Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 30, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/30/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Lecture series

HARBOR SPRINGS — Crooked Tree Arts Center, with support from Harbor Light Newspaper, is sponsoring the Harbor Springs Summer Friends Lecture Series.

Programs start at 4 p.m. Tuesdays, July 9 through Aug. 13, with light bites and signature drinks, followed by the lecture at 4:30 p.m., at the Harbor Springs Library.

Seats are $15 per lecture and limited.

For details or reservations, visit or call Crooked Tree Arts Center, 347-4337.


4-H fundraiser

TRAVERSE CITY — A pig roast and raffle on Thursday, July 4, will benefit the local 4-H community.

The event will be held from noon to 4 p.m. in the Sarya Orthodontics parking lot, 403 E. State St.

There will be food, fun, games and a raffle. Food will be served until 4 p.m. or while it lasts.

Donations will be accepted. The 4-H also is looking for donations of used jeans to help decorate the barns.

For details, call 947-7250, ext. 21.


Exhibit, reception

GLEN ARBOR — Northern Michigan’s rural landscape and its historic farm buildings are the focus of Frankfort painter Ellie Harold’s exhibition, “Barn Love,” at Center Gallery, 6023 S. Lake St.

The show of plein air and studio oil paintings opens with a reception at 6 p.m. Friday, July 5, and continues through Thursday, July 11.

Harold also will talk about her affection for northern Michigan barns, her technique, her newly published book “7 Habits of Deeply Fulfilled Artists” and answer questions at a gallery talk at 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 9, also at Center Gallery.

For details, call 334-3179.

History ‘rocks’

PETOSKEY — History is the theme on Friday, July 5, for the next event in the “Petoskey Rocks!” series.

The Little Traverse Historical Society will sponsor a historic festival from 6 to 9 p.m. with historic photos in downtown stores, costumed characters and more. For details, visit

Art park concert

THOMPSONVILLE — Heidi Hepler and Michele Ramo will kick of the Summer Sounds Concert Series at Michigan Legacy Art Park.

Vocalist Hepler and Italian-born guitarist Ramo will perform Latin jazz and World music at 7 p.m. Friday, July 5, at the art park on the grounds of Crystal Mountain Resort. Rides from the parking lot to the amphitheatre start at 6:15 p.m. for those unable to walk the trail. In case of rain, the concert will be held indoors at Crystal Mountain.

Guests are welcome to bring picnics and their own seating.

Refreshments will be available to purchase and folding chairs also may be purchased or rented.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for art park members and free for children ages 17 and younger. For tickets or details, call 278-4963 or visit

Winery anniversary

TRAVERSE CITY — Chateau Chantal will celebrate its 20th anniversary with a free event on Saturday, July 6.

The winery, 15900 Rue de Vin, will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. for regular wine tasting, with free winery tours at 1, 2 and 3 p.m. and live music from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. by Oompah. Winery owners, winemakers and long-term staff will be on hand from 2 to 4 p.m. to share the Chateau Chantal story and the winery also will offer a 20 percent discount on case purchases.

For details, call (800) 969-4009 or visit

Civil War music

BENZONIA — An afternoon and evening of Civil War-era music and historical entertainment on Saturday, July 6, features the Dodworth Saxhorn Band, American’s premier 19th Century brass band.

A flag-raising at 1 p.m. at the Benzie Area Historical Museum, 6941 Traverse Ave., will be followed by a parade to the Benzonia Village Park for a 2 p.m. concert by the band, which also will perform at 6:30 p.m. at Mills Community House, 891 U.S. 31. The evening event also includes vignettes highlighting mid-19th Century America, Abraham Lincoln and more.

For details, call 882-5539 or visit

Music in Cedar

CEDAR — The Leelanau Summer Music Festival continues with a performance of “The Quartet for the End of Time.”

The piece is considered the 20th Century’s most profound musical statement of Christian spirituality.

It was written by French composer Olivier Messiaen and premiered in January 1941 in a German prisoner of war camp, where Messiaen was being held.

The concert starts at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 7, in the Sala Koncertowa concert hall at Holy Rosary School, Gatzke at Schomberg roads.

Tickets are $15 in advance; $20 at the door. They are available by calling 228-5429, ext. 4.

For details, visit


TCHS class of ‘93

TRAVERSE CITY — The Traverse City (Central) High School class of 1993 will host its 20-year reunion and is looking for classmates to help celebrate.

The Reunion Weekend will include a golf outing, a 5K Fun Run, a family friendly barbecue and a tour of the updated Central High School.

The main event will be held Saturday, July 20, at the Outre Lounge at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St.

For details or to purchase tickets for $30 per person, visit or contact Katherine Brege, 499-5676 or

To catch up with classmates, join the Facebook group.