Traverse City Record-Eagle

May 10, 2013

Community in Brief: 05/10/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Wings of Wonder

TRAVERSE CITY — The Peninsula Community Library will celebrate World Migratory Bird Day with a program by Rebecca Lessard and birds of prey from Wings of Wonder.

The free program starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the library, 2699 Island View Road. There also will be a craft project. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Mushroom forays

BELLAIRE — The first in a series of “Mushroom Forays” will be offered Saturday, May 11, at Grass River Natural Area, 6500 Alden Highway. The focus will be on morels.

Each session is from 9:30 a.m. to noon and starts with a skills “brush up.” The cost is $5 per class or $20 for the series. Registration is required; call 533-8314 or visit

Birding hike

OMENA — Saving Birds Thru Habitat will sponsor a birding hike at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 11, starting at the Habitat Discovery Center, 5020 N. Putnam Road.

The hike will focus on early arriving breeding birds and those that are migrating through the area. For details, call 271-3738.

Back Porch music

CHARLEVOIX — The last Back Porch Coffeehouse of the season will feature northern Michigan-based jazz ensemble Unfourgettable.

The group will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Charlevoix Senior Center Building. A circle jam will follow. A $5 to $10 donation is suggested. For details, call 622-2944.

Art lecture

TRAVERSE CITY — Artcenter Traverse City and Michigan State University will present an evening with The Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum on Monday, May 13, at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St.

Alison Gass, curator of Contemporary Art at the museum, will discuss the museum that opened in 2012 and the art. Her 7:30 p.m. program includes a series of images of the museum architecture, the permanent and historical collection, and current and planned programming.

Admission is free, but a $5 donation to Artcenter Traverse City is appreciated. For details, call 941-9488 or visit

Free concert

GRAYLING — The Sweet Adelines will give a free concert at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 14, at the Crawford County Commission on Aging and Senior Center, 308 Lawndale.

Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. Off-site parking will be available at the north end of the Grayling Mini Mall with free shuttle service to the senior center. Call (989) 348-7123 to learn more.

Musicale program

TRAVERSE CITY — Vocal students of Jayne Sleder and a 2013 Musicale scholarship winner will perform at the Thursday, May 16, Grand Traverse Musicale program.

The program starts at 1 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. The performance is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.


GLEN ARBOR — The Glen Arbor Art Association will host nine artists in a series of two-week residencies from May through October.

The first artist-in-residence is Janice Dumas, a watercolor artist from Milford. She will discuss her experiences and work from her residency at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 16, at the Glen Arbor Art Association, 6031 S. Lake St. The program is free and open to the public.

Book group

TRAVERSE CITY — Pageturners, Peninsula Community Library’s book group, will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16, to discuss Tan Twan Eng’s “The Gift of Rain.”

The group meets at the library, 2699 Island View Road. New members are welcome. For details, call 223-7700 or visit

Speaker series

TRAVERSE CITY — The Village at Bay Ridge Speakers Series luncheon on Monday, May 20, will feature Missy Carson-Smith and her gun safety initiative titled “Gun Safe Mom: Unlock the Conversation.”

The luncheon starts at 12:30 p.m. in the West Building dining room, 3950 Scenic Ridge, off Silver Lake Road. The cost is $6; paid reservations are due Thursday, May 16. For details or reservations, call 932-9455.

AAUW book sale

TRAVERSE CITY -— The American Association of University Women (AAUW) will hold its annual book sale at the History Center of Traverse City, 322 Sixth St.

Sale hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 17-18; and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 19. Proceeds provide scholarships for local women as well as books for local schools and libraries. For details, visit

Learn to Fly Day

TRAVERSE CITY — Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 234 and Giving Wings Aviation, LLC, will host an Eagle Flight event Saturday, May 18, as part of International Learn to Fly Day.

The event will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at 1170 Airport Access Road. There will be free Eagle flights to registered adults 21 and older, and displays of aircraft, an experimental aircraft building project and the Lazair ultralight. Food and beverages will be available.

For details, call (616) 822-9920 or email To register for an Eagle flight, visit