Registration is required by the Monday before each work bee. For details or to register, call 941-0960, ext. 29, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.