Traverse City Record-Eagle

June 6, 2013

Community in Brief: 06/06/2013

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — Virtual history tour

TRAVERSE CITY — The History Center of Traverse City in partnership with Pathfinder School has developed a new app-based history tour of Traverse City.

The app allows smartphone and tablet users to take a nine-site tour of downtown and surrounding neighborhoods. At each History Center history tour site is a window decal or sign announcing “Spot History” with the web address,, and a QR code to access the tour. The app information about the site tells the history of buildings, events, people and life at the time. Photos, videos and sounds amplify the stories.

Culture series

PESHAWBESTOWN — The Eyaawing Museum and Cultural Center will sponsor the third annual Expressive Culture Series from June through September.

The series features various artists, demonstrators and presenters and is designed to enhance, educate and establish an interactive learning environment.

The series opens Saturday, June 8, with a 1-3 p.m. presentation on how to make a clay story teller by Doris Winslow. The museum is located at 2304 N. West Bay Shore Drive. For details, call 534-7764 or visit

Opera a la Carte

TRAVERSE CITY — Tickets are on sale for “Opera a la Carte” on Friday, June 28, at the City Opera House, 106 E. Front St.

The event is co-sponsored by the Bay View Music Festival of Petoskey and the City Opera House. It will feature 10 young singers from across America performing fully-staged, costumed scenes from favorite operas. The concert starts at 8 p.m.

General admission tickets are $15 for adults. Students will be admitted at no charge with a paying adult. For details or tickets, call 941-8082 or visit

Lake Ann Museum

LAKE ANN — The Almira Historical Society Museum, 19440 Maple St., is open for the summer.

Museum hours are 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesdays and Saturdays through Labor Day weekend or by appointment. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. For details, call Vera Carmien, 275-7362.