Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 16, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/16/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Old Engine Club swap meet

BUCKLEY — The Buckley Old Engine Club spring swap meet will be held today and Saturday, May 16-17, at the Old Engine Show Grounds, one mile west of Buckley.

There is no gate fee and no advance reservations are needed. Antique and collectible dealers are welcome. Visitors can buy, sell, trade or just look. For details, call Jim Luper, 570-2506 or visit

‘Voices from the Horn’

ACME — The Music House Museum will bring its collection of phonographs out for a demonstration and a talk by historian James Warner.

The program starts at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at the museum, 7377 U.S. 31 North. A $10 donation is suggested and reservations are requested. For details or to register, call 938-9300 or visit

Jazz Cafe

SUTTONS BAY — Black Star Farms will host a “Jazz Cafe” on the third Wednesday of each month beginning Wednesday, May 21.

The event from 7-9 p.m. features music by local duo Mike Davis and Steve Stargardt. There is no cover charge. Wine may be purchased for $5 and up a glass and small plates will be available at prices ranging from $6-$12.

Black Star Farms is located on Revold Road. For details, visit

Film on U.S. economy

FRANKFORT — The Benzie Democratic Committee will sponsor a screening of “Inequality for All” on Wednesday, May 21. The focus of the film is the decline of economic opportunities for the majority of Americans.

The Robert Reich film is based on the book of the same title. It documents how the gap between the very rich and everyone else has widened since the mid-1970s. It will be shown at 7 p.m. following a 6:30 p.m. reception at the Garden Theater. Donations are requested at the door.

Guided walks

TRAVERSE CITY — Free guided, community walks will be held on Thursdays in May and June.

The walks are about three to four miles in length and start at 11 a.m. They will be held May 22 and June 12 at Hickory Meadows/Hickory Hills at the end of Randolph Street; May 29 and June 19 at the Vasa Pathway on Bartlett Road; and June 5 and 26 at Mission Point Lighthouse, M-37. Participants should meet at the parking lots for each venue.

In case of inclement weather, the walks will be canceled. For more information, visit, call 944-3054 or email

St. Mary Quilt Sale-Show-Raffle

LAKE LEELANAU — The annual St. Mary Quilt Sale-Show-Raffle will be hosted at the St. Mary Church social hall, 307 S. St. Mary St.

More than 50 quilts will be on display and available to purchase from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, May 24, and 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday, May 25. The raffle features a quilt titled “Trip Around the World” created by Eunice Linguar. The drawing will take place at 1 p.m. Sunday.

Raffle tickets are $1 each or six for $5. They are available at the St. Mary School Development office, 256-9670, by emailing, and at the event. All quilt sale and raffle ticket proceeds benefit St. Mary Parish and School.

Young filmmakers sought for festival

LELAND — Entries will be accepted until June 1 for the second Young Michigan Filmmakers Festival.

Filmmakers must be 24 years old or younger, currently live in Michigan and films cannot exceed 30 minutes in length. There is no entry fee and films may be submitted by YouTube, Vimeo or on a DVD. A panel of six jurors will screen the submitted films and trim down the presentation to approximately three and a half hours for a screening on Saturday, July 5, at the Old Art Building.

For details, visit or, or call the Old Art Building, 256-2131.

Solstice Run

TRAVERSE CITY — Registration is underway for the 2014 overnight Summer Solstice Run.

The event starts at sunset on Friday, June 20, at North Lighthouse Point in Leelanau County and ends at sunrise Saturday, June 21, at Clinch Park in Traverse City. Runners may choose between 40 miles, 20 miles, a four-person relay (10 miles per runner), or the last 10 miles of the run. Participants are asked to solicit pledges to raise awareness and funds for women’s empowerment programs in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

For details or to register for the event, visit or

ShareCare anniversary

GLEN ARBOR — ShareCare of Leelanau will host an party to celebrate 20 years of helping Leelanau County senior citizens live independently in their homes. the deadline to purchase tickets is Friday, May 23.

The event will be hosted from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at the Homestead Resort. There will be live and silent auctions, culinary treats, a cash bar, and live entertainment. Tickets are $30 each and available by calling ShareCare, 256-0221.