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July 7, 2014

Today at the Cherry Festival: 07/07/2014

9 a.m. Traverse City History in the Movies: Learn about the history of Traverse City, including the National Cherry Festival and Con Foster. Historic, local items will also be on display. Admission is free, seating is limited. Bijio by the Bay Theater, 181 E Grandview Parkway

9 a.m. A Very Cherry Distinguished Senior Breakfast: Announcement of the 2014 Distinguished Senior. $5 fee per person at TC Elks Lodge, 625 Bay Street

10 a.m. A Walk Through the National Cherry Festival Exhibit: Learn about the early years of the festival, explore 88 years of Cherry Royalty and revisit the beloved Miniature City once displayed in Clinch Park. Corner Loft, 201 E. Front St.

10 a.m. Cherry Connection – Bringing Together Festival, Farm, and Fruit: Visit a productive orchard in Leelanau County at the Northwest Michigan Horticultural Research Station. Cherry Connection Shuttle will pick up on the west side of the Traverse City Visitor’s Center on Garland Street starting at 9:30 and leaves every half-hour until noon.

10 a.m. DTE Energy Program: Learn about Clean, Diversified, and Renewable Energy Solutions; Energy Efficiency & Sustainable Living Options. Festival Open Space Park Food Court area at Grandview Parkway and Union Street.

10 a.m. Kids Club: Free activities for children ages 2-12 include face painting, story time, coloring pages, a magnetic ball wall. Kids can participate in activities such as a ball kick, bean bag toss, a bowling alley, a cherry picking game as well as a sand box, cherry pit box and a water table behind the Bijou Theater.

10 a.m. Health By The Bay: Local businesses focus on fitness, nutrition and well-being, health experts will be on hand offering valuable information and healthy tips. Blue Cross Blue Shield booth will be performing free health screenings and body mass index measurements. Festival Open Space Park North at Grandview Parkway and Union Streets.

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