Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 25, 2013

Community in Brief: 08/25/2013

From staff reports
Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Concert on the Lawn set

TRAVERSE CITY — Dominic Fortuna and Willy Jam will close the Grand Traverse Pavilions’ Concerts on the Lawn Series.

The high-energy performance starts at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, on the Grand Lawn at the Pavilions off South Elmwood Avenue. Picnic concessions open at 6:15 p.m. For details, call 932-3027 or visit www.gtpavilions.org.

Exhibit of landscapes

GLEN ARBOR — Grand Rapids artist Jeff Condon will exhibit a collection of his landscapes at Center Gallery at Lake Street Studios, 6023 S. Lake St.

The exhibit, titled “Beauty of the Earth,” will open Friday, Aug. 30, with a reception at 6 p.m. It will be on display through Thursday, Sept. 5. Call 334-3179 for details.

Brethren Days here

BRETHREN — Brethren Days will be celebrated Friday, Aug. 30, through Sunday, Sept. 1.

Most activities will take place at Dickson Township Park on East Coates Highway. The celebration opens at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 30, with music by the Brian Nolf Band. The Cook Shack and Beer Tent will both be open until 11 p.m.

Activities on Saturday, Aug. 31, start with softball at 8 a.m. and include fireworks at dusk over Lake Elinor. The beer tent will remain open until 1 a.m.

Brethren Days continues from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1, with church services, softball, a Grand Parade at 4 p.m. and more.

For details or a complete schedule, visit www.facebook.com/brethrendays2013.

Dunes restoration

EMPIRE — A Great Lakes Restoration Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Dune Climb entrance to the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

The event includes native plantings, weed pulling competitions, themed song and poem contests, commentary recordings for future educational videos and more. There is no charge, however a National Park entrance pass is required. For details, call 326-5235, ext. 328, or visit www.nps.gov/slbe.

SHE Project debuts

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will bring the internationally acclaimed SHE program to Traverse City.

Women ages 18 and older are invited to use words, art materials, photos, clippings, fabrics or other items that fit on an 8-inch by 10-inch sheet of paper to respond to a phrase that will be revealed on Friday, Sept. 6. They will have two hours to convey their ideas, reactions and feelings either in a group or individually. Responses must be returned to the History Center of Traverse City by noon Tuesday, Sept. 10, where an opening reception will be hosted Wednesday, Sept. 11.

Registrations are needed by Saturday, Aug. 31. For details or to register for this inaugural event, email aauwtc@gmail.com. To learn more about the SHE Project, visit www.sheproject.com.

Dunes restoration

EMPIRE — A Great Lakes Restoration Celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 31, at the Dune Climb entrance to the Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail.

The event includes native plantings, weed pulling competitions, themed song and poem contests, commentary recordings for future educational videos and more. There is no charge, however a National Park entrance pass is required. For details, call 326-5235, ext. 328, or visit www.nps.gov/slbe.

History museum open

MESICK — The Mesick Area Historical Museum, 117 Mesick Ave., will be open to visitors from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 31. Admission is free. For details, visit www.mesickmuseum.com.

Fundraiser for area band

EAST JORDAN — A fundraiser will be held Sunday, Sept. 1, to help local band Breathe Owl Breathe.

At the close of its recent West Coast tour, the band had its instruments and touring van stolen. The fundraiser will help replace these items. It will be held at Bluestem Farm, 4218 M-32 at Adams Road.

Activities include farm tours from 7 to 8:30 p.m., silent films “The Pawnshop” starring Charlie Chaplin from 9 to 9:30 p.m. and “La Voyage Dans La Lune” from 10:30 to 11 p.m.; and performances by Breathe Owl Breathe from 8:30 to 9 and 9:30 to 10 p.m. In case of rain, activities will be in the big barn.

Event parking is on the north side of M-32 on Adams Road. No dogs or alcohol are permitted and donations will be accepted. Farm food will be available to purchase. For details contact Mary Brower, mary@artmeetsearth.org or 622-5252.

Kayak for a cause

TRAVERSE CITY — The River Traverse City will sponsor a “Single Kayaking for The Cause” speed dating event on Saturday, Sept. 7.

The event, limited to 20 single men and women, starts at 3 p.m. at The River Traverse City’s Clinch Park location. Participants will bike to Hull Park and then kayak on Boardman Lake and Boardman River, with stops at various bars and restaurants. The kayaks are double kayaks and partners will switch at each stop.

The minimum donation is $50 per person and 100 percent of the proceeds will be shared by the Women’s Resource Center, Single MOMM and Big Brothers Big Sisters. Registration is required; email singleskayakforthecause@gmail.com or call Lisa Foley, 360-9112.