Traverse City Record-Eagle

February 15, 2013

Community in Brief: 02/15/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — YetiFest on tap

Suttons Bay — The inaugural YetiFest will be held Saturday, Feb. 16, in Suttons Bay.

Events, times, activity details and updates for the family-friendly event are available at

Story hour on tap

Thompsonville — “Fractured Fairy Tales” is the theme for story hour from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Betsie Valley District Library, 14731 Thompson Ave. For details, call 378-2716.

Free movie night

Traverse City — Peninsula Bible Church, 430 Fair St., will host a free showing of “Courageous” at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16. A community dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. and movie snacks will be sold by the youth to raise money for Lake Ann Camp this summer.

Duet organ recital

Traverse City — Members of the Cherry Capital Area Chapter of the American Guild of Organists will present a duet recital on Sunday, Feb. 17.

The concert, titled “Two by Two,” features a variety of music for combinations of keyboard instruments and vocalists. Adult and student members of the Guild and its friends will perform.

The concert starts at 4 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 6105 Center Road. The public 9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Boardman River Nature Center, 1450 Cass Road. The public is invited. For details, visit

Author signs book

Traverse City — Award-winning novelist Wendy Webb will sign her book “The Fate of Mercy Alban” Saturday, Feb. 23, at Horizon Books.

The modern-day haunted house book is set on Lake Superior. Webb will sign copies from 2 to 4 p.m. at the book store, 243 E. Front St. For details, call 946-7290, (800) 587-2147 or visit

Dance Battle benefit

Traverse City — Northern Michigan dance crews will perform in a dance battle to benefit the American Cancer Society.

“Dance Battle 4 the Cure” will start at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at St. Francis High School 123 E. 11th St. The doors open at 5 p.m. NMC’s Mojo Stomp, Crystal Bindi Studios, Kimmy O Shimmy, the Dance Center’s Fresh Fusion and Fresh Fusion Extreme and others will perform in a choreography competition as well as in freestyle. DJ DomiNate will provide music.

Admission is $5 at the door. Pizza, pop and snacks will be available to purchase. Attendees are invited to bring a photo of a loved one battling cancer or who has lost their life to cancer to be remembered. The fee is $10.

Benzie choir sign up

Arcadia — Registration for the Manistee Benzie Area Children’s Chorus of Arcadia continues through Saturday, Feb. 23.

The choir is for students ages 8 to 18. All children who schedule and attend a Voice Placement Appointment and are willing to participate in the chorus season will be accepted. Voice Placement Appointments will be held Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 25-26, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 17191 Third St.

The choir rehearses 6:15-7:45 p.m. Mondays starting March 4. The season closes with a concert on Saturday, May 11.

To register and schedule a Voice Placement Session, contact Joy Smith, or 398-9427.

Restaurant Week

Traverse City — The Downtown Traverse City Association (DTCA) will host Traverse City Restaurant Week from Feb. 24 through March 2.

Twenty-seven Traverse City restaurants will offer three-course meals that have been especially prepared for the event for $25 per person. For details about participating restaurants and menus, and to enter to win a prize package with a $50 gift card from each participating restaurant, visit