Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 8, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/08/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Artist reception

TRAVERSE CITY — A “Meet the Artist” reception will be hosted today, May 8, for an exhibit titled “3 Women/3 Perspectives: Art by Janine Gibeau, Julie Pearson & Nancy Stuck.”

The reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. in Rinaldo Hall, adjacent to Gallery Fifty at the Grand Traverse Commons. The public is invited. Call 932-0775 or visit to learn more.

Hair drive

TRAVERSE CITY — The Grand Traverse Academy Key Club will sponsor a hair drive to benefit Children with Hair Loss.

The drive will be held from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, May 9, at the school, 1245 Hammond Road. To contribute, hair must be at least eight inches long and dyed hair is accepted as long as it is not overly damaged. Local stylists will be on hand to provide the hair cuts and there will be activity tables set up for children.

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. It may be viewed during regular bank hours through Aug. 6. For details, call 352-9655.

Four paw 5K

TRAVERSE CITY — Advance registration closes Friday, May 9, for the Tails to Trails 5K to benefit TART Trails Inc.

The 5K fun run/walk starts at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 17, on the Vasa Pathway. Registration the day of the event starts at 8 a.m. Registration through May 9 is $15 per person or $30 per family. Registration from May 10 through the morning of the event is $20 per person or $35 per family. For details or to register, stop at the TART Trails office, 415 S. Union St., or visit

Book launch open house

TRAVERSE CITY — The community is invited to a book launch party for the release of Patricia Batta’s fifth Marge Christensen mystery.

“How Many Old Ladies Will Die?” is the first book in the mystery series set in Traverse City. The launch party starts at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Traverse Hills Condominiums’ clubhouse on Eastview Drive. For details, call Batta, 932-8626.

‘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. Tickets are $40 and may be purchased at or at the Goodwill main office, 2279 S. Airport Road.

Mushroom foray

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 cost is $5 per person and registration is required. For details or to register, visit

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.

For details, visit If interested in being a volunteer, call Eileen Wooer, 263-5465.

Garlic mustard hunts upcoming

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 event 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.

The Leelanau County work bee is from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, May 16, with lunch at noon. Participants should meet at the Leelanau Conservancy, 105 N. First St., Leland.

The work bee in Benzie County will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 17, with lunch at noon. Participants should meet at Trinity Lutheran Church, 955 James St., Frankfort.

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.

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