Traverse City Record-Eagle


May 26, 2014

Community in Brief: 05/26/2014

Art exhibit opens

FRANKFORT — A solo exhibition by area artist Rufus Snoddy opens Friday, May 30, at the Oliver Art Center, 132 Coast Guard Road.

The exhibit will be on display through July 12, with an opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 13. An artist talk will be held from 6-7 p.m. Friday, June 27. For details, contact the Oliver Art Center, 352-4151 or

Program at Grass River

ALDEN — Grass River Natural Area will host a program on Saturday, May 31, by Sara and Wil Reding and James and Lauren Dake.

The program starts at 7 p.m. at the natural area, 6500 Alden Highway.

The Redings will discuss how they retraced John Muir’s “1,000-mile Walk to the Gulf” and share their thoughts, experiences and encounters.

The Dakes will talk about their 3,000-mile bicycle trip from Michigan to California.

The program is $5 per person and advance registration is requested. For details or to register, visit

Benzie commencement

BENZONIA — The 51st Benzie Central High School Commencement Ceremony will start at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 1, on the Benzie Central High School athletic field. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the gym. The public is invited.

Pony Pack

KINGSLEY — Pony Pack begins Monday, June 2, at TH Ranch, 10271 Summit City Road.

The program with real horses and ponies will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays, June 2-June 23. Participants should arrive at 6 p.m. on June 2 only to register. The program is recommended for children ages 5 and older. They will learn about horse safety, grooming, parts of the saddle and tack demonstrations.

Each child also will have time to learn basic balance and getting familiar with movement and feel.

Children should wear pants and closed toe shoes.

The cost is $25 per child and no one will be turned away. The program is sponsored by Horse North, a non-profit organization. For details or if cost is an issue, call 645-4674.

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