Traverse City Record-Eagle

January 27, 2013

In Brief: 01/27/2013



Carly's Hill fun day

Fife Lake — Snow Fun Day at Carly's Hill will include an inaugural cardboard box sled derby.

The free event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Springfield Recreation Area, the corner of Lund and Creighton roads.

Derby sleds must be constructed entirely of cardboard, tape, glue and string or rope for moving and steering the sled. Helmets are required.

Other activities include supervised sledding, a toddler sledding hill, lunch, warm beverages and games. Safe Kids will be on hand with helmet fittings and safety demonstrations.

For details, call 384-0406.

Carver featured

An new episode of "Destination Michigan" on CMU Public Television will feature Pat Harrison of Maple City, a master carver known as the Lord of the Gourd. The episode airs Monday, Jan. 28 at 7:30 p.m., with an encore presentation on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 11 a.m.

"Destination Michigan" is an original CMU Public Television series that highlights the people and places that make Michigan a special place to live.

Library book sale

Cadillac — The Friends of the Cadillac Wexford Public Library will sponsor a used book sale from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 31; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1; and 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 2; at the library, 411 S. Lake St. Shoppers who show a Snow Fest badge receive a free book.

Music in Leland

Leland — A performance on Saturday, Feb. 2, by Blake Elliott and Jon Knott of the Robinson Affair and E Minor at the Old Art Building, 111 Main St., will kick off a new concert series.

Elliott and Knott fuse their playing styles on guitar and bass to create a sound influenced by everything from jazz to rock and roll. As E Minor, singer-songwriter Elizabeth Minor performs on guitar and a unique yet classic array of instruments.

The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $10 at the door. For details, call 256-2131 or email

Future concerts in the series include Interlochen Arts Academy creative writing and ensemble performances later in February, a March 2 performance by Seth Bernard and May Erlewine, and a June 22 concert by the Jeff Haas Quintet.

Call for talent

Cheboygan — Auditions will start at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at the Opera House, 403 N. Huron, for the sixth annual "Northern Michigan Has Talent" amateur talent show.

Contestants should bring a CD or accompanist for the audition. Eleven amateur performers will be selected to perform at the show on Saturday, Feb. 23, also at the Opera House.

Singing Valentines

Traverse City — Quartets from the Grand Traverse Show Chorus will deliver singing Valentines any time on Thursday, Feb. 14, within a 20-mile radius of Traverse City.

The delivery includes a love song, a special Valentine card, chocolate and a photo to commemorate the event. The cost is $40. For details or to order a singing Valentine, call Sue Provenzano, 943-8937, or order at

Farm Fête

Suttons Bay — The Great Lakes Children's Museum gala will be a farm-to-table fundraiser.

The Farm Fête will be hosted at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at the Inn at Black Star Farms. Tickets are $50 each and include wine paired with three courses of local food. For tickets or details, visit

Enrollment meetings

Traverse City — The Grand Traverse Academy, 1245 Hammond Road East, is holding enrollment information meetings for the 2013-14 school year.

Meetings are being held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 30; 9 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8; 2 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18; 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27; 1:15 p.m. Monday, March 4; 6 p.m. Thursday, March 7; 6 p.m. Thursday, March 14; and 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 19.

Open enrollment continues through Wednesday, March 20. If applications exceed positions available, a random lottery will be held Thursday, March 21.

For details, call 995-0665, or visit

Art by Glenn Wolff

Traverse City — Artwork by Glenn Wolff is on display through January in the lobby at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St.

Wolff's art may be viewed from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The art of Eleonora Hayes will be on display during February.