Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 22, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/22/2014

Traverse City Record-Eagle

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TRAVERSE CITY — A European-style bake sale will be held Saturday, May 24, to support a mission trip to Ukraine.

The sale will be held from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Slavic Evangelical Church, 757 E. Silver Lake Road. The public is invited.

Glen Haven Days set for May 24

EMPIRE — Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will offer Glen Haven Days to the public for the first time on Saturday, May 24. In the past, the program has been offered to school groups only.

Glen Haven is considered one of the best surviving examples of an early Great Lakes steamship village in the region. Today, the National Park Service preserves and interprets the blacksmith shop, general store, cannery boat museum and the Sleeping Bear Point Life-Saving Station.

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., visitors can join park rangers and volunteers in hands-on activities related to Michigan’s maritime heritage at the historic village and life-saving station. The program is free, but a park entrance pass is required. For details, visit

Volunteers sought at Rogers preserve

EAST JORDAN — The Little Traverse Conservancy is seeking volunteers to help with spring clean up at the Rogers Family Homestead Preserve just outside of East Jordan.

Clean up will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Volunteers should bring a lunch, work gloves and wear sturdy shoes. Snacks and refreshments will be provided. For details or to sign up, contact Mike Lynch, 344-1011 or

Rescue plant sale at Village Green

LELAND — The Wildflower Rescue Plant Sale will be held Memorial Day weekend at the Village Green.

Sale hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 23-24. Four Season Nursery will be on hand to answer questions. For details, visit or call 256-9665.

Waters of Benzie tours

BEULAH — The Benzie Conservation District will host four educational water tours to encourage local residents and visitors to explore Benzie County’s lakes and streams.

The first tour will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Friday, May 23. Participants will explore Otter Creak, located in the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. Participants should bring their own canoe or kayak and life jacket or personal flotation device. A $5 to $10 donation also is suggested and a national park pass is required for parking. For details or reservations, contact the Benzie Conservation District, 882-4391, or email

Adopt-A-Beach kick off

EMPIRE — Friends of Sleeping Bear Dunes and Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore will hold a kick-off meeting Saturday, May 31, for Adopt-A-Beach volunteers.

Volunteers select one of the Lake Michigan beaches in the National Lakeshore and commit to patrolling the beach at least once a month from spring through fall. Volunteers receive an annual pass to the National Lakeshore. The meeting starts at 1 p.m. in the Philip A. Hart Visitor Center, M-72. To learn more, visit

Janice Keegan Quintet

LELAND — The Janice Keegan Jazz Quintet will perform Saturday, May 31, at the Old Art Building’s W.T. Best Theater, 111 Main St.

Vocalist Keegan, saxophonist Bill Sears, pianist Steve Stargardt, bassist Edward Fedewa and drummer David Collini will perform at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for students. They may be purchased by calling 256-2131, at or, and at the door.

Dover Quartet to perform June 1

TRAVERSE CITY — The acclaimed Dover Quartet will present a program of music by Mozart, Rogerson and Beethoven on Sunday, June. 1.

The group will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Milliken Auditorium at the Dennos Museum, Center, 1410 College Dr. A pre-concert IPR interview with the performers will start at 7 p.m. on the Milliken stage. The concert is sponsored by Chamber Music North. For tickets or details, visit

Dow Gardens day trip

FRANKFORT — Open registration is under way for a day trip to Dow Gardens in Midland on June 18.

The Blue Lakes Charter and Tours bus will leave Frankfort in the morning and return the same evening. The $50 cost per person includes round-trip travel, a guided tour of the gardens, lunch and a concert. For details or to sign up, contact the Oliver Art Center, 352-4151, or

Wagbo program and potluck

EAST JORDAN — Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, 5745 N. M-66, will offer a program on spring wild edibles and host a community potluck on Saturday, May 24.

The program starts at 1 p.m. Participants will learn to identify about 12 edible plants found in this area. Recipes will be shared and there will be foraged samples and a wild salad. The potluck starts at 2 p.m. Attendees may bring a dish to share if they can, however this is not required.

There is no charge, but donations are appreciated. For details, call 536-0333 or email