Traverse City Record-Eagle

October 12, 2012

Community in Brief: 10/12/2012


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Texas band coming

Traverse City — Tickets go on sale today, Oct. 12, for a concert by nine-time Grammy winning Texas swing band Asleep at the Wheel.

The band will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St. Reserved seating tickets are $30 each.

For tickets or details, call 941-8082, visit, or stop at the opera house box office.

Meet CG heroes

Traverse City — The community can meet local active duty and retired Coast Guardsmen and their families and thank them for protecting northern Michigan's shoreline from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Fox Grand Traverse, 3464 N. U.S. 31 South. Opa Coney & Grill and Great Lakes Potato Chips will provide hot dogs and chips. For details, call 499-5337.

Onekama festival

Onekama — The Onekama Fall Festival will be held Saturday, Oct. 13.

Activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Onekama Village Park. In case of bad weather, the festival will move to Onekama School. For details, call 889-5680.

Call for art entries

Traverse City — Individuals recovering from anything are invited to submit art through Friday, Oct. 19, for the sixth annual "Art of Recovery: The Human Journey" show.

The show will open with a reception from 3 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at InsideOut Gallery, 229 Garland St. Artwork will be on display through November.

Art in good condition, matted or framed and suitably wired for display may be delivered during normal business hours to Northern Lakes Community Mental Health, 105 Hall St., second floor. Individuals may submit up to three entries. Entry forms are available under "Special Initiatives" at For details, call 935-3099 or email

Candidate forum

Traverse City — The League of Women Voters will hold a public forum for 1st U.S. Congressional District candidates.

Congressman Dan Benishek and candidate Gary McDowell will participate in the forum from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, at the Traverse Area District Library, 610 Woodmere Ave. The community is invited.

'Angelina' on stage

Traverse City — "Angelina Ballerina the Musical" comes to the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St., on Saturday, Oct. 20.

The musical will be presented at 3 p.m. It is based on the CG-animated series "Angelina Ballerina the Next Steps" on PBS Kids.

Tickets are available at the opera house box office, by calling 941-8082, and at

Right Brain opens

Traverse City — Right Brain Brewery, 225 E. 16th St., will celebrate its grand opening on Saturday, Oct. 20, with an indoor Street Fair and Flea Market themed event from 2 p.m. to close.

Flea market hours are 2 to 7 p.m. with arts, crafts, beer-inspired street food from Roaming Harvest, live acoustic street performers and activities for children.

There will be free music by the Accidentals at 8 p.m., the FunDubMentals at 9 p.m. and K. Jones & the Benzie Playboys at 11 p.m. All ages are welcome until 9 p.m., when children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Dine out for charity

Traverse City — La Senorita on U.S. 31 near Sam's Club will donate 20 percent of sales from 11 a.m. to midnight on Tuesday, Oct. 16, to Horse North Rescue, a 501c3 nonprofit.

Patrons must present a coupon to participate. Coupons are available at Hilltop Feeds, Kingsley Branch Library, the Peninsula Community Library and Square Deal Country Store.

Quintet from WMU

Suttons Bay — Chamber Music North will sponsor a concert by the Western Wind Quintet from Western Michigan University.

The performance is at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at Black Star Farms. A pre-concert dinner will be offered for $30.

For concert details or tickets, visit For dinner reservations, call 933-1251.

Musicians perform

Traverse City — The Good Work Collective interns will sponsor concerts on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 19-20.

Traverse City jam band Medicinal Groove and special guests The Chondriacs will perform at 8 p.m. Friday. The doors open at 7 p.m.

"Unique" folk trio The Hand in the Ocean from Detroit will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday. Doors open at 7 p.m.

The Good Work Collective is at 417 S. Union St. Tickets for each concert are $10; free for ages 3 and younger. For tickets, go to